In a Grain of Sand, a World of Design
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Chris Stapleton and the triumph of twang | Think Christian
At the CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton sung the sort of truth barely touched by those who touted Jesus from the stage.
Denying the Signature: A Response to Bishop and O'Connor
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Ted Cruz and the Cameraman | Blog & Mablog
So then, here is an outtake from the movie Free Speech Apocalypse. It provides a good example of how one of our most faithful pro-life candidates for the office of the presidency has not followed the logic out to the end of the line. At the same time, I do agree with Cruz that we …
Watch a 'Voice' Contestant's Stirring Performance of 'Great is Thy Faithfulness'
Of all the experiences you wouldn't expect to turn into a worship service, a singing competition on live TV is probably high on the list. But, that didn't stop The Voice contestant Jordan Smith from belting out a beautiful rendition of "Great is Thy Faithfulness." His simple piano ballad got high praise from the judges as well as giving us "all the feels."
Listen to the New Song from Adele ‘When We Were Young’
Pop superstar Adele performed a live version of the song “When We Were Young” from her upcoming album 25 at London’s Church Studios. So far, here is what we know about the highly-anticipated album: Adele has an incredible voice and writes really great songs about failed relationships. Shocking, we know.
The View Takes on Intelligent Design, Sort Of
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Brother, Where Is Your Identity?
We could go on! The pattern is obvious. Every core aspect of a man’s identity expresses some form of humility, need, submission, and dependency before the Lord. Our culture and our hearts might claim that masculinity means being independent, self-confident, proud, strong, assertive, decisive, tough-minded, opinionated, and unemotional. But Jesus is the true man, and he is unafraid of weakness, lowliness, and submission. He came as a helpless and endangered child. He became dependent, poor, afflicted, homeless, submitted—an obedient servant entrusted with a job to do. He became a mere man and died in pain—committing his spirit into God’s hands, depending by faith on the power of the Spirit to raise him. He feels every emotion expressed in the Psalms.
What Sets Christianity Apart from Other Religions?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On April 18th, 2012 William Lane Craig and Klemens Kappel debated the topic "Does God Exist?" in Copenhagen, Denmark. After the debate there was a lengthy question and answer period with the audience. In this clip, the question arises: What sets Christianity apart from other religions? We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...
WORLD | House overwhelmingly approves new checks for Syrian refugees | Leigh Jones | Nov. 19, 2015
Today’s vote came almost a week after the so-called Islamic State terror group launched coordinated attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and left nearly 400 injured. Police found a Syrian passport near the body of one of the attackers. Greek officials later confirmed his fingerprints matched those of a man who arrived in Lesbos last month. That revelation vindicated security hawks, who have for months warned the large numbers of refugees pouring into Europe made it hard to guarantee terrorists would not slip in along with terror victims.
The "Christian" left's Biblical argument for taking in Syrian refugees
Christianity is not a worldview that just advocates for doing whatever makes us feel good, whatever makes us look nice to others. We have to think about actually DOING good – achieving good results. We don’t have enough money to solve poverty if all we do is encourage people to be poor. We don’t have to stop evil if we let it grow from a regional annoyance into a world-class threat. We should be acting to punish and deter evil, and we should only be giving to the poor only when it helps them to rise up out of poverty. If we condone evil and encourage people to make decisions that lead to poverty, it just makes the situation worse for everyone. Sometimes, Christians need to set moral boundaries on others, and vote for the state to punish evil, so that we don’t have to deal with expensive and painful consequences later on.
The Most Damaging Attitude in Our Churches
This isn't cynicism; this is judgmentalism. Saying something or someone could be better is judgmentalism, it's self-righteousness, it's a hyper-critical spirit. It doesn't help anyone because it's usually said to sooth the speaker's ego and not help the object of the putdown. I should know; I used to do it a lot. I was sarcastic as well and even witty, so it was doubly bad that I was tearing someone or something down and trying to look clever at the same time. I realised how pathetic I was after the Holy Spirit opened my heart and convicted me of my sin. Now, the thoughts still enter my mind but less so. And I certainly seldom voice the nastiness like I used to.
Cynicism, on the other hand, is when we take a negative attitude about anything vaguely positive. When we assume some idea will fail, people will not respond, that everything's hopeless. It's a kind of cry-baby wah-wah thing. It's the cowardly response, the fatalistic giving up. If an idea is risky, think about how to mitigate the risk; if we fear people won't be interested, ask for feedback and ideas. There's always something positive and active that we can do, rather than just be an armchair wet blanket.
