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Churches release modern retelling of Nativity to highlight asylum seeker plight - premier

A short film has been released by the group representing Methodists, Baptists and Scottish Anglicans and United Reformists, to highlight the challenges that asylum seekers face in the UK.

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.

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

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

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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4 Misconceptions About Mental Illness and Faith

I was ordained to the ministry when I was 19 and was pastor of two country churches my first two years in college. Those are my credentials to comment on your article. Often when I preached, I was overwhelmed by clinical depression. My friends and family said I just needed to pray more to feel better. It was the late 1960's and early 1970's and long before anyone spoke openely of mental illness, especially in the context of Christianity. My misery got the best of me with an attempted suicide my junior year and finally departure from the ministry. I was plagued with depression self-medicating with alcohol and careless sexual behavior until I was 42. It was then that I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Had I felt I could have spoken to someone in the church about my feelings when I was 19, perhaps my path would have been much happier. Today, I am blessed with the ability to tell my story to college students in "The Speech I Wish I Had Heard When I was an Undergraduate." I speak of my experience in the Church with regret hoping those who hear me will have a better experience as society becomes more educated about mental illness.

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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?

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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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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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/a-powerful-key-to-prayer1

Ask yourself, “Who am I praying with on a regular basis?” You may be saying you’ve never prayed with anybody before, and it scares you to death. But you can start slow. When you get together with five or six other friends, you don’t have to pray if you don’t want to. You can sit there and be quiet. 

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The Time Is Now: Daily Reflections for Advent, December 5

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.

10 The TC Apologetics Daily

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

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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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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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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.

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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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What C.S. Lewis Teaches Us About Losing Faith and Finding It Again

As Chesterton puts it, “The popular critics of Christianity are not really outside of it … Their criticism has taken on a curious tone; as of a random and illiterate heckling.” You likely know what he was talking about: Many of the complaints and criticisms we hear about Christianity are more emotionally charged than carefully reasoned. And safe passage to meaningful conversations with each other can be hard to find.

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Book Review: “Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures” by Jayson Georges and Mark D. Baker

Georges and Baker utilized a number of stories to illustrate some of the difficulties in understanding honor-shame cultures when one’s background is not in that culture. For those, like me, with a limited grasp of the topic, honor-shame cultures ought to be defined, but that itself is difficult. Basically, these cultures have a system where the community is valued more highly than the individual, and shame, rather than guilt, is the result of violations of the strictures of society. Such a perspective means that, for example, the core problem with one’s violation of the codes of society is not that we make mistakes (as in our individualistic societies) but rather that our very being has been corrupted. Thus, rather than trying to justify or apologize for our mistake, it is more important to cover that mistake (see especially the table on page 38).

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Russian Patriarch and ally of Putin blesses French cathedral - premier

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Science in the Balance

So now apply this as we endeavor to understand the workings of God. Many times we might speculate, “How did God do it?” But to assume that God always works through natural laws just because He usually does would be a leap in logic. In always looking for some natural, scientific understanding to explain what the Bible says God did, we void the possibility of supernatural activity. God is the God of both the natural and the supernatural.

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Physical Fitness Is Spiritual Too

God wants us to keep our eyes on the prize in this world, too. He wants us to be reassured that this race, this life, is a stopping point into eternity. And in this world we will have trouble (and it will be tough, and hard to breath, and physically draining), but to take heart because he has overcome the course (John 16:33).

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Bishop suspends priest from ministry over assault claims - premier

A former priest and cathedral clergyman in Northern Ireland has been suspended from ministry over allegations of sexual assault.

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Grief Is Part of the Gospel Too

But banning grief is not biblical, and it’s not spiritual.  But banning grief is not biblical, and it’s not spiritual. Maybe we feel that grieving a loss of something or someone shows that we don’t have all our treasures in heaven. Perhaps we delude ourselves with the twisted notion that if we had all of our treasures in heaven, our treasures would be safe, and we’d never experience loss. And although this is crazy talk, we speak it to ourselves and others.

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Number of US hotels providing Bibles in rooms halves in a decade - premier

The survey, conducted by analytics company STR, found that the percentage of hotels in the US providing copies of the Bible in rooms has dropped from 95 per cent in 2006 to 48 per cent in 2016.

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How the Challenges You Face Actually Teach You About God

Not all seasons of challenge are caused by our own poor choices but many of my times in the valleys were a result of poor choices I had made. These moments of despair brought me back to Christ and led me to realize our loving Heavenly Father allows consequences to teach us about the depths of His love.

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Prime Minister says church will be central to her Christmas - premier

The Prime Minister Theresa May says church will be the main part of her Christmas day celebrations.

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God Demonstrates His Love Toward Us

Now, why do I say this? First, because the tenses of the verbs are different in verse 5 between the outpouring of God’s love and the giving of the Holy Spirit. Notice: “The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” The difference here is that the first tense implies in the original Greek that there was a past act for all believers but there is also and ongoing effect or an ongoing act as well. But the tense of “was given to us” implies a completed and once for all action. We were given the Holy Spirit, but the outpouring seems to have ongoing and varied expressions. The Spirit who was given once for all, and who poured out the love of God in some measure in all Christians, acts in varying manners from time to time and from person to person.

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No Detour from Calvary

Yes, he could have. And Jesus could have been born into a wealthy family. He could have turned stone into bread in the wilderness. He could have called 10,000 angels to his aid in Gethsemane. He could have come down from the cross and saved himself. The question is not what God could do, but what he willed to do.

