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Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Don't Hide Behind the Hype

John Mark McMillan on the new worship culture and dropping cynicism.

What You May Have Wrong About the Gospel

Jefferson Bethke on his new book, 'It's Not What You Think.'

Watch Oprah and Colbert Discuss Their Favorite Bible Verses

TV host and network executive Oprah Winfrey recently visited The Late Show to talk about her network’s upcoming series about world religions called Belief. While chatting with host Stephen Colbert (who is a devout Catholic), Oprah discussed her passion for the Christian Scriptures and how she was labeled a "preacher girl" as a child. While Colbert said that his favorite verse is Matthew 6:27, Oprah explained why Psalms 37:4 means the most to her, relating it to philosophies like karma and "the third law of motion.”

Was Darwin a Scholar or a Pitchman?

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Blood Pressure and the Goldilocks Principle

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Can Science Define Morality? Sam Harris Thinks So

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Trump, Carson Dominate Rivals in New Poll

A Tuesday CNN/ORC poll shows 2016 GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson dominating their Republican rivals with 27 percent and 22 percent support respectively.

New Star Wars Trailer (fair warning: I’m about to go full nerd on you)

The new Star Wars trailer released during halftime of Monday Night Football tonight. And yes, I watched it and thought it was epic. Keep in mind that the one writing these words got a little verkle…

Jesus, Your Love (Live)

Jesus Culture Music presents Kristene DiMarco performing "Jesus, Your Love" from her album Mighty, out now. Purchase on iTunes Follow Kristene: Facebook Twitter Instagram Music video by Kristene DiMarco performing Jesus, Your Love. (C) 2015 Jesus Culture Music under exclusive license to Sparrow Records

Conclusions: What the Fossils Told Us in Their Own Words

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

This Pooping Dessert Is Exactly What No One Wants After Their Meal

What? You haven’t tried a cartoon-character themed dessert that poops chocolate as you eat it? This just in: your life has been pretty empty until now. This sweet treat can be found at a Sanrio-themed cafe in Hong Kong (where else?). The character in question is Gudetama, a Sanrio creation who is a lazy egg. (Naturally.) It (he?) also barfs sweet custard, just in case the pooping thing didn’t trigger all your body function phobias. If you're not already overly grossed out, check out the video below.

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“During my time at Southern, above all, I was equipped with the knowledge of how to interpret the Bible and the wisdom for how to apply it in a church setting. But getting the opportunity to serve on staff in a local church as I was getting seminary education was, perhaps, my most important experience. Nearly every professor I had in seminary was pastoring or had been a pastor at some point. Their instruction and care for future pastors like myself made a lasting impression on me.”

Bride’s Family Throws Feast for the Homeless Community After Groom Cancels Wedding

Here’s a heartbreaking story that still has somewhat of a happy ending. A couple in Sacramento spent 10s of thousands of dollars preparing for their wedding this weekend, booking a 4-star hotel to host a giant reception feast. But when the groom got cold feet just days before and called off the union, the bride’s family decided to go ahead with the party. They invited families from local homeless shelters to come and enjoy the banquet-style meal instead. One of the more than 90 people who came out for the free feast told local station KCRA, “When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out and do something different and with your family … It’s really a blessing."

This Crazy Geyser Looks Like Something Out of a Sci-Fi Movie

Here’s a look at a massive, strange geyser in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, that doesn’t even look like something that could exist on earth. The Fly Geyser is a constantly evolving formation, that frequently changes colors and shapes. As the clip explains, it was accidentally created when a power company caused an underground sulfuric water leak, eventually leading to the formation of the limestone structure. Because of all of the algae on its surface, it constantly changes colors. Take and moment, and have your mind blown.

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Improve Your Marriage By Doing This One Thing Each Week | Jim Daly

When was the last time you and your spouse enjoyed a date night together? You know, just the two of you, where you’re not being pulled on by kids or other distractions.

Authority: Who Determines Right and Wrong?

Watch this inspiring message from Saddleback Church and be encouraged as you learn what the Bible says about God's purpose for your life including your work, relationships, health, and more.

VES 2015 National Apologetics Conference - Veritas Evangelical Seminary

If the foundations are destroyed, what shall the righteous do?   Join us for this years National Apologetics Conference as we discuss topics relating to the FOUNDATIONS of the Christian Faith and morality. Hear from Christian leaders who will address several topics including landmark moral changes in our culture, the dangerous views of Scripture held by evangelical scholars, signs that the end is near, and how to reach the lost in a post-Christian culture. Each lecture will build confidence in the Scripture and the power of God to change lives no matter how dark it gets. Get equipped at this free event to make a difference as you reach out to a lost and searching world!!

