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116 Been Real: Lecrae, “White Evangelicalism,” and Hope

Perhaps one immediate takeaway would be for majority-culture folks to ask whether the “identity development work” applies to us in a peculiar way. When Lecrae read the first draft of this article, he commented that his experience has been that “white evangelicals” generally assume they are a-cultural and bring no cultural influence into the fleshing out of their faith. Which probably means that there is some majority-culture “identity development work” to be done. That is, let there be, at least, a (growing) awareness that our expressions of faith are inevitably shaped by culture. Every expression of faith, everywhere in the world, is embedded in and shaped by culture. Being oblivious to this does not help us with the difficult task of discerning when to be counter-cultural or not.

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The Importance of Apologetics.

Christianity Is Under Attack! Are You Equipped With The Truth? ————— But in your hearts set Christ apart as holy [and acknowledge Him] as Lord. Always be ready to give a logical defense to anyone who asks you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it courteously and respectfully. ― 1 Peter 3:15 [AMPC] Buy Book: http://bit.ly/SFG_Book

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Cumulative Evidence and the Case for God's Existence (Free Bible Insert) | Cold Case Christianity

My cold cases are typically built on circumstantial evidence. Cumulative circumstantial cases are incredibly powerful when considered in their totality; the more diverse the forms of evidence (and the more abundant their existence), the more reasonable the conclusion. As jurors consider these large collections of evidence implicating a particular suspect, they must ask themselves a simple question: “Could this guy just be incredibly unlucky, or is he the cause of all this evidence because he is truly guilty?” The more the evidence repeatedly points to the defendant, the less likely it is merely a matter of coincidence. The cumulative case for God’s existence is similarly powerful. There are a number of circumstantial lines of evidence pointing to the existence of God, and the diverse, collective nature of this evidence is most reasonably explained by the existence of a Creator. This month, we’re featuring a free downloadable Bible insert summarizing a brief cumulative case for God’s existence, built on just five lines of circumstantial evidence:

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Evangelical leaders call for help for Dreamers

Copyright (c) 2017 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. The original story can be found at http://www.bpnews.net/49670/evangelical-leaders-call-for-help-for-dreamers Evangelical leaders call for help for Dreamers by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, October 05, 2017 (18 hours ago) Tweet Email To Friend WASHINGTON (BP) -- A coalition of evangelical leaders organized by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore has urged Congress to supply a remedy for undocumented immigrants brought by their parents to the United States. Image: iStock/license purchase required. Image: iStock/license purchase required. In a statement released today (Oct. 5), the 51 signers called for a legislative solution for the approximately 800,000 people affected by the Trump administration's Sept.

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Perilous Times Will Come

The Bible warns of troubling times that will come. are we there now?

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Evangelical Leader Statement of Principles on Dreamers

Christians, like most Americans, recognize immigration policy is complex and the search for political consensus is difficult. While we feel the tension between our obligations to both Christian compassion and respect for the rule of law, we reject the idea that the two are irreconcilable. Accepting this false dichotomy perpetuates an immigration system which all Americans agree is broken.

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Proving the Existence of Apologetics

Shortly after my conversion, I became enamored with apologetics, like many Christians my age. I would drive twenty minutes to the nearest Christian bookstore to survey their shelves in the hope of finding a new volume to catch my eye.

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Ephesians 1:18: Who Will Receive the Riches of Heaven?

Here’s today’s question. “Hello, Pastor John, my name is Cristina, and I follow you from Italy. I appreciate how desiringGod.org makes wonderful resources available for free. I praise God for you all. I particularly appreciate your fairness and honesty in dealing with all kinds of questions as well as views on any biblical matter. Personally, I struggle with interpreting Ephesians 1:18: ‘[I pray that] the eyes of your hearts [may be] enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints.’ Namely, is it about what God is going to inherit (us the saints), or is it about what we as poor, empty-handed people are going to inherit? Is this us inheriting him? What’s the inheritance and who inherits it?”

