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WORLD on Twitter

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TGC National Conference - TGC Live

1:30 PM – Workshop: Round 1: Help Me Teach the Bible Live Recording: Nancy Guthrie interviews Tim Keller

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Isn’t Jesus just the adult version of a fairytale?

I’ve heard this view that Jesus and the rest of Christianity is just the adult version of a fairytale. The idea is, that like the fairytales we grew up with, Christianity has a great moral value and message but, in the end it isn’t really true. It’s a good story, kind of sweet and cute, like Cinderella, but with a little more of an adult feel. Have you ever heard this? Maybe you haven’t heard someone say this outright, but I think it’s a pretty popular view for people these days. There are two glaringly obvious problems I see with this. 

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‘Blackish’ Is TV’s Most Important Show

As Blackish wraps up its third season, with a likely fourth one on the way, you can’t help but wonder if the creators had any idea how pertinent the show could be for all Americans as we seek a path out of stark polarization, or at the very least, into a good laugh with someone we hadn’t expected to share one with.

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Democratic Senator Cites Ephesians 6 to Argue for Fighting Gov't Authority

Democratic Senator Cites Ephesians 6 to Argue for Fighting Gov't Authority

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Wilberforce Weekend 2017

Trillia Newbell is the author of Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God’s Vision for Read More

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10 Things Sexual Assault Victims Want You to Know

I was dating a young man who was the drummer in the youth band and spoke of his call to ministry. He… had a pattern of seducing young women in the church. … Once he gained trust, he would create a story that would manipulate the women in his life to allow him into their apartments and homes. In my case, he showed up at my apartment … proceeded to rape me repeatedly throughout the night and held me in my own apartment against my will. The next morning, he told me that I could not tell anyone what had happened, and he threatened to destroy my life. In the next couple of weeks, he went to the youth pastor of the church and told him that we had sex and that he was terribly guilty over it and that he was seeking repentance. By the time I was included in the conversation, he already had people convinced it was consensual. I lost my job at the Christian school associated with the church, and yet it was later revealed that I was woman #4 that this had happened to.

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Does Dating Prepare Us for Marriage — or Divorce?

Dating is an intentional pursuit of marriage, not casual preparation for it. Unfortunately, many of us are being told we must date early and often if we ever want to be ready for marriage. For instance, one popular Christian dating book reads, “Dating is an incubator time of discovering the opposite sex, one’s own sexual feelings, moral limits, one’s need for relationship skills, and one’s tastes for people.” Sounds practical and reasonable on the surface. Until you think about putting yourself (or your daughter) into someone else’s “incubator” for a few months, or years, while he or she tries out their “sexual feelings” and “moral limits.” We put too much of ourselves at risk in dating to donate our hearts to someone’s romantic experiment.

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Crossway on Twitter

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What evidence do we have that Jesus was a philosopher? | George Haraksin

What evidence do we have that Jesus was a philosopher? | George Haraksin

11 The TC Apologetics Daily

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I Came to Faith Through Apologetics

When someone says they “came to faith through apologetics” or they “became a Christian through the evidence,” I usually take the time to ask them what they really mean when using these expressions. They commonly describe a journey that illustrates the sovereignty and power of God to call and transform the lives of His children. In each of these cases, God merely used the evidence as the means by which He called those who needed an evidential approach. God can clearly use whatever means He desires, as He reaches out to each of us in the manner He knows will be most effective. We see examples of God using the preaching of evangelists, the words of Scripture or the appearance of a vision. God is God, and He’ll do whatever He pleases. For some of us, He is pleased to use the evidence…

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‘S-Town’ Explores the Maze of the Divine Clockmaker's Mind

McLemore displays an incredible loathing for his hometown—the title of the series is a shortened version of the profane expression he frequently uses to refer to Woodstock. In his long-winded rants to Reed (ones as laced with scientific jargon as they are profanity), he details his gripes about the small town: its racism and misogyny, its widespread denial of climate change, its police corruption. But McLemore’s pessimism doesn’t discriminate. He’s convinced that the entire United States is on the verge of total collapse into “carnage…a new dark age.” McLemore might be an atheist, but it sure seems like he believes in total depravity.

