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Offer Your Prayer - Apologetix

Once again Apologetix hit it out the ballpark with their new song "Offer Your Prayer" Their songs can be purchased at www.apologetix.com

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Ray Comfort's Story - 10 Out Of 10 People Die

10 Out Of 10 People Die is Ray Comfort’s Christian testimony like you’ve never heard it before. WATCH BONUS INTERVIEWS HERE: http://bit.ly/1ERdogM When will ...

Robert Madu | Catalyst West 2014

You can catch Robert Madu at Catalyst Dallas 2015! Join us January 22-23, 2015, for two days of awesome. http://catalystconference.com/dallas/ Click here to ...

Bart Ehrman responds to claim that there is no evidence for the existence of Jesus

Here is  clip of agnostic Bart Ehrman answering a person in the audience over the existence of Jesus. I want to make it clear that I am not interested in debating this topic. I have had enough deba...

An Important Dialog with a Lesbian Listener

Dr. Brown speaks with Erin, a caller from Charlotte, NC, who has previously interacted with him on social media. She is in a committed relationship with anot...

Dr Craig Responds to the Objection that God Provides No Predictive Contribution to Science

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr A...

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Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott dies at 49

The confines of a studio could not hold Stuart. Before the millennium arrived, he was covering the MLB playoffs, the Final Four and the NBA Finals. He wrote for ESPN The Magazine and went one-on-one in interviews with Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan. Once the century rolled over, he did pretty much everything, hosting game shows and New Year's Eve specials, sitting down with President Obama, and becoming the guiding light for NBA and NFL coverage. There were a few downs mixed in with the ups, though. He suffered an eye injury while trying to catch a pass at a New York Jets mini-camp, necessitating surgery that put him out of work for a few months. His marriage to Kimberly Scott, the mother of their daughters, came to an end. And on Nov. 26, 2007, while covering a "Monday Night Football" game between the Steelers and Dolphins, Stuart had to have an emergency appendectomy that revealed a malignancy requiring additional surgery.

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Attracted To Men, Pastor Feels Called To Marriage With A Woman

Allan Edwards is the pastor of Kiski Valley Presbyterian Church in western Pennsylvania, a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. He's attracted to men, but considers acting on that attraction a sin. Accordingly, Edwards has chosen not to act on it.

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9Marks at Southern

The gospel tells the story of God, man, Christ, and a requisite response. It heralds the news about creation, fall, redemption, and a glorious consummation. And it is the only thing that will build a church. All that other stuff only builds a crowd.

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The BIBLE Petition - Defending Inerrancy

Evangelical Christians have long believed  the Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant —that it originated from God, is incapable of failing and is without error. However, today we are witnessing a departure from this historic view. Some evangelical professors are attempting to redefine inerrancy while entire evangelical denominations have recently rejected it. The purpose of this petition is to raise awareness of what’s happening and to share the free resources on this website. There are currently 25951 signatures and counting. You can see the names now or after completing the petition below.

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Innovative Apologetics: Bill Nye's Naturalistic Evolution is Absurd: Contesting 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation'

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What I Learned in 2014

2. My second most important ministry is to love my wife. In 2014, several pastors I know had to step down from leading their churches because of emotional or physical affairs with female staff. Jesus has graced me with the sacred task of loving my wife as he loved the church, which means my ministry to my wife is more important than my ministry to my church. Ultimately it protects them both.

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A Long Wait for Change

U.S. Army veteran Denee Mallon, 74, is one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery covered by Medicare.

9 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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Are There Really “Gay Christians”?

But this is problematic for the believer who has repented of his sin and trusted Christ for salvation. While Christians still sin, they are not defined by their sin. Dr. Owen Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at SBTS, writes about the problem with using the term “gay Christian” to describe believers who deal with same-sex attraction. He explains, “We are not the sum of our lusts, our perversity, our fallenness, whatever shape such sin takes. . . . This means that born-again believers are all, in the words of the same apostolic author [Paul], a ‘new creation’ in Christ ( 2 Cor. 5:17 ).” 5 Scripture repeatedly affirms that believers have new life in Christ, and therefore a new identity:

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‘Miracles’ author shares stories ‘beyond this world’

From "Miracles" by Eric Metaxas, Copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission from Dutton Adult.

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Renown Youth Conference

To be a Christian is to be a disciple. Jesus said that anyone who would be a disciple of Christ must “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Nobody, however, does this perfectly. All Christians face struggles and obstacles in their walk with Christ. And yet, the New Testament calls disciples of Jesus to “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

13 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: The latest news and thoughts for the apologetic-minded Christian.

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Top 10 most read post of 2014

"I travel and speak in a lot of churches, conferences, and countries, preaching and teaching about missions or taking teams on mission trips. I lead orientation for mission agencies and serve on their boards. In the process of all of this I talk to a lot of people who are passionate about missions. Some of them are relatively young and in college, seminary, or ministry, others are middle-aged or nearing retirement. I hear a lot of “reasons” that disappointed people believe exclude them from serving in missions. Here’s a collection of the top-ten most-cited reasons why some say they cannot answer a missionary call, and my usual counsel..."

