Happy Death Day’s Scars of Redemption | Think Christian
Scars, in both horror and the Christian life, can be a reminder of how we were saved.
Video: The Truth about Thanksgiving
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Beauty That Outlasts Looks
Your physical beauty will fade sooner than you hope. But the beauty God loves isn’t based on outward appearance.
8 Worship Covers You Need to Hear
You may want to add some of these to your playlists.
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How the Standard of Proof Helped a Skeptic Become a Christian
J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Lee Strobel and describes some of his journey from skepticism to faith. Can a proper understanding of the “standard of proof” help someone overcome their skepticism?
Thank God, We Have the Meats
For a millennium and a half, God’s covenant people on earth saw his created world in categories of clean and unclean, holy and common. God was showing the separation between his holiness and humanity’s sin, and preparing the way for his Son. He had something to teach us that was drastically more important than the freedom to eat all animals. Then in the fullness of time, God sent his own Son, born under that first covenant (Galatians 4:4), and with the coming of history’s apex, and the new covenant, Jesus himself, shocking as it would have been at the time, “declared all foods clean.”
The Truth About Lying
• As opening day for the 2015 Major League baseball season draws near,
one of the biggest clouds ever hovers over New York Yankees slugger Alex
Rodriguez. After defiantly denying in public that he had used banned
performance-enhancing substances, baseball’s highest paid player reportedly
told federal drug agents and prosecutors behind closed doors that he had indeed
used steroids. Rodriguez received immunity from prosecution in exchange for
confessing. His admission rang familiar to when Mark McGwire came clean five
years ago. McGwire had previously misled Congress about his steroid use, but in
the end, he acknowledged he had used the drugs, even as he eclipsed baseball’s
single season home run record in 1998 while playing with the St. Louis
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A Wallet, A Dollar, the Existence of God (Part 3 - The Case for Christian Theism) | Cold Case Christianity
An argument for Christian theism based on the nature of moral behavior. We take the third step toward Christian Theism by using a wallet and a dollar to illustrate the point. If God is personal and made a decision to create us, doesn’t it make sense that he would care about our condition? What kinds of faith systems allow for true moral behavior to be fostered and developed?
Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner and Susie Wallace
Children between 8 and 12 are at the critical age when they start to ask if Christianity is true. Cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace knows the thrill of high-stakes investigation and presents the case for Jesus in a compelling way while training kids “how to think, not just what to think” as they examine their faith intelligently.
Who Made Truth? Kids Can Prove God Exists: How Kids and Teens Can Know God Exists Using Easy Logic and Presuppositions - Kindle edition by Mike Robinson. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
A unique and easy way for your Kids and teens to learn how to prove Christian truth. Do you want to reach America’s largest mission field? Look in your home or Sunday School classroom: Young People! And with this new book they can learn to defend the Christian worldview. A fresh and simple way for your kids and youth to learn how to prove Christian truth. Research demonstrates that our child’s moral development is largely set before the age of thirteen. Find out the simple ways to nurture the intellectual and theological aspects of your child through biblical and philosophical truth. Help raise the next generation of apologists. Excellent for all kids 7-16 years old--or even adults. Your youth can know that God must exist.
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Jimmy Needham is a singer/songwriter and regular contributor to Desiring God. He serves on staff at Stonegate Church in Midlothian, Texas. He and his wife have two daughters and a son. Learn more at jimmyneedham.com .
The ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi . Printed on thick, cream-colored paper, the Bible’s single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God’s Word.
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This Thanksgiving, as you gather around the dinner table with your friends and family, consider reading aloud some biblical reflections on the topic of thanksgiving. https://www.crossway.org/articles/5-readings-for-your-thanksgiving-gathering/ …
I Thank God for My Doubts: A Personal Reflection
Second, and perhaps most important, my doubts drive me to rest in God’s grace rather than my own understanding. When doubts plague me, and I can’t resolve something in my mind, I am driven to God for his mercy. Jude 1:22 says to "have mercy on those who doubt." And I often think of the powerful words spoken by the Apostle Paul, when he reflected on his own weakness: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor. 12:9).
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This Thanksgiving season, all of us at Reasons to Believe want you to know how thankful we are for YOU! We are praising God for you and the support that you have provided to make 2017 so successful for the ministry's outreach!
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Is Christianity at War with Science?
