Pastor's Wife Working at Abortion Clinic Hits Back at Critics: When They Become Sin Free … Call Me Back
A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.
A 'Heads-Up' Marriage Proposal That Will Sweep You Away!
Ellen had a HUGE surprise for a couple in the audience. But she was not the only one with an awesome surprise. During a live game of 'Heads-Up, this man does something no one was expecting.
These Puppies Popping in to Say Hello Will Make Your Day and Make You Laugh for Hours
This family decided to put a cat door on their back door. But, instead of the cat using it, these dogs decided to take turns popping their heads in to say "hello."
A Selfless Group Of Teenagers Shock A Neighborhood With an Amazing Act of Kindness
After a long few days of snow, this neighborhood was filled with snow on the streets and sidewalks. Most of them woke up early to go out and do some shoveling when they had noticed something different outside.
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Apologetics.com is pleased to announce the release of our new logo!There were a few reasons for changing from our past logo to our new one. One reason was that the ambiguous triangle, while represe...
Mike Licona explains the As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Es of New Testament reliability
Mike Licona is one of my favorite Christian apologists, and here is an excellent lecture to show you why. In the lecture, he explains why the four biographies in the New Testament should be accepte...
Country Star Does Something Amazing to Bring His Famous Song's Inspiration to the Stage
Dierks Bentley was performing a very touching song on stage called "I'm Thinking Of You." During his performance, he got an idea to do something memorable and heartwarming.
Five favorite Southern Seminary classes
What I remember most about this class was the enormous amount of reading and outlining required. I probably did more work for this one class than two or three other classes combined. The good news was that at the end of the semester, I had worked through all the historical research and come out with a deeper understanding of Reformation theology. Because this was a difficult class, there weren’t as many students willing to take it. The smaller class size fostered an open atmosphere for fascinating discussions. I came to appreciate the different theological emphases of the Reformers and the pastoral motivations behind the cultural movement.
IS free 19 Christians – Premier Premier
Islamic State has released 19 of the 220 Christians it abducted in north east Syria last week.
The Christian Post has a nice article up about Chuck Colson's prison legacy, complete with a touching little cartoon. (H/T David Carlson)
Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Month is a 31-day online campaign to encourage the wives of men in ministry. Show your pastor’s wife how much you appreciate her by sharing the images below on social media with the hashtag #PastorsWifeAppreciation , and by telling your own stories about how God has used your pastor’s wife in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Thinking Inside the Box
South Korean Pastor Lee Jong-rak’s unique ministry is the subject of a new documentary coming to selected theaters next month. “The Drop Box” was produced and directed by University of Southern California film student Brian Ivie. It tells the incredible story of Pastor Lee and volunteers as they save unwanted and disabled babies who are dropped into a box he’s attached to his home in Seoul, South Korea.
What to Expect When You're Spectating
So, what do I expect when I'm spectating? I don't go to the movies expecting to see perfection, but I do go expecting to see a reflection of the fallen image of God. I challenge myself and anyone else who watches movies, listens to the radio, reads books, or even surfs Facebook: Look for the fallen image of God the Creator in "sub-created" works (as Tolkien beautifully expressed it), but only after you have armed yourself with truth from the 66 beautiful and only completely true books in the world. Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
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The Fine Tuning of the Universe
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/finetu... Be sure to view the Kalam Cosmological Argument animation video: http://youtu.be/6CulBuMCLg0 Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today, such as: -the existence of God -the meaning of life -the objectivity of truth -the foundation of moral values -the creation of the universe -intelligent design -the reliability of the Gospels -the uniqueness of Jesus -the historicity of Jesus' resurrection -the challenge of religious pluralism Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length clips: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.
A Moment of Truth
My behavior began to transform as I saw myself as God the Father saw me; I was clothed in Christ. This made me righteous, and the more I believed that truth, by faith, God the Spirit unleashed a transformative power in my life. Jesus not only made me righteous, he set me free from old, negative sinful habits. Jesus, by the Spirit’s power, gave me new affections to honor him. I was redeemed. Just as God redeemed the children of Israel out of slavery in Egypt, Jesus set me free from sin through his liberating power. The key to my growth was not to try to stop sinning, but to treasure Jesus and the righteousness he gave me.
Naghmeh Abedini: My American Pastor Husband Imprisoned in Iran, Religious Freedom Ignored as Obama Admin Negotiates With Iran
National Harbor, Md. — Religious freedom is not being addressed in the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capability, complained Naghmeh Abedini, an Iranian-American whose husband, Saeed Abedini, is imprisoned in Iran because of his Christian faith.
