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Interview: William Lane Craig on the Impact of C.S. Lewis

This video features an interview that William Lane Craig did near the 50th Anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death.  In the interview, Dr. ...

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Does God Exist? The Teleological Argument, Part 2

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Amazon.com: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy eBook: Eric Metaxas, Timothy Keller, Timothy J. Keller: Kindle Store

As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a small number of dissidents and saboteurs worked to dismantle the Third Reich from the inside. One of these was Dietrich Bonhoeffer—a pastor and author. In this New York Times best-selling biography, Eric Metaxas takes both strands of Bonhoeffer’s life—the theologian and the spy—and draws them together to tell a searing story of incredible moral courage in the face of monstrous evil. Metaxas presents the fullest accounting of Bonhoeffer’s heart-wrenching decision to leave the safe haven of America to return to Hitler’s Germany, and sheds new light on Bonhoeffer’s involvement in the famous Valkyrie plot and in “Operation 7,” the effort to smuggle Jews into neutral Switzerland. In a deeply moving narrative, Metaxas uses previously unavailable documents?including personal letters, detailed journal entries, and firsthand personal accounts?to reveal dimensions of Bonhoeffer's life and theology never before seen.

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Book Preview: Cold Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace

About the Authors J. Warner and Susie Wallace have been training young people in the church setting for over a decade. J. Warner is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, Court TV and other crime related television shows. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity , God’s Crime Scene , and Forensic Faith . J. Warner has a master’s degree in theological studies, and Susie has a master’s degree in speech pathology. About the Book Children between 8 and 12 are at the critical age when they start to ask if Christianity is true. Cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace knows the thrill of high-stakes investigation and presents the case for Jesus in a compelling way while training kids “how to think, not just what to think” as they examine their faith intelligently. Cold-Case Christianity for Kids includes author illustrations, and is supported by an interactive website that allows kids to download chapter activities and “case note” fill-in sheets. When these are successfully completed and assembled in an “Academy Notebook,” readers will be qualified to earn a Cold-Case Academy “Certificate of Merit.

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Questioning: Christians Should Question Beliefs

In 2007, I spoke at the University of Houston, Clear Lake, on the topic of “Can Truth Be Known About God?” Some of the main points included that we have a responsibility to find what is true, that it is not intolerant to say you think you have truth, and that there is truth to be known. At the end of my talk, several students asked me questions, including one gentleman who sat down with me for nearly half an hour. He was a follower of Eckhart Tolle, the main religious instructor in Oprah Winfrey’s life at that time. His main question was how I could claim to know truth at all through my thinking abilities. He said that I couldn’t know the truth about God until I got beyond my thinking abilities to the point where I experienced God as feeling; not as believing.

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Worship Is Not Made-to-Order

The Promised Land is full of idols, which God commands the Israelites to destroy, and the basis for this command is holiness. God’s name will dwell there, and his people are to be identified by that name and live by that name (Deuteronomy 5–6). Thus, if they are God’s chosen people they must worship at God’s chosen place according to his command, to “do all that I am commanding you” (Deuteronomy 12:14). In other words, not only our desires for personal worship, but our whole life needs to be conformed in holiness to the desires of the one we worship.

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Has the Big Bang Been Scientifically Proven?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In the award-winning film The Theory of Everything, the young Stephen Hawking describes cosmology as “a religion for intelligent atheists.” The film then explores the theological implications of two cosmological models defended by Hawking. Do these models in fact have the implications which Hawking attributes to them, and will cosmology play successfully the role of a surrogate religion? In the dialogue between science and theology, philosophy plays a crucial role. In this talk, Dr. Craig will respond to Hawking's claim to have eliminated the Creator of the Big Bang. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length debates and lectures: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

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How to Talk to Your Pastor About Apologetics - Hope's Reason

I have heard from a number of people who have been frustrated when their church leadership does not seem interested in apologetics. You have read the books and have been to the conferences and you know how powerful apologetics can be. But when you talk to your pastor, there seems to be no interest. What are you to do?

