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

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Monday, 23 January 2017 12:21

Are All Sins Equal to God?

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During my ordination, one of the questions that I was asked by a seminary professor was “Are all sins equal in the sight of God?” I hesitated. Not because I did not have a strong opinion on this, but because I was not sure what the answer was that he was looking for....

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When one looks at the extant manuscripts of the Greek New Testament and compares them with each other, there are a lot of differences. We call these differences “discrepancies.” In fact, when the nearly 6,000 manuscripts we have are put side-by-side, there are anywhere from 300,000 to...

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016 15:20

How to Find Scholarship You Can Trust

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When I first became committed to the things of the Lord, I was a sponge. I took whatever anyone was giving so long as they said they loved Jesus. I bought whatever was sold as long as it had a cross on it. I remember my bookshelf when I was just beginning. It consisted of […]

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 05:17

51% Protestant

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Blast from the past. This post was written by Daniel Wallace back in 2007. On the flight back from Athens last week, I sat in front of a gregarious Irish gentleman. He was a medical doctor in Dallas, but didn’t even come close to losing his native accent. We talked theology most of the...

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Monday, 10 October 2016 09:44

Shocked and Appalled? Why?

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  Pardon me for not being “stunned” by the latest political “bombshell.” Or should I say, “for not pretending to be stunned”? To put it another way, pardon me for not exactly buying all of the professed moral outrage I see sweeping the land. You can ask if...

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The “Weight” of Evolution “What about evolution?” This was her question. It was a question that before this day I was prepared to answer. I had read Ken Ham, been through the Morris training, and watched all of the Hovind videos. I could have shut this...

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Friday, 07 October 2016 08:43

The God Who is [Still] There

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It is fairly common knowledge to anyone who knows me that along with CS Lewis, Francis Schaeffer had a huge impact on my thinking in my early twenties. When asked why I work in *this* type of ministry my answer always starts with “well when I was 21 i was introduced to Lewis and Schaeffer...

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:29

12 Myths About Calvinism

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1. Calvinism is not a system of theology that denies God’s universal love. While there are some Calvinists who do deny God’s universal love for all men, this is certainly not a necessary or a central tenet of Calvinism. Calvinists do, however, believe that God has...

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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 23:09

Honestly, Do Any Lives Matter?

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  Months ago in a Democratic primary debate, a national audience heard this urgently profound question put to the candidates, “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?” It was just one more reminder that our civilization is in peril. A question like that might be expected at a...

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Thesis: Calvinists have  a corner on theologically-themed conferences. Arminians have apologetically-themed conferences. Calvinists Dominate Theology Think about the major conferences out there that are theological in nature: Desiring God, Together for the Gospel, The Gospel Coalition,...

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Friday, 09 September 2016 23:47

Christianity Falling Down

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One of the first things that I have to teach my students this: The Christian faith is not a house of cards. Most assuredly, there are foundational issues of the faith that, if taken away, will destroy Christianity. Issues like the existence of God (there is no such thing as a “Christian...

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:54

Waiting to Die

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Over the last year, I have been hospitalized with a condition called rhabdomyolysis nine times. Each time, my kidney’s shut down. A few of these times the doctors said I was lucky to make it. I first got it last August and my last episode was last week. In the last four months,...

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Saturday, 27 August 2016 02:07

Apologetics Unplugged – Truth Part 1

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  We are at it again with these pesky transcendentals. This is Truth Part 1 (Take 2). Joining Clint Roberts and Carrie Hunter this time around is Erik Kenrick. This episode we delve into the nature of truth, and start discussing whether or not there is a move away from it in our culture.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016 04:01

What is Philosophy?

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What Is Philosophy? Why Is It Important? Paul Copan I recently led a discussion on these questions with a group of philosophically-curious people—including atheists/skeptics, theists, and those in-between. It was delightful time! In case you’re interested, I’ve written a book on...

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 01:22

All the Right Beliefs for All the Wrong Reasons

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Sometimes it is frustrating to introduce yourself to theological issues. Most people who get deeply involved in theology quickly realize how much they don’t know. Confident seminary students enter their training thinking that they are going to breeze their way through as they have their...

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This past November in Atlanta, I was attending a panel discussion on just war and pacifism in an age of terror at the Evangelical Philosophical Society meeting this past November. After the warriors and pacifists gave their presentations, I raised this set of questions for the pacifists: In Acts...

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 07:39

15 Things that Should Not Influence your Vote

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  If you’re already tired of it, there will only be more coming. The ads, tweets, memes and speeches of the current political season reveal a list of repeated nonsense reasons why people are supposed to be persuaded to vote this way or that. The present election landscape is not like...

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  This will sound like I’m a pessimist who is weary about the future of his society. The reason for that is that I’m a pessimist who is weary about the future of his society.  And judging by the number and frequency of regular posts and tweets that read (or include the words)...

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You keep up with the news, right? Have you heard about this gender bathroom thing? I’m kidding, of course. I know that you have, and maybe you’re tired of having to read and hear all about it every day of your life. But when high courts and leading politicians are pitched in open public...

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