One Major Key to Successful Relationships

One Major Key to Successful Relationships

For Valentine’s Day, Breakpoint re-broadcast an excellent Chuck Colson commentary on the history of the celebration and the relationship between romantic love and sacrifice. After  explaining how the day was originally all about men who were killed for their...
A Call to Real Life and True Love

A Call to Real Life and True Love

The Don Johnson Show 2-14-14 Don and Brandon discuss the shallowness of contemporary life and how the “hook-up culture” is missing out, not only on love, but even on sex. Don quotes from Dwight Longenecker’s new book The Romance of...
Nick Peters Interviews Don Johnson on Deeper Waters

Nick Peters Interviews Don Johnson on Deeper Waters

Nick Peters is the founder of Deeper Waters, an apologetics ministry based in Tennessee that I encourage you to check out. I had the honor of talking with Nick on his podcast recently about How to Talk to a Skeptic. MP3
Suffer the Little Children

Suffer the Little Children

On October 6, 2012, 10-year-old Aman Kumar went missing from his house in Jamunapur, India. His mutilated body was discovered several days later in a ditch and three locals were arrested for his murder. They explained that they had lured Aman to their house, tied him...
A Call to Real Life and True Love

Why the Super Bowl is America’s Biggest Religious Event

The Don Johnson Show 1-17-14 Don and Brandon talk about how we celebrate the Super Bowl, why it has become the biggest party of the year in the United States, and what that tells us about being human. Along the way they discuss the nature of liturgical practices and...
Why Duck Dynasty is a Cultural Flashpoint

Why Duck Dynasty is a Cultural Flashpoint

The Don Johnson Show, 12-27-13 The Don Johnson Show, 12-27-13 Phil Robertson’s GQ interview turned into one of the biggest stories of the year. Don and Brandon discuss some of the reasons Duck Dynasty is such a unique television show and why the Robertson clan...
A Call to Real Life and True Love

God With Us

The Don Johnson Show, 12-13-13 What is Christmas all about? Don and Brandon talk about the meaning of the incarnation by surveying how Jesus was prefigured in the Old Testament.
Why He is Called Immanuel: The Story Behind the Story of Christmas

Why He is Called Immanuel: The Story Behind the Story of Christmas

The LORD replied, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” (Exodus 33:14) The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel – which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) “Isn’t there anyone who...
C.S. Lewis on Scripture

C.S. Lewis on Scripture

Although he died fifty years ago today, seven years before I was born, I consider C.S. Lewis to be one of the most influential people in my life. His books have educated and inspired me and I try to model my evangelism and apologetics efforts largely after his. For...
Lee Strobel on Evangelism and Apologetics

Lee Strobel on Evangelism and Apologetics

Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with Lee Strobel to talk about evangelism and apologetics. Donald Johnson: Thanks very much for joining me, Lee. So we are meeting right now at an apologetics conference where you are the keynote speaker.  I’m sure that’s...
Five Ways We Try to Deal with the Problem of Longing

Five Ways We Try to Deal with the Problem of Longing

“Underneath everything in your life there is that thing, that empty — forever empty. You know what I’m talking about?” – Louis C.K. to Conan O’Brien Considering that over 5 million people have viewed this interview on YouTube, I think the answer is...
A Call to Real Life and True Love

The Radical Sexual Ethics of Jesus

November 1, 2013 Don and Brandon discuss John’s Fugelsang’s defense of Jesus in a debate with atheist Jamie Kilstein. They argue that Jesus was a radical teacher in regards to sexual ethics, but not in the way that Fugelsang suggested.
Two Keys for Persevering through Hardship

Two Keys for Persevering through Hardship

In my previous post I talked about how the Christian life will necessarily involve some pain and discomfort. In this article I will discuss two important measures we can take that will help us persevere through that hardship. Although these actions are basically two...
A Call to Real Life and True Love

The Difference Between Leisure and Mindless Entertainment

The Don Johnson Show, 10-25-13 Don and Brandon answer listener emails regarding: Whether or not God placed individual species of animals around the world all at one time. What it looks like to strive after the good, true, and beautiful and whether or not that means...
Cathy Duffy Reviews How to Talk to a Skeptic

Cathy Duffy Reviews How to Talk to a Skeptic

Noted book reviewer Cathy Duffy offers a gracious and insightful look at my new book. She writes, Having read a number of books on apologetics, I was pleasantly surprised to find that How to Talk to A Skeptic takes a different approach that actually seems both...
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