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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Monday, 06 November 2017 20:00

We Need More “Thoughts and Prayers” Not Less

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“Thoughts and prayers” have become an all-too-familiar restrain in American life. A somber, liturgical response to yet another horrific mass killing.

For those of deep faith and even sometimes those of little or no faith, those words are all we can muster after the initial shock. We...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:25

What Does the Bible Say About Justice?

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In my post, “Do Christians Have to Care About Everything?,” I referred to the Bible as being “justice-obsessed.”

A commenter challenged that description and asked that I give a “Scripture-driven argument” for Christians combating social injustices.

As I...

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Monday, 09 October 2017 23:24

Do Christians Have to Care About Everything?

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Why don’t you care?

In our age of perpetual outrage, that may be one of the most commonly asked questions. After all, the list of needs and worthy causes are unending.

Should we not be expected to voice impassioned concern for every problem and enthusiastic support for every good cause? Even...

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Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:00

C.S. Lewis on Patriotism and How it Can Turn Demonic

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In his classic The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis speaks about love of country. He details how patriotism can be a good and healthy sentiment, but it can also turn into idolatry without our realizing.

Lewis understood love of country. He fought and lost friends in World War I. Much of his writing occurs in...

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 14:12

The Truth Behind the Burnette Chapel Shooting

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News about the deadly shooting at Burnette Chapel outside of Nashville began to trickle out as I was leaving my own church in middle Tennessee.

Immediately, everyone began searching for answers about the tragedy and the gunman. Why would he do this? What has he hoping to achieve?

I have no insight...

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Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:39

The Most Controversial Bible Verse No One Knows About

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The Bible is full of controversial verses.

Many don’t like what the Bible has to say about sexuality and marriage. Some disagree with its teachings on gender or refugees or poverty or abortion or … you get the point.

But that’s nothing new. Scripture has been offending and...

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 23:06

What Makes God Excited?

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Actually beating my sons in Mario Kart. Having a tickle fight with my daughters. Going on a date with my wife. Watching my team win. Those are some of the things that get me excited.

What makes you excited? What moves you so much you want to stand up and shout?

Each of us has things that are uniquely...

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Nothing is worse as a reader than clicking a link that interests you, only to discover you’ve been had. There’s nothing substantive there. The publisher and writer got what they wanted (the page view), but you had nothing to show for your investment of time.

Ideally, the relationship...

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Taylor Swift is constantly changing her approach to music. And now she recognizes her first fans are nold enough to have kids.

The former country-turned-pop singer’s new album, Reputation, must be about parents warning children their actions reflect back on the reputation of the...

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This post contains spoilers for each season ofBroadchurch.

“You know what I don’t like about this case? It makes me ashamed to be a man.”

Detective Alec Hardy feels the need to make that confession to his partner Ellie Miller during season 3 of Broadchurch. Male viewers...

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J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis knew about battles. As fantasy writers, they crafted some iconic scenes. As veterans of World War I, they lived through some horrific scenes.

They also knew how craft sentences to win rhetorical battles. In their writing, both turned their attention and...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 22:00

6 Reasons to Read Dead Writers

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With so many books being published today, if you’re like me, it’s hard to keep up with all the ones you’d like to read.

In order to keep up with modern culture and know about the important conversations happening around us, we can be tempted to strictly focus on new books and...

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Monday, 07 August 2017 22:00

Facebook Has Replaced the Church Councils

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Many act as if modern Christians face unparalleled challenges to our faith, but that’s really not true. Most of the questions raised today by believers and unbelievers alike have been wrestled with throughout church history.

One thing has changed, however. Historically, Christians took...

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Tuesday, 01 August 2017 22:00

Why Achievement Needs Community

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Often times, we think about our individual accomplishments without considering the price we will have to pay. Is our dream worth it if we achieve it alone?

In the Disney film Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph may be a good guy, but his job is being a bad guy in the fictional classic arcade game Fix-It...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 22:00

Rob Bell’s Promise of Comfort

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What brings real comfort to the hurting? That’s an important question in a world filled with pain and Rob Bell believes he has the answer.

In a glowing profile at CNN on the former evangelical pastor’s book promotion tour, Bell responds to an audience member who confesses to doubting God...

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Christians often speak as if we worship the only God who has been crucified, but that’s not true.

Every god, every idol, every thing that is worshipped has been and will be crucified. The only question is: What happens next?

The message of the Gospel...

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While most branches of American Christianity are shrinking, one strand continues to grow—non-denominationalism. But is that the most healthy situation for the faith?

According to a newly released Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who identify with a Protestant denomination has fallen 20...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:00

When Jesus Didn’t Call God His Father

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I’ve been called a lot of things in my life, but the title and name that brings me more joy (and stress) than all the others is father

Having my small daughters run up to me when I get home from work yelling “Daddy! Daddy!” Listening to my sons describe a personal...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 22:00

Discussing Doctor Who: The 13th Doctor

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You just thought you were done with Kevin and I talking all things Doctor Who. With the recent announcement of the 13th Doctor, we thought we share some thoughts—since everyone else on the internet has.

Kevin Harvey is the author of All You Want to Know About The Bible in Pop Culture ...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 22:00

Discussing Doctor Who: Season 10 Review

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Doctor Who season 10 is over, so Kevin and I are here to discuss the highs and lows. We’ll be back in December after the Christmas episode.

Kevin Harvey is the author of All You Want to Know About The Bible in Pop Culture and a fellow Whovian who enjoys watching and breaking down the...

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Selfishness is much more palatable when you can cast as concern, but strip away the faux outrage and it’s always there under the surface.

That is illustrated once again by the reaction to a recent study that argues the best way to fight climate change is by having fewer children.

More than...

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Spider-Man: Homecoming takes the Marvel Cinematic Universe down to a single neighborhood, while somehow managing to expand and deepen the universe the web crawler shares with the likes of Iron Man, Captain America and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Peter Parker is Spider-Man, an “amazing”...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 21:00

Discussing Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls

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The Doctor has fallen, but Kevin and I are still here to discuss the last episode of Doctor Who this season. We’ll be back next week with a season 10 review and in December after the Christmas episode.

Kevin Harvey is the author of All You Want to Know About The Bible in Pop Culture a...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:47

Discussing Doctor Who: World Enough and Time

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It seems like only yesterday Kevin and I started this season of Doctor Who (and maybe it was yesterday for those on the top of the ship), but here we are with only one episode left. Let’s talk “World Enough and Time.”

Kevin Harvey is the author of All You Want to Know About...

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People often resort to dehumanizing an opponent in an attempt to strengthen their case. Sadly, this has often been the case when discussing same-sex marriage. However, many supporters of same-sex marriage are dehumanizing the very individuals they claim to be...

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