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"The Kalam Cosmological Argument" | William Lane Craig at Georgia Tech
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On March 3rd, 2014 Dr William Lane Craig gave a lecture on the Kalam Cosmological Argument at Georgi...
During Fresno State Q & A with Frank Turek, A Student Tries to Justify Morality with Atheism
For entire Fresno State Q & A go here: http://impactapologetics.com/fresno-state-q-a-session-dvd/
599. What's Wrong With Christianity?
Bobby examines some of the reasons why Christianity gets a bad name.
600. How Many Times Do I Have To Forgive?
Bobby looks at how forgiving others multiple times is meant to make us more like Jesus.
The Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference
The Gospel Coalition 2015 National Conference
The Briefing 10-27-2014
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world.
Exegetical Fallacies- Who determines when it's a fallacy?
The second concern may help highlight the first. I am a bit worried about the application of these fallacies in practice. One can’t just say “Ha, [x fallacy] was committed, your interpretation fails!” I’m not at all suggesting that this is what Carson did (and I would be mistaken if I were to suggest that), but I am rather expressing a concern that some may attempt to use “exegetical fallacies” in this manner. For example, on page 37, Carson introduced the fallacy he termed “Appeal to unknown or unlikely meanings…” Now this, of course, is not a logical fallacy. And, in practice, it can be useful. But the question is: to what or whom are we referencing when we say “unknown” or “unlikely”? I fear that the application of this terminology could lead to people subjectively calling those things with which they disagree “unknown” or “unlikely” and then dismissing the other side as “fallacious.” Again, I’m not saying Carson does that himself, but I still think one must have a certain sense of caution in the application of this and other “fallacies.
Eric Metaxas' book Miracles
I appreciate the fact that Metaxas begins the book with an overview of what the Bible has to say regarding miracles. He also talks about the supposed war between science and religion (which is non existent). He then tackles the real war which is between naturalism and theism. In doing so, Metaxas writes with clear lucidity and has an overwhelming knack for explaining complex topics in a way that are graspable by the layman. I would compare his ability to explain the complex to the likes of John Lennox, Stephen C. Meyer, or David Berlinski. His use of humor, personal experience, and the inclusion of a variety of personal accounts by his colleagues and friends are what set this book apart from others who deal with this topic.
The Hugh Hewitt Show - Opinion and Information with a Unique Twist
Those questions help a hyper-competent Ducey as well as every GOP candidate with real credentials, like the combat experience of veterans Tom Cotton in Arkansas, Joni Ernst in Iowa, and Dan Sullivan in Alaska. It helps to be a doctor, like Bill Cassidy in Louisiana, a very successful businessman like David Perdue in Georgia, or the real deal fifth-generation Coloradan like Cory Gardner versus the self-admittedly “a little brain dead” Mark Udall who has run what the Denver Post termed a campaign that insulted Centennial State voters, or Alaska’s mark Begich who saw and raised Udall’s epic blunder with a statement yesterday that sets the new bar for idiotic utterances.
Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer
Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”
I’m a lesbian marrying a man
Over that drink, I learned he had been a graduate student in New Haven when I was an undergraduate there. In those days, he had recently returned from the Peace Corps in the Solomon Islands and North Africa, while I was slowly, painfully coming out, finding my way from an economics major to books. We talked about languages we speak — Arabic, Portuguese, pidgin, lousy French — and Shakespeare plays we love, of which he could quote an impressive amount. He told me about early navigation by stars, about having been a race-car mechanic at Monaco, climbing the world’s tallest mountains, his former work with NASA, his current work with a commercial space company charged with being the garbage collectors of the International Space Station, delivering underwear and chocolate bars to the space station and picking up its trash.
Broken: The Power of Conversion in Louie Zamperini’s Life
Louie’s life story is not about the innate human power to forgive. In fact, when we consider his life we see the complete opposite: a total inability to overcome sin and the reaping of its disastrous fruit apart from God's grace. Louie’s survivor instincts—those same instincts that kept him alive at sea and in prison—offered no help when he returned home. “(U)nlike the war, when I had faced obstacles and overcome them, this time I did not have the same self-confidence,” he later recounted. “Then I’d taken survival-training courses, knew I was in great physical shape.” He had realized the greatest enemy was not without but within. Although no longer a prisoner of war, he had remained a slave to sin (John 8:34).
