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, 22 March 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 3/17 – 3/23

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image Kindle Deals: Kierkegaard: A Single Life by Stephen Backhouse $3.49 Mentoring: Biblical, Theological, and Practical Perspectives $2.99 Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life by Eric Metaxas $1.99 Man, Myth, Messiah: Answering History’s Greatest Question...

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Friday, 22 March 2019 01:36

Us (2019)

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image “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” -Psalm 27:19 This was the verse that was on my mind as I was watching Us, the new horror film from Jordan Peele (who won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his 2017 debut film, Get Out). We tend to be our own...

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Monday, 18 March 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Paradigm

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image Model or exemplar. The term was used by Thomas Kuhn in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions to refer to a pattern of thinking and explanation embodied in the practices and assumptions that are taken for granted by a particular scientific community. The paradigm of a given scientific community...

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Sunday, 17 March 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (3/17)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 140: The Green New Deal On this episode, Kurt chats with Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely of the Heartland Institute concerning the Green New Deal proposal that’s been the source of recent poltical discussion. What is the Green New Deal and what would be it’s impact?...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 3/10 – 3/16

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image Kindle Deals: Rising to the Call by Os Guinness $2.99 Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith by Natasha Crain $2.99 Miracles (VeriTalks Book 2) by John Lennox $.99 The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer $.99 The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching...

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Friday, 15 March 2019 03:38

Five Feet Apart (2019)

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image Ever since Love Story (1970), there have been movies about young love with tragedy. Whether it is The Notebook (2003) or The Fault in our Stars (2014), it is one genre of film that won’t go away anytime soon. While some of these are good films (i.e., the aforementioned ones), others (though...

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image Peter J. Williams is the Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge, one of the world’s leading institutes for biblical research. He was previously a lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen and is currently chair of the International Greek New Testament Project. He is also a...

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Monday, 11 March 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Functionalism

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image The view that mental states are not defined by their intrinsic qualities but by their relations to other states, particularly causal relations. A functionalist would not thereby define a mental state dualistically as a spiritual event nor materialistically as a brain process but would rather say...

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Sunday, 10 March 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (3/10)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 139: Debate Review In this episode, Kurt talks with Braxton Hunter about his recent debate with Matt Dillahunty on the topic of “Does the Christian God Exist”. Risen Jesus S2E2: Observations of The Synoptic Problem | Part 1 In this episode, Dr. Licona discuses some of...

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Friday, 08 March 2019 22:55

Captain Marvel (2019)

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image Movie analysis as apologetics? Cultural art has a way of teaching us about human nature, our greatest desires, and the world around us. As much as the MCU has impacted film goers (not just fans of comic books), it seems all the more surprising that it took twenty prior films for Marvel to finally...

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Friday, 08 March 2019 21:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 3/3 – 3/9

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 21:00

Book Review: The Prodigal Prophet by Tim Keller

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image Timothy J. Keller (1950-     ) is a pastor, theologian and Christian Apologist. He is most well-known for having planted and pastored Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and his work with City-to-City, a ministry that helps to strategically plant churches in major...

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Monday, 04 March 2019 21:00

Terminology Tuesday: Holiness

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image That quality of God and of things and persons set apart for God that marks whatever possesses it as “different” and “other” than the ordinary things of creation. Thus, when Moses met God at the burning bush, he was afraid and was told to remove his sandals, because the...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 21:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (3/3)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 138: Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask In keeping with the spirit of questions from the Explore God series in Chicago, Kurt spends this episode addressing common questions and sayings that Christians may wrestle with today. Trinity Radio 0:06 / 1:20:21 S10E4: Braxton...

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Saturday, 02 March 2019 11:48

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 2/24 – 3/2

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image Introduction  The idea that one can be both a scientist and a Christian is often challenged by popular scientists. In his book Can A Scientist Believe in Miracles? Ian Hutchinson responds to many of these challenges. Hutchinson is both a Christian and a plasma physicist at the Massachusetts...

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Monday, 25 February 2019 21:00

Terminology Tuesday: Justice

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image Giving people what is due them. As a social ideal, justice is a major concept in political philosophy. Traditional philosophers also saw justice as a personal virtue and inquired about the nature of a just person as well as how a person acquires a just character. In contemporary society there is...

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 21:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Ep 137: Explore God: Can I Know God Personally? In this final episode of the Explore God series, Kurt talks about what it means to know God personally. Trinity Radio S10E3: Brief Thoughts on Current Issues We discuss the recent Houston Chronicle article which covers sexual offenses...

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Friday, 22 February 2019 21:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 2/17 – 2/23

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image Rosaria Butterfield (1962-   ) is an author, speaker, homemaker, pastor’s wife, home-school mom, and former tenured professor of English at Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. from Ohio State University in English Literature, served in the English Department and Women Studies...

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Monday, 18 February 2019 21:00

Terminology Tuesday: Model

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image A representation—which may consist of a physical structure or collection of objects, a picture, or a collection of abstract entities—that has a systematic relation to that which it represents. Typically this requires one to be able to translate or map both the elements of what is...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 21:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (2/17)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 136: Explore God: Is the Bible Reliable? In this episode Kurt chats with Ted Wright on the reliability of the Bible. Trinity Radio S10E3: Brief Thoughts on Current Issues We discuss the recent Houston Chronicle article which covers sexual offenses in the Southern Baptist...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 21:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 2/10 – 2/16

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image From the website of Dr. Brian Huffling: Let me first say that I think the “scientific” proofs for God’s existence are very good, as far as they go. (I’ll explain why that word is in quotes later.) Since middle school one of my hobbies has been backyard astronomy. I am very...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 21:00

Terminology Tuesday: Richard Swinburne

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image One of the preeminent philosophers of religion in the analytic philosophy tradition. Swinburne, who holds a chair at Oxford University, made his reputation with a trilogy in which he first defended the coherence of theism, then argued the probability of God’s existence and finally argued for...

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