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What are the basic categories of evidence and how does an understanding of these categories help us make the case for Christianity?

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Evidence Jesus is the Messiah - Peter J. Williams, PhD

Council Road Baptist Church (2013) - "All the Evidence You Need That Jesus is the Messiah". Lecture by Bible scholar Peter J. Williams.

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So when Paul said under divine inspiration 2Tim 2:24-26; he really meant mockery is OK? I did say, I have nothing against "blunt truth", I do see "blunt truth" used in the NT WITHOUT mockery. & The NT is very clear, not be quarrelsome, kind to all, patient, with gentleness.

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On the Age of the Universe

For more information visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In March 2017 Dr. Craig traveled the island of Ireland on a speaking tour that included various debates, lectures, and meetings. In this Q&A following his lecture on the topic "Is Christianity Credible", Dr. Craig answers a question concerning the age of the universe. For the entirety of the Q&A time watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIZoH... 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 many full-length videos, debates, and lectures: https://www.youtube.com/ReasonableFai... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa...

5 Design in Living Things Goes Far Beyond Machines | Evolution News

Seventeenth-century French philosopher René Descartes conceived of living things as complex machines, a concept now known as the “machine metaphor.” In 1998, Bruce Alberts (who was then president of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences) wrote that “the entire cell can be viewed as a factory that contains an elaborate network of interlocking assembly lines, each of which is composed of a set of large protein machines.” 1

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The Biblical Case for Classical Apologetics (All the Objections)

Lastly, some define faith with reference to personal trust in God – “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7). Oftentimes, when life is difficult and it seems as if God is nowhere to be found, a Christian is called upon to persist in trusting God. Job exemplified this: “Though he slay me, I will hope in him” (Joh. 3:15). This is the same faith Jesus had while on the cross, when he felt forsaken by God (Mt. 27:46), and yet he still cried out in faith: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Lk. 23:46). Though he felt forsaken by God, he still put his trust in him. This highlights a key aspect of faith: it is the virtue of maintaining belief in what you know to be true, even when you don’t feel like it is. This is the primary definition highlighted by Greek dictionaries: “to consider [something] to be true and therefore worthy of one’s trust… to entrust oneself to an entity in complete confidence.”[2] Some have described faith as a leap into the dark. More accurately, faith is a leap into the light. It is a choice to continue living according to what you know to be true, even

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For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

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Taking things from the top, between August of 2003 and August of 2005 I served Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture as a legal and public policy analyst. In keeping with Discovery Institute’s long-held public policy position, I frequently reiterated to legislators, school board members, teachers, parents and students across the country that the legally and pedagogically appropriate way to treat the topic of evolution in public schools is to fully teach the scientific arguments for and against the contemporary version of Darwin’s theory as well as chemical evolutionary scenarios for the origin of the first life. Although I served at an institution supporting scientific research into the new theory of intelligent design and consider myself a proponent of the same, in all my time at Discovery Institute I consistently held to our public policy position that public schools should not mandate the teaching of the theory of intelligent design.

11 Should a Woman Preach Next Sunday?

That is what I think the weekly ministry of preaching should be: the steady-state lub-dub of leadership shaping the people. Anointed by the Holy Spirit, this preaching is not merely “talking about the Bible in a church meeting.” It is the authoritative expository exultation in and over and from the Bible. It has the feel of Titus 2:15, “Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority.” It is the authoritative (not infallible) voice of God’s servant in the power of the Holy Spirit, authorized by and saturated by the Scriptures. It is the voice of the God-sent herald, “Hear ye! Hear ye! A word from the King!”

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Is it against complementarianism for women to be elected/nominated to non-clerical positions of leadership? Last I checked SBC President was non-pastoral position and so I would think it being filled by a woman would pose no conflict with Baptist teaching on women pastors.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Trust the Bible

The field of archaeology demonstrates that the Bible is historically accurate. Now, this does not mean that it is inherently “true.” It does mean that it is reliable in its historical details—which gives some pretty good credibility to what else it has to say. If we can trust that the Bible accurately records for us geographical places (Israel, Egypt, Babylon, etc.) and historical people (Herod or Pontius Pilate, for example), it’s very likely it has many other true things to say. One reason I could never trust the Book of Mormon, in contrast, is that most of the places listed in its geography are make-believe. It’s very difficult for me to trust a book that is claiming to be nonfiction when its geography is clearly fiction.

