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Any Sufficiently Vacuous Evolutionary Explanation Is Indistinguishable from Magic

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

Failed congressional candidate pleads guilty in plot to massacre Muslims: ‘We will be cruel to them’

Scandal Rap Sheet: 48 Reasons to Distrust & Despise the Media - Breitbart

The American mainstream media is filled to the brim with liars, frauds, partisans, cheats, plagiarists, and those who tolerate, defend and enable all of them. There is no American institution -- not the NFL, not the tobacco companies, not any corporation or enterprise regularly targeted by the media -- that engages in anywhere near the amount of fraud and dishonesty that serially oozes from Our Media Overlords.

Nas-Produced 'Shake the Dust' Shines Light on Global B-Boys

Documentary focuses on hip-hop's impact around the world via international breakdancing crews

3 Takeaways From My Recent Trip to Biola | TGC

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Biola University in La Mirada, California and attend a panel discussion on disagreement and civility, moderated by Rick Warren and featuring Cornel West and Robert George. Reflecting on this trip, I wrote down a few highlights from my time there and what I learned from the experience.

Prominent theologian finds joy amid incurable cancer diagnosis - On Faith & Culture

"The suffering of cancer raises raw questions about God, life, and death," says J. Todd Billings. "In this context, theological clichés are not enough."

A Brain Dead Pregnant Woman is Kept Alive for 54 Days and Delivers A Miracle Baby

This is a heartbreaking story that ends in a devastating way. It's always unbelievably sad to hear about someone passing away at a young age. The story of Karla Perez is devastating and miraculous at the same time.

'Risen,' New Movie About Jesus' Resurrection, Linked to Mel Gibson's Massively Successful and Gritty 'Passion of the Christ'

Will "Risen," an upcoming movie about the events following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, prove as successful as Mel Gibson's gritty and controversial "Passion of the Christ," the top-grossing Christian movie of all time?

Warm-Bloodedness in an Ocean Fish Stuns Evolutionists

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

Are You Good Enough for God? -- Ben Piershale Spoken Word

Ben Piershale shares a powerful story from the Bible about a woman and the issue of blood. He's reminding us that God is right here with us, no matter what! The key to the whole story is that we never find out this woman's name, because in reality she is to reflect on our own lives. She is being used as an example showing that none of us are perfect, but God loves us either way.

Christopher Hitchens debates William Lane Craig at Biola U: Does God Exist?

Here is the video of the debate has been posted: TOPIC: DOES GOD EXIST? MY NOTES ON THE DEBATE: (WC = William Lane Craig, CH = Christopher Hitchens) WC opening speech: Introduction: WC makes two co...

Two gay campaigners against same-sex marriage in Ireland

Keith agrees that the referendum is about children “because everyone knows marriage IS almost always about children – and because the government wants to change the section of the Constitution on the family.” But in order to have children, gay men like him either need to adopt or to use surrogacy. Surrogacy, he says, “turns children into commodities, putting adult desires above the rights of children, having babies made to order and wombs for rent.” If the referendum passes, as Mr Justice Kevin Cross, Chairman of the independent Referendum Commission, confirmed last week, it will make it very difficult for Irish law to give preference to motherhood and fatherhood compared with having two parents of the same sex.

Escaping Redemption With Don Draper

In the end, 'Mad Men' found that grace is a stubborn thing.

Suicide Promotion Is Now at Flood Levels in the Media

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

Watch a Man Age 16 Years in 3 Minutes Via Daily Selfie

Back at the end of 1998, before the term "selfie" had even been coined, JK Keller decided he was going to start taking a picture of his face every single day. He recently published the full grid of 16 years worth of daily photos on his website, and he also made an oddly mesmerizing time-lapse video of all the photos set to crazy music. According to his site, Keller plans to continue the project until he dies. "Initially, I thought of the project focusing on the differences that one can see in the self from day to day," he wrote. "As the project grew and grew, it became more about the process of the whole. I began to look at the long-term changes that occur parallel to the short term changes. These changes will become more and more apparent as the project ages 20-30+ years. Now I’m looking towards the end. It’s a morbid proposition, but something that must be faced." That is a lot of pictures ...

