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

Joel Settecase - Apologetic Report

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The Sons of Thunder are back to grapple with the Bible's teaching that human beings are made in the image of God. 

Joel and Parker bring a ton of biblical truth to bear in this episode, and if you have ever wondered what it means to be the image of God, you do NOT want to miss it. 

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Belief in the laws of logic requires presupposing the existence of the God of the Bible. There are literally no other conceivable options, because no other worldview even suggests a god with the necessary attributes to ground abstract objects like logic (and morality and mathematics). We’ll...

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Have you ever sat down next to someone in an airplane and wanted to share your faith with him, but you had no idea where to begin? Or have you ever seen a street preacher...

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When you think of God's wrath, what comes to your mind? Thunderbolts and lightning? Earthquakes and hellfire? 

There is an aspect of God's wrath that Christians often get wrong, and this makes it harder to explain the concept to our non-Christian friends. It's a problem we have to rectify,...

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When you think of education, what images come to mind? You may think of rows of beige-and-chrome desks, all arranged facing the front of a classroom, the walls of which are decorated with maps, inspirational quotes, and the ABCs. At the front of the classroom stands a teacher (probably a woman, if...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 15:00

32 - Christian Universalism, Part 1

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Have you ever thought about Hell? I remember staying awake in bed when I was seven years old, thinking to myself how awful it was that people were, at that very moment, suffering in Hell, and there would be no escape for them. If you're like me, you have wrestled with the idea of hell and even...

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Monday, 23 September 2019 15:00

33 - Christian Universalism, Part 2

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Part 2 of Christian Universalism. For the full show notes, go to thethink.institute.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:00

Are We Living in a Simulation? (Sons of Thunder 5)

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Is the Universe a Simulation?

Have you ever wondered if the world around you was actually an illusion? It might seem silly to even entertain the idea, but believe it or not this is a very hot topic in some philosophical (and pop-philosophical) circles right now. Everyone from Elon Musk, to Joe...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 15:00

30 - Where Does DNA Come From? with Scott Youngren

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Have you ever been concerned that science seems to conflict with Christian faith?

Science is often talked about as though it is an alternative to religion. That is, a popular conception is that science has replaced Christianity as the best explanation for why the world is the way it is. Is that...

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Joel and Parker answer the question: how should Christians think about Jordan Peterson? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-think-podcast/message

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Monday, 09 September 2019 14:18

28 - How to Explain Who God Is (Blogcast)

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God is the infinite, personal, Triune Lord, who is higher than everything yet present everywhere, and who has exercises authority and control over all things. There is much we could say about the biblical view of God. However, whatever we say about him, we must do so in a way that both agrees with...

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When Is It Right to Get Offended?

As we strive to be more like Jesus, we find ourselves confronted with the question, when should Christians get offended?

We can clearly see in the New Testament that some things did offend Jesus. In fact, some things that got him the most upset seem to be things that...

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Feeling Weary?

Have you ever felt weary? So weary that you felt it in your soul? When was that? Maybe it was after busy season at work, or after wrapping up a major ministry project in ministry caring for a loved one.

What does God say about being weary?

The Bible has a lot to say about the weary...

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 21:00

#25 - Amazing Facts About the Bible

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In Ecclesiastes 12:12, King Solomon says, "Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh."

That line was written approximately 3,000 years ago, and if what Solomon said was true then, we can only imagine how much more true it is today, with all the thousands of...

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Manliness is an incredibly hot topic right now. There is a whole online ecosystem known as the Manosphere, filled with guys ranging from so-called pickup artists all the way to those who run Christian ministries aimed at helping men pursue biblical manliness (our own friend Jarrett Samuels at the...

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 21:00

#23 - Ends, Means Evangelism (blogcast)

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My son has been in the hospital for over six months now. My wife posts updates on our Facebook page, "Pray for Superhero Lukas,", but I have not written much about him (outside of social media). However, as Lukas has been hospitalized, I have been doing a lot of thinking about God’s...

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Monday, 19 August 2019 21:00

#22 - What Is the Gospel?

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Over the last decade or so, there's been a resurgence of robust theology in many local churches, and all kinds of exciting, Gospel-centered movements have sprung up. 

However, in the last year and a half, there has been a disturbing trend of many of those same churches turning away from making...

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Is there an overarching plan for your life, the universe and everything? And if there is, just whose plan is it anyway? It has been popular in recent years to personify "the Universe," as though the matter-and energy, space-time reality we inhabit is somehow personal and even governs our lives in...

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When did Christianity really begin? The church began at Pentecost in or around the year 33 A. D....right? It was then that God sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples of Jesus. Yet the church's roots go back much further; it is also the continuation of the special relationship with God that believers...

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The SONS OF THUNDER (Joel and Parker) are back, and there are many things the brothers can't agree on. 

For starters, which one of them is the host, and which one is the "co-guest"? 

Second, should these Sons of Thunder episodes fall under the auspices of the Think Podcast, or is this its...

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Psalm 19:1 says, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the expanse proclaims the work of his hands. Day after day they pour out speech; night after night they communicate knowledge.

So it sounds like the more we study the heavens, or outer space, the more we ought to come to glorify God. We...

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*****Enjoy this BONUS EPISODE***** We are changing up the regular routine of weekly podcasts in order to post this bonus episode offering (what we hope will be) a really useful resource. ***** The other day I received a comment on one of my posts from a friend of mine who identifies as an atheist....

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Welcome to the Think Podcast, freshly renamed from This Is Apologetics. We are branching out now beyond apologetics into the areas of worldview, theology and evangelism. We're seeking truth in conversation with pastors, missionaries, thinkers, and others every week. Tonight, however we are...

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Science & Religion: BFFs or best frenemies?

This is a topic that I've been getting very much into lately, and that is the intersection of science and biblical faith.

We talked about how the biblical worldview provides the foundation for scientific inquiry by way of a three-fold basis: the cosmos...

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