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Nabeel Qureshi Reveals 'Remarkable' Development in Battle With Stage 4 Cancer

Christian apologist Nabeel Qureshi says truly "remarkable" progress has been made in his battle against stage four stomach cancer, and believes God is in the midst of a two-step healing process.

Wes Anderson's New H&M Christmas Ad Is the Gift We Didn't Know We Wanted

WES THE HALLS! Wes Anderson must have seen our Christmas wish list, because just yesterday he released a festive short of good tidings and great joy. Though it’s not a full-length film, it’s enough to get us through the holiday season. The award-winning director teamed up with clothing store H&M to debut the new Holiday collection. The short film, Come Together, stars Adrien Brody (of course) who plays a train conductor who is working to surprise his passengers with a Christmas celebration despite the unfortunate weather conditions. It’s everything you’d expect from Anderson plus a little message about looking out for your neighbors. You can watch the holiday short here:

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Cold-Case Christianity for Kids - A Review

Check out the review I did with my 12-year old boy: Cold-Case Christianity for Kids can be a helpful book for jumpstarting spiritual conversations with your upper-elementary and Jr. High aged children...

Peppered Moth: How Evolution's Poster Child Became the Rebuttal

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Cards Against Humanity Intentionally Wasted $100K Digging a Hole to Make Fun of Black Friday

Over the weekend, people from around the world went online and gave the makers of the controversial game Cards Against Humanity $100,000 for the sole reason of wasting the money on a giant hole. Last year, as part of their anti-Black Friday “joke,” they asked people to send them $5 in exchange for nothing. That campaign raised $70,000. This year, they promised to keep digging the hole while donations came in, as users watched a bulldozer dig via webcams over the weekend. On their website, they posted an FAQ to try and explain why they were wasting the money on a huge hole: Is there some sort of deeper meaning or purpose to the hole? No. What do I get for contributing money to the hole? A deeper hole. What else are you going to buy, an iPod? Why aren’t you giving all this money to charity? Why aren’t YOU giving all this money to charity? It’s your money. Is the hole bad for the environment? No, this was just a bunch of empty land. Now there’s a hole there. That’s life. What if you dig so deep you hit hot magma? At least then we’d feel something.

This New Avett Brothers Video Is a Real Tearjerker

The Avett Brothers have released a video for their heartbreaking song, “No Hard Feelings,” and it's really good. The song, from their latest album True Sadness, is sung from the perspective from a man pondering his own mortality, God and the impact of his life. Utilizing home video footage, the video takes the opposite approach than the lyrics. It's a reflection on family, relationships and youth. It’s a simple concept, a great song and a really stirring viewing experience.

Refuting Behe's Critics, Meyer Gives Four Reasons the Flagellum Predates the Type III Secretory System

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Well, the King has come. And for Christians, Advent is about preparing to greet Him when He comes again, through repentance, prayer, and worship. It takes a little effort—to set aside the time, to set aside a place, to study and pray—to even light a violet candle as a remembrance.

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Your 9-to-5 Is Not in Vain

We might not understand why our diligent efforts fail, and be tempted toward exasperation. But we must remember that as Christians we aren’t guaranteed success in our work. In his wisdom, God “makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). Seasons of fruitlessness are simply part and parcel of living in a world cursed by the effects of the fall. Our work in this present world is subject to “thorns and thistles” that impede progress and hinder fruitful outcomes (Genesis 3:18).

Lord, Help My Daily Unbelief

Prayer is medicine for unbelief. When belief and unbelief collide, let us turn to the one our belief comes from, the source and object of our faith. Personal contact with Jesus our Savior is how we drive away unbelief. Seek his face. Pray desperately and expectantly — the belief we do have is the only means of vanquishing the enemies of our peace. Let your weak faith cling to our mighty God. Repent and pray for deliverance from unbelief even before praying for deliverance from your circumstances.

Christmas Is Too Big for One Day

Solomon’s temple is rebuilt (called “the Second Temple”), but this new era is characterized by a gradual lessening of the prophetic voice. In fact, even though the Maccabean revolutionaries restore a measure of political independence from foreign overlords to Israel, the priesthood turns increasingly corrupt — so much so that one group turns its back in disgust on conditions in the Holy Land and relocates to the area near the Dead Sea (the Qumran community, famous for the Dead Sea Scrolls).

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Waiting on God Doesn't Mean Being Passive

David’s life should teach us what it means to wait. Waiting on the promises of God is not sitting idly by waiting for God to move, but to actively work towards those promises. David did not just become king and then started acting like a King, David prepared himself in learning to lead, learning what it was like being in a king’s court, learning military tactics, etc. ... He actively waited on the promise of God.

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Are There 20 Commandments?

