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Why should we use the word “faith” if belief is actually the most reasonable inference from evidence?

How Objective Beauty Fuels a Culture | Stand to Reason

When we believe in objectivity, we are free from the beholders…. If subjectivity is the only reality when it comes to beauty, and a girl goes to school and everyone says, “You’re fat and unattractive,” and she picks up magazine after magazine, and there’s not one woman of color in it, not one woman with her body shape, not one woman her mother’s age, then beauty being “in the eye of the beholder” is not liberating; it is the ultimate tyranny because the only reality is what those guys in high school say in judgment about you…. The reality becomes, ultimately, what a few people tell us….

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BREAKING: Attack on Coptic Christians leaves 23 dead in Egypt https://www.premier.org.uk/News/World/Attack-on-Coptic-Christians-leaves-23-dead … pic.twitter.com/0YzTGM6IIU

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The Point: Loser

But, what drives ISIS is something much more than the word “loser’ suggests. They’re living out of their deeply held beliefs about God, humanity, and history—beliefs that are not just mistaken or wrong but are, at root, evil in their rejection of God and truth.

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By itself the Great Commission does not explicitly state that one is to use apologetics in evangelism. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Imagine for a moment that this was where the New Testament writings concluded. Christians and non-Christians alike would be left with a significant amount of speculation as to the role apologetics plays in evangelism. Thankfully, we were not left with an abrupt end to the story of the Christian church and its expansion. For example, the Apostle Paul, in Acts 17:16-34 , not only reasoned in the synagogues, but also in the marketplace. Furthermore, Paul is also found preaching to the “Men of Athens” and quotes from Aratus’s poem “Phainomena” ( Acts 17:28 ). Paul is not talking to believers only, but to “all people” who God “commands . . . to repent” ( Acts 17:30 ). Now former Christians may not accept the Bible as true, but they at least have to accept that Christians believe it to be true, and thus a proper understanding of apologetics is intended not only for the disciple but also for the believer.

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Take Up and Read: Mere Christianity

Given its dependence on Judaism and the Hebrew Bible, historic Christianity has always been a textual and literary religion. Because of their belief in a verbal, propositional revelation in Scripture (Old and New Testaments), Christians, like Jews before them, have been known as People of the Book. With that bookish past, I think Christians have good reason to be vigorous and dedicated readers.

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The Science of Sinning Less

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

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How Oxford and Peter Singer drove me from atheism to Jesus - The Veritas Forum

I grew up in Australia, in a loving, secular home, and arrived at Sydney University as a critic of “religion.”  I didn’t need faith to ground my identity or my values. I knew from the age of eight that I wanted to study history at Cambridge and become a historian. My identity lay in academic achievement, and my secular humanism was based on self-evident truths.  As an undergrad, I won the University Medal and a Commonwealth Scholarship to undertake my Ph.D. in History at King’s College, Cambridge.  King’s is known for its secular ideology and my perception of Christianity fitted well with the views of my fellow students: Christians were anti-intellectual and self-righteous.

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Ben & Jerry’s Proves Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Is Not Marriage | The Stream

I think you’re missing his over all point – though each individual person is certainly different and brings their own “flavor” to any relationship, there is a uniqueness brought by the union of man and woman that is not present in the union of man and man or woman and woman. This is present on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. That is also why the particular ability/inability of some couples to reproduce does not invalidate the uniqueness and still separates it from the same sex union. I understand (maybe assume is the better word) that this paradigm is not one that you subscribe to. But it’s one that as a Christian I live by.

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What is the Core Reason Kids Leave the Faith?

In his book The Four Loves , C.S. Lewis makes a distinction between “Gift-love” and “Need-love.” As for Gift-love, he gives the example of a father who works and plans for the future well being of his family, even though he will die without seeing them benefit. As for Need-love, Lewis gives the example of a lonely and frightened child who comes to its mother’s arms for comfort and protection. Such love is neither selfish nor improper, because children are intended to have nurturing mothers, and mothers are intended to care for their kids.

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Six Ways Men Can Support Women’s Discipleship

As you do programmatic planning for Bible, development, or other discipleship training, keep in mind that not all of these teaching spaces need to be gender-specific. When possible, offer them to all members of the congregation (along with childcare support, if possible). “Many women are unsure of how to use their gifts in discipleship or teaching, but they are eager to learn and serve others,” says Melissa Kruger, women’s ministry coordinator at Uptown Church. “Inviting women into these training opportunities communicates, ‘You are needed in the body and we want to help you minister effectively to others using the gifts you’ve been given.’” She attends a church that offers a “how to teach the Bible” course. “Both men and women are encouraged to attend,” she told me.

