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Knowing vs. Feeling in Worship
In this excerpt from his message at our 2009 West Coast Conference, Alistair Begg reminds us of the importance of knowledge in worship. Transcript: http://ww...
Renegade Apologists - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Milius never fit in with the secular left of southern California. He volunteered for the military but, like me, was turned down for physical reasons. He turned to film and quickly won over the accolades of his fellow upstarts that happened to include George Lucas, Stephen Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Milius earned their respect with his talent even while they were slack-jawed by his routine of carrying a .45 1911 pistol while riding a Harley and turn up his nose at fine restaurants preferring to eat at burger joints. Everything about Milius seemed crazy to the secular left but they still admired him for his talent. After all, he penned dialogues like the “U.S.S. Indianapolis” speech in Jaws (one of the greatest scenes in film history!).
The Briefing 05-13-14
1) Blasphemy laws like those in Pakistan are an offense to God
BreakPoint This Week: The Four S's of Idolatry: Self, Sex, State and Stuff
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When you hear the word "idolatry," you might tend to think of carved, wooden totems and symbols. But modern idols come in many forms, some of which we don't immediately recognize as such. During this week's broadcast, you'll be reminded of four major things we improperly worship: self, sex, state and stuff. We're glad you've joined us for this special edition of "BreakPoint This Week," featuring highlights from our recent "Wilberforce Weekend" conference. The first and perhaps the most pervasive idol of our time is self.
What Does Jesus Think About Homosexuality?
Second, Jesus did speak explicitly about sexual immorality in general and the nature of marriage. He denounced the former (e.g., Matt. 5:28; 15:19) and defined the latter according to Genesis 2:24: “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh” (Matt. 19:5 AT; par. Mark 10:7–8).
Miami Dolphins Fine, Suspend Player for Tweeting 'OMG' and 'Horrible' After Michael Sam Kisses Boyfriend on TV
"I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all of the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team, and I wish him all the best in his NFL career. I sincerely apologize to Mr. [Stephen] Ross, my teammates, coaches, staff and fans for these tweets. I am committed to represent the values of the Miami Dolphins organization and appreciate the opportunity I have been given to do so going forward," he added.
Our Culture Persuades and Is Persuaded Not by Reason, but by Advertising - Stand to Reason Blog
[T]he overwhelming majority of people today were trained in the process of making up their minds by advertisers. They also picked up the art of persuasion, not from classic texts of reason, but from advertising. As a result, many people fail to demonstrate genuine literacy in understanding and creating reasoned arguments, but are adept at producing advertising copy for their impressions. They have been taught both to process and to persuade using impressions.
Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Osiris Mythology? | Cold Case Christianity
Over the past two weeks, I’ve examined the similarities between Jesus, Mithras and Horus . Early mythological characters are sometimes offered by skeptics in an attempt to argue Jesus is nothing more than a re-creation and retelling of the ancient “rising and dying” mythologies embraced by a number of primitive cultures. Movies like Zeitgeist: The Movie and The God Who Wasn’t There , have capitalized on this strategy, highlighting every possible similarity, while ignoring the critical differences. Osiris is mentioned in both of these movies as yet another iteration of the rising and dying Savior preceding the appearance of Jesus. Skeptics claim Osiris and Jesus were identical in a number of important ways. According to these doubters, Osiris was called “Lord of Lords”, “King of Kings”, “God of Gods”, “Resurrection and the Life”, “Good Shepherd”, “Eternity and Everlastingness”, and the god who “made men and women to be ‘born again’.” Osiris’ birth was allegedly announced by three “wise men”; the three stars Mintaka, Anilam, and Alnitak in the belt of Orion. Osiris had a star in the east, Sirius, that signified his birth, and his followers enjoyed a Eucharist ceremony of sorts (in which his flesh was eaten in the form of communion cakes of wheat).
Guilt Can Be Good
What this YouTube star doesn’t stop to consider is where that guilt comes from. We instinctively know destroying human life is wrong because we share that humanity. The guilt we feel when we do something so unthinkable is a gift—and suppressing that guilt to celebrate death kills part of us as well. I’m John Stonestreet.
