Celebrating Three Years!

Today marks three years since I first began this blog! How time flies! I initially became interested in apologetics through a friend who began lending me books, most notably Josh McDowell's The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict (which my blog is giving away to one lucky winner; see bottom of post) and Lee Strobel's The Case for Christ; I became so interested that I eventually purchased my own copies of these books and many more. Then, in February 2008, I met an atheist and that is where the idea for a blog originated. After some thought,  I started this blog on August 23, 2008.

Here are just a few of the highlights from the past year.

At the beginning of this year, apologetics trainer and speaker Mikel Del Rosario did a guest post for the blog; he tackled the question "Can people be good without God?" And in February, the I had the privilege of reviewing his Accessilble Apologetics curriculum, a curriculum that I highly recommend.

I've also started to put out more reviews for items I recommend to my readers, be it books, curriculums, or DVDs. Most notably, I've reviewed such books as The Unshakable Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell and The Ambition: A Novel by Lee Strobel. A DVD on the Bible's reliability and a curriculum were on the list of items I reviewed as well. I plan to do more of those as time goes on.

There are also a few mini series going on here at the blog:

-the Food for Thought series (which began in January), which is small pieces of information comparing religions. The purpose is to show that all religions are not the same, and that Christianity is sound while letting the readers decide based on the content provided.

-  the Friday Apologetics Finds (which began in March) is a weekly series that aims to provide links to pertinent articles, videos, podcasts, etc. that I find throughout the week. There is so much information out there that I don't always post about, and this series allows me to put some of that out on the table each week.

Additionally, the DCFblog recently got its own Facebook page! Check it out and be sure to like it. Thank you to all of you who have already done so; I appreciate your support. There is also a new page added to the DCFblog called "Database of Quotes" where I've been adding my collection of quotes from respected scientists and leaders in the creationist movement on why evolution does not stand to scrutiny.

And last, but by no means least, I've had two amazing things happen this year that have made the DCFblog and what I do here all worth it. The first of these is that I was invited to an awesome group called The Christian Apologetics Alliance. "The Christian Apologetics Alliance is a group of Christian bloggers dedicated to sharing our faith in Jesus Christ by engaging others on a wide range of subjects related to Apologetic and Theological principles. Our goal is to demonstrate that faith is based in evidence and reason..." I am so honored to be a part of such an awesome group, and I have met some amazing people through it. They also have an open Facebook page where you can engage the skeptics who visit there frequently and answer questions from new believers as well.

Also, early this year, Lee Strobel joined Twitter. In May, when I was commenting on how much I loved his books, he replied, "Thanks so much, Christiana! We need MORE women in apologetics." Now, I don't normally go name-dropping, but that totally made my day; you see, when I first started this blog three years ago, there weren't many women in the apologetics field; and I dare say, that even as the numbers are climbing, there is still room for more woman apologists... I actually credit a number of woman apologists for inspiring me on this journey (MaryJo Sharp from Confident Christianity is the number one inspiration), and I'm so glad that more woman are entering this field.

And lastly, to celebrate the DCFblog's blogoversary, we have our five winners for the apologetics books! Thank you to all who entered, liked the DCFblog page, and requested to be my Facebook friend! The winners are:

1) The New Evidence That Demands a Verdict - Robin

2) More Than a Carpenter - Michelle

3) I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist - Laurie

4) Defending Your Faith - The Other Alice

5) Tactics - Rena

Congratulations, winners! You will be notified by email shortly.

Thank you everyone for making year number three so special!


  1. Wee! Yay! Those are some really cool happenings! And I think that your reviews are VERY good; thanks too for letting us partake in your "birthday" joy this way. :) I really hope the Lord really blesses you and your blog this year even more; keep up the good work! And thanks for the free book!

  2. Looking forward to visiting you here and there... I loved the giveaway idea. I will add you to my blogroll and my daily habit: http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/

  3. Woo Hooo, thanks for the chance to win!! I emailed you right back the other day, hope you got it!

  4. @Alice - Thank you so much for your support and the kind words; it means a lot to me. I will be getting the book to you on Sunday, and I'm really glad you won. ;)

    @Papa Giorgio - Thank you! I hope you enjoy your time here.

    @Rena - Yes, I received your email and sent your info out to the ministry right away. Please let me know when you receive it. Congrats! :)


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