The True Reason Gas Prices are Falling (Hint: It's Not Because of Green Energy)
There are many global reasons why gas prices are falling, but the major one isn’t being widely reported. America has become in the last several years an energy-producing powerhouse. And sorry, Mr. President, I’m not talking about the niche “green energy” sources you are so weirdly fixated with.
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.
2015 The Gospel Coalition National Conference April 13-15, Orlando FL
Our 2015 National Conference seeks to stir longing for our ultimate home in heaven as we explore the sweep of redemption from creation to consummation, Genesis to Revelation. Our plenary speakers will unfold the Bible's teaching on eschatology, a topic of burning importance today. Along with these nine plenary sessions we've planned more than 50 workshops and focus gatherings led by speakers addressing topics including evangelism, homosexuality, student ministry, sexual abuse, faith and work, and much more. Join us as we worship God together in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon.
ACLU Challenges Miami Law On Behalf Of Homeless Sex Offenders
Brandon Buskey of the ACLU believes the law is too harsh and that it's applied in an arbitrary manner. As an example, he points to a mobile home park where many of Miami's sex offenders were living. Police evicted them after it was determined it was too close to a youth shelter. Later, police decided the shelter didn't qualify as a school and they allowed many to return.
Episode 1: Is There a God?
Perhaps the biggest burning question of them all is this one: Are we alone in a meaningless, purposeless universe or is there some kind of creator – some kind of higher power out there? That’s a hotly debated question. On the one hand, our culture has recently seen a resurgent atheism whose advocates tell us that anyone who even professes belief in a deity is simply insane and irrational. Yet for all of that, belief in God seems alive and well. Over 90% of people in the world say they do believe in a higher power. The question simply will not go away: Is there a God?
Moses was 'Barbaric, Schizophrenic,' Says 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Actor Christian Bale
Moses was "likely schizophrenic" and "one of the most barbaric individuals," says Christian Bale, who plays Moses in "Exodus: Gods and Kings," the latest in a series of biblically-based or inspired films. Director Ridley Scott adds that in his movie, the parting of the Red Sea will be caused by an earthquake, and not by God or Moses.
What Is It About C.S. Lewis?
What is it about C.S. Lewis that makes such a huge impact on so many of us? It’s not merely his brilliance or his ability to craft such lucid, poetic prose. There are many brilliant, wonderful writers. No, there was something uniquely powerful about this frumpy, balding, boisterous, chain-smoking professor of mediaeval and Renaissance literature.
The Pastors.com Daily
The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
The Barronelle Stutzman Story
I have written numerous times about the florist in Washington state who is being sued for her refusal to participate in a gay wedding. Her story in particular is really troubling. She has been happily serving gay people in her shop for years. She served one gay couple for nearly a decade and had become good friends with them. But when they asked her to participate in their wedding ceremony, she politely declined. She is a Southern Baptist Christian, and she told them that she couldn’t participate because of her relationship with Jesus.
Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Raising $25 Million for Displaced Christians in Iraq, Syria
"In today's Middle East, the majority of the Christian faith communities, which include Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants, suffer violence, abuse and injustice from extremist Islamic forces by virtue of being Christian," according to Nina Shea of the Hudson Institute has noted. "Now facing an existential threat to their presence in the lands where Christianity has its roots, the Churches in the Middle East fear they have been largely ignored by their coreligionists in the West. The Christians of Iraq and Syria, in particular, are facing a deliberate campaign of religious cleansing at the hands of Islamist militants. This is a crime against humanity, as well as a tragedy for the Church. The West needs to recognize and speak out about the plight of this defenseless religious minority and find peaceful means to alleviate it."
Christians and Halloween
First, Christians should not respond to Halloween like superstitious pagans. Pagans are superstitious; Christians are enlightened by the truth of God's Word. Evil spirits are no more active and sinister on Halloween than they are on any other day of the year; in fact, any day is a good day for Satan to prowl about seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). But "greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4). God has forever "disarmed principalities and powers" through the cross Christ and "made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them through [Christ]" (Colossians 2:15).
