Book Review: Feel Better Fast And Make It Last by Dr. Amen

And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." - Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
We've all heard the Bible passage, "Love the Lord Your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" -- and in the world of apologetics, there is always an emphasis on "with all your mind." Yet  many of us still suffer with depression, anxiety, anger, stress, and trauma -- all linked to the brain and societies new normal, even for Christians.
On an intellectual level, there is the problem of evil ("Why do bad things happen to good people and why does God allow it?"). On the other, there is the very real problem (the practical side, if you will) of "how do I fix the damage to my brain caused by this trauma?" Feel Better Fast and Make It Last byDr. Daniel Amen tackles the latter …

Make Your Case For Christ With Lee Strobel

On September 26th, Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg are offering a live Simulcast called Making Your Case for Christ.

The simulcast is part of a 6 week training course "for your church or small group," and can be purchased for $35.99 as part of the Making Your Case For Christ bundle which includes:

A Training course Kit

The live simulcast streaming on the 26th, which you can host at your church or small group meeting

and Streaming video access (for a limited time) to the study for your small groups
In this course you will learn how to:

1.  Help their friends and family members open up to consider the case for Christ
2.  Describe their own personal journey with Christ and how it has impacted them
3.  Share with confidence about the biblical record of Christ—that Jesus really did what the Bible says he did
4. Present the evidence for the resurrection of Christ—that Jesus died and was raised to life
5.  Explain the central message of Christ in an authentic and compelling way
6.  He…

New Book Release: Sharing The Good News with Mormons from Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell, professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University and best-selling author, has just released a new book titled Sharing The Good News with Mormons. Co-written with Eric Johnson from The Mormon Research Ministry, the book highlights helpful articles from top apologists and thinkers — such as Mark Mittelberg, J. Warner Wallace, and Sandra Tanner — that will help you share your faith with your Mormon friends and family.

Here is the book's summary:
How do you share the gospel with those
Who don't think they need it? Someone you know is a Mormon—a family member, a coworker, a friend, or a neighbor—and you long to present the truth about Jesus and what God's Word teaches. But where do you start? How can you convey what's on your heart in a way that will be well received?  Every relationship and situation is unique, and that's why these essays from respected scholars, apologists, and pastors—including Sandra Tanner, Robert Bowman, David Geisler, Bill Mc…

Book Review: Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil

Answering the Toughest Questions About Suffering and Evil, the second in a series, is a book of basic Christian answers to the question of evil and suffering. With short sections and thoughtful review questions for critical thinking, this book can be used in a small group setting. Although authors Bruce Bickel and Stan Jantz talk about weighty issues, this is not a heavy-topic book, making it great for those who want an introductory glimpse into the questions and answers to the problem of evil.

The beginning of the book focuses on Christian "approaches rather than answers" -- as well as the atheist arguments against God's existence -- concerning the problem of evil.
The book then discusses an age-old question poised by the prophet Habakkuk: "How long must I call for help? Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?" And God’s answer: “The just shall live by faith.”
But the book doesn't leave the answer on faith alone; it goes on to di…

Women In Apologetics Conference To Feature Former Zoegirl Artist As Event's Worship Leader

The group Women In Apologetics (formerly ISWA) announced via Facebook yesterday that they will feature former Zoegirl artist Alisa Childers as worship leader for their first annual apologetics event to be held on January 19-20, 2018.

They stated, "What is often missing from apologetics conferences? Worship! While we are loving God with our minds, we should not neglect to worship God with our hearts. This is why we are excited to have the talented Alisa Childers (formerly of ZOEgirl) lead us in worship at the Inaugural Women in Apologetics Conference, Jan 19 & 20, 2018! You will not want to miss it so, mark your calendars and share with your friends!"

Childers is a fitting choice for worship at the event, currently hosting her own podcast called Relevant where she talks about the current issues of our day from a Christian perspective. She has interviewed such apologists as J. Warner Wallace, Jonathan Morrow, and Clay Jones. She also blogs about apologetics issues on her w…

The Case For Christ Movie Review: Book Vs. Movie and Why Both Are Good

The Case for Christ debuted in theaters back in April. Immediately, it received an A+ Cinema score that first weekend, a title that Cinema gives to only two exceptional movies per year. That critically acclaimed movie releases to DVD this week (August 15). I read the blockbuster book The Case for Christ for the first time about 10 years ago – my first introduction to the field of apologetics, the defense of the Christian faith – and it left me wanting more. I am so happy to see that book translated into a movie! Here are my thoughts.
Based on a true story, the film begins with atheist Lee Strobel’s (Mike Vogel) investigative reporting earning him a promotion as the legal editor at the Chicago Tribune in the ‘80s. Soaring on that success, it seemed everything in Lee’s life was going perfectly… that is, until his wife, Leslie (Erika Christensen) became a Christian due to a traumatic event in her life. This was completely against everything Lee believed as an atheist. Thinking that he is…

Answers In Genesis and Ron Rhodes: World Religions Conference

Answers in Genesis is hosting the World Religions Conference next week, July 24-27, in Florence, Kentucky. Speakers include Ken Ham, Ron Rhodes, Todd Friel, and Emeal (“E.Z.”) Zwayne (President of Living Waters), among others. Details can be found here. Of this event, Answers in Genesis CEO Ken Ham says,
More than ever, Christians need to know what other religions believe and then learn how to reach the lost souls mired in them. This unique conference will reveal how and why so many religions have become so prominent today and show where they differ from Christianity in various ways, from what they teach about origins to what they believe about having a relationship with God.
—Ken Ham, AiG President
Each ticket includes discounts on products at the event and a "7-day pass to both the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum."

One of the conferences speakers, Ron Rhodes, teaches cult apologetics at well-known seminaries. In His book, Reasoning From the Scriptureswith the Catholics, …