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

Alisa Childers - Apologetic Report
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Ever since I read Cold Case Christianity, by J. Warner Wallace, I've been fascinated by his story. As a committed atheist and Los Angeles cold case homicide detective, Jim realized he had never examined the evidence for Christianity with the same techniques he...

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Welcome to the most depressing blog post ever....or is it the most hopeful?  I'll let you decide. Could it possibly be a good thing to learn about and ponder the Nazi Holocaust, American slavery, the Nanking massacre, the Rwanda genocide, and the atrocities of ISIS? In his new book,Wh...

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​As a Christian, do you find yourself at odds with your culture when it comes to issues of biblical sexuality and abortion? Are you feeling pressured to compromise your beliefs because your culture thinks they are outdated—or even bigoted and...

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​Lately I've been working my way through an incredible women's Bible study guide of the Psalms called, "Discovering Hope in the Psalms." This is a fascinating, deep, and rich study  which focuses on Hebrew poetry, ancient Jewish culture, and creative...

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In a previous post, I addressed 5 Apologetics Questions Every Christian Should Learn How to Answer. My goal was to offer "barebones" quick responses that Christians could easily remember and articulate. Here are 5 more questions I think every Christian needs to be aware of and have the ability...

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It's well known that somewhere around 70% of kids leave the church after High School. Why is this? How can Christian parents prepare their kids to stay strong when they encounter people with different beliefs and worldviews? How can they send their kids to...

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​In a world with so much pain and suffering, it can be difficult to imagine that a good God could exist. And if He does....why does He allow so much evil in our world? This is an issue that not only keeps some people from believing in God, but it's...

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[This post is a summary of the introduction to Making Sense of  Bible Difficulties....Clear and Concise Answers From Genesis to Revelation, by Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe.]Many critics claim that the Bible is riddled with errors. They...

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As a Christian, have you ever shared something from a heart of love, only to be mischaracterized and misunderstood based on a misconception about what Christians actually believe? I see it in the comments section of my blog all the time. In today's podcast, I...

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​​"Just ONE MORE chapter, Mom....PLLLLEAAAASSSSEEE!!!"This became a regular plea during the 4 days (yes 4 days) it took to read J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace's new book, God's Crime Scene For Kids with my 8-year-old daughter, Dyllan. It took only 4 days because she...

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​Feminists commonly claim that the Bible oppresses women, and women need to be liberated from it's patriarchal structure. In this episode, I am thrilled to interview Dianna Williams, who specializes in feminism, feminist theology, and the...

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The Old Testament is brutal at times. It records instances of violence, cannibalism, treason, betrayal, and murder....just to name a few. So is God ok with all of this? For example, does the Bible implicitly approve of human sacrifice because of the story of Jephthah?It's important to note: The...

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​Have you ever shared your point of view on social media, only to be answered with a snarky meme or sarcastic quip? How do we as followers of Christ deal with mockers? How did people in the Bible deal with them? How did Jesus? I talk about...

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Confession: I read a lot.I read books I agree with.... books I don't agree with....books that are a bit over my head....books on subjects I'm interested in....books on subjects I'm not particularly interested in....and books that are just mindlessly entertaining. I read books about philosophy,...

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​One of the most common objections skeptics raise to the deity of Christ is the idea that Jesus never actually claimed to be God. Sure the church ended up worshiping Him as such, but this was a later development that was projected onto Jesus but wasn't something He intended to claim for...

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I had so much fun coming on the Mama Bear Apologetics Podcast to talk with my friend Hillary Ferrer about Progressive Christianity. She and the other Mama Bears are great thinkers and apologists and it was such an honor to be their...

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The gospel accounts found in the New Testament are embarrassing. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John included some pretty uncomfortable details in their writings. But if you're a Christian, that's actually a really good thing.We humans have a tendency to paint ourselves in a good light—to...

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Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? Why are we here? What is our purpose? As a Christian, have you ever asked, "Lord, where's my calling?" I discuss these questions and more with author and speaker Teasi Cannon on today's podcast.​
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Progressive Christian blogger and author John Pavlovitz wrote,  "We believe that social justice is the heart of the Gospel..."Is he right? And what exactly is social justice?I recently posted an article in which I described Progressive Christian churches as swapping out the gospel...

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​Recently, I was invited to come on the Bad Christian Podcast to talk about my article, 5 Signs Your Church Might be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity. As progressive-leaning Christians, the guys did not agree with my article but invited me on the show to discuss my views...

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The world my kids are living in is radically different from the one I grew up in. When I was a kid, there was no internet. There were no cell phones. No Facebook or Twitter. No one I knew owned a computer. If I wanted to find something out, I had to go to the library and check out a book, or...

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As a Christian parent, have you ever felt like the world has gone mad, and you aren't sure how to navigate it? Have you wondered how to deal with the challenges of addiction, racial tension, "hook-up culture," and consumerism? Have you wondered how to best help your child who is struggling with...

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In my first podcast episode, I tackle Progressive Christianity—what is it? What do Progressive Christians believe, and how do those beliefs interact with and intersect with Traditional Christianity? ​
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[When my friend Teasi Cannon told me she was reading the latest book by William Paul Young, I asked her if she would be willing to guest post a review. I'm thrilled and honored that she agreed. This is an important post that shows how vital it is to be discerning in the times we live.] ​&...

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