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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Friday, 06 July 2018 21:00

Does It Take More Faith To Be An Atheist?

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image What require more faith - atheism or theism? Guest blogger Ryan Pauly makes the case that atheism requires more faith than believing in God.

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In this stimulating conversation, Sean and Scott interview Dr. Paul Chamberlain, director of the program in Christian Apologetics at Trinity Western University in Canada, and author of the book Why People Stop Believing. Dr. Chamberlain chronicles the story of several prominent Christian leaders...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 23:18

How to Avoid the Spin of Fake News

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 21:00

Monopoly and the Meaninglessness of Life

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image Why is there so much emptiness and depression today? One reason is because, in a world without God, there is no meaning. Sean illustrates this from Monopoly.

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What is the biblical call to justice? Should Christians embrace the social justice movement? Sean and Scott interview Biola faculty member Thaddeus Williams about these questions and more. Dr. Williams provides biblical perspective about the social justice movement--highlighting both areas of...

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image What was the biggest issue that caused Sean to doubt in college? Evil? Darwinism? Relativism? Sean shares the challenge and offers three quick responses.

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Friday, 22 June 2018 03:36

Should Christians Be Tolerant?

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image What is real tolerance? How can Christians best be tolerant of people with different views? Sean briefly answers these questions.

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What is transgender? And how can Christians think both biblically and compassionately about transgender people? Scott and Sean interview author Preston Sprinkle about this issue. Sprinkle provides clarification on some important terms, such as "intersex," and also offers some practical advice for...

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Friday, 15 June 2018 21:00

How to Get Men to Church. Guest Blog

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Immigration remains one of the most divisive and debated social and political issues of our day. Understanding the Bible's teaching on immigration and applying it to current immigration issues is complicated terrain. Dr. Markus Zehnder, Talbot Professor of Old Testament, brings a wealth of research...

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Thursday, 14 June 2018 02:55

What Is the Biblical Purpose for Sex?

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image Why did God make sex? What are the primary biblical reasons for it? Sean briefly answers these questions and more.

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image The Elephant Man is a classic film wrestling with questions of human value and acceptance. Sean offers some Qs to watch and discuss this film as a family.

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In the long-awaited case of Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of cake baker Jack Phillips. Citing the commission’s hostility towards Phillips’ religious beliefs, the court ruled that the commission violated its mandate for...

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Monday, 11 June 2018 00:55

CrossFit and Fake Tolerance

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image CrossFit is one of the most popular fitness movements of today. In a recent firing, CrossFit reveals that it embraces a fake view of tolerance. Sean explains.

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What is unique about Generation Z (born between 1999-2015)? What does the newest research show about their beliefs, practices, and approach to life? Sean interviews Jonathan Morrow, author of "Welcome to College," about a new massive study he commissioned with Barna. Jonathan reveals some...

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 21:00

10 Predictive Prophecies Fulfilled in Jesus

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image What is the evidence that Jesus is the awaited Jewish Messiah? Sean considers 10 predictive prophecies from the OT uniquely fulfilled in Jesus' life.

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image What's the best way to discuss faith with someone from another religion? What are some helpful questions? Sean briefly provides some insights and suggestions.

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image Is Sex entirely a private act, as proponents of the sexual revolution have claimed for decades? Sean offers two important responses.

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From a conference in Canada, Sean recently had the opportunity to interview Jojo Ruba, head of Faith Beyond Belief, an apologetics and worldview ministry that trains young people across Canada. Jojo shares some practical lessons American Christians can learn from the secular shift in Canada.

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image What really happened to the apostles? Can we trust stories about their journeys and fates? Sean reviews the recent book "The Quest for the Historical Apostles"

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image Did the Gospel writers invent stories of Jesus fulfilling prophecy? Sean offers four reasons why this popular idea is false.

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Saturday, 26 May 2018 21:00

An Open Letter to Graduates: Part 2

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Friday, 25 May 2018 21:00

An Open Letter to Graduates: Part 1

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image What do graduates need to know to be successful in life after school? Sean briefly shares some biblical principles and encouragement for graduates.

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image What is the most effective way to defend natural marriage? How can people make a positive case for the biblical view of marriage? Sean offers three simple steps

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