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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Matthew 18 talks about the Lord being there “where two or three gather in my name.” Tim explains how we should understand this verse in light of the context.

 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Understanding Biblical Law (Video)

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Alan uses a helpful analogy to explain the difference between the Mosaic Law and the New Covenant.

 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:00

Our Pain Has Meaning

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Greg Koukl, Peter Kreeft, and Joni Eareckson Tada all appear in this short film on suffering. Joni, who was paralyzed in a diving accident at the age of 17, has this to say about her suffering over the decades:

There are a lot of people who think I’m a strong person, and I’m not. I am...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:00

What Does Humility Look Like?

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Not long ago, I wrote about how “Humility Is Needed to See Jesus,” saying it’s the key to so many different aspects of the Christian life. But what does humility look like? Tim Challies compiled a list of “10 Sure Marks of Humility” from the book The Godly Man’s...

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I’m sure you’ve heard an objection like this before: “According to Christianity, a person can live a horrible life—cheating, stealing, whatever—but then if he trusts in Jesus right before he dies, he goes straight to heaven. How is that fair?” I think there are...

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Fathers are a picture of God to their children. That’s what Dr. Scott Keith said to me when I interviewed him last week on the STR broadcast. I don’t know about you, but that makes me nervous. Children will develop their view of God in part by their view of Dad. Being a father myself,...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 20:00

Morality from Nature? (Audio)

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Greg challenges the idea that we can derive proper morality by appealing to nature. 

 

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:00

Can We Stop Saying Hitler Was a Christian Now?

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A new book titled Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich details the occult practices and pagan worldview of the Nazis. From a review in The Spectator:

Professor Kurlander traces supernatural belief in Nazi Germany to the counter-cultural, mystical theories which abounded...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 20:00

How to Make High Schoolers Cry

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You know God is at work when high school students cry over lost people. It was the final night of our most recent Utah mission trip with more than 50 high school students and teachers from Upland Christian Academy (UCA), and the group was reflecting. The week had been filled with ministry to the...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:00

Don’t Make This Mistake as an Apologist

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What Michael Ots has to say to apologists in this video is so important.

I think one mistake that apologists can make is that we can be so busy explaining the truth of the Gospel, we can lose sight of the wonder of the Gospel….

An apologetics talk shouldn’t simply be about dismantling...

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Monday, 12 June 2017 06:53

Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

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Today marks the 50-year anniversary of an important case decided by the Supreme Court. Loving v. Virginia was a case brought by an interracial couple against the state of Virginia for the law banning interracial marriage. This is a decision worth commemorating because it was one more step in...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 20:00

Does the Trinity Make Sense? (Audio)

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Greg discusses whether or not the concept of the Trinity makes sense.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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If you have grown up in the church, you have probably heard Matthew 18:20 quoted during a prayer meeting. It is taken as a promise that when believers gather in groups of two or three, Jesus will be present among them and God will answer their prayers. Jesus says, “For where two or three are...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:11

Ask Questions

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Greg sums up five pieces of helpful advice for talking to others about controversial topics in this month’s mentoring letter. The whole thing is worth a read, but I wanted to highlight his first point, which I’ve always found to be the #1 most helpful apologetics tip:

Ask Questions. Lots...

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Monday, 05 June 2017 20:00

A View More Troubling Than Pro-Choice

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Most people are familiar with the two traditional positions on abortion: pro-life and pro-choice (I’m not comfortable with these terms, but let’s go with them now for the sake of simplicity). There’s a somewhat in-between view, however, that is troubling. I call it the modified...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:00

Assessing the Academics (Video)

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Greg discusses how to employ the "Rhodes Scholar" tactic in conversation.

Authors: Greg Koukl...

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Thursday, 01 June 2017 20:00

Ambassador Wallpaper Download: Be Attractive

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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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Christian ethics ought to appropriate Aristotle’s eudaimonistic resources into its ethical project (see Part 1 and Part 2 of this series). With C.S. Lewis as our guide, let’s explore what this might look like. 

First, eudaimonism (i.e., the classical view of happiness) can help us...

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In this post (see Part 1 here), I want to answer the question, “Is ethical eudaimonism (i.e., the classical view of happiness) compatible with Christian ethics?” First we must ask what it means for two views to be compatible. Compatible does not mean the entire set of propositions found...

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Where is the moral depth in the contemporary evangelical church? Have you ever looked around at the church, pastoral leadership, or even your own life and wondered why they seem to look so different morally from the first-century church and early Christians? Why is it that contemporary Christian...

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If forgiveness is letting a wrongdoing go instead of requiring payback, how can God genuinely forgive us if He first required payment through Jesus?

 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Something has changed. We all sense it.

The cultural pressure is increasing, especially on our kids. But even in a world of ever-present screens, gender-identity questions, and addiction, they can have clarity and confidence. We must help them.

Over the last year, I've had the privilege of working...

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 10:01

How Objective Beauty Fuels a Culture

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John Mark Reynolds spoke at Acton recently on “Beauty and the Destruction of the Individual,” explaining how a proper belief in the existence of objective beauty fuels a culture.

I believe that the beginning of cultural decay provably comes when a culture decides that objective reality...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 20:00

Muslim Protest Alters My Event

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A Catholic group recently invited me to teach at Oregon State University (OSU) on Islam. Their plan was to have me equip OSU Catholics (and other believers) to better understand Islamic theology and learn how to reach Muslims with the Gospel. Sounds non-threatening, right? Many Muslims didn’t...

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I’ve recently written The Ambassador’s Guide to Jehovah’s Witnesses. In part three of the book, I respond to the top seven objections to the deity of Christ. Probably the most common challenge I hear has to with something Jesus said in the Olivet Discourse.

Jehovah’s...

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