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When a black German woman discovered her grandfather was the Nazi villain of 'Schindler's List' - Jewish World Features

An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.

Breaking the Cross, Killing the Swine: Truly Thinking About ISIS and the Murder of 21 Copts | Alpha and Omega Ministries

To my Muslim readers : I know you see Roman Catholics prostrating before crucifixes and praying and lighting candles.  And you think that represents Christianity.  Please, think with me: what represents Islam, if not that which is truly and fully in accord with the Qur’an?  Look at the Christian scriptures: you will never find them invoking worship of anyone but God—and remember, we do NOT associate a mere man with God, the Bible is clear in telling us Jesus was MORE than just a mere man, He was the Word made flesh.  We worship only one God, and we do not worship the cross.  We glory in what God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit did on that cross.  All of time before the cross looked forward to it—all time will forever look back to it.  It is the center point of time. There the God-Man gave Himself utterly freely, voluntarily, becoming sin in the place of every man, woman and child who would ever put their faith and trust in Him as their sin-bearer, as their Savior.  God joined His people to the Messiah there on the cross, which is why He had to be so much more than a mere prophet.  He bore in Himself the wrath justly due to their sin, so that they could have forgiveness.  How can we not, I ask you, Muslim friend, glory in the cross?  For there the God of Abraham fulfilled what He had pictured on the mountain when Abraham offered his unique son, so long ago.  God gave us life at the cross, and we rejoice.  And our deepest desire is that you, too, come to know that life, through Him who gave Himself so freely there.

Answering Muslims: Michigan Muslim Terrence Lavaron Thomas Stabs Two People for Being Unbelievers

Terrence Lavaron Thomas, a Muslim from Detroit, went to a bus stop, asked two people if they were Muslims, and proceeded to stab them when they said they weren't. If this had been a story of two Muslims being stabbed by a non-Muslim, groups like CAIR would be shouting from the rooftops that the attack is the clear result of Islamophobia. But since non-Muslims were attacked by a Muslim, CAIR will insist that Islam has nothing to do with the attack (just as it had nothing to do with the more than 25,000 deadly terrorist attacks carried out since 9-11). Double standards, anyone? Terrence Lavaron Thomas SOUTHFIELD, MI - Southfield police have arrested a 39-year-old man who allegedly stabbed two other men multiple times at a bus stop near Northland Mall in Southfield Saturday night. Terrence Lavaron Thomas, of Detroit, will be arraigned on charges of two counts of assault with intent to murder, one count of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and one count of possession of marijuana. Thomas's bail was set at $1 million cash or surety bond. According to police, Thomas attacked the victims, a 52-year-old man and 51-year-old man from Detroit, after he "made several comments about his religion and asked the victims about their religious beliefs just before the assault occurred." Nick Loussia, Deputy Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department, said Thomas "is Muslim, and asked the victims what religion they were" before allegedly attacking them. When police arrived to the scene Saturday night, they found that the 52-year-old victim had been stabbed in the head, neck and back. The 51-year-old victim had been stabbed in the hand. Both men were taken to Providence Hospital by paramedics, and have since been released with non-life-threatening injuries. Southfield police located Thomas "a short time after (the) incident" walking near Greenfield Road and Seven Mile Road Saturday night. According to police, he was taken into custody "without incident." (Continue Reading.) To understand Muhammad's teachings about non-Muslims, watch this:

Christian mothers value family over their relationship with Jesus

Here is a shocking article from Church for Men blog. Please read, then read my comments below. Excerpt: When forced to choose their top priority in life, Christian women overwhelmingly pick family ...

A Conversation With Bill Bennett

The latest episode of Conversations With Bill Kristol, featuring Bill Bennett:

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

Confident Christianity: Mining For God

America has long been called a Christian nation. In fact, over 70% of adults in America identify themselves as Christian. Yet when filmmaker Brandon McGuire heads to the streets to ask a few clarifying questions about how Christianity is defined within our culture, he is shocked by the answers he finds. This provocative documentary takes us deep within the American mind and brings to the surface the big ideas that have influenced the way we think about ourselves and about God. Mining For God features interviews with some of America's most prominent Christian thinkers, including Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, Gary Habermas, Mike Licona, John Stonestreet, J Warner Wallace, David Geisler, Alan Shlemon, Mary Jo Sharp, Donald Williams, Mark Mittelberg, Nabeel Qureshi, Craig Hazen, Michael Sherrard and others. Whether you would consider yourself a Christian or not - there is something of value for everyone in this film.

