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
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 23:00

Our Sins Are Either With Us or With Jesus

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:30

It's Time to Take Christ Out of Christmas

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A common sight in the days leading up to Christmas are the signs that read, “Jesus is the reason for the season.” The...

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Monday, 14 January 2019 23:30

The Legacy of Thomas Cranmer

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imageIn 1523, a bitter Cambridge don wrote in the margin of John Fisher’s Assertionis Lutheran Confutatio these words: “Luther...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:30

Epiphany in Middle-earth

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“Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome”

In the Northern Hemisphere December and...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:30

Who Speaks for God?

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The heart of the Christian faith can be expressed in one phrase: God justifies the ungodly. If someone were to ask us, “who...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 23:30

A Church for Amnesiacs

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There are few things more frightening than the loss of memory. I have cried with many spouses who watch as their loved one slowly...

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 23:00

God Uses Our Hands

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The reality is, we're weak. We're not the smartest people in the room. We get emotional over stupid things. We eat the wrong foods. We...

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Monday, 07 January 2019 23:30

After Epiphany: The Rest of the Story

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“And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way” (Matt. 2:12).

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Monday, 07 January 2019 03:00

The Purpose of Epiphany

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The Epiphany, the twelfth day of Christmas, or the Gentile Christmas as many have called it, is a festival rich in meaning. Many of...

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Friday, 04 January 2019 02:57

The Birth of the Confessing Church

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imageOn Thursday, January 4, 1934, a few hundred pastors and church-office holders congregated in the German town of Barmen. Together, they...

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Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:04

Our Identity Crisis

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Wednesday, 02 January 2019 00:03

The Two Lies

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 03:51

Every Day is New Year's Day

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Monday, 31 December 2018 03:18

Resolutions and Forgiveness

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‘Tis the season to make promises, that you may or may not keep. We call them New Year’s Resolutions. These are traditions...

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Thursday, 27 December 2018 23:05

The Groan of All Creation

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018 23:30

Lo, How a Rose

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Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung,

Under the cold snow, life is hiding. Even though the black ice of...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:30

Come, Lord Jesus, Come

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When we think of Advent, we probably don’t think about whether or not we have a free will in spiritual matters. Actually, most...

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018 05:00

Why Jesus Isn’t Santa

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Santa Claus is a nice enough idea. A white-bearded, old man comes from the sky to reward good, little children but withholds his gifts...

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Monday, 24 December 2018 23:30

In the Good Lord's Time, Christ Appeared

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Matthew’s account of the birth of Christ differs considerably from the more popular version in Luke. As we read through the...

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Sunday, 23 December 2018 23:30

Merry Christmas, Charles the Great!

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On Christmas Day, 800 A.D., Charles I, King of the Franks, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor and thus became “Charles the...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 23:30

The Grieving of the Hopeful

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This blog is a part of our Advent series on the hope we find in, through and given by Christ. Each week’s installment will look...

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Thursday, 20 December 2018 03:50

Jesus, the Light of the World

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"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 23:00

When Up Comes Down

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“God’s up there.” The Sheriff of Nottingham gestured vaguely towards the sky. “I’m down here.”...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 23:00

Advent and the Preacher of Repentance

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In an interesting twist, the Advent readings often include a selection from Matthew’s Gospel telling the story of John the...

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Monday, 17 December 2018 01:39

Where Do We Look for Jesus to Come?

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Most often, what Jesus says is simple, but the simplest things are difficult. What Jesus says is simple, but difficult, and that...

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