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He stilled violent seas, healed the sick, brought the dead to life. But what’s the significance of Jesus’ miracles? And what do they have to do with how you minister today? Get a life-changing look at the living, ruling Savior in John MacArthur’s study, Jesus Over All .
Is Paris Burning? | RZIM
The layers that obscure the truth are burying humanity in large numbers. Yes, Paris was burning again and those flames and the dead bodies may well be a grim foreshadowing of what the future holds. I was in neighboring England the night the massacre scattered across Paris took place, as people going out to enjoy a dinner or concert or a football game were the targets of hate-filled and ruthless killers. The newspapers the next day had similar words: “Carnage”; “massacre”; “assassination”; “murder”; “blood”; “death”; “screams”; “terror,” and so on. Television programming was preempted and viewers were cautioned that some of the scenes of the slaughter were graphic. It was real. A few hours later, names and pictures of the dead were shown. It was like we had heard this before. But it was new and real: the victims’ lives cut short in the peak of their careers. Children who weren’t going to come home. People looking for their loved ones. Marriages suddenly broken by death. A young graduate with life ahead of her. And so on. One doesn’t have to know the individuals to feel helplessness and pain.
On American campuses, freedom from speech
If you believe, as progressives do, that human nature is not fixed, and hence is not a basis for understanding natural rights. And if you believe, as progressives do, that human beings are soft wax who receive their shape from the society that government shapes. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people receive their rights from the shaping government. And if you believe, as progressives do, that people are the sum of the social promptings they experience. Then it will seem sensible for government, including a university’s administration, to guarantee not freedom of speech but freedom from speech. From, that is, speech that might prompt its hearers to develop ideas inimical to progress, and that might violate the universal entitlement to perpetual serenity.
When God Leaves You Waiting
The waiting room where God performs heart surgery is normally not a physical place, but a lingering season that follows a disappointment. These situations often leave us with only a few tough options. We can focus on regret, run away from our problems by ignoring them, or we can look forward to the resurrection that is going to take place in our lives.
The Lasting Pain of Quick Fixes
Attempts at quick fixes to chronic conditions can sadly produce deeper pain, deeper guilt, and a lingering sense that we aren’t doing enough to appease God. Quick fixes to chronic conditions often cause more harm than good. And quick fixes often put the focus on a man-centered gospel of somehow further saving yourself, rather than resting in and living out of the God-centered gospel of what has already been done in Christ to save you.
Wayward satellites repurposed to test general relativity
In such experiments scientists measure the gravitational redshift but then wrongly claim that they have proved gravitational time dilation. Actually there is no time dilation - the gravitational redshift (blueshift) is the result of the variation of the speed of light predicted by Newton's emission theory of light:
Albert Einstein Institute: "One of the three classical tests for general relativity is the gravitational redshift of light or other forms of electromagnetic radiation. However, in contrast to the other two tests - the gravitational deflection of light and the relativistic perihelion shift -, you do not need general relativity to derive the correct prediction for the gravitational redshift. A combination of Newtonian gravity, a particle theory of light, and the weak equivalence principle (gravitating mass equals inertial mass) suffices. (...) The gravitational redshift was first measured on earth in 1960-65 by Pound, Rebka, and Snider at Harvard University..."
How Pastoral Care Stunts the Growth of Most Churches - Carey Nieuwhof
That said, the pastor while s/he may not do the function of pastoral care (I, too, believe that my role as caregiver is for planned obsolesce; that is, the community cares for each other so well that I am not needed except in acute crises). However, the pastoral leader must embody values of care in order to create community. We have enough messages in the workplace about a lack of care for employees, seeing them only as assets or problems rather than people with strengths who are struggling, that they should not see that in their pastor as well. What is missing from this post is the type of leader who empathizes, empowers, emotes, and engages people, but rather someone who delegates (which can be healthy, as long as they understand their ultimate responsibility for what they delegate to others and don’t blame them if something goes wrong) the responsibility of care without taking on the role of community caregiver through an embodied stance in preaching, teaching, service, and fellowship. Where is the illumination of these qualities in the pastor, rather than just the ceding o
Long-sought biological compass discovered
This article made me laugh, especially the bit about the crystals leaping out of solution onto iron tools:) It stands out from the usual Nature fare in that its claims violate not one but two physical principles.
