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

Pursuing the Pursuer - Apologetic Report
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 14:00

Desperate Times, Faithful God

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Whether it’s your overwhelming responsibilities, family pressures, or uncertainty about your future, desperate moments leave you feeling hopeless and helpless—drowning in a sea of anxiety. All you want to do is escape, and you’re on the verge of doing something crazy to get out.&#...

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Dear Christian Teen,I’m sure you made some incredible memories at Christian Camp this summer. Good friends, good fun, and new experiences are all part of what camp so memorable! But there’s two things about summer camp that typically don’t last: camp romances and camp...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 02:59

Christian Leaders Must Be Delegators

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We tend to associate the highest godliness with the lowliest service. This is perhaps why most of our discussions on Christian leadership focus on “servant leadership” and we do need this kind of leadership. We need leaders who do something. But I would suggest to you that Scripture...

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Let me begin by answering the question in this title with an “absolutely yes!” Good husbands will submit to their wives early and often. They will do it as a habit of life. They will become so good at it, they’ll do it without hesitating, without thinking twice, and without any...

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I’ll start by introducing myself and then shift the focus to you, the reader. Ready or not, here we go!I am privileged to be the co-host of a podcast that focuses specifically on entertainment: movies, books, TV shows, and more! I believe a lot of good can be found in worthwhile...

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Forced to lookWe don't like to think about death. None of us do. It may well be the single most horrifying source of terror and tears, agony and heartache, and tragic loss. We strain through life squinting hard so that we see and think about death as little as possible. It’s almost...

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 05:28

(Don't) Love Yourself

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In his bookThe New Hide or Seek – Building Confidence in Your Child, Dr. James Dobson (of Focus on the Family) promoted a concept that has since been adopted by many well-meaning Christians. Dr. Dobson began his book by reciting the story of Lee Harvey Oswald who was the man that...

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We use the word “love” in many different ways—from the trivial to the profound. I “love” Taco Bell, and I “love” my wife. One of those is a trivial love and the other is a profound love...and it better be clear which one is which! The real test of your love...

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(deep breath)...I voted for Trump.There, I said it. It’s true. In 2016, I voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. And I thinkI’m still ‘ok’ with my decision. But this isn’t an article about how Christians should have voted in 2016 or how they should vote...

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Monday, 09 April 2018 21:38

Dear Parents of Teens

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Dear Parents of Teenagers,Thank you for all you do to invest in the life of your teenager(s). You probably feel like you are constantly juggling multiple hats. You are the taxi driver (ready to pick them up/drop them off at whatever they need to be at), coach (helping them perfect that jump shot or...

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“Your skirt length is a heart problem.”“Music with a 2-4 beat is demonic.”“Christians should never step foot in a movie theater.”Maybe you remember hearing things like this in your church.Some young Christians, when they look back on their upbringing, only...

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What is your spiritual gift?If you have asked yourself this question, there’s a chance you might have tried out one of those online spiritual gift tests. Typically rating yourself on a scale of 1-5, you measure yourself against statements like, “I seek to inspire others who are facing...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 22:07

Pursuing the Will of God

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“Should I?” or “Should I not?”We’ve all faced situations in which we’ve pondered both of these questions. Should I take the job offer and relocate myself and my family? Should I pursue THAT young lady? …or that other one? Should the church shelter illegal...

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018 03:28

The Sunday Sports Dilemma

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This Sunday is perhaps the biggest holiday in America. More than 100 million people from the United States alone will be tuned in to watch the Super Bowl. During the game Americans will eat over 2400 calories of junk food during the game. The Super Bowl has always been played on a Sunday....

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Monday, 22 January 2018 03:48

4 Ways to Benefit From Bad Counsel

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At one time or another, every one of us has been the recipient of bad counsel from a fellow Christian. It can be a tough thing to swallow advice tainted with inaccuracies, hurtful words, or false assumptions. We all know what our default response is to such counsel. We might get angry at their...

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Have you ever read your Bible and come across something that bothered you? Something that made you uncomfortable? Something you disagreed with? I hope you have.Many people mistakenly assume that everything they read in their Bibles should line up with how they see the world. God should behave the...

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Elias Keach was a 17th century pastor’s kid - the son of the respected Baptist minister, Benjamin Keach. Benjamin Keach was known for introducing hymn singing in Baptist churches, writing a catechism, and preceding the pastoral ministry of Charles Spurgeon. But Elias didn’t adopt his...

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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 03:54

Don't Be Spiritually Gullible

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Back in 1978, Jim Jones brought the members of hisPeople’s Templeto Guiana, South America and instructed them to commit suicide. 780 of them drank poison kool-aid following a false prophet. I pastor in Indiana and recognize that Jones’s roots actually travel back to my state. Jones...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 13:00

10 Proverbs for Social Media

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Social Media is a never-ending conversation. People from all around the globe connect via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest (the list goes on) to share ideas, argue for positions, document daily life, or just share relevant memes and GIFs on every single post they can find.Sadly, even for...

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 20:29

Anger in the First Degree

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Murders come in all kinds of ways. They come through violence. They come through domestic squabbles. They come through gang warfares. The history of the world is unfortunately littered with records of murder. In fact, murders are so commonplace that they don’t always make the news cycle...

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Is abortion a sin? Sounds like a pretty straightforward question, right? Well, according to Hillsong pastor, Carl Lentz, the answer isn't so simple. ​
Lentz recently appeared as a guest on The View. When asked if he thought it was a sin for someone in his church to have an abortion,...

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