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He continued: "There are no answers. We all know that. You try to live in the grace that you can. But there are no answers, but the point is, you keep looking. Because people tell you science tells us everything. Science doesn't! ...We've progressed on the outside, but what about inside? What about the soul and the heart? Without trying to sound pompous and ridiculous, I can tell you this is where my interest is."

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Ellen DeGeneres Responded to Her Presidential Medal of Freedom the Way We All Would

Yesterday was the final time President Obama would hand out the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award is the highest civilian honor in the United States and is presented to those who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," according to the White House. The President handed out 21 of these awards—more than any previous president. The list of recipients was stacked and while each person received their medal with humility and gratitude, none did so quite as heartwarmingly as Ellen DeGeneres-- who despite knowing she was going home with a medal still teared up when the President honored her with the Medal of Freedom. A giddy and somewhat bashful Ellen stood beside President Obama while she was presented with the reasons for receiving her medal: "Again and again Ellen DeGeneres has shown us that a single individual can make the world a more fun, more open, and more loving place so long as we just keep swimming." And cue the tears. The daytime talk show host responded similarly to how we all would if the President of the United States acknowledged us in such a way. You can see her response and the full list of recipients below: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Elouise Cobell Ellen DeGeneres Robert De Niro Richard Garwin Bill and Melinda Gates Frank Gehry Margaret H. Hamilton Tom Hanks Grace Hopper Michael Jordan Maya Lin Lorne Michaels Newt Minow Eduardo Padrón Robert Redford Diana Ross Vin Scully Bruce Springsteen Cicely Tyson

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Talking Turkey at Thanksgiving

I can tell you right now that all of us at the Colson Center are thankful for the privilege we have to offer BreakPoint every day. And we’re thankful for the radio stations that make it possible. And of course, for all of you who listen, who support us, who pray for us, who write us, and who share BreakPoint with friends and families.

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Meet Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Pick for Education Secretary

“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate,” Trump said in a press release. “Under her leadership we will reform the U.S. education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.”

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How Do Physics and Philosophy Work Together? | Reasonable Faith Video Podcast

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org How often do you hear that philosophy is dead? Or, that quantum mechanics refutes what many believe about God? Is this true? Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/how-do... We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains short clips: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

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Parliament lights up for Red Wednesday - premier

The Houses of Parliament will light up blood red today to highlight the persecution of Christians and people of other faiths.

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7 Mocking Our Mission Field

And I get it. It’s easy to ridicule protesters, and especially those colleges offering “safe spaces” and canceling exams for students who can’t handle the President-elect. But as college minister Jordan Standridge recently wrote, “Facebook is filled with comments about snowflakes . . . who supposedly are so evil and despicable they need to be ridiculed for their tears. …[but] these snowflakes we’re mocking are my mission field.”

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How Heretics Help Establish the Historicity of Jesus

Last week I presented the case for the Resurrection of Jesus at the University of Transylvania in Lexington Kentucky . The students there listened attentively as I traced the New Testament “Chain of Custody” to demonstrate how early Church Fathers (like Polycarp, Ignatius and Clement ) helped establish the reliability of the Resurrection account. I recounted the writings of many of these early Church leaders as they described what they learned from the original disciples and eyewitnesses of Jesus’. Historic claims related to the life of Jesus and the Resurrection can also be traced in the writings of men like Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Origen, Tatian, Justin Martyr and many others. After the talk (during the Q and A), one astute student noted some of the Church Fathers in my “Chain of Custody” actually held heretical positions related to Christian doctrines . He also observed these Church leaders were identified within the historic role-call of Roman Catholic leaders. He questioned how I might be willing to accept their testimony related to what they

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#2: 3 Things Every Christian Needs to Know About General Revelation [Podcast] - Jonathan Morrow

Has God spoken? Why does God need to speak? What are the ways in which God speaks? Is general revelation enough? If Christianity is true then why are there so many religions? These are just few of the questions I talk about in this episode of Your Worldview Podcast.