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WORLD on Twitter

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In Refusing to Identify a "Designer," ID Proponents Aren't Being Coy | Evolution News

We have lively discussions based on class texts, and invariably the nagging question comes up from several students every year: “Why don’t ID advocates quit being coy and just come out and say who they think the designer is? We already know most of them think it is the God of the Bible.” I never back down from this question, as it is wholly legitimate. However, as I explain in response, it does not fully factor in the actual project of intelligent design.

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Have Mercy on Me: Four Glimpses into the Heart of God

Then, in the fullness of time, God sent his own Son not simply to dispense his mercy, but to embody it. Jesus is the Mercy of God made human. He didn’t just teach his people to echo God’s mercy in their lives (Matthew 5:7; 18:33; Luke 6:36; Luke 10:37), but he himself was, and is, the mercy of God to us. Fittingly, the most prominent request made of Jesus in the Gospels is, “Have mercy on me!” (Matthew 9:27; 15:22; 17:15; 20:30–31; Mark 10:47–48; Luke 16:24; 17:13; 18:13, 38–39), which is precisely what he did in his perfect life, sacrificial death, and triumphant resurrection — extending God’s mercy not just to Israel, but to all the nations by faith.

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BreakPoint on Twitter

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Premier Christian on Twitter

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Muslim Rollins College professor attacks Christian student for questioning her stupidity

To start this post, let’s review the minimal facts about the historical Jesus by citing prominent non-Christian historical Jesus scholar E.P. Sanders of Duke University.

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So Your Life Isn’t Turning Out the Way You Thought It Would

The best news as you’re waiting for life to get better is that God is in control—and that He really, deeply, loves you. He’s never the source of evil; He has your best in mind. It might not feel like it right now, and it might feel like He’s moving kind of slowly, but God is working out all things for your good (Romans 8:28). If you’re having a hard time trusting Him as you wait, make sure to get in community with other Christians and go to a healthy church so others can help you walk through this season.

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The Story of Reality: How the World Began, How It Ends, and Everything Important that Happens in Between - Kindle edition by Gregory Koukl, Nancy Pearcey. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

I wish there were six stars here. I read a bunch of the very favorable reviews of this amazing book, so I'm going to try to say something different from what I read. The other reviewers didn't say much about the clarity of Greg's writing. It's like you're sitting down with him before a fire, just talking about the most important subject ever. And in the course of the time it takes you to read the book, Greg will raise and answer (give the Bible's answer) to "the hard questions." You know. If you're a Christian, they're the questions that wake you up at night. If you've not decided to trust in Jesus with your whole heart, your primary reason for hesitating is almost certainly addressed here too. And Greg doesn't give the "tried and true" answers to these questions. He gives what I'm am convinced are God's answers. And he does it briefly, clearly, honestly and convincingly. This is a book for every Christian who hasn't quite fallen in love with Jesus because you're not quite sure what Jesus is all about. It's a book to give your friends, even if they never read it.

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2 Corinthians 1:8–9: Suffering Makes Us Depend on God

In this lab, Pastor John asks us: If we know how to embrace our children when they cry, how much more will the heavenly Father embrace those who run to him in their pain?

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12 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus, Part 4

Some people have had dramatic religious conversions. In fact, my three favorite Christian thinkers outside of the biblical authors—St. Augustine, Blaise Pascal, and C. S. Lewis—all experienced amazing life-changing conversions to Christianity. But there is one person whose conversion to the Christian faith changed the world forever. That individual said that his spiritual transformation was due to encountering the resurrected Jesus Christ.

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The Dead End of Sexual Sin

In the writings of John Owen , I was shown how and why the promises of sexual fulfillment on my own terms were the antithesis of what I had once fervently believed. Instead of liberty, my sexual sin was enslavement. This seventeenth-century Puritan revealed to me how my lesbian desires and sensibilities were dead-end joy killers.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 1 “The Forsaken” and “Dramatis Personae”

I’ve completed my re-watch of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Now it’s time to start Deep Space Nine! I am much less familiar with this show, though I’m pretty sure I’ve seen about 80-90% of the episodes. It’s been so long that I’m sure it will all feel brand new. My wife has never seen the show. She and I will go through, review every episode, and give commentary and a grade from A-F. There are  SPOILERS  for each episode below. Without further adieu, here’s:

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TGC17: Day 3

Yesterday was the third and final day of the  TGC 2017 National Conference . Here is a recap of our conference in videos, pictures, and tweets.