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Church 'doesn't have sex appeal of Russell Brand' – Premier Premier

An Anglican bishop has said the Church of England has been prompted to issue a document urging Christians to vote because of Russell Brand's criticism of the political system.

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: The Bible or the Qur’an: There's No Comparison

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5 Did the Gospel Writers Intend to Write Accurate History? | Think Christianly

Jonathan Morrow Posts Twitter Facebook Google+ Jonathan Morrow (D.Min) is the founder of Think Christianly. He is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower's Guide for the Journey, Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible's Authority, Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture, and Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell), and contributed the chapter "Introducing Spiritual Formation" to Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ. Jonathan contributed several articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and has written for Leadership Journal Online (of Christianity Today). He graduated with an M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and served as the equipping pastor for 6 years at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, TN.

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It's Wake-Up Time, City of Charlotte

Just ask florist Barronelle Stutzman what this means in practical terms. As noted by the ADF, Barronelle, the owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, "has for her entire 40-year career served and employed people who identify as gay and lesbian. But when one of her long-time clients asked her to create the floral arrangement for his same-sex ceremony, Barronelle declined," believing that "marriage is a sacred institution, created by God, and that it is only the union of a man and a woman."

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The FAQs: Islamic State Beheads 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya

Islamic State is the name of the group formerly called ISIS (aka ISIL) that currently controls about a third of Syria and Iraq. They are the group that during the Iraq War was often referred to as “Al-Qaeda in Iraq.” Islamic State is an abbreviation of “The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (the group is actually called “The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” but most western media translate “Levant” as “Syria.”). The group claims it is an independent state with claims to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. It was established in the early years of the Iraq War and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2004. IS has been responsible for the persecution of Christians and other minority religious groups in Iraq and Syria.

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How To Pray Even When You Don't Feel Like it

I was recently going through a period of having been mad at God, and I wasn't sure how to reconcile some things in my mind - I just knew I needed to talk to Him again, even if I didn't know really feel up to it. Amazingly, I had to do nothing more than open myself up to just being there, being present, and it was like a wave of the Spirit responded to my silent cries. Now, I realize this is no magical formula, but for me, at that moment, it was as if He'd been just waiting on me to come back home. Once I did, the walls came down. Life isn't perfect now, but it was a wonderful first step.

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Grace to You Radio

In God’s Own Defense of Scripture , John MacArthur shows how the Bible itself gives the best testimony to its veracity. You can be confident that the Bible you own is indeed God’s Word—this study helps you see why.

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America's Fastest-Growing Cities 2015

When Prasant Pallikandi wanted to open the U.S. branch of his brand communication firm in Boston, his first step was sizing up the competition. The results were disheartening: for every 15 companies Pallikandi identified to target as potential clients, he counted one established branding firm he’d have to edge out. “ It was a little overwhelming to say the least,” he says. “Being a startup and having to compete with these guys—I was like, how am I going to do that?”

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Raspberry Pi 2 Review: A $35 Computer Can Do a Heck of a Lot

@ 15, in 1969, in school I used used a slide rule for calculations and studied transmitters/receivers with Vacuum tubes. I repaired  avionics gear for about 16 years and then went to work for NASA. I'll never forget takiing my first course in microprocessors, back in 1981, at Bendix in Fort Lauderdale Florida. We had a a small circuit board with the then new, Intel 8080 processor and a small keypad. We had to program them and I learned just why the HP calculators used reverse Polish logic to operate, it had to do with the way the information was enterd into the buffer. Our final exam was to program a four way stoplight and that is harder to than it do than you might think.

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The Unreasonable Leader | Craig Groeschel | Catalyst

For example, when our leaders realized that our generation is the generation least engaged in the Bible, we figured somebody needed to do something. Being a little unreasonable, we figured it might as well be us. Literally weeks before Apple opened the App Store, we decided to try to create and release the first Bible app. We didn’t know anything about building an app (nobody did), much less how to do it in just a few short weeks’ time.  But with unreasonable faith, and not knowing what we couldn’t do, we asked a 19-year-old, staff member to give it his best shot. When the App Store opened, just weeks later, we launched the Bible App …and saw 81,000 downloads in that first day. The following Monday, we assigned that 19-year-old to the Bible App full-time, and now, six years later, with more than 150 million downloads, our church is honored to do what reasonable people never believed any church could do.

