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National Geographic Provides a Pulpit for Atheism

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

Victims’ Families Forgive the Man Who Murdered Their Loved Ones and Call for Him to Repent and Believe the Gospel

The murderer is called upon to trust in Christ as they call upon God to have mercy on his soul.

Everyday Theology for the Everyday Christian

REBOOT | Youth Apologetics

Once a year, REBOOT meets in the centre of London to explore questions such as ‘How can we know God exists?’, ‘Why does God allow suffering?’ and ‘Hasn’t science disproved God?’. REBOOT provides a place for young people from 12-18 years old, with or without any faith or church background, to raise their objections and investigate different perspectives. Through its annual conference, online resources, and speaking invitations, REBOOT aims to equip young people to understand and be able to answer some of these big questions for themselves. Our team from the Zacharias Trust and the OCCA [the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics] want you to have confidence in what you believe, and the chance to be honest about your doubts. Since its launch in 2013, REBOOT has welcomed over 1000 young people, and this year we are excited to see more of you than ever!

Can We Detect Design Without Knowing the Identity of the Designer?

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

The ‘most decorated’ male porn star ever just revealed why he left porn. And it’s heartbreaking.

Greg abruptly retired from porn in 2011. Now he has revealed the reason why.

18 Fun Facts About 'The Blues Brothers'

Even a broken watch can tell you that it has been 35 years since the first SNL movie hit theaters.

Someone Recreated the ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer with Wiener Dogs

Warning, you will not get the next 60 seconds of your life back. Knowing that fact, and having read the headline, if you are comfortable with the decision, click the large play button below ...

Here’s the Trailer for ‘Captive’, the True Story of the ‘Purpose Driven Life’ Hostage Situation

Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming thriller Captive starring Dave Oyelowo, Kate Mara and Michael K. Williams. The movie tells the true story of a hostage situation involving a recovering meth addict and mother, who read Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life to her captor—a decision that may have saved her life. Captive opens on Sept. 18 ...

Here’s the Trailer for ‘The Peanuts Movie’

A new trailer for The Peanuts Movie has been released, and despite the computer animated style, it looks like the filmmakers were able to capture the spirit of Charles Schulz’s comic masterpiece. The Paul Feig-produced family comedy hits theaters in November ...

Watch this Dancing Kid Achieve Instant Fame at a Pharrell Concert

Some people see an opportunity to make an impression on the world, and don’t hesitate to seize it. Seven-year-old Dylan Barraclough is one of those people. At a recent concert in the UK, Pharrell invited a bunch of kids on stage to dance during his performance of the mega-hit “Happy.” Armed with a black fedora and a repertoire of mind-blowing moves, young Dylan stole the show from one of the world’s biggest pop stars ...

Truthbomb Apologetics: Sunday Praise: "Nailed to the Cross" by Rush of Fools

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

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William Lane Craig on the Problem of Evil and Suffering

For more resources visit: On April 4, 2009 William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens participated in a debate about the existence of God at Biola University. At the conclusion of the debate, students from Biola were allowed to ask questions of Dr Craig and Mr Hitchens. In this clip, Dr Craig and Mr Hitchens speak about the problem of evil and suffering in the world. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length clips: Follow Reasonable Faith on Twitter: Add Reasonable Faith on Facebook:

What Are You Thinking?: 12 Christian Apologetics Quotes

If there is no God, what does it mean to be human? Who are we in our essence? If we don’t know what it is to be human, what is humanism? There are seven different humanistic theories of who we are, from the one end of Huxley to Ayn Rand to Joseph Fletcher. You just have all of these various definitions from ego-centric humanism to love is the ethic; on what basis? So we are now standing with our feet planted firmly in mid-air. I would say, while theoretically a person may block God out, logically there will be a breakdown because ultimately all enunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind. And if that moral doctrine is not absolute then the definer himself becomes undefined. That’s what we are living with – an undefined definer giving us definitions for our course, and we are being trapped in the quicksand of the absence of objective truth.

The Happiest People in the World

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. As the statistics above show, there is a chasm between the experience of living with Down syndrome and the perception given to future parents about how awful life with Down syndrome must be. That perception results in horrible things.

