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Why Choose the Bible Over Other Sacred Writings? - Christian Research Institute

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Objection to Intelligent Design -- Universe Is Too Big, with Too Much

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The Avett Brothers New Single ‘Satan Pulls the Strings’ Is a Different Kind of the Same Avett

The Avett Brothers just released a new single from their much-anticipated album, True Sadness, which drops June 24. And this new song sounds pretty different from what we’re used to with the brothers Avett. Check it out: This is a different sound for Avett. Seth Avett told Billboard: “Satan Pulls the Strings” started as a quiet and calm Depression-era banjo song. And somehow in the studio, it blossomed into a genre that I don't even have a name for … the frenzied yet mechanical energy of it is a first for the band. Still the single, "Satan Pulls the Strings," keeps the real-life, emotional transparency that makes The Avett Brothers music connect with audiences and their folky tradition. It also keeps with what seems to be the theme of the perhaps-appropriately named album (True Sadness): With lyrics like “My heart is in the puppet box and Satan pulls the strings,” the track will fit right in with previously released single “Divorce Separation Blues” and the title track. The band always been capable of real emotional depth in their music though. The Avett Brothers recently spoke with RELEVANT about their faith and even the band’s personal struggles. For the new album, The Avett Brothers worked again with the legendary Rick Rubin (he’s helped out the likes of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye and Adele), and have taken the sound in a new direction, which is evident on the band’s earlier single, “Ain’t No Man.”

The Real-Life Science Mystery That Could Make You Believe in God

Behind the science that even had Einstein spooked.

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The Nature of God’s Love: John MacArthur on God’s Love Defined Biblically

God’s love is also on display in the perfect world He created for us. The creation account repeatedly features the phrase, “and God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10, 18, 21, 25; cf. 1:4, 31). And in His immense love, He created mankind as the capstone of His very good creation (Genesis 1:27–28). That theme continues throughout Scripture. The earth is full of God’s lovingkindness (Psalm 119:64). “The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works” (Psalm 145:9). “He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness” (Acts 14:17).

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Former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson returns to the show with her new book ‘The Walls Are Talking: Former Abortion Clinic Workers Tell Their Stories’.

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7 Witnessing to the Nation of Islam - Christian Research Institute

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for the Million Man March to take place in Washington, D.C., on October 16, 1995, and black men across America responded. The response was so enthusiastic that not even the march on Washington by the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., surpassed the crowds that Farrakhan was able to bring together. Why was the Million Man March so effective? Many saw it as a way the black community could stand together. Moreover, it encouraged black males to stand up and be men in their homes and communities.

8 The Why? Series | RZIM

One of the greatest objections to the existence of the Christian God is the presence of suffering and evil in the world. The question of why a loving God would allow so much suffering is common to all of us. Whether we experience what Os Guinness describes as the “lash” of evil against us, or the impact of sickness or the effects of a natural disaster, the question of suffering demands an answer.

Contradictions: A Staff or Not

Mark uses a word with a broader meaning ( airo ), which indicates “lift or take up.” In this passage, Mark seems to convey the idea that Jesus wanted the disciples to take what they already have and go. Those who already had a staff were to take it but were not to acquire another staff. In the same vein, they should wear the sandals they had on but weren’t to find an additional pair. They were to wear the tunic they already had on but weren’t to get another.

The Fearless Call of Asian Americans in Christian Hip-Hop

Many of today’s Asian hip-hop acts also share a kinship as second or third-generation Americans. Some, like CL, grew up with immigrant parents who did not speak English until years after their arrival on US soil. Others, like HeeSun, were adopted by parents whose heritage differed from their birthplace. Yet in both cases, these artists were raised on one of America’s most popular exports: The culture and music of hip-hop.

11 ‘Me Before You’

“Me Before You,” adapted from the novel by Jojo Moyes, is about a rich young playboy who’s paralyzed from the neck down due to a motorcycle accident. While the film starts out on an encouraging note, its conclusion has left many disabled reviewers upset. And for good reason.

