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When I hear Christians saying we ought not get involved in politics but just “preach the Gospel,” I show them this satellite picture of the Korean peninsula. South Korea is full of freedom, food and productivity—it’s one of the most Christianized countries in the world. North Korea is a concentration camp. They have no freedom, …
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Ryan Anderson Responded to the Redefinition of Marriage
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Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life
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WHAT'S YOUR WORLDVIEW? (QUIZ)
Does God Exist? How Did Everything Begin? Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Happens After I Die? Cabbages and puppies don’t think about this stuff…but people do....
604. What Made The Church In Acts So Unique?
Bobby points out the uniqueness of the church in the book of Acts as it compares to the modern-day church.
The Briefing 11-03-14
1) Tragedy of Brittany Maynard ending her life reminder humans are not self-defining beings
The Elephant in the Strange Fire
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Sadly, the challenge issued here will meet with as much success as Phil Johnson's challenge to Michael Brown. As you pointed out charismatic theology is a theology where subjective personal experience trumps the authority and sufficiency of Scripture. As such it is an error that cannot help but defend and support the errors of others because it cannot call into question the experience of others without raising suspicion of its own experience. It cannot deny the legitimacy of someone else's mystical personal revelation without calling into question it's own legitimacy. As long as a person believes they are being led by direct revelation from God they will be impervious to correction, no matter how bazaar and unbiblical it makes their beliefs and conduct. Just like the false prophets of Israel who misrepresented the products of their own imagination as revelation from God (Jer 23:16-32) charismatic theology leads people away from God's word, not to God's word (Jer 23:27).
Top Ten Ways Churches Drive Away First-time Guests
I think your right. I am a private person with a small personal space “bubble”. I avoid the greeting at all costs. Some days it’s difficult to smile and act like I’m awake :). And have you ever turned to shake hands and everyone is busy shaking someone else’s hand? Awkward. Or three people are trying to shake hands at the same time? I like the idea of greeters, but as was mention before church business and hugs from ” friends” keeps them from the more important task at hand. Whatever happened to ushers? They always took care of new people, made sure they had a good seat, and heavans could they not politely introduce the families a person might be sitting next to? New or not it sure would make for a friendlier and more familiar environment. “And do you know the Smiths?” Most adults can take any direction they like from there. A simple hello to a full on “my name is Sally, what is your name again?” And so on. As a child our ushers were always the friendly faces of our community. It doesn’t have to be the elderly gentlemen many of us associate with ushers.
Time to Obey God Rather Than Man
In Revolution in the Church , I quoted from Nee's book Spiritual Authority , where he wrote: "Submission is a matter of attitude, while obedience is a matter of conduct. Peter and John answered the Jewish religious council: 'Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye' (Acts 4:19). Their spirit was not rebellious, since they still submitted to those who were in authority.
The Varieties of "Atheism"; plus on Kindle Now, Here's Our New Book The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos
Nice try. It's true that Tyson rejects the self-description "atheist," with its connotation of braying, in-your-face activists like Jerry Coyne. Tyson is a more sophisticated type, smarter and more effective in his cause. If I held his picture of reality, one that clearly admits no place for God, and if I wanted to influence and communicate that picture to a broad audience, especially including young people, I too would prefer to be called an "agnostic" rather than an atheist. You're going to have a much bigger impact that way.
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Death With Dignity Advocate Brittany Maynard Dies in Oregon - NBC News
"Brittany chose to make a well thought out and informed choice to Die With Dignity in the face of such a terrible, painful, and incurable illness," the obituary reads. "She moved to Oregon to pass away in a little yellow house she picked out in the beautiful city of Portland. Oregon is a place that strives to protect patient rights and autonomy; she wished that her home State of California had also been able to provide terminally ill patients with the same choice.
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Are there degrees of punishment in hell? On the basis of the Bible we may safely conclude that not all existence in hell is equal. First, the unified testimony of Scripture is that God is perfectly just and will reward and punish each person in accordance with what he or she has done (Psalm 62:12; […]
Grace to You
Ah, brethren, this is because we have taken in Satan’s conception of manliness instead of God’s. One man has been shown us by God, in whom His ideal of man was embodied; and He, when He was reviled, reviled not again; when He suffered, threatened not, but committed Himself to Him that judgeth righteously: He for those who nailed Him to the tree prayed, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” The world’s spirit of wrath, then, must be folly; whilst than a spirit of meekness like His, in the midst of controversy, oppositions, trials of whatever kind, there can be no surer evidence that “Jesus is made of God to His people wisdom” (
New Clock May End Time As We Know It
That is a sliver of a second. But this isn't some effect of gravity on the clock's machinery. Time itself is flowing more quickly on the wall than on the floor. These differences didn't really matter until now. But this new clock is so sensitive, little changes in height throw it way off. Lift it just a couple of centimeters, Ye says, "and you will start to see that difference."
