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Why Believe the Holy Spirit Is a Person?

The New Testament attributes the three primary characteristics of personhood to the Holy Spirit: will, mind, and emotions.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 31, 2016

Atheists Can't Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

The question of the so-called Canaanite “genocide” is a difficult one to answer. It's difficult to answer for a few reasons. First, there is no sound bite response. In fact, I have a 50-minute talk devoted to addressing this one subject, and still much more could be said. Second, any adequate response requires laying out the historical and theological context.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 10, 2016

Talk to Alan This Tuesday

Alan Shlemon is hosting the podcast live this week, Tuesday 4-6 p.m. PT.   Ask your question. Share a piece of your mind. Call with your question or comment at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229. The broadcast is live Tuesday 4-6 p.m. P.T. – commentary and your calls. He'll also talk to Abdu Murray about witnessing to Muslims.   Listen live online. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2016

How to Persuade Your Pastor to Include Apologetics at Your Church

I recently heard Dr. Hugh Ross share some ideas he’s learned from long experience that I thought would be helpful because a lot of people ask about this.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 15, 2016

“Jesus Said You Shouldn’t Judge”

A while back, I posted the following comment on my Facebook Page: Everyone—Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, New Ager, Atheist—needs to answer the same question: What makes humans valuable in the first place? Normally, I don’t take the time to rehash a Facebook post, but the response I got was extremely characteristic of our culture and deserves some careful thinking. Under the circumstances, I thought it might be instructive to take a closer look at the retort and then walk through how I would respond.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 5, 2016

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

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

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 13, 2016

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

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

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 13, 2016

Does the Bible Condone Genocide?

This is the final post in a four-part series titled Answering Gosptacles. The last gosptacle—obstacle of the Gospel—I look at is the alleged Canaanite genocide in the Old Testament. How could God command the complete destruction of the Canaanites—every man, woman, and child? This is not an easy question to answer, but I hope that this talk will give you a place to start.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 8, 2016

Why We Need to Go Back to Basics and Make a Case for Our Worldview

I wrote a brief post a couple of weeks ago making the point that ambassadors are sent to foreign countries. It’s increasingly clear that where we sit in our own country, where we have grown up and lived, is becoming foreign territory. We haven’t moved, but the territory around us is foreign. But that’s exactly where ambassadors belong. God is giving us a clearer mission field without moving us.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | June 3, 2016

Is One Way the Only Way?

We are continuing our series on Answering Gosptacles with what might be the most pervasive gosptacle that we’ve looked at so far. The exclusivity of Christ as the only way of salvation is deeply offensive to our relativistic and pluralistic culture.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 1, 2016