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The Best Question to Ask When Starting a Conversation About God | Cold Case Christianity

It’s Diagnostic This one question will immediately help you understand the worldview of the person with whom you are talking. It’s helpful to know where people are coming from, and every worldview has a distinctive answer to this question. When you ask it, you’ll almost immediately diagnose the worldview you are about to engage, without having to ask any overt questions about God’s existence.

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Book Review: Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home

Introduction Improbable Planet: How Earth Became Humanity's Home is the highly anticipated "sequel" to Dr. Hugh Ross ' book Why The Universe Is The Way It Is . In the first work, Dr. Ross examined several biblical purposes God has for this creation and how these purposes are evidenced in the history of the universe. In this new book, Dr. Ross zooms in from the perspective of the entire universe and multiple purposes to the earth and God's purpose of redemption. His goal in this volume is to demonstrate how the history of our planet is not merely some naturalistic "just so story" but rather a complex, multi-stage project with an explicit purpose as its end-goal. He intends to marshal the latest scientific discoveries from numerous scientific disciplines to make his case for the design of our planet. Did he successfully make his case? Let's find out... This review will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary for those who are curious about the contents and argument, but it should not be accepted as a replacement for reading the book. This book has so much information I had to be extremely selective on what I included to keep this review "brief.

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‘The Daily Show’ Star Jordan Klepper Is Getting His Own Show

It’s no secret that the post-Jon Stewart  Daily Show  has struggled to find the same cultural zeitgeist to inhabit, but it’s still churning out some thought-provoking content. A lot of the best content has come from correspondent Jordan Klepper, who has a Colbert-esque ability to play 3-D chess in his interview segments, where you can’t always tell which part is the setup and which is the punchline. Comedy Central must like Klepper’s work too, because they’re giving him the reigns to  The Nightly Show , the spot formerly helmed by Larry Wilmore.

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Stem Cell Research—Lifesaving Alternatives

Given these advances, it’s no wonder Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep in 1996, has abandoned using embryonic stem cells in his research. Likewise, Bernadine Healy, former director of the National Institutes of Health (USA), pronounced embryonic stem cell research “obsolete” and pointed out its dangers, such as an embryonic stem cell experiment that caused tumors in a patient. Even President Obama has cautioned, “The full promise of [embryonic] stem cell research remains unknown.”

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Lee Strobel’s Hope for Apologetics in a ‘Post-Truth’ Culture

On how apologetics has changed : “Back in the 1960s and ’70s, apologetics was lining up a guy and machine-gunning him with facts that he knew to be true, because he’d learned it in Sunday school anyway. He just needed to be reminded. That’s not true anymore. Now, it’s more what I call ‘relational apologetics.’ It’s friendships. It’s conversations. It’s dialogue where we engage with these questions, these topics on a personal level. It doesn’t just become, ‘Golly, why does a loving God allow pain and suffering?’ It becomes, ‘Where was God when we lost a child in childbirth five years ago?’”

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Does the Multiverse Avoid a Cosmic Beginning?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In the award-winning film The Theory of Everything, the young Stephen Hawking describes cosmology as “a religion for intelligent atheists.” The film then explores the theological implications of two cosmological models defended by Hawking. Do these models in fact have the implications which Hawking attributes to them, and will cosmology play successfully the role of a surrogate religion? In the dialogue between science and theology, philosophy plays a crucial role. In this talk, Dr. Craig will respond to Hawking's claim to have eliminated the Creator of the Big Bang. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length debates and lectures: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

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How Much Do You Love Chocolate?

Also, to turn it around, commit yourself to pray and fight for joy for your friends. The world is filled with God’s good gifts that sin and Satan turn to drag us away from Jesus. When we fiercely fight for the holiness of our loved ones, we simultaneously remind ourselves of the intense war that we ourselves are in constantly. The battle is bigger than just “me and my sin.” Together, the church fights to make herself ready for the heavenly marriage (Revelation 19:7–8).

