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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Methodology by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is Justin Hornbaker teaching a high school class at his local church. This is the second lesson in the series titled What They Won’t Teach You In College and the lesson is Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. This lesson uses content from Tactics by Greg Koukl which you can purchase by going to the resources page on …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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If Your Kids Are Someday Shocked by the Claims of Skeptics, You Didn’t Do Your Job

In Apologetics, Apostocy, Christianity by sdapologetics

December 28, 2015 by Natasha Crain   Popular Christian rapper Jahaziel made the news this week when he released a statement renouncing his faith (you can read the full message here). As I read his statement, I was really struck by something…the utter predictability of every claim he made against Christianity. His deconversion statement reads like a play-by-play from the …

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Reading It Right

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Interpretation, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Did you know that Jesus was a pirate?*   Let me explain. Jesus’ activities were the activities of a pirate, Jesus talked like a pirate, and the requirements for his followers were those of a pirate. The evidence below speaks for itself. 1. Jesus’ pirate activities. Jesus spent a lot of time with sinners and tax collectors. At the same time …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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DNA Information and Error Correction

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, ID, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Since the discovery of the DNA double helix it’s been all but impossible to rationally account for what we’ve been finding biologically from a purely naturalistic perspective. What might have been known scientifically in Darwin’s day has now been far surpassed in terms of biological complexity. I’m going to look at just two of the newest discoveries we’ve made in …

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Sean McDowell Hill City Event

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Celebrity, Christianity, Instructor, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Sean McDowell and his father Josh McDowell were in Hill City this past weekend doing a ‘Heroic Truth’ conference. What an amazing event! Sean McDowell was extremely gracious and managed to work me into his busy schedule. In this podcast we deal with some of the more front and center issues facing our country today and Sean gives us his …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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‘God of the Gaps’ and the Big Bang

In #All, Apologetics, Creation, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

If we don’t know how something happened naturally atheists are quick to reply that we shouldn’t just say ‘God-did-it’. We call this the ‘God of the Gaps’ argument. That is, we shouldn’t just insert ‘God’ where gaps of scientific knowledge exist. I agree with them on this, but are there times where we are fair to infer ‘God-did-it’? Is every gap in our scientific …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Methodology by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is Justin Hornbaker teaching a high school class at his local church. This is the second lesson in the series titled What They Won’t Teach You In College and the lesson is Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. This lesson uses content from Tactics by Greg Koukl which you can purchase by going to the resources page on …

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Dr. Frank Turek is coming to Sioux Falls, SD

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor by sdapologetics

Here at South Dakota Apologetics we are excited to be writing about an upcoming visitor to our state who is a well-known and accomplished apologist, Dr. Frank Turek! The Church fellowship, Sioux Falls First, has scheduled to bring him in February Sunday the 21st through Tuesday the 23rd. He will be speaking at the Sunday services, as well as doing …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Question from Perkins (Part 1)

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Eavesdrop, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Reasoning, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 1 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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Can Free Will Be Explained By Natural Processes?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Creation, External Source, Free Will, ID, Materialism, Naturalism, Science by Brian Johnson

If God does not exist then free will cannot exist. If, as it is in an atheistic worldview, we are just chemicals and physics then how do we get free will? Numerous high profile atheists recognize this problem and simply respond by saying the free will is nothing more than an illusion. This is the opinion of such atheists as …

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Doesn’t religion create hypocrites and bad people?

In Apologetics, Hypocrites by sdapologetics

Here’s a common question/objection that we hear: “Doesn’t religion (or Christianity) make hypocrites and bad people?” Variations of this would include pointing out historical events such as the Crusades, people you know who say they are Christian who are mean or behave immorally, and people who think they are “holier than thou.” This is a very relevant question, because if the …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Methodology by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is Justin Hornbaker teaching a high school class at his local church. This is the second lesson in the series titled What They Won’t Teach You In College and the lesson is Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. This lesson uses content from Tactics by Greg Koukl which you can purchase by going to the resources page on …

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Sean McDowell Hill City Event

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Celebrity, Christianity, Instructor, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast by Brian Johnson

Sean McDowell and his father Josh McDowell were in Hill City this past weekend doing a ‘Heroic Truth’ conference. What an amazing event! Sean McDowell was extremely gracious and managed to work me into his busy schedule. In this podcast we deal with some of the more front and center issues facing our country today and Sean gives us his …

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Reading It Right

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Interpretation, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Did you know that Jesus was a pirate?*   Let me explain. Jesus’ activities were the activities of a pirate, Jesus talked like a pirate, and the requirements for his followers were those of a pirate. The evidence below speaks for itself. 1. Jesus’ pirate activities. Jesus spent a lot of time with sinners and tax collectors. At the same time …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Question from Perkins (Part 1)

