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 - Bruce Ashford - Christinaty for the Common Good

On Monday, during the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Judge Gorsuch began with an opening statement in which he stated that the Supreme Court role is “not about politics,” and that he would strive to be an independent judge and a man of integrity. On Tuesday, the...

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In January Judge Neil Gorsuch was nominated to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s untimely death last year. Gorsuch’s nomination is one of the most significant actions of the Trump presidency so far, and will have profound implications for our nation over...

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As a political opinion writer, I am generally amused by many of the critical comments people leave on my website or my Fox News Opinion pieces; sometimes I am amused because the comments are insults, other times because they are patently inane.

Yet, other times, the critical comments should be taken...

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This week, I had the privilege of interviewing with Tony Merida for the Acts 29 podcast. We discussed my time as a missionary and church planter. We also talked about what pastors, church planters, and everyday Christians can learn from Abraham Kuyper about bringing the West into a...

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The next four years are watershed years for political conservatives, as they grapple with the populist-nationalism that characterizes the Trump administration and many American citizens. The public debate has begun in earnest, with commentators such as David Brooks,Ben Shapiro, andJonah Goldberg r...

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Please allow me to serve advance notice of a major event: Craig Bartholomew’s Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction will be published by IVP Academic on April 24, 2017. I’ve read the rough draft manuscript in its entirety; it is a fine systematic introduction to...

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Here are twelve books I recommend to persons who wish to better understand the rise and development of Western thought. Together, the books form a sort of “starter” course. I will describe each book and then rank its level of difficulty on a scale of 1-5, with 5...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 02:07

Why We Need Radical Christian Scholarship

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Please allow me to serve advance notice: if Christians in the United States are going to keep their moorings in the 21st century, they will need to return continually to their roots in Christian Scripture and the Great Tradition. This is true in every sphere of culture, including the arts and...

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More than any other time in my life, the past two years have caused me to reflect on the relationship of my evangelical faith and my political conservatism. Two years ago, I turned forty. That birthday caused me to consider the future direction of my thinking and writing, and I realized that I...

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The past year in American politics has put on full display the social, cultural, and political breakdown we are experiencing in the United States. Evangelicals, we need to find a way to make things right again, and we can’t count on talk show hosts or politicians to do this. It’s up to...

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On March 1, 2017, Broadman & Holman publishers will release a book entitled, This is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel, by Trevin Wax. Along with books such as Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option, Anthony Esolen’s Out of the Ashes, and Jamie Smith’s Awaiting the King...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Valentine’s Day, everywhere we go, from the overstuffed Hallmark stands at the neighborhood Target to the Whitney Houston and Faith Hill music loops at the local mall. The stores are crowded as we rush to buy chocolates and gifts, as we plan dinners and...

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Well. I’m not saying that we couldn’t see the train coming down the tracks. When society deifies sex, it deifies a jealous god. When a society makes sex ultimate, then of course it will abort the “unintended consequences” of sex, and normalize the...

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This week, Democrats made history by forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast the deciding vote for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Why did Democrats decide to engage in all-out war against an education secretary? Why devote weeks of phone calls, media interviews, and emotional energy to...

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:19

Don’t Hold Your Mom Down While a Doctor Kills Her

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Earlier this week, The Telegraph and theDaily Mail reported that a Dutch family had to hold down their mother, as she fought against being euthanized by her doctor. The (now deceased) patient’s case will be reviewed by the Dutch Courts to determine if doctors can be brought to trial for...

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When Super Bowl LI commences at 6:30 p.m. this evening (Sunday, February 5, 2017), millions of viewers will tune in to watch the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons. For some fans, it is an opportunity to pull for the “underdog” Falcons against the “Evil Empire”...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:23

God is Not a White Supremacist

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In the midst of an election season filled with racial tensions and even race-related killings, an increasing number of concerned citizens, media outlets, institutions of higher education are again raising questions about the relationship between world religions and race.

In fact, Swarthmore College...

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One week into his presidency, Donald Trump fulfilled one of his campaign promises to ban immigration from countries compromised by terrorism. In an executive order signed on Friday, he banned all people from seven nations, refusing them entry for 90 days. Those nations are Iran, Iraq, Libya,...

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This week is “Pro-Life Week 2017” at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here at Southeastern, we promote a whole-life pro-life ethic. Unborn lives matter. Born lives matter. Black...

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By: Bruce Ashford, Michael Graham

Inauguration Day has come and gone. We are now in the first official month of the Trump presidency. The waves of political division that crashed over our nation during the election cycle have not subsided. And they will not subside until we identify and seek to mend...

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The Obama era will come to an end on the morning of Friday, January 20th as Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. Christians in America are divided between those who embrace Trump, those who oppose him, and those who take a “wait-and-see”...

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By: Bruce Ashford, Alan Cross

Erick’s parents brought him from Mexico to the United States when he was only two years old. He grew up in America and did not know that he was an undocumented immigrant until he was a teenager. He has no memory of Mexico, speaks perfect English, and graduated...

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In the beginning, God created the world as a magnificent unity-in-diversity (Gen 1). As the great theologian Abraham Kuyper noted, our world is characterized by an “infinite diversity” and an “inexhaustible profusion of variations.” He writes, “Where in God’s...

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Recently, theUniversity of Oregon suspended a white female faculty memberfor dressing up as a black man at a costume party, even though her intention was to honor a black author, Damon Tweedy. The University concluded that her costume was a type of “speech” that constituted harassment...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go, from the Judy Garland music loops at the local mall to the inflatable reindeer on the neighbor’s lawn. People are rushing to buy gifts and decorate their homes for the holidays; anticipating family get-togethers and how to...

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