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Pursuing God intellectually: Being honest about our questions

Jesus identified the greatest commandment as loving God with our all of who we are, and Jesus specifically included loving God with our minds. But what does this mean? I suggested that we understand this as pursuing God intellectually in a way that is consonant with other relational pursuits. When we love someone, we want to know things. We are intellectually curious about what makes them tick.

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The Point: Hey, That’s a Baby!

Indeed, that’s like saying “This is a homo sapien, not a human” or “This is a feline, not a cat.” The scientific term used for one does not preclude it also being the other, and the terminology used also doesn’t change the nature of the being that’s being discussed. ‘Fetus’ is a label used for scientific classification, but it doesn’t define (or even judge) the nature of the being it’s referencing, nor have any bearing on their humanity or status as a child.

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Should Christians Apologize for the Crusades? - The Imaginative Conservative

There is much to criticize in the actions of the Crusaders, and no doubt even in the motivations of many of them and their leaders. But this is merely to recognize that, being made up of human actions, the Crusades involved the actions of sinners—hence many sins. But to defend one’s ally against invasion, to seek to re-open holy sites to pilgrimage, and to defend one’s civilization against leaders of another civilization, bent on conquest, is no sin, but rather an act of pious bravery. It is especially odd that so many today are anxious to defend Muslim extremists who claim to be defending their civilization, while rejecting those who defended their own. That peace is a better tool than violence, that toleration and cooperation are crucial sources of stability and the makings of a decent life, are important points. But we who must face massive brutality ought not to focus only on the sins of our forebears. Rather, we should seek to respect and even capture the piety and courage of an era whose violent proclivities we fool ourselves into thinking no longer exist. We should seek, like Crusaders, to stand for our faith and defend our right to live out that faith, including by defending our co-religionists so woefully abandoned to intolerance and outright murder in the Middle East of today.

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Hillsong Worship

"All we're doing is pointing people towards Jesus." Hear more from JD at the Hillsong Worship & Creative conference being held in Sydney on November 15-17 2017. Register today at http://www.hillsong.com/wcc

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Our @CRJournal article on the patriot movement by Richard Abanes | http://www.equip.org/article/the-patriot-movement/ … #Apologetics pic.twitter.com/Mc9bREYXk9

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Demolished: Razing The Traditional Build

Find the answers you need to all of your Design-Build questions with Demolished: Razing the Traditional Build . This free resource will walk you through the benefits of having one consistent, cohesive team that stewards both your story and your space well—so you can launch your inspired vision into reality.

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Religious Freedom Cases Stacking Up: Be a Voice for Everyone's Rights

In the ongoing legal battles over religious freedom, there are advances and setback. One win happened last month. When Amy Larson, a Christian photographer in Wisconsin who declines to photograph so-called same-sex weddings, saw what was happening to similar photographers across the country, she was concerned that her decision would violate local and state law. So, she decided she wasn’t going to shoot any weddings.

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I Feel Sorry for Hugh Hefner. Here's Why.

As a result of not seeing or being taught how to have a balanced (and biblical) view of love and sex, he turned to Hollywood for his model. And the rest is history. No one knows for sure, but I deeply suspect that if he had grown up in a home filled with love and warmth, and appropriate boundaries, his story might have been very different. And a lot less people would have been hurt.

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4 Major Reasons Why People Become Atheists

4 Major Reasons Why People Become Atheists By Brian Chilton The psalmist David wrote, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There’s no God.’ They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good” (Psalm 14:1, CSB). The psalmist claims that it is irrational for one to deny God’s existence whether it be by atheism or by alternative worldviews. Atheism has become popular in recent years. But, the pressing question is, why? Normally, people become atheists for four major reasons. I was influenced by some of these reasons to become a theist-leaning-agnostic for a period of time. While the atheist will claim to be a “free-thinker,” he or she is often imprisoned by emotionalism rather than reason. 1. The person desires moral independence. Often the person who becomes an atheist or agnostic wishes to make one’s decisions without anyone telling them otherwise, including God. The person metaphorically wants one’s cake and to eat it, too. The person desires moral independence. One wants to have as much sex, take as many drugs, drink as much alcohol, make as much money (even if it hurts another), without any need for guilt.