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Romantically Pulling Weeds

Don't get me wrong - I'm not a Valentine's Day hater. I love spending romantic time with Luella, and I would encourage you to set aside time with your spouse to intimately connect. That being said, I’ve counseled way too many marriages to know that Valentine’s Day can be a discouraging event. While everyone else in the world seems to be loved up, you feel as if your marriage is stuck, completely drained of any romantic emotions.

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Fifty Shades of Shame — The Evolution of Pornography

For this reason the Christian worldview insists that the face of a child with Down syndrome is infinitely more beautiful than an airbrushed model on the cover of a fashion magazine. The model may be pretty, but every human being is beautiful, simply by virtue of being made in the image of God. That grounding of human dignity points to the fact of our creation by a loving and merciful God, who made us in his image, and revealed this truth in our very existence and in our capacity to know him. He revealed this truth explicitly in Holy Scripture, and this means that every single human being, at every stage of development, possesses full human dignity.

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The Real Faces Behind the Gay Issue

A few years ago, a girl wobbled onto the ice with her little brother in tow, wondering about the wisdom of taking him for an ice-skating trip on his fifth birthday — especially since she hadn’t been ice skating in over ten years.

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Religious liberty and persecution: a global perspective

These stories are not surprising when you consider the words of Christ in the Gospels. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” Jesus told his disciples. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven” (Matthew 5:10-12). On a later occasion, when he sent these disciples out like “sheep in the midst of wolves,” he promised them that persecution would come. “Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them.” He concludes, “You will be hated ... for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:16-18, 22). Even a cursory reading of Gospel passages like these reveals that the more we become like Jesus in this world, the more we will experience what he experienced. Just as it was costly for him to counter culture, it will be costly for us.

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: How to Refute Islam at Its Base

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Hoping to Inspire London With the Gospel

When we became friends in school at the age of 13, it would be fair to say that neither Mark (Jackson) nor I (Pete Nicholas) envisioned doing a church plant together. After growing up not knowing Jesus Christ, both of us came to faith at university. However, after working in the city, we increasingly felt drawn to the idea of planting a church. Both of us enjoyed our jobs but felt a call to pastoral ministry. In time we became passionate about being involved in a city church that was on the one hand accessible to unbelievers, and on the other, keenly committed to integrating faith into city life. We had a shared vision to inspire London with the gospel, and to do this we believed that there is a pressing need for churches faithful to the gospel and creative in connecting it with life today. Of course, there’s a sense in which this effort is required in every generation. But today in the UK, the links between church and state are being redefined, so preaching Christ and living for him needs to be re-imagined for a fast-changing culture.  

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Calvin’s Multi-Faceted Atonement

Death held us captive under its yoke; Christ, in our stead, gave himself over to its power to deliver us from it. So the apostle understands it when he writes: “He tasted death for everyone” (Heb. 2:9). By dying, he ensured that we would not die . . . redeemed us to life by his own death. He differed from us, however, in this respect: he let himself be swallowed up by death, as it were, not to be engulfed in its abyss, but rather to engulf it [cf. 1 Peter 3:22, Vg.] that must soon have engulfed us; he let himself be subjected to it, not to be overwhelmed by its power, but rather to lay it low, when it was threatening us and exulting, over our fallen state. Finally, his purpose was “that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the Devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong bondage” (Heb. 2:14-15).

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Sufjan Stevens: ‘My Love of God and My Relationship with God Is Fundamental’

I still describe myself as a Christian, and my love of God and my relationship with God is fundamental, but its manifestations in my life and the practices of it are constantly changing. I find incredible freedom in my faith. Yes, the kingdom of Christianity and the Church has been one of the most destructive forces in history, and there are levels of bastardization of religious beliefs. But the unique thing about Christianity is that it is so amorphous and not reductive to culture or place or anything. It's extremely malleable.

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Statement by the Press Secretary on the Murder of Egyptian Citizens

The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists.  We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens.  ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by faith, sect, or ethnicity.  This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL.    This heinous act once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya, the continuation of which only benefits terrorist groups, including ISIL.  We call on all Libyans to strongly reject this and all acts of terrorism and to unite in the face of this shared and growing threat.  We continue to strongly support the efforts of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General Bernardino Leon to facilitate formation of a national unity government and help foster a political solution in Libya.

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The Skopos Observer, by Skopos1: Press On Towards the Prize!

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How <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> is bigger than Jesus

Monday estimates for Universal Focus’ Fifty Shades of Grey show the movie earned $85 million on its Valentine’s Day and President’s Day weekend debut. The racy romance movie topped the Passion of the Christ’s previous $83.8 million February weekend box office record, which it held since 2004, according to Deadline .

