Who is Gen Z? - Impact 360 Institute
Over the past year, Impact 360 Institute has worked closely with Barna on a landmark study of Gen Z. Impact 360 works with the next generation—with teenagers and college students—to equip them in biblical worldview and leadership. This new study is a snapshot of the ways Gen Z sees the world and the culture. Who...
Is Christianity A Copycat Religion?
Is Christianity based upon plagiarizing ancient mystery religions? Is there nothing unique about the claims of Jesus? Sean responds briefly to these questions.
Born Blind for the Glory of God: Eugenics by Abortion Is an Abomination to God
All children, of every degree of ability, are conceived for the purpose of displaying the glory of God.
Racial Harmony and Interracial Marriage
Interracial marriage is not only permitted by God; it is a positive good. It is not just to be tolerated, but celebrated.
Hebrews 5:7–10: Jesus’s Prayer in His Darkest Hour
In his darkest hour, Jesus did not run from his Father, but boldly wept and cried aloud in trust before him.
Apologetics from the Psalms
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun, which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber, and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy. Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them, and there is nothing hidden from its heat. The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
How to Become a Better Apologetics Communicator
No, I don’t mean profanity. I mean your vocabulary. If you’re like me, you’re immersed in the apologetics world. You read apologetics books, you listen to apologetics podcasts, you devour all things apologetics. So you’re used to the language, the ideas, the jargon. But your audience may not be. Find ways to communicate without using “insider” language. Always imagine what someone completely new to apologetics would think of your writing or talk. Have an “outsider” review your material (more on this later). And if you absolutely must use special apologetics vocabulary, be sure to carefully – and simply – define your terms.
3 Kinds of Students That Leave Christianity After High School - Jonathan Morrow
I just don’t believe what you believe anymore….These are words that no Christian parent or youth leader ever wants to hear. After this bombshell hits and the shockwaves subside, we wonder if something could have been different. What happened to this student who was so active in church growing up? After all, they never missed youth group. Sadly, this scenario is not the exception. Approximately 50 percent of students will disengage from their faith after they leave home.
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The Doctrine of Scripture for Apologetics, Part 2
The Bible did not fall from heaven as a finished product placed in the hands of men. Neither was it, like the claims of both Mormonism and Islam, translated from golden plates found in a hillside or cave. Rather, God communicated to human authors in various ways, and guided their writing so that what was written was what God wanted to reveal to them. While 2 Timothy 3:16 tells us what Scripture is, the clearest passage that describes this process is found in 2 Peter 1:16-21.
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Worldview and Apologetics in the News
What Pro-Lifers Can and CAN’T Learn from the Civil Rights Movement
Two Evolutionists Inadvertently Demolish Evolution | Evolution News
Yesterday we saw how, in a new paper, evolutionists Warren Allmon and Robert Ross reformulate the argument for evolution from homologous structures. The paper makes several mistakes, but is important because it is a rare case of evolutionists (i) recognizing the religion in evolutionary thinking, and (ii) trying to do something about it.
The Secret Small Churches Know Best
Small churches in small places face certain realities. With 45 regular Sunday morning attenders (or 85, or 145), there will be few things outwardly impressive about your gathering. Your meeting place will likely be humble — perhaps not always well-heated or air-conditioned. You probably won’t enjoy the sound of professional-level musicians, see visually appealing graphic design, or hear preaching that generates thousands of views online the following week. The natural pleasure and encouragement of welcoming new visitors on Sunday morning may not be an experience you enjoy very often. With many in your congregation aging, your church will have lots of accumulated wisdom, but may struggle with health, energy, and a willingness to venture into new things.
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It’s Official: Trump Turns HHS from Pro-Life Antagonist to Advocate
Pursuant to the President’s Executive Order and Executive Branch policy, and in keeping with the Attorney General’s religious liberty guidance, HHS proposes this rule to enhance the awareness and enforcement of Federal health care conscience and associated antidiscrimination laws, to further conscience and religious freedom, and to protect the rights of individuals and entities to abstain from certain activities related to health care services without discrimination or retaliation
Luis Palau Reveals Stage 4 Lung Cancer, Asks for Prayer
“If the Lord wants to take me home in the next few months, or two years, or whatever it is, I’m ready,” said Palau. “I know it sounds crazy, it’s not like, ‘Ooh, I can’t wait to go to heaven.’ Yes it’s true. I actually [am].”
