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

Reasons for Hope - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 16 November 2017 02:26

Media…what’s the big deal?

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Dear Christian Parent/Grandparent, any adult with authority and control over the younger generation,   We’ve got to face the facts, this generation just plain thinks different. Mental health problems have exploded and medications are being prescribed at unprecedented rates.  ...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 02:17

The Importance of Clear Thinking in Times of Crisis

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Tragedy seems to be the flavor of the month! Orlando, Las Vegas, New York City, and now Southerland Springs, Texas! We all know that sadly, this list is only a small sampling of the horrors and pain we have been experiencing as a nation in recent times due to horrendous acts of violence. Each...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 04:02

Chicago Field Museum Training!

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  Saturday – April 7, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Join Carl Kerby and friends at the Chicago Field Museum for hands on, real-world training.  Below is the tentative schedule: If you’d like to sign up, here are the options: MUSEUM ENTRANCE Only – $15.00 –...

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 03:48

5 Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians

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The Chicago Tribune ran a story a while back that caught my attention. A man named Russell Edward Herman died at the age of 67 and in his will he left trillions of dollars to thousands of people he’d never met. Here is a summary of some of what he bequeathed:   • $1.5 Billion ...

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 04:47

In the midst of “crazy” we should be the light!

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Hey Everyone, One of the greatest blessing in ministry is seeing others get excited about their faith and doing ministry themselves.  God has blessed us by allowing us to see first hand folks answering the call to serve in a variety of ways. Let me introduce you to my friend Rich. ...

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Thursday, 05 October 2017 03:13

Why All of the Confusion?

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Speaking with the younger generation is very interesting.  I love it and am terrified by it all in the same breath. I love it because I find this generation to be hungry and searching for something to hang on to. I’m terrified by it because it seems to me there’s an ever-widening...

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Saturday, 30 September 2017 21:37

Welcome Bob and Lois Gillespie to the rforh team

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Hey Everyone, I wanted to welcome Bob and Lois Gillespie to the rforh team. We are privileged that they wanted to join us and are excited about what the Lord is going to do through their obedience. Bob and Lois have over 35 years of ministry experience under their belts. They’ve been in all...

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:31

“Next-Gen Junkies”

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About 10 years ago I was asked to produce a website for the GodSpeaks billboard campaign. These black and white billboards went up across America with clever and provocative slogans like:   “Follow Me.” – God “We need to talk.” – God “If you must...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 09:11

Most Asked Questions

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This session gives answers to those puzzling questions about Genesis and science. Many of these might be questions you are hesitant to ask for fear that some may doubt your faith. There are answers – Reasons for Hope* is a good place to look for them!

Authors: Lois Gillespie...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:50

Evolution Mythbusting

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As an outreach to seekers or to those who are convinced evolution is true, this talk is made up of short video clips of interviews with mainstream secular scientists who are questioning the basic tenants of evolution. The purpose is not to answer all the questions, but to put cracks in their armor...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:28

Age Matters: A Young Earth

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Is the age of the earth just an interpretation issue or is it a presupposition issue? Can we trust the Bible literally or do we have to look to modern science to help us figure out what the Bible says? Do we have to accept atheistic scientific interpretations as truth and judge the Bible...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:20

How Do I Know the Bible is True?

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This title is not “How Can I Prove the Bible Is True.”  Everyone starts out with a belief system, and proof of that believe system is always ‘in the eye of the beholder.’ Are there good reasons to be confident in the scriptures or do we just have blind faith? This talk...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 07:07

Genesis, the Key to Abundant Living

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There are way too many Christians struggling with sin, just holding on till Jesus comes and finally gives us eternal life. Jesus said He came not only to give us life, but abundant life. The book of Genesis is the key to understand this often missed aspect of our salvation. When we see the events...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 06:49

Dueling Worldviews

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How can so many sincere people have such diametrically opposing views about how to make this world a better place. By contrasting the basic starting beliefs of a Biblical Worldview with the starting beliefs of Secular Humanism, we’ll begin to see how these contrasting views will flesh out in...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:55

Creation Scene Investigation

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This presentation is designed to clearly explain the difference between observational science and historical science. Many believe that evolution is scientific and based on facts, and that a biblical view of origins is just a religious idea based on faith. This talk will show that what we observe...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:40

The Struggle is Real: Reaching a Questioning World

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Why is it increasingly difficult to reach the younger generation? Why is the church in America experiencing at least a 70% casualty rate among our youth? Where are the millennials? What’s going to happen with their kids? This talk explains how the belief in billions of years and...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:21

Dinosaurs and the Great Deception

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The whole family will enjoy this talk as we answer the questions: “Does the Bible really talk about dinosaurs?” “Did dinosaurs really live millions of years ago or did God create them on day 6 with the rest of the animals?” “Wouldn’t Adam have been afraid of the...

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 05:09

Genesis – Truth or Trash?

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Our nation is more divided today than we have ever been since the Civil War. The dividing issue is “Where do we find truth – in ourselves or God’s Word?”. Billions of years and evolution has so eroded the authority of scripture in our culture that even much of the church...

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Wednesday, 20 September 2017 21:10

Does Jesus Need a Consultant?

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Psalm 23  1  The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside still waters. 3  He restores my soul.  He leads me in paths of righteousness for...

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 03:59

Monkeys, Typewriters and Language, What Do They Show?

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I remember as a young man being told that if you put a typewriter in a cage with a bunch monkeys and give them enough time they’d ultimately reproduce the works of William Shakespeare. I didn’t know until recently that this argument was attributed to English biologist Thomas Huxley,...

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Monday, 11 September 2017 07:15

Where Were You When?

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Where Were You When? 5  I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done;  I ponder the work of your hands.  6  I stretch out my hands to you; my soul thirst for you like a parched land.  Selah {Psalm 143:5, 6} It’s hard to believe that it’s been...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 13:33

How to Block a Slam Dunk – Part 3

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This is the last in a three part series where we’re addressing an article written by Paul Braterman entitled, “How to slam dunk creationists when it comes to the theory of evolution” which was published in “The Conversations” on August 2, 2017. Hopefully we’re...

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Saturday, 26 August 2017 03:31

How to Block a Slam Dunk – Part 2

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In this series we’re addressing the article entitled, “How to slam dunk creationists when it comes to the theory of evolution” that Paul Braterman wrote in “The Conversations” on August 2, 2017. In Part 1 we addressed the first sentence of the article where he used...

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 06:50

How to Block a  “Slam Dunk”!  Part 1

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And the hits just keep on coming!  To those who tell me that people aren’t interested in the origin’s debate, you’re not looking very hard.  The attacks are all around us. Prior to becoming a Christian I loved basketball, it was my god for a long time.  If I had...

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 05:49

Giant Fresh Water Squid, Oh My!

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Hey Everyone, Did you see the headlines on the latest find on the shores of Lake Michigan?  Take a look if you missed it: Wow!  Can you believe that they actually found a 21 foot-long freshwater squid on the shores of Good Harbor Bay?  Unbelievable!  How in the world did the...

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