Reasons for Jesus is an apologetics-based website dedicated to providing justification for a Biblical worldview and a rational defense for faith in Jesus Christ.  On this site we will be looking at answers to questions, responses to objections, and positive reasons for why Jesus is exactly who he claimed to be: The Son of God and the only means of salvation.

With religious pluralism, Islam, occultism, and secularism on the rise, it is more important now than ever to have a centralized location where people can find popular-style articles that are readable, shareable, and well-researched in defense of the Christian faith. Some of the topics we will look at include:

  • Reasons for the deity of Christ
  • Reasons to believe in the innerancy and reliability of scripture
  • Responses to ‘objections’ to Jesus, the Bible, or Christianity
  • Historical evidence for the reliability of Biblical events
  • Natural theology, philosophical Theism, and reasons for the existence of God
  • Atheism, New Atheism
  • Questions pertaining to science, evolution, and faith
  • Testimonies of miracles and conversions
  • Fringe topics interpreted through a Biblical framework

Christian apologetics, while secondary to the inner witness of the Holy Spirit and the testimony of scripture, is a Biblical way for believers to ground their faith rationally and to make sense of questions that may cause a person to doubt Jesus, the Bible, or the sincerity of their faith.  It is also a good way to share, with non-believers, the reasons we have to believe Jesus is the Saviour.

At the end of it all, it comes down to the love of Jesus and the Gospel.  But sometimes, our left-brain needs a little help understanding this.

Verses in accordance with this mission

“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” – 1 Peter 3:15 (ESV)

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” – Ephesians 5:11

“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,” – 2 Corinthians 10:5

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15

Meet the authors

Steven Bancarz

I’m a former New Ager blogger of thespiritscience.net and spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com turned Christian after an encounter with the presence of Jesus.  I created this website to help provide a rational foundation for faith in Jesus, and to answer questions about alternative topics from a Biblical worldview.

Links: Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Website.
James Bishop

James is a graduate from Vega School of Brand Leadership specialising in Multimedia Design and Brand Communications. He is currently enrolled at Cornerstone Institute studying Theology and majoring in Psychology. His theological interests encompass comparative religion and the links between science and religion.

Links: Facebook, Website.
George Mitrakos

George Mitrakos is a nephew and student of a Pentecostal pastor with an acquired degree from the assemblies of God theological seminary. He has been granted with a doctor’s of Christian studies degree. He has dedicated most my Christian life to evangelizing to those within the Muslim community, striving hard to stand in defense of the divinity and crucifixion of Jesus.

Links: Facebook, Website.
Josh Peck

Josh Peck is an avid researcher of fringe topics, videographer at SkyWatchTV, creator of The Sharpening Report, host of Into the Multiverse, and is the author of numerous books, including “Quantum Creation: Does the Supernatural Lurk in the Fourth Dimension”? and “Cherubim Chariots: Exploring the Extradimensional Hypothesis”. Josh has been featured on TV and radio shows, including SkywatchTV and The Hagmann and Hagmann Report. Josh Peck is also a family man. He is married to Christina Peck and has three beautiful children: Jaklynn, Nathan, and Adam. Josh works in full time ministry, dedicating his life to his YouTube channel, SkyWatchTV, Into the Multiverse, writing books, and providing for his family.

Links: YouTube, Blogger, Website.
Brian Chilton

Pastor Brian Chilton is a graduate of Liberty University School of Divinity in 2015 with a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies. He is also a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies and Philosophy in 2011. Graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute in 1998 with an Associate in Religion/Church Ministry. He has also earned from Biola University the Certificate in Christian Apologetics in 2016. Beginning in early 2000, Pastor Brian left the ministry for 7 years and nearly became an agnostic due to doubts pertaining to the reliability of the Bible and the hypocritical behavior by some Christians that he knew. He came back to a strong, vibrant faith after encountering Josh McDowell’s book The New Evidence that Demands a Verdict and Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Christ.

Links: Twitter, Facebook, Website.

Dr. John Ferrer

john-ferrer Dr. John Ferrer (B.A., MDiv., Th.M., Ph.D.) is an educator and former associate pastor hailing from the great state of South Carolina. He has earned degrees in religion, communication, Christian Apologetics, and finally his PhD in Philosophy of Religion. John is married to an accomplished apologist in her own right, Hillary Morgan Ferrer. He’s very proud of her. Just ask him. John has taught at the high school and undergraduate level as well as in churches, conferences, and various special events. He’s addressed audiences from Texas to Turkey, South Carolina to South Africa, and from North Carolina to Naples, Italy. John was recently employed at Pantego Christian Academy in Arlington Texas where he for six years in upper level Bible courses like Ethics, World Religions, and Apologetics. John has also taught at Tarrant County College in Logic and Philosophy. Besides Christian apologetics and critical thinking, John is passionately pro-life and encourages everyone in the audience to seriously consider the case against abortion.

