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Challenge Response: If Jesus Had Risen, Everyone Would Have Converted

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Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | September 4, 2015

Quick Thought - Is the Father Greater than the Son?

This is a very common objection you will hear from Jehovah’s Witnesses when they come to your door. They will cite a verse like John 14:28, where Jesus says, “You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.”

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | September 4, 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

How to Start a Conversation with a Muslim Friend

Alan shares two starting points when engaging Muslims in conversations about faith.  COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 12, 2015

Can You Argue Someone into the Kingdom?

Sometimes when a person discovers I teach apologetics, they say, “You can’t argue someone into the Kingdom.” They’re aware of the arguments for God’s existence, the trustworthiness of the Bible, and the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus. These arguments, they claim, address the head, but not the heart. That’s why they can’t lead anyone to a saving faith in Jesus.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2015

Challenge Response: Either Accept All the Miracles, or Reject Them

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Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 7, 2015

The Importance of Studying Apologetics Regularly

Alan shares how he uses apologetics in conversation. COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 23, 2015

Inoculate, Don’t Isolate

Abortion-choice advocates. Angry college students. Graphic pictures of abortion. Not really what you want to expose your ten-year-old son to. That’s what I did, though. I took my son to the center of UCLA’s campus during an abortion protest and had him engage abortion-choice advocates that were twice his age.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2015

Praying for Unsaved Loved Ones

Quite often after I have given one of my talks, a few people in attendance will push through the crowd so they can talk to me one-on-one. My time at a recent conference was no exception. At this event I had a mother approach me with a concerned look in her eyes and a hint of frustration in her voice. She said, “I agree with everything you just said, but I have an unsaved son and he will not listen to me. I’ve given him good arguments for Christianity, but he refuses to believe. Where do I go from here?”

Article | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | June 15, 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