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
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 02:07

Jesus is Unconquered

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  imageJesus has taken away sin and death, and through the cross, God's furious anger is taken away. God's Word of Law hurled God's furious...

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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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  imageToday, as I begin writing this, it’s Mother’s Day, and what a joyous day it is. This day is particularly special because...

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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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  imageIf you google “do I have to go to” it will auto-predict the most popular questions. The first two are “do I have...

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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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  imageWe read throughout Scripture about how at various times and in multiple ways, God scatters and then gathers His people. After the...

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  imageKnown for his letters of consolation and comfort (which we have been writing about now for weeks), Luther certainly had words for...

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 00:18

Sunday Before Pentecost

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  imageThe following is an excerpt from“A Year of Grace: Collected Sermons of Advent through Pentecost” written by Bo Giertz...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 23:59

The Way of Wisdom

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  imageThe job of a Christian parent should be simple: “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not...

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Tuesday, 04 June 2019 00:01

He Does it For Love

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  imageWhy does Jesus do it? Why sacrifice His life so we can live? Love: He does it for love. He overcomes our fear of God, judgment, and...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 01:28

Can Christianity and Science Coexist?

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  imagePopular opinions can be like overgrown vegetation blocking our view of reality. One overgrown opinion says Christianity and science...

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Friday, 31 May 2019 01:46

Luther's Counsel on Persecution

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  imageIn 1523, papist patience had worn thin within the Holy Roman Empire, and persecution of those holding the pejorative name of...

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  imageTake a look at these four sentences:
  • He’s moving up in the company.

  • She’s coming down with the flu.

  • Things are sure looking...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 01:10

Without a Doubt

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  imageThe Easter morning narratives that relate our Lord’s glorious resurrection in the Gospels are accented with several occasions...

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:37

Jesus is Our True Happiness

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  imageIn the world, sex is free, and love is expensive. The loss of our phone is more painful than losing our virginity. Nudity and...

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Monday, 27 May 2019 00:45

Post-Easter Musings

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  imageEaster sermons have been preached, blogs written, and triumphant music played and sung. It seems time we now move to the next...

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Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Luther's Counsel for the Bereaved

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  imageThe events of human suffering and death – and how to care for the bereaved left in the aftermath of these events –...

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Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Dante and Our Obsession with Hell

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  imageWhile we don’t have a record of when the poet Dante Alighieri was born, many historians have dated May of 1265 his likely...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00

How Jesus Will King for Us

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  imageThe Bible and church confess Jesus as king. But, what does this mean? Jesus doesn't come to conquer like other kings. There's no...

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Monday, 20 May 2019 01:04

For You

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  imageAre there any more wonderful words in this life than, “for you?”  

Martin Luther writes in his Small Catechism,...

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Friday, 17 May 2019 01:26

Luther's Counsel for the Sick and Dying

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  imageIt’s all about the conscience. Once we understand that, so much of what Martin Luther wrote, taught, preached, and acted on...

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Thursday, 16 May 2019 09:50

Font to Table: Why Does the Pastor Wear That?

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In many churches, the pastor wears clothing referred to as “clerical vestments.” This may seem odd, particularly if...

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