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Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: Jesus and Pagan Mythology by Mary Jo Sharp

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

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Ligonier.org

The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Donate Now

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99.5 KKLA The Intersection of Faith & Reason

February 2 The Throne of Grace Hebrews 4:14-16 Almighty God is righteous and just. Romans 3:23 tells us that all people have ... read more

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Focus on Where You Are, Not Where You Wish You Were

A re you in the middle of God’s story for you? The middle is a tough place. Between the hope of starting out and the relief of the finish line, the middle part of the journey can be dry, stagnant and lonely. You might feel as if nothing’s happening. You might be longing for a different season. You might be waiting for a promise to appear, when you can’t even see its figure in the distance.

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You Cannot Serve Both God and Theology

But is money more spiritually dangerous than theology? The answer may be trickier than we think, especially within the numbing comfort of a proudly affluent and educated American Church. Money is a tangible, countable, often visible god. Theology, on the other hand — if it is cut off from truly knowing and enjoying God himself — can be a soothing, subtle, superficially spiritual god. Both are deadly, but one lulls us into a proud, intellectual, and purely cosmetic confidence and rest before God. Theology will kill you if it does not kindle a deep and abiding love for the God of the Bible, and if it does not inspire a desire for his glory, and not ultimately our own.

6 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Empire by Derek Minor

Christian rapper Derek Minor, born Derek Johnson, Jr. in Pontiac, Michigan, moved at a young age with his mother to Tennessee. Although he wasn't close to his father, a childhood summertime visit — during which he started rapping, assisted by beats made by his father — fostered his involvement with music. Johnson attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated with a degree in recording industry management. From 2006 through 2008, the budding rapper and producer, known then as...

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Is your marriage a picture of the gospel?

A week later our friend called to say thank you for helping them move, but she said, “I really called to tell you some incredible news. My sister, Debi, was completely blown away by your relationship. This past week several times she would ask me if you guys are for real and finally she asked me what made the difference in your marriage. What do you have that makes you love each other like that? I saw my opportunity to tell her that it’s Jesus that makes the difference in your lives and I shared the gospel with her and she has trusted Christ!”

9 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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Dude, Who Killed My Prophet?

http://www.answeringmuslims.com/ Who killed Muhammad? According to the Qur'an, Allah killed him . . . for being a false prophet.

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Christians Must Practice Their Faith Outside the Church - US News

The call for Christians to “get out of the pew” is hardly new. In the first decades after Christ, St. Paul wrote to Philemon, the leader of a church that met in his home, to encourage him to accept a former slave and ex-prisoner back into his household on grounds of spiritual equality and brotherhood. If followed, Paul's advice would breach social conventions and raise eyebrows. It was this trend toward radical egalitarianism, rather than hypocrisy or judgementalism, that made early Christianity so threatening – and so appealing – to the broader culture around it. And it has continued through the centuries. Churches have long been built alongside public hospitals, orphanages and centers of learning created for the benefit of the entire community, but especially for the poor and marginalized.

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Exclusive - 'Tyranny of Clichés' Excerpt: The Truth About the Crusades - Breitbart

At first the larger Muslim world didn’t much care about the Christian reclamation of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The jihad to repel the cru­saders didn’t start in earnest until the European forces pressed on into the Muslim Holy Lands approaching Mecca and Medina. Even then the Muslim world considered the fight to reclaim Jerusalem a sideshow. The real fight was in the East, where caliphs were rolling up victory after victory in the old Byzantine Empire. In 1291, the Muslims expelled the last of the crusaders, and all remaining Christians and Jews in the Islamic world lived as second-class citizens (though often better than Muslims or Jews might have in many parts of Christendom). By the sixteenth century, Islam’s empire covered all of North Africa, Asia Minor, Arabia, and much of southern Europe. Had Islamic forces not been turned back outside the Gates of Vienna, Christianity itself may not have survived. (The battle ended in victory for the Christians on September 12, but it was the day before, marking the apex of Muslim rule, that would stick in the minds of many Muslims for the next 318 years.