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Wilberforce Weekend 2017

Through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations, The  Colson Center for Christian Worldview seeks to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending the Christian worldview.

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I started using Commun.it to be more efficient on the way I manage out Twitter communities. My favorite features? The prioritized feed to focus on the relevant members of the community - Orange

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Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels

Most of us in the Star Trek generation understand this philosophy, even if we can't articulate it perfectly. Philosophical naturalism rejects the existence of supernatural agents, powers, beings, or realities. It begins with the foundational premise that natural laws and forces alone can account for every phenomenon under examination. If there is an answer to be discovered, philosophical naturalism dictates that we must find it by examining the relationship between material objects and natural forces; that's it, nothing more. Supernatural forces are excluded by definition. Most scientists begin with this presupposition and fail to consider any answer that is not strictly physical, material, or natural. Even when a particular phenomenon cannot be explained by any natural, material process or set of forces, the vast majority of scientists will refuse to consider a supernatural explanation. Richard Lewontin (an evolutionary biologist and geneticist) once famously wrote a review of a book written by Carl Sagan and admitted that science is skewed to ignore any supernatural explanation, even when the evidence might indicate that natural, material explanations are lacking.

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Tim Tebow Hit By Pitch, Charges Mound To Offer Instant Forgiveness | The Babylon Bee

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL—Playing in his second instructional league baseball game with the New York Mets organization Thursday, Tim Tebow was hit by a pitch from lefty Chandler Hawkins during his third at bat. According to witnesses, the former NFL player immediately threw down his bat and aggressively charged the pitcher’s mound—but rather than engaging in the traditional fistfight or shoving match, Tebow rushed out to immediately forgive Hawkins face to face.

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Unmistakable: How We Know the Bible Is True

Ever since I first got serious about the question of how we know the Bible is true, it has seemed to me that the most urgent question is not how to provide arguments that convince modern atheists (like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennet, Christopher Hitchens), but rather, how it is that an uneducated Muslim villager in the bush of Nigeria, or a pre-literate tribesman in Papua New Guinea, can know that the message of the Bible is true so that, three weeks after hearing and believing it, he would have a justified, warranted courage to die for his conviction. He could die for the truth of the Scriptures, and not be a fool.

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Satan’s Ten Strategies Against You

“When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). The first time Satan appears in the Bible in Genesis 3, the first words on his lips are suspicious of the truth (“Did God say, You shall not eat of any tree in the garden?”). And the second words on his lips were a subtle falsehood (“You will not die”). John says that Satan “has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him” (John 8:44). We are dealing with the essence of falsehood and deception.

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The World Is Yearning for Beautiful Orthodoxy

Jesus Christ is indeed the Way and the Truth—all that we mean by “orthodoxy.” Orthodoxy is a way of life grounded in truth, and a truth that expresses itself in all of life. To be orthodox is to know the truths that set one free (the classic doctrines of the Christian faith) and to live out that freedom in daily life by the virtues that have stood the test of time.

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Free at Last: My Surprising Liberation from Porn

God met my thousandth prayer (so to speak) and unleashed a power that broke a deeply ingrained pattern of sin in my life. As a result, I was no longer weighed down by a constant feeling of slavery to sexual sin. God freed me, and I was able to focus more of my energy on pursuing and loving him. It was a huge turning point in my life. God also used that event to prepare me for marriage three years later. I was free, and so was my wife — I did not carry the baggage of those sexual sins into my marriage.

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Live and Leave a Legacy.

On behalf of the ministry, I want to invite you to our free live online webinar on October 4th. In partnership with The Great Commission Foundation , we’ll be hosting Jay Link, a Gift and Estate Design Specialist. He’ll walk you through how you can create an estate plan, including a will and a revocable living trust, in a way that will carry out your wishes and also make a significant impact on generations to come.

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Apologetics: How Can the Bible be Inerrant if Copyists Made Mistakes?

