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Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends

Anxiety and depression have been God’s way of reminding me that I don’t have to be awesome. He has not called me to be awesome, or impressive, or a celebrity pastor, or anything of the sort. He has first and foremost called me to be loved, and to receive that love. He has called me to remember that because of Jesus, I already have a name, and I will be remembered even after I am long gone, because he is my God and I am his. He is my Father and I am his son.

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Three Stages of Jihad

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/p/jih... Jihad proceeds in stages. Stage One: Stealth Jihad. Stage Two: Defensive Jihad. Stage Three: Offensive Jihad.

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Michael Brown - An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

But there are certainly many Muslims who claim to uphold the Five Pillars of Islam and who feel that they, and not the radical Muslims, are following in Muhammad’s footsteps. And they would explain that while it is true that their prophet engaged in violent acts of war and that the Koran calls for harsh treatment of the enemies of the faith, this is no different than the book of Joshua in the Old Testament – something that happened in the past but is not to be repeated today.

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President Obama Doesn't Think ISIS Is 'Gaining Strength'

President Obama Doesn't Think ISIS Is 'Gaining Strength'

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French police storm Paris music hall where hostages held; at least 40 dead in terror attacks

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and a Syrian passport was found on the body of suicide bomber at the Paris stadium. French authorities are urging any witnesses to come forward. One of the bombers was a young Frenchman previously flagged for links to Islamic extremism, police said. The man was among the attackers who blew himself up after a rampage and hostage-taking in a Paris concert hall, officials said.

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TheSPORTbible on Twitter

Impresionante ! “ @TSBible : Fans sing the French national anthem as they evacuate Stade de France, earlier. pic.twitter.com/gTE8rKu1Ff ”

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Re-creating Noah's Ark: A project of passion and purpose | Fox News

Regarding people and animals surviving on the Ark for a year, I point out that it’s possible that many of the animals could have spent some of the time in a form of hibernation, lulled by the darkness and the rocking of the ship. Most animals react to natural disasters in ways that were designed to help them survive, so they may have similarly responded to the Flood. And even if they didn’t hibernate, we can imagine all kinds of ingenious systems and devices on board the ark to allow for feeding, watering, and waste removal for all of the animals.  There is no reason not to accept a surprising degree of high technology in ancient times.  Civilizations since the Flood exhibited incredible human ingenuity, to the extent that even with today’s technology we can’t figure out how they accomplished certain feats, like lifting large numbers of enormous stone blocks into place (e.g., the Pyramids). We don’t know what level of technology Noah had, but it may have been more than we could imagine today.

10 We Are All Parisians: A Christian Response to Global Terror and Radical Islam

First, we should not hate. That’s what our human nature wants to do. We feel pain for those on the other side of the ocean. We feel anger toward an evil that we cannot control. We remember what it feels like to live in a nation under attack. And some of us may even worry about people we know who live in France. All these emotions, especially together, can lead our souls to some troubling places. But the truth is, we are people who live with hope and who live with a mission. We cannot hate a people and reach a people at the same time. As we pray, we must pray for our own hearts to be protected from hate.

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A Faith More Precious Than Gold

Your faith is the most valuable thing you will ever have or experience in this life. In twenty minutes, John Piper explains just how valuable your faith is, and why it means so much to God. He also paints a glorious picture of what’s coming at the end of all our waiting, when our faith finally becomes sight.

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Why You Shouldn’t Just Believe the Bible Is True

We are being asked at every turn to prove why Scripture’s perspective is morally sound. If the preeminent question of past generations was “Is the Bible true?,” today we’re being asked “Is the Bible good?” Sure, Scripture may have epistemic authority. But does it have moral authority?

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Sky Sports News HQ on Twitter

BREAKING: Reports: German team hotel in Paris evacuated due to a bomb threat ahead of tonight's international with France. #SSNHQ

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Paris on Twitter

Dès demain, fermeture de tous les équipements de la Ville: écoles, musées, bibliothèques, gymnases, piscines, marchés alimentaires

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Arise, Lord! Break the arm of the wicked man!

[…] Arise, Lord! Break the arm of the wicked man! – The news from Paris tonight is a horror. If you are struggling for the words to pray in the face of such evil, consider lifting up the words of Psalm 10  – Denny Burk […]

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The Associated Press on Twitter

BREAKING: French police official says at least 100 people killed inside Paris concert hall where attackers seized hostages. via @AP

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Understanding Radical Islam

Dr. Brown speaks on Radical Islam at Grace Chapel in Franklin Tennessee. March 1, 2015.

