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Unprecedented Rash of Retractions in Science Journals Is Excellent News

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Evolutionary Computing: The Invisible Hand of Intelligence

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Must We Directly Observe the Intelligent Agent to Detect Design?

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Pope Francis Embraces Human Exceptionalism

Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.

Who Needs Amusement Parks When You Have a Leaf Blower and an Office Chair

This young future engineer proves that you don’t need expensive amusement parks and their fancy thrill rides to have fun this summer. Just break out the leaf blower, an office chair and let the excitement begin ...

This Is the Most Ridiculous Basketball Shot You Will Ever See

These bros just set a new Guinness World Record by sinking the longest basketball shot ever recorded, chucking a ball 415 feet from the top of a giant dam in Australia—aka, the greatest location for a game of HORSE ever ...

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg Have Teamed Up for Another Comedy

The duo behind The Other Guys is back at it. Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy, Daddy’s Home, about a goofy step-dad attempting to win the affections of two children when their cool, bad-boy biological father comes to town. Just try and guess who plays which role. Daddy’s Home hits theaters this Christmas ...

A German Man Cut His Ex’s Stuff in Half, Then Posted His Halves to eBay

A man in Germany didn’t take his recent breakup what you call well. Instead, he cut the couple's shared stuff in two—including a car—and then posted his halves to eBay, reports news.com.au. The caption on the video (because of course he made a video) says “Thank you for 12 ‘beautiful’ years Laura !!!!! you’ve really earned half.” Check it out.

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The Role of Apologetics in the Church

So what is the role of Apologetics in the Church? Is it just for individuals to write creeds, confessions, papers, and books? Or is it to engage in debates, lectures and heated conversation? I think it is all of the above grounded in the authorative and sufficient Word of God. Without grounding our thinking in the Word, we will not be able to help anyone. Biblical apologetics is first and foremost concerned with being Word-centered with a concerted focus on what the Bible teaches. A secret service agent doesn’t spend their time studying fraudulent dollars but rather they spend their time studying the authentic dollar bill in order to spot the fake. I know for myself, I need to spend more time in the Word of God reading, mediating, and studying what it says rather than spending as much time reading other books. This is not to say that reading other books and understanding where people are coming from is unimportant.  I absolutely believe that reading as widely and broadly as one can is essential. However, every book pales in comparison to the inspired, inerrant, sufficient, and authoritative Word of God.

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Objections to Apologetics: It's Intellectual

Many people just don’t see the place of the intellect in Christianity. Naturally, someone may object to the apologetic enterprise by saying some variation of “it’s intellectual.” This can be a huge obstacle blocking the way to apologetics.

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Truthbomb Apologetics: 5 Ways to Incorporate Apologetics into Your Preaching

Every pastor should realize he is an apologist.  However, I know that sometimes pastors struggle with how to incorporate apologetics into their preaching.  The following are some ideas that have worked for me and that are easy to implement. 1. Discuss Authorship When preaching from a certain book of the Bible, take the time to explain to your congregation some of the reasons why the church believes the listed author actually wrote the book.  Or, if you are preaching, for example,  from Philippians, share facts (such as New Testament Scholar Daniel Wallace contends)   that   among NT scholars it is virtually unanimous Paul wrote the book. [1]   Also, if you are preaching from a book   in which authorship is unsure of or undecided, don't be afraid to explain that.  Then, when one of your parishioners hears an overblown claim such as Bart Ehrman has made, they won't be blindsided, but informed and equipped to stand firm. The Christian Apologetics Study Bible is a great resource that can will equip you to argue for traditional authorship and as well as discuss some of the challenges offered by skeptics against traditional authorship.

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Why Are So Many Christians Afraid of Dating?

Maybe it’s time to relax a little and trust God to lead you into the right relationship one step at a time. If you are following His leading and trusting the internal wisdom He’s given you—one step at a time will always lead you into the right direction or guide you out of the wrong direction. You don’t have to know if they’re “the one” as long as you’re in tune with the Almighty One. So have faith—and then take the next step.

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Charleston Church Attack the Deadliest in Decades

“Particularly during the 20th century, burning black churches was a way to try to intimidate blacks seeking increased political or economic power since the churches so often functioned as the hub of civil rights organizing,” said Cooper. “The bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, and the subsequent death of four little girls who were there for Sunday school, shocked the nation with the violent lengths to which racists would go to disrupt and destroy black churches, and by extension, black communities.”

