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Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

How is a “forensic faith” different? “You can at least know that the step you are taking is not unreasonable or blind. Instead it is reasonable, based on the evidence.” — J. Warner Wallace, Author and Detective, Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses three ways that we can hold a belief, the last of which is the forensic faith that is most consistent with Christianity. This video is part… Read More →Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

Free Will or Fate?

Following the shocking anthology series, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker and team have produced an interactive film called Bandersnatch. Bouncing off of a concept that has been used in the video game world for some time, the movie allows you to make choices about how the story will turn out as you go along. Every five to ten minutes you are presented with a choice of two ways the story can go. There are multiple pathways… Read More →Free Will or Fate?

Who Are Our Heroes?

Who Are Our Heroes?

This recent article on The Stream by Eric Metaxas hits home some interesting points about manhood. Metaxas thinks through a time a few months ago when Kanye West spoke from the Oval Office about his own family experiences that have lacked “male energy.” Metaxas discusses how the concepts of male and female have been deconstructed so much by culture, conjoined with the many fatherless households across the country, has left countless individuals longing for a… Read More →Who Are Our Heroes?

Video: How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths? “We enjoy inviting non-Christians into our home, having meals with them, and being authentic with them.” — Kevin Bywater, Director, Oxford Study Centre Kevin Bywater explains how the best way to develop relationships with people of other faiths is to show them hospitality. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the… Read More →Video: How can we develop relationships with people of other faiths?

Blocked in the Black Mirror

An Unsettling “Black Mirror”First airing on Netflix in 2011, Black Mirror is one of the most disturbing shows ever. Each stand-alone episode is set in the uncomfortably near future, exploring the ever-increasing (and often unsettling) role of technology in everyday life. As technology advances at a faster and faster pace in our world, the show raises questions about the ethical use of technology and what happens when technology gets out of control—or rather, when humans… Read More →Blocked in the Black Mirror

Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

This broadcast by J. Warner Wallace builds an interesting, useful framework for understanding the evidence for God’s existence. Wallace discusses a technique for evaluating evidence that he learned in his time as a detective, which he calls the “inside the room game.” He says that in the same way we can look at the evidence left at a crime scene to determine whether or not there was an outside intruder, we can look at the… Read More →Detective Wallace: Connecting Careers and Christianity

Video: Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception?

Does Life Begin at Conception?

Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception? “The science of embryology… has said all along that from the very beginning, at conception, what we have is a living, distinct, whole human being.” — Megan Almon, Speaker, Life Training Institute In this video, Megan Almon discusses how the scientific community agrees that life begins at conception, even if pro-choice advocates argue on philosophical grounds that human life in that stage is not yet… Read More →Video: Does the scientific community agree that life begins at conception?

A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

This week’s episode of Unbelievable contains an interesting conversation between Dr. John Lennox and Dr. Peter Atkins, moderated by author and Unbelievable host Justin Brierley. In this episode, Lennox and Atkins discuss the question “Can science explain everything?” from shockingly different perspectives. While Atkins says that even Christians who have won a Nobel Prize in science need to “grow up,” John Lennox sees his faith as the motor behind both his scientific curiosity and the curiosity… Read More →A Seat at the Table: Christian Relevance in an Anti-Christian Culture

Fact vs. Faith?

With an average viewership of over 18,000,000 people, CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms on television. Now in its twelfth, and final season, The Big Bang Theory will be the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in television history with 279 episodes. The show also boasts some of the highest-paid actors on TV, with some characters making around one million dollars per episode.¹ Christianity and The Big Bang Theory The… Read More →Fact vs. Faith?

Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Are Miracles Possible?

Are miracles possible? “If there was a beginning to the universe, and Genesis 1:1 is true, then every other verse in the Bible is at least possible.” — Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Many people object to Christianity because of its miracle claims. In this video, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the possibility of the miracles in the Bible, based on current scientific and philosophical evidence. This video is part of a series titled “Answers… Read More →Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Starting Conversations with Questions

Starting Conversations with Questions

This video by Greg Koukl offers some guidance for starting important conversations. He proposes that we ask people variations of the question “What do you mean by that?” to gather information about those we are communicating with. These questions, Greg says, will help us understand the views of the other person, thus enabling us to more effectively gear the rest of the conversation in the right direction. As daunting as starting conversations about religion may… Read More →Starting Conversations with Questions

“You will die. I will not.”

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the films Prometheus and Alien: Covenant] What does it mean to be human? There seems to be no better avenue for exploring this question than through the realm of science fiction. Something about artificial intelligence causes us to question who we are. Countless books and movies have explored this theme. One film director who frequently broaches this topic is Ridley Scott. One of Scott’s most famous… Read More →“You will die. I will not.”

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