How Frozen Should Have Ended
Anna and Elsa's parents just don't get it. Please enjoy our alternate ending to Disney's hit "Frozen". Thank YOU for watching! Click that 'Like' if you enjoy...
An Easter Message "Of First Importance"
Don't forget the resurrection in our Gospel message! This special Easter devotional is presented by author & Ark Encounter editor Tim Chaffey. It is based on...
Jacob Prasch Unplugged
An abridged and annotated version of Jacob Prasch's recent remarks about John MacArthur. His original video can be viewed here: http://www.believersingracevi...
"Killing Christ: Contesting Trendy Critics Regarding the Death & Resurrection of Jesus" book
In present-day literature, of all the themes written about the life and death of Jesus Christ, none have recurred more frequently than the "historical Jesus....
ReSeries - Remaking God's Image (In His Image Part 5)
What happens when technology far out paces ethics? People get devalued. John Stonestreet says we have work persuade everyone that people are not mere mortals...
Dr. Brown Shares Important Details about His Latest Book Can You Be Gay And Christian?
Order Now: http://bit.ly/1nuSBmW The question of how the church deals with homosexuality has become the great moral and spiritual issue of this generation. H...
Good Friday Service - Brook Highland Community Church
Good Friday Service at Brook Highland Community Church in Birmingham, AL. Special guest: Dr. Mike Licona
In the first two events, the bacterium acquired two genes from a virus, allowing it to make two toxins. Next, one of those genes mutated, producing a more powerful toxin. But the clincher was when the bacterium gained another chunk of DNA, coding for a further two toxins ( PNAS, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1403138111 ).
Good Friday: when normcore went hardcore
I first noticed the stonewashed jeans returning to clothing stores this past February. While out for coffee with a friend I asked, “Are the ’90s making a fashion comeback?” I wasn’t too far off. Stonewashed jeans, plain white T-shirts, fleece jackets and non-brand name items were becoming the “it” materials of a new fashion trend. What was going on in my fashion-forward, uber-trendy New York City? Fashion was, well, letting me down.
Eric Metaxas & Dennis Prager
This public conversation, hosted by Hashtag Productions and the American Enterprise Institute , will include candid Catholic and evangelical perspectives on suffering, happiness, hard work, and the conditions that make for true human flourishing. Moderated by Gregory Thornbury , president of The King’s College, two leading thinkers (and dads) will share fresh insights about leadership, faith, business, humor, and public policy as they speak with students, young professionals, and mainstream New Yorkers.
Best of The Poached Egg: J Warner Wallace on Christian Case Making and Case Makers - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
An alternative title to this post could be, “A 21 Gun Salute to one of Christian Apologetics’ MVPs”. The 21 guns being the 21 posts being shared in this “Best of” edition. Not only is J Warner Wallace one of apologetics’ MVPs, but his book, Cold Case Christianity , is in my opinion, one of the most important apologetics books of 2013—and quite possibly one of the most important apologetics books since Lee Strobel’s, The Case for Christ . There are indeed similarities shared between the two books, the most obvious being that both authors had formal training in investigation and law, and that both authors were committed atheists before beginning their investigations into the truth claims of Christianity.
The Briefing 04-18-14
2) Bill Nye defends debating Ken Ham, says creationism is “bad for humankind”
Is Christianity the Best Worldview? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Christianity is often touted as the way to “save” men – not in the ultimate sense of their souls, but in the sense of fixing what’s “broken” in them. A person “finds” religion and reforms, putting behind them some of the temptations of the flesh. Often times, connecting with the ultimate source of good can help people who are struggling – but not always. And so, sometimes the apologist is challenged with a question like one I was asked not long ago:
The Truth about Everything
The Cross—God’s way of bearing witness to the truth about our condition—is as offensive today as it was 2,000 years ago. Now, as then, we insist on misinterpreting the events of that Friday afternoon, but to no avail. Our sin has been judged, and God Himself bore the punishment. And that is the truth about everything.
This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin
It's the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. "It's no longer in the realm of science fiction," said Elisa Quintana , a researcher at the SETI Institute.