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.

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.

What We Get Wrong About Emotional Struggles

This is strange, considering that physical illness is so heavily addressed in churches. If someone is struggling from the daily aches, medicine, and care that a physical ailment brings about, the church is ready to offer healing. But when a person who suffers from the daily aches, medicine and care of a mental illness, people are often quick to defer help to someone else.

What All Bad Friends Do

I wouldn't necessarily consider the person described in the article a "bad" friend, maybe just an individual lacking or in the process of acquiring the relational experience described here. I think I fear some readers may use this article and the behaviours discussed therein to label a friend(s) as "bad," potentially leading them to approach their relationship with those people with less vulnerability, when perhaps patience and grace as said friend grows and incorporates these relational skills is what is needed. Not trying to get caught up on semantics, but I would stray away from labelling one's friends as "bad" if they are guilty of any one or more of the these behaviours. Instead, open communication about how your friend could improve in any one of these areas would very likely lead to a deeper, more supportive relationship. That being said, these areas are ideal places we can all hope to improve on in order to be better friends to those around us. Nice Article!

Good Grief

Let that person know you acknowledge their loss or pain. It can be as simple as a few words like saying you’re sorry, a short email—even a phone call or commenting on their Facebook post, depending on the relationship. They may not be able to respond immediately, or maybe at all, but the important part is that they receive it.

Why Do We Ignore Parts of the Bible?

We read the Bible for all sorts of reasons; to answer nagging personal questions, to bolster a theological position, to gain insight when making decisions, and to learn the history of our faith; yet rarely do we read it simply to hear from God. Intentionally change the intent you approach Scripture with, especially when it comes to the difficult passages. Instead of always reading them to crack a code or solve a religious quandary, simply come prayerfully and open handed and allow God to surprise you. Both information and inspiration are valuable.

What Makes Boyce College Different?

What Makes Boyce College Different?

Bleacher Report on Twitter

Let the rumors commence--Dwyane Wade’s dad wore a Cleveland Cavaliers shirt to church today


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Elisabeth Elliot on the Christian Father

Who is this dolt, this buffoon, this dancing bear? If this is the “role of the father,” who wants it? Men do not, I suppose, object to thinking of themselves as brothers, buddies, lovers, and husbands, but how many are willing to consider, seriously and for more than five minutes, themselves as fathers? When a man has just become a father, surely he thinks about it, tries to get it into his head that he has begotten a son or a daughter and, if the child is a son, that his name is to be carried to another generation. But let him get back to the office and he is at once the object of jibes and jokes. As a feeble defense he passes out cigars.

Infinitely Polar Bear

As the parents of a young man who has bipolar disorder—and who still lives in our basement when others his age are “launching” successfully—my wife and I often wonder and worry about a number of things: Will he ever be able to hold a full-time job? Will he ever be able to live independently? Will he ever marry and have a family?


Dr. Rich Flashman - How I Met Messiah!

In an hour, a church changes forever

About 60 people wrap up Emanuel AME Church’s usual quarterly conference, a time to welcome the district’s presiding elder and tackle routine business matters.

A Father for the Romans

I have always enjoyed that story, but I fear many of us think of our relationship with God solely in terms of who dwells in our heart. We haven’t matured. We could refer to our continual dependence on God’s grace, our union with Christ, or our life in the Spirit, yet content ourselves with less. Our understanding of the divine-human relationship is often monochromatic when it’s meant to be technicolor. And perhaps one reason is we lack a robust understanding of what it means to call God “Father.”

Bankruptcy Court Rejects 'Flawed' Sale of Family Christian Stores

But this week, labeling the winning bidder an "indisputable insider" and the sale process "prolonged, controversial, and contested," bankruptcy judge John T. Gregg nixed the plan. He deemed it "flawed" due to the auction process and the objections of the second-highest bidder, a national liquidation firm whom Family Christian "solicited in order to maximize the value to their estates."

10 Things Every Christian Should Know About Islam

Islam affirms that Jesus was born of a virgin, that he lived a sinless life, that he performed mighty miracles, and that he will come again at the end of history. It even calls him a word from God. However, it explicitly denies the deity of Christ and repudiates the title “Son of God” as blasphemous. It also (according to the majority view) denies he died on the cross, claiming that Jesus' visage was imposed on someone else, who was then crucified, and that Jesus was taken up into heaven without tasting death. Islam explicitly denies the possibility of substitutionary atonement.