Can Christians claim to have the One, True God?
You don’t have to spend very much time interacting with atheists on the internet before you hear this objection: “There are almost 5,000 gods being worshiped by humans, but don’t worry… only yours is right.” The picture above was sent to me on Twitter last week in response to my blog about God’s hiddenness . There are other very popular forms of this argument. Richard Dawkins claims that Christians are atheists when it comes to Zeus, Thor, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and many others. Dawkins just goes one god further than the Christian. So the claim is either than I’m an atheist when it comes to 4,999 gods or that I’m dumb for claiming to have truth when I reject so many other options.
Teaching Apologetics to the Next Generation
Before becoming a graduate professor of apologetics last year, I spent a decade teaching apologetics full time to high school students at a Christian school in Southern California. In fact, I still teach one high school Bible class simply because I love it ! I also have the privilege of speaking to thousands of young people each year on all sorts of apologetics-related subjects. There are some lessons I have learned—many the hard way—about how to teach apologetics to young people. I trust these will be helpful and encouraging as you aim to equip and challenge the next generation.
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29 of the Best Signs at the March for Life
One of the many signs at the 45th annual March for Life. (Photo: Jeff Malet for The Heritage Foundation)
Is Apologetics Blogging Dead?
The problem is not necessarily something wrong with the medium of blogs. Rather it is an observation that blogging does not have the same proportion of content production on the internet that it once did. Many people have either switched to or at least added podcasting to their content production. Video is growing quickly as well, not just YouTube and Facebook, but live-streaming video such as Periscope and Blab. There are more options available now than ever before.
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Podcast: Jesus Wasn’t Just a Moral Teacher https://www.str.org/podcasts/jesus-wasnt-just-moral-teacher … pic.twitter.com/1Ql6TTefHO
5 Levels of Christian Faith
We often use the word “faith” to describe the core of someone’s beliefs—but people of differing religions use the term in very different ways. This has challenged me to more carefully probe the distinctive features of the word “faith” from the perspective of historical Christianity. Faith is much more profound than simply recounting our personal conversion story. Rather, Christian faith entails at least five parts, each building on top of the next.
How to Defend the Christian Faith: Four Principles to Get Started
His statement about missing evidence was frustrating. For the last hour or so, not to mention for the hours spent in discussion online and in person, I had presented him with exactly what he had been asking for: evidence from history, science, cosmology, and philosophy. I have been studying this exact question of evidence for years, and I had what I thought were irrefutable arguments, certain to destroy every possible objection and answer nearly every question about the Christian faith. I brought all these to bear in my conversation with Chris only to be told that I had not presented any evidence at all.
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Tom Peers on Twitter
There are quite a few of us who are of relatively sound mind that don't believe in the traditional view of ECT. We find compelling scriptural evidence for another case.
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Adam and the Genome and Synteny | Evolution News
To return to our “genome as book” metaphor, we also observe that humans and chimpanzees not only have nearly identical genomes, but that our genomes are organized in the same spatial pattern. At the sentence, paragraph, and chapter level, our two “books” are organized in the same way. As before, there is no biological reason why this needs to be the case. We, or chimpanzees, would be fine with our genes in very different spatial arrangements, and placing our genes into a different arrangement would be well within God’s creative abilities. Yet what we observe, once again, is consistent with the hypothesis that the present-day human and chimpanzee genomes are slightly modified descendants of what was once the genome of a shared ancestral species.
Biola Apologetics on Twitter
The first Women in Apologetics Conference is underway at @biolau ! #wiaconference pic.twitter.com/v1x4AH42Q7
Ocado stocks 'blasphemous' beef jerky - Premier
Ocado has been accused of stocking a packet of beef jerky which uses "blasphemous" and "gratuitously offensive language" about Jesus.
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Pro-lifer adopted 2, whats your point?
Do you think there's a shortage of people wanting to adopt babies?
If there was (there's not), are you making the case that these babies should be destroyed because of the burden they may pose on society?
Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions
“I don't want to keep using Banzer’s Code,” said Morales, referring to the system put in place by former dictator and president Hugo Banzer. “I ask the assembly … to rapidly advance a new code. I’m almost positive there will be a few changes and modifications to the articles.”
BreakPoint on Twitter
The central lie of the LGBT movement and the sexual revolution is that our sin is our identity. But the good news of Christianity is that, we can have a new identity. We need no longer be enslaved to our fallen passions. We were made for something better. http://bit.ly/2BmqSBa pic.twitter.com/y9y2lQWbSy
Southern Seminary on Twitter
As President Trump addresses March for Life, we pray for a shift in the ‘moral intuition’ of Americans @albertmohler #TheBriefing http://sbts.co/2mZANY3
Southern Seminary on Twitter
45 years after Roe v. Wade decision, the American conscience remains unsettled on the question of abortion @albertmohler #TheBriefing http://sbts.co/2mXy55t
Southern Seminary on Twitter
Women march in cities across the United States and a record number file to run for political office @albertmohler #TheBriefing http://sbts.co/2DVO9MY
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Have Christians only recently become concerned about the sanctity of human life and the evil of abortion? @AlbertMohler explains that historic Christianity has always condemned abortion and affirmed the sanctity of human life, born and not yet born. http://bit.ly/2DXhDKt
Is There a Place for Female Professors at Seminary?
In our local churches, we believe God raises up a few qualified men to lead. Not all men in a church are called to pastor, just a few men. But only males serve as elders, according to the blueprint we find in the Pastoral Epistles of the New Testament. So then, it leads to a question today about the role of women teaching pastors in seminaries. Scott, a podcast listener, writes in to ask it. “Dear Pastor John, I’m a seminary student at an orthodox but interdenominational school in the United States. I share your complementarian understanding of God’s design for male and female roles and relationships in the home and church. On that basis, I have recently doubted whether or not my seminary ought to allow women to teach pastors in training. What do you think? Should women be hired as seminary professors? What is your best case?”
5 terrible reasons to become a pastor
Skewed views of the demands of ministry
I was in a conversation with a 30-something pastor who came into ministry from the secular world. His conversation went something like this: “I had this idea that I would have all this free time and short work weeks. Ministry seemed like a piece of cake compared to the world I was coming from. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It is unbelievably demanding. I am on call 24-hours a day whether I admit it or not.”
If you had lived your entire life to adulthood with no human contact, you wouldn’t have the slightest idea who or what you were. You wouldn’t even know you were a human being. You only know that because you’re in relationship with other human beings. You learn your identity by being in relationships.
Relentlessly Call Abortion What It Really Is
The killing of children can be tolerated and even championed as a social good so long as we don’t call it what it is. Call abortion an individual’s right to privacy and you can write it into the legal code. Call abortion a compassionate choice offered to a frightened girl to save her future or to save a child from an undesirable quality of life and you can swing popular opinion. Call abortion a liberation of women from the social and economic oppression of male dominance and passionate people will march on capitols chanting demands to preserve the human right of abortion on-demand.
David Wood on Twitter
Is anyone else starting to feel like Tom Brady is DELIBERATELY losing big games until the final minutes of the fourth quarter, just so he can seem like more of a miracle worker when he wins at the very end?
Boy With Down Syndrome Who Only Knows 12 Words Learns To Speak By Singing ‘You Are My Sunshine’
Lydia strums her guitar and sings “You Are My Sunshine” with her little brother by her side. The toddler gets especially excited when the words “happy,” “gray,” “dear,” and “away” come up in the song. He can’t help but light up as he shows off the words he knows!
Albert Mohler on Twitter
Has a wonderful Lord’s Day preaching at @fbcnaples — thankful for friends like Pastor @HayesWicker . I preached on Romans 11:33-12:2. pic.twitter.com/bgEi41zAVD