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Listed below are the latest articles and blogs posted on the Probe Ministries web site. We have over 1800 articles, blogs and answers to questions. So, if what you are looking for is not on this page, use the search magnifying glass icon at the upper right side of this page and type or tap what you are looking for. You will probably find something on the topic you are interested in exploring.

Measuring Pluralism: A Difficult Task
Sept. 6, 2018
Steve Cable examines the data concerning American Christians’ beliefs about pluralism, the belief that all religions are true and valid ways to know about God, the world, and salvation.

What Do You Regret?
Sept. 5, 2018
Sue Bohlin blogs about the many answers she received to her question, ‘What do you regret?’

Religious Affiliation of American Emerging Adults: 1996 to 2014
July 25, 2018
Steve Cable examines the data concerning young American adults’ religious patterns, discovering that “the Nones” will soon constitute the majority of emerging adults.

Islam and Terrorism
July 8, 2018
Kerby Anderson provides various perspectives on the link between Islam and terrorism, including how Americans and Christians can think about its encroachment on our culture.

From Fears to Tears
June 29, 2018
Sue Bohlin blogs through her adventure in hip replacement as God takes away her fears but then she encounters unexpected grief.

Influential Intellectuals
June 21, 2018
Kerby Anderson examines four famous intellectuals—Rousseau, Marx, Russell and Sartre, looking for reasons they are worth following and not finding much.

Religious Beliefs and Advanced Degrees
June 21, 2018
Steve Cable examines the data focusing on those with advanced degrees to inquire about their religious beliefs and practices.

I’m Scared, Lord
June 3, 2018
Sue Bohlin blogs about handling her fears of upcoming major surgery by trusting God and the power of others’ prayers.

Mister Rogers and the Hunger for God
May 2, 2018
Sue Bohlin blogs about how Fred Rogers demonstrated the heart of his heavenly Father to millions of TV watchers through his program Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Changing Religious Affiliations From Childhood to Young Adulthood
April 21, 2018
Over three-fourths of young adults claiming no religious affilation (Nones) were raised in homes of some kind of faith. Steve Cable examines the data leading to this alarming fact.

Dr. Ray Bohlin Publicly Debates in Belarus
Mar. 30, 2018
Account of Dr. Ray Bohlin’s public debate and ministry, along with Probe colleague Todd Kappelman, in Belarus in March 3018.

Why Every Christian Student Needs Mind Games
Mar. 25, 2018
Sue Bohlin explains the benefits of sending high school students to Probe’s week-long Mind Games camp to build their faith and confidence that Christianity is true.

What It’s Like to Live With a Disability
Mar. 7, 2018
Sue Bohlin reflects on what life is like with a disability that has escalated to where she’s not able to walk anymore.

Nones: Are Not Mostly Christians Who Are Unaffiliated
Jan. 17, 2018
Steve Cable determines that “Nothing in Particulars” are not actually practicing Christians who just don’t want to affiliate with a particular denomination.

Darwinism: A Teetering House of Cards
Jan. 15, 2018
Steve Cable examines four areas of recent scientific discovery that undermine evolution.

Politicizing Culture
Dec. 31, 2017
Kerby Anderson examines the politicized nature of American culture, offering the Bible’s antidote of a call to civility.

Loving God Through Xmas Music?
Dec. 21, 2017
Sue Bohlin suggests that believers practice discernment as we listen to Christmas music, putting each song in the right category and allowing each category to point us to Christ.

Update on Nones: Continuing to Dominate the Developing American Religious Scene
Dec. 17, 2017
Steve Cable provides an update on those with no affiliation with religious traditions. It appears that soon, the majority of American emerging adults will identify as something other than a Christian.

3 Points About Christmas: Evidence for Biblical Truth
Dec. 4, 2017
Paul Rutherford suggests using three fulfilled biblical prophecies as an apologetic for biblical truth.

What a Day of ThanksLIVING Looks Like
Nov. 18, 2017
Sue Bohlin shares what the on-going stream of thanksgiving prayers sounds like in a typical morning.

Did the Hurricanes Wash Away the Hate?
Oct. 6, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs about the role of hate in end times unfolding, especially the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate map.

The Qur’an From a Christian Perspective
Oct. 4, 2017
Steve Cable provides a biblical understanding of Islam’s holy book drawing on James White’s book What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an.

Western Europe: Religious Practice
Sept. 15, 2017
Steve Cable examines the data to see that the vast majority of Western Europeans do not engage in Christian religious practices.

The Bible: Intentionally Misunderstood
August 22, 2017
Steve Cable examines the faulty reasoning and interpretation of the Bible in Kurt Eichenwald’s Newsweek article “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”

Keeping a Gratitude Journal
August 6, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs about the value of keeping a gratitude journal.

Western European Religious Makeup
August 2, 2017
Steve Cable examines the data concerning the religious makeup and beliefs of Europeans to find that most reject biblical teachings.