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Article: Is there Salvation after Death? by Ronald H. Nash | http://www.equip.org/articles/is-there-salvation-after-death-/ … @CRJournal #Apologetics pic.twitter.com/EA5WYVwITx

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Apologetics for the Average Christian: Asking Good Questions, Part 2

The kind of apologetics that challenges the objections raised against the Christian faith is often called presuppositionalism (although some prefer other names, such as the transcendental approach or covenantal apologetics). Rather than accepting the unbeliever’s challenge immediately, this approach first tests the challenge to see if it is a legitimate challenge. The Christian faith can satisfy any legitimate challenge posed against it, such as the test of historicity, the demands of logic, or the law of non-contradiction. Believers often find themselves frustrated when trying to give an answer, however, because they don’t recognize the challenge posed by the unbeliever as illegitimate.

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Trump, the Alt-Right, and White Racialism: A Mainstream Media Myth | The Stream

Racialism is evil, and if actually put into practice would devastate America, as tribalism shattered Yugoslavia. But globalism as practiced by leftist internationalists and blithe neoconservatives is equally destructive. It pretends that human beings are interchangeable, or instantly malleable to economic or government incentives — that they can be controlled by the kinds of levers that smart, prosperous people with prestigious college degrees learn to manipulate. The geniuses who ran the European Union decided that a million Muslim colonists would fit right in to Germany, Sweden and Denmark — and accused the terrified citizens who objected of being — you guessed it — racists!

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Let’s Go Back to ‘Only Begotten’

A number of other key proof texts and broader biblical-theological themes need to be brought to bear in order to fashion a robust case for the doctrine. Yet my research suggests we have good reason to restore one of the bricks in the wall of scriptural support for the belief that the Son is begotten of the Father, as the church fathers taught and as the church confesses in the Nicene Creed.

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Lee Irons has posted a summary of his unpublished paper on MONOGENES

In Lee’s TGC summary, he is careful to point out that the interpretation of MONOGENES is but one exegetical proof for the doctrine of eternal generation. The doctrine is rooted in a broad array of texts covering the canon of scripture. Having said that, MONOGENES appears in the Nicene Creed as a linchpin. The Nicene Fathers appear to give it special prominence in their formulations. Just one example of this outside the creed, I’ve been reading St. Basil the Great’s “On the Holy Spirit,” and he repeatedly refers to the Son as the “only-begotten” or the “only-begotten God.” The interpretation of MONOGENES was a crux in 4th century formulations of the trinity.

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America Desperately Needs Real Tolerance: A Lesson from Mike Pence

Our country will be deeply divided for some time. How do we move forward as a nation? Pence gave us many lessons, but one stands out as critical for our nation at this point: choose to be gracious and kind towards others and genuinely listen to their concerns . Pence could have been critical, harsh, or defensive. But he took the high road. He chose to be civil and kind towards those who see the world differently. And it was noticed. Although it was small, he advanced the ball on bringing back civil discourse. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come from people on all sides of the political spectrum.

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White Evangelicals Grade Trump, Republicans, and the Media

Pew found that 39 percent of Protestant voters “can’t see [themselves] giving Trump a chance because of the kind of person he has shown himself to be.” But 60 percent said they are willing to give him a chance and “see how he governs.” Trump identifies as a Protestant—a Presbyterian—and last Sunday, he attended a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in New Jersey with vice president-elect Mike Pence.

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Millions Will Eat, But Miss the Point

Millions of Americans will sit down this week before a splendid dinner God created, but will not thank him for it. Instead, many of us will overeat, showing our devotion to some food goddess, and then collapse into a soft chair to worship the great football gods. The guy who gets the winning touchdown will almost certainly receive more praise (and definitely more headlines) than the God who made the whole day possible. The delicious turkey will be praised more than the one who created every living thing.

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3 Ways to Prepare a Thanksgiving Feast

We just finished October and already I’m starting to think about Thanksgiving. My mom’s stuffing uses two sticks of butter, so it’s worth looking forward to for an entire month (and then there’s also her mashed potatoes and dessert!) But it’s not just the food and time with family that I’m thinking about. I’m hoping to spend the month preparing my heart for a feast of thanksgiving.