1. The protein complex has a permanent dipole moment. The smallest particles known with a permanent magnetic moment are single domain crystals of magnetite. Those contain about 1 million iron atoms, closely packed to produce high exchange interaction, which aligns their magnetic moments. The protein complex described here contains 20 Fe atoms, spread out over 24 nm. There's no known or suspected mechanism by which these would form a magnetic domain and thus give the complex a magnetic moment. So this claim is off by about 5 log units.
2. Individual complexes align with the earth's field. Let's suppose the 20 Fe atoms could in fact conspire to align their magnetic moments perfectly. Then the complex will have a magnetic moment of at best 20 * 4 Bohr magnetons. The interaction energy of that moment with the earth's field is 2.4e-26 J. The thermal energy is kT = 4.1e-21 J. The ratio is 6e-6.
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Islamic State Says It Has Executed Chinese and Norwegian Hostages
BEIJING—The militant group calling itself Islamic State on Wednesday said it had executed two hostages, one Chinese and the other Norwegian, releasing images in the latest issue of its official English-language magazine Dabiq purporting to show the two men had been shot to death.
12 Signs You Were Definitely Homeschooled
Sheesh - lighten up, people! It's a satire! My four sisters and I were all homeschooled K-12 and I thought this article was hilarious. No, I can't relate to all of these, but some are most definitely true of my family and my fellow homeschooled friends (I especially like #3, #7, & #11). Now that we're all graduated, we make way more jokes about homeschooling than any of our public schooled friends, and actually, a few of those friends have mentioned that they are jealous of our experience because of how close we are as a family and because of all our hilarious stories. My only critique would be to swap out some of the old-fashioned style items for PJ's all day long and not starting school until after lunch (and subsequently staying up until midnight to finish a project). Great article, Tiffanie! *fellow-homeschooler fist bump* Thanks for the laughs!
‘Meaning of Marriage’ Group Study from Tim and Kathy Keller
Marriage is anything but easy when sinners get involved. Since we’re all sinners, we need help: whether we long to get married, plan to get married, or married a non-believer. Even if you and your spouse have been married a long time and share common faith in Jesus Christ, you still need help as you work out the one-flesh mystery of marriage. I don’t know any other single resource that addresses all of these scenarios. As you seek to display for the world Christ’s love for his church (Eph. 5:22–33), put this new group study to work in your family and church.
Pop Quiz for Potential World Leaders (David Wood)
http://www.answeringmuslims.com Since our current leaders may be a lost cause, we may need to look to the future of Western leadership. Here's David Wood's pop quiz for potential leaders.
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Ravi Zacharias Visits Egypt to Present the Christian Worldview in a Series of Gatherings | RZIM
All public events will be held at Kasr El Dobara Church (KDEC) in Cairo. On Friday, November 20, Zacharias will speak at 10:30 a.m. on the foundations of the Christian faith, and at 1:00 p.m. Maher will speak on the practical implications of following the Biblical worldview. Friday evening, Ravi will speak to a youth gathering on “The Problem of Pleasure.” Sanj Kalra, an itinerant speaker with RZIM accompanying Zacharias on this visit, will also share his testimony of how Jesus Christ transformed his life.
When Should Non-Quitters Quit?
Brendan writes in to ask: “Hello, Pastor John. I’m currently an 11th grade junior in high school and on the varsity football team. I’ve been in a dilemma lately that I could use some guidance on. I’ve always been disciplined by my parents about not quitting anything when you make a commitment, whether it be sports, a job, etc. I never have quit anything before. But football has consumed so much of my time that I haven’t had time to spend with God or work on school and my grades and relationship with God are in danger of slipping. I’m not a quitter. But I also have priorities and plan on being a pastor when I grow up, so the Lord and academics are immensely important. When is it time to quit football?”
Why It’s So Hard to Resist Grieving on Social Media
On social media, you are what you post. So what would I say or share? Tweeting anything—even cautionary advice to wait for the facts—felt like centering myself in a tragedy that was not mine. How could I indicate to France, to my followers, that I cared? Sitting in a Chicago café thousands of miles from Paris, I almost felt like I wasn’t fully experiencing my feelings of grief and sympathy and pain, unless I shared them. I hit the retweet button a few times, then called Mom.