What’s the Difference Between the Resurrection of Lazarus and the Resurrection of Jesus?

When it comes to the Christian faith, one of the most important doctrines is the resurrection of the dead/the resurrection of Jesus. Biblical faith is not simply centered in ethical and religious teachings. Instead, it is founded on the person and work of Jesus. From a soteriological perspective, if Jesus was not raised from the dead, we as His followers are still dead in our sins (1Cor.15:7). Jesus said in John 11:25, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me shall live even of he dies.” Jesus could not have made full atonement for our sins without the resurrection. Also, through the resurrection, Jesus took on the role as advocate and intercessor (1 John. 2:2; Rom. 8:34). His resurrection also guaranteed us the opportunity of having a resurrected body’s like His (1 Cor.15:20-23, 51-53; 1 Pet.1:3; Phil. 3:20-21; John. 5:25-29).

BRUTAL Meme Reveals Truth About European Socialist Countries

“It amazes me, and it actually kind of scares me. I’ve been making and spending more time going after Bernie [Sanders] and socialism because I don’t want America to succumb to the notion that there’s anything good about socialism,” Paul said. “I think it’s not an accident of history that most of the time when socialism has been tried, that attendant with that has been mass genocide of people or any of those who object to it. [Joseph] Stalin killed tens of millions of people. Mao [Zedong] killed tens of millions of people. Pol Pot killed millions of people.” “When you have a command economy, when everything is dictated from one authority, that’s socialism,” Paul continued. “But it doesn’t come easily to those who resist it.”

Grace to You Radio

A one-minute radio feature where John MacArthur applies biblical truth to daily living.

A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality | Reasonable Faith

Now in other cases, enforceable laws governing homosexuality might be proposed, and Christians will have to think hard about these on an individual basis. For example, a Christian might not see any good reason why equal opportunity in buying or renting housing should not be guaranteed to persons who are homosexuals. But I could well imagine that a Christian might oppose a bill guaranteeing equal employment opportunities for homosexuals. For some jobs might be inappropriate for such persons. For example, would you want a practicing lesbian to be your daughter’s physical education teacher at school? Would you want your son’s coach to be a homosexual, who would be in the locker room with the boys? I, for one, wouldn’t support a law which could force public schools to hire such individuals.

Russell Moore

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The Mingling of Souls

Matt and Lauren Chandler met in the mountains of Colorado in the summer of 1997—he, the dramatically converted and passionate preacher; she, the good girl and a fixture in her church’s youth group. Both brought their share of baggage and immaturity, but by God’s mercy, they grew up together in grace and forgiveness. They married in 1999. The first six years of their marriage...

Lisa Ling: Don't underestimate father-daughter relationship -

Outside of sports and the weather, Dad and I didn't really talk that much -- he just wasn't that kind of guy. He was no nonsense and strict. If Dad as much as looked at me a certain way, I knew I was acting out of line. When I came home with a C grade in physical education (I hated dressing for PE), I got grounded for a month. He had very high expectations and would never accept excuses. If I ever said that I thought something was hard, he would tell me to "try harder." And if I felt like I wasn't being treated fairly in school or had an issue with someone, he would tell me to deal with it on my own. "Figure it out," he would always say.

Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Inexhaustible roots spread out underneath abortion, and the fallout of unwanted pregnancy is daunting, reminding the church of her high calling. Abortion reflects a failure of men, Ensor says, who find abortion as a way to be sexual predators with an easy way to clean up the mess and walk away. Instead, the culture needs a model of true, self-sacrificing masculinity, Lecrae stresses. “I think it is a bigger issue of men and standing up and saying: I am going to be a dad, and I am going to take leadership, and I am going to be a force in my community to break a lot of these cycles.” The church has an opportunity to step up and model this masculine responsibility, and to step in and care for mothers and children, and particularly in vulnerable urban environments.

Are There Degrees of Sin?

When I sin, I choose my will over the will of God Almighty. By implication I’m essentially saying that I’m more intelligent, wise, righteous, and powerful than God Himself. Calvin said that all sin is mortal in the sense that God could justifiably destroy each of us for the smallest sin we’ve committed. In fact, the penalty for sin was given the first day of human creation: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17). Yet God doesn’t deal with us always according to justice. He deals with us according to grace, He allows us to live, and He moves to bring about our redemption. Calvin said that all sins are mortal in that we deserve death from them but that no sin is mortal in the sense that it can destroy our saving grace. We have to repent, yes, but the justifying grace that the Holy Spirit brings to us is not killed by our sin. Calvin and every one of the Reformers strenuously maintained that there is a difference between lesser sins and what they called gross and heinous sins.

