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Reasoning with Someone Who Doesn’t Want to Reason

Talking about Jesus and Christianity isn’t always about reasoning because people don’t always have rational reasons for the things they believe.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 23, 2017

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

A Review of O'Reilly's Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus: A History by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard has both positive and negative aspects. In the end, I do recommend reading it. But don’t give it to non-Christians expecting it to be a dramatic replacement for reading the Gospels themselves. The authors tell an engaging history of Jesus’ life, but they falter seriously on some important parts of that history, which displays their bias.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 15, 2013

Webcast Tuesday

Tuesday is the live weekly webcast 4-7 p.m. PT. J. Warner Wallace is guest hosting. Give him a call with your question or comment at (855) 243-9975. Jim will interview James Boccardo about his book Unsilenced: How to Give Voice to the Gospel. Listen live online. Join us on Twitter during the program @STRtweets #STRtalk.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 9, 2013

20 Years Ago Today

STR was founded today in 1993. You can read a bit about the history here. God has kept us and allowed us to play a part in His Kingdom. We're very grateful. Our prayer is we bring Him glory and fulfill our mission to equip Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | May 1, 2013

Emergent Apologetics?

This week I was introduced to emergent apologetics by Youth Specialties. It is the first article I have encountered on the topic but unfortunately, a reading of this short piece may not even be worth your time. Besides his silly caricature of "modern apologetics" the author hardly addresses the issue of apologetics.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 14, 2005