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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

Why Would God Save Us?

Answering people’s questions is an important task in the apologetics enterprise. But defending the Christian faith often involves first… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Quantum Mechanics and the Laws of Logic, Part 3

Can quantum science, the laws of logic, and the Christian faith coexist? Yes, they can. In fact, Christian thinkers have historically made many… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Quantum Mechanics and the Laws of Logic, Part 2

Do the experimental results of the incredibly small and unusual quantum world undermine our traditional understanding of reason and the laws of… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

Quantum Mechanics and the Laws of Logic, Part 1

Having worked at science-faith apologetics organization Reasons to Believe for more than 20 years, I’ve observed that scientists and… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

A Christian Perspective on Pagan and Secular Belief Systems

How are Christians to view systems of thought that are rooted in pagan or secular beliefs? Are non-Christian belief systems so filled with error that… read more
Kenneth R. Samples Science and Faith Building Blocks

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

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