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
image Introduction  All who engage in apologetic discussions should expect to be asked about the various perspectives on human origins. This is a topic for which there is no overwhelming agreement, and therefore it is important to become familiar with the dialogue that is happening between...

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Monday, 15 July 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Teleological argument

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image An argument for the existence of God that takes as its starting point the purposive (teleological) character of the universe. The argument is often termed “the argument from design” and comes in many different versions. This argument was quite popular in the eighteenth and early...

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Sunday, 14 July 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Why do Christians still read the Old Testament? Episode 157Have you ever wondered how the books of the Old Testament fit in a chronological sense? Sometimes the Old Testament can be large and confusing. In this episode Kurt presents the storyline of the Old Testament....

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Friday, 12 July 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 7/6 – 7/13

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Friday, 12 July 2019 03:12

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

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image The turn of the century was also the turn for me as a moviegoer. I began seeing that stuff happened behind the camera as much as in front of the camera (it also helped that DVDs came into the full). There were so many questions I had to ask the likes of names like Spielberg and Lucas. Still, I...

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image French philosopher born in Switzerland whose influence on political theory and theories of education has been enormous. Rousseau saw human individuals as naturally good but corrupted by education and society. His political theory stresses individual freedom but ultimately subordinates the...

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Sunday, 07 July 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Ep 156: Covenant Theology In this episode, Kurt speaks with Rob McKenzie on the differences between Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology, and why Rob defends Covenant Theology. Unbelievable? Is abortion a human right? Ryan Christopher vs Barbara Ntume Pro-life Christian Ryan...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Link 6/30 – 7/5

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Friday, 05 July 2019 05:28

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

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image For those who are suffering from film fatigue of the superhero genre, you can at least rest a little easy knowing that Spider-Man: Far from Home (the ending of Phase Three of the MCU) is the last we will see for at least a year. For those who are fans (such as yours truly), it is another...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Numinous

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image An aspect of religious experience discussed by Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy. Otto described a type of religious experience typically associated with theism in which God is experienced as “wholly other”—a mysterious, awesome, fascinating object. The majesty and holiness of...

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Sunday, 30 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Ep 155: Missions in the Czech Republic Brad Kaspar of Josiah Venture talks with Kurt about his experiences as a missionary and the state of Christianity in the Czech Republic. Soteriology 101 I Love James White Despite our disagreements, I love James White. Sometimes we have to just...

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Friday, 28 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 6/23 – 6/29

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Friday, 28 June 2019 02:20

Yesterday (2019)

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image From what I remember, I was about 9 or 10 when my dad introduced me to the Beatles, easily his favorite band (though I think Bread was a close second). The first song I remember hearing was “I want to hold your hand”, and then my world of music was never the same again. This is what...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 22:00

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 reductionistic account of the mind by showing that such entities as thoughts and perception can be reduced...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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Friday, 21 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 6/16-22

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Friday, 21 June 2019 04:28

Toy Story 4 (2019)

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image Memorable characters are one thing, but being relatable is just as important (if not more so). This is one of the main reasons why the Toy Story films have been so effective for nearly a quarter century. Like The Godfather, Star Wars, and films in the MCU (not to mention other Pixar films), the...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 22:00

Book Review: Cultural Apologetics by Paul Gould

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image I’m honored to be a member of the review team for Paul Gould’s recent book, “Cultural Apologetics.” Professor Gould is a respected thinker in Christian philosophical circles. Additionally, for me, Paul is a local friend and an undeniably passionate chaser after God. What is...

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Wednesday, 19 June 2019 03:40

VIDEOS: Discovering Truth in an Age of Opinion

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image This past May, the Defenders team was in Dyer, IN at the Village Church of Dyer presenting the case for the Christian Worldview. Check out the speakers and titles of the talks on VIMEO.

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Monday, 17 June 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Anthropomorphism

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image The human tendency to see other things as analogous to ourselves. Thus people sometimes see their pets in overly anthropomorphic terms. In philosophy of religion, the term anthropomorphism is often used critically, to refer to views of God that make God seem too similar to finite human persons....

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Sunday, 16 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Ep. 153: The Creator Revealed Kurt sits down with Dr Michael G Strauss and Fazale Rana to discuss how the sciences reveal the Creator of the universe. Trinity Radio Genetically Modified Skeptic: A Christian Response to Everything Responding to an entire channel in one video is a new...

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Friday, 14 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 6/9-6/15

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Monday, 10 June 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Chain of being

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image A key element in the worldview of many ancient, medieval and early modern philosophers, who assumed a principle of plenitude in which beings of every possible type must be actualized, from the lowest to the highest. Thus in the medieval world it was common to think of various entities as...

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Sunday, 09 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Episode 152: 10 Archaeological Discoveries that affirm the Bible Archaeologist Ted Wright discusses with Kurt at least 10 discoveries that confirm details in the Old and New Testaments as historically accurate. Trinity Radio Atheist Response Videos And Presup What have we learned...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 6/2 – 6/8

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