Theologian for the Ages: John Calvin
John Calvin (1509–1564) is easily the most important Protestant theologian of all time and remains one of the truly great men who have lived. A world-class theologian, a renowned teacher, an ecclesiastical statesman, and a valiant Reformer, Calvin is seen by many as the greatest influence on the church since the first century. Apart from the biblical authors themselves, Calvin stands as the most influential minister of the Word the world has ever seen. Philip Melanchthon revered him as the most able interpreter of Scripture in the church, and therefore labeled him simply “the theologian” ( J. H. Merle d’Aubigné, History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin, Vol. 7 [1880; repr., Harrisonburg, Va.: Sprinkle, 2000], 82). And Charles Spurgeon said that Calvin “propounded truth more clearly than any other man that ever breathed, knew more of Scripture, and explained it more clearly” ( C. H. Spurgeon, “Laus Deo,” The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons Preached by C. H. Spurgeon, Vol. 10 [Pasadena, Texas: Pilgrim, 1976], 310).
It’s a Genesis-to-Revelation Issue
In our biblical-theological survey from Genesis to Revelation we identify a pervasive pattern of male leadership as well as a pattern of male-female partnership. Far from flowing from a few isolated, debated passages, the pattern of male leadership spans from Adam to the patriarchs, kings, and priests, to Jesus (incarnated as a male, Savior of all) and the Twelve, to Paul and his circle, and to elders in the New Testament (NT) church, not to mention the 24 elders in Revelation. The pattern of male-female partnership is rooted in God’s creation of the man, and subsequently of the woman as his corresponding partner and helper; it continues throughout Scripture as women serve as prophetesses in both testaments and as witnesses to Christ and the gospel for which they are persecuted just as men are (Acts). So men and women are presented as partners, and at the same time men are given a special leadership role.
Pastor Bobbie Houston Explains Why Hillsong Church Does Not 'Sideline the Girls'
Houston added, "I personally believe that there's a wealth of fabulous potential within the feminine heart and I think down through history it's been quenched at times. I think that, you know, the secular world doesn't have an issue with women and I think really the church needs to come of age sometimes and just grow up and realize that there's a wealth of wonder and goodness and potential and all sorts of things within the feminine heart and that together we can actually make the church more beautiful and more vibrant and more relevant to society."
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A Remarkable Rescue! Police Use iPhone App to Find Woman Trapped in Sinkhole for 18 Hours
No one had heard from Melissa in nearly 12 hours. Her family knew there had to be something wrong because she had never gone this long without calling.
Beautiful Beyond Our Control
Sometimes I think it is great grace to have turned into the person I am today, to have lost the youthful cuteness, to not meet the standards of what is deemed beautiful (or, in my circles, "smokin' hot"). It would be difficult to say that I thank God for giving me the body I have because the truth is I despise my body more than I love it. I despise it because no matter how I nourish it, feed it healthy, whole things, I cannot control it.
DC Bill Would Force Pro-Life Groups to Cover Elective Abortion in Health Insurance
Pro-life groups have written to the City Council of the District of Columbia to protest a proposed bill that would violate federal law by forcing them to provide elective abortion coverage through their insurance plans as well as employ those who do not believe in their pro-life mission.
Is It Wrong For Christians to Defend their Rights?
If the current circumstances provides the only time when we can be spurred to write a theology about defending one’s rights, then aren’t we guilty of both superglueing our gaze to the mirror and living by a double standard? After all, if what is being done to us is unfair to us, then it should be unfair to others and if we are consistent and notice the suffering around us, we would be as eager to defend others as we would ourselves. But sadly, a theology for defending one’s rights does not occur to enough of us until we are the ones affected by practices or procedures. For how many times have I, as an activist heard fellow Christians tell me that I shouldn’t be protesting for the rights of others even when the absence of those rights causes great suffering. And now that some of us might have to officiate a same-sex marriage, we now need a new theology?! BTW, what Kevin is proposing isn’t really a new theology, it is simply another exercise in extending the regulative principle to other areas of life.
