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Learning to Love the Psalms: A Live Interview with W. Robert Godfrey on Tuesday at 2pm

On April 18th at 2pm ET, we will be joined by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, president of Westminster Seminary California, Ligonier teaching fellow, and author of the new book, Learning to Love the Psalms. Together, we will discuss the importance of the Psalms, their use throughout church history, and how we can grow in our understanding and application of these divinely inspired words.

NT Wright: Why Jesus' resurrection really happened - Premier Christianity

Tom Wright explains why, as an ancient historian, the resurrection of Jesus from death makes historical sense.

Catalyst Track: Change Makers // Day Two

This week’s track features stories of this transformational change – individual change and community change. Over the next few days, hear personal stories from Justin & Trisha Davis, Hannah Brencher and the Huangs with San Francisco City Impact on what change has looked like in their lives. What will your story of change be? Read More...

Are You Fit to Fight Temptation?

Christianity is a supernatural religion, but it is far from superstitious. Without learning to read the Bible, we cannot expect to stand.

My Abandoned Life for Your Abundant Life

Abundant life is not about having stuff, but about having Jesus and true joy in him.

How Developing A Forensic Faith Increases Your Christian Confidence (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

In this video, J. Warner Wallace discusses the power of an evidential faith. How does the evidence increase our confidence?

Homicide Detective Says Facts Are Clear On Jesus

The most famous cold case in the world has been closely examines by former Los Angeles Police Cold Case Detective J. Warner Wallace and the evidence is clear.

Debate: William Lane Craig vs. James Crossley- Was Jesus Raised from the Dead?

This is most likely the best debate I have heard on the topic of the historicity of Jesus' resurrection from the dead.  Enjoy! Apo...

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On the Meaning of the Resurrection of Christ Jesus

Jurgen Moltmann's  notion of Solidarity (see  The Crucified God ) is based upon the notion of Political solidarity. Christ died in Solidarity with victims. He took upon himself a political death by purposely angering the powers of the day. Thus in his death he identifies with victims of oppression. But we are all vitims of oppression. Sin has a social dimension, the injustice we experience as the hands of society and social and governmental institutions is primarily and at a very basic level the result of the social aspects of sin. Power, and political machinations begin in the sinful heart, the ego, the desire for power, and they manifest themselves through institutions built by the will to power over the other. But in a more fundamental sense we are all victims of our own sinful natures. We scheme against others on some level to build ourselve up and secure our conditions in life. IN this sense we cannot help but do injustice to others. In return injustice is done to us.Jesus died in solidarity with us, he underwent the ultimate consequences of living in a sinful world, in order to demonstrate the depths of God's love and God's desire to save us.

Top 5 Books on the Bible, Creation, and Science

Scientific Challenges to Christianity Challenges to the Christian worldview come from many different directions, but one of the most common that I see is from the direction of the sciences. Many skeptics see the claims of creation in the beginning pages of the Bible and dismiss all its contents. It is important that we, as Christian case-makers, defend the proper view of these first chapters to remove the stumbling block from the scientifically-minded skeptic. Unfortunately, there is a heated controversy among Christians on the proper interpretation of these initial chapters and the proper interpretation of scientific discoveries. This list of books that I recommend is targeted at those Christians who are interested in the sciences and/or often speak to skeptics who raise scientific challenges against the Christian worldview. They will help think through the controversy and help remove scientific stumbling blocks when challenged by skeptics. Combined, they provide the Christian with a consistent view of creation that takes into account the sciences and remains faithful to the original intentions of the biblical authors.

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J. Warner Wallace: True evil is evidence for God’s existence

Few people witness as much horrific evil as homicide detectives. I’ve certainly seen my share. But what do we really mean when we say something is evil? Are we saying we just don’t like it personally, or are we saying there are some things that are truly, transcendently, objectively evil? Is evil nothing more than a matter of opinion? If so, we could remove all evil by simply changing our minds about what we thought was evil in the first place. If we can’t eliminate evil in this way, we need to think about why and how transcendent notions of evil could exist. While evil might at first appear to be a strong evidence against the existence of an all-powerful, all-loving Divine Creator, it may actually be the best possible evidence for the existence of such a Being. Unless we are prepared to dismiss evil as nothing more than whatever fails to please our private desires or opinions, we’re going to need a transcendent standard of good by which to evaluate and identify anything as evil. As crazy as it might sound at first, the existence of true evil, the kind that transcends each of us as individuals and groups, is dependent on the existence of a true, transcendent standard of good.

