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If All The Bible Translations Had A Dinner Party

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An Act of Kindness for a Complete Stranger Going on His First Job Interview – It Will Warm Your Heart!

When these Target employees saw a young man in search of a tie for his first job interview, they just had to help. Not only do they help him find a tie for his interview, they go a step further to make sure everything is perfect for his big day.

Elizabeth Smart Shares How The Power of Faith Helped Her Escape and Live Peacefully Today

This beautiful woman, Elizabeth Smart, was kidnapped and lived through something truly horrifying. At a young age she was kidnapped by a man for nine months before being rescued. Her faith and love for God got her through the scariest moment of her life.

'Four Blood Moons' Director Says 'Affection for Jews and House of Israel' Was Motivation to Join Movie Based on John Hagee's Prophecy Book

The Academy Award-winning filmmaker directing the "Four Blood Moons" docu-drama has said he was drawn to the project because of his fondness for "Jews and the House of Israel." The film is based on the bestselling book of the same name written by Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee.

"Hallelujah! Evolution!": Exposing the Myth that Darwinism Is All About the Science

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

A Beautiful Song and 22 Puppies Will Touch Your Heart!

Not only will this song have you moving your head back and forth, it will also touch your heart. Watch as 22 fluffy puppies get involved in the music video by the end.

Police Officer Saves the Life of a Newborn Baby That Suddenly Stops Breathing

Police officer Steve Norton is being hailed a hero after saving the life of baby Harrison. After Joe's son Harrison suddenly stopped breathing, this police officer didn't wait for the ambulance. If any more time was wasted, this baby's life would have been in danger.

Devin Rose on Catholic Answers Live on Today’s Dividing Line | Alpha and Omega Ministries

It really, really was not my intention to take the whole hour to discuss only two brief portions of Devin Rose’s appearance on Catholic Answers Live recently, but I covered so much foundational stuff on scriptural sufficiency and the like that, well, that’s all we got to!  I had Tim Staples’ book on Mary cued up to look at, but didn’t even get started on it.  But still, if you are dealing with the standard issue Roman arguments against the Bible’s sufficiency, this should be helpful to you.

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1 Apologetics Class from Credo Courses - Stand to Reason Blog

Imagine learning textual criticism from Dr. Daniel Wallace or taking a course on the resurrection from Dr. Gary Habermas. You may not be able to go to seminary due to time and finances, but now you can watch and listen to the same quality of teaching wherever you are. This is what Credo Courses is all about.

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The Crusades

Few incidents in the history of the church are as controversial as the Crusades. The tragic loss of life that resulted from this movement has, sadly, discredited the Christian faith in the eyes of many. Today, Christians are sometimes uncertain about how they should view or react to this chapter in history. In this lecture, Dr. Godfrey will offer valuable insight about how Christians can best understand and learn from this dramatic period in the church’s past. This message is from Dr. W. Robert Godfrey's teaching series, A Survey of Church History, Part 2 A.D. 500-1500 : http://www.ligonier.org/store/a-surve...

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Worldview Education: the Good and the not so Good

And so churches should look for humility, simplification that strives for accuracy, and hard work on the part of the presenter. Nancy Pearcey, faculty member here at HBU, is a good example of the proper balance. She has opinions about things that are not always my own, but she listens when I disagree. Her opinions are based on careful reading and if she generalizes, she does so responsibly. She works in a thriving intellectual community, not off by herself in her own little group.

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Global Campus

“Our great task, the stewardship of Southern Seminary, is to raise up a generation wherever they are found of Christian ministers, of church planters and missionaries who are committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are looking for theological education of the highest quality,” Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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LGBT group cancels protest because church is 'too nice'

James-Michael ("JM") Smith received his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ('06). After serving as Discipleship Pastor at a large UM church in Charlotte, NC for 5 years, he founded Disciple Dojo (http://jmsmith.org), an online discipleship ministry producing DVD small group curricula, online videos, as well as books and articles on a variety of Biblical/Theological topics. JM also speaks and teaches on an itinerant basis. He loves drawing/painting (BFA, Univ. of GA), martial arts, philosophy of religion, Biblical Hebrew, and the intersection between theology and culture…as well as anything pertaining to the Simpsons, MMA, or Ron Burgundy!

