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4 ‘Humble’ Things That Aren’t Humble

I like the sentiment behind this article, however, I guess I struggle with its points since I happen to date someone who has gone a bit "viral" and I know when he says, "I am humbled by..." - he truly is. He says it from a sincere place in his heart that he explains that he simply did what he did because he loves to sing and is happy that it has had a positive impact on so many people. And he does "thank God" for the good things that have come about because of his gifted talents - it's not self-doubt, it's not trying to sound holier-than-thou - he IS thankful and grateful. So, I guess what I am struggling with in this article is it seems a bit too generalized and doesn't leave room for people who use certain phraseology to genuinely express a humble attitude. In some ways, it comes off a bit as an attack I guess. I appreciate the idea, just not sure of its execution. Good thoughts to consider and check yourself with though!

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3 Ligonier Ministries

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4 Grace to You Radio

How can you be sure Jesus came out of the grave two thousand years ago? Hear compelling evidence and sharpen your understanding of Christ’s life-changing triumph over death in John MacArthur’s Easter study The Mystery of the Resurrection .

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Synthetic microbe lives with fewer than 500 genes

The microbe’s streamlined genetic structure excites evolutionary biologists and biotechnologists, who anticipate adding genes back to it one by one to study their effects. “It’s an important step to creating a living cell where the genome is fully 
defined,” says synthetic biologist Chris Voigt of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. But Voigt and others note that this complete definition remains a ways off, because the function of 149 of Syn 3.0’s genes—roughly one-third—
remains unknown. Investigators’ first task is to probe the roles of those genes, which promise new insights into the basic biology of life.

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How Easter Killed My Atheism | The Stream

Ironic, because Easter was one of the ultimate things that killed my Christianity and turned me into an atheist. I had long looked to the Resurrection as a foundation for my faith, for if Jesus rose then he was the Lord and his words and gospel would be authenticated. I supported my belief with the reading of many apologetic works, from popular ones like Strobel’s to N. T. Wright’s voluminous “The Resurrection of the Son of God.”

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Is Good Friday a Myth? What 5 Ancient, Non-Christian Sources Reveal

I’ll never forget being introduced to this whole concept of studying the historical Jesus. A professor from Liberty University, Dr. Gary Habermas, was guest lecturing at a seminar series called “Defending the Faith” during my time in the M.A. Apologetics program at Biola. In his presentation, he laid out a number of what he called, “minimal facts;” Historical facts related to the resurrection reports. But what was interesting is that these were facts that most ancient historians—including non-Christians scholars—actually agreed on.

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9 The F-E-A-T that Demonstrates the FACT of Resurrection - Christian Research Institute

Recently, before the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem, I encountered a tourist who had no concept of the Resurrection’s significance. I explained to him that Christ had cloaked Himself in human flesh to restore the relationship with God broken by our sin; that in our behalf Christ had lived the perfect life that we could never live; and that He died for our sins, was buried, and on the third day rose again from the dead. I went on to explain that this was no mere fantasy but the most well-attested fact of ancient history. After communicating the F-E-A-T that demonstrates the fact of the Resurrection, this young man took the final step and personally experienced the resurrected Christ. Recognizing that he was a sinner, he repented of his sins and received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life.

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Why God Loves It When We Lose Our Way

Why does God do that? I do wonder, as does everyone in their right mind, why does a good God let so much evil happen in the world in and in our lives? Sadly, the Bible offers no answer to this question. But, a counselor friend of mine told me once that when people who walk through trauma together—in a car accident, survive 9/11, lose a friend together—there is an inseparable bond forged between those two people that almost nothing can overcome.

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Is the Date of Easter of Pagan Origin?

