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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Publishing Peace Ministries Launch!

Today is the day! Publishing Peace Ministries has officially launched! After three months of dreaming, writing, envisioning, and working, we have finally reached the Starting line. Publishing Peace Ministries, originally known as "Project Cast", began as the brain child of Jonathan Bjorn-Kellogg, aka. Bjorn. His vision for quality Christian content in an age of low-quality, …

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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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A Myriad of Awards

Today we have not one, not two, but three awards to take care of! I have been double-nominated for the Outstanding Blogger award, an award I had not yet been nominated for, and single-nominated for the Thirteenth Disciple Tag. Thank you so much, SonoofYHWH and MakaylaLife for the two Outstanding Blogger awards, and my brother …

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Five Important Tips for Young Bloggers

If I were asked to guess what percentage of bloggers put real, hard work into their writing and websites, I would likely hazard a guess at 10%. 10%. One out of every ten bloggers are fighting to put themselves above the rest, learning new techniques, sharpening their writing skills, and constantly updating their websites. The …

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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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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 is the Optimal Age to Date?

In today's world, dating is treated as a recreational hobby. Many do it for fun or for sport, not really realizing the consequences early dating can bring. Many children begin dating as early as ten when their bodies begin to develop and emotions run high. While some view this as appropriate or even healthy, acting …

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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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The Bookish Bucket List Tag

Welcome back to another tag, the Bookish Bucket List tag (as you could see from the title)! While I normally don't participate in awards/tags for the sake of time, I couldn't resist this newer, interesting, book-focused tag, so here we go! As usual, the rules: Link to the tag’s creator (Madison’s Inkwell).Link to the person …

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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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