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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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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Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:31

A Godly Man Serves God Above All Else

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Puritan Thomas Watson (1620-1686) wrote a book outlining 24 characteristics of a godly man called The Godly Man’s Picture (in true Puritan fashion, the full title is The Godly Man’s Picture, Drawn with a Scripture Pencil, or, Some Characteristic Marks of a Man who is Going to Heaven)....

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Monday, 01 October 2018 22:58

Podcast #4: The Life Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon

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Charles Spurgeon’s wife Susannah lived a remarkable life of love for her Lord, her church, and her husband. She wrote several books, helped to publish Spurgeon’s autobiography after his death, and edited The Sword and the Trowel magazine for a time. She raised two twin boys who both...

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:53

Sharing the Good News with Mormons | Book Review

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You’ve likely experienced Mormon missionaries come to your door wanting to speak with you about their faith. It can be difficult to know what to do and what to say. While they may use a lot of the same words as you hear in your own church, you have a suspicion that they are using... Read More

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:41

Podcast #3: On Sanctification with Dr. Michael Allen

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What is sanctification? The Westminster Shorter Catechism provides us with a helpful definition: “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...

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Monday, 10 September 2018 22:00

The 9/11 Sermons

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In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11, America was in a state of shock – faced with the realities of evil, terrorism, tragedy, uncertainty, and the prospect of war. America’s preachers had the difficult task of comforting their congregations, speaking truth about God’s...

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 03:46

Steve Lawson's Favorite Study Bibles

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Steve Lawson served as a Baptist pastor for 34 years and is the President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. He is the author of many books, a frequent conference speaker, and the Dean of D.Min....

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What role does the Old Testament play in the life of the Christian? On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we are joined by Dr. Greg Lanier, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Dean of Students at the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. Listen as Dr. Lanier discusses...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 01:40

The Right Way To Resist Worry

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Commands to not worry or to not be anxious appear several times in the New Testament, and many believers find it a struggle to quit worrying. This struggle is made more difficult when we fail to reflect on all that the Bible has to say about worry. Too often we try to fight worry by... Read More

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Monday, 13 August 2018 23:03

Podcast #01: What is the Gospel?

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As believers, we want to understand the joy and fullness of our salvation, and we also want to be able to clearly articulate the Good News to others. In this first episode of the Reasonable Theology Podcast, Clay provides an example of how you might present our need for a Savior and make the case......

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John Bunyan wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress in 1678. From that time until now it has never been out of print and has been translated into over 200 languages. Generations of believers have been challenged  and encouraged by the story of Christian’s journey from the World of Destruction...

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Not too long ago, a LifeWay Research study asked people why they did not read their Bibles more. 27% said that they don’t prioritize it. Another 15% said that they don’t have the time. Taken together, these two categories represent 42% of the people saying they aren’t reading the...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 03:07

A Living Hope in Any Circumstance

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Editor’s Note: This article was first published at Servants of Grace When people are at their lowest, we often say they have “lost hope,” as though the individual was losing their ability to hope. However, such statements say more about the source of their hope than the strength...

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Monday, 02 July 2018 13:15

Old Books Every Christian Should Read

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Christians today can greatly benefit from reading the works of “yesterday’s” theologians, pastors, and writers. There is much to be gained from books that have withstood the test of time and have impacted generations of believers. Unfortunately, Christians can fall into the habit...

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It’s been a while since we’ve held a giveaway, so we’re running a sweepstakes to win a copy of RC Sproul’s teaching series on Reformed Theology. Enter to win below, and share the contest with others to gain more entries!

The post Giveaway: “What is Reformed...

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 21:56

High King of Heaven - Book Review

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High King of Heaven: Theological and Practical Perspectives on the Person and Work of Jesus Edited by John MacArthur Moody Publishers 320 Pages “There is no greater pursuit than to know Christ more fully and to love Him more deeply.” High King of Heaven is a collection of essays on...

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It’s been said that the content of your doctrine determines the conduct of your life. To put it another way, our theological views are not simply academic. They inform and influence the way we live our lives each day. For example, the doctrine of justification by faith—which teaches...

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Tuesday, 05 June 2018 08:01

Hymn Story: How Firm a Foundation

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The hymn How Firm a Foundation has been popular among Christians for generations and is a personal favorite of mine. While its origin is a bit of a mystery, the hymn itself has been prominent for generations. It was first published in 1787 in a hymnbook edited by John Rippon titled A Selection of...

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