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
Sunday, 18 November 2018 01:54

DEBATE: Licona vs. Crossan

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image Dialogue on the Historical Jesus: Mike Licona & John Dominic Crossan On October 24, 2018, John Dominic Crossan and Mike Licona dialogue on the question “Who was the historical Jesus?” The questions both were asked to address specifically were “What can be verified about...

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Friday, 16 November 2018 11:02

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 11/11 – 11/17

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image KINDLE DEALS: The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural by Lee Strobel $1.99 That’s a Great Question: What to Say When Your Faith Is Questioned by Glenn Pearson $.99 Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good by N. T. Wright $1.99...

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image Introduction  Throughout Cosmology in Theological Perspective: Understanding our Place in the Universe, Olli-Pekka Vainio takes a look at the interaction between philosophy and science in the context of the universe. In particular, he argues that philosophy and cosmology are inextricably...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 08:29

Terminology Tuesday: Romanticism

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image Philosophical and literary movement of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries that emphasized spontaneous feeling and individual freedom in reaction against the rationalism of the Enlightenment. In theology Romanticism had significant influence of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Evans, C....

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Monday, 12 November 2018 04:44

Weekly Podcast Roundup (11/4)

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image Trinity Radio S9E16: Jesus Outside the Bible” Did you know that there are non-Christian references to Jesus from sources outside the Bible as early as 55 AD? In this episode we take a look at that material, and discuss what value it has for making a case that Jesus existed, and that the...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 10:19

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 11/4 – 11/10

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image KINDLE DEALS: The Bible Knowledge Commentary Acts and Epistles by John F. Walvoord $2.99 Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times by Os Guinness $3.99 Reaching the Unreached: Becoming Raiders of the Lost Art by Peyton Jones $2.99 Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Manners and...

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Monday, 05 November 2018 19:22

Terminology Tuesday: Icons

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image Images of Christ and the saints often found in Eastern Orthodox churches. The term is also used in a broader sense to designate the capacity of human beings to image God and to become images of Christ. See also image of God. Evans, C. Stephen, Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of...

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Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:26

Weekly Podcast Roundup (10/28)

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image Veracity Hill Ep420: Why We Don’t Need Weed In this episode Kurt speaks with Tim Hsiao on the topic of marijuana. Aside from the personal question, there is a political one: Should people be free to get high? Trinity Radio S9E15: Near Death Experiences” What’s up with near-death...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 10:32

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 10/28-10/3

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image KINDLE DEALS: Bold Reformer: Celebrating the Gospel-Centered Convictions of Martin Luther by David S. Steele $2.99 Being the Body by Charles Colson $.99 With the Word: The Chapter-by-Chapter Bible Handbook by Warren W. Wiersbe $2.99 What Does the Bible Say About Suffering? by Brian Han Gregg $4.99...

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image What Your Atheist Professor Doesn’t Know (But Should) is a quality introductory-level Christian apologetics book. One of the best ways to summarize the book is to reference the summary arguments placed near the end of each chapter, and so I’d like to start off with quoting them...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 10:22

Origins of Halloween

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image What are the origins of Halloween? Does it come from Pagan Witchcraft or is there some other explanation. The truth might surprise you!

Authors: Kurt Jaros...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 20:25

Terminology Tuesday: Christology

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image The branch of Christian theology that attempts to clarify the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, understood as “the Christ” (from the Greek equivalent to the Hebrew term Messiah, which means “anointed one”). Within orthodox Christianity, Christology is concerned with...

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 04:51

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of 10/21)

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image Veracity Hill Ep120: Adventurous Faith In this episode Kurt speaks with astrophyscist and apologist Hugh Ross (Reasons to Believe) on the stories of his faith and the faith of others. Ross encourages us to have an adventurous faith to share the Gospel with others. Trinity Radio S9E14: Doubt &...

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Friday, 26 October 2018 12:35

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 10/21-10/27

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image KINDLE DEALS: Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine by Gregg Allison $7.99 Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine by Wayne Grudem $9.99 Tell Someone: You Can Share the Good News by Greg Laurie $2.99 Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of...

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image J.P. Moreland opens Scientism and Secularism (Crossway) by defining Scientism as “the view that the hard sciences provide the only genuine knowledge of reality,” (20). Philosophical and theological conclusions are not on par with scientific ones, according to this theory. He identifies...

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image Version of the first-cause argument for God’s reality, developed by Islamic thinkers, which claims that the world must have had a beginning and that God must exist as the cause of that beginning. Defended in the twentieth century by William Lane Craig. See also cosmological argument; Islamic...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 14:26

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of 10/14)

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image Veracity Hill Ep119: Word of Faith In this episode Kurt speaks with Rob Velez on the false teaching of the Word of Faith movement. Name it and claim it, the power of positive thinking, and claims of divinity, all of which are unbiblical teachings. Trinity Radio S9E13: Biblical vs Christian...

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Friday, 19 October 2018 09:49

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/14-10/20)

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image KINDLE DEALS: Ten Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe: Are Urban Legends & Sunday School Myths Ruining Your Faith? by Larry Osborne $1.99 On Guard for Students: A Thinker’s Guide to the Christian Faith by William Lane Craig $.99 Intellectuals Don’t Need God and Other Modern Myths:...

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image View that the truth or falsity of religious statements is capable of empirical verification-but only after death. John Hick developed this view as a response to the logical positivist charge that religious propositions are cognitively meaningless because they are not empirically verifiable. See...

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 04:03

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of 10/7)

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image Veracity Hill Ep118: Minimal Facts w/ Gary Habermas In this brief episode, Kurt talks with Dr. Gary Habermas about the minimal facts argument for the resurrection, its intent, and some objections to it. Trinity Radio S9E12: The Seven Churches of Revelation” This one would be great for anyone...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 12:01

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (10/7 – 10/13)

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image KINDLE DEALS: Church History in Plain Language by Bruce Shelley $1.99 The Colson Way: Loving Your Neighbor and Living with Faith in a Hostile World by Owen Strachan $1.99 Basic Christianity by John Stott $2.99 God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely...

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image Introduction  Throughout A Fortunate Universe: Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos, astronomers Geraint F. Lewis and Luke A. Barnes discuss the clam that our universe is governed by laws and constants which appear to be finely tuned for the existence of life. While those familiar with apologetics...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 20:19

Terminology Tuesday: Taoism

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image An ancient philosophical and religious worldview developed in China. The term derives from the Chinese word tao, meaning “the way.” Taoists believe that there is an underlying metaphysical and ethical structure to the cosmos and that humans who understand this can order their lives...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 07:19

Weekly Podcast Roundup (Week of September 30)

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image Veracity Hill Ep117: Faith in the Shadows In today’s episode Kurt speaks with Austin Fischer on the issue of doubt in the Christian faith. Is doubt sinful? Can it be healthy? What sort of questions should Christians be asking about doubt? Trinity Radio S7E18: Surely You Don’t Believe...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 08:47

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (9/30 – 10/6)

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image KINDLE DEALS: The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible by Michael S. Heiser $5.99 Taking a Stand for the Bible: Today’s Leading Experts Answer Critical Questions About God’s Word by John Ankerberg $3.99 Christianity According to the Bible: Separating...

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