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Grace to You Radio

What do you need to be the same person in private that you are in public? The same person Monday through Saturday that you are in church on Sunday? John MacArthur shows you in his look at The Integrity Factor .

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New Research on Same-Sex Households Reveals Kids Do Best With Mom and Dad

Published research employing the New Family Structures Study (NFSS), the ECLS (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study), the US Census (ACS), the Canadian Census, and now the NHIS all reveal a comparable basic narrative, namely, that children who grow up with a married mother and father fare best.

10 2015 The Gospel Coalition National Conference April 13-15, Orlando FL

TGC's 2015 National Conference, Coming Home: New Heaven and New Earth, 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. We hope you can join us April 13–15 in Orlando, Florida

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The Chapel Hill Murders Should Be a Wake-Up Call for Atheists

And perhaps this is another parallel with the religious attitudes New Atheism takes as its target: Like any number of global faiths, New Atheism presumes its framework and considers its truth-claims to be either self-evident or demonstrable by whatever means it already assumes legitimate. Its id is a product of the cultural and political landscape in which the majority of its congregants find themselves, which is again true of the religions it nonetheless essentializes to particular texts, creeds, and dogmas. And, like any other religion, its adherents can take its reasoning too far, and cross the line into violence. New Atheists like Dawkins will point out that nothing in New Atheism necessitates violence, and that many principles of the movement directly oppose it; they should be used to this kind of statement by now, as it’s precisely the argument they encounter and dismiss time and time again when it issues from religious faiths.

12 The Counter Culture Daily

The Counter Culture Daily, by Alex Murashko: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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North Carolina Killer a Fan of the Southern Poverty Law Center

The tragic slaying of three Muslim college students in North Carolina is dominating the headlines today. According to his Facebook page, the killer was a committed atheist and a political liberal. I think it's very rarely helpful or fair to connect political beliefs to the acts of possibly deranged or mentally ill individuals, and thankfully some of the smarter liberal commentators such as Steve Benen agree with me on this point. And Benen was also correct to point out that some on the right have been too quick to point to politics as a motive for individual killings, such as when some conservatives engaged in overheated finger-pointing at New York's liberal mayor Bill de Blasio after two NYPD officers were killed in December.

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Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning

Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning Military gives go ahead for Manning to receive hormone therapy Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1DmBFZd

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer 2015 Movie - Official [HD]

Kingsman: The Secret Service Trailer 2015 - Official Kingsman movie teaser 2014 in HD 1080p - starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson - directed by Matthew Vaughn - A veteran secret agent takes a young upstart under his wing. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” movie hits theaters February 13, 2015. Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass (2010), X-Men: First Class (2011)), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. Kingsman: The Secret Service trailer 2015 is presented in full HD 1080p high resolution. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE 2015 Movie Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy Director: Matthew Vaughn Official Website: kingsmanmovie.com Starring: Colin Firth, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson Kingsman: The Secret Service official movie trailer courtesy 20th Century Fox. Cieon Movies is your daily dose of everything movies with an extended selection of officially licensed movie trailers and movie clips.

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Within NBC, an intense debate over whether to fire Brian Williams

The Williams saga traces back to an appearance he made at a New York Rangers hockey game with a soldier who provided security for the anchor and his reporting team in Iraq in 2003. The arena’s public address announcer said the soldier was with Williams after his Chinook helicopter was “hit and crippled by enemy fire.” Williams featured the appearance on his “Nightly News” broadcast Jan. 30. However, a flight engineer on the helicopter that was hit posted a message on Facebook saying Williams was not on the same aircraft.

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Shaun the Sheep The Movie – Second Teaser Trailer

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE is coming to cinemas worldwide from Spring 2015! Watch the new teaser trailer to see Shaun and The Flock on their hilarious adventure in the Big City! Click here for International release dates: http://shaunthesheep.com/release-dates When SHAUN decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for! SHAUN’s mischief inadvertently leads to The Farmer being taken away from the farm, to the Big City… Join SHAUN, Bitzer and The Flock on their hilarious, action-packed, big screen adventure as they make plans to rescue the missing Farmer. A story about how we sometimes forget to appreciate the things we have in life, and the people who love us. SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE introduces us to two new Aardman characters; TRUMPER, the animal warden who rules the city’s animal shelter with a rod of iron and SLIP, an inner city orphan dog who helps SHAUN save the day. SHAUN THE SHEEP was first seen in Nick Park’s Academy-Award winning Wallace and Gromit film A CLOSE SHAVE and SHAUN, the world’s most famous sheep continues to enthral television audiences in over 170 countries.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on God Part 1

