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The Problem of Evil: The Role of Eternity and Free Will (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #57) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner examines the role eternity and free agency play in helping understand why an all-powerful, all-loving God would allow evil to exist in the universe

William Lane Craig lectures on the moral argument at Georgia Tech

This video has 3 parts, as well as questions and answers in individual clips. For those who cannot watch the video, you can read this essay by Dr. Craig which covers exactly the same ground as the …

Democrat Nancy Pelosi joins the mainstream media in defending MS-13 gang from Trump

By now, everyone has heard that Donald Trump, in answering a question about MS-13 from Fresno, CA police, called MS-13 gang members “animals”. The Democrats and their allies in the main…

What Does It Mean to Live in Post-Truth?: An Interview with Abdu Murray - Bible Gateway Blog

Increasingly, Western culture embraces confusion as a virtue and decries certainty as a sin. This cultural phenomenon led the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary to name post-truth their word of the year in 2016. How can Christians offer truth and clarity to a world that shuns both?

Philippians 2:9–11: Worthy Is the Lamb Who Was Slain!

You may not bow to him now. You may not bow to him next year. But a day draws near when every knee will bow before Jesus Christ.

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The Apologist's First Question

I have little doubt that the single greatest obstacle to the impact of the Gospel has not been its inability to provide answers, but the failure on the part of Christians to live it out. I remember well in the early days of my Christian faith talking to a close Hindu friend. He was questioning the experience of conversion as being supernatural. He absolutely insisted that conversion was nothing more than a decision to lead a more ethical life and that, in most cases, it was not any different from other ethical religions. I had heard his argument before.


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Islamicize Me Day 6: The Prophet's Drinking Game

The Halal Heroes continue their adventure as they learn that water is clean and drinkable no matter what's floating in it! To visit Vocab's channel: To visit Jon's channel: PATREON: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: ... MINDS: WEBSITE:

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What did you think of the #RoyalWeddding sermon? Justin Welby has praised Rev Michael Curry saying it “blew the place open” and it was “raw God”. Did it strike the right cord or was it too long? How long is the perfect sermon?! Tune in @PremierRadio

Islamicize Me Day 5: Dunk Your Flies!

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Why Christian Apologetics Is Not A Discipline

Years ago at an apologetics conference I heard Winfried Corduan say, “Apologetics is not a discipline, it’s a practice.” This was something I had been saying for a while, so it was refreshing to hear him say it. It was similar to what Gary Habermas had told me a few years before. I asked him if he could recommend a school or program for getting a Ph.D. to do apologetics. He said to get a Ph.D. in a discipline, like history, and then do apologetics from that field. This made sense. However, it seems that many apologists today want to just “do apologetics” without being a specialist in a field. Being an expert just in apologetics is to not be an expert at anything.

Did Jesus Really Exist?

"No, he didn't!" some skeptics claim, thinking that this is a quick, powerful lever with which to pry people away from "the fable of Christianity." But the lever crumbles at its very first use. In fact, there is more evidence that Jesus of Nazareth certainly lived than for most famous figures of the ancient past. This evidence is of two kinds: internal and external, or, if you will, sacred and secular. In both cases, the total evidence is so overpowering, so absolute that only the shallowest of intellects would dare to deny Jesus' existence. And yet this pathetic denial is still parroted by "the village atheist," bloggers on the internet, or such organizations as the Freedom from Religion Foundation.

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Fr. #Richard J. #Neuhaus – 1998“ #Respect for the #dignity of others includes treating them as rational creatures capable of being persuaded by rational argument, even in the face of frequent evidence to the contrary” (American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile)

How to Use Questions to Help Defend Your Faith

In our post-Christian culture, it's becoming more and more common for believers to have their faith questioned. I have many students come up to me and ask how they can better defend their beliefs when challenged. You may have had such an experience. Or, perhaps you don't have a lot of people who challenge your faith specifically, but they hold to a particular belief that runs contrary to traditional mores and you'd like to be more effective at communicating your views to them. Here are two steps to help you do just that.

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Is Biblical Truth No Different Than the Yanny vs. Laurel Debate? | The Stream

Let’s take John 14:6 and Acts 4:12 as examples. In John, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.” In Acts, speaking of this same Jesus, Peter said, “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

3 Reasons to Give up Apologetics

The first time I approached a church about teaching apologetics, I received an all too common response from the pastor: “We teach the Bible, we don’t need that.” As I listened to his sermon, I couldn’t help but see the irony in his appeals to missionary work. He said, “They will know you by your fruits”, a clear message from Jesus at the Sermon on the Mount. So the pastor wanted his congregation to go out and win hearts and minds for Christ… without providing any reasons!? Apologetics is clearly a piece of the endeavor but putting the term ‘apologetics’ on the mission appears to complicate the ask.

