Introduction to Biblical Apologetics: Part 3 of 3 – Expanding on the Biblical Worldview, and Addressing the Bible as a Circular Argument

So here we are, Part 3 and conclusion of the Introduction to the Biblical Apologetics miniseries.  I hope you have learned something new thus far through Parts 1 and 2.  If not, you are sure to learn something new here.  At this point, if you have not yet read Parts 1 and 2, I would implore you to do so.  If you deem it unnecessary, let me at least give an overview of what the first two parts covered.  Part 1 discussed worldviews.  A worldview is a set of beliefs and assumptions we have in order to make sense of the world around us.  Everyone has a worldview, yet, not many people have given their worldview a second thought (or third, or fourth). Continue reading

Introduction to Biblical Apologetics: Part 2 of 3 – The Biblical Worldview and a Case for Biblical Apologetics

Before we dive into the biblical worldview, let us first recap some important points in Part 1. Remember, although many have not given it much thought, we all have a worldview. A worldview is a set of beliefs and assumptions we use to analyze, interpret, and render decisions about the world around us. Our beliefs and assumptions begin to form at a very young age and are influenced by parents, teachers, politicians, preachers, etc. A worldview seeks to answer many of life’s more challenging questions: What is the purpose of life? What is love? Does a deity or do multiple deities exist? I do hope you thought about the questions posed at the end of Part 1. If you have not, it would behoove you to do so at this point. Now that you have a better understanding of what a worldview is (and hopefully you’ve given your own the attention it deserves), we can move on to the biblical worldview and what it means to be a follower of Christ.  Continue reading

Introduction to Biblical Apologetics: Part 1 of 3 – Worldviews

This is the first of a three-part mini-series on biblical apologetics.  The mini-series seeks to serve as a very brief introduction to biblical apologetics and establish an apologetic foundation for better understanding of future blog posts.  Unfortunately, as much I would love it to, this mini-series is unable to be all encompassing, seeking to answer all questions from both believers and nonbelievers.  My sincere hope is that through comments and discussion, we can fill in most of the gaps missing regarding this much needed subject. Continue reading

Are There Angels Among Us?

This piece of personal testimony is very important to me, as it proved to be a pivotal moment in my relationship with Christ. I still think about it often. Originally posted on another website in October of 2014, it serves as a reminder that we must allow Christ to continue to grow us as a new person in Him; never to deny Him, and to rejoice with those who are called brothers and sisters. The answer to the title of this blog post, Are There Angles Among Us, is of course yes! Hebrews 13:2 tells us “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.” Here is my account of entertaining an angel… Continue reading