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In the NY Times, Primatologist Frans de Waal Takes a Swing at Human Exceptionalism

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Pakistan: Demands for immediate execution of a Christian on death row - premier

An extremist Muslim group in Pakistan is demanding the immediate execution of a Christian woman on death row.

Why My Critics Care So Much About the Darwin-Hitler Connection

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

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This Real-Life Hoverboard Demo Video Is Insane

The future is now. This demo video from the French tech company Zapata Racing (the people behind those cool, water jet powered “Flyboards") shows their incredible “Flyboard Air” invention in action. The clip features a rider soaring over a body of water (take that Biff) on a hoverboard-like device at terrifying heights—according to the company, it can go nearly 10,000 feet! Zapata Racing also claims that the Flyboard can go over 90 MPH for more than 10 minutes. Behold, this Christmas’ hottest item.

Here's the Newest Trailer for 'The Angry Birds Movie'

The newest trailer for "The Angry Birds Movie" may just have you convinced to go see it. It has comedy, drama, a whole lot of familiar voices and a bunch of birds soaring through the air from slingshots. Plus, we'll finally find out what those birds have been angry about this whole time.

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See Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in This New Marvel Trailer

Here’s your first look at the newest edition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch stars the as mystical hero with supernatural powers. The film is directed by Scott Derrickson, who in addition to being behind some notable horror movies (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Deliver Us From Evil), is also a committed Christian. On Twitter, Derrickson has drawn parallels between the story of Doctor Strange and spiritual principles. In one image, he credits the character with the quote, “I know what it is to sink to the depth; to be on bended knee before God, screaming for deliverance.” Another Tweet features an image of Doctor Strange, with the caption, "'Who has a harder fight than he who is striving to overcome himself?' -Thomas A. Kempis." The movie hits theaters in November.

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FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it

“..I started using Commun.it to be more efficient on the way I manage out Twitter communities. My favorite features? The prioritized feed to focus on the relevant members of the community..”

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TGC Events

Canal Walk The Canal Walk is part of the Indiana Central Canal, which was dug in the early 1800s, in an effort to facilitate interstate commerce. Today, the refurbished Canal Walk (stretching north through White River State Park to 11th Street) serves the downtown community as a waterside promenade for walkers, runners, bikers and sightseers (while the canal itself includes a steady stream of pedal boats, which may be rented west of the Indiana State Museum).   Children's Museum Located just minutes from downtown, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis features five floors of fun and interactive learning that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, world cultures, sciences, and humanities.   Eagle Creek Park & Marina One of the nation's largest city parks, Eagle Creek Park covers over 3,900 acres of land on the northwest side of town. As the park's trails beckon to hikers and birders, its 1,400-acre lake--a frequent host of U.S. Rowing's National Championship--welcomes fishermen and sailors. As well as picnic areas and a swimming beach, the park offers rentals for canoes, kayaks, Hobie Cats, sailboats, pontoon boats, wind-surfing and pedal boats--as well as lessons for the aforementioned.

3 Ligonier Ministries

The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Donate Now

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The Wrong Way to Approach the Poor

Chase, this is so brilliant, one of the best things i have read on poverty in a while, thank you for this. We have a blog called Two Cents where we connect to articles or write pieces on where FAITH and FINANCES intersect and so often our pieces relate to the poor [if you'd ever like to write a piece drop me a line - brett@commonchange.com ] but two that stand out which resonate with this post are:

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College Kids Say the Darndest Things: On Identity

FPIW visited the campus of the University of Washington to see if students would affirm or reject Joseph Backholm's new chosen identity: a 6'5" Chinese woman.

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Violence Breaks Out At T4G As Rival Theology Gangs Clash | The Babylon Bee

LOUISVILLE, KY—For the third time in as many gatherings, the Together for the Gospel Conference was marred by an outbreak of turbulence as tensions rose over differing hermeneutic approaches to Scripture. “The dispensationalists feel like they’ve been given short shrift again,” said Dr. John Dawsen, as a Crossway pen whizzed by his ear. “Combine the grammatical-historical and redemptive-historical feud and inter-complementarian squabbles, and you have a recipe for contention.”

