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

Apologetic Report - Stand to Reason
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Greg explains how to rephrase the question that stops Christians in their tracks.

 

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Walt Russell’s class on hermeneutics (principles of biblical interpretation) was the most valuable class I took in all my time in the apologetics program at Biola. Nothing is more foundational for a Christian than being able to read and understand the Bible, and your skills in this area will...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 20:00

J.P. Moreland Responds to “What Caused God?”

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In this brief video, J.P. Moreland responds to the objection “What caused God?”

The problem is that the question “What caused God?” is what philosophers call a category fallacy…. [It’s] like the question “How many inches long is the note C?” or...

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The apologetics community could serve the church well not only by doing good work in the philosophy of religion and helping Christians defend the faith, but by helping believers think carefully about all spheres of life. There’s plenty of good work being done on arguments for God’s...

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Monday, 20 March 2017 20:00

Tell Somebody about Jesus

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Well, this is good news from John Piper for all of you apologists!

My father was the happiest man I’ve ever known. And I asked one time, “Daddy, what would you say is the key to a lifetime of happiness?” And he didn’t even hesitate — he said, “Tell somebody about...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 20:00

Taking Jesus at Face Value (Video)

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Coming to believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God by letting Jesus speak for Himself.

 

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:00

Should the Apocrypha Be in the Bible?

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One of the signs of a good local church is a pastor who does not shy away from the tough questions. Recently, my pastor has been going through a series titled “The Book: How We Got It and How to Get the Most out of It.”

In this series, he spent a couple of weeks looking at why the...

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:00

How Singleness Can Testify to the Gospel of Grace

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If marriage is meant to be a parable of Christ and the church, then does that mean single, celibate people are wasting their sexuality by not using it to glorify God in this way? Sam Allberry says no:

Are those of us who are celibate wasting our sexuality by not giving expression to our sexual...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:00

Living Faithfully in Difficult Times

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I recently listened to a sermon about how Christians can live faithfully in times of opposition, preached by Tim Keller several years ago at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. The lesson is drawn from the book of Habakkuk. It’s encouraging to reflect on the fact that God’s...

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Monday, 13 March 2017 20:00

Never Read a Qur'anic Verse

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You don’t expect to hear the words of the Qur’an while watching the Oscars, but that’s what happened this year. Raed Al Saleh received an Oscar for his documentary short, The White Helmets, but couldn’t attend the ceremony. He provided a statement that was read and it...

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Greg “puts a stone in the shoe” of 400 college students.

 

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Let us consider the claim the Bible is inspired, that it constitutes a particular instance of divine revelation. Certainly all worldviews cannot generate such a claim. For example, this claim does not fit in an atheistic worldview. Some version of theism is necessary. This seemingly obvious...

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 19:00

“The Shack” Movie Review

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I went to see The Shack so we could talk about it on the podcast. I read the book several years ago and wrote a review of it that’s on our blog.

My response to the movie is pretty much what it was to the book. It’s a very affective movie. It’s emotionally moving. But how it affects...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:00

CrossExamined Instructor Academy 2017

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We often receive messages from people who want advice on how to become an apologetics speaker, and one recommendation we make is that they attend Frank Turek’s CrossExamined Instructor Academy:

CIA is an intense three-day program where you will learn how to present I Don’t Have Enough...

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Monday, 06 March 2017 19:00

The Root of the Transgender Debate

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Russell Moore explains what’s at the root of the transgender debate:

Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex. It’s about what it means to be human. Poet Wendell Berry responded to techno-utopian scientism with the observation that civilization must decide whether...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 19:00

A Bedtime Story from a Materialist (Video)

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Greg shares an example of a time he used the Columbo tactic, “What do you mean by that?"

 

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 17:00

Call with Your Questions on Tuesday

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Amy and I are hosting the program live Tuesday 4–5 p.m. (P.T.). 

Give us a call with questions and comments during the live program at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229

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This month’s Solid Ground is Part 2 of a collection of thoughts on various topics from Greg. Here’s what he has to say about what justice demands when God judges behavior:

Good and Bad Deeds in the Balance

God demands we live obedient lives. But what about when we don’t? The most...

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I’m continuing a series on responding to the most common challenges to the fine-tuning of the universe for life. You can read my response to the first challenge here. This week I want to look at a challenge that is summarized beautifully in the comments sections of my last post.

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 19:00

False Dichotomy in “Is Genesis History?”

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I watched Is Genesis History? this past Thursday in the movie theater with my family and several other families. This isn’t a review of the film, but I did want to raise a concern.

The film obviously addresses the question “Is Genesis history?” Does the first book of the Bible...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 19:00

Glitter Ash and the Spirit of the Age

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This was a pretty shocking headline to read: “‘Glitter Ash Wednesday’ Hopes to Sparkle for LGBT Christians, Supporters.”

Lighten up, Ash Wednesday.

A New York-based advocacy group called Parity is asking Christians who favor LGBT equality — “queer positive...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:00

The Witch in Wisconsin (Video)

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Greg shares how to use tactics to make a case for life.

 

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 16:01

Live Call In Tuesday

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Brett Kunkle is hosting the program live Tuesday 4–6 p.m. (P.T.). Ask him a question or challenge him on a topic you disagree with him.

Give him a call with questions and comments during the live program at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229

Listen live online. The...

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I recently wrote an article about how we live in a very fortunate universe. This is evident by the incomprehensible precision of the laws of physics for the possibility of life. The fine-tuning of the fundamental constants and initial conditions of the universe demand an explanation. I think the bes...

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Our culture has moved so far from a biblical worldview that we can’t expect people we talk to about the Gospel to understand even where we’re coming from. It’s foreign. And strange. And odd. And sometimes when we talk about specific issues, like homosexuality, out of the context...

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