11 Church Phrases That Freaked Me Out as a Kid

Hello everyone am Lisa Catellie i want to share a live testimony on how Dr Trust was able to bring my husband back to me, myself and my husband were on a serious breakup, even before then we were always quarreling fighting and doing different ungodly act.. My husband packed his things out of the house and we had to live in different area, despite all this i was looking for a way to re_unite with my husband, not until i met Dr Trust the great spell caster who was able to bring my husband back home, and he assured me that my husband will come back to me within 48hours hours after he has finish the preparation of the love spell.I am very glade today to tell the world that Doctor Trust is truly a man of his word because my husband came back to me and fell on his knees begging me to forgive him and accept him back....Today my family is back again and we are happy living fine and healthy, with Dr Trust all my dream came through in re_uniting my marriage, friends in case you need the help of Dr Trust kindly mail him on( or ) or cal

4 Questions That Will Deepen Your Understanding of God

Questions alone do not have the power to deepen our relationship with God. However, they are often the way in which God invites us to discover some things about Him or ourselves that he will then use to move us into a deeper relationship with him. A prayerfully curious and humble faith that is willing to live into the answers one day at a time will over time become a deep faith that sustains us even in the most trying of times.

6 Devotionals You Should Read Next

How do I forgive someone who doesn't think she did anything wrong? Or who doesn't care? Why would I forgive someone who doesn't even think she needs to be forgiven? Because I want my neck and my back muscles to stop hurting. Because I want to sleep, instead of having endless  imaginary conversations. Because I want my mind back. Because I want my life back. So I let her off the hook. I let her off once, to start, and felt pretty good about myself, until someone brought up her name at lunch, and then I got mad all over again, which threw me for a loop. I forgave her. Why am I still so mad at her? I felt like I bought expensive wrinkle cream and woke up more wrinkly than ever. I wanted my money back. Forgiveness is both a decision and a process. It's hard enough to choose to forgive in the first place, and then we have to do it again. And again. And again. And again.

Fool’s Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion

From this brief excerpt you can probably tell Guinness isn’t the type to advocate for a postmodern apologetic in which Christianity is merely a more attractive metanarrative. He’s an ardent defender of what Francis Schaeffer called “true truth.” Persuasion, he holds, must therefore be rooted in countering the false worldviews held by unbelievers, since that is the heart of unbelief. “In the biblical view,” Guinness notes, “the central core of the anatomy of unbelief stems from its willful abuse of truth.”


But if our hearts are being progressively captured by the awe of God, his work, his grace and his kingdom - "things that are above" - we'll begin to see our local church not just as a place we attend, but as a major commitment in our life. We'll take studying the Bible seriously; we'll take giving seriously; we'll take relationships seriously; we'll take ministry opportunities seriously. Our hearts, minds and hands will be set on that which is above.

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

Getting over things is easy, or keeping busy also, but feeling, identifying the emotion and dealing with why you feel that way is difficult and requires maturity and maturity as a Christian. God did say we should make peace with each other, be kind, merciful, compassionate, slow to anger and most of all loving. Revelation Chapter 3 says the church will reject things that would otherwise make them Godly. Your heart and mind needs to be renewed by God, therefore the mature approach is to ask for forgiveness where you've hurt someone. Figure out why you acted like you did. Don't run away from healing and healing your ex, be an example for the world. However if your ex was abusive it's often best to stay away from such people.


Hebrews 13:17 declares, “Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as...

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Does God still have a plan for the Jews & for Israel? We are chatting about my book tomorrow at 8am on @PremierRadio

How ‘Playboy’ Magazine Legitimized Pornography—and Destroyed Itself in the Process

Here’s a simplified explanation: Sexually explicit material triggers mirror neurons in the male brain. These neurons, which are involved with the process for how to mimic a behavior, contain a motor system that correlates to the planning out of a behavior.  In the case of pornography, this mirror neuron system triggers the arousal, which leads to sexual tension and a need for an outlet. “The unfortunate reality is that when he acts out (often by masturbating), this leads to hormonal and neurological consequences, which are designed to bind him to the object he is focusing on,” wrote Struthers. “In God's plan, this would be his wife, but for many men it is an image on a screen. Pornography thus enslaves the viewer to an image, hijacking the biological response intended to bond a man to his wife and therefore inevitably loosening that bond.” (For more on this see,  9 Things You Should Know About Pornography and the Brain .)