Grace to You
But those who take God at His word and approach Him in true faith receive His approval and enjoy His blessings. Theirs isn't a blind leap into the absurd, but a living hope in the God who made man and who alone can fulfill man's deepest longings. They know the joy and satisfaction of a life spent in service to Christ, and the peace and assurance that all is well—both now and for eternity.
Preparing children for the spiritual warfare that is sure to come
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Millennials Navigate The Ups And Downs Of Cohabitation
That's pretty typical of the kinds of issues Galena Rhoades sees as a researcher studying cohabitation at the University of Denver, and in her work as a clinical psychologist. In her 10 years of practice, she's seen a growing number of people coming to her for help with cohabiting relationships. She says those couples are sandwiched between the pressures of dating and marriage.
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
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God Has Changed You and Is Changing You
Many Christians don’t grasp this point. They would say, “You don’t understand; I sin and fail in many ways. I’m not yet free from sin.” Paul says, “Wait a minute! You have been set free from sin.” He’s writing to ordinary Christians like us. Sin is still your enemy, but it is no longer your master. You are no longer sin’s prisoner. You are no longer in chains. You are no longer under your old master. You can fight against temptation by God's grace. That’s why there is hope for you.
Do people in your church believe in God? Two graphs of America's 43 largest faiths - Corner of Church and State
Tobin, Come on, man. You’re really stretching it to say, “The vast majority of both groups do not believe in a personal God” when your own chart shows Catholics to be at least 50% and Muslims to be 37%. That’s a vast majority?! Also, the main reason these religions don’t fully understand or appreciate a personal relationship with God is because it’s not part of their doctrine. While many Catholics don’t read or study the Bible, while Muslims are condemned for reading it. By the way, I don’t have much of a relationship with Muhammed. Protestant churches like mine are surprisingly full of former Catholics who felt something was missing from their faith experience. In many cases, they come to find that it’s Jesus. “I am the way and the truth and the light. No one come to the father except through me.” – John 14:6
Episode 1: Is There a God?
Perhaps the biggest burning question of them all is this one: Are we alone in a meaningless, purposeless universe or is there some kind of creator – some kind of higher power out there? That’s a hotly debated question. On the one hand, our culture has recently seen a resurgent atheism whose advocates tell us that anyone who even professes belief in a deity is simply insane and irrational. Yet for all of that, belief in God seems alive and well. Over 90% of people in the world say they do believe in a higher power. The question simply will not go away: Is there a God?
Mail carrier investigated over allegations of dumping GOP political mailers - Watchdog.org
DUMPED: A Neenah mail carrier allegedly dumped hundreds of GOP political mailers in a recycling bin behind an apartment complex last week. A U.S. Postal Service official confirms an investigation has been launched into the incident.
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The 50 Smartest People of Faith | The Best Schools
Rice was born in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of a Presbyterian minister and a high school music teacher. Her given name derives from the musical expression “ con dolcezza .” She began learning French, music, ballet, and figure skating at the age of three. She is a gifted classical pianist, who once accompanied celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma at a National Medal of Arts awards ceremony in Washington, DC. In 1967, her family moved to Denver, Colorado, where Rice studied music for a time at the Aspen Music Festival and School, before moving to the University of Denver, where her father was then an assistant dean. After taking a course on international relations with the distinguished political scientist and former Czech diplomat, Josef Korbel, she switched her major from music to political science. Upon taking her bachelor’s degree in that subject in 1974, she earned a master’s, also in political science, from the University of Notre Dame the following year. After interning in the State Department under the Carter administration and with the RAND Corporation, she studied Russian at Moscow State University (she speaks Russian, as well as French, fluently).
Discovery of how to keep young people in the church
A new study has discovered what is being called the “holy grail” for keeping teenagers in the church when they become adults: Parents. If their parents talked about their faith at home, showed that their faith is important to them, and were active in church, 82% of their children became similarly religious as adults. The connection is “nearly deterministic,” according to one researcher.
The Dog Delusion
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Goodbye, Mars Hill: Mark Driscoll's Multisite Empire Will Sell Properties and Dissolve
Founded in 1996, the Seattle-based megachurch planted 15 satellite sites across five states, its passion for creating new churches further evidenced by Driscoll founding the Acts 29 network. By New Year's Day, the multisite organization and the Mars Hill name will be no more.
