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Thank You for Supporting Us on #GivingTuesday

On this one day, Prison Fellowship received a wonderful outpouring of support and raised enough money to help over 1000 prisoners and their families. Some gifts are still coming in and we’re tallying all donations. We have so many friends who answered and shared our call to give so we can continue our work to bring Christ’s restorative power to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families.

2 Vive La Difference!

Which implies that the writer assumed Hadrian would know what "fornication and adultery" and "unlawful union" were. If Christian ethics were a novelty they would be completely opaque to pagans. A pagan who recognized them as an improvement rather then a quirk is acknowledging that he always hand an instinct that way. If someone told me, "Old religion A worships peacocks and sacrifices monkeys to them", and "New religion B worships monkeys and sacrifices peacocks to them", I would not think religion B an improvement; I would think it an interesting custom of the exotic natives. And so would Emperor Hadrian who was hearing things like that all the time.

3 2015 The Gospel Coalition National Conference April 13-15, Orlando FL

Our 2015 National Conference seeks to stir longing for our ultimate home in heaven as we explore the sweep of redemption from creation to consummation, Genesis to Revelation. Our plenary speakers will unfold the Bible's teaching on eschatology, a topic of burning importance today. Along with these nine plenary sessions we've planned more than 50 workshops and focus gatherings led by speakers addressing topics including evangelism, homosexuality, student ministry, sexual abuse, faith and work, and much more. Join us as we worship God together in word and song with joyful hope that Jesus is returning soon. 

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Advice to Young Pastors from Paul Tripp, John Frame, and John Yates

How would what I recommend young pastors to be studying today differ from what I would’ve recommended 10 years ago? I would still say stock your library with the best commentaries you can get; good ones keep coming out. We need to be learning more about the history of the church, not just by reading the most recommended historical studies but also the insights of sociological historians like Rodney Stark. Then, find someone like Patrick Lencioni who writes about leadership and team management in order to keep focused on how to be an effective leader. Read more Christian fiction like Michael O’Brien. Read the most respected news sources like The New York Times , The  Wall Street Journal , The  Washington Post , and  The Economist , but also read World  magazine for a different flavor. Let Albert Mohler help you think about contemporary societal developments; listen to his daily briefings. Read what Tim Keller writes; he’s a gift to all of us. Always be on the lookout for fresh biographies, not just Christian biographies but the biographies of non-believers as well.

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Ferguson, Church, and Continuing the Conversation

I appreciate the democratization of technology that we enjoy, especially via social media. But our anger, sadness, and wisdom tends to be short-lived. Our society suffers from what some have called a "continuous state of partial inattention." Consequently, issues that arise hardly get the kind of slow, thoughtful, and contemplative attention that's required for substantial change to occur in our personal lives, churches, and cities. In a few days or weeks, our anger and concern will subside. The dust will settle and we will be on our way to the next issue the media feeds us. But there is a better way. To begin to see new communities emerge that reflect Jesus' reconciled kingdom reality, the conversation of race and class needs a comprehensive and continual strategy to keep this at the forefront of our theologies and discipleship. We need conversations on matters of race and reconciliation to be perennial dialogues that fill our churches and consequently our cities. After all, this matter is not going anywhere soon. This is what we have endeavored to do at New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York, over the past 27 years.

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Burk: Experience of same-sex attraction ‘occasion for repentance’

“This is what I would say to guys in my church, is 'If you are in the moment feeling an attraction for a person of the same sex, that's an occasion for repentance,'” said Denny Burk, professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “'Well, I didn't choose that.' That's still an occasion for repentance.”

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'Like the crazy factory exploded': Feminist blogger 'emphatically' defends lying about rape; Update: Twitter account deleted?

‘Like the crazy factory exploded': Feminist blogger ‘emphatically’ defends lying about rape; Update: Twitter account deleted?

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Why the Ebola Crisis Needs a More Biblical Response

Leaders drafted a unique written resource in English and French called “ A Biblical Church Response to Ebola .” It is free online and explains a Scripture-based response model for churches, using 18 passages and historical references to the Black Plague, the yellow fever epidemic, and HIV/AIDS. Kargbo and Ruth Ada Kamara, Women of Hope’s Sierra Leonean program manager, returned to the United States to raise awareness about what American churches might do as well. They spoke recently with Timothy C. Morgan, CT senior editor, global journalism, and Deann Alford, a Texas-based journalist.

