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In his new book Dr. R. Albert Mohler examines how this transformation occurred, revealing the underlying cultural shifts behind this revolution: the acceptance of divorce culture, liberation of sex from reproduction, the prevalence of heterosexual cohabitation, the normalization of homosexuality, and the rise of the transgender movement.

Are Hexagons Natural?

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

Cow Cloning Disaster Is a Warning Against Human Cloning

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

Is Evolution Random? Answering a Common Challenge

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

Here's Why We Answer Some of Our Less Cogent Critics

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

9 Mournful Facts About Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven"

“Once upon a midnight dreary” begins "The Raven," setting the mood for one of the most recognizable poems written in English.

John MacArthur on Loving One Another in the Midst of Persecution

send to a friend #2  Posted by Pastor Ray  |  Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:55 AM Yes well said John, but I know I will receive many comments for my remark but I have to ask. What about those that don't believe the same way you do. i.e-Strange Fire" I am a Holy Spirit (filled) preacher for some 50 years and consider being a part of God's wonderful family. Although I whole heartly disagree with John's views on the Holy Spirit I love and respect him as being part of the same family of God. Please believers don't send me your views and intereptations of scripture as I have been in this too long and have too close of a personal and intimate relationship with my Lord and Savior. I am just stating my personal views, I love and respect John and have ALL his expository books and helps and he has been a big help to me for over 47 years of ministry. With much love for the brothers and sisters in this great family OF LOVE that we belong to. Reply Name:   Email: You have 3000 characters remaining for your comment. Note: All comments must be approved before being posted. Submit Email me when someone posts a comment.

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The Eschatological Aspect of the Pauline Conception of the Spirit - Reformed Forum

We welcome Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. and Dr. Lane G. Tipton to speak about Geerhardus Vos’s seminal article, “The Eschatological Aspect of the Pauline Conception of the Spirit,” which is found in Redemptive History and Biblical Interpretation: The Shorter Writings of Geerhardus Vos. This episode was recorded live as part of the pre-conference festivities at our 2015 Theology Conference held at Hope OPC in Grayslake, Illinois.... Read More

How These People Handle Bullies Will Warm Your Heart!

What would you do if you saw a kid being bullied by his or her peers?

Planned Parenthood Training Staff to Perform Illegal Partial Birth Abortions?

A Planned Parenthood abortionist says she was trained to move babies to the breech position during terminations, a technique pro-life groups say is the same as partial-birth abortion.

Blood Clotting Requires Three Different Processes Working Together

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Proteins by Accident? Replying to a Critic of The Information Enigma

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

Officer Being Investigated After Video Surfaces of Him Violently Throwing Student

Officials in South Carolina want federal authorities—from the FBI and the Justice Department—to investigate a disturbing incident involving a local officer and a high school student. In a video that surfaced this week, filmed inside a classroom at Richland County’s Spring Valley High, the deputy can be seen violently slamming a young female student out of her chair, and throwing her across the ground. The officer is white and the student is black. The confrontation reportedly started after the teacher asked the student to leave the classroom. When she didn’t comply, the deputy—acting as the resource officer—then enters. On the video, the officer says, “You're either going to come with me, or I'm going to make you.” The student appears calm, and though she doesn’t comply, she doesn’t appear to be physically combative. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.

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20 Quotes from Albert Mohler’s New Book on the Sexual Revolution

“Ultimately, the availability of birth control in a reliable form—particularly in the form of the Pill—unleashed the sexual revolution. So long as sex was predictably related to the potential of pregnancy, a huge biological check on sex outside of marriage functioned as a barrier to sexual immorality. Once that barrier was removed, sex and children became effectively separated and sex became redefined as an activity that did not have any necessary relation to the gift of children. It is impossible to exaggerate the importance of the separation of sex and babies from the moral equation.” (20)

Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul | Daily Christian Teaching

Martin Luther's rediscovery of this truth led to a whole host of other church and societal reforms and much of what we take for granted in the West would have likely been impossible had he never graced the scene. Luther's translation of the Bible into German put the Word of God in the hands of the people, and today Scripture is available in the vernacular language of many countries, enabling lay people to study it with profit. He reformed the Latin mass by putting the liturgy in the common tongue so that non-scholars could hear and understand the preached word of God and worship the Lord with clarity. Luther lifted the unbiblical ban on marriage for the clergy and by his own teaching and example radically transformed the institution itself. He recaptured the biblical view of the priesthood of all believers, showing all people that their work had purpose and dignity because in it they can serve their Creator.

