Alex McFarland is a Christian apologist and evangelist and host of the annual Truth for a New Generation apologetics conference. He has written 17 books, and also serves as Director of the Center for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at North Greenville University, located in South Carolina. www.alexmcfarland.com www.truthforanewgeneration.com

My Articles

November 27, 2017, 11:23 AM EST
For many Americans, the name Charles Manson conjures vivid images and unsettling memories. Boomers remember the 1976 TV miniseries that depicted the cult, the murders and trials in surrealistic darkness. Vincent Bugliosi’s book on Manson became almost required reading for teenagers in the late 1970s. Through 500-plus pages, “Helter Skelter” was horrifying, revolting, salacious and instructive in one riveting volume.
October 3, 2017, 1:45 PM EDT
For anyone who strives to follow their inner moral compass—and we all have this God-given, objective sense of ethical awareness—the recent death of Hugh Hefner is one of those cultural moments that makes you … pause. Over the weekend, many news and entertainment sites “celebrated” his life through photos and celebrity feedback.
September 20, 2017, 10:08 AM EDT
Some lawmakers have been attempting to reach across the aisle to create the best plan for those who are living in the United States illegally because their parents brought them to the country as children.
August 7, 2017, 11:34 AM EDT
The millennial generation is known for doing its own thing, bucking the system and creating trends.
July 26, 2017, 3:53 PM EDT
Via God’s sovereign gifting, we inherited a hard-won, Judeo-Christian, representative republic. Yet it is unraveling before our eyes, as unionized teachers in grade school and tenured progressives in colleges have programmed generations of kids to misunderstand—if not despise—our blessed nation.
May 3, 2017, 3:49 PM EDT
College-aged millennials are far more likely than the general population to be religiously unaffiliated.
January 9, 2017, 2:15 PM EST
Tragically, too many in the church have taken the easy road.
December 19, 2016, 4:13 PM EST
Isn’t education all about the search for truth, wherever that truth may lead?
July 27, 2016, 9:46 AM EDT
Our nation is in a spiritual vacuum of our own making.
April 28, 2016, 2:41 PM EDT
Who would have thought that a retail giant and a bathroom policy would ignite a national debate?
December 3, 2015, 3:23 PM EST
“Christianity cannot be true because of the evil and suffering in our world.” That sentiment seems to be echoed today on the controversial front page of the New York Daily News, which declared about yesterday’s deadly shootings in San Bernardino: “God Isn’t Fixing This.”
November 20, 2015, 11:45 AM EST
In 1976, a primitive (by today’s standards) coin-operated video game was released called “Death Race.” The premise of the game was that an onscreen “car” controlled by the player would execute people by running over them. Each time a successful “hit” was made, a pixel tombstone would instantly appear. Kill as many as possible in the time allotted, and the high score wins.
May 11, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT
Disturbing new poll results suggest that America is becoming even more racially divided.
April 27, 2015, 3:36 PM EDT
Kansas and Oklahoma made headlines—and history—recently by becoming the first states in the nation to ban dismemberment abortions, second-trimester abortions in which unborn babies are torn limb from limb while in utero. The living babies may survive for at time during the gruesome procedure and bleed to death as they are being dismembered.
April 17, 2015, 1:37 PM EDT
A new study by the Barna Group has found that atheism and agnosticism are being embraced by a growing percentage of young people. According to the study, “2015 State of Atheism in America” 20 years ago, 18 percent of skeptics were under the age of 30; today, the percentage is nearly double that, at 34 percent.
April 8, 2015, 12:01 PM EDT
The fight against protecting the religious freedom of Americans, waged in the heated battles in Indiana and Arkansas over religious freedom protection acts, is disturbing evidence that the nation is rejecting moral boundaries as requisite to a healthy civil society.
April 3, 2015, 9:52 AM EDT
This Sunday, Christian faithful around the world will mark the pivotal event of world history: the resurrection of Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago after a brutal crucifixion.
March 3, 2015, 12:00 PM EST
As the Supreme Court readies to hear oral arguments on Wednesday in the landmark King vs. Burwell case, which challenges the legality of federal health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act for individuals living in states that have not set up their own health care exchange, many will say the issue is one of health care coverage.
February 23, 2015, 4:10 PM EST
As ISIS pursues its ideologically driven rampage of beheading, burning alive, and slaughtering Christians, Jews and any who dare to disagree with its radical Islamic ideology, President Obama is taking heat for comments that the world needs to address the “grievances that terrorists exploit, including economic grievances.”
February 18, 2015, 9:17 AM EST
Today, we mourn the brutal deaths of our precious brothers in Christ, who were “faithful unto death” and are now with their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.