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

The Riddleblog - Apologetic Report
Friday, 13 July 2018 03:25

Luther on Galatians -- A New Translation

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Our Lutheran friends over at 1517 have just released Haraldo Camacho's new translation of Martin Luther's 1535 Commentary on Galatians.  This is a fantastic read and truly captures Luther's passion for the gospel. 

In the forward, Michael Horton exhorts the reader, "please read this new...

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I am willing to acknowledge that the contemporary debate over apologetic methodology between “evidentialists” and “presuppositionalists,” however unpleasant, can be a vital and healthy exercise.  I think it important to have a biblically based and carefully honed...

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There were many important items addressed at the 2018 URCNA Synod in Wheaton, Ill.  It was a tremendous blessing and most profitable to attend a concurrent URCNA Synod/OPC General Assembly.  Our two churches have much in common and no doubt this will encourage more joint efforts...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 08:39

Off To Synod

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I'll be at Wheaton College for the URCNA 2018 Synod this coming week, and upon return home, Lord willing, I'll begin my annual summer sabbatical/vacation. 

Our Synod will be held concurrently with the OPC, which is holding its 85th General Assembly.  This will be a historic occasion for...

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Sunday, 10 June 2018 08:28

"Against Jerusalem" -- 2 Kings 25:1-22

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets--the Fate of Judah and Jerusalem

 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:  Common Ground and the Role of Presuppositions

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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On June 6, 1944--seventy four years ago today--the allies sucessfully landed on five beaches in Normandy.  Many celebrations of this world-changing event (known simply as D-Day) have come and gone.  Few are left alive who fought this day to breach Hitler's supposedly impenetrable Atlantic...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 03:37

"In Him" -- Colossians 2:6-15

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The Fifth in a Series of Sermons on Colossians

One of the unique emphases of Reformed theology is the doctrine of “union with Christ,” which arises from reflection upon the letters of Paul.  Union with Christ is the answer to one of the theological problems created by the death,...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Habakkuk from our series on the Minor Prophets:  Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Acquired Knowledge of God -- What Do We Know About God from Nature?

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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The Fourth in a Series of Sermons on Colossians

Paul is under house arrest in Rome awaiting his appearance before Caesar.  During this time, he will write letters to the churches in Philippi and Colossae, a circular letter to the church in Ephesus, and a personal letter to a man named...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from Habakkuk

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Content of the Innate and Acquired Knowledge of God--A Biblical Catalogue

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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My wife Micki and I are thrilled to announce the engagement of our youngest son, Mark Thomas, to Ms. Brianna Lynch.

Mark is a graduate of CSUF (B.A.), has completed his graduate degree (M.S.) in emergency management at CSULB, and currently works for California State Parks.  Brianna is a...

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The Third in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Colossians

Whatever the Colossian Heresy was exactly, Paul’s answer to it is to show forth the supremacy of Jesus over all things.  To do that, Paul utilizes an early Christian hymn which speaks of Jesus as the very image of God and...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on Zephaniah, from our series on the Minor Prophets:Click Here

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study:The Intuitional Knowledge of God -- First Principles and the Religious Apriori

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 08:12

"He Has Delivered Us" -- Colossians 1:3-14

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The Second in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Colossians

One of the unique (and often overlooked) things about Paul’s letter to the Colossians is the large number of echoes from the Old Testament as the Apostle makes his case for the supremacy of Jesus over all things.  Paul...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Zephaniah

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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B. B. Warfield (1851-1921) is widely hailed as one of America's greatest theologians.  His books have remained in near-continuous publication since his death in February, 1921.  Although dead for nearly 100 years, Warfield remains a theological force with which to be reckoned.

As...

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Here's the audio from our Wednesday night Bible Study: The Accessibility and Value of General Revelation -- The Reformed Debate

Previous lectures in this series can be found here (scroll down): Apologetics in a Post Christian Age

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 06:59

Some Things to Think About

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A recent article Evangelical Gnosticism in First Things addresses the widespread influence of Gnostic thought upon the evangelical world.  The author notes . . .

I teach in a great books program at an Evangelical university. Almost all students in the program are born-and-bred Christians of...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 06:27

Recent Warfield Discussion

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Several recent articles have appeared on-line discussing various and important aspects of B. B. Warfield's theology.

The first is an essay by Fred Zaspel, the author of a very fine systematic summary of Warfield's Theology.

Zaspel's essay deals with Warfield's condemnation of racism and the...

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The First in a Series of Sermons on Paul's Letter to the Colossians

If Paul’s letter to the Colossians has a single theme, it is the Lordship of Jesus over all of creation.  In this letter Paul makes his case that Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God, and secures salvation for...

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Here's the audio from this morning's sermon on the Minor Prophets from the Book of Joel

 

Authors: Kim Riddlebarger...

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