Grasping Achilles’ Spear: Human Power and Courage in The Iliad and the Bible (Guest Post)

Guest post by Philip Soen Greetings everyone. My name is Philip Soen and I am Elisha McFarland’s uncle. Presently, I live in Dallas, Texas, where I have been studying to become a university professor. This last July (2020) I had the privilege of vacationing in St. Albans, West Virginia. There Elisha’s family hosted my two …

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How to Use Discernment in an Age of Illiteracy

False teachers are everywhere. Everyone thinks that they're the next John Piper, prepared to give controversial opinions with little care given to the legitimacy of their claims. In an age of false news and quick, unresearched opinions, it can become almost impossible to properly research current events. Every smalltime blogger, podcaster, youtuber, and writer thinks that their take on current events is the most factual, needed piece of content on the web, and they're usually wrong...

What We Learned from Lecrae’s “Restoration”

After over two years of silence, acclaimed rapper Lecrae has released his newest album, aptly titled "Restoration". The album, containing tracks featuring popular artists John Legend and YK Osiris, has been met with wide success, garnering over 2 million YouTube views within mere days of being released. What happened? What caused his music to take …

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Monday Q&A 8: Christianity Compared

Comparing Christianity is an easy discussion for a missionary kid formerly based in a continent dominated by Muslims. Having seen firsthand the similarities and differences between Christianity, Islam, non-belief, and the rest, I have looked forward to this discussion since beginning the Monday Q&As. Because this is the last Q&A from Stoa Apologetics, I will …

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The Tragic Loss of Real Masculinity

Our culture has completely lost what it means to be a man. What was once a proud and accomplished status now lies discarded in the dirt. Boys have taken over our country. They have normalized non-manhood, brought themselves and their immaturity into popularity, and they continue to reject the true calling to manhood. This travesty …

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Monday Q&A 7: Christian Worldview Application

Worldview is a difficult topic to discuss, given the fact that the subject changes based on the person. Because everyone has a different worldview, it can become difficult to even speak on the subject, let alone have a decent discussion on the topic. Christian worldview, on the other hand, is a unifying topic that needs …

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What Does It Mean to Be Grateful?

Traveling from a poor, third-world country back to the United States is arguably the quickest way to become grateful. Within mere moments of landing, you, the American, realize just blessed you are, and vow to never forget to thank God for what He has blessed you with. Then, two weeks later, you find yourself back …

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Monday Q&A 6: God and Man

In our past three Q&A's, we have discussed three highly important topics: the character of God, foundations of Christianity, and Scripture. Yet so far, none of these topics have been as important as the one to be discussed today. God and man. Deus et Hominum. Theós kai ánthropos. The center of Christianity. So why, exactly, …

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John Grisham’s Guide to the Depravity of Man

Over the summer, I have made it a point to increase my reading load. Mein Kampf, Pride and Prejudice, A Man Called Peter, Pontius Pilate, and many others have been the subject of my reading. Yet, standing apart from the rest, a single author has recaptured my attention, returning my reading to the world of …

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Monday Q&A 5: Scripture

Scripture. The key component to Christianity at its core. The cornerstone of our beliefs. Without Scripture, we have no belief, no Faith, no arguments, and no understanding of God and His existence. The defense of Scripture is so important that it has become a large tenant to Apologetics. Without it, Christianity fails. Because of its …

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How to Criticize Criticism

As human beings, we are naturally critical of everything. We criticize our living conditions, our morals, our standards, our government, and even our friends. The "mindset of common criticism" has become commonplace within our lives, something we act upon naturally but fail to analyze properly. Standalone criticism is not inherently wrong, yet there are many …

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Monday Q&A 4: Foundations of Christianity pt.2

Hey, and welcome back to another Monday Q&A! Today's topic is "The Foundations of Christianity", the second and last discussion here. Last week, we talked mostly about the depravity and utter sinfulness of man, but this week, our focus turns to Jesus and His effect upon man and sin. So, without any further ado, let's …

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What Does a God-Focused Marriage Look Like?

Today is my parents' 19th anniversary. Since their wedding day on June 29th, 2001, they have constantly fought for each other, focusing their full and complete hearts on God and their marriage. Through this time, they have inspired many couples to live out a God-focused marriage, keeping the literal Center of the universe at the …

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3 Ways Christ Helps Us Combat Depression (Guest Post)

Panic sets in. Heart racing, your eyes dart around frantically. You gasp desperately for breath, and your entirety trembles. There is no escape. The darkness has imprisoned you, and from within there is no way out.  Depression is the seemingly inescapable, wall-less prison that confines and cripples teens today. The cycle of fears feeding fears …

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Monday Q&A 3: Foundations of Christianity pt.1

We're back again with another Monday Q&A, continuing to delve into the deep and difficult realm of apologetics. This week, my topic is the foundations of Christianity, an interesting and unique focus when compared to last week's topic. Last Monday, we talked about the character of God, finishing the 14 questions within that section of …

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