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A New Paper from Biologic Institute: "Enzyme Families -- Shared Evolutionary History or Shared Design?"

I am pleased to announce the publication of a new paper from Biologic Institute, a research organization devoted to investigating the limits of unguided evolution and advancing the development of a new paradigm for biology based on intelligent design. This paper, " Enzyme Families -- Shared Evolutionary History or Shared Design? A Study of the GABA-Aminotransferase Family ," is the closing chapter of our long-term study of bacterial enzymes to determine if they can be coopted to new functions. The answer to this question is important for the evolution debate. If enzymes can't be recruited to genuinely new functions by unguided means, no matter how similar they are, the evolutionary story is false.

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Deadly, Healing Medicine

I soon discovered this was not a regular transplant—replacing a sick organ with a healthy organ, or infusing health-filled medicines into my body. Quite the opposite. Receiving this “medicine” involved taking a lethal poison. First I had stem cells gathered from my blood. Next I received an intense form of chemotherapy derived from mustard gas, a World War I chemical weapon. These toxins attacked both healthy and cancerous cells in my bone marrow; they would definitely have killed me if there were not a way to revive me. My white blood count dropped close to zero, leaving me with virtually no resistance to infection. You can’t live like that. And yet, the only way to heal was to infuse this poison into my blood.

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WORLD | That infamous day | J.C. Derrick | Dec. 13, 2014

Nineteen-year-old Bill Muehleib’s duty station was at Wheeler Field in the central part of Oahu, but in the closing weeks of 1941 he was taking an advanced course in aircraft and engine mechanics at Hickam Field—separated from Pearl Harbor by only a chain-link fence. Personnel had been on full alert from late November until Dec. 6, so Muehleib was among the soldiers working new ground defense battalions to protect sensitive areas with 50-caliber machine guns. “The fact that we’d never fired one made no material difference to them,” said Muehleib, 92, who despite a full head of white hair could pass for two decades younger. 

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Should Christian Historians Appeal to Providence in Their Interpretations?

Tom Nettles (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, emeritus)  provides a vigorous defense of providential historiography. He critiques the new evangelical historiographers as “cautious evangelical historians who discipline their writing by the conviction that their final product must be profane, not in the sense of aggressive blasphemy, but in the sense of being defined by non-religious purposes.” Nettles believes that “A theist who tries to write history as if there were no God, performs as, and presents the world as, an atheist.” Providence is key for Nettles: “If the factor of providence . . . may be as easily excluded with no loss of coherence in argument, does this not qualify as an argument for atheism?” “A theist who tries to write history as if there were no God, performs as, and presents the world as, an atheist.” Nettles suggests that the Christian faith involved “a kind of connectedness with history that expands the possible explanatory framework of empirical data” and that Christian experience involves “an expansion of awareness which operates both subjectively and objectively in the historiographical process.

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Take a Break from the Chaos

I want you to join me. Not in the stand (that would ruin it) but in some silent, occasional solitude of your own. You need a break from the chaos, from the noise and the crowds, more than you may think at first. You need the spiritual disciplines of silence and solitude.

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Faithful Thinkers: 11 Quotes From Ravi Zacharias On Humanity's Predicament

"None of us like the concept of law because none of us like the restraints it puts on us. But when we understand that God has given us his law to aid us in guarding our souls, we see that the law is for our fulfillment, not for our limitation. The law reminds us that some things, some experiences, some relationships are sacred. When everything has been profaned, it is not just my freedom that has been lost-- the loss is everyone's. God gave us the law to remind us of the sacredness of life, and our created legal systems only serve to remind us of the profane judgments we make."

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Chandler Christian Church

How long has it been since you have had a holiday season that really meant something to your family? How would you like to put Christ back into Christmas, truly be thankful at Thanksgiving, and even use Halloween to help your whole family grow in their faith? This holiday season Chandler Christian Church is giving…

18 Reasonable Faith $200,000 Matching Grant Challenge | Reasonable Faith

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

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An Urgent Ministry Opportunity––Global Study Bibles for Leaders in Africa and Asia

In many places throughout Africa, India, and other parts of Asia, the church has few Bibles and almost no doctrinally sound Bible study resources.

