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JK Rowling Says Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Banned from the UK, Defending Free Speech

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is speaking up for free speech. The author was a featured speaker at Pen America’s New York gala where she brought up a petition signed by hundreds of thousands of individuals seeking to ban Donald Trump from coming to the UK. Rowling was at the ceremony receiving the 2016 Pen/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Though she said she personally finds things the GOP presidential candidate says “objectionable," offensive and bigoted” basic freedom of speech “protects my freedom to call him a bigot.” She added, If you seek the removal of freedoms from an opponent simply on the grounds that they have offended you, you have crossed a line to stand alongside tyrants who imprison, torture and kill on exactly the same justifications … If my offended feelings can justify a travel ban on Donald Trump, I have no moral grounds on which to argue that those offended by feminism, or the fight for transgender rights, or universal suffrage, should not oppress campaigners for those causes. Rowling understands what it’s like to have people want certain speech restricted. She brought up controversies surrounding her own works of fiction among some religious critics: My critics are at liberty to claim that I’m trying to convert children to Satanism. And I’m free to explain that I’m exploring human nature and morality. Or to say, ‘You’re an idiot,’ depending on which side of the bed I got out of that day. Her full speech—in which she also speaks out on behalf of Syrian blogger Tal Al-Mallouhi, jailed for posts written when she was 18— begins at the 1:48 mark in the video below.

Bishop sings to the Rolling Stones tune for flood victims - premier

An Anglican bishop has written a song to the tune of the Rolling Stones' song Paint It Black in a bid to help families facing "terrible conditions" due to flooding in Bangladesh.

Christian Aid Week // Big Brekkie - premier

Fond of a fry up? Partial to pancakes? If you share Jesus’ heart for people living in extreme poverty, join us with a Big Brekkie fundraiser.

Episode 201: Religious Liberty with Russell Moore - Phil Vischer

Radical Environmentalist Admits that Humans Are Exceptional

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Oceans Full of Design

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

New book on intelligent design by molecular biologist Douglas Axe

It’s not out yet, but the Kindle edition is only $12.99, so I pre-ordered it. That helps to get the book up in the bestseller lists. I’ll add it to my list of books that I am reading fo…

Hugh Ross on His Reasons to Believe |

As a new Christian, one of the first apologists that I encountered was Hugh Ross (it was an interview on TBN). I was amazed that there were Christians who interacted intellectually and scientifically with the faith. As a skeptic, it was helpful to make this discovery. In this short video, Hugh Ross shares a bit …

Book by Douglas Axe Shows the Key to Understanding Origins Is the "Design Intuition" -- Pre-Order Now!

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

OK, Seriously. What Is This Huge Fireball that Appeared Over New England?

Something very strange happened earlier this morning up in New England. What was it, you ask? Well, "they" will tell you they don't know. But we know EXACTLY what happened. And it’s not good. According to "official reports" from the "American Meteor Society" "meteors" are “extremely common” and nothing “out of the ordinary.” Hear that folks? Nothing to see here. Just move along.

World Magazine Tells David Coppedge's Powerful Story

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Here’s the Surreal New Coldplay Video for ‘Up&Up’ to Start Your Morning Off

Coldplay has released a new video for their single “Up&Up”, and unlike the goofy dance party video for “Adventure of a Lifetime” starring CGI silverback gorillas, this one is actually really cool. Seriously, this is some gorgeous surrealist filmmaking. Some of the imagery is a little trippy, but it’s one of the more artistic and gripping videos to the Coldplay catalogue. Take four minutes, and enjoy the video that works perfectly for a song off an album called Head Full of Dreams.

Christianity Is Not "Us Versus Them" | Paul Gould

I’m tired of politicians and prosperity “preachers” getting to define terms and paint us with their worldly brushes.  I’m tired of the “us versus them” brand of religion they throw around.  That’s not the gospel, and it’s not what Jesus is all about.  Please don’t misunderstand me.  I love America, and I am thankful for the earthly freedom my family and I enjoy because of it.  But have we forgotten what Kingdom we are citizens of?  Have we forgotten that one day both candidates (whoever they end up being), along with everyone else who has ever existed will bend the knee to our King, Jesus?  May we never allow some politician or false preacher to hijack the gospel and pretend to speak for us.  There is no room for “us versus them” in the gospel.