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Is the gospel of peace a promise of ease and prosperity? The priceless material with which God has fitted our feet for readiness in spiritual warfare is nothing less than the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15). However, the promise of peace is not grounds for an expectation of easy existence. First, when the Bible speaks […]
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World's heaviest drinking countries revealed - and the UK doesn't even make the top 10
The report also points out that a higher percentage of deaths among men than among women are from alcohol-related causes - 7.6 per cent of men's deaths and four per cent of women's deaths - though there is evidence that women may be more vulnerable to some alcohol-related health conditions compared to men.
Can We Trade Sexual Morality for Church Growth?
The same is true with a Christian sexual ethic. Sexual morality didn't become difficult with the onset of the sexual revolution. It always has been. Walking away from our own lordship, or from the tyranny of our desires, has always been a narrow way. The rich young ruler wanted a religion that would promise him his best life now, extended out into eternity. But Jesus knew that such an existence isn't life at all, just the zombie corpse of the way of the flesh. He came to give us something else, to join us to his own life.
Preaching is not an advisory role based in religious expertise but a prophetic function whereby God speaks to his people. For this reason the Expositors Summit is designed to strengthen and instruct preachers and students for the glorious task of expository ministry. You’re invited to join R. Albert Mohler Jr., John MacArthur and H.B. Charles Jr. for the explication of God’s Word and gospel fellowship.
Researchers reportedly believe they've found the wreck of Columbus' ship Santa Maria
Researchers believe that they have identified the wreck of Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, more than 520 years after it ran aground off the northern coast of Haiti, according to a published report.
Irreplaceable The Movie - Focus On The Family
What is Family? Each one of us has a desire for significance—a desire to belong. And the family is where those deepest longings are fulfilled.
Can We Trust What is Written in the Bible?
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org While Dr William Lane Craig was on his 2013 Australian speaking tour, he spoke at the Sydney University Evangelical Union on the resurrection of Jesus. After his talk, he answered a number of questions from the audience. In this clip, Dr Craig answers the question, "Can we trust what is written in the Bible?" 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/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...
Rand Paul: On Gay Marriage GOP Needs to 'Agree to Disagree'
“As a country we can agree to disagree,” Paul said today, stopping for a moment to talk as he walked through the Capitol. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”
Warren Buffett has given $1.2 billion to abortion groups
But there’s another, more recognizable face pushing abortion in the U.S. – liberal billionaire Warren Buffett. The so-called “Oracle of Omaha” has donated more than $1.2 billion to abortion organizations from 2001 to 2012.
Meet The Liberal Network That Orchestrated The Hit On The Benham Brothers
This is how HGTV described the proposed Benham Brothers show last month: “Flip It Forward will feature real estate entrepreneurs and dads, David Benham and Jason Benham, as they leverage their good-natured sibling rivalry to help families find a fixer-upper and transform it into the dream home they never thought they could afford.”
Students, Don’t Waste Your Summer
But August will be here before you know it---you'll be tan, have a few bucks in your pocket, and (gasp!) eager to move back to campus. Don't wait until then to realize all the things you should have done to grow in Christ while home for the summer. Prepare now to spend these months away from tests and dining hall food enjoying rich and plentiful grace from God. Here are 10 ways to help you grow in your faith while on summer break.
Rand Paul: “Not Changing Any Laws on Abortion,” Life at Conception a “Personal” Belief
You can see what he’s trying to do with this answer. He’s pitching himself as a “different kind of Republican,” someone who can appeal to young voters and minorities in a way that no one else in the party can. One splashy way to do that is to position himself as a pro-life but modest, incrementalist candidate on abortion; not only will it make the left’s “war on women” demagoguery a bit harder but it might also reassure libertarians, not all of whom are as pro-life as the Pauls are, that he hasn’t completely sold out to conservatives in running for the GOP nomination. Meanwhile, though, he’ll be lambasted for this by whoever ends up as the social-conservative champion in the primaries — maybe Huckabee, maybe Santorum, maybe (most dangerously of all for Paul) Ted Cruz. If abortion is morally equivalent to slavery, as many social cons believe, then Paul’s approach is intolerable. He’d have a moral duty to work with the legislature and the courts to ban it, whatever the political consequences. Paul can sustain an attack like that from Huck or Santorum, I think, because they’re niche candidates who aren’t competing with him for the wider grassroots conservative vote.
