What’s Stopping You from Believing in Jesus?

Hugh Ross once said that after he offered very convincing cosmological evidence in support of God, some atheists in his audience said that while they found his evidence compelling, they weren’t ready to believe. Something or someone was holding them back. Sometimes the reason people do not become Christians has nothing to do with whether …

Evidence for Early Christian Persecution: Reasons to Believe

“The great difficulty is to get audiences to realize that you are preaching Christianity simply because you happen to think it true.” – CS Lewis In a conversation I had with philosophy professor Tim McGrew, he asked me which place I thought starting a new religion would be successful: Mecca (Saudi Arabia) or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. …

Abstracts from Meta-Analytic Studies on the Health Benefits of Religiosity

I recently debated an atheist on the merits of religion and whether it is needed in modern society. The debate can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ4FL-9Z3x8 I had researched findings from a variety of studies, including meta-analytic studies. Meta-analytic studies are studies that analyze the empirical results from other studies on the same variables to determine …

The (Frightening) Moral Implications of a World without Christianity

Some may be cheering as they witness the rising wave of Euro-secularization, where many in western societies have become increasingly atheistic, post-material, and secular. Ron Inglehart of the University of Michigan’s World Values Surveys has distinguished these “secular/rational and self-expressive” countries from the “traditional/religious and survival” countries in other poorer parts of the world (Inglehart, …

Do We Have Enough Evidence to Support Jesus’ Divinity Today?

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – St. Paul in Romans 12:2 One of the most well-attested and undisputed facts of Christianity is the fact the early Christian martyrs …

Atheists’ Problem of Evil and God’s Elevation of Heroes like Dr. MLK, Jr.

The Problem of Evil One of the strongest arguments atheists wage against God is the problem of evil. Some claim that the presence of evil in the world eliminates the possibility of an omniscient, all-benevolent Lord who wants the best for his children by granting them free will. Some claim that an all-benevolent Lord should …