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
Thursday, 23 August 2018 01:45

Jesus’ Syrophoenician Dog

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The following is an excerpt from A Path Strewn with Sinners: A Devotional Study of Mark’s Gospel and His Race to the Cross writte...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 01:01

Smashing Babies and Scarred Hands

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The last line of Psalm 137 is about as awful a Bible passage as you could find. Yeah, there’s the story of the king who gets a...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 06:02

Biblical Inerrancy in a Postmodern World

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If we’re re-discovering anything about ourselves in the 21st century, it may be this: We are all storytellers at heart. A...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 05:45

What to Make of the Holy Spirit

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imageAt times, we treat the Holy Spirit like the red-headed step-child of the Trinity. Why is that? It is the Spirit who sends His...

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Friday, 17 August 2018 01:15

Theses 5-6: The Deadly Sin in All of Us

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This is the third installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 5 and 6 by Caleb...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 02:18

Truth is Hard

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There was a great cartoon that recently appeared in the Wall Street Journal. A bewildered man is depicted in Hell standing in front of...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 02:00

A Look at True Proclamation of the Gospel

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Now that August has arrived, I ought to set my face to Jerusalem and end my usual pattern of finishing up syllabi for the coming...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:31

Daily Bread Bread of Life

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Jesus is faithful, loving, and kind. He gladly helps everybody and is good to everyone. This is what it means that He’s God and...

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Monday, 13 August 2018 01:43

Can God Repent Us?

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It was another beautiful, autumn day in New London Connecticut, the skies were blue, and there was a slight crisp in the air. I had...

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Friday, 10 August 2018 02:54

Theses 3 4: The Inverted Way of Jesus

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This is the second installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. You can read the first post here....

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Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:49

Seeking the Lost

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An intriguing video appeared on social media recently entitled,  “Last of his tribe, Brazil releases a video of the...

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:50

The Red in our Ledgers

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It should have been the greatest moment in his career—no, in his life. It should have made him a household name, a legendary...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2018 02:28

Justified Apart from Our Free Will

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What our heart wants our mind justifies. We want what we want when we want it. There's not a whole lot we can do to curb the wanting...

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Monday, 06 August 2018 04:42

You Can't Work for Peace

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The following is an excerpt from the Sinner/Saint Devotional: 60 Days in the Psalms, written by Bruce Hillman and edited by Daniel...

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Friday, 03 August 2018 03:20

Theses 1 2: The Truth that the Law is Good

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The Heidelberg Disputation is one of the earliest reformational writings from Luther with its presentation occurring just six months...

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 06:16

Who are You to Walk the Walk

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“Walk the walk.” When I hear that phrase, I know there’s something for me to do. Get it together girl. There is a...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2018 05:41

When Church is Exhausting, You're Doing it Wrong

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“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:19

Set Free to Forgive and Love

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imageThere are a lot of disappointed people right now. There are a lot of disappointed Christians too. People who make a mess of their...

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Since I was old enough to form letters, I have been writing. I drew pictures and colored, too, and I even plunked away at a piano...

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Do you ever wake up with the weight of your insufficiencies bearing down on you? You sense the reality that you aren’t good...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 01:54

Why Church is For You

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“There is, besides this command, also a promise as we heard above which ought most strongly to incite and encourage us. For here...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 02:03

A Bitter Parable

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There is a tragic parable that repeats itself all too frequently in many of our best parishes and Christian homes. While it has many...

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:21

The Truth About Loving Our God

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The truth is, we love God in spite of ourselves. That does not mean we are incapable of love. All people love someone or something....

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Monday, 23 July 2018 02:55

Is James Preaching the Social Gospel?

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Luther’s famous critique of the Epistle of James. He calls it an “epistle of straw”...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 05:12

Confessionalism and Why It’s Important

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“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be...

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