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

The Recapitulator - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 14:58

O God Who Avenges, Shine Forth!

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A couple of weeks ago, on the “Wrestling with the Disturbing Parts of Scripture” Facebook page, I posted the following quotation from John Goldingay’s book, Do We Need the New Testament?: Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself:

In Revelation 6 John sees the martyrs under the...

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There is no such thing as “The” cruciform hermeneutic. Throughout church history many individuals and groups have sought to do theology and biblical interpretation through the lens of Christ and through the lens of the cross of Christ. This has often been referred to as a Christocentric...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 02:10

“Mrs. Paul”

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Scene 1 [at the bus station]

Worship Leader: It’s so nice to meet you, Mrs. Paul.

Paul: Thank you very much for meeting me here at the station. I’m looking forward to speaking to your congregation tonight.

Worship Leader:Well, the pleasure is all mine, and the congregation’s. I have...

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Saturday, 06 January 2018 05:18

The Feast of Epiphany—The Feast of Tabernacles

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Today is the Feast of Epiphany, which, among other things, is a celebration of the coming of the Magi, probably from ancient Persia, to worship the newborn king and to present him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

A few weeks ago, I was reading in the massively magisterial commentary of...

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