Category Archives: Apologetics

Tactics of Deception


Recently, I read a book called, Debunk It! How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation by John Grant (Zest Books 2014). I don’t agree with everything the author espouses but I do agree with the need for us … Continue reading

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Helping Teens Keep the Faith


Today’s blog post is by a York student, David Ekere. David has been involved in my ministry since the 2013-14 academic year. By his own admission, he wrote a seven page paper on “Why Teens Leave the Church” one night … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 2


(This is the second half of an article originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26. For the first half, see here.) Scientism One morning I was watching TV with my 2-year-old daughter. A skit in a children’s … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Modernism? Part 1


(Another old article I had written. This was originally published in The Banner, April 23, 2001, pp. 24-26.) Postmodernism is all the rage these days. Plenty of books and articles have been written about it. Students take classes about it. … Continue reading

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When Certainty is Wrong


(This was originally published in The Banner, Nov. 20, 2000, pp. 33-35) Have you ever asked yourself if you are truly saved? How can you be certain that Christianity is true? How can we be sure that the Bible is … Continue reading

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Faith, Science and Metaphors


This post is originally published at BioLogos.org. You can view it here. Re-posted here with permission. Metaphors People tend to think of metaphors as simple poetic word plays to adorn or illustrate otherwise dull text. Positively, one might think of … Continue reading

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Religion and Science, Faith and Reason


(This blog post is adapted from my sermon at ClearView Christian Reformed Church, Oakville, Ontario on Oct. 28, 2012.) In our society’s popular mindset, religion and science are at war with each other. Often, people see faith as connected to … Continue reading

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