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Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.

Christian Apologetics Ministry

At we focus on Christian Apologetics. We seek to present evidence that the Bible is true. Our organization was founded in 2006 as a Christian Apologetic Ministry

Only Christ Can Truly Satisfy

We were designed for more than the trivial pursuit of pleasure. The hard truth is that we will never find relief if we continue to seek it through possessions or through people. Christ alone can provide the satisfaction and joy we so desperately seek.

Only Christ Can Truly Satisfy

We were designed for more than the trivial pursuit of pleasure. The hard truth is that we will never find relief if we continue to seek it through possessions or through people. Christ alone can provide the satisfaction and joy we so desperately seek.

Putting Scientism in Its Place

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

The High Five (Oct. 9)

A handful of good news stories to brighten your weekend.

Week 8: Why would a good God send people to hell?

Week 8: Why would a good God send people to hell?

Netflix Documentaries That Will Challenge the Way You See the World

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Will Provine Was No

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

Is Morality Objective? - Saints and Sceptics

However, our belief in other minds is justified because the ideas involved are clear, useful and have great explanatory power (once we know another person’s motives, emotions and beliefs we gain great insight into actions and can make generally accurate predictions about that person.) And just we cannot explain the world without a belief in mental states, we cannot explain others without believing something about their moral properties. A belief in objective morality is practically inescapable; our deliberations and practices are senseless if it is merely an illusion. The simple fact of the matter is that moral concepts have great explanatory power; furthermore the experience of morality is a central feature of human existence. And any worldview which attempts to explain morality away is deeply unconvincing.

Will Mothers See Aborted Babies in Heaven? - Christian Research Institute

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Consciousness Undermines Evolution | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

What kind of explanation of the development of these organisms, even one that includes evolutionary theory, could account for the appearance of organisms that are not only physically adapted to the environment but also conscious subjects? In brief, I believe it cannot be a purely physical explanation. What has to be explained is not just the lacing of organic life with a tincture of qualia but the coming into existence of subjective individual points of view—a type of existence logically distinct from anything describable by the physical sciences alone. If evolutionary theory is a purely physical theory, then it might in principle provide the framework for a physical explanation of the appearance of behaviorally complex animal organisms with central nervous systems. But subjective consciousness, if it is not reducible to something physical, would not be part of this story; it would be left completely unexplained by physical evolution—even if the physical evolution of such organisms is in fact a causally necessary and sufficient condition for consciousness.

Can the Devil Read My Mind?

I am not certain by any means, nor do I have an exhaustive knowledge of the powers of Satan. I know that Satan has more power than one would normally find among human beings. At the same time, I know that Satan is not divine; he is not God, does not have divine powers or attributes. He is a creature with the limitations that are found normally with creatureliness. He is an angel.

Crucial Questions Series (20 vols.)

In the Crucial Questions Series, renowned pastor and theologian R.C. Sproul provides succinct yet comprehensive explanations of essential Christian teachings. Covering theological topics such as the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, baptism, and providence, Sproul also looks at practical questions such as how to deal with guilt and the Christian’s experience of joy. The titles in this collection are ideal discipleship tools, and will help new Christians to learn about how the Bible treats these timeless subjects.

The Briefing 10-09-15

1) Withdrawal of McCarthy from Speaker nomination reflects battle for soul of Republican party

5 Frequently Abused Verses: Is the Social Gospel the Whole Gospel?

send to a friend #11  Posted by Josh Peterson  |  Friday, October 9, 2015 at 10:08 AM My brother and I are both preachers, and we text each other every time we hear someone use Matthew 25:31-46 as a "social gospel" proof text. Unfortunately, we have to text each other a lot. I do think that the explanation of this text can be explained even more thoroughly, even though this article did debunk the social gospel very well. Matthew 25:31-46 is the end of the Olivet Discourse, which began when the disciples marveled at how beautiful the temple was, prompting Jesus to tell them about the end times. If you're not a pre-millennial dispensationalist, you're gonna disagree with me, but Matthew 25:31-46 is talking about the judgment of Gentiles as the end of the 7-year Tribulation. That's what the Olivet Discourse is all about after all. An Old Testament cross-reference is Joel 3, where the nations (Gentiles) are gathered in the valley of Jehoshaphat to be judged.