…(at most) that we behave in certain ways—in such ways as to promote survival, or more exactly reproductive success. The principal function or purpose, then, of our cognitive faculties is not that of producing true or verisimilitudinous (nearly true) beliefs, but instead that of contributing to survival by getting the body parts in the right place. What evolution underwrites is only (at most) that our behavior is reasonably adaptive to the circumstances in which our ancestors found themselves; hence it does not guarantee mostly true or verisimilitudinous beliefs. Our beliefs might be mostly true or verisimilitudinous; but there is no particular reason to think they would be: natural selection is interested, not in truth, but in appropriate behavior.
Apologetics in Service of the Gospel
How are apologetics and evangelism related, then? When it comes to outreach, apologetics is not, in my view, necessary for evangelism, but it is often incredibly helpful. Apologetics is often characterized as pre-evangelism. Sometimes, hearing a straightforward Gospel message is all some people need. Other times, people must journey a long road in order to arrive at a place where they surrender to Christ in faith. On this road, there are often questions of an apologetic nature, some of which can be quite pressing. These questions often act as a kind of intellectual roadblock for faith. And, for many, these questions require a thoughtful answer…
Why Shouldn't We Trust the Non-Canonical "Gospel of the Savior"? | Cold Case Christianity
How Does It Corroborate the Life of Jesus?
Much of The Gospel of the Savior is lost or damaged, but what remains is strikingly similar to the canonical Gospels in many ways. Jesus is referred to as the “Savior” and as “Lord”, and the text recognizes that Jesus had a number of apostles and disciples. Andrew, John and Jude are mentioned by name. The “Savior” talks about the “cross” repeatedly and the fact that He will die for his friends. Much of the canonical teaching of Jesus is assumed by The Gospel of the Savior , and many phrases from the canonical Gospels of Mark, Matthew and John are either referenced or inferred (examples from The Gospel of the Savior : “But I do not remain alone, for my Father is with me, I and my Father are a single one,” “I am the Good Shepherd,” “You will flee, all of you, and leave me alone,” “For it is written, I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.” In addition, The Gospel of the Savior includes references to the narrative portions of the canonical Gospels (including a quote from the passion narrative: “get up, let’s go, the betrayer is at hand.
Strong Women Laugh at the Days to Come
But we also live in a feminist, follow-your-dreams, do-it-yourself culture, which tells us to conquer weakness and pursue the ideal, all while relying on the fictitious power of self. And though we as Christian women may reject these worldly concepts, they can all too easily creep into our thoughts when we find ourselves in fear-provoking, happiness-interrupting circumstances.
Why Francis Schaeffer Matters: The Church in Culture
Francis Schaeffer’s view of the church in modern culture is multifaceted yet cuts straight to the point. He does not mince words or play clever evangelical games. He believes one major problem with Christians is that they see things in bits and pieces. They have failed to see that modern man’s despair has come to fruition because of a shift in worldview. He contends that Christians should begin to think in terms of the big picture. They should have a view of spiritual reality that is authentic and covers all areas of life. Indeed, the Lordship of Christ covers all life and all life equally.
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Kirk Cousins Is More than Just a Nice Guy
By all accounts, Kirk Cousins is a nice guy .
He compliments safeties and linebackers after they hit him. He apologizes to his offensive linemen for taking too long to get the ball out, and compliments them for securing the pocket for so long, despite his indecisiveness. He keeps the names and photos of local media members in his locker—not to memorialize a record of wrongs, but so that he’ll remember their names when he sees them.
It’s true: Cousins is a nice guy. But that’s not the whole story.
If kindness were hereditary, Cousins would’ve been very fortunate. His dad, Don Cousins, has been in the ministry for more than four decades, a career that began in November 1975 when Bill Hybels recruited him for the planting of Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago.
But before long, the Cousins family moved to Holland, Michigan, and young Kirk realized his family’s faith needed to become his own.
“The Christian middle and high school I went to in Michigan really challenged me,” Cousins told me in a phone interview last week. “I learned that I needed to go from being a ‘Christian’ because I was raised as one to being a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ, to follow Jesus with all my heart.
Is there Certain Proof for God's Existence? Yep
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"Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!" 1 Chronicles 16:8, ESV
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Westminster Theological Seminary!
Standing Stronger Because You Give
A Thanksgiving Message from Stand to Reason
Unbelief and Pumpkin Pie | Blog & Mablog
On the one hand, we have an enormous amount to be grateful for. Things are still relatively stable. We were able to buy the turkey at CostCo with little difficulty. On the way home, the traffic lights were all still working. The roads were in decent condition. We are able to provide for our families. Today hundreds of thousands of turkeys will be placed on tables, surrounded by millions of smiles.
