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
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Community is something that we all seem to want but have a hard time finding. From the people who are looking for the neighborhood bar where, “everybody knows your name,” to the atheist communities who have created the Sunday Assemblies as basically churches without any belief in God,...

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:00

Leaving a Legacy like the Elves of Hollin

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When you were a little kid learning about literature, fiction is what you called books with stories that were not real while nonfiction is what you called the books that have stories that are real. As you get older though, you begin to learn that sometimes those books that you thought were simply...

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In John Lennon’s legendary song, “Imagine,” he sings about the beauty of a world without religion. By his reasoning, there would be, “Nothing to kill or die for” in a world with no countries and, “no religion too.” This is a rather typical argument from...

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Molly Worthen, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times entitled, “The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society.”

Her article begins with a rather startling claim, “Conservative...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:00

How Do We Put the Minimal Facts Together?

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking the minimal facts approach to understanding the resurrection of Jesus Christ as developed by Dr. Gary Habermas and Dr. Michael Licona in their book, The Case of the Resurrection of Jesus.

To review, the five facts that are agreed to by almost all...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 20:00

The Tomb Was Empty

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The fifth and final minimal fact about the resurrection of Jesus Christ presented by Dr. Gary Habermas and Dr. Michael Licona is that the tomb where Jesus was laid was actually empty. The fact is not supported by as heavy of a majority as the other minimal facts we have talked about so far....

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The fourth minimal fact about the resurrection of Jesus Christ presented by Dr. Gary Habermas and Dr. Michael Licona in their book entitled The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus is that James, the skeptical brother of Jesus, was radically converted.

Both Mark and John report that Jesus’...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 20:00

Persecutor Saul Converted into Apostle Paul

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The third minimal fact about the resurrection of Jesus Christ presented by Dr. Gary Habermas and Dr. Michael Licona in their work, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, is that early church persecutor Saul was radically changed into Christian leader Paul.

Like the disciples, something radical...

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The second minimal fact related to the resurrection of Jesus Christ that Dr. Gary Habermas and Dr. Michael Licona wrote about in their book, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, is that Jesus’ disciples believed that He rose and appeared to them.

This point has a lot to unpack, and it is...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 20:00

Jesus Christ Was Actually Crucified

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The first minimal fact about the resurrection of Jesus Christ is that He indeed died by crucifixion. Historical records clearly show that the Romans were fond of this method of execution, so it would certainly not be surprising for Jesus Christ to be killed this way. Not only do the Gospels...

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I hope that you are willing to check your anti-supernatural bias and proceed under the assumption that even something as unbelievable as the resurrection of Jesus Christ by supernatural means is not impossible by default. I fully am willing to concede that if it is not supported by the facts, you...

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:00

Check Your Anti-Supernatural Bias

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Before I go any further discussing the significance of the resurrection as well as its reality, I have a feeling that some of you have already tuned me out because I have suggested the existence of the supernatural. I know that some people are going to move on right now because you reject the...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 20:00

Why You Should Care That Easter Is Coming

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Easter is coming soon, and it commemorates one of the two most important events in the history of the world. It is interesting that Christmas receives all the attention, but if Easter Sunday had never taken place, Christmas morning would not have had any type of eternal significance.

Jesus came to...

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Thursday, 23 March 2017 20:00

Why Do I Write? To Continue the Discussion.

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Over the past few weeks, I have been talking mostly about news stories and other articles I have been reading. I haven’t really done that very much in the past, so you might be wondering why I am doing that now.

I know that there many times that we all see stories on news websites, and we...

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:00

If a River Is a Person, Why Not an Unborn Child?

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Apparently, now is a pretty good time to be a river in New Zealand. For the first time in the world, a river has been granted the same rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui has been fighting to give the Te Awa Tupua, according to a report in the Guardian, “its own...

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It might be discouraging for Christians to see studies like this from Pew Research that claim that by 2050, Islam will be the most popular religion in the world. Right now, Christianity holds that position, but there are two main features that are causing this trend to change.

First, birthrates are...

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Relativism is the plague of our modern society, and I found yet another example of that as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day.

Planned Parenthood’s Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens was recently interviewed on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. Here is the video that...

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:00

The Impact of News Consumption on Your Children

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Common Sense Media recently produced some fascinating research about children and news in America. A few things stood out to me as particularly significant about this research that ought to influence how we, as adults, interact with the young people in our lives.

First, 48% of children say that the...

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Dr. Frederick Dyer obtained his Ph.D. in experimental psychology in 1968 from Michigan State University. After three years of university teaching he conducted research on visual perception at Ft. Knox, Kentucky and later research on leadership and soldier training at Ft. Benning, Georgia. After...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 19:00

Study: People Actually Want to Read the Bible

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I wrote on Wednesday about the problem of Christians in name only. They profess to be Christians, but they do not believe that Christianity is something that ought to impact their lives or be applied to the decisions that they make.

It is interesting though that according to recent research released...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:00

Study: The Rise of Christianity in Name Only

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We talked about imaginative apologetics last week, and I want to talk a little bit about why apologetics is so important in the world right now.

I saw a rather disturbing statistic that showed that there is a massive number of millennials who claim to be Christians but do not have a biblical...

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Reza Aslan has drawn a lot of heat from Christians over the years, but I’m trying not to come to his recent article on CNN as a Christian specifically. I am a Christian, and I do not believe that Islam is true, but that is not my point in writing this article. Rather, I’m coming to his...

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Thursday, 02 March 2017 19:00

Christians Ought to Be the Best Artists

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“If Christianity is true, Christians ought to be the best artists in the world across all forms of media.”

You probably aren’t going to buy that, so let me explain where I am coming from.

If Christianity is true, then Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is, “the Way,...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 19:00

The Power of Imaginative Apologetics

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“How could a made-up fantasy world reveal anything about the ‘truth’?”

This is a question that Fredric Heidemann was forced to confront as he read The Lord of the Rings as an atheist. In his story recounted on Word on Fire, he points out how there was a depth to the world of...

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:00

What CS Lewis Did Right

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Well, we made it through all seven Chronicles of Narnia! I hope that you enjoyed looking at these wonderful stories with me. However, we have been considering them as more than just stories. We’ve been looking at the themes that these stories are trying to communicate.

First and foremost...

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