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The Missing Link: The Case for Pre-Apologetics

Christians today are facing more challenges than ever. The Poached Egg exists to equip Christians to meet those challenges and be more confident in their faith and become more effective witnesses for Christ. If you find these articles and posts useful, please consider partnering with me in 2018 to continue this work that God has laid on my heart. As someone once said, the Gospel is free, but someone has to pay for the plumbing. You can become a monthly partner for just as little as $5 a month (that’s only $60 a year), the price of a gourmet cup of coffee. Special one time gifts are welcome and encouraged as well. Will you help?

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Embryonic Development Reveals “Staggering Complexity” | Evolution News

Oh my. I recently cited a paper on the evolution of embryonic development and how the evidence contradicts evolutionary theory and common descent. Even the evolutionists, though in understated terms, admitted there were problems. Evolutionary analyses are “reaching their limits,” it is difficult to “conclude anything about evolutionary origins,” genetic similarities “do not necessarily imply common ancestry,” and “conserved regulatory networks can become unrecognizably divergent.”

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7 Simple Ways to Share Your Faith with Others

Let others know that you are a Christian. Don't flaunt it in a super nauseating way or buy bumper stickers to put all over your car just to prove it. What I mean by this is organically show others in tangible, loving, and hospitable ways what a Christian looks like, and tell others that you are this way not because you're a really nice person but because of what Jesus has done to forgive and love you.

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Apologetics for Women: There is a new Mars Hill, and women are at the forefront

he Women’s March drew over four million people worldwide. In America, 450,000 women marched in Washington, DC; 150,000 met in Seattle; and about 250,000 gathered in Chicago. My Facebook feed could barely hold all the pictures of friends, both Christian and otherwise, marching together. They marched for myriad issues, including many pro-life friends strongly opposed to abortion who nevertheless resonated with other concerns voiced by the march.

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Kindle Deals in Christian Apologetics: Greg's Top Ten Picks of the Week!

Christians today are facing more challenges than ever. The Poached Egg exists to equip Christians to meet those challenges and be more confident in their faith and become more effective witnesses for Christ. If you find these articles and posts useful, please consider partnering with me in 2018 to continue this work that God has laid on my heart. As someone once said, the Gospel is free, but someone has to pay for the plumbing. You can become a monthly partner for just as little as $5 a month (that’s only $60 a year), the price of a gourmet cup of coffee. Special one time gifts are welcome and encouraged as well. Will you help?

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The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast: How to Prepare Your Kids to Engage the Culture

The Cold-Case Christianity Podcast is hosted by J. Warner Wallace, cold-case detective, Adjunct Professor of Apologetics at Biola University and author of Cold-Case Christianity (A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels). Jim examines the case for the Christian Worldview from an investigative, evidential perspective. With the rules of evidence clearly in mind and over 25 years’ experience as an investigator, Jim examines the case for the existence of God, the reality of dualism, the reliability of the Biblical text, and the deity of Jesus. Join us each week as Jim sorts through the evidence for the Christian Worldview, and please visit our website at www.ColdCaseChristianity.com.

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Translating the N. T. Wright and David Bentley Hart Tussle

Hart characterizes Wright’s review as a “catalogue of complaints,” and thinks that Wright’s own work “suffers from a dangerous combination of the conventional and the idiosyncratic, with a few significant historical misconceptions mixed in … imposing meanings on the text that best conform to his own convictions, plausible or not.” Hart concludes one particular point about how to translate a noun in Greek that lacks an article by saying, “Here I am right and Wright is wrong,” but it would not be a stretch to say that this statement characterizes much of Hart’s response.

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Rapid Response: "You Can't Trust the Gospels Because They Were Written by Christians" | Cold Case Christianity

“When I hear someone demand an ancient non-Christian authority, I immediately recognize the objection for what it is: a complaint about the historical reliability of the Gospels. Some skeptics think you can’t trust the New Testament because it was written by people who were friends of Jesus. They assume those who were close to Jesus would lie about (or exaggerate) the details of his life and ministry. But the Gospel accounts have to be assessed based on their own historical merit, and we have to remember the nature of their authors. Let me give you an example from a case I worked many years ago.

