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Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens

>> Thursday, December 22, 2011




Last week well-known anti-Theist Christopher Hitchens died and went to meet his Creator. Christopher Hitchens was truly an amazing man. He was an immensely gifted writer, speaker and wordsmith. He was someone that could melt your heart on the one hand and force a violent reaction on the other. He was a person created in the image of God and is worthy of our love and concern. We acknowledge the fact that he was at war with his Creator-- but, that is precisely where all of us would be without the gracious act of God opening our eyes to see Jesus and the beauty of the Gospel.

He was also a man that shared a lot of common beliefs with Christians (he was pro-life and a defender of the unborn) and in many respects was on the same side of the fence as us. However, he was an outspoken enemy of the faith which he spent many of the last years of his life attacking. As far as we can tell, he died in that state- and if he did- sadly, his day of reckoning came. It is a tragedy because he knew the Gospel. As a matter of fact, you can pull audio where he actually corrects men like Dinesh D'souza and "liberal" Christians on what Christianity really is. Our prayers go out to those who loved him and were touched by him.

What should be the Christian response to the death of Christopher Hitchens? How did he help us? How do we respond to his positions and those of his Atheist devotees?

In this broadcast and audio of Redemption Radio (brought to you by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center) I interview Sye Ten Bruggencate of proofthatgodexists.org and Luke Pierson of Apologia Church (defendthefaith.org). Download this podcast of our show in memorial of Christopher Hitchens. Please share with friends!



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Jeff Durbin
Apologia Church

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Douglas Wilson on end-times (commercial free!)

>> Wednesday, December 14, 2011



Check out the audio for this very special episode of Redemption Radio (sponsored by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center). I interview our special guest Douglas Wilson who is a well-known author/pastor/theologian and Christian Apologist. He has debated Dan Barker from the freedom from religion foundation and he and Christopher Hitchins had a very well-done movie made about their debate tour called "Collision"-- you should definitely pick-it-up.

In this broadcast we look at the issue of eschatology or the study of last-things otherwise known as end-times stuff. What we say may actually shock you. Doug wrote a great little book called "Heaven Misplaced". I share the same view of end-times as Wilson (postmillennialism) and it is not very common but I believe is the most faithful to the text of God's Word and will excite you and change your view of the future. Have I peaked your interest yet? Check-it out! I believe this episode will be very helpful to many Christians.

Pastor Luke Pierson also joined me and helped with the show-- his beard was also present in the studio. :]



Soli Deo Gloria


Jeff Durbin


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Justification and Imputation with Vocab Malone

>> Saturday, November 26, 2011





How important is justification by faith? The Apostle Paul saw a distortion of it worthy of eternal condemnation (Galatians 1). What is Justification by faith? What are the implications?

On this weeks broadcast of Redemption Radio (brought to you by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center in Phoenix) Christian Hip-hop artist/Radio personality/Pastor Vocab Malone and I chop-it-up over Justification by faith and the imputation of Christ's righteousness. Besides recovering from a recent surgery on my nose I think the show sounded great!

Check-out this episode of Redemption Radio and please share it with your friends.

*We are working on a way to get these cut so that there are no commercials. However, we want to make them available immediately-- so for now, they have commercials. :]

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Blurring the Gospel

>> Saturday, November 19, 2011





This is one of the most important broadcasts that I have done yet-- related to current theological debates. This broadcast of "Redemption Radio" (sponsored by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center) deals with a very serious and dangerous theological view that is-- strike that-- HAS made it's way into Christian circles, churches and seminaries worldwide. It is called "the New Perspective on Paul". It ultimately represents a complete redefinition of Christianity. It completely redefines what the Gospel proclamation is, what Justification by faith is, what imputation is, etc..

My guest for this show is Dr. Cornelis Venema who is the president of Mid-America Reformed Seminary and is the author of several fantastic books. One book in particular addresses the New Perspective and the danger it poses to our understanding of the Gospel. This is a fantastic show that needs to be shared and shared. Also, joining me on this show was our friend and my debate partner Vocab Malone of Backpack Radio.

Check it out! And pick up a copy of Dr. Venema's book on the NPP called "The Gospel of Free Acceptance in Christ". You can purchase it here.


Right now this episode has commercials. We are going to hopefully upload a commercial free version soon.