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1 Grace to You Radio

A one-minute radio feature where John MacArthur applies biblical truth to daily living.

2 The Eric Metaxas Show - The Show About Everything

The Beam Family talks about their hit film Miracles From Heaven and the incredible true story behind it. Listen here....

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Podcasts - The Eric Metaxas Show

British author and sports writer Duncan Hamilton shares his inspirational story: 'For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Marty.'

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Will Feminists Submit to (Transgender) Men?

I’m reminded of Corrie and Betsy Ten Boom, elderly single women in an even more dire time, ushered like cattle into the concentration camp in Germany, forced to strip down for inspection before doctors and soldiers. They submitted because to refuse would have meant death. Thank God, we’re not yet at that point. We still have a reasonable choice. We can still say no. Let’s not waste that powerful word while we have voice to say it with. No. We won’t subject ourselves or our daughters to such unholy submission. We won’t throw away our dignity by willingly handing ourselves, and especially our daughters, over to exposure in front of strange men.

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The Day I Dug My Daughter’s Grave

I thought about the psalmist’s words: “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:13–14). The Lord had been stitching her together perfectly cell-by-cell deep in the womb. Her life was not a waste. Her life wasn’t a pregnancy in vain. Nope, her life was exactly as long as God wanted it to be. It was an honor for my wife to be pregnant with Ann Mei for five months. And it was an honor that we could witness the few seconds of Ann Mei’s life outside the womb.

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Forgiveness Doesn't Mean Forgetting

Often, we’re terrified to forgive because we’re scared to be hurt over and over again. However, forgiveness doesn’t mean that I have to subject myself to being continually abused and used. In fact, I could be guilty of enabling a person if I’m their doormat. Forgiveness means that I’m going to protect and free myself from you by not carrying bitterness with me.

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May I Help You Discern Your Calling?

How God communicates his call to you for cross-cultural missions is a great and wonderful mystery. It does not involve less than all the factors that we call “wisdom,” but there is more. There is, in the end, you and your God, in communion, over time, inescapably bound together in a new direction of life. You cannot explain it fully. You can point to a dozen factors that God used. But in the end, soaked in Scripture, and captured by a need, and aching for his glory — you knew.

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Music to the Glory of God: A Google Hangout with Jeff Lippencott and Paul Plew Today at 4pm

Today at 4pm, we will be joined by Emmy-nominated composer Jeff Lippencott. Mr Lippencott served alongside Dr. R.C. Sproul in the sacred hymns project, Glory to the Holy One , and is responsible for the music on many of today’s most successful television shows. We will also be joined by Dr. Paul Plew, the chairperson of the Music Department and Director of Choral Activities at The Master’s College . Together, we will discuss the importance of music and art, and the call for Christians to worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

10 The Briefing 05-17-16 – AlbertMohler.com

What we’re looking at here is that the religious liberty of many Christian not-for-profit organizations was put at risk when the Obama administration put together the bureaucratic guidelines by which the Obamacare legislation would be implemented. Going back years ago now, Kathleen Sebelius, then the Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced that an exemption would be made only for churches and synagogues and temples, not for religious—including Christian—not-for-profit organizations. Later, under incredible pressure from Congress and only under that pressure, the Department of Health and Human Services came back and carved out what it presented as a limited set of exemptions. But Christian organizations seeing those exemptions understood that religious liberty was still on the line, that they were still in effect being coerced into participating in the culture of death, by even being required to participate by the triggering mechanism by which other coverage would be employed. We also see the fact that, going back to that exemption that was supposedly created by the Obama Administration, it really did nothing to protect the moral integrity of these organizations.

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A Crisis of Faith and Politics

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12 The Nuns Fought the Law (and the Nuns Won)

It’s an outcome that looked unlikely in the aftermath of the unexpected death of Justice Scalia. But in the end, to paraphrase the title of an old song, the nuns fought the law and the nuns won. And that is worth celebrating.

