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Dear Brittany: Why We Don't Have To Be So Afraid of Dying & Suffering that We Choose Suicide
You may have read the poignant & powerful, CNN front-page story of cancer patient Brittany Maynard , 29, who has scheduled her death for Nov. 1? Come November 1, Maynard plans to take a pill given to her by her doctors as she wants to choose her own death and avoid hospice and the suffering her brain-tumor cancer may entail — Her story-gone-viral speaks of her plan to swallow the pill and choose death on her own terms in her own bedroom with her husband beside her and her favorite music playing in the background. Her story is raw — and she has all our love and prayers…. Before she dies by assisted suicide, Brittany states that she wants to use the rest of her time on earth to lobby for every American to have access to assisted suicide services.
World's oldest art found in Indonesian cave
Even after a technology that could test that assumption, uranium-thorium dating, became available, no one thought to apply it to the Indonesian cave — until now. Though the paint itself cannot be dated, uranium-thorium dating can estimate the age of the bumpy layers of calcium carbonate (known as ‘cave popcorn’) that formed on the surface of the paintings. As mineral layers are deposited, they draw in uranium. Because uranium decays into thorium at a known rate, the ratio of uranium to thorium isotopes in a sample indicates how old it is.
Abortionist rips off leg of another woman’s child while her own kicks inside of her
The thing is that she actually wanted or could keep her child. Many women to get abortions don’t do it for the fucking kicks. They do it because they can not have a child, wether is be physically, emotionally, or even financially. How do you know that woman even got pregnant on her own free will?? Or maybe her body couldn’t carry the child full term. People fucking act like abortion is used as birth control when anyone who has a working brain would rather buy a pack of fucking condoms or take birth control than dish $600 out of pocket (no abortions are not funded by the states. You can not get them free or discounted at all like you can birth control) also the fetuses do not have active brain functions. They can not feel, see, hear, or even think. They do not know what is happening. They can not live outside of someone’s body and if that someone doesn’t want to or can not carry the fetus they shouldn’t have to because it’s against YOUR morals.
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How to Wed Scripture and Song in Corporate Worship
Songs, like fads, come and go. Good songs serve the church but will often see the greatest effect when combined with the public reading of Scripture. This strategy, while obviously requiring different application in different contexts, has many benefits. It can direct our emotions more closely along biblical truth. It may help us structure the flow of our worship services. And it may anchor our worship in that which does not wax and wane with current trends, but indeed, will last forever.
A Hope Greater Than Healing
The earth we call home has been “subjected to futility.” It is in “bondage to corruption.” It has been “groaning in the pains of childbirth.” There are earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, and hurricanes that wreak havoc in our world. And there are smaller, but awful problems like difficulties with crops, water flooding basements, and trees falling on houses. In your neighborhood, across our nation, and around the globe, the world we live in is broken and futile in all kinds of ways.
Resolute Collegiate Conference
Jesus deploys His disciples on a global mission. In fact, central to the mission is a call to discipleship. The objective is to make disciples of all peoples teaching them to obey all that Jesus had commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). The question is: does your life include a passion for discipleship? Does your life mirror Paul’s when he says, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1)? Paul was a man eager to follow Jesus and, in turn, to disciple others and you also are called by God and commissioned by Jesus to this great work of discipleship.
Living Out Her Faith on the Sidelines and the Set
I really hold fast to the phrase, “Actions speak louder than words.” First and foremost, I want to be known for excellent work. I am there to do a job—that’s my first responsibility. I also try to demonstrate my beliefs and values through small gestures of faithfulness to my colleagues and guests—work with excellence, show up, be organized, meet deadlines, be kind, respect people’s time, don’t be a diva. I think God calls us all to different industries and uses us in different ways. I try not to limit what God can do or put him in a box. Sometimes simply living your life can be the most powerful testimony. My marriage, how I treat people, and how I carry myself are all important ways to demonstrate my faith.
What’s in a Name?
The Scriptures are a gold mine of life and wisdom. But acquiring this gold requires labor and effort. We must look and look and look again until we see what’s there. We must pay attention to those little connecting words that link one statement to the next. And then we must ask questions, probing and seeking to see more than what we see at first.