20 New paper from Michael Licona on historical methods and miracle claims

Most biblical scholars and historians hold that the investigation of a miracle report lies outside of the rights of historians acting within their professional capacity. In this essay, I challenge this position and argue to the contrary. A definition of history should not a prioriexclude the possibility of investigating miracle claims, since doing so may restrict historians to an inaccurate assessment of the past. Professional historians outside of the community of biblical scholars acknowledge the frequent absence of a consensus; this largely results from conflicting horizons among historians. If this is the present state among professionals engaged in the study of non-religious history, it will be even more so with historians of Jesus. Finally, even if some historians cannot bring themselves to grant divine causation, they, in principle, can render a verdict on the event itself without rendering a verdict on its cause.

21
Southern Seminary Christmas Concert

For the first time ever, Southern Seminary’s Department of Biblical Worship will collaborate with three local worship ministries: Sojourn Music, Sovereign Grace Music, and Highview Baptist Worship Ministry. The evening will also include music by international operatic tenor Philip Webb. With a wonderfully varied musical prism of expression and style, this concert is designed to exalt the incarnate Christ in the contour of the gospel through the Word and song.

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Faithful Thinkers: Should Christians Accept Secular Critique?

As humans we tend to prefer to listen to those who agree with us and avoid the discomfort of having our views challenged.We find this in all sorts of people who hold all sorts of different views- be they religious, philosophical, political, or whatever. As a child my most common exposure to this attitude was from those in the church. I remember one person pointing to scripture to affirm such an attitude: Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who comes from God, so that we may understand what has been freely given to us by God. We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual...The spiritual person can evaluate everything, yet he himself cannot be evaluated by anyone." 1 Corinthians 2:12-15 (HCSB) It was offered that the wisdom of unsaved people is useless to me, and the wisdom that I offer them is foolish to them. I was led to believe that anytime an unbeliever challenged my view, that scripture encouraged me to completely disregard it and anything else the person had to say.

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God's Not Dead: If Bacteria are so Fit, Why Evolve into Mozart?

Large body mass creatures are much less fit than the tenacious organisms like bacteria and cockroaches. The evolutionists do not have to deal with just a missing link; the whole chain is gone. Only God and His revelation can give us a foundation for science.[3] The theory of survival of the fittest does not comport with the reality of ultra-resilient cockroaches because they do not need to evolve into higher forms. They do just fine without knowing Mickey Mouse or Plato. Bacteria would not become more stout and produce more survivable offspring if they could read poetry or applaud Tiger Woods. Bacteria do not have determination or conviction. Even if they did, how could that resolve give them the innate force to evolve? They would need purpose and the means to fulfill that purpose, a teleological reason. This can only come when there is intelligence and purpose. A universe composed of only matter and motion cannot produce teleology, hence unguided evolution is a myth; it is fable for profligate adults. It not only does not gel with the facts; it is impossible for it to be true.

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Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case

Copyright (c) 2014 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention. The original story can be found at http://www.bpnews.net/43876/prolife-prochoice-groups-agree-in-pregnancy-case Pro-life, pro-choice groups agree in pregnancy case by Tom Strode, posted Friday, December 05, 2014 (yesterday) Tags: pregnancyUPSERLC Tweet WASHINGTON (BP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has the uncommon opportunity to please both pro-life and pro-choice advocates at the same time. The justices struggled with the meaning of a federal law barring discrimination against pregnant workers during oral arguments Dec. 3 in a case that has united representatives of both sides of the abortion debate.

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The Church Advent Calendar – Premier Radio

Coming this Christmas - we'll be bringing you a different holy message each day day of Advent from a different church leader. Plus you'll be able to find out more about Christmas events and carol services at each of the featured churches.

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3 Things Not to Do While Pursuing Spiritual Growth

I would add that your advice for #1 should be taken with caution. For hundreds of years "the church" has used the argument that scripture is so important that it should only be interpreted by professionals. To protect people from interpreting it wrong. We have people come in our church every week who have never once opened the Bible because their previous church felt it should only be left to professionals. There comes a point where we have to trust the Holy Spirit of God to work in us as people filled with his spirit. Remember Jesus sent out the 12 disciples and they made all sorts of mistakes. I love that God's not afraid of that. He doesn't have an image complex where his feelings are going to get hurt if people get one thing off about him. I love that. I totally get your point that a new Christian needs to be aware that we shouldn't run out and do every single thing the Bible says without taking into account the type of writing and any other contextual clues that might affect how we apply it.