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Advert banned for mocking Jesus' crucifixion - premier

In its ruling, it said: "We considered that the way in which the ad made light of the subject matter, with the play on words "NAILED ON BONUS"; the jokey language of "BETWEEN 5-25 QUID", "dearly departed JC" and "sacrilecious Bonus", and the cartoon-style image of blood dripping from the hand pierced by the nail, a particularly sacred image for Christians, were likely to cause serious offence to some recipients.

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Modular Th.M. | Doctoral

The Th.M. in Theological Studies can be completed in a new modular format, allowing students to complete the degree with less than thirty days on campus throughout the length of the degree program.

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Are You My Mother?

Missional Motherhood is divided into two sections: “Motherhood in the Grand Plan of God: Nurturing Life in the Face of Death” and “The Everyday Ministry of Motherhood: Go, Therefore, and Mother Disciples.” Furman starts first by saying that missional motherhood is for every woman—regardless of whether you have physical children (15). While most motherhood books speak only to mothers with children at their feet, Furman reminds us we’re all mothers to someone because, as she says, “mother is a verb, too” (15).

17 Sometimes A Question is Better than an Answer

Last week, at a gathering of strategists on some tough cultural issues, a very good point was made: Sometimes the right question at the right time is the best way to have a conversation with someone with whom you fundamentally disagree.

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Has Science Disproved Prayer?

Atheists deploy science as an instrument to negate religion. Through the deployment of science, if they prove the ineffectiveness of prayer, they believe that they could deny God’s existence.

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The Spiritual Gift You Don’t Notice Until It’s Gone

You’re a servant. Administration is a service to those whose organizational vision you support. You’re there to make ideas happen. In those relationships, you work by a certain motto: make time and take work; don’t take time and make work—an easy equation to reverse. So you carefully weigh what questions or discussions are appropriate for an email, a call, a text, the next meeting, or an impromptu visit. Administration is also a service to those you lead. When God wanted to convey the nature of our service together, he didn’t give us an organizational chart but the image of a body. You’re a steward of the Spirit’s gift, channeling it with love for the unity and maturity of Christ’s body as every part does its job (1 Cor. 12:4–13:13).

20 The Faith of Christopher

The author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens never for a moment believed that Hitchens, whom he affectionately refers to as “Christopher,” converted. He wanted Christopher to convert because he loved him as a friend and because as a Christian he believed that if Christopher did not convert he would be lost forever and the two of them could never be reunited. But he never once concludes that Christopher did convert. This is the way Taunton ends his book: “For me, the debates, the late-night discussions, and the Bible studies conducted in the front seat of my car were never about winning or losing an argument. Let the bloggers and the people in online forums fight that out … I didn’t need Christopher’s conversion to feel good about myself or to reinforce a flagging faith in the claims of Jesus Christ. I have never doubted them. No, for me it was always about the struggle for his soul because I believe this verse: ‘I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.’” 

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A Transgendered Thought Experiment

At this point there is a pause in the conversation that seems to go on for hours. It lasts only a few seconds, but in those seconds a flood of thoughts enter your mind. You think about trying to get to the bottom of Rebecca’s feelings. You think about scheduling another meeting for tomorrow so you could call her parents and ask her what they’ve been doing to help Rebecca. You think about telling Rebecca what you see with your eyes, that she’s a perfectly normal looking, sweet 15 year old girl. You think about mentioning how concerned you are that it looks like she’s gone from 125 pounds to 95 pounds since the beginning of the school year. You think about presenting the biological facts about a healthy BMI and the importance of daily nutrition. You think about how you want to make sure no one is picking on her and how you’d like her friends to help Rebecca see what she can’t seem to see. Most of all, you think about how you wish Rebecca didn’t feel this way and how you want to do everything in your power to help her understand the way things really are.

