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Is it Stupid to Believe in Miracles? A comparison of various theories.

I am skeptical of all of these theories but I don’t think we should dismiss any of them merely because their radical implications seem implausible. In the same way, one shouldn’t dismiss the possibility of God even if miracles seem too implausible to you. One should examine evidence for these theories relative to their predictions and relative to alternate theories – i.e. by employing abductive reasoning (an inference to the best explanation). I think that many of these speculative proposals are inferior alternatives to the hypothesis that God created the universe and finely-tuned the physics to support life and are actually posited to some degree as alternatives to evidence for design. Naturalistic presuppositions seem to play some role in motivating many of these speculative theories, with the probable exception of the Many Worlds Interpretation (which I think is by far the most likely of any of these to actually be true – which isn’t saying much though).

2 If Jesus is God, how can he, as God, die?

Also, we have to understand that we perceive the divine nature through the human nature. It is not as though we can see what color divinity is or how much it weighs. If it is like human nature, what is it? How do we discover it? Is it blue? Does it glow? How much does it weigh? The truth is that we can't see what human nature is any more than we can see what the divine nature is. However, we can see the attributes of humanity in biological structures. For example, we have two arms, two legs, a head, etc. But we also see other attributes of humanity such as decision-making, morality, the ability to love, worship, etc., and other attributes that are implicit with the human nature. So we see humanity in the expression of its attributes--both physical and "internal."

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The Christian Post on Twitter

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Can Atheists Be Moral? That's the Wrong Question

As we begin to examine this issue, note that we’re referring to a person’s ability to be moral in a practical, everyday sense. Theologically, we understand that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ( Romans 3:23 ). No person who has not been redeemed by the blood of Christ can be considered moral in a spiritual sense. This is as true of the atheist as it is of the person who sits in church every week in an attempt to earn their salvation apart from God’s grace. For our purposes, “moral” is being defined as being able to distinguish right from wrong and make choices that we would recognize as “good.”

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Learning From an Apostle: Christianity in the Marketplace of Ideas

Paul lastly says that in the past God overlooked ignorance about Himself, but that now “he commands all people everywhere to repent” because he has “set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.” He has proven this truth by raising Jesus from the dead (vv. 30- 31). This passage in Acts only gives us a summary of Paul’s speech; he would have spoken far longer in this context than the written text permits. So, we can be sure that Paul explained the full meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 for a summary of the gospel).

6 The Sexual Revolution's Nervous Breakdown on Campus

So what should colleges do as they try to put the sexual revolution genie back in the bottle? David French suggests they should tamp down the partying and tighten academic standards; stop chasing Christian voices off campus, and where sexual assault is alleged, call the cops instead of conducting administrative hearings that can destroy a student’s future.

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Eric Metaxas in The Wall Street Journal

Go here to read Eric's new piece, "Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God." And tune in to The Kelly Files on Fox News at 9 Eastern tonight, to see Eric being interviewed about the article!

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The Top 10 Testimonies of 2014

For two years now, CT has devoted a premium slot in its print magazine—the back page—to a compelling story of Christian conversion. Muslims and Mormons, football players and French atheists, even an alcoholic Baptist have all contributed to our Testimony series. In case you missed the most-read CT testimonies from 2014, here's a roundup of the top 10:

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Fox News' Highly Reluctant Jesus Follower

Then he said the magic words for a liberal: "Do you think you could keep an open mind about it?" Well, of course. "I'm very open-minded!" Even though I wasn't at all. I derided Christians as anti-intellectual bigots who were too weak to face the reality that there is no rhyme or reason to the world. I had found this man's church attendance an oddity to overlook, not a point in his favor.

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13+ Things Your Pilot Won't Tell You | Reader's Digest

We asked pilots from across the country to give us straight answers about maddening safety rules, inexplicable delays, the air and attitudes up there—and what really happens behind the cockpit door. What they told us will change the way you fly.

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http://www.worldmag.com/editorialcartoons/

The 25 magazine and online-only columns that generated the most reader traffic on WORLD’s website…

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The Church Needs Men and Women to Be Friends

Yet almost no one in the church is bold enough to say these friendships matter. We fear the age-old problem of “If I say X, will I unintentionally encourage Y?” So in the church we rarely tell divorced parents they can still be good parents because we’re afraid we’ll encourage divorce. We rarely tell young people that loss of sexual purity is something that can be overcome because we’re afraid we’ll encourage promiscuity. We rarely tell moms who work outside the home we value them because we’re afraid we’ll communicate we don’t value the home. And so on. We are so concerned that people will misunderstand what we mean by “appropriate male-female friendships” that we do not speak of them at all. Just as divorced parents and young people and working moms pay a price for our fearful silence, there is a price for our fearful silence on male-female friendships as well: The church is robbed of the beauty of men and women serving side by side as they were intended.