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One Essential Oil

Throughout the Bible, anointing with oil symbolizes consecration to God (as in Exodus 28:41; Luke 4:18; Acts 4:27; 10:38; 2 Corinthians 1:21; Hebrews 1:9). The act of anointing does not, as some claim, automatically confer grace and remit sin. Rather, it is a “means of grace,” which accompanies prayer, for those who believe. Like fasting, anointing is a kind of handmaid of prayer, or an intensifier of prayer — a way to reach beyond our daily patterns in unusual circumstances.

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84. Is the God of the NT & OT the same?

Bobby Conway answers the question "Is the God of the New Testament the same God in the Old Testament?"

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The Nature of Apologetics

The Nature of Apologetics By Dr. Richard Land Recently I read an article titled “Apologetics: Preaching to the Choir” by a former evangelical, Neil Carter. Neil begins his article with the claim that “Apologetics isn’t for the lost; it’s for the already saved.” He goes on to state, “The only people who are ever impressed with the arguments therein are people who are already ‘within the fold’. . . . On the other hand, I know of three people in a single town who deconverted reading Lee Strobel’s Case for Christ.” – Neil Carter Neil goes on to criticize apologists Greg Koukl’s and Tim Keller’s arguments for the Christian faith. Is Neil correct? Are apologetics only effective in keeping people in the pews? No, and yes. I hope the following summary helps people understand the nature of apologetics and why it is not merely for the edification of the saved, nor is it merely for evangelism and missions. While Neil’s article’s initial premise is fallacious, it would be insensitive to engage Neil’s claims solely on the basis of logic, without considering the challenges of his own personal experience with the church.

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Priest and churchgoers kidnapped by IS militants in Philippines - Premier

He said: "The guerrilla group, which is a radical group, which subscribes to the ideology of Islamic State - it wants to see a Caliphate - it wants the Philippines to be part of that - [it] is threatening to kill the hostages unless the government backs off and removes its troops.

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Turkey rejects U.S. scolding for violence against protesters https://world.wng.org/content/turkey_rejects_us_scolding_for_violence_against_protesters … #TheSift pic.twitter.com/ZMTI66M790

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What Is the Role of Apologetics In Evangelism?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org A special HBU Convocation featuring a discussion between William Lane Craig and Lee Strobel on the campus of Houston Baptist University. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains short clips: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

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Tennis star turned pastor boycotts Qantas over same-sex marriage http://ow.ly/7AhE30c42hD  #tennis #marriage #qantas pic.twitter.com/Ii0l8TDwXC

24 Was Jesus’ Resurrection a Physical Resurrection? Part 2

Jesus’ Body Was Recognized. The usual words for ‘seeing’ ( horao , theoreo ) and ‘recognizing’ ( epiginosko ) physical objects were used over and over again of Christ in his resurrection state (see Matt. 28:7, 17; Mark 16:7; Luke 24:24; John 20:14; 1 Cor. 9:1). Occasionally Jesus was not initially recognized by some of the disciples, some perhaps supernatural. Luke says of one occasion that ‘their eyes were prevented from recognizing him’ (24:16) and later ‘their eyes were opened and they recognized him’ (vs. 31). However, often there were purely natural factors, such as their perplexity (Luke 24:17–21), sorrow (John 20:11–15), the dimness of the light (John 20:14–15), the visual distance (John 21:4), the suddenness of Jesus’ appearance (Luke 24:36–37), the different clothes he had on (John 19:23–24; 20:6–8), or their spiritual dullness (Luke 24:25–26) and disbelief (John 20:24–25). In every case the difficulty was temporary. Before the appearances were over there remained absolutely no doubts in their minds that Christ had arisen in a literal, material body.

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How Do We Know There Is a God?

What people often do not realize is that even if God appeared on the earth (which He has, in the person of Jesus Christ), we did not exist in eternity past and do not know the future, so we cannot prove by any human standard that He is eternal. Our understanding is limited, so we cannot prove that God knows all. And our limited perspective renders us incapable of proving God’s standard of morality as absolute and true. Not only that, but by our own fallible standards, our “telescopes are short-sighted,” and we cannot determine if He is the only God that exists inside (or outside) the universe. So, even if we could observe and scientifically test God by our own standards of operational science , we would be unable to prove all of His divine, eternal attributes because of our own limited mortality.