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Defending Your Faith 101: Sources of Evil and Suffering

“We need to know God’s plan so that we can make sense of tsunamis, fires, cancers, strokes, rapes, tortures, and the fact that, except for the Lord’s return, the only thing that will prevent us from watching everyone we know die will be our own death. If we don’t understand that our good God can have a good purpose in allowing evil, we’ll live confused Christian lives.”

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Premier Christian on Twitter

Listen to @Becca_FolkesUK on #PremierDrive now bravely sharing her story of surviving child molestation. Her new single #12Rounds is her survival anthem & says we're not defined by our bad experiences https://open.spotify.com/album/1SBI26dqoEALLA3a24uzw3 … … …

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Eric Metaxas Show on Twitter

Hour 1: @ericmetaxas @nfergus Niall Ferguson, senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, breaks down the intricate concepts in his new book, “THE SQUARE AND THE TOWER: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook.” http://www.metaxastalk.com  pic.twitter.com/s9jfSm8AJ8

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Rethinking Our Apologetics: 2 Historical Jesus Sources

In an effort to provide evidence for the historical Jesus, many apologists rightly go for extra-biblical sources to make their case. However, it’s also very easy to overstate the evidence. Personally, I think there are some really good extra-biblical references to Jesus (like Josephus and Tacitus), but I also think there are some questionable ones too!

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Intelligent Design in Dog Spit and in Rotten Wood | Evolution News

Thousands of proteins in dog spit! This is an order of magnitude more protein types than previous research estimated. Would you have expected so much complex specified information in a clear, sticky, unappetizing liquid? If we estimate an average of 250 amino acids per protein or peptide, three bases per amino acid codon, and four bits per DNA letter, that amounts to 7.5 megabits of CSI in dog spit! A friendly lick from your pet paints your face with intelligent design.

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EPSOCIETY.ORG on Twitter

Philosophical Contributions to Christian Spiritual Formation: An Interview with Steve Porter: http://bit.ly/2n46fVa  @DWillardCenter @BiolaCCT @biolau @renovareusa #ChristianSpirituality #Pastors #PhilosophyOfReligion #ChristianSpirituality #Church #SpiritualFormation pic.twitter.com/DhMOCmZqWh

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5 Regrets You Don’t Want to Have If Your Kids Walk Away from Faith

It is hard for me to condense my thoughts in the space of a “reply” however, let me attempt. I am; father of 4, grandfather of 5, married to my wife 45 years. Years can sometimes give perspective and so let me comment. All 5 of your “haven’t(s) are true and right however, we need to recognize our own sin nature and that we won’t always do them faithfully as we should nor do we always reflect the image of Christ in our lives and conversations. That being said we need to remember that it is Christ who saves, it is He … 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved ; 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph. 2) This is how God worked in your life and it will be how He works in our childrens…it is His Work! Not that we don’t follow His word to be faithful to impart it but we can’t and won’t do it perfectly.

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The Source of Our Fear When It Comes to Evangelism | Cold Case Christianity

We are afraid about how we might look or what might happen to us . Will we experience something awkward or embarrassing? Will we become uncomfortable? Will we experience some pain? Most of our fear of evangelism is centered on our own desire to be comfortable, and there’s nothing more uncomfortable than being embarrassed or humiliated by our peers. For most of us, it’s bad enough that we might look foolish to strangers, but there’s also the very real possibility that we’ll look foolish to our peers!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 — The Briefing

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How Protestant Churches Are Involved with Adoption and Foster Care

Overall, about half (45%) of churchgoers say their church has had no involvement with or conversation about foster care and adoption. Leaders at smaller congregations are less likely to encourage families to consider adoption (8%) or foster care (8%), to raise funds for adoptive families (5%), or to provide training for foster parents (2%).

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Christian entrepreneur gets place on Forbes 30 under 30 list - Premier

A Christian who co-founded a charity which decides which towns in the world still need toilets has won a place on the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 list.

