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Video: Matthew Vines joins host Julie Roys to debate author and leading evangelical apologist, Dr. Michael Brown. Originally aired June 28th 2014 on Up For D...

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The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Counsel the Word

HEATH LAMBERT ( @HeathLambert ) is the assistant professor of Biblical Counseling at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and also serves as the Associate Dean of Applied Studies at Boyce College. Dr. Lambert currently serves as the Executive Director of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), one of the largest biblical counseling organizations in the world with certified members in 18 countries.  He is also a founding council board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition (BCC), and is a frequent conference speaker. He is the author of The Biblical Counseling Movement After Adams and Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace .

4 The TC Apologetics Daily

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We Will Be Like Him

The Christian doctrine of glorification is stunning, to say the least. Not only we will see Jesus in all his new-creation glory, but we will share with him in it. “When he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2).

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Worship Where the Wild Things Are

One of the unavoidable realities of corporate worship in this world is distraction. Our minds are already prone to wander completely apart from anything happening around us in that room. But anyone who’s been in church for more than a few minutes knows there are always more things going on than we can ignore. Unruly children, unresolved conflict, uninhibited personalities, untalented singers, unsilenced technology, and an unending list of other disturbances.

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God's Not Dead: No Need for Evolution: God’s Fingerprints are Everywhere

Sir Fred Hoyle dispels unguided evolution by setting forth the following: “The laws of nuclear physics have been deliberately designed with regard to the consequences they produce inside stars. If this is so, apparently random quirks have become part of a deep-laid scheme.” He called creation a “put up job.” The Lord’s fingerprints are imprinted on every part of the universe, from the tiniest atom to the largest galaxy. I enjoy examining the proof of God’s design and engineering. But in actuality, everything is evidence of God having created time, space, and matter. There is nothing in the world that is not evidence for a Creator. The believer is not merely to defend the faith with probabilities. It is impossible for God not to be the Creator. We have a perfect certainty that God hurled and fashioned this universe together for His glory. We must stand on God’s word and say to the world: God lives, and He is not silent.

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Why Does Biology Still Have the Ability to Surprise Us?

Perhaps a better question would be, "Why does biology have the ability to surprise us?" It's because life is much more sophisticated than anything we can imagine. We look at biology from our very limited perspective, and at almost every turn we are puzzled or amazed. You can even read it in the understated, carefully couched language of published articles, where words like "surprising" or "unexpected" appear often.

9 The Supreme Court Strikes Down Violation of Free Speech

One – I understand your concerns. I HATE it when people harass, threaten and obstruct the rights of others. I believe those things should NOT be permitted. But isn’t harassment, threatening and obstruction of other’s rights ALREADY illegal and punishable? For example, people harass and threaten people all the time (really!) at lots of bus stops in the town I just moved from. The acts THEMSELVES should definitely be punished, but should we then agree with making a new rule that says something like “I know you’re here to harass, threaten and obstruct the rights of others, but NOW you’re going to have to step back 20 ft. before you do it.” I understand the inclination to want to JUST DO SOMETHING to make it stop, but it doesn’t seem to make perfect sense to respond in that way. If an individual or group is doing an illegal activity, should we use the law that has existed for a long time to put them in jail? I mean, I still had to ride the bus 5 days a week so I had to be at the bus stop, and I knew there might be those things going on. I DID think someone should call the police if someone was breaking the law, but I never expected there to be a barrier between those riding the bus and those harassing.

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The Pit of Bones: A Death Chamber Time Capsule

The nature of these deposits points to an environment with very little disturbance over time and gradual accumulation. The hominid bones have been found in the deepest sediments that fill the pit. Most of the hominid bones are beneath the other carnivore bones, with a few hominid bones mixed with carnivore bones. The bones are embedded in layers of clay, along with many thin sheets of fragile “calcite rafts” and other cave deposits. These sheets and deposits indicate the presence of a shallow and very quiet pool of water and very slow precipitation of minerals, which have coated and buried the bones. On top of several feet of human and carnivore bones are layers of rock debris from roof falls. On top of that is another layer—several inches to several feet of bat guano. The lack of any bones in the upper sediment and rock layers, and the layer of bat guano, suggests that during this time of the chamber’s existence, the cave entrance was probably very small. Its size prohibited any larger animals from entering.

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Answering Muslims: Newlywed Couple Decapitated by Bride's Family for "Honor"

(CNN) —A young newlywed couple in northeastern Pakistan died a horrible death at the hands of the bride's family in the latest honor killing in the nation, police in Pakistan said Saturday. The couple, identified as Sajjad Ahmed, 26, and Muawia Bibi, 18, were married by a Pakistani court on June 18 against the wishes of the Bibi family, Punjab police official Mohammad Ahsanullah told CNN. On Thursday, the bride's father and uncles lured the couple back to the village of Satrah in Punjab province, where Ahsanullah said the pair were tied up and then decapitated. Despite the fact that there were no outside witnesses, family members turned themselves in to police and are now jailed in the Sialkot district of Punjab, Ahsanulluh said. Such killings often originate from tribal traditions in Pakistan and usually happen in rural areas. Human rights activists said bystanders, including police, don't often interfere because the killings are considered to be family matters. According to the United Nations, some 5,000 women are murdered by family members in honor killings every year.