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Grace to You Radio

How can you become more like Christ in 2015? What steps do you need to take to accomplish that goal? Find out as John MacArthur looks at the nature of spiritual growth in Reaching for the Prize .

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Newsweek on the Bible — So Misrepresented It’s a Sin

No knowledgeable evangelical claims that the Bibles we read in English are anything other than translations. But it is just wrong and reckless to claim that today’s best translations are merely “a translation of translations of translations.” That just isn’t so — not even close. Eichenwald writes as if textual criticism is a recent development and as if Christian scholars have not been practicing it for centuries. He also grossly exaggerates the time between the writing of the New Testament documents and the establishment of a functional canon. He tells of the process of copying manuscripts by hand over centuries as if that seals some argument about textual reliability, wrongly suggesting that many, if not most, of the ancient Christian scribes were illiterate. He writes accurately of the Greek used in the New Testament, and then makes an argument that could only impress a ten year old:

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Passion 2015

A Gathering of 18-25 Year Olds & Their Leaders

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Crafting a Life Vision Statement

Let’s walk through five questions to craft a vision statement for your life. To help you with this exercise, I will use my life’s vision statement as a template for you to follow. Take time to think about your own answers. As you respond to the questions, also ask yourself, “Is this what God would want for my life? Is this why God made me and put me here?”

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Renown Youth Conference

To be a Christian is to be a disciple. Jesus said that anyone who would be a disciple of Christ must “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34). Nobody, however, does this perfectly. All Christians face struggles and obstacles in their walk with Christ. And yet, the New Testament calls disciples of Jesus to “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

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http://open.biola.edu/

This resource is one of the largest search engines and repositories of free videos, audio and articles from any Christian university anywhere. For over 105 years, Biola has been educating minds and hearts to “ Think Biblically About Everything.” We invite you to explore this collection of over 2,000 free resources and see for yourself.

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Josh McDowell on Twitter

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The Alternative Music Label That Shaped Evangelical Culture

L ike every theological tradition, US evangelicalism is as much a subculture as it is a set of beliefs. It’s a community built on shared practices and products, and few have been more commercially successful in the past decades than contemporary Christian music (CCM). That phrase may evoke squeaky-clean pop playing in the minivans of many an evangelical childhood. But as those children of the ’80s and ’90s came of age, many of them began looking for something more potent. For them, the Christian music worth listening to came from a record label called Tooth & Nail.

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Light into Darkness

Right now, especially with Christmas light still shining, joy shows sorrow’s colors dark and deep. Let’s not close our eyes; let’s look deep and sorrow deeply, fiercely hating and battling the sin and brokenness that started with that serpent in Eden. And then let’s look at the Savior and see how bright is the light. Let’s keep singing songs of joy about the light—let’s sing loud and all together, so that our songs enfold all the present sorrow with the hope of the full light of day. Come on, children, sing of the Savior at the top of your voices, and let your songs swirl their joy all around my sister who knows that joy deep in her. Around all of us. 

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God's Not Dead: Personhood Over Time: Atheism Falls Short

The atheist, under his worldview, is not married to the woman he married nine years ago. They are totally different physically, due to the complete exchange of bodily atoms after seven years. If he has a child over the age of seven, under the atheist’s ontological position, the kid is not the same child that was born to them. Therefore, if he wanted to be consistent in his worldview, he should throw away all his baby pictures and their wedding album. Every molecule in his body has changed. And under a hard material-only worldview, he is a different person. Yet, he will not do that since he is tacitly basing much of his life on the Christian worldview.

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http://www.crossway.org/group/give-the-bible

Crossway is an international not-for-profit Christian ministry publishing gospel-centered, Bible-centered Christian books, the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible, and other gospel literature. Since 1938 Crossway has published and distributed more than 2 billion books, Bibles, and gospel tracts in over 50 languages.

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Settle, But Don't Be Stupid

I was torn. In my 20s, I’d kept my 50-item list of Things I Want in a Future Husband close at hand. I’d written it in junior high after hearing an especially zealous talk on purity during Sunday night youth group. It fed my lofty expectations and kept me from dating, well, pretty much anyone. But now, determined to make up for lost time, I chucked the list, closed my eyes, and opened the relationship floodgates. What flowed through was a tsunami of ambiguity and excuses.

