Top Videos
MLK50 Conference

MLK50: Gospel Reflections from the Mountaintop. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy with us on April 4, 2018 in Memphis, TN.

Did Paul really write all his letters? | Tom Schreiner

VIDEO: At stake in this debate is the truthfulness of Scripture.

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.

How the Fine-Tuning of the Universe Points to the Existence of God (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

Does the appearance of fine-tuning most reasonably indicate the existence of a Fine-Tuner?

Jesus Isn’t Your Insurance Policy

Jesus didn’t die to bring you good stuff. He died to bring you to God. Faith is accepting him for the treasure he is.

Video: Atheism Can't Account for This! by John Lennox

Here is a thought-provoking talk by Professor John Lennox given last year in London.  Enjoy! Courage and Godspeed, Chad Rel...

Why Men and Women Can No Longer Be Friends

How did we get to such an escalated form of fear and antagonism between the sexes? It used to seem that a mutual respect existed between men and women.

The Brilliance of the Original Frankenstein Films

The old Frankenstein classics were works of art, often weaving literary themes and social commentary into stories borrowed from the great masters.

Millennial snowflakes want socialism, but most of them cannot even define it

I like to make fun of millennials on this blog, because in my interactions with them, I find that they have great confidence and self-esteem in their own opinions, even though they have seldom done…

The Meaning of the Cross

In this brief clip from his teaching series Hath God Said?, R.C. Sproul considers the various ways the cross was viewed by people in the New Testament.

Here's a New Trailer for the Terrific Looking 'Early Man'

From the studio that brought us 'Chicken Run' and 'Wallace & Gromit.'

The Horrible Familiarity of Stranger Things | Think Christian

There is a need in Stranger Things season two to be saved, somehow, by something bigger than ourselves.

Is the Dark Universe One Universe Too Many? | Think Christian

It may only be a matter of time before we get a Biblical Cinematic Universe.

Blue Bloods and the Spirit of the Law | Think Christian

The Reagans enact justice and mercy because they themselves have been recipients of justice and mercy.

[View All Videos]

Top News
1
Greg Koukl on Twitter

Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen.

2
Southern Seminary on Twitter

As Paradise Papers expose the powerful, increasingly powerful role of journalists also raises red flag @albertmohler #TheBriefing http://sbts.co/2yGeMGA 

3
ID's Top Six: The Origin of the Universe

In the past we’ve offered the top 10 problems with Darwinian evolution (see here for a fuller elaboration ), and the top five problems with origin-of-life theories . But somehow we neglected to offer a parallel listing of the top lines of evidence supporting intelligent design. Many different pieces of evidence pointing to design in nature could be adduced, but we decided to distill it all down to six major lines of evidence. Sure, five or ten would have been more conventional, but when did ID advocates start playing to expectations?

4
Do You Excuse Your Own Sin?

We’re certainly not the first to excuse our sins. Think of the handful of biblical blame shifters. All of them know they have sinned, but they try to explain it away. Adam offered his excuse at the garden as he pointed his finger at Eve (Genesis 3:12). Aaron let the blame for the golden calf fall on the people (Exodus 32:21–24). Saul tried to excuse his unlawful sacrifice on the technicality that Samuel was late (1 Samuel 13:11–12). Excuses have been wreaking havoc since the beginning. And the worst part is, on any given day, we don’t even realize we’re making excuses.

5
Kindle 4 Christ on Twitter

Not on Twitter? Sign up, tune into the things you care about, and get updates as they happen.

6
WORLD on Twitter

The fastest way to share someone else’s Tweet with your followers is with a Retweet. Tap the icon to send it instantly.

7
Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?

I am honored and deeply humbled by the privilege of being invited to give the Stob Lectures this year. Indeed, I’m a bit embarrassed by all the fuss you’ve made. There’s a temptation to try to justify one’s selection as the Stob lecturer by giving some hopefully impressive, scholarly pair of lectures. But a phone call from President Plantinga made it quite clear to me that such was consistent with neither the intended purpose nor the audience of these lectures. I had thought to speak on some key topics in Christian philosophical theology. But President Plantinga encouraged me instead to address the question of Christian apologetics, a topic apparently dear to the heart of Henry Stob but somewhat neglected in recent years. He encouraged me to draw upon my years of experience as a Christian apologist to share some very practical thoughts on this discipline. So that is what I’ve decided to do.