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Renewing Your Mind | Who Is the Comforter? | October 9, 2015

Who is the Holy Spirit and what is His role in redemption? These questions have been especially important since the rise of the Pentecostal and charismatic movements in the last century. Along with a renewed interest in the person and work of the Holy Spirit has come increased confusion. In this series, R.C. Sproul cuts through the complexity, getting to the heart of the Bible's teaching regarding the third person of the Trinity.

The Briefing 10-09-15

1) Withdrawal of McCarthy from Speaker nomination reflects battle for soul of Republican party


Next Tuesday’s Democratic debate could be a make-or-break moment for the party’s front-runner

3 Things Not to Do After You Preach

Before, during, and after attacks, run to the good news of the gospel. Realize preaching is about the power of God’s Word, not your words. There’s no sermon delivery in the history of the world that was so bad it drained God’s Word of its power. The Lord is big enough to allow people to recall his eternal words and forget your stupid ones. Do you really think God’s purpose rests on the quality of your preaching? That’s certainly not what you preach. Sunday afternoon, then, is your time to apply.

University of Toronto Dumps Transgender Bathrooms After Peeping Incidents

The administration at the University of Toronto was recently enlightened on why two separate washrooms are generally established for men and women sharing co-ed residencies.

13 Grace to You Radio

You may never face a life-or-death test of your faith. But your integrity as a Christian is tested every day, in what you think, say, do, and refuse to do. What does it take to live An Uncompromising Life ? John MacArthur shows you in this practical study from Daniel.

Give Your Weakness to God

It’s a pet peeve of mine — that I’m also guilty of — when those words are used as a greeting rather than as a question. It’s easy to say, “How are you doing?” without actually wanting a substantive answer. Sometimes people will ask me that without even breaking stride as they pass me by. The only appropriate, or even physically possible, answer becomes “Oh, fine” or “Good!” — even if things may not be so. This type of shallow greeting embodies a lot of our everyday interactions. We often hum along the surface in relationships but rarely plunge beneath to the real state of our hearts.

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5 Strategies for Raising Pastor’s Kids to Love the Church

One potential contributing factor toward pastor’s kids resenting the church is that they’ve been forced to serve in various roles they don’t enjoy. We should give our kids freedom to decide how they want to be a part of the church body. A forced cookie-cutter pastor’s kid will likely grow to resent the church. On the other hand, a pastor’s kid who joyfully serves where he or she is gifted will better understand how the body works together for God’s glory. 

Andrew Peterson at the Burning Edge of Dawn

Marriage, I’m sure, teaches different people different things, but for me it’s been 20 years of God whittling away my assumption that he’ll just get sick of me one day and change his mind. Like I say in “One Safe Place,” that’s a weight Jamie wasn’t meant to carry—even so, she’s a window into God’s great affection for me. It’s changed me.

The Definitive Ranking of Insanely Awesome Christian Album Covers

Sure, we still see tiny thumbnail images of singles and LP album covers displayed next to the song streaming on our iPhones, but it's just not the same as regularly examining album covers in all of their visual glory. In the world of Christian music, where many artists used the cover to blend spiritual metaphors with airbrushed supernatural entities, inspired outfits and creative font selections, there is truly something that modern music fans are missing.

5 Warning Signs for the Church in a ‘Facebook Culture’

Yet as I think about my son’s future, and even about life today, I have to ask the question: What effect does “social media” technology have on the way we view the church? On the way we conceive of life in Christ’s body? Much of social media is positive, of course. And the church has certainly leveraged this technology to advance the cause of Christ. Moreover, I can’t miss the irony of writing about the adverse effects of technology on a website. Nevertheless, I do have some concerns—and so should you.