Free Indeed!
July 30, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs on how circumstantially imprisoned people can experience true internal freedom Jesus promised to His disciples.

United States and Mexico: Cultural and Ethical Belief
July 23, 2017
Steve Cable examines survey data about Americans and Mexicans which reveals that a disturbing number of people in both countries believe in situational ethics concerning certain illegal behaviors.

United States and Mexico: Religious Practice
July 3, 2017
Steve Cable parses the data to discover that the vast majority of people in both Mexico and the U.S. do not actively practice their faith, especially those under 30.

Even America’s Largest Denomination is Bleeding Members: Is It Too Late?
June 23, 2017
Further erosion of membership within America’s largest denomination, Southern Baptist, shows a larger trend of churches losing members. Byron Barlowe believes the answer may not be more programs, even evangelism programs.

The Great Pains of Perfectionism
June 13, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs about what is behind perfectionism and controlling behavior

Remodeling a Home—and a Soul
June 10, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs on the parallels between remodeling a house and sanctification, remodeling a soul.

How To Ensure Your Kid Won’t Walk Away From the Faith After Graduation
May 31, 2017
Sue Bohlin offers five strategies for supporting strong, lasting faith in children to take them into adulthood as still-believers.

“Where are the Rest of Jesus’ Teachings?”
Apr. 27, 2017
Michael Gleghorn answers an email question about where to find Jesus’ teachings.

“I Stopped Believing After Visiting an Atheist Webpage; Can God Forgive Me?”
Apr. 27, 2017
The story of Jesus’s death and resurrection raises accusations that Christianity is obsessed with blood. Many believers struggle with this too. Byron Barlowe explores the biblical reasons for the focus on Christ’s blood and why its shedding was necessary.

The Scandal of Blood Atonement: “Why All the Blood and Cross-Talk, Christian?”
Apr. 19, 2017
Michael Gleghorn answers an email question from a person afraid they have lost their faith after visiting an atheist website.

What’s Your Superpower?
Apr. 9, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs about spiritual gifts, which are supernatural enablings of the Holy Spirit.

U.S. and Mexico: Biblical Worldview Lite or God-focused Worldview
Mar. 25, 2017
Steve Cable examines data about those holding a God-focused worldview in the U.S. and Mexico, discovering that most self-identified Christians in both countries do not hold such a worldview.

World Values Survey: U.S. and Mexico Religious Makeup
Mar. 16, 2017
Steve Cable analyzes the data on religious beliefs and practices of people in the U.S. and Mexico, discovering that the percentage of Nones is growing.

Probe Responses to The Shack
Mar. 11, 2017
Probe staff disagree in their responses to the best-selling book and now the movie The Shack, and explain their positions.

“How Do Dinosaurs Fit Into the Bible?”
Mar. 5, 2017
Probe answers an email question about where dinosaurs fit into the biblical account.

“Are Twinflame Relationships Real, From God, or Demonic?”
Mar. 5, 2017
Probe answers an email question about intense “twinflame” relationships.

Japan’s Unknown Christian History: A Review of Silence
Feb. 21, 2017
Former Probe staffer Dr. Patrick Zukeran reviews Silence, the book by Shusaku Endo and the movie directed by Martin Scorsese, which look at the little-known Christian history of Japan.

The Voice in My Head
Feb. 8, 2017
Sue Bohlin’s hearing aid reminds her to pray for greater listening ability to hear God.

“How Do We Respond to the Charge That We’re on the Wrong Side of History?”
Jan. 26, 2017
Probe answers an email question about the world rejecting the biblical perspective of LGBT issues.

“Is It True That Adam Was 90 Feet Tall?”
Jan. 26, 2017
Probe answers an email question about a Muslim claim that science supports the Qur’an’s claim that Adam was 90 feet tall.

Mental Illness and the Family
Jan. 11, 2017
Sue Bohlin blogs about the need to proactively love well the family members of those dealing with mental illness.

Leaning Hard
Dec. 27, 2016
Sue Bohlin blogs about the spiritual lesson she learned from a recent physical fall.

“Is It OK For Christians to Dance?”
Dec. 23, 2016
Probe answers an email question about dance and the Christian.

Truth You Can Sing About – Part 2
Dec. 19, 2016
Probe radio producer Steve Davis explores the truth in five more Christmas carols (Part 2 was in 2015), accompanied by new music composed and performed by his son and Probe Mind Games alumnus Jon Clive Davis.

What Saccharine is to Sugar, or The Technological Simulacra: On the Edge of Reality and Illusion
Nov. 14, 2016
Dr. Lawrence Terlizzese says that our addiction to technology is heading toward the opposite of the life we want.

Flying the W Flag
Nov. 2, 2016
The UN-sports-lover Sue Bohlin blogs about the Cubs in the World Series, their W flag, and the end of the world.

 

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