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When Comparing Yourself Is a Good Thing

Every one of the articles I read talked about comparison as if it were the worst thing you could ever do. Quotes were pulled from famous men and women alike. “Comparison kills.” “To compare is to despair.” “Comparison is the thief of joy.” And, yes, comparing our lives to others has lots of negative aspects to it, and we certainly shouldn’t always be measuring our accomplishments against everyone around us. But sometimes, it seems to me, comparing our lives to others—in balance, of course—can help us.

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Why Christians Shouldn’t Kill Baby Hitler

There is one person who has the ability and authority to make killing the child justifiable—God himself. As an omnipotent being who has the power over life and death (Deuteronomy 32:39), God meets the prerequisites for a justified killing. Since it is a matter of God’s will whether the child is to live or die, we can assume that it was his will that the child live. Why? Because we in the twenty-first century know about the adult Hitler, we have sufficient reason to believe it was God’s will that the child not die in infancy. If it were not God’s will, the baby Adolph would never have survived to adulthood.

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A Cover Album From Jeff Buckley Will Be Released in March

Nearly two decades after his tragic death, never-released material from singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley will be released to fans. The 10 songs are mostly covers from artists including The Smiths, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, along with early versions of two Buckley originals. The songs were originally recorded as demos for record executives. “The Addabbo Sessions” drop in March, but you can go here to listen to Buckley’s cover the Sly & The Family Stone hit “Everyday People.”

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Chilling details about attack in Paris theater

Julien Pearce, a radio reporter that witnessed the terrorist attack at a Paris theater tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer chilling details of the attack.

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Q&A: Does Islam Really Teach Peace?

This video is part of "Islam in Context: Opening the Door to Understanding," a live Q&A with author and former devout Muslim Nabeel Qureshi on March 22, 2015 at Christ Community Chapel. For a video of the full event, please visit http://bit.ly/1KxeBJ9 . For more information about Christ Community Chapel, please visit our website at http://ccchapel.com . More information about RZIM and Nabeel Qureshi can be found on their website at http://rzim.org and http://rzim.org/bio/nabeel-qureshi .

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The Atlantic on Twitter

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Can a Pastor Truly Be a Scholar or ‘Public’ Theologian?

The solution proposed is for every pastor to recapture his calling to be a pastor-theologian and to understand that calling as a public ministry. This is where the language of pastors as “public theologians” or “public intellectuals” arises, and also where the potential for misunderstanding is high. By public theology the authors don’t mean the specialism of applying Christian thought to public policy, but simply a ministry that’s “involved with people in and for the community” (17) since the gospel touches every area of life. This way of putting things is rooted in the view that the church is to be a witnessing community in the world and that the pastor is called to equip the church for that task. In Vanhoozer’s earlier language of theodrama (see  The Drama of Doctrine ), pastors direct the performance of local congregations.

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The Conflict Between Science and Philosophy

Dr. Craig: Sure. And what he points out here in response to that is progress in philosophy will be progress in our conceptual analysis of certain key ideas or in the nature of science. It is not going to be measured by scientific progress in the sense of empirical discovery. After all, we've got science for that, right? Rather, it is going to be a conceptual exploration about why science works, and the nature of science – does science get at reality or does it just give us useful pragmatic instruments for technology? In Hawking and Mlodinow's book, one of the ironies is that, after dissing philosophy, I would say the first third of that book is devoted to philosophical questions of realism versus anti-realism in science. That is to say, do scientific theories really tell us about the world or are they just instrumentalist in nature? Are they just practical models that enable us to use technology and make predictions? Surprisingly, in their book they come out in favor of the anti-realist position. They don't think that there is any more truth to the Big Bang theory of the origin of the universe than to six-day creationism.

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WORLD | Death toll in Paris attacks tops 100 | Leigh Jones | Nov. 13, 2015

UPDATE (Nov. 13, 8:30 p.m. EDT): The death toll in tonight’s terror attacks in Paris could rise as high as 120, a local prosecutor said. At least five attackers are believed to have been involved.

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What difference does the doctrine of humans being in "the image of God" make?

[…]Another notorious practice in the ancient world was the sexual exploitation of children. It is sometimes pointed to paganism’s greater tolerance (though by no means full acceptance) of homosexuality than Christianity as evidence for its higher moral virtue. But this is to look at a very different world through distorting lenses. The key thing to understand about sexuality in the pagan world is the ever-present notion of concentric circles of worth. The ancient world did not have fewer taboos, it had different ones. Namely, most sexual acts were permissible, as long as they involved a person of higher status being active against or dominating a person of lower status. This meant that, according to all the evidence we have, the sexual abuse of children (particularly boys) was rife.

