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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Tim addresses a common objection to the deity of Christ.

 

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The parable of the unjust steward in Luke 16:1–13 provides Christians with important insights about our wealth and the Kingdom of God. Let’s examine the passage and highlight three applications for us today.

The parable seems to have two distinct sections: 1) the parable proper in...

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Are you feeling discouraged by the opposition to Christians and Christianity we’re seeing in the world? I’m reading through the first half of Acts this month (see “James Gray on Mastering the Bible”), and I’ve noticed something encouraging: over and over, we see that...

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[The following article by Alan Shlemon is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]

Some people argue that since Allah is simply the Arabic word for God, Muslims worship the same God as Christians. But...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:00

Proverbs Are Not Promises (Video)

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Alan explains the meaning and purpose behind the genre of Proverbs.

 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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In this month’s Solid Ground, Greg explains the nature of spiritual warfare:

Jesus warned that the devil “is a liar and the father of lies” (Jn. 8:44), employing ruses even Christians are vulnerable to. When we come to Christ we have a new spirit, true enough, but our minds are...

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017 20:00

Don’t Forget about Character

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The Ambassador Model we promote here at Stand to Reason involves knowledge, wisdom, and character. We bookish types tend to get caught up in the knowledge part (“an accurate mind”), and if we’re interacting with non-believers, we’ll seek out wisdom (“an artful...

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Tuesday, 11 July 2017 20:00

What Is the Trinity?

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[The following article by Tim Barnett is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]

Few doctrines of the Christian faith are more essential than the Trinity, yet many people are deeply confused about...

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Monday, 10 July 2017 20:00

Engaging Disagreement Agreeably

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Discussions with people who disagree with our Christian convictions can be very frustrating because, quite often, people just simply don’t want to be persuaded. They have all kinds of reasons they don’t want to change their minds, but often people are simply obstinate and don’t...

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Tim responds to the challenge that Jesus can't be God if He's not omniscient.

 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:00

The American Church Needs Repentance

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The words of Jesus in Revelation 3:20 are often employed as a call to salvation for individual unbelievers: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” However, many commentators have...

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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 20:00

What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality?

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[The following article by Alan Shlemon is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]

In both the Old Testament and New Testament, the Bible teaches that homosexual behavior is sinful. Some of the most...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 20:00

Ambassador Wallpaper Download: Be Patient

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First Corinthians tells us we’re ambassadors for Christ, and Greg wrote the Ambassador’s Creed to help us adhere to the traits essential to being a good ambassador. To encourage you to keep growing in the right direction, over the next year we’ll be releasing a digital wallpaper...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 20:00

Why We Can Pray for Our Country in Hope

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Maybe you’ve noticed our country needs prayer right now. Despite the incredible gifts we’ve been given in our founding documents—our form of government, the Bill of Rights, the stated commitment to the idea that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 20:00

So Many Religions—What Do We Do?

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If you do a Google search, you will quickly learn there are roughly 4000 religions in the world. Most of us are at least aware of the five major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and the New Age movement.

The existence of so many religions has prompted some to wonder how they...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:00

Are Singles Condemned to a Life of Loneliness?

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[The following article by Amy K. Hall is from the revised CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students—available on July 1. Sean McDowell describes all the additions and updates in the new edition here.]  

Everything changed when Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins. As the Holy...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 20:00

Yes, You Have a Worldview

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In my ongoing attempt to convince atheists that everyone has a worldview (something I’ve been surprised to hear them object to), here’s an explanation of what we mean by “worldview” from James Anderson, author of What's Your Worldview?:

What is a worldview? As the word itself...

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Monday, 26 June 2017 20:00

Argue at the Worldview Level

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Russell Moore reminds us of what’s behind the cultural divide over transgender issues in “The Transgender Revolution and the Rubble of Empty Promises”:

Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex. It’s about what it means to be human. Poet Wendell Berry...

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Matthew 18 talks about the Lord being there “where two or three gather in my name.” Tim explains how we should understand this verse in light of the context.

 

Authors: Tim Barnett...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Understanding Biblical Law (Video)

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Alan uses a helpful analogy to explain the difference between the Mosaic Law and the New Covenant.

 

Authors: Alan Shlemon...

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 20:00

Our Pain Has Meaning

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Greg Koukl, Peter Kreeft, and Joni Eareckson Tada all appear in this short film on suffering. Joni, who was paralyzed in a diving accident at the age of 17, has this to say about her suffering over the decades:

There are a lot of people who think I’m a strong person, and I’m not. I am...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017 20:00

What Does Humility Look Like?

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Not long ago, I wrote about how “Humility Is Needed to See Jesus,” saying it’s the key to so many different aspects of the Christian life. But what does humility look like? Tim Challies compiled a list of “10 Sure Marks of Humility” from the book The Godly Man’s...

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I’m sure you’ve heard an objection like this before: “According to Christianity, a person can live a horrible life—cheating, stealing, whatever—but then if he trusts in Jesus right before he dies, he goes straight to heaven. How is that fair?” I think there are...

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Fathers are a picture of God to their children. That’s what Dr. Scott Keith said to me when I interviewed him last week on the STR broadcast. I don’t know about you, but that makes me nervous. Children will develop their view of God in part by their view of Dad. Being a father myself,...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 20:00

Morality from Nature? (Audio)

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Greg challenges the idea that we can derive proper morality by appealing to nature. 

 

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