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How to Move from the Case for Theism to the Case for Christianity (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Steven Kim from Apologetics Canada about the case for God’s existence (as described in God’s Crime Scene) and the unique case for Christianity. Couldn’t evidence for the existence of God apply to any monotheistic worldview? How can we use this evidence to make a unique case for Christianity? This interview is part of the larger Apologetics Canada 2016 Conference. You can learn more and order the recordings here: http://www.apologeticscanada.com/conference-2016/abbotsford/. To see more interview videos with J. Warner Wallace, visit the YouTube playlist.

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Pluralism & the American Religion

“When we turn now to Jesus’ external authority over the authority of the sovereign self, one of the obvious texts we go to is the Great Commission where Jesus says, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and to all the world preach the gospel, baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teach them to observe everything I’ve commanded and lo, I’m with you to the end of the age.’  Here he says, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth. You don’t even give your heart to me. You don’t even let me have my way. You already belong to me. Look, I have the keys of death in hell. It’s not in your hands. It’s in my hands. I am the one who possesses all authority in heaven and on earth.’”

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Can Science Answer Moral Questions?

I regularly watch TED Talks. As a regular public speaker myself, I love to learn from the best speakers. I recently watched a TED talk by Sam Harris which dealt with why Science and not Religion can answer the deepest questions about right, and wrong and human morality. In fact – Harris argues that science’s objectivity can give us better moral answers than religion can.

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How Literally Should We Take the Bible?

As readers of the Bible, we have to be careful to understand what a verse was originally intended to say—what the author meant for the reader to hear. Verses rarely exist on their own separated from all that is around them. They are like links in a chain, you can’t simply remove one and hope that it will have the same efficacy. This is not to diminish the value of things like memory verses or verses which mean something special for us, but rather we are to learn the context, the intended purpose and the truth so that we can use the Bible accurately.

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Happy Sinners in the Hands of a Holy God

Joy and glory are at the heart of the divide between conservative and liberal theology. If God is put first, his glory shines, and the saints are filled with joy. If man is put first, we lose both.

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‘The Circle’ Is a Surprising Allegory About Church Abuse

The Circle may be a dumb movie, but it paints a realistic picture of how some churches become very cult-like. When Emma Watson’s co-workers feign concern in the aforementioned scene, it’s the most crafty version of manipulation; painted over with positivity, when it’s really all about control.

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Child of Divorce, Do Not Fear Marriage

This identity supersedes any other. The gospel defines you more deeply than earthly roots and the generational merits or sins that come with your family name, because God is effectively conforming you into the image of his Son (Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Thicker and purer than the blood that binds you to your earthly family is the blood of Christ, spilled for your redemption.

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Reasons To Believe : How the Flora Family of Asteroids Shaped the History of Life

The problem with planetary systems devoid of comets and asteroids is that there would be 1) no natural means to replace the atmosphere and oceans lost through the advanced-life-essential Moon-forming event, 2) no natural means to salt an Earth-twin planet with concentrated valuable metals, 3) no natural means to replace the very gradual erosion of water and other volatiles from an Earth-twin planet, and 4) no natural means to regularly remove whole ecosystems of life that no longer are capable of compensating for the host star’s increasing luminosity. The problem with planetary systems with comet/asteroid belts that are hundreds to thousands of times bigger than the solar system’s is that an Earth-twin planet in such a system would be so heavily bombarded by comets and asteroids as to make the existence of advanced life impossible. Again, see Improbable Planet for just how miraculously fine-tuned our solar system’s asteroid/comet belts are for the existence of advanced life and advanced civilization.

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010: Story of Reality Part 1 : How the World Began, How It Ends, And Everything Important That Happens In Between

T he truth hurts, not as much as jumping on a bike without a seat but it hurts!  This week we continue our search for truth in religion. This podcast I have an the honor of an interview one of my heroes, Gregory Koukl! He is the author of the new book the    Story of Reality : How the World Began, How It Ends, And Everything Important That Happens In Between (Zondervan 2017)

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Female Pastors Bring Hope to War-Torn Middle East Churches

The most promising move on behalf of female clergy came in 2010, when the Fellowship of the Middle Eastern Evangelical Churches—an ecumenical group that spans about 15 countries and denominations—unanimously agreed that women had the right to ask for ordination. But local churches didn’t nominate female candidates, and the decision reached a dead end. In Egyptian evangelical circles, the matter of women’s ordination was tabled in 2014 and has not been reopened.