A New Way to Explore ID: Discovering Intelligent Design Curriculum Now Includes Online Learning

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

Here’s the Trailer for Hugh Jackman’s Documentary about Fair Trade Coffee, ‘Dukale’s Dream’

Here’s a look at a new documentary from actor Hugh Jackman—who is also an ambassador for World Vision Australia—about the impact fair trade coffee can have in the lives of farmers in developing countries. Dukale’s Dream releases later this summer ...

Watch U2 Pay Tribute to the Late BB King with ‘When Love Comes to Town’

Back in 1998, U2 released a song with blues legend BB King called “When Love Comes to Town” which was featured on the album Rattle and Hum. As Uproxx notes however, U2 hasn't played the tune live in more than 20 years. This week though, that all changed. Following the passing of The King of Blues—who was 89—U2 broke out the hit again in tribute to the music icon...

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1) Irish same sex marriage referendum shows division between radical Catholics and evangelicals

Jacob Zuma blames Christianity for South Africa's problems

Jacob Zuma is at the centre of a religious storm in South Africa after reportedly blaming the introduction Christianity in the 19th century for the continent's current problems.

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The Hardest Peace

Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old mother of four, died of breast cancer this spring. Rather than demanding death with dignity, Tippetts exemplified dignity while dying. Her final book, The Hardest Peace: Expecting Grace in the Midst of Life’s Hard , chronicles her journey. Tippetts tells her story with deep awareness that she won’t find the other side of cancer on this side of heaven. Many of us pray we never have to taste her particular brand of vinegar—but some of us will. Her experiences ensure readers they will find gain in the midst of loss, even if they lose their lives.

What Being Pro-Life Means in Light of the Death Penalty

Opposition by pharmaceutical companies to being used as agents of death has grown to such a crescendo that the Bureau of Prisons is almost certain to be unable to procure the three drugs necessary to execute Tsarnaev by lethal injection, which is the means in effect at the time of his conviction. The Bureau has gone on record to say they aren't in possession of the drugs (Rachel Maddow Show, May 19, 2015), and none of the companies that sell the three drugs will sell it for purposes of execution. So, practically speaking, this execution will hang in limbo until the death penalty is found to be unconstitutional, or its application is found to be unconstitutional as applied to Tsarnaev on grounds that it is cruel and unusual for an execution to hang (sorry) over a condemned man in perpetuity, or and I think this much less likely, the Bureau is allowed to substitute a different means of execution than that in effect at the time of his conviction due to the circumstances noted above.

The Bloody Business of Killing Sin

There is no death of sin without the death of Christ.  In our fight to mortify the flesh, we can attempt measures of self-control—“vows, penances,” as Owen refers to them—but sin does not die apart from the cross of Jesus Christ. Sin is a bloody business, and it is Jesus's blood, not the blood of bulls and goats, that has made the perfect sacrifice for its remission. We mortify our flesh when we remember his sacrifice. The book of Hebrews makes explicit connection between the ministry of Jesus and the Old Testament sacrificial system as described in Leviticus. Jesus is the priest (Heb. 2:17), and Jesus is the sacrifice (Heb. 9:12). As he stood at the entrance of the heavenly tabernacle, he did not bring a bull or goat. Though morally guiltless, he offered himself. It was the innocent blood of Jesus that was drained, collected, and spattered for the final work of atonement.

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What Ivy League Affirmative Action Really Looks Like — from the Inside

Second, these dramatic breaks rarely go to poor kids who are overcoming the challenges of ghetto schools. Many Americans, myself included, understand it is a real and substantial achievement — one that can’t be measured in test scores — to overcome extreme poverty and America’s worst public schools to compete with students from far more prosperous backgrounds. But the same reasoning doesn’t apply to the children of doctors and lawyers. Yet they get dramatic advantages as well. In fact, unless admissions committees gave rich black and Latino kids dramatic advantages, they wouldn’t be able to hit their diversity targets. At the Ivy League level, affirmative action is an enhanced-opportunity program for favored rich kids.