8
WORLD on Twitter

Maine voters clash with governor on Medicaid https://world.wng.org/content/maine_voters_clash_with_governor_on_medicaid … @EvanWilt_ #TheSift pic.twitter.com/n0NHB3XZYQ

9
Science Requires God

10
Social Movements and God’s Kingdom: Which Cause Matters Most? - Christian Research Institute

Perhaps no better example exists of someone advancing another ideology over God’s kingdom than Judas Iscariot. We vilify Judas, don’t we? He’s a scoundrel. He’s evil. He’s the guy who betrayed Jesus for a lousy thirty pieces of silver. Yet Judas resonates with people more than they’d like to think. He was likely a zealot, passionate about restoring Israel to its former glory as an independent kingdom. If Judas were alive today, he’d likely be someone you would call a true patriot or nationalist. Why Jesus chose him to be a disciple is a theological debate for another day, but the selection wasn’t by accident. Jesus intentionally chose Judas, just like He intentionally chose another nationalist named Simon.

11
Vice President Pence on Twitter

I'm a believer, and I believe in prayer, and at this moment of such heartbreak and loss in the #SutherlandSprings community, what most Americans are most able to do is to pray for those families. pic.twitter.com/7yXU6yOPVz

12
6 Tips for Apologetics Bloggers - Hope's Reason

Many of these tips are relevant to all bloggers, but in this post I am writing specifically for apologetics bloggers. These come from my experience as an apologetics blogger. I enjoy blogging and I hope that these tips will be helpful to you.

13
Packing in the Pews: The Connection Between God and Guns

I hold to conservative views on the Second Amendment, but I don’t hold to my views here in the way that I would something clearly revealed in Scriptures. I certainly don’t hold to those things the way that I would the fundamentals of Christian doctrine and ethics, which is why I have very close co-laborers in Christ who are proponents of gun control. They haven’t persuaded me of that, but I don’t see them as being on another “side.” We both are looking toward the same goal.

14
Christian Apologetics: Who Needs It?

I am honored and deeply humbled by the privilege of being invited to give the Stob Lectures this year. Indeed, I’m a bit embarrassed by all the fuss you’ve made. There’s a temptation to try to justify one’s selection as the Stob lecturer by giving some hopefully impressive, scholarly pair of lectures. But a phone call from President Plantinga made it quite clear to me that such was consistent with neither the intended purpose nor the audience of these lectures. I had thought to speak on some key topics in Christian philosophical theology. But President Plantinga encouraged me instead to address the question of Christian apologetics, a topic apparently dear to the heart of Henry Stob but somewhat neglected in recent years. He encouraged me to draw upon my years of experience as a Christian apologist to share some very practical thoughts on this discipline. So that is what I’ve decided to do.

15
How to Transform Ministry Disappointment into Hope

In my own moments of pastoral discouragement and isolation, I have often forced myself to remember that Jesus Christ—who was not an imperfect leader like me, but a perfect one—faithfully and prayerfully poured everything he had into his 12 disciples for three solid years. And what was the return on his investment? His three closest friends fell asleep when he asked them for prayer, Judas betrayed him for a handful of coins, Peter denied him three times, and when he needed them most, they all abandoned him and left him to die alone. How must Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, have felt each time he referred to his closest friends as “you who are of little faith”?

16
What John Wesley Would Say to Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein

Sanders believes that the Trump administration has created a crisis in which questions of interreligious interactions must be treated especially delicately. I am inclined to agree with him. Nevertheless, forcing individuals to adjust their religious beliefs to cultural expectations accomplishes the opposite of his intended effect. It effectively creates a new state church, one of a generic, inoffensive, say-nothing civil religion built upon the fear that two people holding differing beliefs will lead to persecution and violence. American society needs a better model for dealing with differing religious opinions in the public sphere. I believe a good starting point for developing this model is found in the work of John Wesley, the famed preacher-theologian and founder of the Methodist movement.

17
Asthma attack may have killed British kidnapped missionary in Nigeria - Premier

A British missionary who died while being held in captivity in Nigeria may have suffered a fatal asthma attack, a local newspaper has claimed.

18
Three Important Questions to Balance in the Wake of Gun Violence | Cold Case Christianity

The Question of Gun Control Some will now argue that all gun ownership should be eliminated; some will argue that guns are not the problem and nothing should change. The truth is that we need a realistic compromise in the middle here. I am a police officer. I own guns; I carry them on-duty and off-duty. But I do think there are some reasonable restrictions that will not violate the spirit of the Second Amendment. Here are some questions we need to start asking: Who would we be willing to disqualify from gun ownership based on prior criminal behavior or documented mental illness? What should be legally required related to the security of gun collections (i.e. safes etc.)? What consequences should we enact for those who allow their guns to fall into the hands of someone other than the owner (i.e. their children or strangers)? What kinds of guns are essential for hunting or self-defense, and what kinds of guns are not? These are difficult and sometimes controversial questions, but the conversation must begin and seek a “middle ground” response.

