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Audacity (Spanish) - Spanish

(Dubbed in Spanish, Widescreen DVD, Special Features, Closed Captioning, Feature Run Time 55 minutes) Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia's Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience? “Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective. COMMENDATIONS "'Audacity' will force you to examine what you really believe about homosexuality. It will rock your assumptions…a must-watch!" Alex Kendrick - Director/Producer, "Fireproof" and "Courageous" "'Audacity' hits a home run!" The Dove Foundation "Powerful, intriguing, challenging." Ken Ham - Founder/President, Answers In Genesis "Audacity is a startling revelation. Everyone should stop and watch this film!" Tim Wildmon - President, American Family Association "Timely. Extremely important." Randy Alcorn - New York Times bestselling author "Unique, appropriate, and most necessary for our time...Confronts the most contentious of issues without compromise, with amazing love." Dr. Robert Jeffress - Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas

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Skipping this book would be a crime, says WORLD Digital Reporter @onize_ohiks https://world.wng.org/2017/05/staff_picks … #SummerReads @McCallSmith pic.twitter.com/U5Xwshf1OV

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Top, Pop, and Slop Apologetics - Christian Research Institute

So, what I attempt to do is take the complex and make it simple and transferable. If you do not do top apologetics, you end up doing slop apologetics, which means all you are doing is regurgitating things that people have said, which may or may not be true. But, if you do top apologetics, then you can take apologetics and popularize that for your constituency. That is what we have been doing at the Christian Research Institute for many, many years, by taking the complex, making it simple and transferable so that you might not only hear but remember and then use what you have learned for God’s glory and for the extension of His kingdom.

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After drama, Southern Baptists denounce the 'alt-right'

Race relations are an extremely sensitive issue within the Southern Baptist Convention. The denomination was founded in 1845, when it split from other Baptists who opposed slavery. The denomination did not formally rebuke its past until 1995, when Southern Baptists voted to repent and apologize for their history of racism, support of slavery and failure to stand firmly in opposition to white supremacy. The body did not elect its first black president of the convention until 2012; the first black president of its annual pastor's conference began his term of service this year. Like the nation's population as a whole, the American Church is becoming less white, a demographic shift that has led many denominations to ensure they put more emphasis on diversity in leadership and make worshippers of color feel welcome in their sanctuaries.

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Kay Warren: ‘We Were in Marital Hell’

We’ve beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union. We’ve weathered my breast cancer and melanoma. We’ve survived the mental illness and suicide of our son Matthew. And now we know. We know we are the best thing that has ever happened to each other. I am in love with the man God brought into my life so many years ago. Each of us is not who the other was looking for, but each of us is who the other desperately needed to become the person we each are today. Yet, it’s also been the very best thing that has ever happened to either of us. We wouldn’t be who we are today without each other. I’m a better Christian, a better woman, a better mother, a better friend, and a better minister because of Rick. He says he’s a better Christian, a better man, a better father, a better friend, and a better minister because of me. The shrieks of iron sharpening iron have often sounded like gears grinding on bare metal, but the result has been profound personal growth in both of us.

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The Christian Case for Carpe Diem

A more Christian attitude, which can be attained at any age, is that of leaving futurity in God’s hands. We may as well, for God will certainly retain it whether we leave it to Him or not. Never … commit your virtue or your happiness to the future. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment “as to the Lord.” It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.

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Turning the World Upside Down, Down Under

What is more, Australia has never had a glorious Christian heritage. Except perhaps for Billy Graham’s 1959 visit, which did lead to a temporary spike in church affiliation, the country has no great tradition of revival. It helps to remember that Australia was originally founded as a British penal colony, not settled by English Puritans or French Huguenots looking for religious liberty.

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How Can Christ’s Death Satisfy Divine Justice? | Reasonable Faith

How is it that we are so represented by Christ? In virtue of Christ’s incarnation (and, I should say, his baptism, whereby Jesus identified himself with fallen humanity), Christ is appointed by God to serve voluntarily as our proxy before Him. It is of little consequence if there is no parallel to such an arrangement in our criminal justice system; indeed, God may even forbid such substitutionary punishment of human persons. No one else has been assigned such a role. But God is free to make such an arrangement Himself. The Logos, the second person of the Trinity, has been appointed to serve voluntarily as our proxy before God by means of his incarnation and baptism, so that by his death he might satisfy the demands of divine justice. We authorize Christ to be our proxy by accepting him as our Savior and placing our faith in him.

