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An intimate evening with a literary icon! This one-man show captures the personality and fiction of the author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape ...

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Gangs, extreme violence and drugs ruled Arzell's life until he visited the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center. The Work Therapy Center saved him from that ...

Is Ben Affleck a Racist?

http://www.answeringmuslims.com On a recent episode of "Real Time," Bill Maher and Sam Harris declared that Islam is more violent than other religions and id...

Does the Causal Principle Apply to the Universe?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On Friday, February 21st, 2014, philosopher and theologian, Dr William Lane Craig, was invited by th...

Frank Turek Teaches an Atheist a Lesson

Frank Turek (author of I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist) answers a young atheist's (Carter's) questions on morality, atheism and the existence of God.

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Free Twitter Management Dashboard | Twitter Marketing Tool | Commun.it

Kiva uses Commun.it to measure its impact and engagement on Twitter. But the service goes far beyond that. It gives us all the tools we need to listen to our most influential fans and followers..

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Free Twitter Management Dashboard | Twitter Marketing Tool | Commun.it

Kiva uses Commun.it to measure its impact and engagement on Twitter. But the service goes far beyond that. It gives us all the tools we need to listen to our most influential fans and followers..

3 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Premier Christian Radio – Premier Radio

A re-telling of the Bible's Book of Acts goes on a national tour this week & is coming to Leeds tonight. Christian theatre company Riding Lights will be performing Fantastic Acts. Staged in a Mediterranean setting, three actors aim to bring alive the meaning of a book written for the first century church,...

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Apologetics.com

Apologetics.com exists to remove intellectual impediments to Christian faith, thereby enhancing believers’ confidence in, and weakening skeptics’ objections to, the gospel message.

7 The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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What is the Rapture?

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 is Paul’s teaching about what is popularly called the rapture. The rapture is the miraculous transportation of all living Christians to heaven at the return of Jesus. There is a lot of misinformation about this event, but this passage gives us some definite truths about it. Paul made it clear that Jesus’ return will not be secret but will be visible; it will be a bodily return; and it will be a triumphant return, for He will not come in lowliness and meekness as He did at His first advent, but in power and glory. The angels told the disciples, “This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Just as He left visibly on the shekinah cloud, so He will come again visibly on this cloud of glory.

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Leadership Journal | You spoke. We listened.

Save you time… Leadership Shorts You’re too busy to read all the latest books on leadership and ministry. “Leadership Shorts” are executive summaries that keep you informed about new and noteworthy titles. You’ll be in the know, while whetting your appetite for deeper reading.

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Innovative Apologetics: The Trinity: The God Scripture Reveals

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Innovative Apologetics: OMG! Online abbreviations make the Oxford English Dictionary

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5 Guidelines for Living in a Pluralist Society

As I write these words, my hometown of St. Louis grapples with painful and complex questions about race, class, and law enforcement. The public commentary of the past month has made clear that people across this country disagree sharply over the causes of and solutions to the problems brought to light by the shooting death of Michael Brown. Many disagree about the scope and meaning of Ferguson itself: whether Brown’s death and the ensuing protests concern an isolated incident whose details are not yet known (and may never be known), or whether they represent a far greater set of challenges. These disagreements point to striking differences in perception and belief—not merely about what our goals should be as a society, but even about what our problems are in the first place.

13 Nature Admits Scientists Suppress Criticisms of Neo-Darwinism to Avoid Lending Support to Intelligent Design

If you think that intelligent design isn't making an impact on evolutionary science, think again. The latest issue of Nature has a point-counterpoint on the question " Does evolutionary theory need a rethink? " Answering "Yes, urgently" are Kevin Laland (professor of behavioral and evolutionary biology at the University of St. Andrews), Tobias Uller, Marc Feldman, Kim Sterelny, Gerd B. Müller, Armin Moczek, Eva Jablonka, and John Odling-Smee -- some of whom were members of the infamous "Altenberg 16." In that context, they began to conceive of what they call the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis ("EES"). That is essentially a new evolutionary synthesis that rejects some of the core tenets of neo-Darwinism (like the views that natural selection is the dominant force guiding evolution, or that there is a "tree of life"). Their article contains a stunningly forthright admission: some scientists avoid making criticisms of neo-Darwinian evolution lest they give the appearance of supporting ID: The number of biologists calling for change in how evolution is conceptualized is growing rapidly.

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An Interview on “Fallen: A Theology of Sin”

So sin has entered in, here represented as a personified power (cf., e.g., v. 21); through and with sin death has come in as the inseparable follower and companion of sin…. [T]hat the share of all men in the sin of Adam is indicated, however, and as its consequence they have been brought under the dominion and power of sin and death. The presupposition of the whole chain of reasoning lies in the inclusion in the supraindividual situation of sin and death represented by Adam. Here again the basic structures of Pauline theology are not individualizing, but redemptive-historical and corporate. It is a matter of two different modes of existence, that of the old and that of the new man, which are determined by two different aeons, and concerning which an all-embracing decision has been made in Adam and Christ…. Death is thereby not only a punishment that puts an end to life, but a condition in which the destiny of life outside of Christ is turned into its opposite…. In addition to the future, however, sin brings forth death already in this life. . . . Thus death works itself out in the sinful life of man.