What to consider when seeing the movie based on the popular
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
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What Is Our Silence Worth to Miley Cyrus? -
We should “do something about it” by praying for these young people and their families and for this generation of young souls-in-the-making. I once taught a Sunday School lesson to some of our youth in which I brought a plate full of scraps from my garbage. I asked my students what they would think if when they said, “What’s for supper?,” their mother put this delectable dish before them. After the gagging ended, I asked them what would happen if they actually ate this? Answer: garbage in…garbage out.. I then pointed out that our minds and hearts are more valuable than our stomachs. So, it make sense that in the same way this food causes damage to the body, the garbage we allow to enter our hearts and minds, makes us a susceptible to a more serious illness…depravity of the soul.
Counsel the Word
HEATH LAMBERT ( @HeathLambert ) is the assistant professor of Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also serves as the Associate Dean of Applied Studies at Boyce College. Dr. Lambert currently serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), one of the largest biblical counseling organizations in the world with certified members in 18 countries. He is also a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC), and is a frequent conference speaker. He is the author of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams and Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace .
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Mars Hill Global
The Extended Family of Mars Hill Global is made up of all of you. There are countless Christians around the world who partner with the mission of Jesus at Mars Hill and we are inexpressibly grateful and honored. Thank you so much for entrusting the resources that Jesus has given you to us and for his glory. Lord willing, we will continue to plant churches and make disciples until he comes back—and your generous gifts allow us to do that. Thank you.
Barabbas and Me
So Luke, it appears, means for us to identify both with Jesus and Barabbas. Jesus in that by identifying with him, through being united with him by faith, his death is our death. His condemning of sin is our condemning of sin. And Barabbas in that we are sinners, criminals who have broken God’s law, guilty as charged, deserving death for our rebellion against our creator and the ruler of the universe. And Jesus, through the grace of giving himself for us at the cross, takes our place and we are released.
17 Things Happy People Say Every Day
Are you as happy as you wish you were today? If not, try saying a few of these simple, inspiring things to other people. They won't just improve your mood; they'll trigger positive reactions that will legitimately make you feel happier, too.
When Jesus Said Farewell
When our love is motivated more by approval of the world than faithfulness to Jesus, then we turn against other Christians we believe hinder our goals. Have you noticed this trend? Consider someone who fears that Jesus' teaching against greed (Matt. 6:19-21) hinders churches from reaching upwardly mobile young professionals. His enemy becomes those Christians who teach "poverty theology" and reject the goodness of creation and the necessity of amassing resources in order to advance the kingdom of God. Notice: rarely do you hear anyone openly say we should disobey Jesus' teaching. After all, Jesus told his disciples that if they would abide in his love, then they must keep his commandments (John 15:10). Rather, the person asking you to disobey Jesus instead seeks to convince you that the church won't grow and the world won't follow Jesus unless you love the world enough to rethink your biblical interpretation. Should you plug your ears to this siren song, you will be accused of being part of the reason why the world has rejected Jesus.
D3 Youth Conference
D3 Youth Conference will be a summer experience full of learning and growing opportunities for high school students serious about following Christ. Designed to develop students’ understanding of leadership, worldview and missions, D3 will equip students on the campus of Southern Seminary and Boyce College in Louisville, Ky.
Grace to You
No matter who is responsible for a severed relationship—and often both sides bear some guilt—it’s essential to reconcile before going to God in worship. Even if you have nothing against the other person and the fault lies entirely with them, you should do everything possible to settle things. You can’t change another’s heart attitude, but you should desire to close the gap between yourself and the other person and hold no grudge against him or her—then you can enter freely and fully into divine worship.
A Visitor's Guide To Bach's 'St. Matthew Passion'
Bach built his Passion from choruses both small and large, and arias for specific characters such as Jesus, Judas, Peter and Pontius Pilate. The Evangelist, a role for tenor voice, is the principal storyteller, moving the drama along through through a kind of half sung, half spoken recitative. Supporting Bach's massive structure are three grand choruses — at the beginning, middle and end — standing as tall pillars, holding up the surrounding music.
The Epic Jesus Follower Fail
In each unfolding event of the week, the apostles disappoint. During the Last Supper, Jesus tells his friends that one of them will betray him and that they'll all abandon him. They respond by telling Jesus that he's underestimated them and arguing about who is the greatest, the most loyal disciple.
