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This 22 year-old-girl, Rifqa Bary, always believed she was born into the Muslim faith and there was no escape -- until she got on her knees and prayed to Jesus. He responded in a way she will never forget. Rifqa shares her story with the world, and spreads the name of Jesus.

Michigan Teen Carries Brother 57 Miles in Shared Battle With Cerebral Palsy: 'Walking Is His Biggest Struggle'

For the second year in a row Hunter Gandee took off on a long walk with some extra cargo to raise awareness for cerebral palsy.

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SES Conference

Welcome to the 2015 annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA). Every year, Southern Evangelical Seminary hosts one of the largest apologetics events in the country. Join us on October 16-17, as we discuss this years theme, "Ideas Have Consequences."  Every consequence, whether good or bad, ultimately begins with an idea. This year's conference will equip Christians to engage in today's most prevalent ideas, encouraging attendees to speak words of grace, so they may "know how...to answer each person" (Colossians 4:6). Help us spread the word by sharing your thoughts on our facebook page --

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Watch this Piano Virtuoso Recreate the Theme from ‘Zelda’

Let piano wizard Andrew Johnson take you back to the days when you could spend hours in front of a Nintendo exploring mythical worlds, with this dramatic Zelda-themed performance ...

Here’s a New Look at the Upcoming 007 Movie ‘Spectre’

Last night during the NBA Finals broadcast, viewers got a new look at the upcoming 007 film Spectre. Along with some of the foreboding dialogue featured in the first teaser—about Mr. Bond being as helpless as a “kite dancing in a hurricane” (that’s some real evil villain stuff)—the new, minute-long spot shows all of the chases, gun fights and romance you’d expect in a James Bond movie. Spectre hits theaters in November ...

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Innovative Apologetics: Sorry Atheists, Reality Requires God

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Renewing Your Mind | Canonicity | June 10, 2015

Why does God Almighty place such infinite and eternal weight upon our hearing His Last Word in His Son? Why is that concentrated hearing the divine remedy for our own weaknesses, our deliverance from trial and temptation, and the hidden spring of all our fruitfulness as His people? It is because the Lord Jesus Christ is the very best God has to offer! The Old Testament prophets were honored to look forward to Him (Heb. 1:1). As Luther once said, “Israel was the womb in which the Son of God was prepared.” Now, the enthroned Christ (after He has purged our sins with his own blood, sitting “at the right hand of the Majesty on high,” Heb. 1:3) is the fullest fruit from the womb of truth. He is the fulfillment of every divine promise (2 Cor. 1:20). He is the fullest and final revelation of who the invisible God truly is, for John 1:18 says: “No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known” (that is to say, Jesus “brought out” or “exegeted” in His own person exactly who God alwa

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12 Social Media Marketing Trends for Small Business

Facebook’s domination of social media marketing despite the fact that most marketers are uncertain of its impact should concern small businesses. Without the benefit of a marketing team creating a strategy complete with goals and measurement, small businesses have a harder time evaluating marketing efforts. They may have simply embraced the notion pushed by marketing agencies and media that Facebook is THE place to be, an inexpensive way to market to a targeted audience. As a relatively new marketing platform with plenty of buzz, Facebook’s hype could be clouding its true potential for small business.

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Could Facebook Be Helping to Reduce Abortions?

Why It Matters: The number of abortions is decreasing across the nation—and no one knows why. Pro-lifers claim that it’s mostly due to the plethora of state-level restrictions. Pro-choicers will claim it is due to increased birth control and government-funded healthcare. Both sides are likely to be at least partially correct. The decrease is likely due to a broad range of causes, many of which we may not even be aware are influential. 

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"My Ransom" - Doxology

"My Ransom" music video by Doxology, from their new album, O Great Redeemer. Purchase it now on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/album/o-great-redeemer/id979907484 . Check out the Biblical Worship Department of Southern Seminary at sbts.edu/biblicalworship - a division of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry ( sbts.edu/bgs ).

