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
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:12

William Lane Craig in Ireland 2017

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At long last, William Lane Craig will be visiting Ireland as part of the Reasons for Hope 2017 Tour. This tour includes stops in Cork, Dublin, and Belfast with debates and talks by William Lane Craig and John Lennox. All the events are listed here, so get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.Of...

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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:30

Terminology Tuesday: Immortality

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imageImmortality: Most simply, the inability to cease to exist or the ability to exist eternally. In this sense God is the only being who is truly immortal, because God has always existed and will not cease to exist. Some theologians argue, however, that human souls are created by God as intrinsically...

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Monday, 24 October 2016 23:30

Terminology Tuesday: Creatio Ex Nihilo

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imagecreatio ex nihilo: A Latin phrase that literally means "creation out of nothing." Augustine is credited with developing the argument that God created the world without any preexisting materials. This was in contrast to most Greek philosophers, who understood the creative act as God's ordering of...

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Monday, 17 October 2016 23:30

Terminology Tuesday: Omnipotence

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imageOmnipotence: The attribute that refers to God's ability to do whatever is consistent with God's own character and being in effecting the divine plan for creation. God's omnipotence is primarily demonstrated in God's overturning evil for good. This is especially evident in the death of Jesus, which...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:28

Terminology Tuesday: fides quaerens intellectum

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imagefides quaerens intellectum: Literally, "faith seeking understanding." The phrase originated with Anselm in his Proslogion and was used to show the relationship of religious faith to human reason. For Anselm, matters of religion and theology are understood only by first believing them and then...

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Monday, 03 October 2016 23:30

Terminology Tuesday: Inerrancy

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imageInerrancy: The doctrine that the Bible is completely trustworthy and contains no errors. The doctrine is normally qualified in a number of ways. The Bible is said to be inerrant in the original autographs, and it is said to be without error only when properly interpreted. Proper interpretation...

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Friday, 30 September 2016 06:29

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/23 - 09/30)

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KINDLE DEALS:
Is God Just a Human Invention? by Sean McDowell - 1.99 (A SUPERB general apologetics book; HIGHLY recommended). Read along with it here!
 

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Monday, 26 September 2016 23:30

Terminology Tuesday: Relativism

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imageRelativism: The theory that denies that humans can possess any objective, universally meaningful knowledge, that there are any ultimate and unchanging metaphysical realities (God, persons, space, time, natural laws) or that there are any moral absolutes. Hence meaning and truth are relative to each...

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Monday, 19 September 2016 23:30

Terminology Tuesday: Humanism

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imageHumanism (secular humanism): In general, humanism is any movement or ideology that focuses on the worth of the human being. Christian humanism emphasizes the fact that humans are create in God's image and as such are creatures of worth or value. Secular humanism, on the other hand, attempts to see...

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Monday, 12 September 2016 16:30

Terminology Tuesday: Propositionalism

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imageProposition, propositionalism: A proposition is a meaningful, logical statement (or assertion) that can be confirmed in some manner, such as by sensory observation, and so can be subjected to scientific inquiry. Propositionalism presents and defends theological truths by setting them forth as a...

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Friday, 09 September 2016 02:30

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (09/02 - 09/09)

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KINDLE DEALS:• Is God Just a Human Invention?by Sean McDowell - 1.99 (A SUPERB general apologetics book; HIGHLY recommended). Read along with it here!WEEKLY LINKS:• “No Man’s Sky” and 10,000 Bowls of...

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How do you respond to the claim that there are 200,000-400,000 variants in the New Testament manuscripts, surely making it historically unreliable? There are more variants than words in the New Testament? Free Live Stream presentation from Purdue University by Dr. Daniel B. Wallace, "How Badly Has the Bible Been Corrupted?"  Feb 5, 7pm ET -

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is the founder of Disruptive Truth, a non-profit organization that is disrupting culture with the truth of the Gospel. When his book Aborting Aristotle arrived in the mail this reader was very grateful. It could not have come at a more appropriate time. Like many, I have been deeply troubled by the contents of the videos released
Moral relativism is the theory that denies that humans can possess any objective, universally meaningful knowledge, that there are any ultimate and unchanging metaphysical realities or that there are any moral absolutes. Philosopher Peter Kreeft said that "No culture in history has ever embraced moral relativism and survived." If you don't think
 
God's Crime Scene (Book, Promo Video) is the highly anticipated "sequel" to J. Warner Wallace's Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels. In his first investigation Wallace looks at the evidence for the claim that the Gospels were eye-witness accounts of the life of Jesus. In his latest book, he
 
“History,” writes Eric Metaxas in the introduction to his book entitled Miracles, “comprises subjective accounts of human beings, and from those subjective accounts we arrive at an ‘objective’ truth” (xii).  He asserts that we need to ask ourselves whether those subjective accounts are reliable by sifting
Friday, 25 September 2015 23:30

Book Review: Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air Featured

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More and more it seems that society and culture are attempting to jettison objective morality in favor of their own moral autonomy. It is a challenge that takes place at both an individual level and a political level. The Christian worldview holds that certain actions and behaviors are right or wrong regardless of who believes or does not believe
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