Blog Posts - Theology/apologetics



Life and Death in a Fallen World

Last week we buried a 25-year-old. Her three-year-old will grow up only knowing Mommy from stories and a few cellphone videos. Of course, she's not the only young person to die. There are a lot of people burying their babies — be they 4 or 54. Her...
by Homeward Bound on Jun 16, 2016

Could the Holy Spirit Have Died on the Cross?

I want to say up front that this isn't original to me. I read it somewhere, and I'd love to give them credit, but I can't find where I saw it. But it was interesting, so I wanted to share it here. The basic question is this: When God became a man to...
by Homeward Bound on Apr 29, 2016

The Resurrection of the Son of God: A Summary and Review

The resurrection of Christ is frequently attacked as an event than cannot have occurred. Critics say it's completely impossible, unhistorical, a myth. But there's another attack that it faces. Some will say it's "true" even though Jesus' body never m...
by Homeward Bound on Feb 24, 2016

Fairy Tales

In the post-Christmas season, we tend to contemplate the earthly ministry of Christ. Let's start with how Luke begins the tale: "In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar — when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Ga...
by Homeward Bound on Feb 1, 2016

What Does 'Believe in Jesus' Mean?

Evangelical Christians throw the phrases "believe in Jesus" and the more-or-less synonymous "ask Jesus into your heart" around freely, so much so that they've entered into American pop religion. The problem is we rarely take the time to explain what...
by Homeward Bound on Dec 1, 2015

Christian Caricatures 2

I can understand when people can't believe in some element or another of the Christian gospel. I hate it, however, when they reject the gospel because they've picked up a bad copy, and there are a lot of caricatures of the gospel out there. One versi...
by Homeward Bound on Oct 29, 2015

Staying Ready to Defend the Faith

One day I was eating lunch and had a puzzling thought: I collect knives. I have big knives and small knives. I have pretty knives and scary knives. I have knives with lights in them, knives with tools in them, and knives with knives in them. So why a...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 21, 2015

Crib Sheets: Why Do I Believe in God?

These are the arguments for the existence of God I find most compelling. There are others. Use what appeals to you, the ones you find compelling. (Bold is for subject headings. Normal text gives the thumbnail of the argument. Italics gives explanator...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 21, 2015

Crib Sheets: Why Do I Believe the Bible?

We need to be able to explain why people should take the Bible seriously. If the only explanation is "it works" or "I just believe it," it has nothing more to offer than the Koran or the Hindu Vedas. But that's not why we should believe the Bible. Th...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 21, 2015

Crib Sheets: Why Do I Believe in the Resurrection of Christ?

All believers need to be able to explain why they believe in the resurrection. "He lives within my heart" or "I spoke to him this morning" may be fine as part of that, but it can't be the sum total of it. The bodily resurrection of Christ is a histor...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 21, 2015

Preparing to Defend the Faith

We need to be able to explain what we believe and why we believe it. It's not hard to do, but it does require some effort on our part. The best place to get this is from books, but that's not the only place. There are radio programs and podcasts that...
by Homeward Bound on Dec 16, 2014

Defending the faith against attackers

When we are equipped to defend the faith, we are a tool for bringing the lost to Christ and a help for the saints around us. But there's another kind of person we may meet.Some unbelievers honestly ask questions wanting to understand why we believe w...
by Homeward Bound on Nov 17, 2014

Making Him Known: Defending the Faith

We are here to know God and to make him known. To effectively make him known, we need to be godly men and women who are ready, willing, and able to share the faith, defend the faith, and apply the faith to our world.Defending the faith is a vital par...
by Homeward Bound on Nov 13, 2014

Did Jesus Say Nothing About Homosexuality?

I'm loathe to get onto this topic again, but in the wake of the Duck Dynasty/homosexuality controversy, I feel like we need to look at an objection that so frequently appears in these discussions. The pro-same-sex marriage crowd, whether Christian or...
by Homeward Bound on Dec 31, 2013

Fearing God

Would you be nervous if you met the president? Would you be a little scared? You probably should be. Every president, regardless of party, has been the subject of stories about people who weren't quite deferential enough and got "detained." Most of t...
by Homeward Bound on Sep 5, 2013

Ignorance birthing the quest to find out the truth about Catholicism

Yesterday’s post caused quite a stir both on Facebook and Twitter. In the last twenty four hours I’ve had very fruitful conversations with some friends and have been made aware of my ignorance in some matters concerning Catholic theology,...
by DeanRoberts.Net on Mar 27, 2013

Links

I think these will be helpful sites for you to visit:Do "contradictions" discredit the Gospels? (This is part of a series of videos that, frankly, try to sell a DVD set, but the short video is still a useful piece.)Forget About Evolution and Inerranc...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 22, 2013

Slaying Giants

"How do we know there were giants?" my eldest daughter asked, out of the blue. "Are we talking Jack and Beanstalk or the Bible?""The Bible."The other one chimed in, "Because the Bible's God's word." "I think what she's really asking is, 'Why do we be...
by Homeward Bound on Mar 1, 2013

What Evidence is There for God?

The case for Christianity consists of different layers. Believing the gospel requires believing miracles can exist. Believing in miracles requires believing in God. The existence of God is the foundation level of the building. How do we get people to...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 31, 2013

Miracles and Broccoli

Last time I argued that we should be opened minded about miracles. A natural response is, So what? If miracles are possible, that doesn't mean they're common. That doesn't mean any of the miracles in the Bible really happened. It doesn't mean the B...
by Homeward Bound on Jan 17, 2013


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