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, 12 April 2018 01:00

Just Like Rome...

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imageThere’s been a lot of wringing of hands lately among Christians and political conservatives (and those two don’t have to be...

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018 01:00

The Suffering Servant

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image“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with...

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018 05:37

God Is Our Salvation

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imageOur God is the God who flung from His fingertips this universe filled with galaxies and stars, penguins and pulsars, geese and wild grass,...

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imageBy all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 01:00

Easter 101 with Satan

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imageIncredible joy, he will not let this stand. Merciful freedom, he hates every unbound step you take. A risen Savior who crushed his head,...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:09

He is Risen: You Can Stop Pretending Death Is OK

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imageAs many of you sadly know, early on in the movie, “The Lion King,” the lion cub Simba loses his father. Fortunately,...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 00:00

Eyes May Deceive But Ears Believe!

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imageMy mother-in-law, Grandma Kay, is dying. She is in hospice in Wisconsin. Her children and grandchildren come to visit her and to say...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 01:17

To Me, to Live Is Christ, And to Die Is Gain

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St. Paul writes in his letter to the Philippian churches: “…to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

The Bible...

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Monday, 02 April 2018 00:34

More Room at the Table

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No one tells you when you get married that you are also marrying a whole new set of family traditions. Maybe it’s meant to be...

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Sunday, 01 April 2018 01:00

He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his...

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Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he...

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When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.– Jo...

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image After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture),“I thirst.” –John 19:28

Everyone...

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imageI sat on the cold floor in the psychiatric unit in the basement of a hospital. I had all my belongings taken from me and was left in a...

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And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:43

The sun beats down on the...

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  image  “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your...

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image And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. –...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:01

Seven Stanzas at Maundy Thursday

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imageAnd Sam… stood up and cried: “O great glory and splendor! And all my wishes have come true!” And then he wept.

And all...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:51

The Tolkien Option, Part 3: Escape

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image We gotta get out of this place

If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'cause girl, there's a better life for me and...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:15

To the Victor Go the Spoils

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imageWe call Jesus’ entry into the temple on Palm Sunday the “triumphal entry.” This event is said to be a time where Jesus...

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imageMost of us have jobs as vocations that simply mitigate the effects of the fall. Whether we are doctors, nurses, policemen, firemen,...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 01:57

Practicing to Die, Practicing to Rise

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imageSpring springs late in northern Michigan. But when it does it springs gloriously. Triumphantly yellow daffodils shoot through the cold...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 02:33

Holy Math and The Divine Foxiness

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However much we hate our inability to live up to what we imagine God demands of us, and the impossible heights He commands us to climb to...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:36

Give Me Eternal Life—My Way!

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imageI remember seeing one of the versions of Night of the Living Dead when I was younger, one in which they used a discarded and forgotten...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 03:02

Jesus Refuge of the Weary

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imageBut to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,...

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