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Scott Westerfeld’s “Leviathan Trilogy”- Justice, War, and Love

Thus, there are numerous questions about war and justice raised throughout the series. Some of these remain open questions–such as whether Great Britain in this example was right to wage war–while others are explored more thoroughly. One of these is Tesla’s attempt to use a weapon that allegedly can destroy entire cities. When he attempts to do so, Alek rushes to stop him, resulting in Tesla’s death. Here we see an act that might normally be considered a wrong–causing the death of another (though the moral status of its intent is something worth contemplating as well)–ends up being, ostensibly, a good. Ironically, Tesla’s weapon did not actually have the power he thought it did.

13 EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI

Just as there are cultural narratives with respect to science, there is a cultural narrative with respect to Islam. Darío Fernández-Morera explains it well, “What economist call ‘stakeholder interests and incentives,’ which affects the research of academics in the humanities no less and perhaps even more than those in the sciences…Perhaps it has to do with what psychologists call ‘motivational blindness,’ which inhibits an individual’s ability to perceive inconvenient data. Perhaps it has to do with the ‘innocence of intellectuals.’ Perhaps it is simply the result of shoddy research by a number of university professors repeated by many journalists.”

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Premium: 2A1705**MP1: Forensic Faith - Christian Research Institute

All Christians, but especially ones in college, must know what they believe and why they believe it if they have any hope of surviving with their faith intact….I think of college almost like an atheistic ambush. The Christians are walking in totally unaware of the danger until it is too late and the damage has already been done.

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Renewing Your Mind | Can We Enjoy Heaven Knowing of Loved Ones in Hell? | May 1, 2017

Today, R.C. Sproul answers a deeply troubling question that many Christians have asked. How can I enjoy heaven if my loved one is in hell?

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Police in Texas Killed an Unarmed 15-Year-Old Boy Trying to Leave a Party

A lot of questions are being asked in the heartbreaking aftermath of a Saturday night police shooting that left an unarmed 15-year-old boy dead. Jordan Edwards was sitting in the passenger seat of a car with four friends who were trying to leave a party as police officers pulled up.

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For Christians, Religious Liberty Ought to Be More Than A Matter of Opinion | Cold Case Christianity

So, as “two core American values – freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination,” begin to collide in legislatures and courtrooms across America, let’s learn to defend our Christian beliefs with more than anecdotal, personal stories. I encourage every Christian to study, master and articulate the historical, scientific and philosophical evidence for the Christian worldview. Believe it or not, it’s possible to be a Christian because of the evidence, rather than in spite of the evidence . Let’s help others recognize this important truth, and the fact that our desire to protect religious liberty is rooted in more than a matter of subjective opinion, it’s grounded in a reasonable desire to live in accordance with the truth.

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Bill Nye once called a fertilized egg a "baby." Now he suggests that represents "a scientific lack of understanding" http://bit.ly/2oYefFY  pic.twitter.com/WlG6p9Z5mf

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David Livingstone

At age 25, after a childhood spent working 14 hours a day in a cotton mill, followed by learning in class and on his own, Livingstone was captivated by an appeal for medical missionaries to China. As he trained, however, the door to China was slammed shut by the Opium War. Within six months, he met Robert Moffat, a veteran missionary of southern Africa, who enchanted him with tales of his remote station, glowing in the morning sun with "the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary had been before."

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The Too-Small Story of Home

First, to make home “women’s work” eclipses the important responsibilities husbands and fathers have at home—for housework, for child-rearing, for hospitality, to name a few. According to Scripture, managing his household, or “homemaking,” is a critical quality of every church elder (cf. 1 Tim. 3:5). Women and men alike are charged with the care and keeping of home. Moreover, to narrowly define God’s ideal of “home” as marriage and children leaves the unmarried and childless to feel as if they have been excluded from the good life. We need a bigger story that reflects our call to image a homemaking God in the world—whatever our marital and parenting status.

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Lord, Search My Heart

The glorious gospel miracle is that what God requires of us in Micah 6:8, he purchases for us and accomplishes in us. So when the Spirit convicts a Christian of sin, he never condemns (Romans 8:1). His searchlight is redemptive. He exposes us only to break the power of cancelled sin and set us increasingly free to walk as Christ walked (1 John 2:26): doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly with God.