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Your Sin Is Not What You Think

Against this bleak description of the root of our problem when handling of money, sex, and power, what also becomes clear is that this distortion of our souls isn’t what we were made to be. We were meant to know God and to glorify and thank him (Rom. 1:19–21). We were meant to see him and, by seeing him, reflect his beauty. We were meant to do that not by exchanging him for something, but by preferring him over everything. We were to glorify God by treasuring him over all treasures, enjoying him over all pleasures, desiring him over all desires, prizing him over all prizes, wanting him over all wants.

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Queen's Speech: Christian groups raise concern over extremism plans - premier

The biggest shake-up of Britain's prison system since the Victorian era was at the heart of the Queen's Speech on Wednesday, including plans for a Counter-Extremism Bill.

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Philippines president-elect vows to bring back death penalty in defiance of Church - premier

The Filipino president elect, Rodrigo Duterte, has said he aims to bring back death by hanging to the Catholic nation.

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Renewing Your Mind | The Mirror | May 18, 2016

Why did so many first-century Jews not receive Jesus as their Messiah? From a divine perspective, it was because God has chosen only some Jews for salvation, just as He has chosen to redeem only some Gentiles (Rom. 9:1-29). On the human level, which is established by the divine decree and does not operate apart from the Lord's sovereign ordination, the Jews rejected Christ because they followed the Mosaic law as if it were based on works, not faith (9:30-10:13). These Jews had God's inscripturated law as the clear revelation of His righteousness, and from the law's sacrificial system and Moses' prophecy, they should have known that they could not keep the commandments with the perfection required for justification (Lev. 16; Deut. 31:16-18). But they missed that truth and turned God's law into a system of works-righteousness. Dr. R.C. Sproul writes in his commentary Romans : "God did not give the law as a way for us to attain status in his family. The law was given to show us the righteousness of God. It was given so that we can see the perfect righteousness of God and by comparison see ourselves, warts and all, and despair of our own righteousness.

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God Was Placed in a Womb

Each abortion potentially robs Christ of an embodied, living worshiper — the kind God seeks to glorify both himself and his Son. Abortion is so wrong because it robs God of his highest prerogative in this world: a creature made in the image of Christ who worships God by the Spirit.

27 Ben Sasse on Twitter

Mr @realDonaldTrump RE: your @seanhannity interview: I do not hate you. I simply asked you some actual questions. https://twitter.com/teddyschleifer/status/733122952158416896 …

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8 Stats That Will Change the Way You Think About Wealth

If you are reading this article, that means you have access to either a computer, a laptop or a smart phone. You have electricity. You have a connection to the Internet. If you know where your next meal is coming from and you don’t have to worry about getting clean water, having shelter over your head and accessing medical care, you benefit from more wealth than many people throughout human history.

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Robin Wright Stands Up for Equal Pay, Demanded Same Salary as Kevin Spacey for ‘House of Cards'

It was the perfect paradigm. There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards … I was like: ‘I want to be paid the same as Kevin.’ I was looking at the statistics and Claire Underwood’s character was more popular than [Frank’s] for a period of time. So I capitalized on it.

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A Brief Biblical Case for Apologetics

I was recently asked for a list of memory verses relating to apologetics. Deciding which ones to keep and which to exclude turned out to be quite a challenge. Ultimately, I decided to list them topically in a way that laid out the case for apologetics, with examples, as briefly as possible. Obviously there are more I could have included, but I didn’t want this to get any longer than it already is! If you have a favorite passage that teaches or supports apologetics, feel free to add it in the comments.

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Banished cathedral bell ringer loses High Court case - premier

A former bell ringer at Worcester Cathedral has lost his High Court ruling in which he claimed church leaders were wrong to remove him from the Guild of Bell-Ringers.

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Church of Scotland considers online baptisms - premier

Premier consists of Premier Christian Media Trust registered as a charity (no. 287610) and as a company limited by guarantee (no. 01743091) with two fully-owned trading subsidiaries: Premier Christian Communications Ltd (no. 02816074) and Christian Communication Partnership Ltd (no. 03422292). All three companies are registered in England & Wales with a registered office address of 22 Chapter Street, London, SW1P 4NP.

