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September 27, 2010

Indiana Police Instructed not to Prohibit Street Preaching

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I find this to be interesting timing considering the recent release of Go Stand Speak – The Forgotten Power of the Proclamation of the Gospel” DVD

LINK: Indiana police guided against prohibiting street preaching

I guess the Indiana police needed a refresher course in our Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

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September 26, 2010

The Apologetics Group and Go, Stand, Speak Ministries presents “Go, Stand, Speak – The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel” – Now available on our Website!

Get ready… Get set… Go, Stand, Speak – The Forgotten Power of The Public Proclamation of the Gospel is now available!

Go Stand Speak

Go Stand Speak - The Forgotten Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel

The long-awaited project was the collaboration of veterans of Christian apologetics media, The Apologetics Group and a growing group of street evangelists headed by Pat Necerato, founder of Go, Stand, Speak Ministries.

In a culture where speaking out about any subject in public has both been lauded as patriotic (“Dissent is the highest form of patriotism”, Howard Zinn, during an interview with TomPaine.com) and discouraged (Ohio Town Violated Pro-Life Advocates’ Free Speech Rights, Federal Court Rules), street evangelism has all but disappeared from the public forum… but that could be changing.

“I’m as excited about this project as any other we have done for one big reason,” says Eric Holmberg, founder of The Apologetics Group. “I believe God will use it to spark the enlistment of hundreds, if not thousands, of public preachers to proclaim His gospel of the Kingdom… It will definitely ruffle a few feathers.”

Evangelist and business owner Pat Necerato, who co-produced this film with Holmberg, states, “The film tackles many questions that need to be answered about public preaching or open air preaching….and about the preachers themselves. Even Christians are asking, is public preaching biblical? Is it legal? Who should be doing it? Why should we do it? How it should be done? What should the message be? This film attempts to biblically answer these and many other questions. It’s our prayer that God will use this film to not only cause an insurgence of new preachers to flood the streets biblically, ethically and lovingly, with the gospel of Jesus Christ, but to also move Christians to encourage public preaching within their own churches.”

So many of our nation’s greatest spiritual revivals have been preceded by the fervent and godly activity of publicly preaching Jesus and him crucified, which begs the question – Why should today be any different?

We encourage you to share this compelling production with your pastor, your family, your church, and get ready to Go, Stand, Speak.

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August 1, 2010

Go, Stand, Speak and Jeremiah Cry – 2010 Conference in New York Aug 6-7

Why preach in public? Why endure the humiliation, the heat, the cold, the hecklers, etc. When you can just sit in the nice, comfortable pew and enjoy a sermon on the story of John the Baptist for the umpteenth time. Or, why not stand in the pulpit on Sunday and preach to the same crowd as you have for as long as you can remember? Why preach to those who obviously don’t care a whit about what you have to say, and even may be hostile to your message?

“With the public proclamation of sin being openly promoted, taught, practiced, (and celebrated in the public forum, in schools, on television, in every realm of media, in every aspect of our culture, and even in the so called church among so called carnal Christians,) the scriptures call for the message of Christ to be brought to the streets and proclaimed.”

Go Stand Speak 2010 Summit

Go, Stand, Speak Ministries together with JeremiahCry Ministries will be working together to equip others to preach the word to those who are lost during the 2010 Evangelism Conference in Brooklyn, New York August 6-7.

Speakers will include:

Jeff Rose – JeremiahCry Ministries
James White – Alpha and Omega Ministries
Eric Holmberg – The Apologetics Group
Mark Spence – The Way of The Master
Michael Marcavage – Repent America
Jon Speed – The Lost Cause Ministries
Tyler Mcnabb – JeremiahCry Ministries
Pat Necerato -Go, Stand, Speak

If you have a heart for the lost and would like to learn how to reach them with the public proclamation of the Gospel, come join us for this wonderful time of equipping, fellowship, and outreach.

Register here: JeremiahCry.com

To order the DVD, go here:

March 26, 2010

How Can They Hear? The Power of the Public Proclamation of the Gospel

Go. Stand. Speak… delves into the doctrine of public preaching with experts such as Dr. George Grant, Paul Washer, Greg Gordon, Pastor John Reuther, Rusty Lee Thomas, David Legge, Ray Comfort, Stuart Migdon, Michael Marcavage, Jeff Rose, Shawn Holes, Sean Morris and other Christian leaders and uncovers the big question – Is this quiet, new move of public preaching something that is simply a trend, or is it again the beginning of a move of God where He is simply doing what He always has done, calling His ministers to go and preach His message of repentance and faith where the people gather in the public, regardless of culture, current trends, or the popularity of the message and method? The Apologetics Group and Go, Stand, Speak Ministries presents this Brand New DVD to be released in the summer of 2010 about the forgotten power of public preaching.

I’m as excited about this project as any other we have done for one big reason: I believe God will use it to spark the enlistment of hundreds, if not thousands, of public preachers to proclaim His gospel of the Kingdom…
Eric Holmberg

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” Romans 10:14

March 22, 2010

What Would Satan Sing?