12 Hobbits and The Cult of Travel

Those who think the lesson of his hobbits’ journeys is to pack your own bags are missing the point, they write. “[B]ooks like The Hobbit are not . . .  supposed to inspire trips to far-flung lands, but rather to restore the freshness of familiar surroundings right in front of our faces.”

Report: Mel Gibson Is Going to Make a Sequel to ‘The Passion’ About the Resurrection

I always wanted to tell this story. "The Passion" is the beginning and there's a lot more story to tell … The evangelical community considers "The Passion" the biggest movie ever out of Hollywood, and they kept telling us that they think a sequel will be even bigger.

William Lane Craig vs. James White- Idols and Demons

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New Dean of Boyce College Announced

Dr. R. Albert Mohler announces the new Dean of Boyce College.

Reformed, Romanist, or Rumor? A Response to Dr. Scott Oliphint

Recently there were some concerns raised by friend of Southern Evangelical Seminary, Dr. Scott Oliphint. Dr. Oliphint spoke for approximately 45 minutes during his presentation titled Reformed or Romanist: (Protestant or Papist) .   His representations are inaccurate, and this page is to serve as the beginning of a dialog about the issues our Christian brother has raised. We hope that you find this engagement beneficial to your own walk and understanding of the Christian faith and the God in whom we “live move and have our being” (Acts 17:28).

17 Premature Requiems for Religion

But not so fast. These kinds of “studies” with their predictions are built on what we at BreakPoint like to call “sabertooth psychology,” the assumption that all of our thoughts, actions, and beliefs were determined by evolutionary pressures on our remote ancestors. It’s kind of an ideological hammer looking for nails, but in reality amounts to little more than storytelling. Baumard’s idea about religion enforcing bourgeois morality isn’t new. It’s just warmed-over Marxist social theory.

18 The Briefing 06-09-16 -

From a Christian worldview perspective there are huge issues here. There are grave and fundamental moral issues. We’re talking about a candidate that has not only run on a populist platform, but a nativist platform—that is, he has held a nativist prejudiced against immigrants in the United States, and there is no time limit on this when it comes to Donald Trump. It’s not just even recent immigrants, but it is in the entire question of immigration that seems to bring about his visceral opposition. And then there have been the accusations of using the race card in the election, and rather than run from all of those accusations and prove them wrong, the really significant thing is that Donald Trump has ensconced himself in a position of resisting any call to correction and doubled down in terms of his criticism of this judge, insisting that his senior staff and campaign workers do the very same. That is what has led so many senior Republicans to understand that a moral question now requires them to separate themselves from any support for Donald Trump.

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As Solomon warned, “Of making many books there is no end” (Ecc 12:12). There is no way to read everything, and not everything deserves to be read. I say that in order to confront the notion that anyone, anywhere, can master all that could be read with profit. I read a great deal, and a large portion of my waking hours are devoted to reading.

Born This Way

Though Christians are accused of holding bigoted and inhumane beliefs about sexuality, this is not true. Our view of sexuality is rooted not in fear or self-righteous prudery. It is rooted in our high view of human dignity as God’s image-bearers. That’s why we do not believe that sexuality defines humanity, nor do we believe humanity defines sexuality. Being human, and thus made in the likeness of God, is so noble a thing that God alone reserves the right to confer the definition of our true personhood. We do not say with Lady Gaga, “I’m beautiful in my way.” We say, “I am beautiful in God’s way.” To the degree that we abandon God’s way, we abandon our beauty.

