Experts: Hillary Broke the Law
A CNN reporter, citing experts, said that Hillary Clinton broke the law by using her personal email account to conduct official State Department business while she was secretary of state.
These Adorable Twins Will Steal Your Heart When They Start to Pray
These funny and adorable twins, Natalie and Nicole are one of a kind. They are precious and do something that will put a huge smile on your face.
William Lane Craig: find a wife who is interested in your field of study or ministry
Blake sent me this question and answer from Dr. William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith web site. The question is this: Dear Dr. Craig, As one who has recently discovered the realm of apologetics in ...
WORLD | The Lazarus Effect: Another unoriginal tale about deadish folks | Bob Brown | March 3, 2015
Don’t expect The Lazarus Effect (rated PG-13 for intense sequences of horror violence, terror, and some sexual references) to square with Biblical eschatology.
Christian Rugby Superstar Jarryd Hayne Signs Contract With NFL's San Francisco 49ers; Seeks to Make Rare Sports Transition
Jarryd Hayne, a Christian superstar rugby player formerly of Australia's National Rugby League, announced Tuesday that he's signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers worth $100,000 in a bid to become the rare player to successfully transition to the NFL after spending most of his career playing a different sport overseas.
WORLD | Focus uses cheap tricks to steal moviegoers’ money | Bob Brown | March 3, 2015
“You get their focus, then you can take whatever you want.” This is how Nicky explains to Jess the art of lifting a mark’s valuables. It also describes
What Kind of Evidence Is Historical Evidence?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 2001, John Ankerberg interviewed William Lane Craig on on the subject of, "Jesus of Nazareth." In the interview, Dr Craig was asked a number of questions about the historicity of Jesus, the evidence of the resurrection of Jesus, the reliability of the gospel accounts, and much more. Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-de... We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length clips: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...
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Israeli prime minister urges U.S. lawmakers to consider the
long-term consequences of a ‘bad deal’
Andrew Klavan: Good News, Beheaded Christians
Good news! Our optimistic host, Andrew Klavan, takes a look at President Obama's belief that no religion is responsible for terrorism. Sure, everywhere you look now days savages screaming Allahu Akbar are raping, murdering, decapitating and burning innocents, but hey, Christians did something bad way back a long time ago too!
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Obama's Escape from Planet Reality
http://www.answeringmuslims.com Just minutes after defending Islam in a speech about the beheading of James Foley by the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL), President Barack Obama was back on the golf course. Reality doesn't seem to mean much nowadays.
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The Drop Box Film: In Theaters March 3-5, 2015
The Drop Box tells the story of South Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak and his heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society. It is a heart-wrenching exploration of the physical, emotional and financial toll associated with providing refuge to orphans that would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. But The Drop Box movie is also a story of hope —a reminder that every human life is sacred and worthy of love.
God's Goodness in Your Pain
The bigness and majesty and sovereignty of God are realities that practically help when we're in the throes of perplexity and pain.
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 Memorize the Biblical Narrative (Part 1)
The book of Genesis begins with creation (Gen. 1:1) and ends with the patriarch Joseph in a tomb in Egypt (Gen. 50:26). To help us remember the sequence of events that occurs in between, we’ll create image pegs that can be placed in the nooks and locations of your memory palace (see article #3 ). Since the same memory palace can be used again and again for remembering different material (we’ll use the same locations for each of the narrative books of the Bible) it helps to have a “trigger” that reminds you of a particular sequence. A useful technique for the narrative is the first verse of the Bible: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” This will serve as the cue to recall the list of thirty items for this part of the Biblical narrative.
Church leaders should be tuned in and aware that most of the world spends a good proportion of their...
5 Reasons Children's Ministry Matters SO Much
For so many families in today’s world, life revolves around the kids. If you have kids, your calendar is probably full of events related to them. And it’s certainly not a bad thing that you love your kids and make them important. If you’re a parent, think through these questions:
The Great Achievers Are the Great Believers
The truly great people in God’s eyes are not the great achievers but the great believers. They really believe God and therefore seek his kingdom first (Matthew 6:33). They know that they have no greatness of their own — all greatness is God’s — so they are free to be the servants of all (Mark 9:35). Because they know that here they “have no lasting city” (Hebrews 13:14) their eyes are set on the city with everlasting foundations (Hebrews 11:10). That’s where they lay up their treasures (Matthew 6:20), and so they are happy to forego them here as God calls. And the great believers are willing to go into foreign lands and live on the promises of God for the sake of God’s purposes to bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 28:14, Matthew 28:19–20).