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Attention Children of the 90s: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ Has Been Added to Netflix

If you grew up in the ‘90s, there’s a good chance you spent some of your childhood watching Bill Nye the Science Guy perform sweet experiments while also attempting to replicate them in your parents kitchen. We’ve got some exciting news for you: You can now relive those magical times thanks to Netflix. The streaming content provider has added more than 30 of the original episodes to its on-demand library, so you can binge-watch your way through hours of demonstrations of baking soda volcanoes, homemade rockets and all manner of bow-tied fun. Because before he was debating creationists and giving lectures, Nye was every young millennial’s excuse to break out the household chemicals and create their own concoctions all in the name of “science”...

Why 'Overpaying' Workers Makes Biblical and Business Sense

Paul makes the case for why he, like other apostles and ministers, appropriately deserves compensation for his work on behalf of the gospel. But for our purposes, it is how he makes his case that is so instructive. Paul says that it is God (not merely Moses) who commands that as oxen work to tread out a farmer’s grain they must be allowed to eat whatever supplemental grain they want. In other words, these working oxen would be allowed “bonus” feedings over and above the normal feedings (analogous to wages) provided by the farmer. Then Paul indicates that God’s real reason for this command is to instruct employers — employers of oxen, yes, but primarily of human workers — that all who help produce a harvest are meant to share in the rewards.

Uni diversity officer could lose job after tweeting with hashtag 'kill all white men'

The Goldsmiths diversity officer embroiled in a racism row could lose her job after allegedly tweeting with the hashtag "kill all white men".

Former Abortion Clinic Owner: We Pushed Sex Ed on Kids to Create a Market for Abortion

Everett, who left the abortion industry after a Christian business counselor she hired lead her to Christ, also talked about how damaging government-funded sex education programs are. In her speech at the Rose Dinner, she took aim at the programs for stealing away the innate modesty of children and creating a rift between children and their parents. She says that the programs aim to teach children that talking to their parents about sex is uncomfortable and then they offer to be the people the children turn to for support. She says that girls are then provided with low dose birth control, which is ineffective if not taken at the same time each and every day, which is close to impossible for any teenager. When the girls get pregnant, they then turn to abortion clinics, she says.

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No one is lost beyond hope: remembering the incredible conversion of Saul

Life-Changing Sermons

Personally, I can’t have a fresh encounter with a passage of Scripture and preach the following Sunday; it doesn't give me enough time. I need three or four weeks to allow the truths to marinate in my own heart and become more deeply and practically understood. On the week of the sermon, I preach it aloud to myself many times. In doing so, both my understanding of the passage and the creative ways I communicate are deepened and developed.


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How Stories Help Us Love Our Neighbors

I also believe there’s more to stories—or any cultural artifact, for that matter—than the intent of the author. The work of artists (at its best) explores what it means to be human. We are propelled by love and desire, by hunger for “the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything” (to borrow a phrase from Douglas Adams). Stories can’t help but reckon with this sort of thing because they can’t help but be human. 


“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin”— they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars, and the moon— all of these simply are as well— yet what a ministry and service they render on our behalf! So often we impair God’s designed influence, which He desires to exhibit through us, because of our own conscious efforts to be consistent and useful. Jesus said there is only one way to develop and grow spiritually, and that is through focusing and concentrating on God. In essence, Jesus was saying, “Do not worry about being of use to others; simply believe on Me.” In other words, pay attention to the Source, and out of you “will flow rivers of living water” ( John 7:38 ). We cannot discover the source of our natural life through common sense and reasoning, and Jesus is teaching here that growth in our spiritual life comes not from focusing directly on it, but from concentrating on our Father in heaven. Our heavenly Father knows our circumstances, and if we will stay focused on Him, instead of our circumstances, we will grow spiritually— just as “the lilies of the field.

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What a civilization truly free of "irksome" Christian rules looks like. Via @ericmetaxas

Franklin Graham Says American Christians Are Being 'Bullied Into Silence' After Atheist Group Demands Air Force General Be Court-Martialed for Thanking God

The Rev. Franklin Graham has said that atheist groups are attempting to "bully Christians into silence" after the Military Religious Freedom Foundation called for an Air Force general to be court-martialed for giving credit to God at a National Day of Prayer event.

