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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Saturday, 18 November 2017 06:06

What a Day of ThanksLIVING Looks Like

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“Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father . . .” (Ephesians 5:20). That’s a pretty tall order: all the time? for all things? Seriously?

When I was first challenged to obey this scripture, some 44 years ago, I thought that...

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Steve Cable examines the faulty reasoning and interpretation of the Bible in Kurt Eichenwald’s Newsweek article “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.”

Dissecting the Bible by Focusing on Nits

Recently, New Testament scholar, Dr. Daniel Wallace, addressing our strong...

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Friday, 06 October 2017 05:18

Did the Hurricanes Wash Away the Hate?

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In the midst and aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, I saw a number of comments in social media marveling at how people came together and served each other regardless of race, religion, or any other “us/them” division. Immediately before the hurricanes,...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 04:10

The Qur’an From a Christian Perspective

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Steve Cable provides a biblical understanding of Islam’s holy book drawing on James White’s bookWhat Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an.

Introduction and Background

imageChristians interacting with Muslims will benefit from a basic understanding of the development and the...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 05:09

Western Europe: Religious Practice

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In my last post, we looked at how many people in the countries of Germany, Sweden, Netherlands, Spain, and Cyprus profess a God-focused worldview. Now let’s consider some religious practices typically associated with an active faith. This worldwide survey did not ask many questions about...

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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 03:24

The Bible: Intentionally Misunderstood

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Dissecting the Bible by Focusing on Nits

Recently, New Testament scholar and expert on ancient New Testament documents, Dr. Daniel Wallace, spoke on the work being done to ensure we have the most accurate version of the Greek New Testament. He also mentioned several documents presenting a false view...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:12

The Eclipse Declares the Glory of God

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image “The heavens declare the glory of God,” Psalm 19 tells us. On August 21, 2017, millions of Americans will have an incredible opportunity to see His heavenly glory in a way most of us never have: through a total solar eclipse. On a path running from Oregon to South Carolina, observers...

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 05:26

Keeping A Gratitude Journal

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Some years ago Dr. Billy Graham was a guest on Oprah. I will never forget his answer to her question, “What are you most thankful for?”

He said, “Salvation given to us in Jesus Christ . . . and the way you have made people all over this country aware of the power of being...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 02:07

Western European Religious Makeup

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This is the fifth of a series of posts reporting on our analysis of the survey data collected by the World Values Survey project. Surveys were conducted in 57 countries between 2010 and 2014. In all, over 85,000 people were interviewed for these surveys. The survey had fifteen questions directly...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 09:19

Free Indeed!

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Recently I had the privilege of speaking in a women’s prison. I shared my story which I call, “How to Handle the Things You Hate But Can’t Change.” (How’s that for a topic of interest for incarcerated people?)

image But then I was able to speak briefly about what we have in...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 02:25

Big Data

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Radio transcript for the week of July 1-Aug. 4 | “Big Data” describes the sea of digital facts, figures, products, books, music, video, and much more that we live in. Kerby Anderson calls for a biblical response of discernment and integrity.

We live in the world of “Big...

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The survey we are using asks an interesting question: Please tell me for each of the following actions whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between? This question is asked for fifteen different possible actions.

Let’s begin by looking at four...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:49

Jerry Coyne’s Illusions

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Radio transcript for the week of July 24-28 | Dr. Ray Bohlin critiques evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne’s materialistic claim that our brain is only a meat computer.

Jerry Coyne Says Science Proves We Make No Real Choices

image Let’s see. This morning I chose my black t-shirt, tan dress...

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Saturday, 15 July 2017 22:31

Those Admirable English Puritans

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Radio transcript for the week of July 17-21 | Michael Gleghorn corrects a number of misunderstandings and stereotypes about the Puritans, suggesting there is much about them to admire.

Introducing the Puritans

J. I. Packer begins his book, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian...

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Radio transcript for the week of July 10-14 | Rick Wade provides an overview of how the Christian church has become captive to the godless values and perspective of the surrounding culture, based on Os Guinness’ bookThe Last Christian on Earth.

imageOur Real Enemy

If memory serves me correctly, it...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 23:19

United States and Mexico: Religious Practice

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In my prior post, we looked at how many people in Mexico and the United States profess a God-focused worldview. Now let’s consider some religious practices typically associated with an active faith. This worldwide survey did not ask many questions about religious practice, but the three that...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 19:36

Deism and America’s Founders

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Radio transcript for the week of July 3-7 | The views and beliefs of our country’s founders were as diverse and complicated as today. Don Closson focuses on the role of deism.

In his book Is God on America’s Side, Erwin Lutzer asks the important question, “Is the American dream...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 16:52

Verbal Abuse: A Biblical Perspective

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Radio transcript for the week of June 26-30 | Kerby Anderson offers a distinctly Christian view of this important topic. Taking a biblical perspective moves this problem from strictly emotional to its full implications for our spiritual lives.

I would like to address the subject of verbal...

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Further erosion of membership within America’s largest denomination, Southern Baptist, shows a larger trend of churches losing [bleeding] members. Byron Barlowe believes the answer may not be more programs, even evangelism programs.

Many wonder about the state of the Christian Church in the...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:16

Is Jesus the Only Way?

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Radio transcript for June 19-23 | Paul Rutherford explains why Jesus is the only way to know God.

image I was sitting in my car at a red light and I saw a bumper sticker on the car in front of me that said, “Coexist.” Only, the letters on the bumper sticker are religious symbols. A crescent...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 11:18

The Great Pains of Perfectionism

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Some wag has said that a perfectionist is someone who takes great pains . . . and gives them to others.

Once I asked my Facebook friends for examples of perfectionism and controlling behavior. Ohboyohboy, is that ever a problem! I’ve never had so many responses to a question! Here are just a...

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Radio transcript for June 11-16 | Christians need to introduce the gospel differently to people with different worldviews. Steve Cable provides ways to talk to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons and postmoderns.

Changing Worldview Landscape

Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I had very limited exposure...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017 01:11

Remodeling a Home–and a Soul

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image We are in the midst of a major remodeling project in our home as it is made wheelchair-friendly. Doors are being widened, our closet is being reconfigured so I can reach my hanging clothes, and our bathroom’s tub and step-in shower are being replaced by a roll-in shower.

I have been struck by...

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Radio transcript for June 5-9 | Pat Zukeran examines the myths from mystery religions which are sometimes argued to be the source of our Gospel accounts of Jesus. He finds that any such connection is extremely weak and does not detract from the reliability of the gospel message.

One of the popular...

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That title sounds like clickbait, doesn’t it? What parent doesn’t want to make sure their not-ready-for-prime-time young adult will continue to walk with the Lord, honoring Him with their life, and making wise, biblically-based decisions? Wouldn’t it be great if such a 5-point...

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