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Q&A: Does Islam Really Teach Peace?

This video is part of "Islam in Context: Opening the Door to Understanding," a live Q&A with author and former devout Muslim Nabeel Qureshi on March 22, 2015 at Christ Community Chapel. For a video of the full event, please visit http://bit.ly/1KxeBJ9 . For more information about Christ Community Chapel, please visit our website at http://ccchapel.com . More information about RZIM and Nabeel Qureshi can be found on their website at http://rzim.org and http://rzim.org/bio/nabeel-qureshi .

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Prayers after more than 140 dead in Paris attacks - premier

Prayers are being said all over the world for Paris following a series of attacks on the French capital on Friday evening.

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Terrorism, Justice, and Loving Our Enemies

So the resounding command of the apostles is, "Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. . . . Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. . . . Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay,' says the Lord. 'But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink'" (Romans 12:14-20). When we live this way we magnify the glory of God's mercy and the all-satisfying Treasure that he is to our souls. We show that because of his supreme value to us, we do not need the feeling of personal vengeance in order to be content.

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Neil Shenvi lectures on the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus

As it says on the main page, my name is Neil Shenvi; I am currently a research scientist with Prof. Weitao Yang at Duke University in the Department of Chemistry. I was born in Santa Cruz, California, but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. I attended Princeton University as an undergraduate where I worked on high-dimensional function approximation with Professor Herschel Rabitz. I became a Christian in Berkeley, CA where I did my PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at UC – Berkeley with Professor Birgitta Whaley. The subject of my PhD dissertation was quantum computation, including topics in quantum random walks, cavity quantum electrodynamics, spin physics, and the N-representability problem. From 2005-2010, I worked as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. John Tully at Yale where I did research into nonadiabatic dynamics, electron transfer, and surface science.

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Really Recommended Posts 11/13/15- Homo Naledi, Dean Koontz, and more!

I have scoured the ‘net and some of my favorite blogs to provide you with another round of excellent reads through your weekend and into next week! I hope you’ll enjoy them! Let me know what you think, and be sure to tell the authors you enjoyed their posts as well! The topics we have this week include Dean Koontz’s  Innocence , the homo naledi fossil find, apologetics and atheism, and whether you can be pro-life as a man.

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We Are All Parisians

First, we should not hate. That’s what our human nature wants to do. We feel pain for those on the other side of the ocean. We feel anger toward an evil that we cannot control. We remember what it feels like to live in a nation under attack. And some of us may even worry about people we know who live in France. All these emotions, especially together, can lead our souls to some troubling places. But the truth is, we are people who live with hope and who live with a mission. We cannot hate a people and reach a people at the same time. As we pray, we must pray for our own hearts to be protected from hate.

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The Associated Press on Twitter

French police say they believe all Paris attackers are dead, but search for accomplices continues: http://apne.ws/1N2QqI0 

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Franck Barfety on Twitter

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Stephen Bedard on Twitter

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Crossway on Twitter

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God’s Word at Work | Part 8

Here at Mark Driscoll Ministries we are committed to helping get the soul saving, life changing, eternity altering word of God out to the world. Sometimes, people are kind enough to email us and let us know how the Holy Spirit used Bible teaching in their life. We know that any good that happens is by God’s grace and for God’s glory, and we love hearing about both.

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Where Reza Aslan’s “Zealot” Gets It Wrong About the Historical Jesus

Thank you for the article. I agree with all that has been said about the flaws of Zealot. The point above (N T Wright?) is the only one I don’t get as a point itself, the reason being we don’t have any proof of this move (Saturday to Sunday) in NT. Careful examination of the gospels, the book of acts, the letters of Paul and even the Revelation concerning the issue will make it clear: Saturday/Sabbath was not replaced by Sunday. No commandment from Jesus, no mention of the move (I agree it would be a tremendous move. We’d expect huge debates on the theme. Nevertheless, we have silence), no connection between the worship day and the ressurrection. For Christ, the worship day was the seventh day (4th commandment – God’s creation). For his followers, before and after the ressurrection, the worship day was the seventh day (4th commandment – God’s creation). In spite of the greatness of ressurrection, the Bible doesn’t teach that God/Jesus has changed the worship day and the reasons that He had already given for worshiping Him in that specific day.

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

Does your apocalyptic food taste like dead skunk? Try Pirate Christian's Four Blood Moons Fiery Shemitah Sauce. pic.twitter.com/7N0JbKxitX

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Biola Apologetics on Twitter

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David Wood on Twitter

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