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Contagious Joy in a Never-Enough World

Our witness should also serve as a living invitation to all, testifying to God’s sovereign ability to meet the deepest cravings of the human heart: “He satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things” (Psalm 107:9). Our time together either will say God is enough for us, or it will tell another story about our happiness.

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Does Protestantism Need to Die?

The End of Protestantism is the long-awaited expansion of the provocative shorter remarks Leithart has made in this vein over the past few years. He hasn’t exactly softened his tone. Here, he announces, “Jesus bids Protestantism to come and die.” But there is more: “He calls us to exhibit the unity that the Father has with the Son in the Spirit.” That is, “we are called by our crucified Lord to die to what we are now so that we may become what we will be.” What draws all of Leithart’s arguments forward is essentially a syllogism: Jesus prays for the church’s unity, and Jesus will get what he prays for, so the church will be united.

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How a Heavy Heart Gives Thanks

And oh, what grief and sorrow he bore (Isaiah 53:3)! Jesus fully knew the price he must pay to take away the sins of the world (John 1:29; 1 John 2:2). He knew the nature, scope, and weight of his Father’s righteous wrath. “Crushed” was not a metaphor; it was a spiritual reality. The Son of Man (John 3:14), God the Son (Hebrews 1:1–3), the Word made flesh (John 1:14), the great I Am (John 8:58), the Lord himself (Philippians 2:11), who came into the world for this very moment, would plead in bloody terror for the Father’s deliverance before the end (John 12:27; Matthew 26:39).

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How to Go from "Poor Me" to "Praise God"

Difficulties are inevitable. Job, who suffered far more than most people will ever endure said,  “People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.” (Job 5:7 NLT)

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Reasons To Believe : Yet More Reasons to Thank God for the Moon

Research Reveals More Fine-Tuning of the Moon The team’s model stands as the only Moon-formation model that explains the origin of the Moon’s large past orbital inclination that was subsequently reduced to just 5 degrees by strong obliquity tides. Though the team’s paper never mentions fine-tuning, their research implies yet more fine-tuning in the Moon’s properties to make human civilization possible. The Moon’s orbital evolution throughout its history must be exquisitely fine-tuned to ensure that the Moon’s tidal interaction with Earth slows down Earth’s rotation rate from about 2.5 hours to its present 24 hours.

25 Book Review: “Theology and Science Fiction” by James F. McGrath

One of my favorite pastimes is to read and write science fiction. One of my others is to read and write theology. Thus, the intersection of the two is sure to catch my interest, and James F. McGrath’s book,  Theology and Science Fiction serves as an excellent way to show how intertwined the two are. McGrath’s central thrust is to show how people may think of science fiction and theology as a cultural interchange. He does this by showing several parallels with science fiction and theology, and then outlining various views of science fiction and theology (science fiction against/as theology; theology as/against science fiction; etc.).

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Renewing Your Mind | How to Be a Good Steward | Nov 23, 2016

How do you manage your budget? How do you manage your time? What do those answers say about your regard for God's possessions and his kingdom? None of us are exempt from the responsibilities associated with stewardship. All of us are given resources by God to manage to His glory. In this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us a spiritual discipline that is traced all the way back to the Garden.

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Yes to Hating Sin, No to Hating Self

2) Jesus bases his whole argument for self denial on the preciousness of the human soul, the value of everlasting existence. Listen to how he says it. “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Here is his argument: “For whoever would save his life will lose it.” Well, you don’t want to lose it. “But whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it.” And you do want to save it. And then he adds, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit [or lose] his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?” (Mark 8:34–37). The whole argument, the basis of Jesus’s argument, is: You should love your soul — that is, love it in the sense of doing whatever it takes to save it.

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Why Pastors Are Committing Suicide

Bunyan’s “earthiness”—and that of his contemporaries—is the opposite of the Facebook-perfect image both pastors and congregants are now expected to project, Rose said. But “if the church wants to go forward, she has to go backward. A depressed person is convinced no one has felt what they feel, [so they] benefit when someone speaks the language who has been there.”