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The History Channel

>> Tuesday, November 8, 2011




Here is the video with the spot I had on the History Channel's show "the Stoned Ages".

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The Islamic Dilemma w/ Sam Shamoun this Sunday 10/23/11 @ APOLOGIA CHURCH

>> Saturday, October 22, 2011




Well known Christian apologist/debater and missionairy to the Muslims is going to be preaching this Sunday at APOLOGIA CHURCH in Tempe. Our service begins at 5:30pm (best to show up early to get to fellowship). Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from a brother who has dedicated his life to defending the Gospel against the Islamic claims and reaching Muslims.

If you have questions please contact jeff@defendthefaith.org or luke@defendthefaith.org

Jeff Durbin
Lead Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA CHURCH


Also, please attend some of the public debates being held tomorrow at several valley churches:

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Apologia Church on the Doctrines of Grace

>> Wednesday, October 12, 2011




Check out this episode of Redemption Radio (sponsored by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center in Phoenix)where I interview the staff of Apologia Church in Tempe on the Doctrines of Grace. Just how big is God's grace? What is man's condition? Is God mighty to save? Did Jesus' death on the cross accomplish anything at all?

Check out this episode of Redemption Radio and feel free to pass it around and share it with your friends!

Jeff Durbin
APOLOGIA

Download the show here: http://redemptionradio.podbean.com/2011/10/12/jeff-interviews-the-staff-of-apologia-church-on-the-doctrines-of-grace/

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Altar Calls and Sinner's Prayers

>> Tuesday, October 11, 2011




Check out this episode of Redemption Radio (sponsored by Calvary Addiction Recovery Center) where the staff of Apologia Church discusses the biblical call of the Gospel. How should it be done? Are there magic prayers? What do we tell people? How did Jesus and the Apostles do it?

Check it out!

Download the show here: http://redemptionradio.podbean.com/2011/10/11/how-should-we-proclaim-the-gospel/

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Jeff Durbin
APOLOGIA CHURCH

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Redemption & Backpack Radio Mix-up (Commercial-free)

>> Sunday, September 25, 2011


What would happen if you put Redemption Radio and Backpack Radio in a blender?  This show!  Check-out this episode of Redemption Radio where I interview the hosts of Backpack Radio on reformed theology with specific emphasis on the doctrines of grace (the 5-points of Calvinism).

This show is incredibly fun and helpful.  Peep-it-out and share it with others!

Jeff Durbin
Pastor
Apologia Church








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The History Channel and I....

>> Tuesday, September 20, 2011



Be sure to check out the History Channel's new show premiering Wednesday at 9pm eastern time called:  The Stoned Ages.  I was interviewed for this show a little while back by the host of the show, Dean Norris.  They came out and interviewed me because of my work with Calvary Addiction Recovery Center in the area of drug and alcohol addiction.  They wanted to interview someone who approaches the issue of addiction from a Christian perspective.

Be sure to check it out.  I pray God is glorified and Christ is exalted.

Here is the link to the history channel's site and schedule:  http://www.history.com/schedule/9/21/2011

Jeff Durbin
Apologia Church

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Apologia could use you....

>> Tuesday, September 13, 2011



Lately, God has thrust us into a whole new unexpected place.  As an outreach and equipping ministry we have been able to be a part of some fantastic outreach/radio programs.  As a church plant we are slowly growing every weekend!  And we have some great ministry stuff coming up soon that we are still working out details for that should really bless you and expand the Kingdom of Christ.

Ministry Needs:

We could really use your prayers as well as any financial gifts you might be able to give.  As a newer church plant we actually have been able to get where we are through the giving of people just like you who give graciously through our ministry.  Many times God has rescued us and showed His faithfulness in moments just like that.  And we are so grateful.

Would you consider giving a financial gift to APOLOGIA?  We are experiencing a tremendous shortfall at the moment and we are a very small ministry.  Any giving would be greatly appreciated and would bless so many.  We can't do this without your prayers and support and so we are grateful to God for you!

You can give to us directly by clicking the donate tab at the top of the page.  We are seeking a current financial need of $10,000.

Thank you so much for your support of this amazing ministry!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Jeff Durbin
Pastor
APOLOGIA

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Was the reformation wrong?-- and the New Perspective on Paul

>> Monday, September 12, 2011



I believe this is one of the most important of all the shows that I have done with Backpack Radio.  This episode zeroes in on the New Perspective on Paul-- made popular within evangelical circles by N.T. Wright.  This broadcast will help you to better understand justification irrespective of the issues related to the New Perspective.  This is an episode you will want to download and listen to several times as the talking points are core to a proper understanding of the biblical Gospel.

