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The Danger of Spiritual Apathy

Apathy. That often smug assurance that “it” just doesn’t matter. That vague sense of superiority that comes from a “whatever” worldview. Nothing really matters. No one can ever know for sure. So why bother? Every believer who has tried to [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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What Learning the Rules Tells Us About God

Whether they recognize it or not, most people have an intuitive need to learn the rules. Whether it’s a game, or a new pursuit or interest, or the nuances of a tax form, we seem to naturally realize that some [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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Discussing the Afterlife with a Skeptic

Christian apologists often take for granted that there is an afterlife in which all rational people would want to partake. But such an assumption is often mistaken. In a recent conversation with a skeptic, I was reminded of how differently [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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Dealing with Apathy

When trying to make the case for Christianity, it is not uncommon to run headlong into what can be called the “Santa Factor.” That’s the reaction that many non-believers have to Christian truth claims. As I laid out in my [Read More]

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