Why the Syrian refugee crisis must be met with Gospel-sized grace | Think Christian
Doug, again, thanks for the contribution. I am humbly willing to concede that my survey of Germany’s actions may unintentionally come across as advocating a particular immigration policy, but the fact of the matter is, I stand by my point that the audience has everything to do with my primary point. I don’t understand why observing a country’s particular actions toward immigrants cannot simply remind us as individual Christians how we ought to act toward refugees, immigrants, without imposing a particular political or governmental ideology. It should not necessitate, simply because I adressed a government (because the government issued the policy, not because I’m using them as example of what other governments should do), that my observation and solution must be met at the government level. If we serve a God that, as Kuyper reminds us, sees everything on the earth and calls it ‘mine’, shouldn’t it stand to reason that we can learn on a personal, spiritual level the parallels with the gospel that a governmental entities actions may reflect and still keep our political ideology in tact? I don’t think we have to adopt a theonomic outlook on government simply because there has been an action in a governments policy that might impassion or incite spiritual conviction on a personal level.
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Jesus was a refugee | Think Christian
I understand your theological basis for this article. However, we are dealing with a whole different issue here. It is reported that some of the Paris attackers posed as refugees to get into France. It is also reported that some were contained in Turkey that wanted to infiltrate Germany to carry out terrorism. Officials are having a hard time differentiating official documents from false ones. Can we actually vet everyone coming into this country? The Fort Hood attacker was fully vetted. Yes, Jesus was a refugee in Egypt. However, I think we need to provide a safe haven for them until we can identify the bad apples. Can we honestly say a bad apple can’t get through. Say we have a jar of peanuts and only 10% are deadly if eaten. Would you take a handful?
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Should We Pray For ISIS to Be Defeated or Converted?
Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:44). The Spirit of Jesus in the prophets and in the apostles also tells us that those who turn a blind eye to the killing of others are wrong. The reason we feel contradictory praying for both justice against ISIS and salvation among ISIS is partly because we fail to distinguish between the mission of the state in the use of the temporal sword against evildoers (Rom. 13:4) and the mission of the church in the use of the sword of the Spirit against sin and death and the devil (Eph. 6). But that’s not, I think, the main problem.
William Lane Craig Q&A: Why Can't Mathematics Be A Happy Coincidence?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org Why can't the applicability of mathematics to the natural world be a happy coincidence? This is a question that Dr William Lane Craig answered during the 2013 Apologetics Canada Conference question and answer period. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...
A History of Faith and Flatulence
Some predictable names and tales appear. Monty Python, G. K. Chesterton, and Jonathan Swift have cameos. And of course, reformer Martin Luther (1483–1546) is prominent. Luther satirized the countless dubious relics in the Middle Ages, making a list of ones he expected the Catholic Church to trot out next: “Three flames from the burning bush on Mount Sinai . . . A whole pound of wind that roared by Elijah in the cave on Mount Horeb . . . Two feathers and an egg from the Holy Spirit.” Sprinkling his rhetoric with ample references to anal emissions, Luther could even turn his mockery back on himself: “I resist the Devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away.” Luther wanted to puncture religious pretense wherever he found it, including among his own ranks. He wasn’t above passing gas to do so.
Although becoming a child of God is a one-time event, repentance is a life-long practice that must come from the depths of our souls. From whence comes your repentance? In this message entitled “Purging the Inward Parts,” Dr. Sproul discusses the need for genuine heartfelt repentance and what to expect once it is offered.
The exoplanet files
This is a great achievement as these exoplanets will be new homes of our earth-originated human beings. Though they are many light years away, we should be able to invent faster-than-light spaceships propelling the medium of gravitation which delivers gravitational forces at a speed much faster than the speed of light because STR has been disproved ( https://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2185474 ) and in principle there is no speed limit in the nature.
Striking the balance: Shepherding the family and the flock, Part II
If children see that ethos consistently permeate their dad’s life, they will understand and support it. In 1995 when my oldest son was 12 years old, the Atlanta Braves won the World Series. Michael was a huge Braves fan, and I foolishly promised him that if they ever made it back to the Series, no matter how old we were or what we were doing, we would drop everything and go. To my abject horror, I watched the 1996 playoffs knowing that the World Series was scheduled the same week our church had scheduled an evangelist for a revival meeting. When they won the right to face the Yankees in the series, I knew I was going to have to keep my promise. Though I would usually never miss a revival meeting for a ball game, a promise was, after all, a promise. To this day I am not sure that the evangelist ever got over it or that my church understood (even though I did my best to explain), but I know my son learned that his dad was willing to keep a promise even when it cost him.