22 Preserve Faith-Based Higher Education

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DT: I agree. It’s starting very soon because Tuesday … (was) the last day (for primaries). I will have received more votes for a Republican than anyone in the history of the primaries by millions. More than Ronald Reagan, who was a terrific guy, more than Dwight D. Eisenhower, more than everybody. … That’s a great honor. Honestly, that puts a lot of weight on your shoulders because you’re representing so many great people who want to see so much. And they’re hungry for … I hate to use the word change because Obama used to use that word … but they’re hungry for real change; they’re hungry for making things right. And what I will do is put America first. People don’t like to use that term of America first, but we’re going to make America great again by putting America first. With our trade deals we are always second. You can pick any country and they’re eating our lunch and making us look bad and so we’re going to change that, Cal. We have to make our country rich again before we can make it great again. We’re a poorer country. You’ve seen how we’re stealing airplane parts for our fighter jets.

25 Thank God for Africa

These five million members of UMC not only pulled their church back toward a Christian stance on life, but also resisted changes on marriage. It mirrors what happened earlier this year when the global Anglican Communion—again, thanks largely to African leaders—censured the Episcopal Church for its embrace of homosexuality.

Want To Change The World? Seth Godin Knows How

Somebody who made a lot of money in 1975 but was doing it in a way their peers frown on was not as happy as someone in 1975 who was making less money but was embraced by her peers for doing the right thing. That’s always been true. The difference now is it’s so much easier because everyone has their own media channel to be really clear about what is important to them and to get feedback as to whether they’re on the right path. Now thanks to the fact you’re connected to more people, you can surround yourself with fellow travelers who agree with your definition of success—which makes it a lot easier to feel successful. You used to be geography-bound: The people at the country club and your next door neighbors reflected back to you whatever they wanted about their perception of your success.

27 Muhammad Ali, Epicurianism, See-Sawing With ISIS, and China’s Churches

ISIS Attacks. WORLD’s Mindy Belz is reporting that Iraq has appealed directly to the UN Security Council “for immediate intervention to prevent genocide.” The United States, Britain and the European Union have already formally declared that genocide is happening. Belz reports, “In recent weeks more than 50 mass graves have been discovered in predominantly Yazidi areas of northern Iraq.” It’s an area ISIS once controlled but is now back in Iraqi hands, following see-saw fighting there. The pattern seems to be this: ISIS wins control of an area, Christians are persecuted and often executed, and when Iraqi or Western forces take back the area, they find evidence of the persecution and slaughter. Still, it seems that the tide may be slowly turning there -- turning against ISIS. Iraqi forces, with American support, are slowly gaining ground. Nonetheless, said Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command and the top American military officer in the region, "We have to respect our enemies and respect their ability to adapt and adjust on the battlefield."

Why Are So Many Christians Bored with the Bible?

Unfortunately, many Christians love the idea of the Bible, but not really the Bible itself. We love having a Bible close by, even within reach, but don’t make time to open it on an average day. We talk about Bible reading like we talk about cutting calories or cleaning our house. We’re grateful for the results, but we don’t wake up dying to do it again. It sounds like a fine thing to do, until we have to choose what we won’t do in order to make time for it.

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Horror Film 'The Conjuring 2' Seeks to Promote Christian Message, Good Conquers Evil (Exclusive Clip)

Hills:  We weren't given a specific vision, other than we wanted some of the movie to touch everyone out there, who may be able to identify with a piece of it. In the first film, our test audience of all ages loved it equally, which meant we had a broad audience, so we tried to do the same in the second one. One advantage we had in this film was more time to spend on relationships, as we didn't have to set up Ed and Lorraine's characters, as that was done in the first film. What the Warrens had was a beautiful, loving and committed relationship with each other, as well as God. In this film, you get to dig much deeper into who they really are.

75 Years Ago Tonight: C. S. Lewis Delivers a Sermon in Oxford on “The Weight of Glory”

“The first page of that sermon,” he now says of the passage quoted above, “is one of the most influential pages of literature I have ever read.” “There it was in black and white,” Piper recounts, “and to my mind it was totally compelling: It is not a bad thing to desire our own good. In fact, the great problem of human beings is that they are far too easily pleased. They don’t seek pleasure with nearly the resolve and passion that they should. And so they settle for mud pies of appetite instead of infinite delight.” He had never in his whole life heard a Christian, let alone one of Lewis’s stature, say these kinds of things, and Piper became convinced that our fault lay not in our desire for happiness but in the weakness of our quest for true and lasting joy.


