The Top Ten Posts of 2016

We’ve made it to the end of 2016! Here are the ten most popular posts we had on the blog this year:

  1. Resource: A Helpful List of Short Apologetics Videos – “Use these to introduce an argument, spark a small group discussion, or even share with your unbelieving friend.”
     
  2. Why the New Definition of Tolerance Is Dangerous – A response to someone who said, “Tolerance is removing the right/wrong judgment from your view of other people and beliefs, as long as those people and their beliefs don't impede the freedom or well-being of others.”
     
  3. Five Apologetics Questions You Need to Think Through – “I recommend you strengthen your understanding of—and your ability to communicate—the answers to these five questions.”
     
  4. Sexuality, Identity, Sin, and Denying Ourselves to Follow Christ – “[Sam Allberry] has much to say that is relevant to everyone (not just those with same-sex attractions) and relevant to all temptations and sin (not just those related to sexuality).”
     
  5. What’s the Price of Accepting the Idea We Worship the Same God as Muslims? – “To believe Muslims and Christians worship the same God, you have to accept a component of Islamic theology, believe a qur’anic teaching, accept the Muslim revision of biblical history, and believe their claim that the Bible is corrupt.”
     
  6. Why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone – “Some LGBT activists and Frozen fans have created the viral hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend to urge the sequel’s writers to make Elsa Disney's first lesbian queen…. Let me give you three reasons why we shouldn’t be surprised by this attempt to turn Elsa into a lesbian.”
     
  7. Should Christians Pull Their Kids out of Public Education? – “What’s your tipping point? Christian parents, I’m pleading with you to consider this question carefully and, indeed, to even write out specific criteria that will guide you into the future.”
     
  8. Discrimination Is Legitimate When the Distinction Is Relevant – When differences (such as those between men and women) are relevant to a situation where a person is being denied access to something, it’s not an invalid systemic discrimination. 
     
  9. Is the Bible Full of Contradictions? – “What I have discovered is that many alleged contradictions arise because an unfair standard, or false expectation, is applied to the Bible.”
     
  10. Is Religion the Cause of Most Wars? – “This cultural mantra has been uttered so often and with so much force, it has come to be accepted as an undeniable declaration…. But as we trained students for this trip, we equipped them with a simple question to expose such claims: ‘How did you come to that conclusion?’”
Amy K. Hall

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