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, …