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 - Parker's Pensées

imageWhen would it not be necessary to use words in sharing the gospel? How is it possible to share the gospel without using words? I guess if you paint several pictures and display them together you could share the gospel without using words. Maybe if you’re pantomiming and your audience already...

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Saturday, 18 March 2017 06:24

Why Do We Care About Animals? 

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[this content has been adapted and expanded upon from my extremely long blog post/Christian manifesto, Why I Believe In God

“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens...

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image“So, according to the Bible, the primary way to define sin is not just the doing of bad things, but the making of good things into ultimate things. It is seeking to establish a sense of self by making something else more central to your significance, purpose, and happiness than your...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:10

Who Run The World?

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imageGod! He run this motha! God! Did you think I’d say girls? Girls are awesome, don’t get me wrong, but girls make such terrible gods. Men do too. Think back on any bad relationship you’ve had, most likely things were so bad because one of you, or even both of you, expected the...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 01:41

C.S. Lewis on FAKE NEWS 

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imageFake news is so hot right now. Depending on who you ask, the term “FAKE NEWS” is either the weapon of the little people used to prod the media into being even handed or it’s akin to a racial slur for journalists. No matter which side you fall on, we can all admit that there are a...

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Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:06

Christian Worldview Apologetics: an overview 

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I’m hesitant to write on apologetics. A common critique of the apologetics I practice is that we spend all our time discussing and debating apologetical methodology instead of actually going out there and doing apologetics. A renowned cultural critic and apologist, Os Guinness, told himself...

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imageAbortion, white privilege, refugees, pay gap, fake news, illegal immigrants, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, all lives matter, taxation is theft, God, Jesus Christ. Are you triggered yet? Good, good… let the outrage flow through you. 

Now we can begin looking at the...

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Monday, 06 February 2017 08:42

Make America Read Again: Some Helpful Tips 

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“The learned life then is, for some, a duty.” -C.S. Lewis 

We are going to make. America. read again. Believe me, it’s gonna be tremendous, you know it, I know it, we all know. By the time you’re done with this post you’re going to be so sick of reading. And now...

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Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:52

The Cross is Both Vertical and Horizontal

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image“Uh.. yeah Park, we know.” Do you though? I’m not sure we understand the significance here. The Cross is a symbol for death and torture. To be crucified is arguably one of the worst deaths you could experience. But God took this symbol and redeemed it, so much so, that...

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Thursday, 26 January 2017 15:58

On Dogs and Foolishness 

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imageGod has taught me countless lessons in my 25 years on this earth but the ones that stick with me most are the lessons He’s taught me through dogs. Dogs are the best! You know it, I know it, we all know it. 

Most often, these dog lessons come as a result of reading my Bible and...

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Saturday, 21 January 2017 10:26

Why Are Memes So Fantastic? 

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Memes are fantastic. There are few things that can make me laugh harder than a dank meme. I love ’em so much. But why do I love them? What makes memes so great? I pondered these questions the other day on a short walk in Daytona Beach, Florida. I think I found a good answer so let me lay it...

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 13:42

God Breathed 

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image Who is God? What is He like? What does He want? What does He expect from us? Can we know God? We’ve all wrestled with these kinds of questions at some point or other in our lives. The good news for us is that God has Breathed. Huh? That’s right, God has breathed! Understanding...

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Saturday, 14 January 2017 13:00

On Being Born This Way or That

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imageLet me start off this post with some clarifications. This is not an attempt at gay bashing or hurting any particular group’s feelings. I’m setting out to appraise this common argument and show some inherent flaws in using the “born this way” approach. It’s true that...

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:00

On Sexual Appetite and Morbid Obesity 

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imageSexual appetite, libido, and sex drive are all synonyms for a persons desire for sexual activity. Today it seems to be common knowledge that sex is a good thing and having a “healthy” sexual appetite can be a beautiful thing physically, mentally, and emotionally.  But there’s...

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imageThe term “Millennial” is tossed around a lot today, mostly with as an insult. While there are lots of millennial trends I’d rather distance myself from, I can’t deny that i’m a millennial by birth. Those in other generations are ok but they don’t get us in the...

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 22:35

3 Reasons Not To Unfriend that Idiot 

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image“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle

You need to keep that Facebook friend with those terrible beliefs. I’ve seen a couple articles being shared lately about deleting Facebook friends with different opinions....

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imageThe term “Millennial” is tossed around a lot today, mostly with a negative spin. While there are lots of millennial trends I’d rather distance myself from, I can’t deny that i’m a millennial by birth. Those in other generations are ok but they don’t get us in the...

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imageThe term “Millennial” is tossed around a lot today. Mostly in a pejorative way. While there are lots millennial trends I’d rather distance myself from, I can’t deny that i’m a millennial by birth. Those in other generations are ok but they don’t get us in the...

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imageThe term “Millennial” is tossed around a lot today. Mostly in a pejorative way. While there are some millennials I’d rather distance myself from, I can’t deny that i’m a millennial by birth. Those in other generations are cool and all but I’m not sure they get us...

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imageThe term “Millennial” comes with a lot of preconceived notions, it’s real loaded term. What is a millennial? dictionary.com defines a millennial as “a person born in the 1980s or 1990s, especially in the U.S.; a member of Generation Y.” This definition will suffice....

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 05:43

A Snowman That Denies its Maker, is Abominable. 

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Abbie: “… no! I don’t want to hear anymore of your sophistry! There is no creator, Frosty. And your insistence on jamming your silly beliefs down my throat is quite abominable! I should know, I am “Thee Abominable Snowman”, after all.” 

Frosty:...

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Monday, 19 December 2016 17:42

What’s So Amazing about Grace? 

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imageHopefully you’re familiar with John Newton’s wonderful hymn, Amazing Grace. It has to be one of the greatest and most widely known songs in history. If you aren’t familiar with it give ‘er a listen real quick so this post makes sense to you.

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,...

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Friday, 16 December 2016 21:27

Those Who Defend Free Will, Wreck It.

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“So Augustine is right when he so often repeats the memorable saying that ‘those who defend free will wreck it, instead of making it secure.”   -John Calvin quoting St. Augustine in the 1541 edition of The Institutes

There is an on going debate throughout the history of...

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 17:42

I’m “Very” Christian, But…

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A pervasive part of the post-modern society is personal definitions and self-identification. I’ve heard lots of people, mostly from my generation, say they’re Christians and then espouse a series of beliefs that completely contradict the basic tenets of the Christian faith. One telltale...

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“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, Lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'” (Matthew 27:45-46)

I’ve...

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