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Why Christians Care About Economics

We know stealing and lying are wrong, but in our economy there are legal ways to get something for nothing and deceive others on a grand scale. Economists refer to one such practice as “rent seeking” which has been popularly described as an effort to grab a bigger slice of the economic pie rather than make the pie bigger. One familiar form of rent seeking is lobbying to gain an unfair advantage. Those with more money have more opportunity to obtain rents from the government. Thus these transfers of wealth tend to be from the majority of taxpayers to the rich, though sometimes, economic equals compete for rents.

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"Real answer to prayer" as kidnapped Chibok girl is found alive - premier

A Christian religious freedom charity has said it is a "real answer to prayer" that one of the 219 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls has been found alive.

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WORLD | Quiet calling | Sophia Lee | May 28, 2016

Teachers tell me they constantly feel the tension against their freedom of religious expression. For example, Brannam remembers some teachers telling her that wearing a cross necklace to school was illegal (not true). High school ASL teacher Cheryl Perez remembers receiving email complaints from teachers when she and her Christian club students partnered with Chick-fil-A for a fundraiser, calling the fast food company anti-gay. When she tried to tack fliers announcing Christian club activities, the activities director kept insisting she get approval first, even though he didn’t require that from any other clubs. During the National Day of Prayer, in which Perez and several other teachers and students gathered before school to pray, a teacher stood nearby wielding a sign of protest against praying on public grounds.

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Culture’s Definition of ‘Calling’ Is Different Than God’s

In today’s culture we throw the word "calling" around so nonchalantly. We act as if it’s some elusive, mythical creature like the unicorn. Sometimes finding your calling is easy, while other times it’s like trying to nail jello to the wall. About the time you get it nailed down you notice things start to slip. Over the years students have asked me how to know they are called to do something. My answer has always been the same, "If you can’t do anything else and be happy, then you’re called." If you can do anything else and be happy, then go do it.

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Jesus and Fear

Because here’s really what’s going on. Fear of man is that somebody wants to be, or you want somebody to be, the lord. So, think of if it in this way with me. Jesus is the only Lord, Jesus is the real Lord, but we’re talking about here functional, false lords. So think, if you will, over your life is a throne. And on it is written the word “Lord.” Someone sits on it. Somebody sits on it. In your heart, in your mind, somebody sits on it. Who is it? Who is it? Fear of man is when somebody other than Jesus sits on that throne. And what you want to do then is you want to please them and appease them, that’s what you want to do. You know what that is? Worship. So they’re the most important relationship in your whole life. What they think matters at least as much as God. You want them to bless you. You want them to never leave you nor forsake you. You want them to tell you, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Functionally, they’re your god. Again, this could be somebody who’s horrific and bossy and rude, somebody who is nice and sweet and kind.

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Why You Can Still Bet Your Life on Christ

What’s to be gained? Infinite happiness in heaven, as the wager is often presented. But a much stronger version goes beyond mere self-interest: if Christianity is true, then living a Christian life brings joy to God and can help other people in their journeys toward God. On the other hand, Pascal argues, if Christianity is false, one really hasn’t lost all that much. True, the person living a Christian life has a demanding moral code to follow, but that life has many benefits of its own. And anyway, the worldly pleasures one must renounce won’t bring deep, lasting happiness.

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Is It Impossible to Redeem Electronic Media? - Christian Research Institute

There is no scientific evidence for this accusation. Even if this physical theory of electronic media were true, in all fairness wouldn’t one have to apply it to other electronic media as well? Should films, whose images are made up of continuous-color-toned celluloid through which white light passes rather than multiple electronic dots through which colored lights are displayed, escape Postman’s criticisms? Are they not also intrinsically deceptive or bad? Or, worse, what about the mechanics of reading, Postman’s ideal medium of mental acuity? When reading, we see the individual splotches of ink on the page and our mind registers words, concepts, and impressions, all in an automatic, “thoughtless” process. Reading electronic text on a computer screen also presents a problem for Postman’s theory. When Postman wrote his criticisms in 1985, there was of course no Internet to bring electronic media to the desktops of American homes like running water. He could not have envisioned that the primary content of this new medium, ironically, would be words that are electronically composed of tiny electronic dots.

