Pastors Opposing Lecture of Lesbian Bishop at Christian College Are Practicing 'Idolatry of the Bible,' School President Claims
Forrest Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tennessee, shot back at a group of pastors protesting the institution's decision to invite a married lesbian bishop to lecture students next week, charging that they're using "idolatry of the Bible" to "demoralize same-gender-loving people."
Country Stars Surprise Fans at A Concert With Duet of 'God Gave Me You'
Miranda Lambert decided to give her fans a huge surprise, while putting on a show for her fans in Oklahoma City. A surprise guest comes out to sing 'God Gave Me You'.
Sometimes the best way to love your neighbor is to challenge a false belief that is holding him in confusion, discouragement, or some worse state of spiritual bondage. The idea that it’s unloving to defend truth or confront lies is one of the arrogant opinions of this postmodern age that needs to be torn down (2 Cor. 10:5). Authentic love “rejoices with the truth” (1 Cor. 13:6).
Confessing Him before Men
These Christians are staring down persecution and confessing Jesus before men. They can be sure He’ll confess them before the Father.
The First 'Star Wars' Spinoff Will Be Called 'Rogue One.'
The drivers behind Star Wars clearly have their sights set on creating a Marvel-like universe with spinoffs, and spinoffs of spinoffs. That makes sense, since the driver behind Star Wars is Disney, which also owns Marvel. What's good for the Super Goose is good for the Jedi Gander. And now we've got our first hint at what some of the Star Wars spinoffs might look like. This summer, a standalone Star Wars movie called Rogue One will start filming . The movie will be directed by Gareth Edwards (he handled last summer's Godzilla ), will star Theory of Everything 's Felicity Jones and will release around Christmas of 2016 (right after Marvel's Doctor Strange movie releases.) As for the story, all we know is that it will “go well beyond the core Star Wars saga.”
WORLD | Two police officers shot in Ferguson | March 12, 2015
UPDATE (8:32 a.m. EDT): A shooting outside the Ferguson Police Department early today left two officers seriously wounded. Shots rang out shortly after midnight as protesters gathered after the resignation of the city’s police chief, which followed a scathing Justice Department report alleging racial bias in the police department and court.
Science and Culture, and a Tale of Two Cities
A couple was slouching ahead of me, a young man with his hand prominently grasping his young lady's rear end. They passed the entrance to a parking garage where a traffic cop was directing cars out onto the street. The youth turned to the officer and did a sort of obscene dance step in the cop's face, then kept walking. The cop looked at him and gave a half-grimace. The open disrespect, right in front of a crowd of people, made me feel ashamed for the policeman. The powerlessness of that facial expression...there was not a thing he could do about it.
The Briefing 03-12-15
1) Fallout from OU fraternity racist chant reveals confusion of hate speech and speech crimes
The Wit of Dr. Craig - Part 18 "If you can't disprove God's existence, then don't be a naturalist"
Table of Contents: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list... Dr. William Lane Craig shows that those who adhere to the claim that you can't disprove God's existence should NOT call themselves naturalists because that would be self-refuting. More here on pop philosophy atheism: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list... We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/
Basketball Players Stop Game To Stand Up For Cheerleader
Desiree Andrews is an eighth grader and cheerleader at Lincoln Middle School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. During a boys' basketball game at the school, Andrews, who has Down syndrome, was being picked on by some fans in the stands. Three of the players on the team noticed the teasing and weren't going to stand for it. Miles Rodriguez, Scooter Terrien and Chase Vazquez immediately walked off of the court -- during the game -- and told the bullies to stop.
First Active Hydrothermal System Found beyond Earth
Scientists using data from NASA’s Cassini orbiter have found evidence of active hydrothermal vents gushing from the interior of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, increasing the odds that alien life could await discovery in the watery depths of that icy world. Enceladus’s hydrothermal vents appear remarkably similar to some vents found on Earth.
One of the leading theories for the origin of life on Earth postulates that it began in hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean, where seawater percolating through hot rocks created energy- and nutrient-rich environments favoring the formation of the first cells. Today, Earth’s active hydrothermal vents are seafloor oases, harboring ecosystems that flourish in the darkness, isolated from the surface world. Find someplace else beyond Earth where hot rock and water intermingle, and even if it’s far from the sun life might flourish there, too. Such systems may have been common early in the solar system’s history, when rocky planets and icy moons were still relatively hot and wet from their initial formation.
3 Reasons Women Need Good Theology
So naturally, I was devastated by my friend’s comment. Why did he wish to dissuade women from pursuing a better understanding of Scripture? Don’t we believe “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16)? And are we to discredit a passage like Titus 2 that calls older women to teach the younger so that God’s Word is not reviled? Can an older woman effectively disciple another if she doesn’t know his Word herself?