The Trinity: The Potent Truth Many Ignore

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If Scripture is true, then scientific investigation should uncover evidence for design throughout the natural realm. Science should find God’s fingerprints. And, indeed, it has. As a biochemist, I am deeply impressed with the elegance, sophistication, and ingenuity of the cell’s molecular systems. In my view, these features reflect the work of a mind—a Divine Mind. But, the evidence for intelligent design in the biochemical realm is much more extensive. For example, the eerie similarity between the structure and function of biochemical systems, and the objects and devices produced by human designers further evinces the Creator’s handiwork. In my book The Cell’s Design , I show how the remarkable similarities  serve to revitalize William Paley’s Watchmaker Argument for God’s existence .

Why I Dropped My 5-Year Plan

Except nobody told that to my eyes. First, I found out that my cornea was too thin for the regular, quick-and-easy surgery. But, no worries, there was a backup plan. Except my prescription was too strong to qualify for that idea. There was even a third option. Yet, for the sake of the squeamish, I’ll spare you the intricate details and simply say that it was a no-go, when through very-dilated pupils, I wrote out the word “incision.” My plan for perfect vision just became a little more complicated than I’d anticipated.

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Don't forget tonight 730pm PDT! More icons of evolution exoposed! Zombie Science livestream w/Jonathan Wells at

How to Binge Watch Like a Believer

Whenever you raise a criticism about technology, people will commonly say, “Well, technology can be used for good or for bad.” But I think more interesting questions are, “What is technology good for?” and “What is technology bad for?” Technology is good for lots of things. But what it is not good for—and perhaps what it is actively bad for—is the formation of persons. And where are people formed most intensively? For all of us, that is in the context of family. That’s where the dangers and limitations of technology become most evident. I’m much less concerned about how we use technology when we’re waiting in a line at the airport, even though I don’t deny that there is something formative (and de-formative) about needing my screen to distract me when I feel the least soupçon of boredom. But that is not as critical as [the family context].

Study: More Americans Than Ever Before Are Suffering From Depression, Stress and Anxiety

The new federal research has found that more than 8 million American adults suffer from “serious psychological distress,” according to CBS News . That means that more than 3 percent of the country’s entire population is suffering from mental health issues and many are not receiving help.

Teaser trailer for Jonathan Wells' new book "Zombie Science"

Coming April 18, 2017, a new book from Jonathan Wells. More than 15 years ago, Dr. Wells took the science world by storm with Icons of Evolution, a book showing how biology textbooks routinely promote Darwinism using bogus evidence—icons of evolution like Ernst Haeckel’s faked embryo drawings and peppered moths glued to tree trunks. Critics of the book complained that Wells had merely gathered up a handful of innocent textbook errors and blown them out of proportion. Now, in Zombie Science, Wells asks a simple question: If the icons of evolution were just innocent textbook errors, why do so many of them still persist? Science has enriched our lives and led to countless discoveries, but now, Wells argues, it’s being corrupted. Empirical science is devolving into zombie science, shuffling along unfazed by opposing evidence. Discredited icons of evolution rise from the dead while more icons—equally bogus—join their ranks. Like a B horror movie, they just keep coming! Zombies are make believe, but zombie science is real—and it threatens not just science, but our whole culture.

Multiverse: Is Our Universe One of Many?

Scientists today increasingly talk and write about the multiverse. What is the multiverse? The multiverse is the belief that our universe is just one of many universes. Presumably, each universe exists parallel to and independent of one another. If this sounds like science fiction, philosophy, or religion, it is, because the multiverse could be classified in any one of those categories. Whatever the multiverse is, it definitely is not science. How can the multiverse be scientific (given that science is the study of the natural world using our five senses) when other universes, by definition, are beyond our ability to detect? If the multiverse is not science, why do so many scientists believe in it? The reasons have nothing to do with science but instead are the result of presuppositions and worldview.

Evolutionists' Certainty Comes from Metaphysics, Not Science | Evolution News

This is upside down. Like a Christmas tree, you have a wide expanse of branches and twigs at the bottom, or beginning, and over time there is a narrowing as the species are lost to extinctions. Rather than a tree becoming increasingly wide over time from narrow beginnings, the strata often reveal the opposite pattern. Of course it is far more complicated than this simple analogy, but what is important is that the fossil record reveals so many “explosions” of new species. The so-called “Cambrian explosion” (yes, it is called an “explosion”) is the most famous, but there are several others. In these events, new species appear abruptly in the fossil record. Not only do a great many “truly new” features appear, but entirely new lineages appear as well.

Marriage Is Not the Mission

Paul reminds us that to live is Christ, to die is gain (Philippians 1:21). To live is not to marry. To live is not to raise children. To live is not to find “the one.” To live is Jesus Christ. In Philippians 1:23, Paul was hard pressed between the thought of continuing to live on mission (to live) and being with Christ (to die).

