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The Sweet Fragrance of Clear Thinking

By Gretchen Passatino, © Copyright 2004 by Gretchen Passantino Urban legends, or stories that run rampant through the culture but have little basis in fact, frequently touch on issues of faith and religious commitment. Whether the story is about the “vanishing hitchhiker” telling the gospel to a despondent driver or thousands of human sacrifices by […]

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Fantasies, Legends, and Heroes What You Know May Not Be So and How To Tell The Difference

By Bob Passantino, Copyright 1990 by Bob Passantino. Perhaps the most important tool cult apologists possess is the ability to think critically. Without that ability, we would be overwhelmed by the mass of confusing religious ideas swirling through the worlds of the cults and the occult. If I were speaking before any other professional audience, […]

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The Fabric of Religious Belief: A Review of A Tapestry of Faiths: The Common Threads between Christianity and World Religions By Winfried Corduan, InterVarsity Press, 2002, 248 pages. Reviewed by Gordon R. Lewis

© Copyright 2004 by Gordon R. Lewis, Senior Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Denver Seminary. I highly recommend this book to all who train for Christian leadership in this pluralistic world and all thinking Christians who talk with relatives and friends influenced by other faiths. It is not a book, however, for quick, easy answers. The […]

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Christian Apologetics Manifesto 2003

By Douglas Groothius Copyright 2003 by Douglas Groothius It is time to stop apologizing for apologetics, says Christian philosopher and author Douglas Groothius, in this concise, powerful call to Christians everywhere to follow God’s Word and use apologetics for supporting the faith of believers, defending the truth of Christianity, and evangelizing the lost. Christians, churches, […]

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RELIGION, TRUTH, AND VALUE WITHOUT GOD: Contemporary Atheism Speaks Out In Humanist Manifesto 2000 (Part Two)

by Bob and Gretchen Passantino Synopsis Some God-doubters reject what the Bible says about God, Jesus Christ, and salvation, asserting, “The Bible is full of appealdenied,” or “The Resurrection is a myth like other ancient mythology,” and so forth. Documented refutations are found in books such as Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ (Zondervan, 1998) and Hank […]

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IMAGINE THERE’S NO HEAVEN: Contemporary Atheism Speaks Out In Humanist Manifesto 2000

by Bob and Gretchen Passantino When John Lennon first penned his now famous lyrics, he was not so much denying God as affirming a golden planetary age he thought could be achieved through human effort toward peace, prosperity, and sharing. Imagine – if men and women loved each other enough that no one took advantage […]

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Appeal Denied: How Challenging the Verdict Fails to Overturn The Case for Christ

Copyright 2002 by Bob and Gretchen Passantino     This review was first published in the Christian Research Journal (www.equip.org).  It was awarded the Evangelical Press Association’s “Higher Goals in Christian Journalism” First Place Award for Critical Review in 2002.   Challenging the Verdict: A Cross-Examination of Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ” Earl Doherty (Ottawa, Canada: Age […]

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Apollonius of Tyana: A Rival to Christ?

© Copyright 2004 by Gretchen Passantino One of the persistently raised objections to the resurrection from self-professed expert non-believers goes something like this: The New Testament story of the resurrection of Jesus should never be taken as historical fact because it is obviously of the genré of literature that takes an obscure leader and makes […]

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