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Teenager Falls Onto Tracks in NYC Subway, Christian Man Jumps on Tracks to Rescue Her, Then Gives All the Glory to Jesus
A New York man has saved a teenage girl who fell onto the subway tracks as she waited for a 4 train at Union Square subway station in New York this week, and in the aftermath of saving the girl, Joshua Garcia has said that he believes that he was not at the scene to help by accident.
Now the LGBTQ issue is the real problem with your argument here. Identifying yourself as anything other than cisgender and straight will never result in any form of death. Period. You're not going to suddenly have a heart attack because you came out of the closet. I'm not going to pretend that the LGBTQ movement doesn't blur the line of what it means to be male or female, but since when is any issue ever black or white? People have been questioning sexuality since effectively the dawn of man; it's really one of the things that defines humanity if you think about it. Humans are pretty much the only animals that have sex for non-reproductive purposes, making any form of sexual activity that isn't purely for reproducing a form of exploration. The lines have been blurred forever, we just like to think they're purely black and white; men should act like men and women should act like women. That's thinking that hasn't really been prevalent since about the 1960's when women started really campaigning for their rights as American citizens. Until then, it was expected that the man does manly things like go to work and never show emotion, coming home to eat dinner, have a drink and a smoke, while a woman was expected to stay home and cook, take care of the children, clean the house, and then please the man in whatever way he wanted when he got home.
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What Does 1 + 1 = 2 Mean? — Why Christianity Matters for Math (and Everything Else)
Mill's view -- John Stuart Mill took a third position that denied the extra-dimensional existence of numbers and logic. Mill believed that all that we can know to exist are our own sensations -- what we can see, taste, hear, and smell. And while we may take for granted that the objects we see, taste, hear, and smell exist independently of us, we cannot know even this. Mill claims that 1 and 2 and + stand for sensations, not abstract numbers or logical classes. Because they are merely sensations, 1 + 1 has the potential to equal 5, 345, or even 1,596. Such outcomes may be unlikely but, according to Mill, they are not impossible.
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The Future of Protestantism: Event Video - The Scriptorium Daily
The event was held at Biola University and was co-sponsored by the Torrey Honors Institute and our friends at the Davenant Trust and First Things , and featured our own Fred Sanders, Peter Leithart , Carl Trueman , and Peter Escalante .
Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften Stance on Voter ID because it’s “Offending People” - Freedom Outpost
From what has been circulated throughout the media, it is evident that corruption reigns supreme in the nation's capital: rhetoric and lies abound; self-serving interests more important than law or effects on the people; and a greed and desire to enslave the people so consuming that one would be hard pressed to identify America as "the land of the free." It would take an exceptional individual, a true statesmen, to resist the temptation to feather one's own cap, line one's own pockets, and commit fraud against an entire nation. From what is now being witnessed, it seems Sen. Rand Paul is not so exceptional.
The Porn-Free Family Plan
I am a father of three children who are fully part of the digital generation. They are as comfortable with iPods as I am with a paperback and have only ever known a world where almost all of us have cell phones with us at all times, where Facebook is a teenager’s rite-of-passage, where every home has five or ten or twenty devices that can access the rest of the world through the Internet. Yet I know of the dangers that are lurking out there, waiting to draw them in.
Great view of Saturn this weekend; see it in the sky or online
Saturn lovers, listen up! This weekend is your best chance to view the most gorgeous planet in our solar system for all of 2014, and you don't want to miss it.