Oddly enough, when it comes to differences between biblical manuscripts, some skeptics seem to pursue a similar line of reasoning to the one my teacher followed when I asked the differences between the Gospels. “How does it help us to say that the Bible is the inerrant word of God if in fact we don’t have the words that God inerrantly inspired,” one such skeptic claims, “but only the words copied by the scribes—sometimes correctly but sometimes (many times!) incorrectly?” In other words, if there are variations among the many thousands of copies of Scripture, how can anyone reasonably claim that the Scriptures are inerrant?

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Gentleness and Respect in Debate and Discussion

Introduction As a defender of the Christian worldview, I get involved in many discussions with skeptics. These discussions often not only touch on the existence of God, but on the problem of evil, the nature of man, and ethics, which all overlap into politics during certain years. As many have experienced first hand, these discussions often get heated. There is a temptation that is difficult to avoid in these situations, but it must be resisted. The Temptation The temptation to become defensive in our attitude (especially when the other person already is) is not easy to avoid. Sometimes we permit ourselves some freedom in our rhetorical force combined with our aggressive posture, and before we know it, those freedoms have produced sarcasm, disrespect, belligerence, or dismissiveness. Many times justified as "passion." While there is nothing wrong about being passionate about the truth and justifying its belief, we must always be careful that we articulate our points "with gentleness and respect." Christians are urged in scripture to do so (1 Peter 3:15b). But this is not merely an arbitrary command, it has real-world negative effects.

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What evidence should we expect about Jesus? Smithsonian Magazine answers

I was browsing magazines at the library and saw the cover of the January/February Smithsonian (pictured). I grabbed it because it caught my interest with the article title. What impressed me most, however, was the several points made within the article. Though it at times took a conspiratorial tone, overall the point of the article was to show what daily life would be like in 1st Century Palestine.

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Star Trek TNG Season 7: “Firstborn” and “Bloodlines”

I didn’t mention the  very  end, where Picard gifts a prayer stick to Jason that the latter had said was basically worthless before. It has new worth now, and that sums up what this episode has going for it. From the start, it seemed pretty clear Jason wouldn’t be Picard’s son. Illegitimate child with Picard? I think not. But the fact that Picard made such efforts to bond with Jason, despite the latter’s “disappointing” qualities, made this a great character-building episode. It was great to see Picard introduce his archaeological collection to his “son,” only to have Jason dismiss it as worthless. It shows that what we value is often highly subjective, and that relationships are complex. Not only that, but Jason’s character was also developed remarkably well over the course of the episode.

21 The Hermeneutic of Humility

send to a friend #3  Posted by Rebecca  |  Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:14 AM I am excited for this series. As a new believer, I find this "vagueness" in the Bible church we attend. It is extremely hard as a new believer, when discovering different doctrinal issues, in search of concrete answers, only to receive an answer from the pastor that usually supports both sides of the issue I am studying. It has been very confusing for me. I have a teaching degree and when I receive such vague, indefinite answers about the issues I am studying, all I can think of is "What if this is how I taught my students?" When a child asks me about locating nouns in a sentence, what if I told him pronouns were nouns and not pronouns and I didn't delineate the differences? That's probably a bad example, but I think you can get my point. True teachers need to be descriptive and most certainly, need to know the material they are teaching.

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You Cannot Glorify God If You Find Him Boring

Now, Karl Barth is right, then, that we pursue knowing and we pursue believing not as ends in themselves, but in order that we might go higher and deeper in our joy. Now, I would only add two things to that. This is why I say it may get a little complicated. One is that the reason God designed it that way is that God is not glorified when all that we know about him bores us. In other words, God does not design the world just so that we might know things about him truly, because if you know something truly and it bores you, God is not glorified in your knowing. And God didn’t create the world to present himself as boring. He created the world to present himself as glorious and, therefore, we must move beyond knowing and believing to joy. Otherwise, God doesn’t look beautiful. He doesn’t look valuable.

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Consequentialism – R.C. Sproul Jr.

