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Lawrence and Tagovailoa: Christ is Lord of All

Christ is Lord of All

Today’s episode of The Point with John Stonestreet highlights two of college football’s up-and-coming stars, Tua Tagovailoa and Trevor Lawrence. Stonestreet notes how these two quarterbacks, set to face off in the national championship game on Monday, have used their platform as athletes to express the importance of Christ in their lives. Their words raise an interesting question: in what ways should we allow our relationship with Jesus to permeate throughout our entire lives, including… Read More →Lawrence and Tagovailoa: Christ is Lord of All

Teaching Your Kids to Think

Teaching Kids to Think

This article by Tim Barnett offers parents a creative, engaging way to start teaching their children to think critically. Tim discusses how he watches a video from PragerU with his oldest daughter every night before bed, because their captivating, bite-sized content can really be a catalyst for interesting conversations. As Tim notes, this strategy may not work for every kid, but it’s one potential way to start engaging the minds of your kids from a young… Read More →Teaching Your Kids to Think

Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

What You Believe & Why

Why do we need to know what we believe? “Studies show that one of the reasons kids disengage the church… is they are not ready with an answer.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor, Biola University In this video, Sean McDowell discusses the importance of knowing what we believe, why we believe it, and what we should do about it. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: Why do we need to know what we believe?

Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Gospel Contradictions & Jumping to Conclusions

This article by Sean McDowell makes an interesting point about passages in the gospels that seem to contradict. Sean proposes that many things that seem like contradictions at first glance are meant to challenge us to reflect more deeply on the text. After this reflection, if Sean’s thoughts on John are correct, these passages actually show a deeper purpose of the author that is not contradictory at all. Sean’s guidance, to reflect more deeply on passages… Read More →Gospel “Contradictions” & Jumping to Conclusions

Good Enough for Heaven?

Good Enough for Heaven?

In this month’s RZIM Ask Away Podcast, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss a lot of thought-provoking questions about heaven. How does someone get into heaven? What is heaven? What is the minimum requirement to get into heaven? If Hitler were to repent of his actions on his death bed, would he get into heaven? On one point, Vince and Jo seem to agree that it is not our good or bad actions that are the… Read More →Good Enough for Heaven?

Video: How can Christians begin to engage with and change the culture?

Christians Shaping Culture

How can Christians begin to engage with and change the culture? “We sometimes want to change the world and forget to change our community.” — Jennifer Marshall, Vice President, The Heritage Foundation In this video, Jennifer Marshall highlights the need for local change that often gets overlooked by those of us who are focused on changing the entire world. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the… Read More →Video: How can Christians begin to engage with and change the culture?

Pantheism’s Finest Hour

In May of 1980 George Lucas released Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the sequel to his 1977 breakout hit Star Wars. The film is often regarded as the best of the Star Wars films, coming in at 95% on Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer, and ranking as the thirteenth highest-rated movie on IMDB’s top 250. The film contains some of the most memorable and iconic scenes in film history. Among these is the training of Luke… Read More →Pantheism’s Finest Hour

Logical Fallacies

A logical fallacy is “a mistake in reasoning that renders an argument invalid, unsound, weak, or ineffective.”1 In philosophy courses, students are often taught a whole list of fallacies and how to avoid them. However, fallacies are extremely common in pop-culture—news media, commercials, TV shows, movies, and political debates. Below are some common examples.   Ad Hominem – Time Warner Cable   The Ad hominem is “a fallacy in which an argument attacks a person… Read More →Logical Fallacies

Defining Our Terms: Having Clear Conversations

Having Effective Conversations

In this video, Tim Barnett makes a great point about the nature of God. He points out that God doesn’t need us for anything because He is completely self-sufficient. Objecting to God’s self-sufficient nature by saying He “requires” something from us is to equivocate a “requirement” from us, for our benefit, to a “need” that God has us to fulfill. These two meanings are very different; the question of who is in need is quite important. As… Read More →Defining Our Terms: Having Clear Conversations

Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Evidence: Experience vs. Facts

This recent post by blogger Natasha Crain highlights some crucial points about the role that objective evidence should play in our understanding of reality. Natasha walks us through the way she processed the terrifying idea that she might have cancer. Through this experience, she saw some of the limits of trying to look at reality objectively all the time. Many times, especially in moments of hardship, even the most intellectual people are not interested in… Read More →Evidence: Experience Over Facts?

Video: How can we communicate truth to a relative culture?

Communicating Truth

How can we communicate truth to a relative culture? “All I want to do is bring a mirror out and show them that deep inside they value truth, they want truth, and they actually do try to live their lives based on what they think is true.” — Sean McDowell, Associate Professor of Christian Apologetics, Biola University Many people in our society today claim that they don’t believe in the value of truth. Sean McDowell… Read More →Video: How can we communicate truth to a relative culture?

Video: How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview?

Intentional Christian Worldview

How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview? “We’ve got to get back to talking about faith as if it deals with matters of truth and not preference.” — John Stonestreet, President, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview In our current cultural climate, religion is often relegated to a matter of private personal preference. In this video, John Stonestreet emphasizes the public, absolute nature of the Christian faith that speaks truth about all of… Read More →Video: How can Christians become more intentional about their worldview?