Supreme Court and Holt v. Hobbs: Religion in the public square and the prison yard
Our nation was founded by religious dissenters who fled statist persecution and ratified a First Amendment that guarantees the Free Exercise of religion for all, giving rise to the proud American tradition of conscientious objection: pacifistic Mennonites willing to serve but not kill; Roman Catholic physicians willing to save life but never take it; Jewish butchers willing to serve the general public but never serve pork; Sikh soldiers willing to wear the uniform but not remove their turban; and, soon, Southern Baptist military chaplains willing to forfeit their lives but not the Gospel truth of marriage. All have a place in our crowded, noisy, and contested public square – and, under RLUIPA, so does the prison minister.
More than a quarter of teens engage in sexting
More than one-quarter of teens engage in sexting and those who send explicit photos of themselves are more likely to become sexually active a year later, according to a study published on Monday.
What Not to Say to a Dad With Four Kids
It was then that I got it: to this guy, I wasn’t just a pastor with four kids. No, a pastor with four kids automatically meant that I was also a card carrying representative of the Quiverfull movement, a wannabe Korean Duggar family, and that I probably didn’t even support child vaccinations either. There could be NO other reason I had four children. And all it took for him to come to these comprehensive conclusions was to read a single line on my resume - what brilliance in deduction! Now I don’t really have anything against the Quiverfull movement, but I still resented the assumption, which I tried to communicate by radiating waves of disapproval. He totally missed this, and so with a cunning smirk, he let go with one last salvo:
Will Christians Be Secretly Raptured?
Finally, be aware of your hope. As you groan at life in this broken and sin-soaked world, place your hope in Jesus’ coming, not in a certain theory of how he will come. Of course those who believe in the secret rapture believe Jesus is coming back. But when I talk to such folks I sometimes get the sense they're really comforted by knowing that they’ll be beamed up before the world goes completely haywire.
Joan or John?
If Joan comes to your church this Sunday and hears the gospel, if “she” decides to throw away everything “she” knows and follow Christ, will your church love him and then show him how to stop pretending and to fight his way toward what he was created to be? Maybe it would take such a conversion to make us question whether we really believe what we say and what we sing. Is there really power, wonder-working power, in the blood of the Lamb? Is our gospel really good news for prodigal sons, even for sons so lost they once thought they were daughters?
No More Museums to Faith in Boston
At the same time, they may not understand why those campuses and neighborhoods need a new Christian presence in the first place. After all, it's not for the absence of beautiful church buildings and centuries-old private colleges with long-forgotten Christian mottos. These buildings scattered throughout New England and concentrated perhaps most apparently in Boston stand as silent witness to Jesus's warning not to seek the world at the expense the soul (Matt. 16:26). They are silent of the integration of faith and learning that humbly acknowledges Christ as creator and sustainer of all things (Col. 1:16-17). They are silent of the hallelujahs that ring out from the mouths of those who know they have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of the beloved Son (Col. 1:13).
But they weren't always so quiet. I wandered through the bustling streets of Boston on a blustery Friday afternoon in search of First Church, formerly home to Charles Chauncy, the erudite enemy of Jonathan Edwards and the First Great Awakening that erupted in Boston and through New England in the early 1740s.
In Defense Of Gordon College
The regional body that accredits colleges and universities has given Gordon College a year to report back about a campus policy on homosexuality, one that may be in violation of accreditation standards. The higher education commission of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges met last week and “considered whether Gordon College’s traditional inclusion of ‘homosexual practice’ as a forbidden activity” runs afoul of the commission’s standards for accreditation, according to a joint statement from NEASC and Gordon College.
Right Color, Wrong Culture
Do we want the integration of cultures in a church to produce people of different ethnicities who are humble and generous enough to go along with someone else’s culture (without any real change in their own), or do we want it to produce something new—a blend of those cultures? We get the sense that Loritts wants his C2 category to go back and forth between these two realities, but he doesn’t ever quite spell that out. If a blended “beef stew” culture is in our future, how quickly should we push to get there? Perhaps some further elaboration is necessary to deal with the variety and fluidity of cultural change.
University launches first-ever online abortion course
The free, six-week class, titled “Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications,” is offered through the university’s partnership with Coursera, an educational technology company that joins forces with universities to offer a wide variety of Massive Open Online Courses. While it is designed for “any clinician, physician, health care worker or student who will care for women of reproductive age,” it’s open to anyone.
