Category: Apologetics

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Major Religious Liberty Case “The outcome of the case will determine whether the government can discriminate against religious organizations and exclude them from receiving a generally available public benefit simply because they are religious.” Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Thomas Schreiner – Do Paul and James Disagree on Justification by Faith Alone? “Why do Paul and James sound so different? Why does it appear at first glance they contradict? We need to remember that letters were written to specific situations facing specific churches. Paul wrote to churches where people were...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 9-15 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – Basic Bioethics: Why Christians Should Care about Bioethics “Some of the most contentious and disputed issues of our day are matters of bioethics, an interdisciplinary field that addresses what we should and should not pursue in matters of life and health. These issues touch on the very core of our humanity: dignity and worth, sickness and health, life and death. Yet the harsh reality is that while bioethical concerns are increasingly confronting us in the media, in the public square and in our personal lives, few people grasp the science involved in the “bio,”...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 2-8 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – Explainer: What You Should Know About Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Helpful information on the latest addition to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Fred Sanders – 10 Things You Should Know about the Trinity “Go ahead and talk about the Trinity sometimes and think about it deeply sometimes. Praise the Trinity at all times, and when necessary, use the word “Trinity.” But don’t feel like you have to focus mentally on this gigantic doctrine at all times in order to be a good Trinitarian.” Albert Mohler – Preaching in a Secular Age...

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The Puritanical Genius of Mike Pence

A recent Washington Post article revealed some fascinating tidbits about Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. At the top of the list, was Pence’s proclamation in 2002 that, “he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife.”1 The article revealed what many Americans have learned in recent months about Mike and Karen Pence, namely, that these people fear God and take their wedding vows seriously. One would think that such a story would not draw much press or criticism. Think again, as the liberal media pounced on Pence and sought to portray his views as...

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Truth Unhinged in Edinburgh Square

My wife and I recently spent five days in Edinburgh, Scotland. While there is much to commend in this very beautiful city, it did not take long to realize that God is no longer welcome for many of the inhabitants there. On the last evening in Edinburgh, I watched a young street preacher proclaiming the gospel from a makeshift podium on Royal Mile Street, which stands in the shadow of St. Giles Cathedral. Here, the mighty John Knox wielded the mighty sword of God’s Word, which brought Reformation to Scotland in the sixteenth century. Knox prayed, “Give me Scotland...

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