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Why the Prosperity Gospel Is the Worst Pyramid Scheme Ever

When I was in college, I read a book by a prominent megachurch pastor. The author told me to live like a child of God. He told me God wanted to bless me. He also mentioned that if I only believed, God would give me the nicest house in the neighborhood. That seemed to make sense. The author explained that he once wanted the nicest house in the neighborhood, and God gave it to him. Here was a man with evidence. Not only did he have the story about the house, and other anecdotes, he also had a very nice set of white teeth ( Ah, supernaturally white , I thought).

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What Does 'Unwholesome Talk' Really Mean?

I totally agree with you Tyler. I've read a couple other blogs on this topic in the last year. One even had done word searches of the Greek meanings and explained how Paul was talking about gossip, slander or any speech which would tear down and fail to build up, or edify, the fellowship. They did not mean "curse" words. I too believe that cursing like a "sailor" is wrong. But, it is wrong as it shows lack of vocabulary, not that it is sinful. Of course, this is context to how the words are used. To call people curse words is sinful. To use it as you give the example of Tony Campolo is great, in my opinion. Often, they are very effectual to drive home meaning. And no one should say, "If you're a Christian then you can't curse" as being a Christian isn't, in essence, about what we "don't do." It is about grace and faith. God's grace and the faith He gives us, saves us. We profess this. Romans 10:9-10.

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The Face of Christmas Past

In 1645, during the Civil War, most of England was under Puritan rule. The Puritans vehemently opposed anything that was "heathenish" or smacked of "Popery." They banned the celebration of Christmas on these grounds (although the charges are questionable). Indeed, the Puritan-dominated Parliament delighted in sitting on Christmas Day. Parliamentary troops picketed churches on Christmas to prevent anyone from commemorating it as a religious day. They also objected to the frequently drunken and anti-social revelry sometimes accompanying its celebration (much like New Year's Day in our time).

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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 Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain

Since I’ve been aware of the royal family, of course, but not particularly interested before, the effect of the series has been something like moving a piece of furniture in your grandparents’ house only to find that behind that bookcase, the wallpaper you’d taken for granted your whole upbringing had at one time been far more bold and colorful than you’d ever realized. It’s enough to make you question the assumptions you’ve made about what sort of stories the walls would tell if they could talk.

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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.

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The Universe: Evidence for Its Fine Tuning

According to Carl Sagan, the universe (cosmos) "is all that is or ever was or ever will be." However, the idea that the universe is all is not a scientific fact, but an assumption based upon materialistic naturalism. Since Carl Sagan's death in 1996, new discoveries in physics and cosmology bring into questions Sagan's assumption about the universe. Evidence shows that the constants of physics have been finely tuned to a degree not possible through human engineering. Five of the more finely tuned numbers are included in the table below. For comments about what scientists think about these numbers, see the page Quotes from Scientists Regarding Design of the Universe .

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Tim Tebow Turned Down a Million Dollar Endorsement Based on His Coach's Request

Tebow continues to say that as he was cut from the Patriots, his mind went back to that endorsement deal and he questioned whether he had made the right choice by listening to Belichick just two months earlier. Even now he says he doesn't regret his choice, telling Fox & Friends that, "It was me trying to honor the team, and if I could do it again, I would've done the same thing."

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Why Being a Woman in Seminary Is Worth the Work

Although seminary in its various forms is a powerful source of personal education, its ultimate purpose is communal. Substantive theological study and engagement enables women to raise the bar for discipleship and spiritual formation in our local churches. It also helps us address the pressing spiritual questions of our present age: How should the church work toward social justice? What is the message of hope that can be offered to those with unmet sexual desires? How can we live counter-culturally in a world that equates human worth with power or prestige?

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52 The Promise You Can't Keep in Marriage
53 Scarlet Hope
54 Mike Patrick on Twitter
55 “Why does God want to torture people in hell?”
56 The End of Atheism
57 Great Resources for Defending God’s Existence
58 Am I Quenching the Holy Spirit?
59 Instagram photo by @louiegiglio • Dec 5, 2016 at 12:57am UTC
60 In the Beginning…
61 Vulnerability Isn’t the Same as Weakness
62 Frank Turek on Twitter
63 Why Many Colombian Evangelicals Didn't Want to Give Peace a Chance
64 Rob McDowell on Twitter
65 Tim Wetzel on Twitter
66 How Will We Live Now? — Resources
67 Does Christian "Hypocrisy" Falsify Christianity? | Cold Case Christianity
68 1/30/16
69 The Lack of Unbiased Evidence for Jesus
70 Arches of Utah
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72 Seeing Is Not Always Believing
73 The Wonderful Power Of Doubt
74 Social Media Highlights (12/4/16)
75 How Complementarian Churches Can Support Female Leadership
76 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
77 Being ‘Wise as Serpents’ in the Era of Fake News
78 Contradictions: Root of All Evil?
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81 Jesus’ Authority Was Based in His Deity | Cold Case Christianity
82 Beyond Science: Understanding Real Knowledge
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86 Jonah and the Great Fish
87 Pastors Can’t Afford to Neglect Themselves
88 They Just Don’t Get It: Why Big Church Solutions Can't Fix Small Church Problems
89 Maria Rodrigues on Twitter
90 Main Problem of a Muslim solved by Ex Muslim (Nabeel Qureshi)
91 Miracles Don't Contradict The Laws of Nature