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Debunking the Religious Wars Myth

“Religion is the cause of most wars,” declared our atheist guest. A few students shot nervous glances at me, hoping I would jump in. I sat there silently, not responding, instead waiting for the students’ training to kick in. We were in Berkeley, on a mission trip with more than 60 high schoolers and staff from Upland Christian Academy. Our atheist speaker, Victor, was outlining various objections to religion. He continued, “And Christianity can be blamed for many of those wars.”

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 8, 2016

Students Don’t Have to Be Intimidated by Evolution

When was the last time you went to a birthday party for a dead guy? Here’s your chance. On February 12, evolutionists everywhere will gather for Darwin Day, a celebration of Charles Darwin’s birthday. Darwin can’t make it, but that won’t stop the celebrations planned worldwide.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | February 15, 2016

Not Just Any Ol' God

In July, I took the leaders and students of Lutheran Church and School of Messiah in Grand Junction, Colorado, to the radically different culture of Berkeley, California, on their very first apologetics mission trip. I love taking new groups on the Berkeley Mission, setting up opportunities for them to dialogue with real atheists and then watching them discover just how reasonable it is to believe in God.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | August 15, 2014

Is Faith a Blind Leap?

According to New Atheist Sam Harris, “Faith is generally nothing more than the permission religious people give one another to believe things strongly without evidence.”* Coming from an atheist, this view is not surprising. But when it comes from believers? Recently, I heard a Christian argue, “Providing a reason for your faith is ultimately fruitless, regardless of how logical your reasons might be. Faith is believing without reasons or evidence.” Again, I’m not surprised. Disappointed, but not surprised.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | April 16, 2013

Who Are You to Judge?

Drinking. Premarital sex. Abortion. Homosexuality. Same-sex marriage. Christians have so many hang-ups with the behavior of non-Christians, don’t they? It all seems so judgmental. Christians have enough problems of their own, so why worry about others? Even Jesus warned against this. “Do not judge so that you will not be judged” (Matthew 7:1). Who are Christians to judge others?

Article | Student | Brett Kunkle | April 16, 2013

We Live at the Mercy of Our Ideas

Brett explains why what we believe is critical for the way we live. The truth - or what's false - affects us deeply.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

Getting in the Game

Brett gives some practical advice for evangelism. Christians talk too much. At least, they feel the pressure to. In “Why I Am a Christian,” I tell students the first reason I’m a Christian is because it’s true, and that I’ve got good reasons to think so. When they hear this, students sometimes feel pressure to have all the right answers for their friends. I hear the stress in their voices when they ask, “So what should I say to my non-Christian friend?” That’s when I give them two pieces of advice.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

Opiate of the Morally Corrupt

Bertrand Russell, the most prominent atheist of the 20th century, was asked what he would say if upon death he discovered God really did exist. Russell said, “I will tell Him He just did not give me enough evidence.” Is lack of evidence the real problem for atheists? Not according to Scripture. Romans 1:18–20 tells us the problem with unbelief is not the absence of evidence but the suppression of it. Furthermore, Paul argues that suppression of the truth is done “in unrighteousness” and in verses 24 through 32, he lists the ensuing unrighteous deeds.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

Is Mystery Mysterious?

Mystery is talked about a lot in the Church these days, but it's not usually defined. Mystery isn't divorced from knowledge; rather, it's a result of a deep knowledge of God.

Article | Student | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013

The Impossible Gospel of Mormonism

Mormonism demands perfection. Thankfully the God of Christianity offers true grace to our LDS friends and family.

Article | Apologetics | Brett Kunkle | March 6, 2013