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ENCODE, Evolution, and the Percentage of the Genome That's Functional

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

Checkpoints and Repair Systems as Evidence for Design

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

Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: Who is Jesus According to Jehovah Witnesses?

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!

SES Conference

Welcome to the 2015 annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA). Every year, Southern Evangelical Seminary hosts one of the largest apologetics events in the country. Join us on October 16-17, as we discuss this years theme, "Ideas Have Consequences."  Every consequence, whether good or bad, ultimately begins with an idea. This year's conference will equip Christians to engage in today's most prevalent ideas, encouraging attendees to speak words of grace, so they may "know answer each person" (Colossians 4:6). Help us spread the word by sharing your thoughts on our facebook page --

Truthbomb Apologetics: Sunday Praise: "All the Earth" by Vertical Church Band

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11 American Behaviors That Are Considered Rude Around the World

Just because you’ve mastered the art of not looking like an uncultured, uncouth slob in your country doesn’t mean those skills translate to the rest of the world. In fact, many things considered innocuous or even polite where you’re from might raise (or sternly lower) eyebrows in other parts of the world. With that in mind, here are 11 behaviors that are widely viewed as acceptable in the United States but considered rude in other corners of the globe.


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4 Things God Says to Singles

Single people can devote themselves more fully to God’s work: “An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife—and his interests are divided” (1 Cor. 7:32-34). A vital part of the Christian responsibility of married persons is to care for their spouse and children. That should take time, time that cannot therefore be spent in witnessing to people, helping out at a camp, doing the church finances, or leading a Bible study. Single people have more time to give to such things. It’s no coincidence that many activities in church life depend to a large extent on those who aren’t married. A few consciously choose to stay single to devote themselves to Christian work. Most single people haven’t chosen singleness in that way and yet they have the same advantages as those who have. Instead of focusing on the difficulties of being single, as some do, we should all make the most of the advantages of God’s gift of singleness while we have it.

When Assaulted by Rainbows

Like most popular things on the internet, the rainbow grew virally, and you could feel the tug to join in as close friends and coworkers, friends from high school and cousins on your dad’s side, actors and multinational corporations converged to celebrate the court’s decision. And if you, like me, were disappointed by the ruling, you found social media to be an increasingly contested space between these modified avatars and the disparaging responses from some Christians, and you wondered how to respond, or even if you should. What is the opposite of a rainbow?

What Do the Presidential Candidates Believe about God?

Hi Ross. I hear you, and agree mostly, but I don't think "secular" is robust enough a word...his chameleonic commentary on religion isn't new so I can't really say it is more and more secular or chameleonic. Currently, the Islamic world is celebrating Rammadan and Obama has similar extoling language regarding Rammadan. So Easters and Christian memorials get Reverend Obama while Rammadan gets Imam Obama. But don't get me wrong, within his religious views portfolio, irreligious secularism appears to be weighted pretty heavily, but he still maintains a diversified portfolio of the world religions with a very gifted writing staff who knows how to feed quotes from both Muhammad and Grudem, as appropriate to the demands of the present holiday of course. See link to WH Press Release as source cited:

DOXOLOGY - "Sing, Sing, Sing"

“Sing, Sing, Sing” was recorded in 2015 by Doxology, the a cappella vocal ensemble of the Department of Biblical Worship ( ), a division of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry ( ) of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ( ) in Louisville, Kentucky. Purchase “Sing, Sing, Sing” and other great songs of praise sung by Doxology on their album O Great Redeemer available on iTunes: . Many thanks to Matt Graf and the Southern Productions team of Southern Seminary for producing this video of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” Directed/Edited by: Matt Graf Gaffer: Albert Oh For another creative video by Southern Productions that powerfully communicates the gospel of Jesus Christ, please also check out "My Ransom" at . Also, many thanks to Steve Cook, audio engineer for Doxology’s album O Great Redeemer, and to Phil Nitz for his creative arrangement of “Sing, Sing, Sing.” For a new resource for worship ministry, please check out The Institute for Biblical Worship at http://www.

