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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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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