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
  image  “When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your...

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Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:01

Seven Stanzas at Maundy Thursday

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imageAnd Sam… stood up and cried: “O great glory and splendor! And all my wishes have come true!” And then he wept.

And all...

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:51

The Tolkien Option, Part 3: Escape

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If it's the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'cause girl, there's a better life for me and...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 22:15

To the Victor Go the Spoils

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imageWe call Jesus’ entry into the temple on Palm Sunday the “triumphal entry.” This event is said to be a time where Jesus...

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imageMost of us have jobs as vocations that simply mitigate the effects of the fall. Whether we are doctors, nurses, policemen, firemen,...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 01:57

Practicing to Die, Practicing to Rise

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imageSpring springs late in northern Michigan. But when it does it springs gloriously. Triumphantly yellow daffodils shoot through the cold...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 02:33

Holy Math and The Divine Foxiness

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However much we hate our inability to live up to what we imagine God demands of us, and the impossible heights He commands us to climb to...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:36

Give Me Eternal Life—My Way!

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 03:02

Jesus Refuge of the Weary

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imageBut to what shall I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to their playmates,...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:31

The Sunny Side of The Street

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If there were no divine or earthly judgment, if we could murder by pride or prejudice, through moral torture or spiritual exploitation,...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 02:47

The Myth of Perfect Peace

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imageWhat comes to mind when you hear the word "peace"? A mountain vista, a misty morning, or a calm sea at dawn? The scent of clean laundry, a...

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Friday, 09 March 2018 00:39

Jesus is a Better Prayer Warrior Than Me

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image"Lord teach us to pray.” The disciples begged Jesus for some sort of magical insight to this essential task of discipleship....

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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 00:31

40 Days of Law-Then What?

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imageComing from the outside in, Lent was the oddest tradition for us to ponder. It is not a sacrament instituted by Christ and reeks of...

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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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imageFrom the outside, you may think it’s not easy to be a Christian. From what you may hear, there are a lot of rules and righteous...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 00:01

Religion That Helps You Die

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imageThis past week, Time Magazine ran a number of articles and vignettes on what one might do to live a longer life. And this was great news!...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 06:31

A High Priest for the Naked and Exposed

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imageThe Letter to the Hebrews is a masterful letter. Sporting some of the most graceful Greek in all of the New Testament, theologically...

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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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