Am I a Pastor or Am I a Scholar?

My wife and I, along with our friends and church leaders, prayed for months. I sent résumés by the dozen to churches and academic institutions alike. Providence would settle it, I decided, and to a great degree it did. So far, this is the most satisfying personal answer to the question. For several years I served as a full-time pastor in Alabama. I continued to teach as an adjunct professor and remained semi-active in ETS. A fellow elder would tease in his delightful Walker County brogue that I had nine toes in the church, but one stuck in seminary. Last Sunday, I began a new ministry as pastor of a church plant in Louisville, one I’m privileged to co-lead with three fellow elders. I am a bivocational pastor, serving as senior editor at TGC and adjunct professor at Southern Seminary. Additionally, I’m involved in a long-term academic project, helping a team of historians—several of whom also serve as pastors—edit critical editions of the works of Andrew Fuller, a model pastor-theologian from the 18th century.

Stephen Colbert and Chance the Rapper Are Releasing a Song They Made Together

Well this could be interesting. After dropping several hints about a “secret project” between himself and Late Show host Stephen Colbert, hip-hop star Chance the Rapper tweeted yesterday that the duo would debut a new song —that they’ve evidently written together—on tonight’s show. Sure, it sounds like a bit of an odd musical pairing, but as Colbert fans already know, the comedian is no stranger to musical collaborations. Musical theater gags have long been a part of his comedy and his even release a tune with Jack White and The Black Belles. He also seems to have an infinity for good hip-hop: His first musical guest on CBS was the same as his last on Comedy Central: Kendrick Lamar.

5 Report: More than 100 Dead Following Massive Earthquake in Afghanistan

According to early reports, at least 127 were killed and hundreds more were injured after a magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck in a remote area of Afghanistan near its border with Pakistan. The massive event happened Monday afternoon, local time. Tremors were reportedly felt hundreds of miles away, as far as New Delhi. LIVE: Over 130 dead as 7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan via dawn_com— Pakistan News (@Pakistannews) October 26, 2015 The U.S. Geological Survey released a statement saying, “Significant casualties are likely and the disaster is potentially widespread. Past events with this alert level have required a regional or national level response,” and India’s Prime Minister also tweeted, “I have asked for an urgent assessment and we stand ready for assistance where required, including Afghanistan & Pakistan.” We'll post more updates as they become available.

Thoughts about atheist tweets, atheist memes and atheist YouTube rants

Ask an atheist pro-abort, or any pro-abort, for just one peer-reviewed medical, biological, or embryological source that shows that human life begins at a point other than conception, and they will either not reply or find a quote by a Peter Singer type on wikipedia. Or Star Trek. I even had one deny the veracity of pictures of babies who had been aborted. Then she told me (seriously) that the Apollo Lunar landings were fake.

We Should Expect Non-Christians to Share Our Morals

However, by keeping the spotlight only on sinful humanity’s inability to live lives of obedience unto God, we overlook how failure to obey God shows that God’s commands for human obedience are grounded in his good and holy nature, and therefore obligatory on all persons at all times. Morality reflects God’s holiness. Thus, one function of the moral order is to expose our rebellion against God’s moral law and God himself. We know the moral order is good because our guilty consciences indict us for failing to uphold it. This is the most basic of ethical principles. To say non-Christians can’t be expected to live like Christians and obey God ignores the fact that God and the moral order he implanted in creation are to be obeyed. Making that claim leads to a consequence similar to what happens when we quit a book halfway in: We’ll fail to see the full story and resolution.

Planned Parenthood TX Abortion Apprentice Taught Partial-Birth Abortion to "Strive For" Intact Heads

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #PPSellsBabyParts PLANNED PARENTHOOD TX DOC: HARVESTING INTACT FETAL HEADS “WILL GIVE ME SOMETHING TO STRIVE FOR” Dr. Amna Dermish, Planned Parenthood Late-Term Abortion Doctor in Austin, TX, Taught by PPFA Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola to Use Partial-Birth Abortions For Intact Fetuses Contact: Peter Robbio,, 703.683.5004 AUSTIN, Oct. 27--The eleventh video release from The Center for Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal shows the abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood in Austin, TX, Dr. Amna Dermish, describing a partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term fetuses which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting. Dr. Dermish admits she was trained by the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola described a partial-birth abortion technique to harvest fetal organs in the first Planned Parenthood video released July 14 by CMP. “My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact,” says Dermish, speaking to actors posing as a fetal tissue procurement company.