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Steward the Gifts God Has Assigned to You

Therefore, we are stewards of the gifts God has entrusted to us. And he has entrusted them to us primarily for the benefit of others (1 Peter 4:10; Romans 12:4–6). Our gifts are not intended to be platforms where we try to gain our sense of significance from the esteem of men. Our real significance comes from God choosing us in Christ, gifting us, and deploying us in his kingdom for his purposes. There is more significance there than we can fully comprehend and appreciate. The praise of men is usually vicarious fluff.

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“..I started using Commun.it to be more efficient on the way I manage out Twitter communities. My favorite features? The prioritized feed to focus on the relevant members of the community..”

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http://conference.thegospelcoalition.org/2016

We invite you to the conference for women, but not all about women. It's a gathering of women around the Word of God. To this third TGC Women's Conference, we come joyfully but soberly, knowing that suffering meets us at every hand, right at home and all across the globe. What better book for us in 2016 than 1 Peter—packed with gospel perspective on our short lives. It's a little epistle, but it gives us a big view of who we are in Christ and how we are to live as redeemed sojourners in this world. How do we stand firm in God's true grace? How do we offer a strong shining witness to Jesus Christ even in the midst of fiery trials? Peter points us insistently to the Lord Jesus, to his suffering on our behalf, and to the resurrection life he makes possible for those who believe in him. At TGCW16 we won't be getting away from real life; we will be seeing it clearly, in light of gospel help and hope. By God's grace, we will go away better prepared to live and share resurrection life, in a world of suffering.

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There's a Deeper Reason for Adam LaRoche's Sudden Retirement From Baseball

ESPN senior writer Tim Keown, in his profile of LaRoche describes it this way: “Adam LaRoche was now a conduit for opinions on education and money and privilege and kids in the workplace. Hashtags reigned. He was either an idiot or a saint.” Keown goes on to offer a reason for LaRoche's retirement that's much deeper than the spoiled athlete bit. Back in November, LaRoche took a trip to the red-light districts of Southeast Asia, where he worked with Exodus Road, a nonprofit that combats underage sex-slavery. There, LaRoche and fellow-pro Blaine Boyer "conducted surveillance in brothels and tried to determine the age of the girls—known only by numbers pinned to bikinis—and identify their bosses,” says the ESPN profile.

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When You Don’t Want to Go to Church

Sin and suffering can make us want to run and hide from God, like Adam and Eve. And they eventually hid from one another, too. Can we not relate? What makes us think we have to have it together to come to church? What would the church look like if we lost our self-focus and fully gazed on Christ? The bread, his body, the cup, his blood, shared by faith in the presence of other wounded believers is a portrait of redemption, which makes everything sad come untrue. As Christ’s suffering unites us to him, it also binds us to one another. True healing, whatever your scars, isn’t accomplished in isolation. And whatever your scars, they are temporary pains.

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Come, Lord Jesus

“Amen. Come, Lord Jesus .” All believers ought to remember that the church’s final hope is a person. It is neither a political party nor is it a pragmatic paradigm. It is not a popular program. It’s a person. And what a person he is.

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Alabama football and basketball greats hit the hardwood for another Local Legends charity...

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Your Hospital Visit Is Coming

I was only seventeen years old, or maybe eighteen, but that moment defined how I would engage life in a hospital. My stay would not be a jail sentence. Come hell or high water, I determined that this hospital would be, well, a gymnasium for my soul, a proving ground for my faith, and a mission field for God.

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The Festival of Thought

The Festival of Thought is an opportunity to actively explore key life questions surrounding origin, meaning, morality and destiny. Designed for those of all beliefs and none – and for those with intellectual objections and heartfelt concerns about the Christian worldview – this week aims to bring meaningful discussion and answers to some of the many questions that people are asking.

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Could Doing What You 'Should' Be Hurting You?

At any moment on any given day, there is an endless list of things I should be doing. I should eat right. I should exercise. I should spend time in prayer. I should read my Bible. I should be more productive. I should be more generous. I should be more disciplined. I should read that book. I should pursue that thing I’ve always talked about. I should get together with so-and-so. I should be a better husband, dad, friend, neighbor, employee.

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Go Enjoy National Parks for Free Starting This Weekend for ‘National Parks Week’

To celebrate “National Parks Week,” more than 500 parks around America will have free admission from April 16-24. Several of the parks are even holding special events throughout the week. You can head over to FindYourPark.com to find the closest participating park in your area.

