George Verwer's Conversion: 60 Years Ago Today God Created a Global Evangelist
60 years ago today God converted a high school boy named George Verwer. Today there are thousand of missionaries that have been sent out from the work he started. And it all began with a lady who p...
Spoken Word Artist Gives 4 Simple Words to Help Battle Depression
This spoken word artist and rapper, Prince Ea, shares a Bible verse with everyone that consists of four powerful words. He lets God use him as a vessel to share a message to heal against depression.
Facebook Suspends Account of Black Middle Schooler Who Said President Obama Has 'Downright Hatred' for America
Coreco "C.J." Pearson, a 12-year-old middle school student from Georgia who shot to conservative stardom for passionately defending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's claim that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama loves America in a YouTube video two Saturday's ago, says social media giant Facebook has suspended his personal account due to "suspicious activity."
Strangers From a School Do Something Memorable for a Basketball Team – It Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes
The Gainesville Tornadoes are a basketball team that has players from a juvenile correction facility playing on their team. They are able to play because of their good behavior. But, when they play other teams, no one comes to cheer. Until this day …
The Cutest Singing of the National Anthem You Will Ever Hear – By a 2-Year-Old!
During a local basketball game, 2-year-old Trent Harris was asked to sing the Star Spangled Banner. He goes up there and when he starts to sing you will instantly have a huge SMILE on your face!
Watch How One Simple Act of Kindness Comes Full Circle in This Powerful Music Video
Greg Holden had always been inspired by a friend's random act of kindness. In this song "Hold On Tight" he turned that incredible act of kindness into a music video. It's incredible to see how one act of kindness comes full circle with an extremely powerful message at the end.
How to Respond to the Violent Old Testament God Objection in 10 Minutes [Podcast] | Think Christianly
Jonathan Morrow (D.Min) is the founder of Think Christianly. He is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower's Guide for the Journey, Questioning the Bible: 11 Major Challenges to the Bible's Authority, Think Christianly: Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture, and Is God Just a Human Invention? And Seventeen Other Questions Raised by the New Atheists (with Sean McDowell), and contributed the chapter "Introducing Spiritual Formation" to Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ. Jonathan contributed several articles to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students and has written for Leadership Journal Online (of Christianity Today). He graduated with an M.Div. and an M.A. in philosophy of religion and ethics from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University and served as the equipping pastor for 6 years at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, TN.
Apologetics for Kids: Free Resources for Parents
Are you looking for material to help you teach your young children about Christian apologetics? Four years ago, so was I. But I couldn’t find anything that was designed to be hands-on, memorable and fun.
The Briefing 03-04-15
1) Netanyahu’s Congress address exposes wide differences in view of challenge of Iran
A Murderous Mother
You see, if we are merely “the other great ape” as naturalists assume, then we have no moral obligation to care for our planet. But if, as Genesis teaches, we are fashioned as God’s vice-regents, placed on earth to love one another and to cultivate creation, then we have a duty to Someone much higher up the totem pole than Mother Nature. What we need are Christian environmentalists—believers with a theology of ecology. Only then can we counter this movement’s death wish with life-giving solutions.
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Will the GOP Majority Ever Stand for Anything?
We’re seeing that “wait” attitude in practice today as the House votes on a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill. Despite the fact that Republicans have majorities in both the House and the Senate that were elected on a pledge to fight against President Obama’s executive amnesty, and despite forcing through a big spending bill at the end of 2014 with the promise they would fight later on Homeland Security appropriations, they are now punting the issue entirely.
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Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels
http://lovehasnolabels.com/ While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. This may be a significant reason many people in the U.S. report they feel discriminated against. Subconscious prejudice—called “implicit bias”—has profound implications for how we view and interact with others who are different from us. It can hinder a person’s ability to find a job, secure a loan, rent an apartment, or get a fair trial, perpetuating disparities in American society. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at lovehasnolabels.com.
Philip Webb is a long-time member of Grace Community Church and has ministered in radio rallies and shepherds’ conferences all over the world since 1986. He serves as an artist in residence for The Master’s College and is an adjunct professor for The Master’s Seminary, Southern Seminary, and Pepperdine University. Philip is currently pursuing his master’s degree in church music at Southern Seminary.
What if Wes Anderson directed X-Men?