We thought this was a terribly clever song – a sort of audio-visual “Screwtape Letter”.

“Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:11

June 2, 2009

TAG’s Product Recommendation for June, 2009

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Holman QuickSource Guide to Christian Apologetics

Finding the right angle from which to approach an unbeliever can be tricky without guidance. Some people simply disbelieve God’s existence, some believe in a different deity (or more than one), and some think that who they worship and who you worship are the same when it is plain to you that they are not. Unbelievers have problems with the reliability of the scriptures, the historicity of Jesus or the problem of pain and suffering. Knowing the basics of these issues and their biblical solutions can greatly enhance your introduction of evangelistic basics, tailored to each person’s mindset. While apologetical arguments are not evangelistic techniques in the strictest sense of the words, the information presented here can go a long way in both your understanding of the worldview of the unbeliever and building your faith to accurately stand up to assaults of modern religions.
Chapters include:
1. What Is Apologetics?
2. The Cosmological Argument for God’s Existence
3. The Teleological Argument for God’s Existence
4. The Axiological Argument for God’s Existence
5. Which God Exists?
6. Where Did the New Testament Come From?
7. Is the New Testament Reliable?
8. ExtraBiblical Evidence for Jesus
9. Is the Old Testament Reliable?
10. The Fulfillment of Prophecy
11. What About Miracles?
12. Was Jesus Raised from Death?
13. Did Jesus Claim to Be God? Is He the Only Way?
14. How can God allow Evil, Pain, and Suffering?

About the Author

Doug Powell has a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. He combines expertise in apologetics with professional skills in graphic design and music to create video and internet resources for discipleship and evangelism. His work also includes design of online medical education courses, corporate Web sites, flash animation, and more. Doug’s music is featured on record labels including Mercury and RCA. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Powell makes music that’s larger than life.”

“This guide is exactly what you would expect from Doug: clear, concise reasoning and rhetoric coupled with a flare for design and artistry…an invaluable resource.” Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group

For more great products like this, Go to our website, The Apologetics Group.

May 14, 2009

Christian Hypocrites? Hell’s Bells 2

A third excerpt from Part 7: Antichrist Superstars – Rock’s Ultimate Rebellion

Over three years in the making, this much-anticipated sequel to the original Hell’s Bells series weaves together science, satire, testimonies, parables, interviews, expansive research, and a vibrant Christian perspective to create a video series that is as fascinating as it is educational and evangelistic. Far more than just a commentary on the dangers of popular music, this eight-part, six-hour, up-to-the-minute documentary uncovers the “war of the worldviews” – the epic struggle between good and evil, sin and redemption for the souls of men and the destiny of our culture.

Written and hosted by world renowned apologist Eric Holmberg.

“… perhaps the greatest documentary on any subject ever! Lives will change.” Ray Comfort – Internationally renowned author and evangelist

“…Movie Guide’s highest rating!” Dr. Ted Baehr, Christian Film and Television Commission

You can learn more about or order a copy of Hell’s Bells 2 by going here: The Apologetics Group

August 31, 2008

Be sure to check out our video clip page…

Some of The Apologetics Group (TAG) Video Clips can be found on The Apologetics Group (TAG) Video Clips page.

Check back often as we’ll be adding new clips to the video page periodically.

Thanks – The Apologetics Group Weblog Administrator

August 25, 2008

The Apologetics Group – A Little History Behind The Name

Greetings in Jesus’ mighty name! I wanted to give you a little background on who we are and a bit of the history behind The Apologetics Group and the media we produce.

Eric Holmberg founded The Apologetics Group (TAG) in 2004 as an arm of the ministry he also founded, Reel to Real Ministries. The Apologetics Group is located in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee just outside of Metro Nashville.

Some of TAG’s video productions include:

Amazing Grace: The History & Theology of Calvinism

Hell’s Bells 1 – The Original Classic

Hell’s Bells 2: The Power and Spirit of Popular Music

The Massacre of Innocence: The Occult Roots of Abortion
The Real Jesus: A Defense of the Historicity & Divinity of Christ

The Final Frontier:A Journey Through Life, Death…and Beyond

And many more…

We will be posting a lot more blog posts from Eric and others involved in TAG soon so keep checking back periodically.

Reel to Real/The Apologetics Group is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, educational ministry. We are supported in large part by the generous contributions of individuals and organizations who want to partner with us in spreading the Gospel (which includes evangelism, discipleship and reforming culture) through the use of modern visual media.

We have seen time and again how one DVD, in the right place and in the right hands, can impact many lives…even an entire nation.

You can sign up to receive more information about our products or upcoming project releases by visiting The Apologetics Group website. Eric Holmberg is the current CEO and National Director of The Apologetics Group. This is the official Eric Holmberg website and is not affiliated with any other group with similar names.Check it out HERE.

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