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Can We Know Anything About God?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org If God is so big, can we really know anything about Him at all? In this clip Dr William Lane Craig a...

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For anyone who has ever struggled to wrap a present, here’s a video that could change your life

For anyone who has ever struggled to wrap a present, here’s a video that could change your life

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Christian Internet Radio Featuring Biblical Preaching and Teaching | RefNet

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3 Things to Do When You’re Having a Really Terrible Week

When I have moments of fear that I will die young and leave behind my daughter and husband to fend for themselves, it’s way more than just a thought—there’s something in my heart that hasn’t fully acknowledged the ability and desires of the Father to sufficiently care for me. Moments of insecurity and jealousy aren’t just about insecurity and jealousy—they’re about me not understanding that the Father’s love for me is all that matters. And my most regular issue as someone dealing with disease—thinking that maybe, just maybe, I haven’t done enough to earn my healing—is not about healing at all. It’s about Jesus and the revelation that all He was and all He is is completely enough for anything that I have ever faced or will ever face again.

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TV Programs - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

CrossExamined.org is a non-profit ministry started in 2006 that conducts dynamic I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist seminars on college campuses, churches, and high schools.

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Statement from BJU’s President on the GRACE Report

Tomorrow morning (Dec. 11, 2014), the GRACE organization (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment), based in Lynchburg, Va., will release a report on BJU’s response to reports of sexual abuse and sexual assault for a period spanning almost four decades. The University commissioned the review because of our desire to examine our history in counseling victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault and to consider how our policies and practices could be improved. We wanted to make sure that we were not only in compliance with legal reporting requirements, but far more importantly, that we were providing the spiritual and emotional support needed to help victims overcome the trauma they had experienced.

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The New College Counterculture

When I first heard of Anscombe Societies, I recalled another generation of students: the ’60s counterculture student radicals. What formed their habits was a warlike refusal of silence. The dominant university culture of their time consisted of a form of technocratic liberalism. The students called it “The Establishment,” and denounced it as bourgeois and utilitarian, racist and sexist. They drew direct lines between their professors, labeled “New Mandarins,” and the experts running the war in Vietnam. Their reaction to the Establishment wasn’t reasoned protest, however. Instead, they acted adversarially, rejecting not just bourgeois values, but academic ones as well. They adopted bohemian lifestyles and behaviors (sex, drugs, rock ‘n roll . . .) added a splash of anarchy (taking over the dean’s office), and demanded that the elders respect them for it.

8 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: The latest news and thoughts for the apologetic-minded Christian.

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New Research: Americans Want to Keep Christ in Christmas

In recent years there has been some significant discussion and controversy over the de-Christianization of Christmas. With shop workers being told to say "Happy Holidays" the over-emphasis of Santa Claus, Elf on the Shelf, and other such traditions, many have felt as though we've been committing treason against the reason for the season.

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Make This Christmas Special

John Piper ( @JohnPiper ) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.

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‘God plus’ or bust; lose the incarnation, lose it all

That’s why June 3, 2011 was such a wake-up call for me. I was traveling the Middle East with seminarians and laypersons from around the United States, few of whom could be described as conservative evangelicals. Not the sort who’d be caught scribbling “Frequent The Gospel Coalition” site on a New Year’s resolution list, in other words. On this particular day, I was chatting with one of my new friends, a successful 57-year-old businessman from Atlanta. This gentleman—we’ll call him Bill—loosely identifies as a Christian. For him, Christianity is more about global philanthropy and mystical connection with the divine than it is about historical events.

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20 Politically Incorrect Thoughts on Church in America - TonyMorganLive.com

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, and I’ve decided I’d like to offend some church people today. On a good day, I’ll catch myself before I speak. Today is not a good day. Here are…

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No Room in the Inn? Why the Traditional Christmas Story is Wrong - Apologetics Guy

I once heard a well-meaning Christian say something like, “Why study all this history stuff? The Bible says it. I believe, it. That’s the end of it!” But what about this? Reading what “the Bible says” is one thing. Getting “what the Bible means” is another. Case in point:

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“I recently became a Christian a few weeks ago. I was a hard-core atheist. However, I read your book "Reasonable Faith" and Lee Strobel's "The Case for Christ.” After reading these books, I put some more thought into the arguments, which you and Strobel presented. I came to the conclusion that Christianity is the truth. I am having a hard time telling my friends that I am a Christian, because I was a hard-core atheist and anti-religious. How would you recommend me coming out as a believer?”