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Is Metaphysical Naturalism Viable?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr Alex Rosenberg on the topic, "Is Faith In God Reasonable?" Over 5,000 people watched the event on the Purdue University campus along with tens of thousands streaming it live online from around the world. In this clip, Dr Craig responds to metaphysical naturalism which asserts that only physical things exist. 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...

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Giving Thanks: The Virtue of Remembering – R.C. Sproul Jr.

But I say it goes back even earlier than this, because Paul talks about this. Paul says “Look, some of you esteem some days, some of you esteem other days” and Paul’s conclusion is “Let’s try to get along, let’s try not to squawk at each other about this.” Today I want to speak in defense of the practice of the observation of Thanksgiving. And I think it illustrates the perspective that I’d like us to have about all holidays. That is, I stand with my Puritan brothers in opposing the imposition of mandated church observations of specific holidays. What I don’t stand in opposition against is celebrating the grace of God in our lives. When my family celebrates the incarnation of Christ and we do so in the month of December, we’re not guilty of all that Rome was guilty of in establishing Christ’s mass. We’re also not guilty of forgetting the glory and the blessing of the incarnation. When we sing Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, we’re not leaving the faith, we’re celebrating the faith. And the same thing I would argue is true when we’re celebrating Reformation Day or Thanksgiving.

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New Testament Selections: Colossians 3 | Read by William Lane Craig

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In June of 2016 Dr. William Lane Craig recorded a reading of the Letter to the Colossians in a new series entitled: New Testament Selections. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains short clips: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

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FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it

I started using Commun.it to be more efficient on the way I manage out Twitter communities. My favorite features? The prioritized feed to focus on the relevant members of the community - Orange

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What Is Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving is an American holiday that stretches all the way back to a time long before America became a nation. The Pilgrims landed in 1620. They faced brutal conditions and were woefully unprepared. Roughly half of them died in that first year. Then they had a successful harvest of corn. In November of 1621 they decided to celebrate a feast of thanksgiving.

34 http://magazine.biola.edu/article/16-fall/young-people-are-indeed-leaving-the-church/

Popular christian teachers, books, articles and websites have been ringing alarm bells about the loss of young people from evangelical churches in North America — losses even from some of the most devoted and conservative congregations. But few have gathered and set forth the numbers to show that this concern is much more than anecdotal. And if it’s true that significant losses are occurring, even fewer have done any research on what a primary cause might be, and still fewer on what might work to stem the losses and turn it around.

35 Reasons To Believe : Can a Creation Model Explain the Origin of Mitochondria?

However, to legitimately interpret mitochondrial origins from a creation model perspective, there must be a reason for the biochemical similarities between mitochondria and bacteria. Previously, I wrote about discoveries that provide a rationale for why mitochondria have their own genomes. (See “Resources.”) Thanks to recent research advances, an explanation now exists for why the mitochondrial inner membranes harbor cardiolipin.

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How Can We Give Thanks in All Circumstances?

More specifically, how is it possible to obey 1 Thessalonians 5:18 and “give thanks in all circumstances,” especially if our circumstances are horrible? What fuels thanksgiving when life seems to be one discouragement, disappointment, disease, disaster, and death after another?

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Questioning the Bible

Chapter 3: How Do We Know What The Earliest Christians Believed? It is commonly argued that it is either not possible to know what the earliest Christians believed or that they believed something very different from what Christians do today. To address this challenge, Morrow uses the Pauline letters that critical scholars grant were authored by the Apostle Paul. Morrow shows how the information contained in these letters records that the Gospel that Paul was preaching was verified by the eyewitnesses to the Resurrection on two occasions and compares it to the Gospel that is preached today. However, without reading and writing being common in that time, it is argued, there was no reliable way to transmit such information from generation to generation, so we still cannot be certain continuity was maintained. Morrow explains that this challenge comes from a misunderstanding of oral cultures in general and the Jewish culture in particular. He shows how the Jewish scriptures, singing, creeds, and sacraments worked together to maintain continuity. He also reminds the reader that if

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Life Won’t Begin at Your Next Milestone

