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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It’s back to school.  Raise your hand if that means you have slightly sweaty palms and a tightness in your chest because you know you should outfit your children in the latest styles for the new school year.  Or, raise your hand if you know you’re a subpar parent if they...

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Here are answers to three questions that I recently received from a few different friends and readers.  I thought I’d share the answers here, in hopes that they serve others too. 

Some readers have started women’s Bible studies in their homes and Mormons from their...

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I’m pretty sure that no one reading this post will disagree with me when I say that this weekend’s display of racism in Charlottesville, Virginia was horrific.  Probably all of my white friends, family, and readers want only a great distance between themselves and neo-confederates...

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As I mentioned in my post a couple days ago, we are indeed homeschooling our girls again this year.  But that decision did not come easily.  It took months of anguish to decide.  We finally chose to homeschool again for one primary reason: our global calling to missions and our...

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Just moments ago I disenrolled my oldest daughter from the local high school.  This decision was made with not a little turmoil.  I’ll pen a post about how we came to this choice later this week.  But suffice it to say for now, the decision was born out of months of violent...

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Saturday, 05 August 2017 00:50

Three Ways to Enhance Your Bible Reading Today

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We tend to highjack verses of the Bible for our own purposes.  I have certainly been guilty of this.    I picked up a new term for this practice from the book, Saving the Bible from Ourselves and it’s now a handy part of my vocabulary.  Hijacking Bible verses is...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:48

Prayer Partners: A Good Gift Worth Seeking 

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“Lord, thank you for the refreshment that comes through this friendship,” my prayer partner prayed this morning.  I echoed her...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:48

Prayer Partners: A Good Gift Worth Seeking 

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“Lord, thank you for the refreshment that comes through this friendship,” my prayer partner prayed this morning.  I echoed her...

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“All that to say, I've decided to host a Bible study in my home this fall,” read an email I received the other day from a friend in...

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“All that to say, I've decided to host a Bible study in my home this fall,” read an email I received the other day from a friend in...

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I think I’m being pruned by the Lord.  It’s very uncomfortable.  I cannot parse out the motives of my heart and what exactly he’s cutting back just yet.  But I am aware that there are some sinful motives involved and, in his mercy, Jesus is identifying them and...

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I think I’m being pruned by the Lord.  It’s very uncomfortable.  I cannot parse out the motives of my heart and what exactly he’s cutting back just yet.  But I am aware that there are some sinful motives involved and, in his mercy, Jesus is identifying them and...

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Worldview is developed between the ages of 18 months and 13 years.  According to George Barna in a recent interview, by the time a...

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Worldview is developed between the ages of 18 months and 13 years.  According to George Barna in a recent interview, by the time a teenager...

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:36

Man Cannot Live on Spiritual McNuggets Alone

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You have probably heard that the Bible is the number one best selling book of all time.  But did you know that it’s the number one best seller every single year?  There is no shortage of Bibles in the land.  In fact, we are inundated with them.  

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Saturday, 22 July 2017 06:36

Man Cannot Live on Spiritual McNuggets Alone

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You have probably heard that the Bible is the number one best selling book of all time.  But did you know that it’s the number one best seller every single year?  There is no shortage of Bibles in the land.  In fact, we are inundated with them.  

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  image  I’m heartsick about some news that I just heard about my current hometown.  According to a county human services worker, the suicide...

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I’m heartsick about some news that I just heard about my current hometown.  According to a county human services worker, the suicide...

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I was reminded this weekend of the goodness of having a few dear friends who are a few years older than me—women who have walked a season before I got there.  On Saturday I was briefly reunited with a friend who I served with in Japan about 13 years ago.  She lived a plane flight...

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I was reminded this weekend of the goodness of having a few dear friends who are a few years older than me—women who have walked a season before I got there.  On Saturday I was briefly reunited with a friend who I served with in Japan about 13 years ago.  She lived a plane flight...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:05

Whatever is True - Think About These Things

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I have a child who worries as often as the sun rises.  She naturally thinks through the worst case scenario every single day.  Just recently she said, “Mom, what if you and dad both die and we go to our aunt and uncle’s and then they die?  What will happen to us? ...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 16:05

Whatever is True - Think About These Things

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I have a child who worries as often as the sun rises.  She naturally thinks through the worst case scenario every single day.  Just recently she said, “Mom, what if you and dad both die and we go to our aunt and uncle’s and then they die?  What will happen to us? ...

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Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God is a book I return to often and one that I eagerly recommend to other women when they ask for nourishing book ideas.  The...

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Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God is a book I return to often and one that I eagerly recommend to other women when they ask for nourishing book ideas.  The...

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I was out to dinner with some girlfriends when the phone calls started coming in.  It was the Friday night before Father’s Day.  My dad had a severe fever and accelerated heart rate.  They thought he had pneumonia.  The shift nurse at his nursing home asked me what I...

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