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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Within Christianity, there are many streams, many movements. All true Christians are united around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, within the Big-C Church there are movements that disagree on some of the peripheral...

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The Think Institute Creed is that, “we believe no Christian should ever get caught flat-footed when asked about the Christian message.” Put another way, we believe every Christian needs to be able to explain, share and defend...

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If you’ve been around churches, you’ve seen the crosses and crucifixes. The cross is central to Christian theology as a symbol of what...

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Monday, 02 December 2019 07:56

57 - 6 Facts About The Think Institute

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What is the Think Institute? Where did we come from? And why are we here? I thought I would answer a few basic questions and tell our story, to help you understand what this movement is all about. 

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Listeners, I’m thankful for you. Thanks for listening and sharing the Think Podcast with your friends. I love this holiday. Every year on Thanksgiving our extended family gathers to eat, re-tell embarrassing stories, eat some more, and have an awesome time of family worship. We share what...

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Let’s talk about evangelism. Bill Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, defines evangelism as, “Taking the initiative to share the gospel in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God.” When you think about sharing the Gospel, what comes to mind? Do...

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019 14:43

55 - How Thanksgiving Can Inspire Your Apologetics

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I love Thanksgiving. Every year my side of the family gets together. My wife makes an absolutely unbelievable corn casserole. My contribution: I write a little family liturgy and we have a worship time as a family (we read the story of the first Thanksgiving, we sing a song or two, read Scripture,...

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The Sons of Thunder Tackle a tough ethical question dealing with the dignity of humanity and the responsibility of people to care for animals.

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Alright, so we all know the command of Jesus to his church in Matthew 28:19: “Make disciples.” This is the command of Jesus Christ to his church, as recorded in Matthew 28:19. That passage is often used as a text for evangelism (and rightly so), but what comes after evangelism--after a...

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Well, how many times have you heard someone tell you this: “God is love”? The phrase comes from 1 John 4:8. 

And the full context of that verse is this: “The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love” (that’s from the Christian Standard Bible,...

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In undergrad I interviewed with a homebuilder (this was the height of the real...

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Thursday, 07 November 2019 05:44

50 - Where in the Bible to Find Pro-Life Arguments

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It's a Think Podcast Bonus Episode! No theme song. Brief. But, I pray, thoughtful and helpful. Here we go. 

Does the Bible really teach that life begins at conception, anyway? And does it teach that abortion is wrong? Where can we find the Bible verses that establish the pro-life position? We...

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Tuesday, 05 November 2019 13:35

49 - What To Do When You've Been Stumped

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If you love apologetics like I do (or even if you're just getting into the discipline and think you might be growing kinda...

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence?” This phrase, popularized by the late atheist scientist Carl Sagan, has often been marshaled by internet atheists in online debates with Christians as a way of placing the burden of proof on the...

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In honor of Reformation Day, here’s Joel and Parker’s (the Sons of Thunder) take on the debate that’s raged on for at least 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door.

So, are the Sons of Thunder Calvinists, Arminians, or something in between? (Warning:...

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If you’re anything like me, you are fascinated by dinosaurs (or at least you were as a kid). But did you ever stop to think what really happened to them? Did they truly die out 65 million years ago? Did they turn into birds? And how do we reconcile the millions of years we were taught in...

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It's an age-old question: "Could God make a rock too heavy for him to lift?" And it seems like a really tough question to answer, because we (Christians) believe that God is all-powerful. And an all-powerful God should be able to create any kind of rock he wanted to create. But(!) an all-powerful...

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We're told not to judge, but is that actually possible? And isn't the statement, "Judging is wrong" itself a judgment? Is it always wrong to judge, or is there a right time and place to do so? How do we make sense of all this?

Let's look at Romans 2 to find out.

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The Bible is a complex book, and explaining it can seem daunting. However, it's easy when you think of the whole narrative in terms of a story with just four chapters. I explain how to do that in this episode.

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A practical and biblical tool to help you share the best news in the world with those who need it most. 

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Why Christians should uphold the biblical gender binary, and why you shouldn't worry that this will hurt your evangelism.

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Alright, so how much do you know about Buddhism? Here in the United States, about 77% of our neighbors claim some kind of Christian identity. So when we’re sharing the Gospel, that means we’re more than likely able to do so using biblical terms that generally make sense both to...

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Ready to go to the next level in your evangelism (and apologetics and biblical worldview? Sign up for the Think Update, a brief, weekly email with tools and tips to help you explain, share and defend your Christian faith, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up right here. When you think about...

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The Sons of Thunder are back to grapple with the Bible's teaching that human beings are made in the image of God. 

Joel and Parker bring a ton of biblical truth to bear in this episode, and if you have ever wondered what it means to be the image of God, you do NOT want to miss it. 

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