What Spiritual Growth Really Looks Like

I use the illustration of a college student having his or her tuition fees, books and meals paid for. However, nobody is going to go the cafe and get your food for you. It’s already made available to you, but you gotta go, and then use your meal ticket that’s been paid for and go in, and if you want some cereal, you’ve got to pull the lever that releases the cereal into the bowl. Sanctification is the same way. Everything’s already provided for us, the issue is we have to connect to the ways in which God releases the things He has for us in relation to spiritual growth.

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Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: God's Crime Scene

Introduction "God's Crime Scene" ( Kindle ,  Paperback , GoodReads ,  Promo Video ) is the highly anticipated "sequel" to J. Warner Wallace's " Cold Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels ". In his first investigation Wallace looks at the evidence for the claim that the Gospels were eye-witness accounts of the life of Jesus. In his latest book, he investigates the existence of God. He takes his experience and skill-set as a homicide detective to bring together the evidences and present them in a coherent and convincing manner for the jurors (readers) to decide. God's Crime Scene is 204 pages divided into eight chapters. He has also included nearly 80 additional pages of case files for digging deeper into the cases he investigates in the book. This review will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book but it cannot be substituted for reading the full text. I've included short interviews with J. Warner Wallace and Bobby Conway from The One Minute Apologist at the end of chapter summaries so you can hear a synopsis of the chapter directly from the author.

Keller, Piper, and Carson on Why the Reformation Matters Today

Tim Keller, TGC’s vice president, admits that he while doesn’t own all of the era’s rhetoric and polemical style, the Reformers did get the biblical gospel right and carefully applied it to their own time. As TGC Council member John Piper tersely puts it, “They read their Bibles.”

The Dead End of Sexual Sin

I had not always been a lesbian, but in my late twenties, I met my first lesbian-lover. I was hooked and believed that I had found my real self. Sex with women was part of my life and identity, but it was not the only part — and not always the biggest part.

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Christians Need to Stop Boycotting Stuff

I must say, I am tempted to agree with Franklin Graham, just because of his last name and the utter respect I have for his father and by extension him. But I do still agree, because I believe we need to speak up against things in everyday life that oppose God. That is how we engage the culture. What really is the other option? Ignore it? Silence? It's not so much about putting them out of business, but about making a statement, and registering our position. People have the right to their opinion yes, but evil should always be contested.. i think a fb post to a kermit cartoon is an appropriately proportioned action... Silence is not the solution.

5 Minutes in Church History - A Weekly Christian Podcast with Stephen Nichols by Ligonier Ministries on iTunes

5 Minutes in Church History, hosted by Dr. Stephen Nichols, is a weekly podcast that provides an informal and informative look at church history. Join us each week as we take a brief break from the present to go exploring the past. Travel back in time as we look at the people, events, and even the places that have shaped the story of Christianity. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how this can encourage us today. This is our story—our family history. 5 Minutes in Church History is an outreach of Ligonier Ministries.

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Kermit Gosnell was able to do what he did because people looked the other way. It's up to us to make sure that history doesn't repeat itself. Learn how easy it is to host a screening in your local theater, home, church, college, or community center.

19 Tolkien's annotated map of Middle-earth discovered inside copy of Lord of the Rings

The map was found loose in a copy of the acclaimed illustrator Pauline Baynes’ copy of The Lord of the Rings. Baynes had removed the map from another edition of the novel as she began work on her own colour Map of Middle-earth for Tolkien, which would go on to be published by Allen & Unwin in 1970. Tolkien himself had then copiously annotated it in green ink and pencil, with Baynes adding her own notes to the document while she worked.