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Feds: Navy engineer tried to steal schematics for new carrier class

But early this year, the affidavit states, he was offered a job as a civilian general engineer in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. It was not immediately clear Friday what work the naval shipyard was performing on the Ford carrier, given that the bulk of construction is being done at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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Is the Watchmaker Argument Still Valid?

In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there; I might possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there. Yet why should not this answer serve for the watch as well as for the stone? Why is it not as admissible in the second case, as in the first? For this reason, and for no other, viz. that, when we come to inspect the watch, we perceive (what we could not discover in the stone) that its several parts are framed and put together for a purpose, e. g. that they are so formed and adjusted as to produce motion, and that motion so regulated as to point out the hour of the day; that, if the different parts had been differently shaped from what they are, of a different size from what they are, or placed after any other manner, or in any other order, than that in which they are placed, either no motion at all would have been carried on in the machine, or none which would have answered the use that is now served by it.

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LA Tech Sports on Twitter

Final: LA Tech 23 Marshall 26. Check out Bowl Central for info on the Bowl Game! http://www.latechsports.com/gameday/bowl-central.html … #WeAreLATech pic.twitter.com/rwQNmWJLvn

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Miracles by Eric Metaxas - Penguin Books USA

Praise for Eric Metaxas and Miracles   “[Metaxas] has taken a difficult and often controversial topic and presented it with clarity. Both erudite and intimate, Metaxas invites even the scoffer to wonder.” –  Kirkus Reviews “ Miracles is the sort of book that — once you’ve read it — you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life.” —Kathie Lee Gifford, Emmy-award-winning host, The Today Show    “If you’re a skeptic, read this book with an open mind and you might just discover that miracles are real. If you’re already a believer, be ready to be inspired.” —Kirsten Powers, columnist for USA Today and The Daily Beast   “Alluring.” –  Library Journal “With this beautiful and moving and thoughtful new book, Eric Metaxas proves yet again to be a writer of the first order…. Miracles is a cool rain of intelligent truth.” —Bret Lott, Best-selling author of Jewel ; Non-fiction editor,  Crazyhorse   “Take the brilliant mind of Eric Metaxas, add the provocative topic of miracles, and get ready to change the way you see reality forever.

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WORLD | Great stories from the Greatest Generation | J.C. Derrick | Dec. 6, 2014

Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw first dubbed World War II–era Americans “The Greatest Generation” in his 1998 book by the same name. “It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced,” he wrote.

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The genius of Dick Cavett.

But Cavett had been so nice about the book on-air that I allowed myself to imagine he had actually read it. He asked me to lunch at the Algonquin, where he was delightfully fast and funny; and then later in the week he asked me home for drinks, where he was even better, because he was ready to talk his business instead of mine. I learned a lot from him in a tearing hurry. Discussing his disasters on-air ­(self-­deprecation was one of his charms), he put on a tape of an old show and ­fast-­forwarded to an illustrative moment. I can't remember who the guests were or what they were doing—it could have been Truman Capote attacking Sonny Liston with a handkerchief—but I can remember the question Cavett asked me: "Why did my voice get louder just then?" When I hazarded that it was because the sound engineer had racked up the level, Cavett rewound a minute of the tape and showed me the moment again. "It didn't get louder," he said. "The director cut to the close shot." Then he played me an example of a line getting lost because his director cut to the wide shot. Suddenly I saw it: The closeness of the shot varies the volume.

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Morality and The Recalcitrant Imago Dei

The Recalcitrant Imago Dei : Human Persons and the Failure of Naturalism (SCM Press, 2009) is a concise, deep, challenging, and wide-ranging critique of philosophical naturalism. In it, philosopher J.P. Moreland argues that there are several aspects of reality which naturalism is unable to account for, while theism can: consciousness, free will, rationality, morality, value, and a substantial human soul. The arguments are controversial and many will disagree, but I would urge anyone who has the time and inclination to read and think about this book, if you are interested in comparing the explanatory power of naturalism compared to theism with respect to these issues. If Moreland is right, and I think he is, theism has more explanatory power regarding many central aspects of human persons. I don’t agree with everything in the book, of course, but the case is very well made.

