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Tim Tebow's Almost-Too-Crazy-to-Be-True John 3:16 Story

It’s not really a stretch to say that Tim Tebow and the Bible verse John 3:16 are linked in the minds of many Americans.

Riz Ahmed Found Something to Rhyme With 'Calrissian' on 'The Tonight Show'

Riz Ahmed, star of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Rogue One, showed off how talented he is on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with a freestyle rap themed to Star Wars. The random word generator gave Ahmed "yoda," "Darth Vader" and "Lando Calrissian" and somehow he was able to rhyme the word Calrissian to anything. He rapped: The beat's stripped back, like it's wearing a toga/ The Roots do a lot with a little just like Yoda ... But Leia's a heartbreaker/ Left him out of breath, he was wheezing like Darth Vader ... To the Star Wars fans listening/ We won't let you down like Lando Calrissian The full rap video is below and contains some slightly suggestive material.

Pope Francis condemns 'fake news' - premier

Pope Francis has warned against the media's temptation to spread false information.

The Greatest Age of Missions Is Still to Come - Tim Challies

Here is an incredible presentation of human population growth. Look at it and you'll see the work of Christian missions has really only just begun.

Ryan Adams Has Released a New Song (and It’s Not a Taylor Swift Cover)

Ryan Adams has just released the first single off his upcoming album Prisoner, which will be his first studio album of new music in nearly two and a half years when it drops in February—and the first release of any music since his cover album of Taylor Swift songs. You can check out “Do You Still Love Me” below.

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Best of Behe: An Open Letter to Professors Kenneth Miller and PZ Myers

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Terminology watch: Hidden intelligence in our cells? | Uncommon Descent

It’s only thanks to a mechanism in our cells that can recognize when something has gone wrong that we aren’t all riddled with cancer.

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And she has no regrets. At TOPPS, she and volunteer mentors are keeping young people in school, preparing them for college, steering them away from drugs and crime. During the summer, TOPPS feeds 600 people a day. Young men are learning things like “how to tie a necktie,” and “how to look a job interviewer in the eye.” At TOPPS meetings, they talk about politics and what’s going on in the world. And they talk about personal responsibility: finances, how to make a budget, how to treat girls with respect.

2 Seven Reasons You Should Not Indulge in Pornography

“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food—and God will destroy both one and the other.” The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. “Every sin a person commits is outside the body,” but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:12–20) 8

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As Solomon warned, “Of making many books there is no end” (Ecc 12:12). There is no way to read everything, and not everything deserves to be read. I say that in order to confront the notion that anyone, anywhere, can master all that could be read with profit. I read a great deal, and a large portion of my waking hours are devoted to reading.

The Twist Ending to This ‘Star Wars’ Ad Might Make You Cry

The Twist Ending to This ‘Star Wars’ Ad Might Make You Cry

Do We Really Live In A "Post-Truth" World?

Second, we don’t really live in a post-truth world . In fact, a post-truth world is impossible. Not too long ago I was speaking at a youth event. Afterwards, a student came up to me and said, “You talked about truth a lot. What’s the big deal? Why is truth even important?” I looked at him and simply asked, “Do you want the true answer or the false answer?” He clearly valued truth, even though he didn’t realize it. The same is true for all of us.

Charleston church shooting trial hears from survivor - premier

The trial of a man accused of killing nine black Christians at a church in South Carolina has heard how a survivor hid under a table.

Chris Pratt Says He’d Like to See ‘Parks and Rec’ Back (Possibly as a Movie)

There’s jobs that I’ve done in the past where I could safely say I would never do that again, but Parks and Rec is not one of them. We did do seven seasons, you know, somewhere along the lines of 150 episodes, so eventually you start running out of stories to tell, but because of the nature of that show kind of mimicking time, I definitely wouldn’t rule out seeing it again, seeing us get back together for a movie, or for another season down the line, a possible spinoff, or whatever.

Fresh call for release of Christians facing death penalty in Sudan - premier

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has raised concerns over the prolonged detention of four Christians in Sudan on the anniversary of their arrest.

10 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

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Police find baby Jesus in Perth - premier

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Euthanasia patients to be denied the last rites - premier

In a pastoral message to the country's priests, the Bishop said: "The readiness of a suffering patient to commit suicide with help from a bystander places any priest in an impossible situation if called to administer sacraments.

You Are Not Alone: For Women Fighting Every Man’s Battle

To be sure, presenting one’s self as a virgin on a wedding night is a precious thing in God’s sight. Furthermore, those who are lifelong singles, forgoing sexual pleasure because of God’s calling and joyfully submitting to his high view of sexual union, present a uniquely fragrant living sacrifice to him. Their undivided attention and unyielding diligence brings opportunities to glorify God married men and women won’t have, and avoids the hardships marriage inevitably brings (1 Corinthians 7:32–35, 7:28).

