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

Monday, 25 May 2020 00:54

Weekly Podcast Roundup (05/24)

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image Unbelievable? Justin hosts a tribute show to Christian apologist and evangelist Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020). Reasonable Faith Matt Fradd of Pints with Aquinas interviews Dr. Craig on a range of topics. Veracity Hill In this episode Kurt talks to Dr. Matthew Bates on the issues of salvation,...

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image For almost a decade, I’ve been working out six days a week at the gym with Ravi Zacharias.  OK, Ravi hasn’t actually been there with me in person. Truth be told, I only met him once in the flesh at an event in Chicago many years ago. But as I grind through my workouts, his voice...

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Friday, 22 May 2020 22:00

Weekly Bonus Links 5/17-5/23

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image Logos Free software and book of the month Kindle Deals 77 FAQs About God and the Bible by Josh and Sean McDowell- $2.99 Systematic Theology by Louis Berkhof- $0.99 Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey- $1.59 Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side by Natasha Crain- $2.99 God’s Crime Scene by J....

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Friday, 22 May 2020 00:59

Fearful Fandemic

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image Within the last few weeks, there have been at least two instances at the dinner table where my siblings and I were at each others throats. The ultimate discussion (with varying amounts of volume) were taking place over a subject of vital importance: Which was the best film of the Star Wars saga...

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image Introduction  In Escaping the Beginning: Confronting Challenges to the Universe’s Origin, astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink tackles the question of whether or not the universe ever began to exist. The structure of the book is fairly simple. It is broken down into seventeen chapters. Most of...

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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 00:00

Terminology Tuesday: Continence

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image Continence  Augustine’s conception of continence has undergone a peculiar fate. For ancient philosophers such as Aristotle, and for later Christian moral theologians such as Aquinas, continence was a comprehensive phenomenon of self-control in the face of every evil desire or disorderly...

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Monday, 18 May 2020 01:07

Weekly Podcast Roundup (05/17)

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image Trinity Radio Atheist comedians not only entertain, but influence beliefs, as they include mockery meant to cast doubt on the belief in God. Unfortunately, they often make huge philosophical, theological, and biblical blunders. Here, two seminary professors examine their statements. Unbelievable?...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 23:05

Confessions of a Fake Christian

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image I had no idea I wasn’t a Christian. And why would I? My mother had me in church from Day One. I’d been in countless Sunday schools, church services, youth groups, teen retreats, had two or three Bibles, prayed (some), and walked the aisle to be baptized. I wasn’t a...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 22:00

Weekly Bonus Links 5/10-5/16

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image Logos Free book and software of the month Kindle Deals Beyond Opinion by Ravi Zacharias- $6.99 Mama Bear Apologetics by Hillary Morgan Ferrer- $1.59 Finding Truth by Nancy Pearcey- $1.59 Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray- $1.59 Apologetics by John Frame- $9.99 Weekly Links Cold...

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Friday, 15 May 2020 02:05

Au Revoir les Enfants (1987)

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image As we reach our teen years, world events start to play a bigger part in our lives in the classroom. When I entered middle school back in 2000 (!), more people were talking about the election, only to be followed a year later by the 9/11 attacks. I can only imagine what the talks will be like with...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 01:32

Weekly Podcast Roundup (05/10)

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image Veracity Hill What’s a great way to communicate to people that the Christian faith is reasonable to hold? In this episode Kurt has the distinct honor of talking with evangelist and apologist Lee Strobel about his testimony and the Case for Christ. Trinity Radio YouTube is one of the biggest...

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Monday, 11 May 2020 00:00

Terminology Tuesday: Simony

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image Simony. The term, which is derived from *Simon Magus (cf. Acts 8:18–24), denotes the purchase or sale of spiritual things. The legislation of the early Councils shows that simony became frequent in the Christian Church after the age of the persecutions. The Council of *Chalcedon (451)...

