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Baltimore Burning: $16 Million Southern Baptist Church Center for Low-Income Seniors Burned to the Ground; Christian Leaders Call on Rioters to Stop the Destruction

A nearly $16 million East Baltimore community center and apartment complex under construction were burned to the ground Monday night during riots that engulfed the Maryland city following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who died while in police custody earlier this month.

As Baltimore Burns, Christian Leaders Get Ready to Put Out the Fire at Reconciled Church Summit in Orlando

As pockets of East and West Baltimore erupted in flames and riot on Monday night over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray who died on April 19 after suffering serious injury while in police custody, a diverse coalition of Christian leaders from across the country gathered at First Baptist Orlando church in Florida Tuesday to discuss ways in which the church can intervene and prevent these eruptions before they even start.

Habeas Chimpus: A Report from Stony Brook University

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This Soulful Choir Will Have You Clapping Your Hand and Moving Your Feet With Their Performance!

When this choir steps on stage, they are immediately in shock. So excited that they have made it this far and finally have been given the chance to prove themselves. There performance of 'Roar' will blow you away!

These Critics of Intelligent Design Agree with Us More Than They Seem to Realize

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New Book on "Junk DNA" Surveys the Functions of Non-Coding DNA

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Swing Vote Justice Kennedy 'Not Persuaded' by LGBT Arguments at Supreme Court Hearing, Ryan Anderson Says

As the Supreme Court's oral arguments on whether states should be constitutionally obligated to issue same-sex marriage licenses adjourned Tuesday afternoon, Heritage Foundation's Ryan Anderson said in a news conference outside the building that the likely swing vote justice, Anthony Kennedy, was "not persuaded" by LGBT arguments.

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Origin of life: Chemistry of seabed's hot vents could explain emergence of life

Hot vents on the seabed could have spontaneously produced the organic molecules necessary for life, according to new research. The study shows how the surfaces of mineral particles inside hydrothermal vents have similar chemical properties to enzymes, the biological molecules that govern chemical reactions in living organisms. This means that vents are able to create simple carbon-based molecules, such as methanol and formic acid, out of the dissolved CO2 in the water.

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The Ultimate List of Christian Apologetics Podcasts

The following list of Christian apologetics podcasts is not comprehensive. Your suggestions for additions and corrections are very welcome. As you can see, the list is arranged alphabetically according to the name of the podcast. Please don’t try to read anything into the selection below. This collection is based off my personal knowledge in large part.

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Can we please start sharing the good news of Baltimore?

Most of the news feeds weren’t featuring a hopeful community with a band playing in the streets. Rather, we saw trash cans set ablaze. And where were pictures of people who sang and prayed? Many of us would be hard-pressed to name one specific piece of good news coming out of Baltimore, perhaps because we aren’t finding and sharing the entire story.

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Meet the Artist Who Makes Incredible Underwater Sculpture Galleries

Most artists display their work in museums and traditional art galleries, but to see Jason deCaires Taylor ’s exhibits, you have to have a boat and a sense of adventure. Taylor creates sculptures out of environmental friendly materials and then sinks them in shallow, empty areas off tropical coastlines where they can act as artificial reefs. He created the world’s first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenada in 2006, and co-founded a museum with more than 500 sculptures off the coast of Cancun, Mexico. His latest sculpture, sunk in the Bahamas in 2014, is currently the largest underwater sculpture in the world. The main goal is to draw tourists away from coral reefs—where divers often do a lot of damage—and stimulate coral growth to form new reefs where marine life can be preserved even as natural coral reefs decline. You can see a gallery of some of Taylor’s cool (and slightly creepy) works on his website ...