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Matisyahu and Dr. Michael Brown

>> Thursday, September 8, 2011


 (Commercial-free episode!)

What a show!  If you have ever wondered if Jesus is truly the promised Messiah then you need to hear this episode of Redemption Radio (sponsored by Calvary Recovery Center).  Jeff Durbin interviews special guest Dr. Michael Brown.  Dr. Brown is an international speaker, author of over 20-books and has debated some of the most influential critics of Christianity (secular and rabbinic).  Dr. Brown recounts his experience as a drug-addict and talks about going from LSD to Phd.  This episode is one that needs to be shared.  You will be encouraged about the hope we have in Christ for freedom from addiction (and other things) as well as the clear testimony of Scripture showing that Jesus is truly the promised Messiah!  We also threw in a little Matisyahu just for kicks!

   

                       
   
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Has modern science disproved God's existence?

>> Saturday, September 3, 2011





In this exciting and very informative show Jeff Durbin interviews leading scientist and speaker for Creation Ministries International Dr. Robert Carter (Creation.com) on the question: Has modern science disproved God's existence? This is a fantastic show that is fun to listen to and extremely informative on some of the newest evidence coming from science. Share this with friends and family!









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REDEMPTION RADIO: The existence of God

>> Saturday, August 27, 2011



Check out this broadcast of REDEMPTION RADIO (from Calvary Addiction Recovery Center).  We explore the question of the existence of God from a biblical/reformed/presuppositional perspective.  I think you will really benefit from this episode.  My guests were Sye Ten Bruggencate from proofthatgodexists.org and Dustin Segers from graceinthetriad.blogspot.com.  

Enjoy and be sure to share with your friends!


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The Bear, The Rappa' and I

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011




Here is a very fun episode of REDEMPTION RADIO with Luke Pierson, Vocab Malone and I.  We did this episode as a 'boot-camp' for Christians. 

Check it out!  Feel free to share!

Jeff Durbin
APOLOGIA

   

                       
   
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James White discusses suffering with Jeff Durbin on Redemption Radio

>> Saturday, July 30, 2011

Here is a link to the radio program I did (Redemption Radio) with Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries (aomin.org).  James spoke on the issues of grief, suffering and trauma in the light of the sovereignty of God.  This is a wonderful episode where James helps us to have hope and to undergo healing through the Scriptures that point us to the God of all comfort.  This is a wonderful show to share with your friends, family or church that has struggled with or is currently struggling with issues related to suffering.  Please feel free to share this with everyone!

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Newest Backpack Radio episode!


Here is this past Sunday's episode of Backpack Radio on Mormonism with special guests Sandra Tanner, Andy Poland and yours truly.  Enjoy!





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Interviewing Dr. James White on Redemption Radio!

>> Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Exciting news:  I'll be interviewing Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega ministries today for Calvary Addiction Recovery Center's show (Redemption Radio) on 1360 KPXQ's Christian station.  Dr. White is a well-known Christian scholar, debater, author and theologian.  If you haven't already you would be blessed by going to his website and digesting some wonderfully biblically-soaked, Christ-exalting teaching.     The radio-show will air this Saturday at 9AM.  You can listen to the show on the radio if you are in the Phoenix area or you can listen live here.  We will also be uploading the episode after it airs here.

Check the show out!  We are discussing the sovereignty of God in the midst of grief, trauma and suffering.

Jeff Durbin
APOLOGIA

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Redemption Radio!

>> Monday, July 18, 2011



I have recently been given the opportunity to host a radio-program for Calvary Addiction Recovery center in the greater Phoenix area.  The show airs on Saturday mornings on 1360 KPXQ.  You can go to redemptionradio.podbean.com if you miss any episodes.  Underneath this are the links for the first two-shows that I did.  I plan on having some pretty solid and well-known guests on.  Dr. James White of Alpha and Omega Ministries (aomin.org) has agreed to be on my next episode.  I'm so excited!  We are going to discuss how to minister to people who have been through tremendous loss and suffering.  This is sure to be a helpful and blessed show!  You can listen to Redemption Radio live on Saturday mornings at 9AM on KPXQ's website.