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Crossway on Twitter

The habits of grace are all about focusing our gaze on Christ himself: http://cway.to/21DFq7p  pic.twitter.com/q0bd3ummiO

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Society Has Become Super Unhealthy. The Church Needs to Help

Slowly and inadvertently, we’ve let the tension of body and spirit become imbalanced. The numbers indicate that we are making more and more unhealthy choices, that not only take a physical toll on our bodies, but can also lead us to forget about an important spiritual principle: Discipline over “the flesh” is linked to spiritual growth.

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The Mind Serves the Heart

What does it mean to love Jesus? And if you don’t love him, what can you do to feel differently? God gives us knowledge about himself to help us develop deep passion for him. John Piper speaks to the importance of emotions in the Christian life, and how to cultivate right feelings for God.

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Christian Apologetics - What Is Christian Apologetics?

Christian apologetics represents the serious and sustained engagement with ‘ultimate questions’ raised by a culture, people group, or individual aiming to show how the Christian faith is able to provide meaningful answers to such questions. Where is God in the suffering of the world? Is faith in God reasonable? Apologetics clears the ground for evangelism, just as John the Baptist prepared the way for the coming of Jesus of Nazareth. …Evangelism…issues a personal invitation: ‘You are invited to the feast! Please come!’ Apologetics lays the ground for this invitation; evangelism extends it. Both are an essential part of the mission of the church

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Bible As Official State Book? Tennessee's Governor Vetoes Bill

One week after he formally received a bill to designate the Bible as Tennessee's state book, Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed the measure. Critics say the bill isn't constitutional — and that it equates the Bible to the Tennessee walking horse or the Tennessee cave salamander.

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They Say We Are Infidels

“Everywhere militants were blowing up Christians, their churches, their shops. They threatened them with kidnapping. They promised to take their children. The message to these ‘infidels’: You have no place in Iraq. Pay a penalty to stay, leave, or be killed.”

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Why should we pursue the question "Does God Exist?"

Why should we pursue the question "Does God Exist?"

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Weekend Apologetics Hit and Misc: The Heavens Declare

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

27 The Secret of Jackie Robinson's Greatness

As “42” opens, we see Jackie Robinson sitting in the office of Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey as he hears the incredible news that Rickey wants him to play for the Dodgers. Then Rickey acts out the vicious varieties of bigotry Jackie will face from white hotel managers, restaurant waiters, and fellow ballplayers—insults he will have to face with dignity.

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Unhinged: Senator Boxer ridicules 'philosopher', assails Catholic priest at Senate climate hearing

Irritated by the testimony from the author of 'A Moral Case for Fossil Fuels', Alex Epstein, democrat Senator Barbara Boxer asks, "Are you a scientist?" Epstein responds, "No. Philosopher... To teach you how to think more clearly." Boxer: "Well, you don't have to teach me how to think more clearly... I'm telling you that all you have to know is you're a philosopher and not a scientist, and I don't appreciate getting lectured by a philosopher about science." Boxer then turns to Father Robert Sirico, "You're saying that when the planet is facing all these problems, it's not a moral issue." Father Sirico replies, "I never said that. Where did I say that? Could you give me that quotation, Senator?" Unable to provide the quote, Boxer says, "I think you need to have a talk with Reverend Nelson," the Presbyterian USA minister sitting two chairs down. Father Sirico gets in the last word, "Who is by the way, not a scientist." Hearing: Examining the Role of Environmental Policies on Access to Energy and Economic Opportunity Senate Environment and Public Works Committee April 13, 2016

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The Church and Apologetics for Youth | The Stream

Since I am a social scientist it is natural for me to assess the results of this past conference. I am currently analyzing surveys we collected from attendees there. Afterward I will meet with leadership at my church to decide what we will do next. However, I will be happy to share the results of my evaluation. It should not be limited to my own home church. Any Christian who is interested in the possibility of doing a local youth apologetics conference is free to contact me and I will share what I know.

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Kindle 4 Christ on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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You're not alone: Pope calls for migrants to be treated with humanity - premier

Pope Francis used his trip to the Greek island of Lesbos to urge the international community to respond to the migrant crisis "in a way that is worthy of our common humanity".