Scientists uncover big clue as to why men exist

(NEWSER) – Scientists have long wondered why men exist. Sex between males and females is simply not nearly as efficient as asexual reproduction. But now a group out of the UK is reporting in the journal Nature that, after looking at several years of lab-controlled procreation of the Tribolium flour beetle, they have found that sexual selection—the process by which males compete for females—helps species become fitter and more resilient to disease. "Competition among males for reproduction provides a really important benefit, because it improves the genetic health of populations," the lead researcher at the University of East Anglia says in a press release . "Sexual selection achieves this by acting as a filter to remove harmful genetic mutations, helping populations to flourish."

Novena: nine days of prayer with Premier – Premier Premier

Novena is an ancient tradition of prayer for nine days between Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday. Premier is resourcing a Novena to invite the Holy Spirit to bring fresh renewal to the Church and calls on churches across the UK to take part in an ecumenical act of unity and prayer. With free resources in digital format, Premier will bring your congregation together in prayer.

How to Build a Worm

Philosopher of Biology Paul Nelson describes the amazing process by which the worm C. elegans is constructed and how it points toward intelligent design. For more about the intelligent design of worms go to:

It's Not Just Boko Haram, Fulani Muslim Herdsmen Are also Killing Christians in Nigeria; More Than 70 Murdered in One Month

At least 70 Christians were killed in a central state in Nigeria in the past month, not by the Boko Haram terror group, but by gun-wielding Fulani Muslim herdsmen, who continue to burn church buildings and houses, even as newspapers remain silent about this emerging security threat.

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Battles A Christian During Lecture on Validity of New Testament / Jesus Christ

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi Battles A Christian During Lecture on Validity of New Testament / Jesus Christ

Character and Conviction

More concerning, the Barna study revealed that 16% of teens said they make their moral choices on the basis of “whatever outcome would produce the most personally beneficial results”. At an event in Toronto, I recently met a high school student who waited behind after I had spoken to ask me a question. “I am struggling with a friend of mine,” she explained, “who is a complete moral relativist. No matter how hard I try to encourage her to take a position, nothing works, she insists that ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ are just personal preferences. Do you have any suggestions?” I thought for a moment before replying: “Next time your friend says something like that, reach across and steal her iPhone. When she protests, reply: ‘You’ve persuaded me that morality is relative. I like your phone, so I thought I’d take it. After all, there’s nothing wrong with stealing phones, is there?’ I wonder if your friend might discover at least one moral absolute quite quickly.” I never heard how the story played out—I hope it may have worked but even if it did, it is hardly encouraging if moral bedrock is only embraced once it personally benefits us.

WORLD | U.S. aided arms flow from Benghazi to Syria | J.C. Derrick | May 18, 2015

Previous reports , including one by WORLD in 2013 , have linked U.S. involvement in Libya to arms flowing into Syria, but the new documents provide the first verification that contradicts administration officials and congressional Democrats who maintained there was no evidence to support it. The documents provide further confirmation that the CIA and the State Department—under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—received immediate intelligence that the attack was committed by al-Qaeda- and Muslim Brotherhood-linked brigades, even as Clinton and other officials claimed it was the result of rioting against a Muslim-bashing video.

5 Ways Porn Ruins Relationships

"As a guy, I know the temptations involved with pornography" Can we stop with this rhetoric that says that it's normal for guys to struggle with porn, but if women struggle, it's the exception? I would say that in this internet age, the temptations are everywhere for both genders to see and be tempted by. As you point out, porn is extremely isolating-- but I would argue that it is even more isolating for women, because the conversation in the church (when the church dares to even talk about porn) is all about how MEN struggle, and women feel completely alone. I appreciate that throughout the article, you used he/ she when referring to porn users, but the phrase I've quoted still sends the message that it's totally normal for guys to struggle with porn, while for women, it's not. Just my 2 cents :)

12. Why did Jesus have to die?

Dr. Andy Bannister ( ) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Why did Jesus have to die?". Want to read more widely on this question? Check out "The Cross of Christ" by John Stott ( ). This video is episode 12 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media. More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": More about RZIM Canada:

Pope's 'angel' remark sparks devilish debate -

"When the Pope presents the medal to the president or head of state, he offers a few words of explanation of the gift as well as an invitation to a commitment to peace on the part of the recipient. Each one of us must be for others and for the world an 'angel of peace.'"

