Category Archives: Apologetics Toolbox

‘Tis the Season to Study the Virgin Birth with Your Kids

My high school aged sons and I were recently offered a free review of the first lesson in a new youth apologetics video curriculum by Mikel Del Rosario, the Apologetics Guy. Knowing that Mikel is *already* accessible, we had to see … Continue reading

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Leibnizian Moral Argument?

I think my moral argument for God’s existence is similar to Leibniz’ cosmological argument (except it has to do with the explanation of the Good, a.k.a. the Golden Rule). If you’d rather not say “the Golden Rule,” then say what everyone … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil (guest post)

This post was put together from the power point slides of a presentation given by my soon-to-be sixteen-year-old, Ethan Spikes. He delivered this presentation in front of 19 fellow students and a teacher. The Problem of Evil What is it? … Continue reading

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"Objections to Faith" by David Spikes (12 yrs. old)

Sometimes people have objections about Christianity, such as “a loving God would never send people to hell,” or “since evil and suffering exist, a good God cannot,” or “miracles contradict science, so they cannot exist.” One objection is that a loving … Continue reading

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A "Twelve Facts" resurrection logic puzzle

Reposting with additions in red. Originally posted July 7, 2011. I am studying “the twelve facts” and want to get down what I’ve got so far. After the facts are displayed, we’re going to turn the whole thing into a … Continue reading

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The Moral Argument

Update 1/30:  Expanded on some things The Moral Argument I don’t like the traditional version of this argument that argues from the moral law to a moral law-giver: Traditional Argument from Morality Premise 1:  There is an objective moral law. Premise … Continue reading

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Lee Strobel’s "The Case for Faith for Kids" summary with commentary

My boys have graduated from “kids” to “students” so I updated to the student edition of Lee Strobel’s “Case for…” series and wanted to get these notes down before I ship the “for kids” series off to their new owner. … Continue reading

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Poll: What grounds objective moral truth?

Choose one option from this poll: God wills the good in accordance with his loving nature. The good is a construct of God, man or nature. Nothing, there are only constructs which do not obligate. In other words: What grounds … Continue reading

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Blog index for Douglas Groothuis’ "Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith"

It occurred to me that an index for this discussion of Douglas Grouthuis’ Christian Apologetics might be useful.  I will update this as I cover more chapters.  We are studying it in my apologetics group at church, using the study … Continue reading

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Is there no truth, are all beliefs true, or is there only one truth?

This is something to consider in relationship to these objections to the objective truth of Christianity: 1) Claiming that Christianity is “the” truth steps on other people’s toes. 2) Science doesn’t even know the answers, and yet you claim to. … Continue reading

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