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Ancient rocks show life could have flourished on Earth 3.2 billion years ago

A spark from a lightning bolt, interstellar dust, or a subsea volcano could have triggered the very first life on Earth. But what happened next? Life can exist without oxygen, but without plentiful nitrogen to build genes -- essential to viruses, bacteria and all other organisms -- life on the early Earth would have been scarce. The ability to use atmospheric nitrogen to support more widespread life was thought to have appeared roughly 2 billion years ago. Now research looking at some of the planet's oldest rocks finds evidence that 3.2 billion years ago, life was already pulling nitrogen out of the air and converting it into a form that could support larger communities.

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Five Middle East Blunders , by Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Fracking and horizontal drilling on private lands in the U.S. had taken off in the last years of the Bush administration and by 2009 were set to revolutionize America’s energy future. By 2011, the U.S. had cut way back its dependence on Middle Eastern gas and oil imports, which in turn gave American diplomats a measure of immunity from petro-blackmail, and therefore far more clout in the region. Iraq was mostly stable; in Anbar Province tens of thousands of jihadists had been killed by U.S. troops and their tribal allies. Iran’s scope was limited by a new moderate axis of Sunni states, Israel, and the United States. A bruised Hezbollah faced a huge rebuilding tab in southern Lebanon. Libya was beginning to shed at least some of its bizarre past. The Palestinians had no desire for another Intifada. The Middle East was looking to the U.S. for leadership, inasmuch as the surge in Iraq had regained respect for American arms and determination.

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Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell Tells Oprah the Church Is 'Moments Away' From Embracing Gay Marriage

Former Mars Hill Bible Church pastor and best-selling author Rob Bell told media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Sunday that the American church is "moments away" from embracing gay marriage and thinks "it's inevitable."

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ZachariasTrust on Twitter

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Did God Really Command Genocide - Christian Research Institute

Would a good, kind, and loving deity ever command the wholesale slaughter of nations? We often avoid reading difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish and quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question remains.

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WORLD | Buying a bestseller | Warren Cole Smith | Feb. 21, 2015

Hale, who was chief financial officer of Turning Point Ministries from July 2007 to January 2010, says the growth was the result of many changes in the ministry, but he says it coincided with the beginning of the book-buying plan. Hale said each time Jeremiah released a book, Turning Point radio and television programs promoted it, promising a free copy for a donation. This is standard fare for Christian radio. But, according to Hale, Jeremiah and Turning Point bought at least some of the books not at wholesale prices directly from the publisher, but at full retail prices from bookstores.

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The Things of Earth

The professor of theology and Christian worldview at Bethlehem College and Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota, wants to show what the God-centered life looks like in the routines of everyday experiences, delights, and pleasures—how do we enjoy the things of earth? How does God maximize joy in such things as pumpkin crunch cake, tickle fights with our children, and West Texas sunsets? Yes, you read that right—tickle fights. And why is bacon evidence of God’s goodness? 

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The Prophetic Voice of Leslie Knope

In the midst of its great comedy, the Emmy-nominated NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation offers a prophetic voice that urges us to consider again what it might look like to be peacemakers and culture-shapers. In a society marked by cynicism, abstraction, and hyper-mobility, Leslie Knope acts with genuine passion (even to the point where it’s a little awkward) and seeks the common good in concrete, small ways. She stays put and loves her community against all odds. Truth be told, binge-watching Parks and Rec (now in its final season) probably, on some level, prompted me to attend my neighborhood association’s monthly meeting for the first time.

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Chris Matthews RAILS: US Being ‘Morally Humiliated’ In Fight Against ISIS [VIDEO]

I know, we all know we need a plan. We need a root that takes us to destroyed ISIS because the alternative is too sick, too un-American, too un-human. We can’t see people killed like this in our face and simply flip to the sports page or the financial news or what’s at the movies or who’s going to win the Oscars and act like America, our country, is not being morally humiliated, because it is, with the lives of at least some of these people, who must, in their last minutes, have to be wondering if there’s any chance the people in the United States could be coming to their rescue because that’s how we were taught that we conduct ourselves. We don’t leave people behind.