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Hear from Faculty As you consider Southern Seminary, it is important to us that you get to know the faculty under whom you will study. At Preview Day you will attend lectures on relevant theological topics from our world-class faculty.

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'Breach of Protocol' Led to Caregiver Being Exposed to Ebola: CDC Chief - NBC News

Police stand guard outside the apartment of a hospital worker and a yellow barrel, left, that holds hazardous materials, on Oct. 12, 2014, in Dallas. The Texas health care worker, who was in full protective gear when they provided hospital care for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who later died, has tested positive for the virus and is in stable condition, health officials said Sunday.

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http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=11688921&src=desktop

The Bulldogs received 45 first-place votes from the media panel Sunday. Mississippi State beat Auburn 38-23 on Saturday, its third straight victory against a top-10 team. The Bulldogs are the first team in the poll's 78-year history to go from unranked to No. 1 in five weeks. The previous mark was six weeks by Ohio State in 1954.

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http://www.crossway.org/books/sensing-jesus-tpb/

“C. S. Lewis wrote that friendship is born when one man says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . . ‘ Many pastors will find a new friend in this remarkable book. What makes this book both approachable and powerful is its honesty—that rare treasure we pastors are sometimes afraid to make our own. Zack Eswine gives us a front row seat to his heart. In seeing him, we see ourselves. But far better, we also see Jesus in his all-sufficiency for us. To everyone who wants to serve the Lord with a heart set free from pretense, I commend Sensing Jesus .” —Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. , Lead Pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee

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Does Apologetics Convert People? - Parchment and Pen Blog

For me apologetics as Michael so righlty defines it is a defense …. And for me that is a defense for Truth. I at one time was not a follower of Jesus. I can’t say that apologetics led me to Jesus. First it was seeing a difference in the lives of people that claimed to follow Jesus that first got my attention. And from there I had my own experience with Jesus that I have since come to define as the Holy Spirit coming into relationship with me and opening my heart and mind to the risen Christ and His Father. But to be honest as I have become more aware of the inconsistency that we Christians bring to our walk with Christ, it has been apologetics that keeps me in the faith. If God and His revealed word are true then where God interacts with the physical world and logic should also be true. Though me being finite puts a damper on how much I can know for sure most of what I know stays in the realm of “what is likely or probable “. But I am thankful for apologetics and the study of clashing claims of truth because though it didn’t get me to Christ it has contributed strongly to me staying because I have found that Christianity and it’s scriptures continue to be the “most probable” and worthy of both my assault and in the end trust.

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Does the Atonement Imply Universalism? | Reasonable Faith

I agree with you, Alan, that Christ died, not just for the sins of the elect (limited atonement), but for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2.2). But it seems to me that the fairly obvious answer to your question is that if you reject Christ’s payment for your sins, then you have to pay the penalty yourself. Only Calvinists, who deny libertarian human freedom, would be troubled by your question, which is precisely why the doctrine of limited atonement finds itself only in Reformed circles. The person who believes in libertarian human freedom can consistently say that while God offers you the gift of forgiveness and eternal life on the basis of Christ’s atoning death, if you reject that gift, then you will remain unforgiven and culpable for your sins.

21 Truthbomb Apologetics: Sunday Praise: "My Portion and My Strength" by Ellie Holcomb

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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Ligonier.org

Dr. Sproul explains the meaning behind "bearing His cross" and because of His scourgings was unable to carry the cross all the way to the crucifixion site. In this case Simon of Cyrene was commanded to pick up the crossbeam and carry it the rest of the way. He continues with the description of how the person to be executed was attached to the crossbeam and then lifted into place with the providing of a small platform for the feet to allow the prisoner to push up and take another breath to prolong the agony and a placard was attached stating the reason for the execution. Dr. Sproul then discusses the indignities the Jesus faced and Jesus' concern for His mother. He concludes the section covering the prophecies that Jesus fulfilled and Jesus' statement, "It is finished."

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http://joshfults.com/2013/05/15/apologetic-wednesday-god-doesnt-need-defending/?utm_content=buffer7d8ad&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

I Peter 3:15 is the hallmark verse commanding an apologetic lifestyle, “Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason  for the hope that is in you.” In 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 we are commanded to “demolish arguments and every high-minded thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God.” One must be able to give reasons why Christianity is true instead of the many false ideologies. In Matthew 22:37, Jesus states that we are to love God “with all of our minds.” How does one do that? By being informed about competing worldviews and employing logic to show why Christianity is the most compelling belief. We should also note that Jesus and the apostles employed Apologetics. Jesus repeatedly gave evidences and reasons, such as miracles and fulfilled prophecies, as to why people should trust His claim to be the messiah. The apostles did the same. Paul’s address at Mars Hill in Acts 17 is a brilliant apologetic!