If you want to question the morality of the Bible, what basis does that morality have? There can be a serious contradiction within atheist criticisms. Dawkins wrote: "In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won't find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference."

The Beauty and Behavior of a Godly Woman

What does it mean to be a strong woman? The world and all the media will answer one way, but the gospel and the Bible paint a more beautiful and satisfying picture. In twenty minutes, John Piper builds a vision for womanhood, touching on faith, physical appearance, and submission.

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Would Hollywood Want the Disabled Dead?

You may not believe in God. You don’t have to, and I can’t make you. But I do, and because of that I believe in the value of all people. I believe we are all made in his image and likeness. That’s why I believe all people are worth something. If you believe that people only get their value from each other, then people can take that away. But if our value comes from God, then nobody has the right to say someone who walks is worth more than someone who doesn’t.

Does Apologetics Convert People?

For some Christians, the word “apologetics” is just another piece of seminary jargon. It’s one of those words their pastor uses to prove his degree is from a legitimate theological institution. After all, it has the same word ending as “homiletics” and “hermeneutics.” Words ending in “tics” are clearly very important, but they are for the “religious specialists”, not “lay” persons.

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39 It's Official: Bon Iver Will Debut New Music This August

It’s been a long time (2011, maybe? We can’t quite remember). But it finally looks like Bon Iver is giving the world new music. Founder and frontman Justin Vernon (also of Volcano Choir) tweeted earlier today that Bon Iver perform new material at Eaux Claires Festival this August 12-13 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

40 Renewing Your Mind | Surprised By Suffering | June 10, 2016

In 1993, my wife and I were involved in an historic train wreck. The crash of the Sunset Limited into an inlet from Mobile Bay killed more passengers than any Amtrak accident in history. We survived that eerie accident but not without ongoing trauma. The wreck left my wife with an ongoing anxiety about being able to sleep on a train at night. The wreck left me with a back injury that took fifteen years of treatment and therapy to overcome. Nevertheless, with these scars from the trauma we both learned a profound lesson about the providence of God. Clearly, God’s providence in this case for us was one of benign benevolence. It also illustrated to us an unforgettable sense of the tender mercies of God. In as much as we are convinced that God’s providence is an expression of His absolute sovereignty over all things, I would think that a logical conclusion from such a conviction would be the end of all anxiety.

Who Created God?

But on the other hand, if it is so unthinkable for Christians to accept that the universe (and human) could exist by itself, how is it possible for them to accept the notion that God, being a more complicated being, could be self-existent? Buddhism has completely given up on any concept of God because it thinks that it is beyond man's grasp. In contrast, Christians seem willing to stop asking the question "who created who" when their answer arrives at God. Logically, it make sense to me because of how we define God. But deep down in my heart, the question still bother me, am I missing something here? I am a Christian, even though most of the time I can put the question on the back of my mind and just trust God, sometimes the question still bothers me.

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The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Father God, I pray for my friends. I pray, God, that we, by your grace, would persist as this woman persisted and we would persist until Jesus returns, the dead are raised, sin is judged, heaven and hell are assigned, and the kingdom has fully come. God, I pray for my friends, that they would not give up, that they would not give in. I pray, Lord God, that we would run our marathon. For some of us, the terrain is very hard and the work is very difficult. God, for those people I pray a Holy Spirit supernatural enablement to finish well. And Lord Jesus we thank you that we will stand before you as judge and that you will say that we are guilty and that you have paid our price and that we are forgiven so that justice and mercy might be unveiled. God, we thank you as well that you send the Lord Jesus to suffer injustice better than the widow, more than the widow. Lord Jesus, thank you so much that you ran your race, that you saw your mission through, the cross and the empty tomb. That you are patient with us today, that you are persisting with us today, and that one day you will come and there will be justice for all and sin will be no more.

