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The Case for Life: Pro-Life Apologetics

Pro-Life Training: The Case Against Abortion and For Human Rights, by Aaron Brake

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Apologetics …. and the Movies

Not long ago, my teenage son and I settled down to watch the miniseries “The Pacific.” It’s a gripping production of war in the Pacific in World War 2, following the lives of several young Marines. We’re both history buffs, [Read More]

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Two Ways Apologetics are Good for the Believer?

  Last night I had the opportunity to speak with an amazing group of college students, the rarest of the rare, they were both Christian and headed to the Military as Officers. This was a mixed group of both mature [Read More]

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Jesus on the Problem of Evil

written by Aaron Brake In Luke 13:1-5 we have Jesus’ clearest teaching on the problem of evil:[1] Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus [Read More]

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Review: A New Kind of Apologist

Click here for 3 minute video review. When Sean McDowell asked “would you review my new book?”, I thought this was going to be another brilliant apologetic for the faith. What I found were a few pages from Sean interspersed with 27 essays [Read More]

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Is God Pro-Abortion? A Response to Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks

written by Aaron Brake Receiving your news and information from late night television, comedy shows, or internet political commentary can often leave you misinformed, especially when hosts address topics in which they have no expertise. Such is the case in [Read More]

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Was Christ’s Death A Sacrifice?

The blood-curdling scream signaled that she had not yet given up. Hours of pushing, and the baby had still not descended. The OB was weighing her options, while dad wiped mom’s forehead and encouraged her on. She screamed again, pushing [Read More]

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Can Christianity Really Be The Only Way? Part 2

Many skeptics believe that all religions are basically the same. If there is an afterlife, they surmise, all that will be required for admission is that you live a “good” life and be “sincere” about your beliefs. My last post [Read More]

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A Miracle Can Be The Best Explanation

Seeking the best explanation for a set of circumstances is something we all do intuitively. It’s called abductive reasoning. As Jim has pointed out on many of his podcasts, it’s what detectives do in solving a crime: putting the pieces [Read More]

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Why “Proving” Christianity Is Sometimes Not Possible

Many new apologists get right to work trying to convince others of the truth of the Christian worldview. When they meet with limited “success,” they often lose heart. A recent email expressed this view; the writer acknowledged that his inability [Read More]

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Are You Good Enough For Heaven?

“Avast yer jabberin, ya bunch a bilge rats!” The voice sounded strange as it reached into the hallway. The speaker was apparently trying to make a point. “Yer division a booty must be… “ he paused to consider his words, [Read More]

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Should God Have Created At All?

There has always been evil and suffering in the world, and how to make sense of it is a principal object of Christian apologetics. Often, the argument is made that God gave us free will and, as a result, people [Read More]

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Escaping to Pandora

The Oscar-winning blockbuster Avatar thrilled audiences with its 3D special effects. The plot, an allegory about the evils of corporate greed, thrusts a paraplegic space marine – Jake Sully – into a role pivotal to the future of the native [Read More]

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Can We Sin in Heaven?

Few people today find apologetics to be a stimulating pasttime. In fact, it’s not uncommon for the efforts of the apologist to be met by a yawn, or a quizzical look. But for those inclined to ponder inponderables, dialogue with [Read More]

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The Problem with Apathy

The biggest obstacle to most apologetics efforts is apathy. It’s not that the skeptic is considering our truth claims and rejecting them, or countering them with evidence that they are false, or that his worldview is true. Instead, most skeptics [Read More]

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What Lies Behind Apathy

The point of Christian apologetics is to “defend” the Faith, and the point of the Faith is to proclaim the good news of salvation to the world. Salvation, naturally enough, means saving, and a person only needs saving when he [Read More]

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Is There One True Religion?

Every year in America, thousands of crimes occur in which there are no witnesses and very little evidence. Sometimes, the perpetrator leaves behind a fingerprint impression – a latent print -somewhere at the crime scene. In the past, these prints [Read More]

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When Is “Good” Good Enough?

Your son walks in, test paper in hand. You glance over and wince, seeing the big “60” in red ink at the top. “Don’t worry,” he says, “I did good on this test.” You ignore the faulty grammar. One problem [Read More]

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Why the Problem of Evil is a Problem

written by Aaron  Brake “If you hate evil, hate sin.” —Clay Jones— Introduction The so-called problem of evil is one of the most common objections raised against the Christian faith. Perhaps no one has more succinctly stated the apparent contradiction [Read More]

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The Minimal Facts of the Resurrection

written by Aaron Brake “The evidence for the resurrection is better than for claimed miracles in any other religion. It’s outstandingly different in quality and quantity.” —Antony Flew—  INTRODUCTION The truth of Christianity stands or falls on the bodily resurrection [Read More]

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