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

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 22:34

China Legalizes ‘Concentration Camps’ Featured

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South China Morning Post

Chinese officials had earlier denied the existence of such arbitrary detention and enforced political re-education bases, but said some citizens had been sent to vocational centres for minor criminal misdemeanours.

The revision, issued by the regional legislature, recognises...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 21:55

Pakistan: Death or Life for Christian “Blasphemer?” Featured

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Gatestone Institute

• In her memoirs, Asia Bibi wonders “whether being a Christian in Pakistan today is not just a failing, or a mark against you, but actually a crime.” Her question is finally about to be answered by Pakistan’s Supreme Court.

• Because the word of a...

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BTWN

Recently Tim Hurd spoke at the 3rd annual “Southern NJ Apologetics Conference”

BTWN encourages the Church to adopt a Biblical Apologetic. Presuppositional reasoning and similar methodologies can only take us so far. But the Bible is God’s tool to bring the Gospel to light in...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:03

Social Justice “Buzz Words” and Why We Should Not Use Them Featured

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Biblical Trinitarian

The “Conversation” We All Need to Have

Having spent years reading and studying post-modernist/post-structuralist philosophy prior to my conversion, it is worrisome to hear how much postmodernist jargon has crept into so many churches. The current “social...

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 08:09

Podcast: Tim Keller, Carl Trueman, Beth Moore Featured

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On this episode of Polemics Report for October 9, 2018, JD deals with Beth Moore having a man get on his knees at her event and apologize on behalf of all men to all women. Then, he explains why Tim Keller is a Marxist and interacts with Carl Trueman’s defense of him at White Horse Inn.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 22:37

Podcast: Tim Keller is a Marxist, and Stuff Featured

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On the podcast today, JD talks about Tim Keller’s Marxism and other topics.

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Daily Mail

Religion in Australia is steadily changing, with the number of people turning to Sikhism, Hinduism and Islam rising.

The 2016 Census showed almost a third of Australia’s population identify as having ‘no religion,’ although many of those still see themselves as spiritual.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 21:57

Iran’s Idea of “Human Rights”: Persecute Christians Featured

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Gatestone Institute

• often uses it [the charge of ‘acting against national security’] against converts instead of the charge of apostasy… in an attempt to avoid international scrutiny.” — Morning Star News, July 13, 2017.

• Not only does Iran persecute its...

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:35

Tim Keller is a Marxist: A Response to Carl Trueman Featured

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I rejoice in Tim Keller having to finally address whether or not he is a Marxist. I rejoice because rarely – and I mean rarely – do the Evangelical Intelligentsia respond to anything. They follow the advice of Ligon Duncan, the “woke” president of Reformed Theological...

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[Lancaster Online]  According to the Pew Research Center, more than 80 percent of white evangelical voters supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. But a group of progressive Christians, many of whom are evangelical Democrats, hope to...

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Chinle, Arizona – Beth Moore, the female preacher who is increasingly involved in the feminist #MeToo and #WhyIDidntReport movement (which was aimed at scuttling the Supreme Court candidacy of Justice Brett Kavanaugh), recently had her band’s drummer get on his knees before an audience...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 06:35

Sermon: The Simple Supernaturality of Acts Featured

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Concluding an interim sermon series on the meta-narrative imperatives of the Book of Acts, this message emphasizes the importance of the “simple supernaturality” of the church as recorded by Luke in the 1st Century. Church growth was not that spectacular or as explosive as we might make...

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Monday, 08 October 2018 02:21

Video: Happy Indigenous People’s Day Featured

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Indigenous People’s day is a holiday first observed in South Dakota and then Berkeley, California, and ultimately, a few (usually left-of-center) municipalities. On Twitter and other forms of social media, however, one would think that the Indigenous People’s Day – which falls...

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 00:54

Mormons Reduce Sunday Church Time from 3 Hours to 2 Featured

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Las Vegas Review-Journal 

SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons will start spending less time at church each Sunday — two hours instead of three — after a change announced Saturday aimed at making worship more manageable for members around the globe.

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DW

The influence of the Catholic Church has waned in Brazil, where people have been flocking to evangelical churches. Now these churches have their sights set on the presidency, signaling a possible shift to the right.

Brazil once had the reputation of being the most Catholic country in the world....

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 05:50

Samaritan’s Purse Cuts Ties with Revelant Magazine Featured

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Faithwire

September 28, 2018

Relevant magazine founder Cameron Strang sent the faith-focused internet into a bit of a whirlwind Friday afternoon, when he revealed a major charity tied to the Rev. Franklin Graham decided to cut ties with his outlet over its “critical” coverage of the...

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National Council of Churches

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The National Council of Churches (NCC) calls for the withdrawal of the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. We believe he has disqualified himself from this lifetime appointment...

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THINKPROGRESS

The president of a Christian college in Iowa last week compared homosexuality to sexual sins like sexual assault, pornography, and adultery, while reflecting on his 10 years leading the university.

Northwestern College (NWC) President Greg Christy made the comparison in an essay...

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Buzzfeed News

The governor of Utah described the plan as a compromise with the Mormon Church, which has fiercely campaigned against medical marijuana.

Just weeks before Utah voters were expected to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a compromise between pot...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 02:34

Agents of Betrayal in the Church Featured

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This post was written by Thomas Littleton and has been reposted here with permission. The original can be found here.

AGENTS OF BETRAYAL: WILL EVANGELICAL INFLUENCE BE RUINED FROM WITHIN?

WHICH TRUSTED EVANGELICAL LEADERS HAVE SOLD OUT THE FLOCK AND WHY.

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Tim Keller writes in nuanced language. But in his latest column in the New York Times, the incarnation of the intellectual think-tank of the American religious left (as embodied in Tim Keller) has a simple message: Christians shouldn’t vote straight-line Republican. Projecting himself as...

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We first revealed that Danny Akin had threatened Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) faculty for criticizing “Critical Race Theory” back in June. Threatened with racial sensitivity training and possible firing, faculty were told not to even utter the term, Critical Race...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 22:00

Take It Down! Take it Down! Featured

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I posted a graphic of Kyle J. Howard, which made light of his speech impediment by (mis)spelling “racial trauma counselor” phonetically, how he says it.  Twitter exploded.

I shouldn’t make light of his impediment because, frankly, it’s not very nice. I ignored...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 12:02

Confessions of a Calvinist Fundamentalist Featured

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See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ (Colossian 2:8)

The exhortation from Paul is clear; do not let anyone enslave and carry you away by philosophy, empty but...

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 23:51

Vouching for Kyle J Howard Featured

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Author’s Note:  Last week, a controversial tweet was sent from the Pulpit & Pen twitter account which included a cartoon caricature of Kyle Howard.  This post was planned in advance of that tweet and is unrelated to its submission or the negative reaction it...

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