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

Eternal Perspective Ministries - Apologetic Report
imageIn a recent blog, I shared my appreciation for quarterbacks Nick Foles and Case Keenum, two young men who love Jesus and are committed to honoring Him. I said that I wished both Nick and Case could go to the Super Bowl and win it, but of course that’s not how it works!

After...

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Scripture describes Heaven as both a country (Luke 19:12; Hebrews 11:14-16) and a city (Hebrews 12:22; 13:14; Revelation 21:2). Fifteen times in Revelation 21 and 22 the place God and His people will live together is called a city. The repetition of the word and the detailed description of the...

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image My friend Todd Wagner is pastor of Watermark Church in Texas, a great church where I’ve had the privilege of speaking. He’s also the author of a new book called Come and See: Everything You Ever Wanted in the One Place You Would Never Look.

I love Todd, his family, and Watermark Church....

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image Luis Palau is an international Christian evangelist and the founder of the Luis Palau Evangelical Association, a wonderful ministry that EPM has supported. He’s husband to Pat and dad to four sons. (The Palau family are also fellow Oregonians!) God has used Luis powerfully over the last...

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image Luis Palau is an international Christian evangelist and the founder of the Luis Palau Evangelical Association, a wonderful ministry that EPM has supported. He’s husband to Pat and dad to four sons. (The Palau family are also fellow Oregonians!) God has used Luis powerfully over the last...

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A couple attending a Sunday school class I was teaching years ago at my church had discovered that the child she was carrying was anencephalic. Devastated, they requested prayer of the class because “we’re meeting with the doctor tomorrow to discuss our options.”

Knowing the...

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A couple attending a Sunday school class I was teaching years ago at my church had discovered that the child she was carrying was anencephalic. Devastated, they requested prayer of the class because “we’re meeting with the doctor tomorrow to discuss our options.”

Knowing the...

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There are many Christ-followers in the NFL, more than most people are aware. Through the ministry of Pro Athletes Outreach (PAO), in the past few years I’ve been able to speak to and meet hundreds of them, and develop personal relationships with several dozen, so we’ve had lots of...

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There are many Christ-followers in the NFL, more than most people are aware. Through the ministry of Pro Athletes Outreach (PAO), in the past few years I’ve been able to speak to and meet hundreds of them, and develop personal relationships with several dozen, so we’ve had lots of...

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How we manage God’s money is a central biblical subject of extreme importance. Hence, financial stewardship should be unapologetically addressed by Christian leaders—we who are called upon to declare “the whole counsel of God” to the people He entrusts to our care (Acts...

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How we manage God’s money is a central biblical subject of extreme importance. Hence, financial stewardship should be unapologetically addressed by Christian leaders—we who are called upon to declare “the whole counsel of God” to the people He entrusts to our care (Acts...

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The following are questions about writing I answered a few months ago for an article inToday’s Christian Living magazine.

What motivates you to write?

I believe it’s what God has called me to do. Scripture tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for...

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The following are questions about writing I answered a few months ago for an article inToday’s Christian Living magazine.

What motivates you to write?

I believe it’s what God has called me to do. Scripture tells us, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for...

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image One of the great highlights of the illumiNations event I attended last year was talking with Orville Rogers, who serves Jesus with all his heart, and hearing from him as he was interviewed on stage.

On November 28, 2017, Orville turned 100 years old. In WWII he flew the largest military airplane,...

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image One of the great highlights of the illumiNations event I attended last year was talking with Orville Rogers, who serves Jesus with all his heart, and hearing from him as he was interviewed on stage.

On November 28, 2017, Orville turned 100 years old. In WWII he flew the largest military airplane,...

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image Several weeks ago, Nanci and I returned from the illumiNations gathering in Washington, DC. Attending and speaking at the event was a wonderful experience. I want to share some things about it, and explain how you too can be a part of impacting eternity by supporting Bible translation.

illumiNations...

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image Several weeks ago, Nanci and I returned from the illumiNations gathering in Washington, DC. Attending and speaking at the event was a wonderful experience. I want to share some things about it, and explain how you too can be a part of impacting eternity by supporting Bible translation.

illumiNations...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:00

Lessons from the Book of Job

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Through Job's story, God offers paradigm-shifting insights to face suffering. In the first chapter, the drama’s Director tells us what the characters don’t know—what’s reallygoing on. Job knew nothing about God commending Job to Satan and calling him blameless. God let Job...

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Sunday, 07 January 2018 16:00

Lessons from the Book of Job

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Through Job's story, God offers paradigm-shifting insights to face suffering. In the first chapter, the drama’s Director tells us what the characters don’t know—what’s reallygoing on. Job knew nothing about God commending Job to Satan and calling him blameless. God let Job...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 16:00

The Deadly Life of Ease

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Jesus isn’t our gofer who exists to run our errands. Rather, He is our Sovereign who gives us what we need while sometimes denying what we want.

We want deliverance from suffering. We want our loved ones to be protected. We don’t want economic crises, natural disasters, job losses, car...

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Thursday, 04 January 2018 16:00

The Deadly Life of Ease

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Jesus isn’t our gofer who exists to run our errands. Rather, He is our Sovereign who gives us what we need while sometimes denying what we want.

We want deliverance from suffering. We want our loved ones to be protected. We don’t want economic crises, natural disasters, job losses, car...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:00

Tim Keller on a Biblical View of Friendship

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Some of us are facing difficult times right now. (And any who aren’t will at some point—that’s the nature of life in a world under the Curse.) In hard times, God is absolutely sovereign and loving, but more than ever we need the right kind of friends to visibly live out...

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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 16:00

Tim Keller on a Biblical View of Friendship

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Some of us are facing difficult times right now. (And any who aren’t will at some point—that’s the nature of life in a world under the Curse.) In hard times, God is absolutely sovereign and loving, but more than ever we need the right kind of friends to visibly live out...

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Several years ago I was asked what things believers can do to pursue an authentic, meaningful relationship with God. Here are my suggestions, which are the same now as they were then:

  • Set aside time every day to spend with the Lord, reading His word, praying, listening to Him.
  • Read books that draw on...

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Several years ago I was asked what things believers can do to pursue an authentic, meaningful relationship with God. Here are my suggestions, which are the same now as they were then:

  • Set aside time every day to spend with the Lord, reading His word, praying, listening to Him.
  • Read books that draw on...

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