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Coffeehouse Questions

100 Episodes and 22 Interviews Later

I didn't know what to expect or even what I was doing when I first started the Coffeehouse Questions podcast. All I knew was that J. Warner Wallace said it would be easy to start a podcast, and that part... Continue Reading →

Does entertainment brainwash you?

One of the most difficult topics to discuss with youth is the topic of entertainment. The reason why I think it is so hard to discuss is that many of them are aware of how entertainment has hurt them, yet... Continue Reading →

What is the fate of the unevangelized?

With news stories being released about the death of missionary John Chau, many questions are being asked about missions work and the fate of the unevangelized. Should we be trying to spread the Gospel to all people? Should we just... Continue Reading →

Does the Bible have authority?

We love to be our own authority. And in a time where personal autonomy is most important, all forms of authority are being thrown out. This creates a problem because most people understand that authority is actually good. There are... Continue Reading →

Azusa Pacific University and LGBTQ+ Relationships

If you know much about the cultural debate on LGBTQ relationships in California then you will know that it has been a busy week in the news. This week's podcast covers three of these big stories. AB 2943 was withdrawn.... Continue Reading →

Are there good people?

This past summer I had the privilege of spending a weekend with a group of junior high students. My talks from that weekend are posted here and here. This question came during a time of Q&A after my talk on... Continue Reading →

Stop Telling Students The Answers and Start Showing Them

I was recently struck by an atheist testimony.¬†She was actually sharing her conversion story out of Christianity. Her reason was that she was always told what to believe and what the Bible said. Every question she asked was met with... Continue Reading →

What do I think is the best argument for God’s existence?

There are many philosophical and scientific arguments for God's existence. Many of them are convincing and powerful like the kalam cosmological argument, teleological argument, or the moral argument. I've even written about those in one of my first ever blog... Continue Reading →

If God, Why Evil?

This is probably the most common objection to Christianity and the most difficult to answer. Watch as Ryan walks through different responses with a group of junior high students. If you are interested in having me speak at your church,... Continue Reading →

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