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2 Is It Reasonable to Believe That Scales Evolved into Feathers? - Christian Research Institute

First, as science advances, it has brought to light an unanticipated world of enormous complexity that requires the evolutionist to take a huge leap of faith. The science of statistical probability alone demonstrates that chance operating in concert with undirected processes (given even millions of years) can no more create a finch’s feather than it could a fish’s fin.

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Qatar’s 2022 World Cup: A Human Rights Nightmare

The beauty of the World Cup isn’t just found in the soccer. It’s found off the field. The tournament brings nations small and large from around the world together for a single shared experience. The beauty of the soccer tournament is that once every four years, we forget the things that make us all so different and focus on one thing we share: The love of the game.

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The Pastor’s Kid: My Happy Childhood

Preachers talk a lot about calling. Just the other night I heard a preacher say, “You aren’t in that neighborhood or workplace by accident. Don’t you know that God has called you there?” This providential “calling” of God applies to everyone in Christ.  As a Christian and as the son of a pastor, I genuinely felt like God had given me a special calling. My dad never explained this calling to me or put this expectation on me. Still, I was always honored to be a PK and to have the other kids in the children’s ministry and youth ministry look up to me. Men need models, women need models, and kids need models. When the pastor's children love the Lord and faithfully live as disciples, the whole church is encouraged with a model that other families so desperately need.

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WORLD | Church of England votes to approve female bishops | Leigh Jones | July 14, 2014

Reform, a conservative group working with the Church of England urged its members to vote against the measure, in part over doubt about the ability of traditionalists to maintain their beliefs and practices after the vote. The group’s covenant includes a statement supporting male headship in church leadership: “Our understanding of God’s way of life for his people includes: The unique value of women’s ministry in the local congregation but also the divine order of male headship, which makes the headship of women as priests in charge, incumbents, dignitaries, and bishops inappropriate.”

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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.

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In the Market with Janet Parshall | Moody Radio

Moody Radio produces and delivers compelling programming filled with solid biblical insight and creative expressions of faith that helps you take the next step in your relationship with Christ. We desire to be the place where you turn—for truth, direction and hope. Through the power of the Word, you will hear and experience more of the life God intends for you in every moment, in every situation.

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Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

Often, the Christian defense of what they believe is their religious liberty is framed as fundamental hatefulness, homophobia, and misogyny, rather than disagreement grounded in morality. Much to the shame of the faith, a few who claim to be Christian really are motivated by hate. Those who disagree with them see little point in engaging with them on these issues, which is understandable, but it’s unfair and counterproductive to extend that attitude to all evangelical Christians. If the evangelical worldview is deemed invalid in the public sphere, then the public sphere loses the value of being public. American discourse will be marked by paranoid conformity, rather than principled and earnest disagreement. And our ability to prophetically speak to one another and to our nation’s troubles will be restrained.

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The Michael Medved Show - America's #1 Show on Pop Culture and Politics

As the excitement surrounding soccer’s World Cup surges and sputters toward its grand climax, cultural arbiters in New York and Washington express their indignation at various curmudgeonly conservatives who dare to express our distaste for the elite-embraced “beautiful game.”

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Grace to You

The leprous man also came in sincere faith—one that displays the firm conviction that God is able to work on our behalf, but yet a conviction accompanied by submission to His sovereign will. He knew that although Jesus was able to instantly cure his leprosy, He was not obligated. The man’s faith was much like that of Daniel’s friends who told the king, “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up” (Dan. 3:17–18). In the same way, the leper would also accept whatever outcome Jesus provided.

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How to Be a Christian Without Going to Church

Bean affirms various kinds of spiritual gatherings and communities. But she presents them as entirely optional, and many of the stories she celebrates (for example, throughout chapter 3) seem to be about people giving up on any kind of corporate Christianity, not just the institutional church. So it’s not actually clear that she avoids the charge of individualism. Moreover, when Bean describes how alternative spiritual communities might look, they aren’t easily distinguishable from secular social clubs. In chapter 6, for instance, she advocates that believers may experience the presence of Christ, not by worshiping at church, but by making napkin rings, doing art, and baking together. As she concludes, “Is anyone up for a pickle-making party or a living-room song-writing session? Jesus will be there” (103). The next chapter on missional living among non-goers is basically about hanging out, having parties, building relationships, and travelling. She approvingly quotes Andrew Jones: “If you want to start a church, just have a party in your house and see who shows up” (112).

