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 Domain For Truth - Apologetic Report

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This is from my daily Greek exercise of sight reading a few months ago, courtesy of Vincent S Artale Jr.

Our text is from the Greek translation of Ephesians 5:1.  Here is my translation:

“PRINCIPLE 5 γίνεσθε οὖν...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 20:15

Bible Contradiction? Is money good or bad?

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Is money good or bad?

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction (skeptics’ comments included):

Money is the answer to all of life’s problems.

Men prepare...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 09:07

Review: 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary

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A weekend reading review…because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading.

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Note: I actually finished this book a while back but didn’t want to post this while I was overseas teaching missions lest some government think I’m a CIA guy or something.  Well...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 18:07

Mid-June 2018 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

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imageHere are links related to Presuppositional Apologetics gathered between June 8th-14th, 2018.

1.) Apologetics Tactics handling the least competent who overrate their skill

2.) Five Objections to Presuppositional Apologetics Crushed

3.) Monergism Directory: Principles for Debate

4.) Series...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 19:02

Response to this Meme

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We must be careful that just because something is made into a “meme” doesn’t mean it is logically sound.  For instance here’s a meme on social media:

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Of course this question is trying to make a case against Christian cake shop owners’ refusal to be involved with a...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:57

Leisure Reading Review: Dark Days: The Road to Metal

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A leisure reading review because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

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Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV.  Dark Days: The Road to Metal. Burbank, CA: DC Comics, May 22nd 2018. 256 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is a collection of various DC Comic issues that...

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 8: Four Types of Mountains

 

Purpose: To know four types of mountains.

Book(s) read:

Chris Oxlade’s M...

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Business Insider has an article titled “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey forced to apologize for eating Chick-fil-A during Pride Month.”  The reason why Twitter CEO apologized for eating Chic Fil A is because the company’s owner supports biblical Christian value concerning marriage...

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There is something called the Dunning–Kruger effect.  It is when people of low ability inaccurately believe their ability is greater than it is.  Here’s a short TED animation video about it:

I think this phenomenon in which incompetent people think they are more...

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Saturday, 09 June 2018 17:15

Sunday Prayer Questions Series: Table of Content

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We have completed our three part Sunday mini-series on Sunday questions concerning prayers for the church that is prompted from the Scripture in Colossians 1:9-12.

Here’s the table of contents from this series:

Sunday Prayer Questions 1: Do you Pray for Your Church?

Sunday Prayer Questions...

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I haven’t recently have these kinds of post that puts things into bite size memorable ditties but I thought it would be good to post this one in light of some heavy counseling I have been doing recently in ministry.

There comes a point with those who are in serious rebellion against God where...

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For today’s post we will tackle the question the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: Should we believe in unseen things?  This is an alleged contradiction which their website claim has no Christian answer yet.

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction...

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This is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

Lesson 7: Introduction to Mountains

 

Purpose: To know truths that is an introduction to God’s creation of...

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If you love Church history and/or if you are familiar with Crossway’s Series of books on Theologians on the Christian Life you might be delighted to know that there was a conference in 2017 that covered some of the Theologians in the series.

Personally I have only read only one of the volume...

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In light of all the news of scandals within Evangelical churches concerning the improper handling of abuses this is a seriously much needed resource.

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Darby A. Strickland. Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, Rescue.  Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, May 31st...

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This is part 3 of our Sunday mini-series.

This Sunday we want to ask the following question: Do you Pray with thanksgiving for being made a part of the Church?

Let us pick up at Colossians 1:12

giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in...

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Friday, 01 June 2018 20:04

Early Summer 2018 Review of Two Military Books

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I know for many summer vacation is around the corner so here’s my review of two military books for your summer travel…and also because Pastors also need a break from heavy theological reading!

For other suggestions check out also our previous post “2017 Memorial Day Weekend Lists...

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These are Presuppositional apologetics’ links gathered between May 22nd-31st, 2018.  Enjoy!

(There’s a lot of links this time!)

1.) Greg Bahnsen and Apologetics

2.) What are some ways you share the gospel locally using Apologetics? College Campuses Evangelism

3.) Exa...

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(For more about the meme check out this post)

On social media someone asked:

What are some of the ways you are sharing the gospel locally with presuppositional apologetics?

While the context was about actively applying Presuppositional apologetics to sharpen one’s skill I think the question...

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We have quite a stream of readers of our blog from Southern California and I thought it would be helpful to post this.

This is courtesy of Craig Huey of Election Forum (HT).

I have gotten less political over the years and while I do not believe salvation or the kingdom of God is achieved by political...

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imageThis is a Christian Home School Lesson Series for 4-5 year old children on earth science that aims to fulfill the Science Content Standards from the California Department of Education.

 

Lesson 6: Glacial Valley, River Valley and Submarine Valley

Purpose: To know the final three of six kinds of...

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Michael Massing.  Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. New York, NY: Harper, February 27th 2018. 1008 pp.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an incredible book on the biography of both Martin Luther and Erasmus.  Though I have read several...

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Sunday, 27 May 2018 19:48

Post-Preaching and BBQ

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This was originally a comment I wrote over at Wally’s blog:

Once in a while when I have a very difficult Sunday I like to BBQ alone outside for my family…it’s like a second pulpit, except the result is immediate. You say to the meat, “turn or burn” and you can just...

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This is part 2 of our Sunday mini-series.

Do you know what you are to Pray for Your Church?

So from the first part of our series you know we are to pray, but do you know what are to pray for concerning the church?  Now there are all kinds of prayer requests people have in prayer meeting; prayer...

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