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

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Truthbomb Apologetics: The Art of Listening

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

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The Christian Post on Twitter

Donors asked to help children left behind by Tampa Bay, Southern Baptist pastor killings http://www.christianexaminer.com/article/children.left.behind.by.tampa.bay.murder.spree.tug.on.heart.strings/47750.htm … pic.twitter.com/IuJrdaGRND

37 thoughts on waiting

When I consider this kind of forced waiting endured by King and all the African-Americans living under segregation, the unrest in Ferguson and around the country following the death of Michael Brown makes a little more sense to me.  I cannot excuse violence, but I can begin to see that waiting is no longer an option for people who have felt the “stinging darts” of racial profiling, of Driving While Black, of a society that assumes they must be up to no good, and of ongoing tension between police and citizens.  I begin to see that I must find a way to shorten the wait.  I cannot live in a world where my sisters and brothers are valued less or treated with suspicion simply because their skin is darker than mine.

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C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter

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Josh McDowell on Twitter

God's opinion of us is the one that matters. | Romans 15:7 http://ow.ly/BNCTI  pic.twitter.com/0fSsbtI3nv

40 Second Week of Advent - Stand to Reason Blog

The second week of Advent starts tomorrow. I posted links to free Advent devotionals earlier this week, and I’ll be posting some verses from Angie Mosteller’s “ How to Do an Advent Wreath ” (available on her Celebrating Holidays website) each weekend before Christmas for you to meditate on. The candle lit on the second week, she says, “is said to represent peace and the prophecies of a coming savior.”

41 Second Week of Advent - Stand to Reason Blog

The second week of Advent starts tomorrow. I posted links to free Advent devotionals earlier this week, and I’ll be posting some verses from Angie Mosteller’s “ How to Do an Advent Wreath ” (available on her Celebrating Holidays website) each weekend before Christmas for you to meditate on. The candle lit on the second week, she says, “is said to represent peace and the prophecies of a coming savior.”

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Revival and money?

“The ‘true riches’ [of Luke 16:11] obviously have nothing to do with money.  To have spiritual power to overcome the awfulness of the post-Christian world — that is true riches.  The church is constantly saying, ‘Where’s our power? Where’s our power?’  Jesus’ statement here gives us at least part of the answer.  We must use money with a view to what counts in eternity.  If a child cannot take his father’s money, go to the store, purchase what is requested and return home with the change, it does not make sense for the father to increase his allowance.  So since . . . the money we handle is not our own, if we do not bring it under the lordship of Christ, we will not be given the greater wealth of spiritual power.”

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Really Recommended Posts 12/5/14- secular humanism, theology books, RPGs, and more!

Yep, lots of diversity this go-round. We have a challenge for secular humanism, theology books, the atonement, Levitical Law, and a role-playing game. Think I didn’t get a good variety? Think again! Let me know what you think in the comments below, I’d love to read them! Be sure you let the others who wrote the posts know what you think.

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We Sure Are Lucky to Have Our Moon (Among Other Things)

Along with those we've already discussed in this series, further parameters must be added to the list of conditions for a life-supporting planet. Let's turn now to the carbonate-silicate cycle and the Moon. Classical models of habitable zones assume that the host star and the planet's atmospheres are stable, yet this is not the case. For example, as the Sun has brightened over the last four billion years, geologic processes and life on Earth have modified its atmosphere, and compensated for the "faint young Sun paradox." 1 The geologic process is the carbonate-silicate cycle which removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at approximately the right rate to reduce the greenhouse effect to compensate for the increasing luminosity of the Sun. This process is driven by plate tectonics. 2 As François Forget says, "This is a very peculiar regime" 3 that causes the thin plates to ride on convection cells in the mantle of the Earth. Is plate tectonics something that should be common in Earth-sized planets? Or is it very rare?

45 Focus on the Family President to Speak at Biola’s Commencement | Biola University

In 1989, Daly began his career with Focus on the Family as an assistant to the ministry’s president. Three years later, he was appointed international field director for Asia, Africa and Australia. In 1997, Daly was promoted to vice president of Focus on the Family’s international division. Daly was then given the role of chief operating officer in 2004, and was selected as president one year later.