Christian charity claims 1 in 3 children bored of presents by end of Christmas Day - premier

A survey conducted by Traidcraft, the UK's leading fair trade organisation, has found that 3 in 10 children are fed up with their new toys by the end of Christmas Day.

The Globe Is Warming, But It’s Not Your Fault!

Though it is relatively easy to estimate the amount of heat that greenhouse gases absorb and emit back toward the earth (climatologists call this “forcing”), it is much more difficult to determine how the planet will adjust to the additional heat (climatologists call this “feedback”). Essentially all the current climate models have overestimated the global temperature in the past and future. Many climatologists believe that there are stronger positive feedbacks within the climate than negative feedbacks. In other words, they believe that the climate amplifies warming caused by greenhouse gases rather than moderating it. If that were true, why hasn’t the global temperature already gone out of control? Negative feedback systems, like the thermostat in your house, are known to lead to stability; whereas positive feedback systems often lead to instability, like the deafening audio feedback when a speaker and a microphone are put too close together. It seems more likely that our climate is dominated by negative feedbacks since Earth’s temperature has been amazingly stable for at least 2,000 years with only a 1.

1 Peter 4:17: God Is Working in Your Suffering

In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that although it may be hard to hear in the moment, God is sovereign over our suffering — and in the long run, this makes all the difference.

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8 Science-Backed Reasons Why Dads Deserve More Credit

Play has been shown to help teach children how to control their bodies as well as their emotions , encouraging them to take risks and be more ambitious in the long term. Even the way fathers hold their children makes a difference. Melanie Horn Mallers, an associate professor at California State University, Fullerton, told The Huffington Post that dads tend to hold their kids out to the world, while mothers tend to hold their children in, facing them. This subtle difference is actually a way in which fathers encourage their kids to take risks, Mallers said, which can benefit them later on in life in terms of their ability to engage with their environment, feel confident, solve problems and cope with stress.

My Favorite Quran Verse (David Wood)

Support my video projects on Patreon: To prevent ongoing argument and hostility, David Wood extends an olive branch to Islam by sharing his favorite verse of the Quran. The verse is Surah 33, verse 53 (Surat al-Ahzab, Ayah 53), where Allah says: “O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet's houses, unless permission is given to you for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meal, disperse without sitting for a talk. Verily, such (behavior) annoys the Prophet, and he is shy of (asking) you (to go), but Allah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen: that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not (right) for you that you should annoy Allah’s Messenger, nor that you should ever marry his wives after him (i.e., after his death). Verily! With Allah that shall be an enormity.” A closer look at this verse shows what the Quran really is. For more information about the Quran, be sure to watch these videos by David Wood: "A Brief History of the Quran": https://www.

The Wisdom in What God Doesn’t Say

Why didn’t God say more? One reason is because God’s will for us is our sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:3), which means God wants hearts, not just behavior. And what our hearts really want can be revealed as much in how we respond to moral ambiguity as to how we respond to moral clarity. God wants us to wrestle with the grey areas in light of knowing there’s a “holiness without which no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). How will we seek to love Christ by obeying his commandment to love each other (John 13:34; 14:15), and help one another pursue a “pure heart and good conscience” (1 Timothy 1:5), when we must discern what purity means for us in our place in the world and in history?

Swim in the Deep End of the Bible

Too many of us settle for too little from our Bible reading. Often, we are content simply to check off the box of our Bible reading, and if we come across something we don’t understand, we’ll run to a commentary or give up without a fight.

Abdu Murray makes his C.A.S.E. for the Resurrection of Jesus

Former Muslim Abdu Murray is a radio show host, professor, and the North American Director and Senior Itinerant for  Ravi Zacharias International Ministries .  On this edition of "The Exchange, " Murray shares the key evidence that convinced him to abandon Islam and embrace the God of the Bible. Murray also explains the following acronym he and a friend developed to explain the evidence for Jesus' resurrection. It is as follows: C is for crucifixion Many sources, including anti-Christian sources including the testimony of Pontius Pilate confirm that Jesus was crucified. A is for appearances Stories of the resurrected Jesus appearing to Peter, James, and Paul are historically accurate. S is for skeptics James and Paul, some of the most infamous skeptics were converted. If those who have everything to lose are convinced you have good evidence. E is for empty tomb The Gospels teach that Jesus first appeared to the women outside of the tomb. Using the testimony of women as proof for the resurrection of Jesus would have been unwise because the testimony of women was virtually worthless in that time.