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The Deeper Story of Emanuel AME Church

The history of Emanuel AME Church is long and linked with the struggle for civil rights in America. It has been shut down for teaching slaves to read and write, burned to the ground after a failed slave revolt in Charleston and forced underground during the Civil War.

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A Simple Guide to Picking Your Passion

Taking responsibility not only applies to pursuit of your passion and purpose but also taking responsibility for the challenges that might hold you back. We quickly create excuses for why we can’t do what we long to do. Whatever the challenge you’re facing, you must be aware of the resistance you create for yourself, often subconsciously. Rather than hold yourself back, you need to lean in. It’s a posture of engagement rather than retreat. It’s an attitude of confidence rather than defeat.

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Standing With Charleston: Solidarity in the Church

I agree in the most part, in terms of seeing one another as humans first. But I think that there should be more emphasis for change within the church psyche. I think this piece seriously tip toed around what one of our greatest flaws is as the church, something that we need to talk openly about. What we need to deconstruct is eurocentricity, and the normalised ideals that have come from that. We don't have to forget or leave behind our smaller identities, and in fact they are not so small to some - for some, they are actually crucial for how God speaks to us. If we then say "no, forget your smaller identity for our greater one as human beings of the church" it has the effect of limiting the ways we hear from God and trying to fit them in to the way that the "church culture" hears from God. And anyone who knows anything about sociology will know that what happens is the minority culture just gets swallowed by the dominant culture; its part of our fallen human nature. So what we're really saying when we encourage people not to be defined by their "smaller" culture is "leave your culture behind, come and join the one of the church which has been developed and shaped around Western ideals.

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InterVarsity Regains Access to Cal State Campuses

InterVarsity’s Christian faith compels us to welcome all people. We support CSU in its commitment to serve the diversity of students on its campuses. In fact, InterVarsity communities are some of the most diverse groups on Cal State’s campuses. At the same time, we maintain our commitment to provide campus communities that are clearly Christian, where all students can experience and learn more about Christian community, theology, and practice. We’re grateful for this development and are looking forward to continued ministry on CSU campuses.

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Morgan Freeman to Host New Show about ‘The Story of God’

The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world. For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.

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Russell Moore: The Religious Right Will Triumph Over Gay Marriage

Russell Moore still thinks the religious right will win the battle against same-sex marriage. Oh, not at the Supreme Court later this month -- like nearly everyone else, Moore is almost positive the right will lose there. But the long game... that, he says, could be a different story.

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The Definitive Ranking of Christian Bumper Stickers

Sharing your faith isn’t always easy. Finding those opportunities to strike up a thought-provoking conversation about eternal truths can, at times, be challenging in day-to-day life. Thankfully, bumper stickers offer Christian drivers the chance to show all nearby motorists that they're serious about Jesus and pithy phrases stuck with adhesive to the back of their vehicles.

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Grieving with Charleston

Someone once told me that to worship is to engage in spiritual warfare. We worship not to gloss over the tragedy, not to acquiesce in our pursuit of justice, not to set aside anger and anguish, but the contrary. We worship to raise our cry for justice, to proclaim our holy anger, to lament the loss of our brothers and sisters. We worship to say with fervent hearts that there is no hate in this world that is stronger then the love of God. We worship with the belief that God’s love will have us see true justice. For in his love is a place for our anger. In his love there is space for our tears. In his love there is space for our doubt and fears. In his love black lives matter. Our tears and anguish, our fatigue and frustration will be our offering, holy and acceptable onto God.

14 Pastors.com

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Is the Foundation of Morality Natural or Supernatural? William Lane Craig vs Sam Harris

William Lane Craig debates Sam Harris. Watch as Dr. Craig debates Harris on the issues of God and morality. The debate took place at University of Notre Dame, Indiana, April 7, 2011. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums http://www.reasonablefaith.org

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Inside Out

Although the conceit works better than just about any other film attempts at allegory, it’s still a little disappointing to see the tired metaphor of the human brain symbolized in mechanical terms. Riley has core memories that support elements of her personality. When those memories, along with Joy and Sadness, are displaced, Riley starts acting out—yelling at her parents and stealing from her mom’s purse. The inside of her head is creatively rendered, but the world-building is sketchy. As Joy and Sadness make their fantastic voyage back to the control center, they hitch a ride on a train of thought, run through a dangerous zone of abstraction, stop at dream production, get locked in a subconscious dungeon, and risk falling into a chasm of permanent forgetfulness.