Imagine Living in England...for 15 Weeks (Summit Oxford)

“Summit Oxford has changed me. I’ve had many classes on theology, Bible, interpretation, apologetics, and spiritual formation, and the Summit Oxford worldview course was simply the best course ever! The vigorous and seamless integration of the Old and New Testaments merging into clear thinking about current world issues distinguishes the course above others. The persistent, faithful, and clear thinking tuned my own mind regarding pressing cultural issues including Islam,sexuality, race relations, and my place in the church.”

Life on Earth likely started at least 4.1 billion years ago — much earlier than scientists had thought

UCLA geochemists have found evidence that life likely existed on Earth at least 4.1 billion years ago — 300 million years earlier than previous research suggested. The discovery indicates that life may have begun shortly after the planet formed 4.54 billion years ago.

Norman Geisler on Twitter

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9 Things You Should Know About Global Persecution of Christians (2015 Edition)

5. North Korea : Although the UN estimates there are between 200,000 and 400,000 Christians in North Korea, no Protestant or Catholic churches officially exist in the country except in the capital Pyongyang. In Pyongyang there were four state-controlled Christian churches: two Protestant churches, a Catholic church, and Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church. The number of congregants regularly worshiping at these churches is unknown, and numerous defectors from outside of Pyongyang reported no knowledge of these churches. The report notes that the North Korean government continued to deal harshly with those who engaged in almost any religious practices through executions, torture, beatings, and arrests.

Hyatt Hotels Will No Longer Offer Pay-Per-View Porn

Following similar recent moves from both Marriott and Hilton, Hyatt has announced that their hotels will no longer offer on-demand, pay-per-view porn for guests. The group the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, which has been pressuring those in the hospitality industry to ditch adult content in recent years, released a statement saying it "is grateful to Hyatt for its policy change and commitment to oppose sexual exploitation.” The hotel chain didn’t say why it was making the change, though, as a the Los Angeles Times notes , the Internet and digital devices have changed the way many people consume any type of video content. They cited a study by PKF Hospitality Research that found “annual hotel revenue in the United States from in-room movie rentals—including adult films— dropped from $339 per room in 2000 to $107 in 2014."

Bart Ehrman's Rejection of God Proves That He Exists

Bart Ehrman says that it's not his study of the Bible that leads him to reject God. What!?! Ehrman contends that there are over 400,000 errors in the New Testament but admits that this isn't the reason why he rejects God. Rather it is the problem of evil in the world that is a problem for him. Listen to Frank Turek explain how Ehrman's conclusion is actually an argument for God.

Use Anxiety to Your Advantage

My struggle with anxiety started early. As a child, I experienced vivid dreams that made my heart race. Even thinking of them today brings on certain emotions. The night terrors came on suddenly and without escape. I was trapped for half an hour after waking, held captive in terror.

From the Bahá’í Faith to Porn to Alpha to Jesus

Aaron was a friend who identified as a “hostile agnostic.” I quickly learned that spending time with him was way more fun than prayer and chastity. I tried to manage my dual commitment to God and to someone who found the Bahá’í faith strange. But the more serious our relationship became, the greater the gap grew between what I should have been doing (praying, reading scripture, fasting) and what I was in fact doing (showing up to class late wearing Aaron’s shirts). So I became indifferent to spiritual matters, abandoning the pursuit of “holiness” to do whatever seemed right.

Bernie Sanders' Debt To Religious Freedom

All of this leads to an intriguing question: if Sanders didn’t have to fight in Vietnam because of his beliefs, why do business owners have to participate in gay weddings in spite of theirs?

Ligonier Ministries

RS: We talked about how there has been a decline in the quality of music. Take the song that is at the top of the charts this week, lock yourself in a room for five hours, and listen to it over and over again. At the end of five hours, you’ll throw the music against the wall. Now, go in there with Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” and listen to it for five hours. At the end you’ll be picking up nuances that you missed for the first four hours.It never gets old or stale. There’s a reason why hymns like “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Holy, Holy, Holy” have survived for so long. Out of the thousands of hymns that have been written, they’ve endured. Why? It’s because of their content and beauty. Our dream is that one or two of the hymns from this project might still be around a hundred years from now.

