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1 What is the Free Will Defense to the Problem of Evil? | Think Christianly

Jonathan Morrow Posts Twitter Facebook Google+ 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.

2 Why Same-Sex Marriage Can’t Afford to Be Tolerant - Stand to Reason Blog

Now, momentarily return to that peculiar and strange thought that same-sex sexual relationships, whatever other goods [they] have, lack particular features which make heterosexual relationships morally unique. Given human sexuality’s clear importance, and given humanity’s truth-telling nature, what kind of artifice would need to be in place to support and sustain such a deception within a society over a long period of time? What kind of intervention into the course of normal human affairs would a society have to undertake in order to obscure the morally relevant differences between those forms of sexual behavior that can generate children and those that cannot? What kind of construct would we have to build in order to maintain the premise that all consenting erotic associations are equal, that the union of the lives of two adults (even where children are introduced via the tragedy beneath adoption or through the artifice of technology) is of the same kind as those families where a man and a woman’s love and life together introduces a third member into the community

3 Verifiability Is A Christian Distinctive | Cold Case Christianity

I’ve often said I am not a Christian because it works for me . There are many days when the Christian life is the most difficult life I could choose to lead. It requires me to think of others first, to remember my true positon relative to a Holy God and deny my selfish desires. I’m also not a Christian because I was raised in a Christian home. I wasn’t surrounded by practicing Christians as a child. I’m not a Christian because I was trying to fix a problem or because I was hoping for Heaven or afraid of Hell. None of these things animated me. I had a great life before becoming a Christian. I am a Christian today because I investigated the reliability of the Gospel accounts and determined Christianity was true . It’s really that simple. I’m a Christian for the same reasons I’m a not-Mormon. One system can be verified, the other only falsified.

New Study Claims Eating Bacon May Prolong Your Life

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Why Following Your Heart Is a Really Bad Idea

Yes Jesse Smith! As an almost graduated Christian counselor, this stuff is close to my heart. We need to stop propagating the idea that emotions are bad and shouldn't lead you at all. Instead, we need to pay attention to what our emotions are telling us. There are primary emotions (which are the initial reactions to situations) and secondary emotions (which are more "acceptable" on society and learned to cover up the primary emotions). Both give us insight into what's going on. A primary emotion of anger for example might tell us that we've been violated in some way. Like the abused woman. However, it may not be socially acceptable to show anger, and may be more adaptive in her current situation to show sadness. That says something too. This is only an example.

Young men giving up on marriage: ‘Women aren’t women anymore’

But Brazile, a longtime adviser to both Clinton and her husband, Bill, said the ad’s focus on gays and feminists was likely calculated to appeal to Millennial Democrats, who overwhelmingly backed the more liberal Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries.  Brazile said Clinton may be banking on younger Millennials – those who were too young to vote for her last time around – to be just as, if not more liberal than their elder counterparts were eight years ago. And in a race where her advanced age is already a contentious issue, it’s possible she feels the need to establish her progressive street cred with brand new Democratic voters who were barely out of diapers when she and her husband departed the White House.  Given the mainstream media’s current obsession with all things homosexual, Clinton may have deduced that the easiest way to pass the progressive litmus test is to wave the rainbow flag.

Bombshell Report: New Islamic State ‘Camp’ Discovered — but Its Reported Location Is the Real Story

Citing sources that include a “Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector,” Judicial Watch reports that the terror group has set up the camp in an area referred to as “Anapra” — and it’s only a few miles from El Paso, Texas.

How Christians Turned Against Gay Conversion Therapy

It was a shift rooted in the accrual of evidence and experience. After she came out as a lesbian in high school, Julie Rodgers’ conservative Christian parents urged her to join a ministry in Texas to help make her straight. Ministry leaders promised her that if she continued praying, reading the Bible, attending meetings, and of course, refusing to identify as gay, her sexual orientation would eventually change and she could even marry a man. Rodgers didn’t want to go, but she did want the food, shelter, and love her parents offered. So she agreed.


