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A Christmas Miracle? You Might Be Able to Join Solange's Band

Yet another reason to regret not sticking with your music lessons in elementary school. Solange recently posted an official call on her website for New Orleans-based musicians between 18-35 interested in joining her band. The call asks interested parties to submit a three-minute video demonstrating their skills and is open to vocalists, guitarists and keyboardists. Having grown up in Texas, the artist has always been supportive of local musicians and filmed many of her videos throughout New Orleans and Louisiana, bringing black southern culture to the forefront her work. Solange is gearing up to tour for her critically acclaimed album A Seat at the Table. We're looking forward to seeing who is chosen to join her on tour. We might be a little jealous, too.

Science Confirms Climate Change!

Climate change is real—but what should we do about it? Trusting in man’s word or God’s Word will determine how we interpret the evidence and fix our response.

Watching 11,000 Dominoes Fall Is Curiously Satisfying

Our minds are currently being blown by the professional domino artist Hevesh5: And now he's constructed a colosseum made up of 11,000 dominos. The artist uploaded some videos of his most recent creation to YouTube and Instagram claiming it's the largest 3D structure he’s ever built. It’s pretty insane, and after the initial astonishment wore off, we discovered there are few things as satisfying as watching 11,000 dominoes crumble to the ground. Behold:

Watch Propaganda and Sho Baraka’s Powerful Conversation About Race and the Church

Humble Beast Records has released a video of a conversation between artists Propaganda and Sho Baraka from the “Spotlight Tour.” During the nationwide tour, the duo engaged in compelling conversations about pressing social issues and the Church’s reaction to them. From Humble Beast: Each night we hope[d] to dive deep into the topics of compassion, unity, ethics, race, faith, and the church. Our hope is that by bringing these conversations to the forefront each night, we can move past the Twitter rants & Facebook debates to a place where people are no longer disillusioned, but inspired & equipped to step back into their communities with fresh eyes, compassion in their hearts, good news on their lips - ready to live as lights in a dark world. If you have 20 minutes, it’s definitely worth the watch.

7 Movies Coming to Netflix in December That You Need to See

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Advent is in full swing, Christmas is coming, we’ll all be gathering regularly with family and friends. And also there’s a bunch of new movies, shows and documentaries on Netflix. There’s a lot there, so we tried to narrow the list for you. Here are seven movies (and shows) now on Netflix we think you should know about: ###White Rabbit Project (season 1) When Mythbusters ended after a fascinating 13-year run, we feared the science-y, curious parts of our TV consumption might just end, too. But in White Rabbit Project some of the old Mythbusters gang is back. Scientists Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara—all three of whom regularly appeared on the original show—investigate and attempt to explain weird, seemingly unexplainable “events from pop culture, science and history.” We’re pretty excited about it. ###Barry This Netflix original biopic takes a look at the early adult life of President Barack Obama, particularly his time at Columbia University during the early 1980s. Australian actor Devon Terrell’s portrayal of Obama is receiving a lot of critical praise. ###Chill With Bob Ross (1990) OK, so “chill” in the title of this three-episode collection is supposedly a reference to the temperature—because in each, the iconic artist teaches viewers how to paint wintery scenes. It’s a double entendre, of course, because nothing is more chill than watching America’s favorite TV painter do his thing. Somehow, there’s no trailer for Chill With Bob Ross, so here’s an entire episode: ###Breaking a Monster You’ve likely heard of the metal band Unlocking the Truth. They’ve gotten a decent amount of national attention during the last couple of years—not directly because of their music, but because the members are 12 and 13 years old. Breaking a Monster is critically acclaimed—as in, a near impossible 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes—follows the highly unlikely journey of members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they go from kids being kids to kids being legitimate rock stars. ###Killswitch Edward Snowden started something. And whatever you think of his actions, Americans now have to deal with the information he brought to light. At the forefront of that battle is the internet and who is allowed to do what with it. Killswitch is a fast-paced documentary that takes a deep look at internet censorship, hacktivism, free speech and the idea of democracy in a digital age. ###D2: The Mighty Ducks Remember 1994? Of course you don’t. But thankfully Netflix is giving us a little piece of ‘90s nostalgia to help close out the year. Let this sequel to the iconic hockey movie take you back: ###Captain America: Civil War (2016) This year was the year superheroes clashed because new movies make new money. And while at least one attempt (which may or may not be called Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice) was just the worst. The infighting of the Avengers was a critical surprise, even earning a 90 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. If you’re like half the world, you already saw Captain America: Civil War in theaters. But whether you’ve seen it or not, it’s worth some of your Netflix attention. (This one doesn’t go online until later this month.)

