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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Thursday, 01 March 2018 16:03

A Boring Eternity?

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In literature, one of the most difficult characters to write is the “good” person or the “righteous” person. Authors often say that making the “good” character interesting is very challenging. The most interesting characters seem to be the ones who struggle with...

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How evangelical Christianity has changed since Billy Graham’s heyday

image“One ironic aspect of Graham’s legacy is the fact that the evangelicalism he leaves behind is so diverse that it is unlikely that one single figure could dominate evangelical life and discourse today as Graham did...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:03

Review: Andrew Fuller, Model Pastor-Theologian

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Brewster, Paul. Andrew Fuller: Model Pastor-Theologian. Studies in Baptist Life and Thought. Nashville: B & H Academic, 2010.

Reviewed by Don Johnson

imageThe purpose of this book is to present Andrew Fuller (1754-1815) as “a model pastor-theologian.” [6] The author outlines the need for...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 02:59

Interview with FBFI Chaplin Chris Melvin

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imageCJTF-HOA Chaplain provides Faith and Fellowship | Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa

Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa chaplain corps provides support in faith to service members throughout Eastern Africa. Maj. Christopher Melvin, Deputy Director, delivers these skills...

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Part of the generation gap is the differing use of terms from one generation to the next.  I have heard some respond to the present day use of the term new evangelical with mockery.  “They were ‘new’ 50 years ago, not today.”  There actually is a...

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The death of Billy Graham aroused a wide variety of emotions across the world of Christendom and the world of unbelievers. Some do not quite remember Graham, while others know somehow that they need to feel an inner warmness–a nostalgic feeling from a bygone era. The overwhelming response...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 13:49

No Father: A Key Commonality In School Shooters

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In the wake of the tragic South Florida high school shooting which ended with 17 deaths, Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media have launched a full-scale attack on the National Rife Association (NRA), Republican politicians, American gun owners, and the Second Amendment.

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 01:01

‘Adultism’ Fad Prevents Kids From Growing Up 

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imageIn the first grade of a rural public school in western Tennessee, I was a chatterbox who would not pay attention. One day, as I continued to act like a space cadet way before the Sputnik era, my teacher lightly slapped my face to let me know my classroom behavior was unacceptable.Lord knows...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:45

Big Bang Hubble Contradiction

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This is just the latest of many serious problems with the Big Bang model.6-9 Yet Big Bang proponents never seem to be fazed by them. Instead, they optimistically propose ad hoc laws of physics to explain the discrepancies—even though there is no observational evidence for these laws. Physics...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 00:33

The Misplaced Faith of Isaac Newton

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Virtually every aspect of modern life rests, insome way, on Isaac Newton’s findings. So it’sno surprise that everyone, even biblicalcreationists, wants to claim him astheir hero. But we need to be careful. Whose side is he really on?  More . . .image

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Who is the Holy Spirit? In my last blog I wrote that the Holy Spirit is not merely a power or force, but He is a Person. In this blog, we turn to three powerful reasons why the Holy Spirit is deity, or that He is a Divine Person, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead.

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Most conservative Christians have found nearly nothing of redeeming value in network TV for decades and many have abandoned it completely.  So a sitcom about biblical living is likely met with extreme skepticism.  This new sitcom, from a strange Catholic/Jewish perspective is not intended...

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In an article in Biblical Archaeology Review Eilat Mazar, an archaeologist associated with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced the discovery of a clay seal that appears to bear the name of the biblical prophet Isaiah, who lived in the eighth century BC. The 2,700-year-old seal...

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While those criticize this bill argue that it could open the door for creationism to be taught in Florida public school classrooms, we highly doubt it would go that far.   KS

 

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But the bills approved this month by the education committees in the state’s Senate and House of...

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The heads of the three main Christian denominations that share the Church of the Holy Sepulcher — which houses shrines where Jesus is said to have been crucified and buried — announced that the site would be closed in protest of Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.It...

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Saturday, 24 February 2018 16:03

Knowing Is Not Enough (1)

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He that hath My commandments, and KEEPETH them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.John 14:21

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Friday, 23 February 2018 02:30

Harvard places Christian club on probation

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Harvard administrators sanctioned the club for a year after it allegedly pressured a female student leader to resign because she was dating a woman, the Harvard Crimson reported.  More . . .

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Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 23:37

How Billy Graham avoided scandal

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Fundamentalists took issue with the methodology of Billy Graham early, and his theology later (many ways to God etc).  But one thing Graham did well was avoid financial or moral scandal.  This article explores how that was accomplished.  There is a lesson on accountability for us all...

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Who is the Holy Spirit? One might think that the Holy Spirit is merely a power, a force, or a strength from God. However, it is foundational to our faith in God to understand that the Holy Spirit is a Person, the Third Person in the eternal Godhead. As a person, we should experience His fellowship...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 16:03

It’s Getting Worse … (2)

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The Christian’s Response to Mass Shootings

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The stories of mass-shootings overwhelm us. In yesterday’s blog, we talked about the church’s responsibility. Today, we think about this more personally. What do each of us need to do as individuals? All of us desire to make a difference...

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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 05:41

FBFI Statement On the Death of Evangelist Billy Graham

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Billy Graham was a gospel preacher and evangelist.  He has also been an architect of and most influential spokesman for the movement that has become present day evangelicalism.   His influence has been immense.  There are many thousands in heaven today...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 16:03

It’s Getting Worse… (1)

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The Church’s Response to Mass Shootings

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  • August 1, 1966– University of Texas shooting- 16 killed; 30 injured
  • July 18, 1984- San Ysidro, California- 21 killed (adults and children)
  • August 20, 1986- Edmond, Oklahoma- 14 killed
  • October 16, 1991- Lucy’s Cafeteria, Killeen, Texas- 21...

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:34

Liberalism Is Alive and Well

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Let’s be clear what we are talking about here. What Peter Enns said last week in Plymouth, Minnesota, is nothing less than new iteration of old theological liberalism. Casting doubt on the Genesis record, disputing the supernatural nature of the Scriptures, and denying the work of Christ was...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 16:03

Be Anxious for Nothing

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FrontLine January/February 2018 | VOLUME 28 | NUMBER 1

In the last nine verses of Matthew 6 Jesus says “take no thought” two times. Jesus doesn’t command thoughtlessness. Jesus commands His followers not to worry. The Prince of Peace calls us to peace and gives to us a “peace...

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Monday, 19 February 2018 07:58

Ministering to Children – 7 suggestions

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7 Ways Pastors Can Help Shepherd Children | ChuckLawless.com

We who serve as pastors often think about ministering to adults, but we don’t spend enough time thinking about how we can minister to the children in our congregation. Pastors, consider these possibilities: more…

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