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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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 06:00

The Changing Views of Mormons

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If you regularly talk with members of the LDS Church (Mormons) about their beliefs, you likely have already discovered you can’t assume you know which official doctrines of their church they believe (which is why it’s always best to ask them questions about what they think before...

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Monday, 07 October 2019 20:00

The Pro-Life View Is the Tolerant View

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Who wouldn’t want to get behind a view that’s inclusive, tolerant, and non-discriminatory? Guess what? The pro-life view is just that.

It’s inclusive. It includes all members of the human community, whether they are born, unborn, disabled, or near death.

It’s tolerant. It...

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Greg explains why we must first determine what the unborn are before we can decide whether or not it's okay to kill them.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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This generation has been more affected by pornography than any other generation in history. I believe there are four major reasons for this. They are acceptability, accessibility, affordability,and anonymity.

  1. Pornography is more acceptable than ever before. In a study published in 2008 titled Gene...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 09:56

Would Proving Christianity False Be a Good or Bad Thing?

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I was asked the question “If Christianity were to be conclusively and definitely proven false, would that be a good thing or a bad thing?” This was my response.

My short answer to your question is that it would be an objectively good thing for us to know Christianity was false 1) if it...

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I always give Christians two pieces of (related) advice if they want to talk to Muslims. First, focus your message on what really matters: the gospel. After all, as ambassadors for Christ, we’re commanded to tell people about the message of reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:18–20). Muslims...

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 20:00

Let Jesus Take the Heat (Video)

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Alan encourages Christians to point to Jesus when their biblical views are challenged as politically incorrect.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:41

A Response to Atheistic Moral Platonism

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The moral argument for the existence of God goes like this (from William Lane Craig’s On Guard):

  1. If God does not exist, objective moral values and duties do not exist.
  2. Objective moral values and duties do exist.
  3. Therefore, God exists.

In order to avoid the conclusion that God exists, atheists who...

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:03

Why You Need to Fight Your Attraction to Pornography

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Matthew Anderson’s deeply thoughtful article “How Pornography Makes Us Less Human and Less Humane” (a chapter from The Gospel and Pornography) is worth your time. Though I want to direct you to the article, I hesitate to post an excerpt here simply because to focus on merely one...

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I take my job as a parent very seriously.

It’s my responsibility to teach my kids how to act. This starts early with a lot of “do’s and don’ts.” Don’t talk with your mouth full. Don’t talk back to your mother. Don’t hit your sisters. Do be kind. Do say...

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Mikel Del Rosario of ApologeticsGuy.com invited Greg and me onto Dallas Theological Seminary’s video podcast (below) to talk with him about how to have meaningful spiritual conversations. Here’s a list (from their website) of the topics we cover in the video:

00:15 – The ministry...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 09:38

When a Mentor Walks Away from Christianity

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When a mentor you have looked up to walks away from Christianity—especially when sin is involved—the result can be grief, confusion, doubt, and even fear that it could happen to you. After all, it’s hard not to think, “If that person who seemed to have it all together walked...

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Monday, 09 September 2019 20:00

Why Study Latin?

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Latin, we’re told, is a dead language. No one speaks it. Why bother learning it?

Dead, huh? Ironically, the word for “dead” in Latin is mors, mortis,which is where we get the English words mortal, morbid, immortal, mortician, mortuary, post-mortem, rigor mortis, and mortgage (yes,...

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 20:00

Why Is Apologetics so Important? (Video)

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Tim introduces a series of videos he’ll be presenting called “Why Apologetics?” that explains what apologetics is and why it’s so vital.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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[On yesterday’s podcast, Greg talked about a statement he wrote to be read at a local school board meeting at which a proposed sex ed curriculum was to be discussed. He encouraged Christians to speak up at events like these and offered some advice on what to say and how to say it (in...

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 20:00

Eight Lessons on Being an A-Paul-ogist

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Every follower of Christ is commanded to be an apologist. Many verses could be cited, but the most well known comes from the apostle Peter. Writing to Christians in Asia Minor who are facing intense persecution, Peter encourages them to be ready to engage those who oppose the gospel.He writes,

[I]n...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 20:00

Does God Promise to Heal Our Land? (Video)

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Greg explains how 2 Chronicles 7:14 is used incorrectly by Christians thinking it's speaking to them.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Our culture is angry. You only have to be on social media for five minutes to see this is true. And the amount of anger we’re seeing will only increase as the various sides of our culture move farther and farther apart from each other. The first response to disagreement, particularly online,...

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I recently came across a video clip of Jordan Peterson addressing a question he’s often asked: Do you believe in God? He said he doesn’t like that question because he doesn’t know what the questioner means by “believe” or “God.”

We live in a funny world. One...

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Alan shares how best to use your time if you only have one hour to share the truth with someone. 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Since Joshua Harris (author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye) announced he walked away from Christianity, there has been a lot of criticism of the “purity culture” of the 1990s. To address this, BreakPoint asked several Christian thinkers, “Are criticisms of ‘purity culture’...

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Sunday, 18 August 2019 20:00

Does Jesus Endorse Blind Faith? (Video)

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Taken out of context, John 20:29 is often used to justify faith without evidence. Greg looks at the whole passage to clarify the true meaning of the verse.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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In “Another Pop-Culture Christian Loses His Faith,” David French reminds us that none of us will know we have the courage to remain faithful until we’re tested:

In my travels around the country, one thing has become crystal clear to me. Christians are not prepared for the social...

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It’s often claimed there’s no difference in the lives of children raised by same-sex couples when compared to the lives of children raised by heterosexual couples. Recent research published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, drawing on the U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian Family...

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Monday, 12 August 2019 20:00

Why You Should Resist Conspiracy Theories

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The oldest and earliest documented naturalistic explanation for the empty tomb and resurrection of Jesus was a conspiracy theory: The disciples did it. The disciples stole the body. This account, given by the Jewish religious leaders of the day, is recorded in the Gospel of Matthew:

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