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The great temptation: @TonyReinke points out hard truths about how we use our phones https://world.wng.org/2017/05/recent_nonfiction_books … #SummerReads @susanolasky pic.twitter.com/RFkFjRFazf

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Unbelievable? Interview with Justin Brierley about His New Book

BRIERLEY: Hopefully this book will be of interest to those who have listened to Unbelievable? as it will give you an insight into many of the conversations and people who have been on the show. For example, how I finally managed to bag an interview with Richard Dawkins after years of trying!

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US Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Iraqi Christians

“It’s entirely appropriate that an individual who is convicted of a crime face the appropriate penalty, such as a lengthy jail sentence,” said World Relief’s Tudi. “But if that has happened, there is no significant concern that the person remains a threat to others within the US. And the possibility of harm is so significant for a religious minority being deported to Iraq right now, these cases could be carefully assessed to consider if they are cases where mercy could be extended by the federal government as an exercise of discretion.”

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Were the New Testament Authors Biased?

The sceptic claims a lack of objectivity in the New Testament record. Because the authors were Christians, the sceptic assumes they were therefore not objective in their assessment of the events. Because they weren’t objective, they must therefore make claims that are biased, suffering from “unreasoned judgement.” (1)  Let’s look at the 3 primary motives for personal bias to see whether any evidence for this exists for the apostolic authors. Is there evidence the New Testament authors were intentionally misleading their readers?

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Hank Unplugged by Hank Hanegraaff on Apple Podcasts

Hank Unplugged: A new podcast brought to you by the Christian Research Institute. For more than fifty years, millions of listeners at home and abroad have enjoyed the answers and insights of the Bible Answer Man broadcast. Now, listeners can also hear best-selling author and CRI president Hank Hanegraaff on Hank Unplugged, a new podcast designed to range farther and dive deeper into both perennial and contemporary issues of interest to thinking Christians. Out of the studio and into his study, Hank now adds to the Bible Answer Man broadcast a more personal perspective on matters of life and truth of concern to thoughtful believers. He will invite some of his closest friends and brightest minds onto the Hank Unplugged podcast for free-flowing, truly engaging discussions on issues that you care about. For insightful analysis and commentary on living Christianly in a post-Christian world, make note of Hank Unplugged. It's a new channel of quality content that serious kingdom change agents won't want to miss.

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Church, synagogue and mosque to share same campus - Premier

Christian, Jewish and Muslim congregations in Nebraska, US will share the same property in efforts to promote inter-faith ideals.

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Joe Carter's Bookshelf

Did you see the movie 'Arrival'? It was based on a wonderful short story written by Chiang and included in this book. And it's not even the best of the bunch. This is a great collection for fans of science fiction. But even if your don't care for the sci-fi genre get a copy and read the first story, "Tower of Babylon," an amazing and creative expansion on the story of the Tower of Babel.

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What Bernie Sanders Revealed about Christian Literacy in the Public Square

Christians were left scratching their heads about Bernie Sanders’s grasp of their theology at a political hearing last week. Last year, Wheaton alumnus Russell Vought, President Donald Trump’s pick for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget, had written about his own faith last year after a professor at his alma mater was suspended for beliefs about Islam.

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Pray Them Home: Three Prayers for Prodigal Children

Although we don’t have a guarantee of our children’s salvation or the outcome we may desire, we can be confident that God is faithful to his promises and hears our prayers. One of the great weapons God has given parents to fight against the world’s pull and the enemy’s schemes over their children is to pray the way Christ did for Peter: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers” (Luke 22:31–32).

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Harmony between Christianity and Science | Dr. Gavin Ortlund

Learn more about Dr. Gavin Ortlund: http://www.reasons.org/vsp/gavin-ortlund Dr. Fuz Rana and Dr. Gavin Ortlund Gavin Ortlund holds a PhD in historical theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a BA in philosophy and religion from the University of Georgia. He is the author of numerous academic articles in journals such as International Journal of Systematic Theology and Modern Theology and has authored several books, including Ascending toward the Beatific Vision: Heaven as the Climax of Anselm’s Proslogion (Brill). He is also a popular blogger and writes regularly for sites like The Gospel Coalition and Desiring God, as well as his personal blog, Soliloquium. Follow RTB_Official for updates! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RTBofficial Twitter: https://twitter.com/RTB_official Instagram: http://instagram.com/rtb_official Website: http://www.reasons.org

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The Prayer God Loves to Answer Most

Soon we will see Jesus with our physical eyes. “When he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). But for now, we look on his beauty with the eyes of our hearts. One day God will remake this world, and in that new heavens and new earth, there will be “no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb” (Revelation 21:22). And get this: “the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb” (Revelation 21:23). Lamp , singular. Jesus, the Lamb, is the singular lamp from which streams the glory of God that gives light to the world to come.