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Another Jesus

If it did, this would have immediate consequences for the Church’s ecumenical conversations.  Groups that preach another Jesus and another Gospel are rightly regarded by us now as heretically non-Christian, and  thus the Orthodox Church does not have an official ecumenical dialogue with Mormons (that I know of) or with Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Our message to them is simply “Repent and believe”; we do not meet with them for wine and cheese to discuss Christology at conferences or produce scholarly papers at symposia about the thought of Joseph Smith or Charles Taze Russell.  In the same way, any church group or denomination which officially commits itself to blessing homosexual activity or gay marriage is preaching another Jesus, and Orthodoxy should also suspend any official ecumenical dialogue with them.  We badly misread the homosexual debate if we regard it simply as another moral issue (like abortion), and a debate over whether or not a particular activity is sinful.  It is more basic than that.  It is not simply a moral issue; it is a Christological one.  If we continue ecumenical dialogue with groups that bless homosexuality, at best we are wasting our breath.

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Not Your Average Paedobaptism

It took awhile to sort out the complexities involved with baptism, specifically the infant variety. The “click,” the light bulb, and the “Aha!” moment occurred when someone helped me ask the right questions like, “Whom does Scripture include within the new covenant people?” As I tinkered with the idea of a covenant people, the meaning of the covenant sign started to take shape.

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Romans 9:9–13, Part 2: Why God Chooses Whom He Chooses

God’s electing love is one of the most challenging realities in the Bible. In this lab, John Piper digs down underneath the doctrine of election to try and understand why God chooses who he chooses. How do the true sons and daughters of God become his children?

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How Do I Find a Mentor?

What I want for you, Caleb, is not to find a person, but to find people. First, there’s Dan. He was my college Young Life Leader and is currently the first call I make when the decision is too big or the situation is too hard. And you know what’s interesting about Dan? I could probably write all of the advice he’s ever given me in fewer words than the article you’re currently reading. He doesn’t go on an on for an hour a week about his life, he listens and does life with me. And because of that example, I’ve learned from Dan how to be a husband, father and relationship builder. Did he ever sit me down and give me a sermon on parenthood? No. He’s never spoken a word about it. I’ve just watched him work and tried to copy his moves.

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Are You Discontent?

Providence basically means that God is at work to bring about all things that come to pass. He is involved in the details; he upholds and governs all things as with by his Fatherly hand (as the catechism says). This means that whatever happened, is happening, or will happen comes with divine sanction. What’s more, Christians in particular should be encouraged to remember that God’s providence means that he is working all things together for his glory and our good (Rom. 8:28). When I am discontent about the past, present or the future then I am bucking against God’s rule, questioning his wisdom, and doubting his love. If we are discontent then we must remember the comforting doctrine of God’s providence.

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Ask Pastor John

Daily audio clips of John Piper answering tough theological and pastoral questions.

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Distraction Down Under: Hillsong Drops Mark Driscoll from Conference

“However, I do not want unnecessary distractions during our conference,” he wrote. “... It was clear to me that Mark’s attendance had the potential to divert attention from the real purpose of Hillsong Conference, which is to see people leave encouraged in their own spiritual journey.”

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How Do I Make Christ Appealing?

Have you ever been overcome with despair as you wonder how to get through to your friend who is presently a stubborn professing Christian? Have you looked into the eyes of an unbeliever and asked yourself how you might bring them to Christ? Have you wondered how you might appeal to them and somehow have them follow the Savior? If you are a pastor, have you sat in your study and wondered how you might help people to “get it”?

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American Pastor Saeed Abedini Attacked & Beaten by Fellow Prisoners | American Center for Law and Justice

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For Summertime or Anytime: A Summer Reading List for 2015

Do we read by seasons? To some degree, we probably do. Summer promises the opportunity to pack a stack of books that otherwise might not fit in the schedule. Every serious reader needs to read some books just for the sheer thrill of reading. A good book brings more than pleasure, of course, but pleasure in reading is not to be taken lightly. In this list I suggest some new and current books that brought me pleasure and satisfaction as I read them, and as I now share them with others. The list is heavily weighted to history and historical biography. No apologies there — these are the books I recommend this season for summer reading. Each earned its way on this list. By the end of the summer, perhaps you will have your own list to share as well. 1. Erik Larson, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (New York: Crown Publishers).

