How the Prodigal Son Parallels Joseph and His 12 Brothers

Jesus’ brilliance is demonstrated through His parables, which often sewed together events and symbols from the Old Testament. Consider the Parable of the Prodigal Son about a man and his two sons. The younger son asked for his inheritance early and then ran off and lived in “reckless” or “wild” or “riotous” ways before a …

Flipping the Script on Atheists’ Street Epistemology

Peter Boghossian, who’s an outspoken atheist, popularized his method of street epistemology in 2013 to shake up the views of theists. His followers (such as Anthony Magnabosco) often film themselves walking around college campuses with webcams strapped to themselves. When they encounter “unsuspecting” “interlocutors,” they follow seven steps. The intention of this article is to …

Why Atheist De-Conversion Stories Fail

To persuade people, one should use the tools Aristotle suggested of ethos (establish credibility), pathos (appeal to people’s emotions) and logos (apply logic). I have encountered many atheists who have applied Aristotle’s formulations to construct their “de-conversion” from Christianity stories. This intention of this blog is to deconstruct their stories based on a higher level …

Early Secular Sources Support New Testament Accounts of Jesus’ Divinity

The foundation upon which Christianity rests is in Jesus’ resurrection. If the resurrection did not occur, early Christian disciples would have remained in hiding, fearful of persecution. If the resurrection did not occur, they would likely have returned to their positions prior to Jesus’ ministry and their cause would have died down as the realization …

The Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53: A Response to Elisha Ben Abuya

"The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone" - Psalm 118:22 This morning I was tagged on social media by a person who calls himself Elisha Ben Abuya. Mr. Ben Abuya considers himself an expert in Old Testament exegesis and he has amassed many fans within the atheist community. He resides in Israel and …

Six Reasons to Believe in and Accept the Love of the Prince of Peace

The best-selling book and blockbuster film entitled “The Da Vinci Code” may have stirred doubts among many Christians as its foundation was built on the assertion that Christians did not believe that Jesus was divine until Constantine pressured the Council of Nicaea to declare the deity of Jesus in 325 A.D. The book’s antagonist, Dr. …

When He Cried “Wolf,” They Stopped Listening: A Follow-up to My Rebuttal of Aron Ra’s Mythical Man.

"Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do" (Acts 9:4-6). I recently watched and wrote a rebuttal to “The Mythical Man” by a full-time …

Philosophers Point to God as a Source of Our Objective Terminal Values

In times of increasing “Euro-secularization” and decreasing religiosity in many countries in the West, many youth have gravitated away from God. For those who seek God, however, God answers their calls, often through spiritual experiences, churches, Biblical studies, or Apologetics. “Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and …