Dr. Craig: Now, wait a minute, Kevin. He seems to think that if God has a morally sufficient reason for allowing something to occur, that that makes the thing good. I don’t think that follows at all. He is assuming that what ought not to be ought not to be permitted. That doesn’t follow. I think that there could be cases which one permits evil or suffering to take place because even though that event is evil or bad there can be some greater good that would come out of it, or the prevention of some even worse evil in the future. As Christians, we believe there is a provident God who guides human history in such a way that his good purposes will be achieved. I would say that contrary to what deGrasse Tyson assumes, that ultimate good is not going to be realized in some earthly way. Ultimately, God’s purpose is to bring as many people as he can freely into his Kingdom where they will find eternal life and infinite happiness. It may well be the case that only in a world that is permeated with natural evil and suffering would that great good be realized.

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Our Children’s First Glimpse of the Value of Work

But we are also to train them how to work. For centuries, children learned the value of work from the trades of their parents from early ages. We are their first living example of what it means to work for the glory of God, which means that even the endless amounts of laundry are telling a story to our children about the value of work.

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Changing Fools

Third: for the foolishness of self-sufficiency. We think that we’re independent, autonomous, and self-sufficient human beings. We know the Bible says we’re weak, but we actually believe that we’ve accomplished life on our own. Instead of reaching out for help and admitting to moral weakness, we try to battle sin on our own, and like David demonstrated, it’s a fight we can’t win without divine assistance.

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Mike Adams - Resurrecting Supernaturalism

Of course, atheists are in trouble if they accept the idea that the universe had a beginning while simultaneously denying that it had a cause. The entire scientific enterprise depends on the cause-and-effect relationship. If things can simply pop in and out of existence without a cause then science cannot be conducted reliably.

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The Moon Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Take a minute to enjoy this NASA video — and think about all the world that's out there right now, hidden from our eyes (and that science helps us see).

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Winter Makes Neighbors out of People

Winter makes neighbors out of people. We’re all in it together. And it’s this neighborliness - a virtue that is central to the Christian faith - that has made me love winter after all. I need to know that when the temperatures drop so low the schools close and our only entertainment is flinging mugs of boiling water off the front porch, we’ll be able to bundle everyone up and go to our next door neighbors’ house for a hot supper and a respite from cabin fever. I need to know that faithful churches keep opening their doors to offer shelter to the homeless, and that the support services center where my husband works extends its hours when the cold is extreme.

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You Can Say No to Porn

Addiction is a relative term. I would stake my life on the assumption that no one in this room is absolutely addicted to pornography or any sexual sin. What I mean is this: If the stakes are high enough and sure enough, you will have all the self-control you need to resist any sexual temptation.

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The Real Abuse at the Heart of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

This is Being blown way out of proportion. I read all 3 books, and yeah there is a lot of sexualism in it, it is also about how men get abused also, and it hows what can happen to men who get abused, how he wanted to inflict pain into other women that look like his mother, as pay back, and though his first intial relationship goal was to have her as his submissive, he ended changing his mind and falling in love with her. And her with him after she finds out what is going on with him. It is all in how you take it. I did not just see a bunch of sex, I saw 2 people helping each other and falling in love and dealing with the reality of life as a survivor of abuse, she was able to help him realize he didnt want to or have to abuse people. Read the book completely before judging it. Yes it is ridiculous the way they are "selling" it at the box office, but it is actually a very good story. I have yet to come across anybody who has depicted from this movie that it is ok to beat someone or stalk them or control them in any way. Most people who are not so uptight, see it as a love story, PLA

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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Interpretations

When you see life or the world like a photo, you realize that the darkest pixels add the greatest depth to the finished work. They provide the contrast necessary to make the bright elements even more brilliant. And that has taught me that the darkest moments in our own lives and in the world are maybe not desired, but they are best accepted as necessary when they come. The pixelated view is the one that allows you to trust that God is working all things together for good (Rom. 8:28).