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Simulcast of TGC's 2018 Women's Conference: Listen and Live

Workshop Round 1: In His Image - Answering the Call to Reflect God's Character

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How to Deal with Annoying People

But there is a problem with that statement. Annoyance is not an attribute someone can possess; it’s a response we have. Kids aren’t annoying so much as adults get annoyed. Deep down inside, we know this, despite how we usually phrase our annoyance: “You’re so annoying,” or, “Those people are annoying me.” In truth, we ought to say, “I’m annoyed.” Annoyance is our response to circumstances we dislike.

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Celebrating Eight Years of Ministry: A Retrospective and Things to Come

When I first launched The Poached Egg (TPE) on June 10, 2010, I never imagined it would lead to a full time ministry. I started out doing it in my spare time, then went to part time in 2013, when TPE entered into a partnership with the outstanding campus apologetics ministry, Ratio Christi (RC). About a year later I was brought on staff at RC which enabled me to do TPE as a full-time ministry. I’m very thankful for the last five years of partnership with RC, but with the many changes happening there, and with budget restrictions and other limited resources available to help TPE be utilized at its fullest potential, I felt it was time to move on and seek out other opportunities. More on that later, but first, a look at some of what TPE has accomplished over the last eight years:

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Does Secular Historian Josephus Give Historical Corroboration to the New Testament?

The first passage merely mentions that the Jewish officials brought to trial “the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name was James, and some others, and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he delivered them to be stoned.” (Antiquities 20.9.1). This passage corroborates the facts that Jesus existed, James existed, they were brothers, and Jesus was called Christ.

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Top 5 Books For The College-Bound

Introduction The time is coming soon for a new chapter of our children's lives to begin: college life. This can be quite an apprehensive time for both Christian parents and the teens. The parents are preparing to let their kids go out into the world, unable to be protected by Mom and Dad from the various dangers that they experienced too at that age. The students are preparing to get a better taste of independence, learn more about the world and prepare for their future career and lives as individuals. Through the exposure to new experiences and new ideas, they will be challenged mentally and intellectually.

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Episode 076: Street Epistemology - Christian Research Institute

“Christians may find themselves approached on the street being asked to consider religious faith. Sounds like Christian street witnessing, right? Well, it may be you’re face-to-face with an atheist (and often a GoPro video recorder) being engaged in what’s come to be known as ‘street epistemology.’

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The Place of Apologetics

As an academic discipline, Apologetics, in many cases, is taught by beginning a deep dive engagement with the question of Faith and Reason. There are even books with this exact title. What can we know by faith? What can we know by reason and thinking? How do we relate philosophy and revelation/scripture? How does reasoning serve theology and confirming Christian truth claims? Or can it do so at all? etc. etc. The way one philosophically and theologically resolves all these Faith/Reason puzzles usually lands someone in a camp of apologetic methodology. The classical apologist seeking to use reason to prove things about God and Christian truth and the presuppositionalist engaging with others to show them indirectly that their worldview makes no sense without God or even on its own terms. Once you land in a methodological camp, then you “do apologetics” either by making arguments, giving answers, building a case for faith, or helping someone else to see the truth of the Gospel in light of their own worldview bankruptcy. You then use apologetics as a tool in witness and evangelism. You

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Going to church leads to a better night's sleep, study finds - Premier

People who attend church or other religious services tend to sleep better than those who are non-religious, a new study in the United States has concluded.

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The Apostles' Radical change vs. Mohammed's Radical change

We use the apostles' radical change as good evidence for the truth of Christianity. Why can't we say the same of other religions like Islam?

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Tim McGrew - Apologetics - Part 5 - Alleged Contradicitions In The Gospel

Tim McGrew - Apologetics - Part 5 - Alleged Contradicitions In The Gospel

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Biologist Douglas Axe on evolution's ability to produce new functions

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Is Jesus Safe?

Jesus stared down the leading people of the day. Jesus was a Jew. But he did not let racial preference stop him from telling the truth. Of one of His disciples He said, “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” Those are not the words of a compromising and weak leader. Or consider His statement to those who refused to believe who He was “Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.” Think how safe the old time journalists felt when Jesus said, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.” Or consider how someone who wants to listen to only things that are all peace and love would feel if they heard Jesus call them “serpents” or a “generation of vipers.”

