But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Apologetics 315 - Apologetic Report
Friday, 25 May 2018 23:00

Mysterious Mark Fragment Published

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image A few days ago the mysterious fragment of the Gospel of Mark was published. In 2012 Dan Wallace said in a debate against Bart Ehrman that he had it on good knowledge that a first century fragment of the Gospel of Mark was discovered. This bit of news excited the apologetics community, but then...

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image KINDLE DEALS: Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics $2.99 Dethroning Jesus: Exposing Popular Culture’s Quest to Unseat the Biblical Christ by Darrell L. Bock $.99 Case for Christ for Kids 90-Day Devotional by Lee Strobel $1.99 Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, and J. R....

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image Michael Rota’s book, considered with respect to organization, cogency of argument, and clarity of writing, merits high rank among contemporary works in apologetics and natural theology. He relies on an “updated version of Pascal’s Wager” to advance a compelling,...

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:52

Terminology Tuesday: Dogma

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image A doctrine or teaching of the church. Roman Catholic and Orthodox theologians regard dogmas as those central doctrines formally accepted by the church and not simply asserted by theologians.   Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL:...

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image KINDLE DEALS: Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question by Rice Broocks $1.99 Reasons To Believe: The Problem of Pleasure & Other Reasons for Faith by Adam Solorio $.99 The Jesus Inquest: The Case For and Against the Resurrection of the Christ by Charles Foster $4.49 The...

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image John Frame (1939-    ) has taught at some of the most prestigious seminaries in North America, including Westminster Seminary (Philadelphia), Westminster Seminary (Southern California) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). Perhaps best known for his 4-volume series A Theology...

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image A type of argument that invokes God as an explanation for what cannot be explained naturally or scientifically. Critics of this style of argument claim that such a strategy will inevitably make God’s role in the universe appear to diminish as scientific explanation advances. Critics of the...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:25

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (5/6 – 5/12)

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image KINDLE DEALS: Forensic Faith: A Homicide Detective Makes the Case for a More Reasonable, Evidential Christian Faith by J Warner Wallace $2.39 An Introduction to the New Testament by Douglas J. Moo $.99 Grief Undone: A Journey with God and Cancer by Elizabeth W. D. Groves $2.99 Made for Heaven: And...

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image Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that is concerned with the nature of reality around us. All of life’s ultimate questions, whether about the nature of reality, the nature of man, the distinction between good and evil, or the possibility of the afterlife, they are all metaphysical...

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image The most famous and influential of the medieval philosopher-theologians. Aquinas is noted for his synthesis of Christian theology with the philosophy of Aristotle. His general approach is summarized in the memorable dictum that “grace presupposes nature and perfects it.” He is most...

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image KINDLE DEALS: The Beckoning: Examining the Truths That Transformed an Atheist Attorney Into a Believer In God by Michael Minot $.99 Apologetics for Undergraduates: (Answers to Tough Objections Your Will Hear) by Peter Stimes $1.99 The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings by C.S. Lewis $1.99  ...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 05:29

Book Review: Saving Truth by Abdu Murray

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image We live in a post-truth world and the results have been disastrous. Everything is complicated and confusing. Not only are we confused about the nature of God, we are confused about the nature of ourselves. Amidst all the confusion, there are still people who want answers. There are people who want...

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Tuesday, 01 May 2018 04:02

Terminology Tuesday: Henotheism

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image A religious perspective that ascribes supremacy, or at least supreme loyalty, to one deity (or “high god) while recognizing the existence of other gods.   Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002).

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 05:34

Book Review: Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey

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Love Thy Body is a particularly timely work. Within its seven chapters, Nancy Pearcey addresses six of the hottest topics of our day: abortion, euthanasia, the hook-up culture, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the meltdown of the natural family via social contract theory. Pearcey always delivers...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 04:57

Terminology Tuesday: Equivocal

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Adjective that describes the status of a term when it is used in more than one sense in the course of an argument, so that the argument commits the logical fallacy of equivocation. Note the equivocal use of terms in the following humorous example: “I love you. Therefore I am a lover. All the...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 06:04

Big Events This Week – 2/19/18

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Authors: Kurt Jaros...

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Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:22

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (02/10 – 02/17)

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Here are this weeks recommended apologetics links. KINDLE DEALS: Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics (The IVP Pocket Reference Series) by Ronald K. Tacelli Christianity On Trial by Mark Lanier Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World WEEKLY LINKS: Are the Gospels Reliable? (Video)...

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From Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto, “On January 26th at the University of Toronto 1500 people packed into Convocation Hall to watch a fascinating dialogue on the meaning of life featuring philosopher William Lane Craig, psychology professor Dr. Jordan Peterson, and philosopher...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 05:56

Terminology Tuesday: Aseity

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Aseity: The divine property of being completely independent of everything distinct from God himself. Everything other than God depends on God, but God depends on nothing beside himself.     Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers Grove,...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 06:14

Apologetics315 Joins the Defenders Alliance

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It has always been my vision that Apologetics315 would be a trusted hub for finding the best apologetics resources available. Now through joining up with the Defenders Media team, I’m happy to announce that Apologetics315 is moving onward and upward in fulfilling that vision. – Brian...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 03:45

Apologetics315 Acquisition

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It has always been my vision that Apologetics315 would be a trusted hub for finding the best apologetics resources available. Now through joining up with the Defenders Media team, I’m happy to announce that Apologetics315 is moving onward and upward in fulfilling that vision.

– Brian...

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The forthcoming revised Apologetics Study Bible for Students is for those who desire to always be “…ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you…” (1 Peter 3:15). General editor Sean McDowell explains: “The student...

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The strength of this book is simultaneously its greatest drawback: it is too short – just 25,000 words. Its very brevity is, of course, central to its dynamism. It seeks to hook in the curious and the unconvinced, to hold them in its grip for a short time and send them way buzzing with...

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The forthcoming revised Apologetics Study Bible for Students is for those who desire to always be "...ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you..." (1 Peter 3:15). General editor Sean McDowell explains:"The student apologetics Bible first...

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The strength of this book is simultaneously its greatest drawback: it is too short – just 25,000 words. Its very brevity is, of course, central to its dynamism. It seeks to hook in the curious and the unconvinced, to hold them in its grip for a short time and send them way buzzing with...

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