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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."

  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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.

  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Søren Kierkegaard

    July 5, 2016

    Søren Kierkegaard was unknown to the world until 100 years after his death. Though his philosophical and theological works finally rose in popularity in the twentieth century, what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity?

    • People of Faith
    • Christian thinkers
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  • 3 Qualities that Draw People to Ask about Our Faith

    June 28, 2016
    • Christian Life
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on Jonathan Edwards

    June 21, 2016

    Puritan theologian Jonathan Edwards may be one of America’s greatest thinkers, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity?

    • Christian thinkers
  • How to Make Sense of Things We Can’t Control

    June 15, 2016

    Our lives are dependent upon many causal factors. Life itself is fragile, short, and there is a clear limit to what we can control through willful decisions. Here are three practical ways we can make sense of our lack of input in life:

    • Mental Health
    • Christian Life
  • 5 Things We Can’t Control

    June 7, 2016

    As human beings we like to think that we are masters of our own fate. We enjoy thinking that we are autonomous individuals whose personal decisions have made us who we are in life ... Yet while human volition is a great power in life, there are things that deeply shape our lives that are beyond our control, consent, or wishes.

    • Christian Life
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  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Thomas Aquinas

    May 31, 2016

    Thomas Aquinas’s system of thought was declared the official philosophy of the Roman Catholic Church, but what exactly did he believe, and what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Thomas Aquinas—and why he still matters today.

    • People of Faith
  • Spheres of Awareness: 4 Unique Ways Humans Perceive Reality

    May 24, 2016

    An implication of being made in God’s image is that human beings have a unique awareness of reality. That reality is wide and deep and extends to four basic philosophical spheres or dimensions of life. The awareness of and interaction with these spheres illustrates humankind’s uniqueness and makes the discovery of four critical truths possible.

    • Image of God
  • Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Athanasius

    May 17, 2016

    St. Athanasius passionately defended Christ’s deity during a time when Christological heresies were rampant, but what else did he contribute to Christianity? Here’s your crash course on the life and accomplishments of St. Athanasius—and why he still matters today.

    • People of Faith
  • The Crowd Roared: Christian Reflections on Fame

    May 10, 2016

    Recently, I went to a Lakers game with family and friends, and I came away with a philosophical reflection. I noticed that every time Lakers star Kobe Bryant touched the ball, scored a basket, or even appeared on the big screen, the crowd at Staples Center visibly changed. Lakers fans became loud, energetic, and collectively erupted into a roar. There was an electrical excitement in the arena that buzzed at every connection to Kobe Bryant. This “Kobe focus” could be explained by the fact that the Lakers have little to cheer about these days, or that this is Bryant’s last season, but I think there is more to it than just that.

    • Christian Life
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