the BLOG

Explore by Topic

Explore by Format

Search Results | 289 results found

Why Did Christ Need to Die in Order for Us to Be Saved?

Brett explains why Jesus' death was the just payment for our sins. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | October 26, 2015

Deeper Teaching in Apologetics and Theology for Youth

My passion has always been youth. Ever since my days as a youth pastor in the local church, I've sought out ways to more effectively reach students and offer them serious teaching and discipleship. That's why I started and developed Stand to Reason's apologetics mission trip to Berkeley and our theological mission trip to Utah. Of course, those trips require some serious effort. There are lectures, reading, studying, tests, and more, and that's before we ever go on the trip.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Brett Kunkle | October 1, 2015

Mormonism: Same Language, Different Meanings

Brett explains how to navigate in conversation with your Mormon friends when the language is the same but the meanings are different. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | September 28, 2015

Challenge Response: The Gospels Were Selected for Political Reasons

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

Blog Post | Student | Brett Kunkle | September 10, 2015

My Goal in Every Conversation with Mormons

Last week some Mormon missionaries showed up at my door. I was unavailable at that moment, so we set up an appointment for them to come back next week. I’m looking forward to the conversation, but I don’t anticipate much impact…in that single conversation. After years of dialoguing with Mormons, I’ve learned to take it slow. Indeed, ex-Mormons will tell you that a patient approach is the best one. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | September 1, 2015

Reaching a Morally Insensitive Culture (Video)

Brett shares how to be a good example to a culture that is not sensitive to Christian morality.  COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Brett Kunkle | August 31, 2015

Challenge Response: Jesus’ Baptism Proves He Wasn’t a Sinless Messiah

Here's my response to this week's challenge:    COMMENTS

Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | August 13, 2015

Moving People from Offense to the Truth

Oftentimes, when you disagree with someone’s views—particularly their religious and moral views—the person will take offense. When that happens, don’t get bothered or irritated. Just ask a question: “Why are you offended?” When they respond with some version of, “You think I’m wrong,” gently remind them this is precisely what they think of your view(s) as well. And I also quickly add that I am not in the least bit offended when they think my views are wrong. Why not? Because I want the truth. If my views about Christianity or some current social issue are wrong, I want to know. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | August 4, 2015

Challenge Response: Exclusivity Is Petty and Dangerous

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

Blog Post | Theology | Brett Kunkle | July 16, 2015

The Nature of Moral Obligations: Sociability

Reflection on moral guilt (see yesterday's post) leads us to discover another feature of moral obligations. Moral guilt seems to alienate people from one another.[1] If one fails to live up to one’s obligation to uphold the laws of the land, alienation from individuals or even from a group of individuals will ensue.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | July 10, 2015