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, 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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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 03:37

Bible Proven Wrong, AGAIN???

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Did you read the front-page headlines on Yahoo news recently? If you didn’t,  Bible believing Christian, you should be afraid, you should be very afraid.  And that’s because the Bible has been proven wrong, again! Christians what in the world are we doing?  How is it that...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 07:44

Happenings July 5- July 18

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Daily Happenings July 5- July 18 July 5 – Today was a SUPER busy day.  I received the artwork for the final draft of Fast Facts.  Now we’re going through it with a fine tooth comb to make sure everything is spot on.  Talk about meticulous, boring work!  In...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 01:56

Happenings Update June 21-July 4

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June 21 – Spent the vast majority of the day working on talks for Camp Nathanael!  This is a super opportunity to reach young folks so I’m pumped for this ministry.   June 22 – Super blessed day today.  I was able to spend time with some dear friends, (You’re...

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Sunday, 02 July 2017 11:16

Happenings Update June 6 – June 20, 2017

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June 6-9 – With the Gull Lake Family Camp coming up I spent these days going through all of my talks and seeing what I could do to make sure I did new teaching at a place I’ve been going to for a while.  It’s important to keep fresh teachings coming.  In addition, I...

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 02:13

Happenings Update May 25 – June 3

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 May 25 – What a long day!  I flew from Cincinnati to Boston to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro to Dar es Salaam!  It took a little over 24 hours!  My body wasn’t built to be on planes that long!  Praise God I was able to switch to a seat with no one next to me so ...

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Friday, 26 May 2017 01:04

Happenings Update May 15 – May 24 2017

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Daily Journal May 15 – Today was a good day and a bad day.  I flew home and got here about 5 PM.  My back was hurting a little.  Our family came over for dinner and that was amazing.  We celebrated my birthday, my son-in-laws birthday and Mothers Day since I was...

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:54

The Old “C” Word

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I hope you read Juan’s article on “The New “F” Word!” (Read Here!) because it’s really powerful.  Interestingly enough, the weekend after I read the article I had my own encounter with someone who called me the old “C” word!  Hang on,...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 02:37

The New “F” Word

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A few days ago, someone threw an “F-bomb” at me. Well, not exactly. It wasn’t the traditional “F” word, but rather a new one (at least new to me). I was accused, quite condescendingly I may add, of being a Fundamentalist. I must admit, it was a bit surprising. It made...

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The key to answering this question is to first consider what it means to be a Christian. There are two very distinct ways of defining what it means to be a “Christian.”  One definition does not require belief in the resurrection and the other definition demands it. ADMIRER OF...

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:02

Fixing Myself

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Philippians 1:6–And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Recently a friend of mine posted the image above on their Facebook page. When I read it, I understood what it was saying, but struggled with it biblically. ...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 23:00

Where were you on May 15, 1987?

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Psalm 103:2-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s....

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At first glance, a reading of the words of Jesus in John 14-16 seems to suggest we can have whatever we ask of God. This appears to be in direct contradiction with the passage we looked at in the previous article on James 4:3.  How can we say that God denies our requests, when over ...

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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 23:00

REQUEST DENIED! Part 1: How not to pray.

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Asking is something we learn to do at a very early age. When a baby wants milk, he asks the only way he knows how, crying. When a child wants to be carried, he asks for it. When a child wants a toy, he asks for it. When our kids want a car, they ask ...

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Friday, 03 March 2017 22:00

Enough is Enough with Horus Already!

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Not very long ago I was challenged on an issue that has come up a few times over the years.  This time it was different because the same challenge came in from multiple sources at almost the same time. In the past I’d dealt with it superficially and wasn’t that concerned about...

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Hear more from an experience Carl had while running the rapids on the Colorado River!  Hang on! In Part 1 I shared Lee’s conversion on the Grand Canyon Raft trip and told you I’d share some life lessons that I learned from this experience.  By the way, this information is...

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 06:28

“Be Thankful!”

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Here’s a short story to encourage all of us to be “Thankful”! As the deer pants for the water brooks, So pants my soul for You, O God. Psalm 42:1  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18  My last trip...

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Sunday, 12 February 2017 16:00

Boys vs. Men

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Boys vs. Men, can you tell the difference?  Let me share something that was shared with me explaining the difference. Things are pretty different in our world than when I was a child.  When I was young and my mother punished me I had to stay in my room.  Today, it seems that...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 04:57

Real World Evangelism – Grand Canyon Part 1

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Christians must apply their faith in the “real” world.  Join Carl on one such journey in the Grand Canyon. II Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then...

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Saturday, 04 February 2017 15:03

‘Defeating the mindless megaphones’

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Preparing a generation to be more than just skin deep.  Even the lost see there’s a problem. The Washington Post recently published an article entitled “Why kids-now more than ever-need to learn philosophy. Yes, philosophy.” The main argument was simply that the people in our...

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