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Killing Jesus Christ: New Book: Pilate Declares Christ Innocent Then Has Him Crucified

"The sentence falls from the lips of Pilate, "Crucify Him." We are stunned. This man just pronounced Him innocent. Now he condemns ... the innocent to die" ( Maret Dinsmore). 

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Euthanasia: Supremes Turn Canada Into Belgium!, by Wesley J. Smith, National Review

Twenty years ago, there was no constitutional right to assisted suicide in Canada. Now, there is a right to euthanasia. The Canadian Constitution didn’t change. The arrogance of judges did.

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God Is the Best Explanation For Why Anything At All Exists

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. This clip is the first of eight arguments that Dr Craig presented in his opening statement. 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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Finding Joy in Life

Jim: That's good. Hey, Valorie, when you talk about serving the home and family—good things-- a lot of young women and you talk about being a Gen Xer, Millennials, 20-, 30-somethings, they are strugglin' with that. A lot of young women are deciding not to have children, because they feel it's too big of a burden. How can a young wife decide, you know what? The Lord may have that in store for me and I need to embrace it and be open to and really to find the happiness and the joy in it? What's goin' on in a young woman's heart today? You're a young woman. What are they thinking about—

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Bruce Jenner, the Transgender Revolution, and Loving Our Neighbors

5. Speak the truth. You don’t have to be mean, angry, or haughty to speak truthfully. You can do it in a way that is winsome and that shows concern but does not disdain. In short, you can speak the truth in love. You can communicate that embracing a transgender identity is deeply at odds with God’s purposes and plans for them. You can tell them that the path to flourishing and wholeness is not one that divides their body from their identity.

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Evaluating Sidney Greidanus’s Approach to Christ-Centered Preaching

Sidney Greidanus’s seven ways for preaching Christ from the Old Testament presupposes a commitment to the unity of the Bible and an awareness of the importance of inner-textual connections. Yet, for Greidanus’s approach to be effective, the preacher must saturate himself with Scripture such that the identification of the various ways to Christ from a passage becomes instinctual. The preacher must not mechanize his preparation so that the various ways become the focal point. In other words, the proper starting point for preparation needs to be Christ and his kingdom, not particular hermeneutical formulae. David Peterson is correct when he critiques Greidanus for an overcomplexity in approach that tends to focus the exegete on method itself. Peterson notes Christ as the starting point in interpretation and application when he writes, “First we must ask how the text applies to the person and work of Christ. Then we can begin to see how it applies to Christians through Christ or because of Christ” ( Christ and His People in the Book of Isaiah , 16).

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Ken Ham ascribes motive to your crime!

On the surface, Ham appears to be innocent in his appeal to scripture over nature, but he relies on a false dichotomy. No text is read in a vacuum, and it is presumptuous to assert that we can escape the influence of our knowledge of the natural world, even when reading a deeply theological story. To prove this point, one need only ask Ken Ham (or any of his colleagues) to identify in nature the “fountains of the great deep”, the “firmament”, or the “windows of heaven”. In every case, they will describe phenomena wholly unknown both to the author(s) of Genesis and its audience for three millennia. So perhaps it is Ken Ham who is influenced by extrabiblical ideas and what is deemed to be “science”?

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Renewing Your Mind | The Patriarchal Blessing | February 6, 2015

“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us — for it is writt en, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’ — so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles” (Gal. 3:13–14). I distinct ly remember hearing an unbelieving co-worker — at a restaurant in which I worked many years ago — say to customers as they left: “Have a blessed day.” Every time I heard it I wanted to say, “But how is that blessing possible?” The language of blessing is used today with little to no understanding of its nature or cost. Galatians 3:13–14 expresses the inner workings of a theology of blessing. How can we receive the spiritual and eternal blessings of God when we are under the curse of His law by nature? In order for us to be justified before God, Christ had to “become a curse for us.” Blessings and curses are found throughout the Bible and ultimately meet together in an unparalleled moment at the cross.