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My Dear Watson: Four Observations on the DNA Code and Evolution

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Harvard Astronomer: "We Seem to Be Cosmically Special, Perhaps Even Unique"

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

How Should We Define Holiness

On my newest teaching video, I answer the question: What, exactly, does the Bible mean when it speaks of holiness and being holy?

Leap Before You Look: Reflections on the Mission and "Evolution" of Discovery Institute

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C.J. Mahaney Interviews John Piper

Here’s the way it worked when I was halfway through my first year in seminary. I got real antsy because I was doing zero ministry. I went to John McClure at Lake Avenue Church where Ray Ortlund senior was the pastor and said to John McClure, “I need a job. I’ll do anything you want me to do in youth ministry.” That’s all I felt worthy or confident to do he said, “We need a seventh grade teacher.” I said, “I’m in.” For a year, I worked my tail off on Saturday afternoon for about four hours preparing lessons for seventh graders. The next year, they said the ninth graders need a teacher, so it felt like an upgrade for me — I skipped a grade. I did the same. I worked really hard and you know what happened next? The Galilean Sunday school class — that class still exists today at Lake Avenue forty years later. The Galilean young adults came and they said, “Would you teach our class?” And I said yes .

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Your Church Needs to Hear You Sing

Since one of the main purposes of corporate singing is to build others up, music gives us a wonderful opportunity to “count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3). If the words are true, excellent, and beautiful, try to engage with every song, even if it’s not your favorite genre. You might just find that the joy you see on others’ faces helps you appreciate the song for its ability to edify people who have different tastes than you.

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5 Misconceptions About 'Waiting for Marriage'

People who choose to wait until marriage do not magically have less sexual desires than everyone else. But they understand the Bible’s call to abstain because sex is something to be shared in a covenant. And honoring God in that area becomes a higher priority than sexual fulfillment.

5 The TC Apologetics Daily

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

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People Are Judging You Silently

Watson knew that the Garden of Eden represented Satan’s grand moment of advertising, the holding out of a succulent fruit, an eye-grabbing consumable good. But the devil’s pitch was not centered on the nutritional density or health benefits of organic apples. No, there’s a more venomous approach to advertising. The promise was there in the ancient beginnings of ad agencies — the promise that taps into the power of human insecurity, and the promise that presents a re-making of the self. A new you. What Satan promised was simple: if Eve (and Adam) would eat the consumable good, they would become godlike.

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William Lane Craig Q&A: Is Jesus the Only Way to God? - YouTube

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org Is Jesus the only way to God? How should Christians speak to someone who has questions about Christian particularism? This is a question that Dr William Lane Craig answered during the 2013 Apologetics Canada Conference question and answer period. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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Apologetics: The Bridge That Holds

The traction of outreach and life-changing evangelism of the previous generation in America was weak, in my opinion, due to the belittling of apologetics. For the most part, the church failed to engage the mind and heart of the younger generation. Faith became an existential leap apart from a rigorous and coherent view of reality and a reasoned expression of thought. We left the young men and women of the previous generation stranded on a bridge and surrounded by the fog of irrationality. The result was that many ‘church kids’ turned away from faith under the battle cry for intellectual credibility when they went off to college. Their beliefs were assaulted from the secularists and militant atheists who set traps with slick word games that were filled with red-herrings and Zeno paradoxes.

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Being ‘Wise as Serpents’ in the Era of Fake News

Jesus understood that standing up for truth in a world deceived by lies wouldn’t be easy. But just because it is can be difficult to differentiate fact from fiction, we don't get a pass. No, Jesus warned us that we needed to be wise in the face of deception. Before sending out His disciples, He told them to “be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

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Conflict Avoidance Isn't the Same Thing as Peacemaking

Our own expectations and high hopes for how our interactions will go can leave us disappointed when other people don’t live up to our ideals. As someone who often wishes I could create a safe, conflict-free bubble to exist in, I wonder how we’re supposed to navigate the tense and awkward moments with others, particularly during a season when it feels most difficult to avoid them.

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So, Your Life Plans Took A Detour. Now What?

It was only after he said this that I realized what was happening. I wasn’t allowing myself to embrace the great things that were happening because of I was worried about the detours my life had taken and every detail fitting perfectly into my plans. Sound familiar at all? It took me a while to realize it, but it was the only reason I was so dissatisfied with my circumstances. I realized I was holding a perfect idea for my life above the one story God had given me to live.