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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
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It Doesn't Look That Cold Out, Reports Man Who Doesn't Have Thermo-Sensing Eyes
BUFFALO, NY—According to 33-year-old Sam Paik, whose ocular capacity does not include the ability to visualize the heat spectrum, it doesn't look cold outside. "Looks nice out," said the man, whose retinas are not embedded with silicon bandgap transducers capable of relaying precise temperature readings to an integrated circuit. "I don't think you'll need a coat." Paik, who does not have cancer-hearing ears, also told friends that he had recently spoken to his grandmother and she sounded fine.
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.
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Rugby Star Jarryd Hayne Says He Will Sign with 49ers
Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League player of the year, donned a 49ers hat at a Sydney press conference after thanking the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions for showing interest in his services.
The Drop Box
So, the film acts best as a depiction of Pastor Lee and his church’s work for these children; the sheer number of babies they rescue and the lifestyle they provide for the ones in their care is a powerful enough message. The movie doesn’t prove that these kids are worthwhile; it just shows that they are, and that’s the most beautiful part.
The Moral Argument
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/moral View the Kalam Cosmological Argument animation video: http://youtu.be/6CulBuMCLg0 View the Fine Tuning Argument animation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpIiI... 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 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.
On My Shelf: Life and Books with Tim Keller
On My Shelf helps you get to know various writers through a behind-the-scences glimpse into their lives as readers. I talked with Tim Keller about what’s on his nightstand, books he re-reads, biographies that have shaped him, and more.
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Let Kelly Gissendaner Live
I watched Kelly Gissendaner for more than ten years and she was always a security risk because of her death row status, however, the person, Kelly Gissendaner, was not a security problem. Sometimes she had a bad day and would mouth off to one of the officers and sometimes my officers would have a bad day and mouth off to her. She was always willing to apologize when she was wrong. She was never violent or assaultive during my shifts nor did I even hear of any of this type of behavior. —Lt. Marian Williams, overseer of Gissendaner’s range at Metro State Prison
John Stonestreet on "Restoring All Things"
Join John Stonestreet, Rick Warren, Eric Metaxas, Jim Daly, Andrew Peterson and many more for Restoring All Things. For more information and tickets: www.restoringallthings.org
How To Memorize The Biblical Narrative (Part 2)
Set aside time each week for this task – Use the techniques we covered in this series to schedule a time to accomplish this task. You gain no benefit from merely agreeing that memorizing the Biblical narrative would be spiritually helpful; you have to actually make time to accomplish this task. Isn’t it worth twenty minutes of your time each week to embed the entire Bible storyline into your imagination?
Christian Persecution Has Never Been Worse
Jesus told his followers to pray for unbelievers, Mohammad told his to behead them There is a big difference! Muslims have been gaining in numbers and territory by torturing and killing unbelievers since the 7th century until the Ottoman empire was broken up after WWI in 1924. They enslaved and raped captive women and children during their rein of terror. They tried to invade Europe many times but were pushed back by Christians and the Crusades. Unless we know history we are fooled into believing terrorism is something new to Islam because of the "terrible things the United States is doing" or because " Israel was made into a nation after WWII". The truth is terrorist are following the teachings of the Quran just like they always have. Moderate Muslims are just the ones that don't take the violent veses in the Quran, Hadith and Sharia law literally, the radical Muslims do. Islam seeks the establishment of Sharia law that calls for the submission and or death of unbelievers. Our constitution guarantees freedom of religion. Sharia law is, of its own nature, unconstitutional and can not be permitted in order to protect the very freedom of religion it seeks to destroy.
How Honey Helps Us Taste God
Why did God make honey so tasty and sweet? So that we would have some idea what wisdom is like (at least, that’s one reason). The sweetness of honey points beyond itself to the wisdom of God. Honey is “good,” and we are exhorted in Psalm 34 to “taste and see that the LORD is good!” Our souls have taste buds, just like our tongues, and we can train the soul-buds by exercising the tongue-buds. When we savor the sweetness of honey or sweet tea or pumpkin crunch cake, we engage in a fancy bit of “reading.” We transpose the physical enjoyment of taste onto our souls and offer thanks to God, not only for the simple pleasures of food but also for the spiritual pleasures to which the food is but a fitting echo.
Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Opens Two Years After Attack
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, began Wednesday. The Times covered opening arguments live, and will provide periodic updates throughout the trial, expected to end in June. Explosions at the marathon finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260. Mr. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty.
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.