When You Are No Longer a Pastor’s Wife
A post-Genesis 3 world means that sin pervasively enters all aspects of life—even, sadly, churches. When Christ appoints a pastor as the under-shepherd to a church, he calls that man to love, protect, and minister to the flock. A minister of the gospel knows that this calling requires sacrifice: family, time, resources, and most of all, self. However, the pastor surrenders willingly because he loves the church body, the bride of Christ. A pastor’s family is implicated in this relationship as well: we care deeply for the people as family. When ties are severed and pastors are taken away, it isn’t merely an inconvenience, but a separation. It is like a divorce or a dissolution of a close familial relationship.
LSD, Revolution, Buddhism, Then Jesus
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”?
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Possible Worlds: Epicurus and the Logical Problem of Evil
logical problem of evil (LPE), in contemporary analytic philosophy, has been
taken as the attempt to show that an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good
being cannot possibly exist with instances of evil in the world. The understood
reasoning is that an all-good God would desire to eliminate all evil as far as
he can; an all-powerful God could eliminate evil altogether; and an all-knowing
God would know how to do so. Thus, if there is such a being as God, then there
would be no evil. However, there is evil. Therefore, there is no such God.
Epicurus is often taken to be the initiator of LPE (although this is possibly
misattributed). He said, “ Is God willing to prevent
evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is
he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”
This paper will refer to this as Epicurus’ Quadrilemma. First, the Quadrilemma
will be explained, followed by a brief discussion of the possibilities for
defeating such a Quadrilemma.
Every pastor should read Spurgeon’s sermons and mine them for practical help. For many years I have sought to read a sermon from Spurgeon or Martyn Lloyd-Jones each Lord’s Day, and I have reaped much fruit from it. If you have fallen into the Slough of Despond, as Eswine has shown in this helpful work, Spurgeon’s Christ-centered, gospel-driven life and ministry will provide solid ground for your soul.
Statement by Dr. Willie Soon
I have no idea whether Dr Soon is right or wrong in his paper. Equally I have no idea whether Dr Morner, Dr Curry, Professsor Lindzen, Dr’s Spencer and Christie, Dr Salby, Bob Carter, Dr Ball et seq are correct in their academic papers. My education is in engineering and seafaring to BA level so how would I know? Then I look at the people who say these respected scientists are wrong….. Gavin Schmidt..the idiot who kept jumping up out of his seat and hiding behind a curtain like a bloody child in an interview with Dr Spencer . Hanson who wears a stupid hat and stands on picket lines like a gullible student ranting about death trains. Mann who cries like a baby and threatens to sue using other peoples money every time someone disagrees with him. Phil Jones who does not understand Excel and loses his data. Trenberth who cannot understand where the nonexistant heat is going. It is like a rogues gallery. When you look at the politicians who pay them for their support you just have to take a deep breath and count to ten. Gore. Clinton. Pauchuri, Schwartzywhat
Twitter Suspends 2,000 Accounts Associated with ISIS; Twitter Employees Threatened
In response, a message (possibly from ISIS) was posted online directly threatening Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey and Twitter employees, reading in part, “Imagine the scene, while one of the Twitter employees is out at a nearby bar, drunk, and it’s dark, a lion waiting jumps and cuts this throat … How will you, Jack, protect your helpless employees when their necks becomes [sic] an official target for the soldiers of the Caliphate.” ISIS is responsible for thousands of deaths, brutal executions, mass abductions and sickening displays of violence posted in online videos as part of it campaign to establish an “Islamic State” in and around Syria ...
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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.
“Remedying a major deficiency in evangelical literature, this fine book on the incarnation informs readers of how the central apostolic confession—in Jesus of Nazareth, God has come among us as man—governs our understanding of every aspect of the Christian faith, informs every feature of our discipleship, and grounds pastoral comfort in the heart of God. The authors of this profound study highlight why the incarnation guarantees our salvation, acquaints us with the only Savior we can ever have, allows us to know God, enlivens our obedience, renders the church the bride of Christ, and, not least, informs Christians concerning the logic of God’s intention for human sexuality.”
—Victor Shepherd , Professor of Theology, Tyndale University College and Seminary; author, Interpreting Martin Luther and The Nature and Function of Faith in the Theology of John Calvin
Pastor Says God Told Her to Appear on 'Sex Box' TV Show
Capehart said, "...one thing about my life and one thing about God is He would push you to do some things that you probably think that you shouldn't do. I'm so glad because through prayer after I turned it down the third time, the Lord as He did many times in my life, with everything else in my life, instructed me that He had prepared me to do this. My presence would make a difference in being on the show.”
How HGTV Built a Network on Redemption Stories
In the 20 years since HGTV’s debut, it has grown to become a “guilty pleasure” for viewers—mostly women. The guilt over our obsession with paint swatches and home projects can stem from an impulse against materialism and a desire to resist “conforming to the patterns of this world” (Rom. 12). Is it too aspirational? Too perfect? Too focused on style and appearance?