The opposite of consequentialism is even more of a mouthful. The opposite perspective is called a deontological ethic. D-e-o-n-t-o-l-o-g-i-c-a-l. How’d I do? No one’s here testing it. I think I got it right. Deontological ethics asks a profoundly different question. It asks the question not “What will happen if I do this or that?” but “What is my obligation? My obligation is to do what is right. The consequences and fruit of those decisions are outside of my hands.” That’s the first thing I love about deontological ethics, is it recognizes man as man and God as God. One of the ways we often express this sentiment is we say “Duty is ours, and consequences belong to the Lord.” That’s the deontological perspective, it says “God has told me, God has revealed to us what He wants us to do.”

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Atheism's problem of evil

“But wait: how do we know that the morally right act is, as Harris posits, the one that does the most to increase well-being, defined in terms of our conscious states of mind? Has science really revealed that? If it hasn’t, then the premise of Harris’s all-we-need-is-science argument must have nonscientific origins.”

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The Briefing 10-03-16 - AlbertMohler.com

We should be very concerned about the prospect of an even more activist and liberal court under perspective appointments by a President Hillary Clinton. But it’s also unclear that we would know exactly what we might be getting in terms of the totality of a presidency of Donald J. Trump. It’s not at all clear this year how all of this is to be factored into the equation, and individual faithful Christians seeking to operate on the basis of a biblical worldview and operate as faithful Christian citizens may come to very different conclusions about how exactly we might vote. This also, Christians should keep in mind, affirms the importance of the down ticket races, as they are called, especially races for the United States Senate. Our Constitution calls for the President of the United States to make nominations to the Supreme Court that then must be confirmed by the United States Senate. It will thus matter greatly who is in control of the Senate, whether or not it has a conservative or a liberal majority. Given today’s partisan political divide in the United States, that means whether there is a Republican or a Democratic majority in the United States Senate.

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New discovery: ancient Old Testament fragment is identical to copy 2,000 years later

The charred lump of a 2,000-year-old scroll sat in an Israeli archaeologist’s storeroom for decades, too brittle to open. Now, new imaging technology has revealed what was written inside: the earliest evidence of a biblical text in its standardized form.

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Has the Church Hurt You?

A church without wounds is an easy sell in a world where words are cheap: “They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 8:11). In the last days, many are deceived because of the devil’s power to heal wounds: “its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast” (Revelation 13:3). The world will be tempted to worship the healing of temporary wounds over the Savior from sin and Healer of souls? We’re tempted to do that now.

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American Evangelicals

After years of earnest but less public attempts, it is now with heavy hearts, and a hope for justice and restoration, that we Christian leaders urge ‘progressive’ evangelicals and Catholics to repent of their work that often advances a destructive liberal political agenda. We write as true friends knowing that most believers mean well. We desire the best for you and for the world God loves.

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“The Atheist Delusion” – Why Millions Deny the Obvious

We have made these DVDs affordable for you to buy and give away to your friends, family, neighborhood, outside your local high school, at your university—when you check out at a store or when you leave a generous tip at a restaurant (DVDs as low as $1 when purchased in bulk).

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/slow-down-by-learning-contentment

Paul says in Philippians 4:11, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (NIV). Notice the word “learned.” You are not by nature a contented person. Neither am I! I’m a discontented person. It is my nature to want things to be different, to want them to be better. It is not my nature to be contented, and neither is yours. But if you’re going to slow down your life, you have to learn contentment. It’s learned over time.

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The State of Theology

What we believe about God, about sin, about salvation, what we believe about ourselves as human beings, about other religions and about the Bible, what we believe about controversial social issues—all of these beliefs are influenced by our culture. But this survey indicates that regular exposure to Christian worship may have a tremendous counter-cultural effect. Evangelicals who attend church each week are far more likely to hold biblical convictions than their less regular peers. Infrequent church attendance leaves many uncertain about their beliefs and adrift theologically, even if they still consider themselves evangelical.

