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 July 2018 01:20

Read It For the Sword Stroke

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“The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. Those...

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imageThere are some people we meet who seem to express love in the same way the sun expresses heat. In fact, every religion ever invented...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:47

How to Measure the True Christian

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The following is an excerpt from Martin Luther’s Commentary on Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians(1535), translated by...

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Monday, 09 July 2018 02:05

On the Weekly Road to Emmaus

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The story told in Luke 24:13-35 takes place on the day of the Resurrection. Two disciples, one named Cleopas and the other unnamed,...

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“Let’s put it to a vote!” the emperor declared. Just 200 years earlier, not a single Christian would have imagined...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 00:15

Your Totem Defines Your Reality

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One of my favorite movies is Christopher Nolan’s Inception. It’s nearly impossible to synopsize, but the premise is that...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 00:27

Mordor and Evangelism, Part II

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 00:15

Be Humble, or Be Humbled

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What happens if we discovered that there is nothing that we can do to get in good with God? What happens if we were forced to accept...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 00:58

The Church of Polytheists

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God doesn’t believe in atheists. As they reject His existence, so He rejects their rejection. They may not believe in the true...

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Friday, 29 June 2018 01:30

In Celebration of True Liberty

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imageI served for ten years on active duty in the United States Navy; and I supported myself through seminary as an engineering analyst...

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:43

Consider the Lilies

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  image"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not...

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 01:22

How Do I Know I'm a Christian

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imageThere are questions about ourselves that are easily answered, and there are other questions that present more of a challenge.

If...

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 02:09

The Laughable Gospel

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The Bible is full of ridiculous stories. Laughable stories.

There, I said it.

A Red Sea parting, a giant fish swallowing a man, a...

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Monday, 25 June 2018 01:58

Mind the Gap Between Dreams and Reality

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They didn’t say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway and settled on my...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 02:03

Taking the Lowest Seat

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  imageI love Robert Capon’s reference to Luke 14 as containing the Party Parables of Jesus. Luke reports Jesus at a dinner...

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:32

Christ Alone! Yes, But Now What?

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  imageIntently listening for the next few words, she held her breath and leaned a little closer. How could this guy know so much about...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 02:06

What To Tell People Who Already Know the Gospel

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imageI vividly remember the first time I was asked to preach to a bunch of preachers. Not just preachers, but preachers whom knew the Gospel...

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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 02:56

Why Luther Claimed to be a Heretic

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  image It was the summer of 1519 at Leipzig, in debate with John Eck, where Martin Luther said those fateful words, “Ja, Ich bin ein...

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Monday, 18 June 2018 05:33

Community in the Worn and Used

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imageWith so many others, I once thought that e-books were the future. Imagine owning something that moth and worm cannot touch, and thieves...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 05:08

The Art of Abiding

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image“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 03:33

When Doctrine Becomes Idolatry

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I’m a drug addict. Specifically, a recovering drug addict. More specific, a grateful recovering drug addict. And as I sit here now,...

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Wednesday, 13 June 2018 04:27

The Holy Plumb Line

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imageMy favorite meal is the English Big Breakfast. It comprises a ration of back bacon, fried eggs, grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, fried...

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 02:04

Our God: the God of Failures

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imageGod made Adam and Eve in His perfect, holy image; He placed them in Eden to live in His rest, peace, and goodness; and He gave them His...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 01:20

Preach Christ, Not About Christ

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imageI am not a pastor. I also have a hard time staying in one place for a long time. As a result, I have spent the last several years visiting...

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Friday, 08 June 2018 03:59

The Gospel of Happy

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imageOriginally posted on thejaggedword.comGod never gives you more than you can handle. When He closes a door, He opens a window. He will...

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