Bono on Generosity - New Video Series: Give Like God Gives

Bono from U2 talks at the National Prayer Breakfast 2012 about God's heart for the poor, and about getting involved in what God is doing. Give Like God Gives is a brand new video series from Pushpay. To learn more, visit our website at: Give Like God Gives is copyright © Pushpay® 2015. Bono on Generosity - Give Like God Gives

The Great Divorce

Churches are really dropping the ball. My father violently abused my mother through my entire childhood. She was so ashamed about the failure of her marriage that she didn't tell anyone. Without her saying anything I learned to keep the fact that my parents were separated as the most horrible secret which had to be kept at all costs. My mom, my brother, and I needed help, but our fear that our evangelical church would blame us for my father's behavior kept us silent. I will never get married because I can not trust any man not to hurt me. My brother suffers from constant, crippling anxiety that he will turn out to be like our dad to his own family, and my mother is the worst of us walking wounded. She worked two jobs with no child support for most of my adolescence, which means from 6th grade on I raised myself with no other role models. I'm asked constantly why I've never married. I wish I could explain to them the pain which scars my soul to this day.


I’m often asked, “How can a service be both a worship service and place for seekers to experience Jesus?”...

McCarthy Forced to Drop Out Because Conservatives Are Fed Up

McCarthy dropped out of the race because conservative voters and grassroots have had it. They are frustrated with politicians who have made promises and not kept them, and they have lost patience with the “go along, get along” Republican leadership that has done nothing to change the culture in Washington.

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What to Do When You've Lost Your Faith

This may be difficult for a person who feels they are walking strongly in their faith to understand, but for those who feel they've lost their faith (as in they doubt the existence of God and are essentially agnostic admittedly or not), the last thing they may want to do or even feel capable of doing is dwell in Jesus' presence. As quoted by others above Hebrews 11:6 says "And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone that comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Someone who has lost their faith does not believe that He exists; therefore, how can they even come to him when they currently lack the faith to do so. Indeed, though hard to understand, many of those that have walked away find pain in the thought of even trying to come to Him because they themselves feel betrayed by everything they once thought they believed. At the very least, this article gives them something tangible to reach out to, something that they know is real, in hopes that by being thankful for what -is- in front of them, God may speak to their hearts and move them to the path He desires.

Eric Metaxas on What Makes Heroes Tick

I can still remember standing in a hotel room on Bismarck, ND, adjusting my tie and going over notes in my head for my talk at a radio gala dinner for the Real Presence Radio network. I had C-SPAN on in the background. Glancing over at the screen, I noticed a familiar face: Eric Metaxas, biographer, essayist, and purveyor of tweedy (often very funny) wisdom. There he was, bedecked in pin-striped splendor, regaling Barack Obama, the First Lady, and a large crowd of “politerati” with some serious raconteur chops. I quickly got over my twinge of jealousy (plum gig!) because, as Eric distilled the too-little-known true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the Lutheran pastor who was hanged by the Nazis at dawn on April 9, 1945, I felt I was witnessing a prophet delivering a divinity-haunted message to the powerful of this world. Riveting.

Are Moral Truths a Product of Culture? - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Many atheistic philosophers and thinkers seek to explain moral truth from “inside the room” of the natural universe by offering societies and cultures as the source of morality. According to this view (termed “moral relativism”), morality varies from culture to culture. There are no objective, transcendent, universal moral standards “on all men at all times.” Moral relativists believe cultures and people groups create their moral codes rather than discover them. Moral codes are a social construct designed by the majority to help the group maintain social harmony and increase their ability to survive. But if cultural agreement determines moral truth, several problems emerge:

5 Things to Look for in a Church

We should be looking for a community that seeks to glorify God in all they do. Ultimately it’s this: when looking for a church, we should be seeking a unified family of believers that teaches the Word of God, that seeks to follow the example of Jesus while focusing all they do on Him, that speaks the truth but does so in love, that cares for those who are far from God, and that constantly seeks new ways to reach people with love of God.