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The Hard-Edged Hope of Wendell Berry

While some critics accuse Dreher of advocating withdrawal from secular society out of a fear of contamination, Berry offers a clear alternative to this misconception. For Berry, the real danger is not contamination but complicity; as he notes in an interview with Sutterfield, all who care for the health of the land and its human communities are “involved inescapably in … wrongs that they oppose.” Thus he advocates practices and reforms that reduce our participation in such wrongs. His work reminds us, then, that our faith must be embodied, that it must go to work in local, loving economies that strive to honor the immeasurable gift of life.

Two Keys to Flourishing in the Digital Age

We were created to express a heart-soul-strength-mind, holistic embrace of God. Faith is a response to seeing God’s glory and goodness. In the light of his beauty, faith desires nothing on earth more than him and cherishes him above even the most beloved father or mother or son or daughter. Faith joyfully gives all our earthly assets in this life to buy a field that holds the priceless treasure of Christ. Faith considers everything in this life as loss compared to the supreme worth of knowing Christ. That is saving faith. It is seeing and hearing and tasting and touching — holistic metaphors for all the various expression of how faith is treasuring God with all that we are and all that we have (Psalm 34:8; 73:25–26; Matthew 10:37; 13:44; Luke 10:27; 14:33; John 6:35; Philippians 3:8).

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Now since you are celebrating the holy Pascha, you should know, brethren, what the Pascha is. Pascha means the crossing-over, and so the Festival is called by this name. For it was on this day that the Children of Israel crossed over out of Egypt, and the Son of God crossed over from this world to His Father. What gain is it to celebrate unless you imitate Him Whom you worship; that is, unless you cross over from Egypt, that is, from the darkness of evil doing to the light of virtue, from the love of this world to the love of your heavenly home?

Ask Anything with Albert Mohler — Tuesday, April 18 at 2pm ET

Ask Anything is an opportunity for you to ask Dr. Mohler questions related to ministry, theology, Christian worldview, and more.

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The Resurrection: Christianity's Most Dangerous Idea

This line—from my favorite book in C. S. Lewis’s remarkable children’s series—makes it clear that Aslan, the Christ figure of Narnia, is no tame lion. But his being dangerous does not rule out his profound benevolence.

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The #BoatyMcBoatface kerfuffle reminds Christians that names matter—for ships, but also for children #childrensnames

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Supreme Court Halts Planned Arkansas Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court put its foot down on Arkansas’ planned run of eight executions, saying the state would not be able to carry out its planned first lethal injection. Arkansas has drawn criticism for abruptly deciding to execute eight prisoners in 10 days, before its supply of lethal injection drug midazolam expires at the end of the month. The state had taken its case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Arkansas Court  halted plans to put two inmates to death that very evening. In fact, the Supreme Court’s decision came just 10 minutes before the planned execution of 56-year-old inmate Don Davis. He’d already eaten his last meal (fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fruit punch and a piece of strawberry cake).

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The Task of the Christian Apologist - Christian Research Institute

One need not possess great intellectual gifts such as Paul’s to engage in apologetics. Christians rather should make use of the particular gifts God has given them while providing answers “for the hope that is in [them].” The goal of apologetics is not to win arguments for the sake of winning arguments or to engage in some kind of intellectual one-upmanship. It is, instead, to offer to unbelievers — with “gentleness and respect” — that which helps them see the light of Christ more clearly. The apologist is charged with removing obstacles, especially intellectual ones, which hinder a faith commitment to Christ. We must recognize, however, that it is ultimately the work of God through grace alone that results in one’s salvation. Paul asserted this truth: “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith —and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).

How Do You Raise Adults In an Infantilizing Culture? Practical Ideas.

SATURDAY EARLY EVENING : We had family and our closest friends come over for dinner and then had a sharing time with my son. I asked each of the key men in his life (i.e., teachers, uncles, coaches, etc.) to share a 2-3 minute life story or principle about becoming a man. Men shared about being positive, building character, handling failure, doing the right things, trusting God, gentleness, and being generous. And then I played a video, which a friend helped me put together, with comments from other important men in his life who could not be present.

We Need More Bible in Youth Ministry

Teens today are rarely encouraged to engage in deep, life-transforming study of the Bible, or in literate conversations about it. We’re encouraged to read it, and while that’s a great starting place (and a necessary one), it can’t be the end. We are definitely capable of thinking deeply and wrestling with tough topics, so hold us to a higher standard. Challenge us, give us something to reach for.

Are Moral Truths An Illusion?