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Help Me Teach the Bible: John Piper on Philippians

In this inaugural episode of Help Me Teach the Bible, I talk with John Piper, founder and teacher of  Desiring God  and chancellor of  Bethlehem College & Seminary , where he recently taught through the book of Philippians. He called this teaching a “dream come true.” Topics in this interview (download:  part 1 | part two ) include: 

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Podcasts - The Eric Metaxas Show

Larry Taunton and Eric take listener calls from Texas, California, and Arkansas, mainly on the subject of how well-meaning Christians should stop trying to win arguments and instead err on the side of simply showing the love of Jesus.

21 Is There Objective Truth? | Reasonable Faith

Dr. Craig, life has become absurd to me. Having had conversation with several individuals in my school years have taught me that most do not think that there is such a thing as truth, rather the word is only a matter of opinion and therefore has not absolute meaning. At the end of my conversation it has been revealed to me that anything that is not a scientific fact is false, and that this thing truth is only a coping mechanism that human being have created to make it appear that life has meaning but in reality it has none. How do you as a Philosopher/Theologian deal with this? I am anxious for your response!

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When Marriage Is Miles Away: On Long-Distance Dating

If you have friends that have done same-city dating, you likely have friends who have wrestled against sexual impurity. It may not be every couple’s battle, but anyone in premarital counseling will say it’s extremely prevalent. Long-distance dating doesn’t eliminate temptation in this area (presumably you’re spending at least a few weekends in the same town), but it limits it tremendously. A lot of energy in same-city attractions is expended in the daily fight to restrain the impulses toward sexual intimacy (sex is, after all, the right culmination of all Christian dating when the dating ends in marriage). That fight is much more focused and occasional when the relationship is long-distance. In a day and age in which sexual immorality is excused, celebrated, and even legislated, these benefits could not be sweeter.

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J.I. Packer: Taking God Seriously

About the book: "Explaining the essentials of the faith, renowned theologian and author J. I. Packer outlines the core commitments that are common to those of us who profess belief in Jesus. Here is a call to discipleship in mere Christianity—the business of taking God seriously."

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The Gift of Addiction

Follow the trail of wreckage from all our futile efforts and it will lead to a loving God who offers what has always been ours… himself… the water that quenches the raging addict’s thirst… the transcendence we looked for everywhere else when he was with us the whole time.

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Which Way, Evangelicals? There is Nowhere to Hide

The reality is that it cannot. This is a moment of decision, and every evangelical believer, congregation, denomination, and institution will have to answer. There will be no place to hide. The forces driving this revolution in morality will not allow evasion or equivocation. Every pastor, every church, and every Christian organization will soon be forced to declare an allegiance to the Scriptures and to the Bible’s teachings on marriage and sexual morality, or to affirm loyalty to the sexual revolution. That revolution did not start with same-sex marriage, and it will not end there. But marriage is the most urgent issue of the day, and the moment of decision has arrived.

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Does Charging People to Hear the Gospel Devalue the Message of Salvation?

Christian conferences are often pitched as life-changing opportunities to fellowship and inspire spiritual growth through the sharing of the Gospel by popular pastors and singers with major followings in the Christian community. With tickets to some of these events costing up to $799 to register, according to an investigation by The Christian Post, concerns are being raised about the monetization of the Gospel that the Bible declares is free.

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming and Modern-Day Pharisees

There are many forms of online shaming: The angry blog, the critical tweet, the vicious comment on Facebook. Whatever the method—people try to hurt people. Sometimes the shaming escalates into a mob, a faux-community that latches on to the negative verdict and piles on. Under the pretense of righteous indignation, the mob licks its chops as it goes about demonizing, diminishing and destroying its target.

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Our message to "Christians" advocating gay marriage: "Repent and believe."

Groups that preach another Jesus and another Gospel are rightly regarded by us now as heretically non-Christian, and thus the Orthodox Church does not have an official ecumenical dialogue with Mormons (that I know of) or with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Our message to them is simply “Repent and believe”; we do not meet with them for wine and cheese to discuss Christology at conferences or produce scholarly papers at symposia about the thought of Joseph Smith or Charles Taze Russell. In the same way, any church group or denomination which officially commits itself to blessing homosexual activity or gay marriage is preaching another Jesus, and Orthodoxy should also suspend any official ecumenical dialogue with them. We badly misread the homosexual debate if we regard it simply as another moral issue (like abortion), and a debate over whether or not a particular activity is sinful. It is more basic than that. It is not simply a moral issue; it is a Christological one. If we continue ecumenical dialogue with groups that bless homosexuality, at best we are wasting our breath. At worst we are adding credibility to what Paul called “another gospel”.