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Keep Calm and Plant Churches

As we survey the world today, we love the various kingdoms and kings of this world by bearing witness to the true King and his kingdom. The risen Jesus who reigned over the imprisonments and even beheadings of the apostles under the Roman Empire is the same Jesus who reigns over the imprisonments and beheadings of his people today. And, just as the various world powers eventually receded into the background of world history in that day, the same will be true today. More than just a small hunch or a good reading of history, we’re assured by Jesus’s promise that the church, by the power of the Spirit, will continue to triumph (Matt. 16:18). In the face of a world in seemingly continual crisis, the call to Christians can’t simply stop with the admonition to be calm; we must also follow in the footsteps of countless brothers and sisters who have gone before us. 

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

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Dr Craig Responds to the Objection that God Provides No Predictive Contribution to Science

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr Alex Rosenberg on the topic, "Is Faith In God Reasonable?" Over 5,000 people watched the event on the Purdue University campus along with tens of thousands streaming it live online from around the world. In this clip, Dr Craig responds to Dr Rosenberg's objection that God provides no predictive contribution to science and therefore is not a needed hypothesis. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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10 Things We Miss About '90s Christian Bookstores

So, as a Christian Bookstore manager, I too find these items cheesy and wonder "what were we thinking?" (i.e. The Microscopic Bible for the scientist who doesn't want to carry his/her actual bible, but needs to read the scriptures between observing specimens) ...but to be honest there's so much that you can get from your local Christian Bookstore that Amazon could never give, like a sympathetic ear or advice on choosing the right Bible, or helping a grandma find music for her grand kids that the kids would actually like...we get to build so many relationships with the community and local church and potentially influence those relationships for the kingdom, not necessarily the bottom line. I love what I do, and hope that there will be a resurgence in Christian retailing...but a good one, not a cheesy one...

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‘We Are All Messy’: Rosaria Butterfield on Loving Our Gay and Lesbian Friends

Not only is Butterfield unwilling to rail against gays and lesbians, she believes they have much to teach Christians. “The gay and lesbian community is a real community,” she says, “from which the church has a lot to learn about standing with the disempowered and being good company for the suffering.” In fact, she often tells believing parents with gay children, “You will have to work very hard to love your son and daughter as much as the gay community is.”

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http://www.crossway.org/books/luther-on-the-christian-life-tpb/

“In this compelling book, we encounter an arresting portrait of Luther the pastor, a full-blooded man who knew the spiritual and physical joys and pains of life and the formidable daily challenges of being a Christian in a fallen world. In elegant, bracing prose full of pastoral and theological insight and leavened with his characteristic humor, Trueman both keeps Luther in his time and engages us in conversation about how the German doctor speaks to ours. Trueman’s profound exploration of one of the great writers on the Christian life challenges all of us to cancel our tickets for journeys of self-exploration and self-expression to pursue something more authentic. From a distance of five hundred years, Luther tells us that the story is not about us; it’s about what God has done for us.” —Bruce Gordon , Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Yale Divinity School; author, Calvin

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Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

In order to understand what is really going on today in regard to ISIS, we need to reveal the core motivation of their actions. Many in the western world, most likely influenced by fear, deny that ISIS has anything to do with the religion of Islam. However, the leaders of the Islamic State assert boldly that all that they do is strictly motivated by their submission to Allah and their slavish adherence to the Qur'an and the sunnah of the Prophet. Indeed, their war cry, "Allahu Akbar" (God is greater), has become the universal call to submit to the violent Jihad verses in the Qur'an (of which there are over 150). Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (1928) made it very clear as to what Jihad was all about: "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its laws on all nations and to extend its power to the entire world." Sayed Qutb, the famed spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, declared that all non-Muslims should be considered "infidels," therefore justifying the Qur'an's mandate to fight against them "wherever they are found." (In other words, there are no "innocent" non-Muslims).

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Ligonier.org

Though it comes rather early in the story, I am convinced that Genesis 3:15 is not just the hinge of the Bible, but it is the very hinge of history. It is there that God responds to the serpent’s assault on Eden, promising that the seed of the woman would one day, at a terrible cost, crush the head of the serpent. This is God’s solemn declaration of war. The great war will last from that pregnant moment to the end of history when death, the last enemy, will be destroyed. Which means, of course, that today we are at war.

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Jad Gillies // Margaret Feinberg: Episode 309

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Three Views: After Domestic Violence, Why Should a Christian Wife Call the Police, Not a Pastor, First?

If a man fails in his God-given role and abuses his wife, she should make two calls, one right after the other. First, she should call the police. The civic ruler, Paul says, acts as an “avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer” (Rom. 13:4, ESV). When churches teach otherwise, they not only fail to provide psychological and emotional care, they also fail theologically. Divine vengeance cries out to be exercised against evil. We must not restrain what God has loosed.