Richard Dawkins denies the existence of a God who can ground good and evil, right and wrong. But criticism without alternative is empty. What is his alternative?: a world in which the disturbing response to being asked whether the wrongness of rape is as arbitrary as the fact that we’ve evolved five fingers rather than six is, “You could say that, yeah.”(4)

True or False: 90% of Babies with Down Syndrome are Aborted

The last thing a pregnant woman facing the likelihood of a baby with Down syndrome needs is to think that keeping that baby is an abnormal choice. This study demonstrates that carrying babies with Down syndrome to term and receiving them into families and communities is the norm within the United States. It also demonstrates that cultural values affect the choices women make about prenatal screening and about prenatal tests. We all can contribute to sustaining and creating a culture in which people with Down syndrome are welcomed and valued. Thankfully, many parents are already making the choice to bring these babies into the world and offer us all the gift of their presence.

Not Just a New Testament God

The second-century heretic Marcion is remembered for his rejection of the Old Testament god in favor of Jesus Christ. The god of the Old Testament was too wrapped up in the messiness of human affairs: he was a sub-deity at best, but not the supreme God. Moreover, Marcion's dualistic philosophy predisposed him to favor the spiritual world over the material world. God as creator and God as redeemer were set against one another. Thus, Marcion took a Jeffersonian-type approach to the Bible and began to excise its "tainted" bits, namely the Old Testament and the parts of the New Testament unduly influenced by the Old Testament. A Pauline Bible was essentially the finished product. Even then, Marcion's Old Testament detector was not dialed in very well. If it had been, Paul would not have made the final cut either.

Does the Bible Require Christians to Attend Church? - Christian Research Institute

But before we accept this argument, we need to know what we are talking about. If we mean by “religion,” legalism—appeasing God through ritual and good works— then the objection is true. Christ certainly abolishes religion. However, if religion is shorthand for a set of beliefs, usually from a sacred book, with prescribed rituals and observances, and specific commands to obey, then Christianity is most definitely a religion. If faith is essentially a relationship without all the trappings of religion, then it’s easy to see how church is construed as nothing but relationships, too. But Christian faith is not without dogma. We are, after all, putting faith in something besides faith itself. And as for ritual, what about the Lord’s Supper, baptism, or praying that prayer that Jesus taught His disciples to pray? We have a sacred book, sacred teaching, sacred ordinances, and sacred offices. Like it or not, Christianity is an organized religion. And the church is what provides that organization, that shape and definition. This is why people don’t like the church. Sure, the church can be old and stale and downright sinful at times, but the main reason people don’t like the church—and don’t want to go to church—is because the church has walls.

Spurgeon Almost Quit

The evening of October 19, 1856 commenced a season of unusual suffering for Spurgeon. His popularity had forced the rental of the Surrey Garden Music Hall to hold the 12,000 people congregated inside. Ten thousand eager listeners stood outside the building, scrambling to hear his sermon. The event constituted one of the largest crowds gathered to hear a nonconformist preacher — a throwback to the days of George Whitefield.


Some of you have probably heard me mention the simple conversation between Jesus and the one who was questioning him, trying to pit him against Caesar. And he looked at Jesus and he said, “Is it alright to pay taxes to Caesar?” (Mark 12:14-17) That is one question I wish so desperately Jesus had answered differently—then on April 15 you could be godly and rebellious at the same time! Jesus, so brilliant in his response, he says, “Give me a coin.” And he took the coin and he says, “Whose image do you see on this?” The man says, “Caesar.” Jesus says, “Give to Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and give to God that which is God’s.” The disingenuousness of the questioner is noticed in the fact that he did not come back with a second question. He should have said, “What belongs to God?” And Jesus would have said, “Whose image is on you?”

Questions Every Christian Should Be Asking Their Pastor

This is why I became a Pastor...I long to have faith discussions like this instead of all the other nonsense I often get. Also I find that the reason some do not ask questions like this is they feel that we will look down on them or beat them into submission. I know there are some who may do this but the majority of Pastors I know would love to share their journey with you.

Money Tips and Tricks for New College Grads

To help new college graduates prepare for the financial challenges ahead, MONEY lined up a panel of experts: young adults from the Class of 2014 and other recent years who have already made the transition to post-college finance. These recent grads have taken big steps to launch their financial futures, and their tips address everything from managing everyday spending to planning for retirement. No matter what your age, you can learn plenty from their experience.

Fight The Youth Ministry Stereotype

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Christian nurse says 'political correctness' stopped NHS clearing her

Victoria Wasteney, 37, was disciplined for alleged bullying and harassment after Enya Nawaz, 25, told managers that the senior occupational health therapist had tried to convert her to Christianity.


