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
Friday, 02 November 2018 00:30

Election Hacking

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imageI hear we have a little thing coming up that people call an election. Last night I watched an episode of Frontline that focused on...

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Thursday, 01 November 2018 00:30

In Celebration of All Saints Day

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The Christian church year is rife with days set aside to commemorate the saints, but All Saints Day, celebrated on the first of...

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 02:50

Reformation Day: 501 Years Later

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As creatures enshrouded in the concept of time, we tend to like the idea of clearly delineated dates. We mark our years and our lives...

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Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,and cry to herthat her warfare is ended,that her iniquity is...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 01:03

The Almost Forgiven

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There was not an empty seat in the courtroom. This was the misdemeanor arraignment court. Before the actual proceedings, the...

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Friday, 26 October 2018 04:10

The Dangers of Shallow Sanctification

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Most of us know the satisfaction of crossing something off the to-do list. We look back on a neatly mown lawn, freshly folded laundry,...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 02:53

Cutting Off Our Sin

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“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 00:00

The Gospel is Only for Consumers

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Recently, Francis Chan made headlines for stepping down from leading his very large church.  To explain his decision he wrote a...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 23:30

Undeserving Losers Welcomed to the Party

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When we walk into a church, what do we think? Do we think we deserve to be here? Do we deserve what's about to come at us? Do we...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 11:30

The Good News of Suffering

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Suffering and sin are realities of life. By rightly understanding these realities in light of God’s word, we can come to hear...

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imageThe following is an excerpt from the introduction to Theology of the Cross: Reflections on Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation written...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 23:30

Patience Under the Mercy of Christ

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“Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth,...

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:52

The Gift of Belonging

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Wendell Berry’s book, Jayber Crow, is set in the 1930’s and centers on a small-town Kentucky barber who bears the...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:36

Walking in Forgiveness

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Since they grumble about Him healing a man on the Sabbath, Jesus asks the religious leaders, "Is it easier to say, ‘Your sins...

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  imageOne of the great questions occupying the minds of theologians and pastors alike is how the Church can respond to an increasingly...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 00:04

Theses 27-28: Love for the Unlovable

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27. Actually one should call the work of Christ an actively functioning work and our work is a completed work, and thus a completed...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 04:18

What If and What Is

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“Do you want to take a leap of faith?” Saito raises his eyebrows. “Or become an old man, filled with regret, waiting...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:01

Freed From the Law to be For the Law

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Ask a Law question, get a Law answer. For example, a religious leader asks Jesus a Law question: "Teacher, which commandment is the...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:54

Our Daughter Problem

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They say girls in our society should have nothing to worry about. They should have the opportunity for education and choices far...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 07:50

The Law, Between Fear and Freedom

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We’ve all heard the standard account by now, or at least some variation of it: overemphasize God’s justification of...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 01:00

Theses 25-26: The Final Turn

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25. He is not justified who does many works, but he who, without work, believes much in Christ.

For the righteousness of God is not...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 01:02

Considering the Weak in Faith?

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image"As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while...

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 02:18

Getting Saved, Doing Nothing

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We are all familiar with Paul’s thematic declaration in Romans that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation(Rom. 1:16). Th...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 23:51

Two Kings, Two Kingdoms

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Americans don't much like kings. Kings cramp our "live free or die" attitude. We do not need anybody to tell us what to do, where and...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 01:17

The Abandoned

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“My mom’s never gonna forgive me!” She was right. Her mom never forgave her.

I was translating for the 15-year-old...

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