Grace to You Radio
Even Jesus’ closest disciples didn’t always clearly understand who He was and what he came to accomplish. How clearly do you see Him? Find out in John Macarthur’s look at The People Who Can’t See Christ .
Tom Cotton's Letter to Iran Gets the Constitution Right, by John Yoo, National Review
In fact, the Cotton letter could have gone farther and pointed out that Obama may make promises that he cannot keep. Since a sole executive agreement is only a commitment for the use of the executive’s authority, it cannot make promises about Congress. Under the Constitution’s Foreign Commerce Clause, only Congress has the authority to impose international economic sanctions. Obama’s executive agreement cannot prevent Congress from imposing mandatory, severe sanctions on Iran without the possibility of presidential waiver (my preferred solution for handling the Iranian nuclear crisis right now). Obama can agree to allow Iran to keep a nuclear-processing capability; Congress can cut Iran out of the world trading and financial system.
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Guilty as charged
We press on with the full confidence that what might appear to be simple is truly profound. We stand on the truth of God’s Word. We shudder at the outrageous suggestion that we need to get out of “Bibleworld.” We are guilty as charged in our stalwart allegiance to the revealed Word. May we dig deeper into it daily knowing we can never begin to understand it fully. May we read, study, and meditate upon it with great expectancy as we prayerfully anticipate its instruction to us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We would be wise to “park ourselves 2,000 years in the past” in order to study Scripture — all of which is “breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,” according to the God-breathed words to Paul. But we won’t stay there. Anchored to what was given to us in the past as a priceless treasure, we are equipped to face the present and future. God, help us.
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
Lebanese TV Host Rima Karaki Cuts Short London-Based Islamist's Interview following Insolent Remarks
An Al-Jadeed TV interview rapidly deteriorated when London-based Islamist Hani Al-Seba'i, who went off on a historical tangent, refused to heed TV host Rima Karaki's request to stick to the topic of discussion. When Al-Siba'i told Karaki to "shut up," she told him that the interview was over.
Dr. James White: Which Bible translation is the most reliable? Episode 1326
Dr. James White: Which Bible translation is the most reliable? Episode 1326
Like many modern structures, the Eiffel Tower uses an arrangement of criss-crossing ‘X-shaped’ beams known as a truss. This is a very efficient way to engineer structures by relying on the inherent strength and stability of triangles. If you zoom into one of the Eiffel Tower’s trusses, you’ll find that they aren’t as solid as they seem – each of them are made up out of smaller, similar trusses. The material has more holes than it has iron. This hollow form contributes to the tower’s mind-boggling lightness. The next time you go over a bridge, look carefully, and you’re likely to see the same idea at play.
All The Right Answers
In his brain, Jonah understands who he is (a Hebrew) and he understands who God is (the Lord of heaven who made the seas and the dry land). But in his heart, Jonah doesn't actually fear the Lord as much as he says. If Jonah genuinely feared the Lord, he would be running towards Nineveh, not away from it.
Chaplain faces possible discharge for being 'intolerant'
Chaplain faces possible discharge for being 'intolerant'
A Pentecostal chaplain once assigned to elite SEAL units may get kicked out of the Navy for allegedly scolding sailors for homosexuality and
Check out this story on Militarytimes.com: http://militari.ly/1C2x1jt
Moody Radio | Chris Fabry Live! | Today's Program
Moody Radio produces and delivers compelling programming filled with solid biblical insight and creative expressions of faith that helps you take the next step in your relationship with Christ. We desire to be the place where you turn—for truth, direction and hope. Through the power of the Word, you will hear and experience more of the life God intends for you in every moment, in every situation.
Why Evolutionary Theory Cannot Survive Itself
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.
Hillary Clinton could face jail time as email scandal sparks legal challenges
Mrs. Clinton said she created and exclusively used a personal email account out of “convenience,” saying she didn’t want to carry two devices around with her. She said she believed by trying to mail her fellow government workers at their official addresses, most of her government business communications were being captured, so that took care of her open records requirements.
Christ Came to Me in a Drug-Induced Haze
As a college student, did I really run into a friend at a Grateful Dead concert, where, already high on pot and hashish, we did a line of cocaine for good measure? Did we really wear tie-dyed bandanas and our hair halfway down our backs as we wandered through a haze of incense and strobe lights set to the opening riffs of “Purple Haze”? Did we really take LSD, mescaline, psilocybin, and other hallucinogenic drugs to explore the outer frontiers of the cosmos, with its “deep” insights? Insights that produced deep responses like, “Far out, man”?