19
Renewing Your Mind | Thy Word Be Done | Nov 8, 2017

To pray, "Thy kingdom come," we must know what God's kingdom is and how He wills to bring it about. Today, Albert Mohler defines God's kingdom, explaining "Thy will be done."

20
WORLD on Twitter

GOP tax bill gives boost to school choice: Republicans want to expand 529 accounts to cover K-12 education https://world.wng.org/content/gop_tax_bill_gives_boost_to_school_choice … #Schooled @LeighJonesWORLD @BetsyDeVosED @lmlangdon pic.twitter.com/irXRoUkqrF

21
Why Does God’s Sovereignty Make Some Ambitious and Others Apathetic?

But what if all this same theology works in the other direction? While the absolute sovereignty of God over all things seems to make some believers more energetic, ambitious, and determined to reach the nations with the gospel, this same sovereignty also seems to make other believers more apathetic, withdrawn, and passive when it comes to gospel mission. So what explains this difference? It’s the question today from a listener named Brian who seems to find himself more and more indifferent in his life. He writes, “Pastor John, I need your help. The deeper I think I understand God’s sovereignty the more it seems to fuel my own personal apathy. What’s wrong with me?”

22
British Christian charity worker killed in Nigeria 'touched many hearts with his kindness' - Premier

Premier consists of Premier Christian Media Trust registered as a charity (no. 287610) and as a company limited by guarantee (no. 01743091) with two fully-owned trading subsidiaries: Premier Christian Communications Ltd (no. 02816074) and Christian Communication Partnership Ltd (no. 03422292). All three companies are registered in England & Wales with a registered office address of 22 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4NP.

23
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 — The Briefing

Delivered daily to your inbox, this is one of the best ways to stay on top of current events from a Christian worldview perspective.

24
Deranged, Depraved, or Dejected?

In the wake of yet another tragic mass shooting, this time affecting another church, we’re called to reflect again about how to process these events. Many writers have discussed how to grieve, heal, and avoid living in fear following heartbreaking tragedies. Today I want to advocate for a marginalized group often indirectly hurt by the public response to these events: those who struggle with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and other emotional difficulties. I’m not thinking of the shooter, although surely he had many personal problems, but rather our vulnerable friends, brothers, sisters, uncles, and grandmothers with these challenges. They’re often victims caught in the rhetorical crossfire. Often after a senseless mass murder like the one our nation just witnessed at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, the shooters are quickly written off as having “mental health problems” or being “deranged.” But as a Christian psychiatrist who works daily to alleviate suffering for those with emotional struggles, I plead with my fellow Americans to stop making these offhanded assumptions about killers being “crazy” or having mental health problems.

25
Adam Schiff on Twitter

One year ago, @realDonaldTrump was elected President. Since then, he has repeatedly shown why he is the worst president in modern history. Here's how:

26
Trump Rejects Calls for Increased Gun Control Measures

During a joint press conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Donald Trump rejected renewed calls for increased gun control measures. A reporter asked Trump if he would consider a form of “extreme vetting” for gun owners in the same way he’s proposed “extreme vetting” for immigrants. Trump answered dismissively in the negative .

27
It Matters *How* You Tell the Truth

Stephen Hicks illustrates this: “On the one hand, all truth is relative; on the other hand, postmodernism tells it like it really is. On the one hand, all cultures are equally deserving of respect; on the other, Western culture is uniquely destructive and bad. Values are subjective―but sexism and racism are really evil. Technology is bad and destructive―and it is unfair that some people have more technology than others. Tolerance is good and dominance is bad―but when postmodernists come to power, political correctness follows.”

28
Sleepless in the Physics Lab: 7 Cosmic Questions That Induce Insomnia

The article was reporting on a panel discussion held in October 2009 at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Canada. Upon being asked, "What keeps you awake at night?" the group of physicists came up with the following list of vexing questions. Disappointingly, their discussion failed to reveal the depth of these mysteries and why they are so discomforting. To better understand the troubled spirits of scientists, I thought it would be helpful to fill in some detail for each of the seven questions.