In my new book, God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for A Divinely Created Universe , I describe eight pieces of evidence “in the room” of the natural universe and ask a simple question: Can this evidence be explained by staying “inside the room” or is a better explanation “outside the room” of naturalism? One important piece of evidence I consider in this effort is the existence of objective, transcendent moral truths. Some philosophers and scientists deny the existence of moral truth altogether. As Richard Dawkins has famously asserted: “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”

Secretary of Thy Praise

John Piper has published over 11.5 million words, and he doesn’t plan to slow down. Why does he give so much time to writing?

The Hottest Thing at Church Is Not Your Pastor or Worship Leader

They’re also looking for application, as 80 percent of Protestants and 75 percent of worshipers valued sermons that connect faith to everyday life. Protestants were more likely to cite the importance of sermon content than churchgoing Catholics, about two-thirds of whom say it’s what draws them to church.

Am I Still Me?

Your answers to these questions will move in one of two very different directions. On the one hand, you can “re-invent yourself.” In our culture, re-inventing ourselves is typically a self-centered and godless exercise. By “godless,” I don’t mean it’s the sum of all evil. It’s not. By “godless” I simply mean transition and change without any consideration of God. People look inward: Who am I? And they look outward: I want to be like these people, and not like those people.

What’s Behind the Horrific Christian Persecution in Egypt?

If you look at the Middle East and the rise of ISIS and targeted attacks against Christians, then you can see also where the Islamic extremists have been gaining ground in Egypt. And unfortunately there is just this very tense environment right now where we see that the Coptic Christians, not by really doing anything, have just become aligned or perceived in this way that they should be targeted.

Podcast #57: The Fate of the Apostles with Sean McDowell - A Clear Lens

On today’s episode Nate, Gene, and Logan, listen to an ad for a new board game, Life: The Joel Osteen Edition . Logan analyzes “American Gods” in the latest Worldview Segment. Nate chats with Sean McDowell about his doctoral research on the question of the martyrdom of Jesus’ disciples. Finally, the fellas conduct a post-interview analysis of some of Sean’s findings.

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On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision - Kindle edition by William Lane Craig, Lee Strobel. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God’s existence, defends the historicity of Jesus’ personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn’t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God’s call in his own life.

Romans 8:18–23: Suffering Exposes Our Sin

In this lab, Pastor John explains that wars rage, cancer lingers, and suffering remains so that we all might know how horrible sin really is.

The Man Who Murdered Someone In a Facebook Video Has Killed Himself

Steve Stephens, who fatally killed the 74-year-old grandfather of 14 Robert Godwin Sr., has been found dead in Eerie, Pennsylvania. Police are saying that they believe he took his own life at this time.

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Should the Big Bang be Disdained?

When my children were young, I would often drive to the home of the person babysitting my kids, usually a young teenage girl, pick her up, then drive her back to my house.  In the car I would ask questions about her interests or her school.  In addition, I would sometimes ask a question that intrigued me since I am a scientist and a Christian, "Do you think the Big Bang is a theistic theory or an atheistic theory?"   Now that question is not on most people’s list of babysitter interview questions, but I was interested to know their answer even though it would not affect their monetary tip.   Every time I asked this question I always got the same answer, that the Big Bang is an atheistic theory.  This is just one example of the fact that many kids growing up in an evangelical church environment have the perception that the Big Bang is an idea which removes God as the creator.  It seems that many Christians may disdain the Big Bang. Subsequent conversations with people of all ages have shown me that many individuals (1) don't really understand what the Big Bang is, (2) don't know the scientific evidence for the Big Bang, and (3) don't comprehend the theistic significance of the Big Bang.

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Self-Care Doesn’t Mean Self-Centered

The consequence of not caring for ourselves can be the inability to care for others; the consequence of only caring for ourselves is treating other people’s needs like they’re not important. And this has consequences for the whole self, too. The value we place on other human beings impacts our sense of self-worth. Respecting our own needs and right to have them is a fundamental tenet of self-care but we cannot demand that respect if we are not willing to do the same for someone else.

49 Renewing Your Mind | A Heavenly Helper | Apr 18, 2017

The disciples were distressed because Jesus was going to leave them. Today, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us why it was necessary, and reveals three ways that the Holy Spirit helps us.

Did God Commit Atrocities by Ordering the Killing of Entire Cities of People?

The God in the Old Testament seems to have many personalities; cruel, unjust, kind, loving, etc." 1 There are, however, two major areas which we humans have a difficult time reconciling - God's love vs. God's righteousness. God is loving, but God's love requires God's justice. As I discipline my three children when they disobey, God disciplines us if we don't meet His requirements. The problem for us is that we cannot keep all of God's laws because of our selfishness and self-centeredness. 2 God would have been completely just and loving in destroying all of us for our disobedience to Him. It is only through His extraordinary love and grace that we are allowed into His presence.

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