Forcing Countries to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions Will Harm the Poor and Not Help the Earth | The Stream

Now we’re back to the costs of artificially reducing CO2 emissions. These emissions are the result of our use of fossil fuels, which comprise over 85 percent of our energy. For the rest of this century they probably will continue to be our best source for abundant, affordable, reliable energy. That makes them indispensable to any flourishing society. Forcing a country to substitute wind, solar, and biofuels means raising the cost and reducing the quantity and the reliability of available energy, which means slowing, stopping, or reversing mankind’s emergence from poverty.

Do Arminians Preach a Sufficient Gospel?

“There is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. I do not believe we can preach the gospel, if we do not preach justification by faith, without works; nor unless we preach the sovereignty of God in His dispensation of grace; nor unless we exalt the electing, unchangeable, eternal, immutable, conquering love of Jehovah; nor do I think we can preach the gospel, unless we base it upon the special and particular redemption of His elect and chosen people which Christ wrought out upon the cross; nor can I comprehend a gospel which lets saints fall away after they are called, and suffers the children of God to be burned in the fires of damnation after having once believed in Jesus.”

Is it Stupid to Believe in Miracles? A comparison of various theories.

I am skeptical of all of these theories but I don’t think we should dismiss any of them merely because their radical implications seem implausible. In the same way, one shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of God even if miracles seem too implausible to you. One should examine evidence for these theories relative to their predictions and relative to alternate theories – i.e. by employing abductive reasoning (an inference to the best explanation). I think that many of these speculative proposals are inferior alternatives to the hypothesis that God created the universe and finely-tuned the physics to support life and are actually posited to some degree as alternatives to evidence for design. Naturalistic presuppositions seem to play some role in motivating many of these speculative theories, with the probable exception of the Many Worlds Interpretation (which I think is by far the most likely of any of these to actually be true – which isn’t saying much though).

The New York Times on Twitter

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9 Things You Should Know About Global Hunger

This weekend many churches will observe  Global Hunger Sunday , and next week (October 16) is World Food Day, a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year‐around action to alleviate hunger. Here are nine things you need to know about one of the world’s most persistent, but solvable, global problems. 1.  Global hunger  refers to the want or scarcity of food in a country, aggregated to the world level. The related technical terms (e.g., those used in medicine) are malnutrition or undernutrition, both of which indicate a lack of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health.

Legal Scholars Urge Disobedience to Gay Marriage Ruling - Breitbart

Signers of what some will consider a controversial proposition include Professor Robert George of Princeton University, who said, “We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is. We remind all officeholders in the United States that they are pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the will of five members of the Supreme Court.”

Why Gospel for Asia Got Kicked Out of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

And he worried that GFA has too much control over the lives of its staff members. Most live in GFA-owned housing at the group’s campus in Wills Point, Texas. Yohannan, he said, discouraged staffers from attending a local church. Instead, they were told to turn to him and other GFA leaders for spiritual guidance. Staff members were also told that their work was more important than anything, including their families—a charge also made by the GFA Diaspora.

School Shooting Survivor: How I Stopped Being Afraid

When I was in eighth grade, I witnessed a fellow classmate—a neighbor I had known for years—shoot and kill my teacher with a rifle. For 10 long years after, I waited for God to make the world a safe place. During that decade, I begged God for protection but held on to him in a fragile way, worried that he would let my world implode again without warning.

5 Lies That Lead to Burnout

I bet your corporate and personal to-do list is at least a good 30-50 lines deep on a daily basis. Of all the books on time management I’ve forced myself to read, the one technique that finally put a dent in my addiction to busyness was to pick 3-5 of the most important items and complete them. If you don’t, you might start 100 percent of the items on your list, but you won’t finish a single one.