Chesterton Casts a Spell on Tolkien - The Imaginative Conservative

There is, however, a sense in which those who turn their back on fairy-stories are also turning their back on the very world in which we live because, as Chesterton insists, we don’t live in the best of all possible worlds but the best of all impossible worlds. If we have the eyes of humility, the eyes of wonder, we will realize that we are living in a fairy-story, and not only any old fairy-story but the best of all fairy-stories. In “The Ethics of Elfland,” Chesterton seeks to remind us that “life was as precious as it was puzzling”: “It was an ecstasy because it was an adventure; it was an adventure because it was an opportunity.” It didn’t matter whether we considered ourselves pessimists or optimists. The important thing was that we were in the story of life and should be grateful for it:

Why Guarding Your Heart Isn't Enough

I mean to say . . . what if there is a great Christian guy out there who you don't have the luxury of hanging out with in a group of friends for a long time in advance? Maybe you've met them once or twice through a mutual friend or something. If you're so guarded that you're unwilling to go on a couple first dates then you might really miss out. Just going on those dates doesn't mean you are getting into anything serious or intense, probably the guy is just as hesitant and skeptical at that point. It just means you are interested enough to think he's worth getting to know more. And if you're not interested, then it's not fair to string him along as a friend.

How Porn Can Mess With Your Brain—Literally

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a chemical that relays messages to and from the brain) and it is central to our brain’s understanding of rewards and pleasure. It is released when we experience pleasure (could be anything from eating a delicious meal or watching a comedy to shooting up heroin or watching porn) and of course it makes us feel good. Normally, this release of dopamine is a good thing; it helps our brains to recognize things that keep us happy and healthy, and it is one of the chemicals that allows us to form relationships and fall in love.

Why family matters, and why traditional families are still best

Boys in particular do much better when raised in a more traditional family environment, according to a new report from MIT. This is further corroboration of Daniel Patrick Moynihan's famous 1965 warning: "From the wild Irish slums of the 19th century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history; a community that allows a large number of men to grow up in broken families, dominated by women, never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos."

8 Lies We Believe About Porn

Your urges are natural, and porn is an easy if not lesser outlet to release those urges. Learn to forgive yourself and cut yourself some slack. You're not in the minority if you watch porn. And you're not a monster either. Does it effect how you see people? Absolutely, but it can be overcome, and unlike this article's statements, some(not all) can control those thoughts. I personally choose to refrain from watching porn. Friends in committed relationships watch porn together and find that it enhances their sex life in the right mindset. Learn about those people and others, understand their sexuality and their lives. Remove the weight we put on sex. It's neither as amazing or shameful as some make it out to be. Porn and christian culture alike inflate it beyond recognition. It's a smashing good time, and can be a pretty underwhelming time, but if you practice safely, it's not gonna change your entire life. It's a garnish on existence. Explore it, be honest with yourself and others about it, and enjoy it.

There’s No Difference Between ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Secular’

In the one version I searched it is true that the word "spiritual" only appeared once in the OT, but this is entirely misleading, since the word "spirit" occurs over 200 times, and the word "soul" (often a synonym for spirit) occurs over 400 times. The Jewish OT authors were deeply spiritual people and understood that spiritual matters transcended material matters. But they were very familiar with secular thinking, and the fact that there is a difference.

Are Smartphones Making Christianity Too Convenient?

Jesus told large crowds of people: This is going to be hard . In Luke 14, he warned his followers to “count the cost” of being a disciple. They had to decide for themselves if it was worth it, because it cost something. We can’t expect his truth to impact our lives if we try and minimize our time and investment in discipleship. When people asked Jesus what they needed to do to follow him, he pointed them to the cross. He told them to give away everything they have, embrace homelessness, hate their family, and give up their very life. (For comparison: We now need an alarm to remind us to read a ready-made Bible commentary for what might be the only five minutes we devote to God all day.)

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Gospel Conversation in an Age of Texting, Tweeting, and Distraction

I expected a revolt. Instead, I got gratitude. I anticipated accusations of being a crotchety old man, but students told me they felt a sense of relief. I had just announced my decision to no longer allow computers or cell phones (or other tools of technology) in my classroom. I teach a course called “Principles of Biblical Reasoning” at a small Christian college, and I want our times together to be rich conversations about why we believe what we believe. Students updating their Facebook statuses, texting friends outside class, or checking scores at doesn’t promote the atmosphere I hope for.

6 Tips to Get Your Business Started on Social Media

From the outside, it may seem unnecessary to have an account on each of these channels, but from an SEO perspective, it absolutely is. When potential clients do a Google search for your business name, you want them to see a full list of your social media profiles in addition to your website. Chances are they’ll click through to read your reviews, see how many followers you have and maybe (hopefully) even ask a question.

Have We Made ‘Adventure’ an Idol?