46 How to apologize effectively: responsibility, restitution, repentance

To me, the only thing that needs an apology is breaking a moral rule – you can’t beat someone up for just making a mistake. Whenever someone breaks a moral rule with me, like disrespecting me or being selfish, then I pick out a book for them to read and ask them to read it and then write something about how what they learned in the book applies to what they did to me. I don’t pick very long books! But I do this for a very important reason.

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Phillip Bethancourt on Twitter

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"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"- A Christian Perspective

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History Testifies that Jesus Worked Miracles | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

Most scholars today working on the subject accept the claim that Jesus was a healer and exorcist. The evidence is stronger for this claim than for most other specific historical claims that we could make about Jesus or earliest Christianity . Scholars often note that miracles characterized Jesus's historical activity no less than his teaching and prophetic activities did. So central are miracle reports to the Gospels that one could remove them only if one regarded the Gospels as preserving barely any genuine information about Jesus. Indeed, it is estimated that more than 31 percent of the verses in Mark's Gospel involve miracles in some way, or some 40 percent of his narrative! Very few critics would deny the presence of any miracles in the earliest material about Jesus . If followers would preserve Jesus's teachings, how much more might they, and especially those who experienced recoveries, spread reports about his extraordinary acts of power? Because miracle claims attach to a relatively small number of figures in antiquity (itinerant or not), there is little reason to suppose that Jesus would have developed a reputation as a wonder worker if he did not engage in such activities.

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WORLD | From ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’ to giving God the glory | Paul Newell | Dec. 6, 2014

Some evangelicals have followed Christ for as long as they can remember. Others, through God’s grace, make U-turns. Many of us know the story of John Newton and his change from enslaving men physically to freeing them spiritually. Japan has been a very difficult mission field but it also has remarkable stories, and here’s one: How Mitsuo Fuchida, the flight commander who led the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 73 years ago tomorrow, came to Christ.

51 WORLD | Al-Qaeda kills American and South African hostages in Yemen | Mickey McLean | Dec. 6, 2014
52 The frightening side of Advent: Bonhoeffer’s Christmas sermons
53 Truthbomb Apologetics: Book Giveaway- Christ-Centered Apologetics: Sharing the Gospel with Evidence by Joel Furches
54 WORLD | Cruel and unusual punishment | Sophia Lee | Dec. 6, 2014
55 What About the Gap & Ruin-Reconstruction Theories?
56 Ligonier Ministries on Twitter
57 Miscellaneous Misconceptions About Christmas
58 On Racial Injustice
59 Truthbomb Apologetics: Douglas Wilson on Atheism
60 WORLD | Not just ‘luck’ | Marvin Olasky | Dec. 13, 2014
61 Why Can’t I Find Real Community in the Church? - Prince on Preaching
62 http://www.blogos.org/theologyapologetics/evidence-exodus.php
63 Does the Bible say that you should forgive someone who does not repent?
64 10 Commandments of the Cafeteria
65 Doug Wilson's gut-punch to theistic evolutionists
66 TC Apologetics : Christmas Myths, pt 4
67 Renewing Your Mind | God's Legal Declaration | December 6, 2014
68 Best of BAM: Incarnate Deity, and Q&A - Christian Research Institute
69 Pastors Are Not Politicians (But They Are Convictional)
70 "Interstellar"- A Christian Perspective on the Film
71 God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: Exodus: God and the King of Kings - Evidence for the Exodus part 1
72 Calls to postpone Pope's trip to Sri Lanka – Premier Premier
73 Come Reason's Apologetics Notes: Why We Should Expect God to be a Trinity
74 Overcoming the Obstacles of Cerebral Palsy (Part 2 of 2)
75 The Great Congruence of Science and Faith
76 Church leads meeting to tackle trafficking – Premier Premier
77 From Kiev to Ferguson: Stable Words in an Unstable World
78 The Heart of Christmas - Devotional - Day 6 - Christian Research Institute
79 Michael Denton On the Fine-Tuning of the Biosphere
80 Renewing Your Mind | The Prince's Poison Cup | December 5, 2014
81 Mann's Word: “Junk” DNA and its Impact on ID
82 Those in Darkness Saw a Great Light, and Q&A - Christian Research Institute
83 Check Out | HeadHeartHand Blog
84 Free Will | Reasonable Faith
85 5 Blind Spots that Affect Small Group Ministries Everywhere