Links: Facebook, Twitter, Website, Website 2.

James Patrick Holding

James Patrick Holding holds a Masters in Library Science from Florida State University. He is a published author in Christian Research Journal, and his website (www.tektonics.org) is the largest apologetics site run by a single individual and contains over 1500 articles. His ministry is committed to providing scholarly answers to serious questions which are often posed on major and minor elements of the Christian faith. He is also a Certified Apologetics Instructor.

Links: Website, YouTube.

Mikel Del Rosario

Mikel Del Rosario (aka Apologetics Guy) is a Ph.D. student and cultural engagement specialist at Dallas Theological Seminary. He teaches Christian Apologetics and World Religion at William Jessup University.

Links: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Website.

Craig McKibbon

Craig is a graduate of Master’s College and Seminary with a degree in Theology and is currently working on his MA in Leadership studies. He and his wife Kerry pastor Evangel Church in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, (www.yourevangel.ca) with a heart to see transformational change in those who come. His blog www.thelastdesk.com is devoted to helping men and women find ways to better their lives.

Links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Website.

Marcia Montenegro

Marcia practiced as a professional astrologer for eight years. She took astrological classes for over two years. Before becoming an astrologer, Marcia was involved with various New Age, occult, and Eastern beliefs and practices, including Inner Light Consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Hindu teachings and meditation, and psychic development classes. During these years, she also participated in past life regression, numerology, Tarot cards, spirit contact, seances, astral travel, and received a spirit guide through a guided visualization. Since becoming a Christian, Marcia has been on several radio shows, including “Unshackled!,” Bill Bright’s “WorldChangers,” “Janet Parshall’s America,” and the “Dawson McAllister Live” show for teenagers. She has also been on Christian television, including having her testimony dramatized on Dr. D. James Kennedy’s show. She has led workshops and spoken at conferences, churches and retreats, and written for Christian publications. Marcia is the author of ‘SpellBound: The Paranormal Seduction of Today’s Kids’ (Cook, 2006). Marcia’s ministry is CANA/Christian Answers for the New Age, and she is a missionary with Fellowship International Mission, an independent mission board based in Allentown, PA. CANA is an informational and outreach ministry. Marcia graduated with High Honors from Florida Presbyterian College (now Eckerd College), St. Petersburg, FL, with a degree in literature. Marcia has a Masters in Religion from Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, NC.

Links: Facebook, Website.

Clarke Bates

Clark Bates has been serving the local church in various ministries for more than a decade. He has acted as an interim pastor and guest speaker for churches along the Southern Oregon Coast and lectured on apologetics and theology in Oregon, California, Michigan and Illinois. Clark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Liberty University, graduating magna cum laude, as well as a Master’s of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the Cross Examined Instructor’s Academy, a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and actively involved with the Reasonable Faith St. Louis Chapter. He has appeared on Trinity Channel’s Apologetics Marathon opposite Reason to Believe’s Ken Samples and was recently featured on Ratio Christi TV’s broadcast “Truth Matters” discussing the reliability of the New Testament. Currently, Clark writes and produces videos for his website http://www.exejesus.com and is beginning his second master’s degree with Concordia Seminary, in St. Louis, Mo.

Links: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Website.

Become an author

Being an author on this site is a great way to get your work and ministry into the public eye. All authors receive sourcing at the beginning of each article, an “about the author” box at the end of each article linking to wherever they want and containing any information they want.  Authors will also receive 50% of the revenue the article makes for the first 50 days after it is posted to the Reasons for Jesus Facebook page.

If you would like to write original articles for this site, or if you would like to feature already-published content to this site, please email reasonsforjesus@gmail.com in an email titled “Become an author” and please include the following information:

1. Any background, training, education, and experience you have in ministry, study, or apologetics.

2. Links to your website and social media links.

3. Whether you want to write originals, allow the republishing of articles from your site, or both.

4. Whether you allow or disallow minor editings your content on this site (ie. a brief intro or outro added to the article for the purpose of increasing sharability, readability, thoroughness, etc).

If you are chosen to be an author, you will receive a follow-up email with some more questions and explanations about how we can get you set up to be an author on this site.


Email: reasonsforjesus@gmail.com

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