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http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2016/05/free-booklet-digging-for-evidence-by.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

As I have stated before, Peter S. Williams is one of my favorite thinkers and writers which is why I am excited to share that Christian Evidence is publishing a free 90 page booklet by Williams that "gathers together the archaeological finds of the past 50 years which have unexpectedly shed fresh light on the New Testament." Williams states: ‘I’m glad Christian Evidence are publishing this book because it’s one way of calling the bluff of influential but ignorant New Atheists who assert that there’s no evidence for the historical reliability of the Bible. Some so-called “sceptics” make rhetorical demands for evidence while turning a blind eye to relevant data from entire academic fields. Digging for Evidence will make some of the latest archaeological evidence relating to the New Testament freely available to all.’ The booklet, which includes links to articles, news reports and videos on the net, explores how modern archaeology illuminates and verifies the New Testament in three areas: Culture – people’s beliefs and practices Places – from urban centers to individual buildings People – people’s names, titles and relationships.

41 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: The latest news and thoughts for the apologetic-minded Christian.

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I'm Turning 40 Today. Can You Help Me Build a Well?

Today is my 40th birthday and I want to do something a little different to mark my transition into "middle age." I have been inspired to give to people who are less fortunate than me. Sadly, millions of people have limited access to fresh water. As a result, there is widespread disease and even death in many developing countries. In Uganda alone, for instance, one in five children under the age of five dies as a result of diarrheal disease, which could be largely avoided with safe water.

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Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on St. Athanasius

St. Athanasius (c. 296–373) was born and educated in the ancient city of Alexandria. Coming from a Christian family, he would go on to become the greatest theologian of his time. He assisted at the famous Council of Nicea in 325 when the historic Christian church condemned the influential heresy known as Arianism (the view that Jesus was the first and highest creature of God but not fully equal to God—this view is similar to the one advocated by present-day Jehovah’s Witnesses). St. Athanasius later became bishop of Alexandria, a post he held for 46 years, though he was exiled five times for his outspoken opposition to the vexing Arian heresy that continued to gain influence. St. Athanasius was an articulate, tenacious, and untiring defender of Nicene orthodoxy. He argued for the truth of such essential doctrines as the Incarnation and the Trinity.

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http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2016/05/counterpoints-richard-dawkins-vs-john.html

Richard Dawkins : "Imagine, with John Lennon, a world with no religion. Imagine no suicide bombers, no 9/11, no 7/7, no Crusades, no witch-hunts, no Gunpowder Plot, no Indian partition, no Israeli/Palestinian wars, no Serb/Croat/Muslim massacres, no persecution of Jews as 'Christ-killers', no Northern Ireland 'troubles', no honor killings', no shiny-suited bouffant-haired televangelists fleecing gullible people of their money ('God wants you to give till it hurts').  Imagine no Taliban to blow up ancient statues, no public beheadings of blasphemers, no flogging of female skin for the crime of showing an inch of it." 1 John Lennox : "You ask us to imagine with John Lennon a world without religion. Well I'd like you to imagine with John Lennox a world without atheism: with no Stalin, with no Mao, with no Pol Pot, today the heads of the three officially atheistic states. A world with no Gulag, no Cultural Revolution, no Killing Fields. I think that would be a world worth imagining too." 2 To see the other posts in our "Counterpoints" series, go here . Courage and Godspeed, Chad Footnotes: 1.

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1 Peter 3:13: Would a Sovereign God Ever Harm Us?

If you are Christ’s, no one in this world can ultimately harm you. They can only serve God’s good purposes for you and bring you greater blessing. In this lab, John Piper talks through the most difficult line in 1 Peter, explaining the role of pain in the Christian life and the promises God makes to the hurting.

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Premier Christianity on Twitter

The UK's leading Christian magazine, helping you to connect with God, culture and other Christians. Get your free sample copy at our website.