Then, they fall asleep, more than once, in Gethsemene, too weak to be a friend to Jesus when he is most desperate for one. Then, they panic and draw swords against those who arrested Jesus. Next, in a scene recounted with cringe-worthy detail, Peter swears up and down that he doesn't know Jesus even though it's pretty obvious to everyone around him that he does.
The Pastors.com Daily
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Is Richard Dawkins leading people to Jesus? – Telegraph Blogs
Indeed, Babarsky found Dawkins’ arguments so unsatisfactory, coupled with his own atheistic and fundamentalist stance, that they prompted her to examine for the first time what Christianity was all about. Her examination was to lead to her conversion to Catholicism. “In reading to refute Dawkins as well as educate myself … I discovered the God-man Jesus Christ. Not only did the Catholic view resonate with me emotionally but … it was intellectually honest.”
Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.
Answers in Genesis
Answers in Genesis is an apologetics (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a "millions of years old" earth (and even older universe).
Can we say ‘God died’?
Actually, there is a way of saying this that would be quite appropriate, as we shall see in a moment. But there is another way of saying it that would quickly lead (within minutes) into various bad heresies. God is immortal (1 Tim. 1:17), for example, and the definition of immortal is “incapable of dying.” Wouldn’t this mean that, if we say God died, are we saying that God ceased to be God?
Why I Reject Evolution (And Am Intellectually Satisfied Doing So) - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
2. I do not trust Science to know exactly what it is talking about on this issue. I am not saying that because I claim to know more, but because I really believe that human understanding is limited. I think that all that we can do is observe and make assertions based on what we think our observations are telling us. In other words, we are in 2014 and we are looking back over potentially millions of years. We are trying to figure out the meaning of what we see - or what we think we see. How do we know for sure? Many people do not believe in God because they cannot be sure and do not see direct evidence of His existence but want others to accept evolution without direct/conclusive evidence. In other words, they change the rules of the game to suit their side. To be fair, it is better to see Evolution as a rival theory to Theistic Creation rather than seeing it as fact and then seeing religion as mere faith. I get that Evolution makes sense if God is removed from the equation or if certain presuppositions are accepted or if it is your belief that that is how God created. But, I honestly think that it makes most sense when you have people looking backwards in time trying to figure out what they see but reject the idea that God could have done it or that God did not do it instantly.
Describe the God you rejected - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
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.
What Do Expiation and Propitiation Mean?
When we talk about salvation biblically, we have to be careful to state that from which we ultimately are saved. The apostle Paul does just that for us in 1 Thessalonians 1:10, where he says Jesus “delivers us from the wrath to come.” Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God. We simply cannot understand the teaching and the preaching of Jesus of Nazareth apart from this, for He constantly warned people that the whole world someday would come under divine judgment. Here are a few of His warnings concerning the judgment: “‘I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment’” (Matt. 5:22); “‘I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment’” (Matt. 12:36); and “‘The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here’” (Matt. 12:41). Jesus’ theology was a crisis theology.
How Darwin Failed His Own Test - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
In a written response, Darwin acknowledged that if whole groups of species were to have indeed appeared suddenly, his theory would be proved false. Darwin wrote, “If numerous species belonging to the same genera or families have really started into life all at once, the fact would be fatal to the theory of descent with slow modification through natural selection.” 3
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The Roman cross was a terrifying instrument of torture and execution. The sight of a cross must have filled all who saw it with fear. Yet for Christians, the cross has become a sign of hope. It stands as a symbol of what Jesus did for us, when He bore our sins in His body. In this Good Friday message, Dr. R.C. Sproul preaches from John 19.
What was the Crucifixion like? - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers
The victim Jesus is now crucified. As he slowly sags down with more weight on the nails in the wrists, excruciating, fiery pain shoots along the fingers and up the arms to explode in the brain—the nails in the wrists are putting pressure on the median nerves. As he pushes himself upward to avoid this stretching torment, he places his full weight on the nail through his feet. Again, there is the searing agony of the nail tear- ing through the nerves between the metatarsal bones of the feet. At this point, another phenomenon occurs. As the arms fatigue, great waves of cramps sweep over the muscles, knotting them in deep, relentless, throbbing pain. With these cramps comes the inability to push himself upward. Hanging by his arms, the pectoral muscles are paralyzed, and the intercostal muscles are unable to act. Air can be drawn into the lungs but it cannot be exhaled. Jesus fights to raise himself in order to get even one short breath. Finally, carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in the bloodstream, and the cramps partially subside. Spasmodically, he is able to push himself upward to exhale and bring in the life-giving oxygen.
