How did Jesus deal with Skeptics?

Erik Manning looks at two New Testament stories that illustrate how Jesus dealt with skeptics. There are those who are genuinely curious and there are those who clearly are not. Jesus teaches us how to deal with both types of skeptics. How did Jesus deal with Skeptics?

Believing Thomas

Nearly every day a Christian will write me telling me that “faith is blind” and that we don’t need evidence and reason. Despite an entire Bible to the contrary, they will cite the “doubting Thomas” passage where Jesus says “those who have not seen, yet believe, are blessed” as if this supports their unreasonable position.Continue reading “Believing Thomas”

Doubt Your Doubts

My friend Dr. Travis Dickinson writes about why you shouldn’t panic when you encounter an objection to Christianity. First, I promise you the objection isn’t new. Other Christians have heard the objection before and alas, they are still Christian. Doubt your doubts. Make sure the objection is even a valid objection. If it is, doesContinue reading “Doubt Your Doubts”

Do I have to be absolutely certain before I can say Christianity is true?

Robby Hall discusses how much evidence is needed to believe something. He gives the example of a circumstantial court case to show that you don’t have to be absolutely certain to know that something is true. In fact, certain, or indubitable knowledge is almost always impossible. You can always cast doubt on something, that doesn’t meanContinue reading “Do I have to be absolutely certain before I can say Christianity is true?”

Doubt Your Doubts

Dr. Travis Dickinson explains why we should take a deep breath and doubt our doubts when we encounter an objection to Christianity. Most of the time when we doubt our doubts we will find that the objection isn’t actually an objection in the first place. Doubt Your Doubts | Dr. Travis Dickinson 

Why I Stopped Trying to ‘Have More Faith’

In doing apologetics — attempting to provide a rational basis for Christian doctrine — one comes across Christian anti-intellectualism from time-to-time. With good intentions, these sort of folks trot out the usual responses like, “We don’t need reason, we just need faith.” Christian anti-intellectualism, more or less, views reason as the enemy of faith. AfterContinue reading “Why I Stopped Trying to ‘Have More Faith’”

“Is the Bible God’s Word?” Patron-Only eBook

How do you know the Bible is God’s Word? How can the Bible be God’s Word if it was written by men? Over the years, the Bible has faced more criticism than any other book in history, yet it still remains authoritative for many Christians today. Have you ever had doubts about where the BibleContinue reading ““Is the Bible God’s Word?” Patron-Only eBook”

Ep 13 Barnabas Piper: Help My Unbelief – Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith

Barnabas Piper joins the show today answering questions about his book, “Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith”. We discussed the nature of faith, doubt, works, and how all of these things play out in the life of the believer. To watch the bonus section, where I ask Barnabas annoying questionsContinue reading “Ep 13 Barnabas Piper: Help My Unbelief – Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith”

The Most Important Thing to Tell Your Kids When They Doubt Their Faith

Dr. Travis Dickinson, professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, gives some sound advice on how to address your children’s doubts. Inevitably your kiddos will face objections to their faith and this will cause them to doubt. How will you respond? The Most Important Thing to Tell Your Kids When They Doubt Their Faith If youContinue reading “The Most Important Thing to Tell Your Kids When They Doubt Their Faith”