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I Quit My Job To Become 'Just' A Mom

But here I was, just a confused drug dealer who had no idea what God’s plan looked like for me. I wanted desperately for my day-to-day life to hold purpose and meaning, but it seemed that each career path I turned to offered me nothing but an empty paycheck.

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Hillsong NYC’s Carl Lentz: At This Church, We Are Not Saying 'All Lives Matter'

I would encourage anybody who cares about people, to somehow find a way to hear voices of those that don't share your journey. It will impact you. And times are as urgent as they have ever been... What's cool to me?? I don't see this photo and think about color. I see this photo and I think about family.. #occupyallstreets also.. Shout out to Corey Robinson who declared "I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT BEING BLACK! EVERYTHING!" Haha i cannot relate, but you totally convinced me.

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Every Knee Shall Bow?

With all these questions in the air, we in the church should be especially sensitive to the racial tensions in the history of America, and how quickly old wounds can be reopened. We weep with those who weep. Often that’s the only thing we can do after watching the latest dash-cam video. We grieve for the families now left without sons and husbands and fathers. We call for prayer. And we must remember. There is a history to this country that will not be easily forgotten. We have a long way to go, but we have a gospel to guide our way — and a justice-seeking Savior who reigns today, and extends hope to all who would surrender to him.

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

Here we are in front of our movie house with our movie car. #thecaseforChristmovie pic.twitter.com/4rghJLfr7d

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What God Says About Sex – A Christian Perspective on Human Sexuality

The overarching statement God makes is that sex is to be completely contained within marriage. {7} As I said above, sex is so powerful that it’s like the difference between the wild, uncontrollable power of lightning compared to the safety of harnessed electricity in our buildings. God wants us to harness the power of sex within marriage. This means that all other expressions of sexuality are off-limits, not because God is a cosmic killjoy, but because He loves us and knows what’s best for us, namely, not playing with lightning! So God says not to engage in sex with anyone before marriage, with anyone else once we are married, with anyone of the same sex; or with prostitutes, or with family members, or with animals.

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The Most Valuable Aim of Apologetics

Exodus 3 narrates the well-known account of God’s revealing Himself to Moses in the burning bush and commissioning him to tell Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. But that was only part of Moses’ mission. The other task to which the Lord called Moses was to address the Israelites. He was to command the Israelites in the name of God to engage in the largest strike in history. In absolute defiance of the power and authority of Pharaoh, they were to leave Egypt and go out to the desert to worship God at His mountain. And, of course, these events ended in the exodus.

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Study: Churches Use Half of Their Budget to Pay Their Staff

The survey looked at the salaries of the churches at their different sizes across the country with an attendance of 2,000 people or more. It found that 49 percent of a church's total budget goes to salary and benefits for its staff, with 98 percent of the church's total budget comes from money the congregation gives. It also found that 54 percent of churches gave bonuses to the senior pastor within the last 12 months. Only about half (52 percent) spend more than 10 percent of their budget "on ministry beyond their own congregation--from local soup kitchens to world missions to church planting."

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The Deity of Christ in the Gospel of Mark

There are some who think the deity of Christ was a later invention that developed by the end of the first century. As evidence for this position, they assert that the Gospel written first—the Gospel of Mark—has a low view of Jesus, while the Gospel written last—the Gospel of John—has a high view of Jesus. Therefore, Jesus started out as a man in Mark’s Gospel but became God by the time John’s Gospel was written.

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Andy Stanley Responses to Controversy About Biblical Inerrancy

During “The Bible Told Me So,” I wanted educated, dechurched millennials to know that I knew that those who supposedly know everything are convinced there was no worldwide flood or Hebrew migration from Egypt. While addressing them directly, I gave them the benefit of the doubt to make the following point: Even if those events never occurred, it does nothing to undermine the evidence supporting the resurrection of Jesus and thus the claims he made about himself. And yes, as noted above, I know Jesus made claims about the Jewish Scriptures. But this was one sermon in a series of six … I hadn’t gotten to that yet.

