Category: Apologetics

Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 15-21 January 2017

Current Events President Trump Takes Office Regardless of one’s opinion on President Trump, we did experience on 20 Jan a peaceful transition of political power. Russell Moore – You Should Pray for Donald Trump No Matter How You Voted “With the inauguration of a new president of the United States, now is a time to pray for President Trump and to remember our obligation as Christians to pray for all those who are in civil authority.” Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Dr. John Baumgardner and Jeremy D. Lyon – A Linguistic Argument for God’s Existence “The only reasonable way to account...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 8-14 January 2017

Current Events Joe Carter – American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey on Terrorism-related Charges “The government of Turkey—led by an Islamic party—has begun increased crackdowns on Christians,” said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the ACLJ, “and Pastor Andrew, if convicted, may face years in prison based on extremely serious—and false—charges. We are launching a global campaign to call attention to his plight demanding that Turkey— a NATO member—release Pastor Andrew without delay.” Samuel Smith – 100% of Christians Face Persecution in These 21 Countries “The top 21 countries on the list include in this order: North Korea, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan,...

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Is the Reformation Over?

In the past year, this is a familiar question I’ve heard repeatedly asked by many different theologians, pastors, seminary students, and even a handful of laymen and women. Is the Reformation over? Well, some would answer this emphatically “Yes!” while others would be quite confused as to why you’re asking if something that happened in the 1500’s is still relevant. In light of comments made by Pope Francis, it’s been made very clear to many friends and me that the Reformation is in fact not over with. In fact, the Reformation needs to be kicked up to warp speed...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 1-7 January 2017

Current Events Nepal: Persecuted Christians See Bodies of Dead Loved Ones Dug Up, Dumped on Streets “A Christian group in Nepal lobbying the government to establish rights for believers says Christians face major hardships in the Hindu-majority nation, such as not being allowed to share the Gospel and even being barred from burying their dead.” Ryan Pledges to Defund Planned Parenthood “House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) indicated Thursday that congressional Republicans might push to defund Planned Parenthood using the budget reconciliation process.” Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Matthew Holst – Wisdom for Reading the Proverbs “Proverbs is, at one level,...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 25-31 December 2016

Current Events Samuel Smith – 90,000 Christians Killed in 2016, 1 Every 6 Minutes: Study “Despite the unprecedented numbers, the international human rights watchdog Release International stated in a report released Thursday that it expects Christian persecution to continue increasing in 2017.” Gordon Govier – Top 10 Bible-Related Archaeological Discoveries of 2016 Some very interesting discoveries. Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Donald Whitney – 10 Questions to Ask at the Start of a New Year “Even those most faithful to God occasionally need to pause and think about the direction of their lives. It’s so easy to bump along from one...

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