The Biggest 'Contradiction' in the Bible

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"God Hates Gun Violence": "while we support the legitimacy of owning guns, given the violence of our land and God’s hatred of violence, we also see a need to regulate the purchase and use of guns" … via @CTMagazine


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God, Patience, and Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. In the beginning God created the universe. In the beginning God created time, space and matter. In the beginning God created time…the second, the 60 second minute, the 60 minute hour and the 24 hour day. Genesis denotes each day with an evening and morning which is used for 24 hour days. The 3rd day He brought forth vegetation. That day also had an evening and morning. How exactly did that vegetation survive the lightless evening that was millions of years long? He didn’t create the sun and moon until the 4th day. Did God not know how long it would take the moon to orbit the earth? Of course He did…one 24 hour day, the very day He created when He created time itself. And how long for earth to orbit the sun? Just as he designed it…a collection of 365 24 hour days each consisting of 60 60 second minutes just as he created them. Then there is Jesus, who did the actual work (see John 1:1 following) who said “Jesus answered, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’”.

Why Christian Theology Needs (Former) Atheists

Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis’s personal secretary, once commented to the great Christian writer about a clever inscription engraved on an atheist’s tombstone: “Here lies an atheist. All dressed up with no place to go.” Not bemused, Lewis quipped: “That atheist probably wishes now that were true.”

Determinism's Self-Destruct Button

“The problem with [determinism] is that without freedom, rationality would have no room to operate. Arguments would not matter, since no one would be able to base beliefs on adequate reasons. One could never judge between a good idea and a bad one. One would only hold beliefs because he had been predetermined to do so. . . . Although it is theoretically possible that determinism is true — there is no internal contradiction, as far as I can tell — no one could ever know it if it were. Every one of our thoughts, dispositions, and opinions would have been decided for us by factors completely out of our control. Therefore, in practice, arguments for determinism are self-defeating.” (Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions, 128-29).

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25 When Fear Seizes You

When fear seizes you, all your ability to think rationally evaporates. Life becomes overwhelming, and the promises of God are thrown out the window. When Moses sent the spies into Canaan to gather information for the people of Israel, fear of the looming giants became much more visible than any of the blessings Canaan had to offer. Although they obediently gathered fruit from the land, their report focused on all the seemingly impossible obstacles they faced.

Cuba Plane Crash: 10 Evangelical Pastors, Their Wives Among 110 Dead

Ten evangelical pastors and their wives are among the 110 people who died in a plane crash near La Haban in Cuba on Friday, their church has confirmed.

Testing the Gospels From John to Hippolytus | Cold Case Christianity

I am confident the Gospels were written early and were not corrupted or altered over time . As a new investigator of the claims of Christianity, I examined the case for early dating and became convinced the Gospels were written within the generation of the eyewitnesses. But how do we know whether or not the early accounts were corrupted over the years? One way to test the content of the Gospels as they were passed down from generation to generation is to simply compare what was written about the Gospels by those who had direct contact with the eyewitnesses. I’ve written about the New Testament Chain of Custody in Cold-Case Christianity ; when testing the validity of a piece of evidence in a particular case, we need to establish who handled the evidence from the time it was first collected to the time it is presented in trial. When it comes to the Gospel eyewitness accounts , we must examine what the students of the Gospel authors said about the text, then what their students said, then what the next generation said, and continue this examination down through history, comparing the statements and quotes to determine if the message of Scripture has changed.

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The Gospels are Downright Embarrassing

Have you ever noticed that the Gospels contain an unusual amount of embarrassing material? It’s all over really. When you think about it, including this data seems counterintuitive to the spread of Christianity. After all, if the disciples’ goal was to reach more people with the Gospel, wouldn’t it have made sense to leave out the gaffes? Wouldn’t it have been in their best interest to portray themselves only in a positive light?

Objective Morality: Much Ado About Nothing?

Imagine the confusion this created, as the storms dissipated in some areas, and continued in others! Parents and students wondered exactly when school would start. Instead of providing a definite starting time for county students, the officials based the starting time on, at a minimum, two variable factors: the weather conditions at the student’s home, and each person’s idea of what it means for a storm to be “over”. This, of course, varies widely; In my opinion, a storm is “over” when it no longer poses a serious threat of damage. My aunt, who was terrified of storms, would insist that a storm isn’t “over” until the sky is clear for at least an hour!