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Sean McDowell on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Correcting four myths about the history of the Crusades

What had happened? Most people actually know the answer, if pressed—though for some reason they do not usually connect the answer with the crusades. The answer is the rise of Islam. Every one of the listed regions was taken, within the space of a hundred years, from Christian control by violence, in the course of military campaigns deliberately designed to expand Muslim territory at the expense of Islam’s neighbors. Nor did this conclude Islam’s program of conquest. The attacks continued, punctuated from time to time by Christian attempts to push back. Charlemagne blocked the Muslim advance in far western Europe in about a.d. 800, but Islamic forces simply shifted their focus and began to island-hop across from North Africa toward Italy and the French coast, attacking the Italian mainland by 837. A confused struggle for control of southern and central Italy continued for the rest of the ninth century and into the tenth. In the hundred years between 850 and 950, Benedictine monks were driven out of ancient monasteries, the Papal States were overrun, and Muslim pirate bases were established along the coast of northern Italy and southern France, from which attacks on the deep inland were launched.

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The Benefit of Re-Thinking Everything

Every few years I take time to re-evaluate everything I believe in areas most dear to me–theology, politics…well…mainly in the areas of theology and politics.  I read a lot of books written by liberals and Marxists.  For example, I just finished Thomas Piketty’s best selling  Capital in the Twenty-First Century  (Belknap/Harvard 2014), which is a neo-Marxist analysis of wealth distribution.  It is a fascinating read (as far as any book by an economist can be) but the author’s public policy prescriptions are disastrous (see the insightful review by the moderate magazine  The Economist ).  BUT, it still was an enlightening read.

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Microview: "Eternity Falls" by Kirk Outerbridge

Two downsides in the book are worth mentioning. First, there are a few moments in which gender stereotypes are unfortunately perpetuated. Macey, at one point, complains inwardly about “how quickly their [women’s] feelings got hurt…” (87). Moments like this are few and far between, and may simply be blamed on a kind of stereotype in Macey’s own head rather than something Outerbridge puts forward, but they are still unfortunate. Second, the technology, at times, is not sufficiently explained. Of course with anything sci-fi, there will be suspension of disbelief, but too often it seems that something is “hacked” into or somehow disabled without any description of just how this might have been accomplished. This problem is made more evident by the times Outerbridge  does  offer such descriptions, because they are quite good and mesh well with the expectations for cyberpunk.

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Innovative Apologetics: Do You Believe? You Should

26 Why Tim Keller Started to Pray - Stand to Reason Blog

I know what it's like to lose hope, so I'm sorry about that, Mo. Somehow, when that happens, we have to recover that expectation—maybe not of getting what we ask for, but of expecting God to work in the situation when we pray. Tim Keller mentions the issue of expectation at the beginning of the book, so I look forward to hearing what he says.

27 Why Tim Keller Started to Pray - Stand to Reason Blog

I know what it's like to lose hope, so I'm sorry about that, Mo. Somehow, when that happens, we have to recover that expectation—maybe not of getting what we ask for, but of expecting God to work in the situation when we pray. Tim Keller mentions the issue of expectation at the beginning of the book, so I look forward to hearing what he says.

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Biola Apologetics on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Marriage Invaders–Identifying the Intruders

Exponential Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential East church planting conference in Tampa. The conference will feature 100+ speakers, 125+ workshops, 9+ tracks, 5,000 church planting leaders and sunny Tampa, Florida. Don’t miss the largest gathering of church planting leaders in the world. The 2014 conference sold out three months before the event, so don’t delay.SPARK is the theme for Exponential 2015, inspired by these words Paul wrote to Timothy: “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Tim. 1: 6-7). Inside every follower of Jesus is the spark of multiplication and when that spark is “fanned into a flame,” it can ignite an entire culture of multiplication. But it takes friction—the quick strike of the match against a rough surface—to start the process of turning a spark into a flame and ultimately a raging fire.

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Frank Turek on Twitter

Everyone in the Cedar Rapids area get here! With Frank Turek and J. Warner Wallace http://www.servethecity.org/events.htm#Intellingent_Faith_Conference … pic.twitter.com/djweud83hJ