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We find ourselves in a culture increasingly numb to the need for answers

Apologists are pretty aware that, in general, the church doesn’t care as much about apologetics as it should—and we’re correct that it should. Hearing the statistics on the youth exodus from the church, we know the situation is becoming dire. The church at large must embrace apologetics. This isn’t something we can afford to get wrong. Meanwhile, we find ourselves in a culture increasingly numb to the need for answers. Many unbelievers assume the search for truth has become irrelevant, unattractive, or uncompelling, leaving us in a position where we must first cultivate an interest in such a search in order to pass “Go.”

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Answering objections to Scripture

Even so, it’s hard to carry on a civil discourse when you’re accused of being a homophobe engaging in hate speech. What’s more, some LGBT supporters express such hostility toward Christians that they won’t listen to a biblical approach to the issue, no matter how faithfully and lovingly delivered.

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How Christian Is Self-Improvement?

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Denny Burk on Twitter

I urge you to set aside 45 minutes to watch Rachael Denhollander's victim-impact statement in its entirety--from her heartbreaking story to her offer of the gospel and of forgiveness to the judge's commendation to the standing ovation. Watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wehpkiflXMs …

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The Apostle Peter Called Us to Be "Responsive" Christians | Cold Case Christianity

When I talk with other Christians about this notion of becoming a “Responsive Christian”, they sometimes worry that I am suggesting a fragile and meek form of Christianity that is timid and tentative; a form of the faith that is patiently waiting to respond, but afraid to make the first move. This is not what Peter is advocating. As a boy, I remember watching the fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. I was a huge boxing fan at the time, and, like everyone else, I had been watching Foreman come up through the ranks, including his dismantling of Joe Frazier on his way to the fight with Ali. Foreman was a scary guy. He was a brutal puncher. He had a bad attitude. I was worried for Ali. In the first rounds of their fight, Foreman threw everything he had at Muhammad Ali. Hundreds of punches. Ali did something very unusual, however; he simply stayed on the ropes and let Foreman throw his punches. He took everything Foreman could offer for several rounds, until Foreman was exhausted. Then, Ali became the consummate counter puncher through the middle of the fight. In the late rounds of the fight, Ali eventually came off the ropes and became the aggressor, delivering a few concise, targeted punches that dropped an exhausted George Foreman to the canvas.

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Only 4 Percent of Gen Z Have a Biblical Worldview - Impact 360 Institute

Our new Gen Z research (those born between 1999 and 2015) with the Barna Group confirms what many have suspected for a while–the number of those with a biblical worldview continues to decline.

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How Ray Ortlund Became Foster Father to a Generation of Church Planters

The Ortlund house wasn’t perfect, though it can seem that way. (Ray’s four children have all grown up to be thoughtful, serious, fairly high-profile followers of Jesus.) Ray struggled through two difficult church situations before planting his own at the age of 58. Unreconciled relationships still ache. But in spite of that—or maybe because of it—his calm encouragement of and gentleness with other church planters has been enormously important.

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4 Ways to become a better listener and a better Apologist

Step one in apologetics is to understand someone’s position. Many skip this step and merely vomit rehearsed arguments as soon as they hear a trigger word like “evolution” or “unreliable”. We like to give textbook answers, but people don’t hold textbook beliefs. Answers are only meaningful when given to relevant questions. So you must know the beliefs of the person across from you as they hold them before you start quoting J. Warner Wallace, Frank Turek, or Ravi. And you will only know their beliefs by listening.

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John Piper Gets It All Wrong About Women In Ministry

Look at Aimee Semple McPherson. What about Kathryn Kuhlman? How about Marilyn Hickey and Joyce Meyer? All of these women have been a blessing to the body of Christ, and they have all faced persecution from people who don't agree that they should speak and teach. Jesus certainly didn't prevent women from entering ministry so I am unsure as to why there is so much resistance in some camps within the modern church.

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Presidents Club dinner a 'wake-up call' for churches to confront sexual harassment - Premier

Claims of groping and sexual harassment occurring during a men-only charity dinner in London have been described as a "wake-up call" for churches that ill-treatment against women can occur anywhere.

