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God as the Best Explanation of Beauty

Some of Western civilization’s greatest works of art are housed in the Vatican Museums. Museum benefactors say that part of their mission is to… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Michael Green

If you have followed me on social media for a while, you know that I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology, where I provide quotes from… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 4

Christians correctly assume that apologetics impacts conversion. That’s why many Christian ministries, organizations, and individuals who are… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 3

How does the defense of the faith (apologetics) influence a person’s embracing the Christian faith (conversion)? In historic Christianity the… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study, Part 2

How does the defense of the faith (apologetics) impact a person’s coming to embrace the faith (conversion)? As mentioned in part 1 of this… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How Apologetics Impacts Conversion: A Historical Case Study Part 1

In historic Christianity the field of apologetics (a reasoned defense of the faith) is considered a branch of theology. Apologetics often has a close… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker William Bennett

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have implemented a weekly segment called #WednesdayWisdom, where I provide quotes from significant scholars from… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thursday Theology from Jaroslav Pelikan

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called Thursday Theology, where I provide quotes from important theological thinkers past… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Suicide: An Unpardonable Sin for Christians?

Throughout my professional career as both a college professor and a Christian scholar I have been asked thousands of questions. However, whenever… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

What Kind of World Is Needed for Science to Work?

Advancements in science, technology, and medicine over the last century or so have benefitted virtually all people. Scientific progress has… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

3 Things You May Not Know about St. Augustine the Writer

Augustine of Hippo (354–430) was born in North Africa to a pagan father and a Christian mother. Following a youth and an early career steeped… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Blaise Pascal on the Human Condition

Poets, playwrights, philosophers, and psychologists all take their turns offering insights on the “human condition.” They seek to explain… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Wednesday Wisdom from Thinker E. D. Hirsch

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called Wednesday Wisdom, where I provide quotes from great thinkers in various fields. One… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Three Goals in a Christian Apologetics Encounter

Recently someone asked me how you can know if you have had a successful apologetics encounter. My immediate answer was that defending the faith… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Worshippers by Nature

Virtually every human being seeks to find an overarching purpose in life. As part of this common pursuit, people naturally attach themselves to… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Five Greek Words and Apologetics Persuasion

What role does persuasion play in communicating Christian truth to people? … read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

St. Augustine on Three Aspects of Creation

Science-minded people today may find it surprising to learn that a person who lived 1,600 years ago offers sensible insights on creation, but such is… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Voted the Best Christian Book of All Time

What is the best Christian book of all time? (Outside of the Bible, of course.) And how could something as grand as that claim ever be determined?… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

A Memorial to Christian Thinker Norman Geisler

One of the central thinkers of modern American evangelicalism, Norman L. Geisler (1932–2019), died recently. He was a Christian philosopher,… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

Life is full of big questions. And one of the most common is this: Does the universe have a purpose? … read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

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