Netanyahu arrives in US to oppose Iran nuclear deal
“Iran wants Netanyahu’s speech – since it understands that it will weaken Israel’s bipartisan bond with the US,” said Amiram Levin, ex-commander of the northern command and former deputy chief of the Mossad. “For Iran, a strategically weak Israel is an asset which will help Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear weapons, since they know that it will prevent a viable military option against them.
Sharing Is Caring
Let’s not be too hard on Jonah; every day we run away from the call of God. But don't be too hard on yourself, either. Jonah is included in Scripture because we do fail and we do run, only to be rescued by God's grace once again. This prophet's testimony gives hope to selfish, lazy, and hypocritical rebels like me and you.
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Which Comes First—the Race or the Arrest?
The problem, of course, is when that detector malfunctions. Although we fix it in some cases, we usually come up with reasons why our gut instinct was right. In policing, this can have serious implications. Unconscious racial bias becomes unfair and partial policing when we see an individual as “threatening” based solely on his or her race because of our other experiences with people of the same race. When we fail to correct that mistake at a systemic level, a cycle begins—the more people of a particular race are arrested, the more our bias against that race grows, which leads to more arrests, and so on.
The Case For The Real Jesus, Free Audio Book
Lee Strobel’s The Case For the Real Jesus is Christian Audio’s free book download for the month of March, plus great discounts on his other books.
Master of the Universe above Highlander? One of the greatest sci-fantasy series of all time? It what universe does Masters even make a top 20 ranking of fantasy materials of the 1980s? It wouldn't make my top 20 for fantasy from 1987 let alone the whole decade. If there were only 10 fantasy items released in 1987, it still wouldn't make my top 50 for that year.
My top 5 (based on the ones listed here)...
1. Princess Bride
2. Neverending Story
With some fudge based on my mood any given day.
The Gospel in 5 minutes
Dr. Vince Vitale shares the central Christian message at an open Q&A with University of Oxford students.
What Is Meaningful Work?
I’m not advocating that we elevate motherhood to saint status. That doesn’t serve anyone, nor does it view our work through the right lens. Being a mom matters immensely, yes, but it’s not ultimate. Let’s be careful that we not pit one type of work against the other. The mommy wars have done enough damage to women over the years, and recovering a robust understanding of the value of all work would go a long way in tempering some of the attitudes surrounding women and work.
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Why Customer Service is the New Marketing
If you’re looking for a competitive advantage in business, customer service is the answer. Why? It’s like investing in both customer loyalty and your promotional budget at the same time. Customer service is the new marketing.
Counsel the Word
Parents often feel anything but confident. They know they are shaping lives, but feel they are only learning as they go. They also know the Bible is supposed to guide them, but feel uncertain how a handful of verses help them with this years-long task. The temptation is to be intimidated by both the importance and the complexity of the task.
The Two Guys to Blame for the Myth of Constant Warfare between Religion and Science
I propose, then, to present to you this evening an outline of the great sacred struggle for the liberty of Science—a struggle which has been going on for so many centuries. A tough contest this has been! A war continued longer—with battles fiercer, with sieges more persistent, with strategy more vigorous than in any of the comparatively petty warfares of Alexander, or Caesar, or Napoleon . . . In all modern history, interference with Science in the supposed interest of religion—no matter how conscientious such interference may have been—has resulted in the direst evils both to Religion and Science, and invariably.
3 Bad Motivations for Dating
I understand the 1st point. But 2 and 3 are completely natural and not mistakes. Genesis 2:18 (NIV) clearly states the Lord God saying, "It is not good for man to be alone". There you have it, straight from the Creators mouth. Christians have a terrible habit of analyzing issues when it is so blatantly clear from the mouth of God. We waste to much time on trivial pointless arguments. Next thing you know someone will write a book about how they kissed dating goodbye...ridiculous.
WORLD | To vaccinate or not to vaccinate | Feb. 28, 2015
Because of a combination of (1) increased world travel, (2) increased immigration, and (3) a growing number who choose not to receive immunizations for themselves or their children, we in the U.S. are at significant risk for diseases that were once thought to have been almost eradicated from our country. These diseases are not minor illnesses; they can kill and they can maim, especially infants and small children, the elderly, and those who are immunocompromised. Ironically, the very success of immunizations has led some to believe that vaccines are not necessary. These serious and vaccine-preventable diseases are making a comeback. (For instance, there have been over 500 cases of measles in the U.S. in the first half of 2014—a 20-year high.)
