Your Greatest Doubts and Fears: A New Sunday School Class

“Don’t forget in the dark what you learned in the light.” –C.S. Lewis

These words by C.S. Lewis remind us that the Christian life can be filled with dark times—doubts, fears, and questions about all sorts of things. What if Christianity is wrong and we are deceiving ourselves? Why would God allow a world so filled with evil? If Christianity is true then why are there so many intelligent people who reject it?  If God is real then why do so many Christians seem caught in sin?  How can I say Jesus is the only way to heaven and not be arrogant and intolerant?

These are precisely the kinds of …

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Is the New Testament Really Filled with Contradictory Theologies?

Perhaps no book in the history of the world has received as much scrutiny and criticism as the Bible.  For generations, scholars have picked apart every aspect of this book: its history, its transmission, its veracity, its theology, its morality, etc.  It has been criticized, ridiculed, mocked and condemned.

Those who are in the academic world—college students, grad students—feel this tension acutely. In fact, this is why I wrote my most recent book, Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway, 2021).

However, in their haste to heap criticism on the Bible, occasionally critics offer arguments that actually prove to be inconsistent with …

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How Can I Believe in a Miracle If I’ve Never Seen One?

I’ve been working my way through a blog series in light of the recent release of my book, Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway, 2021). This series includes 7 videos that tackle key intellectual questions about the Christian faith.

We now come to the seventh and final video, and this is a big one: “How Can I Believe in a Miracle If I’ve Never Seen One?”

Of course, skepticism over the supernatural is nothing new. Even when it seems a miracle just may have occurred, the knee-jerk reaction of most people is to prefer a naturalistic explanation: someone is lying, eyewitnesses …

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My New Book “Surviving Religion 101” Releases Today!

In the fall of 1989, I began my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Like many freshmen, I was excited for the next chapter in my life, eager to explore the new opportunities and experiences that college had to offer.

Of course, I knew there would be challenges. College life would not be easy, especially for a Christian. But I had grown up in a solid Christian home, was taught the Bible from a young age, and was a faithful member of my church youth group. So I figured I was ready.

I wasn’t.

The problem stemmed not from what I was taught but …

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Hasn’t Science Disproven Key Parts of the Bible?

I am working my way through a blog series in anticipation of my forthcoming book, Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway, releases April 6, 2021). This new series will include 7 videos that tackle key intellectual questions about the Christian faith.

This sixth video deals with one of the most common challenges we face: “Hasn’t Science Disproven Key Parts of the Bible?”

In 2016, a revealing study about science and religion was released.[i] In many ways, it told us what we sort of already knew: scientists—at least in the United States—are much less religious than the general population. Indeed, 33 …

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