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My Unhappy Life as a Climate Heretic

Much to my surprise, I showed up in the WikiLeaks releases before the election. In a 2014 email, a staffer at the Center for American Progress, founded by John Podesta in 2003, took credit for a campaign to have me eliminated as a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website. In the email, the editor of the think tank’s climate blog bragged to one of its billionaire donors, Tom Steyer: “I think it’s fair [to] say that, without Climate Progress, Pielke would still be writing on climate change for 538.”

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Denny Burk on Twitter

Lego Tiger defeating lego Bama Elephant. Now that's my love language right there. @BrianKPayne86 @DrJimHamilton pic.twitter.com/7pE5izskjp

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Gambia: Church relief as hard-line Muslim faces shock election defeat - premier

Gambia's president, who had been in power for more than two decades and had proposed closing all Christian schools, has been defeated in a shock election result.

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The Bible Never Says ‘All Men Are Created Equal’

The most important thing we lose is the biblical storyline, in which (most obviously) Jews and Gentiles are not “equal”; the former are chosen for the sake of blessing the latter. If Ephesians 2:14 is about Christ making the two “equal,” rather than making the two “one,” several problems arise. Such a statement flattens the differences between us in the present; it implies that God’s election of Israel was somehow unjust; it suggests that Paul’s basic point concerned equal access to entitlements and privileges rather than incorporation into one people; and it gives the impression of a leveling (Jews come down and Gentiles come up) rather than an increase (Gentiles join God’s people, receiving the same blessings God promised Abraham). Equality, in the modern sense, is fundamentally individualistic: I am equal with you, and you’re equal with me, no matter whether we’re joined in any way. There’s no room for concepts like oneness, unity, and partnership.

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Does Christian "Hypocrisy" Falsify Christianity? | Cold Case Christianity

A common objection to Christianity often sounds something like this: “Christians do not practice what they preach. They say one thing but do another. If the Christian God exists, He doesn’t seem to be powerful enough to transform His followers. For this reason, I don’t believe the Christian God exists.” When people profess beliefs contrary to their actual behavior, our culture quickly identifies them as “hypocrites”. Hypocrisy, according to this definition, is the act of saying one thing but doing another. But this limited definition makes all of us hypocrites, doesn’t it? Everyone has an area in his or her life where their beliefs are in contradiction with their actions. Hypocrisy must, therefore, describe something more than occasional misbehavior. When someone claims to believe one thing, but continually and unapologetically practices another, they can accurately be described as hypocritical. This definition isolates the repetitive, intentional behaviors rightly scorned by our society. Given this is the true nature of the term “hypocrisy”, much can be said about the natur

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How Complementarian Churches Can Support Female Leadership

Where can complementarian women go to find female teachers? For many, the answer lies outside of the local church. Because of theological beliefs, most complementarian churches don’t let women preach. Many also struggle to elevate women’s voices within their own congregations, indirectly encouraging women to look outside the church—at times to blogs, social media, and Christian publishing—for leadership. ( Read CT’s previous coverage .)

18 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network is a website founded and edited by Greg West, a passionate defender of Christianity committed to ... by Greg West

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Ten Principles for Personal Productivity

Many chops fell a huge tree. Man, this is so crucial because of how quickly we get discouraged after a thousand chops and the tree is not down yet. I just finished listening to Robinson Crusoe. You might say: What in the world? What is John Piper listening to a teenage novel? I had never heard some of these classics, so I am listening to them. Robinson Crusoe, marooned on an island, all by himself, wants to escape, needs a boat. Mainland is 45 miles away. There might be cannibals over there. He is not sure he wants to go, but he needs a boat. He has got nothing else to do, so he is going to make a boat. He finds a tree. This tree is five feet, ten inches, across at the bottom. He has an axe. It takes him 22 days to chop this tree down, 14 more days to chop the branches off, a year and a half to finish the boat with an axe. I’d chop on a tree for a day, two days. I say: This tree is not coming down. I am done with this tree. I am going to work on some little tree. So there is the key. Many chops fell a big tree. Do you want to do something great? Don’t quit. Keep chopping.

20 BreakPoint This Week: Whitewashing the Red Menace

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Day 4: Myth Copying

It has been claimed that the Gospel writers copied ancient myths, but is this true? Alan Didonato provides an excellent response to this claim. Alan holds an M.A. in Mythological Studies and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Philosophy at SES.