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Fresh Truths to Encourage Parents | Jim Daly

Psalm 127 provides invaluable insight into God’s heart for families. They are familiar verses most Christian parents have heard or read countless times:

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Double Your Pleasure: What Exactly Can You Get from Polyploidy?

Darwinists get excited whenever natural selection gets more DNA to play with. Whether it occurs by well-known processes of gene duplication, hybridization or polyploidy, the thinking is that Darwin's tinkerer can keep the old genes working and play with the new genes, inventing new functions ("neofunctionalization"). How much more so when a whole copy of the genome becomes available! Some flowering plants have as many as ten copies of their genomes. Wow! Natural selection must be like a kid in a candy store. We say "wow" because Douglas E. Soltis did in a news item at Science Daily :

26 Five-year old girl punished by school for pointing crayon at classmate

It has been dangerous to send your child to public schools for a long time because of the humanist and socialist indoctrination they receive there. But it is reaching new levels of danger when school “professionals” who have absolutely no common sense think they know better than parents what children need and what they should be taught. Such people may very well report perfectly normal children from perfectly normal homes to social services and perhaps even have children taken from their parents over such ridiculous things as pretending a crayon is a gun. One simply cannot trust school officials any more to act with common sense or to respect the authority and choices of parents for their children. There is abundant evidence of this and it’s getting worse. All that has to happen is for someone to learn of something done in the child’s home that they disagree with (especially if it’s not politically-correct) and report it. Then parents can find themselves fighting a losing battle against this kind of insanity and even having to prove they are fit parents (rather than being innocent until proven guilty) to a system that doesn’t care and would just as soon take the kids away first and then figure it all out.

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: The Bible or the Qur’an: There's No Comparison

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ISIS on the doorstep of Baghdad as Obama fundraises in San Francisco

In an offensive in Iraq launched on 2 October but little reported in the outside world, Isis has captured almost all the cities and towns it did not already hold in Anbar province, a vast area in western Iraq that makes up a quarter of the country. It has captured Hit, Kubaisa and Ramadi, the provincial capital, which it had long fought for. Other cities, towns and bases on or close to the Euphrates River west of Baghdad fell in a few days, often after little resistance by the Iraqi Army which showed itself to be as dysfunctional as in the past, even when backed by US air strikes.

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Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: Cold-Case Christianity

Introduction Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels ( Paperback , Kindle , Audiobook ) is one of the latest books to examine the evidence for the reliability of the New Testament. Homicide detective J. Warner Wallace  was an atheist before he began putting Christianity to the same tests that he places witnesses and suspects to in his investigations of crimes. He split his book into two sections. The first deals with the methods used in detective work. He uses his own experiences to illustrate and applies them to different aspect of Christianity. In the second part he specifically targets the reliability of the four gospels as eyewitness accounts of history. This review will be a chapter-by-chapter summary but should not be taken as comprehensive of Wallace's presentation: Section 1: Learn to Be a Detective Chapter 1: Don't Be a "Know-it-All" In the first chapter Wallace begins his training of the reader by speaking a bit about presuppositions. He explains that presuppositions are ideas that we come to an investigation with prior to any investigating.

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Sunday Quote!- Tourism, Borders, and the "Other"

Every Sunday, I will share a quote from something I’ve been reading. The hope is for you, dear reader, to share your thoughts on the quote and related issues and perhaps pick up some reading material along the way!

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Sodom, Gomorrah, and the Seismic History of the Dead Sea: Support for Biblical History - Yes! Support for a Young Earth - No! The Origins of the Dead Sea, Part VI

In my earlier description of the Dead Sea basin I didn’t mention another very important feature of the Dead Sea plain especially around the southern end of the lake.   There are many bitumen deposits there and regions of high sulfur (brimstone). Bitumen is like asphalt and is a form of oil. It was highly prized in the Ancient Near East and the Egyptians were known to collect and mine it in the region. Today asphalt seeps into the lake and floats to the surface of the Dead Sea. There were pits dug around the Dead Sea in ancient times and a thriving industry of bitumen collection existed probably supporting the many ancient cities found in the region such as Zoar south of the Dead Sea. The bitumen is concentrated along fault lines because this is where the earth is cracked vertically allowing the oil to move up toward the surface. So if there is a large earthquake, the energy of the movement will occur within these deposits. It is plausible then, that a large earthquake could have disturbed a large vein igniting the oily residues creating a thick black smoke that would have filled the valley.

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A Covenantal Approach to Medical Care (Salt Talks)

What could Christian healthcare look like? Pastor Windham speaks in this Salt Talk with Dr. Eric Potter who has a vision for a medical practice which delivers biblically w holistic  care. Biblically w holistic  means that it integrates the best of conventional medicine and the best of natural medicine, all guided by a Biblical worldview of man made whole in the image of God. Dr. Potter shares his goal of addressing a patient’s health through a real personal relationship, direct pay for service, much greater doctor-patient interaction and, most importantly, through treating the whole man, body, mind and soul.

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see my post "Science or God? God! Because Science Depends on God" | Apologetics goddoesexistuknow...