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Paleontologists Determine Dinosaurs Were Killed By Someone They Trusted

BERKELEY, CA—Citing compelling fossil evidence that the prehistoric species died suddenly and treacherously, paleontologists at the University of California, Berkeley announced Monday that dinosaurs were almost certainly killed by someone they trusted. “Our findings indicate that someone, we don’t know who, spent at least 150 million years gaining the confidence of dinosaurs before abruptly betraying them and taking their lives near the end of the Cretaceous Era,” said lead researcher Professor Janet Bower, adding that dinosaurs likely had an innately innocent and unsuspecting nature that this individual could exploit to get within easy striking distance. “The distribution and condition of dinosaur bones strongly suggests that these creatures died without a struggle and that they had been caught totally off-guard by an individual they naively considered a friend. Those that had time to regard their killer were no doubt absolutely shocked.” Bower went on to suggest that if the mightiest creatures to walk the face of the earth could be wiped out by letting someone get close to them, humanity could too.

2 The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

3 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: The latest news and thoughts for the apologetic-minded Christian.

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Our paper pregnancy: God, the gospel, and the global cause of Christ

Finally, a word about adoption and the global cause of Christ. Missions means spreading the name of Jesus Christ to every nook and cranny of every people group on the planet by crossing cultures and languages and geographical boundaries to reach them – whether they be urban socialites or desert nomads or tribal villagers. International adoption means spreading the name of Jesus Christ into the hearts and lives of every people group on the planet by crossing cultures and languages and ethnic barriers to bring the smallest and neediest of the world’s population into our homes, making them part of our families and investing the gospel into their lives from the backyard to the dinner table to the bedside. Adoption and the global Christian mission are inseparable.

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Pope Francis Learns What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage

[Originally published November 3, 2014, at 4:44 p.m., entitled "Pope Francis Wants To Know What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage"]

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Does Life "Suck"? Watch Privileged Species with Dr. Michael Denton, Now Out on DVD, and Find Out

On one hand there is Denton, who talks in Privileged Species about how "The human form is something significant in the cosmic order," adding that that is a "scientific finding," not a subjective judgment but an objective one, as objective as the unique properties of carbon, oxygen, and water. And then there is Nye, who says, in effect, "Human life sucks." Unfortunately that is not Bill Nye's lone, idiosyncratic view but one widely shared in and broadcast by the scientific and media communities.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I

As Mockingjay – Part I opens, we learn the fallout of that rescue. Katniss’s fellow tribute, Peeta (Hutcherson) has been left behind and is now either working with President Snow (Sutherland) or being forced into making propaganda videos with Casear Flickerman (Tucci). Plutarch Heavensbee (Hoffman) is convinced that Katniss can be a symbol—the Mockingjay—around which the rebelling districts can unite. But rebel President Coin (Moore) find Katniss’s reluctance suspicious, and is (rightfully) contemptuous of her “demands” on the rebels who want her to participate.

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Tell Pakistan Not to Execute Asia Noreen Bibi

Asia Noreen Bibi is a mother of five who faces execution by hanging, after being accused of blasphemy against the prophet Muhammad. Bibi denies the charge and only wishes to live in peace. I join with thousands of concerned citizens of the world who have already voiced their condemnation of Bibi's execution. The Mayor of Paris, France has offered to take Asia and her family into their care. Please do everything in your power to act immediately to stop the execution of Asia Noreen Bibi and allow her to go free with her family.

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New Proof’s for God's Existence - New Cosmological Argument

1)      The Grim Reaper – this analogy was originally conceived by Jose Benardete in 1964 and modified slightly by Alexander Pruss. 2   Consider a Grim Reaper (GR) who will kill Fred in 1 BC but if only if no other GRs failed to previously. Similarly, an additional GR will kill Fred in 2 BC if he is still alive in that year. There is a separate GR for each year prior to that with the same instructions going back into the infinite past. This story is possible if an infinite regress is possible. However, this scenario is not logically possible because it leads to a contradiction. At least one Grim Reaper has initiated a death warrant, since otherwise all would have failed to do their duty. Suppose it was the N’th GR. But GR #N would have acted only if all earlier GR’s did not act. So both GR #(N+1) and GR #(N+2) did not act. But if GR #(N+2) and all earlier GRs did not act, then GR #(N+1) would have acted and thus a contradiction results. Thus we have a reducio ad absurdum and an infinite regress is logically impossible.

