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How Do You Explain to a Child Why God Asked Abraham to Sacrifice His Son?

Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac? Brett shares how to explain this well-known biblical account to a child.

Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | October 10, 2016

The Authority of the Scriptures

As the church continues to face cultural challenges from outside the church, we must strengthen our views of God’s Word within the church. Our culture is increasingly and brazenly running counter to the wisdom of the Word, and one of the church’s tasks is to help our people stand confidently and courageously in the face of such confrontations. Yes, make no mistake, we are in a war as the Apostle says in 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | August 2, 2016

Challenge Response: Jesus Wasn't a Very Nice Guy

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Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | July 14, 2016

Hearing from God and Hearing from God's Word

I recently had a conversation with a man about hearing from God. He referenced Dallas Willard’s book, Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship With God. I’ve benefited greatly from some of Willard’s teaching, but this is one of his books that causes me serious concern. It’s certainly a more thoughtful book on the topic, so if you’re interested in looking at all sides, definitely read it.

Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | July 8, 2016

Belief as Saving Faith

Yesterday, a Summit student asked me, “If Christianity is true, why do we need faith?” Mapping out the distinction between belief-that and belief-in provides a helpful way to answer this question. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | June 7, 2016

Should Christians Pull Their Kids out of Public Education?

I recently answered the question “Should Christians keep children in public schools to be ‘salt and light?’” for our weekly video blog. This, and the larger question of whether Christians should allow their kids to be publicly educated, period, are questions I have been wrestling with for some time. I tread carefully with this question because I know many good Christian parents who enroll their kids in the local public school, and I also know many good Christians who are public school administrators and teachers.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | May 13, 2016

Are Mormons Approaching Orthodoxy?

Richard Mouw, professor of Faith and Public Life and former president of Fuller Seminary, has written a piece at First Things titled “Mormons Approaching Orthodoxy.” It’s a lengthy article and there is much that needs responding to, but it’s too much for a single blog post. So let me just offer a few thoughts on some of his key points. (1) First, Mouw sets up a false dichotomy when he writes:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 13, 2016

Challenge Response: The Bible Doesn’t Teach Scientific Insights

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Blog Post | Science | Brett Kunkle | March 24, 2016

Resource: A Helpful List of Short Apologetic Videos

Sunday school teachers, youth workers, small group leaders, pastors, and other church leaders are always on the lookout for good resources to help equip their people. So I thought it might be helpful to collect some of the best short apologetics videos that are online and available for free and put them into a single list. Use these to introduce an argument, spark a small group discussion, or even share with your unbelieving friend. And feel free to add your contribution to the list in the comments section.  

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 17, 2016

Challenge Response: The Bible Says Men Are Superior to Women

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Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | February 25, 2016