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How to Understand Psalms | Jean E. Jones

In other words, I’d been looking for the “conclusion” in the physical conclusion. But in Hebrew poetry, the central point is often in the center! Compare all the stanzas equal distance from the center to understand psalms with chiasm, and you’ll find the poet’s thought progressions.

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One Solitary Life

He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village, where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book, never held an office, never went to mmentllege, never visited a big city. He never travelled more than two hundred miles from the place where he was born. He did none of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied him. He was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While dying, his executioners gambled for his clothing, the only property he had on earth. When he was dead, he was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend … All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned put together, have not affected the life of mankind on earth, as powerfully as that one solitary life.

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I’m Unemployed. Should I Tithe?

Funny thing is that within that Acts passage there were those who gave but also those who received. Some people are in a position to give out of the little they have and some people are in a position where they need to humble themselves and receive. Our family for years gave well above the 10%. When both my wife and I lost our jobs we had little money and I had no unemployment because churches don't have to pay into the unemployment insurance and the one I worked for didn't. We were in a receiving season. We didn't have an income and literally needed others just to put food on the table. In both instances you have to humble yourself and either say, "this money is not mine and what do you want to do with it God?" Or "I have no way to take care of myself and need the help of those God has given me." Believe me, as a dad that second one can be incredibly humbling.

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Why You Should Stop Searching for ‘The One’

What I’m saying in this book is look, you don’t need a chapter and verse for this; you don’t need to be a church person for this; here’s what we know experientially: That the relationship is the key to happiness, and getting involved sexually on the front end of a relationship masks unhealthy relationships and ultimately undermines sexual satisfaction. Because every married couple and every couple that’s been together 15 or 20 years who has a healthy sexual relationship would tell you that it’s the relationship that drives the sex, not the other way around.

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Indiana Marijuana Church to Host Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Inside Newly Purchased Church Building

Indiana's First Church of Cannabis, an organization that is expected to test the limits of the state's new controversial religious freedom law by using marijuana recreationally during its services, has purchased a former church building as its worship center where it plans to host Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

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Christian Massacre Prevented in Pakistan After Muslim Leaders Stand Up to Islamic Imams Inciting Mass Attack; 22 Muslims Arrested

A massacre of Christians in Lahore, Pakistan, was prevented back in May partly due to three Muslim leaders standing up against other Islamic imams inciting a mass attack on Christians for alleged blasphemy. A total of 22 Muslims have so far been arrested in the incident.

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Seinfeld: Political Correctness Ruins Comedy

Jerry Seinfeld made the news recently for comments he made about political correctness during an interview on ESPN’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd . Referring to his standup comedy tours, he said, “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.'” He then went on to relate his 14-year-old daughter’s misconception of sexism to that of college kids: “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist'; ‘That’s sexist'; ‘That’s prejudice.’ They don’t know what the f— they’re talking about.”

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WORLD | Smart mercy | Marvin Olasky | June 13, 2015

Apple also provides practical tips for hospital visitation; interacting with those who are blind or deaf or elderly; and helping those grieving the loss of a child or a marriage. He tells how to set limits, how to help some in a family when others are irresponsible, how to respond to requests on the street or at night, how to help adult sons, and more: A common denominator is that “saying YES” for short-term benefits “will only cause more pain and will not help.”

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Why a ‘yes’ to gays is often a ‘no’ to evangelicalism (COMMENTARY) - Religion News Service

The problem for evangelical gatekeepers is that they have to double down on rejection whenever a leader’s condemnation is not severe enough. When the editor of Christianity Today does not distance himself from “fellow evangelical” David Neff or The New York Times reports on a “brother in Christ” named Vines, the gatekeepers must spring into action.