For the controversy is not merely as regards the day, but also as regards the form itself of the fast. For some consider themselves bound to fast one day, others two days, others still more, while others [do so during] forty: the diurnal and the nocturnal hours they measure out together as their [fasting] day. And this variety among the observers [of the fasts] had not its origin in our time, but long before in that of our predecessors. . . . And yet nevertheless all these lived in peace one with another, and we also keep peace together. . . . For neither could Anicetus persuade Polycarp to forego the observance [in his own way], inasmuch as these things had been always [so] observed by John the disciple of our Lord, and by other apostles with whom he had been conversant; nor, on the other hand, could Polycarp succeed in persuading Anicetus to keep [the observance in his way], for he maintained that he was bound to adhere to the usage of the presbyters who preceded him. And in this state of affairs they held fellowship with each other. 3

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When Every Hope Seems Lost

But when I think of Good Friday, my heart sinks. It is our remembrance of the ultimate day of despair, when sin colored the world and evil seemingly triumphed.

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5 Ways to Do Mission Work That Will Actually Change the World

Unfortunately, there are plenty of global examples of gifts and projects that build unhealthy dependency. When we erect buildings, dig wells and start schools with foreign funding, plans, materials and labor, we typically haven’t built the capacity of the national leaders. Rarely do they feel a sense of ownership and healthy pride about those projects, and they’re probably not going to repair or improve them when that become necessary. That’s not a long-term solution. It’s not doing with people. Instead, pursue projects that involve the recipients and build their strength, potential and capacity.

16 Young Boy at Refugee Camp: ‘Sorry for Brussels’

A young refugee at a camp on the Greek-Macedonian border had a message for the world following terrorist attacks that killed more than 32 in Belgium this morning: “Sorry for Brussels.” The young boy is one of more than 10,000 people who’ve fled violence, ISIS and poverty, and are now stuck at the camp with very little sanitation and basic resources. At a peaceful protest there this morning, the refugees asked that the border be reopened. The radical Islamic group ISIS has claimed responsibility the attack.

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Let’s Not Give ISIS What It Wants

And if he’s right, ISIS wants essentially to cripple the Western world—with a particular interest in erasing Christianity—as a way of ushering in the apocalypse. This means, at least in part, that when we in the West react to ISIS aggression with a feverish desire for violence, we’re helping ISIS far more than we’re hurting them. Because, quite simply, our fear-fueled boundary building and neighbor separating plays into their hands.

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Calvary Conquers the Fear of Death

How many of our obsessions are attempts to repress the fear of death? “The point is not that people are enslaved to a constant, conscious fear of dying,” says John Piper, “but that they are enslaved to a thousand ways of avoiding this fear. They are enslaved to ‘the denial of death.’ ‘Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die’ (1 Corinthians 15:32) is not an exultation of true freedom, but another form of benumbing denial. Death looms as the great enemy. And we become its slaves in the illusory flight of denial” ( Future Grace , 354).

21 Wilberforce Weekend 2016

Opening in the fall of 2017, this museum will invite visitors to engage with the Bible, immersing them in its impact, narrative and history. The Colson Center and Museum of the Bible are pleased to invite participants in The Wilberforce Weekend Conference for a sneak preview of this historical endeavor by taking part in a hard hat tour of the museum‘s construction site. The event will begin with light refreshments and presentation on the museum’s innovative design and the ground-breaking initiatives already underway, followed by a guided tour of the museum site by museum staff and Clark Construction. Limited to 150 participants.

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Obedience Without Answers

I don’t feel sad when I imagine that saddest of days. I take inspiration from the women who kept God’s commands and honored the Sabbath even though they couldn’t understand how God could possibly turn their mourning into dancing. They didn’t know that on the other side of Saturday, there would be no body to bury.

23 The Resurrection of Jesus: An Unlikely Easter Conversation - Apologetics Guy

One Easter, a relative cornered me at a family reunion and wanted to talk about the resurrection of Jesus. Let’s just call her my dear Aunt Sally. Some people try to stay away from politics and religion a parties. Not Aunt Sally. :-)

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The Most Important Virtue People Forget

My father also showed me that having a kind spirit is not the same as having a pliable core. He would strike up a conversation on Saturday with a plumber whose language was as dirty as his job, and on Sunday—behind the pulpit—he spoke in biblical tones of strength and resolve and certainty and calling. I saw no gap between how he treated others and what he said in his sermons. He lived with a firm center and soft edges, following Jesus’ affirmation of greatest commandments (Mark 12:30-31). “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” This was his life of a firm center. And “love your neighbor as yourself.” This was his life of the soft edges, the receivable life, the outrageous way of kindness.

