A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3

(Catch up with the series by clicking A Godless Fundamentalist under Topics.) by John Ellis Every so often, I wish that my kids could have the schooling experience that I did. My time within the Christian school movement, from kindergarten through high school, was, for the most part, fun and contained a sense of community. … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 3

A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 1

(Catch up with the series by clicking here to read the Introduction and Prologue and if you're interested in keeping up with series, hit the follow button on the right hand side of the page and you will receive an email notification when each new chapter is published.) by John Ellis On August 2, 1975, … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Chapter 1

A Godless Fundamentalist: Introduction and Prologue

by John Ellis (Many of my friends and family members ask me when I'm going to republish my memoir. It's for them I've decided to begin posting the chapters on this blog. For those who read the original version, I have rewritten, edited, rewritten again, edited some more, and rewritten one last time. Much of … Continue reading A Godless Fundamentalist: Introduction and Prologue

Interactive Apologetics Update

by John Ellis This time last week, I was driving south on I95 after conducting encouraging and spiritually profitable Interactive Apologetics sessions at Emmanuel Bible Church in Mauldin, SC, and Greenville Classical Academy in Simpsonville, SC (click here to read in more detail what Interactive Apologetics is). Reflecting on the sessions as I drove, I … Continue reading Interactive Apologetics Update

Theatre + Theology = Apologetics

by John Ellis When many Christians think of Apologetics, they think of a formal debate. On one side of the stage, in their mind’s eye, sits a sartorial atheist who, no doubt, is a professor at the local state university. Maybe a philosophy professor. Maybe a sociology professor. Whatever he probably teaches, the whiff of … Continue reading Theatre + Theology = Apologetics

Repost: Christian Apologetics as Interactive Theatre

(Note: I originally wrote this article for my previous blog and am reposting it as a companion piece for a new article. You can read that new article by clicking here.) by John Ellis The brilliant director, acting teacher, and theatre theorist Peter Brook opened his seminal book The Empty Space with the well-known sentences, … Continue reading Repost: Christian Apologetics as Interactive Theatre

How to Convince an Atheist that God Exists

by John Ellis Many Christians appear to hold the mistaken belief that atheism is a cheap cop-out. Atheists are often viewed as cowards who don’t really believe what they say they believe; it’s merely a position that’s adopted for the sake of being allowed to live a life freed from any moral authority, it’s assumed. … Continue reading How to Convince an Atheist that God Exists