Wow, thank you sister for sharing this heart-felt wake-up call. Waiting for about a year now to be able to finally "start my life" with my Canadian wife and our kids while I work down here in the States and wait on Immigration to go through, but this is exactly what I needed to hear. I thought school, being a person of influence, marriage, business success, and having fun were required milestones in order to know I am living a fulfilled life! Sounds exactly like something this world or Satan himself would say now that I think of it. I read "Oh the Places You will Go" By Dr Seuss to my son over the holidays and he thought the page where everyone is just waiting around was quite strange. My son gets it, now it's time for his daddy to. Praise God. Thanks!

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Will Fish Fossil Change Evolutionary Tree?

Bony parts of the fish evolutionary story are depicted here in blue. But are bones old, new, or neither? Placoderms are a sort of fish thought by evolutionists to be the ancestor of both bony and cartilaginous fish. Deep in the fossil record, paleontologists have now also found Janusiscus, a bony fish with some internal anatomy resembling that in cartilaginous fish. Together these clues are overturning the belief that cartilaginous fish are more primitive than bony fish. Sadly, however, the evolutionary solution to the overturning of this traditional belief is to reverse the order of the evolutionary story rather than discarding it altogether. Image: ScienceDaily , Credit: Oxford University/K Trinajstic

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Marriage Isn't About Finding a 'Best Friend'

As I read the article, and as a late comer to the conversation I will share my thoughts from the safety of my garage while I drink my decaf tea. Its so funny to read the article and see that from my perspective that marriage is a higher tiered relationship than friendship, can it also be a friendship, absolutely and most certainly should, but I think that if the friendship should deterioriate at a given point then the marriage could be in jeopardy. Marriage is more than friendship. Statistically we swap friends out every 7 years, think back to a decade ago, maybe even a decade before that, still have the same friends? I dont, and the list of those whom Im still friends over that time with is drastically smaller. Should my marriage be the same? 7 years and a swap? I dont think so. What I saw the writer expressing is that marriage is deeper than friendship, not exclusive from it. Interestingly a secular cliché I've heard when the topic of divorce comes up from some people as to why the relationship didnt work is exactly because they "married their best friend" how does that work in a failed marriage? Perhaps the lie that a marriage must be constantly gushing with agreement, romance and intimacy is a indicator that friendship is not always the highest echelon of marriage, but rather commitment? I'd be scared to death that I could end my marriage because we cant figure out how to be friends over an extended period, frankly anyone married to me would find that to be difficult in a short period of time.

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Chad H Smith on Twitter

@LeeStrobel @kellylamor where have I been? Is there a movie out on Case for Christ?

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Taking the Heat

She glared at me for the entire two hours. I didn’t know her and I didn’t know her story, but I knew this high schooler wasn’t happy. Apparently her mother had dragged her to my apologetics seminar at a local church in Oregon and sat her in the front row, leaving me to cope with that scowl. I argued passionately for truth, the reliability of the Bible, and Jesus as the only way to God. She remained unmoved.

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Check Out This Massive Holiday Traffic Jam

ABC7 Eyewitness News’ helicopter got some dramatic footage from the scene, with thousands of red brake lights and white headlights creating a surreal visual on the L.A. freeway.

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Is the Christian Worldview Logical?

Many people have the impression that Christians live in two “worlds”—the world of faith and the world of reason. The world of faith is the realm that Christians live in on Sunday morning, or the world to which they refer when asked about spiritual or moral matters. However, it would seem that Christians live in the world of reason throughout the rest of the week, when dealing with practical, everyday matters. After all, do we really need to believe in the Bible to put gasoline in the car, or to balance our checkbook?

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Tolerance has come to mean that no one is right and no one is wrong

Tolerance has come to mean that no one is right and no one is wrong and, indeed, the very act of stating that someone else’s views are immoral or incorrect is now taken to be intolerant (of course, from this same point of view, it is all right to be intolerant of those who hold to objectively true moral or religious positions). Once the existence of knowable truth in religion and ethics is denied, authority (the right to be believed and obeyed) gives way to power (the ability to force compliance), reason gives way to rhetoric, the speech writer is replaced by the makeup man, and spirited but civil debate in the culture wars is replaced by politically correct special-interest groups who have nothing left but political coercion to enforce their views on others.