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“I Wasn’t Born to Be a Golfer”: Lessons from a U.S. Open Champion

Not playing as well as I’d like has given me some of the sweetest moments in my marriage, and I wouldn’t trade them for being a top-ten player. James 1 has also been particularly meaningful, counting every trial as joy (James 1:2). I’m learning to be patient in suffering, to not feel like I have to rush out of it, and to let God teach me what he’s teaching me. I have a tendency to be obsessed with fixing the problem and moving on, rather than settling in and having my ears open and my heart willing to learn.

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Science Slays Atheism and Atheism slays Science

28 The Missionary by Stephen Nichols | June 15, 2017

Jonathan Edwards died at the age of fifty-five. Although not young, relative to our era it seems premature. What might his mind have produced if he possessed even a few more years on this earth? Edwards would probably have never entertained this thread of thought. He understood that God’s providence never fails to accomplish its task perfectly and to completion. God had other plans for Edwards, and none of them went awry. On the contrary, He demonstrated his faithfulness to this man and his family despite the tragic conditions under which they died. He brought them home to heaven, where they reside in the love of our Savior.

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Minister calls for prayer instead of donations following Grenfell fire - Premier

A Methodist minister serving close to Grenfall Tower has told Premier that people should pray instead of bringing more donations to his church.

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Court says trying to give chimps the same rights as humans is monkey business https://world.wng.org/content/scientists_marvel_over_ear_s_intricate_design … @forcedexit #Beginnings pic.twitter.com/kUdJP327nD

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The Good News of Christianity: Do You Know How to Be Saved?

In this lab, John Piper reminds us that the greatest news in the world is that anyone can be saved by believing in Jesus Christ.

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NYT Opinion on Twitter

We're sorry about this and we appreciate that our readers called us on the mistake. We've corrected the editorial. http://nyti.ms/2stkBml  pic.twitter.com/k7WW5uJIQO

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Why We Need Apologetics

Why We Need Apologetics by Noah Myers For the longest time I used to think tracts were a horrible way of evangelizing and reaching out non-believers. To me it seemed confronting and ineffective. In fact I had never heard of a person that had come to Christ from reading a tract, I only heard stories of people being annoyed even angered by the flyers. That all changed when I was in Nepal and I met pastor Meg. Long story short, Meg was at the end of his rope and found himself digging through trash for food. He found a tract and after reading it over he dedicated his life to Christ and now is a pastor in Nepal. The reason I start with this is I know there are a lot of people who believe that apologetics is ineffective in reaching people and perhaps even more damaging than helpful. Thinking of Meg I would first offer to say, God can work in ways that you may not think are ineffective. Furthermore, I would challenge the belief that apologetics is ineffective. I’ve been a part of a apologetics ministry called Ratio Christi for only about six months and we have one student who has already come to the Lord from the work we are doing.

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The book's title says it all: Front-line triage for parents in the area of internet porn https://world.wng.org/2017/05/technology_tamers … @PaulTautges #SummerReads pic.twitter.com/JjbJMKXXnf

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Human Flourishing and the Myth of Religious Neutrality - Christian Research Institute

There are many different views of the “good life”: the kind of life that enables human beings to achieve their full potential. As Thomas Sowell has noticed, these views fall broadly into two main categories, those that recognize objective limitations on our desires (the constrained vision) and those that do not (the unconstrained vision). Examples of the constrained vision include Hobbes’s social contract theory, stoicism, and Christian anthropology. Examples of the unconstrained vision include Rousseau’s social contract theory, John Stuart Mill’s view of liberty, atheistic existentialism, secular humanism, and postmodernism. How does a secular state, one committed to religious neutrality, properly respond to this situation, in which so many accounts of the good life compete for dominance? I argue that the state cannot simply endorse one of the particular views (or broader visions) because they are all inherently religious. They are religious in the sense defined by Martin Luther and Paul Tillich, because they take a stand on what has ultimate significance for orienting our life; and they are religious in the sense defined by Roy Clouser, because they presuppose a view of bedrock reality.

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US Prepares to Deport Hundreds of Iraqi Christians

“It’s entirely appropriate that an individual who is convicted of a crime face the appropriate penalty, such as a lengthy jail sentence,” said World Relief’s Tudi. “But if that has happened, there is no significant concern that the person remains a threat to others within the US. And the possibility of harm is so significant for a religious minority being deported to Iraq right now, these cases could be carefully assessed to consider if they are cases where mercy could be extended by the federal government as an exercise of discretion.”

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90 Atheist Quotes Every Christian & Atheist Need To Read

“I think that you and Richard [Dawkins] are absolute disasters in the fight against intelligent design – we are losing this battle… what we need is not knee-jerk atheism but serious grappling with the issues – neither of you are willing to study Christianity seriously and to engage with the ideas – it is just plain silly and grotesquely immoral to claim that Christianity is simply a force for evil, as Richard claims – more than this, we are in a fight, and we need to make allies in the fight, not simply alienate everyone of good will” (25) .