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A Dangerous Fairytale for Future Wives

Whether we’re aware of it or not, the battle begins, not ends, when we make our vows. Our sinful desires will immediately rear up like a fire-breathing dragon. Satan will throw his grenade of lies at our feet. We will have to watch our step, lest we set off his explosive land mines hidden in our own homes. Many times it’s our own unrealistic expectations in marriage that blind us from seeing the bullets flying all around us. We must let go of the childish fairytale, and ask God to open our eyes to the spiritual warfare in our marriage, the battle in which we must fight for faith.

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Reasonable Faith on Twitter

Stream Dr Craig's Defenders class from the RF App or watch online each week at 11:35am EST. #Apologetics Watch Here: http://buff.ly/2fZpUQA  pic.twitter.com/LIX4SyWdwH

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The Time Is Now: Daily Reflections for Advent, December 4

The Time Is Now: Daily Reflections for Advent Written and presented by Amy Orr-Ewing Advent is a time of preparation – a time when we reflect on the coming of the Lord in the Person of Christ. These daily studies take us right through December and dwell on God’s preparation of people and events in history, which made the incarnation possible.

25 The TC Apologetics Daily

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

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If Your Right Hand Causes You to Sin (Ten Reflections on Masturbation)

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.” (Matthew 5:27–30)

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Marriage Advice | Reasonable Faith

3. Confront problems honestly. When we meet a young married couple, Jan will sometimes shock them by commenting, "Well, we hope you're fighting a lot!" (They usually are.) Fighting with your spouse is so emotionally wrenching and painful, and yet it is the necessary means by which problems get resolved and you become one. The couple that is in real danger is not the one that is fighting but the one that is not confronting. In order to avoid the pain, it's easier to sweep things under the rug and try to forget about it. But then the problems do not get resolved, and bitterness and resentment can secretly begin to grow until the marriage becomes poisoned. Don't let this happen. Screw up your courage, resolve to bear the hurt, and confront your issues squarely. Now please understand that when I talk about "fighting," I'm not talking about physical violence and abuse. I mean arguing. And when you argue, you should exercise self-control so that you fight fairly. Never call your spouse names or say things designed to wound, things that you will later regret. That is inconsistent with love.

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Harvard University astrophysicist discusses fine-tuning in the Washington Post

Howard A. Smith is a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a member of the Harvard Department of Astronomy. His research emphasizes the origins of stars, stellar systems and galaxies, and he is an author on more than 250 scientific articles. Previously he was Chair of Astronomy at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum; he also served for three years as a visiting scientist at NASA Headquarters.

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C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter

Doc Fuder ( @Heart4theCity ) leads the C.S. Lewis Fellows of Chicago in prayer in a West Side neighborhood of Chicago. #UrbanPlunge #CSLI pic.twitter.com/ThS4FKXPT7

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Chapter 19, Sec. 6-Chapter 20, Sec. 4 by John Gerstner | December 3, 2016

The Westminster Confession of Faith has, for hundreds of years, served as the doctrinal foundation of the Reformed churches. In this message, Dr. John Gerstner completes his examination of God’s law and starts a study on the question of Christian liberty and conscience.

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Stop Living a Half-Life with God

Brothers and sisters, could it be that many of the problems and struggles in your life today are owing to the fact that you never knew how you got saved. And therefore you have never known Christ. You lived a half life with God. You thought it was half yours and half his. And this morning maybe all of the sudden you can wake up to what he did for you so that you could start loving him with an appropriate affection, so that you could be humbled to the dust. Could it be that this would be the day you would be awakened to life because you heard the gospel for the first time in its power that it was God who slammed to the bottom at the cost of his Son’s life and pulled you up — and not just heaved you an inner tube or waited for your self-determined flailings to get you onto the boat?

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CrossExamined Radio w/ Dr. Frank Turek

Listen to CrossExamined with Frank Turek on American Family Radio network Saturday, 10-11 am Eastern on AFR network streaming audio and FM radio Tune in to our weekly call-in radio program hosted by Frank Turek on American Family Radio network. Join Frank as he discusses challenging topics, takes calls from listeners, and interviews dynamic Christian apologists. Sponsored by CrossExamined.org, this apologetics program is both informative and entertaining!  It is also available in podcast at the iTunes link below.