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Christmas Myths

“Joseph was clearly the son of Jacob (Matthew 1:16, so this verse [Luke 3:23 - says “son of Heli”] should be understood to mean “son-in-law of Heli.” Thus, the genealogy of Christ in Luke is actually the genealogy of Mary, while Matthew gives that of Joseph. Actually, the word “son” is not in the original, so it would be legitimate to supply either “son” or “son-in-law” in this context. Since Matthew and Luke clearly record much common material, it is certain that neither one could unknowingly incorporate such a flagrant apparent mistake as the wrong genealogy in his record. As it is, however, the two genealogies show that both parents were descendants of David—Joseph through Solomon (Matthew 1:7-15), thus inheriting the legal right to the throne of David, and Mary through Nathan (Luke 3:23-31), her line thus carrying the seed of David, since Solomon’s line had been refused the throne because of Jechoniah’s sin” [Dr. Henry M. Morris, The Defender’s Study Bible, note for Luke 3:23 (Iowa Falls, Iowa: World Publishing, Inc., 1995).]. [ ↩ ]

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Building True Oneness in Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Larry: And I need to recognize that my wife is created and designed by God, open to receive something that I can give her, that her heart most deeply longs for. And I can put it in appropriate clichés, I suppose, but let me say it my way. I believe what Rachel wants more than anything else, that she's open to receive and so glad to receive it when I give it, is to be profoundly noticed, to be treasured, to be cherished at the deepest part of her soul. Do I look at that woman and want to embrace what is deepest within her? And if I move into her and the word for male by the way, is a word that literally means "to move, to remember and move." Do I remember how God has designed my wife and do I move into the deepest parts of her. And at the risk of being maybe a little bit inappropriate, I hope not, but I believe God designed our physical relationship as a metaphor of our personal relationship.

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Where is the Interpreter to Learn Proper Hermeneutics? Part 2 - Prince on Preaching

Meanwhile, it is of consequence for us to say, and it is of consequence that it be understood, that this miraculous operation of the Holy Spirit had not the sacred writers themselves for its object—for these were only his instruments, and were soon to pass away; but that its objects were the holy books themselves, which were destined to reveal from age to age, to the church, the counsels of God, and which were never to pass away. . . . What they say, they tell us, is theopneustic: Their book is from God. . . . [It] is always the inspiration of the book that is presented to us as an object of faith, never the inward state of him that writes it” (God-Breathed: The Divine Inspiration of the Bible, 39, 112).

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John Coltrane: The Olatunji Concert: The Last Live Recording

April 23rd, 1967. John Coltrane appears for his penultimate public performance before a crowd at Babatunde Olatunji's Center for African Culture in New York City. Three months later, liver cancer would claim his life. He would play once more in front of a live crowd, but the last available live recording is documented here. On this set, he's bolstered by drummer Rashied Ali, bassist Jimmy Garrison, pianist Alice Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders on tenor sax and Algie Dewitt on bata drum (a Yoruba instrument). For legions of jazz aficionados around the globe, this final live document is something of a Holy Grail. And now, thanks to sound engineer Bernard Drayton (who still had possession of the master tapes), anyone with $15 can finally get their mitts on one of the most historic documents in all of 20th century American music.

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Faithful Thinkers: Santa Claus and Our Children's Trust

My all-time favorite comic strip has to be Calvin and Hobbes. As a kid I would spend hours reading it and laughing until my tummy and cheeks hurt. I still do that today, but I am much more equipped to appreciate the philosophy that Watterson communicated through his witty characters too. This one gave me pause the other day: ...not because of the questions that Calvin found to be common between Santa Claus and God, or even the fact that he has questions about God. What troubled me is the fact that he has questions about Santa Claus. If someone had not told Calvin that Santa Claus existed, he would not even have such questions about Santa Claus. I want to talk this week about two important things that Watterson has illustrated (...unintended pun left for your enjoyment) for Christian parents.  Kids inherently trust what their parents tell them The primary reason for Calvin's confusion is because he has been told by his parents (and probably the media) that Santa Claus exists, yet there is much mystery (his own words) about this figure. To most kids, their parents are authorities regarding reality.