Testimony, Trials, and Triumph: The Demand for Apologetic Pastors - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I recently had the great privilege of being included in J. Warner Wallace’s list of apologetic pastors, or pastors who engage and employ apologetics in their ministry. The article can be found at http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/why-pastors-ought-to-be-apologists/ . This website was referenced along with the church I serve due to my work in apologetics. Honestly, I was greatly humbled to be listed with the likes of Bobby Conway, Derwin Gray, Dan Kimball, Phil Fernandes, and Erwin Lutzer. In all honesty, their work far surpasses any that I have done. I was far and away the least of the pastors listed. Yet, what surprised me is that the list of apologetic pastors was quite brief. I earnestly expected to find a great directory of pastors throughout our land who engaged in the apologetic craft. Upon speaking to a layperson who is an apologist on social media, I was even more disturbed to find there have been experiences where pastors discouraged the use of apologetics in church. But, how can one proclaim one’s faith if that particular one can not defend it?
12 Apologetics Quotes: We Must Equip, Prepare, and Be Ready! - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Knowing that there is an onslaught of error and lies bombarding our young people every day, it becomes ever more important to clearly proclaim and teach the truth. Churches need to equip members not entertain them. If your students who have grown up in church know more about how to play underground church or “Gun, Man, Gorilla” than they do about Christ or how to answer objections to Christianity, then you have a problem. —
The Bible Is Not One Book - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Most people should immediately see what the problem is. Although the Bible as we have it today is a single “book” in the sense that its contents share the same binding, it is really a collection of independent works written across over a thousand years by various authors in different parts of the world. In other words, the Bible is not “one book,” at least in the sense that one needs to maintain for this objection. Thus, if there is a prophecy found in one book which we know to be earlier than a book which is later that records its fulfillment, then there seems to be at least some evidence, prima facie , for the truth of the prophecy. (Of course this would be contingent upon the historical accuracy of the books, etc., etc. but the simple fact of an alleged prophecy’s existing before its fulfillment is an interesting facet to consider.)
What Key Arguments Are There for God's Existence? (Part 1: Cosmological Argument) - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
But what if we step back and look at the evidence for God without discussing the Bible at all? The actual existence of God is a prerequisite for the Bible even mattering. If your kids are strongly convicted of God’s existence, they’ll be far less likely to casually toss their faith aside when they begin encountering biblical or other spiritual difficulties.
Holy Week, Day 6: Friday
The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus , features short explanations from and interviews with historian Paul Maier and New Testament scholar Andreas Köstenberger, looking at the origin, object, and purpose of Roman crucifixion, along with one difference in emphasis between the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and John on suffering and glory.
How to Stay Christian in Seminary
“Mathis and Parnell here contribute to a small but important stable of books that everyone thinking about attending or already enrolled in seminary should read. Studying theology is not an intellectual game, nor is it simply what you have to do to receive credentials. It is, rather, the project, both art and science, of living to God in intelligent, affectionate, and obedient response to God’s Word. The seminary is no ivory tower but a crucible in which Christian wisdom and spirituality are tested and refined—not only, or even primarily, by exams, but by the vital tests of everyday life. How to Stay Christian in Seminary alerts students to the real curriculum that undergirds degree structures: the pedagogy of the triune God that aims at forming the mind and heart of Jesus Christ in students and disciples.”
– Kevin J. Vanhoozer , Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Apologetics: Hulk Smash or Hulk Hug? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
You know that guy who always has to one-up everyone? He lurks on the periphery of conversations, just waiting for a chance to say "Oh yeah? Let me tell you about...." Do you have someone in mind? Oh yeah? I know someone a lot worse. ::rim-shot:: That is how a lot of people approach apologetics--as a game of snobbish one-upsmanship. For that reason, among others, many Christians have the impression that apologetics is a totally nonspiritual and elitist enterprise. Now, I don't think we should bear all of the blame. Some people are just afraid of confrontation in any form, and apologetics seems too much like fighting for their taste. Even so, there is a difference between willingness to fight when it is necessary, and looking to pick a fight. It is the latter that people often associate with apologists. We should not be so quick to say "I'm not like that!" That is a dead give away that we probably are--like the football player who throws his hands up after the flag and says "it wasn't me!"