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The Christian Post on Twitter

You can bless Israel by helping its paramedics & blood bank save lives. Donate now  http://bit.ly/1sasqbW  pic.twitter.com/j2oB1taWuh

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Unbroken: Long on Resilience, Short on Redemption

Or what if the Bible gave us the four Gospels, but not the epistles or other New Testament writings? We’d know about Jesus’s claims, his person, his work on the cross. We’d know about his ethical teaching, his understanding of the law and its proper application via the Sermon on the Mount. We would have a great story, much great teaching and deep courage and sacrifice shown by the central character, but we wouldn’t know the full meaning of Jesus’s work or its application. We wouldn’t know about justification by faith alone. We wouldn’t know much about penal substitution. We’d have a tremendous, uplifting story with high ethical principles and an incredible account of self-sacrifice. It would make us feel good about Jesus, but we would not have the depth of understanding of the gospel that Paul, Peter, and the other New Testament writers provide for us.

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Applied Apologetics on Twitter

Interesting read "Hinduism: Truth Examines The Religion of Gods & Karma" https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/213387 … #apologetics pic.twitter.com/7X9Ar1DCeH

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Popular Posts of 2014

Are you in a relationship that has lost its passion? I'm not just talking about marital romance. A parent and child who once adored each other can now live in hostile tension. Two siblings who loved each other growing up can now be separated by anger. Co-workers or neighbors who used to get along so easily can now find it hard to have an argument-free conversation.

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Thomas Sowell - Are Facts Obsolete?

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series "Dragnet," may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, "Just the facts, ma'am." But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated.

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‘Miracles’ author shares stories ‘beyond this world’

From "Miracles" by Eric Metaxas, Copyright 2014. Excerpted with permission from Dutton Adult.

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Innovative Apologetics: Bill Nye's Naturalistic Evolution is Absurd: Contesting 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation'

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God's Not Dead: Unguided Evolution: A Modern Fairy Tale part 1

People who hold to unguided evolution believe in a fairy tale. This little fairy tale began once upon a time, billions of years ago. One small primal germ fitted and engineered itself together. It liked what it saw in the mirror and “decided” to reproduce itself. From the primordial soup and this seminal spore all living organisms evolved. These archaic bacteria decided that they would like to move up the “ladder,” and grab life for all its gusto, and evolve into a mushroom. Then after a million years, the "it" found out that being a mushroom is not all that it is cracked up to be, being a spore is highly overrated. So it gathers all its resolve, and musters up all its determination, and with its own innate force, after millions and millions of years, it evolves into a tadpole. The tadpole gets bored, and marshals up enough resolve to morph into a fish. The fish decides, after a great period of time, because it gets sea sick, to develop into a reptile, so it can experience how sand feels between its toes. The fairy tale goes on to weave its tale, and the reptile evolves into a bird.

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End-of-Year Giving and 2014 Highlights

The Gospel Coalition is a fellowship of evangelical churches deeply committed to renewing our faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming our ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.  We yearn to work with all who, in addition to embracing our confession and theological vision for ministry, seek the lordship of Christ over the whole of life with unabashed hope in the power of the Holy Spirit to transform individuals, communities, and cultures.

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The Spiritual Openness of the Younger Unchurched

What's surprising to me is the degree to which the young "unchurched" believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus, even though it is not having much impact in their lives. But, don't miss it—two thirds of those young people who do not attend church outside of weddings, funerals, and holidays believe that Jesus died and rose from the dead.

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Pictures of Churches on Twitter

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37
Innovative Apologetics: How to Be An Effective Witness for Christ: Evangelism 101

38
What Was the Best News of 2014?

“Immigrants are becoming Christians and starting new churches in large numbers. Our evangelical denominations are growing. Financial stewardship is on the rise. And most of our evangelical pastors are morally faithful and doctrinally orthodox. The good news is that there is plenty of good news about the Good News.” ~Leith Anderson , president, National Association of Evangelicals

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A Christmas Gift from the Mainstream Media: Newsweek Takes a Desperate Swipe at the Integrity of the Bible (Part 2)

Now, is there a condemnation of homosexual acts in the New Testament? No doubt. And, as I say in the piece, Hasidic Jews are perfectly within their rights to condemn homosexuality *because they live the Old Testament (within the confines of the law. They dont go around killing disobedient children.) But when a woman says the Bible is the word of God and uses 1 Timothy to condemn homosexuals, then wears pearls to church, that is irreconcilable hypocrisy. My point in all of this was not to say “the Bible is cool with homosexuality.” It is to say there are scores and scores of things that are in the Bible that those who claim themselves to be literalists and then condemn homosexuality ignore. And I believe that Christianity starts from the redlines: People should not be condemning the splinter in their brothers eyes and ignoring the planks in their own. It is so, so easy to condemn others while ignoring the vast numbers of prohibitions in the Bible that effect the condemners. But those many of them simply ignore – because they haven’t read the Bible or don’t care about the words or, as I wrote, are cafeteria Christians, picking and choosing what they want to make absolute.