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On My Shelf: Life and Books with Greg Thornbury

I’ve also been influenced by Douglas Hyde’s little book,  Dedication and Leadership . Hyde served as a leading journalist for the Communist party in London for some 20 years before resigning from the party and joining the Roman Catholic Church. Although Hyde came to see the ways in which Marxist communism mitigated against the dignity of the individual over time as it veered into totalitarianism, he also admired the discipline and commitment that the party demanded of its members. Could the church learn a few things about how to organize itself to have a real effect on society? Hyde thought so, and believed the church had a lot to learn. 

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Dad Meets the Sexual Revolution

This coming Sunday, in homes across the nation, millions of American men will awake to the arrival of breakfast in bed. Prepared and served by their children, these Father’s Day repasts convey appreciation as well as contributing to the general bonhomie of the day to come. But as he sips his coffee from his “World’s Greatest Dad” mug, even the most obtuse father has to ask himself: Have I been the man my children deserve?

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God Gives Us His Grace in His Word

But too often, we fill our lives — and our minds — with every voice but God’s. If you want to see God’s grace in your life, avail yourself of the many opportunities for hearing his voice. Don’t view Bible reading mainly as something to be done or as a chore to complete, but as a feast of grace offered by God to sustain and strengthen you day by day.

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Microview: “Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects” edited by Paul Gould

Ultimately, the lack of space authors are given both in their essays and responses means that the book does little at points to shed light on the topic. The authors are at times reduced to saying little more than that they disagree with a point of another without having room to expand on that disagreement. Because of the lack of depth, readers are left wondering at times what the authors’ views even are. For example, I read Yandell’s initial essay with little concept of exactly what he was arguing for as opposed to what he argued against. I re-read the essay and realized he stated his view only in a short paragraph. It really is inexcusable in a book which offers different views to have so little space for each view, particularly when the topic is as complex as that of abstract objects.

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Expect More from Young Men

The New Testament casts a better vision for young men in the church than our society does today. We do not accept their immaturity, or look down on their youth (1 Timothy 4:12), but encourage them as brothers (1 Timothy 5:1). We do not give them a pass, but expect them to grow in self-control (Titus 2:6) and “flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22). We stand ready for them to handle the Scriptures for themselves, that they might have the word of God abiding in them (1 John 2:14) and — mark this — overcome the evil one (1 John 2:13), which is immeasurably more satisfying than winning at video games.

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How One Deep South Church Left Segregation Behind

His wife, Karen, said no too, for the same reason. But they started to pray and fast and talk with friends, and the path emerged. The late-night rhythym of campus ministry was wearing on their family, which now included two young kids. And Redeemer was offering a chance to work with the people he loved in the city he loved, along with a vision he embraced. He agreed to be considered.

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US senator urged to apologise following attack on faith of White House official - Premier

US Senator Bernie Sanders has been told to apologise after grilling the man set to become one of President Trump's top White House officials.

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Is the CSB Really Gender-Neutral?

Rendering anthrōpos or ʾādām as “human,” “people,” “persons,” etc. in some contexts fits with the Colorado Springs guidelines. If the referent includes males and females, the translation should reflect such. The authors of the Atlantic article fail to realize or note the semantic nature of how meaning is expressed in a language’s lexicon. “Mankind,” for example, has always included male and female. Using a surrogate word in translation is not necessarily an example of gender inclusivity that violates lexical semantics as the authors seem to imply by their examples.

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57 The God Particle...and God
58 Trusting God in All Things (Part 1 of 2)
59 Shame on the New York Times. Shame.
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62 The Sacrificial System of the Law (Vos Group #36) - Westminster Theological Seminary
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64 Kristie Anyabwile: Pastors' Wives Are Disciple Makers, Too
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67 3 Social Media Challenges Every Parent Needs To Help Their Teenager Navigate - Jonathan Morrow
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69 The Number One Reason Missionaries Go Home
70 Three Reasons Why Evangelicals Stopped Advocating for the Environment
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80 How Should a Christian Deal with Doubt?
81 Peaches in Paradise: Why I Loved Elisabeth Elliot
82 On the Doctrine of Original Sin
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84 Same-Sex Attraction and Therapy: It’s Time to Let People Choose
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86 The UK's Highest-Ranking Evangelical Politician Steps Down
87 Progressive Writers Agree: Those Republicans Deserved To Get Shot
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95 Calvinism Is Not New to Baptists: Grace Unleashed in the American Colonies
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