29
Does the Bible Teach that the Earth is Flat?

The promoters of the conflict thesis also retold the story of Christopher Columbus. Most people today persist in the belief that at the time of Columbus, nearly everyone thought that the earth was flat. According to the story, Columbus was one of the few people who thought the earth was spherical, and he understood that on a spherical earth one could sail westward from Europe to reach India and China. Supposedly, Columbus had to argue against strong objections coming from those who thought that the earth was flat to get support for his expedition. Finally, according to the story, Columbus managed to complete a voyage to the New World, and when he returned to Europe, people realized that Columbus was right—the world was round and not flat. Really? How did sailing from Europe to the Caribbean and back to Europe prove that the world was spherical? It didn’t. The truth is that no one told Columbus he could not reach the Far East by sailing west. Everyone knew that it was possible, because everyone knew that the earth was spherical. The problem was that the earth was very large. Most people understood that the distance westward from Europe to the Far East was far greater than going eastward (a look at any globe proves this).

30
The Hidden Legacy of Eugene Peterson

Then it hit me. This is a guy who lives in his childhood home. They have one car, a Honda. There is not an ostentatious bone in their bodies. These are people who have turned down opportunity after opportunity in order to preserve a life of simplicity and quiet faithfulness. A long obedience in the same direction. I have long said that it only took Eugene Peterson 65 years to become an overnight success, and the success came when he had gotten over his need to be successful. God must have known he could trust this old couple with that kind of money, that kind of acclaim.

31
Bible Contradiction? Is it a good thing to be childish?

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

32
Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots?

The news came on November 4 in the form of three back-to-back developments in a mere 10 hours. First, Saad Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, announced his resignation. That he made the statement from Riyadh told much of the story; that he delivered it with the genuineness of one forced to read his own prison sentence told the rest. The decision was announced by the Lebanese prime minister but it was made in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto leader, had reason to want it to happen. Saudi-Iranian tensions are rising and bin Salman is determined to depict Tehran as the source of all regional evils. For Hariri to preside over a government that includes Hezbollah fundamentally undercut that core message: It meant allowing one of Riyadh’s closest allies to cooperate with Tehran’s most loyal partner. Hariri as prime minister created the impression that coexistence with Hezbollah and by extension with Iran was possible; his departure is designed to erase any doubt. He was asked to assume the prime ministership a year ago, at a time when the goal was to inoculate Lebanon from Saudi-Iranian rivalry; with him gone, Lebanon now is fully exposed to it.

33
Instagram post by MaryJo Sharp • Nov 9, 2017 at 5:03am UTC

34
How to Lose the Things You Love

The same is true in Jesus’s second woe: “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.” It’s wonderful to prepare and eat a delicious meal. When God is firmly first in our lives, a world of guilt-free, God-glorifying culinary pleasure opens before us. We enjoy food more because we know who made it and gave it. Putting first things first, we get second things thrown in.

35
RELEVANT on Twitter

Watch Novak Djokovic and Rainn Wilson attempt to knock a water bottle off of James Corden’s head with tennis balls http://bit.ly/2hfvrFt  pic.twitter.com/9S0bvrn87G

36
Denny Burk on Twitter

Indeed. And generations to come will never understand how seemingly rational people could have subjected minor children to such mutilation. https://twitter.com/lukestamps/status/928476679944790016 …

37
Do You Sleep Less Than Jesus?

But the sanctity of sleep is not the only lesson we glean from Jesus. Don’t go away yet and miss what makes it Christian. Sleep is not only a divine gift to be received and appreciated, but also a good to be sacrificed, when necessary, in the cause of love. Jesus not only embraced the limits of his humanity and slept, but he was willing to deny himself sleep, at the right time, to gain something greater.

38
James White on Twitter

We will continue our commentary on the “Let’s Make Sure the Poor Lutherans Never Have a Debate At Their Church Again” debate on the DL tomorrow. Probably 4pm EST…but don’t hold me to that yet. :-)

39
Sean McDowell on Twitter

Got this book in the mail and am pumped to start reading it! #Apologetics pic.twitter.com/dJ05TdzO6d

40
A Few Minutes with Dr. William Lane Craig

From March 28th to March 30th, Christian philosopher, theologian, author, and speaker Dr. William Lane Craig presented a series of workshops and discussions on the Purdue University Campus in West Lafayette, In. The series culminated with a debate on the existence of God with atheist philosopher Dr. Austin Dacey. Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Craig graciously took time out of his hectic schedule to converse with me on behalf of Boundless . What follows is a transcript of my interview.

41
Liberty University To Offer Course In Defending Trump At Holiday Gatherings

According to the University’s online catalog, the course, titled “Trumpologetics 101”, will “train students to use techniques developed and honed by Liberty University leadership, who are among the nation’s premier experts at defending even the most non-Christlike aspects of Donald Trump’s policies, public statements, and personal life.”

42
Challenge Response: There Is No Evidence for God

Here's Alan's response to this week's challenge. Read the challenge here: http://www.str.org/blog/challenge-the...