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Innovative Apologetics: The Mind, Computers, and Divine Creation: Fresh Apologetics

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Ligonier.org

Jesus’ disciples understood there was something lacking in their prayer life when they observed Jesus in prayer. When they asked, Jesus taught them to pray with what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer. Ever since, Christians have been relying on this prayer for guidance in their own lives. But is there ever a time when reciting the Lord’s Prayer would be wrong? In this message, Dr. Sproul teaches us how and how not to use The Lord’s Prayer.

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Eric Metaxas

Glenn talks to author Eric Metaxas about his new book 'Miracles'.

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Do Computers Store Memories?

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: The Evidence for the Exodus Provides a Problem for Ridley Scott’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings"

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Behold the Beautiful Trailer for the 'Little Prince' Movie

W e still don't have a domestic trailer for Mark Osborne's wildly anticipated adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 classic, The Little Prince , but non-French speakers will still find plenty to love in the beautiful, surprisingly meta international trailer. It appears that the movie will not be so much a straight adaptation as a story-within-a-story, in which the book itself serves as sort of a plot device. That's an interesting idea, but the mixed-materials animation looks exquisite enough (and the voice talents of Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Rachel McAdams and Jeff Bridges are promising enough) to earn our trust ...

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Philosophy by which we should live.

Here is a biblical philosophy by which we should live: “Jesus was despised and rejected by men” (see Isa. 53:3). That’s the bottom line. If we live for Him, we too will be despised and rejected by men. Anything on top of that is a bonus. When He fed multitudes and healed the sick, they loved Him. But when He spoke of sin, righteousness, and judgment, they hated Him. Jesus said that the world hated Him because He testified that its works were evil. He also said that if the world hated Him, it would hate us. When you and I do what Jesus did, we shouldn’t be surprised to get what Jesus got.

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Astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez lectures on intelligent design and habitability

Guillermo Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Physics at Grove City College. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1993 from the University of Washington. He has done post-doctoral work at the University of Texas, Austin and at the University of Washington and has received fellowships, grants and awards from such institutions as NASA, the University of Washington, the Templeton Foundation, Sigma Xi (scientific research society) and the National Science Foundation.

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Josh McDowell on Twitter

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Apologist, Know Thy Audience |

Not that there is anything wrong with apologetics. The problem is that they just drop a generic apologetics bomb and hope that it damages some doubt. What is needed is for apologists to take the time to understand their audience and then tailor the apologetics message accordingly.

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Colson Center on Twitter

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Dear Evangelicals, You're Being Well-Served | HeadHeartHand Blog

On Monday, I received a note from a friend here in Michigan that I deeply respect, who, while agreeing with the problems of Evangelicals being too enamored with the political process and their naïvety about the ways politicians want to use them, also wanted to offer some gentle pushback.

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Building and Leaving a Legacy | HeadHeartHand Blog

We won’t be called to account for the millions that some have been entrusted with. But we will have to account for whatever monthly surplus, God has given us, whether it be in the tens, the hundreds, or the thousands. This book will help us to give that account with a clearer conscience.

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Bob Jones University Apologizes for Failing Sexual Abuse Victims

"As the most influential member of the BJU community regarding the many issues related to the counseling and discipline of sexual abuse victims, Dr. Berg bears much responsibility for much of the pain caused by BJU's failure to understand and respond adequately to matters related to sexual abuse," the report states. "It is recommend that as long as Dr. Berg is employed by BJU, he no longer be authorized to teach on any issue related to sexual abuse or victimization. It is recommended that Dr. Berg also no longer be allowed to provide any counseling and/or discipleship on or off campus. It is also recommended that Dr. Berg not be allowed to speak or consult any issue related to counseling on or off campus."

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Why Do We Need Apologetics? Day 3

The only way teens become truly “prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks” (1 Pet. 3:15) is by wrestling personally with the questions. Ironically, those who have never grappled with diverse worldviews are actually the most likely to be swept away by them. As G. K. Chesterton wrote, ideas can be dangerous — but they are far more dangerous to the person who has never studied them…we should always couch discussions of Christianity in the language of reasons and evidence. We should be giving apologetics from the pulpit and in the Sunday school classroom. Every course in a Christian school should be an opportunity to show that a biblical perspective does a better job than any secular theory of accounting for the facts in that field, whether psychology, biology, government, or business. Apologetics should be naturally woven in to all our discourse.