J.P. Moreland: Loving God with All Your Mind
The Apologetics Canada Conference 2012: Dr. J.P. Moreland | Loving God with All Your Mind
NIV Zondervan Study Bible, General Editor, Dr. D.A. Carson
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Did God Command Genocide In the Bible?
For more resources visit: http://reasonablefaith.org On October 25, 2011 at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, Richard Dawkins was invited by the Oxford student Christian Union to defend his book The God Delusion in public debate with William Lane Craig. The invitation remained open until the last minute. However, Dawkins refused the challenge and his chair remained empty. Craig then gave a lecture to a capacity audience on the weaknesses of the central arguments of the book and responded to a panel of academics. The event, which was chaired by atheist Prof. Peter Millican, was part of The Reasonable Faith Tour 2011 sponsored by UCCF, Damaris & Premier Christian Radio. In this short clip, Dr Craig responds to a question about whether God commanded genocide in the Bible. 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.
Each Cell in Your Body Is a Walled City Besieged by Enemies
Editor's note : Engineers and physicians have a special place in the community of thinkers and scholars who have elaborated the argument for intelligent design. Perhaps that's because, more than evolutionary biologists, they are familiar in very practical ways with the challenges of designing or maintaining a functioning complex system on the order of a jet airplane, or the human body. With that in mind, Evolution News & Views is delighted to present this new series, "The Designed Body," and to welcome Howard Glicksman MD as a contributor. A graduate of the University of Toronto (1978), he presently practices palliative medicine for a hospice organization. Find Dr. Glicksman's introduction to the series here .
We Are More Than '21'
To be quite honest, we share far more in common with Latin American and African American believers in this country than we do with the Coptic church. Our theologies are more aligned, and we are physical neighbors with one another. So if we can rightly offer our full-throated support for the “21,” then I implore us to also stand with believers in our own country, not because we are culturally or politically identical to them, but because we are spiritually connected with them. In truth, we are not just the “21.” We are the “22” and the “23,” the “100” and the “100,000,000”. Persecution reminds us that the eternal family of Christ is unified not by uniformity, but by the name of “Jesús,” “Yeshua,” “예수,” the name which we hold above all other names. We should never forget this important, and costly, lesson.
From Good to Grace
From Good to Grace aims to teach readers to seek what God wants for us, not just from us. The book is arranged into three sections. The first, “Good, Bye,” explores the varying ways the goodness gospel expresses itself in our lives, offers a compass for steering clear of the poor motivator of perfectionism, and calls us to abandon the goodness gospel long-term. Part two, “From Good to Grace: Receiving,” focuses on God’s part in equipping believers through his love, his help, and his freedom. The last section, “From Good to Grace: Responding,” considers the believer’s life and what it looks like when freed from the goodness gospel. Overall, the book paints a beautiful picture of God’s grace for the believer.
Guy Gets ‘The Dress’ Tattooed on His Leg, and It’s Definitely Black and Blue
A year from now, the evening that “The Dress” photo went viral causing worldwide debates over colors, may just be a distant memory. But at least one man will have a lifelong reminder of the Internet’s most random viral moment: A tattoo of the dress forever etched onto his leg. (And, for the record, the dress is most definitely black and blue .) 24-year-old Daniel Howland told Buzzfeed , “I pretty much got it because, I mean, I keep up with all the social memes and hysteria and whatever, and this is the only one that I really couldn’t wrap my brain around. So I just decided to do it.” At least that tattoo removal cream is coming out soon ...
4 Keys to Evangelism in Honor-Shame Cultures
I had spent the past 15–20 minutes explaining the gospel in a way that made better sense in an “honor-shame” culture. Periodically, I would pause to see if he was really listening. Would he change the subject? To my surprise, he kept prodding me to say more. Although countless people had shared the gospel with him, he said no one had ever said anything like what he was now hearing.
Heath Lambert Addressing Parenting in a Hyper-Sexualized Culture
The issue of how you shepherd your children in a hyper-sexualized culture is what keeps me up at night, quite literally. I have three kids: a nine year-old boy, a four year-old boy and a six year-old daughter. I walk into their rooms and pray for them almost every night before I go to bed. And there are many things I pray for them. I pray that they will love the gospel, will love the Bible, will walk with Jesus; yet the thing I pray for almost every night is that the Lord would protect them from this pornographic culture that has a bull’s-eye on their head. I think the first thing you have to do is pray for your kids. There are so many forces after our kids and we have no control over most of those forces. As far as ministering to our children is concerned, there are a few things my wife and I do. And I don’t think I have all this figured out, so ask me again in ten to fifteen years and maybe I’ll have something more to say. But, here are the main things we are doing:
Should I attend the wedding of a gay friend or family member?