20 Defenders Class Live | Reasonable Faith

Defenders is Dr. William Lane Craig's Sunday school class on Christian doctrine and apologetics. Join leading Christian scholar Dr. Craig as he carefully and articulately teaches a comprehensive survey course from the Doctrine of God to the Doctrine of the Last Things, explaining Christian apologetic arguments along the way. Click on the link to watch live on Sunday mornings at 11:30 EST or to enjoy archived classes at your convenience.

Why Would God Choose Me?

If someone asked me to explain election, I would start by asking this person to describe to me how he got saved. Tell me how you were converted. To make my question more clear, instead of using the passive “got saved,” I would ask, “How did God save you?” What did God do in history to save you, and existentially, what did he do ten years ago, or when you were six, or sixteen, or thirty? Describe to me how God brought you to himself.


There are four ways to die, and only one of them requires an intruder. Suicides, accidental, and natural deaths can occur without any evidence from outside the room. But murders typically involve suspects external to the crime scene. If there’s evidence of an outside intruder, homicide detectives have to prepare for a chase. Intruders turn death scenes into crime scenes.

Worship and Justice Go Hand in Hand

I think when you help people sing about Jesus and model their lives after Jesus, it’s going to change the way they interact with their neighbors. So for me, [worship and practice] go hand in hand. If it were just songs and just wonderful emotional experience, I don’t think I would give my life to doing that. The reason I love doing church music is because church music has action behind it and a physical effect on people. It changes the way you live. So to me, it’s the perfect marriage.

A Noble Four Letter Word | RZIM

There was that word: “duty.” In fact, I almost never heard him speak publicly without somehow bringing it in as a reminder to his audience. He would often quote Lord Nelson’s famous call to his countrymen before the battle of Trafalgar, “England expects every man to do his duty.” So prone was my father-in-law to quote that line that when he wrote his first book, about six hundred pages in length, I asked him with an amused expression, “Where in the book is Nelson’s line?” He looked so sheepish and dodged the question, so I opened the book and there it was: the opening line of the first chapter. I smiled and applauded that he had made my search so easy.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Are Making a Sci-Fi Rom-Com

Two of Hollywood’s most likable personalities are coming together for a new sci-fi rom com. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Passenger —which is an original concept and not any sort of comic or novel adaptation like the duo’s other big budget ventures—is aiming to be “ Gravity with romance” (and also, evidently, funny). The Sony blockbuster hopeful starts production this fall ...

Twitter Genius Retells ‘Jurassic World’ with Emojis in a Single Tweet

As the headline indicates, this Tweet from @KatelynClontz contains spoilers (sort of) for the film Jurassic World . Using only Emojis, the Twitter genius manages to retell the entire movie in a single Tweet. The masterful Emoji use was so impressive, it even caught the attention of Jurassic megastar Chris Pratt who Tweeted a link, adding “This is actually pretty amazing. Haha!” Amazing indeed ...


In Luke 5, a group of guys took their paralyzed friend to Jesus. It’s a great story of a small group of men who took someone in need of healing to the feet of Jesus. In this account, we find seven characteristics of a small group that God uses to heal. Today we’re going to look at three of those characteristics, and tomorrow we’ll look at the rest.

Marc Maron Is Going to Interview President Obama on His Podcast

Marc Maron just landed a seriously big name guest for his WTF podcast. President Obama is going to sit down with the inquisitive comedian in the coming days for an extended interview that will debut on June 22. In the current issue of RELEVANT , we sat down with Maron to talk about his thoughts on faith, Christianity and the importance of asking big questions, even if they don't have easy answers ...

