Yesterday’s article by Michael Brown at The Stream brings to attention an interesting development about Amazon. Amazon has banned the sale of the book Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill for Islam. Brown quotes Robert Spencer, who has authored his own scholarly works critiquing the Koran, who says that the banned book “endeavors to illustrate how violent jihadists justify their actions by referring to Islamic texts and teachings—and that’s all. [The authors] call for no violence. Their… Read More →Amazon Sells Everything… Or Do They?
How should we begin studying worldview? “The key is just to start… Don’t let all of the resources overwhelm you; just start by starting, and you will find your way therein.” — Michael Sherrard, Author, Pastor, and Speaker, Relational Apologetics Michael Sherrard offers practical advice for reading about important worldview topics amidst a wealth of quality books and resources. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions… Read More →Video: How should we begin studying worldview?
Marvel’s cinematic universe has been smashing the box-office since its inception. Almost eleven years later, their films are still going strong. Black Panther, nominated for seven academy awards and winner of three, has been one of their most successful entries so far, bringing in over $700,000,000 domestically for a total gross of over $1,346,000,000 worldwide. This makes it the ninth highest grossing movie of all time. “You were all wrong!”[Spoiler Alert] The story centers around… Read More →The Invisible Walls of Injustice
This article by Josh Shepherd at The Stream highlights an interview with Summit President Dr. Jeff Myers, where he discusses the abortion debate that took place this past Thursday between Dr. Mike Adams and Dr. Willie Parker. Dr. Myers discusses how the event came together, his thoughts on the dialogue, and the effectiveness of debates in bringing people of different viewpoints together to discuss important questions. The final point from Dr. Myers should encourage us to… Read More →The Abortion Debate: Advancing Important Conversation
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
Why should we pray? “[We pray] because he wants us to interact with him in a meaningful way because he loves us.” — Michael Sherrard, Author, Relational Apologetics In this video, Michael Sherrard discusses how prayer is meant to be an avenue for relationship with our true Father, the Creator of all things. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties… Read More →Video: Why should we pray?