Morals, Making them up as we go along - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
When I was working as an Auto Theft Detective many times I would arrive to start my shift and discover that there was someone waiting in our jail for me. A Patrol Officer had caught someone driving a stolen car and it was my job to interview them and submit the case the the DA for filing. When I went to talk to the suspect we would discuss many things but one of them wasn’t if it was wrong from them to steal a car. I wanted the truth to why they took the car, where they took the car from, even where they were taking the car. I did not ask the suspects perception on stealing, their personal stealing philosophy, or think that I was being bigoted by labeling them a thief. Why is this the case then with regard to so many other moral issues? why do people think they are allowed to decide what is right and wrong? Do our Morales come from our culture, from God, or do we get to make them up as we go along. I come down on the side of God giving us what we know to be right and wrong but we will look at my argument for this toward the end.
You Know You Were a ‘90s Church Kid If …
The ’90s was to Christian music what the 2000s was to Creed and/or Nickelback: a golden age of music you would later hate yourself for (still) loving. Friday night rolled around, and instead of doing something lame, you and your friends loaded up into your church’s Ford Econoline, and stopped for some Chick-fil-A to pre-game for the Christian moshing you were about to do. If you don’t know what “Christian moshing” is, imagine a mosh pit made up of Peanuts characters.
The Evangelists of the Nothing - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I loved the movie The Neverending Story as a kid. If you are unfamiliar with what is now a classic family film, the plot revolves around a bullied kid who hides from his tormenters in a bookstore. There he opens a large, leather-bound book about a boy in a distant time and land fighting the spread of the “nothing,” which threatens to destroy everyone. In the film, the “nothing” is to be feared and fought but now there are intellectuals who want all of western culture to embrace it with open arms.
Jesus' wife? A survey of responses.
There has been a bit of an uproar about a 4th Century Coptic Manuscript which purportedly provides evidence that Jesus had a wife. Apart from the fact that it is 4th century and therefore a few hundred years after the events and during primetime for Gnostics making up facts about Jesus to undergird their own theological leanings, many seem to think this is somehow evidence against Christianity. Well, here are some great responses to the discovery.
The Bible as History: Minor Details in the Book of Acts - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
In Colin Hemer’s great work The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History , the author goes to great length examining the minutia that Luke wrote into the New Testament book of Acts. Hemer makes several lists of different types of details from the book, evaluating each and listing the significance. One of the smaller lists is the following group of names that Luke includes into the historical account (numbers are verses in the book of Acts):
Resources for Wrestling with Contentment
What does Christianity offer to discontented people like us in an unsatisfying world like this? Exactly what we need. The good news of the gospel is that Jesus came to die for our sins of discontent. But he also came with thirst-quenching living water. He came to satisfy us with the bread of heaven—that is, himself. He promises that one day he will satisfy us completely in a whole new creation.
Jews for Jesus Releases 'That Jew Died for You' Video Ahead of Easter, Holocaust Remembrance Day
A short dramatic video depicting Jesus in line to be sent inside the Auschwitz concentration camp by Nazi soldiers circa 1943 Poland, and chosen to be killed inside a gas chamber, was released this week by Jews for Jesus, a ministry of Christian outreach into the Jewish community.
Is There One True Religion? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Every year in America, thousands of crimes occur in which there are no witnesses and very little evidence. Sometimes, the perpetrator leaves behind a fingerprint impression – a latent print -somewhere at the crime scene. In the past, these prints possessed little value in identifying an unknown offender. To result in a comparison and identification of the person who left it behind, the police would have to already know who the suspect or suspects might be. There was no technology to allow millions of stored prints to be digitally examined.
It Is Well with My Soul
God has given us a merciful gift in music authored in the midst of great tragedy. A song often has the power to express and comfort pain when words alone feel empty. Again and again, “It Is Well” has met and carried saints through the worst kinds of suffering, reminding us of the deep, abiding, sovereign Well at the bottom of our joy and life.