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Redefining Marriage Would Put Kids of Heterosexuals At Risk

This “breathtakingly subversive” metamorphosis will not affect all equally. It will especially influence heterosexual men, who generally need more encouragement to marry and have children than women. The metamorphosis of marriage from a gendered to a genderless institution conveys to men (and women) that society no longer needs men to bond to women to form well-functioning families or to raise happy, well-adjusted children. And that message is especially likely to be influential among those on the margins: the poor, the relatively uneducated or others who are highly influenced by cultural messages promoting casual or uncommitted sex.

Millennials Can Smell Christian 'B.S. From a Mile Away'

The interesting thing about this, though, is that an overwhelming majority of Americans still identify as Christians— roughly 75 percent. Church life is still very much part of American life, which is why the frame of Evans's book is so useful. She writes of growing up in an evangelical congregation in Tennessee, quitting church in her twenties, planting and closing a new church before she turned 30, and finally settling into an Episcopalian congregation—for now—at 33. Hers is a first-person account of what it's like to struggle with the existence of God and hate church politics and still yearn, a little or a lot, for the kind of community that religious worship can bring. After she and her husband decided to leave Grace Bible Church, the congregation Held grew up in, over the issue of same-sex marriage, "I put my head in my hands and cried, startled to tears by the selfishness of my own thoughts," she wrote. "Who will bring us casseroles when we have a baby?"

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In the Market with Janet Parshall In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.

Abortion Pill Reversal Allows Women to Change Their Minds--And Saves Lives

“I’ve met several of the women and their babies who have gone through the abortion pill reversal process. It’s just a beautiful thing,” she said. “Many times [women are] pressured to abort, and they take that pill and they immediately feel regret. For so many years, at Planned Parenthood they [have been] told, ‘Well, sorry, there’s nothing [that] can be done.’ We [Planned Parenthood] told them, ‘If you take the mifepristone in the clinic and you don’t abort your baby, your baby is going to have severe birth defects.’”

A Christian Perspective on Homosexuality | Reasonable Faith

Now in other cases, enforceable laws governing homosexuality might be proposed, and Christians will have to think hard about these on an individual basis. For example, a Christian might not see any good reason why equal opportunity in buying or renting housing should not be guaranteed to persons who are homosexuals. But I could well imagine that a Christian might oppose a bill guaranteeing equal employment opportunities for homosexuals. For some jobs might be inappropriate for such persons. For example, would you want a practicing lesbian to be your daughter’s physical education teacher at school? Would you want your son’s coach to be a homosexual, who would be in the locker room with the boys? I, for one, wouldn’t support a law which could force public schools to hire such individuals.


Getting along through disagreement is never easy. Preserving the freedom to think and learn and grow comes with a cost. But what if the disagreement itself is valuable for us? What if the cost of freedom isn’t what we expect? And how can we all become the kinds of citizens who know how to disagree without it destroying us?

The fight for a $15 minimum wage hits 200 cities today

“In D.C., housing is getting more expensive, jobs are paying less and families are struggling to get by,” Delvone Michael, director of the D.C. Working Families, said in a statement issued by the organizers. “D.C. is facing its widest wage gap in 35 years and workers need $15 an hour, if they want to be able to support their families in one of the country’s most costly cities without relying on public assistance.”

Why Millennials Are in for a Worse Midlife Crisis than their Parents

I didn’t plan to marry when I did—like most of my generation the thought really didn’t occur to me. But my longtime girlfriend and I walked down the aisle after we found out she was pregnant. And from my current pre-midlife-crisis vantage point, I can see why marrying someone I love and with whom I share a common worldview will make the process of aging slightly less pale and ugly.

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Emotional Affairs

Is there anything wrong with having a close friend of the opposite sex after you're married? While there may be no clear answer, there are compelling reasons to be cautious about opposite-sex friendships outside of your spouse's company. No matter how happy and secure your marriage, you should always protect your relationship against temptation, deception and potential affairs.

Europe’s ‘Unlikely Bible Belt’ Officially Disappears

And even Christian churches and leaders who are not affiliated with the Moscow Patriarchate have come under increasing pressure, facing abuse and violence. Last June, the leader of the Salvation Army in Crimea, left the peninsula after reporting repeated harassment by security agents. By late 2014, clergy without Russian citizenship, particularly Greek and Roman Catholics and those belongingto the Kiev Patriarchate, were compelled to leave Crimea, and the home of the Kiev Patriarchate’s Bishop of Simferopol and Crimea, Klyment Kushch, was burned down .