It is healthy and natural to get excited about new experiences, to be passionate about the way we live, and to live with enthusiasm. But when chasing the next big thing dominates our routines and choices, we are slowly giving control of our hearts and minds to the ways of the world. If we choose to turn down good things for better things, God will reveal Himself in ways we had previously not had time for Him to do so.

The Dangers of Church Lingo

As a pastor, I hear at least 50 words that are exclusively used in the koinonia of the church gathering. I use at least 65 of them. And it has to stop. Subconsciously we believe we need this “language”, and that’s a lie from the pit of hell (and the sinner’s prayer will not save us from it). Christian-ese is confusing for power evangelism, missional communities and servant leadership. If we want our discipleship to truly succeed, we need to die to the sub-culture of churchianity and re-learn the true meaning of being a follower of Christ. Because honestly guys, WWJD?

If Sweden and Germany Became US States, They Would be Among the Poorest States

The battle over the assumed success of European socialism continues. Many European countries like Sweden have gained a reputation as being very wealthy in spite of their highly regulated and taxed economies. From there, many assume that the rest of Europe is more or less similar, even if slightly poorer. But if we look more closely at the data, a very different picture emerges, and we find that the median household in the US is better off (income-wise) than the median household in all but three European countries. Worse than Mississippi? Last year, a debate erupted over how Britain would compare to individual US states. In the UK Spectator , Fraser Nelson explained "Why Britain is poorer than any US state, other than Mississippi." A week later, TIME shot back with an article titled "No, Britain Is Not Poorer than Alabama." The author of the TIME article, Dan Stewart, explained that, yes, Britain is poorer than many US states, but certainly not all of them. (See below to confirm that the UK is, in fact, poorer than every state.) The main fault of the Spectator article, its critics alleged, was that it relied primarily on GDP and GDP per capita to make the comparisons.

How to Fight Fairly with Your Spouse

But “happily married” couples are not the ones that never argue or fight. Happy marriages—strong marriages—are ones where each spouse understands how to not just survive those fights, but how to use them productively.

Jesus Never Promised Us Pain-Free Lives

Excellent article Nancy. I think living in and embracing pain is one of the most difficult things a Christian must learn. Our Christianity is best revealed through our response to pain and suffering. When we show that we suffer pain like any other human and still praise the Lord, it reveals the authenticity of our faith to others. When my 6 month old son died 10 years ago, it was the most traumatic and painful event I have ever endured. People would ask how I'm able to carry on after such a tragedy, and all I could say is "I don't know" because the pain I felt was overwhelming at times. My faith carried me when I did not know how to carry on after my sons death. The pain of his passing still lingers today but I feel having endured that hardship has made me much more empathetic towards the emotional pain of others. Having endured that pain made my faith stronger than ever.

Why Abortion Is Unjust Discrimination

Here's why the abortion-choice argument is unjust discrimination. (The S.L.E.D. test originally comes from Stephen Schwarz in the first chapter of his book, "The Moral Question of Abortion.")

Why Aren't Millennials Having Sex Anymore?

This is why sexual revolutions always turn out so boring. This is why the sterile, casual, condom-clad vision of sex in our culture is so dull. This is why pornography is so numbing to the soul. It is because, in the search for sexual excitement, men and women are not really looking for biochemical sensations or the responses of nerve endings. And, in fact, they are not ultimately even looking for each other. They are searching desperately, not for mere sex, but for that to which sex points–something they know exists but they just can’t identify. … They are looking to be part of an all-encompassing cosmic mystery. They are looking for a love that is stronger than death.

Time With God Shouldn’t Be a Chore

If being outside makes your soul come alive, set aside intentional time to connect with God in the great outdoors. The One who called the earth into existence is the same God who died on the crossbars of a tree to save us. The whole earth is full of God’s glory (Isaiah 6:3)—so go and encounter Him there. Sit by a river and meditate on Scripture. Go on a hike and let the beauty of the earth remind you of God’s beauty.

Why Do Non-Christian Novelists Know the Human Condition So Well?

Well, it is very difficult to describe, Tony. People much wiser than me have tried to do that and found it beyond their ability to state clearly. Romans 1 is the clearest passage in Scripture that tells us about the unbeliever’s knowledge. It tells us that God’s glory is clearly revealed so that non-believers, pagans (as he is writing about in Romans 1), pagans have a clear knowledge of God. In fact, in verse 21 it even says that these pagans know God. They don’t just know about God, but they know God.

