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, 20 June 2018 20:00

Verses for Your Conversations with Mormons

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This week, I’ve joined many other Christians in Manti, Utah to talk to Mormons who are attending the Mormon Miracle Pageant (see here to learn more about this event). As I was reviewing a very basic list of verses for conversations with Mormons that I compiled a while back, I thought you...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 20:00

The Gospel Is for People Like Us

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A lot of people—including Christians—presume I teach on topics like abortion, homosexuality, and Islam because the people represented by these topics are different from us. It is thought that I believe Muslims, abortion-choice advocates, and those who identify as gay and lesbian are the...

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Having blogged for over six years now, I’ve received hundreds (and hundreds) of comments and emails from skeptics of Christianity. Once in a while, I receive one from a pleasant non-believer who is truly interested in discussing evidence, asking reasonable questions, and engaging in...

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 20:00

Tactics for Online Discussions (Video)

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Alan shares important tips for having productive interactions about your convictions on the internet.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Howard Slugh of the Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty has an article about the significance of this statement from the Masterpiece Cakeshop Supreme Court decision: “It hardly requires restating that government has no role in deciding or even suggesting whether the religious ground for...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 20:00

The Magical Birth Canal

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If pro-lifers are going to convince the culture that abortion is wrong, we are going to have to find creative ways to communicate our arguments. And that’s exactly what Choice42 has done with their latest video (see below).

Pro-life proponents are convinced that every human...

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Greg explains what role the fruit of the Spirit plays in the life of the Christian and whether it's an indicator of regeneration.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 05:00

Why You Need an Advance Directive

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As most of you know, our beloved Melinda “The Enforcer” Penner suffered a traumatic brain injury six months ago. Kathryn Butler opens with Melinda’s story in an article for the Gospel Coalition explaining “Why Believers Should Consider Advance Directives.” She...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 20:00

Teaching Kids about Why Bad Things Happen

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When should we begin teaching our kids that Christianity is defensible? This question was on my mind as I began putting together another chapel talk for Innova Academy, the classical Christian school my daughters attend. (See “Teaching Worldview to Kids” to read about my last chapel...

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I was sad to hear that Ireland voted on May 25 to repeal their constitution’s Eighth Amendment and, consequently, legalize abortion during the first trimester. I confess I had almost forgotten that Ireland even had a provision that gave equal value to the life of both the mother and her...

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The Supreme Court has ruled 7–2 in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, saying that “the Commission’s treatment of Phillips’ case violated the State’s duty under the First Amendment not to base laws or regulations on hostility to a religion or religious viewpoint” (see...

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Sunday, 03 June 2018 20:00

Real Faith Isn't Blind

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Tim clarifies a common misconception about the biblical definition of faith.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 31 May 2018 20:00

Paul’s Point in 1 Corinthians 15

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A large part of doing apologetics in an increasingly secular society is making a case for the existence of God and how His existence offers greater explanatory power than does a naturalistic worldview. This is valuable work, not to be discouraged. However, we need to be careful not to let this...

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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 20:05

Jesus on the Problem of Evil

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In Luke 13:1–5, we have Jesus’ clearest teaching on the problem of evil:[1]

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all...

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:00

A Glimpse of the Field on Our 25th Birthday

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This month, Stand to Reason celebrates a quarter century of equipping Christian ambassadors with knowledge, wisdom, and character. Here are three things that stand out for us at this juncture that we think you—as a thoughtful Christian—should be aware of:

1) The culture has gotten more...

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Monday, 28 May 2018 20:00

Remember That First-Century Mark Fragment?

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Six years ago, Dan Wallace announced in a debate with Bart Ehrman that a paleographer had dated a recently-found papyrus fragment of Mark to the first century. Since then, I’ve received many requests for updates, and I finally have one to give.

The fragment has now been published, and...

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If a pro-life atheist doesn't believe in a Moral Law Giver, can their view be consistent?

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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So now it’s finally upon us: Solo: A Star Wars Story! This stand-alone installment in the Stars Wars franchise features the adventures of a young Han Solo before he met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi at the Mos Eisley Cantina in Stars Wars: A New Hope.

It will be interesting to see what...

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If you’re a parent, teacher, or youth leader, and you’ve never taken your students (junior high through college) to one of our reTHINK conferences in California, Texas, or Alabama, consider joining us this year! The first one up is in Orange County on September 28–29, and the...

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Monday, 21 May 2018 20:00

Did Jesus Demand We Kill His Enemies?

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In the gospel of Luke, Jesus says, “But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.” Whoa, that doesn’t sound like the meek and mild-mannered Jesus we know. Did He wake up on the wrong side of the bed?...

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What should we do when doubts come? Tim encourages Christians not to feel shame about having doubts then shares examples of how doubt can ultimately point us back to God.

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:16

Melinda Needs Our Help

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We all know how badly Melinda Penner was hurt in her accident in December, and we know how much we miss her since she’s been gone. She really needs our help right now, though, and here’s how you can make a big difference in her life. Her family has opened a GoFundMe account* for her...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 04:34

An Example of Relativism?

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Here’s an interesting question I received from Jeremiah in Ohio:

My question is about relativism. I once heard an atheist say, “There is a type of truth that is relative. For example, my hair color is black and yours is brown. Therefore, that my hair is black is true for me but not true...

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Monday, 14 May 2018 20:00

When You Face Opposition

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At this year’s reTHINK Apologetics Conference in Dallas, I was asked by 28:19 (Reasons to Believe’s show, named after the Great Commission passage, Matthew 28:19) about how we should think about and persevere through the opposition we’ll inevitably face. Enjoy!

Authors: Amy K. Hall...

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Greg shares what he'd do if someone used questions to maneuver him out of the driver's seat in conversation about differing convictions.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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