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The Office of Deacon - Part 2

It’s not that elders are unwilling to do menial tasks or to roll up their sleeves. It’s a matter of emphasis and priority. An elder is called to give himself to the ministry of word and prayer, and he is allowed to do it by the mighty ministry of the deacons. If we want a healthy local church, both elders and deacons are essential. 

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J. Warner Wallace on Twitter

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Sunday Quote!- Desecrating Creation's Holy Ground?

The notion that creation is God’s temple or sanctuary is one found in numerous studies on Genesis and its context. I find it to be a very appropriate way to envision creation as God’s ordered cosmos. I had not, however, thought of creation care in these terms. It seems to me to be correct, however. After all, if we really believe that all of creation is God’s temple, then the unwarranted and often greedy molestation of creation for monetary or other short-term gain is a molestation of God’s holy ground. It is a desecration.

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Fazale Rana on Twitter

As Christians this year, will we have a heart for those who Jesus came to rescue? G. Haraksin, NewSong Church pic.twitter.com/zxJBjnOWv5

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Mayo Clinic Paper: Human Biology Makes Sense Outside of the Light of Standard Darwinian Evolution

Although it may be true that "nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution," for most of the 20th century, nongenetic vectors of inheritance and the evolutionary consequences of developmental dynamics leading to novel phenotypes were largely ignored. This a priori constraint on heritability and evolution has no empirical or theoretical foundation; however, because theory affects research, clinical practice, and public health policy, the exclusion of nongenetic pathways for the intergenerational transmission of obesity and high-risk phenotypes has been unproductive. As noted by Harris (1904) more than 100 years ago, "Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest." Given the heterogeneity of environments into which an organism may be born and the fact that phenotype-environment interactions are the substrate upon which natural selection acts, evolutionary fitness (ie, enhanced survival and reproduction) necessitates mechanisms by which the salient environmental exposures that generated the (successful) phenotype of the mother are translated to the offspring (ie, the "arrival of the fittest").

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Indiana legislators working on mandatory civics exam for high schoolers

So many people are focused on elections that they don’t know how to do anything about the culture. Well, I think this policy is going to have a good effect on the culture. If people can understand more about why the United States is organized the way it is, then maybe they will not be in such a hurry to undo it so we can be more like France (or even Greece, judging from the debt). Even making a requirement to teach basic economics and business administration would be good insulation for children against the fact-free, math-free world of leftism.

21 News | Reasonable Faith

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Review: Bonhoeffer Abridged: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy - Joshua's Journey

Eric Metaxas writes with stunning clarity to paint a picture of Bonhoeffer from childhood to martyrdom, giving a fresh portrayal of Bonhoeffer’s uncompromising faith in the Triune God and offering a compelling vision for a life of discipleship. This abridged volume captures the purpose of the original while ensuring this volume is accessible without sacrificing the depth and richness of Metaxas’ exploration of Bonhoeffer’s experiences, emotions, and theological convictions using many of Bonhoeffer’s own personal writings in his books, letters, and sermons as a firsthand guide. In my opinion, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is one of the most important and influential Christians of the 20th century, and I wholeheartedly recommend this biography as a powerful portrait of a life lived in service to the world out of love for our Savior. (5 of 5 stars)

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Star Trek: TNG Season 4 "Remember Me" and "Suddenly Human"

Once again, TNG proves it is capable of carrying episodes purely on individual character on the crew. Dr. Crusher is marvelous in this episode, as she deals with the sense of impending doom and possible insanity as people continue to disappear with only her realizing it. We as viewers know right away that it is almost certainly due to Wesley’s experiment (which, by the way, he never gets in trouble for–can we ever get some consequences for this guy’s mad scientist experiments?), but the twist of having Beverly being the one who is taken rather than the others is what makes the episode really hit home. She has to figure out what’s going on from the perspective not of preventing it–her instinct–but of being the one trapped. That’s what keeps “Remember Me” going throughout, and it’s a great ride.

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Ligonier.org

Paul continues discussing the Law and the use of it by the Jews. He comments they teach others but are not teaching themselves and their witness has made God’s name blasphemed among the Gentiles. Paul moves from there into the issue of circumcision and its benefit. At this point Dr. Sproul discusses in detail the sign of circumcision and what it meant and the relationship to the New Testament believers.

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Finely Tuned Dead Cats: Responding to a Krauss Response

5? I agree that Metaxes should not be made out to be a scientist. He isn’t. But does that make his arguments less convincing? Kind of, but we can’t just assume the authority fallacy either. I find Krauss’ statements to be mostly speculation. It’s possible that Metaxes didn’t use any scientific sources for his article, but neither did Krauss (aside from his own name). I’m stoked that we got to see some high profile dialogue though! Anyone want to throw some low profile baseballs across my plate?