As we get closer to Dr. White's interview I'll update you!


1st Episode:  Can a Christian be an addict?




2nd Episode:  Struggles of new-Christians






Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA CHURCH


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3-things....

>> Thursday, July 7, 2011


1.  I spoke about witnessing to Mormons at a gathering of small-groups tonight for Redemption Church in the east-valley.  I promised them I would post some links to some helpful stuff we did on Mormonism.  So, here you guys go:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Defendthefaithorg   --- this is a link to our youtube page with a lot of videos of us in dialogue and witnessing to Mormons, JW's and Atheists.

http://outofmormonism.libsyn.com/out-of-mormonism-jeff-durbin-part-1  -- here is part one of a radio-program I did called "Out of Mormonism".

http://outofmormonism.libsyn.com/out-of-mormonism-jeff-durbin-part-2   -- this is part-two.

That should be helpful enough for a start!

2.  We still have some items on our amazon wishlist that would be helpful to us.  We appreciate and are thankful for any help you feel led to give!  Remember when you order through our wishlist the items are sent directly to our ministry.  Here is the link--  http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1O0AHGZDYMCCV

3.  Ministry has been crazy-busy-- and utterly amazing-- so I have not been able to complete the video response I posted about last.  It is underway.  I hope to have it up soon!

Thank you guys so much!  Thank you for your prayers!  Please continue to pray and give and join with us in this ministry.

Soli Deo Gloria!

Jeff Durbin
APOLOGIA

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Was Jesus a false-prophet? And we have an urgent need....

>> Monday, May 30, 2011



Someone responded to our video on Youtube where we called Harold Camping out as a false prophet based on the Bible's demand of perfect prophetic fulfillment (Deut. 18:20-22).  In the video, the person was challenging our assertion and claimed that if we are calling Harold Camping a false prophet based on failed prophecy then by logical extension Jesus Christ was also a false prophet because "His glorious return to earth" didn't happen and that Jesus "didn't show up".  This is based on the Lord Jesus' clear prophetic statements in Mark 13, Matthew 24 (the producer of the video seems unaware of the fact that Luke 21 is also a parallel passage).  He also demonstrates clear ignorance of doctrine of the Trinity and the implications of the incarnation.  I'm in the process of making a video in response to this gentleman's video.  The simple answer is that everything in the Olivet Discourse revolving around the end of the age (the Old Covenant age with particular focus on the visible Temple standing) occurred exactly as predicted within the generation he was speaking-- as a matter of fact majestically so.  Actually, when I preach on the life of Christ I use the Olivet Discourse as one of the divine proofs of Jesus' role as Messiah.  This is nothing new to a Christian view of the Olivet Discourse this goes all the way back to the early centuries of the church as well as modern Christians like Lorraine Boettner, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, Dr. Kenneth Gentry, R.C. Sproul, Hank Hanegraaff, Gary Demar, Keith Mathison and many, many more.  So stay tuned!  In the meantime here is a link to a message Dr. Greg Bahnsen gave on the Olivet Discourse.  Great stuff!  Enjoy.

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We are asking for your prayers and possible financial support for an very important and immediate ministry need of $5,500.  We want to thank you for your consideration of this.  You can call us directly or use the donate button at the top right hand of this page.  Thank you so very much for your prayers and support!

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"Out of Mormonism Radio" part-two and a very important note!

>> Thursday, May 26, 2011



I was a guest on a radio program called "Out of Mormonism".  It was a two-part program focusing on reaching Mormons for Christ.  Here is a link to the show.


Check out what God has been doing:


1.  We have numerous baptisms coming up in a couple of weeks!  Should be somewhere around 10.  Praise God!

2.  Last week's service was awesome!  We had a bunch of new people.  We are growing in amazing ways.  God is so good!

3.  I've been given a unique opportunity to be on the  local Christian radio station KPXQ weekly for Calvary Rehabilitation facility for a 1-hour weekly show discussing drug and alcohol addiction from a biblical perspective.

4.  A major television network is doing a new show on drug and alcohol addiction and I am scheduled to be interviewed to discuss the Christian approach to addiction and healing.

5.  We have a possible debate that is being scheduled with Vocab Malone and I against two local Atheists at the end of the summer.

6.  We are continuing in prayer for a discipleship house for new believers that need extra-care as they turn from their addiction.