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7 Unbiased Facts about Jesus’ Death

Before asking whether Christianity is true, whether the resurrection happened—or even could— it is helpful to clear away the hype and rhetoric and look at the unbiased facts concerning the death of Jesus. Today, even liberal scholars agree about some very basic data. Moving on in the debate requires coming to an agreement concerning these seven things:

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Muslim Births Will Outnumber Christian Births by 2035

Currently, Muslim families are having more kids than any other religious group in the world, according to the Pew findings. Muslims around the world average 2.9 children; Christians come in second with 2.6. No other faith has birth rates high enough to grow faster than the population overall. Women without a religious affiliation have just 1.6 kids on average, and the “nones” are expected to shrink from 16 percent of the global population in 2015 to 13 percent in 2060 as a result.

39 Renewing Your Mind | The Consequences of Justification | Apr 5, 2017

Justification by faith gives us peace with, access to, and hope in a holy God. Today, R.C. Sproul continues his study of justification in Paul's letter to the Romans by introducing the results of justification in the life of the believer.

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7 Days to Change Your Life

I was sitting on the edge of a hill looking out over the city that I called home. As I took a moment to breathe and reflect on the last few years, I realized that my own life was not a crossroads but at a cliff's edge. This book is the story of my (re)discovery of the Biblical truth of Jesus Christ, and his power to revitalize our lives.  The goal of this book is not to to sugar coat Christianity. It is to present Biblical Truth in an Accessible Format.  Some say is it really possible to have a life change in 7 days? Yes, it is! Christ immediately changes our lives if we repent and trust him. And this book - one chapter for each day of the week - is designed to help us take the next step in following of Jesus.

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How Do Finite Beings Worship an Infinite God?

Sarah Nelson, a listener from Tallahassee writes in: “Pastor John, I’ve been reading Joe Rigney’s book, The Things of Earth , and reflecting on the correlation between our limits as creatures and our love for God. Seeing as we are unable to love an infinite God as finite beings, Rigney speaks of the alternative of loving God supremely, fully, and in a way ever-expanding. How would you describe or define the practical differences between these two categories? How do I know if I’m feeling false guilt for trying to love God infinitely, which goes against my creaturely design, verses a right guilt for not loving God supremely and fully?”

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Click here to support DFW Life Church Planting Campaign organized by Mike Robinson Apologetics

Vision & Purpose Statements Purpose Statement DFW Life Church is committed to helping people know God as disciples, in order to love and disciple others, and change the world (Mark 12:30-31; Jer. 29:11; 1 John 4:7-11; 2 Cor. 5:18-21). Vision DFW Life Church endeavors to be a discipleship-oriented congregation taking the Gospel to the world; equipping, defending, planting, reproducing, and sending God’s people to make disciples of all nations—to love God and to love others (Mt 28:19-20; 2 Tim 2:2; 1 Pet 3:15).                         Unique Vision - Church Planting Fulfill a Great Need in Dallas Fort Worth & the World [We need $9600 for a Full Years Rent: only $800 a month for the building] Hi – this is Pastor Mike Robinson. I had the privilege to work on college campuses as an evangelist and minister for many years--I also had the honor of serving as pastor for Christ Covenant Church for 17 years and Abundant Life Church in Granbury for the last 2 years. It has been a joy to serve Christ, plant churches, and raise up new leaders. Additionally, I have been blessed to be able to author numerous books on biblical truths, apologetics, theology, cults, and the Bible.

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Speaking in Tongues - Premier

Throughout Lent, we're guiding you through the Spiritual Disciplines - practiced by ancient leaders of the faith. Today's Spiritual Discipline is Speaking in Tongues.

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Historical References to Christ From Non-Biblical Authors

Meanwhile, in the case of those who were denounced to me as Christians, I have observed the following procedure: I interrogated these as to whether they were Christians; those who confessed I interrogated a second and a third time, threatening them with punishment; those who persisted I ordered executed…. Those who denied that they were or had been Christians, when they invoked the gods in words dictated by me, offered prayer with incense and wine to your image, which I had ordered to be brought for this purpose together with statues of the gods, and moreover cursed Christ–none of which those who are really Christians, it is said, can be forced to do—these I thought should be discharged…. They asserted, however, that the sum and substance of their fault or error had been that they were accustomed to meet on a fixed day before dawn , and sing responsively a hymn to Christ as to a god, and to bind themselves by oath, not to some crime, but not to commit fraud, theft, or adultery, not falsify their trust, nor to refuse to return a trust when called upon to do so. When this was over, it was their custom to depart and to assemble again to partake of food—but ordinary and innocent food.