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Misunderstanding the Canaanite Hyperbole Argument | Clay Jones

One thing every professor knows firsthand is that too many of students either don’t read the assigned material at all (shocking!) or, if they do “read” it, they don’t read it carefully. Instead these students think they know enough about the book or article to discuss it intelligently (or not!). As I’ve said in previous posts , I really like Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan’s, Did God Really Command Genocide? , and I’ve learned much from it, but I’ve also found that a lot of people have misunderstood exactly how far they take the warfare hyperbole argument. It’s my experience that some Christians either haven’t read their book carefully, or they haven’t read their book at all, but they’ve heard their book uses the words “Canaanite” and “hyperbole” in the same sentence, and so assume they can waive away the killing of Canaanite non-combatants as hyperbolic.

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http://lukenixblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-review-who-was-adam.html

Introduction Ten years ago Dr. Hugh Ross and Dr. Fazale Rana of Reasons to Believe released their book "Who Was Adam?" that presented a scientific model the posited that Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis were the original pair of humans. They examined the latest discoveries and put forth predictions for the scientific community to evaluate. That book was one of my first apologetics books I read that convinced me of the historical accuracy of the Genesis account of origins. A decade later the authors have released a second edition ( softcover , Kindle , promo video ) that updates the reader on the latest discoveries regarding the origins of humanity. This is one that I have been anticipating for at least two years; let's see if it lives up to it. With this edition, Ross and Rana chose to keep the original edition intact in the first two parts of the book then evaluate the model in the third part. This review will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary of the book's contents to give the reader an idea of what to expect, but this review in no way should take the place of reading the book itself.

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This Changes Everything! by Steven Lawson | May 17, 2016

Not all Christians accept the doctrines of grace. They believe the Bible presents a different picture of salvation, one in which the will of man exercises itself to the exclusion of God’s sovereignty. Sadly, the picture more often than not encourages a lower view of God and a heightened view of man, which never leads to any positive outcome. As Dr. Lawson explains in this final lesson of the series, the doctrines of grace should lead Christians into a greater understanding and appreciation of their great, gracious God and His creation. Any other response would contradict the doctrines of grace themselves.

51 Pastor Says 'Prayer Doesn't Work' Atheist Billboards Will Awaken 'Pre-Christians'
52 Steph Curry: I’m Not Going to ‘Bash People Over the Head with the Bible’
53 Isn’t She Beautiful?
54 4 Reasons to Be of Good Courage in Suffering
55 What False Repentance Looks Like
56 What Is the Prayer of Faith?
57 Learning From History's Great Men and Women (Part 2 of 2)
58 The World’s Biggest Muslim Organization Wants to Protect Christians
59 No, ‘Moral Decay’ Isn't Happening More in America
60 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
61 Obama's Response to Little Sisters of the Poor Shows 'Total Misunderstanding of Faith,' Paul Ryan Argues
62 We must be governed by good news
63 Why Do I Need Forgiveness? Beware of the Wrong Answers
64 Sean McDowell on Twitter
65 James: Fire From Heaven
66 The Theology of Google Autocomplete
67 NOLAND, MARY ANNE
68 Lawmaker: Adoption Doesn't Have to Be this Expensive
69 FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it
70 FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it
71 The Briefing 05-18-16 – AlbertMohler.com
72 The Briefing 05-18-16 – AlbertMohler.com
73 Premier Christian on Twitter
74 Learning From History's Great Men and Women (Part 2 of 2)
75 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/18/opinion/a-bathroom-of-ones-own.html?_r=0&referer=
76 Little Sisters of the Poor, Facebook, Socialism, and ExxonMobil
77 Western Christian, Meet Chad
78 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/us/christopher-hitchens-was-shaky-in-his-atheism-new-book-suggests.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/
79 Learning From History's Great Men and Women (Part 1 of 2)
80 Sam Worthington’s ‘The Shack’ Adaptation Has Been Pushed to Next Year
81 ThinkChristian on Twitter
82 Why Christians Care About Economics
83 Will Europe's Third-Largest Church Punish Pastor for Multiple Affairs?
84 How to Teach God’s Law in an Authority-Averse Culture