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Official Trailer (2015) Judi Dench HD
http://www.joblo.com - "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" Official Trailer (2015) Judi Dench HD THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets.
One Bible, Many Interpretations
Jesus knew, all too well, that lots of people who read the Scriptures did not really understand them. It’s true today, and it was true in the first century. Modern Christians disagree over all sorts of issues—baptism, spiritual gifts, the end times, church government, and so on—and if you read church history, you’ll soon discover that we’re not the first generation like that. So Christians often ask: “Is the Bible clear? Surely, if it were, we’d all agree on what it meant, right?”
Shame on Us: Christian Chatter in the Twittersphere
We invite you, our readers and followers, to join us and several influential Christian leaders and bloggers, in a Twitter chat on our experiences with social media shame. Please tweet with us Thursday, March 12, starting at 8 p.m. EDT, using the hashtag #CTshame.
Still Alice Movie CLIP - What is it Like? (2015) - Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore Movie HD
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Politics Professors: How to Reduce Evolution Denial
I have a copy of the 2000 "elephant cover" textbook, which features (1) a drawing of the 1953 apparatus used by Stanley Miller and Harold Urey, accompanied by a caption stating that their experiment "first demonstrated how organic matter may have formed in Earth's primitive atmosphere" (p. 344); (2) drawings of vertebrate embryos that look most similar in their early stages, showing that they evolved from common ancestors (p. 283); and (3) photographs of light- and dark-colored peppered moths resting on light- and dark-colored tree trunks, illustrating a story about natural selection in action (p. 297).
The Lent Project
The mood of Lent can be beautifully captured through the arts, which are often cathartic expressions of longing, suffering, loneliness, love, death and rebirth. Art is a great chronicler both of the drama of human history and the aches of the human heart. In this spirit, the Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts presents the Lent Project: a 54-day aesthetic meditation on Christ’s life, death and resurrection. Each day will offer a guided reflection--though Scripture, words, poetry, music, film or visual art--to help us focus in on the beauty of Christ’s story. May you enjoy, share and be edified by this resource as we collectively reflect on the suffering and triumph of history’s great savior: Messiah Jesus Christ, the King.
How to Minister to People Shaped by Shame
As national director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Asian American ministries, Joe Ho knows how honor and shame shape evangelism, fundraising, and family relationships. Ho, a Chinese American who grew up in Cincinnati, recently spoke with Andy Crouch about how honor–shame dynamics could shape ministry in the West.
View from the Office of a College President
There’s a sense in which I am everybody’s president, but a college campus is fairly hierarchical. A fair amount of the work on campus is more than one person removed from a direct relationship with me. In a church, everyone wants a direct relationship with pastor, and the pastor can cast a vision for the community every week. As a college president, I get fewer opportunities [with that kind of direct access] and have to make the most of them. My leadership is more mediated through the leadership of others I am growing and developing.
Since that fateful day we’ve all been on a quest to satiate our once-satisfied hunger for praise and approval. Despite our sin, however, the desire itself is still good. It reflects “the legitimate glory hunger we all possess—to be restored to a glorious image and crowned with honor by God.” The problem is that we are constantly seeking God’s “very good” verdict from the wrong source—a finite, broken, and sinful world made up of finite, broken, and sinful people.
“Love Is Love” Isn’t Enough - Stand to Reason Blog
The idea of love that it trades on isn't self-gratification, however. It's not even mutual acceptance. It's a concern for he other's happiness. That's not what's happening, but the shift can be subtle. Ironically, although the idea that we should be most concerned for other's happiness is what is being sold, when that actually happens it is discounted. In other words, we who know God recognize that this idea of love that doesn't match the love of God will ultimately result in people's unhappiness. Out of love we warn people against it and are despised because we actually practice the kind of love they expected us to use to accept them. It is unloving, knowing the truth, to not try to assuage people from their self-destructive course. Yet they don't accept that kind of love although they peddle it. Truly, they desire to be accepted, but do not accept God, from whom comes the true love they imitate in mere shadows.
Nine Struggles Every Leader Has
7. Insecurity– Every leader I know has dealt with insecurity at some point. One of the key verses that I’ve had to rely on during my most insecure moments is Philippians 1:6, that IF HE BROUGHT ME TO IT THEN HE WILL LEAD ME THROUGH IT!!! Insecure moments should not cause us to feel less secure about who we are but rather more secure in who God is!!! If He is with us (Isaiah 41:10) then we should lead and live like it.
Evangelicals Writing In Praise of Margaret Sanger?