23 Answering Christmas Questions – Part 1 - Christian Research Institute

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank answers pressing questions that are often asked this time of year concerning the claims of Christianity and the Christmas holiday. Hank underscores the majesty of Messianic prophecy, including Daniel’s prediction of events hundreds of years before the time of Christ; Isaiah’s virgin birth and suffering Servant prophecies; the details of Christ’s crucifixion; Luke’s supposed census blunder, and the answer to one of the most significant questions one could ever ask: what child is this?

Fairness for All: Evangelicals Explore Truce on LGBT and Religious Rights

In recent months, the CCCU and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) have discreetly led the charge to get evangelical institutions to think through potential legal options to safeguard their Christian distinctives as they look ahead to 2017. They met with more than 200 leaders in 9 cities to discuss Fairness for All, an approach that would bring together religious liberty defenders and LGBT activists to lay out federal legislation to secure rights for both.

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Died: Thomas Oden, Methodist Theologian Who Found Classical Christianity

In my dream I was extremely pleased, for I realized I was learning what Irenaeus meant when he warned us not to invent new doctrine. This was a great discovery for me. All my education up to this point had taught me that I must be compulsively creative. If I was to be a good theologian I had to go out and do something nobody else ever had done. The dream somehow said to me that this is not my responsibility, that my calling as a theologian could be fulfilled through obedience to apostolic tradition.

How God Became a Man: What Jesus Did for Thirty Years

The man Christ Jesus did not simply emerge from the wilderness preaching the kingdom. He learned to latch and crawl, to walk and talk. He scraped his knees. Perhaps he broke a finger or wrist. He fought off the common cold, suffered through sick days, and navigated his way in the awkwardness of adolescence. He learned social graces and worked as a common laborer in relative obscurity more than half his earthly life.

Six Ways Christians Can Respond to the Growing Police Dilemma | Cold Case Christianity

2. Love the other side because there is no “other side”. At the police memorial in Dallas last Tuesday, President Obama said , “Faced with this violence we wonder if the divides of race in America can ever be bridged. We wonder if an African-American community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs can ever understand each other’s experience.” One way to bridge the divide is to remember that what we have in common far exceeds what separates us . As Christians, we should know this better than anyone. Each of us, regardless of race, has at least three important things in common. First, we are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Second, we are deeply rebellious and lost in our sin nature (Romans 3:23, 1 John 1:8). Finally, every one of us is desperately in need of a Savior (Ephesians 2:1-7). Regardless of any other differences we may have, these three foundational truths are common to all of us. I bet you’re a lot different than many members of your own family, but somehow you manage to come together on holidays and get along.

A Closer Look at the Virgin Birth

Let’s go a little deeper at the Sign to the House of David in Isa. 7:13-14. In Hebrew, there is a clear change between the singular “you” of vs 9, 11, 16, 17, and the plural “you” of verses 13-14. The sign is not just for Ahaz, but for the whole house of David. [2] In vs  14, we see the word  “Behold,” This Hebrew word draws attention to an event which is past, present, or future. However, grammatically, whenever “behold” is used with the Hebrew present participle; it always refers to a future event. That is the case here. Not only is the birth future, but the very conception is future. This is not referring to a pregnant woman about to give birth. The NASB translates it as “a virgin” which is wrong. The NIV and NKJV translate it as “the virgin”- according to the rules of Hebrew grammar, when finding the use of a definite article “the”- the reader should look for a reference in the immediate previous context. Having followed the passage from 7:1, there has been no mention of any woman. Having failed the immediate context, the next rule is called “ the principle of previous reference”- something that which has been dealt with earlier and is common knowledge among the people.

Are Trump’s White Evangelical Supporters Racist?

Theon Hill joins CT editors to discuss the evolution of the word “racist,” where gentleness belongs in this discussion, and how the issue of race affects evangelicals’ legitimacy in the public square.

31 Book Review: “Cold-Case Christianity For Kids” by J.Warner Wallace and Susie Wallace

I think the target audience for this book would be about ages 8-12. Some older students might find the way it includes the reader in the text a little cheesy, but younger students might not as easily follow the lines of evidence. Speaking of target audience, I was a little disappointed that the study guides included in the text rely quite a bit on fill-in-the-blank questions. Though some questions were more open-ended and allowed for more reflection, the majority were effectively filling in the blank, which I have found to be more akin to busy work than something that helps to learn.

