Tag: apologetics

June Podcast Roundup

I strive to encourage Christians to think carefully and critically about their faith not only through Reflections but also through two RTB podcasts: Straight Thinking (I lead my colleagues in discussions of important issues in light of the Christian worldview) and I Didn’t Know That! (RTB scholars offer unscripted answers to listener questions). In case you missed them, check out…

Ten Questions with Ken Samples

In “Ten Questions with Ken Samples,” Christian apologist Dayton Hartman asks me about a variety of subjects from baseball to philosophy to church involvement to books. Topics include: The thinker with the most influence on my own theology The importance of staying involved with a local church The age-of-the-earth debate Recommended reading for those interested in the age of the…

Quote of the Week: Paul Copan

Arguments can show the reasonableness of God’s existence, but we must move beyond intellectual debate and discussion, working with the triune God to bring people into a reconciled relationship with him through Christ. –Paul Copan, Loving Wisdom (St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2007), 72.

Blaise’s Best Bet, Part 3: a Bold Apologist

Last week, I highlighted the remarkable mathematical and scientific accomplishments that distinguished the short life of French thinker Blaise Pascal (1623–1662). His ideas and inventions rightly earned him the title of “the first modern man.” But science and math weren’t the only fields Pascal impacted—his writings on theology and apologetics remain a treasure of historic Christian literature. In this post,…

Three Christian Classics

When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. —Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch Renaissance scholar and theologian Reading books has been an obsession of mine since my conversion to Christianity as a college sophomore. I sensed my mind really mattered in serving the Lord; so I began a serious pursuit of…

Lessons from C. S. Lewis

Part 2 Distinguished “Oxbridge” literary scholar, prolific writer, and lay Anglican theologian, C. S. Lewis continues to influence Christian thinking in the twenty-first century. In this second and final part of this article series1, I share two more lessons that I think believers can take from Lewis’ works and philosophy (see part 1 here).