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NEW RESEARCH: How Americans View Islam

Forty-five percent of 1,000 senior Protestant pastors surveyed say the Islamic State, also known as ISIL or ISIS, "gives a true indication of what an Islamic society looks like." Forty-seven percent disagreed with the statement, according to LifeWay, a Nashville-based, non-profit Christian research group. LifeWay surveyed only clergy who identified themselves as the top pastoral officials in their organizations.

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Is the Gay Rights Movement the Rightful Heir to the Civil Rights Tradition

So let’s revisit the MLK quote above. If you read it from the perspective of someone with a strong concept of Genesis 1 and Genesis 3 in their anthropology, homosexuality does not necessarily belong in the civil rights tradition. It might, of course. Matthew Vines, for instance, has both buckets. He simply places same-sex orientation in the creation bucket, as in, “God created me this way.” I disagree with that, but, fine, my argument here is not with him. Rather, I want you to try reading the MLK quote above from the perspective of most (I assume) Americans today, people who really only have a Genesis 1 bucket and little to no concept of a pervasively corrupt human nature . From this perspective, the MLK quote absolutely requires same-sex orientation to be placed inside the civil rights tradition. In fact, it would be positively immoral not to affirm such an orientation as good and worth protecting.

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The Stories We Tell

Three particular strengths of The Stories We Tell stand out. First, the book covers an astonishingly wide breadth of TV and film, giving it a fresh and gospel-centered relevance to almost everyone in your church. As Cosper points out, Christian clichés about the dangers of “secular entertainment” do little to actually change most churchgoers’ viewing habits. That means that practical, on-the-screen engagement is necessary to communicate what the good news means in all these stories. It’s easy to dismiss a Christian critique of a movie when the commentator is culturally illiterate; it’s much harder when, as in this case, an author is both “plugged in” to pop culture and theologically conversant.

31 Philo, le Journal

Philo, le Journal, by Dominique Péré: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Apple Is Basically a Small Country Now

These sort of comparisons help underscore just how much money Apple has, but they're not entirely nuanced. For instance, although Apple has made history with its earnings, there have been countries just as rich—and richer—once you adjust for inflation. In that case, Apple still hasn't hit Microsoft's high-water mark in 1999. (Microsoft was worth $620 billion then; which would exceed $870 billion in today's dollars.) But what does that tell us, really, other than how quickly tech fortunes can change? After all, Apple today is worth more than twice as much as Microsoft ($349 billion). In 1999, though, Apple was perhaps notable for making colorful iMacs that dotted high-school computer labs, but not much else.

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The Radical Demands of the Gospel

But Dr. David Platt, who wrote the book “Radical” and who now heads up the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Missions Board, is saying, hold on; it doesn’t need to be either/or. In fact, it can’t be. As he writes in his new book, “Counter Culture: Radically Following Jesus with Conviction, Courage, and Compassion,” to be serious about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to also be concerned about the whole range of social and moral issues impacting culture.

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A gene that shaped the evolution of Darwin's finches

Researchers have identified a gene in Gal�pagos finches studied by English naturalist Charles Darwin that influences beak shape and that played a role in the birds' evolution from a common ancestor. The study illustrates the genetic foundation of evolution, including how genes can flow from one species to another, and how different versions of a gene within a species can contribute to the formation of new species.

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Resolute Collegiate Conference

Jesus deploys His disciples on a global mission. In fact, central to the mission is a call to discipleship. The objective is to make disciples of all peoples teaching them to obey all that Jesus had commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). The question is: does your life include a passion for discipleship? Does your life mirror Paul’s when he says, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1)? Paul was a man eager to follow Jesus and, in turn, to disciple others and you also are called by God and commissioned by Jesus to this great work of discipleship.

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How to Deal with the Guilt of Sexual Failure for the Glory of Christ and His Global Cause

The answer is: They have many weapons. They can do much damage. But they are disarmed of the one weapon that can damn us. The weapon of unforgiven sin. Be sure you see the connection between Colossians 2:14 and 15. In 2:14, it says God nailed the record of our debt to the cross. It’s punished. It’s finished. And in the next breath he says that God disarmed the rulers and authorities. He triumphed over them. Sure, they can beat us up. They can make us see weird things on the walls of our rooms. They can shake your house and cause lying signs and wonders. They accuse you and call you a loser, but they cannot damn you. That weapon is out of their hands. Only unforgiven sin damns. And that was nailed to the cross for everyone of you who despairs of saving yourself and trusts in Jesus.

