Author Archives: parklinscomb

About parklinscomb

I'm a minister for the church of Christ in Manchester NH where I've worked since the 1970's. I'm a big fan of my family, archaeology, the Bible, the Lord's church, and Gander Brook Christian Camp.

Apologetics — Noah Around the World

One of the most familiar stories of the Bible is that of Noah and the Flood. It is a story that also finds a lot of skepticism. It’s unbelievable, they say because of the number of animals needed on the … Continue reading

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Apologetics — The Marks of Myth and History

Just a quick word to all regarding my last post. I’ve received a couple of responses that pointed out that not all atheists are angry at God. I’d agree, in fact, that’s what I said in the last post “One … Continue reading

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Apologetics — How do I answer the skepticism or contempt of friends?

“Religion,” Marx famously claimed, “is the opiate of the people.” Perhaps you’ve heard friends or family respond to your faith with similar condescending remarks: “Religion is for the feeble minded,” “Religion is just a crutch,” “It’s the same as fairy … Continue reading

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The Point of Apologetics

Apologetics in Christianity isn’t about saying, “I’m sorry.” It is a whole field of study that seeks to answer the questions men may ask about faith and answer the accusations that men may make about what we believe. It seeks … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Shame of Sin

“I will never deny you, Lord! I would die first!” Peter exclaimed. Jesus looked at him sorrowfully, knowing the truth, and told him, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.” Then Jesus was arrested, Peter tried to … Continue reading

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The Fire in Our Bones

“But if I say, ‘I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,’ Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I … Continue reading

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I Gotta Be…Me?

It’s an old song, but it has become the theme song — at least in principle — of the American spirit and in an ever increasing measure the spirit of the age, “I Gotta Be Me”. Just look around, watch … Continue reading

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