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

Proclaim & Defend - Apologetic Report

Now the articles come out about the SBC.  A month or so ago the Dallas Star published a similar set of articles about Independent Baptists.  There are also articles in the past few days Roman Catholic priests abusing nuns.  This is not time to circle the wagons and protect one...

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This morning’s edition of the Houston Chronicle features a major investigation into church sexual abuse in Southern Baptist contexts, looking at the harm done to over 700 survivors, including children as young as three years old. The report also details over 200 offenders who were convicted...

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Sunday, 10 February 2019 16:40

On Race and Baptist Fundamentalism

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Are We Wrong?

It is a fair question to ask. Just because we have “always” believed something, or behaved a certain way does not necessarily mean it is right. When the Apostle Paul shared his personal story with his fellow Jews on the steps of the fortress in Acts 22 he was met with a...

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With his opening words at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump made clear he saw the largely conservative crowd as a friendly audience, one he was eager to please.”I will never let you down,” he said. “I can say that. Never.”In his first appearance at...

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:03

It’s Septuagint Day! Should I Care?

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Happy International Septuagint Day! If you’re scratching your head over what the Septuagint is, for the sake of simplicity, it’s the Koiné Greek translation of the Old Testament. It’s the Hebrew Old Testament translated into the Greek of the New Testament. International...

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This article is a book review on a work that critically evaluates contemporary worship.  It is a interesting read for anyone who has an interest in worship and worship styles (KSchaal).

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In a similar vein, some Christians use the language of “worship fix” or “worship...

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Wednesday, 06 February 2019 16:03

Book Review: Daily Devotionals by Stewart Custer

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Stewart Custer, well-known professor at Bob Jones University and pastor at Trinity Bible Church, 1 My wife and I were members at Trinity Bible Church for many years and were part of the group that called Dr. Custer as pastor of the church. was the most prolific Bible faculty author at BJU,...

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One paragraph has caused controversy, but a theologian says it must be read in the proper context.  Catholics, Muslims and all who believe in God must work together to build a culture of love, peace and human fraternity, Pope Francis said in a joint statement he signed with Ahmed el-Tayeb,...

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(RNS) — Everyone needs to stop freaking out about Christian schools.Though they made headlines in the past few weeks thanks to Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, these institutions are not nearly as interesting and exotic as the mainstream media supposes.Neither should they be...

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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:03

Incarnation and Inculturation

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The incarnation of Jesus Christ is a fundamental of the gospel. Essential to our salvation is the teaching that the Second Person of the Godhead laid aside his visible divine glory and added to his eternal person a complete human nature. From the annunciation onward God fully entered into the human...

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With astonishing speed, the evangelical world has been invaded by social justice ideology.  In a recent podcast, the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention (until now a theologically conservative body), J.D. Greear, highlighted “white privilege” as a serious...

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Almost all practicing Christians believe that part of their faith means being a witness about Jesus (ranging from 95% to 97% among all generational groups), and that the best thing that could ever happen to someone is for them to know Jesus (94% to 97%). Millennials in particular feel equipped to...

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NEW YORK (AP) — For their supporters, the thousands of Christian schools across America are literally a blessing — a place where children can learn in accordance with biblical teachings, untainted by the secular norms of public schools.To critics, many of these Christian schools venture...

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Recently, bursts of machine gun fire echoed across the lobby of a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Al-Shabab had struck again. In 2013, 67 were murdered just across the street from where last week’s siege took place. In 2015, 148 students were also...

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A federal magistrate judge this week recommended that a ban on conversion therapy in Tampa be partially blocked, arguing it violates therapists’ free-speech rights under the First Amendment.A pair of licensed marriage and family therapists, along with a Christian ministry organization, sued...

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The fight over a Virginia bill that would have legalized abortion past the point of fetal viability exposed the procedure’s most zealous fans for what they are.A bill proposed by Virginia state delegate Kathy Tran — ultimately voted down — would have made certain forms of baby...

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Sunday, 03 February 2019 16:07

On the home-going of Beneth Peters Jones

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It was with a great sense of joy and of loss that we received the news on Saturday of Beneth Jones’ heavenward journey. There is joy in knowing that she is now completely cancer free and in the bliss of her Savior’s presence. Heaven is real. It is not death’s consolation...

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Saturday, 02 February 2019 03:34

Beneth Peters Jones

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Release from Bob Jones University:

Dear Alumni

Early this morning, Feb. 2, 2019, Beneth Peters Jones, 81, wife of Bob Jones University chancellor and former president Dr. Bob Jones III, went to be with the Lord. Mrs. Jones served at Bob Jones University 58 years, including 34 years as the wife of the...

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I am very much in agreement with John Piper on this issue.  (KSchaal)

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My proposal in this article is that Christian churches be willing to help families financially with simple, Christ-exalting funerals and burials, so that no Christian is drawn to cremation because it’s cheaper....

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Our prayers are with these dear people.  (KSchaal)

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“My times are in His hands” (Psalm 31:15).

When my wife’s oncologist told Beneth Thursday, January 31, 2019 that her lymphoma was raging and no longer treatable, she and I, along with our three children, Roxane, Bob and Stephen...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 16:03

Come over to New York and help us!

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The state of New York has been on the news, both in Christian circles and in the general media. The recent headlines about the new abortion law passed by the newly-elected government caught the attention of many, but there is more to come. The government’s agenda includes abortion expansion,...

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 16:03

The Laborers Are Few

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Current cultural and religious trends in our country are alarming and ought to be upsetting to the faithful Christian. Church attendance is down. The number of churches in our country is declining. Enrollment in Bible colleges and seminaries is dropping. Bible reading is less and less common. There...

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On Wednesday, in a shocking revelation about the nature of the pro-abortion Democratic Party, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a supposed moderate, endorsed the notion that a woman should be able to let an infant, born alive, die on the table if she decided she did not want the child.Appearing on...

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Overconsumption and materialism are the root of our problems.

Every person featured on Tidying Up has one thing in common: their homes are overstuffed with stuff. They have more than what they need. I am not casting judgment; I struggle with this as well. Many of us do.

Shopping is fun....

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“Fifty years ago, you could say no guns should be allowed in church, but times have changed,” said a police chief who runs a volunteer church security team.

Source: Guns and God: Growing number of churches want armed security

Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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