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Houston Chronicle, We’ve Got a Problem: Meet Fake News Reporter Andrea Zelinski | Evolution News

In reality, this year’s debate over science standards in Texas was not about either creationism or intelligent design. It centered on whether the standards should encourage students to evaluate the evidence for various evolutionary claims, many of which are disputed by a growing number of scientists.

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The Science of Sinning Less

One key recent discovery is that self-control is an exhaustible but buildable resource. Psychologist Roy Baumeister demonstrated this with a clever experiment. He had college students skip a meal, so that they felt hungry, and then sit at a table. The table had freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, candy, and radishes. The first group of students—the lucky ones—could eat whatever they wanted. Of course, they only ate the sweets. The second group had the same food in front of them, but they were told to leave the sweets alone, and they could only eat the radishes. The third group had no food in front of them at all. (It was the control group.) After the students sat at their tables for a while, they were given a complex geometry problem to solve. The trick was that the problem was unsolvable; what mattered was how long they worked on it before giving up. The students in groups 1 and 3 worked for about 20 minutes. But, the students in group 2 worked only about 8 minutes. Why such a big difference? The students in group 2 had already used up a lot of self-control resisting the sweets, so they had less energy left over for working on the geometry problem.

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Can Anyone Really Be “Blameless”?

Therefore, when you read in the Psalms that the psalmists offer up their blamelessness and uprightness and integrity and righteousness to God, don’t over-spiritualize it. Don’t treat it as perfectionism. Don’t think of it as legalism. Don’t demean it as a defective part of the “old covenant.” Take it for what it is: a godly man, who knows he is a sinner, pardoned for God’s name’s sake, justified by grace, trusting God’s mercy, depending on God’s Spirit, taking refuge in God’s protection, delighting in God’s beauty, keeping God’s covenant, and therefore walking in integrity and honesty and uprightness.

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Does God Love the Devil? | Reasonable Faith

I’m not sure if the intent of your questions is to force me into an awkward position. But I feel no awkwardness whatever in affirming that God most certainly does love Satan. Indeed, what I should find awkward would be affirming that He does not! God is a perfectly loving being, whose love is not based on a person’s performance. Satan is a person, indeed, on the traditional conception an angelic person of unparalleled beauty and perfection among creatures. How could God not love him? The fact that that person is now fallen and unspeakably evil does not imply that God ceases to love him, any more than He ceased to love us when we fell and became enemies of God (Romans 5.10).

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Who Is Lord of the Church?

The truth that Christ is Lord of His church may sound somewhat benign to a casual listener in our generation, but the struggle for Christ’s authority in the church has come to us through the ages on a sea of blood. Thankfully, literal bloodshed over the issue is no longer very common. But faithful Christians are still waging a fierce moral and intellectual battle for Christ’s lordship over the church.

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Mike Parry on Twitter

Let's see...I tweet about my faith in Christ, family, sports, music, news, reading, tweeting...so you will get a little of everything from me...

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WORLD on Twitter

Congress reaches compromise on spending package: Boost defense budget but delay Planned Parenthood defunding effort https://world.wng.org/2017/05/congress_reaches_compromise_on_spending_package … pic.twitter.com/yX3uxV512l

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New Books You Should Know (May 2017)

Editors’ note:  On average, we publish around 150 book reviews a year at The Gospel Coalition. Ecclesiastes 12:12 rings true: “Of making many books there is no end.” It’s impossible to read, let alone review, each one. But in addition to our steady line of reviews, we want to highlight other books you should know about. Today we begin a new monthly installment of brief book notices from Fred Zaspel. You can check out more book notices, reviews, author interviews, and book summaries at Books At a Glance .

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Hugh Ross on Twitter

Insect diet? Cricket meat compared to beef needs just 1/6 the plant feed. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v544/n7651_supp/full/544S18a.html … pic.twitter.com/CWzInqINTj

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How Will God Judge What I Do Today?

4. The last implication I would draw out of this is that in 2 John 8, we have everything echoed again: “Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.” I think that suggests that even though the main focus of 1 Corinthians 3 is not generally works of believers, but true and false teaching, it does imply that application. In other words, there’s an implication here that the lives of Christians in general are also instructed. Paul says, for example, in Ephesians 6:8, “Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord.” Everything, every good is going to get its reward. It isn’t just teachers who need to be vigilant over what they teach, but all Christians need to be vigilant over what they do, or what they do with what they are taught — whether they themselves build themselves up in their most holy faith with what they hear (Jude 20).