The Whitewash Continues: Cosmos Conceals the Sources of Scientific Inspiration for Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell
Last night's Cosmos episode, "The Electric Boy," was beautifully done, and quite moving. I got choked up more than once, especially by its telling of how the self-educated genius Michael Faraday (above) suddenly fell victim to memory loss and depression at age 49. Faraday persevered admirably despite it. At last he saw his ideas vindicated, recast in mathematical terms, by a younger man, James Clerk Maxwell.
Skip the Verse, Memorize the Book: Andrew Davis on Extended Bible Memorization
The fuller the section of Scripture we can memorize, the better. Also, Jesus said, "Man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4). Memorizing individual verses usually gravitates to the more "famous" verses and likely misses some precious truths hidden in less familiar verses. Memorizing whole books gives people a sense of the perfection of every word of God. It is a continual learning experience, a journey of discovery in which details come alive with incredible power. I am in awe of the majesty of every word of Scripture, and that has come in great part from 30 years of memorizing less famous verses and seeing the wisdom of God in every letter.
The Sabbath, the New Covenant and Hebrew Roots - Stand Up For The Truth
Should Christians observe the Sabbath? It is, after all, the 4th Commandment, right? Over the weekend that was the topic of a debate that aired live between our guest today, Pirate Christian Radio’s Fighting for the Faith host Chris Rosebrough and Jim Staley. The event was hosted by Joe Farrah over at WND. You can watch it below, and we’re going to play some sound bites from the debate.
Five More Myths about Bible Translations and the Transmission of the Text - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
There’s an old Italian proverb that warns translators about jumping in to the task: “Traduttori? Traditori!” Translation: “Translators? Traitors!” The English proverb, “Something’s always lost in the translation,” is clearly illustrated in this instance. In Italian the two words are virtually identical, both in spelling and pronunciation. They thus involve a play on words. But when translated into other languages, the word-play vanishes. The meaning, on one level, is the same, but on another level it is quite different. Precisely because it is no longer a word-play, the translation doesn’t linger in the mind as much as it does in Italian. There’s always something lost in translation. It’s like saying in French, “don’t eat the fish; it’s poison.” The word ‘fish’ in French is poisson , while the word ‘poison’ is, well, poison . There’s always something lost in translation.
Is intelligent design theory making progress under the radar? - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
In the introduction I encounter, “All species evolve so that the timing of leaf emergence and leaf fall match the local climate.” Oh dear. Yet another genuflection before evolutionary orthodoxy. He couldn’t have just said, “In all species the timing of leaf emergence and leaf fall match the local climate.” But if we take him seriously, the implication is that there was a time when the timing of leaf emergence and leaf fall did not match the local climate. Perhaps we had leaf emergence as the harsh winds of winter began to blow and leaf fall during the warm rains of Spring. Not so good.
Always Speak the Truth... - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
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Molecular motor for packaging virus DNA found, may lead to targeted antiviral drugs
New light has been shed on a type of molecular motor used to package the DNA of a number of viruses, including herpes and the adenoviruses. Their findings could help in the development of more effective drugs and inspire the design of new and improved synthetic biomotors. Viruses are the enigma of the biological world -- despite having their own DNA and being able to adapt to their environment and evolve, they are not considered to be alive like cells. In order to reproduce and multiply -- a requirement of "life" -- a virus must invade a living cell, eject its DNA into that of the cell, and commandeer the cell's biological machinery.
Stepping Up to the Plate: The Call for Community Apologists - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
t's not just Christian scholars and pastors who need to be intellectually engaged with the issues. Christian laymen, too, need to be intellectually engaged. Our churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral. As Christians, their minds are going to waste. One result of this is an immature, superficial faith. People who simply ride the roller coaster of emotional experience are cheating themselves out of a deeper and richer Christian faith by neglecting the intellectual side of that faith. They know little of the riches of deep understanding of Christian truth, of the confidence inspired by the discovery that one's faith is logical and fits the facts of experience, of the stability brought to one's life by the conviction that one's faith is objectively true.”