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Singing the Lord’s Song in a Foreign Land

Derek Kidner once remarked of Psalm 137 that “Every line of it is alive with pain.” The psalmist starts weeping in verse 1 and continues lamenting on through to verse 9 and the call for ultimate justice against those who raised their hand against God’s people. This is not a Psalm of joy, not a Psalm of thanksgiving.

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Horus Ruins Christmas

Hey, did you know that the life of Jesus was stolen from the Egyptian God Horus? Oh, you know stuff about Horus? Well, I mean it was stolen from Mithras. Oh, you know stuff about Mithras too? Well, whatever pagan god you've never heard of is the one that the life of Jesus is stolen from.

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Why Would God Send Good People to Hell? | Cold Case Christianity

Heaven (By Its Very Nature) Is “Perfect” If there is a God, He is responsible for creating everything in the Universe. This means that God created matter from non-matter and life from non-life. If this is true, God has incredible, infinite, and unspeakable power. With muscle like that, God surely has the power to eliminate imperfection. This is why, as Christians, we believe that God is perfect; He has the ability to eliminate imperfection. The Christian God is not a “good God” after all. He is a “perfect God”. His standard is not “goodness”, it is “perfection”. The real question that each of us has to ask ourselves is not “Are we good?”, but “Are we perfect?” Can any of us answer in the affirmative here? Even if we reject the teaching of the Bible, but accept the possibility that there may be an all-powerful God, we must acknowledge that His standard will be perfection and that we will ultimately fall short of this standard.

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Russia Charges American Pastor Under New Anti-Evangelism Law

Speaking about the appeal hearing on Friday, the pastor writes, "The police … introduced new evidence, which should have been presented from the very beginning. They brought in documents to show I am affiliated with BIMI (Baptist International Missions, Inc.) of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which they said was further proof that I was acting as a foreign agent, representing a foreign religious organization. My lawyer and I were given time to examine the documents, and we explained to the court that BIMI is a service organization that collects my donations, forwards them to me, and provides other support services. I am not an employee of BIMI, nor do I teach 'BIMI doctrine,' and I am certainly not trying to get Russian people to 'join BIMI.' By the law's own definition of missionary activity, I have not done anything illegal."

48 Renewing Your Mind | The Barber Who Wanted to Pray | Oct 3, 2016

Master Peter is a barber well-known to all in his village. One day, when Martin Luther the Reformer walks into his shop, the barber musters up the courage to ask the outlawed monk how to pray. Luther responds by writing a letter to the barber. The barber's life and many others' are changed as they encounter a model for prayer by using the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles' Creed.

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How Much Do Christian Kids Need a ‘Christian’ Education?

As I understand it, this article is as much (if not more) about primary education than about college education. Without a doubt, it is quite a different thing to send an 18-year-old to a state school than it is to send an 8-year-old to the local public school. I see no Scriptural support for forcing little ones into the line of fire in order to “withstand the assault of postmodernism and secularism” so that they can be “refined by God in the fire.” God may not have grandchildren, but oddly enough, He does give children to their parents for a time. I suspect this has something to do with the need to raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord before they make their way into the world to “endure the assault.” Or is there no age too young to turn our kids over to the state’s program? Perhaps this thinking is just for the non-Bible-believing Arminians–too unenlightened to see the value of the assault on their kindergarteners.

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Pushing Back Against the PC Madness | The Stream

Things are getting so crazy these days that it’s not just religious conservatives who are pushing back against the PC madness. Even Hollywood liberals are speaking out.

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59 Evangelicals' Favorite Heresies Revisited by Researchers
60 A Home Run for Love
61 Why Is Apologetics Important? | Reasonable Faith Conference 2016 | Singapore
62 Society of Christian Philosophers shames invited speaker for expressing Biblical views
63 J. Warner Wallace on Twitter
64 Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: "There are No 'Must' Candidates!" -Darrell Bock
65 Your Suffering Is Working for You
66 Theresa May: No Scotland opt-out or veto from Brexit
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