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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What is the New Apostolic Reformation? Is it a growing movement that is influencing and impacting the body of Christ....or simply a myth? Dr. Michael Brown, Dr. Doug Geivett, and Holly Pivec discuss and debate the relevant issues on today's podcast.Internet...

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Two men.Both grew up in Christian homes in suburban America. Both have famous Evangelical fathers. Both made personal decisions for Christ and became actively involved and well-known in ministry. One walked away from his faith and became a secular humanist. The other has become one of the top...

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​Have you ever been discussing a Bible passage with another Christian only to be told, "Well that's just YOUR interpretation"? I talk with Clark Bates on today's podcast about how to do good biblical interpretation. We also discuss the 5 most...

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[This op-ed was originally published at The Christian Post.] I was that kid.You know the one. The one who studied her Bible until it fell apart. The one who got up at the crack of dawn to do devotions and get to school an hour early to walk around her campus and pray for...

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We are coming up on a time of year when the resurrection of a virgin-born child whose followers called the "Good Shepherd" and "Messiah" is celebrated. He had twelve disciples, performed miracles, and sacrificed himself for the peace of the world. He was buried in a...

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​​Did you ever think you'd be living in a day when believing in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus' blood would be controversial among Christians? Welcome to 2018, when saying "Jesus died for my sins" is considered at best a pagan idea (1) and at worst "psychologically...

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Did you know that the New Testament Gospels weren't the only ancient texts written about the life of Jesus? How do we know that our biblical Gospels tell the truth about what Jesus did and said? Is the only reason we can't find these other Gospels in our Bibles...

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Think about the phrase "New Age." What comes to mind? Old documentaries of hippies at Woodstock experimenting with LSD and yoga? Shirley MacLaine holding a cluster of crystal son the cover of Time Magazine back in the ‘80s?  Deepak Chopra teaching Oprah how to move things with her...

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I'll never forget sitting in my rocking chair in the darkness, holding my daughter close to me, with quiet tears streaming down my face. I realized in that moment that my faith had become paralyzed. It wasn't gone....but it was damaged.I know but I don't know. This is the best way I can describe...

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There is a movement within Christendom called the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Some Christians believe it's a true work of God, others are skeptical...others claim it doesn't exist at all!  My guest, Holly Pivec has written two books on the NAR, and...

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A couple nights ago I had the chance to talk with Hillary from Mama Bear Apologetics about the recent Jen Hatmaker interview making the rounds on social media. I pray that our conversation is helpful for the body of Christ.... "We are called by God to be...

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It's no secret that biblical literacy is at an all-time low. This is not surprising, given that cultural trends show many people leaving Christianity for atheism, and many others embracing a "spiritual but not religious" mindset. You probably can't fool the average Christian into thinking that...

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Last weekend I had the honor of speaking at the first annual Women in Apologetics Conference at Biola University. In today's podcast you can listen in on my talk,  "Almost the Real Thing: How Progressive Christianity is Hijacking the Gospel."...

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Our culture is changing at a rapid rate. How can Christians navigate these waters and help our young people to influence culture rather than be changed by it? Brett Kunkle is on today's podcast to talk about his new ministry, Maven, and his book A Practical...

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In the purest sense of the word, literally no one takes the Bible literally. No one. Literally.Don't get me wrong—most Evangelicals would probably say they do, in fact, read the Bible literally.  According to a 2011 Gallup poll, 41% of Protestants make that claim, but I suspect it...

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In the second episode of a two-part series, former Calvinist Tim Stratton helps us understand Molinism, which seeks to resolve the apparent tension between the theological ideas of predestination and human free-will.  In this week's podcast,...

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​The Bible seems to indicate that God is all-powerful, all-knowing, and completely sovereign—and that he predestines all things, including the fate of each individual soul. The Bible also seems to indicate that humans have free-will to accept or...

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​The world our kids are growing up in is quite a bit different than the one we grew up in. Skepticism is on the rise, and our culture is becoming increasingly more hostile toward traditional Christian beliefs. With so much information at their fingertips,...

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 17:00

Did Jesus Ever Label or Exclude Anyone?

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​It's inevitable. I post something on social media that challenges the status quo of post-modern relativism, and someone comments something along the lines of, "But Jesus never excluded anyone!" or "Labeling people is wrong!" or "Jesus promoted tolerance!" When I hear claims like this, I...

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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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