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, 17 July 2019 21:00

The Worldview Behind Stranger Things

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Friday, 12 July 2019 21:00

God and Evil: 9 Rapid-Fire Responses

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image What are the best quick responses to the problem of evil? Guest blogger Timothy Fox lists 9 rapid-fire responses to help when you're asked why God allows evil.

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How do you defend your marriage from spiritual attack? How should we even think about spiritual warfare as it relates to marriage? Sean and Scott interview Biola professor and marriage expert Tim Muehlhoff about his newest book Defending Your Marriage. They discuss how to identify spiritual warfare...

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Monday, 08 July 2019 21:00

5 Simple Steps for Connecting with Gen Zers

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image Many young people today are willing and eager to connect with a caring adult. But how can we do this? Sean offers 5 practical steps for any caring adult.

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In our culture in the US today, religion is viewed as, at best, a harmless hobby, and at worst, a danger to society that must be marginalized. Join this conversation with Scott and church-state specialist and philosopher, Dr. Frank Beckwith, as they discuss how the courts and the law can take...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 21:00

How Apologetics Can Change a Life

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image Recently Sean spoke at a youth camp and was deeply moved by the relational apologetic approach of a youth minister. Check out this brief story.

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We all need more energy, the vitality that helps us stay motivated, focused and productive in life. We know we receive energy from good nutrition, along with working out, adequate sleep and maintaining positivity. But there is another major source for the energy we need: having the right kinds of...

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Wednesday, 26 June 2019 21:00

Reaching Gen Z Requires a New Mindset

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image Reaching Gen Z does not necessarily require adopting a new program. Rather, it starts with a shift in mindset and approach. Sean explains.

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 03:00

Podcast: People Fuel (with John Townsend)

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We all need more energy, the vitality that helps us stay motivated, focused and productive in life. We know we receive energy from good nutrition, along with working out, adequate sleep and maintaining positivity. But there is another major source for the energy we need: having the right kinds of...

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image After 16 years of suffering from gastroparesis, a young man is remarkably healed after intercessory prayer. Sean discusses and documents the peer-reviewed case.

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image One of the most important tasks for apologists is to learn how to engage culture effectively. Sean interviews Paul Gould on his new book Cultural Apologetics.

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Friday, 21 June 2019 03:42

What Has Christianity Done for the World?

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image What has the Christian faith contributed to the world? Has it been a force largely of good, of bad, or some combination of the two? Sean briefly responds.

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Is atheism growing? Is the church dying? Is the image of non-believers towards the church becoming increasingly hostile? The answers might surprise you. In this interview, based on his recent research-based book, Glenn Stanton challenges many of these commonly accepted ideas within the church.

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Thursday, 06 June 2019 01:00

Podcast: Darwin Devolves (with Michael Behe)

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Michael Behe is one of the most influential advocates for intelligent design. In this podcast, Sean and Scott interview him about his most recent book Darwin Devolves. Behe offers insights about the state of the Darwin/Design debate and lays out his most recent case against Darwinism.

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image Want to shape the worldview of your kids (and have a good time)? Sean offers some Qs to watch and discuss films as a family this summer.

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Thursday, 30 May 2019 05:00

Podcast: Can We Trust the Gospels?

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The Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus claim to be historically accurate--but there are lots of skeptics about the historical reliability of the gospel accounts of the life of Jesus. Join us as Scott interviews Dr. Peter Williams, one of the leading experts in the world on the historical...

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In this special episode, Sean and Scott discuss the new 2019 California Sexual Health Standards for public schools. Since California often sets trends for the wider country, people need to pay close attention. They highlight positive aspects of the new framework, but also raise some serious...

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019 05:13

Yes, Being Gracious Does Make a Difference

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image What is the most effective way to really influence people on social media? Sean suggests that graciousness is a powerful, but lost virtue for influence.

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Friday, 17 May 2019 21:00

Batman: World’s Greatest…Atheist?

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image Is Batman really an atheist? And if so, why? Guest blogger Timothy Fox explores this possibility and offers 3 insights to guide the quest for God.

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image Our culture is obsessed with sex and yet also implies that its not a big deal. Which is it? Sean gives some advice about living in the cultural tension.

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Infertility affects roughly 1 in 6 couples of childbearing age in the US. For those who experience it, it is a deeply painful time. One remedy for infertility is to employ a surrogate to carry a child in for the couple. It seems like a clear win-win for all involved. But there are some troubling...

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019 03:30

Who is the Holy Spirit? Quick Response.

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image Who is the Holy Spirit? What does Scripture teach about His nature and role? Sean briefly tackles these questions.

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 04:14

Staying Faithful to Jesus after Graduation

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image How can graduates best stay faithful to Jesus? Sean lists five brief points that come from a baccalaureate speech by his Talbot colleague Mike Wilkins.

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Long time Christian philosopher JP Moreland shares a side to himself that many people who have read his books are not aware of — his battle with anxiety and depression. In his new book, Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace, JP shares his struggle...

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image The recent book "The Next Mormons" offers fascinating insights about how younger generations are transforming the LDS Church. Sean highlights 4 big trends.

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