5 Fetal Homicide Laws Are a Problem for Pro-Choicers - Stand to Reason Blog

This murder has upset the people of Colorado, and with good reason. Real life examples can sometimes reveal moral truths to us in a way that propositional arguments can’t. There’s currently a law against “unlawful termination of pregnancy” in Colorado, but of course, that addresses the rights of the mother, not the child, and it carries different penalties from those for murder. Put a name to the deceased fetal human, and suddenly, “unlawful termination of pregnancy” doesn’t seem like enough—not when we know the question of whether or not Lane could be charged with murder depended entirely on whether or not the autopsy could prove Aurora lived outside the womb for at least a moment before dying. It’s obvious to people something is wrong with a law that makes that kind of an irrelevant distinction.

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5 Ways the Bible Supports Feminism

Evangelical feminists look to God’s word to make sense of what has gone wrong in human relationships affecting the world. Although the Bible does not explicitly refer to “feminism,” it speaks to justice issues that have bearing on present-day feminist concerns: What is true of God’s design and purposes for humans? How does sin play into human brokenness and wrong ways of treating others? What hope is there for change, healing and restoration? What is necessary, practically, as Christians pursue gender reconciliation?

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Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

It would make far more sense for churches to simply decline to perform the civil aspect of marriage, i.e. no longer sign marriage licenses.  Simply restrict marriage in a church to members in compliance with church dogma, and if they wish to be married in the eyes of the state, let them have a separate civil ceremony.  Most of Europe already operates this way. There has never been any reason other than convenience for the church to perform this function for the state, and now it will become a liability.  That this has become an issue at all shows just how far down the rabbit hole we have come. It isn't like there aren't plenty of "churches" who would happily marry anyone.  I'm not sure what is accomplished by destroying those people who just want to keep practicing their religion the way it has been for thousands of years.  They won't change their minds and eventually, you'll only provoke a backlash.  Nobody likes a bully.

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Wisconsin's Shame: ‘I Thought It Was a Home Invasion’

O’Keefe’s associates began cancelling meetings with him and declining to take his calls, reasonably fearful that merely associating with him could make them targets of the investigation. O’Keefe was forced to abandon fundraising for the Club because he could no longer guarantee to donors that their identities would remain confidential, could not (due to the Secrecy Order) explain to potential donors the nature of the investigation, could not assuage donors’ fears that they might become targets themselves, and could not assure donors that their money would go to fund advocacy rather than legal expenses. The Club was also paralyzed. Its officials could not associate with its key supporters, and its funds were depleted. It could not engage in issue advocacy for fear of criminal sanction.

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Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Catholic journalist and longtime bishops’ spokeswoman, dies at 67 - Religion News Service

NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with cancer.

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Why Not Gay Marriage?

But not always—sometimes when the world wants to press us into its mold we jump right in and get comfy. I care about the decisions of the Supreme Court and the laws our politicians put in place. But what’s much more important to me—because I believe it’s more crucial to the spread of the gospel, the growth of the church, and the honor of Christ—is what happens in our local congregations, our mission agencies, our denominations, our parachurch organizations, and in our educational institutions. I fear that Christians are losing the stomach for principled disagreement and the critical mind for careful reasoning. Look past the talking points. Read up on the issues. Don’t buy every slogan and don’t own every insult. The challenge before the church is to convince ourselves as much as anyone that believing the Bible does not make us bigots, just as reflecting the times does not make us relevant.

11 Grace to You Radio

Is your salvation for keeps, or can you lose it? John MacArthur answers that question in a praise-prompting study of Romans 8 that explains what it means to be held in The Grip of God .

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A Warning from Canada: Same-Sex Marriage Erodes Fundamental Rights

Americans need to prepare for the same sort of surveillance-society in America if the Supreme Court rules to ban marriage as a male-female institution. It means that no matter what you believe, the government will be free to regulate your speech, your writing, your associations, and whether or not you may express your conscience. Americans also need to understand that the endgame for some in the LGBT rights movement involves centralized state power—and the end of First Amendment freedoms.

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When Doubt Is More than Just a Season

Before I moved to Texas and the Lord revealed the gospel to me, I experienced an extended time of doubt. I began by doubting small things: the necessity of church, inerrancy of Scripture, and more; these questions led me to doubt my salvation and the very existence of God. I rarely spoke of the churning within my soul, but when I did, the response was often some variation of, “It’ll get better.”

