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Christians Shaming Christians Over Voting for Trump: 3 Strawman Arguments That Need to Stop

There’s been a sad fallout among Christians now that the election chaos has (mostly) come to an end and a new administration is taking over: Christians are shaming other Christians for having voted for Trump. It’s one thing to say, “As a Christian, I didn’t support Trump because (fill in the blank with disagreements regarding his character or the party platform).” But it’s entirely another thing to mischaracterize why many Christians did vote for Trump and then attempt to make Read More…

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Disagreement Fatigue and 2020: How the Events of the Year Will Shape Christian Interactions in 2021 and Beyond

There’s no disagreement on one thing in 2020: that it was a year filled with disagreements. Of course, “disagreement” is a kinder, gentler word for much of the chaotic, nasty, and sometimes violent conflict we saw as our culture responded to a worldwide pandemic, racial injustice, and the presidential election. Through the transparency of social media, people drew battle lines and fought, with the wars leaving wounds on friendships, family relationships, church relationships, and more. Read More…

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How to Talk with Your Teens about Sex and Love from a Biblical Worldview: Interview with Sean McDowell

Over the last several years, I’ve spoken on the subject of apologetics to many groups of parents at churches and conferences. Although none of my talks deal with the topic of sexuality, I can hardly think of a time when I wasn’t asked a question about it either in the Q & A or in private conversation afterward with an individual parent. In particular, parents always want to know what they should say to their kids about homosexuality and transgender questions. These are undoubtedly the most Read More…

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If You’ve Started Hating Fellow Christians Because of How They’re Voting, You’ve Lost Perspective

I’ve been homeschooling now for 8 weeks and am thoroughly enjoying it. I especially love having the opportunity to dig more deeply into subjects that are glossed over in traditional school or not addressed at all. Case in point: logic. Every week, I teach my 6th grade twins how to spot logical fallacies using the introductory book, The Fallacy Detective. Last week, however, I deviated from the book and gave my kids a document containing several paragraphs from the Democratic Party platform. Read More…

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How to Explain to Your Kids Why Social Justice Warriors Hate Christians So Much

Black Lives Matter activists cornered a woman at a restaurant in Washington D.C. this week because she wouldn’t raise her fist in solidarity with their chants that “white silence is violence.” If you watch the clip of this happening, at about the 28 second mark you can hear the protester in front accusingly ask, “Are you a Christian?” If you haven’t studied much of what’s going on ideologically behind recent protests, this question might seem strangely out of place. What does Read More…

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How to Build a More Discerning, Less Naïve, and Better Culturally Engaged Church

In my last article, Christian Naivety is Harming the Church’s Engagement with Today’s Culture, I identified four ways that I’ve seen many Christians respond with naivety to calls for discernment in today’s world. At the end, I asked, “How do we fix this?” and said my answer would be the subject of my next article. This is that article. Since this is a follow up, please be sure to read my last post before this one for context. Let me start by saying that the title of this article Read More…

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Christian Naivety is Harming the Church’s Engagement with Today’s Culture

I had no idea my last article, “5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Culture Moment,” would resonate with so many—it’s been liked and shared over 250,000 times to date (!). Although I no longer leave comments open on my site (I just don’t have the time to moderate and respond), I had the opportunity to observe a flurry of conversation threads on social media related to what I had written. Those conversation threads generated all kinds of ideas for future Read More…

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5 Ways Christians are Getting Swept into a Secular Worldview in This Cultural Moment

So much has been said and is being said about the tragic death of George Floyd that it almost feels excessive to add to the conversation. But to continue on with the “regularly scheduled blog posts” without addressing such a significant event would also be bizarre. Many people have already written on how tragic and unjust Floyd’s death was. This post is not here to elaborate on that. If you’re reading this, I take it that you already agree. Many people are also addressing how unbiblical Read More…

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