APOLOGIA IMMEDIATE NEEDS:

1.  We are presently in need of prayer and financial help and support.  We are experiencing amazing spiritual blessings and tons of fruit as God is saving many people.  However, like many small ministries like ours, we are struggling financially to make ends meet.  We are asking the Lord for an immediate need of $10,000 to help us get current and take care of some very critical financial needs.  Any help you could offer would be GREATLY appreciated.

2.  We have our wishlist of some current ministry needs on Amazon.com  when you purchase from our wishlist the items are sent directly to us.  Thank you! http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1O0AHGZDYMCCV

3.  Please consider fasting and praying for us.  God is blessing us and we need brothers and sisters to intercede for us in prayer.  Bless you!


Thank you so much for your kindness and gracious support!  We can't wait to rejoice with you in the presence of God in eternity over all the amazing things God has done through your giving and praying for APOLOGIA CHURCH!



Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA

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Harold Camping-- wolf.

>> Thursday, May 19, 2011

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"Out of Mormonism" radio show

>> Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Here is a link for the radio program I was interviewed on called "Out of Mormonism".  It was encouraging to me to being doing this radio show with Andy.  Andy came to Christ out of Mormonism and took his first class with me!  I was so blessed to sit with him now (many years later) and see him doing a radio show trying to lead more people who are LDS to Christ.

God is so very good.


Jeff Durbin
Pastor
APOLOGIA

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Mustard Seeds to Huge Trees!

>> Monday, May 9, 2011



The Parables of the Mustard Seed and of the Yeast
31 He  presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven  is like a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It’s the smallest of all the seeds, but when grown, it’s taller than the vegetables and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the sky come and nest in its branches.”

The Holy Bible : Holman Christian standard version. 2009 (Mt 13:31–32). Nashville: Holman Bible Publishers.

I cannot even express how grateful we are for all that God has been doing with APOLOGIA!  If you have just a few moments I would love it if you would take time to rejoice with us and praise God as you look at what God has been doing through your prayers and support.  Over the last few-months:

1.  I have done numerous radio programs equipping Christians to defend the Gospel.
2.  God has brought more people to Himself through our ministry and we are making disciples out of them!
3.  We held a public debate in Tempe with two local-atheists.  The event was packed with people and it was stellar.
4.  We handed out countless tracts at the Mormon temple in Mesa during their Easter Pageant.  A lot of people who joined us were new-believers that have only recently come to Christ and were so excited about Christ they just had to join us to proclaim the Good-news!
5.  I spoke at 3 very large winter camps for about 8 churches with several hundred teenagers from Chicago and Arizona.
6.  APOLOGIA CHURCH services have been going great!  You should see all the lives being changed!  We're talking miraculous things here folks!

We feel tremendously blessed to be a part of what God is doing and we simply feel so unworthy to be used to the degree that we are.  God gets all the praise for what has been going down.

We wanted to present something to you that has been a burden on our hearts and we are asking for your prayers or possible support.

Over the last year, Pastor Luke and I have learned a lot.  We have learned that only God can transform people's hearts.  We have also learned that God is truly faithful to His promises to grow His Kingdom and that he does so through really easily broken jars of clay like us.  God has given us a special heart and ministry to people that generally are deemed as 'hopeless'.  God has granted to us the very special privilege and honor of leading people who have struggled with intense drug and alcohol addictions to Christ and then walking with them as they grow in Him.

Where have we struggled?  One of the greatest difficulties we have found is that as these wonderful brothers and sisters have come out of these addictions many of them have to take time putting their lives back together and need extra special care and shepherding.  I wish you could see them it really is amazing.  However, Pastor Luke and I have a real burden to help them get grounded in Christ and to help them get their feet on solid ground as they grow while in a very fragile state.  Many of the people that have come to Christ and are now at APOLOGIA spend time living in half-way houses or three-quarter houses.  They range from doctors to janitors and from realtors to financial advisers.  So where is the difficulty?  Many of these new believers are in half-way houses that actually make it difficult for us to shepherd them in the way they need it.  Some of these places actually prohibit them from getting to church to grow and worship.  Many of these places make it difficult for Pastor Luke and I to be intimately involved in their spiritual growth and accountability.