Border Crossing: Common Words Work Against the Multiethnic Message
Advocates of multiethnic ministry often presume that such viewpoints reflect ethnocentrism, apathy, or even racism. But sometimes such statements just reveal a weakness in how the movement conveys its message. Learning from students’ struggles, I have changed my terminology to avoid any words—even common ones—that contribute to misunderstanding.
Francis Chan at Exponential West: Church Planters Need to Set Aside 'a Lot of Strategies Out There' to Focus on Basic Gospel Message
"I know there's a lot of strategies out there, but I'm saying for fruit that lasts I think we need to rethink this," Chan said on Tuesday of the three-day conference hosted at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, ending Thursday. "We are talking about a miracle and so I'm saying lets abide in Him. Let's seriously believe that we can be one, just as the Father and the Son are one, and pursue that in the Church."
Missional Living Doesn’t Wait for Marriage
Culture would have us believe the single years are meant to be a time of freedom and unattachment, for living alone or dating around. The Bible prescribes for believers a better way though. All through the New Testament, Jesus and the Apostles are teaching the early Christians how to close the gaps that exist between one another, and between God and them. Our aim should be to bind ourselves to one another for the good of one another.
Protecting Syria's Heritage - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
The civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS has jeopardized the safety of much of Syria’s cultural heritage, like these sculptures from the ancient city of Palmyra.
And surely I’m not the only one. Surely there are many Christians who are terribly busy because they sincerely want to be obedient to God. We hear sermons that convict us for not praying more. We read books that convince us to do more for global hunger. We talk to friends who inspire us to give more and read more and witness more. The needs seem so urgent. The workers seem so few. If we don’t do something, who will? We want to be involved. We want to make a difference. We want to do what’s expected of us. But there just doesn’t seem to be the time.
Thomas Aquinas's Proof of God | RealClearReligion
One of the unintended but happy consequences of the emergence of the new atheism is a renewed interest in the classical arguments for God's existence. Eager to defend the faith that is so vigorously attacked today, Catholic apologists and evangelists have been recovering these rational demonstrations of the truth of God; and the atheists, just as eager to defend their position, have entered into the fray. In the process, these ancient arguments, long thought by many to be obsolete, have found a new relevance and have been brought to greater clarity through the give and take of both critics and advocates.
Thomas Eric Duncan 'Did Not Know' He Had Ebola; Pastor Says Christians Should Seek Facts and 'Virtue' in Wake of Death
"He maybe should have wondered [about Ebola], but there was no way for him to actually know that because the medical attention was not given to her," Pastor Mason said referring to the Ebola victim Duncan tried to help in Liberia. "She was turned away from the hospital, she was brought home and so no one had diagnosed that. So I think in my mind in the Christian community it's important to say let's tell people's stories on the basis of what we know and especially to look for virtue and not for advice when we don't know that's actually the fact."
Most Dogs Would Try and Hide When It's Bath Time – But This Dog is Very Special!
But this amazing pup has the perfect tiny spot to take his baths … and he ENJOYS it! He is so happy to be under the water that he keeps putting his head under and letting the water hit him. It is almost identical to the way we would take a bath.
Controversy Heats Up Over Exclusionary Religious Groups
Last month, California State University, with its 23 campuses
and nearly 450,000 students, withdrew official recognition from
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a national group with
branches on many Cal State campuses. The group had refused to
eliminate a policy that required its student leaders to pledge that
they were devout Christians.
Wait Until You See How Mind-Blowing This Huge Fog Cloud Looks Over Lake Michigan (VIDEO)
This man and his father saw a huge fog take over Lake Michigan. It almost looked like a giant wave coming their way at first. But then as it approaches, Andrew described it as a "giant sandstorm you see in the desert." What do you think the fog looks like when it approaches these two?
China Is Now the World's Largest Economy Based on Purchasing Power Parity, Says the IMF
After years of the United States wearing the coveted crown China is now ranked the world's largest economy based on purchasing power parity, according to recent GDP data released by the International Monetary Fund .
Baby Completes Bucket List Inside Womb; Is Born, Baptized and Dies Hours After Birth
"He's still our little boy and even though he's been given such a short life expectancy because of anencephaly, we wanted to make sure that we gave him a lifetime worth of adventures and love while he's with us," Dan added. "One thing we would want people to take away is that each human life is so valuable and that it's so important to live each day to its fullest potential. We honestly just can't wait to hold Shane in our arms and show him how much we love him. It's all in God's hands we will accept His will, but we just can't wait to finally hold and hug our little man!"