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CRI on Twitter

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About the Author Tom Gilson is the Senior Editor and Ministry Coordinator specializing in Christian apologetics and inspiration for the daily online news and insight website The Stream ( stream.org ). Previously he had served with the Ratio Christi Campus Apologetics Alliance. He is the monthly Worldview and You columnist at BreakPoint Online, and has written articles for Discipleship Journal, Touchstone Magazine, and Salvo. He blogs at Thinking Christian ( thinkingchristian.net ). When not studying or writing he enjoys canoeing, sailing, and long walks in the woods. He lives with wife Sara and their two college-aged children in Lebanon, Ohio. About the Book Nothing these days challenges teens’ faith as much as homosexuality. It’s the single most important topic a parent can prepare a teen to respond to. It probably seems like the single hardest thing to talk about with your teens. It doesn’t have to be that hard! (Honest.) Critical Conversations explains in parent-friendly, practical ways how to have the conversation and how to answer the questions.

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A Lesson in Failed Apologetics

Paul targeted his audiences with precision based on his desire to “become all things to all people” (2 Cor. 9:22).By all appearances, he was a superb orator, able to “hit the message home” with diverse audiences. As he preached in the synagogues he found commonality with the Jews, for he was a Jew himself (and not just any Jew, but a zealously devout one; Phil. 3:4-6), but a significant part of his evangelistic pursuits extended to the Gentiles (Gal. 1:16; 2:9; Eph. 3:8; Col. 1:27). He was certainly the “wild card” of the early church (Acts 9:15).

35 Discrimination Is Legitimate When the Distinction Is Relevant

When differences are relevant, it's not an invalid systemic discrimination. For example, if two guys walk into a bar and the bartender says, “I can't serve people like you—get out!” Is that wrong? Illegal? One can’t say until one knows why the discrimination is occurring. If the bartender is saying “get out” because the guy isn’t white, then that’s invalid. Why? Because a person’s race is completely irrelevant to the issue of drinking at a bar. But what if he says “get out” because the guy is only fifteen? In that case, the age is relevant because drinking affects youth differently, they don't have the developmental ability to handle the impairment, etc. Yes, we systemically discriminate against fifteen-year-olds by law because of differences between them and adults, but it’s not invalid to do so.

36 Christian Woman in Indonesia Caned for Breaking Sharia Law

The fact is that Muslims in Aceh do tolerate religious freedom and we can coexist without any problems. We don’t want to raise the impression that Islamic law in Aceh infringes on the rights of non-Muslims… It doesn’t [force] sharia law on non-Muslims because they are free to observe their own faiths and beliefs.

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A Husband’s Manual for Marriage

By beholding the glory of Christ we become like Christ. That’s the key to overcoming the impossibility of a husband’s calling. As the Spirit gives us eyes to see the multifaceted glory of Christ through the Word, we are changed into that image. The manual of how to love your wife as Christ loved the church is Christ himself. He is the greatest marriage manual ever. Do not be stubborn and try to put this marriage together on your own. Behold the stunning glory of Christ’s love for the church and, in beholding, you will become like your Savior.

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Crossway on Twitter

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2 Years After the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Kidnapping a New Video of Victims Emerges

Today CNN obtained a new video showing at least 15 girls kidnapped from Chibok. The “proof of life” video is thought to be part of a tactic used in negotiations with government officials, who have recently made major offensive military strides in fighting the group. Though nearly 11,000 people have been rescued from Boko Haram in recent months, many of the Chibok girls are still missing. Some were thought to have been forced into sex slavery or marriage. Some kidnapping victims have even been used as suicide bombers .

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You really saved my life (indirectly) so thank you so much!!!

I’m 17 years old and I’m trying to move on from my depression, though your book really helped me to do so.

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http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/your-life-is-shaped-by-your-thoughts1

Your circumstances may be out of your control, but God is in control of everything. Your thoughts shape who you are, but you can change the way you think. Your circumstances and consciousness have shaped who you are, but the way you respond to your circumstances and the thoughts you choose to believe will shape the rest of your life.

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Why is there Evil? Frank Turek speaks from his book Stealing From God

Why is there Evil? Frank Turek speaks from his book Stealing From God

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Defenders Class Live | Reasonable Faith

Defenders is Dr. William Lane Craig's Sunday school class on Christian doctrine and apologetics. Join leading Christian scholar Dr. Craig as he carefully and articulately teaches a comprehensive survey course from the Doctrine of God to the Doctrine of the Last Things, explaining Christian apologetic arguments along the way. Click on the link to watch live on Sunday mornings at 11:30 EST or to enjoy archived classes at your convenience.