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A Biblical Theology of Resurrection

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil, or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of his salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now, for a little while, you may have had to suffer grief and all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith, of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire may result in praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him. And even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy. For you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3–9)

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4 Lies I Believed About Dating a Christian

Dating will forever be a tricky topic, especially within the Church. When it comes to dating and more importantly, marriage, I am fully behind the idea of being “equally yoked” (2 Corinthians 6:14) with another Christian. But we need to remind ourselves that it’s not just two Christians coming together; it’s two sinners. While this comes with its own share of obstacles as seen above, it doesn’t negate the fact that God, the author and creator of you and your partner, is above it all and will guide the both you to build your relationship in a way that brings Him glory.

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Who gets to define 'sin'? Press caught up in debate over a narrow freedom of 'worship'

I would add to that last sentence: These religious ministries and schools cannot defend their own doctrines defining "sin," even for employees and/or students who have -- to join this religious association -- voluntarily signed covenants in which they promise to live by these doctrines (or at least not to publicly attack them). In other words, the state now gets to define what is "sin" for these employees/students, not the doctrinally defined ministries and schools they have voluntarily joined.

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Not Satire: Axe Body Spray Causes Church Evacuation

A church in Seattle had to be evacuated this week, because the overwhelming stench of a dude proved to be simply too much to handle. Church officials called authorities after a backpack left in a church bathroom began emitting "cough inducing fumes.” The scare even triggered an evacuation of a local daycare, and the entire street had to be shut down. It proved to be a wise move. After a hazmat team went into the bathroom, their fears were realized: The backpack contained a leaky can of Axe body spray. For reasons that remain baffling to anyone who’s ever gotten a whiff of “Dark Temptation” or has spent any time on the Jersey Shore boardwalk, authorities determined that the item was “non-hazardous."

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Pope Francis Washes the Feet of Refugees at Easter Mass

During Thursday's Easter Week Mass at a shelter outside of Rome, Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslim, Christian and Hindu refugees and declared them all children of the same God. The exercise was, of course, re-enacting the foot-washing ritual Jesus performed on his apostles before being crucified and was performed in stark contrast with the anti-Muslim rhetoric plaguing the world following the attacks in Brussels. While performing this gesture of service, the pope called the attacks a “gesture of destruction” that wanted to destroy the brotherhood of humanity represented by the migrants. "We have different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and we want to live in peace,” Francis said in his homily. Several of the refugees wept as Pope Francis knelt down, poured holy water from a brass pitcher over their feet, wiped them clean and kissed them.

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Before You Just Quit, Ask These Questions

I really appreciate this article. I am currently struggling with wanting to quit a commitment that is just draining me. It is a commitment and a livelihood. My question is when is it ok to quit? Because sometimes I think as Christians, having grace is having grace for ourselves and forgiving ourselves when we have to throw in the towel. That maybe that was the challenge and the lesson, was trying and not succeeding. My parents raised me never to quit and sometimes this was counter-intuitive to my own spiritual self-growth because I based my self-worth off of not quitting and following through even if it meant sacrificing my own self-care. I would pose the question, when can a commitment interfere with a persons emotional and spiritual well-being?

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Is the Resurrection Credible?

The spouse of a co-worker of mine was once pregnant. Extensive pre-natal tests in one of the finest hospitals showed a major medical defect. Repeated tests confirmed the situation, and the parents were prepared for a major surgery on the baby as soon as it was born. Many Christians were in prayer, and the parents were highly stressed. Upon birth, the medical team was in place, but examination of the newborn showed a perfectly healthy baby, an absence of the condition that the same tests showed existed just a few days earlier.  I, perhaps being more attuned to skeptics than I should, begged the parents to obtain copies of the medical records so they could document a miracle.  But the parents were of course more relieved in a healthy baby than they were worried about skepticism, so they never asked for copies of the records. Can I document this miracle? No.  Are some of the accounts like these false? Assuredly so.  Do the vast majority of sick people never see a miracle? Right again. Are there religious con-men that fake miracles for personal gain? Yes. Can we dismiss all miracle accounts out of hand as impossible?  Try to tell that to those who were actually there.