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Parenting: It’s Never an Interruption
Let me give you an example. We had planned a day at a local theme park with our children. I was anticipating a day of familial amusement park bliss. I was hoping that on this day my children would be self-parenting, and if God could throw in a fully sanctified wife, that would be cool! Well, we’re getting out of the van at the park and one of my children said, “Dad, may we have something to drink before we go into the park?” It didn’t seem like a dangerous request. I opened the cooler, which was full of soft drinks, and all of my children sighted in on the one can of soda that they all knew was the best. Immediately global nuclear war broke out. They were pushing and shoving, grabbing and pulling, throwing ice at one another, saying unkind things and hitting one another’s hands out of the way. I couldn’t believe it. We weren’t even in the park yet, and my day was already ruined!
When Boys Drive Their Mothers Crazy
I talk with parents often about their intentions in medicating with Ritalin. I get it. They want their boys to succeed, have good grades, and not get in trouble, but there is a considerable complication with this manner of thinking. Sometimes, though, it might be needed. For instance, there are times when this sort of medication is medically necessary. I’m not a doctor, and I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know all the ins and outs, but I do think that because we live in a fallen world, there are cases where it might be needed. Even the goodness of boyhood energy is broken by the fall. But in most cases, I think we are getting the diagnosis wrong.
Evangelical Churches Grapple With Including Gay People
Scott Taylor45:Pastor Ra'Shawn Barlow-Flournoy was born August 1, 1985 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the son of Bobby & Alice Tanner. Radical, Revolutionary, Innovative, Anointed, and Cutting Edge are some of the words often used to describe Pastor Ra'Shawn. His ministry has inspired many believers around the nation. He has an unprecedented prophetic mantle that distinguishes him as a remarkable visionary who has made a powerful impact in the Christian Arena. Stepping out on faith and the support of 12 people who believed that God was going to do the unexpected, Pastor Ra'Shawn founded Freedom Worship Church November 2008. In 2010 Pastor Ra'Shawn stepped down as Senior Pastor of Freedom Worship to gain a deeper walk with Christ and focus on self. During that time he met Kelvin Barlow at a convocation in Atlanta, GA. May 22, 2011 he married his best friend and the love of his life Minister Kelvin Barlow- Flournoy at the Community Church of Washington, DC. At that moment God spoke to them to ReBirth the vision they thought would never come to past. Together Pastor Ra’Shawn and his partner lead a flock of growing believers at ReBirth Church.
Too busy to lead family worship?
One of the most helpful hours of my visits to Westwood was the hour of family prayer. At six o’clock all the household gathered into the study for worship. Usually Mr. Spurgeon would himself lead the devotions. The portion read was invariably accompanied with exposition. How amazingly helpful those homely and gracious comments were. I remember, especially, his reading of the twenty-fourth of Luke: “Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.” How sweetly he talked upon having Jesus with us wherever we go. Not only to have Him draw near at special seasons, but to go with us whatever labour we undertake. . . . Then, how full of tender pleading, of serene confidence in God, of world-embracing sympathy were his prayers, . . . His public prayers were an inspiration and benediction, but his prayers with the family were to me more wonderful still. . . . Mr. Spurgeon, when bowed before God in family prayer, appeared a grander man even than when holding thousands spellbound by his oratory.
“Many of us have wondered at some point, ‘What would it be like to live when Jesus did?’ With purity to biblical truth and perceptive insight into how the human heart works, Russ Ramsey answers that question. He tells the story of Jesus dwelling among us—a story filled with political intrigue, baffling miracles, relational complexities, and heartbreaking suffering—by presenting old truths in engagingly fresh ways. Read this book! And then share it with others who need to witness Jesus anew.”
—Jani Ortlund , Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries; author, Fearlessly Feminine and His Loving Law, Our Lasting Legacy
Parents: Give Up Your Great Expectations
I’ve seen the same thing with our oldest daughter Penny, who has Down syndrome. Early on, we were told to expect developmental delays. She would walk later. She would talk later. She would struggle to read, to learn math, to become independent. To some degree, those predictions proved true. Penny took her first steps at 22 months. She didn’t speak intelligibly until older than most kids. At age 9, she still struggles with tight buttons and abstract concepts and keeping up in gym class.
What does it mean to love your neighbour? - Converge
What would it look if Christians led the way in this sort of love? Instead of screaming at our enemies on Twitter, what if we blessed them? Whenever the culture incites hate and division, whether in Ferguson or Gaza or on cable news, what if Christians led the charge for reconciliation? What if Christians became known as the most radical of all lovers, embracing both the oppressed and the oppressor, the terrorized and the terrorist, enveloping all with the grace of God?