So what are we thinking?  Pastor Luke and I are praying for God to give us the funds to purchase a house.  Our hearts desire is to have this house as a discipleship-house.  Pastor Luke is focusing on intense discipleship at APOLOGIA and would spend his time shepherding those who are in the house as they get grounded in Christ.  Our desire is to help these new-believers be in a safe, godly environment that will help them get to know God at a deeper-level, while encouraging discipleship, accountability and a life saturated with a love for God and a pursuit of delighting in Him!

We know this is a huge and seemingly (humanly speaking) impossible goal.  But with God "all things are possible"!  Will you join with us in prayer over this?  Perhaps you know someone or you yourself have the ability to make something like this actually happen.  We are having "big-faith" with this one and are grateful for the grace of God given to us even in the possibility. 

Based on our current outlook we would need somewhere in the area of 150-175k to buy a house that would meet our needs.  Our hope would be to be able to have about 10-beds in the home.  Today alone, I spoke with 3-people who would love to be residents in the house.  If God gave us this house we could surely fill it!

Would you join with us in prayer over this?  We would be so grateful for any consideration you would have in this goal we have to grow God's Kingdom and to make disciples through the ministry opportunity provided by this house.

If you should have any questions please don't hesitate to contact either Pastor Luke or I personally.  Also, we want to thank you for any regular giving you felt led to give through APOLOGIA at this time as we are trusting in God to provide for our every need!
  

Here is a link to our ministry wishlist on Amazon as well. When you purchase from our wishlist on Amazon your gift is sent directly to us.  Bless you!

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Help our very close friend bring his son home!

>> Monday, May 2, 2011



One of my closest friends and brothers in the Lord (Scott Murray) is a Pastor at Wheaton Bible Church.  Scott and his bride have 3-kids of their own and have recently been called by God to adopt a baby boy from Africa!  They have passed the court and he is their son!  Only one thing remains.  They need to gather the money to bring him home. 

This blog post is to encourage all of our supporters who feel led to help bring Samuel home to help our brother Scott in getting him home to Wheaton, Illinois.  You can check out his blog and donate directly there.


May God bless the Murray family as they lead this little boy to Jesus Christ!

Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA

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Radio Interview on BACKPACK RADIO

>> Saturday, April 30, 2011



Here is a radio interview Vocab and I did on the "Debate Aftermath".  We reviewed a few points of the debate we had with some local atheists.  Please pray for and support this ministry!





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Debate Audio is Up!!

>> Sunday, April 24, 2011




Here is a link to the audio from the public debate with Vocab Malone and I VS. Shawn Esplin and Omar David Call on "Which makes more sense:  Christianity or Atheism?"

Soli Deo Gloria!

http://apologiachurch.sermon.net/sermonid/2664446

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My favorite episode I did with Vocab on BACKPACK RADIO

Here is a link to my favorite episode I did with Vocab, Vermon and Pastor Bob.  Its on the Old Testament prophecies of Jesus.  Enjoy!  Go and tell somebody about Him!





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Debate was great! Mormon Temple here we come...

>> Tuesday, April 19, 2011




I know.  I know.  "Jeff, you are an awful blogger"!  Please forgive me for not posting regularly lately.  With two full-time ministries, finishing school, studying Hebrew and a family with a wonderful wife and four great kids I rarely have a spare moment-- and I love every minute of it!

The debate went great and we should have audio to post really soon as well as a debate aftermath radio show we recorded for "Backpack Radio" on KPXQ.  I'll put it up as soon as I can.  I hope it blesses you!

Please pray for us!  Tonight we are going to proclaim the Biblical Gospel to thousands of Mormons in Mesa, Arizona!

Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA

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Out of Mormonism radio show

>> Friday, April 15, 2011


I'll be recording for the radio and podcast show "Out of Mormonism" today.  No, I was not a Mormon but I sure do love them and want to see them leave it and come to know Christ  :]

I'll try and update everyone to let them know how to hear it when I get word.

Thanks for your prayers and support!



Jeff Durbin
Pastor
APOLOGIA

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The debate is completely FULL! But, don't worry.....

>> Monday, March 28, 2011


The debate is completely full.  We booked every possible seat (and then some).  But, don't worry!  Thank God for all this really cool technology.  We are going to broadcast the event live on the internet.  You guys can thank my trusty side-kick and best friend Pastor Luke.  He is working hard on making sure everyone gets a seat and is able to watch the debate-- whether you are present at the debate or not.