As I look around the North American Christian church, I see the pews filled with believers. They believe a vast spectrum of things, some of which are Christian, some not so much. I remember watching a person, sitting in the pew, kissing and fondling her Bible. What doctrine would lead to such a behaviour, I wonder? I have heard of believers making animal noises as worship to God. I am sure that others could bring up memories of all sorts of behaviours that have little connection to historical or biblical Christianity. Christian research companies like the Barna Group and Pew Research have sounded a very concerned trumpet of imminent danger based on the horrific level of biblical illiteracy in the modern church, and have been answered with a collective image of church leadership with their fingers in their ears, all yelling “LA LA LA LA.” Why that is so is anybody’s guess, and I would suggest that it is for a spectrum of reasons, including the enormous amount of work it would take to reverse the trend, the unflattering reflection in the Church of anti-intellectualism gleaned from the surrounding culture, and, perhaps, a little bit of rationalization about how easy illiterate people are to lead.
The Fear of Failing Is Hurting Your Career
Disappointment is like that time your dad sat you down and told you the way the world really worked—that one day you’d have to pay your own way, that one day he wouldn’t be there to bail you out. Disappointment is the cold, hard slap of reality. But, as the old adage goes, it’s not about how we fall; it’s about how we get up.
Dying for Belief: An analysis of a confused objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection
There is an objection to one of the evidences for the resurrection which is, frankly, terribly confused. I most recently ran into it on the discussion page for the radio show Unbelievable? Essentially, the objection goes like this: Christians say the fact that the disciples died for what they believe is evidence for its truth, but all kinds of religious people die for what they believe; are they all true?
Every morning, God's generosity greets us in at least a dozen ways, but we barely recognize it as we frenetically prepare for our day. When we lay our exhausted heads down at night, we often fail to look back on the many gifts that dripped from God's hands into our little lives.
How Could Noah Fit the Animals on the Ark and Care for Them?
According to Scripture, Noah’s ark was a safe haven for representatives of
all the kinds of air-breathing land animals and birds that God created. While
it is possible that God made miraculous provisions for the daily care of these
animals, it is not necessary—or required by Scripture—to appeal to miracles.
Exploring natural solutions for day-to-day operations does not discount God’s
role: the biblical account hints at plenty of miracles as written, such as God
bringing the animals to the ark ( Genesis 6:20; 7:9, 15 ),
closing the door of the ark ( Genesis 7:16 ), and causing
the fountains of the deep and the windows of heaven to open on the same day
( Genesis 7:11 ). It turns out that a study of existing,
low-tech animal care methods answers trivial objections to the ark. In fact,
many solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems are rather straightforward. 1
What is "Relational Apologetics"? Interview with Mike Sherrard
MIKE: Questions that allow you to understand a person’s position better by causing them to explain themselves are the best kind of questions. First, effective apologetics require that you actually know what position a person holds. We often respond with text book answers, but people don’t hold textbook beliefs. Christians get a bad rap for not knowing what they believe. But no one in America seems to know why they believe what they believe. We live in a soundbite culture with people that hold beliefs with a 140 character limit. If you just respond to the position you think a person holds you won’t be effective. You will be answering a question they don’t have or making an argument for a position that isn’t theirs. So asking questions can really help you to know a position as a person holds it, not your textbook.
"My Christianity is Better Than Your Christianity" | RedState
That is basically why we have a Syrian refugee crisis. A group of Christians and secularists demanded we do nothing while ISIS sacked, raped, and pillages across the Middle East, displacing millions of Syrians. Now, we are supposed to take them all in.
Rising up to the challenge - Kentucky Today
I spend a lot of time researching the lives of African-American women from the late 18th century onward. I am always amazed when God raises up African-American female leaders to perform tasks that were not on their aspirational radars. No matter how difficult the obstacles set before them, they rise up to the challenge.
Can I be both a pastor and a scholar?
