What Kinds of Prayer Does God Answer?
Three Keys to Effective Prayer
September 28, 2017 - Learn three keys to effective prayer-- being righteous and keeping God's commandments, asking according to God's will and priorities, and being persistent.
Prayer is Not a Blank Check in Jesus' Name
September 29, 2017 - When God promises to answer prayers "in His name," He is not actually giving us a blank check to ask for anything we want. Let us interpret scripture with care.
Are Faith and Science Compatible?
If God Created the World, Who Created God?
August 21, 2017 - If the universe began to exist in the Big Bang, then it is a contingent thing that needs an explanation outside of itself, for nothing only begets nothing.
How to Calculate the Improbability of Evolution
August 18, 2017 - Follow a sample calculation for the probability of forming a single functional protein by chance, considering all lottery events since the universe began.
New Reasons to Doubt Darwinism
August 15, 2017 - A single cell has more complexity than Microsoft Word and chicken and egg dilemmas like which came first—protein or DNA? Learn about these and other challenges to evolution.
Arguments for God's Existence from Design
August 14, 2017 - Precision, complexity, purpose, and information may stem from design. Consider, for example, the fine-tuning of cosmic constants for life.
Can We Trust the Bible?
Can We Trust the Bible?
Why Biblical Prophecy is Compelling
September 5, 2017 - Learn why biblical prophecies may be the strongest proof of Christianity. Consider evidence they were not backdated, manipulated, nor misinterpreted.
Examine Evidence for the Bible
September 8, 2017 - Consider evidence for the Bible, including independent historical sources, manuscript preservation, eyewitness accounts, and endorsements even by critics.
Why Does God Permit Suffering?
Benefits of Suffering Seen in Retrospect
August 16, 2017 - A temporary struggle transforms caterpillars into butterflies. Consider various metaphors like this that show us the wisdom of the maxim, "No pain, no gain."
Philosophers Answer the Problem of Evil
August 14, 2017 - If evil is caused by free will, do we really want free will? Why doesn't God intervene more? Is God fair to judge those who have not heard about Him?
Assurance of Salvation
We may be taught that salvation is by faith alone, but not every kind of faith saves. What differentiates saving faith from the faith of demons? Is salvation possible without repentance and obedience? Can we accept Jesus as Savior without accepting Jesus as the Lord of our lives? You may be surprised to know how many notable Christian thinkers agree that mental belief in a few facts is not enough for salvation. What is that extra ingredient that transforms mental belief into saving faith? [To be continued...]
Overcoming End Times Deception
The end times views of preterism and pre-tribulation rapture have one thing in common— they give us the false hope that the church will not face a future Great Tribulation. According to these theories, either the great tribulation has already occurred (preterism) or the church will escape it beforehand (pre-tribulation rapture). However, is this really what the Bible teaches? The early church adopted historic pre-millenialism, which includes a post-tribulation rapture. Learn how to use the Bible to support the early church's view and examine how the newer theories contradict the Bible and interpret Bible verses out of context. [To be continued...]