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What is the Church's Greatest Problem?

Cross Examined Promo Video. Frank Turek of http://www.CrossExamined.org shares that 3 out of 4 Christian teens are walking away from the church after they leave home. Frank Turek and the Cross Examined team are committed to reversing this alarming trend. Invite us to your campus and we'll present a dynamic interactive seminar that will show you why Christianity is true and why it takes a lot more faith to be an atheist! For more information, please visit http://www.CrossExamined.org

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Help My Unbelief

Barnabas Piper, son of John, deals in his new book  Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt Is Not the Enemy of Faith with the relation of faith and doubt, a tension that has troubled many Christians, indeed many Christian writers, young and old. His title comes from Mark 9:24, where the father of a demon-possessed child says to Jesus “I believe; help my unbelief.” The paradox here does not prevent Jesus from healing the boy. Jesus acknowledges the father’s faith as true faith, a sufficient response to his teaching in the preceding context (verse 23) that “all things are possible for one who believes.” In this passage, Piper’s subtitle is true: doubt is not the enemy of faith. But there are other Bible passages that view doubt more negatively (e.g., Matt. 14:31; 21:21; 28:17; Rom. 14:23; Jas. 1:6). So it becomes important to explore the relationship between faith and doubt more deeply, exploring also distinctions between different kinds of “faith” and different kinds of “doubt.”

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Huckabee: Gay Marriage Could Criminalize Christianity | Fox News

The legalization of same-sex marriage would be a “very dangerous place” for America to go and could lead to civil disobedience, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee warns.

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"Killing Christ: Contesting Trendy Critics Regarding the Death & Resurrection of Jesus" book

In present-day literature, of all the themes written about the life and death of Jesus Christ, none have recurred more frequently than the "historical Jesus." [On Amazon at http://amzn.to/1dykvw2 ] Naturalistically inclined authors claim the New Testament picture is not reliable, we've been told again and again. But this snubs the obvious truth. Christ's life and death are best known through first century Jewish accounts (the New Testament) and not contemporary occidental scholarship. The truth flows from one's core convictions and makes no sense if severed from the presuppositions that give it force. To understand the historical content of Christ's death and life, start with the writers of His period who spoke His language within His culture. On Amazon at http://amzn.to/1dykvw2 Bill O' Reilly, author of "Killing Lincoln" and "Killing Kennedy," declared that Jesus merely started "a philosophy" and much of the biblical narratives are allegorical and symbolic—not real history. He also suggested that Christians do not worship Jesus Christ but worship the "spirit of Jesus.

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From Moral Relativism to Reality Relavitism

Dr. Brown explains how we have moved from morality being relative to reality being relative, interacting with some shocking comments made by Rachel Dolezal during her interview with NBC’s Samantha Guthrie.

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Ligonier Ministries

The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Donate Now

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5 reflections on church revitalization

In my early years of ministry I was involved in several church planting efforts. I had embraced the axiom, “It is easier to give birth than to raise the dead.” I still believe in church planting and am a passionate proponent of starting new churches. But if 80-85% of the churches in America are plateauing or declining, then we not only must focus on church planting but also on church revitalization. I have much to learn about church revitalization, but I have discovered a few truths over the years.

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Martin Luther King Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”: The Complete Text and an Outline

There was a time when the church was very powerful–in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Whenever the early Christians entered a town, the people in power became disturbed and immediately sought to convict the Christians for being “disturbers of the peace” and “outside agitators.”‘ But the Christians pressed on, in the conviction that they were “a colony of heaven,” called to obey God rather than man. Small in number, they were big in commitment. They were too God-intoxicated to be “astronomically intimidated.” By their effort and example they brought an end to such ancient evils as infanticide and gladiatorial contests. Things are different now. So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the church, the power structure of the average community is consoled by the church’s silent–and often even vocal–sanction of things as they are.

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Transracial Is a Valid Identity

Even though I have brown skin, black hair, and the genes that go with it, I know that there is more to the black experience in America than outward appearance. After growing up in a primarily white community in Washington state, I have worked hard to seek out black culture, mentors, and friends of color. I’ve done my share of exploring. I’ve made my way through countless hairstyles, questioning my professionalism while sporting a kinky afro or a cornrowed fro-hawk, even if it’s paired with slacks and a button-up shirt. I took a DNA test not only to reveal who my birth parents were, but also to learn verifiable information about my African ancestry—information that had been lost in the adoption transaction.