Why We Should All Practice Confession

I agree with the author whole-heartily, we ( the church) need to practice the "cleansing" of confession.Let me be clear up front that when I mention cleansing, I do not mean a human absolution of sin.Scripture is emphatic that only God can forgive sin, Psalms "Against you and you only have I sinned", however Jesus makes it clear that we posses the authority to extend forgiveness to others and , in deed, the extension of said forgiveness is required of us in order to receive forgiveness ourselves. I have come to believe that without confession ( performed in the proper loving environment) we then create an unattainable perfectionists environment because if we do acknowledge our sin, many times we will be looked upon with disdain and judged as being a lousy Christian and subsequently living in that mindset.

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Kirk Franklin Says 'Religion Has Become Oppressive'

"Every human being was wired with the desire for happiness. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling. With this song, I'm saying, if you really want to be happy, you have to start with the originator," Franklin said in a statement shared with The Christian Post earlier this year. "My goal is to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls."

Ben Carson Wants Almost All Abortion to Be Illegal

I do think Carson leans a little heavily on being the "faith" candidate, and doesn't have as many clearly defined solutions as he does general philosophies. That being said, I've watched all of the debates and many other speeches and he is definitely the most respectful candidate up there. You could argue that his logic is flawed, but I do believe that's one of his major calling cards, saying basically to use your brain versus towing the political line or going with the flow. Finally, I would argue that he does have empathy, having been through circumstances most of us never even dream of. What he doesn't resort to is excuses. It's a very difficult balance to empathize with people and at the same time encourage them to be better, but I do believe Carson is trying to do it. Look, I'm not president of the Carson fan-club, he's not my favorite candidate. But compared to others, I find him refreshing even if ultimately unelectable. Trump is an ignorant bully and Hillary is a lying enabler. I don't want to assume things or judge you, but because faith is such a huge part of Carson's platform/philosophy I feel like people who attack him are likely really just have a problem with his Christian faith.

Resources to Help You Defend the Deity of Jesus

Skepticism related to Jesus of Nazareth generally takes one of two forms: those who don’t even believe He ever existed, and those who acknowledge Jesus as an historical figure but deny He is God. The case for the Deity of Christ is centered on the Resurrection, but there are many other cumulative circumstantial factors to consider. I’ve written quite a bit about the Deity of Jesus, and I’ve assembled these articles to help you make the collective case. All these resources are available as downloadable PDF files:

Was Abraham Wrong? Answering Rachel Held Evans, Part 1

My husband tried to contact Evans through her publicist and referenced my 2011 post, “ Abraham, Isaac & Child Sacrifice ,” and the publicist said Evans would get back to him, but she never did. Her post poses questions I didn’t address, so I’ll address them here in a series, beginning today by defining and examining Evans’s main argument. Although Evans flits from Bible story to Bible story as she presents her reasons for doubting this one, for this series I’ll address the questions as they pertain just to the story of Abraham binding Isaac.

Halloween: What If My Kids Want to Read Occult Books?

Our child loves to read. The issue is that our local library seems to be stocked with an overabundance of books that deal directly or indirectly with the occult. Why is this and should I be concerned?

Is Birth Control Unbiblical? - Christian Research Institute

Contraception by definition provides a disconnection of the two purposes of sexuality. As a result, intimacy is now seen primarily as an act for personal physical satisfaction that many believe should be enjoyed without the risk of conception. The impact of this change in belief on our culture has been profound, resulting in so-called sexual freedom. Sexuality that used to be termed illicit, such as adolescent sex, extramarital affairs (under certain conditions), and use of pornography are no longer considered shameful or wrong. Not only have Christians been increasingly tolerant of these changes in attitude and behavior, but we have not been immune to the same temptations, nor to their consequences. When we observe sexuality as merely an expression of our personal desires and deny its true divine nature and purpose, we should not be surprised that we suffer from this foolishness. Contraception is not solely responsible for these changes, but it has contributed to them more than we would like to believe.

Free E-book for Pastors: The 2015 Porn Stats Pack

In this statistics pack, updated in February 2015, we have compiled over 250 stats, facts, or quotations and carefully referenced each one with its original source. In many cases, we also provide the URL to find the source online. In this way, this compilation of stats, quotes, and figures acts as a starting place for your own research.

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