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Eavesdrop, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Reasoning, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 1 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Round Table Discussion on House Bills, Gender Issues & the Bible Part 1

In Apologetics, Christianity, Law & Gospel, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Podcast by sdapologetics

This is part one of a two part podcast on the transgender bill 1008. The SD Apologetics team has a round table discussion on our initial reactions, what we can learn from this, and what we as Christians can do going forward concerning this sensitive topic. You are free to copy and distribute the audio as long as it is not …

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Question from Perkins (Part 1)

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Eavesdrop, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Reasoning, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 1 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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How Life After Death Fundamentally Effects Answers

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Atheism, Christianity, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism by Justin Hornbaker

When a conversation arises on important worldview issues we tend to default to the perspective of the particular worldview that is socially accepted. Since Darwinism and Big Bang cosmology are taught with no competing worldview in the schools, it has become the default many fall back on. Even if you are not an atheist you may end up assuming either …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Question from Perkins (Part 1)

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Eavesdrop, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Reasoning, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 1 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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God and Mathematics Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Chance, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Here is part two of our two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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God and Mathematics Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Biology, Chance, Creation, ID, Materialism, Mathematics, Naturalism, Podcast, Science by Brian Johnson

Carl Hale, a PhD from Indiana, stopped in to visit with us and have a conversation on the evidence for God from a mathematics perspective. Can mathematics give us evidence for God? Can numbers show that evolution is true? Join us in this two part podcast as we explore these and other questions concerning math and how numbers apply to …

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Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Curriculum, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Methodology by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is Justin Hornbaker teaching a high school class at his local church. This is the second lesson in the series titled What They Won’t Teach You In College and the lesson is Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. This lesson uses content from Tactics by Greg Koukl which you can purchase by going to the resources page on …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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God’s Not Dead 2 Review

In Apologetics, Christianity, Myth, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

In this podcast Brian Johnson and Justin Hornbaker give a brief review of the movie God’s Not Dead 2. They highlight the apologetic content previewed in the movie, talk about the objection of stereotypes often brought up by critics, and discuss what worked for the movie without giving away any spoilers. Send us any questions or objections you have, whether it …

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Was Jesus A Myth?

In Apologetics, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Myth, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

I’ve heard it asked more than once; it’s the question “Did Jesus really exist?” This question gets more press today than it ever has. Much of the controversy over this lies in the ease of information… and misinformation, thanks to the internet. These days, anybody can write a blog, an article, or a book (digitally), and see that material get …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Reading It Right

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Interpretation, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Did you know that Jesus was a pirate?*   Let me explain. Jesus’ activities were the activities of a pirate, Jesus talked like a pirate, and the requirements for his followers were those of a pirate. The evidence below speaks for itself. 1. Jesus’ pirate activities. Jesus spent a lot of time with sinners and tax collectors. At the same time …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Me Before You & End Of Life Ethics

In #All, Abortion, Abortion Debate, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Autonomy, Euthanasia, Morality & Ethics, Pro-Life by Justin Hornbaker

Me Before You is supposed to be a romantic tear-jerking summer movie starring Sam Claflin (Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) that attempts to grab the interest of those who like romantic dramas. But this flick has created controversy by intentionally  promoting assisted suicide and possibly euthanasia as part of its story. I have not seen …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture

In #All, Apologetics, Autonomy, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the series that Justin is teaching called “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this session is on the current state of our culture with how it handles fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Relativism: Are You Your Own Authority?

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Autonomy, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson 4 following the previous podcast lessons Don’t Be The Fool, Be Ready. In this session Justin Hornbaker teaches about moral relativism and it’s failure to be a moral system. The audio was recorded Sunday morning during a high school class titled What They Won’t Teach You In College.

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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How Were People Saved Before Christ?

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Life After Death, Old Testament, Salvation, Theology by Brian Johnson

“If Old Testament saints can go to heaven without knowing or trusting Jesus, why can’t people today get to heaven by simply obeying the Ten Commandments?” J Warner Wallace explores this in the article below. Original article is here   The “exclusivity” of Christianity is a stumbling block for many skeptics. How can Jesus be the only way to heaven? …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, External Source, Homosexuality, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, New Testament, Old Testament, Same-Sex Marraige by Brian Johnson

Is pro gay theology a sound biblical doctrine? Alan Shlemon discusses this in his monthly newsletter. Original article is here   Two thousand years ago, Paul sounded a warning to his protégé Timothy. He said that a time will come when people will no longer “endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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Obergefell v. Hodges

In Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige by sdapologetics

The following testimonial and article were written by Zach Pugh who takes care of our Vermillion Apologetics Facebook page. He has only been a Christian for a couple of years and has a real fire for apologetics. I hope what he has written below will inspire more people in South Dakota to write on different apologetic topics. Zach is an …

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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Darwins Day 2017

In #All, Apologetics, Bias, Biology, Censorship of Competition, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Materialism, Naturalism, Podcast, Prejudice, Science by Brian Johnson

Darwin’s Day was February 12th and people still believe it is best explanation for what we see in the world around us… but is it? Is modern science still confirming what Darwin believed to be true? Can the Neo-Darwinian mechanisms still account for the diversity of life around us or is there a better option? Join me as I discuss …

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Answering A Post-Truth Culture Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Curriculum, Education, Instructor, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Relativism, Skeptic, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This is lesson number six in the series What They Won’t Teach You In College. In this session Justin continues on the current state of our culture and how it has been handling fundamental questions like: What is truth? Is truth important? How can we trust our perception of truth? and Is there a foundation for truth?

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Question from Perkins (Part 2)

In #All, Apologetics, Assisted Suicide, Atheism, Christianity, Euthanasia, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Podcast, Reasoning, Salvation, Science, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 2 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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Question from Perkins (Part 1)

In #All, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, Eavesdrop, Law & Gospel, Life After Death, Materialism, Morality & Ethics, Naturalism, Reasoning, Skeptic by Brian Johnson

(Part 1 of 2) In this podcast all the directors of SD Apologetics answer a question received by someone eavesdropping on our conversation at Perkins. Afterward, we discuss some legislation coming up in 2017 for South Dakota on the issue of assisted suicide. Join Brian, Aaron, Matt, Peter and Justin as they discuss these topics at the very end of …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, External Source, Skeptic, Testimony by Brian Johnson

Here is a great article by Sean McDowell. You can view the original article here   A few years ago my family befriended another young family in our neighborhood. Our kids were the same ages, and we all had a lot in common, so it was a natural and enjoyable friendship. There was one big difference though—we were Christians and they …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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Mormonism and the LDS Church Part 1

In Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Joseph Smith, LDS Church, Mormonism, The Book of Mormon by sdapologetics

Part 1 of a 3 part podcast on Mormonism with another member of the SD Apologetics group, Austin Brummer. Austin meets frequently with Mormon missionaries and is able to give some great insight into the better held secrets of their beliefs. If you don’t know much about the Mormon religion then this series will be a true eye opener! Photo …

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Gospel Essentials: The Atonement

In #All, Apologetics, Atonement, Bible, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Salvation, The Historical Person, Theology by Justin Hornbaker

In the podcast this week is Justin Hornbaker’s presentation of the historical orthodox case for the atonement revealed in the Bible. The message is titled Gospel Essentials: The Atonement and was delivered on November 6th at the Evangelical Free Bible Church in Wall, SD. As we approach the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birthday, Christmas, this message is very important in …

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Jesus Specifically Said, “I am God”

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Evangelism, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, New Testament, Old Testament, Skeptic, The Historical Person, Theology by Brian Johnson

J Warner Wallace tackles a very important topic concerning the Deity of Christ. The original article can be found here.   As a skeptic, I was willing to accept a “nice guy” version of Jesus. You know, the wise sage from the past who was misunderstood and mythicized into something divine by leaders of a movement who were either mistaken …

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God’s Not Dead 2 Review

In Apologetics, Christianity, Myth, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

In this podcast Brian Johnson and Justin Hornbaker give a brief review of the movie God’s Not Dead 2. They highlight the apologetic content previewed in the movie, talk about the objection of stereotypes often brought up by critics, and discuss what worked for the movie without giving away any spoilers. Send us any questions or objections you have, whether it …

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Easter Podcast: Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

In Apologetics, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, The Historical Person by sdapologetics

As we look upon the cross and Christ’s crucifixion the question we ask in this podcast is “Why did Jesus have to die”? God, with all of his power, could have simply chose to save us in many different ways but he chose to send his Son. Why? What was the purpose? Was It really necessary to save us from our sins? Our …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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Reading It Right

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Interpretation, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Did you know that Jesus was a pirate?*   Let me explain. Jesus’ activities were the activities of a pirate, Jesus talked like a pirate, and the requirements for his followers were those of a pirate. The evidence below speaks for itself. 1. Jesus’ pirate activities. Jesus spent a lot of time with sinners and tax collectors. At the same time …

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INC Debate Recap

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Censorship of Competition, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Logic, Orthodoxy, Podcast, Reasoning, Social Media, Theology by Brian Johnson

On Sunday a round table podcast was recorded with Brian Johnson, Aaron Knudson, Matt Irwin and Justin Hornbaker giving a recap of the debate from what they have observed. They also look forward to upcoming events this summer with more opportunities to preach the gospel and defend the faith. Listen in to hear the latest on what SD Apologetics will …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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Upcoming Conferences & Debate [Updated]

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Education, Homosexuality, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, LGBT Movement, Morality & Ethics, Orthodoxy, Reasoning, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Theology, Training by Justin Hornbaker

Whoh! We are very excited about April! We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring some excellent teaching to the South Dakota area. Coming next month we have two (or three depending on how you look at it) important events I want to bring your attention to below. (NOTE: Event posters and slides are available at the very bottom of this post, …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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Stand To Reason Seminar in September

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Christianity, Evangelism, Homosexuality, Islam, LGBT Movement, Methodology, Morality & Ethics, Same-Sex Marraige, Seminar, Training, Transgender by Justin Hornbaker

If you haven’t heard by now, in about three weeks accomplished speaker and apologist Alan Shlemon of Stand To Reason will be right here in Rapid City September 10th & 11th. South Dakota Apologetics, in partnership with Family Heritage Alliance, are bringing in Alan to help inform and equip Christians in the Black Hills area to successfully live as ambassadors for Christ in …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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King James Onlyism Part 2

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, Old Testament, Podcast, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Part 2: Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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King James Onlyism Part 1

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Historical Manuscripts, KJV Onlyism, New Testament, New Testament, Old Testament, Reliability, Translations by Brian Johnson

Host Brian Johnson interviews Rob Ward about the subject of King James Onlyism. What is this movement? How do we answer someone who claims we must have only one translation, the KJV? These questions and more are answered in this two part podcast. Justin Hornbaker also sits in and adds a few comments.

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God’s Signature In Your Cells

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Christianity, Creation, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Reasoning, Science, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number nine titled “God’s Signature In Your Cells.” In this lesson he focuses in on the details of intelligent design versus evolutionary chance at the very base level of all biological systems.

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Does A Theistic God Exist?

In #All, Apologetics, Biology, Creation, Evangelism, ID, Justin's HS Class, Logic, Mathematics, Philosophy, Podcast, Reasoning, Science, Skeptic, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

Continuing the lessons from Justin’s spring class “What They Won’t Teach You In College,” this is lesson number seven titled “Does A Theistic God Exist?” starting with a review and following with several YouTube videos that present some of the best arguments for the existence of God. You can view the YouTube videos at these links, with the exception of …

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Christ-Centered Apologetics

In #All, Apologetics, Apologist, Bible, Christianity, Church Presentation, Evangelism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jesus Christ, Law & Gospel, Podcast, Theology, Truth by Justin Hornbaker

This podcast is a recording of Justin Hornbaker speaking at Interior Community Church in the Badlands of South Dakota. The message is titled “Christ-Centered Apologetics” and the message is derived from 1 Peter 3:15. This recording took place on Sunday morning May 7th, 2017. Click here for the Manuscript, verse references included.

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The Boulder That Was Too Big For God

In #All, Apologetics, Christianity, Logic, Philosophy, Reasoning, Skeptic, Theology, Truth, Uncategorized by Brian Johnson

Can God Do Anything? I was raised a Lutheran and in my catechism class I learned about God’s attributes. Two of them are God is omniscient  (Job 21:22 Psalm 147:4-5) and omnipotent (Job 11:7-11 Job 37:23). If God is all knowing and all powerful then of course He can do anything……..or can He? This is a common idea most Christians …

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Steph Curry on God

In Celebrity, Christianity, Testimony, Uncategorized by sdapologetics

Stephen Curry just set a new NBA record by making 402 three pointers this year. If you’re not into sports or don’t have a basis from which to gauge this number I’ll just say that the next closest to him is……well……him. He broke his own record from the 2014-2015 season with ‘only’ 286 three pointers. What he accomplished this year …

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In Case You Missed It…

In #All, Apologetics, Bible, Christianity, Cult Ministry, Debate, Iglesia ni Cristo, Reliability, Seminar, Social Media, Training, Translations, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

This last weekend we had Dr. James White of Alpha & Omega Ministries fly into Rapid City and debate Joe Ventilacion of Iglesia ni Cristo on the topic of the Trinity. The weekend was jam-packed from friday afternoon until Sunday.  The debate itself proceeded without any problems. Over 700 came to attend the debate; by the time the event started it was …

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The Debate Livestream On YouTube

In #All, Apologetics, Cult Ministry, Debate, Education, Iglesia ni Cristo, Orthodoxy, Social Media, Theology, Training, YouTube Livestream by Justin Hornbaker

We will be officially live-streaming the April 21st debate between Dr. James White and Bro. Joe Ventilacion. You can return to this page when the debate begins to watch it here or you can visit the link below to view it on YouTube. Click here to go to the South Dakota Apologetics page on YouTube and please subscribe! When you subscribe to our channel you …

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