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What’s Your Worldview? | Impact 360 Institute

NARRATOR: NOT DIFFERENT WORLDS … DIFFERENT WORLDVIEWS … A WORLDVIEW IS THE SET OF LENSES THROUGH WHICH YOU SEE THE WORLD AROUND YOU. IT’S A WEB OF HABIT-FORMING BELIEFS THAT HELPS YOU MAKE SENSE OF ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES. THROUGH YOUR WORLDVIEW, YOU INTERPRET LIFE IN A PARTICULAR WAY - IT AFFECTS HOW YOU THINK, HOW YOU FEEL, AND HOW YOU LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY. TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR WORLDVIEW IS, THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE … DOES GOD EXIST? HOW DID EVERYTHING BEGIN? WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE? AM I LIVING A GOOD LIFE? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DIE? CABBAGES AND PUPPIES DON’T THINK ABOUT THIS STUFF. BUT PEOPLE DO. REFLECTING ON THESE QUESTIONS IS PART OF WHAT MAKES US HUMAN. IN FACT, EVERY ONE OF US HAS A WORLDVIEW. WHAT’S YOURS?

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Prayers at Sunday services for AirAsia Flight 8501 – Premier Premier

The family members of many of the Christian passengers on AirAsia Flight 8501 have attended Sunday services to pray for the return of their loved ones.

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My Top Posts of 2014 - Phil Cooke

The posts below are my top 20 blog posts of 2014.  I’ve had more readers this year than ever, so I’m always checking to see what areas I should focus.  Take a look at this list and let me know what subjects you think I should write about more:

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

There is cold and there is North Dakota cold. This is an example of the latter. pic.twitter.com/QmRkDf3YOq

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Vicar criticised for building house on old graveyard – Premier Premier

Outraged locals in Essex have condemned a vicar for reportedly digging up graves to allow him to build a new home next to his church.

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When Humans Make a Simplified Imitation of a Cell Machine, It's Called Design

In the same issue of Science , Andrei N. Lupas of Max Planck Institute's Department of Protein Evolution commented on this achievement. For the title of his article, the magazine borrowed Nobel physicist Richard Feynman's old dictum, "What I cannot create, I do not understand." That's a nice opening. It focuses the reader on what we often say: intelligent design is not a science stopper, it's a science starter. If you want to understand how cells work, try to create one.

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Renewing Your Mind | The Essentials of the Biblical Faith | January 3, 2015

Even Martin Luther understood that the ancient creeds could not be discarded, as they represent the leading of the church by the Spirit to confess the true, biblical gospel. Luther said in his preface to his Small Catechism, “Those who are unwilling to learn [the Apostles’ Creed] should be told that they deny Christ and are no Christians.” Affirming the creed in faith demonstrates that we are Christians, for it summarizes the gospel — the good news that the Father, who created His people, sent His Son to save His people and, with His Son, sent His Spirit to guarantee His people would receive salvation (John 3:16; 15:26; Eph. 2:10).

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Craig Parker on Twitter

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James A. Smith Sr. ن on Twitter

"Just because you did it doesn't mean you're guilty." HT @charlesmurray @AlanReynoldsEcn pic.twitter.com/JVi78Rjmu1

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Book Review: "Mere Existentialism: A Primer" by Max Malikow

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WORLD | Good counsel | Dec. 27, 2014

Suicide is the extreme sadness, but many Christians who are not mentally ill, just weary, find counseling helpful. In another sign of the times, the American Association of Christian Counselors, a broad organization that does not certify counselors, has almost 50,000 members. Meanwhile, a certifying organization founded in 1976, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, has changed its name to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

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Microview: "The Annotated Firebird Trilogy" by Kathy Tyers

I remember when I was younger–probably about 12 years old–shopping a table at a book sale that was going on in the parish hall at my church. I saw the cover of this book that looked like science fiction and reminded me of Star Wars. I had to have it! There were three of them, a trilogy! I begged my parents and with some extra chores loaded on I received the books.

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Brett Kunkle on Twitter

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Father, Son and Spirit

The final section of the book (chapters seven through ten) provides theological conclusions that arise from their exegetical survey. If earlier the authors argued that John’s Trinitarianism is a Christological Trinitarianism, now they emphasize that John’s Christology is distinctly a Trinitarian Christology. Both observations are valid, of course, and capture well John’s outlook. Further, the authors articulate specifically John’s teachings regarding not only the Son’s and the Spirit’s equal sharing in the identity of “God” with the Father but also the factors that set each apart as distinguishable Persons in their relationships with one another. Their examinations of the “sending” theme, the ontological vs. the economic Trinity, and questions of equality and subordination (in light of the various relevant Johannine expressions signifying dependence, authority, and such) here are precise and helpful. And special attention is given to John’s “mission” theme which the inspired apostle does not present within the framework of a larger Trinitarian theology.

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

That awkward moment when the ramifications of Biblical truth collide w/ your feelings re: your favorite celeb pastor pic.twitter.com/vUrdTfgR5K