Top Ten Apologetics Blogs – Feb. 2018

Apologetics Blogs

There are some great apologetics blogs out there, both single and multi-author blogs. I have compiled a list of the top ten in each category. I use the Alexa ranking to determine who makes the […]

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Devotions: James

A devotion based on James 3:9. The letter of James is one of the most practical letters in the New Testament. James, who was the half-brother of Jesus, was not interested in purely theoretical aspects […]

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Watch Your Tongue

James

A message based on James 3:1-12. Introduction I love to have opportunities to preach. It is such an honour to be able to dig into the Scriptures and to build bridges between the original context […]

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A Theology of James, Peter and Jude

I have really been enjoying the Biblical Theology of the New Testament series. I just had the opportunity to read A Theology of James, Peter, and Jude by Peter Davids. I was not disappointed. Although […]

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Faith Like Atticus Finch

There is a great line in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus Finch is having a conversation with his daughter about why he has taken on the extremely unpopular defence of Tom Robinson. In […]

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James, Jude and Peter

Many scholars doubt that the epistles in the New Testament named after James, Jude and Peter were actually written by those individuals.  There is some logic to that doubt.  After all, James, Jude and Peter […]

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Seeing is Believing

Believing

A number of years ago, I had the privilege of being able to speak at a conference in Belgium on the resurrection. One of the speakers was Gerd Ludemann.[i]  Although I knew I had some […]

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Does God Still Heal?

James 5:13-20 Introduction Each Sunday, we have an opportunity to share our prayer requests.  Very often people share requests for physical healing, either for themselves or for their sick loved ones.  Have you ever thought […]

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Patience in Suffering

James 5:7-12 Introduction I want you to imagine the perfect life, the life of comfort and ease where everything goes  according to plan and you always get your way.  I want you to take that […]

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You Poor Rich People

James 5:1-6 Introduction What is the purpose of life?  According to one bumper sticker: “The one who dies with the most toys wins.”  Look at almost every area of life and it would seem to […]

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You Want to Do What?

James 4:13-17 Introduction I am a person who always likes a plan.  By a plan, I don’t mean just some general hopes to one day do such and such.  I like timelines and concrete goals.  […]

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How to Become a Muslim

James 4:1-12 Introduction How to become a Muslim?  Did you come to the right place?  I want to reassure you that I am not preaching a form of Chrislam.  Chrislam is a view that puts […]

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So You Want to Be a Wise Guy?

James 3:13-18 Introduction If you could have any of the God-given abilities of people in the Old Testament, who would you want to be like?  You could be like Abraham and Sarah and be able […]

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Dead Faith

Sermons

James 2:14-26 Introduction One of the distinctives of Christianity is that we believe that salvation is by faith alone.  There is no religious ritual or level of good deeds that will bring about our salvation.  […]

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For Richer and Poorer

James 2:1-13 Introduction I want you to imagine the perfect church.  New people would come in and the church would be completely oblivious to their outward appearance or circumstances.  I don’t mean we wouldn’t care […]

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Hearing and Doing

James 1:19-27 Introduction A long time ago there was a man who was very active in church.  He had a great desire to live a life pleasing to God.  There was only one problem.  He […]

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James 1:19-27 and the Apologist

Apologetics and Theology

I am preaching on this passage at my church and while I was writing my sermon, I was reflecting on the application for apologetics. “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to […]

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Trial by Fire

James 1:1-18 Introduction Why do bad things happen to good people?  It is a question that has crossed most of our minds.  We have all seen people, that from our perspective, deserve an easier life […]

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Righteous Reckoning: Paul vs. James on Genesis 15:6

In our house we ask our children to share by giving, they respond by redefining sharing as taking. In the same way, we see reinterpretations of Scripture that look like contradictions. Genesis 15:6 says “And […]

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