Test Your Eyewitnesses, Even When the Eyewitness Is You - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers
We’re often willing to test others who make claims about religious experiences, but hesitant to test ourselves. Have you experienced something you’ve attributed to God? How do you know God was truly responsible for your experience? Is this experience sufficient evidence of God’s existence? There is an important order of evaluation each and every one of us must employ if we are to be certain our experiences are legitimate and properly attributed. If you are relying on your religious experience to prove God’s existence, don’t trust it in isolation . Take the time to evaluate the claims of the religious system you are citing. Can its Scripture pass the four part test I’ve described ? If it can’t, your experience has nothing to do with the God described in those texts. If God exists, He’s not going to lead you to a lie through an experience. Evaluate their Scripture before you interpret your experience.
Switchfoot Scores 3 Dove Awards, Ellie Holcomb Named New Artist of the Year
The 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards took place in Nashville, Tennessee honoring today's top Christian artists on Tuesday night, including Switchfoot, Skillet and Ellie Holcomb, to name a few.
Renewing Your Mind | Ask R.C. | October 9, 2014
I stood at the back door, and as they started to file out of the church one by one, I couldn’t believe what happened! These people came out, and it was like they had been hit between the eyes. They were stunned. They were in shock. One after another said that they had never been so moved by the powerful presence of God as that which they’d experienced in that worship service! One lady said to me, “The Holy Spirit’s presence was so thick today we could have cut it with a knife.” I just couldn’t believe it. I felt like Jacob when he woke up from his dream and said, “Surely God was in this place and I knew it not.” That really had an impact on me that day. I said, “Wait a minute. God promised that he would be here.” I didn’t feel his presence, and so I thought he wasn’t there. I had become a sensuous Christian, allowing my strength of conviction to be determined by the strength of my feelings.
Craig Groeschel at Exponential West: Church Planters Have a Choice to be Self Reliant or Spirit Empowered
Pastor Craig Groeschel discussed the importance of moving from a self-reliant style of leadership to one of being empowered by the Holy Spirit during the Exponential West conference at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, on Wednesday.
'Boardwalk Empire' Writer on Fighting to Keep Christian Elements in 'The Good Lie;' Displaying Faith Organically
Margaret Nagle, a screenwriter who's worked on hit TV shows such as "Boardwalk Empire" and recently penned the screenplay for "The Good Lie," which details the lives of Christian Sudanese refugees, describes how she incorporated the characters' Christian faith in the film.
"Edge of Tomorrow" - Sacrifice, Brutality, and Choice
I have not read the manga that “Edge of Tomorrow” was based on, “ All You Need is Kill ,” but I have heard that there is some juxtaposition over the primacy of the community vs. individual in either. “Edge of Tomorrow” shows this kind of valuation in many ways throughout the film. First, there is Cage’s continued efforts to save Rita, despite what it might cost–including going on one part of the mission alone in order to prevent her death. Second, there is the concept of both Cage and Rita valuing the community of humanity over the self by willingly spending all the time they have left trying to defend humanity rather than find a way to survive themselves. Finally, both Cage and Rita choose to place the community over the self when rather than trying to save one or the other, they both do what needs to be done and give themselves to save humanity.
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Study Bibles for Cameroon and the Global South
The recipients in Bambalang shared their appreciation in letters. One translation team member, Kingsley, expressed his joy in receiving a Bible that helps him better understand difficult verses. “You have done a wonderful thing to me by giving me this Bible,” he said. Another man, Marshall, said he badly needed a study Bible and is digging in to explore it for his own understanding as well as for lesson preparations for his ministry to youth and children in his village church. Another wrote of his encouragement in knowing that Christians in the West considered the needs of those in Africa, including his remote region of Cameroon.
Truthbomb Apologetics: Does Quantum Physics Provide an Exception to Premise 1 of the Kalam Cosmological Argument?
A popular version of the Kalam cosmological argument is as follows:
1. Whatever begins to exist has a cause.
2. The universe began to exist.
3. Therefore, the universe has a cause.
Premise (1) enjoys at least 3 lines of reasoning to support it:
Something cannot come into being from nothing.
If something can come into being from nothing, then it becomes inexplicable why just anything and everything doesn't come into being from nothing.
