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
Monday, 22 April 2019 00:43

Christians Heresies 101 Podcast

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Apr 22, 2019
Today’s conversation might “trigger” you with some pretty big words…but there’s nothing to worry about. Jonathan and James are willing to break them down and carefully explain what they mean.

Authors: Jonathan...

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Apr 17, 2019
The parable of the unmerciful servant recorded in Matthew 18:23-34 clarifies that the one who professes to be a Christian must forgive his fellow Christian (his or her “brother”) on the basis of God’s...

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Apr 10, 2019
The Psalmist certainly professes a great truth when he remarks “how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity.” But if we’re honest, this passage can often sound like an unattainable...

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Apr 5, 2019
In a 1986 speech President Ronald Reagan said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government, and I'm here to help.’” A lot of Americans...

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Apr 2, 2019
In Spain, Martin Luther’s message met the immediate and fierce opposition of both the Roman Catholic Church and the Spanish rulers, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. To repress it, they had already a...

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Monday, 01 April 2019 00:33

Prayer Tips or Learning from Screwtape

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Apr 1, 2019
C. S. Lewis has been a helpful guide to many Christians and rightfully so. He has led countless weary travelers through the world’s wasteland in order to introduce them to the Christ of Christianity. And though his defense of...

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Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:27

Weakness of Wisdom

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Mar 28, 2019
Knowledge and wisdom can often be the keys to success in many of our life endeavors. However, it’s not uncommon for modern intellectuals to put too much stock in wisdom and knowledge––making knowledge out to be the ultimate solution to every...

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Friday, 22 March 2019 01:21

The Apostle's Creed: The Holy Spirit

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Mar 22, 2019
Walking up to his pulpit before preaching, Charles Spurgeon would often repeat to himself that great line of the Apostle’s Creed, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” For Spurgeon this was no doubt a reminder that any fruit...

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Mar 21, 2019
In the two preceding articles on what it means to ‘preach Christ’ we have already noted the connection between God’s promise of salvation and the covenant he made with Abraham in relation to his seed....

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Mar 19, 2019
Princess Elisabeth of the Palatinate (also known as Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia) is remembered as the woman who challenged the French philosopher René Descartes to re-examine his assertions on the...

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Tuesday, 05 March 2019 21:55

The Unction of the Holy Spirit

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Mar 6, 2019
What is faithful preaching of God’s word? How does one know whether one has heard, or is hearing on a regular basis faithful preaching of God’s word? The central importance of these questions and their answers hits us when we recognize...

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Sunday, 03 March 2019 23:26

Study and Preaching

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Mar 4, 2019
I am not sure where I first heard this wisdom, but I have heard it several times: a pastor does not need an office, he needs a study. Spot on. The bulk of pastoral work is not management behind a door labeled “office,” it is bookish work behind...

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Jonathan Master
Feb 25, 2019
Joel Beeke is a prolific author, professor, and president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He’s also the pastor of a Netherland Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, MI. Beeke recently published...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019 22:24

Union with Christ: Imputation: Calvin Wright

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Jeffrey Stivason
Feb 21, 2019
But what does Paul mean that we were made the righteousness of God? According to Calvin, “Righteousness, here, is not taken to denote a quality of habit, but by way of imputation, on the ground of Christ’s...

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Sunday, 17 February 2019 22:01

Union with Christ in Hebrews

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Tim Bertolet
Feb 18, 2019
When we think of the places in Scripture where we find the doctrine of union with Christ, most people, especially Biblical scholars, immediately think of all the material in Paul’s letters. Paul uses the words “in Christ”...

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:02

Union with Christ: A Brief Introduction

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John Hartley
Feb 13, 2019
Every spiritual benefit we believers receive – justification, adoption, and sanctification – flow to us out of the person of Jesus Christ. These benefits do not exist alone, each standing off in its silo waiting to be...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 22:35

A Contrast in Growth

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Jeffrey Stivason
Feb 7, 2019
Everybody loves the Joseph story. Chapters thirty-seven through fifty with the minor exception of chapter thirty-eight seem to be all about Joseph. And that is exactly why we have to remind ourselves that the story is not Joseph’s but...

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Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:41

Five Minutes for the Imago Dei

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Joseph Hamrick
Jan 17, 2019
I listened to a fascinating book this year by Alan Jacobs, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program Professor at Baylor University. The book, How to Think: A Survival Guide to a World at Odds, details the way we think...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:48

Commentary Connoisseur: The Welsh English

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Stephen Unthank
Jan 16, 2019
I don’t know if I have an absolute favorite commentary on Romans...at least not yet. I remember when serving as a youth pastor I spent about two years working through the book of Romans with all the high school students...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2019 21:51

A List of Tops!

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Jeffrey Stivason
Jan 2, 2019
The New Year is a time for lists. Top ten lists of this and top one hundred lists of that! So, at Place for Truth we decided to make our own list of tops. The first is a list of the ten most clicked (and hopefully read!) articles of 2018. The second is...

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Simonetta Carr
Jan 1, 2019
Charlotte Arbaleste’s life changed drastically when a young man came to town. Native of Paris, she had found refuge in Sedan, in the French Ardennes, after the disastrous St....

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Michael Roberts
Dec 19, 2018
One of the basic practices in the Christian life is prayer. It is a spiritual discipline that is instilled in us from our earliest days. It is uttered in private, in family devotions, and in...

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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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