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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Tim offers insightful perspective on the question of other religions offering pieces of the truth. 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 20:00

Racism Is Antithetical to Christianity

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We condemn racism, and it is absolutely antithetical to Christianity. Period. Full stop.

This should be obvious, but tragically it’s not.

There are those outside of the church who believe Christianity supports racism because of the behavior of those who claim to be Christian in the past and...

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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:12

The Lord’s Supper Condemns the Evil of Racism

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There is no coherent place for racism in Christianity. Since God created us in His image, making “from one man every nation of mankind” (Acts 17:26), we are all both equal and valuable. Derek Rishmawy, in a post responding to the horrifying white nationalist rally in Charlottesville,...

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 20:00

How to Respond to Alleged Bible Contradictions

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Yesterday, Greg and I hosted a Facebook Live event on the issue of alleged Bible contradictions. Our goal was to equip viewers with some helpful tactics in dealing with the charge that the Bible is full of contradictions. We hope this training session will give you greater confidence in the...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 20:00

Our Hope Is Holiness

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During my time speaking and writing about homosexuality, I’ve met many people who once identified as gay or lesbian and now no longer do. They claim to follow Jesus and believe He has transformed them.

Some people are skeptical of these reports. When I share these stories, they ask me,...

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 20:00

Is God Unfair? (Video)

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Greg offers his perspective on the fairness of God. 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 13:59

A Story of Suffering

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We Christians don’t talk enough about suffering. Suffering is a fact of life, even for Christians, and we need to be ready for it.

I wrote yesterday about how, first, the cross gives us objective grounds for trusting in God’s sovereignty and love, regardless of our circumstances. And...

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In a recent conversation in the comments section, I was told my trust in God when I’m suffering and not receiving what I’m praying for “appears very naïve”:

AMY: My hope is in God—that He is both sovereign and loving. That is, He is able to do anything in history,...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 11:08

Values in the Public Square

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We need to defend each others’ rights, even when we disagree with how they’re being exercised. The widely-publicized firing of the Google employee for his memo about the differences between men and women is a good follow up to my post yesterday about religious freedom and living what we...

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Every Christian needs to be able to explain what religious liberty is and why it’s important.

It’s ironic that this country traces its origins to people seeking a place for religious freedom and fleeing governments that dictated how they could practice their religious convictions....

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Sunday, 06 August 2017 20:00

Bible Differences Aren't Contradictions (Video)

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Tim debunks the assertion that the Bible is filled with contradictions.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that the Gospels are unreliable. Sadly, they are usually just parroting what they have heard from their popular atheist heroes. In The God Delusion, Richard Dawkins says, “The gospels are not reliable accounts of what...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 20:00

An Exciting New Journey Ahead

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Sometimes God’s work in our lives is dramatic and instantaneous—the sudden softening of a heart, the breaking of an addiction, a miraculous physical healing. However, often the Spirit’s work is slow and steady, leading us in a “long obedience in the same direction,” as...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 20:00

Faith Does Not Save You

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Are you worried that your faith is weak? Don’t worry. Faith does not save you. Jesus saves you. Greg was a guest on a recent episode of the White Horse Inn podcast, and when they discussed the idea that “it’s not the amount of your faith that saves you; it’s the object of...

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Monday, 31 July 2017 20:00

Ambassador Wallpaper Download: Be Tactical

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First Corinthians tells us we’re ambassadors for Christ, and Greg wrote the Ambassador’s Creed to help us adhere to the traits essential to being a good ambassador. To encourage you to keep growing in the right direction, over the next year we’ll be releasing a digital wallpaper...

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Tim offers tips on talking to people who disagree with you.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:00

Is Homosexuality Natural?

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[The following article by Alan Shlemon is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]

The answer to this question depends on how you define “natural.” If natural means genetically or...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 20:00

Don’t Neglect God for the Sake of Apologetics

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I’m reading C.S. Lewis’s novel The Great Divorceagain (or rather, I’m listening to this excellent audio version). It’s a good companion to The Screwtape Letters, each of them giving insight into the ways we human beings can go wrong. Lewis had a keen grasp of ideas, people,...

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An article in Christianity Today written by Bekah Mason provides some very helpful counsel for how Christians can love and be supportive of other Christians who experience same-sex attraction.

Mason answers the question: “So how can we better hold law and grace in an effective tension that...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 20:00

Living Faithfully and Fruitfully

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In the U.S., Christians have enjoyed a friendly culture for a long time. After all, the United States was born out of Christians seeking freedom to worship as they wished, without government interference. And religious liberty has flourished in America and has had great influence in our society....

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Tim addresses a common objection to the deity of Christ.

 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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The parable of the unjust steward in Luke 16:1–13 provides Christians with important insights about our wealth and the Kingdom of God. Let’s examine the passage and highlight three applications for us today.

The parable seems to have two distinct sections: 1) the parable proper in...

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Are you feeling discouraged by the opposition to Christians and Christianity we’re seeing in the world? I’m reading through the first half of Acts this month (see “James Gray on Mastering the Bible”), and I’ve noticed something encouraging: over and over, we see that...

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[The following article by Alan Shlemon is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]

Some people argue that since Allah is simply the Arabic word for God, Muslims worship the same God as Christians. But...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:00

Proverbs Are Not Promises (Video)

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Alan explains the meaning and purpose behind the genre of Proverbs.

 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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