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Must An Argument Be Demonstrated With Certainty?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On Friday, February 21st, 2014, philosopher and theologian, Dr William Lane Craig, was invited by the Greer Heard Forum to debate Dr Sean Carroll, an atheist theoretical physicist. The topic of debate was, "God and Cosmology: The Existence of God in Light of Contemporary Cosmology." The rigorous debate was concluded by a lengthy question and answer period with the audience. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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Watching 'Saturday Night Live' in the Age of ISIS

In the end, there are two temptations. One is to get so overcome by the world's cruelty that we forget to laugh. We might even judge others for laughing while we're in pain. Who hasn't been there, sitting in a hospital room, wondering how other people can go on with their lives when things are so unbearable in our own? It's a terribly hard lesson to learn, but we've got to learn it: there is a time to weep, but that time will be different for different people.

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Problem 9: Neo-Darwinism Struggles to Explain the Biogeographical Distribution of Many Species

Biogeography is the study of the distribution of organisms in time and space both in the present and past on Earth. It is often contended that biogeography strongly supports neo-Darwinian theory. For example, the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), a pro-Darwin advocacy group, claims that "consistency between biogeographic and evolutionary patterns provides important evidence about the continuity of the processes driving the evolution and diversification of all life," and "[t]his continuity is what would be expected of a pattern of common descent." However, the NCSE dramatically overstates its case and ignores the many instances where biogeography does not show the sort of "continuity" that would be expected under a pattern of common descent.

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Prenatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: What Would You Choose?

It leaves me grateful for the privilege of walking alongside her on this journey. It leaves me deeply sad for the women who receive a prenatal diagnosis without the resource of a parent who can offer a different perspective than the purely clinical (and sometimes erroneous) one offered in a doctor’s office. And finally, it leaves me hopeful that the work towards changing the social supports for families of children with disabilities and the work towards providing accurate and up-to-date information through ob/gyns will become the norm.

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http://www.crossway.org/books/why-we-pray-tpb/

“I found my heart and will deeply moved by the key premise of this book: that we learn about prayer by learning about God. He speaks—are we listening to him? He sends his Son—are we responding to him? He is sovereign—do we trust him and think his thoughts after him? He sends his Spirit—do we realize we’re empowered to pray? Internalize these great Bible truths, and your prayer life will come alive.” —Rico Tice , Evangelist; author, Christianity Explored

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56 The Apostle Paul’s Favorite eBooks on Paul
57 The progressive wish to replace marriage
58 Another Pro-Choice Meme - Does it Succeed?
59 174 Lessons On Pastoral Ministry | HeadHeartHand Blog
60 A New Book on Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity
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62 You Don’t Fail for Trying
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64 Gospel Narcissism
65 What Scripture and Jazz Have in Common
66 Why is a seminary education valuable for equipping pastors to face today's ministry challenges?
67 Test of Functional Sequence Space Shows Less Tolerance for Mutations than Expected
68 “Retributive Punishment”
69 Ligonier Ministries on Twitter
70 Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views (Perspectives)
71 Evolution Within Limits: Nature Study Identifies Genetic Basis for Galápagos Finch Beak Variation
72 Did Moses Write Genesis?
73 Sisters and Brothers
74 Finding God's Mercy When Life is Messy (Part 1 of 2)
75 Priest 'took pictures during abuse', court told – Premier Premier
76 Is Christianity the New ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’?
77 Catalyst on Twitter
78 Crossway on Twitter
79 Ligonier Ministries on Twitter
80 Evolution’s Achilles’ Heel? - Christian Research Institute
81 WORLD | The ISIS war against ‘the people of the cross’ | Jamie Dean | Feb. 17, 2015
82 Renewing Your Mind | Total Depravity, Part 1 | February 17, 2015
83 Report: ISIS Burns 45 People Alive in Iraqi Town
84 Biola vs Concordia
85 Does Language Make Humans Unique?
86 George P. Bush on Twitter
87 WORLD | States press forward with 20-week abortion bans | Courtney Crandell | Feb. 17, 2015
88 Want to Get Your Dream Job? Do These 4 Things
89 A Heavenly Orientation
90 40 Articles For Pastors And Their Families | HeadHeartHand Blog
91 WORLD | Same-sex parents: Just not the same | Daniel James Devine | Feb. 17, 2015