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Choose Your Friends Wisely

Determine those who influence you. You have to make volitional choices to spend time with one group of people rather than another. Attach yourself to people going where you want to go in life. You see people who are better leaders than you? People who love their wives better than you, whose kids act like you want yours to act? Do some guys at church clearly have a better grasp on the Bible than you? Then get to know these people. Spend time with them. As iron sharpens iron, let these people sharpen you.

11 Horus on the Old Testament Law - Stand to Reason Blog

It think that the central matter at this point in this argument over "settling it" and the identity of the most highly regarded and awesome "IT" RonH desires to know has to be based on authority. The pastor (the man in the dress) has spoken to an issue of the state of marriage. Horus appears and coldly claims that such regulations are a confused mish-mash of Old Testament legality. The pastor explains the muliple lavers of Mosaic Law, which is relevant today and which passed with the coming of Christ. Horus is made a fool again.

12 Horus on the Old Testament Law - Stand to Reason Blog

It think that the central matter at this point in this argument over "settling it" and the identity of the most highly regarded and awesome "IT" RonH desires to know has to be based on authority. The pastor (the man in the dress) has spoken to an issue of the state of marriage. Horus appears and coldly claims that such regulations are a confused mish-mash of Old Testament legality. The pastor explains the muliple lavers of Mosaic Law, which is relevant today and which passed with the coming of Christ. Horus is made a fool again.

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Book Review: "Pascal's Wager" by Jeff Jordan

The value of  Pascal’s Wager  may is increased by the fact that many aspects of Jordan’s work are applicable to other arguments or areas of interest for philosophers of religion and apologists. For example, Jordan raises significant challenges to the notion that philosopher’s fictional deities may actually be counted as evidence for a “many gods” objection (75-76; 80-81). Another example is a rather interesting argument he derives from the work of James Beattie (1735-1803- Jordan notes Beattie is at times rightly accused of misrepresenting Hume’s arguments) about whether attempts to deconvert might bring about pragmatic wrongs (190-194). These and other tantalizing topics command even more interest than the book might otherwise have had.

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Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: Navigating Genesis

I was introduced to astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross  (president of Reasons to Believe ) in the early 90's but did not really begin investigating his model of origins until the mid 2000's when my view of origins and my Christian worldview was beginning to be challenged by observations of scientists in many different disciplines. I was hit by the higher critics who wished to interpret Genesis in a metaphorical (and not historical) light. Some of their points seemed valid, but others were questionable. I found Dr. Ross' approach of integrating all of Scripture with all the sciences quite intellectually attractive. It offered the possibility to reconcile the findings of modern science and the research of the higher critics with the Genesis accounts. However, before I was willing to change my view of origins from young-earth (universe is 6,000 - 10,000 years old), despite the observational evidence, I had to see a proper interpretive treatment of the Genesis accounts of creation that recognized them as historical events, granted the poetic writing style, understood the ancient cultural context, and consistently preserved all the essentials of Christian theology (including original sin and Christ's atonement).

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Book reviews: ‘Edwards on the Christian Life,’ ‘Ordinary,’ ‘The Great and Holy War,’ and ‘George Whitefield’

The author structures the book to focus on different aspects of the Christian life, including new birth, love, joy, gentleness, Scripture, prayer, pilgrimage, obedience, Satan, the soul, and heaven. Ortlund reflects on how each of these subjects blossoms out of the center of Edwards’ theology: being made alive to the beauty of God. The author ends the book with a chapter of four criticisms of Edwards’ theology. Referencing Hebrews 13:7, the author urges his readers to imitate Edwards but not to replicate.

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R.C. Sproul Jr. on Twitter

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Josh McDowell on Twitter

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Faithful Thinkers: The Hunger Games: Revisited

A few weeks ago I posted a critique of the movie The Hunger Games . It came to my attention that Fred Edwords posted a short piece at the American Humanist Association's website addressing the general evangelical response to the movie. He linked to my original article and broadly addressed my comparison of the society of The Capital to where today's societies are leading. Mr. Edwords had two main points of contention that I feel need to be addressed. Secular vs. Agnostic Society The first point of contention that I considered the society in The Hunger Games to be secular and not merely agnostic. Edwords claims that there was no mention of God (which he's correct), thus the society must be concluded to be secular. He implies that that distinction removes the society from critiques of agnosticism. But is there really a distinction between secularism and agnosticism that allows such an escape? In order for a society to avoid either label of "theistic" or "atheistic", it cannot affirm or deny either. It must simply hold the position that God's existence cannot be known. This position is called "agnosticism".

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

The grandkids just got two cats. So I guess they're my grandkittens? pic.twitter.com/6z7OdmXlqJ