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Sunday, 10 May 2020 23:47

The Day a Demon Went to Church

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image The former senior pastor of my church has a group of other pastors in the city that he collaborates with on sermon material. One of them shared with him a very out-of-the-ordinary occurrence at his church. A man in their congregation had started disrupting services by standing up and loudly...

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Friday, 08 May 2020 22:00

Weekly Bonus Links 5/3-5/10

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image Logos Free software and book of the month Kindle Deals The Logic of God by Ravi Zacharias- $3.99 A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by W. Phillip Keller- $1.99 Finding the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel- $1.99 Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible- $3.99 Spirit Hermeneutics by Craig Keener- $3.03 Weekly Links...

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Friday, 08 May 2020 00:54

Rear Window (1954)

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image In just under two months of being quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have found many ways of passing the time, and technology has certainly helped with that. That is one of the main reasons why a story like Rear Window would not be able to be told today. There would be too much else for...

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Tuesday, 05 May 2020 00:00

Terminology Tuesday: Paradox

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image PARADOX A paradox (from Gk para and doxa, ‘against opinion’) is an apparent contradiction or logical absurdity. Paradoxes may be divided into three broad categories:(1) Rhetorical paradoxes. Here the contradiction appears only at the surface verbal level. When the statements are...

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Monday, 04 May 2020 01:38

Weekly Podcast Roundup (05/03)

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image Veracity Hill Why should we look at the big picture of the New Testament? In today’s episode Kurt is joined by *the* Mike Bird! Dr. Bird lives in Australia and comes to us from the future. Trinity Radio Whether you’re a Christian, an atheist, a muslim, or something else, most of our...

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Saturday, 02 May 2020 04:56

Weekly Bonus Links 4/26-5/2

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image Logos Free software and book of the month Kindle Deals The Logic of God by Ravi Zacharias- $3.99 The Case for Miracles by Lee Strobel- $2.99 A Practical Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle- $1.99 Understanding the Times by Jeff Meyers and David Noebel- $1.99 NIV Cultural...

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image If the actions taken by Leftist governments and politicians bewilder you and have you asking yourself how anyone can think or do things like that, know that what you’re seeing is nothing new. Their driving philosophy and behaviors have been around a long time and are on display in many...

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Friday, 01 May 2020 03:47

WALL E (2008)

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image When revisiting the library of Disney/Pixar, one gets the same sensation when going to the dessert table. Everything (for the most part) looks delicious, and there are only a few that do not agree with your palette. Of course, there are the favorites that you dive into and that most everyone says...

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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 00:00

Terminology Tuesday: Corporate Personality

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image CORPORATE PERSONALITY. In Scripture and in human experience, self-awareness, moral and legal responsibility, blessing and trouble, reward and punishment are corporate as well as individual realities. Thus Israel and other nations can speak as ‘I’ as well as ‘we’ (Nu....

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Monday, 27 April 2020 01:01

Weekly Podcast Roundup (04/26)

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image Veracity Hill How can we learn from the saints of long ago? In today’s episode Kurt chats with Stephen Backhouse on the importance of learning from Christian history. Trinity Radio Nick Peters, of the podcast “Deeper Waters,” joins us to discuss his experience as an apologist,...

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image Agnostic Carl Sagan is typically credited with coining the phrase, “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”[1], which has sometimes been referred to as the “Sagan Standard”. Sagan may actually have been parroting a fellow scientist – Marcello Truzzi...

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Friday, 24 April 2020 22:00

Weekly Bonus Links 4/19-4/25

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image Logos Free software and book of the month Kindle Deals Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias- $2.99 The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis- $2.99 I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist by Frank Turek and Norman Geisler- $5.99 The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel- $1.99 Saving Truth by Abdu...

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Friday, 24 April 2020 01:09

Ikiru (1952)

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image Even the most casual of filmgoers have, in some way, shape, or form, heard of the name Akira Kurosawa. The legendary filmmaker is still felt today in films both domestically and globally, having inspired people such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas (shown here giving Kurosawa an Honorary...

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