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Pastor Mark Driscoll on Twitter

Learn “10 Big Truths about a Big Jesus!” Pastor Mark’s sermon #2 from #Colossians available now. http://bit.ly/2oQAD9e  pic.twitter.com/tBDO4yt8gY

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The Briefing 05-01-17 - AlbertMohler.com

The difference especially here in the United Kingdom is that socialism is not just an idea, it was the official policy of several British governments. And the important thing to recognize now is that that kind of socialism is now largely and widely discredited in this nation. That’s not the way the intellectual leaders of Britain thought that their nation was going 50 years ago. Fifty years ago today, a group of liberal British intellectuals put out a manifesto that was known as the Mayday Manifesto. As is reported, it was considered to be a cry of the hard, far-left wing intellectuals and what they were hoping for was a leftward lurch on the part of the British government and a lurch from what to what? A lurch from something like socialism to a more hard-core ideological socialism. That didn’t happen. But 50 years later, it is clear that Britain has learned some bitter lessons from the flirtation with socialism that it experienced during the 1960s and 70s.

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The Briefing 05-01-17 - AlbertMohler.com

The difference especially here in the United Kingdom is that socialism is not just an idea, it was the official policy of several British governments. And the important thing to recognize now is that that kind of socialism is now largely and widely discredited in this nation. That’s not the way the intellectual leaders of Britain thought that their nation was going 50 years ago. Fifty years ago today, a group of liberal British intellectuals put out a manifesto that was known as the Mayday Manifesto. As is reported, it was considered to be a cry of the hard, far-left wing intellectuals and what they were hoping for was a leftward lurch on the part of the British government and a lurch from what to what? A lurch from something like socialism to a more hard-core ideological socialism. That didn’t happen. But 50 years later, it is clear that Britain has learned some bitter lessons from the flirtation with socialism that it experienced during the 1960s and 70s.

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Amazon.com: The Case for Christ Student Edition: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Case for … Series for Students) eBook: Lee Strobel, Jane Vogel: Kindle Store

<P>There’s little question that he actually lived. But miracles? Rising from the dead? Some of the stories you hear about him sound like just that--stories. A reasonable person would never believe them, let alone the claim that he’s the only way to God! But a reasonable person would also make sure that he or she understood the facts before jumping to conclusions. That’s why Lee Strobel--an award-winning legal journalist with a knack for asking tough questions--decided to investigate Jesus for himself. An atheist, Strobel felt certain his findings would bring Christianity’s claims about Jesus tumbling down like a house of cards. He was in for the surprise of his life. Join him as he retraces his journey from skepticism to faith. You’ll consult expert testimony as you sift through the truths that history, science, psychiatry, literature, and religion reveal. Like Strobel, you’ll be amazed at the evidence--how much there is, how strong it is, and what it says. The facts are in. What will your verdict be in The Case for Christ?</P>

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41 Flawed Foundations in Atheist Debates, Part 2

Flawed Foundations in Atheist Debates, Part 2

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BreakPoint on Twitter

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John Piper Wants You to Encounter Glory in Your Bible

We cannot make a case for our interpretation by claiming illumination in answer to prayer, because the way God illumines the text is by showing what is really there . This means that when we want to make a case for how we understand a text, we must show what is really there. One good, solid grammatical argument for what the text means outweighs every assertion that the Holy Spirit told me the meaning. The reason that statement is not irreverent is that it takes more seriously the glorious work of the Holy Spirit in inspiring the grammar than it does the subjective experiences of an interpreter who ignores it. (264)

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"Mere Christianity" Made Simple

Dr. Frank Turek contends that if you can answer, "Yes," to the following questions: 1. Does truth exist? 2. Does God exist? 3. Are miracles possible? 4. Is the New Testament historically reliable? then "we have good reason to believe that the entire Bible is true." 1 This is Turek's version of "Mere Christianity," a term first coined by the great C.S. Lewis in his book that bears the same title.   Dr. William Lane Craig also argues for what he calls Mere Christianity but his version is slightly different.  Craig argues that if we have good reason to affirm that: 1. God exists 2. God revealed Himself decisively in the person of Jesus of Nazareth and His resurrection from the dead; then, we are on good grounds for affirming the truth of Christianity. For more on "Mere Christianity," I recommend Timothy Fox's article  here . For the purposes of this post, I thought it might be helpful (and fun!) to use Turek's four questions as an outline and provide some  resources that answer each in the affirmative.  This resource could be helpful as you strive to become a more versed Christian case maker or as an online evangelistic tool! 1.

