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Why Does God's Offer for Forgiveness End When We Die?

Tim offers a biblical perspective on whether people get a "second chance" to accept Christ after death. Transcript: 0:00 Why does God's offer of forgiveness end when we die? 0:10 This is a good question, and the answer is, "I don't know." I don't know why God has 0:16

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | September 12, 2016

Does Christianity's Uneven Geographical Distribution Prove It's Not a Universal Truth?

How can Christianity be true for everyone if it hasn't reached certain parts of the globe? COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Science | Tim Barnett | August 12, 2016

Challenge Response: The Collection of Books in the Bible Changed Until the Printing Press

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | August 11, 2016

Is Theistic Evolution a Contradiction in Terms?

On a recent episode of the Stand to Reason weekly podcast, a supporter of STR took issue with one of the ways Greg Koukl and I argue against theistic evolution. Specifically, the caller did not agree with our argument that some forms of theistic evolution are a contradiction in terms. What I’d like to do is model for you how I would respond. Don’t Be Offended by the Challenge

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 18, 2016

Ready for the Knock on Your Door

Most of us have answered a knock on our door, only to discover a smiling, well-dressed couple—Watchtower publication in hand—standing on the other side, waiting to talk with us about the gospel according to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 1, 2016

Challenge Response: Snowflakes Are Complex without a Designer

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Video | Science | Tim Barnett | June 2, 2016

Helping Students Think about the Evidence for Macroevolution

When I meet someone who claims that evolution is a fact, I have two questions for him. First, I need to find out what he means by evolution. To do this, I employ a variation of the first Columbo question: What do you mean by evolution? The term evolution can be used to mean a number of different things. Therefore, it’s important to find out precisely what they mean.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | March 15, 2016

Was Adam a Real Person?

Last month I was asked to speak at a church on the question “Should Christians Embrace Evolution?” The way you answer this question depends entirely on what you mean by evolution. Broadly speaking, evolution can be divided into two categories: microevolution and macroevolution. Microevolution, or small-scale biological change, is obviously true and is virtually accepted by everyone. Macroevolution, on the other hand, is much more controversial.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | February 22, 2016

Challenge Response: The Disciples Didn’t Believe Jesus Is Divine

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Video | Theology | Tim Barnett | January 8, 2016

Is Eternal Punishment Just?

After a recent keynote address at an ACSI teacher’s convention, a young middle school teacher challenged me on something I had said. In my talk on the problem of evil, I made an off-the-cuff remark about Hell being a place of eternal, conscious punishment. This young Christian schoolteacher took issue with the idea that a loving God would send a person to Hell for eternity for a finite number of sins committed while on earth. “It just doesn’t seem right,” she exclaimed.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | December 15, 2015