Compassion as an apologetic

Not long after the recent bombings in Boston, some asked, “Where is God? How can a loving God allow bad things to happen?” Ironically, it is when such things happen that the light of God shines its brightest. This is how Tim Morey, pastor of Life Covenant Church of Torrance, Ca. begins the last chapter …

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Loving one another as an apologetic

 One of our many witnesses to the world is our love for one another. Jesus said, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" (John 13:35). Our love for one another—the sake of “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one …

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Good works as an apologetic

They say there are two things people should never discuss: religion and politics. The two are divisive enough, but to combine the two into one can get sticky. However, the blend of these two subjects has become a major focal point for both Christians and non-Christians. This is because such a liberal shift in our …

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The experience of The Holy Spirit as an apologetic

For faith to be embodied—to show others Christ by the way we act in faith—may only go so far. For others to gain a true knowledge of God, their taste of Christianity should be one of experiencing God himself—allowing the Holy Spirit to interact. This is perhaps the greatest of all apologetics. Tim Morey, in …

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Tackling a puzzling Gospel “contradiction”

The book of John and the first three (synoptic) gospels may have some differences among them, but few seem contradictory. In his exhaustive book, "The Historical Reliability of the Gospels", Craig Blomberg notes that perhaps the most puzzling difference is in Mark 15:25 and John 19:14 regarding the hour of Jesus’ crucifixion. Mark said that …

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Did Jesus’ followers consider him God in the flesh?

Growing up, it seemed the supporters of Jesus who went to greet him with palms and shout “Hosanna!” just a week before his crucifixion understood exactly who he was. But they really didn’t. At that point, many seemed to believe he was the Messiah, but not God in person. Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah …

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