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‘Legalism’ Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

“I think that conviction has gotten a bit of a bad rap in the Church over the past little while. It’s understandable. We have an overcorrection to a lot of the legalism and boundary-marker Christianity that damaged so many, the behaviour modification and rule-making and imposition of other people’s convictions onto our own souls. But in our steering away from legalism, I wonder if we left the road to holiness or began to forget that God also cares about what we do and how we do it and why.”

47 The Case For Christ Answer Booklet

The ISBN is a 13-digit number that identifies the product you purchased. For most books, the ISBN can be found on the back cover in the lower-right corner as shown. It's usually located right above the bar code.

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RELEVANT on Twitter

What is the Johnson Amendment? If it's repealed, the American church could change dramatically: http://ow.ly/gbLF30ayZVV  pic.twitter.com/h79YNUypDg

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The Leftist Attacks on Pence’s Moral Guidelines Are a Denial of Human Nature | The Stream

I wish I could say you are wrong, but, while you are blunt, you have valid points. I am surrounded by extreme liberals because of where I live. My actual neighborhood and several in my county house the last of the real conservatives in our geographic reality. I see every day that the only way to have common ground is to only discuss the time or the ballgame scores; and even then, you have to be careful you don’t endorse a Christian coach or player or be ready for the liberal tirade. If you have a cross on your earrings or the wrong bumper sticker on your car, watch out for trouble. I don’t back down, but I often keep my words to myself and just be Christian in my actions. It may not ever come in handy to be trusted in spite of my opposing views, but it may. If nothing else, it’s good practice for allowing the enemies of God to tell me their battle plans so I know where to most effectively strike when the Lord calls me to battle in word or deed. I treasure your ability to speak boldly, with a grain of salt. You remind me of the tough Uncle I never had. Or ma

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The Gospel Coalition on Twitter

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51 AG Sessions Orders Sweeping Review of Proposed Police Reforms
52 Cathedral to distribute 10,000 Easter eggs - Premier
53 Applications open for security funding scheme for churches - Premier
54 Are We Justified in Holding Beliefs Based on Testimony? | Stand to Reason
55 The Hardest Battle: Veterans, Suicide, and the Struggle for Identity
56 New Bishop of Lambeth announced - Premier
57 Who Comes to Steal, Kill, and Destroy?
58 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
59 Jesus Will Lead You Through the Valley: Loving a Spouse Through Depression
60 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
61 Who Is the "Fool" that Denies God? Not Who You Think.
62 Workers less likely to attend church after a pay rise, study finds - Premier
63 Teenager admits plot to kill pope - Premier
64 Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Kills at Least 58, Many of Them Children
65 Premier Christian on Twitter
66 Did a Texting Driver Kill 13 Christian Seniors? | The Stream
67 Amy Orr-Ewing answers: Isn't the Bible sexist?
68 Spring 2017 Southern Seminary Magazine
69 Reasons To Believe : 12 Evidences for the Resurrection of Jesus, Part 3
70 Was Jesus Offensive? (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity
71 BreakPoint on Twitter
72 The Briefing 04-06-17 - AlbertMohler.com
73 The Briefing 04-06-17 - AlbertMohler.com
74 The Briefing 04-06-17 - AlbertMohler.com
75 Muslim births projected to outnumber Christian births globally by 2035
76 The Christian Post
77 RELEVANT on Twitter
78 Leaving the NAR Church: Catrina's story
79 WORLD on Twitter
80 http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/for-uncommon-courage-open-god-s-word1
81 Answering Fifteen Objections to the Resurrection of Jesus
82 David Platt on Twitter
83 Renewing Your Mind with R.C. Sproul | Daily Christian Teaching
84 CRI on Twitter
85 Greg Koukl on Twitter
86 What Does Christianity Teach About the Resurrection of Our Bodies? | Cold Case Christianity
87 Can You Be Disillusioned and Be a Christian?
88 Four Qualifications for Finding Contentment