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My All in All

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44)

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Was atheism or Christianity more responsible for the Scientific Revolution?

Few topics are as open to misunderstanding as the relationship between faith and reason. The ongoing clash of creationism with evolution obscures the fact that Christianity has actually had a far more positive role to play in the history of science than commonly believed. Indeed, many of the alleged examples of religion holding back scientific progress turn out to be bogus. For instance, the Church has never taught that the Earth is flat and, in the Middle Ages, no one thought so anyway. Popes haven’t tried to ban zero, human dissection or lightening rods, let alone excommunicate Halley’s Comet. No one, I am pleased to say, was ever burnt at the stake for scientific ideas. Yet, all these stories are still regularly trotted out as examples of clerical intransigence in the face of scientific progress.

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Models for the Relationship between Science and Religion (Christianity): Dialogue

Models for the Relationship between Science and Religion (Christianity): Dialogue

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A Brief Interview with Dane Ortlund

Crossway's Justin Taylor talks with his colleague, Dane Ortlund, about his new book on Jonathan Edwards.

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Renewing Your Mind | Jesus in the Temple | June 20, 2015

Beloved for the way in which it highlights Jesus' care for those on the margins of society and for its care in telling the story of our Savior's life and ministry, the gospel of Luke has always been treasured by the Christian church. Dr. Sproul's expositional study of this inspired account of Jesus looks at the significant events of His life and His teachings while unfolding the meaning of both for us today.

31 Same-Sex Marriage: Is Same-Sex Marriage a Good Policy Decision?

Whether or not government should adopt same-sex marriage into our culture is a serious policy issue, and it deserves to be looked at from all sides. While Christians largely get labeled as "bigoted" and "intolerant" when speaking from a biblical standpoint on this issue, there are actually many reasons grounded in nature and history that should be considered before altering a foundational building block of society. Please watch this video with an open mind, and feel free to share it with friends.

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From Catholicism to Atheism to Islam and Back to Catholicism

My journey has been an unconventional one. I went from Catholicism to atheism to Islam and back to Catholicism. To this day, I'm still in awe about how God plans our life-journeys. I never would have found Him if I hadn't crossed paths with a drunken priest, atheism, or Islam. The beauty of my journey is not that I've come back to the "true faith" of Catholicism. In my opinion, God doesn't minimize himself to a single faith. What's powerful is that God is compassionate and merciful. Despite rejecting Him and leaving Him for such a long time, He let me back into His light without any hesitation. Reflecting back on my religious experiences, it feels as though God has rewarded me for being lost. Perhaps that's the secret to getting closer to God. Maybe we need to be lost sometimes to truly feel at peace when we return home again.

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RELEVANT Podcast: David Platt

This week we talk to David Platt about his new book ' Counter Culture '. Our social media maven Tiffanie Brunson is back with a new trivia game in honor of Father's Day, and the cast comes up with a riveting new idea for a TV show starring James Van Der Beek. This episode is sponsored by Tuft & Needle and Squarespace.

34 Jesus and His Passion | Reasonable Faith

Now in assessing the claims of the revisionist critics, it’s important that we don’t miss the forest for the trees: What’s remarkable here is the degree of agreement on the events of Jesus’ Passion. Even the sceptical critics affirm the central events of Jesus’ Passion: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey as a herald of the Kingdom of God in fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy, Jesus’ disruptive action in the Temple driving out the money-changers and their animals, the involvement of the Jewish authorities in Jesus’ arrest and trial (or hearing) before them, Jesus’ being delivered to Pilate on the charge of sedition, and Pilate’s condemning Jesus to crucifixion as a pretended King of Jews. It is stunning testimony to the historical credibility of the Gospels that even sceptical critics find themselves compelled by the evidence to admit the historicity of the fundamental outline of Jesus’ Passion and death. Their main point of contention has to do with whether it was the Jewish or the Roman authorities that were chiefly responsible for Jesus’ death.

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Dear Ken Ham: About those kangaroo fossils...

