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

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image Medieval distinction between the ontological order and the epistemological order. For example, St. Thomas Aquinas believed that God is the ground of existence for all other beings. Hence, in the order of being (ontology), God is primary. However, humans come to know finite objects through their...

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Sunday, 16 September 2018 08:57

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of September 9)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 114: Science & Secularism” In this episode Kurt engages with J.P. Moreland on his newest book Science and Secularism. Reasonable Faith What’s Up At Reasonable Faith? Dr. William Lane Craig and Kevin Harris discuss new and exciting things happening with the...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 12:45

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (9/9-9/15)

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 13:11

Book Review: The Case For Miracles by Lee Strobel

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image Lee Strobel, a former award-winning legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books. Formerly a teacher of law at Roosevelt University and currently a professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University, this former atheist is now...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018 08:18

Terminology Tuesday: Social Trinitarianism

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image Theories of the Trinity inspired by some of the Greek church fathers that emphasize the distinctness of the three persons of the Trinity and understand the oneness of the Trinity as the unity of a community. (See Cappadocian fathers.) The danger in such a view is that it will slide into tritheism,...

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 07:03

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of September 2)

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image Trinity Radio S9E9: God and Time (The YI’MA series)” In this episode we discuss the nature of time, and what is means to speak of God as “timeless.” We also cover “A” versus “B” theories of time, and respond to Chris Fischer over at God is Open (link...

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Friday, 07 September 2018 12:59

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (9/2-9/8)

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 00:00

Book Review: Four Views on Hell (Second Edition)

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image Four Views on Hell is a book in the Counterpoints series published by Zondervan. It tackles the highly controversial and lively debate on the nature of hell, with four different authors explaining four different perspectives. Denny Burk delineates the Eternal Conscious Torment (ECT) view, John G....

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image Critical terms used by multiculturalists for academic work that they see as permeated by attitudes of Western superiority. The criticized views are often associated with male domination as well.     Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (Downers...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 09:57

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of August 26)

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image Trinity Radio S9E8: Christian Zeal! (TR Student Edition)” Trinity Students, Brandon Morris and Nick Ham have taken over Trinity Radio!!! They share their testimonies, and discuss the subject of Christian zeal! How radical should your faith be? In the midst of the discussion they tackle...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 13:47

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (8/26-9/1)

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image Last week, our very own Kurt Jaros interviewed Richard Weikart, who is a professor of history at California State University in Stanislaus, California. This is his fourth book dealing specifically with Hitler and Nazi Germany leading up to the end of WWII. This work is also the most extensive...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 01:43

Special Message from our Director

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image Hello, this is Kurt Jaros, the director of Apologetics315. If you’ve visited our website in the past several months you’ve seen that our ministry is back in action after a hiatus. Apologetics315 has been a blessing to millions of people over the last decade. One of our followers,...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 06:58

Terminology Tuesday: Personhood

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image The unique status shared by human beings, angels and God that involves the power to think, act and value. Traditional theories of personhood stress that persons are substances of a rational nature. More contemporary theories emphasize the ability to act and have emotions, and these often link...

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 14:28

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of August 19)

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image Trinity Radio S9E7: The Emotional Problem of Evil” Christian apologists often say that while they can respond to the intellectual problem of evil, the emotional problem of evil is a separate question. Are we left with no response to the parent who has just lost a child? What about those who...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 10:46

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (8/19-8/25)

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image Introduction  Christ and the Created Order is the second volume of a two-volume set edited by Andrew B. Torrance and Thomas H. McCall (Volume 1 is entitled Knowing Creation and can be found here). This volume focuses in on the often-neglected function of Jesus Christ within the doctrine of...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 23:09

Kurt Jaros on the Radio in Chicago, IL

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image Kurt Jaros was interviewed by John Mauck of the Lawyers for Jesus radio program in Chicago, IL on WYLL AM 1160. He talked about what apologetics is, his background, and the importance of being ready to give a defense for the hope that is within. http://mauckbaker.com/radio

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 09:49

Terminology Tuesday: Pacifism

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image The belief that war is unacceptable, either because war is inherently immoral or because Christians are called to a higher standard of conduct. Some pacifists extend their opposition to war to any killing or violence. For Christian theologians the chief alternative has been the just war theory....

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Monday, 20 August 2018 01:33

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of August 12)

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Trinity Radio S9E5: “Small Groups & Apologetics” Veracity Hill Ep110: “Speech” Unbelievable Unbelievable? Debating the Kalam Cosmological Argument – Stephen Woodford (Rationality Rules) vs Blake Giunta STRask Alan Shlemon answers questions about whether the...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 15:29

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (8/12 – 8/18)

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 05:27

Book Review: Christianity Considered by John Frame

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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   In this video Dr. Mike Licona debates Dr. Larry Shapiro on the resurrection of Jesus. This debate took place in February of 2018 at the University of Findlay in the state of Ohio. Be sure to click on the video and subscribe to Licona’s Youtube channel.

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:05

Terminology Tuesday: Creation Order

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image Lawlike structure or order that is rooted in God’s intentions at creation. Those who affirm this notion typically think that there are particular “orders” or “spheres” of creation, such as the state and the family, each with its own purposes and norms. The term is...

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Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:43

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of August 5)

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image Trinity Radio S9E5: “Revivals, Crusades, Conferences, & Apologetics” Veracity Hill Ep107: “Demolishing Arguments” Unbelievable Why is there something rather than nothing? Alex O Connor & Cameron Bertuzzi debate the Argument from Contingency Cold Case Christianity...

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