Was Christ’s Death A Sacrifice?
This, I responded, misses the point of what Jesus did: because his body was human, he experienced the pain and suffering that the crucifixion brought with it, in the way that any flesh and blood human would. There are many things that may result in the eventual gain that is exceedingly painful. You wouldn’t tell a mother who is about to deliver that her “sacrifice” and pain are any less real because she will be getting a healthy child “in return.” The mother’s suffering doesn’t “cause” the child to be born; it simply accompanies it, a feature as it were of the nature of things. But willingly enduring pain or suffering, in the service of others, is worthy of recognition and praise. What she endures still constitutes a sacrifice for her, even if she too gains in the process.
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1 Corinthians 6:19–20: God Bought Your Body
It is foolish to reason that God only cares about our theology and not how we live out that theology. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that God not only bought our souls, but he also bought our bodies.
On #ChurchToo, People Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment in the Church
The wave of powerful, influential men being toppled by the stories of their victims has rolled through Hollywood, Washington D.C. and the highest levels of the news media. Unfortunately, American churches are far from immune from predatory behavior. And now, some survivors are telling their stories … and naming names.
A Beautiful Table and a Bitter Heart
We were in the midst of the beautiful North Carolina mountains, staying at a home generously offered to us for a weekend getaway. On the drive up we stopped at an orchard and enjoyed perfect weather while apple picking with the kids. Providentially, our trip away fell on the weekend after my latest book project was completed. During a busy two weeks of editing, I had been waiting and longing for this moment.
The deepest roots of Christian thanksgiving go back to the Old World, way back before the Pilgrims, to a story as old as creation, with a two-millennia-old climax. It’s a story that keeps going right on into the present and gives meaning to our little lives, even when we’re a half a globe removed from history’s ground zero at a place called Golgotha.
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Is it always easy to be thankful? Mark D. Roberts has an insightful post about cultivating the attitude of thankfulness, and attitude that supercedes our circumstances. https://www.str.org/blog/thankfulness# … . #Thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/xszyS53gER
The True Story of Thanksgiving
But for the Christian, the deepest roots of our thanksgiving go back to the Old World, way back before the Pilgrims, to a story as old as creation, with a two-millennia-old climax. It’s a story that keeps going right on into the present and gives meaning to our little lives, even when we’re a half a globe removed from history’s ground zero at a place called Golgotha.
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Despite earthly reasons to complain, Paul was constantly giving thanks to God—and not mainly for food or health or safety. http://thegspl.co/2zr4eLF
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.
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Some exalt themselves above God.
King Nebuchadnezzar exalted himself above God. This is normal human behavior. Sinful men stand in judgment over God and question His decrees. They imagine themselves to be cleverer than God, thinking that they can outwit Him by sinning and then repenting at the last minute. Though they can see, they presume that He is blind to their sin. They slur His character by thinking that He will tolerate their hypocrisy. Like the arrogant king of Babylon, they think that God lacks even the power to deliver from their mighty hands.
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Today, we want to share a classic Chuck Colson BreakPoint commentary on Thanksgiving, Squanto and the providence of God. http://bit.ly/2jyxU2d pic.twitter.com/XOLPxQN25T
Taking a step of faith may seem impossible for you today because you’re facing a big problem. Maybe you’ve got some difficult decisions to make. In 1975, I had some major health problems that had sent me to both a heart specialist and a neurosurgeon. I was fearful, discouraged, and depressed. One morning, a stranger called me and said, “I don’t know you, but I understand you’re having some health problems. I called because I really feel like God wanted me to share this verse with you.” Through that man, God gave me a rhema and reminded me how he was working in my life.
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You can lead a church plant and not be an entrepreneur. But you shouldn’t lead a church plant if you’re not a pastor. http://thegspl.co/2zYBlpN
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Common Objection #34- "Jesus never claimed to be God!"
"The Jews answered him [Jesus], 'Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?' Jesus answered, 'I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.' The Jews said to him, 'Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, 'If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.' Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?' Jesus answered, 'If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, 'He is our God.' But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.' So the Jews said to him, 'You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?' Jesus said to them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.
Mid-November 2017 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links
Here are the links related to Presuppositional apologetics gathered between November 8th-14, 2017.
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