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

George H. Guthrie - Apologetic Report
Friday, 28 April 2017 20:30

George Pat Guthrie Are Moving to Canada

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At the school’s Convocation on Friday evening, Regent College in Vancouver, BC announced my appointment as Professor of New Testament, to begin in the Fall term of 2018.

By the end of next year, Lord willing, Pat and I will have been privileged to carry out our ministries at Union University...

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:22

Timothy George on "The Typographical Reformation"

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Timothy George is a wonderful Church historian. In a recent post on the First Things website, George offers fascinating insights into the role of printing in the Reformation. Since I touched on the subject a week ago, I thought I would share this very good article with you.

It begins:

The English...

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A few weeks ago, as I was preparing to teach the book of Philippians in Israel, I was translating the fourth chapter. Phil. 4:2-3 reads like this:

"I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to align their perspectives in the Lord! Indeed, I also ask you, true companion, help these women (literally,...

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Last night I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion at our local synagogue in Jackson, TN. This was Part 2 in a 3 part series stretching from September to May. Part 1 dealt with the formative years of Judaism and that religion's relationship with the Christian movement, Part 2...

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Late Friday afternoon I arrived once again at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lord willing, I will be here for a week, teaching an intensive course on Philippians at Israel College of the Bible in Netanya. My taxi driver, Hannan, who often has been the one carting me around in The Land,...

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 03:30

Say "Hello" to THE BIBLE PROJECT

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A couple of years ago I was introduced by a friend to THE BIBLE PROJECT, and I want you as my readers to be familiar with them too. The brainchild of Dr. Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins, THE BIBLE PROJECT communicates solid, engaging, biblical training in a beautifully done video format. These...

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“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” I remember very well using Phil. 4:13 as a high school quarterback. It was my go-to, “can-do” passage, used as part encouragement, part promise, an easily-remembered verse telling me that I was not subject to the...

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I am still blown away by the idea that the God of the universe wants to communicate with us on a daily basis and that he has chose to do so in this miraculous book we call the Bible. Historically—both the history it contains and the history of its shaping and transmission in the community of...

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Friday evening our family received a wonderful gift from dear friends, Daniel and Regina Lynn—a first-edition printing of a book that contained the poem "Christmas Bells" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Two weeks ago I preached at our church on the "disruption" of the Christmas story in...

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For many of us, Christmas probably evokes feelings of cozy comfort, a mix of family around the tree, warm fires, good food, bright carols, and goodwill. And the Christmas story, whether Matthew’s or Luke’s version, read by a minister at church, or Linus, or mom or dad, speaks beauty and...

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Over the past twenty-five years, studies have demonstrated conclusively the correlation between reading the Bible on a daily basis and personal spiritual health. In fact, according to such studies, no other practice of the Christian life serves as such an accurate predictor of whether a person is...

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:44

1 Main Thing the Psalms of Thanks Do For Us

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Have you ever thanked God for the shoes you wore today? How about the tastes you have experienced this week? Pick one you especially enjoyed, and think about it for a moment, letting the memory dance across your tongue. Have you thanked God for the color palette your eyes paint across your...

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