43
William Chalmers Burns

On June 9, 1847, Islay Burns waved farewell to the S.S. Mary Bannatyne as it sailed out of Portsmouth harbor on its five-month voyage to China. He never expected to see again one of its passengers—his older brother, William Chalmers Burns. William would return only once to the United Kingdom, in 1854–55. For the next two decades, he served Christ as a missionary to the Chinese peoples. One of the most remarkable servants of Christ in the modern era, William died at age 53 in Nieu-Chwang, China, on April 4, 1868.

44
8 Lies Christians Believe About Success

I have spent my whole life trying to be successful. I thought it was what we were supposed to do. Worse than that, I thought success was the mark of a blessed Christian. If God loves you he’ll bless you, says the prayer of Jabez and North America’s favorite verse, Jeremiah 29:11. His desire is to prosper us, not to harm us—to give us hope and a future. Just look at all those megachurches, with their million-dollar sanctuaries. Look at all those bestselling Jesus-loving authors and speakers. But then there are the 21 Egyptians, or the 30 Ethiopians, martyred recently for their Christian faith. There are the faithful pastors who don’t have megachurches, who suffer heartache and setbacks. And there is my own journey as a Christian author, through anorexia, miscarriage, and anxiety. And there are countless other believers who do the right thing, who say the right prayers, who believe, and yet who know the anguish of Job. At some point in my life, Christianity had become a magic wand instead of a humble posture.

45 David Wood

For a better experience on Facebook, update your browser .

46
When I’m Tempted to Forget

Recently after returning from a trip, I couldn’t find my car. It was lost. I was left feeling like the car had disappeared into thin air. It was late, I was tired from my trip, and I couldn’t quite remember where I had parked my car at the airport. Usually I park in the same section whenever I park my car at the airport, but this time I chose a different area to leave my car. It didn’t pay off too well. I forgot where I had parked.

47
Apologetics is one of the keys to fearless evangelism

Many Christians do not share their faith with unbelievers simply out of fear. They’re afraid that the non-Christian will ask them a question or raise an objection that they can’t answer. And so they choose to remain silent and thus hide their light under a bushel, in disobedience to Christ’s command. Apologetics training is a tremendous boost to evangelism, for nothing inspires confidence and boldness more than knowing that one has good reasons for what one believes and good answers to the typical questions and objections that the unbeliever may raise. Sound training in apologetics is one of the keys to fearless evangelism.

48
Frank Turek on Twitter

We do not have the authority to change biblical teaching just because it is difficult to live: http://bit.ly/2dsGmxg  pic.twitter.com/zOg103fNS6

49
Midweek Apologetics Hit & Misc: Faithful Apologetics

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

50
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Walked Out of a City Council Meeting Before Chance the Rapper Took the Mic

Chance was there to oppose the city spending $95 million on a new police academy, and said that the city should instead be investing in public schools. Chance recently gave Chicago Public Schools $1,000,000 out of his own pocket, and argued that it’s the schools and local students that need resources like a pool and museum—items that are apparently in the budget for the police academy.

51 Comics and Cosmic Origins
52 Talking Trees—Secrets of Plant Communication
53 The Christian Post
54 6 things new church members need to know
55 Desiring God on Twitter
56 Toy store owner stands firm in closing shop on busiest day - Premier
57 Why So Much Hatred Against Christians in America Today?
58 WORLD on Twitter
59 J. Warner Wallace on Twitter
60 Protein Mutations Are Highly Coupled | Evolution News
61 One-on-One with Carmen LaBerge on Bringing God Back into Every Conversation
62 Effective Child Discipline
63 Pakistani death sentences show blasphemy laws' threat
64 CRI on Twitter
65 Ray Comfort on Twitter
66 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
67 Savanna✨ on Twitter
68 Wenz World Radio on Twitter
69 WORLD on Twitter
70 AMP Conference 2018 on Twitter
71 Premier Christian on Twitter
72 In Living Color Experiment
73 10 Quotes to Rock Your World | The Stream
74 Top 5 rookie pastor mistakes — Southern Equip
75 James White on Twitter
76 Is An Evidence Based Belief On Shaky Grounds?
77 James White on Twitter
78 Todd White and Kenneth Copeland: Prosperity Pimps (Like the Apostle Paul)
79 The Christian Post on Twitter
80 Biola University on Twitter
81 AMP Conference 2018 on Twitter
82 The Kenneth Copeland Cornucopia of False Doctrine, Word of Faith Sorcery and Big Piles of Money
83 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Walked Out of a City Council Meeting Before Chance the Rapper Took the Mic
84 Why We Can Rejoice that Marriage Will End - Tim Challies
85 Denny Burk on Twitter