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“Forensic Faith should be utilized by many as they seek to gain a better understanding of the Christian faith." ( https://goo.gl/Qw9kLO  ) pic.twitter.com/BOFTZQyjX0

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The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

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Is It Better for Moms to Stay at Home?

My heart breaks for moms who would give anything to be able to be home with their kids, but circumstances of all kinds keep them in the workplace. If this is you, know that God knows your heart, that he has called you to the work he is giving you, and that he will bless your family even as you are obedient to him in these hard things. There may be other legitimate reasons God is sincerely and surely calling you to make the sacrifice to work outside the home. The most important thing is to seek him and be obedient to the call he is giving you.

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Mark 8:34–38: Being Ashamed of Jesus Is Deadly

If no one in your life knows you are a Christian, you probably aren’t one. In this lab, Pastor John reminds us that heaven is only for those who were unashamed of their Savior on earth.

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How Atheism Fails To Explain A Beginning To The Universe

The beginning of our universe is evidently troubling for atheists judging by their responses. For a start philosophical reasoning shows that it is not possible to have an infinite regress of past events. Couple that with persuasive scientific evidence from cosmic expansion and the second law of thermodynamics, and we needn’t doubt that the universe had its finite beginning in the Big Bang.

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How to Have an Effective ‘Missionary Encounter’ with Culture

The church in our day faces the same challenge. In the midst of a secular culture with its narratives (e.g., “you have to be true to yourself,” “you have to do what makes you happy,” “no one has the right to tell anyone else how to live”), how do we form Christians shaped more by the biblical narrative? But we also face something different: communication technology. In a digital era, a person can daily absorb thousands of words and hundreds of ideas that can undermine the power of what happens in face-to-face interaction. In this situation, how do we form people who are distinctly Christian?

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What to Say When Your Friend Struggles with Anorexia

A person with anorexia does not believe that they are acceptable to anyone in their present physical state. This mindset needs to be challenged. Let your friend with anorexia know that even in the midst of their struggle you still love them and want to be with them. Let them know that they are not an outsider, but welcome in the community of believers. Accept their battle, don’t reject it.

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William Lane Craig vs Alex Rosenberg | "Is Faith In God Reasonable?" | Purdue University

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On February 1st, 2013 at Purdue University, Dr William Lane Craig participated in a debate with Dr Alex Rosenberg on the topic, "Is Faith In God Reasonable?" Over 5,000 people watched the event on the Purdue University campus along with tens of thousands streaming it live online from around the world. 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/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefaith

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20 Quotes from Tony Reinke’s New Book About Your Smartphone

While a full-length TGC review is forthcoming, I’ll take this occasion to state that Reinke’s book is convicting and hope-giving. What I appreciate about Reinke’s book is that it doesn’t merely provide a checklist of behaviors to change but an entire approach—a worldview—to establish. He wants to help Christians be deliberate, others-minded, and God-honoring in their use of smartphones rather than being used (mastered?) by them. Not only is Reinke well versed in the latest research (look at the footnotes), but he grounds all he does in the timeless truth of God’s revelation. I think it’s fair to conceive of this book as a biblical theology of technology. If you’re like me and have often felt convicted about your smartphone use, then pick this book up. I know it’ll serve you well. 

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Terrorists Kill 26 Christians on Church Bus Trip to Popular Monastery

The move to attack Coptic civilians outside of church services is a worrisome development. Thomas compared it to attacks perpetrated against Copts by militant groups in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He views the attacks as connected, and an effort to disturb Egyptian stability.

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BREAKING: YouTube removes investigative video that exposes Planned Parenthood

As Live Action News reported this morning, The Center for Medical Progress released a new video exposing the horrific discussions behind-the-scenes of a National Abortion Federation annual convention. Hours after its release, the damning video has been removed by YouTube for “violating YouTube’s Terms of Service.” No other information has been made publicly available.