Missions Doesn’t Stop When a Group Has Been Reached
Every people group must have the Bible in a language they can understand. They should have biblically qualified and trained pastors. They should have their own theologians and authors who are well-equipped to reflect on the Scriptures in the context of their people’s worldview and write in their heart language. But this ideal world will not exist until we obey our commission to disciple disciplers, train trainers, and teach teachers. Nationals will one day be the best teachers, theologians, authors, and preachers for their national church—but only after they have been prepared. The background developed through generations of being steeped in pagan worldviews and false religions does not evaporate on praying a prayer of salvation. This is why Christ commanded us to disciple them.
Jesus Changes Everything
Podcasts like “The Briefing” by Al Mohler and “Let My People Think” by Ravi Zacharias play important roles in the life of the believer— instructing us on how we should think about this world and current events with a distinctly Christian worldview. Jesus Changes Everything is a welcome addition to this genre. Dr. Sproul Jr. has a masterful way of helping people think through theological concepts and the implications of our actions and the actions of others on the commands we have been given on how we should live as children of the King in this fallen age. I highly recommend this podcast as a daily primer which is able to help us put on the lenses of a Christian, enabling us to walk and talk in accord with the commands of our Lord.
Privileged Species Pacific Northwest Premiere Will Feature Special Guest Dr. Michael Denton
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.
Man Allegedly Urinates On, Crashes Into Oklahoma's Controversial Ten Commandments Monument; Says Devil Made Him Do It
"This monument was built to memorialize the historical significance of the Ten Commandments in guiding our own laws and lives," Fallin told The Oklahoman. "It is absolutely appalling that someone would vandalize anything at the Oklahoma state Capitol — the people's building — much less a monument of such significance. The person or people responsible for this crime will be caught and held responsible."
Bill Maher Says Michael Brown 'Acted Like a Thug' But Did Not Deserve to Be Shot; Fans Call for Boycott of His HBO Show
HBO Host Bill Maher has stirred controversy by suggesting that Michael Brown was "acting like a thug" but did not deserve to be shot by officer Darren Wilson in August, who in turn Maher described as a "plain murderer." Maher's comments have prompted some fans to call for a boycott of his show.
There is something healthy about returning to one’s roots. When it comes to evangelical Christianity, its roots are found in the soil of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation. Just as the Reformers protested the corrupt teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, so today evangelicalism itself is in need of a modern reformation. In What Is Reformed Theology?, Dr. R.C. Sproul offers a comprehensive introduction to Reformed theology. Simply put, it is the theology of the Protestant Reformers and the heart of historical evangelicalism. As C.H. Spurgeon once said, Reformed theology is nothing other than biblical Christianity.
Washington Shooting: Teacher Grabs Gunman's Arm During Melee, Prevents More Deaths; Hailed as Hero
"I believe she is actually the real hero," Erick Cervantes, the first student to call 911 during the shooting, told KIRO-TV. "She's the one that intercepted him with the gun. He tried either reloading or tried aiming at her. She tried moving his hand away and he tried shooting and shot himself in the neck. She heard the gunshots first and she came in running through the door, right next to it. It wasn't [a] wrestle. She just grabbed his arm, and it lasted like two seconds, and I heard another shot."
The Heroic Path
Roughly the first half of the book consists of meditations on somewhat related subjects. Sowers identifies some of the inadequate masculine stereotypes floating around our world—Gym Guy, Huge Pickup Truck Guy, Adultlescent Man Guy, and others (19–20). With those as counterexamples, he reflects on the value of men who depict a more meaningful picture of manhood. He discusses the importance to men of what he calls “place” (42), or rootedness in location and relationships. Sowers devotes a chapter to discussing how men must not draw their identities from women—either as mothers and mother-figures (55) or sex objects (59). Moreover, he asserts the importance of “wildness” as part of masculinity (71). This is the most tenuous chapter in the book: he doesn’t say this, but this idea appears to come from the misinterpretation of the fact that Adam was “created outside the Garden.”
