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Patterns of Evidence: Exodus - Encore Performance January 29th 2015

See what people are saying about Patterns of Evidence: Exodus. See the Trailer at www.patternsofevidence.com

Christianity & Islam: Who Is the True Jesus? The Jesus of the Qur'an or the Jesus of the Bible?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In March 2002 Dr William Lane Craig began participating in a series of debates with Shabir Ally on t...

The Moral Argument

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/moral View the Kalam Cosmological Argument animation video: http://youtu.be/6CulBuMCLg0 View the Fin...

01. Isn't religion just a psychological crutch?

Dr. Andy Bannister (http://bit.ly/andybannister) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Isn't religion just a psychological crutch?...

How Muslims Understand Jesus

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Does God Exist?: William Lane Craig vs Antony Flew

http://drcraigvideos.blogspot.com - William Lane Craig and Antony Flew met in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the famous Copleston/Russell debate to discuss ...

Did God Create Time? (The Nature of Time) (William Lane Craig)

Robert Lawrence Kuhn (host of PBS' "Closer to Truth") interviews William Lane Craig on time in relation to God. Questions explored: How do you deal with God ...

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The Most Ancient and Magnificent Trees From Around the World | WIRED

Now the photographer has epic tree stories of her own. Moon tried for three years to shoot dragon’s blood tree —a wild looking thing “kind of like a gigantic umbrella blown inside out.” The tree is found only on Socotra Island, located 150 miles east of the Horn of Africa and controlled by Yemen. It was difficult to gain access. At customs and immigration, a PBS crew in line right in front of her was detained and had all its gear confiscated by Yemeni officials. Moon fortunately had a fixer with strong tribal ties help her make it through.

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7 Reasons to Teach Our Children Church History

By no means should church history supplant teaching your family the Bible. Family worship and God’s Word must come first in your home. But the benefits of teaching them something about the key figures and movements from the rich heritage of the church are myriad. Here are seven reasons why we should teach our children church history.

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How Should Christians Measure Success?

As an author and a mother, I have two “jobs” where measuring success doesn’t come easy. My “success” as a mom can’t be quantified by the number of times I brush my kids’ hair or the number of times they say please or even by the grades they get or their athletic accomplishments. All I can do is try to serve them faithfully and trust God with the results. Similarly, as a writer, I suppose I could set my sights on writing a bestseller, but I'm pretty sure to do so would be to ignore God's call. The bestseller list isn’t my goal. My goal is to write books that will last in a world of instant gratification. To communicate deep truth and beauty in a world of surface images and distractions.

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Actor Mark Ruffalo Still Proud of His Mother for Aborting His Sibling

Now, in a new video specifically recorded for a top pro-abortion group that has taken out numerous pro-life laws protecting women and unborn children with expensive lawsuits, Ruffalo again defends his mother aborting his own sibling in an illegal abortion. Nowhere in the video does Ruffalo talk about other options she could have pursued — such as keeping his brother or sister to placing the child for adoption with a family who could have loved his aborted sibling.

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13 Secrets of Amazon Warehouse Employees

There have been dozens of stories portraying Amazon warehouses as inhumane, hellish workplaces, and while some workers may have been subject to these conditions, the ones I spoke to hadn’t. “It is certainly hard work,” said Brant Ivey, who spent six months in one of Amazon’s hubs lifting oversized objects. But “the conditions at the warehouse were on par or better than most other warehouses that I have been in.” One of the biggest complaints is that the warehouses are too hot. In 2012, after a lengthy expose revealed brutally hot summertime conditions, Amazon announced plans to spend $52 million to install air conditioning in its U.S. warehouses.

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Leading Theologian And Jesus Expert Dies At 72

Marcus J. Borg, a prominent liberal theologian and Bible scholar who for a generation helped popularize the intense debates about the historical Jesus and the veracity and meaning of the New Testament, died on Wednesday (Jan. 21). He was 72 and had been suffering from a prolonged illness, friends said. Photo courtesy of Oregon State University

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No Worship Services in Public Schools, New York Mayor Tells Supreme Court

“The City brief argued its case using a somewhat obscure twist to a recent Supreme Court decision to allowing a town council in upstate New York to have mostly Christian clergy to offer opening prayers because few other clergy of a different religion live in the area," wrote Tony Carnes, editor of A Journey Through NYC Religions, in breaking the news. "The city said that the New York City public schools can prohibit worship services ‘simply because all religions do not hold them.’” (CT covered that upstate case, Green v. Galloway , and offered an opinion from a constitutional law scholar here .)

11 Defenders Class Live | Reasonable Faith

Defenders is Dr. William Lane Craig's Sunday school class on Christian doctrine and apologetics. Join leading Christian scholar Dr. Craig as he carefully and articulately teaches a comprehensive survey course from the Doctrine of God to the Doctrine of the Last Things, explaining Christian apologetic arguments along the way. Click on the link to watch live on Sunday mornings at 11:30 EST or to enjoy archived classes at your convenience.

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Open For Business: The Southern Seminary Dining Hall Grand Opening

Open For Business: The Southern Seminary Dining Hall Grand Opening

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14 Why Does God Leave Muslims Deluded? | Reasonable Faith

But here the problem is worse for the Christian than for the Muslim. For the Bible affirms that God loves these people and wills their salvation. By contrast the Qur’an states repeatedly that Allah does not love sinners or unbelievers. His love is given only to those who first love him. So there’s no problem if Allah simply writes such people off. Of course, I think this only serves to expose the moral deficiency of the Islamic concept of God. As a person whose love is partial, conditional, and has to be earned, Allah is not the greatest conceivable being and therefore not God. The problem is not that God would be unjust to leave people in their delusion but that He would be unloving.

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Evaluating Edmund Clowney’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching |

Edmund Clowney died in March of 2005 at eighty-seven years of age. He was ordained to the preaching ministry in 1942; and, from 1952 to 1984, he served as professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Clowney served as president of Westminster Theological Seminary from 1966 to 1982. He was a theologian, educator, pastor, and churchman who continued to be active in writing, teaching, and preaching after his retirement from seminary.

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Forcing Doctors to Kill, by Wesley J. Smith, National Review

Consideration should be given to creating a public list of physicians who register as having conscientious objection to providing a specified medical procedure. This would allow people who want to be treated by a physician with such values to identify those physicians, at the same time allowing those who want such procedures to avoid those physicians…

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The 10 Most Influential Churches of the Last Century

A tenth trend is noted for its transforming influence on church culture as much as its influence on new methods and new programs. After World War II, the parents who were responsible for winning World War II gave birth to the generation known as the Baby Boomers. These children were influenced by television, wealth, and changing expectations of cultures. The churches struggled to incorporate the growing numbers of Baby Boomers into their traditional church culture. The young didn’t think like their parents, did not dress like their parents, did not sing like them, did not eat like them, nor did they dream like them. Some Baby Boomers were initially focused on “California Dreaming,” and they were representative of the multiple thousands of young people who rebelled against what they called the recessive middle class and became hippies in California.

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Evangelical-Catholic coalition: marriage in crisis

Copyright (c) 2015 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. The original story can be found at http://www.bpnews.net/44079/evangelicalcatholic-coalition-marriage-in-crisis Evangelical-Catholic coalition: marriage in crisis by David Roach, posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (4 days ago) Tags: marriageCatholicFirst Things Tweet NASHVILLE (BP) -- In the wake of an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage two months ago, a coalition of Roman Catholics and evangelicals -- including Southern Baptist Timothy George -- has issued a statement calling the legalization of same-sex marriage "a graver threat" to society than either "easy acceptance of divorce" or "widespread cohabitation.

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Will Christians be allowed to serve as judges in California?

Going back to the Louie Giglio debacle, could it be that it is time for evangelical ministers, be it Rick Warren, Andy Stanley, Franklin Graham, et al, if Hillary Clinton is elected President in 2016, to “respectfully decline” from any part in the inauguration, but possibly suggest, “Have you tried the United Church of Christ (President Obama’s church in Chicago, in particular) or the Unitarian Universalist fellowship down the street? They’ll pretty much say whatever you want, Madam President.” (thus making the whole idea of a blessing from God a big “pshaw” to most people). And speaking of Brendan Eich, could it also be time for the very “one” who is the “‘only one’ who can save a particular company from immediate liquidation (yeah, I’m exaggerating, but that’s probably they would tell the person they wanted to hire),” if he or she is a believer, and knows the company’s stand on certain issues, to “respectfully decline” (better than telling them “no way in hell,

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Lessons I learned in seminary