Josh Hamilton and the Monster that Hunts Us All
That scene came to mind Thursday night as I watched the sad news about Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton scroll across the screen: Relapsed, again. Drugs and alcohol, again. The sin that has hunted Hamilton since he was a teenager found him, again. I whispered a prayer under my breath: “Father, lavish your mercy on Josh Hamilton and his family. And have mercy on us. Let us never forget what hunts us.” I’m a big fan of our national pastime. I’m a big fan of Josh Hamilton. And like Josh Hamilton and Frodo Baggins, I, too, am hunted. I’m well aware that something hunts me, something deadly, an enemy I can only shake by unilateral grace: sin.
Leaving your religion? Now, there's a hotline to help - Religion News Service
Pam, You say “not one of those “healings” you refer to has been proven to be the work of a divine.” Well, if you have a closed mind, then so be it. But to date, there are 532 fully documented healings associated with religious visits to Medjugorje. Many are people who have been paralyzed, and now walk, or had degenerative terminal diseases that were given weeks to live, then in an instant, these illnesses are gone. Yes you can say that the body suddenly regenerated, but it is awfully odd that these healings would happen either during Mass there, or during adoration of God while there. Simply stated, God has chosen Medjugorje as a wellspring of divine grace in a time when an Atheistic world is falling far far from its Father. Those who go there, come back changed. You can go http://www.marytv.tv/fruit-of-medjugorje-episode-archive and watch literally story after story about Medjugorje. Just wand over the screen, and the playlist is on the right. Watch a few of these, and report…
Compassion - Mums Who Inspire Us
Joyce attends her local Child Survival project with Irene, her 20-month-old daughter. She sells juice for a living and makes about £1 a day. Sometimes there are days when her business does not make enough money and Joyce is forced to borrow money to make ends meet. Since joining the local project, Joyce receives nappies, flour, cooking oil and other items which helps her to provide for her daughter.
Issue 74: March/April 2015
In the church I pastor, I am continually bombarded with questions about how dating and marriage should work.
There appears to be a deep desire to approach dating, marriage and sex in a way that would please God, but there seems to be a profound lack practical know-how… Read More
'October Baby' Actress Shares Real-Life Journey Through Addiction, Abortion in 'Beautifully Flawed'
"This book is about the journey that we go on and how the Lord absolutely uses everything to his glory," Rigby told The Christian Post. So many times we look at our lives and we see things that are flawed, we are ashamed and can't speak about them. I was transparent about my story, from little girl on all the way up through speaking career that last few years.
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Humans Will Evolve Beyond Ourselves Via Technology? At Least the Idea Offers Some Comic Relief
Once in a while, when the world is too much with me and I need a little entertainment, I turn to transhumanism -- the idea that humans will evolve beyond ourselves thanks to computers. The would-be immoralist crowd's latest craze concerns whether "superintelligent" computers -- those supposedly able to "think" independently -- might be the object of religious conversionary efforts.
'There Probably Wouldn't Be a Lecrae Without DC Talk,' Says Hip-Hop Legend Bun B
"I just feel like [the music] is either good or its not," said Ebro. "Whether you're rapping about God and God philosophies, all types of different things have been a part of hip-hop since the beginning because it's a part of who we are. So once you [say] this is Christian, people start to judge it through a filter that's not just about is it good music."
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Costco vs. LensCrafters Eyeglasses – How Much Does It Cost?
Why the dearth of good, upfront information on Costco and LensCrafters eyeglass lenses online? I don't know. But in my quest to find the best prescription eyeglass – my definition, designer frames and stylish for the cheapest price – I came across some shocking information. I'll share my eyeglass hunting experience, with detailed price and lens information, in this article.
Eddie Roman began working with video in 1986, when he produced segments for the Hoover high school news program. As pro BMX rider, Eddie began filming action sports in the late 80’s, and honed his editing skills on linear (non-computer) editing systems, producing videos for the home VHS market. In 1993 he was hired by GT Bicycles to produce videos, commercials and BMX TV shows for Fox Sports Network. 1996 was the year Eddie transitioned into full time Christian media work, as he joined Safe Harbor International and began documenting mission work and Christian persecution in Sudan. He then produced Greg Laurie’s Harvest TV show and various projects for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Association. Eddie currently works as production manager for Living Waters Productions, producing/directing/editing and sometimes shooting The Way of the Master TV show as well as many other broadcast TV programs. The Way of the Master is broadcast in over 120 countries. At this writing, the Living Waters YouTube channel has more subscribers and views than any other Christian ministry.
Grim Harvest: In Vermont, a Push for Organ Conscription
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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.
ISIS Fed Remains of Chopped Up Kurdish Prisoner to His Mother When She Arrived to Demand His Release
Just when it seemed the minds of Islamic State militants couldn't get any more twisted and barbaric, ISIS fighters in Mosul allegedly chopped up the body of a Kurdish prisoner and fed his remains to his mother in a rice dish when she arrived at the group's headquarters to demand his release.