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Scott Walker Says 'Faith & Science Are Compatible, Go Hand in Hand' After Originally Avoiding Question on Evolution

"You only have to look at my colleague, my friend who came here a week or so ago and I'm not going to get into his statement [on vaccines] but that became the focus," Walker said. "That probably wasn't the most substantive thing he was talking about here yet for whatever reason that was the lede in the news."

38 The TC Apologetics Daily

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

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John Mark N Reynolds on Twitter

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Vox Obama

It contained one gaffe (the president’s reference to the terrorist who targeted a Jewish deli “randomly” shooting people), and no news. It was notable only for how perfectly it matched man and the medium.

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Dear Stephen, I Believe In Oscar Wilde’s God – Premier Radio

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The Great Time Hoax In Marriage

Make a declaration that you will do what it takes to get away alone together at least once a year. Yes, it’s an investment, but well worth it for your marriage. We’ve always said that getting away is great for our marriage and way cheaper than counseling (though we’re huge proponents of good counseling!).

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Drawing Closer to God and Each Other (Part 1 of 2)

And again, the only way I can get that is when I'm going to prayer and God forgives me and when I'm loved by God, I see how He loves me, which is why 1 John 4:19, we love, why? Because He first loved us. And when I realize, I have to bathe myself in God's love. If I'm scrimping on worship, I become a much more demanding husband, because I'm not then living in the magnificent obsession. I'm like, look, I'm not getting what I need from God, so you've gotta start filling it up. And then it's like, how do I fix my wife instead of how do I love my wife?

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Good and Bad Men: On Chris Kyle and Christian Grey

The pushback against Kyle is both ironic and instructive. It is ironic because a preening minority has focused a great deal of attention on the just exploits of a conscionable soldier and correspondingly little attention on the terrorists who made his sniping necessary. It is instructive because the West has largely lost any sense of martial virtue. Now, we are taught, war is wrong, and anyone who partakes of it is equally implicated. There is no honor in war. So say those who depend upon soldiers to be able to advocate their opinions (precious few of whom have gone without Wi-Fi for a day in their lives, let alone faced an actual terrorist).

45 Pro-gay-marriage atheist progressive Craig Hicks charged with murder of three Muslims

Andersen writes from personal experience, describing an episode of being held hostage by her husband — an associate pastor in their Kansas Baptist church — for close to twenty hours after he’d nearly fractured her skull. Andersen was raised in the Southern Baptist Convention, where she heard an unremitting message of “submission, submission, submission.” She saw this continual focus reflected in her ex-husband’s denunciations, while he detained her, of women who wanted to “rule over men.” Though Andersen was rescued by her church’s pastor, who had his assistant pastor arrested himself, she says other churchwomen aren’t so lucky, particularly when churches tell couples to attend joint marriage counseling under lay ministry leaders with no specific training for abuse survivors, who instead offer an unswerving prescription of submission and headship, often telling women to learn to submit “better.”

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Facing the Critical Distance

Having this kind of experience with one piece of art may communicate something to us, but alas it will not change our natural bent. I must assure you that culture is no enemy; it is not a thief. Culture conducts the symphony of life in a community, and therein imparts to us many benefits. Unfortunately, a hermeneutic of patience is not one of them. It is through incorporating the viewing of art into the liturgy of our lives that will form in us the habits necessary for the hermeneutic of patience. The practice of viewing art provides a concrete and safe environment to practice overcoming the critical distance.

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Meet the Fastest-Selling Playmobil Toy of All Time: Martin Luther

H ard to say who over at the Playmobil factory decided to make a Martin Luther toy, but that person deserves a raise. The toy was produced for the German and Nuremberg tourist boards and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, and it quickly set a new record for Playmobil toys. The little guy comes equipped with a feather quill and a tiny German Bible (No homebrew kit, unfortunately ) and Playmobil sold out of their stock 72 hours after launch, leaving them scrambling to make more. "There’s quite an interest in looking back to our history," said Astid Mühlmann, who is directing the government office overseeing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. "Parents want to make sure their children grow up knowing who he is because he had such an impact on how society evolved in Europe" ...