But surely this issue can be framed without using a racist eugenicist who believed that African-Americans were “objectionable”? Is that possible? I would hope that it is. I might suggest choosing someone whose legacy does not include public questing for the extermination of “inferior” races. The fact that we would reference Sanger in laudable terms horrifies me, and no doubt has a similar effect on other readers, including some who would have been targeted unto death by Sanger simply for the color of their skin.
How Long Till I Can Die? A 5-Year Journey in Hospice Caregiving
We learned that hospice caregiving is a ministry of incarnational presence to others at a time when they desperately need it. This journey revealed a “theology of care” in showing us God’s care in the gospel, and, likewise, our often broken responses to his offers of care for us. It helped us appreciate the many men and women who work this vocation as a calling. It has galvanized us to pray for them, to encourage them, and to expose the value of their service to others. It has also sensitized us to look for and to surround church members who are currently caring for their loved ones, especially those nearing the end. In many instances, they surrender practically everything to give their loved ones the attention and care they need.
Neanderthals Wore Eagle Talons As Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago
"It really is absolutely stunning," study author David Frayer, an anthropology professor at the University of Kansas, told Live Science. "It fits in with this general picture that's emerging that Neanderthals were much more modern in their behavior." [ Top 10 Mysteries of the First Humans ]
David Brown holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina and was a litigation attorney for seven years before transitioning into global missions. Dr. Brown and his wife Karin served with Biblical Ministries Worldwide for nineteen years, during which he earned a PhD in Ethics from South Africa's Northwest University. The Browns moved from Johannesburg to Dunbar in 2013 when David accepted his current role as Dean of Northland's School of Leadership. He teaches apologetics, philosophy, ethics, leadership, cross-cultural, and worldview classes.
I understand where you are coming from. You are right, it seems like God gives some information to some and not to others. Therefore, how can someone respond to the Gospel freely if he or she is not entitled to that information.?
I believe that argument to be a false dichotomy. Indeed, it can very well be argued that God provides a certain knowledge to those he knows would respond positively to his call/offer. Moreover, although you accuse Dr. Jones not to provide any Biblical support for his position, I would remind you that the Bible (especially the New Testament) speaks of the condition of the heart. In other words, Jesus looked straight at the heart and its motivation. It is not the knowledge we have/acquire that saves us. It is through the regeneration of our heart from the Holy Spirit. Does every born again believer have to have specific Biblical and salvific knowledge prior to death? No one really knows. Jesus could appear himself to believers (like he did with my dad). That is up to God. However, Scripture tells us that if we seek God with all our heart, mind, and strength, he will reveal himself to us (in whatever manner he decides to).
Megachurch Pastor Ed Young Jr.: Anger Is Gift From God
Texas megachurch Pastor Ed Young Jr. told his congregation Sunday that while all Christians get angry, not all understand what this emotion is. He called anger "a gift from God," explaining how it can be used constructively, which is its purpose.
From the classroom to the mission field
Family matters, obviously. On the field, it is so easy to leave a spouse behind. Learning language and culture provides opportunities for competition and separation with your family. As both spouses jump into life and learning, it is easy to become disconnected and disjointed in life. This time of transition is incredibly delicate because the work, as essential and important as it is, can never take the place of your wife and children. I was blessed with professors at Southern that taught these lessons early and often; however, putting them into practice is another story entirely.
Finding the Truth in Our Fairy Tales
In fairy tales, a magical item is usually given, but the hero is still required to use it correctly, and everything hinges on this decision. A hero must respond appropriately to the gift that is given; the fisherman and his wife cannot be too greedy with the Golden Fish’s wishes, and Cinderella has to win over the prince once her fairy godmother gets her to the ball. In real life, we may not have such magical items, but we can still understand the responsibility we have to wisely use and take care of the things we have been given.
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The Integrity of Words and Our Confession of Faith
Sadly, the landscape is littered with theological institutions that have poorly taught and have been poorly led. Theological liberalism has destroyed scores of seminaries, divinity schools, and other institutions for the education of the ministry. Many of these schools are now extinct, even as the churches they served have been evacuated. Others linger on, committed to the mission of revising the Christian faith in order to make peace with the spirit of the age. These schools intentionally and boldly deny the pattern of sound words in order to devise new words for a new age — producing a new faith. As J. Gresham Machen rightly observed almost a century ago, we do not really face two rival versions of Christianity. We face Christianity on the one hand and, on the other hand, some other religion that selectively uses Christian words, but is not Christianity.
Preachers & Preaching
Here are ten reminders for those who preach and teach the Word of God, as articulated by some of history’s greatest preachers. 1. Effective ministry consists not of fads or gimicks, but of faithfully preaching the truth. Charles Spurgeon: Ah, my dear friends, we want nothing in these times for revival in the world but the simple… Read more »