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, 06 March 2018 01:13

Martin Luther's Attack on Gallows Sorrow

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"Gallows Sorrow" was what it was called, and Luther loathed it. It was the popular theory taught during the late middle ages as a part of...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 23:54

The Hardest Part of Being a Christian

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Friday, 02 March 2018 00:01

Religion That Helps You Die

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 06:31

A High Priest for the Naked and Exposed

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 22:40

Why You Shouldn’t Do Apologetics

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That title up there? That’s called click-bait—a cutesy way to set you, the reader, up for a bait-and-switch....

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:16

The Weak Bridegroom and His Disreputable Bride

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  image In terms of how the physical world works, Christianity is absurd. The world is hell-bent on accomplishing anything and everything by the...

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Sunday, 25 February 2018 22:23

The Gentrification of Church

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“To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself...

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Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The Perfect Sacrifice

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What are you giving up for Lent? In countless Christian churches and homes those words have echoed out this week. Fasting is a common...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:06

Beware It's a Trap

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For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.– I Corinthians 2:2

These divisive days...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:23

Create In Me a Clean Heart

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My Dearest Heart,

There was a time when I trusted you. I remember the yearning and desires that I confided in you. I spent a lifetime...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:58

What Happens When The Church is Just Super

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It is always a short trip for us to make-over Jesus into a toll booth operator. We imagine that the Savior runs salvation in the way of...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 00:58

My Favorite Dirty Word in Church

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“Next Sunday, wear something to church that represents how you actually see yourself.”

What if a preacher said that?And what if...

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Friday, 16 February 2018 00:47

Ashes to Alleluias: Welcome to the Lenten Season

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Dust you are, and to dust you shall return

The ashes for which this sacred day on the church calendar is named to mark the beginning of the...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 23:27

Romantic Love, Silence, and Ash Wednesday

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When a wall of sound floods our consciousness, when visual images bombard our eyes from flickering screens, when endless online chatter...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:22

The Gift of Ashes

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This cosmic collision between light and dark that will soon be upon us last took place 73 years ago in 1945!

No, I don’t speak of...

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Monday, 12 February 2018 23:38

Comfort for Troubled Christians

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It is easy to get down on ourselves, even blame God, when we see other people succeed while we struggle to just pay bills and put food on...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:58

A Knight in the Garden

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When I was eleven years old, Camelot was playing on TV on Christmas night. This musical was my first introduction to the King Arthur...

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Friday, 09 February 2018 00:07

A Good Day to Die

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Not too long ago when MS Windows operating systems were rather unstable and prone to crash, my computer employed a set of Windows audio...

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 03:28

All You Have To Do Is Be Silent!

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In chapter 14 of Exodus Moses tells us that the Israelites were complaining. What’s new? God had caused Pharaoh to release them from...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 00:24

The Authority and Power to Forgive

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 “Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver...

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Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:24

The Joy of Being A Sinner

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When we focus on Christ crucified do we think, "How terrible that Jesus sacrificed Himself for us in this way, yet people just go on...

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Monday, 05 February 2018 04:07

Discovering Peace Through Confession

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“And all three stood and wept. Even the Lion wept: great lion-tears, each tear more precious than the Earth would be if it was a...

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Friday, 02 February 2018 00:17

Raised to Be a Real Man

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My parents knew what it meant to struggle. Like so many parents before and since they overcame long odds to improve their lot in life, and...

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Sunday mornings have become one of the most segregated days of the week for Christian families as churches divide up their worship...

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:30

The Gold Man

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In my office is a little, gold man who both mocks me on a regular basis and also serves as a reminder of God’s grace for a...

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