34 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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Where Is Death’s Sting When Death Stings?

Earlier this year I lost my mother-in-law when she suffered a massive stroke. Before passing, my family and I were able to care for her with hospice services at home. It was incredibly difficult to see her suffer as her body began to shut down and give way to death. We tried to make her as comfortable as possible; we gave her medicine for pain, held her hand when she was conscious, sang some of her favorite hymns, and repositioned her body every few hours to ensure she didn’t develop sores. She’d only been home from the hospital two nights. As I lay down on a mattress next to her to doze for a few minutes, I awoke abruptly. She had stopped breathing. She was gone.

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Can’t Keep Jesus Down

When it looks like he is buried for good, Jesus is doing something awesome in the dark. “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how” (Mark 4:26–27).

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Investigating Easter: Were The Disciples Accurately Reporting The Resurrection Of Jesus? | Cold Case Christianity

Investigating Easter: Were the Disciples Simply Influenced by Limited “Spiritual” Sightings? No. The theory fails to account for the numerous, divergent, and separate group sightings of Jesus that are recorded in the Gospels. As many as five hundred people were said to be available to testify to their observations of the risen Christ (1 Cor. 15:3–8) It’s not reasonable to believe that a persuader equally persuaded all these disciples even though they didn’t actually see anything that was recorded. This explanation also fails to account for the empty tomb or the missing corpse.

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King of Kings, Sorrow of Sorrows

And whence came his sorrow and anguish, and fear, but because he felt that death had something in it more sad and more dreadful than the separation of the soul and body? And certainly he underwent death, not merely that he might depart from earth to heaven, but rather that, by taking upon himself the curse to which we were liable, he might deliver us from it. He had no horror at death, therefore, simply as a passage out of the world, but because he had before his eyes the dreadful tribunal of God, and the Judge himself armed with inconceivable vengeance; and because our sins, the load of which was laid upon him, pressed him down with their enormous weight. (Calvin’s Complete Commentaries, Kindle version: locations 388121–388130).

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Raised with Christ // Jean Louis' Story

Jean-Louis Kassis tells his story of growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, a war zone, feeling unloved as a child, sexual abuse and how he was on the wrong path. Jean-Louis tells how finding Jesus has helped him turn his life around, leading him out of the dark. As Christians we’ve been raised from the dead – just as Christ was raised from the dead (see Ephesians 2:4–7). Christ had no sin. He died and rose for us. (see 2 Corinthians 5:21 ) We don’t experience a literal, bodily resurrection as Christ did, but when we accept Christ as Lord and Saviour we are cleansed and forgiven – certain of a future hope in him. (see 2 Corinthians 1:10 ) The Raised with Christ video series showcases the contrast of living in the dark (before Christ) with living in the light (the light of Christ). For more stories like this go to: http://www.premier.org.uk/raisedwithc... | For more video and audio content: http://player.premier.org.uk | Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/togetherpremier | Tweet us @TogetherPremier

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What are the historical arguments for the empty tomb story?

(b) The testimony of women was regarded as so worthless that they were not even permitted to serve as legal witnesses in a court of law. In light of these facts, how remarkable must it seem that it is women who are the discoverers of Jesus’ empty tomb. Any later legend would certainly have made the male disciples to discover the empty tomb. The fact that women, whose testimony was worthless, rather than men, are the chief witnesses to the empty tomb is most plausibly accounted for by the fact that, like it or not, they were the discoverers of the empty tomb and the gospels accurately record this.

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What’s the earliest historical report of the resurrection of Jesus?