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48 Of Bathroom Bills and Basic Beliefs with Joe Dallas – Part 1 - Christian Research Institute

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank welcomes Joe Dallas, Director of Genesis Counseling to discuss homosexuality, transsexualism, and bathroom policies. Hank and Joe address whether or not this issue is a primary or secondary issue and how Christians should view it according to biblical principles, as well as the cultural shift that once viewed transgenderism as gender dysphoria, to now labeling those who oppose it as bigots, and demanding compliance.

How God turns a French atheist into a Christian theologian

A number of people lately have been intrigued to meet a French theologian, and have asked me to tell them the story of how I, a French atheist, became a Christian scholar. Even the theologians and apologists I met recently at the ETS Conference in Baltimore (where by God’s grace I was delivering my first scholarly paper) seemed to care (understandably) more about my conversion from atheism than my immediate theology paper! Therefore, it seemed fitting to type it up properly, to have a clean telling of that story of God breaking into my life, ready to be shared with people who ask. So here it is (and please let me know if you spot spelling mistakes or awkward sentences, I’m still French after all!)

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51 Abdu Murray on Faith Radio: How To Pray For Muslims During Ramadan | RZIM
52 5 Things No One Tells You Before You Get Married
53 What Is the Difference Between ‘Called’ and ‘Chosen’?
54 Wait, ’Fuller House’ Might Be the Most Popular Show on Television?
55 The way we were - Premier Christian Radio
56 There Are Good Reasons to Believe the Gospels Are True, Even if the Eyewitnesses Waited Years to Write Them
57 Laurie Hackett on Twitter
59 Nathan W. Bingham: Vanity in a Digital World
60 Does Carrying Signs Really Save Babies?
61 Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons
62 3 Ways to Make the Most of Group Prayer
63 This Year's Summer Jam Is All About the Love of God
64 The Eric Metaxas Show - The Show About Everything
65 Open Doors Donor Gifts - The Eric Metaxas Show
66 When an Atheist Finds Faith
67 Postmodern Realities Podcast - Christian Research Journal by Christian Research Journal on iTunes
68 The Moral Argument
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70 Did the city of Nazareth exist at the time of the birth of Jesus?
71 9 Questions to Ask When Your Relationship Starts Getting Serious
72 How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
73 Forbes Welcome
74 Wayne Gretzky Remembers His Idol Gordie Howe
75 Gordie Howe Tribute | 1928-2016
76 The Declaration of Independence: ‘Systemically Racist’?
77 Four Reasons We Don’t Share the Gospel
78 The Broadman Bible Commentary Controversy: From Genesis to the Conservative Resurgence — Resources
79 Stand to Reason | Andy Bannister – The Atheist Who Didn't Exist: Or the Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments (June 10, 2016)
80 The Grounds of Our Justification
81 Amid ‘Evangelism Crisis,’ Southern Baptists Bring In $400 Million More
82 Does the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Point to a Cosmic Beginning?
83 How God Messed Up My Happy Atheist Life
84 Book reviews: 'Four Views of Hell'; 'Becoming Native to Win the Natives'; 'The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms'; 'A Peculiar Glory' — Resources
85 RELEVANT Podcast: Dustin Kensrue and The Conjuring 2 Writers
86 The Toxic Lie of ‘Me Before You’
87 Manual of Christian Evidences: Fisher Chapter 2 Guided Reading
88 The Evolution of Religious Liberty
89 Millennials Are the Most Stressed-Out Generation. And That’s a Spiritual Problem
90 Providence and Prayer - If God is Sovereign, Why Pray? by R.C. Sproul | June 10, 2016
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