Alabama Supreme Court Orders Judges to Stop Gay Marriages
The Supreme Court of Alabama ordered all the state's probate judges late Tuesday to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the latest salvo in a growing legal battle in Alabama over whether the decisions of federal justices trump those made by state judges.
Why Is This Christian Woman Wearing a Muslim Hijab During Lent? (Part 1)
[This year], I was sitting at home the night before Ash Wednesday and I said to my husband, maybe I should wear a hijab for lent. He asked why, because he wanted me to have a good reason. I live in Peoria, Illinois, and there's a really big Muslim population here. I told my husband I would be putting on the practice of hospitality because I want to remember what it feels like to be an outsider, because in Jordan I definitely knew what that felt like. When you see a blonde hair, blue-eyed girl in the Middle East, I definitely stood out. I'm reminding myself what it feels like to be an outsider, so that I can love other people who are friends, strangers and enemies.
Heal Not Hurt - Benham Brothers
As Christians we must be careful to not use the sword the wrong way by attacking the individual as well as the idea. This is not Biblical. I want to encourage Christians to be Biblical Christians in the midst of a world that is very confusing for a lot of people. We can and should fight against ideas that hold people captive, especially when those ideas seek to establish themselves in Ordinances that will naturally compromise our basic freedoms. Yet, we must love the individuals that support those ideas and seek to kindly lead them to the truth.
I Know my Friend is Struggling with Addiction. What Should I Do?
I am so sorry, and I’m so sorry for your friend. I know that “sorry” doesn’t really help anything, but at least know that you have my deepest prayers and most heartfelt admiration for how you’re desiring to lock arms with a hurting comrade and face down the giant together. To that end, I’m going to give some very practical advice that will hopefully serve to get you, your friend, and the surrounding support group on the right track. But before I do that, I need to preface the heck out of this article:
Netanyahu Is Clear on His Identity, but Who Is Barack Obama?
Second, Barack Obama, like most of us, holds dear the narrative formed in his childhood and youth. Memories of our early lives tend to lose their rough edges over time. Obama's narrative was an unlikely mixture of Islam from his father and step-father, and socialism veering, at times, all the way to communism, through the influence of his mother. While he may not have embraced either of these worldviews, the framing of our early years impacts our present view of reality. They constitute a spiritual-ideological lap into which we sometimes crawl.
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Vetoes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
For the second time in two years, pro-abortion West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy on unborn babies who studies show can feel intense pain.
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Catalyst unifies change makers — equipping you with impactful content and experiences that transform thinking, provoke action and cultivate community. We’re challenging leaders who love the Church to break the bounds of an ordinary existence and find the courage to embrace and radiate bold change.
Do the Resurrection Narratives Hinge Upon Biblical Inerrancy?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On March 22, 2001 Dr William Lane Craig debated Dr Massimo Pigliucci on the topic, "Does the Christian God Exist?" at University of Georgia in the U.G.A. Chapel. The conclusion of the debate provided a lengthy Q&A session. Questions were asked of each debater allowing the other time to respond. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...
Morality - Subjective Morals or Willful Denial?
Morality - Subjective Morals or Willful Denial? Frank Turek explores the truth regarding subjective and objective morality. Please visit http://www.CrossExamined.org for more on Morality and the concept of Subjective Morals vs Willful Denial. Also, go to http://www.ImpactApologetics.com for more resources on Christian Apologetics and Christian Worldview, including the entire DVD of this teaching series.
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?
Room to Grow Benefit
In the past two years, Avail has experienced incredible growth, increasing the number of client-care appointments we are providing by 140 percent. This year's benefit will help us raise the needed funds to move to a new, flagship location in midtown Manhattan with double the counseling space and will also help support our growt h . We have an aggressive fundraising goal of $275,000. Will you help us reach it?
The Evolution Debate Has Its Own Appeasers and Dealmakers | The Stream
Yet there’s a deal that many people have made with Darwinism — people whose other commitments in life would make such a deal surprising at first glance. They may sincerely believe in God, affirm the dignity of human life, the value of religious tradition for society,and the importance of marriage for human flourishing. They may entertain skeptical thoughts about the severity of human-induced climate change. They may even, horror of horrors, defend capitalism from its cultured despisers.