B. B. King, My Soundtrack for Suffering

Such a response is all the more striking, given the blues’ obscurity on modern radio. I’ve been a fan of the blues for nearly two decades, but at most it usually garners a one-hour radio program here, a weekly program there—usually on jazz stations (which face a struggle of their own). The Bay Area, where I live, has relatively plentiful blues airtime, with two separate stations devoting a combined six hours a week to the form. But it’s rare, perhaps impossible, to find radio stations dedicated to the blues, outside of those on satellite or the Internet.

Keeping Hope in the Midst of Bad Headlines

We see this truth throughout the biblical narrative. Suffering is rarely mentioned in the New Testament without a mention of the blessings that accompany it. One of my favorite quotes is by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a man who knew of the coexistence of joy and pain all too well as he encouraged South Africans in their struggle for human rights. He says, “There is no such thing as a totally hopeless case. Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness, with all the worst that we can imagine. God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos, and God can do so always, can do so now—in our personal lives and in our lives as nations, globally. Indeed God is transforming the world now—through us—because God loves us.”

For the Glory of God: Southern Seminary 2015

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11. Do all good people go to heaven?

Nathan Betts ( ) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Do all good people go to heaven?". Want to read more widely on this question? Check out the book "The Prodigal God" by Tim Keller ( ). This video is episode 11 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media. More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": More about RZIM Canada:

Consider Religious Freedom in Trade Negotiations, Senate Unanimously Tells Obama

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted unanimously to add a religious freedom amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which could be the first time that Congress asked presidents to take religious liberties into consideration when negotiating international trade agreements.


A case could be made that what separates Reformed believers from the rest of the evangelical church is less the competing doctrinal perspectives of Calvinism versus Arminianism and more the competing perspectives on the value of doctrine. That is, we who are Reformed, because we affirm particular doctrines, are quick to affirm that doctrine matters. This ought not surprise us, since it goes back to the start of the Reformation. When the Roman Catholic humanist scholar Erasmus wrote his Diatribe against the wisdom of Luther, he took a rather slippery stance, arguing less against any particular idea and arguing more for the wisdom of not being too particular. Luther responded in the classic The Bondage of the Will , saying, Spiritus Sanctus non est skepticus —“the Holy Spirit is not a skeptic.”

The Gospel Coalition

I had the benefit of attending The Gospel Coalition's 2009 conference, and was deeply impacted by the variety and high caliber of speakers. Having all of the talks (including workshops!) available for free is an immensely valuable resource for the spiritual growth and continued development for every church leader, whether layministers or paid. I highly recommend downloading each session.

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Lindsey Graham Running for President Because 'World Is Falling Apart;' Plans to Formally Announce June 1

"I think at the end of the day, if I know now — then what I know now, a land invasion may not have been the right answer, but Saddam Hussein was firing at American planes patrolling Iraqi skies under international law. He was killing his own people. The biggest mistake we made was leaving Iraq without a follow-on force against sound military advice," Graham argued, before going on to say that the main mistake was withdrawing all forces.

Payday Lending 'Grinds the Faces of the Poor Into the Ground,' Russell Moore Says; New Left-Right Christian Coalition Seeks to End Practice

"Every day clients walk into my office with tears in their eyes and defeat in their hearts," said Claudette M. Humphrey, project director for Catholic Charities of Northern Kansas. "Predatory lending has brought them to me on the brink of homelessness, the brink of financial ruin, even the brink of suicide. Predatory lenders are destroying lives. I see it every day and there was a time, not long ago, I lived it. We must rise up and declare in one united voice: No more."

Spirit-Empowered Leaders Gather for What Could Be Largest Christian Pentecost Celebration in Israel's Modern History

JERUSALEM — At the 11,600-seater Jerusalem Pais Arena in Israel Monday morning, workers here were busy trying to get the brand new 40,000-square-meter facility ready for what could be the largest Christian Pentecost Sunday celebration in the Jewish nation's modern history.

'American Sniper' DVD Sales to Raise $1 Million for Wounded Warrior Project

The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps verterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces who've sustained mental or physical injuries since 9/11, is expected to receive up to $1 million in donations from DVD sales of the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper" that was released on Tuesday.