Our Founding Fathers: Were the Founding Fathers Really Christians? - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

But to directly answer your question, the frame of our government never limited the practice of religion or really even encouraged one religion over another. In fact, due to the nature of how many European denominations of Christianity were coming to settle and establish America the word religion was more synonymous with denomination than what we think of today. Remember Quakers predominately settled in PA, Catholics in Maryland, etc. And while those religions, or denominations, were not exclusive in those colonies/new states, those were the majorities the delegates were representing during the Continental and Congressional Congresses. That is why of the 55 delegates in the Constitutional Congress, only 42 originally signed the Constitution in September 1787. To be fair to the Founding Fathers, at the time the Constitutional Congress took place, the Founding Fathers were more concerned with keeping a nation together, because of how close it came to splitting apart. Even with the Constitution passed, it took another 2 years for the Bill of Rights to appear, and another 2 years after that for George Washington to be sworn into office.

The Senate Just Passed a Bill that Bans the Use of Torture

The Senate has just passed a bill banning the use of torture. The new measure would make it illegal for a government, military or intelligence official to employ the types of “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were used on suspected terrorists following Sept. 11. Though President Obama had previously issued an executive order that installed the prohibitions against the use of torture by the U.S. government, if approved by the House (and then signed into law by President Obama), the new measure would make this policy law. Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain worked together to get the legislation passed on a 78-21 vote. In a statement , McCain said, “We must continue to insist that the methods we employ in this fight for peace and freedom must always, always, be as right and honorable as the goals and ideals we fight for. Our enemies act without conscience. We must not” ...

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.

On Penalty of Death

The penalty of death is never exercised properly if anything but the sanctity of life is the grounding rationale. Neither exhibition nor absence of remorse warrants alternative adjudication in qualified cases. Vengeance can never serve as legitimate motivation for determining a penalty of death. Neither cultural acceptance nor rejection of the judgment can serve as a legitimate motivation in rendering a determination of death in qualified cases. Moreover, neither evidence for nor against criminal deterrence can serve as a legitimate determining factor, despite popular opinion or even the contrary opinion of eighteenth-century British writer Samuel Johnson who, commenting in regard to the execution of unethical clergyman William Dodd, quipped, “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.”

This Robot Can Build and Install a 3D Printed Bridge at One Time

A Dutch robotics company called MX3D and the software maker, Autodesk, released concept art images of their specially designed robot 3D printing a bridge in Amsterdam—and installing it at the same time. It will take the giant, robotic 3D printer two months to build the pedestrian bridge, which doesn’t use any independent support structures. The companies hope to display their ability to build complex structures that are just as strong as those constructed by traditional methods, and can be a cheaper, more efficient option for developers in the future ...

Do Evil Acts In Church History Reflect Christ and His Teaching?

For more resources visit: In 1998, Dr William Lane Craig debated Professor Keith M. Parsons at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. The topic of the debate was "Why I Am/Am Not a Christian." After the debate there was a lengthy exchange between the debaters lead by the moderator. The debate concluded with a question and answer period allowing both Dr Craig and Professor Parsons the opportunity to respond. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook:

Dealing with Secular Extremism

1. We can remind people on all sides what is at stake: not just our but also their liberty of conscience if the logic of these cases against Christian conscience gets applied broadly. Imagine a gay baker being required to decorate a cake with an antigay message, like “God Hates Gays.” Depending on a state’s laws, stores may not specifically refuse to inscribe cakes that identify buyers as Baptist (that would be religious discrimination). But, writes UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, “nothing in the law bans discrimination based on ideology more broadly.” This baker could justifiably refuse to decorate that cake because it articulates a point of view he adamantly opposes. That’s the liberty of conscience we cherish, whether it protects gay people, agnostics, Mormons, Muslims, or whomever.

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FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million for Limiting So-Called Unlimited Data

The FCC just levied the largest fine in the agency's history against AT&T Mobility. The mobile service provider received a $100 million fine for offering unlimited data plans to customers, but then severely limiting the actual speeds users could access when they reached a certain point in their usage. AT&T is fighting the fines, claiming in a statement, "The FCC has specifically identified this practice as a legitimate and reasonable way to manage network resources for the benefit of all customers, and has known for years that all of the major carriers use it.” However, as the AP notes , instead of only limiting speeds during times of heavy network usage like other carriers, AT&T slows subscribers for the duration of their billing period, even if the network was not congested. An FCC official explained, "Unlimited means unlimited," and said that AT&T intentional avoided transparency with its customers ...

