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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​There are some really difficult verses in the Bible...especially in the Old Testament. Why do some people think the God of the Old Testament is different from the God of the New Testament? Does the Old Testament condone things like rape,...

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(Click here to listen to the audio version of this blog post.)In the late '60s, American culture was all abuzz with the rumor, "Paul is Dead." The supposed fatality of the beloved member of The Beatles became a cultural phenomenon, leading many young people to analyze the band's artwork...

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​This week we continue our series focusing on specific Bible verses that are commonly misunderstood. Is your favorite verse on our list? Mine is! In this episode, I confess to misunderstanding two popular Bible verses for most of my life. Tune in to find...

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Throughout history the Bible has sometimes been abused, misused, and misunderstood. In a previous episode, I talked with Clark Bates about the 5 most misunderstood Bible Verses and we've decided to turn it into a series. We will kick off this new series...

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What do we mean when we say that God is simple?  Why do we say God is  immutable, impassible, and timeless? Dr. Brian Huffling joins me on today's podcast to discuss Classical Theism, and why he believes it's so important for Christians to...

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Recently, a reader emailed me and suggested a book called Living the Question: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity. With Progressive Christianity (PC) being my main topic of research, I was excited to learn that it's the first and only comprehensive survey on PC—and it was written by...

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​On today's podcast we continue our discussion of cosmic origins. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist at all? Did it all happened by natural, random processes? Todays guest, Melissa Cain Travis, says no.  She says cosmology, astronomy,...

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With the new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in theaters, and a recent worship song referencing evolution, Christians are thinking about all issues pertaining to evolution, creation, and the age of the earth. How should we, as Christians, think about...

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Have you ever been tempted to change a word of the Bible to make it communicate something  you wish it said? Ever been inclined to leave out certain verses that make you uneasy … or add ones that make you feel a little more comfortable? That's exactly what Old Testament...

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How could a good God allow so much evil and suffering in the world? This is a question that has plagued the minds of many people....even many Christians as they seek to reconcile God's goodness with what they see happening in the world around them. As a...

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​It can be daunting for Christians to share our faith in this politically correct 21st century world. The evangelistic nature and exclusivity of Christianity has never been more unpopular in America. With cultural mottos such as, "Live and let live," and "Live your truth,"...

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​What is it like to visit college campuses and field questions from an audience who is hostile to your Christianity? What are the toughest questions asked on university campuses? How do atheists steal from God to make their case against Him? We talk about...

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Is there positive scientific evidence for the existence of God? Today, we focus on the fine-tuning of the universe with special guest, Allen Hainline. Links: ​Allen's articles on cross-examined.orgAllen's Youtube channel  Recommend...

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​By Clark Bates and Alisa ChildersHow should Christians understand the Old Testament? Since the birth of Christianity, this has been a hot topic of debate, and to this day many Christians don’t really understand how their faith in Jesus interacts with what they read in the Old...

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When I decided to take the intellectual aspect of my spiritual beliefs more seriously, it left some of my Christian friends scratching their heads.My newly acquired love of learning landed me on the receiving end of comments like, "Don't let your head get in the way of your heart," and "I don't...

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On today's podcast, I talk with Sean McDowell about experiencing a time of doubt as a young adult. We also talk about the brand new fully updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict, and his PhD work on the fate of the apostles. ​
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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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