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10 Reasons Why Spiritual Disciplines Matter in Church Revitalization

Thom Rainer and I have talked often about the process of church revitalization. Both of us recognize, though, that knowledge of revitalization is hardly enough to turn around a church; the process cannot be separated from the personal walk of the leader who longs for church renewal. Below are ten reasons why spiritual disciplines matter in church revitalization.

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4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution

I understand what you’re saying. I guess my view is that if we’re going to say our beliefs and our lives are going to be lived according to the Bible, then maybe the Bible in fact is where we SHOULD start. The creation story is not presented as metaphorical. It’s presented very much as fact. Adam and his descendents are included in the genealogical records in the Bible. This is more or less stating that we should accept evolution as a fact because for the last 100 or so years scientists have been saying it is so. Scientists also use to think the world was flat. Just because scientists says it is so doesn’t mean it is. There is also scientific evidence backing up a young-earth theory. Everybody, christian and secular, starts with the idea they want to be true and tries to find evidence to support it. Hopefully, if they’re honest, if the evidence doesn’t support their theory they will admit this. Often people don’t. They don’t want to give up their belief, so they twist their findings to support it. This can happen to both secular and christian scientists alike.

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The Final Scene of 'Pitch Perfect 2' Now Makes Sense

With most of the core of the Barden Bellas (spoiler alert) graduated college, it'll be interesting to see how the eventual writer will reunite them. More interesting still will be if the studio will be able to reach deals with stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, who apparently made about $2 million each for Pitch 2 . For the original 2012 film, each earned low-six figure amounts.

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Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: The Case For Life

I have been quite excited to read Scott Klusendorf's The Case For Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture ( paperback , Kindle , GoodReads , Video Trailer , Interview , Life Training Institute ). From my elementary school days, I have been exposed to pro-life Christians who have faced ridicule, fines, physical harm, and even jail time for their commitment to the unborn's right to life. It was not until my exposure to Christian apologetics that I became aware that the fight was more than each side just emoting at one another. In this book, Klusendorf provides the scientific case for the humanity of the unborn and the objective moral wrongness of killing them. He addresses many common and powerful challenges to the prolife position. The book is divided into four parts and is 243 pages in length. This review will provide a chapter-by-chapter summary then conclude with my comments. Part 1- Pro-Life Christians Clarify The Debate Chapter 1- What Is The Issue? Klusendorf begins by clarifying that there is one issue that is up for debate- the one issue that will make or break the case for the pro-life position.

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Nobody's Perfect

send to a friend #4  Posted by Thomas  |  Wednesday, June 10, 2015at 12:36 PM The understanding of indwelling sin has become both a strength and a weakness to me. First, a strength: I find that God conforms us to the image of Jesus through those strivings for holiness which He implants in us (John 17:17, Phil 2:13) as well as through our failings to live according to those strivings and the resulting chastening (Heb 12:6). His revealed will commands us to obey and be sanctified, and his sovereign will conforms us in the chastening of our failures thereof. This ensures that if one is truly His, they benefit by obedience and disobedience (please understand the context). Secondly, I find it a weakness in that my flesh seeks to employ this understanding as a subtle weapon against me. Eternal fire is to those who direct their actions according to sinful desire (Romans 8:13).

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Faithful Thinkers: The Cognitive Dissonance of Evil

The Problem of Evil and Suffering In defending the truth of the Christian worldview, I often come across atheists who point to the supposed incompatibility of a loving God with the existence of evil and suffering. Many defenders of Christianity will move directly to explain to the atheist that without an eternal, unchanging standard, there is no objective morality, thus there is no objective good or evil. Without objective good or evil, their challenge is groundless. I agree with this answer, but only if the atheist is critiquing the Christian worldview from outside the Christian worldview; they are rather usually pointing to an internal inconsistency- that of a loving God and evil. Christians usually offer two answers to show that evil is, in fact, compatible with a loving God: that God does have purposes for allowing the evil, and man is free is disobey God which results in much evil and suffering. (Many do recognize that the challenge to Christianity has been overcome, but it is still offered in one form or another which does have much emotional and rhetorical power- more on this later.