What Are Nine Common Errors When Interpreting Biblical Narratives?

Our local church, Cornerstone, has embarked on a year-long study of the Book of Joshua.  Our pastor, Dr. Byrd, is going to prepare detailed sermon notes each week, which will then be translated by the other pastors into lessons for Sunday school classes.

Premier Christian on Twitter

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4 Justice Issues Voters Should Consider

Immigration: as you're forming your opinion, keep in mind 1) there are large numbers of people trying to get to America, waiting "in line" the legal line. I'm not saying ignore the needs of the hurting in Mexico - AT ALL - but don't forget these are people too, some trying to leave bad conditions. 2) the "lower class" in the U.S. suffering from stagnant job growth. They will pay the price if thousands continue to enter the country illegally. They deserve our protection too. 3) God is a God of order.

Why Christians Are Fleeing One of Africa's Oldest and Largest Christian Homelands

The name means "unified" in Ge’ez, the ancient and still liturgical language of Ethiopia. It refers to Christ’s one nature, both human and divine. In A.D. 451, the Oriental Orthodox churches rejected the Council of Chalcedon’s pronouncement of his two natures.

Ligonier Ministries

Paul discusses what we have to look forward to with the new heavens and new earth and how that puts our trials in context of our future rejoicing making our expectation not an exercise in futility. We do not labor in vain and this is the hope and assurance of the gospel.

C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter

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44 Feds Charge NYC College Student with Helping ISIS

A 20-year-old aeronautics student from Queens has been arrested after he ran at federal investigators who were conducting surveillance on him. According to a criminal complaint , Munther Omar Saleh has been charged with helping ISIS after he and others planned to construct and blow up a bomb in New York City. Saleh, who is a U.S. citizen, has made numerous social media posts in support of Islamic radicals and acts of violence by terrorists ...

Crossway on Twitter

As harsh as Zephaniah 1:7–16 is, it is not devoid of hope:

Are atheists able to perform the greatest moral duty?

I think his post is worth sending along to any atheists you may know who think themselves justified. I think it is a mistake for people to derive their own version of morality based on the time and place where they are, and then think that picking and choosing the parts they like will justify them with God. Remember, a recent survey of atheists found that 97% of them favor abortion rights. I think this is consistent with the atheist view that there are no human rights, including a right to life. Moreover, in my experience, I have found that most atheists have no problem with the government stomping all over the consciences of Christians when it comes to things like gay rights. It’s important to show them that there is a standard independent of their personal opinions, justifications and rationalizations. And that they don’t measure up to it. You can make up your own morality all you want,

Crossway on Twitter

RT @crossway : Our heavenly Father hears us, loves us, and provides for us.

Where Did Country Music’s Leading Ladies Go?

At one level, Hill is simply speaking the bleak truth. In recent years, few female country singers have regularly made it to the top of the charts. They’re the household names you’d recognize even if not a country fan: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Swift—before Taylor left the genre for pop. It has been difficult for other female artists to break through.

Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: The Making of an Atheist

The Making of an Atheist by James Spiegel is a short book on the non-rational reasons that people may have for rejecting the existence of God. It was of interest to me because it doesn't address intellectual reasons, but emotional reasons. The book talks about the psychology of atheists. The book is divided into five chapters and is a mere 128 pages, so it makes for a quick read. Chapter 1: Atheistic Arguments, Errors, and Insights In the first chapter Spiegel defines what he means when he uses the word "atheist". That being pretty much anyone who does not affirm the existence of God (this would include agnostics). He then discusses some of the reasons that atheists give for refusing to believe that God exists. He explains the moral argument against God, the hypocritical behavior of people within the Church, and answers both. He addresses other issues in the Church, such as intellectual laziness (which has lead to the charge of "god of the gaps" reasoning) and disunity over side issues. He concludes that the Church, itself, gave the atheists the ammunition against God; they just point out the problems.

#NCCA 2013 Dr. Ross(Old Earth) and Dr. Lisle(Young Earth) on the age of the earth.

#NCCA 2013 Dr. Ross(Old Earth) and Dr. Lisle(Young Earth) on the age of the earth.

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