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Family Traits of Secular Naturalism, Part 2

In part 1 of this two-part series I noted that for Christians to effectively engage secularists in meaningful discussion, it is vital to understand… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Thoughts on the Movie, Tolkien

British thinker and writer J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien (1892–1973) is one of the most beloved fantasy authors ever. As author of The… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Family Traits of Secular Naturalism, Part 1

Belief systems, like family members, often share recognizable features or traits. In that sense one can determine what a belief system is about by… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

How to Address Christian Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy among Christians is a serious issue. At minimum, it’s a huge turnoff for believers and unbelievers alike. In situations where people… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Is Sunday a “Pagan” Day of Worship?

With the recent observance of Easter, I’m reminded of an exchange I had with a reader concerning when Christians should worship. About a year… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Friday Philosophy from Thinker Ed L. Miller

On my Facebook and Twitter pages I have a weekly segment called #FridayPhilosophy, where I provide quotes from great philosophical thinkers. One… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

#WednesdayWisdom from Thinker Mortimer J. Adler

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

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 6—More Classics

What is one of the best ways to prepare for explaining and defending Christianity’s truth claims? I suggest that tapping into the wisdom of… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 5—Classics

What can past defenders of the faith teach us today? As it turns out, historic Christianity’s preeminent voices have passed on a treasure trove… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 4—Online Engagement

Do you struggle with how to engage people who disagree online? You’re not alone. As noted in parts 1, 2, and 3 (of six), the term Apologia… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

A Memorial to Christian Theologian Desmond Ford

One of my favorite contemporary Christian theologians, Dr. Desmond Ford (1929–2019), died recently. He was an Australian evangelical theologian… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 3—Preparation

Are you prepared for apologetic engagement? In part 3 (of six) in this series, I’ll offer three practical suggestions to help prepare you for… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 2—Christian Foundations

In part 1 of this series, we noted that Apologia Sophia (Gk: ἀπολογία σοφία)… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Apologia Sophia: “Apologetics Wisdom” 1—Attitude

Apologia sophia (Gk: ἀπολογία σοφία) transliterates the Greek word endings and… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

A Memorial to Christian Thinker Michael Green

One of my favorite contemporary Christian thinkers, Dr. Edward Michael Bankes Green, more commonly known as “Michael Green,”… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Scientific Discovery & God: Human Exceptionalism, Part 4

Some people think the advance of science continues to remove any reason for believing in God, but in reality scientific discovery over the last… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Scientific Discovery and God: Planet Earth, Part 3

In the first two parts of this series (see here and here) I discussed how secular scientists, given their naturalistic worldview, expected to… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

3 Ways to Be a Gracious Christian Sports Fan

I have enjoyed playing and watching sports most of my life. Now that I’m sixty years old I sometimes think back to my time playing baseball and… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Scientific Discovery & God: The Solar System, Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I discussed how scientific evidence demonstrates that the universe had a beginning and that such a notion best comports… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Scientific Discovery and God: The Universe, Part 1

How did the universe come into being? The last century has revealed a stark contrast between what secular scientists expected to find regarding the… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

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