What the Earliest Non-Biblical Authors Say About Jesus (Free Bible Insert) - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

The earliest non-Biblical accounts of Jesus match the record we presently have in the New Testament. The story of Jesus was not distorted over the years , and even if we lost every Biblical manuscript on the planet we could still re-assemble the ancient details of Jesus’ life, ministry and nature. The Old Testament prophets predicted Jesus as the Messiah, He was born miraculously, had a powerful earthly ministry, suffered and died on a cross, rose from the grave, and demonstrated His Deity in the Resurrection. Jesus alone has the power to save us. The earliest non-Biblical authors have a lot to say about Jesus, and their words confirm and verify the eyewitness Gospel accounts we have in the New Testament. Visit the homepage to download this month’s free Bible Insert so you can easily recall what the earliest non-Biblical authors say about Jesus.

13. What about those who haven't heard of Jesus?

Nathan Betts ( ) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "What about those who haven't heard of Jesus?". This video is episode 13 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media. More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": More about RZIM Canada:

Jack Black Is Teaming Up with the Director of ‘Nacho Libre’ Once Again

The team behind Nacho Libre is reuniting. Director Jared Hess, the filmmaker behind films including Nacho Libre and Napoleon Dynamite , is working with two New Girl writers on a new movie called Micronations . The comedy will reteam Hess with actor Jack Black in a story that, according to Variety , is about “a lovable oddball [who] finds a place to belong among the bizarre and ridiculous world of ‘do-it-yourself countries,’ inhabited by a motley crew of eccentrics and visionaries who have declared their own backyards sovereign nations … or ‘micronations.'” In a statement, Hess explained, “Once I learned that there were people within the United States who have created their very own countries, I knew I had to make a movie about them” ...

The New Totalitarians: Change Your Religious Beliefs or Else

New York Times columnist and gay-rights advocate Frank Bruni thinks we need to change our religious beliefs about marriage, too—since, he says, interpreting the Bible is filled with subjectivity and uncertainty. Therefore believers shouldn't take it too literally on matters of sexuality. "So our debate about religious freedom," Bruni says, "should include a conversation about freeing religions and religious people from prejudices that they needn't cling to and can indeed jettison, much as they've jettisoned other aspects of their faith's history, rightly bowing to the enlightenments of modernity."

Is Evolution a Religion?

We are sure that many people will find the question posed as the title of this chapter a little strange. Surely, evolution is about the origin and development of life-forms on earth—what has this got to do with religion? Evolution is science, isn’t it? And we are told that it has got to be separate from religious belief—at least in the classroom! Well, let’s see if evolution fits the bill as a true science as opposed to a religious belief. In order to do so, we must define some terms.

God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: The Bible or the Qur’an: There's No Comparison

A Thicker Kind of Mere

M ere Christianity” is actually a phrase Lewis borrowed from the seventeenth-century Puritan divine Richard Baxter. Baxter lived in Restoration England when various Protestant groups were beginning to develop a keen sense of denominational consciousness and competition. He did not like the labels Episcopalian, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, or the like. He preferred to be called a mere Christian or, as he also referred to himself, a mere Catholic. He understood the importance of Christian unity for the renewal of the church in his day. “Do not your hearts bleed to look upon the state of England,” he asked, “and to think how few towns or cities there be (where is any forwardness in religion) that are not cut into shreds, and crumbled as to dust by separations and divisions?” Baxter did not call for the abolition of denominations as such, but he wanted to relativize them in light of an undergirding core commitment to Christian essentials.

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53 Leadership Leprosy
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56 9 Stupid Things I Did as a Pastor
57 Secret Heroes
58 'The Redemption of Don Draper'
60 80s Fantasy Movie Review: "Ladyhawke"
61 Crossway on Twitter
62 Report: Suicide Rate for Young Black Children Has Doubled in Recent Decades
63 John McCain Calls Fall of Ramadi 'One of the Most Disgraceful Episodes in American History;' Blasts Obama for Pulling Troops From Iraq
64 Truthbomb Apologetics: Is Our Universe Simply the Winner of a Universe Lottery?
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66 Five Things Every Christian Should be Doing with God's Word
67 Innovative Apologetics: Defeating the Fuming Foolishness of New Atheism
68 Book Review: "Creative Church Handbook" by J. Scott McElroy
69 When Hope and History Rhyme
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71 What is Marriage to Evangelical Millennials?
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73 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
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76 Dr. Brown Confronts an Attack on Christianity in the Military
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