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It is never right to be angry at God. Ever.

I have seen people give in to their anger against God, and it shipwrecks their faith. When someone enters into a settled disapproval of God, that is the path of apostasy. It is not the path of healing and faith. If this path is pursued without repentance, it leads to judgment not to comfort. It is not loving or merciful to lead sufferers away from the only good and wise God who alone can bring them the comfort they need. And that is why there is so much at stake in this question and why we need to get this right.  If we love each other we need to be able to say to one another that it is never right to be angry at God, even though it is always right to tell Him about it when we are.

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The Briefing 05-01-17 - AlbertMohler.com

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face…

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The Briefing 05-01-17 - AlbertMohler.com

As Solomon warned, “Of making many books there is no end” (Ecc 12:12). There is no way to read everything, and not everything deserves to be read. I say that in order to confront the notion that anyone, anywhere, can master all that could be read with profit. I read a great deal, and a large portion of my waking hours are devoted to reading.

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You raise your critical questions only because you believe that truth is worth seeking

At some point in the validation of every truth claim or hypothesis, a leap of faith is an inescapable ingredient. At the foundation of every human search for understanding and truth, including the scientific search, an ineradicable element of trust is present. If you find yourself doubting what I have just said, it is only because, at this very moment, you trust your own mind enough to express concern about my assertion. You cannot avoid trusting your intellectual capacity, even when you are in doubt. Moreover you raise your critical questions only because you believe that truth is worth seeking. Faith in this sense, and not in the sense of wild imaginings and wishful thinking, lies at the root of all authentic religion - and science.

51 Investigating Easter: Did The Disciples Lie About the Resurrection?
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54 The Multiverse Instead of God?: Four Philosophical Problems
55 Does Faith Have to be Blind, Irrational and Opposed to Reason?
56 Can Natural Processes Explain the Origin of Life?
57 Making Excuses for Islamic Crime and Criminals in the West - CultureWatch
58 Lee Strobel - Real Life Christian Church
59 David Wood Destroys Zakir Naik on the Crucifixion of Jesus!
60 Free From God
61 Talbot Seminary on Twitter
62 ABC News on Twitter
63 Applied Apologetics on Twitter
64 JP Moreland: Stuff Happens
65 God has All the Proof: Atheism Devoid of Proof
66 The Trinity is the Foundation for Math, Unity, and Truth
67 The “Evolutionizing” of a Culture
68 Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
69 Stand to Reason on Twitter
70 When God Asks Too Much
71 Waiting to Awaken Love
72 Note to Atheists: Atheists Reject "Lack of Belief" Too
73 Here’s How to Become a Legit Adult, According to Popular Opinion
74 Build the Wall and Make El Chapo Pay for It!
75 How the Prosperity Gospel Hurts Racial Reconciliation
76 History Lovers Club on Twitter
77 7 Films to Watch Before Seeing Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
78 Are there multiple eyewitnesses for the events recorded in the Bible?
79 What Your Clothes Say About You
80 AmericasMilitaryHist on Twitter
81 New Books You Should Know (May 2017)
82 <i>Five Proofs</i> preview
83 The Christian Post
84 CRI on Twitter
85 What have I done?
86 Rob Bell Discusses How to Read Violent Old Testament Stories
87 Believers may unwittingly assume a special burden of proof is on them
88 Trump Saves US-Allied Syrian Christians From Turkish Invasion | The Stream
89 How can my church be involved in short-term missions? — Southern Equip
90 Archaeology Topples Objection to Biblical Samson Account
91 Stand to Reason on Twitter
92 Albert Mohler on Twitter
93 WORLD on Twitter
94 What are the Best Apologetics Resources for Students?
95 Josh McDowell on Twitter
96 The true heartbreak of reading the Bible - The Veritas Forum
97 Mom Knows Newborn Is Huge, Then She Sees The Look On Sister-In-Law’s Face