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Germany’s World Cup triumph a victory for intelligent design

Germany’s previous World Cup victories have all had something era-defining about them. In 1954 West Germany were still a middleweight football power prior to a final against Hungary that was decided by Helmut Rahn’s late goal, and captured in the famous, near-delirious commentary (“Tor! … Tor für Deutchsland!”). Twenty years later victory for the great team of Gerd Müller, Paul Breitner and Franz Beckenbauer was the first of an astonishing run of finals over the next 16 years. The 1990 victory against Argentina arrived with a sense of an emerging Germany on the verge of a more substantial dynasty. Or not as it turned out: the intervening 24 years have seen one European Championship win and a generational retrenchment.

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This Girl's Selfies Take the Selfie Game to a New Level

Mirror selfies are the worst. Everyone knows that. Everyone except for 26-year-old Helene Meldahl, who has cannonballed into the mirror selfie game and promptly become a super star. Her Instagram account is a treasure trove of creativity. The premise is crazy simple, but the result is spectacular. From Peter Pan to Batman to an anthropomorphic cupcake , Helene has the mirror selfie game on lockdown.

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Does He Need to Confess Adultery to His Wife?

Today I have an email that came in from someone who is writing—he is a Christian man, a member of a church, who writes and tells me that he had an affair several years ago, that this affair only lasted about a week, that he put an end to it, but he writes and wants to know whether or not now—even though he has confessed it to God, he has repented toward God, he has talked to a couple of key accountability partners in his life—whether or not he ought to tell his wife. Now, this man says that their marriage is already precarious. It has been precarious for some time. He is not sure whether or not his wife knows the Lord—or if she does, how mature she is in Christ—and he doesn’t want to jeopardize their marriage. He doesn’t want to split up their marriage and really wreck the lives of their children. And so he says do I have to tell my wife?

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Alumni Academy | Summer

Jesus’ final words to his first-century disciples were “go, make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28.18-20).  Twenty-first century churches carry the same mission, sent as Jesus was sent to be a witness to the gospel among billions around the globe.  How, though, can a local church and individual believers fully embrace the Great Commission call to intercultural evangelism, discipleship, and church planting?  How can we do missions well?

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The Great Commission for Apologetics

The exhortation is simple: Christians need to be ready to defend what they believe. This verse provides the biblical charge for Christians to engage in apologetics. But this is not all that we are commanded to do in 1 Peter 3:15. The beginning portion of the passage is rarely, if ever, quoted as a charge to those engaging in apologetics. Yet it provides the foundation for apologetics! Without it, apologetics is utterly useless.

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Rest Because You Can

At night when we go to bed, on a whole day when we pause our projects, in a season of vacation or Sabbatical, our stopping work is our saying Enough! to the merry-go-round. We don’t have to ride this thing. There remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God (Hebrews 4:9–10). Rest, then, becomes our regular dramatization of the heart of the gospel: “To the one who does not work but believes in him who justifies the ungodly, his faith will be counted as righteousness” (Romans 4:5).

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Those who were less interested, rushed into a tumultuary discussion of chances and possibilities. Each gave his opinion, and each was alternately swayed by that of the others.

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Introducing TGC Australia

Following the broad pattern of the original TGC, we have formed a Council drawn from across Australia. Building on existing relational networks, we have drawn together a group of 13 men committed to the TGC  Foundation Documents  and to one another. Whilst we haven’t tried to ensure that every possible constituency is represented, we have ended up with a real mixture of denominations, backgrounds, geographical locations, and experience. The founding Council Members are listed for your information below. We meet for the first time as a Council in early August to pray, to talk, and to dream. TGC executive director Ben Peays has been a great help and encouragement in building this coalition. He will be joining and advising us. We have no fixed agenda other than to build gospel partnerships and then do whatever we can to promote the same kind of gospel-driven relationships across our nation as we work together for the sake of Jesus Christ. As often clarified by Carson, co-founder and president of TGC in the United States, TGC Australia will be self-governing and self-financing, because TGC is not like a U.

