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    Dogma Debate Radio: Love Your Neighbor

    Yesterday I was on the atheist talk show Dogma Debate Radio with David Smalley (www.dogmadebate.com). First, I’d like to thank David, Shayrah and Daniel for giving me the opportunity to be on the show as well as being great hosts. This was my first time on the radio or even debating in a public forum and it was a very unique experience. I wasn’t able to be as clear as I would have liked on a few points, but time was an issue and that’s something I have to work on for future debates. During the show Smalley kept using Malachi 3:6 as a reference stating, “I the Lord do…

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    Burden of Proof: Does God Exist?

    Christianity is a theistic worldview founded on factual evidence that concludes there is a supernatural deity and that the Bible is the most reliable testimony to reveal the identity of that deity as Jesus Christ.

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    Methods of Evangelism

    Part ONE – Evangelistic Method #1 The Romans Road is an intellectual evangelistic method of sharing the Gospel which uses a systematic approach in laying out the plan of salvation through Bible verses in the book of Romans. In this approach the verses are organized into a simple teaching which is easy to outline who is in need of salvation, why man needs salvation, how God provides that salvation, how man can respond to God’s provision of salvation, and finally what the result is of man’s response to God’s salvation (What is Roman’s Road?). First the case is established that all people are unrighteous before God, all have sinned and…

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    The Truth about Christmas and Easter

    Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. (Colossians 2:16–17, NIV84)

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    Love Wins [Part 4] – A Play with Two Parts

    In Professor John Goldingay’s class on Biblical Hermeneutics at Fuller Theological Seminary he introduces the Bible as a play with two parts. The first part of the play is the Old Testament and the second part is the New Testament. Between the two parts there is an intermission and if you leave during the intermission you only see the first part of the play – you only see the storyline being set up but never get the full understanding or see the culmination of the plot. Similarly, if you come to the play late and walk in during intermission to only see the second part you will have missed the…

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    Love Wins [Part 3] – My Own Personal Hell

    This article deals with the parable known as ‘The Rich Man and Lazarus’ or ‘Abraham’s Bosom’. In the book Love Wins Rob Bell uses this parable to teach that hell is more a state of mind than an actual place and that if we can change our mindset we can be free from hell. He teaches that hell is not forever and in eternity we will have the option to be set free. Is this sound teaching? Where does this understanding come from? According to Bell this is laid out for us in the parable of ‘Abraham’s Bosom’. What is a Parable? The simple and direct definition provided by Merriam-Webster…

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    The Heart of an Apologist

    I have an inquiring mind. I always have questions which when answered lead to more questions and I never accept things at face value. I often find myself as the “devil’s advocate” in discussions when I see a group in agreement. I also try to know the opposing side’s reasoning as much as possible – sometimes as well as the opposition itself. I firmly believe what I believe but am continually seeking to test my beliefs under all scrutiny. To put a formal title on an informal position – I am an Apologist. Not that I have any official role as such but in my mentality – especially when relating…