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Consider Each Other How to Stir Up Love

Let’s read it. Verse 24: “Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.” Here is the focus for your life. Here is what you aim at from morning till night as a Christian. Notice carefully: it is not what you might expect. It is not: consider how to love each other and do good deeds. That would be Biblical and right. But it’s different: “Consider how to stimulate each other to love and good deeds.” Focus on helping others become loving people. Aim at stirring up others to do good deeds. And of course the implication would also be that if others need help and stirring, we do too, and so we would be aiming at what sorts of ways we can think and feel and talk and act that will stir each other up to love and to do good deeds. The aim of our lives is not just loving and doing good deeds, but helping to stir up others to love and to good deeds.

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It may just be that Evil disproves Atheism...

The most commonly cited objection against the existence of God is in fact an argument for His existence. #Apologetics

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Homosexuality and Old Testament Laws

My brother is openly gay and points to Old Testament passages that we don’t observe today to justify his lifestyle. How can I lovingly answer him? http://www.equip.org , 1-888-7000-CRI

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Should the Church Get with the Times and Embrace Gay “Marriage”?

We’re told that times have changed and that many Christians now realize our understanding of the Bible is antiquated and that we need to embrace gay “marriage.” Should we? This is Dr. Brown’s response.

46 The Briefing 05-26-17 - AlbertMohler.com

Now as the Christian considers this kind of issue, we need to remind ourselves that the Christian biblical worldview is grounded in the sanctity and dignity of life as God’s gifts all the way from fertilization until natural death. Our satisfaction with the conditions of our life are not, biblically speaking, the grounds for our dignity nor for our understanding of life as a gift from the Creator. The biblical worldview has absolutely no room whatsoever for the notion of personal autonomy that is so clearly behind this kind of argument. For that matter, it’s not just behind the argument, it’s right in the front of it. Here you have very undisguised, absolutely bold assertions of personal autonomy and also of our secular notions of personal identity. We come back to the fact that the biblical worldview tells us that believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are to find our identity in Christ, never in ourselves. This shows something of the pernicious danger of human beings trying to find identity on our own terms, or even by looking within ourselves.

47 The Briefing 05-26-17 - AlbertMohler.com

Now as the Christian considers this kind of issue, we need to remind ourselves that the Christian biblical worldview is grounded in the sanctity and dignity of life as God’s gifts all the way from fertilization until natural death. Our satisfaction with the conditions of our life are not, biblically speaking, the grounds for our dignity nor for our understanding of life as a gift from the Creator. The biblical worldview has absolutely no room whatsoever for the notion of personal autonomy that is so clearly behind this kind of argument. For that matter, it’s not just behind the argument, it’s right in the front of it. Here you have very undisguised, absolutely bold assertions of personal autonomy and also of our secular notions of personal identity. We come back to the fact that the biblical worldview tells us that believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are to find our identity in Christ, never in ourselves. This shows something of the pernicious danger of human beings trying to find identity on our own terms, or even by looking within ourselves.

48 The Briefing 05-26-17 - AlbertMohler.com

Now as the Christian considers this kind of issue, we need to remind ourselves that the Christian biblical worldview is grounded in the sanctity and dignity of life as God’s gifts all the way from fertilization until natural death. Our satisfaction with the conditions of our life are not, biblically speaking, the grounds for our dignity nor for our understanding of life as a gift from the Creator. The biblical worldview has absolutely no room whatsoever for the notion of personal autonomy that is so clearly behind this kind of argument. For that matter, it’s not just behind the argument, it’s right in the front of it. Here you have very undisguised, absolutely bold assertions of personal autonomy and also of our secular notions of personal identity. We come back to the fact that the biblical worldview tells us that believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are to find our identity in Christ, never in ourselves. This shows something of the pernicious danger of human beings trying to find identity on our own terms, or even by looking within ourselves.

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Letter to Teens Unboxing Their First Smartphone

There are not many people who buy a phone intending to use it to harm others or to look at pornography. But where your heart is, there your technology will be also. The way you use your technology reveals your heart. It shows whether your heart is oriented toward God and toward finding true joy and satisfaction in him, or whether you are attempting to find counterfeit joy and satisfaction in the things he forbids. At any moment, your heart has a purpose for your phone. Yes, thank God for your smartphone, plead with him for wisdom to use it well, and guard your heart.

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Renewing Your Mind | Confidence in the Gospel | May 26, 2017

Our union with Christ is at the heart of the glorious gospel, and as Christians, we are called to be united with Him in His sufferings. Today, Stephen Nichols sets our eyes on Christ, our confidence, that we might know His power in suffering.

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