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Misty Callahan on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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4 Suggestions for Post-Election Listening

I have a different concern now that the election is over, since high emotional responses are manifesting themselves in the forms of protests. It seems evangelicals, as a whole, are missing opportunities for meaningful, Christ-honoring, charitable dialogue over philosophical disagreements—dialogue that could unite church members who hold different views rather than allow believers to settle into comfortable but unstated division. I am concerned especially for campuses training future ministry leaders and for congregations that have made strides toward becoming ethnically integrated in membership—even if such congregations, at this point in their journey, are diverse or multicultural in attendance only.

35 How Does the Holy Spirit Relate to Evidence for Christianity?by Gary R. Habermas

It is often assumed that the Holy Spirit's witness to a believer is not very helpful in a study of apologetics. After all, this testimony is given only to Christians and it is not verified or falsified by evidences. So does it follow that this witness is no more than a subjective conviction?

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Eight Reasons Why God is Real

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 27th, Dr William Lane Craig was interviewed by Barry Lynn on the radio show Culture Shocks. This interview was one of several conversations in a series entitled, "Why Do We Exist?" We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefaith

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C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter

In the legacy of Lewis, the C.S. Lewis Institute endeavors to develop disciples who will articulate, defend and live their faith in private and public life.

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A place to go on Christmas Day - Premier Christian Radio

In the run up to Christmas, and working with our 2016 partner Community Christmas, we’re aiming to make sure that more people than ever will have some where warm and friendly to spend time on one of the biggest days of the year.

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Gays, bias and phony science

Two years ago, these stories were hard to ignore when Columbia professor Mark Hatzenbuehler found that gays and lesbians who faced prejudice in their communities had a life expectancy 12 years shorter than those who lived in more accepting areas. Just so we’re clear, that’s bigger than the lifespan gap between regular smokers and nonsmokers.

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Justice Don Willett on Twitter

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7 Reasons to Teach Our Children Church History

Ask my four children what their father loves and ranking high on the list after “Jesus, our mom, baseball, and the Georgia Bulldogs,” might just be “dead people.” Why? The fact that I teach church history notwithstanding, I think it is important that my children—beginning at a tender age—understand the richness of the faith I am commending to them from Scripture. (And yes, they know the hero of that book is back from the dead.)

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Why There's No Such Thing As a Soul Mate

Rosa, I think the fact that God created men and women to be with each other means that the two are perfectly complementary, made to fit together. That doesn't mean there is one particular man or woman made for each and every person. Otherwise, how are we to read Paul's endorsement of the single life? Doesn't this view of soulmates disparage people who are single, and never intend to marry? Also, if your soulmate dies, then what are we to say? That you should remain single for the rest of your life, since your soulmate is gone and you won't ever find someone else as perfect for you as they were? Or can their be multiple soulmates? The more we talk about it, the more we break it down, the more paper-thin the entire concept seems. My favorite author, J.R.R. Tolkien, wrote this in a letter to his son, and it's stuck with me ever since I read it: "The real soulmate is of course the one you're with."

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Is the Bible Reliable Since Its Been Translated So Many Times?

When Google's translation page first came out, some friends and I would have a little fun translating the web page of our employer from English into another language like French or Japanese. We would then copy that text and paste it back into the Google translator and let the computer try to recreate the English. The final result was awkward and would produce pretty comical phrasing, with words implying something completely different from the original message.

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Truth Versus Relevance in Today's Culture

When standing before Pilate, Jesus claimed he had come to testify to the truth. Pilate famously replied, "What is truth?" While Pilate's response may seem a little dismissive, Christians shouldn't be too quick to ignore it, especially in our modern culture. Most young people today would side with Pilate here. On issues like absolute morality, whether God exists, or if Jesus rose from the dead, young people think either the truth cannot be found or if it can be discovered, it really doesn't matter much in their lives. It is an abstraction to them; a fuzzy concept where they would argue about the concept without seeing any practical implications.

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Are Biblical Creationists Divisive?

Biblical creationists 1 are often accused of causing division in the Church. It is claimed that their insistence on accepting Genesis as narrative history introduces dissension by majoring on a “minor” doctrine. However, as will be shown, quite the opposite it true.

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The Folly of Answering Distracting Atheistic Arguments

Christian apologists regularly face what we call the distraction challenge : the temptation to take seriously insubstantial objections against God’s existence. An insubstantial objection involves reasoning that is beyond or in spite of intellectual reasons or evidences; it may include nonintellectual or even anti-intellectual factors. We’re not saying that these insubstantial objections are unanswerable or that it is somehow wrong to answer them; we’re just saying that it might be more wise and prudent if our arguments and replies are attentive to the “reasons of the heart” and not only to those of the head.