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Atheists Say Darwinism Means Life is Meaningless (But Their Behavior Shows They Know Better)

In a YouTube video the University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne said science has shown that “the universe and life are pointless … in the sense that there is no externally imposed purpose or point in the universe. As atheists this is something that is manifestly true to us. We make our own meaning and purpose.”

46 The Eric Metaxas Show - The Show About Everything

The Beam Family talks about their hit film Miracles From Heaven and the incredible true story behind it. Listen here....

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Apologetics: vital to young people serious about evangelism

Each of us has been given the assignment of not only presenting the gospel but also explaining and defending the truths of our message to the world around us. There is plenty of evidence to support what we believe. The Bible reminds us that the good news about Jesus is not just based on human opinion or someone’s personal preference. Christianity is truth, not mere fables or myths (

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Three Intractable Problems for Atheism

Is science doing real work while people who posit a creator are being intellectually lazy? That's what atheists like Richard Dawkins would have you believe. In an interview with the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Dawkins claimed pointing to an intelligent designer is "a cowardly evasion, it's lazy. What we should be doing as scientists is rolling up our sleeves and saying, right, Darwin solved the big problem. Now let's take that as encouragement to solve the other big problems, like the origin of life and the origin of the cosmos."1

49 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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CrossExamined Radio w/ Dr. Frank Turek

Listen to CrossExamined with Frank Turek on American Family Radio network Saturday, 10-11 am Eastern on AFR network streaming audio and FM radio Tune in to our weekly call-in radio program hosted by Frank Turek on American Family Radio network. Join Frank as he discusses challenging topics, takes calls from listeners, and interviews dynamic Christian apologists. Sponsored by CrossExamined.org, this apologetics program is both informative and entertaining!  It is also available in podcast at the iTunes link below.

51 Is Jesus God?
52 .@Ichthus77 #Apologetics Daily
53 Did Papias Know the Apostle John?
54 Jesus Heals a Woman and a Girl
55 Cardinal blasts UK's treatment of refugees - premier
56 BNP cites archbishop in election manifesto - premier
57 Thinking Clearly about God and Evolution
58 9 Things You Should Know About Autism
59 Finding God's Goodness in the Barrenness of Life (Part 2 of 2)
60 Responding to the Nonempirical Case for Atheism - www.ThePoachedEgg.net/mobile
61 Reformed According to the Word of God
62 4 Reasons Your Church Needs a Mobile-Friendly Website
63 Jackie Robinson and the Pattern of Jesus
64 How to Kill Sinful Anger
65 Judge's fury at Diocese of London after rape sentencing - premier
66 Trainee vicar jailed for 15 years for rape - premier
67 Faith schools 'socially selective', says think tank - premier
68 Donald Trump Says His Favorite Bible Verse Is the One About Taking an ‘Eye for an Eye’
69 The Lamb of God
70 Turkey Releases US Street Evangelist Facing Deportation
71 For Your Own Good
72 Those Who Are Called by Stephen Nichols | April 16, 2016
73 Bono Tells Congress that Amy Schumer Is the Key to Defeated ISIS
74 Q&A: Isaiah 65:20, the Age of the Earth, and Sin in Heaven - Christian Research Institute
75 What Is "The Calling"?
76 699. Why Should We Study Logic?
77 BreakPoint This Week: Restoring All Things in 2016
78 Renewing Your Mind | The Necessity of Grace | April 15, 2016
79 Renewing Your Mind | The Greatest | April 16, 2016
80 Christian Faith Under (Im)Moral Attack: "You're a Hater" | Thinking Christian
81 Nancy Pearcey 2016 - Tactical Faith
82 How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender
83 Pray Together with Your Guests
84 The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert - Kindle edition by Rosaria Butterfield. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
85 The Sickening Hypocrisy of Starbucks and Apple | The Stream
86 LifeNews.com on Twitter
87 Christian Women Worldwide Are The Most Religious … and the Most Persecuted
88 Carbon 14 Dating
89 Podcasts - The Eric Metaxas Show
90 How to Pray Aloud in a Group
91 Accused MK Counterfeiter Asks To Be Released to YWAM