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As for me and my house: taking gospel parenting seriously

If we are to raise up our children and influence other children in our churches, communities and neighborhoods who will be able to understand what it means to identify with God as Father through the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, we must equip parents, teachers and workers to demonstrate what it means to affirm that kind of identity. Permissive parenting does not do this. Any child can recognize what it means to be left to oneself. Children are designed for the Hebrews 12 pattern, to see and understand that “if I am not disciplined, then I am not really yours.” You learn to be able to recognize that in the Gospel by the Gospel tutorial that goes on in households.

22 Here’s the New Trailer for 'Doctor Who'

The latest season of Doctor Who is just weeks away (it debuts on Aug. 23), so what better way to start your week than with a brand new trailer for the epic BBC sci-fi series. Time to get excited, Whovians ...

23 A Key Inference of The Edge of Evolution Has Now Been Experimentally Confirmed

However, at the time the book's chief, concrete example -- the need for multiple, specific changes in a particular malarial protein (called PfCRT) for the development of resistance to chloroquine -- was an inference, not yet an experimentally confirmed fact. It was really an excellent, obvious inference, because resistance to chloroquine arises much, much less frequently than to other drugs. For example, resistance to the antimalarial drug atovaquone develops spontaneously in every third patient, but to chloroquine only in approximately every billionth one. About PfCRT I wrote, "Since two particular amino acid changes [out of four to eight total changes] occur in almost all of these cases [of chloroquine resistance in the wild], they may both be required for the primary activity by which the protein confers resistance." The result would be that "the likelihood of a particular [malarial] cell having the several necessary changes would be much, much less than the case [for atovaquone] where it needed to change only one amino acid. That factor seems to be the secret of why chloroquine was an effective drug for decades.

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The Best Short Story of All-Time: It’s Rudyard Kipling’s “Rikki Tikki Tavi.”

Last year, in the company of a nurse, a priest, and several homeless men and women from the streets of Boston, I went on a pilgrimage. A short odyssey of the soul: We walked out of the city for 60 miles, sleeping in churches on the way, heading for some friendly monks in West Newbury. One evening, at a church in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a priest who had just joined us offered to read everyone a story. We’d had a long day, we were sitting around rubbing our feet: It was a campfire moment, natural story time. But what story, which author? I was approached by one of my fellow pilgrims. “Tell him, don’t read something that’s all about God,” he whispered urgently. “Tell him to read something about, like, a coyote eating a rabbit.”

25 Killing the Canaanites: A Response to the New Atheism’s “Divine Genocide” Claims - Christian Research Institute

The “new atheists” call God’s commands to kill the Canaanites “genocide,” but a closer look at the horror of the Canaanites’ sinfulness, exhibited in rampant idolatry, incest, adultery, child sacrifice, homosexuality, and bestiality, reveals that God’s reason for commanding their death was not genocide but capital punishment. After all, the Old Testament unequivocally commands that those who do any one of these things deserves to die. Also, God made it clear in His conversation with Abraham regarding the Canaanite cities of Sodom and Gomorrah that He knows who would or would not repent, and in the case of those cities, not one person would heed the warning and even Lot’s family had to be forcibly pulled away from the coming destruction. In Leviticus 18 God then warns Israel that if they commit similar sins that the land would similarly “vomit” them out. Later when Israel disobeys God and allows the Canaanites to continue to live among them, the corruptive and seductive power of Canaanite sin results in the Canaanization of Israel. Subsequently, God sent prophets to warn Israel of their coming destruction, but they didn’t repent and God said that they became “like Sodom to me” and He visited destruction on Israel for committing the same sins.

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Is The Christian Life More Like Colorado Or Nebraska?

I don’t mean to say that our Christian life must be relentlessly boring. It doesn’t but I do think that we probably need to recalibrate our meters. There is beauty along I-80 in Nebraska. If you look carefully among the trees between the road and the Platte River you will see deer. If you look carefully enough, at the right time of day, you might see quite a few. Deer are beautiful—unless, of course, they run in front of your moving vehicle. I enjoy watching the old barns, Aermotor windmills, and cattle as we go by. The song of the Western Meadowlark has a remarkable way of cutting through the wind and the sound of tires on the pavement. It used to be that near Grand Island one might see a bald eagle. It’s not the dramatic beauty of the Rockies (the mountains not the ball club) but it is beauty. There are striking scenes among the buttes along Nebraska highway 71 between Colorado and Scottsbluff. There are great vistas of canyons, hills, and prairies along US 136 and US 34 in southern Nebraska, just above the Kansas line. It’s there but one has to know where to look for it.

