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

Reformed Margins - Apologetic Report

Reformed Margins is honored to publish this article from Indigenous American writer Travis Roberts.

Travis McKay Roberts is a Métis social worker, public health researcher, and writer, currently completing advanced degrees from Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, Baltimore....

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 20:00

God Did That: On Sovereignty and the Reformation

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Today marks the 502nd anniversary of a momentous occasion in church history, the single event that led to the Protestant Reformation.

Though Luther nailed his 95 theses to reform the distortions and corruption in Christ’s church, little did he know at the time the impact of that single event....

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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 19:00

Dear Ministry Wife, You Are Seen

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Dear sister, fellow laborer in the field and beloved in Christ Jesus, 

There are those who would say your role in the church ought to be no different than that of any other congregation member. They are trying to guard against the undue pressure or unwarranted authority that might come with the...

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In 2008, my hometown Philadelphia Phillies did the unthinkable and won the World Series. And the way they did it involved having a manager at the helm who literally exasperated fans every time he made a double switch on the field. The problem was that manager Charlie Manuel was known as a hitting...

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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 19:53

Like Father, Like Son

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About a month ago, I officiated my first funeral. She was my father’s mother, and she had passed away at 89. As I was preparing for the funeral, I was struck with the realization that I knew very little about her life. In fact, the day before the funeral, I saw a picture of her husband,...

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Wednesday, 02 October 2019 19:00

People Over Policy

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As Larry Lin noted a couple of weeks ago, there are few things more confounding for the Christian than our relationship to the nation-state. It is a uniquely democratic conundrum; our sisters and brothers under different types of regime aren’t faced with this dilemma. But in the United...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 23:00

Grace Behind the Badge

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Today we welcome Brandon M. Queen to Reformed Margins! Brandon is the host of E.A.R. Podcast, a ruling elder in an Evangelical Presbyterian Church, member of the EPC’s Revelation 7:9 Working Group, and a sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana. To hear more from Brandon, check out the E.A.R....

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:00

On Whale Sharks and Wonder

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The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder. – GK Chesterton

Wooow, my boy says to himself. Standing in front of the wall of glass, he’s a bit scared the fish are so close. Still, wooow, he repeats and our hearts expand— mine with joy, his with...

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 19:13

Why Local Churches Should Talk about Current Events

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One of the immense challenges for every American Christian in the 21st century is the sacred-secular divide. What I mean is that we as a culture have taken the separation of church and state to the extreme. 

Now, I certainly believe in the separation of church and state. The church and the...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 19:00

Reformed Margins and Getting Our Priorities Straight

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We’re back!

After a few months of silence, Reformed Margins is returning for your reading (and listening!) pleasure. 

Some of you may have wondered where we went. 

Well there’s no great story. Life just got really busy for a lot of us. 

Babies have been born. Marriages have...

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Friday, 19 April 2019 22:00

Who Is Responsible for the Murder of Jesus?

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Yesterday was Good Friday, and on Good Friday we commemorated a very specific murder—perhaps the most significant murder in human history. We remembered that Jesus was murdered on a cross.

In this post, I want to answer a question. Who is responsible for the murder of Jesus?

Now, at the...

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The state of New York celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade by ensuring that abortion rights in the state cannot be changed even if the landmark Supreme Court case is overturned.

On Tuesday, the New York Senate and Assembly together passed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). Under the act,...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 03:53

Biblical Manhood Defies Cultural Boundaries

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Photo by Juliane Liebermann on Unsplash

Recently, a personal care brand released a commercial that has taken social media by storm—not because of an increased interest in personal care products but because of the controversy surrounding the commercial’s messaging.

I’m...

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Monday, 31 December 2018 18:02

Becoming What You Behold

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One of my favorite words is “behold.” It’s six letters, two measly syllables—in a word, unassuming. Yet it’s captivating. It’s commanding. Behold.

When you see something beautiful, there’s wonder. There’s awe. You behold.

Like when I was in the...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 03:13

A Prayer This Christmas

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Ruth C. lives in Washington, DC, where she can often be found happily reading on a park bench under the shade or sharing a meal with friends. She is grateful for the opportunity to write about God’s never-ending, gracious work in our lives.

Dear God,

You came and entered into our humanity,...

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:51

Kingdom Politics and Taking a Side

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article calling the church to greater holiness and unity in the next 500 years of the Reformation. I implored Christians not to fall prey to the partisanship that dominates our culture now and, perhaps, in years to come.

Such a call to unity can be easily...

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