Five Reasons God Wants Christian Women to Do Apologetics

2. We as women are relational beings who are called to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). Our neighbors include people in our spheres of influence, starting with immediate family members. For instance, God urges us to love and respect our husbands (see Ephesians 5). How can apologetics strengthen our marriage? If our husband is a believer, we can affirm the truths to build his faith as well as our own, and help him when he struggles with doubts. What about those of us who are married to unbelieving husbands? When we learn the evidence for our faith, even if our husband is hostile to Christian claims, we can love him while not being shaken in our own faith. We don’t use knowledge as a weapon against him. Instead, we are freed from defensiveness to practice 1 Peter 3:1-4, seeking to live out before our husband a life transformed by Christ so that he “may be won by [her] conduct.” Former atheist and author of The Case for Christ Lee Strobel said his wife became a believer, and the change in the way she treated him and the children was so appealing that he embarked on his own search and eventually trusted Christ.

33 Why Evolutionary Ethics Fails to Account for Objective Morality - Stand to Reason Blog

Two years ago, I had the chance to debate an atheist professor at Weber State University in Utah on the best explanation for the existence of objective moral values. The writings of Bill Craig and Paul Copan have shaped a lot of my thinking in this area, as I'm sure you'll see below. In my opening argument, I made the case for God as the ontological foundation for objective morality. Then I raised five problems for an evolutionary view of ethics that make it an implausible alternative. Here are the problems I outlined in the debate: 


We are a litigious people. We not only like to sue one another, we like to avoid being sued, and having to sue. That is, we hire lawyers not only to write up contracts, but to help enforce contracts. Handshakes and verbal agreements have gone the way of the nickel cup of coffee. (And be careful with that coffee now. It just might be hot, and you wouldn’t want anyone to sue.) As a culture we can barely even agree to disagree.


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Religious Fiction Sales Nosedive, Non-Fiction Soars

Meanwhile, more and more readers are purchasing religious non-fiction, including Bibles. Those numbers leaped up 12 percent in 2014, narrowly beaten by self-help (up 15 percent) and graphic novels (up 13 percent).

John Stossel - Freedom of and from Religion

Religious oppression was one reason many of our ancestors came to America. They wanted to escape rulers who demanded that everyone worship their way. In Ireland, Catholics couldn't vote or own a gun.

Pakistani Christian Boy Set on Fire Dies From Burns Over 55% of His Body; Forgives His Muslim Attackers

"When he was on his way, two unknown men stopped him and inquired: 'What is your religion? Are you Christian or Muslim?' When he said 'I am Christian,' they beat him and he tried to save himself. Unfortunately, they chased him and then catch him and get kerosene all on him and set on fire," Gill explained. "This is the incident and these are all the facts. He, himself, told this to senior police officer and a number of people recorded his statement and I also heard the same words from his mouth."

Renewing Your Mind | Faith Alone, Part 2 | April 15, 2015

The Apostle Paul gives us no reason to think that those who never hear the gospel—the so-called innocent natives in Africa, Asia, or elsewhere—will be saved. Romans 10:9-15 tells us that the necessary condition of salvation is calling upon the name of the Lord, but the questions raised about preaching indicate that calling upon the Lord's name is impossible unless people hear of Him and His work. If people get an automatic ticket to heaven because they never hear the gospel, there is no reason to send missionaries to disciple the nations—but Scripture does command us to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. The book of Jonah, Matthew 28:18-20, Paul's church-planting work, and more indicate that the church must send gospel preachers into the whole world. So, one must hear the gospel to be redeemed. Having said that, our just God does not send people to hell simply because they never hear the gospel. Such people are condemned because, like all people, they suppress the truth about God that they do know, refusing to worship and thank Him (Rom. 1:18-32).

Young Christians Spiritually Failing in Real World Because Youth Groups Depend Too Much on Emotional High, Says Nancy Pearcey (CP Interview 1/2)

In her CP interview, Pearcey said the book was motivated, in particular, out of a concern for young Christians. Church youth groups are often good at establishing an emotional commitment but are failing young Christians intellectually. Parents and church leaders need to encourage their youth to grapple with difficult questions and help them learn to think through those issues, she argued, or else they will be left unprepared when their views are challenged.