Ken Ham’s argument is valid. We don’t find lot’s of bison fossils from the last couple of hundred years (since Europeans have been in America), even though there used to be millions of them roaming the prairies. How would it be, that a much smaller population (which started out as 2) travelling who knows what route from the mountains of Ararat in modern day Turkey to present day Australia, would leave behind any trace of their migration? I’m not surprised at the lack of fossil evidence for this. I am surprised at the lack of fossil evidence for evolution. If evolution occurred there should be BILLIONS of transitional fossils – and we should see transitional creatures alive today! Where are they all? –completely missing–

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The Proverbs 31 Man

The mega-grace we enjoy in the gospel gives us the power, the vision, and the heart to build one other up (Eph. 4:29). Brothers, it’s no longer us who live, but Christ who lives in us (Gal. 2:20). The ultimate Proverbs 31 man is alive and well in the heavenly places, leading us, guiding, us, empowering us, and conforming us into his image. The Proverbs 31 man is more than a neat way to go about husbanding—it’s the way of Christ. He rejoices over his bride. He encourages us, walks with us, and fills us with his Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Proverbs 31 man in the flesh. Let’s draw near to him and he will draw near to us—and then we, and the homes we lead, will never be the same.

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Atheism, Evolution and Worldview Consistency

Many of the New Atheists tell us science can explain everything – except when it can’t. They rely on empiricism – except when they can’t. Both happen more often than you might think. For example: on evolution, what’s the proof that there are other values besides survival for the surviving evolved? We don’t need more descriptions of human behavior from atheists, we need paradigm consistent answers.

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Don't Buy the Same-Sex Marriage Tidal Wave Illusion | The Stream

They do not want us to notice that Eastern Europeans are changing their national constitutions to protect the man-woman definition of marriage. One after another after another. Or to remember that 1.5 million Spaniards took to the streets of Madrid in protest of same-sex marriage — the equivalent of 10 million Americans marching on Washington.

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Andy Bannister on Twitter

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The Dadly Virtues

Matt Labash refers to The Waltons and Dr. James Dobson as his “sex education senseis” (113). If I were to explain why, I would rob from you the excruciating satisfaction of reading Labash’s explanation in his own words. In addition, he lambasts the so-called “sexperts” while affirming the critical role of the father in a child’s sex education. He confesses: “It’s a general truism that most fathers regard giving The Talk as an activity on a par with getting a prostate exam from a doctor with Marfan syndrome, marrying their daughter off to a Boko Haram child soldier, or sitting through an entire episode of The View . It’s a horror to be avoided at all costs” (117).

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Dan Barker debates Casey Luskin on academic freedom

I’m not sure if Dan Barker has the right background for disputing whether intelligent design belongs in a classroom or not. Remember, the bulk of his life was spent writing and singing feel-good, happy-clappy songs. In his debates with Christians, it’s quite clear that he is totally unequipped to assess scientific evidence from the Big Bang, the fine-tuning, the origin of life, the Cambrian explosion, or habitability. It’s just not his thing, and I don’t think that musicians have what it takes to understand those arguments enough to feel comfortable using the courts to suppress people with actual PhDs in science.

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On Christian Music

But that is not the fault of the label, musicians, marketers or anyone else for that matter. We have the personal responsibility to make the determination. There are faults in everything and every ministry. We know or should know that and proceed accordingly. Is it perfect? No but we will never have perfection in this world. There are bands that I have come across that have the Christian label but the band’s website nor any information about them put forth a Christian message. I consider them Christians in a band but not a Christian band. I still like the music but don’t go to it for worship. The label helps so we at least don’t have to weed through the counsel of the ungodly to get to what we want. If I can support another Christian that is a bonus also. What I meant by “lighten up” is this really is not a big issue worthy of debate. The posers are revealed and changing or removing the label will not bring in secular listeners.

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Innovative Apologetics: Dreams vs. Reality: A Problem for Atheism an Ally for Theism

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WORLD | Religious liberty bill tries to stay one step ahead of Supreme Court | Katlyn Babyak | June 20, 2015

With religious liberty battles occurring across the country and a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage coming any day now, two Republican lawmakers jointly proposed a bill this week to protect religious freedom at the federal level.