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Russian Hackers Hit Voter Registrations Systems in the U.S.

These same hackers are suspected to have targeted more than 20 state election systems. And no, this is not a plot in a Jason Bourne movie. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers on Wednesday, "There's no doubt that some bad actors have been poking around."

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On the Historical Accuracy of the Book of Acts.

And in paragraphs 3 and 4, I set forth reasons to be skeptical of Luke’s accuracy on two fronts: his clearly biased account of the Council at Jerusalem, and the scholar’s nightmare of trying to reconcile Luke’s statements about Paul, with Paul’s own statements, both of which problems leave the door wide open to the possibility that Luke erred. The apostolic response to the Judaizers in Acts 15 would be laughably inadequate had Luke honestly reported all that a serious Judaizer would have argued. Luke is clearly “choosing to exclude” matters that, had he included them, would have shown the apostolic solution to be a dismal failure. Jesus clearly supported obeying the entire law even down to the last little bit (Matthew 5:19), and the last I checked, Exodus 12:48 was still part of the law. You don’t obey Exodus 12:48, you are least in the kingdom of heaven, it’s that simple. Without more, it remains possible that Luke was dishonest in the same way the modern-media are, in their selective reporting and ability to word things in a way that is not directly false, but still leaves the reader with a false impression.

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How To Avoid Discipleship: Mishandle Doubt

Certainty, genuine certainty, is rare. Often, when humans project certainty they are ripe for a dislocation of their beliefs unless they have already processed their doubts. False certainty is a thin defense against the inevitable waves of doubt. A Christian will not settle their doubts or the doubts of others by pretending to ‘have it all together’ or acting as if they have all the answers to all the difficult questions.

51 Jesus Wants an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
52 Confident Christianity
53 Experiencing Life Among ‘The Infidels’
54 Colossians 4
55 Ben Shapiro on Twitter
56 Background Checks and Public Records Search - Truthfinder
57 FRC on Twitter
58 Lust is around.
59 Do I Need Scientific, Forensic Evidence to Prove Christianity Is True?
60 Media falsely spins Trump’s NYT climate comments – Trump cited Climategate, restated skepticism of ‘global warming’ – Read full transcript
61 President Obama Has Now Commuted 1,023 Sentences
62 20 Books every pastor should read - Southern Blog
63 Instagram photo by @louiegiglio • Nov 24, 2016 at 1:28am UTC
64 A Case for Christian Magnanimity
65 Instagram photo by @louiegiglio • Nov 24, 2016 at 12:55am UTC
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69 Don't apologize for being an apologetics amateur. Start here.
70 Politically Correct Thanksgiving Pageant
71 How God Saved a Military Marriage (Part 1 of 2)
72 RELEVANT on Twitter
73 New ‘Fairness for All’ Proposal Seeks Compromise Between Religious Liberty and Gay Rights
74 WORLD on Twitter
75 Orion & the Pleiades Speak Truth
76 RC Sproul: What Difference Does an Inerrant Bible Make?
77 OK Go Has Released a Completely Bonkers New Music Video
78 Crossway on Twitter
79 Contradictions: When Did Jesus Cleanse the Temple?
80 My Favorite Bible Verse
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82 10 questions to ask a pastoral search committee - Southern Blog
83 World’s worst traffic jam? Cars stuck in Thanksgiving getaway 'gridlock'
84 A Prelude to Joy: A Thanksgiving Meditation | RZIM
85 Connecting With Your Tech-Absorbed Kid
86 CRI on Twitter
87 Q & A with Dr. Craig: Would Finding Jesus' Corpse Falsify Christianity?
88 How to better approach the subject of Hell
89 RPG Site on Twitter
90 The Briefing 11-23-16 - AlbertMohler.com
91 Thanksgiving as Theological Act: What Does it Mean to Give Thanks? - AlbertMohler.com