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

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 00:55

Reaching the Next Generation | Podcast #16

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It is no secret that young people raised in the church often leave when they get out of High School. As this trend has worsened, we are seeing an entire generation becoming disengaged from the church. Many Christians see this trend and want to become better at presenting ancient truths to a new...

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Monday, 15 April 2019 07:00

Was Christ a Copycat?

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Every year around Easter there is a surge of skepticism about the existence of Jesus. Is it true that Jesus is just one of many gods said to have been born of a virgin, died, and resurrected as some claim? Those who encounter this claim online or elsewhere may start to wonder about the truth... Read...

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On this episode of the podcast we speak with Dave Jenkins, Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, about how Christians can navigate our increasingly digital lives. We’ll talk about the benefits and pitfalls of the internet and discuss how believers can navigate their online life...

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Tuesday, 02 April 2019 03:00

How to Read the Bible Like George Whitefield

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George Whitefield was once the most famous man in America. Whitefield (1714-1770) was an evangelist and Calvinist preacher during America’s Great Awakening, and it is estimated that during his lifetime he preached to over 10 million people, often to outdoor crowds of up to 25,000 at once. By...

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Tuesday, 26 March 2019 05:06

What Is Sanctification?

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The Westminster Shorter Catechism answers the question “What is sanctification?” by stating: Sanctification is the work of God’s free grace, whereby we are renewed in the whole man after the image of God, and are enabled more and more to die unto sin, and live unto righteousness....

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Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:28

Recovering the Joy of Friendship | Podcast #14

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The Bible has much to say about the value of friendship and throughout history Christians have attested to the importance of close friends for spiritual growth. However, creating and maintaining meaningful friendships has become difficult in our fast-paced, technology-saturated, and disconnected...

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Does Acts 2:39 support the practice of infant baptism? As discussed on episode 10 of the podcast, the primary issue separating paedobaptists (those who baptize the infants of believers) from credobaptists (those who baptize believers only) is their different understandings of God’s covenants....

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The Psalms have been referred to as the prayer book of the Bible. The New Testament is saturated with the Psalms, and they were constantly on the lips of our Savior. Clearly, this book ought to feature largely in our devotional lives. But how can Christians make use of the Psalms beyond reading...

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Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:11

If God Elects People to Salvation, Why Evangelize?

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Question: “If God sovereignly elects people to salvation, why should I evangelize?” This is an important question and is often a major issue people have as they wrestle with the concept of God’s sovereignty in electing sinners to salvation. While I will try to give a complete...

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All believers experience roadblocks in their prayer life at one time or another, and many Christians find growing in the area of prayer to be one of their greatest challenges. On this episode, our guest Kevin Halloran discusses common roadblocks we face and provides us with five practical on-ramps...

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Monday, 11 February 2019 07:33

Watch Sessions from the 2019 Pastors Conference

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The 2019 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Ministry Leaders was titled “Gospel Joy” and featured talks on a number of important areas of ministry. Video for each of the plenary sessions and seminars can now be streamed online for free. Bold titles are ones that I would strongly...

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There are few issues in our culture that are more contentious than abortion. Some see abortion as a great evil; others count abortion as an important freedom; many have been deceived by the misleading language of the abortion industry; still others feel that abortion is an ethical gray area. Many...

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Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:03

The Lasting Impact of C.H. Spurgeon

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C.H. Spurgeon, the Prince of Preachers, passed away on January 31, 1892. The impact of his ministry, however, continues to this very day. His sermons and books continue to be widely read, his devotional Morning and Evening is a daily spiritual help to untold thousands, and he is perhaps the most...

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Monday, 21 January 2019 12:04

8 Responsibilities of Church Members

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Church membership provides you with a number of benefits, such as providing spiritual accountability, connecting you more intimately with the body of Christ, and opening up greater opportunities to serve and be served. But joining a church is not only about what you will gain. As in any...

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 04:09

Podcast #10: The Source of the Baptism Debate

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On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we tackle an important question: “Why do Presbyterians baptize infants (paedobaptism) while Baptists only baptize professing believers (credobaptism)?” Rather than present the arguments that each side give for their position, I want to...

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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 21:00

11 Apologetics Twitter Feeds to Follow

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If you enjoy apologetics (the discipline focused on giving a reasoned defense of the Christian faith) than you are likely always on the search for new articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources. While I don’t recommend Twitter as a platform for actually engaging in apologetics, it can be...

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 01:10

Hymn Story: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing is one of the best-known and best-loved Christmas songs and has been for well over 260 years. But you might not recognize the original lyrics. It began with: Hark how all the welkin rings, Glory to the King of Kings What on earth is a welkin? And how did this... Read More...

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Life-expectancy worldwide is twice what it was a hundred years ago. And because of modern medicine, many of us don’t often see death up close. That makes it easy to live as if death is someone else’s problem. It isn’t. On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we sit down...

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Monday, 03 December 2018 01:00

What Year Was Jesus Actually Born?

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“What year was Jesus born? What kind of question is that!?” If our calendar is broken up into B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (anno Domini, the year of our Lord) doesn’t that mean Jesus was born in year one (since we don’t count year zero)? Actually, the issue is a bit more...

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:55

Podcast #8: Becoming a Peacemaking Church

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In every relationship conflict is bound to occur – and relationships within the church are no different. Whether your church is experiencing conflict now or is simply hoping to avoid it later, there are biblical keys to resolving church conflict and preserving unity. Listen as our guest Curt...

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Monday, 12 November 2018 04:44

Podcast #7: What is Systematic Theology?

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Since we all have thoughts about God, we are all – to some extent – thinking theologically. As RC Sproul famously said, “The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.” On this episode of...

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Wisdom. Power. Wealth. These are among the greatest prizes that this world has to offer, and many have spent their lives in pursuit of them. Though not necessarily evils unto themselves, these three things have become an unholy trinity for many throughout history, beckoning men and women to waste...

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Monday, 29 October 2018 13:04

Podcast #6: Watching Netflix with the Puritans

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Just because the Puritans didn’t have Netflix doesn’t mean they can’t help us be discerning when it comes to the type of shows and movies we watch. On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast, your usual host Clay Kraby is actually the guest on another program —...

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Despite his faults, Martin Luther was a man whose heart was held captive to the Word of God. He was used mightily by God to usher in the Protestant Reformation, which would serve to recover the core truths of the Gospel that had been obscured by medieval religion and superstition. Here is a brief...

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 11:13

Podcast #5: Sharing the Good News with Mormons

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On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we are joined by Eric Johnson of Mormonism Research Ministry to talk about how we can effectively witness to those in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Together with Sean McDowell, Eric has recently released a book titled Sharing the...

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