In terms of how conservative Christians should deal with gay couples in their family, let me relate my own experience: my partner’s father was at one time extremely opposed to the idea of his son being gay. He probably would have preferred him dead than gay. We’ve been together for four years at this point, though, and we’ve had him to our home. He’s seen how I’ve been there for his son through some difficult and challenging times and have supported him. So, he’s come around in some ways and has invited BOTH of us to his home for various holidays. Do I expect him to remain conflicted about our relationship? Certainly. Yet, I expect to be at least treated with the same decency and respect as if I were only his son’s best friend instead of his partner. Is this unreasonable? Is asking both of us over for dinner an implied “approval” of our relationship? I don’t think it is. I think it’s a reflection of his appreciation for the very real care I have for his son.
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A Historian Asks, "What if Other Human Species Had Survived?"
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Tactical Faith Today
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Waking Up to God’s Working
It’s so easy to stay on our Christian “islands,” but it is good for our soul when we leave the “local shores” of our own churches and denominations and move out to see how God is moving around the world, in other places. All of a sudden we wouldn’t feel so discouraged, insignificant, or isolated in our faith. We would be overwhelmed with joy by how we are part of a much bigger movement of God’s Spirit. We would see we are a small part of a very big Story.
'Finding Jesus' Author, Co-Creator David Gibson: CNN Series Not About Debunking Historical Jesus; Skeptics, Believers Can Find Common Ground in Artifacts (Interview)
CNN's "Finding Jesus," and the associated book of the same title, which examines six purported artifacts from the time of Jesus Christ, can serve as a type of common ground between believers and skeptics, co-creator and author David Gibson said in an interview with The Christian Post.
New study: scientists discover that inverted retina / blind spot is not a "bad design"
Atheism, as a worldview, is not rooted in an honest assessment about what science tells us about reality. Atheism is rooted in a religion: naturalism. And the troubling thing we learn from looking at the history of science is that this religion of naturalism is insulated from correction from the progress of science. Nothing that science reveals about nature seems to be able to put a dent in the religion of naturalism, at least for most atheists. Their belief in naturalism is so strong that it repels all scientific evidence that falsifies it. Atheists simply don’t let science inform and correct their worldview.
US, French Forces Aid 27,000 Iraqi Soldiers in Attempt to Retake City of Tikrit From ISIS in Major Offensive
A 27,000-strong Iraqi army, backed by both Shiite and Sunni fighters, is attempting to retake the city of Tikrit from terror group ISIS' control. The assault began Monday morning, reports said, with the army being backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets.
Father's Day as Hate Speech? Feminism, Gay Rights Contribute to Fatherlessness, Experts Say at CPAC
Father's Day may one day be considered hate speech because saying that children need fathers has become offensive to the gay rights agenda, Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal, argued on the Friday panel, "The Future of Marriage in America."
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Can Busyness be a Key to Christian Spirituality? |
Of course, busyness for the sake of busyness, or busyness as spiritual performance, is a problem adversely affecting many people’s spiritual lives. Some of what we call busyness is actually idleness. I am not completely sure what Farmville is, but I am confident that raising fake computer crops should not be understood as being busy. But, it is also true that thinking spirituality is exclusively cultivated in solitude and rightly evaluated by our feelings is a problem as well. Jesus told his disciples, “Take up your cross and follow me.” The pattern of teaching we see in in Jesus’s instruction involves both missional activity that leads to reflection and gospel reflection that is lived out in the real world. Learning to walk in line with the gospel involves a reciprocal relationship of reflecting and doing.
Grim Harvest: In Vermont, a Push for Organ Conscription
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'Jihadi John's' Emails Claim British Officials Harassed Him; Ex-ISIS Militant Says He was 'Strange, Loner'
Islamic State's masked executioner "Jihadi John," who was recently identified as a Kuwaiti-born Londoner, sent emails to a Muslim advocacy group between 2009 and 2012 claiming he was "harassed" by British security agencies. An Islamic State defector says he was cold and remained aloof in Syria.
Nina Pham Lawsuit Seeks Compensation for Exposure to Ebola, Lingering Effects of Trauma
Pham, 26, helped care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known person to travel from West Africa to the U.S. after he contracted Ebola. She became ill soon after working with him and struggled to recover from the virus. While Pham initially received treatment from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, she was later transported to the National Institutes of Health in Maryland. Fortunately, Pham was able to recover from the virus but told The Dallas Morning News that she still suffers from body aches, insomnia, and nightmares resulting from her experience.