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How Can the Gospels Be Eyewitness Accounts If They Include Things the Writers Didn't See? | Cold Case Christianity

But this high standard associated with hearsay testimony is completely unreasonable when examining the claims of eyewitnesses related to historical events. Once an eyewitness of an historical event dies, everything that witness claims is no longer open to cross examination. Under the criminal court standard for such testimony, we would have to ignore anything that can’t be offered by a living eyewitness (and therefore vigorously cross examined). If we applied this standard to our personal lives, none of us could have confidence in our own family history beyond the generation of living parents and grandparents. That’s an unacceptably high standard when examining the claims of eyewitnesses related to historical events. Eyewitnesses provide information in light of their own personal experience and observation, their own access to information from other living eyewitnesses, and their own intimate knowledge of the culture in which they live. I find this to be true in every case I have ever worked. The fact that an eyewitness would choose to provide information from “firsthand access” does not discredit what they are providing from “firsthand experience” or “firsthand knowledge”.

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Christian charity encouraging World Cup watchers to pray as they play - Premier

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Weekend Apologetics Hit & Misc: Faith and Reason

I’m thrilled to report that, although we haven’t reached our fundraising goal of $15,000, we’ve raised over $8,100! This will cover my living expenses for the next 4+ months as I continue in ministry with TPE. There is still time to increase that as we’re in the last week of our fundraising campaign. Please prayerfully consider a gift today and visit GiveSendGo/TPE to make an online donation.

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11 Quick Things To Know About The Inspector General's Report

The crickets I was hearing was really making me uncomfortable because something was going to come crashing down…. And my understanding, which is uninformed because…I didn’t work the Hillary Clinton matter. My understanding at the time was I am telling you people I have private Hillary Clinton emails, number one, and BlackBerry messages, number two. I’m telling you that we have potentially 10 times the volume that Director Comey said we had on the record. Why isn’t anybody here? Like, if I’m the supervisor of any CI squad in Seattle and I hear about this, I’m getting on with headquarters and saying, hey, some agent working child porn here may have [Hillary Clinton] emails. Get your -ss on the phone, call [the case agent], and get a copy of that drive, because that’s how you should be. And that nobody reached out to me within, like, that night, I still to this day I don’t understand what the hell went wrong.

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Paul and Jesus: Strangers Passing in the Night?

Are there good reasons to believe that Paul, the most prolific writer (in the amount of separate ‘books’) of the New Testament, wrote of a historical Jesus?  Here is a quote from a blog, “For being the founder of Christianity, Paul knew surprisingly little about Jesus.”[i]  How true is this statement?  Note one scholar’s assessment of Paul.

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Who Wrote the Letter of James?

As you know, we have been examining the authorship of the New Testament letters over the past few weeks. Thus far, we have learned that good reasons exist to accept the apostles Matthew and John as authors of the First and Fourth Gospels; John Mark as the author of the Second Gospel, who in turn served as a preserver of Simon Peter’s testimony; Dr. Luke, the beloved physician and colleague of Paul, as the author of the Third Gospel; Paul as the most reasonable author for the 13 letters attributed to him; and most likely Luke as the author of Hebrews. But what about the letter attributed to James? Who is the most likely candidate for the pastoral letter? That is the topic of this article.

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A Christian Response to the Trinity Western Decision - The Gospel Coalition | Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a “ devastating decision ” regarding religious freedom today, ruling that  provincial law societies had the right to refuse to accredit Trinity Western University’s law school  on account of the university’s community covenant that requires Christian sexual conduct of students. This sad decision should remind Christians of the Psalmist’s warning: Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God. (Ps 146:3-5) How should Christians think about such an event? Jesus said: “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt  16:18 ). We need to remember that God’s answer to the problem of a broken and sinful world is not legislation or charters or constitutions or human institutions, helpful though they may be at times; rather, God’s answer is the Good News of salvation by faith in Jesus Christ alone, which joins undeserving sinners to himself in the body of Jesus Christ—the Church.

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Using the Kalam Cosmological Argument...the WHAT?

I think one of the clearest and simple arguments for the existence of God in Natural Theology is the Kalam Cosmological Argument (hereafter KCA). Natural Theology is one branch of theology that relates to understanding God, or that there is a God. It is using the ‘world’ (actually- the entire Universe) around us, and showing how it points to God. A good definition is:

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Islamicize Me Mockumentary - Is it Evil or Does Scripture Allow It? part 2

A second video by pastor Mike Robinson on the 'Islamicize Me' Mockumentary produced by David Wood and Acts 17. Does the Bible allow for such mocking? Donate near the top of the page. See part One http://bit.ly/2t46fsb See Pastor Robinson's book 'Refuting Allah, Proving Jesus' at amzn.to/2iY0jvg

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Japan is the second-least-reached nation in the world. With a population of 125 million, just 0.58 percent are evangelical Christians. People say it’s one of the most difficult countries to reach. thegspl.co/2t9bmGq

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What Thomas Aquinas Teaches Us About Apologetics and God's Existence

Thomas Aquinas was a 13th century Catholic philosopher and theologian who had the same question, leading him to an intense study which produced perhaps his most famous work: The Five Ways — five philosophical arguments for the existence of God.