Mathematics of Eternity Prove The Universe Must Have Had A Beginning - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The Big Bang has become part of popular culture since the phrase was coined by the maverick physicist Fred Hoyle in the 1940s. That’s hardly surprising for an event that represents the ultimate birth of everything.
Reaching Our Youth to Reach A Dying World - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The Scientific Challenge Throughout the school-age years, our children are constantly bombarded with the idea that science is superior to any religious belief in its grip on reality. They are taught that naturalistic Evolution is the only possible conclusion from the data, and it is proclaimed to be science fact. Of course, we know this to be untrue, but we must equip our children with sound reasons to believe that we are telling them the truth. They are given evidence by the academy for its positions; therefore, we must do the same. When we give our children sound counter-arguments to weigh against the arguments of the opposition, they are less likely to blindly accept the opposition. That will place them on firmer ground and prepare them as ambassadors for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a polarized(ing) world so deeply in need.
Convince Me There's A God: Fine-Tuning - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
I was comfortable as an atheist. I could do anything I wanted to do (or could get away with) and laugh at the masses of people stuck in the merry-go-round of belief in a “higher power.” I laughed at them privately, with friends, and publicly on my radio talk show. So, it came as quite a surprise when I heard tha t science might support creation of the heavens and the earth by “God.” That was stuff of my childhood, certainly nothing to concern myself as an informed adult, but there it was staring me in the face – creation science.
Truth, Morality, Logic, and the Lack Thereof - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
The importance of truth and morality cannot be overestimated. This is especially true in a culture which has rejected both. The black and whites of truth and falsehood, right and wrong, have been replaced with 99 shades of grey. It is getting more and more difficult to even consider the reality of absolute truth and universal, objective morality.
First, and most importantly, it's deeply biblical. Though they do have an appendix dedicated to "Proof-texts" (see what they did there?), this isn't just a presentation of cherry-picked verses. No, in each chapter we're presented with a thread of theologically developed, long-range biblical themes such as covenant and atonement, or lengthy (though not excessively technical) expositions of specific chunks of Scripture. Indeed, at times the book feels like an extended meditation on Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
Best of The Poached Egg: Exploring Faith and Science - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Both religion and science must make sense internally and externally. Internally, they need to be coherent and not contradict themselves. Externally, they need to attach to the outside world. But in both cases, there is room for error. If science is not careful, it will ignore beauty and poetry as means to knowledge. If religion is not careful, it will ignore science as a means to knowledge. We need both sense and sensibility.
Dr. Floyd: Thank you, Jason. First of all, I want to let you know—I think you know this personally, but to let those who are listening to know—I have lived the SBC for years, and I have served in churches. I have served in many of the institutions, agencies, etc., in relationship to where we have been in SBC life. I believe in what we do. Through the course of time, especially in the past year or so, I have had a lot of people from all walks of SBC life—from smaller membership churches to larger membership churches, and entity leaders of the SBC, as well as many state convention leaders—really appeal to me to permit my name to be nominated. When Dr. Mohler called me in February, telling me he felt led of the Lord to do this, we prayed through it and talked about it. I could not be more excited about who is going to place my name in nomination. If the Lord lets me do this, it would be a joy to serve the churches of our convention and to work with them toward fulfilling the Great Commission in whatever way we can.
What Duck Commander is really selling - The Poached Egg Christian Worldview and Apologetics Network
Phil Robertson may not appreciate me writing about his business or his family. I’m what Phil would derisively call a “yuppy.” I don’t own camo, hunt, or have a beard. That’s not to say I’m some granola PETA-type; I’m a devoted carnivore who loves gumbo, fried fish, and even the occasional boudin link. Phil lives off the land and, frankly, doesn’t think very highly of the lifestyle the rest of us non-outdoorsy types choose to live. I dwell comfortably in the suburbs buying my groceries at Kroger where the butcher kindly dresses my meat. In some ways, Phil and I have about as much in common as Snooki and the Pope, which is why it may seem odd that I have been sucked into Phil Robertson’s world via the uber-popular Duck Dynasty reality show.