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22 Historical Confirmations in Two Verses

We're welcoming Tim Barnett, STR's newest speaker, to the blog today. To learn more about Tim, see his speaker page.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | May 20, 2015

Quick Thought - Rules of Engagement

There are two basic rules of engagement that must be remembered when discussing your spiritual and moral convictions. Here are the rules: Rule #1: If you get angry, you lose. Rule #2: If they get angry, you lose.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 12, 2015

Are All Sins Equal to God?

It is very common among Christians to hear that all sins are equal. But is that really true? Are all sins equal to God?

Quick Thought | Philosophy | Tim Barnett | June 26, 2015

Two Things to Remember When Discussing Creation with Other Christians

Last month I had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of high school students at Hume Lake Christian Camp in California. One of the sessions was titled Ask Me Anything. On this particular occasion, many of the questions related to science and faith. In fact, one question kept coming up: How should we understand the creation account in Genesis 1?

Article | Theology | Tim Barnett | July 8, 2015

Praying for Unsaved Loved Ones

What is the appropriate response when our arguments and evidence seem to be ineffective with our unsaved loved ones? In a word: prayer. In this podcast, Tim highlights two responses that you need to avoid and provides five practical ways you can be praying for your unsaved family and friends. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 13, 2015

Praying for Unsaved Loved Ones

What is the appropriate response when our arguments and evidence seem to be ineffective with our unsaved loved ones? In a word: prayer. In this podcast, Tim highlights two responses that you need to avoid and provides five practical ways you can be praying for your unsaved family and friends. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 25, 2015

Two Things to Remember When Discussing Creation with Other Christians

There are few conversations between Christians that generate as much heat as those concerning creation. In this podcast, Tim outlines two principles to keep in mind when discussing creationism with other believers. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | July 29, 2015

If the Quran Is True, Then It’s False

Conservative estimates put the number of Muslims on Earth at 1.6 billion. That's about one-quarter of the world's total population. By 2030, that number is expected to grow to 2.2 billion. The Muslim mission field is huge. The question Christians need to be asking is, how do we reach them with the gospel?

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 12, 2015

Belief in God, Evidence, and the Human Heart

The famous atheist philosopher Bertrand Russell was once asked what he would say to God if he found himself standing before Him after his death. Russell replied, “I probably would ask, ‘Sir, why did you not give me better evidence?’”[1] For Russell, it all came down to the evidence. The implication here is that given enough evidence, Russell would have believed. But is it really that simple? Does belief in God merely depend on evidence?

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 15, 2015

Evidence for God and the Human Heart

Many people believe that belief in God's existence is merely an evidence issue. That is, given enough evidence, everyone would believe. But is it really that simple? Does belief in God merely depend on evidence? I tackle this question in this months podcast. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | August 7, 2015