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9 Things You Should Know About Same-Sex Marriage

(Note: When this is posted to social media it is inevitable that even before reading the article someone will respond by saying, “The first thing you should know is that ‘same-sex marriage’ isn’t marriage.” Allow me to beat them to the punch by saying that I completely agree. Marriage between people of the same-sex is an ontological and metaphysical impossibility and such relationships are a poor simulacrum of the creational norm and the institution created by God. However, while the term “same-sex marriage” is a misnomer it gets tedious putting scare quotes around the phrase. The use of the term marriage to refer to same-sex unions throughout this article is a mere concession of form and should in no way be taken as an admission I believe them to truly be marital unions.)  

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Answering Muslims: Why Did Muhammad Attempt Suicide?

Early Muslim sources agree that Muhammad tried to commit suicide (or at least considered it). Indeed, Bukhari reports that Muhammad attempted suicide on multiple occasions. However, while various accounts agree on Muhammad’s preferred method of suicide (leaping off a cliff), they disagree on his motivation (i.e. the basis of his suicidal depression). Let’s consider three different reports. According to Ibn Ishaq’s Sirat Rasul Allah (our earliest detailed biographical record on the life of Muhammad), the prophet of Islam attempted to kill himself because he believed he was possessed by an evil spirit. After having a nightmare about a spirit physically attacking him and forcing him to recite verses of the Qur’an, Muhammad decided that hurling himself off a cliff was the best option available: Ibn Ishaq, p. 106—[Muhammad said,] “So I read it, and he departed from me. And I awoke from my sleep, and it was as though these words were written on my heart. (T. Now none of God's creatures was more hateful to me than an (ecstatic) poet or a man possessed: I could not even look at them.

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The Surprising News About Poverty

Very interesting article Elise, thanks for sharing. I do very much support Hope's model and the ideas expressed in 'When Helping Hurts...' and the understanding that we live in a very broken reality and we can't 'solve' poverty without recognizing humanity's sinful nature. In regards to this article however, I think that one cannot overlook that though business and/or economic growth has improved many situations across the world, and extreme poverty has decreased statistically, income inequality has increased. In some places the inequality is the worst in those rapidly 'growing' countries that seem to be doing the best (SE Asia for example). Rural areas are simply left behind, while the world thinks they are 'developing.' The gap is widening. Other issues that lead to poverty are much more complicated that lack of economic growth - such as political instability (i.e. Syria, DRC, CAR) and climate change (which is leading to the destruction of environment that was once used for crops and therefore internally displaced people, leading to refugees camps, all due to droughts). The church must must think about these things as well.

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McLean Bible Church

McLean Bible Church is a multi-campus congregation that acts as one church in multiple locations around the Washington, DC metro area. Our goal is to build a “spiritual beltway” around the city by starting Community Campuses that are fully functioning expressions of McLean Bible Church. We believe these Community Campuses are the best way we can carry out our mission of impacting secular Washington…

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Denny Burk on Twitter

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For The Church

Receiving is difficult. Being given something affects us differently than being the giver. Receiving something is harder than earning it, especially for driven people.

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Pastors.com

Jeff wears multiple hats. He pastors a church and works full-time in the medical field. After a long night...

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5 Positive Reasons Why Church Staff Leave

This may alarm or even scare other staff or members of your congregation. They may wonder, “What went wrong?” Was it a result of sin or incompetence or conflict? Yet, this is rarely the case. In Saddleback’s history only a very small handful of staff have left for negative reasons. Instead we rejoice as staff members step out in faith to follow God’s will into new areas.

