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

Place for Truth - Apologetic Report
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David Smith
Dec 13, 2018
To interpret is to identify the meaning or significance that the thing has which we interpret. Humans interpret. We do not choose to interpret; interpretation is unavoidable. But we do choose how we...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2018 22:45

The Gospel Joy to the World

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Dan Doriani
Dec 12, 2018
One December, a week or two before Christmas, the worship leader announced the hymn "Joy to the World" and a woman nearby groaned, "Oh no, not 'Joy to the World' again." I understand her point; she wanted a new Christmas song, but still, how...

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Jeffrey Waddington
Dec 10, 2018
For a decade the Westminster Assembly of divines (i.e., theologians) met at Westminster Abbey in London (1643-1653) to produce a Scriptural doctrinal standard and church government. During that time the...

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Jeffrey Stivason
Dec 8, 2018
Panel discussions are great. I love the unscripted “off the cuff” format because it is in those moments that you often get the best help from a speaker. I remember listening to one such...

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:44

The Preacher and Teacher: The First John

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Stephen Unthank
Nov 29, 2018
Reading through Sinclair Ferguson’s book Some Pastors and Teachers feels akin, or so I imagine, to sitting down with the author and getting to hear first hand what it was that sharpened and formed him into the pastor,...

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018 21:20

The Reason to Give Thanks

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Jeffrey Stivason
Nov 22, 2018
Days are difficult but holidays can be even worse. For example, holidays like Thanksgiving encourage us to reflect on our blessings, count them one by one. But for some, the exercise is a discouragement and the first utterance brings only...

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Sunday, 18 November 2018 21:59

The Preacher and Teacher Podcast

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Jonathan Master
Nov 19, 2018
Sinclair Ferguson is associate minister at Saint Peter’s Church in Dundee, Scotland. He’s a long-time professor of theology, a former member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals council, and author of numerous works,...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 00:32

Worship in Redemptive History

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Mark Johnston
Nov 9, 2018
The ‘wars’ that have raged around ‘worship’ are anything but new. Even though they may only been expressed explicitly in these terms in the recent history of the church, they are as old as the church. Indeed they are as...

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Tuesday, 06 November 2018 20:25

Writing: The Academic Writing We Need

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David Smith
Nov 7, 2018
Ironically, what seems to have been the case perhaps more often than not is that what has passed for the “outrageous idea of Christian scholarship” or the “Evangelical mind” is academic writing that either warrants...

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Simonetta Carr
Nov 6, 2018
Just before Easter 1527, Elisabeth of Brandenburg, who had become Duchess of Braunschweig-Calenberg by marriage, received some shocking news. Her mother Elisabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg, had...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 22:44

Vincenzo Paravicino and the Valtellina Massacre

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Simonetta Carr
Oct 30, 2018
Vincenzo Paravicino was one of the many Italians who lived in today’s Swiss Canton of Grisons. He was born in 1595 in Traona, in a scenic valley on the Italian side of the Alps, known as Valtellina. After completing his...

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 04:15

The Old Man Crucified: Putting Off Putting On

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David Smith
Oct 24, 2018
The terms old and new are like the terms high and low, tall and short and big and little; they are relative terms; we know what they mean as they are used in relation to a fixed measurable standard. I am short in relation to...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:34

The Old Man Crucified Podcast

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Jonathan Master
Oct 22, 2018
Dr. Carlton Wynne is the assistant professor of systematic theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, and one of the speakers at the Quakertown Conference on Reformed Theology, entitled The Glory of the Cross. ...Continue...

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Monday, 15 October 2018 21:43

Jan Hus – Not Just a Wycliffite

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Simonetta Carr
Oct 16, 2018
Jan Hus is often considered a disciple of the English John Wycliffe and imitator of his views. In reality, much of his thought developed independently, along similar lines.Continue reading.

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Rachel Miller
Oct 15, 2018
“Is she going to die?” That’s what my boys wanted to know when we told them how sick their Bisabuela was. How do we answer that question and other questions about death that our children ask? Continue...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:17

Natural Theology: The Design of Creation

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David Smith
Oct 11, 2018
Genesis 1-2 reveals that God created in an orderly way and a cosmic order with everything having a function based on what he created it to be. In other words, when we use the phrase “the design of creation” we ought to...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 23:18

Heaven on Earth? Podcast

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Jonathan Master
Oct 8, 2018
What do we think when we think about heaven? Is heaven our eternal home? Derek Thomas joins us for conversation about the delightful topic of heaven and the new earth. He’s currently the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia,...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 02:18

"Puritan" Movie Trailer

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Danny Hyde
Oct 5, 2018
Announcing the trailer for the upcoming movie "Puritan."...Continue reading.

Authors: Danny Hyde...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 22:38

Thomas Bradwardine and the Pelagians

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Simonetta Carr
Oct 2, 2018
Anyone who felt perplexed – even outraged – the first time they read Romans 9 may identify with Thomas Bradwardine, a 14th-century Archbishop of Canterbury. His age was, like ours, entrenched in Pelagianism, exalting...

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Friday, 28 September 2018 23:06

Still Protesting: Trent Ruins Everything!

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Jeffrey Stivason
Sep 29, 2018
I teach a small weekly Bible study that is attended by a couple of Roman Catholics one of which is practicing and the other is not. A third member has embraced the Gospel and broken ties with Rome. Recently, in one of these...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 22:22

Conrad Cordatus and Solus Christus

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Simonetta Carr
Sep 25, 2018
On 24 July, 1536, Conrad Cordatus heard a lecture that troubled him deeply. While commenting on the Gospel of John, the Lutheran preacher Caspar Cruciger said, “Christ alone is the meritorious cause; meanwhile, it is true, in a way,...

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Monday, 24 September 2018 01:54

Natural Revelation Podcast

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Jonathan Master
Sep 24, 2018
God has revealed himself in nature, as Romans 1 affirms, but should natural revelation be the starting point of conversation in an apologetic or evangelistic encounter? ...Continue reading.

Authors: Jonathan Master...

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Friday, 14 September 2018 02:57

Still Protesting, a Pastor’s Perspective

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Tim Bertolet
Sep 14, 2018
Let’s be honest: the evangelical and Protestant church has seen better days. We have our own scandals. In a fast-paced world, our faults are replicated through our communities at a much quicker rate than in previous...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:13

Pierre Durand – Huguenot Martyr

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Simonetta Carr
Aug 15, 2018
Pierre Durand was born in a turbulent France. In 1685, only 15 years before his birth, France’s king Louis XIV (“Le Roi Soleil”), revoked the 1598 Edict of Nantes which had been allowed Protestants freedom of worship.Co...

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Simonetta Carr
Aug 7, 2018
Philip Melanchthon was a brilliant scholar (one of the greatest Greek interpreters of his day), an insightful theologian, and Martin Luther’s right-hand man. Today, his memory is often limited to his mention in some of...

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