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

Do Not Be Surprised - Apologetic Report
Monday, 26 October 2015 07:30

Women Bloggers and Biblical Commands

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I once received an email from a male reader who rebuked me for not having a big, bold banner across the top of my website that announced that I was a female. The implication was that, since I was discussing biblical truth and "teaching," I was in sin if a man visited my site, read, and learned. As you can see, that banner never did find

Sunday, 25 October 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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How Great Thou Art

Authors: EBenz

Saturday, 24 October 2015 18:08

Equipping Eve: Perfect Perspicuity

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The word of the day is "perspicuity." There are those in the professing church who would say that true humility admits that we cannot know what the Bible really means. Such a vague view of Scripture has not been the historic position of the Church through the ages, however. Why? Because God's Word is clear about its clarity; it is

Friday, 23 October 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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Sometimes we need to step back and refocus on the Son. I'm tired. Weary. Not just physically, but mentally. Perhaps even spiritually. And not just weary of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. No, that can be remedied with a good night's sleep or a completed to-do list. I am weary of two things: the world and its idle pursuits, and the

Sunday, 18 October 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Lift High the Cross

Authors: EBenz

Friday, 16 October 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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Some weeks there just isn't much to say, or not enough time to write what I would like. Those are the weeks when I say to myself, "You know, my readers probably just need to hear from someone far more wise, far more learned, far more wonderful." And those are the days when I turn to the great men of old who have gone before us in Church

Sunday, 11 October 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Come, Christians Join to Sing (medley)

Authors: EBenz

Saturday, 10 October 2015 14:03

Equipping Eve: Interview with Phil Johnson (Part 2)

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In this episode of Equipping Eve, Erin continues her discussion with Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace to You. It's a potpourri conversation, covering topics such as women's ministries, Bible study, and the apparent doctrinal downgrade within the visible church. Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Click here to

Friday, 09 October 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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Some of you may recall my confession a couple of years ago that art fairs are one of my guilty pleasures. Well, last weekend found me at another local art fair and the excursion brought an interesting twist. As I walked down the street toward the festivities, I looked up, and there on the corner was the local funeral home…advertising an open ho

Sunday, 04 October 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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There Is a Fountain

Authors: EBenz

Friday, 02 October 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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The God who created the heavens is the Godof all wisdom. We are surrounded by the wisdom of this world. A world which knows nothing of the wisdom that is from above (James 3:17) is the world which consumes our lives: whether it is work, school, or perhaps friends or family, the world's wisdom appears to dominate. But does it really, or is it

Sunday, 27 September 2015 19:27

Equipping Eve: Interview with Phil Johnson (Part 1)

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In this episode of Equipping Eve, Erin talks to Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace to You. It's a potpourri discussion, covering topics such as women's ministries, Bible study, and the apparent doctrinal downgrade within the visible church. Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Click here for a list of articles

Sunday, 27 September 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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He Leadeth Me

Authors: EBenz

Friday, 25 September 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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The pope is in town. Well, he's not actually in my town, but he is on US soil. Did you watch the mass earlier this week that was held in Washington, D.C.? What a sad and pitiable display of blasphemy and idolatry! I arrived home from work just in time to see the pope re-sacrifice Christ yet again. And then the hoards of people in attendance

Sunday, 20 September 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Authors: EBenz

Sunday, 13 September 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Fairest Lord Jesus (Beautiful Savior)

Authors: EBenz

Saturday, 12 September 2015 17:30

Equipping Eve: Counted Worthy to Suffer

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These days, we hear many Christian leaders talking about the very real possibility of a rise in the persecution of Christians. What should be our reaction to this? Do we cower? Join the latest political rally? Form a picket line? What about rejoicing? What about thanking the Lord? In this episode of Equipping Eve, we turn to the book of Acts to

Sunday, 06 September 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Great Is They Faithfulness

Authors: EBenz

Friday, 04 September 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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Well, I owe each and every one of you an apology. Here it is, September 4, and I never told you about this: I know, I am really sorry. All this time, I knew that the Holy Spirit had been scheduled for revival at this tiny church and yet I never shared it with you. Can you please forgive me? I promise that the next time I am offered a peek into

Sunday, 30 August 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Authors: EBenz

Saturday, 29 August 2015 10:00

Equipping Eve: Don't Listen to The Voice

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Read John 1:1-5. Now read those same verses from The Voice "Bible translation." Can you hear the hiss of the serpent? This episode of Equipping Eve takes The Voice to task and examines what this passage actually says. Plus, happiness according to Pope Francis. Click here to listen to this latest episode of Equipping Eve. Click here for

Friday, 28 August 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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I love bookstores, and I lament that so many of them have closed nationwide. It was a pleasant surprise, then, a couple of weeks ago to come across a rather large Barnes and Noble. Upon entering, I walked right over to the section of journals and gifts. Why bother looking at actual books when Amazon is always cheaper? As I perused the shelves of

Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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Crown Him With Many Crowns

Authors: EBenz

Friday, 21 August 2015 09:30

This 'n' That

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Sunflowers are my favorite.Sunflowers and beautiful singing make me smile. About a week or so ago, I pulled into the parking lot at my office just late enough to have had my parking space stolen. Oh, of course it isn't officially my parking space. Except it is, in my mind anyway, because it is the perfect space. But I digress. Even though there w

Sunday, 16 August 2015 06:30

Sunday Morning Praise

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My Jesus, I Love Thee

Authors: EBenz