Consider this illustration, as absurd as it might be. Imagine you and your family are driving to Disney World, and about 100 miles out, you see a sign for the resort complex. Because you see letters that spell Disney World, you pull the car over and have your vacation on the side of the road. What a wasted vacation! You never actually got to experience the true "glory" of Disney World because you stopped at the sign.
Hardship as preparation for ministry
After an expected graduation with a master of divinity in worship leadership in 2018, Hurley hopes to serve a church as a music minister and pastor. One of the reasons Hurley chose Southern was because of worship professor Joseph R. Crider. Hurley met with Crider and a music student, Devon Kauflin, during a visit to the seminary. Both of these interactions were further factors in their decision to attend Southern Seminary.
Why Blacks Vote Overwhelmingly for Democrats: Pastor of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church Rev. Raphael Warnock Explains
In the state of Georgia, black churches are on track to play a huge role in the tight Senate race between Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue. And Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta's historic Ebenezer Baptist Church has emerged as a major player in the battle for the hearts of Georgia voters.
How the Gospel Unites Two Very Different College Ministries
University Fellowship Church in Eugene, Oregon, one of the most liberal and unchurched regions of North America. He graduated from the University of Oregon, and most of the students in his ministry attend this public school of 24,000 students. So these two men lead college ministries in areas that appear to share little in common. But as you'll hear from them, the gospel unites believers across geography, age, experience, and vocation.
7 Surprising Insights About The World's Youths
The widespread student-led protests before the World Cup weren’t an anomaly. Eighty-six percent of young Brazilians aren’t proud of their country, 81 percent believe the government often fails on important issues, and 78 percent say the political system is in need of fundamental reform. Fully half of Brazil’s young people agree that the future of society is “rather bleak.” American cynicism ranks a distant second, with 33 percent of young people saying they aren’t proud of their country, 42 percent saying the government often fails on policy, and 28 percent wishing for fundamental reform.
The Surprising Links Between Faith and Health
In addition, people who are religious tend to think in ways that are healthy. Faith gives people a sense of meaning and purpose in life, which is linked to better health. The brain controls every aspect of our bodies, so how we think affects how our bodies work. In a similar way, religious people tend to be affected less by depression. Of course, real, faith-filled Christians still suffer from depression and other forms of mental illness. But while faith is certainly no cure for any mental illness, it does seem to offer an additional buffer against its worst effects.
Brittany Maynard, The 29-Year-Old With Brain Cancer, Has Committed Suicide
“Goodbye to all my dear friends and family that I love. Today is the day I have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness, this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me … but would have taken so much more,” Brittany wrote on Facebook. “The world is a beautiful place, travel has been my greatest teacher, my close friends and folks are the greatest givers. I even have a ring of support around my best as I type …. Goodbye world. Spread good energy. Pay it forward!”
The Sunday to Monday Gap: A guest post by RJ Grunewald
And because God is at work in the midst of the work we are doing, all of our work is sacred. And it is in this realization that the Monday morning job can be given new life. Because despite our feelings about it, we actually have a sacred calling in the work we do.
More was born near Bristol in 1745 to humble means that, as Prior demonstrates, she almost certainly downplayed in her later recollections of her childhood years. Her father, Jacob, was a schoolteacher; Hannah and her four sisters—none of whom ever married—would all follow in their father’s footsteps. Though Hannah was sickly and suffered through a prolonged engagement that never blossomed into marriage, by the 1770s she had become an accomplished playwright. She made annual trips to London and became part of a cultured scene that led to friendships with luminaries such as the actor David Garrick and the famous men of letters Samuel Johnson and Horace Walpole. She also became involved in the Bluestockings, a group of mostly upper-class women interested in intellectual pursuits and the arts.
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Wounded Warriors Sing A Moving Version 'Hallelujah' – God Bless These Beautiful Warriors of God!
These war veterans are in a group called MusiCorps that use their music to help wounded warriors recover their lives. Hearing Leonard Cohen and the Kansas City Symphony perform brings solace and recovery to all those serving in the armed forces.
Is euthanasia ever permissible? - Christian Research Institute
Organizations such as the Hemlock Society are aggressively seeking to legalize euthanasia (Greek: eu = good; thanatos = death). In their view “mercy murders” for the diseased, disabled, and dying is a step into the light. From a Christian perspective it is a step into the dark.