'Real Time with Bill Maher' Writer Pens Bible Play Encouraging People to Ask 'Big Questions' About God
When asked about the thoughts behind the characters' dialogues, Carson said, "I think that Jefferson and Tolstoy would … readily admit that they are not the doctrinaire Christians that Dickens was, but they would, I think, say they are the true Christians… In a letter Jefferson said, 'I think that I am a true Christian in that I accept His doctrines as holy and I think that's the only way in which Jesus wanted people to follow Him—was to follow his actual words,' and I think Tolstoy would feel the same way. Tolstoy felt that he was the first person in 1800 years to find the truth of Christ and I think that they think that there's a lot of hypocrisy within the Church. Dickens was, I think, naturally more conservative to many institutions – not as radical as Jefferson and Tolstoy – and affirmed [the Bible] as it was taught."
NYC's Movement Day Highlights Amachi Mentoring Program; Church Partnership Is Helping 300,000 Children of Incarcerated Parents
One of the standout speakers from the session was former Philadelphia Mayor W. Wilson Goode Sr., president of the Palau Association, who discussed Amachi, a program he founded to mentor and build relationships with the children of incarcerated parents. This particular cause is close to his heart, because he, too, was a child of a father who served time in prison.
Among the Mind Deniers: A Darwinist Mathematician Reflects on Philosophy
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.
Final LGBT Anti-Discrimination Rule Issued Without Soliciting Public Comment; Religious Freedom Issues Still Unclear
A religious freedom advocacy organization has expressed concern over the U.S. Labor Department's forthcoming new rule against LGBT discrimination among federal contractors, which was submitted for review without public comment and contains little guidance for faith-based federal contractors.
7 Bible Verses That Remind Us That Babies Are Beautiful Gifts From God
Babies are living proof of preciousness of life and the fragility of the young. They are beautiful gifts from God. When we see a baby it can instantly put a SMILE on our faces.
Jessa Duggar Wedding Invitation Released; '19 Kids & Counting' Star Marrying Nov. 1
Per Duggar family tradition, Jessa and Ben practiced a traditional courtship and did not hold hands or have any physical contact except for a quick side-hug. They were always accompanied by guardians on their dates, which generally meant that one or more of Jill's brothers or sisters would be invited on the outing. More recently, Ben moved onto Duggar property, meaning he was closer to his bride-to-be, but the rules remained the same. They were never alone and only held hands once they were engaged. Ben and Jessa will exchange their first kiss at the wedding ceremony.
Did Jesus make a crucial historical blunder in the Gospel of Mark? - Christian Research Institute
One of the reasons cited by famed New Testament scholar and best-selling author Bart Ehrman for his transition from fundamentalist Christian to fundamentalist agnostic is that the gospel of Mark is riddled with factual and historical errors. A prominent example is that David and his men ate the showbread “when Abiathar was the high priest.” In reality, argues Ehrman, Ahimelech (Abiathar’s father) was high priest at the time. Did Mark make a mistake, or is it Ehrman who is dead wrong?
Lead your wife spiritually | A guide for husbands
Clearly, you’re not Christ. There is a sanctifying work that only Jesus can do, but as you model your love on the sanctifying relationship of Christ in the church, you do have a role in your wife’s sanctification. Even if your wife is more spiritually engaged and mature than you are, you still have a responsibility to lead. Your leadership is not directly tied to your biblical knowledge or spiritual engagement, but to the fact that God has given you responsibility as the head of your marriage (Ephesians 5:23-24). If you are not doing anything to lead in this area, you need a plan and a trajectory toward leading.
Sunday Quote!- Ancient Apologetics and the Disinterest of the Modern Age
After getting a recommendation from… I don’t remember whom/which book, I picked up Apologetics in the Roman Empire to explore some of the early controversies with apologetics from the perspectives of Pagans, Jews, and Christians. The book is a collection of essays centered around these apologetic controversies. I was struck however, by the editors’ note on the disinterest of the modern age in these works as actual apologetics. After tracing the use of ancient apologetics from the earliest period through the Reformation and into our times, the editors note that these ancient works have fallen out of most people’s interest: