Monthly Archives: March 2018

Does the Hypocrisy of Christians Undermine the Truth of the Christian Faith?

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) The simple answer is no. The hypocrisy of Christians does not undermine the truth of the Christian faith. It does however hurt our witness to unbelievers. How can we effectively witness to unbelievers if we do not practice what we preach. Jesus said that a “tree is known by its fruit” (Luke 6:43-45). If we are producing fruit that is inconsistent with the tree we claim to be, how then are we to demonstrate to the world the life changing power of the Gospel? … Read More »

How to Witness to your Kids

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) It’s one thing to share your faith with someone you don’t know at the train station, or at the mall, but how do we share our faith with an unbelieving son or daughter? Sharing our faith with those who are close to us can be a challenge. Jesus himself confronted such challenges. Upon visiting his home town he said, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home” (Mark 6:4). Interestingly enough, folks who knew … Read More »

Christianity is a Psychological Crutch

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) The Christian can respond in multiple ways to this assertion. First, we may respond with: “So What?” Even if it is true that a person affirms Christianity out of a desire to find psychological comfort, it does not follow that Christianity is false. Furthermore, this assertion commits the genetic fallacy by faulting a belief based upon how a person came to hold the belief. For example, as mentioned previously, if the reason for adopting Christianity was to find psychological comfort, it does not follow … Read More »

Debating Creation Vs. Evolution – Some Things to Consider

By Elias Ayala (M.A.T. & Mdiv) One does not study the field of apologetics for very long without soon bumping into the creation vs. evolution debate. Perhaps the most frequent attacks upon the biblical worldview are aimed right at the book of Genesis. If you think about it, this is the proper place to attack given the fact that the book of Genesis is foundational to the rest of the Bible. If Genesis is not real history, then Adam and Eve were not real people; however, if Adam and Eve … Read More »

Remembering Billy Graham

by Dan Buttafuoco The death of Billy Graham, the beloved American evangelist, marks the end of an era in American (and perhaps world) religious history. Billy Graham was best known for his “crusades” but he was also the founder of Christianity Today, an evangelical periodical magazine first published in 1956 and continuing monthly to the present. His importance to the Christian world cannot be overstated. Living to almost 100 years of age he brought the Christian message of hope and redemption to the world and made Jesus Christ accessible to … Read More »