The Bible is inerrant, so we can be confident that there are no true contradictions in the original manuscripts. Yet some have tried to state that the Bible erroneously records 20 commandments instead of 10. The claim is that God wrote the Ten Commandments, and Moses wrote ten more. In this case, however, there is not even a contradiction between Exodus 20 and 34, nor are there two sets of ten commandments which are different in content. Here are the key verses from Exodus 34.

Texas Man Goes Viral After Standing Up For Muslims at a Protested Islamic Center

But this week, a man showed up with a sign that bared a different message: “You belong. Stay strong. Be blessed. We are one America." A photo of the man was posted to Reddit, and this weekend, after it was tweeted out by writer Charles Finch, it was retweeted more than 158,000.

Is Faith Without Works Dead, Or Just Sleepy?

Paul, sometimes regarded as more of a soft touch on works because of his famous emphasis on justification by faith, is equally clear in his warning passages. “If you live according to the flesh, you will die” (Rom. 8:13). “If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him” (1 Cor. 3:17). “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you” (1 Cor. 6:9–11). “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Cor. 10:12). “Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry. . . . I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal. 5:19–21). “For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” (Eph.

The Gay Rabbi and My Mother's Funeral | The Stream

There are few things more intimate than a gravesite funeral service attended by a handful of family members and friends, and if I were a homophobic person, you would think that I would have been mortified at the news that the rabbi presiding at the ceremony was openly gay. The truth is that I welcomed him warmly (knowing exactly who he was) and he in turn welcomed me warmly (knowing exactly who I am). In fact, he is a regular listener to my radio broadcast, and I’m writing this article with his full permission and encouragement.

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Keep Your Heart, Then Your Home

We have three children, ages four and under. In our family, time is a vortex constantly clogged with cereal and diapers, laundry and cleaning. When we literally have little bodies and a home to oversee, heart issues like sin and holiness seem to be unworthy of our time and energy. Yet we must weigh the cost: if God has truly opened the eyes of our hearts and revealed the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ, then we have also seen the ingloriousness of our sin, and we cannot let it reign in our bodies (Romans 6:12).

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Children spend the majority of their waking hours in school. Parents invest a good portion of their life savings in college education and entrust their offspring to people who are supposed to educate them. Isn’t it wonderful that educators have figured out a way to make parents the instruments of their own undoing? Isn’t it brilliant that they have persuaded Christian moms and dads to finance the destruction of their own beliefs and values? Who said atheists aren’t clever?


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God of Love?

Increasingly today, “love” for many involves control and manipulation, seeking maximum self-gratification in return for minimum commitment. It could be argued that this is due, at least in part, to the widespread influence of atheism and naturalistic evolution in public life, particularly in schools. If children are told that there is no God, no ultimate purpose, no universal standard for moral behavior; that they are utterly insignificant, the result of chance chemical interactions on a cosmic stage; that survival of the fittest is the most important factor in the evolution and furtherance of the human race—is it really any wonder that much of society is obsessed with hedonism and violence? This approach to life is the complete opposite of what the Bible teaches about love and its associated humility, mercy, kindness, and faithfulness.

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Even Unbelievers Are True Believers

At the numerous criminal trials where I have played a role, I’ve encountered many professional unbelievers. They’re known as defense attorneys. While the detectives and prosecutors believe the defendant is a murderer, the defense team works diligently as though he is not. From the perspective of the jury, it may appear the defense is filled with unbelievers (people who reject the guilt of the defendant), but I’ve discovered this isn’t always the case. As it turns out, even unbelievers believe in something, and in this case it isn’t always the innocence of their client. In my experience as a homicide detective, I’ve discovered three kinds of defense attorneys and all of them are “true believers”:

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#GivingTuesday is an international movement with the goal of supporting nonprofit organizations around the world, and RZIM is once again privileged to be a part of this special day. After giving thanks on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, we believe that giving back is a fitting bookend to the beginning of the holiday season.

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There’s an assumption that we don’t need these tough questions answered since that’s what faith is for—filling in the gap between our unanswered tough questions and God.  And if unbelievers have tough questions, well that’s between them and God.

1 Peter 4:15: Mind Your Own Business

Often, when we see lists in the Bible (for example, lists of virtues or vices, like those found in Romans 1:29-31 and Colossians 3:12–14), we might assume that there isn’t any connection between the items on the list (and there may not be). But by assuming that no sequence exists, we may pass over insights we might have found had we paused and asked whether any relationship existed between the items.

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Is the Human Form Riddled With Bad Design? No, But This Darwinist Argument Is

But Shelomi sets aside the engineering marvels of the human genome along with countless other marvels of the human body that far outstrip our most advanced human technologies, and instead focuses on a handful of features he insists are badly designed. The glass for him, in other words, isn’t 99 percent full; it’s one percent empty…

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Cohousing: The New American Family

Hospitality might be the most compelling form of evangelism the church can offer. “My sense of evangelism is that most people have heard all they want to hear about the faith. They frankly are more put off by the stories they know and the public image of Christianity than they are interested in the ideas,” said Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, a member of the Rutba House, an intentional Christian community in Durham, North Carolina. “Hospitality is one form of authentic Christian practice that can be attractive to people who are not part of the church—but who might very well care about refugees or undocumented immigrants or the homeless or people in prison. A community that welcomes those kinds of people because they know that Jesus is present in them—that’s another way to offer a public face of what Christianity is.”

You Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Modern Slavery

I once had someone tell me, “Laura, I can’t forget about this issue because I follow you on Facebook and you won’t let me forget.” Research and choose five (or more) anti-trafficking organizations with strong social media content to follow. When something’s in your feed about slavery and it grabs your attention, share it with your online tribe. Add a personal message about why you care. You’re sitting in front of a “digital congregation”; use that influence to remind them about the things that matter.

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As Solomon warned, “Of making many books there is no end” (Ecc 12:12). There is no way to read everything, and not everything deserves to be read. I say that in order to confront the notion that anyone, anywhere, can master all that could be read with profit. I read a great deal, and a large portion of my waking hours are devoted to reading.

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

Jerry Falwell Jr. Turned Down the Job of Trump’s Secretary of Education

Last week, in a somewhat surprising announcement, the Donald Trump team announced that billionaire Betsy DeVos would be the country’s new Secretary of Education. Previously, there were rumors that he would ask Liberty University president (and son of the school’s founder) Jerry Falwell Jr. to take the job in his new administration. Now, we know why that didn’t happen: Falwell turned him down.

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What We Get Wrong About Advent

I don’t want to sound like the Grinch, but it has all begun to feel a bit hollow. It often seems we are looking for happiness and hope where it was never meant to be found—in facades and fake smiles. This has robbed an entire season of the meaning and beauty it inherently has; not one of an over-realized eschatology where everything is already perfect, but a realistic hope that though things are broken now, Jesus is making the world right again—and He's on His way back to finish the job.

Authorities Set a Dec. 5 Deadline For Dakota Pipeline Protesters to Evacuate

But, in a statement was released yesterday authorities said they are seeking "a peaceful and orderly transition to a safer location, and has no plans for forcible removal.” Still, that statement makes clear that “those who choose to stay do so at their own risk as emergency, fire, medical, and law enforcement response cannot be adequately provided in these areas.”

Diversity in the Church Matters More Than Ever

With a recent election that left our country divided and with race relations that seem to be crumbling nationally, the church is an obvious solution as a place to unite others. However, if churches want to show a true commitment to diversity, we will need to do more than just welcome a range of people; we must welcome a range of church traditions that reflect those people.

Hugh Ross: Purposeful Cambrian Explosion Argues for God's Existence

Introduction I love watching illusionists. They perform feats that seem to defy the very laws of physics- cutting people in half (who live to tell about it), disappearing and reappearing, escapes, and many, many others. It is interesting that we see all these things "magically" happen, but we know that they could not happen unless the illusionist was involved. The illusionist has a purpose for making something "appear" or "disappear." They wish to impress and entertain their audience. They usually pick an object with a certain level of complexity that is easily recognizable- a ball, a playing card, or dove or rabbit for instance. They carefully prepare the environment for the illusion; often the audience is a witness to this setup. Now, if any of those objects just appeared on stage (or in the street for that matter), we would not think for a moment that it "just happened" with no explanation. We would immediately look for a cause, a purposeful agent who designed and orchestrated the stunt. Appearing Acts in Nature The Cambrian and Avalon explosions are quite analogous to the appearance of an object by an illusionist.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Teach Apologetics To Your Children

If you’re a believer, you’ve either read or narrated the Genesis account of creation to your children. We see it as history, as fact, as truth and we present it as such. When our children are young, they believe every word, until one day they don’t.

Why Intellectuals Adore Tyrants like Castro | The Stream

So it is your business to enlighten them — whether they want your enlightenment or not. In fact that is your duty, as one who has risen above their sad obsessions with cars and houses and tacky white picket fences, to the cold and austere vision offered by the socialist conspiracy theory. It is also deeply satisfying to know that you have a kind of political and economic X-ray vision, which sets you apart from the vast majority of dupes and victims. That superpower which you have gained introduces you to an elite, a class of supermen who make it their business to seize and redirect the course of human history.

The Southern City that Lies Forgotten

What do you do in a city where hope has gone to die? Where is hope to be found once it’s moved out of your neighborhood and despair has taken residence? Ministry to the poor and marginalized is often accompanied by the visceral reality of hopelessness. Not only is there a need for the gospel of Jesus Christ to penetrate hearts, but there’s also the urgent need for economic growth. Where unemployment and crime rates far exceed the national average, and schools fall well below state and national standards, the church must rise to action. On occasion, the church has to meet basic human necessities before a spiritual remedy can be received. The church must bring a plan to care for the poor that includes both gospel witness in word through preaching and gospel fruit in deed through financial investment. 

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