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What’s trending in apologetics today?

http://www.outreachmagazine.com/interviews/5626-lee-strobel-what-s-trending-in-apologetics-today.html

Lee Strobel on How “The Case for Christ” Has Only Strengthened in 20 Years

http://www.crosswalk.com/video/lee-strobel-on-how-the-case-for-christ-has-only-strengthened-in-20-years.html

Is the Gospel of Thomas as Reliable as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2016/01/is-gospel-of-thomas-as-reliable-as.html

How Lee Strobel, Ny Times Best-Selling Christian Author, Wrestles With Doubt

Down-to-the-bone honest Christians will always admit that doubt is something which never disappears. Doubts emerge with every new page turned in life and faith. However, doubt doesn’t have to get the best of us.  In a recent interview with me, Lee Strobel, New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books, unpacks the importance of the doubt – hope dynamic for our faith and how he wrestles with his own doubts in life.

CMS: You say that doubt is not a sinful offense, this might be a surprise to what most Christians have been taught, can you explain your reasoning?

Read the rest: http://craigmspringer.com/2016/01/05/how-lee-strobel-ny-times-best-selling-christian-author-wrestles-with-doubt/

The existence of biological information in DNA

The existence of biological information in DNA also points toward a Creator. Each of our cells contains the precise assembly instructions for every protein out of which our bodies are made, all spelled out in a four-letter chemical alphabet. Nature can produce patterns, but whenever we see information—whether it’s in a book or a computer program—we know there’s intelligence behind it.

~ Lee Strobel, If God Made the Universe, Who Made God?, p. 3.

Churches need to be more intentional

The average Christian in the pew is not reading books by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, but their neighbors and coworkers are. I think congregations are putting pressure on churches to equip them better, educate them more and give them opportunities to grow in this area. Churches that have relied in the past on a lifestyle evangelistic approach that lacks intentionality need to be a little more intentional in reaching people and bringing answers to their questions. I’m all for lifestyle evangelism, but I’m also in favor of intentionality, where we seek out opportunities for spiritual conversations and are equipped to explain the gospel and why we believe it.

—Lee Strobel (from, What’s Trending in Apologetics Today?)

if I were to embrace Darwinism

Lee Strobel

Looking at the doctrine of Darwinism, which undergirded my atheism for so many years, it didn’t take me long to conclude that it was simply too far-fetched to be credible. I realized that if I were to embrace Darwinism and its underlying premise of naturalism, I would have to believe that:
1. Nothing produces everything
2. Non-life produces life
3. Randomness produces fine-tuning
4. Chaos produces information
5. Unconsciousness produces consciousness
6. Non-reason produces reason….The central pillars of evolutionary theory quickly rotted away when exposed to scrutiny.
~ The Case for a Creator, p. 277

What’s trending in apolgetics?

The average Christian in the pew is not reading books by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, but their neighbors and coworkers are. I think congregations are putting pressure on churches to equip them better, educate them more and give them opportunities to grow in this area. Churches that have relied in the past on a lifestyle evangelistic approach that lacks intentionality need to be a little more intentional in reaching people and bringing answers to their questions. I’m all for lifestyle evangelism, but I’m also in favor of intentionality, where we seek out opportunities for spiritual conversations and are equipped to explain the gospel and why we believe it.

—Lee Strobel, What’s Trending in Apologetics Today?

Apologetics is the handmaiden of evangelism

I think apologetics without evangelism is a bit of a wasted effort. When I was at Willow Creek Church, we had an apologetics team called “The Defenders,” but we didn’t just say, “Go study in a room and learn a bunch of stuff.”  We wanted them using that knowledge to really lead people to Christ. It’s been said that apologetics is the handmaiden of evangelism and I think that’s true. I’m passionate to reach people for Christ; that’s my goal. It’s not to win an argument, it’s not to try to play point-counter-point with a skeptic but to try to reach them with the gospel and try to lead them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. So I do see myself not as an apologist but as an evangelist who employs apologetics.

~ Lee Strobel (From, Lee Strobel on Evangelism and Apologetics)