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Southern Seminary on Twitter

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2 Worthy Petitions for the Church

Paul’s second goal is rather startling. “So that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him” (v. 12, emphasis added). Paul seeks the glorification of believers—but what does this mean? According to Romans 8:30, God glorifies everyone he calls and justifies. When we are finally glorified, all sin and decay will be removed, and we will enjoy the perfection of God’s presence forever in the new creation. But even now, as we behold the glory of the Lord Jesus we “are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor. 3:18). Thus, for believers to be glorified is to be made like our glorious Lord. According to 1 John 3:2, “Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” On the final day, the Lord Jesus will be glorified in us because of what we have become by his transforming grace, and we will be glorified in him because of what he has done for us.

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God, Why This Broken World Like Ours?

This is Romans 8:18-21: “The sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing to the glory that will be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For [here it comes] the creation was subjected to futility [That is what we are seeing in Nepal. That is what we are seeing in the loss of eyesight, the loss of ears and cancer. The creation was subjected to futility] not willingly. [In other words, the creation didn’t say: Oh, curse me, God. Not willingly,] but because of him who subjected it.”

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Innovative Apologetics: The Longest Known List of Self-refuting Statements

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: How to Refute Islam at Its Base

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The Marks of a Cult: A Biblical Analysis with Eric Holmberg

This program is available on DVD here: http://bit.ly/1ci4Nl4 A fascinating analysis examining the core of Christian orthodoxy; where denominations within the true Church ends...and a cult begins. "Once again, The Apologetics Group has developed a scholarly presentation addressing a vital current issue. This new production not only deals with how to identify The Marks of a Cult, but in its own right is a type of "mini-systematic theology" that will greatly benefit any individual or church group. I highly recommend it for a better understanding of cult beliefs and practice, as well as, developing your understanding of historic Christian theology." Dr. Kenneth G. Talbot -- President, Whitefield Theological Seminary In today's religiously diverse and relativistic culture, labeling a group a cult may seem extreme to many people, not to mention rude. Even people who believe in absolute Truth and further believe that Jesus is the only way to eternal life can get confused about just what constitutes real Christianity. Just why are Baptists properly considered Christians, but Mormons are not? Or why is the Jehovah's Witness religion classified as an anti-Christian cult while Presbyterians or Wesleyans or Pentecostals are simply seen as denominations within the Christian faith? With the explosion of different sects that claim to honor and follow Jesus, how does one differentiate between true Biblical Christianity and an aberrant religious movement? Just what are "the marks of a cult?" Join us for a journey into the heart of Biblical revelation and the constant struggle of truth against lies, the apostolic faith against the "doctrines of demons.

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Jesus Makes Headlines: Was Jesus Intolerant? with Dr. Frank Turek

www.saddleback.com/headlinemaker -- No other figure in history has had so much publicity... good or bad. So what is it about Jesus that keeps people talking? And what does his provocative life have to do with you today? Explore the life of Jesus in this series featuring exclusive scenes from the Son of God movie. In this message, Dr. Frank Turek uses the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the temple to teach us how tolerance is passive, but love is active. Learn what God says about how as Christians we are called to be hard on sin but loving toward people. For service times & locations, visit saddleback.com. Connect with our online community at saddleback.com/online. Join our community on social: facebook.com/saddlebackchurch, @Saddleback on Twitter, and @SaddlebackChurch on Instagram (Saddleback Church) (Jesus Intolerant) (Tolerance) (Jesus) (Dr. Frank Turek) (Headline Maker) (Jesus Makes Headlines) (God is Love) (Love) (Love Your Neighbor) (Love In Action) (Intolerance) (Judgement) (Is Jesus Intolerant?) (Saddleback)

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http://rzim.org/just-thinking/against-the-flow

So too in the Bible. The apostle Paul indicates elsewhere (in Romans 9–11) that we can gain insight into the relationship between God’s involvement in history and human responsibility by having a look at the (complex) story of Jacob, whose parents were told even before his birth that he would have a special role. As the Genesis account shows, this sovereign choice certainly did not imply a divine determinism that robbed Jacob of his freedom to choose. Indeed, the narrative shows in detail how God held Jacob both responsible and accountable for the methods he adopted in securing that role, and God disciplined him accordingly—particularly through his relationships with his own children. For instance Jacob deceived his own father Isaac, who was almost blind, by wearing the rough skin of a goat in order to pretend to be his older brother Esau. Many years later Jacob was himself deceived into thinking that his favourite son Joseph was dead, when his other sons brought Joseph’s coat to him drenched in the blood of a goat. This story on its own is enough to show just how complex the outworking of God’s overall control of history is, in making allowance for a degree of real human freedom and responsibility.