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http://www.crossway.org/books/the-pastors-justification-tpb/

“Pastor, you are not alone—your feelings of loneliness, fear, insecurity, and mediocrity are shared by all pastors, to one degree or another. Pastors need other faithful shepherds to preach to us, admonish us, comfort us, and point us to Jesus. We need others to come alongside us as we look not primarily for better techniques or bigger churches, but to the unity, safety, security, and justification that we have in our Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. This book will engage not only your intellect, but your motives, your idols, and your dreams. Every congregation should want their pastor to read this book, and every pastor will want his congregation to do the same.” —Burk Parsons ,   Copastor, Saint Andrew’s Chapel, Sanford, Florida; Editor, Tabletalk magazine

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Your Stress is Harming Your Spiritual Life

I set a challenge for myself this year that you may want to consider if your stress level is high. I’m starting every day by writing down five things I am thankful for and five things I know to be true about God’s character. I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and though I can’t say my stress is completely gone and everything is roses, I have felt more aware of how good my life is and more aware of God’s presence in it. Reminding myself of these things has allowed me to be less skeptical of God and more trusting of Him. And in that trust, there has been peace.

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God, Time, and Relativity: William Lane Craig's Lecture at PhysPhil Conference 2012

For more information and resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org Dr William Lane Craig recently lectured on "God, Time, & Relativity: Exploring the Mutual Implications of Relativity Theory and Conceptions of Divine Eternity" at the PhysPhil Conference at St Andrews on Tuesday, September 11th 2012. The day was divided into talks and discussions on the subject of space and time, the strange world of quantum mechanics, and the relationship between metaphysics and the physical sciences. Spanning the worlds of physics, philosophy, and philosophical theology, this turned out to be a very stimulating interdisciplinary conference. Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefaith

51 The Oldest Man In Australia Knits Tiny Sweaters for Penguins
52 Truck Driver Says He Was Fired for Writing 'Jesus' as His Co-Driver
53 Prayer and Fast Update | Reasonable Faith
54 Innovative Apologetics: Refuting Peter Boghossian and the New Atheist's Comparisons of Zeus, the Easter Bunny and Jesus
55 President Obama and the Problem of Religious Conviction
56 Ligonier.org
57 God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: The Bible or the Qur’an: There's No Comparison
58 Bill Maher Says Pope Francis Believes Climate Change Action, Asks Why Catholic Rick Santorum Doesn't Agree
59 TGC Releases New Curriculum on Prayer
60 Virginia Church Uses 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to Teach Message That Combats Divorce, Adultery and Pornography
61 Who Should Replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show'?
62 Redefining Marriage Redefines Parenthood: One Womans Story
63 The Inevitable Beck/Beyoncé Mashup Is Finally Here
64 We're Reviewing Fifty Shades of Grey. Here's Why. | Plugged In Blog
65 Poll: 1 in 3 Americans Fear Islamic Shariah Law in the US; 1 in 4 Believe ISIS Is True Nature of Islam
66 Global Campus
67 This Unromantic Notion Will Give Your Marriage a Boost | Jim Daly
68 C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter
69 On Evolution, Vatican Newspaper Gets It Mostly Right
70 WORLD | Staying young while growing older | Chelsea Kolz Boes | Feb. 12, 2015
71 Jad Gillies // Margaret Feinberg: Episode 309
72 Why Politics Still Matters
73 Refuel Your Creativity
74 Libertarian Reformed Baptists?
75 Innovative Apologetics: The Human Mind and The Brain Are Not Identical
76 WORLD | Baby Leo’s case highlights plight of disabled children | Kiley Crossland | Feb. 12, 2015
77 Why faith makes sense: Developing a Christian mind - Alister McGrath
78 Dear Time editors: Why couldn't Obama talk about his liberal Christian faith in 2008?
79 Died: Samuel Hugh Moffett, 98, Leading Expert in East Asia Christianity
80 Does Science Argue for or against God? - Prager University
81 Scientism in the Age of Obama
82 America's Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy
83 South Carolina and West Virginia House Republicans vote for Pain Capable abortion ban
84 Democrats, Republicans Will Try To End Mandatory-Minimum Sentences
85 Two Tips for Surviving Your Kids' Middle School Years
86 Renewing Your Mind | Faith Alone, Part 1 | February 12, 2015
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