7 Marks of a Deeply Deadly Sin
7. You have hardened your heart against God as he has exposed your sin before you . God graciously reveals your sin through his Word, through conscience, through other Christians, and through many other means. When he reveals your sin, he also prompts you to take action against it. If you continually reject his help and harden your heart against that sin, you are in a dangerous, dangerous state. “Unspeakable are the evils which attend such a frame of heart. Every particular warning to a man in such an estate is an inestimable mercy; how then does he despise God in them who holds out against them! And what infinite patience is this in God, that he does not cast off such a one, and swear in his wrath that he shall never enter his rest!”
Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life - Religion News Service
Voi, haven’t you heard? Rick Warren does believe that gays can go to heaven, that homosexuality “might” be sinful, and that “it wouldn’t bother me if there was a ‘gay gene’ found.” He also said he has lots of gay friends and is active in AIDS awareness. On the Huffington Post, he said “My wife and I have given millions of dollars to help people with HIV/AIDS and have worked with gay organizations on that.” Millions, eh? And where did those millions come from? Congregants of Rick Warren, ARE YOU HAPPY ABOUT THIS?? Actually, I think he and other Protestants should butt out of what the Catholics are doing to themselves; let the Pope bask in the failure! Although everything above is factual, Warren has said some pretty nasty things about gays, but always seems to apologize later when he’s not in front of his core audience. That’s hypocrisy, of course, but that’s what hypocrites do.
Jesus Changes Everything
Podcasts like “The Briefing” by Al Mohler and “Let My People Think” by Ravi Zacharias play important roles in the life of the believer— instructing us on how we should think about this world and current events with a distinctly Christian worldview. Jesus Changes Everything is a welcome addition to this genre. Dr. Sproul Jr. has a masterful way of helping people think through theological concepts and the implications of our actions and the actions of others on the commands we have been given on how we should live as children of the King in this fallen age. I highly recommend this podcast as a daily primer which is able to help us put on the lenses of a Christian, enabling us to walk and talk in accord with the commands of our Lord.
Nik Wallenda Completes Chicago Skywalk Blindfolded, Without Harness; 'I'm Not Crazy,' He Says
High wire artist Nik Wallenda broke two world records Sunday by completing his Chicago skywalk, which included walking a tight rope 65 stories off the ground between the west and east towers of a building blindfolded and without a harness. He said he's not crazy but is made for doing what he did.
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Alien Invasion: A Biologist Reflects on a Mother's Love for Her Child
How about a thought experiment? Scientists are supposed to like that sort of thing. Imagine that an alien species envelops the earth in a cloud of infectious DNA, and little needles carrying embryos rain down on us. If you're struck by one, you'll start growing an alien cyst in your body; it will fester for a bit less than a year, draining you of energy and making movement awkward, before rupturing and releasing a semi-autonomous intelligent creature. This process kills roughly 20 in 100,000 infected individuals, so it only has a small but very real chance of being lethal. The released creature is also going to demand approximately 20 years of full time care from its host.
Toddlers copy their peers to fit in, but apes don't
From the playground to the board room, people often follow, or conform, to the behavior of those around them as a way of fitting in. New research shows that this behavioral conformity appears early in human children, but isn't evidenced by apes like chimpanzees and orangutans.
Trooper Makes the Thought of Sitting in Traffic Fun – Get Ready To Smile!
Everyone knows how stressful it can be sitting in traffic, especially after a long day of work. But, this Master Trooper McFadden does something to brighten everyone's day up.
You Are Not Your Sexuality
Let me speak as clearly as I can to readers: you are not your sexuality. The two most important identifiers in this world are this: the image of God, which every person bears, and the cross of Christ, which every Christian loves. God has already defined what it means to be human in the Bible. Our manhood or womanhood is a crucial part of our identity. But even with all the differences between men and women, we share fundamental unity as image-bearers.
Pope Francis Wants To Know What Rick Warren, Russell Moore, N. T. Wright Think about Marriage
Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, and Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, will meet Pope Francis and offer an “evangelical Protestant” perspective as part of a Vatican colloquium on marriage and family held this November 17-19.
Navy SEAL on Returning to Civilian Life: 'I Would Rather Get Shot Again Than Have to Go Through What I Went Through Assimilating Back Into Society' (Video)
"Imagine going from the tip of the spear [as a Navy SEAL], 100 miles an hour, life or death all the time, to going back to normal life — what you guys call civilian life — that's the hardest thing I ever did," Wasdin told The Christian Post. "After being shot three times, I'm telling you, I would rather get shot again than have to go through what I went through assimilating back into society."
Delaware City Removes Noah's Ark Display From Children's Playground After Atheist Grandparents Complain
The city of Newark, Delaware, has removed a Noah's Ark display from a children's playground after receiving a complaint from a secular group threatening a lawsuit.