New study reveals lack of confidence in church youth work - premier

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Puritan Views of Assurance and Conversion by W. Robert Godfrey | December 8, 2016

Assurance of one’s salvation is an important part of Protestant faith, and one of the many marks that sharply distinguishes it from Roman Catholicism. In the seventeenth century, however, many within Puritan circles struggled with this issue. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will explain this struggle. He will also spend considerable time discussing the Puritan understanding of conversion, and will show that the very idea of conversion has changed dramatically over the past few centuries.

If Everything is Determined How Can We Have Free Will?

A student at The University of Oklahoma asked if everything is already determined how can "Freedom of the Will" be possible. #Apologetics

Why Doesn’t An Ontological Argument Work For The Universe?

For more information and resources visit: In September 2012, during his visit to The University of St Andrews in Scotland, Dr William Lane Craig delivered a lecture entitled "Is The Material World All there Is?" followed by audience Q&A. In this lecture Dr Craig outlined seven reasons to think that the material world is not all there is but, quite to the contrary, that the material world contains "signposts of transcendence" pointing towards the truth of Christianity. Though the intention was to video tape the entire lecture, a technical error meant that the last half hour was only captured on audio. This audio has been included, accompanied by visual aids, to document the entirety of the event. Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook:

37 Reasons To Believe : Does Dissipation-Driven Theory Explain Life’s Origin?

England also notes that under special circumstances, thermodynamics can transform a disordered inanimate system into a highly ordered inanimate system. Some examples would include the generation of snowflakes, crystals, sand dunes, and vortices. As England and many other scientists before him have demonstrated, all that is necessary to create local order out of local disorder is to generate much more disorder than the laws of thermodynamics would normally predict for the immediate external environment to the local order. As long as the total entropy or the total measure of disorder increases for the system or volume as a whole, none of the thermodynamic laws are violated. Once again, England leaps to a conclusion: Since every organism generates order out of disorder by increasing disorder in its external environment, and since such order out of disorder occurs in several inanimate systems, thermodynamics and inanimate systems, given sufficient time, will create life.

Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity

In this blast from the past, J. Warner again examines the claim that Jesus is simply a fictional reiteration of prior copy-cat mythologies and offers five basic principles necessary to examine the claims fairly. J. Warner then applies these five principles to a common atheist assertion that Psalm 23 is simply a copy of a Hymn to Osiris. In addition, Jim discusses the nature of eyewitness testimony related to the life of Jesus in response to an email from a non-believer.

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41 Abortion Trending Down

The Center for Disease Control reports the abortion rate is the lowest it’s been since 1969—and the total number of annual abortions is down 20 percent since 2004.

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We are saddened by the loss of Sen. John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth. A true American hero. Godspeed, John Glenn. Ad astra.

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The Corps lost a legend today. Col. John Glenn— an astronaut, a senator, a Marine— died at the age of 95. Semper Fi, Sir.

Thinking Biblically About the World's Religions

Current cultural perspectives of pluralism, multiculturalism, and relativism make this perennial question all the more perplexing. However, sound biblical principles can build a foundation for a Christian perspective on, and response to, the world’s religions.

What Would It Take For Me To Give Up Belief In Jesus Christ?

The good part is this: As Popper explained, knowledge should be falsifiable in principle. If you hold a belief that can’t be falsified under any imaginable circumstances, your belief might be disconnected from reality. If it wasn’t true, how would you know it wasn’t true? If you can’t answer that question, then maybe you don’t really know that it is true.

This WWI Christmas Ad Is the Best Commercial You’ll See Today

The retail chain Sainbury’s has created this moving ad—which is really more of a short film—that contains a simple message: Christmas is for sharing. The video depicts the actual Christmas truce of 1914, when soldiers on both sides unofficially stopped the fight, ventured into no-man’s land, played soccer, sang and exchanged gifts. As this article on the true event explained, “even a world war could not destroy the Christmas spirit" ...

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A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir

It was at this time that Drew University called Oden as a tenured professor, a post he held for thirty-three years. Upon arriving, he became fast friends with Will Herberg, a Jewish scholar thirty years his senior. At a fateful lunch soon after Oden came to Drew, Herberg forcefully challenged Oden to give up being novel, namely through trying to wed modernity’s politics and psychology with liberalized Christianity, and instead to work on understanding and appreciating his own robust, vast, Christian tradition. Oden at this point set out on a quest that would take up the remainder of his life, “to inquire deeply into the greatest minds of the earliest Christian tradition” (p. 137). Upon reading Polycarp, Ignatius, Justin Martyr, Augustine, Cyril of Jerusalem, Chrysostom, and the like, he began to understand and confess the rationality and historicity of the Christian faith. And as the Holy Spirit used these early Christian writers to revive Oden’s faith, he in turn wanted to help others see the beauty of early Christian interpretation and theology. That has been, for the most part, the remainder of his life’s work.

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