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I believe deeply that "all truth is God’s truth." That historic affirmation means that when we discover and grasp truth in the world and in life we move closer to its divine Author. This approach relies on the Christian idea of God’s two revelatory books - the metaphorical book of nature and the literal book of Scripture.

As an RTB scholar I have a great passion to help people understand and see the truth and relevance of Christianity's truth-claims. My writings and lectures at RTB focus on showing how the great doctrinal truths of the faith (the Trinity, the Incarnation, the Atonement, creation ex nihilo, salvation by grace, etc.) are uniquely compatible with reason. This approach reflects the historic Christian apologetics statement - "faith seeking understanding."

I work to help myself and others fulfill Peter's words in 2 Peter 3:18: "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."

  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Justin Martyr

    November 14, 2016

    Saint Justin, also known as Justin Martyr, was one of the first Christians to meet Greco-Roman thinkers on their own ground by using philosophy as a tool or handmaid (servant) to defend the gospel message. But what else did he contribute to historic Christianity?

    • Famous Christians
    • People of Faith
    • Christian Life
  • How Would You Introduce Your Faith?

    November 7, 2016

    Have you ever been asked to introduce yourself in a public setting? What if you were asked to introduce your Christian faith to a group of non-Christians—what would you say?

    • Christian Life
    • Apologetics
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Jerome

    November 1, 2016

    Tradition reveals that St. Jerome preferred studying the biblical languages because it helped him fend off impure thoughts. But who was this ancient Christian monk, and what is his enduring legacy in terms of historic Christianity?

    • People of Faith
  • 3 Books to Deepen Your Delight in Jesus

    October 25, 2016

    I want to highlight three books that stand out in terms of revealing great insights about the person of Jesus Christ. All three of these books differ in reading level and touch on topics such as Jesus’s identity, deity, and historicity.

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  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Basil

    October 18, 2016

    Not many people are known as so-and-so “the Great.” But St. Basil the Great was one of the finest thinkers, writers, and preachers in Christian church history. What did this man believe, and what did he ultimately contribute to historic Christianity?

    • People of Faith
  • Should We Read Print Books or E-books?

    October 11, 2016

    Is it better to read paper books or electronic books? E-books have their benefits: They are convenient, especially when traveling, and they are often significantly less expensive than physical books. They are also becoming more like physical books as developers continue to improve the technology.

    • Life of the Mind
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Tertullian

    October 4, 2016

    Though he died almost 18 centuries ago, Tertullian is often quoted today in theological and apologetics circles. But what did this man believe and what did he ultimately contribute to historic Christianity?

    • People of Faith
  • Reflections on Social Media: Is Digital Networking a Good Phenomenon? Part 2

    September 27, 2016

    It seems a safe assumption that all new technologies—from cell phones to social media—present its users with both positive and negative possibilities. The challenge resides in learning how to manage the technology so one maximizes the positives and minimizes the negatives. How can we do this for the emerging and enormously popular phenomenon known as social media?…

    • Reflective Thinking
    • Pop Culture
    • Logic
    • Good Questions
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  • Reflections on Social Media: Is Digital Networking a Good Phenomenon? Part 1

    September 20, 2016

    In July 2016, the Facebook Messenger app marked the amazing milestone of having 1 billion daily active users. And Twitter now claims 313 million monthly active users. There are also numerous other social networking sites that are extremely popular, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, etc.

    • Reflective Thinking
    • Pop Culture
    • Logic
    • Good Questions
  • A Review of Patterns of Evidence

    September 6, 2016

    In his film Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney recreates his search for the historical truth behind the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. I previewed this film at a theatrical release in February 2015. The documentary is now widely available for rent and purchase, and I’ve noticed that it’s been getting some promotion within the Christian apologetics community because of its compelling presentation of the historical accuracy of the Bible.

    • Archaeology
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Irenaeus

    August 30, 2016

    Irenaeus was one of the first Christians to defend the faith against Gnosticism, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity?

    • People of Faith
  • The Image of God Gives All Human Life Value

    August 23, 2016

    Lethal acts of terrorism, controversial police shootings, and attacks upon law enforcement officers have left many unsettled in America. These horrific public killings cause many to wonder whose lives really matter in life. So do all human lives have value? And, if so, on what basis do they carry worth?

    • Image of God
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  • Apologetics Strategies: How to Select Resources to Give to Nonbelievers

    August 9, 2016

    ...what should you look for when selecting a resource to give to a skeptical expert? Here are three criteria to consider...

    • General Apologetics
  • How a Christian Worldview Influenced America’s Founding Fathers

    July 26, 2016

    It might be fair to say that most Americans tend to take our freedom for granted. We forget that our freedom was hard-won and is not guaranteed. In fact, the liberties we cherish are privileges not many societies enjoy. Tyranny, in its many guises, is the historical norm.

  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Bonaventure

    July 19, 2016

    St. Bonaventure was one of the great thinkers of the Middle Ages, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christendom? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Bonaventure—and why he still matters today.

    • Famous Christians
    • People
    • Life of the Mind
    • Books
  • A Scientist’s Perspective on Hollywood Disaster Films

    July 12, 2016

    Editors Sandra Dimas and Amanda Warner sat down with climatologist and RTB visiting scholar Kevin Birdwell to get a scientist’s perspective on Hollywood disaster films.

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