Paul is clear that this material was not his own but that he had passed on to others what he had received earlier, as the center of his message (15:3). There are many textual indications that the material pre-dates Paul. Most directly, the apostle employs paredoka and parelabon, the equivalent Greek terms for delivering and receiving rabbinic tradition (cf. 1 Cor. 11:23). Indirect indications of a traditional text(s) include the sentence structure and verbal parallelism, diction, and the triple sequence of kai hoti Further, several non-Pauline words, the proper names of Cephas (cf. Lk. 24:34) and James, and the possibility of an Aramaic original are all significant. Fuller attests to the unanimity of scholarship here: “It is almost universally agreed today that Paul is here citing tradition.”[4] Critical scholars agree that Paul received the material well before this book was written.[5]

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Nabeel Qureshi Discusses ‘Answering Jihad’ with Media in New York City | RZIM

Released on March 8, Answering Jihad is garnering tremendous interest from those looking for timely answers to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. Tuesday’s tragic attacks in Brussels have prompted even more questions about why peaceful Muslims who live among us are drawn into radical Islam, and Qureshi offers a personal, challenging, and respectful assessment on the way forward during these turbulent times.

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This Easter, Don't Forget About the Power of the Cross

This Easter, although we rejoice in the empty tomb, don't forget about the power of the cross. The cross cleanses, redeems, releases, crushes, and triumphs. It offers hope and peace to a dying world. "There is no peace until we see the finished work of Jesus Christ — until we can look back and see the cross of Christ between our sins" (D.L. Moody).

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God Has a Confusing Plan for Your Life

Most believers have felt the urge to sing out, with a blush of guilt, “Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the one I love.” This is the via negativa we most associate with wandering, and the Bible is full of characters who are traveling off-road: the Israelites in the desert trudging out their punishment for disbelief and rebellion. The Prodigal Son who left home for Sin City. Cain, whose punishment for murdering his brother was to wander the earth as a nomad. The psalmist’s plea to God is often ours as well: “I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands” (119:10).

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The Humanity of Jesus: The Ligonier Statement on Christology

Before we get out of the pages of the New Testament, we meet those who deny that the Son of God came in the flesh. That is, in first-century churches, the churches of the Apostles, false teachers had a presence. And one of the most common false teachings they spread was their denial that the Son of God had taken on human form. But why this issue? What was so offensive about Christ’s becoming man?

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Benedict XVI’s Theology of Holy Saturday

B enedict knelt in prayer before the Shroud of Turin, then spoke on the mystery of Holy Saturday, of which he saw the Shroud to be an icon. The meaning of Holy Saturday is perhaps especially dear to Benedict—between having been born and baptized on Holy Saturday of 1927, and having collaborated so closely with Hans Urs von Balthasar, whose theological imagination was certainly captured by the same mystery.

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Imagining Jesus’ Humanity inThe Young Messiah - Christian Research Institute

It might seem sacrilegious to make up a fictional story about Jesus. Yet, in a way, such imaginative engagement with Scripture is unavoidable. We are called to love others the way Christ loved us (John 13:14–15; Eph. 5:1–2; 1 Pet. 2:21; 1 John 2:6; etc.). This does not mean, of course, that we do the exact same things Jesus did. We obviously can’t die for people’s sins! Rather, we are called to be the kind of person Jesus was (Phil. 2:5). Yet if we are to apply Christ’s teachings to our own lives today, we need to be able to imagine what He would do if He were in our shoes. This is a kind of imaginative story-telling, and it requires us to picture Jesus a real human man who did ordinary human things like eat and sleep and get tired and even laugh and have fun. We can’t imagine Jesus’ relevance to our everyday lives if we can’t imagine Him having His own everyday life, and there is no reason we can’t use historical fiction about Jesus to help us round out our mental picture of what His everyday life would have been like, including His life as a child, as long as our imaginative stories don’t contradict anything in Scripture.

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The Empty Tomb of Jesus - A True Story? - Apologetics Guy

Think about it like this: If you’re going to make up a fake story about someone arranging for Jesus’ body to be buried in his own tomb, why say he was a part of the very group that condemned Jesus and called him a blasphemer and turned him over to Pilate to be crucified? Why bother even giving him a name when there were people living in Jerusalem who actually knew the members of the Sanhedrin? Why put this group in any kind of a positive light at all? Unless that’s how things really went down. Indeed, it seems unlikely that the earliest Christians made up the report about Joseph of Arimathea and his involvement in Jesus burial

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