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

Entering the Public Square - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 14 July 2019 20:00

Maybe It Was Meant to Be

Written by
image

Do you ever get the feeling that some things are simply meant to be? Maybe you don’t exactly know why, or you might not understand how something came to be, but it simply seems right. Maybe you ended up at a certain place at a certain time, and you really cannot be sure why a particular thing...

Read more

Sunday, 07 July 2019 20:00

Knowing Those Who Make a Difference

Written by
image

I know you will not read this post for a few days, but just so you know, I am writing this on Independence Day. I was thinking back to what an exciting time it must’ve been for our Founding Fathers. I get excited when I create minor things like this website, but I can’t imagine the...

Read more

Monday, 01 July 2019 11:09

Isn't Your Life Remarkable?

Written by
image

Have you ever really taken a second to consider the improbability that you specifically would be brought into this world? A few friends and I were talking about this just yesterday. There are so many things that could have happened in literally the entire course of human history that would have...

Read more

Sunday, 16 June 2019 20:00

Doing What We Have To Do

Written by
image

I am writing this piece on June 11. When you read this, it will be ideally June 17, and I will be in Fort Wayne, Indiana. As most of you know, my team will be playing power soccer, so I don’t know that I will have a lot of time to write over the weekend like I usually do.

I don’t...

Read more

Sunday, 09 June 2019 20:00

The Joy of Athletic Customization

Written by
image

I am writing this just about a week before my power soccer team departs for the Founders Cup in Fort Wayne, Indiana. We will be competing with teams from around the country, and to say that I am excited about the opportunity to do this again would almost be an understatement.

It is interesting to...

Read more

Sunday, 26 May 2019 20:00

Reflecting on the Good of Technology

Written by
image

I’ve spent the better part of the last week watching power soccer. The Nations Cup has been taking place in Finland, and the top five teams from the European zone will earn the right to compete in the 2021 FIPFA World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

I can’t help but think how remarkable it is...

Read more

image

If you are too upset over the fact that Game of Thrones is ending, don’t worry, there is an answer. You can go to a counseling session to help yourself come to terms with the fact that this show that I have never watched but millions have is coming to its conclusion. I heard a clip about this...

Read more

Sunday, 12 May 2019 20:00

Where Is Tolkien's Faith?

Written by
image

I recently read a movie review for the biopicTolkienwritten by my former professor Dr. Michael Ward. I have to admit that when I saw that this movie was going to be released, I was really excited. He is a fascinating historical figure, and I was hoping that the film could do him justice. That...

Read more

Sunday, 05 May 2019 20:00

A Place for Thinking, Discussing and Arguing

Written by
image

Let me tell you something I can’t help thinking about. It is something I want to do someday. I don’t know if it would be any type of financial success, so I need to somehow make a lot of money first before I jump into this venture in case it doesn’t work or drains my resources. I...

Read more

Sunday, 28 April 2019 20:00

The Fear of Missing Out

Written by
image

There has been a lot of talk on the fear of missing out that has been driven by our social media culture. Essentially, when you see all of your friends doing something really exciting on Facebook, you get upset that you are not a part of it. Consequently, it has led to a fear that they might be...

Read more

image

Paul Gould’s recently released primer Cultural Apologetics: Renewing the Christian Voice, Conscience, and Imagination in a DisenchantedWorld(Zondervan, 2019) provides the reader with an overview of a branch of apologetics that, until recently, has not enjoyed very much time in the spotlight....

Read more

image

I like to talk to people. I like to talk to people about the things that you are not supposed to talk about like politics and religion. Why are we not supposed to talk about these things? We have this kind of bizarre idea that we don’t want to maybe create division with our friends over...

Read more

Sunday, 07 April 2019 20:00

The Christian Bubble

Written by
image

Let me touch a sensitive topic here. Let’s talk about the Christian bubble. We all kind of know a little bit about what it looks like. It is a pretty comfortable place. It is a nonthreatening place. I can go into my Christian bubble, and my beliefs are probably not going to be challenged. I...

Read more

Sunday, 31 March 2019 20:00

Does Christian Satire Make You Uncomfortable?

Written by
image

I have to tell you that very little on my Facebook feed can make me laugh as much as the content from the Babylon Bee. For those of you who have never heard of it, this is a satirical website that sets its sightson religious and political topics. You know those types of things that you are never...

Read more

Sunday, 24 March 2019 20:00

A Christian Looks at Change

Written by
image

I find it fascinating to think about change. Not many of us actually like change if we are entirely honest with ourselves. Some of us are better at dealing with it than others, but it is a little bit nerve-racking because you never really know how it is going to turn out. You really don’t...

Read more

Sunday, 17 March 2019 20:00

Reflections on the Community of Baseball Fans

Written by
image

I want to write about something entirely different today. I want to write about baseball. We are getting closer and closer to Opening Day, and my Philadelphia Phillies have undergone a massive transformation this winter. Almost half of the guys who will presumably be in the lineup on Opening Day...

Read more

image

What is one of the first things you learn about socializing in middle school? There are some people that will tell just about any story they hear. It doesn’t so much matter if the story is true or false. The minute they hear it, they want to tell someone. These are naturally the people that...

Read more

Sunday, 03 March 2019 19:00

Enjoying Your God-Given Freedom

Written by
image

I went to a concert last weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts. Casting Crowns headlined the show with Austin French and Zach Williams opening. I love seeing Casting Crowns in concert, and part of the reason that I love listening to them so much is because I already know a majority of the music...

Read more

Sunday, 24 February 2019 19:00

What I Like About the Scientific Method

Written by
image

The world is a certain way. In fact, the world is a certain way even if I may not understand the way the world is. I have recently been taking a class on mathematical and scientific reasoning, and it always intrigues me that we are pretty confident that we have figured out the way the world works....

Read more

Sunday, 17 February 2019 19:00

How Can We Communicate Better?

Written by
image

What is a word? At the most fundamental level, it is a collection of sounds or letters that have been put together into a string. We then take that collection of sounds or letters and assign it to a certain meaning. It may be used to describe an object, an idea, a sound, a taste or really anything...

Read more

Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:00

Embracing the Dignity of Human Life

Written by
image

Dr. Seuss famously wrote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Although he apparently never intended this to be any type of pro-life rallying cry, sometimes the truth resonates with us, even if it is a truth that was revealed for a different end.

I mention this passage for a...

Read more

Sunday, 03 February 2019 19:00

Does Everything Have To Be a Zero-Sum Game?

Written by
image

I have been thinking a lot about zero-sum games lately. There are a lot of situations where someone has to win and someone has to lose. As a sports lover, I personally like some types of zero-sum games. Athletic competitions would not be the same if there was not some type of incentive, some type...

Read more

Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:00

Always Winter, but Never Christmas

Written by
image

Narnia was a land trapped in a kind of supernatural polar vortex. Because of the dark magic and immense power of the White Witch, the land remained in a perpetual state of winter. However, winter in Narnia was somewhat different than ours because Christmas never came. Despite being someone who...

Read more

Sunday, 20 January 2019 19:00

There Are No Unimportant Players

Written by
image

We now know the two teams that are going to be heading to the Super Bowl on February 3. They have been working for the entire season, hoping to put together enough victories to find their way to the ultimate stage, complete with a pop music halftime show and some wonderful commercials (hopefully).

Fo...

Read more

Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:00

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Written by
image

Isn’t it funny that we have a tendency to want to shoot the messenger? Someone tells us something that we don’t like, and it automatically becomes that person’s problem. It may not even be that person’s decision, but we don’t like the decision, and we have to take it...

Read more

Page 1 of 2