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What We Get Wrong About 'Finding God's Will'

Yes, but...it seems to me that this article, or perhaps the book upon which it is based, is nearly courageous. What if the author took one more step toward an epiphany, and realized God may not have a specific end in mind for each individual? This, I believe to be true, but it's also the final piece of the puzzle needed to complete the picture. God equips us with talents and gifts, skills and wisdom, education and experience, and he says, "Now go do something. Anything, in which you can fully immerse and empty yourself and which will glorify me." That is the beautiful, liberating, permission-giving, empowering message of truth the author almost gives. And if we so engage, we will, as the author promises, see God on the way.

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Doesn't Genesis One Contradict Genesis Two?

Genesis chapters one and two describe the creation of the universe, the earth, and life on the earth. Some have said that these accounts are purely mythology. One of the reasons for this perception is because of the apparent contradiction between chapters one and two in the creation accounts. Chapter one describes the creation of plants followed by the creation of animals then humans. Chapter two seems to describe the creation of humans followed by the creation of plants then animals. If this assessment is true, it would seem that there is a contradiction between the creation accounts of Genesis 1 and 2.

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Science and Faith Shouldn't Be at Odds

Also, as for the "evidences" for all this long-age evolution stuff, it's not nearly as solid as most people think it is. As I mentioned in another comment, I have an honours degree in anthropology. Most of my coursework was about archaeology, and I've taken several courses on human evolution and the stone age. I agree with the sentiments of the article - I don't believe science & religion are in any kind of conflict in general (though, specific points may be, as I said with evolutionary theory). I was a young-earth creationist, but was relatively ill-informed about any of it. But I figured my beliefs should be able to withstand scrutiny and challenge. So I was determined to give my profs a fair shot, and to learn about all this stuff, but knowing that I was only being presented with one viewpoint on any given matter, I also spent a lot of time looking at alternate views on any given matter.

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Ten Reasons to Revel in Being Chosen

The reason no charge can stick to God’s chosen ones is that God “gave [his Son] up for us,” and it necessarily follows that God will “graciously give us all things.” The wonder is not only that there is “no condemnation,” but that this was all planned in eternity to be omnipotently successful. He did not do this great work like a fisherman throwing a net to see who might swim into it. We did not just happen to swim into God’s salvation. This was planned and performed with a special view to us, the chosen ones. This is a wonder to revel in.

51 The Universe: Evidence for Its Fine Tuning
52 Tim Tebow Turned Down a Million Dollar Endorsement Based on His Coach's Request
53 Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work
54 Islam: A Brief, Christian Critique
55 The Promise You Can't Keep in Marriage
56 Scarlet Hope
57 Mike Patrick on Twitter
58 “Why does God want to torture people in hell?”
59 The End of Atheism
60 Great Resources for Defending God’s Existence
61 Am I Quenching the Holy Spirit?
62 Instagram photo by @louiegiglio • Dec 5, 2016 at 12:57am UTC
63 In the Beginning…
64 Vulnerability Isn’t the Same as Weakness
65 Frank Turek on Twitter
66 Why Many Colombian Evangelicals Didn't Want to Give Peace a Chance
67 Rob McDowell on Twitter
68 Tim Wetzel on Twitter
69 How Will We Live Now? — Resources
70 1/30/16
71 The Lack of Unbiased Evidence for Jesus
72 Arches of Utah
73 Instagram photo by Douglas Wilson • Dec 4, 2016 at 11:43pm UTC
74 Seeing Is Not Always Believing
75 The Wonderful Power Of Doubt
76 Social Media Highlights (12/4/16)
77 Contradictions: Root of All Evil?
78 Featured on eBookDaily Bargains- $0.99
79 Ratio Christi on Twitter
80 Jesus’ Authority Was Based in His Deity | Cold Case Christianity
81 Beyond Science: Understanding Real Knowledge
82 Instagram photo by @louiegiglio • Dec 4, 2016 at 8:46pm UTC
83 5 things I learned my first year as a pastor - Southern Blog
84 Jonah and the Great Fish
85 Pastors Can’t Afford to Neglect Themselves
86 They Just Don’t Get It: Why Big Church Solutions Can't Fix Small Church Problems
87 Maria Rodrigues on Twitter
88 Main Problem of a Muslim solved by Ex Muslim (Nabeel Qureshi)
89 Miracles Don't Contradict The Laws of Nature
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