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, 06 March 2019 20:00

Seven Types of Atheism: Book Review

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image Sean reviews the new book on the history of atheism by John Gray. He offers both is praise and (minor) critique of the influential and interesting book.

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Monday, 04 March 2019 20:00

How to Avoid Despair at Our Crumbling Culture

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image The moral state of our culture is getting increasingly dark. How can Christians respond with proper mourning yet avoid despair? Sean offers 3 tips.

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image Are there certain words that get in the way of effective evangelism? Guest blogger Timothy Fox offers a tip for avoiding certain words.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 02:00

Podcast: Insider, Outsider (with Bryan Loritts)

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As a pastor today of a multi-ethnic church, Bryan Loritts has a unique heart to help the church lead in the area of racial healing and reconciliation. Speaking from Scripture and his personal experience, Pastor Loritts shares some powerful stories and biblical insights to help different racial...

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019 05:30

What Does the Bible Teach about Angels?

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image What are angels like? What are their powers? Sean briefly answers these questions with Scriptural insight.

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Monday, 25 February 2019 20:00

Have a Conversation (Take Out Your Headphones)!

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image What can we do about our increasingly divided culture? What difference can we each make? Sean offers one simple idea we can all do that will make a difference.

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Friday, 22 February 2019 20:00

If God Knows Everything We Need, Why Pray?

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image Since God knows everything, what's the purpose of praying? Why talk to God when He already knows what you're going to say? Sean briefly addresses these Qs.

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Why has bullying become such a pressing phenomenon today? How can we think about the issue and approach it biblically? Sean interviews youth culture expert Jonathan McKee about his new book The Bullying Breakthrough. Together, they reflect theologically on the bullying phenomenon (and especially...

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image What is the secret to self-control? What do brain science and Scripture reveal? Sean interviews Drew Dyck about his new book.

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 23:00

Podcast: Just Capitalism, Part 2 (with Brent Waters)

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If you’re one of those people that think of economics as the "dismal science," or that economics has nothing to do with a person's day to day Christian life, you’re about to have those views challenged. Listen to the conclusion of this two part fascinating conversation on the...

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image California has adopted new health standards. Sean explains how they present serious challenges for Christians, Muslims, Mormons, and other religious believers.

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Monday, 11 February 2019 20:00

Porn is the New Norm

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image Two cultural events this past week illustrate how acceptable and ubiquitous pornography has become. Sean explains and then offers an important Q for the church.

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 05:48

Why Save Sex for Marriage? 3 Quick Reasons.

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image Why should people save sex for marriage? What's the point? Sean offers three compelling reasons sex is best reserved a lifelong marriage commitment.

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 03:00

Podcast: Just Capitalism, Part 1 (with Brent Waters)

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If you’re one of those people that think of economics as the "dismal science," or that economics has nothing to do with a person's day to day Christian life, you’re about to have those views challenged. Listen to the first of this two part fascinating conversation on the intersection of...

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image Why do people believe as they do? What are good reasons for believing anything? Through a helpful activity, Sean surfaces why reason is vital for truth.

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 07:00

Podcast: Total Truth (with Nancy Pearcey)

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Does truth matter anymore? How do we communicate truth in a “post-truth” world? Sean interviews Nancy Pearcey about her book Total Truth. She addresses these questions and makes the case that the church must embrace the faith as a totalizing belief system that shapes how we approach...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 20:00

Can Science Explain Everything? Book Review

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image Can science explain all reality? Is science in conflict with God? Sean reviews the recent book by professor John Lennox.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 03:02

Should Christians Support Euthanasia?

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image How should Christians think about euthanasia? What about physician-assisted suicide? Sean briefly addresses these questions with a biblical perspective.

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Monday, 28 January 2019 20:00

Stealing Defeat from the Jaws of Victory!

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image Does the Big Bang support creation or contradict it? Guest blogger Tim Stratton creatively shows how the beginning of the universe points to God.

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image At some point in our lives, all of us face tough challenges to our faith. Sean provides four helpful points for best responding to unexpected challenges.

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Hear the remarkable testimony of Florenci (Lenci) Mene, who grew up in Communist Albania, and converted to Islam as a teenager, dropped out of school to attend a Muslim madrassa full time, and eventually converted to Christianity, making the decision to follow Jesus. Lenci is now a Ph.D. student...

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Issues of race and racial reconciliation are ongoing in many communities. Sean and Scott interview pastor Miles McPherson (The Rock Church in San Diego, California), about his book, The Third Option: Hope for a Racially Divided Nation. Miles refers to himself as a perpetual outsider, as a mixed...

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 20:00

Can All Religions Be True? No Way!

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image Can all religions be correct? Is it possible all roads lead to God? Sean addresses these questions with a helpful and memorable visual.

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:48

Why Doesn't God Answer Some Prayers for Healing?

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image Why doesn't God answer all prayers for healing? Does His seeming silence call His goodness or existence into question? Sean briefly addresses these vital Qs.

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