Stealing From God (paperback)

FANTASTIC! This book takes the tiger by the tail and calls those that rant against Christianity to the carpet, with THE EVIDENCE, THE TRUTH, and breaks down EXACTLY what they "stand" for and against, and what is shown in this book, they have NOTHING to stand on. EVERY CHRISTIAN should know the facts and tactics, atheists use against Christianity, and with that knowledge, the atheist sand castle can't possibly stand. Thank you, Frank for all the effort and research to put this book together. It compels me to know Hiis Word and their tactics, and now I feel MUCH more equipped, and confident when I encounter and engage, an atheist, not to rant back at them, but to present real truth, to help them think and prayerfully find who it is they rage against, and truly find Jesus.

8 Ways to Stay Hungry for Missions after a Short-Term Trip

Prayerfully discern if God is calling you to a longer-term commitment to the mission field. Many full-time missionaries initially developed a desire for missions on a short-term mission trip. You may have just met your first missionaries this summer. You now know that missionaries are not super-Christians; they are simply those willing to accept the call. Does God want you to cross a culture to spread his fame in that place? Ask him to make the answer clear.

Generation Z: A Look at the Future - Tim Elmore

She told me, “I gave up my older brother’s optimism a long time ago. I am a realist. I am a pragmatist.” (Pretty elaborate words for a fifteen-year old, don’t you think?) “My brother did a lot of stupid things and posted a bunch of them on Facebook. Now, he can’t get a job. I guess you could say I learned from him. I mean, I don’t drink at parties because… you know… someone might post their pics of me and I’d get in trouble. Maybe lose my chance to get the job I want.”

A spiritual analysis of and remedy for lust of the eyes.

What seems most characteristic of the compulsive consumption of pornography is that the consumer no longer finds any pleasure in looking at the simulacra. All he has left, when the act is completed, is a craving for stimulating a desire that will always remain unsatisfied. What is to be learned from the testimonies of pornography’s users is the important fact that, contrary to prevailing cultural assumptions, the lust of the eyes is not a “hot” but rather a “cold” vice. It arises from the roaming unrest of the spirit rooted in a spiritual apathy that, again, despairs of and eventually comes to resent the very transcendence in which the dignity of the human person has its roots. The lust of the eyes that feeds on Internet pornography does not inflame but rather freezes the soul and the heart in a cold indifference to the human dignity of others and of oneself.

Income Inequality Is Irrelevant In A Country Like America

The fundamental issue behind income inequality could be boiled down to a single question: Are poor Americans better or worse off because Bill Gates ($79 billion net worth), Oprah Winfrey ($3 billion net worth), Michael Jordan ($1 billion net worth) and Mark Zuckerberg ($40 billion net worth) are living in the United States?

Jonathan Merritt on Twitter

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Renewing Your Mind | A Tabernacle in the Wilderness | October 20, 2015

The tabernacle of the Old Testament, Rev. Hyde observes, is like a "crayon drawing" our children make for us. The people and the house in the picture point us to realities without being an exact representation of them. Yet, the tabernacle is a drawing that the Father gives his "son," Israel, rather than the other way around. This lesson considers how God provided the tabernacle to teach about true and heavenly things concerning Him and how He relates to His people. We will look at what the tabernacle teaches in terms of God's holiness, helpfulness, and heavenliness.

How to Break the Bystander Effect

The bystander effect is a phenomenon that occurs when individuals witness someone in trouble, but don’t offer help. Even good people can lock up—people who genuinely want to help others. So what causes this effect and how can we overcome it?

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God Doesn’t Care How Big Your Platform Is

God’s type of greatness doesn’t appear powerful in the world’s eyes, and it’s certainly not sexy. But it’s the kind of greatness that Jesus lived out when He walked the earth—the truest kind of greatness there is. So instead of looking to our phones and our screens for what greatness we might be able to create for ourselves, let’s seek true greatness in our own lives: serving and loving those around us, right where we are.

Notecard Answers for Why I Believe the Bible

There is a single, coherent theme throughout the book that the glory of God is paramount. If God were to write a book this is how he would write it. If man were to write a book this is not how he would write it. It has the “ring of truth” as Lewis would say. Man would tend to diminish his defects and exaggerate his virtues; the Bible seems to do the opposite. It maintains the dignity of humanity but also shows its brokenness. It is here that we see the glory of God on display. This brings me to another aspect of this argument. If you survey all world religions most will agree that there is a problem and they exist to help us with this problem. However, it is only biblical Christianity that actually maintains a God who does not compromise. Every other plan of salvation has God bending his righteousness in order to show love. Man and God partner together to achieve salvation. However, with the Bible God does not compromise. He maintains and demonstrates his righteousness while  showing forth his love! On the cross God is both the just and the justifier (Rom. 3:26). This means that he does not compromise.

