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

Entering the Public Square - Apologetic Report
Sunday, 23 July 2017 20:00

College, Failure and the Civil War

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When I was young, I was incredibly interested in the Civil War. To be honest, it is still my favorite war to study because there were so many interesting personalities on both sides of the conflict and a variety of motives that add a level of depth to this conflict that goes far beyond the...

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All week I have been talking about an excellent article written on the Huffington Post by Michael Zimmerman entitled, “The Evergreen State College Implosion: Are There Lessons To Be Learned?” On Monday, we talked about the value of being willing to listen. On Wednesday, we discussed the...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:00

Lessons from Evergreen State College: Speak Up

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Michael Zimmerman wrote a fantastic article on the Huffington Post entitled, “The Evergreen State College Implosion: Are There Lessons To Be Learned?” He suggests that there were several problems that happened at this conflict-plagued campus, and I am not disagreeing with him at all....

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:00

Lessons from Evergreen State College: Listen

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Last week, I read a remarkable article from the Huffington Post of all places entitled, “The Evergreen State College Implosion: Are There Lessons To Be Learned?” The article was written by a man named Michael Zimmerman who was a former employee of the college and had an inside...

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Thursday, 13 July 2017 20:00

How Do We Teach about Religion?

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The Washington Post recently highlighted the updated guidelines that the National Council for Social Studies advises for the teaching of religion in an educational curriculum. Specifically, they advised that, “The study of religion from an academic, nondevotional perspective in primary,...

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It is interesting when self-perception differs from reality. I think that we all do this on some level, but a new study reported by the PsyPostshows that our atheistic friends seem to believe they are truly open-minded, but they actually display more intolerance to different ideas than the...

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Global News recently reported on a study conducted by Ipsos that reported that 51% of Canadians believe that religion does more harm than good. This is not necessarily a remarkable finding. Naturally, turning on the news reveals a church that was caught in some type of scandal or ISIS terrorizing...

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Thursday, 06 July 2017 20:00

Feelings Have Consequences

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Sometimes I have to wonder whether or not people really understand that, as Richard Weaver put it, ideas have consequences. In my recent PhD coursework, we have been discussing fine art, and we had to read Tolstoy’s What Is Art?

Tolstoy argues that, “As the word which conveys men’s...

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Tuesday, 04 July 2017 20:00

Why Do You Read What I Write?

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It is interesting to produce content to say the least. I have put out a few e-books (one of which, Learn to Learn: Eight Steps to Developing New Skills Efficiently and Effectively, is available for free on Amazon for the final day today before the price rises to $2.99), and I write this website...

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I like to dabble in projects. I like to try something out and see how it goes. If you have ever worked with me on a project, you know I get very intensely focused on something for a short period of time, and I make something happen. Then, I move on to a different type of project. I like to keep...

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It is interesting to reflect on several years of playing power soccer because not only does it provide a community as I mentioned on Monday or an entirely different perspective on sports as I wrote about on Wednesday, but it also provides an outlet that very few people have the opportunity to...

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After that first practice, power soccer quickly became an important part of my life, and I don’t know that the word obsession is too strong to explain my excitement. As a kid, I had always loved sports. I had always been involved in sports. I had been a statistician for several years, and I...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 20:00

Power Soccer: My Initial Impressions

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As some of you might be aware, I spent last weekend at a national power wheelchair soccer tournament near Indianapolis, Indiana. While my team did not quite have the success we were looking for, this is the fifth time my team has made the journey to nationals, and I was reflecting a little bit on...

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A Practical Guide to Culture: Helping the Next Generation Navigate the Day’s World, written by John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle, was published in 2017 by David C Cook. I was given a PDF of this book by the author in return for writing this post and providing my honest review.

I am not a...

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I previously wrote a blog post where I shared a letter I wrote to the office of my Senator, Bernie Sanders. I was very concerned about his view of Christians after his unconstitutional line of questioning to nominee Russell Vought. You can read my letter here, and I promised that if Senator Sanders...

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 20:00

Book Review: The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

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The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation, written by Rod Dreher, was published in 2017 by Penguin Publishing Group.

It is rather obvious that America has transitioned into a post-Christian nation. There are a few options of how Christians can handle this shift.

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Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith, written by Dr. Holly Ordway, was published in 2017 by Emmaus Road Publishing. I was given a Kindle review copy of this book in exchange for the writing of this post and providing my honest opinion. Also, in...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017 20:00

You Disagree with Me? Write It Down

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I hope that you will really take to heart my encouragement to get writing even if you have something to say that I don’t agree with. I am not very much of a utilitarian to be entirely honest with you, but John Stuart Mill had something very important to say about freedom of expression and...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017 20:00

Not Confident in Your Writing? Write Anyway

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I have days when I have a hard time writing. There are times when I want to put something on the paper, but nothing comes out. I think that most people can relate to experiencing this type of writer’s block, and as a result, the advice I presented on Monday might seem to be a little...

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Last Wednesday, I suggested that I don’t have time to write about everything on this website. I try to talk about a wide variety of topics, and I try to make this a pretty interesting experience for everyone. However, the fact of the matter is I cannot write about everything, and I honestly...

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I actually did submit the following letter to Senator Sanders through his official government website. As you can see below, I did ask for a response, and if I ever do receive one, I am going to publish it unabridged for you to see and evaluate. If you did not see the video of this interaction, I...

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 20:00

Why Did You Just Get Mad on Monday?

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I have a feeling I might have touched a nerve on Monday. It might seem like I am selectively outraged because I do not write an article every time somebody in the United States of America says something offensive. In fact, you very well might have gone back in the archives to see if I wrote...

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Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:00

Dear Ms. Griffin: An Open Letter

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Dear Ms. Griffin,

I guess this has been somewhat of a roller coaster week for you. Let me first of all condemn anyone who is threatening your life at this point. I pray that the authorities will take whatever necessary and appropriate action is required to protect your life. No matter what you did,...

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You might be willing to go along with me so far that the Western Canon is important, and there are even some non-Christian sources that are worth reading. However, there are some classics of Western culture that make people a little bit uncomfortable yet have been highly influential in modern...

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As you hopefully saw on Monday, I just released my e-book entitled 50 Books Every Christian Should Read which you can get for free by signing up for my newsletter.

Many of the books I chose are classics of the Western Canon. These books have created the foundation of the intellectual tradition that...

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