August 2, 2014

Coffee Cup Apologetics 3: How can you believe in the Christian God when there is so much evil? (Part 1)

Here is the third in the Coffee Cup Apologetics series: Answering the question "How can you believe in the Christian God when there is so much evil? (Part 1)" Coffee Cup Apologetics now has its own website: … [Continue reading...]

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: How Generational Insights Have Gone Overboard

Nothing has been more common in the various debates regarding the future of evangelicalism than the prevalence of generational characteristics put forward as absolute law. In fact, the word "generation," a good Bible word that … [Continue reading...]

Four Questions: Steve Sensenig on Worship and Music

Steve Sensenig is a blogger ( and contributor to many good blog discussions. He's also a musician who has served in various capacities in several different ministries in a wide range of styles from very … [Continue reading...]

Review: Picturing the Gospel, by Neil Livingstone.

When I first received Neil Livingstone's book Picturing the Gospel, I flipped through it and said "This won't be good." I put it on the bottom of my book pile and didn't read it for several weeks. This week, I've read the book. … [Continue reading...]

Question: “Should I give money to people on the street who ask for it?”

I received some good questions from a reader on the subject of giving to panhandlers. Here are a few thoughts and responses. I may have more to say in the comments. Matthew 5:38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics 2: How Can You Believe in God When There Is So Much Evil?

Here is the second in the Coffee Cup Apologetics series: Answering the question "How can you believe in God when there is so much evil?" Referenced in this podcast: Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. Coffee Cup … [Continue reading...]

Review: Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches, Robert Webber, General Editor.

Listening to the Beliefs of Emerging Churches: Five Perspectives. General Editor: Robert Webber. Contributors: Mark Driscoll, John Burke, Dan Kimball, Doug Padgitt, Karen Ward. Zondervan, 2007. What is it about the emerging … [Continue reading...]

Coffee Cup Apologetics: Why I Am A Christian: Ten Reasons

UPDATE: Here is the Peter Kreeft material on the resurrection that I refer to in this post and podcast. I have several apologetics presentations that have developed here at my ministry setting. I'm going to do some of them as … [Continue reading...]

Who and What are Forming You?

Every time I feel like I have lost my way in the Christian life, I find myself back looking at monasticism, and the lessons I learned in two decades of reading Thomas Merton. I'm not attracted to Catholicism, but I am very much … [Continue reading...]

Review: “Yup. Nope. Maybe.” and “Does This Dress Make Me Look Fat?” by Stephen James and David Thomas

After reading Stephen James' and David Thomas's twin book excursion into popular complementarianism, "Does This Dress Make Me Look Fat?" and "Yup. Nope. Maybe," I'm ready to say that complementarians at least write more … [Continue reading...]