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Hello, readers. I have truly appreciated you investing the time to read my posts and articles. I want to let you know that I am now blogging at my ministry's website, The Think Institute. I'm still writing about the biblical worldview, evangelism and apologetics, and you can get all that content at this link. Making… Continue reading I’ve moved! Please update your blogrolls accordingly.

These Seven Worldview Questions Can Help You Make Disciples

By Joel Settecase / 9-minute read A Quick Test of Your Confidence Quick, on a scale of one to 10, how confident do you feel, right now, in your ability to teach a non-Christian what the Bible teaches about life’s most important issues? Do you have your number? Is it less than 10? Less than… Continue reading These Seven Worldview Questions Can Help You Make Disciples

From the Institute: Seven Questions About the Alabama Abortion Ban Christians Must Be Ready to Answer

In an article datelined from this morning, May 15, 2019, the “Sun,” a British news website (along with many other news sources) is reporting that the state of Alabama is very close to outlawing abortion after six weeks of gestation. The bill, currently trending on Twitter as the #AlabamaAbortionBan, passed the legislature and, at the… Continue reading From the Institute: Seven Questions About the Alabama Abortion Ban Christians Must Be Ready to Answer

Bible Review: The CSB Worldview Study Bible

Holman sent me a copy of their CSB Worldview Study Bible awhile back, after I requested one. This is the second Bible they've sent me, and I sincerely appreciate them for it. I told them I would be happy to write a review, and I did that tonight. First of all, I really love the… Continue reading Bible Review: The CSB Worldview Study Bible

One of These Worldviews Is Not Like the Others

The Bible, the biblical worldview, stands on its own. It is internally consistent non-contradictory, coherent, cogent and cohesive. It is existentially satisfying. Best of all, it is in accordance with the facts--it is objectively true. Because of all this, we can share the Gospel and defend the truth of the Christian message with all the… Continue reading One of These Worldviews Is Not Like the Others

On Lordship and Apologetics

"I am false or confused if I sing about Christ's Lordship and contrive to retain areas of my own life that are autonomous" (Francis Schaeffer). When defending the Christian faith, it's important to remember that we are doing so as subjects of King Jesus. He doesn't need our defense, but he's given us the privilege… Continue reading On Lordship and Apologetics

Contend for the (Biblical) Faith (All of It)

Doing faithful apologetics means contending "for the faith," or fighting for the body of doctrine that the Bible teaches, that make up orthodox Christianity. On the one hand, we aren't to go beyond what is written, defending weird fairy tales of our own imagination. On the other hand, we aren't to leave out any portions… Continue reading Contend for the (Biblical) Faith (All of It)

Sharing the Gospel with Your Family

Sometimes it can feel easier to evangelize a total stranger than that *one* person in your family. But when you take the opportunities God gives you, and you trust him to work, guess what. He works. Here's a good article over on the Cru website about presenting the Gospel to family members. #CruToolTuesday

This Is Apologetics: An Argument From the Preconditions of Debate

Cornelius Van Til is the father of Presuppositional Apologetics, and this quote is a good summary of what this method is all about. Here's another way of looking at it: Let's say a Christian and a non-Christian decide to debate the existence of God or the truth of the Bible. You and your opponent agree… Continue reading This Is Apologetics: An Argument From the Preconditions of Debate

Beware Bad Ideas Masquerading as Good Ideas

We wouldn't need to be warned, if there weren't real danger of this. The Apostle Paul tells to Colossians to be on guard against plausible sounding arguments that seem pretty-darn-near biblical, but in actuality are nothing more than inventions of man, based on empty, worldly thinking, leading to shackles rather than freedom. Apologetics is the… Continue reading Beware Bad Ideas Masquerading as Good Ideas