Common experience and scientific evidence confirm the truth of premise 1. 
One common assertion sometimes offered by atheists against Premise (1) is that quantum physics provides an exception to the premise, since on the sub-atomic level events are said to be uncaused. However, as Dr. William Lane Craig explains in his book Reasonable Faith , this claim is based upon a misunderstanding.
"In the first place, not all scientists agree that sub-atomic events are uncaused. A great many physicists today are quite dissatisfied with this view (the so-called Copenhagen Interpretation) of quantum physics and are exploring deterministic theories.
Over 1,700 Attendees Drawn to Largest Annual Apologetics Conference; Robots, Aliens and Superheroes Among Topics
Robots, aliens and superheroes are among the many topics that will be tackled this weekend at the Southern Evangelical Seminary's 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Tax Code <i>Is</i> Public Policy
As the Wall Street Journal observed, "With the developed world's highest corporate tax rate at over 39% . . . the U.S. is almost in a class by itself." The U.S. "ranks just behind Spain and Italy" and only Portugal and France are worse. Yes, the tax burden the U.S. government imposes on its people is more onerous than those imposed by the governments of such "progressive" countries as Sweden, Norway, and the United Kingdom.
Catholic Church Opposes Latest Version of HHS Birth Control Mandate
Bishops across the U.S. are taking action to teach and shape policy in the face of accelerating threats over the erosion of freedom of religion in America. Archbishop Dolan also named Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to chair the new committee. Support for ad hoc committee work will include adding two full-time staff at the USCCB, a lawyer expert in the area of religious freedom law, and a lobbyist who will handle both religious liberty and marriage issues.
College students raise money for struggling friend | KSL.com
THE DORM — When a Biola University resident assistant faced serious financial problems that would have forced him to leave school, students rallied to help him and keep him in school, learning a bit about making a difference along the way.
After realizing he wouldn’t be able to return to school his junior year, the RA, Austin — only first names are used in the I Like Giving video — broke the news to his friends. Their response wasn’t quite what he expected. A son of missionaries in India put together a campaign to raise enough money so Austin could stay.
The students got much more than money from the experience, though. They also learned about how empowering service can be.
“If I can do this, if I can make something that seems impossible, then what else can I do in life?” the organizer of the campaign said. “I've learned that it’s critical to see opportunities wherever you go.”
Watch the video to hear more about the story and the lessons the students learned.
'Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson: 'You Can't Get STDs From Biblically Safe Sex'
"The Bible said one man, one woman—that's what [God] made to begin with," the devout Christian said. "For this reason, we have a male and a female. For that reason, those two can come together and be married. And when they marry, what God has joined together, let man not separate. They can procreate, fill the Earth with offspring—they need to stay together just like that. You know what those two will never have? They will never have a sexually transmitted disease. You know why? They keep their sex between the two of them. They can't catch a sexually transmitted disease."
The Weight that So Easily Entangles
If running the race of faith leaves you winded, perhaps you are carrying spiritual weight you were never intended to carry. Hebrews 12:1-2 calls believers to lay aside not just the sin, but also the weight that so easily entangles—but the author doesn’t mean the pounds. He is concerned about the worldly weights hindering God’s children—weights like shame, fear of man, hopelessness, and doubt. In order to run the race of faith, we must throw these hindrances off and look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.
Ebola Victim Thomas Eric Duncan Honored at Prayer Vigil; Remembered as a 'Christian Man' Who Loved His Family
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola victim to die on American soil, was remembered yesterday at a prayer vigil as a loving Christian man who cared deeply for his family.
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8 Biblical Steps to Recover From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
One of the most grievous heartaches we face as a nation is how to best serve those who have served our country. Soldiers often return home with battle scars. Some are physical and visible, but many are unseen – emotional, mental and spiritual wounds that require time and care to heal. For many like Omar Gonzalez, past pain has a stranglehold on their present-day psyche, choking off vitality, joy and the hope of a better tomorrow. PTSD eerily shadows all of life and swallows up the most vulnerable.
This Firefighter Diagnosed With ALS is a True Hero - His Story of Courage Will Bring You to Tears!
After Matt was diagnosed with ALS, the fire department decided to keep him on the payroll so he can support his family. Although he is diagnosed with this disease, the friends and family say they have been nothing but happy.