Humor — An Untapped Christian Apologetic

Humor — An Untapped Christian Apologetic The existence of humor in the universe is a powerful argument for the existence of God. Have you ever noticed that newborn babies do not laugh? Why is that? No matter what you do, they will not laugh. The reason for that is they do not understand language and they do not have life experience. There are many elements that make something “funny”: Surprise, parody, imitation, incongruity,...

Can You Say Shibboleth?

Can You Say Shibboleth? Did you know that 42,000 people were once killed because they couldn’t say this word (shibboleth) correctly? (Judges 12:1-7) While that may be interesting trivia, what in the world does it have to do with anything? Well, it seems to me that in our age, we have our own little shibboleths. We met a fellow not long ago at a farm supply store. He came over to us and started asking us questions about our...

Apologetics Begins at Home

Apologetics Begins at Home This week, I received a letter on my pillow from my 13-yr-old daughter. It was full of questions that she wanted me to help her understand. I am grateful that I have the kind of relationship with my children that they seek me out as their primary source of information when they are struggling with issues in life. Much of my life is dedicated to teaching and equipping the Body of Christ to study and defend...

God’s Not Dead

In the movie, God’s Not Dead, college freshman Josh Harper has his sights set on a future law degree. In order to acquire the necessary credits to achieve his academic goals. Harper signs up for a Philosophy class that is taught by a professor who is notoriously hostile to Christianity. The professor offers an assignment to his class asking them each to affirm the statement, “God is...

How to Answer the Fool – Sye Ten Bruggencate

How should you answer a fool? Should you answer him at all? “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.” (Proverbs 26-4-5, ESV) So which is it, should you answer a fool according to his folly, or shouldn’t you? Is this a contradiction in the Bible? Remember that the Law of...

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