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
Thursday, 12 July 2018 22:44

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (7/8 – 7/14)

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:20

Terminology Tuesday: Reductionism

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image An attempt to explain some domain or field by showing that it can be derived from or redescribed in the language of some more basic domain or field. A physicalist, for example, may attempt a reductionist account of the mind by showing that such entities as thoughts and perception can be reduced to...

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Sunday, 08 July 2018 23:00

The Thomistic Cosmological Argument

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image The Thomistic cosmological argument attempts to reason from the existence of dependent beings to the existence of God. According to this argument, the present existence of dependent beings can only be explained by an independent being that currently and actively sustains them in being. We can...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 13:42

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (7/1 – 7/7)

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 01:49

Terminology Tuesday: Puritanism

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image A reform movement heavily influenced by Calvinsim but  initially part of the Church of England that had its zenith in the seventeenth century in England and North America. The stereotype of a Puritan as prudish and legalistic is quite misleading; Puritans enjoyed their beer and knew how to...

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image Let me describe this book with one key word: practical. In fact, I would dare say it is perhaps the most practical book with an evangelism focus that I’ve ever read. Perhaps this achievement in practicality really comes down to one thing—the format. Despite being less than 300 pages,...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 00:09

Alister McGrath Lecture “On the Trinity”

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Monday, 25 June 2018 14:50

Terminology Tuesday: Metaethics

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image The branch of ethics that focuses on the meanings of fundamental ethical concepts, the justification of ethical claims and the metaphysical status of ethical entities. Metaethics is usually contrasted with normative ethics, which deals directly with what is good and right, and applied ethics,...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 05:34

Book Review: Islam Rising by Tim Orr

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image Tim Orr’s Islam Rising (Xulon Press) is a unique book. It is not a polemic against Islam; instead it attempts to formulate a positive approach to reaching Muslims in Christian colleges. In the introduction, Orr delineates his two goals: to identify four ideas Christian colleges must focus on...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:32

Terminology Tuesday: Magisterium

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image The teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church. The magisterium consists of the bishops of the Church under the authority of the pope. Catholics sometimes argue that the weakness of Protestant Christianity is that it lacks a determinate magisterium.   Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 06:39

FREE Version of Logos Bible Software

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Friday, 15 June 2018 05:30

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (6/10 – 6/16)

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image Crossway has recently published a book entitled Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique.[1] This volume is contributed to and edited by many heavyweights in these fields including: J. P. Moreland, Stephen C. Meyer, Christopher Shaw, Ann K. Gauger, and Wayne...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 05:43

Terminology Tuesday: Merton Hypothesis

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image The Merton thesis is the claim of a positive correlation between Protestant religion and scientific productivity during the early modern period (i.e., the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries). Scholars continue to debate the validity of the theiss, which can seem more or less credible depending on...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 12:43

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (6/3 – 6/9)

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image Very often when a Christian begins to share the gospel with others, he or she encounters objections to essential Christian beliefs. Naturally, a desire to defend the truth of Christianity takes root in the Christian, and the journey of becoming and growing as an apologist begins. What often goes...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 01:05

Terminology Tuesday: Concordism

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image Concordism refers to the position that the teaching of the Bible on the natural world, properly interpreted, will agree with the teaching of science (when it properly understands the data), and may in fact supplement science. The concordist not only believes that nature and Scripture will...

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image Introduction There is no such thing as a perfect one-stop shop when it comes to introductory apologetics books, but Apologetics at the Cross: An Introduction to Christian Witness is as close as it gets. By that I mean that Joshua Chatraw and Mark Allen cover all the bases of...

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image Italian astronomer and physicist and one of the great early modern scientists. Galileo invented the modern science of mechanics and defended Copernicus’s theory that the sun is the center of the solar system. He was called before the Inquisition and forced to recant his views. This episode...

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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 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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