I felt that tension often. Sometimes I’d confess to my fellow elders, “I feel like I’m divided, 70 percent at the church and 70 percent at the seminary.” There’s a keen recognition, at least in my life, that there’s always so much more to do. Where you really face that is in spending time with the people, because if you’re writing, the very genius of writing is being alone. You can’t write in a community. But that means you’re absent from church members for long blocks of time. That’s not the pastoral life. So the only way that works is if you have a team of elders and a congregation who recognize that. However, that’s very rare. I would never pursue that as a model, and I never imagined I would do exactly that for 17 years. For me, there were times I wondered if I should leave the seminary and do pastoral ministry full-time. I came very close to doing that at least twice.
Should You Read “Stealing from God” by Frank Turek
Frank Turek is a plain spoken Jersey boy who also happens to be one of the foremost defenders of the Christian faith in the world. He has penned a number of books that are nothing short of necessary reading for lay and professional apologists everywhere. So, how does his latest work stack up? Should you spend your time and money on Stealing from God (Tyndale 2015)? Absolutely!
How to Witness at Work
It’s also helpful for me to regularly remember who my ultimate audience is at work. Living and working before an Audience of One is amazingly transforming in both the good times and the bad. In my own workplace, I am particularly encouraged by the truthsof Proverbs 16:3: “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” When we live before an Audience of One, we have nothing to fear, nothing to hide, and nothing to prove. We can devote our complete energy to doing good work. We can practice the presence of God as we work and enjoy an ongoing conversation with him. As an overflow of our walk with Christ, we have the wonderful opportunity to bring a positive, joyful outlook to our daily work. Our attitudes can be the sweet aroma of Christ to those around us.
WORLD | The spoiled fruit of liberalism on college campuses | Cal Thomas | Nov. 19, 2015
How about blaming the spoiled fruit of liberalism? The president and chancellor at the University of Missouri abruptly resigned when a group of mostly black students protested that the school administration had not said or done enough in response to racial slights on campus. We’re hearing students speak of the need for “safe zones” and against “microaggression,” a term with which I have only recently become familiar.
Renewing Your Mind | A Life of Submission | November 19, 2015
Because of sin, we want to be autonomous, masters of our own destiny. But we know that there are authority structures in place over us, so we submit. What if those in authority over you are causing you undue hardship and suffering? How far should you submit? How does this apply to wives and husbands or the civil magistrates and citizens? In this message entitled "A Life of Submission," Dr. Sproul teaches us, by way of our ultimate example, what submission means and how we can follow it.
Two Things Terrorist Attacks Do NOT Tell Us About Religion
If your kids are old enough for this discussion, ask them if they think terrorist attacks and other religiously-motivated violence show that religion is a bad thing. They’ll probably say no, but probe further on why not. Help them learn to think critically by leading them through the bullets here as talking points (What do we mean when we say “religion”? How do we know if people are really acting according to their religion? How do we define “bad”?). Then ask them if they think terrorist attacks and other religiously-motivated violence show religions aren’t true (i.e., that there is no God). Use the same method of walking them through the key questions raised by the bullet points.
The Workplace Revolution Twentysomethings Need to Start
A workplace revolution is needed to ensure companies are good stewards of the environment, their employees and the communities in which they serve. We need to make companies with a profit-at-all-cost mentality a relic of the past. With wise use of technology, transparency and activism, the millennial generation will be able to reform the workplace like no generation before them has had the ability to do.
Ryan Gosling Will Star in the New ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel
With all of the ill-advised remakes and sequels in the works, here’s one that actually sounds pretty promising. Ryan Gosling has confirmed to Collider that he will star in an upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner . Details about the plot are still not totally clear, but Harrison Ford is reportedly reprising his role as replicant hunter Rick Deckard. If the wardrobe for the original is any indication, we’re convinced that Ryan Gosling is choosing roles solely on the merits of how cool the jackets are that his character will get to wear.
Forgiving Your Parents (Part 2 of 2)
Many of you are living in a place where there is that pain and we want to talk about how to let go of the bitterness today, how to find that relationship with Jesus Christ that gives you the foundation to let that pain go and to not hang on to it. And even if you've been a Christian for a long time and Leslie, our guest brought this out last time, you can go 10, 20, 30 years, like Jonah, and never do the right thing. And we're gonna talk about how you do the right thing and how you see the Lord move in your life today.