Should More Churches Embrace Tradition?

Tradition isn’t just an interesting piece of history that Christians can learn from, it can be a building block in a mature expression of faith in Christ. Tradition, regardless of which tradition you associate with, offers important practices and theology to help grow our understanding of truth, accountability and the dynamic beauty of the coming Kingdom of God.

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Gender, Marriage, and the Bible: What should a Christian think?

This four part teaching series is excellent for families, small groups, and classes. John answers common questions about same sex marriage, gender and the Bible. The sessions include:

Evidently, Piloting a Lawn Chair with Dozens of Helium Balloons Is Now Illegal in Canada

Canada, the country where somehow Nickelback remains legal and riding a moose across a lake is against the law, is now cracking down on another so-called “crime”: Strapping more than 100 helium balloons to a $20 lawn chair and flying thousands of feet in the air to promote your cleaning business. Twentysomething Dan Boria piloted the Up-like creation carrying a banner advertising his cleaning company and learned the hard way that the Canadian legal system makes no sense whatsoever. Though high winds blew him off course and he missed his target of some local chuckwagon races (which are evidently a thing in Canada), Boria has managed to drum up some publicity for his company.

Reminder: Don't Jump on Stage to Charge Your Phone During a Broadway Play

What would you do if your phone was about to die right before you started watching a play? Well, here’s one thing you could do: Jump onstage and try to charge it using the outlet on the set. That’s exactly what one audience member did this weekend right before the play Hand to God started at the Booth Theatre. Unfortunately for him, the outlet wasn’t real, so rather than buying him a precious few more minutes of Candy Crush, his bright idea just got him jeers from others in the theater and an announcement from the stage crew about how audience members aren’t supposed to come onstage. Next time, just let the phone die.

Baylor, World’s Largest Baptist University, Drops ‘Homosexual Acts’ Ban

Baylor University has made a major change to its student conduct policy, ending its longstanding ban on “homosexual acts.” As The Houston Chronicle notes , the school is the largest Baptist college in the country and previously classified homosexual acts—along with actions including incest, adultery and sexual abuse—as misuses of “God’s gift.” The revised policy takes a broad approach, saying the school adheres to "the biblical understanding that human sexuality is a gift from God" which "is to be expressed in the context of marital fidelity." A spokeswoman told the Chronicle , “These changes were made because we didn't believe the language reflected Baylor's caring community."

$tarbuck$ Is Raising the Price of Their Coffee

Buying a cup of coffee at Starbucks is about to get even more expensive. The company announced that starting this week, many drinks will experience a price hike of anywhere between 5 and 20 cents, bringing the cost of a large cup of coffee to $2.45. By comparison, a large Dunkin’ Donuts brew will set you back $2.09. But honestly, if you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind throwing down nearly $5 for an elaborate, sugar-fused blended Frappuccino, is another a few cents really going to make a difference?

Spaghetti Monsters and One Less God | RZIM

A common objection to the claim that God, who is love, would not have had someone to love before He created is to ask how God was able to actualize attributes such as anger and mercy, which are also relational in nature, before creation. If mercy can exist in God as a latent capacity sans creation, why can’t love exist in the same way? Once again, there is a serious misconception of the nature of perfect relationships lurking in this objection. Attributes such as anger and mercy are not necessary to the nature of God. They are contingent upon there being imperfect, sentient creatures. They are by definition absent in a perfect relationship, such as the one that exists among the members of the Trinity. They will one day be eternally absent from those who choose to follow God’s way, for “when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2b). No criticism of faith in God that fails to take into account the fullness of God and the perfection promised those from whom sin will be eternally purged touches the essence of the Gospel message.

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Frank Turek - On the Wrong Side of God, Evolution and Humanity

We’ve been told that people who want to maintain the man-woman definition of marriage are “on the wrong side of history.” Perhaps so. Maybe “history,” which is determined largely by how people behave, will continue to move toward making marriage genderless in the 90 percent of governments that still maintain the natural definition.

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