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Why Did God Create People He Knew Would Reject Him?

For more information and resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On July 27th & 28th, 2012, an On Guard Christian Apologetics conference was held in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the Reasonable Faith Tulsa chapter ( http://reasonablefaithtulsa.org/ ). The conference was named after Dr. William Lane Craig's new training manual in Christian apologetics entitled, On Guard ( http://www.reasonablefaith.org/on-gua... ), and featured Dr. Craig, and other first rate Christian scholars. At the conference, Dr. Craig spoke on the Problem of Evil and Suffering, and engaged in a lengthy question and answer time with the audience. In this video, Dr Craig answers the question, "Why did God create people He knew would reject Him?" We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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Talbot Seminary on Twitter

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32 Slaughter of the Canaanites | Reasonable Faith

I think that a good start at this problem is to enunciate our ethical theory that underlies our moral judgements.  According to the version of divine command ethics which I’ve defended, our moral duties are constituted by the commands of a holy and loving God.  Since God doesn’t issue commands to Himself,  He has no moral duties to fulfill.  He is certainly not subject to the same moral obligations and prohibitions that we are.  For example, I have no right to take an innocent life.  For me to do so would be murder.  But God has no such prohibition.  He can give and take life as He chooses.  We all recognize this when we accuse some authority who presumes to take life as “playing God.”  Human authorities  arrogate to themselves rights which belong only to God.  God is under no obligation whatsoever to extend my life for another second.  If He wanted to strike me dead right now, that’s His prerogative.

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10 People Who Are at Every Christian Conference

Their first words upon entering the conference is this phrase, directed to a volunteer: “Excuse me, what’s the Wi-Fi password?” With their array of gadgets, they planned on getting involved in every hashtag discussion, posting live Tumblr updates, streaming a Meercat feed and uploading YouTube videos, but unfortunately, they spend most of their time hunting for a place to plug in their eight devices, which are constantly in need of recharging.

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The sexting scandal no one sees

But they might be missing the real, and really dangerous, sexting scandal — the one that few people, besides kids themselves, see. According to new research from Indiana University, as many as one in five sexters are actually coerced into sending sexual texts by threats or manipulation from their partner. The practice is so widespread among young people — and so deeply traumatic — that the developmental psychologist Michelle Drouin thinks it constitutes a new form of intimate partner violence.

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30-Day We Dared Challenge

We live in a sex-saturated culture that bombards us with sensual images multiple times a day. We need a plan to fight back. How do we show the world around us that we’re different?   Stephen Arterburn’s New Life Ministries want to help men from all walks of life with this important issue by offering a 30-Day Starve Your Eyes challenge starting on May 1, 2015. Those that participate in this challenge will get a daily devotional with inspiration and encouragement to keep up the good fight as well as additional resources to help men dare to be different in this arena.   It’s our prayer that after 30 days men would walk away from this challenge with:  A strengthened, closer relationship with God Freedom from shame, however large or subtle, that comes from what you’re viewing or simply your wandering eyes To honor your wife by giving her 100% of your sexual energy To strengthen your character and sexual integrity To identify your greatest temptations and to know how to handle them Confidence to say “no” when men want you to join in “harmless” activities that you know

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Renewing Your Mind | Theology of Glory to the Holy One, Part 2 | April 29, 2015

All study of Scripture and theology is done with the aim of worshiping God in spirit and in truth. In worshiping God, we pursue the God who is beautiful and true, and so we must have a concern for expressing the beauty and truth of the Lord in our worship. Glory to the Holy One is a new album of sacred music for the church by R.C. Sproul and Jeff Lippencott, and in this special interview, Dr. Sproul explains the reasons for this project, the importance of music in the church, the way music can testify to biblical truth, and much more.

