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

1517 The Legacy Project - Apologetic Report
Friday, 12 July 2019 00:00

Jesus, the Key to Understanding the Bible

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  imageThe following is an excerpt from“Crucifying Religion” written by Donavon Riley (1517 Publishing, 2019).

I am convinced...

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Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

When You Can't Forget

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  imageYou have heard the expression, forgive and forget. This has been a popular prescription for how Christians should respond to those...

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  image“John Calvin has long had an image problem,” wrote Amy Burnett in a collection of essays on the 500th birthday of the...

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Tuesday, 09 July 2019 00:00

God the Father

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  imageFatherhood is, according to Jesus, the way God wants to relate to us. God as Father speaks, and by his word, molds every life and...

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Monday, 08 July 2019 00:17

Three Words and the Truth

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  imageLady Tremaine stands motionless on the stairs, looking towards but not truly seeing her step-daughter. She utters no apology, no...

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Friday, 05 July 2019 00:00

Three Popes and the Burning of Jan Hus

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  imageIn the 14th and 15th centuries, there were not one, not two, but three popes, all claiming to be the “Vicar of Christ”...

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Thursday, 04 July 2019 00:00

The Comfort of the Two Kingdoms

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  imageThe celebration of the Fourth of July marks the founding of the United States and brings with it the year’s most vital...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 00:00

On Reading Broadly

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  imageThis is the second part of a series on the importance for Christians to think historically and read broadly. You can catch...

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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 00:00

When We Go to War with God

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  imageWe're all born hostile: hostile toward God and hostile toward each other. In theology, it's the consequence of what we call...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 01:37

Freedom from Food Piety

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  imageAnyone who lives in a metropolitan area of the United States can have almost any kind of food delivered to their doorstep within...

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Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

Crucifying Religion

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  imageThe following is an excerpt from“Crucifying Religion” written by Donavon Riley (1517 Publishing, 2019).

My life can be...

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  imageAfter visiting our church for the first time, a woman commented, “I really liked that poem written by the apostles.”...

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:00

Why History Matters to the Christian

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  imageThis is the first of a two-part series that is comprised of a plea from the Dean of the 1517 Academy, and college professor, Dr. Dan...

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:00

Time Doesn't Heal All Wounds, but Jesus Does

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  imageWe can't heal past wounds. The pain may ease, but the wounds are still open. They still bleed. We can bandage our wounds with food,...

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Monday, 24 June 2019 01:56

The Athanasian Creed and Its Importance

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  imageChurch history has left us with three ecumenical creeds recited by the communion of saints throughout the centuries. While most are...

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  imageDietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) is perhaps remembered as the most famous Christian martyr of the twentieth century. He was also a...

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Thursday, 20 June 2019 02:27

Truth Serves Love

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  imageIn his great love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, St. Paul tells us that love is the greatest. “Now these three remain: faith,...

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  imageIt was on this day, June 19th in 1623, that Blaise Pascal was born in France, south of Paris in Clermont-Auvergne. A mathematician,...

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Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:07

Jesus is Unconquered

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Monday, 17 June 2019 02:24

Staring into the Sun on Holy Trinity Sunday

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  imageHoly Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost in the church calendar, turns many Christians into mini detectives. Magnifying...

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 23:51

Luther's Counsel for Miscarriage

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 23:31

The Little Story

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  imageOnce upon a time, there was a story. Year after year, decade after decade, this little story was told to children, passing on her...

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 23:24

Do I Have To Go to Church?

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019 05:00

Water, Blood, and Spirit...That's the Thing

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  imageThe temple curtain is torn in two. The earth shakes. The rock splits. The tomb opens. The dead get up and go home. All signs that...

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  imageThis past Sunday, we Christians celebrate the Feast of Pentecost and reflect on the work of the Holy Spirit summarized in the Third...

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