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

Epistle of Dude - Apologetic Report
Thursday, 14 December 2017 05:51

R.C. Sproul (1939-2017)

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Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:10

Darwinism: science or philosophy?

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Darwinism: Scientific Inference or Philosophical Preference?

An old symposium (1992). However it contains papers and presentations from several intelligent scientists and philosophers. Such as Michael Behe, William Dembski, Stephen Meyer, and Peter van Inwagen.

For example, here is van...

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Thursday, 30 November 2017 19:32

Mere apologetics

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Avery Cardinal Dulles evaluates C.S. Lewis:

C.S. Lewis was a man of many parts. His novels, allegories, and children’s books achieved enormous popularity. He excelled as a spiritual writer and had some standing as a poet. In the academic field he was competent in philosophy, a master of the...

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:12

Jack Warnie

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(Jack and Warnie, August 1908)

C.S. “Jack” Lewis (1898-1963) and Warren “Warnie” Lewis (1895-1973) were brothers. Warnie was about three and a half years Jack’s senior, and Warnie outlived Jack by nearly a decade. They had no other siblings.

Jack and Warnie always had a...

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 05:28

The great debate

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A series of lectures from Tim McGrew:

This course is a survey of the discussion and debate over special divine action from the work of the French philosophes and Thomas Paine in the late 18th century through the popularization of the Tübingen school’s sceptical views in the late 19th...

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Monday, 20 November 2017 10:19

True social justice warriors

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Tim Keller writes in The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism (chapter 4):

In an important history of the [Civil Rights] movement, David L. Chappell demonstrates that it was not a political but primarily a religious and spiritual movement. White Northern liberals who were the allies of the...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 10:49

How I became a Christian

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Here’s my “testimony” about how I became a Christian. It will focus on the personal and experiential rather than intellectual.

I became a Christian in college at about age 20. It was near the end of my sophomore year.

Approximately a week before I became a Christian, I was walking...

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:56

Asia Harvest testimonies

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Several interesting testimonies from Asia.

Assuming these are true accounts, some could have been taken straight from the pages of the Bible. For example, the demon-possessed man in Laos is reminiscent of the demon-possessed in the New Testament:

In a remote area of Laos (a Communist country...

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Friday, 17 November 2017 23:42

Songs in the night

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An edifying sermon by Charles Spurgeon.

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:09

Obsessed with sex

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On the one hand, it’s true there are both liberal as well as conservative sex offenders.

On the other hand, I think a difference between conservatives and liberals in the context of the recent sex scandals ever since the Harvey Weinstein story broke, not only in our culture (e.g. Hollywood)...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:35

Liberals and sex scandals

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Liberals are now admitting they were wrong to defend Bill Clinton over Monica Lewinsky. Liberals are now saying they can’t change the past, but they can change the present and future, and as such they pledge to defend any and all who have been sexually harassed and abused (especially focusing...

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