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

Jen Oshman - Apologetic Report

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Don’t miss the latest two episodes of All Things. These two topics could not be further from one another. They display well how “from him and through him and to him are all things” (Romans 11:36). We can examine both the college entrance scam and the persecution of Christians...

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Below you’ll find a rating and a brief paragraph about each of the 20 books I’ve read so far in 2019. My hope is that something will spark your interest and these reviews, as well as the others I’ve shared, will be a resource to you in your own reading journey! Don’t...

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“Did you contact the author privately before you posted the review?” 

I’ve received this question several times over the last couple weeks, following my review of Rachel Hollis’s most recent book, Girl, Stop Apologizing. The question invokes the well-known, but...

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The college admissions scam is old news by now. The story broke on Tuesday and the media has had a heyday since. It’s enticing for us all to speculate and even mock from afar. The lifestyles of the rich and famous—can you even believe the privilege and entitlement,we marvel and tsk...

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:12

If the Gospel is True, The Gospel is Urgent

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She sat across from me, a warm cup of tea cradled in her hands. Between sips she told me about a guy at work. They were texting a lot more lately. Finding ways to work together during the day. Her husband didn’t know about him or about the time they were spending together.

She sensed it...

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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:26

We Write by Faith

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There are so many good reasons not to write. I mean, do people even read anymore? Everyone has something to say and the internet is a virtual cacophony. Why add to the noise? Especially when writing is hard. And lonely.

Is it even worth it?

The Christian writer wrestles with these questions, as all...

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“I think I figured out why I’ve stayed committed to your gym for over two years now.”

“Oh yeah? Why?” 

“You don’t have any mirrors in here! I never see myself when we’re working out.”

My trainer, who is also my dear friend, and I had a good...

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Don’t miss All Things Episode 6: The Culture of Death Grinds On: What Can We Do? The Born-Alive Act was voted down. Infants born alive after botched abortions are not protected (and it does happen). How can we take a stand for life as the culture of death grinds on?

And Episode 7: A Book...

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“They’ll never make it,” we overheard my dad say at our wedding reception.

An aunt nodded knowingly, “Yeah, it’s a shame.”

We danced on, cut the cake, raised our glasses to toast, and headed into marriage.

It’s not like they didn’t have their reasons....

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Abortion is no longer reserved for the womb, but is now also accepted in the delivery room. You might call it fourth term abortion. Or infanticide.

On Monday night last week the United States Senate voted against the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. 53 senators voted against it and 44...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 12:37

Best Pre-Marital Advice We Got and Love to Give

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Wanna hear the best pre-marital advice Mark and I received?

Well, maybe it’s not the best, but we sure do refer to it a lot. We use it and we tell it to other couples all the time. It even feels a little bit like a marriage hack because it’s so simple and yet pays huge dividends.

Here...

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Friday, 15 February 2019 07:57

Black History, Marie Kondo, and Child Safety

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 10:00

The Order of the Towel

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We were summoned to the front of the church and directed to sit down and remove our flip-flops.

The room was full of people we hadn’t yet met. Eyes fixed on both of us. My husband’s mentor brought out a tub of water, kneeled down, and reached for my husband’s left foot. Then his...

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“If you don’t have community before a crisis strikes, it’s already too late.”

My husband preached those very words on Sunday and we saw them lived out on Monday.

As we sat down to dinner with our Gospel Community last night, all of the ladies’ phones dinged with the...

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When we recently unpacked our boxes in suburban Denver, it was into my daughters’ third home. But not only their third home, their third country. Third continent, actually. Third culture, third language, third way of life, third new beginning.

Though my husband and I are Colorado natives,...

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All Things Episode 2 is available here on my site, as well as on iTunes.

Have a listen to “Christian Witness in an Age of Hot-Takes.

Authors: Jennifer Oshman...

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When my husband and I saw all the #10YearChallenge photos going up on social media last week we had one passing conversation about it.

“Are you going to post any #10Year photos?”

“No way. Are you?”

“Nope. The last ten years have not aged me well.”

We both chuckled...

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Sunday, 20 January 2019 10:24

Faithful with the Few

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“If you can’t be faithful with a few, don’t ask the Lord to give you many.”

I’ll never forget those words spoken to my husband and me by a friend and missionary almost two decades ago. In fact, they’ve run through my mind almost weekly since.

At the time, we were...

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Friday, 18 January 2019 05:52

Launching a Podcast

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I’m pleased to share with you that I’ve launched a podcast. Welcome to “All Things” with Jen Oshman, where we look at events and trends through a Christian lens. 

All things were created through Jesus and for Jesus (Colossians 1:16), so this show seeks to apply his Word...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 13:38

Christian, Our Biggest Problem Has Been Solved

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I don’t know what burdens you’re carrying as you read this. I don’t know how heavy they are. Or how helpless you feel. Hopeless, even. Or maybe it’s more of an annoyance. An irritation. 

You’re probably carrying both. We usually do. We often hold at least a few...

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We’re two weeks in to the new year and I’ve just finished reading a couple books that have helped me think about how to better navigate my family’s priorities in 2019. I’m sharing them here in case they might interest you too. Perhaps they will be a shot in the arm for you,...

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It’s funny, but God has seen fit to give me writing gifts on the last three New Year’s Days.

On New Year’s Day 2017 I made a resolution to write a book (No topic in mind or any idea how to start, just a desire to grow as a writer.).

On New Year’s Day 2018 I awoke at 4am with...

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This stupefies me. I have checked and re-checked this statistic multiple times over the last few months and every time it leaves my mouth agape.

The three most-read articles on jenoshman.com from Google searches are:

Five Reasons for Assisted Suicide (And Crucial Responses to Each One)

Abortion is...

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Friday, 28 December 2018 08:04

What I Read in the Second Half of 2018

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In 2018 I read a total of 87 books (47 in the first half and 40 in the second half). To see the books I read in the first half of the year, see this list I posted in July. The second half of the year is below. The books are listed by category (Spiritual Growth, Personal Interest, Book Club, and...

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Saturday, 22 December 2018 01:42

The Biggest Comfort and Best Joy at Christmas

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Christmas is nothing, if not frantic. With a pastor for a husband and eight people under my roof, you can bet that I am dizzy from present wrapping, cookie baking, and party planning. And not only frantic, but also heavy. As I draw near to friends who are suffering and enduring loss, the...

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