5 Tips For Beginner Apologists | Hope's Reason

I hear from time to time about people who have been bitten by the “apologetics bug.” Perhaps they have heard a famous apologist speak or read a great book on apologetics. It may be that they have been challenged on some issue and now realize they need to know more. Whatever the reason, there are some ways to get on the right track.

Can the Devil Read My Mind?

I am not certain by any means, nor do I have an exhaustive knowledge of the powers of Satan. I know that Satan has more power than one would normally find among human beings. At the same time, I know that Satan is not divine; he is not God, does not have divine powers or attributes. He is a creature with the limitations that are found normally with creatureliness. He is an angel.

Max Lucado on Twitter

Everyone stumbles. Some stumble into the pit of guilt. Others tumble into the arms of God. #GloryDays

Talbot Seminary on Twitter

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The Bible and Gosnell's House of Horrors

Dr. Brown is shocked that convicted abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is trying to use the Bible to justify his crimes. (Includes excerpt from the documentary '3801 Lancaster')


Woodlawn, the undeniable true story of unity and revival hits theaters October 16, 2015.

Why Aren’t There Miracles Anymore?

I’ve been doing a study on the miracles of Christ with a group from church, and it’s made me think a lot about how God works. It seems like in the Old Testament and during Jesus’ time on earth, there was a lot of very obvious, direct divine intervention. Why don’t we see those kinds of miracles happening today?

Steve Jobs

But the real reason this movie exists is the screenwriter: Aaron Sorkin, whose fingerprints are all over the whole thing. That's both its selling point and its downfall. Everything that's vintage Sorkin is here, from the walk-and-talks and the fast specialist patter to the overtly moralistic ending. The story takes place in three acts, each of which happens behind the scenes of a product launch: the Macintosh, the NeXT computer, and then the iMac, after Jobs' triumphant return to Apple following his ouster. It's truly behind the scenes—all we get is the backstage interactions, imagined and filtered through Sorkin's mind. The three-act structure is so classic it's almost Shakespearean, potentially better than theater, and the filmmakers concocted the idea of shooting each act in different film stock befitting its era, so the breaks are distinctive and striking.

William Lane Craig Q&A: What Does the Apostle Paul Say About Homosexuality in the New Testament?

For more resources visit: During his 2013 Australia Speaking Tour, Dr William Lane Craig spoke at Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Broadway. Afterward, there was a lengthy Q&A time for people to text in their questions for Dr Craig to answer. In this clip, Dr Craig answers a question concerning what the Apostle Paul taught about homosexuality in the New Testament. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook:

Sex at Work?

Blatant disrespect ~ I agree with you 100% ; however, if there is some rebuke over an issue then I at least know, honestly, where I stand. As an American of African descent I have had more respect for outright racists in my life than the passive aggressive cowards that hated me and smiled in my face. I understand being cordial and appropriate but don’t try to “pee on my leg and tell me its raining”, so to speak. To me, it only says that people are afraid of what they say they believe and who they are. Fancy euphemisms might sound nice and warm, but it is only poison in a pretty package.

God’s Wise Mercy

We preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to the Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Why You Feel Stuck and What to Do About It

But more and more, I’m realizing if you’re able to receive constructive feedback from a boss, parent, spouse or teacher and then implement what’s needed to do it better the next time, you care more about learning than your ego.

The Real Source of Self-Confidence

It’s really all about knowing your God-appointed sphere, or your God-appointed zone, and being comfortable to be that. I love Ephesians 1, where Paul starts, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God to the Saints who are in Ephesus.” So I think about that: “Paul,” this is who I am; “an apostle,” this is what I do; “of Jesus Christ,” this is who I do it for; “by the will of God,” this is my authority; “to the saints of Ephesus,” this is my sphere, my audience. Paul knew who he was, what he was about, who he was doing it for. What a great way to live our lives.

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