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

Jared C. Wilson - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:00

I Hope I Die Before I Get Old

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imageRose: “Don’t be worried, Mr. Allnut. Allnut: “Oh, I ain’t worried, miss. I gave myself up for dead back when we started.”– from the film The African Queen

I previously pastored a church in the midst of a sizable population of the elderly. And while our church had...

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A little something I shot for TGC, with a helpful (in my opinion) entry-point for evangelistic conversations.

What’s Compelling about Christianity to Non-Believers? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Expanded thoughts in my book Unparalleled: How Christianity’s...

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A little something I shot for TGC, with a helpful (in my opinion) entry-point for evangelistic conversations.

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What’s Compelling about Christianity to Non-Believers? from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo.

Expanded thoughts in my book Unparalleled: How...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:30

David Brainerd’s Gospel Wakefulness

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From Robert Caldwell’s Theologies of the American Revivalists:

“In 1739, Brainerd, the future missionary to Native Americans, grew concerned over his soul’s eternal destiny and began to seek God. After several months of employing the means of grace, he...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 14:00

David Brainerd’s Gospel Wakefulness

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From Robert Caldwell’s Theologies of the American Revivalists:

“In 1739, Brainerd, the future missionary to Native Americans, grew concerned over his soul’s eternal destiny and began to seek God. After several months of employing the means of grace, he came under a deep sense of...

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Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? — Amos 3:3

Christians who affirm the normative, traditional, historical, orthodox view of the Bible’s teaching on various sins are always accused of being divisive when in sticking to their affirmations...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 14:00

Division Begins With the Departure from the Truth

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Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? — Amos 3:3

Christians who affirm the normative, traditional, historical, orthodox view of the Bible’s teaching on various sins are always accused of being divisive when in sticking to their affirmations they must disassociate with...

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On the latest episode of the For The Church Podcast, I talk with Miles Rohde, lead pastor of Redemption Spokane, which began as the Mars Hill Spokane campus prior to the fall of that ministry empire. We talk about some of the Mars Hill fault-lines, including:

–...

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On the latest episode of the For The Church Podcast, I talk with Miles Rohde, lead pastor of Redemption Spokane, which began as the Mars Hill Spokane campus prior to the fall of that ministry empire. We talk about some of the Mars Hill fault-lines, including:

– pastoral plurality without true...

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Although I moved in early 2015 to the Midwest, I left a big piece of my heart back in New England, the least-churched region of the nation, which, interestingly enough for a guy born and raised in the Bible Belt of the South, was the first place I really felt “at home.” I still hear...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 14:00

10 Surprising Realities of Mission in New England

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Although I moved in early 2015 to the Midwest, I left a big piece of my heart back in New England, the least-churched region of the nation, which, interestingly enough for a guy born and raised in the Bible Belt of the South, was the first place I really felt “at home.” I still hear...

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Yesterday, I was able to give the New England Study Tour students from Midwestern Seminary a tour of my former church in Middletown Springs, Vermont, and I told them a little about perhaps Middletown’s most storied pastor. You’ve never heard of him (more than likely), but the Rev. Henry...

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Yesterday, I was able to give the New England Study Tour students from Midwestern Seminary a tour of my former church in Middletown Springs, Vermont, and I told them a little about perhaps Middletown’s most storied pastor. You’ve never heard of him (more than likely), but the Rev. Henry...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 17:00

What is Gospel-Shaped Worship?

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Watch Matt Boswell, Shane Barnard, and me discuss the implications and applications of worship that is shaped by the gospel.

If you’re interested more in this subject, I have also authored a resource published by The Gospel Coalition in conjunction with The Good Book Company called Gospel...

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 14:00

What Is Gospel-Shaped Worship?

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Watch Matt Boswell, Shane Barnard, and me discuss the implications and applications of worship that is shaped by the gospel.

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If you’re interested more in this subject, I have also authored a resource published by The Gospel Coalition in conjunction with The Good...

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On the latest episode of the For The Church Podcast, Dr. Owen Strachan and I discuss the relative merits of The Benedict Option as presented in Rod Dreher’s new book.

– Is Benedict a good option for evangelicals? – Are the critics of Dreher and his “strategy for Christians in...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:00

Is The Benedict Option Good for Christians?

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On the latest episode of the For The Church Podcast, Dr. Owen Strachan and I discuss the relative merits of The Benedict Option as presented in Rod Dreher’s new book.

– Is Benedict a good option for evangelicals? – Are the critics of Dreher and his “strategy for Christians in...

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imageTomorrow I will be joining Midwestern Seminary‘s Academic Provost Dr. Jason Duesing and Associate Professor of Christian Theology Dr. Owen Strachan in leading a group of students on a study tour of New England. I am really excited to return to my second home, a place where I spent 6 years in...

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imageTomorrow I will be joining Midwestern Seminary‘s Academic Provost Dr. Jason Duesing and Associate Professor of Christian Theology Dr. Owen Strachan in leading a group of students on a study tour of New England. I am really excited to return to my second home, a place where I spent 6 years in...

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I’ve got 5 codes for a free download of my new book The Imperfect Disciple on audio, courtesy of ChristianAudio.com.

“How do I win one, Jared?” you’re saying aloud to your screen.

Well, we’re gonna get super-cheesy and self-involved here. I mean, it’s gotta cost...

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I’ve got 5 codes for a free download of my new book The Imperfect Disciple on audio, courtesy of ChristianAudio.com.

“How do I win one, Jared?” you’re saying aloud to your screen.

Well, we’re gonna get super-cheesy and self-involved here. I mean, it’s gotta cost...

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imageYesterday I outlined some thoughts on the prospect of an institutional collapse of the attractional* church movement. The summarized reasons are as follows:

1. The younger generation is less interested in the attractional product.2. The movement trains its congregants out of the need for itself.3. Ma...

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imageYesterday I outlined some thoughts on the prospect of an institutional collapse of the attractional* church movement. The summarized reasons are as follows:

1. The younger generation is less interested in the attractional product.2. The movement trains its congregants out of the need for itself.3. Ma...

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imageIs there a tipping point coming in the attractional church movement?

I don’t know. I used to think so. Now I’m inclined to think not. I ask just about everybody I meet who I think may have some insight into this question. Some say yes, some say no. I keep asking, because — again...

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– “Church discipline seems strange to us because it doesn’t fit our conceptions of love.” – “Churches seem to have lost track of what the Bible says about organizing our lives together.”

New episode of the For The Church Podcast dropped this morning, in...

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