Is Easter 'The Resurrection of the Savior or the Funeral of His Disciples?' Christian Leaders Cry Out as Rockets Decimate Christian Neighborhoods in Syria

The Aleppo Christian leaders added in their statement: "We went, we saw, and we cried: bodies pulled out from the rubble, shreds attached to the walls and blood mixed with the soil of homeland! Dozens of martyrs of every religion and confession, wounded and maimed, men and women, the elderly and children. We listened to the cries of the widows and the laments of the children and we saw the panic on the faces of the people."

Kirk Cameron Turned Down Role in 'Left Behind' Remake; Producer Talks Return of Nicholas Cage for Sequel

Heimbecker confirmed last week that Cloud Ten Pictures will release a sequel to the 2014 adaptation of the books that follow an End Times narrative sometime later this year. The company has already started a crowd funding campaign to close the gap in production costs. He also discussed the possibility of the first film's star, Nicholas Cage, returning for the second installment.

Is Natural Theology Excluded for Apologetics? - Sunday Quote!+

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GAO: Aircraft could be vulnerable to hacking -

Washington (CNN) Hundreds of planes flying commercially today could be vulnerable to having their onboard computers hacked and remotely taken over by someone using the plane's passenger Wi-Fi network, or even by someone on the ground, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Why We Need More Women Pastors | The Junia Project

Patti, I think you’ve been reading my mind and we don’t even know each other! I’ve been thinking a lot about how women are going to need to “step up”, so to speak, as more doors begin to open – are already opening! I am starting to hear from pastors that women are turning down leadership positions. And this is understandable when we look at history. Even for me personally, I’m hesitant to put myself out there again and be marginalized – it is not a fun thing to experience. Also, women who are married and/or have children continue to carry the lion’s share of responsibilities at home. So women are more likely to weigh the cost before volunteering and may have to be asked more than once. Churches could go a long way in making ministry more feasible for women by offering childcare during meetings, scheduling meetings at more flexible times, etc. But I’m encouraging women to take every opportunity they have these days to get experience and be prepared for what is coming – God is on the move!

46 What is the Free Will Defense to the Problem of Evil? | Think Christianly

Jonathan Morrow Posts Twitter Facebook Google+ 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.

Democratic Leader Says Her Party Supports Legal Abortion Until Moment of Birth (Video)

According to a January Marist poll , the position that Wasserman Schultz claims for the Democratic Party is not supported by the vast majority of Americans. Eighty-four percent support restricting abortion to some combination of the first trimester or only cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. Even 63 percent of respondents who identified themselves as "strongly pro-choice" answered that abortion should only be legal in either the first six months or the first three months of pregnancy.

What Is Biblical Inerrancy? (Part 1)

Those are great questions. I think a fair reading of the New Testament shows that Jesus and Paul thought that Adam and Eve were historical persons. I find it very difficult to claim any form of biblical authority and inspiration and, therefore, inerrancy, if Jesus and Paul could be factually wrong on central things concerning the origin of human beings. How could Jesus being wrong and Paul being wrong and Adam and Eve actually being mythical, how could that ever uphold the Bible’s truthfulness?

In Defense of 'Worldliness'

Becoming Worldly Saints traces the cohesive story of salvation between Genesis and Revelation. This recapitulation recovers a lot of earthly good, especially for readers who grew up, like Wittmer, singing about the rapturous occasion of the "roll being called up yonder." From the doctrine of creation, Wittmer defends material enjoyment. If God made a good world for us to inhabit, we should take "wholesome" delight in created good without guilt. Arguing from the Incarnation and Resurrection, Wittmer defends "God's enthusiastic embrace of the material world." His argument has eschatological import: Heaven is not a sky kingdom, which we'll inhabit in ghostly form. Heaven is coming to earth in the form of a city, and through faith in Christ we'll become residents of the New Jerusalem in resurrected bodies. "If you enjoy being human and you enjoy being here, you are going to love the new earth."

Which False Teachings Are Evangelical Christians Most Tempted to Believe In?

Church leaders in the first several centuries pressed for clarity in worship and proclamation of this one person, the incarnate, preexistent Son, Jesus of Nazareth. Heresies (false teachings that tried to relieve the tension of this mystery) abounded. These false teachings prompted the creeds. The Nicene and Apostles’ creeds among others are shorthand presentations of the gospel. They declare the divine lordship of the Father, Son, and Spirit, the unity of Jesus’ human and divine natures, his place in history, and our subsequent place in the triune story.

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