Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Animated Video: Is There Meaning to Life?


Here is the latest animated video by Reasonable Faith [RF].   RF features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective.

You can view the other animated videos in this series here.  Moreover, you can find an article by Dr. Craig on this topic here.

As we shared here, these videos serve as great discussions starters for family apologetics discussions!

Enjoy!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Worldview and Apologetics in the News

Died: James W. Sire, Editor Who Brought Us Francis Schaeffer and Os Guinness

Max Lucado, Beth Moore, and Hundreds of Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform … Again

Church Celebrates Transgender Pastor's Transition With 'Renaming' Ceremony

The Scientist Who Shouldn’t Exist — New Book by Matti Leisola, Jonathan Witt

The More Science, the More Reasonable the Pro-Life Position

Cosmologist Sean Carroll on why there is something rather than nothing: No “sensible answer”

Mr. Obama, Would You Please Stop Dividing America?

High school wrestler with Down syndrome wins first match

Everyone Wants a Happy Valentine’s Day, but Fewer are Willing to Do What It Takes

William Lane Craig, Jordan Peterson, and Rebecca Goldstein on the meaning of life

America May Fall Behind in Genetic Technologies, and That's OK

No, Steven Pinker, The Enlightenment Doesn’t Pit Reason Against Faith

This Is How Religious Liberty Really Dies

Vince Gill performs emotional rendition of sexual assault song 'Forever Changed'

The Devastating Truth About School Shootings in America

New Gun Policies Won’t Stop Mass Shootings, but People Can

Book Review: When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, by Ryan T. Anderson

Movie Review: Samson

A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider

James Sire: Some Personal Reflections

Courage and Godspeed,

Chad

Last week's edition is here.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Asking hard questions with teenagers



In this video, Tim Schmoyer uses a scene from Desperate Housewives (a little over 2 minutes in) to discuss some good tips regarding questions about God and faith with teens.

As an FYI, the website Tim mentions in the beginning, MinsitryQuestions.com, does not appear to be available anymore.  But I thought the content of this video is still relevant. 

God Bless,

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Charles Spurgeon on Instructing Our Children

"To neglect the instruction of our offspring is worse than brutish.  Family religion is necessary for the nation, for the family itself, and for the church of God...Would that parents would awaken to a sense of the importance of this matter.  It is a pleasant duty to talk of Jesus to our sons and daughters, and the more so because it has often proved to be an accepted work, for God has saved the children through the parents' prayers and admonitions."1

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad



Footnote:

1. As quoted by Voddie Baucham, Jr. in Family Shepherds, p. 19.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Article: Three Ways to Teach Your Kids Apologetics (Without Them Realizing It) by Paul Gould

In this featured article, Paul Gould, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, offers 3 easy ways you can teach your children apologetics without them even realizing it!

He writes:

"Faith in God is a reasonable faith. I want my kids to see that Christianity is true to the way things are—that it corresponds to reality. I want them to see Christianity as good and beautiful too—that Jesus and the Gospel satisfy their longings in a way that nothing else can. I want them to know what they believe and why they believe it. I want them to love the right things in the right way. In short, I want to teach my kids apologetics. In this post, I share three ways my wife and I taught our kids apologetics without them knowing it."

You can read Gould's three ways here.

What about you?  What are some ways you teach your kids apologetics?  Please share in the comments below!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Article: 6 Things You Can Tell Your Kids When Trying to Explain Pain and Suffering in Our World by J. Warner Wallace

Suffering is a reality in lives of both believers and unbelievers. And it can be especially difficult to talk with suffering with our children.

In this featured article, author, speaker and cold-case homicide detective J. Warner Wallace offers 6 things you can say to your kids when you are discussing pain and suffering with them.


You can find the article here.

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Video: Sean McDowell and Matthew Vines in Conversation- What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?


In this video, Sean McDowell and Matthew Vines, author of God and the Gay Christian, have a conversation about the Bible and homosexuality.  They discuss the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 7 and Matthew 19 as well as the creation account in Genesis.  They each present 20 minutes, interact for 40 minutes, take live Q&A, and then have 3 minute closing speeches.

Enjoy!

Courage and Godspeed,
Chad

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