Today’s Featured Series: 1 Peter 3:15 and a Loving Apologetic

For day 4 of our blog anniversary celebration, I’m taking us on back to a series from a couple years ago.

1 Peter 3:15 is often a go-to verse about apologetics. But what does it have to say about apologetics in context, and what do we learn from it? Join us to explore.

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Part 1: Examining the entire verse
Part 2: The verse in context of the chapter
Part 3: The verse in context of the entire letter
Part 4: Applications I could have used in my youth

Today’s Featured Series: Jesus and the Eyewitnesses—A Study with a Skeptic

Readers, we are in day 3 of our blog series features week.

Today I wanted to feature a series I did on a book I read with a skeptic friend of mine called Jesus and the Eyewitnesses by Richard Bauckham. It was a thick, book, a long study, and lots of time to think about Gospel.512b4u1bmhol._sx335_bo1204203200_

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses—A Study with a Skeptic
1. The Study Begins
2. History, Jesus, and the Holocaust
3. Papias, Papias, and more Papias
4. Names of Witnesses
5. The Twelve
6. Inclusio-“From the Beginning
7. The Gospel of Mark
8. John the Beloved
9. Is Oral Tradition Trustworthy?
10. Testimony and Memory
11. Transmitting the Jesus of Testimony
12. Conclusion and Reflection

Today’s Featured Series: Is Christianity a Western Religion?

Hi readers! Today being day two of the blog anniversary celebration, we’re taking a look back at another blog series to present.

Good_shepherd_01_smallToday’s series is a look at the oft-assumed status of Christianity as a “Western religion.” We begin with the introduction, Is Christianity a Western Religion?

1: On Whom was it Founded?
2: Where Did it Spread to?
3: Is the West the Cradle of Christianity?
4: What about the East?
5: The Bible Across the World
6: Eastern Orthodox
7: Persecution in the West
8: Western Creeds
9: “Born” In Greek Culture, Not Of It
10: Does Christianity Claim Western Heritage?
11: Where in the World is Christianity Found?
12: Pillars of Western Values
13: Western Orientalism
14: Eastern Influence in the West
15: Back to Jewish Roots

Conclusion: Not Western, Not Eastern–Christ is for all

Today’s Featured Series: A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

Well readers, we’re nearing the end of summer. Recently my blog (and my marriage) celebrated an anniversary.

So in honor of that, this week I will repost one of my blog series every day.

Today’s series is my chapter-by-chapter review of A Faith Not Worth Fighting For by Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer.

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Ch1: Aren’t Pacifists Passive?
Ch2: Can We Let Neighbors Die?
Ch3 What if Someone Were Attacking a Loved One?
Ch4 What About Hitler?
Ch5 What About Calling the Police?
Ch6 What About Killing Freedom?
Ch7 Should a Nation Turn the Other Cheek?
Ch8 What About War and Violence in the Old Testament?
Ch9 Let Every Soul Be Subject?
Ch10 Did Jesus Bring Peace, or a Sword?
Ch11 What About the Centurion?
Ch12 Didn’t Jesus use a Whip?
Ch 13 What About the Warrior Jesus?
Review End: A Closure of Thoughts

How Can We Take In More People? A Lesson from Virginia Tech’s Enrollment Issue

Have we run out of room for people?

If you live in Southwest Virginia, you’ve heard by now about the little enrollment problem Virginia Tech has got itself into. This fall the university is about to take in an extra 1,000 or so students it didn’t plan on taking in. Continue reading