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

Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:04

Weekly Podcast Roundup (10/21)

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image Veracity Hill Episode 171: Gospel Differences Conference Panel Kurt interviews speakers Mike Licona, Rob Bowman, Bart Ehrman, & Craig Keener at the Defenders Conference. Trinity Radio Why Wouldn’t God Make Christian Doctrine Clear Enough for All Christians to Agree? Skeptics often...

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 01:42

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 10/13 – 10/19

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Friday, 18 October 2019 02:39

Parasite (2019)

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image I am on one heck of a narrow tight rope here, discussing Parasite. This is a movie that deserves to be seen cold: very little foreknowledge going in is essential. It’s not every day you travel an hour to the movie theater, pay over twice the amount of the ticket for parking (thank you...

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Monday, 14 October 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Moses Maimonides

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image Spanish-born Jewish philosopher who eventually settled in Cairo after escaping forced conversion to Christianity. Maimonides defended a biblical view of creation against Aristotelian theories that the world is eternal while at the same time defending a negative theology that requires a recognition...

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Sunday, 13 October 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (10/13)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 170: Gospel Differences and other Apologetics Issues What’s the deal with Gospel Differences? In this episode Kurt speaks with Defenders Conference keynote speaker Rob Bowman on Gospel differences and other apologetics issues. Reasonable Faith Has Christian Apologetics...

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Friday, 11 October 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 10/6 – 10/12

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Friday, 11 October 2019 06:10

Gemini Man (2019)

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image When Jesus said to build your house on the rock and not the sand (Matthew 7: 24-27), it is hard to argue that he would be talking about a movie, but this story ran through my mind frequently while watching Gemini Man. The film may have a big star, interesting premise, and high profile director,...

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Friday, 11 October 2019 00:25

Apologetics315 Interview with Fuz Rana

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image Today’s interview is with biochemist Fazale Rana, the vice president of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe. He is the author of several books, including /Who Was Adam, Creating Life in the Lab/, /The Cell’s Design/and /Dinosaur Blood and the Age of the Earth/. He holds a...

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image Introduction  The title says it all: throughout Humans 2.0: Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives on Transhumanism Fazale Rana and Kenneth Samples provide insight into the emerging topic of “transhumanism.” While there are many facets to transhumanism, it broadly...

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Monday, 07 October 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Sign

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image An entity that carries information, particularly about something beyond itself. Semiotics, or the theory of signs, includes three areas of study: (1) syntax looks at the relations signs have to each other; (2) semantics looks at the relations between signs and what signs signify; and (3)...

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Sunday, 06 October 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup

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image Veracity Hill Ep 169: Kurt’s Research Update Have you been curious about Kurt’s doctoral research? Tune in as he talks about the so-called Semi-Pelagians. Reasonable Faith Joshua Harris and Purity Culture Dr. Craig comments on the controversy surrounding popular author Joshua Harris....

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Friday, 04 October 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 9/30 – 10/5

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Friday, 04 October 2019 03:23

Joker (2019)

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image One of the key aspects of the clown prince of crime was that we never really knew his backstory, which is why I was very hesitant (as I am sure others also were) to here we would be getting an origin story on a character that is possibly the greatest comic book villain ever (certainly the most...

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Monday, 30 September 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Tolerance

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image A trait regarded as one of the chief virtues by contemporary Western societies. Tolerance is often confused with a relativistic refusal to criticize another view or make any substantive value judgments. (See relativism.) However, logically, tolerance is consistent with an attitude of strong...

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Sunday, 29 September 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (9/29)

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image Veracity Hill Episode 168: Narrative Apologetics What value is there in sharing stories? In this episode Kurt speaks with the prolific author and well-respected theologian Alister McGrath on his new book, “Narrative Apologetics.” Risen Jesus Resurrection of Jesus: The Evidence on a...

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Saturday, 28 September 2019 02:36

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 9/22-9/29

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Friday, 27 September 2019 03:34

Judy (2019)

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image It is more than likely true that other Hollywood stars had problems behind the scenes before the arrival of Judy Garland, but few would become as well known. As a young teen, Francis Gumm became Judy Garland, and the ruby red-slippered star of The Wizard of Oz had a tumultuous and wild start, to...

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Wednesday, 25 September 2019 03:00

Pascal’s Wager Made Easy (Part 2)

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image Now that you have a simple way of presenting Pascal’s Wager in conversation, you need to be prepared for objections. I’m going to offer what I think are the top ten. They fall into three general categories though. I’ve deliberately made these responses brief so that they are easy...

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Sunday, 22 September 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (9/22)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 167: The Reluctant Witness Do you have fears about sharing your faith with others? Worry no longer! In this episode, Kurt speaks with Don Everts on discovering the delight of spiritual conversations. Risen Jesus S3E8 – Season Finale Dr. Mike Licona and Kurt Jaros review the...

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Saturday, 21 September 2019 21:28

The Goldfinch (2019)

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image It was film critic Gene Siskel who normally would ask “Is this movie as interesting as the same actors having lunch together?” Had he lived to see The Goldfinch, the answer would be a short and direct no. With actors like Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Oakes Fegley, Finn Wolfhard, Sarah...

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Friday, 20 September 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 9/15 – 9/21

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Friday, 20 September 2019 04:30

Ad Astra (2019)

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image In my mind, the two elements that are best exemplified in science fiction is that of fantasy and of the philosophical. We are intrigued by the technical wonder, yet still have reflections of our own life and world as we leave the theater. Certain movies make us think of one of said elements over...

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Monday, 16 September 2019 22:00

Terminology Tuesday: Virtue

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image A disposition or character trait that is itself an excellence or good or that tends to lead to what is good, with moral virtues being those excellences that foster human flourishing. In ancient and medieval philosophy ethical thinking centered on the virtues—what they are, how they are...

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Sunday, 15 September 2019 22:00

Weekly Podcast Roundup (9/15)

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image Veracity Hill Ep 166: Gospel Allegiance What is the Gospel, exactly? Is it about what God has done for you and how you can be saved, or is something even greater at work? In this episode, Kurt is joined by Matthew Bates, author of “Salvation by Allegiance Alone,” and the newly released...

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Friday, 13 September 2019 22:00

Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links 9/8 – 9/14

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