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RIP, 'Babe' and 'Rugrats' Voice Christine Cavanaugh

C hristine Cavanaugh, forever immortalized as the voice of many beloved characters including Babe the pig, Rugrats 's Chuckie and Dexter's Laboratory 's Dexter, has passed away at the age of 51. The cause of death was not immediately known, but evidently took place on Dec. 22. According to her obituary, printed in The Los Angeles Times , Cavanaugh “was able to do incredible and amazing things with her voice and bring lots of smiles and many laughs to people who are now young adults" ...

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2 Blessings From God That We Should Never Take for Granted

It is clear to see that God has blessed each and every one of us in so many ways. As Christians, we recognize Jesus as the Father and we are His children. Even if you don't recognize God as your personal Savior, these blessings can still be applied for everyone.

42 Predictable Christmas fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible

[…] Predictable Christmas Fare: Newsweek’s Tirade against the Bible – You will want to read this article not because it addresses the Newsweek article, but because it helps Christians to engage in the arguments people in our era are bringing against the Bible. “Every year, at Christmas and Easter, several major magazines, television programs, news agencies, and publishing houses love to rattle the faith of Christians by proclaiming loudly and obnoxiously that there are contradictions in the Bible, that Jesus was not conceived by a virgin, that he did not rise from the dead, ad infinitum, ad nauseum. The day before Christmas eve (23 December 2014), Newsweek published a lengthy article by Kurt Eichenwald entitled, “The Bible: So Misunderstood It’s a Sin.” Although the author claims that he is not promoting any particular theology, this wears thin. Eichenwald makes so many outrageous claims, based on a rather slender list of named scholars (three, to be exact), that one has to wonder how this ever passed any editorial review.” Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Insists God Is Priority Despite Materialistic Ways

"Everyone wants you to be on top, and as as you're there — like Floyd Mayweather, he's the best boxer in the world. Now he is a champion," Bieber told the publication. "Every time he goes to a fight now, people are like, 'He's going to lose this time,' and then he wins. And the next time they say, 'He's going to lose,' again. ... Every time he wins. And people aren't ever going to know that he's a champ."

44 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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NFL: Could Watt be 1st NFL MVP since Taylor in 1986?

Watt leads the NFL with 25 tackles for losses and 47 quarterbacks hits. His 17 1/2 sacks are second most in the NFL and he needs 2 1/2 to become the first player in NFL history with at least 20 sacks in two seasons. He leads the NFL with five fumble recoveries and is the first player since Bill Golding in 1948 to have three offensive touchdowns and two touchdowns on takeaways in a season.

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What We Learned From 'The Year of Bible Movies'

Noah was a fantasy epic. Exodus was a character study. Left Behind was a disaster movie (in more ways than one). Of all the Bible epics that came out this year, only Son of God used the Bible as a genre in and of itself. Perhaps the lesson here is that, just as the Bible is made up of dozens of different types of literature—from historical narrative to doomsday prophecy to poetry—Bible movies lend themselves to a lot of different types of movies. Some of these are bound to work better than others (The Book of Exodus doesn't really lend itself to the sort of story Scott clearly wanted to tell), but the lesson to audiences is clear: Just because a movie is about the Bible doesn't mean you can know what to expect when you sit down to watch it.

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The Wrong Way to Criticize the Church

Although I believe you wrote this post with the right intentions, I have to say I disagree with the majority of your post. As I read the post, it seemed that you would highlight both the “wrong” way to criticize the church and the “right” way to do so. You even write about the immature and mature way of doing it. But as I continued to read your post, I realized that you didn’t follow this approach. Instead, you highlighted these two views and then subtly accused most critics of immature criticism. Its as though you believe that most Church critics are like the teenagers at the lunch table you mentioned. I also read your passages where you mention Church leaders who realize their brokenness. But I don’t think that’s enough. I think Church leaders like yourself should take a clear look at the Church and see what many critics see: that the Church’s behavior since its inception has rightfully earned the criticism it receives. I write this not as one who seeks to attack you. I grew up in the Church as a believer. But I’ve seen the Church repeatedly attack gay people, feminist activists, and people of other religions or political beliefs.