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200 Girls and 93 Women Freed from Boko Haram

Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman told CNN , "We stumbled on the girls and may find more,” but added they are "not the Chibok girls,” referring to the group of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped last spring that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. Though, he did say it is possible some of the Chibok girls could be among captives recently freed from operations against Boko Haram. The radical Islamic group—which recently pledged allegiance to ISIS—is known for campaigns of mass murders, village raids, terrorist bombings and mass abductions. They have also been known to force captive girls and women into marriage, to sell them to human traffickers and use them as human shields ...

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Catalyst Conversations

We are excited to launch our brand new live stream series Catalyst Conversations. This series is purposed to help coach leaders who love the Church in practical leadership principles and it’s FREE.

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When Christians 'Raise the Flag Above the Cross We Have a Problem,' Says Author Joe Battaglia; Talks New Book 'Politically Incorrect Jesus' (CP Voice)

"As I say in the book, whenever we raise the flag higher than the cross we have a problem," Battaglia told CP Voice. "People get confused. Any flag or any cause. [Because] Christ said when He gets lifted up, not when a political party gets lifted up, not when an idea gets lifted up, not even when His best representatives get lifted up, but when He gets lifted up He will draw all men to Himself."

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What Everyone Should Know About The Problem of Evil - Apologetics Guy

Over the past couple of years, I’ve heard from hundreds of high school and college students who say that the number one challenge to the existence of God is the evil and suffering we see in the world. But how well does the problem of evil really argue for the atheist conclusion? Does evil really mean there’s no God? And can atheism really help us make better sense of evil?

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Whence and Why the Earthquake in Turkey?

No earthquakes in the Bible are attributed to Satan. Many are attributed to God (2 Samuel 22:8; Isaiah 13:13; 24:18–20; 29:6; Psalm 60:2; Nahum 1:5–6; Revelation 6:12; 8:5; 11:13f; 16:18). This is because God is Lord of heaven and earth. "He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him" (Luke 8:25). "He sends forth His command to the earth. . . . He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes. He casts forth His ice as fragments; who can stand before His cold? . . . He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow" (Psalm 147:15–18). "He looks at the earth, and it trembles; He touches the mountains, and they smoke" (Psalm 104:32). "[He] shakes the earth out of its place, and its pillars tremble" (Job 9:6). And if the devils try to intrude on his control, "He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him" (Mark 1:27).

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The Foundation of Godly Parenting

Moreover, Christians who adopt the world’s opinion of their children cannot hope to be godly parents. God’s design for your family doesn’t include you grumbling about your children’s shortcomings, or viewing them through a selfish, worldly lens. The foundation of godly parenting is bound up in Scripture’s perspective on children. You can’t be the parent God wants you to be if you don’t see the children He’s given you the way He sees them.

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Famed Author’s ‘Dramatic, Born-Again Experience’ Totally Blew His Mind and Led to a Key Decision That Has Guided His Career

Eric Metaxas , a distinguished Christian thinker and author who isn’t afraid to speak his mind on both theology and key issues of the day, attributes his successful and eclectic career to a decision that he made long ago: to let God fully guide his professional path.

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2015 Baptist21 Panel

Every year issues come up in the SBC and evangelicalism at-large that prove to be both controversial and divisive. With opinions on both sides of the issues, pastors and church leaders are left to wade through the wreckage and decide how to lead their people. Baptist21 is excited to once again host a lunch panel at this year’s SBC where we bring together some of the leading voices in Southern Baptist life to talk openly about these issues.

