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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Monday, 20 November 2017 19:00

The LGBT’s False Dichotomy of Love and Hate

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Christians, it turns out, are given a choice. One option is to approve of people satisfying same-sex desires through sexual contact. If Christians do that, they are believed to love LGBT people. The other option is to affirm Jesus’ teaching that sexual activity is reserved for a married man...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 19:00

The Problem of Evil (Video)

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Greg discusses a road block that often stands in the way of belief in Christianity.

 

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If God exists and He created us, He designed our sexuality. And if God is good, then He designed our sexuality for our benefit. Not only is this true, it has pragmatic benefits when we align our lives and behavior with our design. And recent sex scandals illustrate the destructive nature of doing...

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:00

Three Bad Arguments against Life Beginning at Conception

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A recent article on Romper argues “3 Ways Science Proves Life Doesn’t Begin at Conception,” and the arguments are not good ones. To begin with, the author is not actually arguing that embryonic humans are not alive (this is clear, since she also argues we should be allowed to kill...

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:00

The Consequences of Putting Second Things First

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The Alberta Home Education Association (AHEA) is catching some flak for inviting Ken Ham to keynote their annual convention. Ken Ham is the president and CEO of Answers in Genesis, which is a leading young-earth creationist ministry. Answers in Genesis also runs the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 19:00

Does “Destruction” Mean Annihilation?

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The second part of Greg and Tim’s series on Hell is posted on the website. You can read the first part here, and the third part will be up next month. Here’s an excerpt from this installment:

Edward Fudge—who some consider the father of the modern conditionalist...

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Sunday, 12 November 2017 19:00

Does God's Law Demand Perfection? (Video)

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Greg discusses the standard of God’s law. 

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 19:00

Your Life as an Apologetic for God’s Goodness

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As a follow-up to my post earlier this week on using Christian apologetics Christianly, here’s an excerpt from a post by David Horner on “Humble Apologetics”:

Apologetics’ aim is to remove obstacles that hinder people from seeing God for who he truly is, in his worth or...

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Wednesday, 08 November 2017 03:15

Use Christian Apologetics Christianly

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As you’re using Christian apologetics, never forget we need to do so Christianly.

At the beginning of Nancy Pearcey’s Total Truth, she argues that Christians in every profession ought to think carefully about how the Christian worldview shapes and directs how they do their work. (Matt...

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Monday, 06 November 2017 19:00

Is the Sin of Homosexuality Singled Out?

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I’m often asked why the sin of homosexuality is singled out. The answer is simple: it’s not. Scripture identifies it as merely one type of sexual activity that’s prohibited. There are several others. But it’s important to back up a bit to understand the context.

The Bible is...

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In Christianity, salvation is a gift rather than a reward for works. Alan shares why Christianity is different from many other religions in this way.

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 02:04

The Universe Should Not Exist

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The scientists working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, recently made headlines by announcing that the universe should not exist.

Christian Smorra, a researcher at CERN, said, “All of our observations find a complete symmetry between matter and antimatter, which is why...

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Human beings do not exist as men and women by accident. God created us this way for a purpose. John Piper explains:

God’s ultimate purpose for the universe and for all of history and for your life is to display the glory of Christ in its highest expression, namely, in his dying to make a...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 20:00

Ambassador Wallpaper Download: Be Reasonable

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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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I was asked, “If there is a way to correctly interpret Scripture, then why do so many ‘learned’ people come away with different interpretations?” Variations of this question come up from time to time: If a god had really inspired the Bible, wouldn’t he have written it...

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Since God is perfect and never does anything wrong, can He really understand our struggles in life?

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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What response should one give to pro-choice advocates who claim pro-lifers don’t really believe the unborn has equal value to the born because we’re willing to sacrifice the unborn if the mother’s life is in danger?

It’s actually quite simple to deal with. If our view is that...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 20:00

Is Jesus the Archangel Michael?

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“Jesus is the archangel Michael,” Jack said to me as we talked on my front porch. Jack was trying to make a point about end times, so I let the claim go for the moment. I knew it would send our discussion off in another direction. However, when our conversation ended, I asked if he...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:00

Discriminating against People with Down Syndrome

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Richard Dawkins once responded to a woman who wrote the following tweet: “I honestly don't know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with Down Syndrome. Real ethical dilemma.” Dawkins took no more than 60 seconds to read, deliberate, and post the following advice: “Abort...

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Christianity Today recently reported on the trend in anti-Christian hostility, and I found it very encouraging.

Sociologist George Yancey analyzed 30-plus years of data to track approval ratings for evangelical and fundamentalist Christians. His big takeaway: What has changed is not the numberof...

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Is true love only possible if one has the ability to do otherwise? Greg explores this question in relation to God's love for us. 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 20:00

Tools to Share Christianity with Your Friends

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I often get questions from Christians asking for tools they can use to easily explain arguments for Christianity—tools to help them start conversations with their friends and family. Below is a collection of short, engaging videos (and one booklet) you can use for that purpose.

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A tweet thread from pro-choicer Patrick S. Tomlinson this week said (paraphrasing): I’ve posed this dilemma to pro-lifers. The answer always proves they don’t really believe an embryo is as valuable as a human child. So here’s the challenge. You’re in a fertility clinic....

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I came across an article Nabeel Qureshi wrote a couple of years ago and thought it was a good reminder of how we should view people who challenge our belief in Jesus:

Years after I became a Christian, I considered the events surrounding my conversion and wondered why I had not responded to Christ...

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Below is an important panel discussion about the medicine and science involved in treating children with gender dysphoria by transitioning them. A pediatrician, an endocrinologist, and a psychiatrist talk about this from their expertise.

Expressing concern, even alarm, over the untested science...

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