As I prepare to enter my final semester of seminary, and have pondered what lessons I might share with those considering that call or just starting their seminary journey, I was struck by how my perspective on ministry has changed over these last few years. Like many new theological students, I was thrilled to begin my formal training, excited to learn under men like Tom Schreiner, Jim Hamilton, and Russell Moore. I loved theology and was ready to dig into the nuances of complex doctrines like the hypostatic union and compatibilistic free will. I wanted to prepare for ministry, and as such, I wanted to know my Bible backwards and forwards, to know when the Greek text makes a difference in our understanding, to know the history of the church, to learn the art of preaching. These are all wonderful, and I would say necessary, pursuits for those called to pastoral ministry. But for those considering that call and those just beginning their seminary journey, consider the emphasis Paul places in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. “Life” and “doctrine” both matter, but the emphasis is on “life,” on the man’s character, and only secondarily on his skill.

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What options are there in the origins debate? - A Taxonomy of Christian Origins Positions

Third, there are positions related to the scientific origins which would further subdivide Rau’s categories as dilineated above. For example, young earth creationists often hold that the Global Flood can account for the fossil record and stratification. But some YECs have historically held that the Flood would have been tranquil and essentially had no impact on the Earth. Other YECs simply hold that the universe and the Earth have an appearance of age because God would have known at what age it would have needed to be in order to sustain life. There is much diversity about the mechanisms related to the Flood as well. Similarly, Old Earth Creationists exist upon a spectrum, though Rau’s principles about what unites them are correct. However, OECs are often confused with other views along the spectrum such as directed evolution. Strictly speaking, an Old Earth Creationist will not hold to the notion that speciation occurs on such a broad scale through evolution.

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Ligonier.org

Dr. Sproul investigates the specific controversy that sparked the reformation — the doctrine of justification by faith alone. He looks into the areas of agreement and disagreement between Roman Catholics and Protestants of the reformation. Further he looks at the double transfer of Christ's righteousness in exchange for our sins and concludes this section by defining propitiation and expiation.

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How Secular Family Values Stack Up: A Response

One of my friends posted the original article on her Facebook page, and when I read it, I knew it “didn’t sit well” but couldn’t articulate why. Your article is great that it explains the whys of why it didn’t feel quite right as an article, and how we can respond as Christians. The only response I had thought of at the time, was about the claim (I don’t have the article on hand to look at,but it was something to this effect) that people who commit crimes are more likely to be “religious”….and my thought was, what do they mean by “religious”, because anyone can say (and even believe) they are Christian or Muslim or whatever, but if they aren’t active believers, it doesn’t make sense to categorize them as “religious” at all! I’m not saying those who are active believers are perfect and never commit a crime, but there’s a big difference between someone who believes (as their religion teaches) that stealing is wrong and therefore is not likely to steal, vs someone who just claims to be some religion and doesn’t actual believe it(maybe their parents were that religion or their culture is predominantly that religion), which actually just makes them secular, so any statistics about whether someone is “religious” or not needs to be taken with a grain of salt, because there are Lots of people who Generally might lump themselves with Christians, but don’t actually go to church, or pray, or read the Bible and don’t even believe it.

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The Christian Post on Twitter

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The Christian Post on Twitter

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Dr. Michael L. Brown on Twitter

Check this out! Even Jeopardy is now pro-gay activist, here dissing civil unions. pic.twitter.com/OvTVZq7mGh

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

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When Does Life Begin?

There are clearly significant differences in the way that the scientific community views the beginning of life. There is no obvious consensus among scientists about when human life begins. So, can science really help us answer this question? Perhaps science, by its nature, is not capable of dealing directly with this problem. Scott Gilbert, PhD, professor of biology at Swarthmore College, notes, “If one does not believe in a ‘soul,’ then one need not believe in a moment of ensoulment. The moments of fertilization, gastrulation, neurulation, and birth, are then milestones in the gradual acquisition of what it is to be human. While one may have a particular belief in when the embryo becomes human, it is difficult to justify such a belief solely by science.” 10

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Andy Bannister on Twitter

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Conference Scholarships Boyce/SBTS Campus Students

As a Boyce/SBTS student taking classes on campus, you have the opportunity to attend one of these conferences for free each semester. These are called “conference scholarships” and are renewed each semester a student is enrolled on-campus during the regular semester (this includes D.Min. students but excludes extension center and online students). The scholarships are limited in number and are first-come, first-serve.

