Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters

Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters

Apologetics, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
Clawing at Our Doors for our Sons and Daughters How the Church is Following Lot's Lead By Brace E. Barber Christian Apologetics Speaker June 6, 2018 Do What You Like With Them The story of Lot offering his virgin daughters to the sex-crazed crowd of men to "do what you like with them," is highly disturbing to me. (Gen 19:8 NIV) As a father of three, including my little girl, I can't imagine facing a situation where I would offer her to be ravaged in this way. I can only think of protecting her at my own expense, no matter the situation. What would it be like to have a mob of men wildly beating on your door in the middle of the night threatening you and your guests? This…
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2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives

2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives

Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
2 Christian Youth-Leadership Imperatives Flourish or Flounder. Neither is Easy By Brace E. Barber May 10, 2018 Christian Apologetics Speaker There is one major content change and one major process change that will separate failing youth groups from flourishing youth groups over the next five years. The differences between the two will not even be close. Failing groups will lose members and atrophy while the others will grow in members and confidence. Those that grow will be lead by bold men and women who are confident in what they know and prepared to take on the world. Strong Christian Youth-Leadership is critical and it's called for. 2 Timothy 1:6-7 (NIV) 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying…
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Moral Relativists Don’t Walk Into Traffic

Moral Relativists Don’t Walk Into Traffic

Apologetics, Apologetics Speakers, Atheism, Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Youth Apologetics
Moral Relativism By Brace E. Barber Apologetics Speakers August 3, 2016 Note: While editing this article I realized that the term Moral Relativism might not be well defined for some people. Moral Relativism simply means that there is no universal standard for right or wrong, good or evil. What is good for you might not be good for someone else, and no one can say that one way is better than the other. Now to start the article...   Moral relativism is certainly the result of being too smart by half. If you are just a normal person like me, you don't walk into traffic because you will die. Somehow those cars look real, and you've seen the driver's-ed videos. However, if you seek to be a secular intellectual then…
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Will Your Child Leave Christianity?

Will Your Child Leave Christianity?

Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Youth Apologetics
Will Your Child Leave Christianity? A Strategy to Solidify Their Faith By Brace E. Barber July 19, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker   The first Thanksgiving back home after leaving for college is really a special time. It rarely makes the front pages of life events, but when a young adult heads away from home to college, it is often the first time back home after being away. Mine was really a once-in-a-lifetime event. I left El Cajon, California outside of San Diego, on my way to the complete opposite corner of America at West Point, New York. As it happened, the Army-Navy Game was being played in Pasadena, California that year. It was the first and last time that the game was played there, and it required a huge movement of troops all…
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Poorly Painted Christians

Poorly Painted Christians

Christian Answers, Christian Apologetics, Christian Revival, Christianity, Youth Apologetics
Poorly Painted Christians By Brace E. Barber July 15, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker Bringing our youth up in the Church is much like painting a wall. We apply layer after layer of beautiful Christian-theology paint onto the plain wall of our youth groups every week. We do big roller strokes on the younger ones and carefully applied edging to the older kids ready for more precise knowledge. As they grow, we admire the rich colors that are developing and attempt to cover some of the lighter areas with more coats. It is a lot of work conducted by countless teachers and lead by Pastors following the latest philosophies of becoming relevant to the new generation. And after 18 years of painting, we send the kids into the world. Unfortunately, when…
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Apologetics: The Path to Christian Revival

Apologetics: The Path to Christian Revival

Apologetics, Christianity, Youth Apologetics
By Brace E. Barber, Christian Apologetics Speaker July 12, 2016 Christian Churches today are suffering through the loss of approximately 75% of their youth after they leave high school. As hard as the church tries to be relevant to their lives they are failing to make the critical connection that keeps the kids in the faith. What is missing? If we can identify why our youth are abandoning Christianity, we can begin to solve the problem, and if we can solve the problem, we will begin to grow the Church again and eventually turn our country and the world around again. The past generation of Church Youth education has focused on relationship and relevance. Churches have youth pastors on staff, music directors and worship leaders for that body of students. The…
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Have Christians Given Up?

Have Christians Given Up?

Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
By Brace E. Barber July 11, 2016 Christian Apologetics Speaker The plane arrived in the early evening on cold day exactly seven days before the Championship. The players stepped off of the plane as the favorite to win the big game. Somehow their faces weren’t those of champions, they were downcast and distant. The look wasn’t that of determination. The players almost looked scared. After a week of game-preparation, the unimaginable happened. The players from both teams met in the middle of the field for the coin toss. Our team towered over the other boys in a way that made people wince at the tromping that they would give the opposing team. But instead of flipping the coin, the umpire waved his hands above his head and made the announcement…
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Atheism’s Evidential Bankruptcy

Atheism’s Evidential Bankruptcy

Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
Atheist Beliefs and Absence of Evidence By Brace E. Barber Christian Apologetics Speaker Our Assumptions About Atheist Beliefs are Wrong The bankruptcy of the atheist position is critical for Christians to grasp. If we as Christians know that those with counter ideas have no evidence to back up their positions, then it encourages us to find the evidence that supports our position. We've assumed for too long that atheists have a lock on scientific evidence to back atheist beliefs, when the truth is that their lock is rusting on an old fence and they've lost the key. However, just because they don't have evidence to support their beliefs doesn't mean that it's going to support God. We need to look at all of the evidence and see where it leads.…
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The Atheist’s Plea

Atheism, Christianity, Evidence, Youth Apologetics
In his recent address to the 2016 Reason Rally, Richard Dawkins claims and I'm quoting, that “You and I and every other living creature are machines of ineffable (overwhelming) complexity. This complexity and its powerful illusion of design is why so many people succumb to the God temptation. The temptation to evade, by invoking a designer, the responsibility to explain.” Is he right?! Are Christians closing their eyes to the evidence and seeking an evasion from the responsibility to explain the cause of the apparent design? It seems that the only explanation that would be satisfactory is one of total chance. The question presumes that at some deeper level of scientific inspection there will cease to be an apparent design and then science can conclude that life was really caused…
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