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

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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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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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Sunday, 18 February 2018 16:03

God of Grace

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“God will never give you more than you can handle!” It’s not true. He often — almost always — gives us more than we can possibly handle. Yesterday, we worshiped the God of Grace. God always gives more grace than we can comprehend. Sometimes it is best to focus in on...

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Sunday, 18 February 2018 07:51

How to Have a Personal Revival – Tozer

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How to have a personal revival. A. W. Tozer gives ten questions to reflect and examine our spiritual condition to bring about a revival in your heart.

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Saturday, 17 February 2018 06:23

When Should a Pastor Address a Current Event? 

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Thinking through when and how to address current events from the pulpit seems particularly applicable this week.  Every pastor will probably function differently, but this article can start the conversation.  KS

 

When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 16:03

Deadly Shooting in Florida – What We Must Do

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Again, the news is flashing across our screens, a deadly shooting at a school in Florida, seventeen dead, students and parents in shock, and seemingly endless media coverage. Instantly opinions are broadcast about what ought to be done – officials should be proactive, someone should have...

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Whether they had a ring by spring, never had a date, or were somewhere in between, alumni of Christian colleges and universities remember their experience of marriage culture on campus. This is likely true whether they graduated recently or as far back as the mid-20th century. Despite massive...

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:22

Love

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George Stiekes

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you(Matthew 5:44).

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Monday, 12 February 2018 16:03

The Glory of God: The Right Purpose in Building

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James Delany

FrontLine • September/October 2009

Glory to God

God’s overarching purpose is that all He does is to bring glory and honor to His holy name. God was delighted, therefore, when King David desired to build the temple. However, it was not the fact that David wanted to build a...

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imageEurope’s wholesale abandonment of its Christian faith is often explained as the inevitable by-product of modern social, economic, and political life. But there is far more to the story of Euro-secularization than...

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Matt Recker

During Black History month, it is good to highlight powerful examples of black history from the Bible. As I have lived in a black community for many years and also started and pastored churches with significant numbers of black Christians, I have learned to have a deep appreciation for...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:46

God-focused Worship

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God-focused Worship

It’s been more than a decade ago now that we decided to revamp the worship service at our church.  We did not change the style of what we do.  We changed the focus.  We saw two particular problems with the way we were doing worship.  First, our people,...

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Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:29

Let’s Ban Porn

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Conservatives and Christians for decades have been declaring the potential corruption to society that readily available porn brings.  Now we are living it, and unlikely groups of people are now calling to ban it.  This was published in the NY Times as well.  KS

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Age verification of all pornographic content will be mandatory from April 2018. But there are still a lot of grey areas

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Authors: Kevin Schaal...

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