31 Missed Motherhood: A Casualty of the Sexual Revolution

Susan Shapiro’s article at The New York Times is as sad as anything I’ve read in a long time. She is the quintessential modern woman, having pursued a career and life in the city through her childbearing years. Twice she got pregnant, and twice she aborted her children. She didn’t want to be pregnant before her life and finances were stable. She would have it all eventually–so she thought.

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Gloria Furman Wants to Hear from You!

Submit your questions related to life as a pastor's wife for our upcoming video Q&A with Gloria Furman, author of "The Pastor's Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love." Questions must be received by Sunday, January 25, 2015.

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Solid Reasons on Twitter

Too bad #SkyMall is going Bankrupt ... Just told our new product was going to be in next Catalog ... Not Anymore! pic.twitter.com/uvZBPLeAAo

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

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36 Thomas Arnold on the Evidence for the Resurrection - Apologetics 315

“I have been used for many years to study the histories of other times, and to examine and weigh the evidence of those who have written about them, and I know of no one fact in the history of mankind which is proved by better and fuller evidence of every sort, to the understanding of a fair inquirer, than the great sign which God hath given us that Christ died and rose again from the dead.”

37 Truthbomb Apologetics: Sunday Praise: "All-Consuming Fire" by Leeland

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

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Sunday Quote!- Can Adam be (merely) a federal head?

In my view, Adam is the federal head of all humanity, both before him and after, both those related to him and those not. I believe that before Adam, no one had ever had a connection to God. Adam was the first. This is expressed in Genesis 2 where God created Adam from dust (scientifically, it’s start dust, through abiogenesis and evolution), but it is still dust. God then breathed life into Adam, in much the way He breathes life into us when we invite Jesus into our hearts. Were not physically alive already? Of course we were and so was Adam. As a proxy for mankind, Adam became mankind’s entire connection to God. He was, federally speaking, mankind’s connection. When Adam sinned, He had missed the mark (the Jewish view of what sin is), and became separated from where God wanted Him. He became separated from God, and so in effect had mankind… all of it, reaching into the past, the future, and throughout the world. The idea of Adam’s federal headship spanning all of space and time makes him the perfect type of Christ, whose redeeming sacrifice provides the opportunity to all of mankind through all of space and time.

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Renewing Your Mind | Synthetic Justification | January 24, 2015

The Reformation doctrine of justification in particular is under serious attack in our time and we need to be renewed in an understanding of that doctrine and in our commitment to it. One way to do that is to meditate on the teaching of the great Reformation catechisms. For example, the great Reformation doctrine of justification was beautifully captured in a ques- tion of the Heidelberg Catechism. This catechism, published in 1563 in the Palatinate in Germany, was designed to clarify the doctrinal commitments of the church there and to instruct the people of God in the true faith. This catechism proved to be very effective because of the personal way in which it teaches biblical truth. It came to be used widely in German, Dutch, and Hungarian Reformed churches and was later brought to America. vThe catechism’s teaching on justification is summarized in question 60. It asks: “How are you righteous before God?” The answer, although long, is most helpful. “Only by true faith in Jesus Christ; that is, although my conscience accuses me that I have grievously sinned against all the commandments of God, and have never kept any of them, and that I am still prone always to all evil, yet God, without any merit of mine, of mere grace, grants and imputes to me the perfect satisfaction, righteousness, and holiness of Christ, as if I had never committed nor had any sin, and had myself accomplished all the obedience which Christ has fulfilled for me, if only I accept such benefit with a believing heart.

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Denny Burk on Twitter

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WORLD | Working heartily for the Lord | Bill Newton | Jan. 24, 2015

“I want to meet with all our Christian associates once each quarter,” Michael, the company’s CEO, said to his senior staff. “I’ve made a commitment that we want to operate this company on biblical principles. I want to be accountable to you and those believing associates to keep that promise and seek their advice on how we can improve. What do you think?”

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The Gospel Coalition on Twitter

“If you’re not confident in the authority of the Scriptures, you’ll be a slave to what sounds right.” @MattChandler74 pic.twitter.com/Rb9XWgGupu

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WORLD | Marriage matters to Ohio high schoolers | Bob Brown | Jan. 24, 2015

How improbable is this: Put the organization of a biblical worldview conference into the hands of teenagers. Trust these high schoolers to coordinate transportation from Mason, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., reserve hotel and conference rooms, and arrange speaking engagements with members of Congress.