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, 11 September 2018 02:19

The Difference Between Belief and Ideology

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Beliefs are a basic component of the everyday human experience. We can’t go one day without them. In fact, we need them. Belief...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 02:31

Theses 13-15: Freedom from Our Free Will

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This is the seventh installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 13, 14 and 15 by...

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Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:00

Our Only Answer to Evil

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The following is adapted from Called to Defendwritten by Valerie Locklair (1517 Publishing, 2017).  

“How can there be a...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 23:34

Thank God for Evolution

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Hip-hop and blues artist Micah Bournes has a provocative spoken word poem called, “Thank God for Evolution.” It tackles...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 05:33

Learning the Cycle of Gospel Proclamation

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Here’s a little quiz: What do these songs have in common?

  • “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling”
  • “The...

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Monday, 03 September 2018 04:30

We Get to Go Home Justified

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  imageIn pastoral care, I'm often drawn back into the parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector. When someone comes to me because they are...

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Friday, 31 August 2018 01:03

Theses: 11-12 Shameless

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This is the sixth installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 11 and 12 by Caleb...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:03

The Imperfection of Our Longings

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  image“What do you desire?” King Moonracer squints down at the motley crew before him. A strange looking elf, a bearded...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 05:05

Who Did Jesus Marry?

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  imagePeople have questioned Jesus’ love life for centuries. Why did He never marry? You have already probably heard of Dan...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 02:52

The Black Sheep

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After many years of serving as a certified court interpreter, the matter before me in a criminal sentencing was nothing new. A jury...

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This is the fifth installment in our special series on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation. Translation of Theses 9 and 10 by Caleb...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 01:17

Theses 7-8: Let Your Works Be Damnable

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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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