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Kindle Deals in Christianity and Apologetics: Greg's Top 10 Picks of the Week

We keep hearing about weakening faith in our country, but God is alive and well; He is working right here and now in people of faith. This book will awaken your heart and soul to his presence and to the power of Christianity today, which will in turn ignite your faith and change your world. Christians in America are inundated with negative stories and statistics about the decline of the faith. "Awakening" is a very encouraging counter balance of astounding stories of God at work all around the world, and it will inspire you to take part. Brown shares a collection of stories from his own experience that will deeply move and inspire Christians burdened over the state of our nation. He shares detailed descriptions of movements of faith reaching countless numbers of people for Christ—movements of deeply grounded faith led by the next generation. This is a book that at every turn awakens believers to God's amazing work, and how they can be inspired to see the touch of God in their own community and church.  ORDER YOUR COPY NOW >>> 

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How to Defend Marriage Reality, Part 1 | The Stream

If we don’t work together to reverse the destruction of marriage, and soon, we could witness its collapse as a public institution in this generation. But first, we need to understand what’s happening, and why, so that we can know what we must do. That’s the purpose of this series.

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Federal court upholds Texas pro-life law that has saved about 10,000 lives already

A federal appeals court issued a ruling today upholding a Texas pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion.

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Vos, True Religion and General Assembly

Therefore it may surprise some to learn that Vos also developed another, equally grand theme, one that reveals the pastoral heartbeat of his scholarly labors. This theme in no way detracts from his profound excavations of the Christ-centered unity of covenant history and the Scriptures, since he repeatedly shows how it derives from the glorious self-disclosure and activity of God across that history, as well as the Spirit-born witness and interpretation of that redemptive work by the human writers of the Bible. But it is a theme that, to my eye, and at least from a more global perspective, transcends (or better, traverses) the biblical theological exegesis for which Vos is so rightly revered. That theme, in short, is true religion. 

51 4 Things Keeping Us From True Community
52 Only One Person Showed Up at Rick Santorum’s Campaign Stop in Iowa
53 The Son of God Is the Son of David
54 New Day on Twitter
55 Suicides Could Surge if End of Life Option Passes in California
56 Innovative Apologetics: The Big Errors of Mormonism: LDS Polytheism
57 How to Help Your Kids Show Love for Their Dad
58 Did the city of Nazareth exist at the time of the birth of Jesus?
59 Imprisoned Sudanese Pastors Facing Death Penalty Barred From Seeing Lawyers, Family Following Visit by American Pastor
60 ThinkChristian on Twitter
61 The Intolerance of Tolerance | Open Biola
62 Seven Thoughts on Taking a Risk as a Leader
63 Science Vs Scientism
64 Pastors Pledge Civil Disobedience If Supreme Court Redefines Marriage
65 Many Beautiful Things Soundtrack
66 Adventures in Fatherhood
67 Miley Cyrus on Sexuality: 'I'm Open to Every Single Thing That Is Consenting and Doesn't Involve an Animal'
68 Christians Threatened With False Blasphemy Charges If They Refuse to Hand Over Church Property to Pakistani Muslims; Congregants Would Rather Die Than Give Up Church
69 Josh McDowell on Twitter
70 The Mom You're Meant to Be
71 WORLD | Globe Trot: Obama to send more troops to help Iraq fight ISIS | Mindy Belz | June 10, 2015
72 Daily Truth Times
73 Dr. Michael L. Brown on Twitter
74 6 Interesting Facts About Bernie Sanders and Religion
75 Intel to Invest $125 Million in Startups Run by Minorities and Women
76 The Lord's Supper - Martin Luther's Journey to the Bible
77 Why Christian Denominations Aren’t Going Away - OnFaith
78 Craig A Evans on Twitter
79 BetweenTwoWorlds on Twitter
80 WORLD | Nigerian court dismisses murder case against child bride | Onize Ohikere | June 10, 2015
81 The Résumé Beyond Your Reach
82 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
83 Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Law; Draws on Roe vs. Wade for Reasoning
84 BreakPoint on Twitter
85 Why Do We Need The Bible If We Can Just Ask God?
86 Shane from ‘The Walking Dead’ Will Play the Punisher on Next Season’s ‘Daredevil’
87 Syrian Civil War Death Toll Climbs Over 320,000 Casualties; Observatory Group Slams International Community's Silence as Encouraging Bloodshed