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20 Quotes on the Story of Scripture

The following 20 quotes caught my attention as I read Trevor Laurence’s helpful book,  The Story of the Word: Meditations on the Narrative of Scripture  (Wipf and Stock, 2017). The only way back to the tree of life is to trust in the one who hung upon the tree of death. (11) Anger isn’t opposed to love. It’s  part of  love. Anger is the loving response to anything that threatens what we cherish. . . . A God who doesn’t get angry is a God who doesn’t care about justice. A God who doesn’t get angry is a God who doesn’t love. (14) In Genesis 15, God walks through the pieces to show that he would rather die than break his word. In Jesus Christ, God walks the lonely path to the cross where he  will  die in order to keep his word. (19) Though God had every right to demand the life of a sinful human,  God himself provided the sacrifice that he required . . . . All of us deserve to die for our sins, but God provides the lamb for the sacrifice—the lamb of God, Jesus Christ. Rather than having Abraham offer up his beloved son, God the Father will offer  his  beloved Son in glorious fulfillment of his covenant of grace.

Jen Wilkin Has Found God’s Will for Your Life

The book’s practicality isn’t confined to the body of the text. Each chapter closes with verses for continued contemplation, personal application questions, and a paragraph prompting us to craft a prayerful response to God. The full offering will toss readers into the deep end of practical theology. But we needn’t do these exercises to benefit from the book. Wilkin knows us well. She has given us what we can handle, but also enticed us with more.

Be the Elephant in the Room

So, keep walking into rooms and uncomfortable situations. Break the mold, the glass ceiling, the barrier! Why? Because organizations need you. They need the diversity of thought to address the challenges of ministry in our increasingly diverse communities. And, because the next generation is watching. They are watching to see if we can walk into organizations and change them. Be you who you are, no matter how different that is from those around you. Be the elephant in the room.

The Evidence For Jesus' Resurrection, Part 6: Facts (4) and (5) The Postmortem Appearances To Paul and James

This is part 6 in a blog post series on the evidence for the historicity of Jesus’ resurrection. The Minimal Facts Case for the resurrection of Jesus is what I’ve been defending the past 5 articles, and in part 2, I explained what a minimal facts approach is. Part of a minimal facts approach is a two-step process: (1) establishing 5 historical facts through the use of “the criteria of authenticity” and (2) discerning what the best explanation is for those 5 facts. In part 3, we saw that the historical evidence that Jesus died by Romans crucifixion is overwhelming, establishing the first of the five minimal facts. In part 4, we examined several pieces of evidence that Jesus’ tomb was found empty by a group of his women followers the following Sunday after His crucifixion. In the previous blog post, we saw that the historical evidence is strong that Jesus’ twelve disciples had visual experiences of Jesus after His death.

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Eric Metaxas: 'Sacred-Secular Divide' Is From 'the Pit of Hell'

"What am I trying to do there? I am trying to send out a message that God called me to have this conversation, to have this conversation just as much as He has called me to have a conversation with John Stonestreet, N.T. Wright or whoever," Metaxas said. "It is all part of Jesus' world. I want listeners to know that. I want to train Christians who listen to the program to understand that you can talk to someone who doesn't agree with you and you can talk to someone who is agnostic or someone who doesn't even think about religion and be respectful to them."

How do laws require fine-tuning?

Examples are provided for how changes to the laws of physics would have rendered the universe life-prohibiting. We're limited in the scenarios that we can evaluate but the development of even Conway's Game of Life points to some challenges inherent in getting interesting self-replicators even in that context of cellular automata.

Errors in the Bible?

At SMU Dr. Frank Turek was asked, “How do we account for the errors of the scribes in the New Testament since these documents were handed down from one person to the next and what if these errors are not simple and interfere with the teachings of the scriptures.

Archeology has offered substantial confirmation of the New Testament

Archeology has offered substantial confirmation of the New Testament. There is no question that the New Testament takes place in the real historical world of the 1st century Roman empire. Cities like Jerusalem, Antioch, Rome, Athens, and Corinth have been thoroughly excavated. But archaeology also confirms extremely small details mentioned in the NT. For instance, we’ve found the pool at Bethesda mentioned in John 5:1-15, the pool of Siloam mentioned in John 9:1-7, the synagogue at Capernaum where Jesus preached (Luke 4:31-36), the ossuary of the high priest Caiaphas (Matt. 26:57-67), a 1st century house from the village of Nazareth where Jesus grew up, inscriptions naming Pontius Pilate prefect of Judea (Luke 3:1-2), Gallio proconsul of Achaia (Acts 18:12-17), and proconsul Serguis Paulus of Cyprus (Acts 13:6-13). The fact that archaeology confirms not only the general setting of the gospels, but very incidental details of the narrative, serves to substantiate the reliability of the biblical authors.

Bishop of Kensington says the church will always be there for Grenfell Tower survivors - Premier

Speaking of how churches will always be there to listen, he said: "Local churches and faith communities have a really important place to play in this and some of the local churches have done some fantastic work in the last 12 months. At the time of the fire, they were the ones who immediately opened their doors and were able to provide a sense of shelter and comfort and place to go to and when the official response was a bit slow to get going, I think since then there’s a lot of local churches trying to offer some support and strength to people."

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