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Love Britain and Ireland Highlights 2017 // Extended

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The Point: Hugh Hefner’s Real Legacy

But the cheap sex that Hefner envisioned is more costly than we realize. The little lives lost, the marriages destroyed, and the men enslaved to pornography in the wake of Hefner’s revolution prove it.

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Today in Times Square

I was in Times Square today as news broke of another foiled plot to blow up Times Square. Meanwhile, in the Times Square subway station, Christians were singing about Jesus.

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Trump Exempts Religious Employers from Birth Control Coverage

The regulations exempt employers who object to treatments like birth control pills, emergency contraception, and sterilization due to “sincerely held religious beliefs” or “moral convictions.”

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Do You Look Like Your Father?

And therefore, God’s holy children, who take after him, do not minimize the seriousness of sin. They are never to call evil good (Isaiah 5:20). They are never to obscure the truth that God’s righteous judgment will come upon sinners who do not repent and trust Christ — a warning God clearly and repeatedly issues in Scripture. And they continually point others to the cross, the true cleft in the rock foreshadowed in Moses’s experience on Sinai.

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‘You Can’t Just Tell Us What to Believe’

D uring the 1990s and early 2000s, my grandmother actively supported the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), as well as her state’s amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman. When I came out to her, she wanted to learn more. Upon first reading the story of someone who had grown up as a gay Christian and was committed to celibacy, she told me, “I’ve never heard an account like this before—from someone who involuntarily has these experiences but doesn’t pursue them.”

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Princeton Student Ministry Drops Evangelical Name After 80 Years

More than 80 years ago, the first president of Princeton Evangelical Fellowship aspired for the organization to allow students “to enjoy Christian fellowship one with another, to bear united witness to the faith of its members in the whole Bible as the inspired Word of God, and to encourage other students to take, with them, a definite stand for Christ on the campus.”

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The Protestant Peacemaker: Wolfgang Capito (c. 1478–1541)

Many of the people who struggled together (or against each other) during the Protestant Reformation are still well known in the twenty-first century. But the work God did through the Reformation included a cast of hundreds, even thousands, unknown to many of us today. Among this group is Wolfgang Capito (1478–1541), a Reformer who desired more of God and preached the gospel while promoting peace. And for that reason, he was often in trouble with his reforming friends.

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Q&A: Ministering to Gang Members Is God’s Work

His name is Jonathan Sanchez. I’ve never heard of anyone with such a horrific childhood. His growing up years included everything from foster care to child abuse to sexual molestation. His father was a gang leader and his mom was an addict. At the age of 10, he became affiliated with a gang and at the age of 11, he caught his first case—a gun case. He spent more than half of his life in prison. When he was imprisoned, nobody came to visit. He and I got connected after Jonathan’s sister-in-law reached out to me through my website. She said, “He’s getting out of a lockup. We’re trying to get him to a halfway house. Can you please help?”

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Scripture: Our Inerrant and Infallible Authority

It’s one of those moments we wish we could have seen firsthand. It took place in the square before the Water Gate. At daybreak, Ezra brought out the law. He unrolled the scroll and began reading. He kept on until noon, and all the while the great crowd gave their rapt attention. The law was read, interpreted, and studied. Nehemiah 8, which records this event, also tells us that this Bible study session resulted in worship. The people were humbled, and their faces looked to the ground. They bowed before God as He revealed Himself in His holy Word.

