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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

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

The Resurrection Is the Tiebreaker

Let me ask you a question: What would happen if the bones of Jesus were discovered tomorrow? Paul gives us a definitive answer. If Jesus has not been raised, then seven disastrous consequences inescapably follow. Without Easter there is no Christianity. Thus, Paul reveals an explicit way to—at least in principle—falsify Christianity. Christianity is like no other religion in that its central claim is testable. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 1, 2015

The Resurrection Is the Tiebreaker

This past month, I had the privilege of spending a weekend training young adults at Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp. In our last session together, we looked at the historical evidence for Jesus’ resurrection. I always begin this talk by asking the Christians in the room to reflect on a question: What would happen if the bones of Jesus were discovered tomorrow? Imagine archaeologists find an ossuary—bone box—with Jesus’ name on it, and they are able to say conclusively that these are the bones of Jesus of Nazareth.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 8, 2015

Getting Faith Right

Last month, Brett Kunkle and I spent six hours training students in apologetics at Watermark Community Church, a very large church in the Dallas area. Brett opened the conference by role-playing an atheist. This allows the students to gauge their own ability at making a defense of their faith. During the role-play, it became obvious that most of these students were working with a mistaken definition of faith.

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | October 15, 2015

Getting Faith Right

Are faith and reason at odds? Is belief in Christianity a blind leap in the dark? In this week’s podcast, Tim explores the relationship between faith and reason, and shows how biblical faith is the exact opposite of so-called blind faith. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | October 12, 2015