Please pray for us.  Please continue to support our ministry financially if you feel led.  Here is the link to watch the event live:

http://sermon.net/apologiachurch/sermonid/2641592

The debate will be broadcast live online at 7pm Arizona time.

Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA CHURCH

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Drum roll please.....

>> Saturday, March 5, 2011



Here is a quick blurb and part of the flier for our upcoming debate!  If you would like tickets (they are free) you must reserve them by contacting Pastor Luke @ luke@defendthefaith.org

See you there!  Pray for us!


Jeff Durbin
Pastor/Elder
APOLOGIA CHURCH

Here is the (unfinished) front:







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Back from Camps!

>> Friday, February 25, 2011



Sorry it has been so long everyone!  We've been so busy with ministry that I haven't been able to be very consistent with our posts.  Great stuff coming up!  I'll be speaking to the GCU (Grand Canyon University) students on March 7th.  And we are scheduled to have our debate with our atheist friends on April 1st, 2011 and it will be held at APOLOGIA church in Tempe.  We will post more details soon.

God has been so good to us.  He has blessed us with the honor of seeing Him save His people from their sins and watching them grow in Him!  We'll post new stuff as soon as possible.  Keep checking back guys!  In the meantime, here is a local pastor's (Duncan Robinson) blog on the last camp I was given the grace to preach at.

Here it is.

To God ALONE be the Glory.

Jeff

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Snow in Chicago!

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011



Wow!  Things are going fantastic here in Chicago.  Um, I mean ministry-wise-- not the weather!  Lot's of teens turned to Christ over the weekend at the winter camp I spoke at for Wheaton Bible church.  But, the weather is nuts!  There were up to 70mph winds and it dumped like 3-inches of snow an hour!  It was an awesome sight to see.

Please continue to pray for our ministry.  God has blown my mind with all of the lives He is changing.  I'm humbled.  I'm grateful.

Jeff Durbin

PS---  They recorded the sessions from this weekend.  I'll see if I can get them and maybe you can pass them on to the youth in your church?

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Debates, Sermons and Airplanes!

>> Monday, January 17, 2011



We have a ton of great stuff coming!  Most of this is ministry you can actually join with us in.  Here are a few things--  Check it out:

1.  We are almost finished with plans for an upcoming debate where Vocab Malone and I will debate two-local Atheists.  We are going to let you know the venue and time and date soon.  So far the topic will be "Christianity or Atheism:  Which makes more sense?"

How can you help?  We need people to join with us financially and prayerfully.  We are expecting a great turnout for this event and believe that it will be very helpful.  We are hoping to have a professional recording done and DVD's later.  This event will be very time consuming and will cost a lot.  Please consider starting prayers and fasting on Vocab and my behalf.  Also, we need brothers and sisters to join with us IMMEDIATELY to help us with APOLOGIA'S ministry costs to get us through and to the event.

2.  We are finalizing the production of all of our sermons (preached at APOLOGIA CHURCH) over the last year (March 1st is our 1-year anniversary).  The process is very time consuming and it has taken a while to determine where to put them up.  We are basically settled on a site (sermonaudio.com) that will allow easy access through computer and hand-held devices.

How can you help?  Please consider donating to APOLOGIA for the cost of setting up with the site and once we are live please share the links with your friends and families!

3.  I'll be speaking over the next two-months in 3-different states.  I am a camp speaker for Wheaton Bible Church, a network of Arizona Churches and I'll also be a speaker for Grand Canyon University.

How can you help?  Pray for safe travel and fruitful ministry.  Also, we are in need of the people of God to join with us with financial gifts of any kind to help us make it through these next 2-months.  

Apologia Christian Ministries is a very small ministry.  We are dependent upon brothers and sisters in Christ worldwide to pray for us and support the work of ministry.  If you have been blessed by what the Lord is doing through our ministry we would be grateful if you joined with us prayerfully and financially.  Many of you ask us for specifics so that you can be praying for us.  We are asking God for a ministry inflow of $10,000 to get us through the next few months and to help us with the upcoming costs for ministry.

Thank you so much for your gracious love and support!  Please join this ministry as we spread the Gospel and watch God grow His Kingdom!  You can bless this ministry with your financial gifts immediately by clicking on the paypal tab at the top of the page.

Here is a video of the baptisms from this weekend.  Enjoy!

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