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Benny Hinn Is My Uncle, but Prosperity Preaching Isn’t for Me

Growing up in the Hinn family empire was like belonging to some hybrid of the royal family and the mafia. Our lifestyle was lavish, our loyalty was enforced, and our version of the gospel was big business. Though Jesus Christ was still a part of our gospel, he was more of a magic genie than the King of Kings. Rubbing him the right way—by giving money and having enough faith—would unlock your spiritual inheritance. God’s goal was not his glory but our gain. His grace was not to set us free from sin but to make us rich. The abundant life he offered wasn’t eternal, it was now. We lived the prosperity gospel.

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Episode 571: John Mark McMillan

This week, singer-songwriter John Mark McMillan joins us for a special game of worship music lyric trivia. We also hear a portion of the RELEVANT Podcast Network’s newest show  Fun Therapy  with Mike Foster. In the clip, Mike talks with activist Jason Russell about overcoming the worst moment of his life and rediscovering his identity.

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Why the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Guidance Matters

The free exercise of religion is America’s first freedom for a reason. A state that can pave over the conscience rights of any American’s beliefs is a state that can do anything. This guidance from the Department of Justice lays out the bedrock principle of freedom and places it back in the national dialogue. We welcome a continued substantive discussion about religious liberty, because we believe that religious liberty is in the best interest of all Americans.

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Lessons from a Hospital Bed

Physical sickness affects more than just our bodies. It takes a toll on our emotional and spiritual health as well. In this honest book, best-selling author John Piper shares ten lessons he learned while in the hospital.

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51 Christians: Don't Spread Conspiracy Theories in the Wake of Tragedies
52 What Are the Five Solas? Are the Five Solas in the Bible? Part 1
53 Renewing Your Mind | Study Bibles for Africa | Oct 6, 2017
54 Healing Spiritual Paralysis - Westminster Theological Seminary
55 Culture Friday, and Blade Runner 2049 — The World and Everything In It — Overcast
56 When Teens Wish They Could "Unpost" (Interview with Jonathan McKee) | Cold Case Christianity
57 No, Shaun King, 'Whiteness' Does Not Prevent Men From Being Labeled Terrorists
58 Line of Fire, 10-06-17: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers - YouTube
59 Brian Wurzell on Twitter
60 The Voice on Twitter
61 In Praise of Genre Television | Think Christian
62 Countering Muslim Claims, Episode 7: Is Muhammad Mentioned in the Bible?
63 Countering Muslim Claims, Episode 7: Is Muhammad Mentioned in the Bible?
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65 Friday, October 6, 2017 — The Briefing
66 Friday, October 6, 2017 — The Briefing
67 William Tyndale
68 How to Glorify God at Work
69 Greg Koukl on Twitter
70 6 Desires for ‘Dreamers’ Fix, from 50 Evangelical Leaders
71 Around The World in 80 Days, Russia: Socialism, The Opiate Of Godless People
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74 Most Christians believe mission shouldn't be left to 'professional' Christians - Premier
75 America Desperately Needs Real Tolerance: A Lesson from Mike Pence
76 Naturalism is true" A self-contradictory statement
77 Watch: Las Vegas church vigil goes viral - Premier
78 Catalyst on Twitter
79 The Unique Joy of Ordinary Faithfulness
80 Santa's tomb may have been found under Turkish church - Premier
81 #Christian Reason Today
82 Catalyst on Twitter
83 The Bride of the Reformation: Wibrandis Rosenblatt (1504–1564)
84 New Christian cleaning company hopes to lead by example - Premier
85 Catalyst on Twitter
86 What Critics Miss When They Reject the Bible's Authenticity
87 Hillsong Worship
88 Catalyst on Twitter
89 Ministering in a Mass Shooting’s Wake
90 Churches praised for encouraging unity - Premier
91 Church-run foodbank saddled with unusable pasta - Premier
92 Learning from Academics Who Left Mormonism | Cold Case Christianity
93 Luther Ramsey on Twitter
94 Sola Fide: Lady Jane Grey & the Rediscovery of Justification by Faith by Stephen Nichols | October 5, 2017
95 Stand to Reason on Twitter
96 Strictly vicar takes break to visit dying friend - Premier