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'God Forbid a Human Should Step Out in Front of Us;' Hit-And-Run Bishop Heather Cook Warned Congregants About Speeding Last Month

Citing words from a sermon she delivered just last month on accountability, cyclists in Baltimore City cried louder for Heather Cook, the first female bishop of The Episcopal Church of Maryland, to be charged with murder after she allegedly killed one of their own, a married father of two, in a hit-and-run accident Saturday.

49 Playing Two Taylor Swift Songs at the Same Time Works Better Than It Should.

T aylor Swift announced that she is "obsessed" with this mashup Nashville artists Louisa Wendorff and Devin Dawson put together of two 1989 singles, and why shouldn't she be? "Style" and "Black Space" lend themselves to each other, and Wendorff and Dawson pump the gas on the songs' respective hints of melancholy. Take a listen and see for yourself. Who's obsessed now? ...

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A Commitment to Read the Entire Bible in a Year Grows to Movement Status with Hundreds of Thousands of People Participating Annually

The Bible Challenge has become a movement of sorts since its inception four years ago, as hundreds of thousands of people commit to reading the entire Bible during the course of a year.

51 Don’t Let Nostalgia Ruin Your Present
52 Flowers Change Color on Wife's Grave, Miracle Brings Husband to Jesus
53 Joy Is Free, But Not Cheap
54 After Suffering a Deadly Heart Attack This Man is Touched by God's Gentle Hand
55 When the President Apologizes for Moving Your Wedding
56 Why TGC Australia?
57 Fazale Rana on Twitter
58 UAE Bans 'Exodus' Movie for Depicting God as a Child; Islamic World Criticism Echoes Christian Concern
59 'Unbroken' Exceeds Expectations at Box Office as a Surprising Christmas Hit
60 Read the Bible: Kindle Reading Plan
61 Catholic Priest Discovered Dead on Christmas Day in Mexico Was Strangled; Pope Francis Condemns 'Unjustifiable' Murder
62 Innovative Apologetics: Jesus Christ vs. Muhammad: There is No Comparison
63 A Positive, Testable Case for Intelligent Design
64 Don’t Just Make a Resolution—Make a Habit
65 AirAsia Confirms Flight QZ8501 Debris, 40 Bodies Recovered; Mayor Says Victims 'Belong to God' Now
66 See Why This Man Has Been Writing Thank You Letters for 38 Years Straight
67 Tullian Tchividjian Says Christian Brand Has Been Damaged by Evangelicals' Association With Religious Right
68 7 Powerful Bible Verses That Can Help Us Practice Our Gift Of Edification
69 Addressing the Vital Doctrine of Scripture
70 'This Is Insane' — US Yazidi Activist, NYC Pastor Describe 'Genocidal' Atrocities Committed by ISIS in Iraq (Photos)
71 AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Found: Young Family of Christian Missionaries Among 162 People Onboard
72 Top 10 Biblical Archaeology Discoveries in 2014
73 Giants in the Old Testament
74 Animal Pain Re-visited | Reasonable Faith
75 Ligonier.org
76 Pretend Atheist Pastor Comes Out as Actual Atheist
77 Innovative Apologetics: Bill Nye in His Book "Undeniable" Says The Truth of Divine Creation Harms Kids
78 Jim Henry's return is like a family reunion
79 “If It Weren’t for Emily …”
80 National debt up more than $10 trillion since Pelosi/Reid budgets of 2007
81 Mike Licona on Twitter
82 Microview: "The Annotated Firebird Trilogy" by Kathy Tyers
83 #4 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: A Key Inference of The Edge of Evolution Has Now Been Experimentally Confirmed
84 The Biggest Religious News Stories of 2014
85 Michael Lewis Sings a Powerful Christian Song Called 'Daddy I Pray For You'
86 WORLD | Thomas Sowell on the root causes of income inequality | Jim Henry | Dec. 30, 2014
87 Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson's Classy Response to a Citizen's Complaint About Protesters Goes Viral
88 The Christian Post on Twitter
89 WORLD | ‘More God, less crime’ | Russ Pulliam | Dec. 30, 2014
90 So, House Majority Whip Scalise Spoke at a White Supremacist Gathering in 2002.
91 Beyond Opinion
92 WORLD | America interrupted | Cal Thomas | Dec. 30, 2014
93 Watch the ‘Hunger Games’ Cast’s New Ebola PSA