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No one warned me. No one told me that after training our children to sleep through the night, after helping them learn the ways of kindness and the value of hard work, after teaching them the joy of reading and the delight of knowing the living word, after determining to most gladly spend and be spent for their souls, no one told me that the hardest part of mothering was still ahead — the part when they leave.

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45 Roseanne Barr’s Imago Dei-Denying Racism | Think Christian

Barr is not beyond the reach of God’s love and forgiveness. As a fallen human being who has been offered the gift of God’s grace, she deserves the possibility of redemption. That personal redemption, however, cannot be misconstrued as a tolerance for vile ideology. Racism has been such a pernicious force in the United States that it has threatened to destroy the nation multiple times. Roseanne Barr can be forgiven; if America tolerates her actions, it may not.

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Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence?

While “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” seems sensible on the surface, there are some flaws in this line of reasoning. First, the statement seems to collapse in on itself because the claim is asserted as an objective universal principle, meaning it applies independently and is binding on everyone in all spheres of life. As a universal principle, this claim is extraordinarily important. But, where is the extraordinary evidence that this particular universal principle, is true? Given that there is no extraordinary evidence to prove that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence,” this claim is logically self-defeating.

51 How Your Faith Can Withstand Intellectual Assault
52 The Universe Has a Lot More Huge Stars Than Scientists Thought
53 Live Discussion of "ISLAMICIZE ME" and "unISLAMICIZE ME"
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55 Do Ancient Canaanite Remains Discredit the Bible?
56 Q & A with Dr. Craig: Stuck with the Moral Argument
57 Weekly Apologetics Bonus Links (6/10 – 6/16)
58 J Warner Wallace on Instagram: “In an astounding demonstration of Susie’s Jedi Mind Trick power, I’M the one who freely chose this 10 miler on MY day. . . . #trails #trial…”
59 Why write? Penmanship for the 21st Century | Jake Weidmann | TEDxMileHigh
60 More Than BFFs: When Friendship Goes Too Far
61 The Cause of the Universe Must Be Intentional
62 All of church’s best leaders should move away. Here’s why.
63 What must someone believe in order to be saved?
64 How and When Did Baleen Whales Get So Large?
65 Deborah and Barak: A Bible Story of How Man and Woman Work Together
66 All Things for Good
67 RefNet Christian Radio
68 Is the Fruit of the Spirit Necessary for Salvation?
69 Privileged Species featuring Dr. Michael Denton
70 Her Name Is Monroe Christine | Brandon McGinley
71 Is This What God Looks Like?
72 Colon Grown with Adult Stem Cells
73 Can you be a TRUE conservative if...?
74 "Nones" Have Religious Beliefs, but No Community
75 You Kept Your Promises to Mom: Six Reasons We Love Faithful Fathers
76 Louie Giglio on Instagram: “// e p i c // One more from this week @passion_camp because it was just that epic. Thank you, Jesus!#ICanSee”
77 I frankly wonder why anyone takes them seriously
78 Gecko: Designed to Climb
79 Serve God with Your Thirst
80 How Do We Save Truth? Interview with Author Abdu Murray
81 ‘The Incredibles’ Gave Us The Gift Of Family As An Answer To Celebrity
82 How the Ante-Nicene Church Fathers Preserved the Eyewitness Gospel Accounts
83 Large fire burns through church and nightclub - Premier
84 TGCW18: Day 2 Highlights
85 Nine Points about Biblical Slavery and Skeptics' Condemnation of the Bible
86 The 5 Views of Morality | CrossExamined.org
87 Faith and Reason: Better Together in a Christian Worldview
88 On Anniversary Of GOP Assassination Attempts, Jim Carrey Fantasizes About GOP Deaths
89 J Warner Wallace on Instagram: “Tomorrow these will be sacrificed in the name of a birthday celebration. . . . #birthday #birthdays #birthdayfood #birthdaycelebration…”
90 F4F | Bill Johnson Promotes Todd Bentley's Upcoming "Revival"
91 Is Biblical faith 'blind faith'?
92 Weezer - Africa
93 On the Age of the Universe
94 'We Will See God Manifesting His Glory' in N Korea: Why These Praying Christians Are Confident