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Daniel McCoy Daniel is happily married to Susanna, and they have 3 daughters and 2 sons. He is the editorial director for Renew.org as well as an online adjunct instructor for Ozark Christian College. He has a bachelor’s in theology (Ozark Christian College), master of arts in apologetics (Veritas International University), and PhD in theology (North-West University, South Africa). He is the general editor of the Popular Handbook of World Religions, author of Mirage: 5 Things People Want From God That Don't Exist, and co-author with Norman Geisler of The Atheist's Fatal Flaw.
Spiritual Abuse: 4 Twisted Values That Enable Churches to Hurt People Spiritual abuse happens when a person with spiritual authority or power uses it as leverage to exploit another person’s trust and vulnerability to get what they want. Spiritual abuse is enabled in churches that have twisted value systems. You’ve seen the headlines: Report confirms a major denomination for decades has covered up sex crimes of... Daniel McCoy
Amid Unspeakable Tragedies, This Is What I Most Appreciate about Jesus. Nineteen children and two teachers were gunned down yesterday in a 2nd–4th grade elementary school in Uvalde, TX. Their parents will be sobbing and rocking themselves in grief tonight at the time when they should be kissing their children and tucking them in bed. Responses to this hellishness vary, from demands for stricter gun control... Daniel McCoy
What Is a Biblical Worldview? Definitions, Dilemmas, and Dangers What is a biblical worldview, and does it matter? A biblical worldview is a view of the world which seeks to answer life’s biggest questions from the teachings of the Bible. Many people see having a biblical worldview as unimportant. This includes non-Christians who see the world from a different worldview, as well as Christians...
What Does the Bible Say About Death? 10 Truths About Death What does the Bible say about death? The biblical writers give us a comprehensive and nuanced description of death. We learn that, from God’s perspective, death is both menacing and merciful. It is both an ending and a beginning. It can be both a separation and a reunion. Here are ten truths about death from... Daniel McCoy
3 Ways to Respond to Mass Shootings Have you heard of the “Serenity Prayer”? Although the original prayer written by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr is longer, here is the prayer as it is commonly quoted: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” It’s a popular... Daniel McCoy
The Devil Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy—and What This Says about False Teaching One of the clues that something is evil is that it’s not very creative. Instead, it takes what’s been created and seeks to destroy it. The Bible teaches that the Devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. From the early pages of Genesis to the final chapters of Revelation, he’s attempting to take good things... Daniel McCoy
Sword of the Spirit: How the Word of God Puts Satan on Defense In Ephesians 6:17, the apostle Paul talks about the importance of wielding the “sword of the Spirit.” What is he talking about? The sword of the Spirit is how Paul describes the word of God and its role in spiritual warfare. While truth, salvation, faith, and righteousness are also depicted as essential pieces of armor,... Daniel McCoy
5 Mothers in the Bible and What We Can Learn From Them Mothers in the Bible range from saintly to seriously scary. In this article, we’ll narrate the stories of 5 mothers in the Bible and explore what we can learn from their lives. My guess is you’ll will find this article relevant to you if . . . A. You are a mother B. You will... Daniel McCoy
Real Life Theology: Fuel for Effective and Faithful Disciple Making REAL-LIFE ANSWERS TO LIFE’S BIGGEST QUESTIONS Real Life Theology invites you to a fresh way of living by bridging two areas of your life: what we know about God and how we live our lives. This collection of thirteen accessible books…
Jesus Loves the Little Children—and the Church Must Too. Jesus loves the little children, and he taught his followers to do the same. This is why churches have historically helped care for children in vulnerable situations, whether facing poverty, foster care, or abortion. Let’s explore what Jesus said about little children and how the early church followed his lead. The littlest ones among us... Daniel McCoy
5 Reasons Jesus Teaches Us to Choose Life There are lots of opinions, philosophies, and beliefs surrounding the topic of abortion. As Christian ministers, we believe it is best to trust Jesus over human wisdom. By his teaching throughout Scripture, Jesus teaches us to choose life. Whether you support abortion or the life of the pre-born, there is an urgency in getting the...
So you’re about to get into a theology argument… We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling through Facebook. You’re not looking to start anything. But then you see a provocative post aimed squarely at your theological convictions. “Pro-lifers don’t really care about babies.” “The Bible is written by misogynists.” “The real Jesus would carry a rainbow flag and march to affirm LGBTQ practice.” “Faith deconstruction... Daniel McCoy
How Should Christians Think about Abortion? Q&A with Dr. John D. Ferrer How should Christians think about abortion? Dr. John D. Ferrer, president of Pella Pro-Life and teaching fellow with Equal Rights Institute, answers questions about what Roe v Wade did, what the Bible teaches about abortion, and how Christians can effectively and faithfully respond to the abortion debate and other issues surrounding abortion. Q: What exactly... Daniel McCoy
Theology Is Intimidating—But Not for the Reason We Think It was my first semester enrolled in seminary. Seminary was a distance-learning, part-time thing for me; most days, I was busy teaching Bible, language arts, and speech at a Christian school. At one point during that first semester, I was transporting kids back from a speech competition when one of the students saw the book I had brought... Daniel McCoy
What Is the Oldest Religion? Q&A with World Religions Scholar Winfried Corduan Why is it important to ask, “What is the oldest religion?” In the Bible, we see hints that the very first religion was based on experience with one God (monotheism), but is there good evidence to support this? So, what is the oldest religion? Some scholars will answer by picking what appears to be the... Daniel McCoy