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How to Help the People of Nepal Right Now

So I think one of the biggest things is just don’t forget about them. Continue to donate, continue to pay attention, continue to pray for these people who, in many cases, their whole lives have been changed. Their lives will never be the same. The quick response, the quick donations are hugely helpful, but three months from now, six months from now, a year from now, those prayers and those resources and just being knowledgeable about what’s going on is still going be really helpful.

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Matthew 6:24–34, Part 2: Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow

When you think about the future, what makes you most anxious? Jesus gives us plenty of reasons not to fear. In Part 1 of this series, John Piper identified nine arguments against our anxieties . In this lab, he slows down over the first five to highlight how they each help us.

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6 Interesting Facts About Hillary Clinton's Christian Faith

Hillary Clinton wants to be president of the United States, but what actually guides her? The only currently declared candidate for the Democratic ticket was raised in the Methodist tradition and continues to practice that faith today. Here are six interesting facts about Clinton's faith as it relates to her candidacy and personal life.

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Michael Brown - When The Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex "Marriage"

How should we respond if the Supreme Court rules to redefine marriage in June? What do we do if same-sex “marriage” becomes the law of the land?

50 One of the Best (and Most Overlooked) Explanations of the Plan of Salvation

51 [Torrey 2009] Francis Chan: The Joy of Suffering - Biola University Chapel
52 Bloods, Crips, and Black Guerrilla Family Members Unite for Justice: 'We're Black Men United,' One Member Says
53 http://rzim.org/blog/ravi-zacharias-visits-armenia-for-100-year-commemoration-of-genocide
54 Twelve Steps to a Deeper Friendship With Your Spouse
55 Pope Francis More Popular Than Obama on Twitter, Leading Global Study Finds; Pontiff Named 'Most Influential' World Leader 3-Years Running
56 Baltimore Orioles Play the First Empty-Stadium Game in MLB History
57 UNDERCOVER VIDEO OF GAYS ADMITTING THEY ARE NOT "BORN THAT WAY"
58 How Christianity Shaped Western Civilization
59 Crossway on Twitter
60 'A.D. The Bible Continues': The Church is Growing
61 Court: Businesses can refuse to make ‘gay’ shirts
62 Southern Baptist Pastors' Conference Cancels Ben Carson as Speaker for Political, Theological Reasons
63 BreakPoint on Twitter
64 Frank Turek Gives Best Explanation On Differences Between Religions
65 The Briefing 04-29-15
66 How gay marriage supporters distort the meaning of 'hate'
67 4 More ‘Avatar’ Movies Have Been Written
68 What to Expect After the Supreme Court’s Marriage Decision
69 Through Glass, Darkly
70 Disappointed
71 The Christian Post on Twitter
72 Does God Slam Doors Shut?
73 Religion NewsService on Twitter
74 WORLD | World Bank, faith-based NGOs join forces on anti-poverty mission | James Bruce | April 29, 2015
75 What happened in other countries, e.g. Canada, after gay marriage was legalized?
76 Can Satan Deceive God's Elect?
77 Hyper-Headship and the Scandal of Domestic Abuse in the Church
78 Robert Gagnon debates gay activist Jayne Ozanne on Bible vs homosexuality
79 Top Ten: Myths About Creation
80 Sen. Marco Rubio takes on Japanese prime minister over 'comfort women'
81 Effective Faith Set (Audio)
82 Biola University on Twitter
83 For the Church: Singing Variant on Benedictus
84 WORLD | GoFundMe’s ‘crowdfunding for everyone’ isn’t really for everyone | Sarah Padbury | April 29, 2015
85 Lee Strobel on Twitter
86 Our Kids
87 30,000 North Korean Defectors Reveal Extent of State's Crimes Against Humanity, Says Human Rights Activists
88 Ligonier.org
89 Kim Jong Un Has Executed 15 Government Officials This Year
90 Would Major TV Networks Be Interested In My Faith Based Show Idea?
91 Crossway on Twitter