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Scientific Theory And The Multiverse Madness

And not only the constants can change from one universe to another, the locations of particles relative to each other can also be different. Since there are infinitely many universes in which to arrange the particles, some of these universes will be very similar to our own, just that eventually some initially tiny deviation will lead to an alternative history. Thus, somewhere in the multiverse our lives play out in any which way you can imagine. In this case, in some other universe, Newton could have, indeed, invented the multiverse. But before you pack your bags and search for a universe more to your liking, let me add there's no way to cross over into another universe or even interact with one. This only works in science fiction. Indeed, to my taste, the multiverse itself is already too close to fiction.

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Rising homelessness figures prompt 'crisis' warning from Christian charity - Premier

As new figures reveal a record number of people are sleeping rough in England, a Christian charity is urging the Government to recognise what it has branded a homelessness "crisis".

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Christianity Today on Twitter

In a 50-49 vote, the Senate confirms Sam Brownback as America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom http://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2018/january/sam-brownback-is-ambassador-international-religious-freedom.html …

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University pastor suspended for hosting gay wedding - Premier

A university pastor has been suspended indefinitely by her church denomination after it emerged she hosted a same-sex wedding.

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Hearing and the Mission of the Church

The Apostle Paul’s main argument as summarized in Romans 9:6–7 still stands: “But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring.” The Word of God has not failed. So it is with preaching and hearing inside the church. When preachers preach the gospel, some audiences will not believe what they hear. Even if preachers clearly communicate the gospel to their hearers, some will refuse to receive it in faith. Preachers, therefore, should not become frustrated or discouraged. It is not that the gospel message failed to convert the hearers. But God, who bestows hyper-hearing as He wishes, has magnified Himself even in their unbelief. Christ is both the subject and object of preaching. Therefore, the church ought to worship Christ in the Scriptures preached—and heard.

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. @godlessnetflix captures how sin can become familiar and attractive, and how the fight against it demands constancy. https://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/the-persistent-sin-of-netflixs-godless …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 — The Briefing

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52 Hearing and the Mission of the Church
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55 Westminster Seminary on Twitter
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57 http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/when-we-work-together-we-maximize-our-impact
58 Frank Turek on Twitter
59 Rosie Wright on Twitter
60 Separating parents urged by Christian charity to protect kids from fighting - Premier
61 Christian charity urges government to appoint minister for food poverty - Premier
62 Three Tips for Better Bible Reading
63 Bible Contradiction? Did Jesus forewarn the apostles of his death and resurrection?
64 The Reformed Tradition on Israel Is Diverse
65 Catalyst on Twitter
66 I answer to Jesus alone, says tennis star amid Twitter controversy - Premier
67 Julie Roys on Twitter
68 Christians Have the Best Explanation for the Fine-Tuning of the Universe
69 Christian videographers in legal battle to not film same-sex marriages - Premier
70 Anti-intellectualism in the American Church is Not a Spiritual Gift
71 Scientists and Christianity It's not What You May Think
72 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
73 Midweek Apologetics Hit & Misc: DNA, The Bible, and Babel
74 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
75 God should decide when my sick baby dies, Pentecostal Christian tells judge - Premier
76 BreakPoint on Twitter
77 Died: George Lindbeck, Father of Postliberal Theology
78 This isn't Anglican, this is the work of the spirit: Justin Welby on success of prayer initiative - Premier
79 5 Surprising Facts About the Worldview of Gen Z - Impact 360 Institute
80 Islamic State attacks Save the Children charity in Afghanistan
81 Most of Life Is Waiting
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83 RefNet on Twitter
84 Wednesday, January 24, 2018 — The Briefing
85 Southern Seminary on Twitter
86 Southern Seminary on Twitter
87 BreakPoint on Twitter
88 Premier Christian on Twitter
89 What to Do When We’re Prayerless
90 TJ on Twitter
91 Oxford University gives women more time to pass exams
92 Albert Mohler on Twitter
93 BreakPoint on Twitter
94 Instagram post by Louie Giglio • Jan 24, 2018 at 12:12am UTC
95 Catalyst on Twitter
96 A Challenge for Never Trumpers: Are You Willing to Be Honest?
97 Desiring God on Twitter