John and Abigail Adams: America's Original Sweethearts - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers
John and Abigail Adams’ relationship served as one of the most influential over the formation of our nation’s government during the late 18th-early 19th centuries. When one briefly glances at them, they paint a picture of strength, endurance, and wisdom, which proved to be an iconic ideal during these harsh years for all the couples during these years. Years of travel, together and apart, criticism for beliefs, and the will to fight for a new country and a new government proved the iron will these two maintained to soldier on.
Finding Your Calling is About Learning Obedience
Joseph, as I am always leaning more and more about my walk with God, I appreciate all comments, so thank you for your knowledgeable response. I gathered, from Rebekah's statement about Jesus being a liaison between us and God, that she was referring to scripture such as this Hebrews 12:24, "You have come to Jesus, the One who mediates the new covenant between God and people...." I knew she didn't mean that was the sole reason Jesus was sent to us, but I believe it a valid statement. Can you expand on your response as I may be missing your point? I'm certainly curious and always open to discussion.
Do We Lose Jesus in Religion?
The Latin root of the English word "religion" is "religare" which means to "to bind fast; to moor". This implies that "religion", in its essence is a relationship. This assumes that the primary marker of a loving relationship is commitment. So in point of fact we don't lose Jesus in the true sense of the word religion, we lose Him in empty rituals. Rituals aren't the problem though. All relationships, Friend to friend, husband to wife, creature to Creator, Worshipper to God, are based on rituals. We all have patterns of interaction that form the basis of our relationships. Without them there is nothing to base trust, or a sense of authenticity upon. The real problem is with us. If the ritual is "Empty" it's not the rituals fault, but ours. We are the ones not being present to the significance of the repeated moment. We are the ones separated from the true understanding of our worship. True religion is relationship. They are not separate. True religion implies service. True religion implies love. True religion is living in, for, with, and through Christ. This post is anything but relevant because it doesn't take into account the history of the word the author is trying to dissect, which is fairly relevant to the conversation.
Can I Trust the Bible?
There is a common assumption that the Bible is “full” of errors and contradictions, and that its often-unusual people and events render it useless for today. These ideas are fueled by the teachings of scholarly critics, who seem to delight in raising questions about the Bible’s truthfulness and integrity.
A Powerful Confession From a Young Man Who Killed Another Man While Driving Drunk (VIDEO)
This 22-year-old was out with a few friends trying to having a good time, but alcohol got the best of him. Matthew made a decision to get in the car and drive. He hit and killed Vincent Canzani and no one knew. Instead of allowing depression get the best of him, and lawyers advising him that it was not in his best legal interest, Matthew made this very powerful confession.
DOJ Investigation into Ferguson PD Finds Racism and Constitutional Violations
An investigation by the Department of Justice has found that the Ferguson police department engaged in a years-long pattern of racial discrimination against members of the black community, who of regularly had their constitutional rights violated. The numbers from the new report are staggering. From The New York Times : “Over the past two years, African-Americans—who make up about two-thirds of the city’s population—accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of citations, 93 percent of arrests and 88 percent of cases in which the police used force. Black motorists were twice as likely as whites to be searched but were less likely to be found in possession of contraband.”
Bill to slash slavery gains quickly in Senate
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Bill to slash slavery gains quickly in Senate
by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, March 03, 2015 (17 hours ago)
Tags: ERLCslaveryhuman trafficking
WASHINGTON (BP) -- A new effort to help end human trafficking and slavery worldwide has quickly gained momentum in Congress. The End Modern Slavery Initiative Act received approval from a Senate committee Feb. 26, only two days after it was introduced by Sen. Bob Corker, R.-Tenn. The Foreign Relations Committee, which Corker chairs, forwarded the bill with a unanimous vote.
Kelly Gissendaner Execution Postponed; Inmate Turned Life Over to Christ, Counseled Others Attempting Suicide
In recent weeks, numerous groups, including many Christians, took up the cause of sparing Gissendaner from death. She was sentenced to death 18 years ago for conspiring with her boyfriend to kill her husband, Douglas. Her lawyers argued that Gissendaner did not actually take part in the murder and had been rehabilitated during her time in prison. However, the board denied the petition for clemency and the execution was to be carried out on Monday evening.
Generosity Begins at Home
It’s easy to justify my own material wants as strategic for the kingdom (like books, certain technologies, and did I mention books?), while being overly skeptical of the material desires of my own wife and children. With Rigney’s help, I’m learning to see money as a tool not only for external ministry and global missions, but also for the ministry of husbanding and fathering, for communicating the love and concern of Christ abroad and at home .