Research That Demonstrates the Need For Apologetics

Apologetics

I continue to hear from Christian leaders that there is no need for apologetics. People are looking for community and experience and are not impacted by intellectual arguments. Apologetics belonged a modernistic vision of the […]

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Terrorism, Race Riots and the World We Live In

Terrorism

This is a heartbreaking time that we live in. We live in a world where we can watch a black man killed by a police officer live on the internet. We live in a world […]

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James George Frazer’s Golden Bough

Apologetics and Theology

One of the books that I have heard much about and wanted to read was James George Frazer‘s Golden Bough. Although it was first published in 1890, it still is influential even if that influence […]

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Faith, Autism and Taking Things Literally

Autism

I have been reading Temple Grandin’s Emergence: Labelled Autistic. In one of the chapters, Temple shares about an experience in chapel at the boarding school she attended as a child. I will share a portion […]

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Why Exclusivists are More Tolerant Than Inclusivists

Apologetics and Theology

I am a Christian and I believe that Christianity is the one true religion. Oh, and I am also more tolerant than you. For many people, this does not make sense. One of the most […]

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Does Religion Poison Everything?

Apologetics and Theology

A frequent claim today is that religion poisons everything. Some atheists are arguing that religion is not just false but that religion is dangerous. Andy Bannister of RZIM Canada addresses this concern in this video […]

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Faith Test: The World

A sermon based on 1 John 2:15-17 that was preached at Toronto Chinese Baptist Church. Introduction Flee from the things of the world! Avoid worldly influences! What does that even mean? When I was a new Christian, […]

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Aren’t All Religions Basically the Same?

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most common claims I hear is that all religions are basically the same. Is this true? Andy Bannister of RZIM Canada looks at this important question in this helpful video. If you […]

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Science vs Religion

Apologetics and Theology

Science and religion are enemies. Or at least that is what some people would like us to think. One of the battlegrounds of this idea is the proposal to teach intelligent design as an alternative […]

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Why Evangelicals are More Respectful of Other Religions

Apologetics and Theology

It is often suggested by liberals and others that evangelicals are intolerant of other religions. I would like to suggest that the opposite is true. First of all, we need to define what tolerance is. […]

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5 Ways That Christianity is Unique

The uniqueness of Christianity One of the most common claims is that all religions are the same. This is incredibly false. Each religion has its own claim to being unique. Here are five ways in […]

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Is Christianity a Religion?

Apologetics and Theology

It is very popular for Christians to deny that Christianity is a religion. They will say that religion is humanity seeking God and Christianity is God seeking humanity. They will say that religion is the […]

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Jesus, Religion and Fighting Over Words

Religion

Is Christianity a religion? I hear a lot of push back on this idea. I hear about the end of religion. I hear that Christianity is a relationship and not a religion. I hear that […]

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Religious But Not Spiritual

We hear a lot about those who identify as spiritual but not religious.  These are people who have given up on organized religion and yet still have sense of spirituality, may believe in some god(s) […]

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9/11 and the Loss of Faith in Religion

Apologetics and Theology

September 11 is a day that we remember how much our world has changed.  On September 10, 2001, I would have had no doubt that I was relatively safe anywhere in North America, at least […]

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Religion as a Quest for Afterlife

Apologetics and Theology

It is common to hear the accusation that religion was created by those who feared death and needed some sort of afterlife.  Really?  And what research is that based on?  Your neighbour who had a […]

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Roots of Religion

Richard Dawkins attempts to discover the reason why religion even started in his chapter “The Roots of Religion.”  Dawkins goes through a number of theories, most of which he rejects.  Not surprisingly, Dawkins leans more […]

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What is Religion?

I just listened to a great lecture by philosopher Peter Kreeft on What is Religion?  It is the first lecture of series you can purchase from Learn Out Loud, but the first is free.  It […]

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Advice to Christians

I would like to encourage Christians, especially those interested in dealing with people of other beliefs, to read what others say about Christianity.  Read religious studies descriptions of Christianity.  Read what atheists, Jews, Muslims, etc. […]

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