Help! I Gave Up a Career to Be a Stay-At-Home Mom, Now I'm Depressed

For thousands of years motherhood has been seen as essential to humanity's survival. What is seen as essential by human society is highly valued. There is both social affirmation and the societal infrastructure to support the valuable. Women used to have strong identities as moms. They felt respected as moms and wives.

Becoming a First-Time Mom at Age 41

But for all the warnings and fears over how much a new baby could drain a first-time mom, my experience turned out to be very different. Rather than being lost in the monotony of naps, feedings, and diaper changes, being a new parent required every mental faculty I could muster. The stakes were high, and I found myself absorbed in all the details. Though I did lose plenty of sleep as a new mom, I found God used motherhood to deliver on his promise to “renew our youth like the eagles” (Ps. 103:5).

Sexual Orientation Doesn’t Mean Anything

“Sincere” and “self-reported.” Is that not a can of worms? At least Planet Fitness has some sort of criteria. The Houston Ordinance offers no definition, language, or guidelines about what does or does not constitute “gender identity.” Laws backed by substantial fines and penalties, not to mention the potential for publicly shaming violators, require some form of objective clarity.

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WORLD | Fallen and forsaken | Mindy Belz | Oct. 31, 2015

At that time, church leaders reported American aircraft flew over the area but took no action. The surviving Khabur River families have not received support from international aid groups or the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), but were taken in by other churches in Syria and helped by the Iraq-based Assyrian aid group CAPNI and others. In April ISIS blew up a church in one of the villages, the 80-year-old Church of the Virgin Mary in Tal Nasri. In May Kurdish forces working with Christian militias managed to retake Tal Nasri and several other villages, but ISIS had land-mined the towns, especially the spaces surrounding churches. The Christian residents have not been allowed to return to the 35 villages dotting the area, which were settled by those escaping the genocide of Christians in Turkey and Iraq a century ago.

Illiberal Liberalism? The Fate of Religious Freedom in the Public Square

In recent years, several issues have polarized the American people, including same-sex marriage and Obamacare's HHS contraception services mandate. Discussions on these topics are naturally heated, but some fear they have taken an illiberal turn and argue that religiously-based viewpoints are being met with increasing intolerance. This event will explore the potential impact of this phenomenon on religious freedom and the role of free expression in a liberal society. Is the desire to shut down debate on controversial issues leading some Americans to abandon the liberal value of the free exercise of religion for everyone?

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Don’t Just Give Kisses…Give BIG Kisses

When one piece of waxy chocolate isn’t enough to say I love you—don’t worry, Hershey’s has got you covered. The candy kings announced today that they’ll be rolling out a deluxe, larger version of their iconic Kisses. (They really missed a trick here by not calling the oversized candy “make-outs.”)

51 Why Aren’t There Miracles Anymore?
52 Westminster Seminary on Twitter
53 REVEALED: The Misplaced Priorities of Mainstream Media [MEME]
54 Awareness Is Not Enough
55 Ligonier Ministries
56 Why Are We So Obsessed with Celebrity Tragedy?
57 Did God Create the World Because He Was Lonely?
58 Prayer’s First Priority
59 U.N. Secretary-General Makes Surprise Visit to Israel to Call for Peace
60 "But it's Legal" - Does the legality of an act make it moral?
61 What Is the Missional Church? (Part 2)—The Missional Manifesto, Continued
62 American’s Are Going to Spend $6.9 Billion on Halloween Junk This Year
63 How Many Doors?
64 Netflix Is Bringing Back 'Gilmore Girls'
65 A Response to Edward Feser on Romans 1 - Stand to Reason Blog
66 7 Common Myths about Leadership
67 The Christian Post on Twitter
68 Church of England, UK Gov't in Row Over 50,000 Refugees
69 20 Things Great Public Speakers Should Do
70 Centuries-Old Sunken Church Now Visible Again After Drought in Mexico
71 How Can I Help Women Struggling with Sexual Issues?
72 5 Ideas For Blessing Your Pastor
73 Crossway on Twitter
74 C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter
75 Episode 341: Jen Hatmaker // Barnabas Piper
76 Does gay marriage undermine the marital norms of monogamy and permanence?
77 Was There Gospel-Centered Theology Before the Reformation?
78 Douglas Groothuis on Twitter
79 What's Next for the Church?
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