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Dominion Theology and Public Policy

Kevin Harris: You're on the Reasonable Faith podcast with Dr. William Lane Craig. I'm Kevin Harris. Bill, in the news there are accusations that some of the candidates for president embrace a theology, embrace a fundamentalist movement, that's rather fringe that is called dominionism, and I want to discuss basically what that is and how we handle this when we hear this in the press, that a certain person or a certain leader or candidate embraces dominionism. And also – I'll show my hand right now – dominion theology is not accurate biblically, but is embraced by many. And many of our listeners may have even embraced some forms of it unknowingly simply because it has filtered down to them. So let's talk about dominionism, first, and how this may have infected us.

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Stay-at-home motherhood falls to record low in the UK

In socialist countries like the UK, the majority of the people are so accustomed to big government and dependency that they cannot conceive of shrinking government and letting the private sector and families and churches solve any problem. Right now, the current problem is that they are spending too much on huge numbers of social welfare programs that reward selfish, destructive behavior like men not working, single motherhood by choice, unskilled immigration, welfare that is not means-tested, welfare that is not time-limited, and so on. It is a nanny state, and during election times, all the candidates do is talk about how they want to spend the people’s money to be “nice”. So, you can get breast enlargements, sex-changes and in vitro fertilization (IVF) as part of the country’s bloated “health care” system. So the question is: how will they pay for all this “generosity”? Well, all the political parties agree on the answer: it’s to put in places taxes and policies that make it impossible for women to stay home with their kids instead of working.

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SCOTUS votes 9-0 to uphold free speech for church planters

WASHINGTON — On  Thursday (June 18), the United States Supreme Court delivered a landmark win for free speech, ruling 9-0 in favor of Pastor Clyde Reed in the case of Reed v. Town of Gilbert.   The Missouri Baptist Convention and its Christian Life Commission were among the friend of the court briefs filed on the winning side in support of church planting pastor Clyde Reed.

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WORLD | Beyond pessimism | Andrée Seu Peterson | June 27, 2015

It might fascinate the reader to know that Jesus Himself was bedeviled (literally, I would say) with the notion of failure and futility. We have it on good authority, of course, that this never slipped over into sin, for He was “in every respect … tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). But the sight of the eyes posed a challenge to the eye of faith with its counterfeit evidences of the vanity of the Messiah’s mission. Hear the lament of a wordsmith (like Fleming) in Jesus’ complaint:

50 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

51 WORLD | GOP hopefuls on parade in D.C. | Evan Wilt | June 20, 2015
52 Why the Pope Is Going Green
53 The Big List of Christian Podcasts
54 WORLD | The best in fiction and history | June 20, 2015
55 Unapologetically Apologetic: A Conversation With Andy Bannister | Stephen J. Bedard
56 FIFA’s PR-Stunt Movie Is Now the Biggest Flop Ever
57 Why doesn't God make his existence more obvious to people?
58 Ray Comfort on Twitter
59 Ask the Experts: Energy & the Environment | Open Biola
60 Are atheists able to perform the greatest moral duty?
61 Frank Turek on Twitter
62 Crossway on Twitter
63 Dr. Craig's Advice to Young Christians Interested In Science
64 Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 06-20-15
65 Crossway on Twitter
66 WORLD | Should a pastor give his life for the wolves? | Marvin Olasky | June 20, 2015
67 WORLD | Weekend Reads: A Ruth with rhythm | June 20, 2015
68 The New $10 Bill Will Feature a Woman
69 The Problem of Miracles: A Historical and Philosophical Perspective | Reasonable Faith
70 WORLD | Coming to America: the tuk-tuk | Rob Holmes | June 20, 2015
71 Fathers Preparing Sons | Paul Tripp
72 Lee Strobel on Twitter
73 15 History Books for Your Summer Reading
74 Should or should we not let our good works be seen?
75 Southern Seminary on Twitter
76 Jon Stewart Forgoes Jokes in Light of Charleston Shooting
77 Brian Williams Will Stay at NBC, but No Longer Host ‘Nightly News’
78 Why Doesn't God Stop Evil?
79 Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 06-20-15
80 Old Glory and Abortion | Blog & Mablog
81 Truthbomb Apologetics: Arguments for the Pro-Life Position
82 Rikers Island Guard Sentenced to Prison for Refusing to Help Dying Inmate
83 WORLD | Record number of refugees driven from their homes in 2015 | Julia A. Seymour | June 20, 2015
84 Premier Christian on Twitter
85 Zack Kopplin debates Casey Luskin on science education
86 Crossway on Twitter
87 Good Grief