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There are many reasons to consider a job at Southern Seminary; a rich legacy of serving students, faculty and staff, excellent employee benefits, a team environment and a challenging & rewarding job.  Southern has a major library, an onsite health clinic, a full service fitness center, easy access to the interstate network and downtown Louisville.

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Why You Need to Say More than Six Words to Your Kids About Sports: A Friendly Response to Brad M. Griffin - Prince on Preaching

Griffin and I are in agreement that Christian parents should not focus on performance and success in youth sports. We also agree that a wonderful thing to tell your children is, “I love to watch you play.” But I would call Christian parents to say far more than Griffin advises. I suggest parents say, “I love to watch you compete because it gives us a window into your character that we can shape and form as we focus on Christ.” Paul’s admonition, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31) demands self-sacrificial focus and effort. Playing sports heartily, as for the Lord (Col 3:23), will often be visible in sweat, bruises and occasionally blood.

29 Witnessing to Those Who Have Fallen from Faith - Christian Research Institute

These three points represent the most common nonrational (emotional/sensual) objections to Christianity, and as with intellectual objections, they certainly are not unique to ex-Christians. The first two are simply variations on standard arguments such as, How can a religion of love perpetrate something like the Crusades? or, How could a good God have allowed 9/11? When argued by an ex-Christian, however, such questions add certain complications to our response. Though we would certainly approach these objections with a concerned and sympathetic ear, the ex-Christian may say that he or she has personally suffered too much pain or emotional distress to consider Christianity again. The logical point that the truth of a religion’s claims is not determined by the actions of its followers may seem empty and hollow to this sort of person. Our evangelism may become as much gentle counseling as it is presenting the truth in love. In other cases, however, “actions of other Christians” may refer to political or moral stances by leading Christians that the person has found offensive (e.g., reactions against homosexuality or support for a particular military action), which means that we once again may enter into the realm of evidential apologetics.

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Scorpions are master architects, according to new research

The burrows made by scorpions follow a very sophisticated design, beginning with a short, vertical entrance shaft that flattened out a few centimeters below the surface into a horizontal platform, new research has found. The burrows then turn sharply downwards, descending further below ground to form a dead-end chamber. This cool, humid chamber, where evaporation water loss is minimal, provides a refuge for the scorpions to rest during the heat of the day.

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WORLD | Far from home | Kiley Crossland | July 26, 2014

Though the Reuters report covered a rare situation affecting a minority of children who are adopted, it was a situation that alarmed authorities in the DRC. In a country with recent memories of colonial exploitation, there is wide skepticism and suspicion about why foreign families are so eager to adopt Congolese orphans. Marianne Stroud says another family who was in the DRC to adopt their child heard radio advertisements claiming that foreigners adopt Congolese children for slave labor and organ harvesting. 

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Finding Hope for an Often-Fatal Genetic Disorder

After receiving the grim diagnosis, Molly and her husband made it clear abortion wasn't an option. Her Vivien Grace, made in the image of God, was a gift. They were determined that her life, no matter how short, would be a blessing. However, it wasn't until she began making connections through social media that she realized the bleak picture painted in doctors' offices wasn't the only story. There was a mural of beautiful lives being lived in spite of trisomy. Her inbox began to fill with pictures of smiling children living beyond a year.

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WORLD | Recognizing holy ground in an unholy culture | John Stonestreet | July 14, 2014

I remember my friend Scott Rae, a professor at Biola University, telling a story about a group of teachers who were about to volunteer for Vacation Bible School. The pastor brought them to the front of the church and said, “We’re going to pray for these people who are doing ministry this week.” On the way down from the stage, one lady said, “Hey, I’ve been teaching in a public school for 20 years, and no one’s ever prayed for me.” It’s like we have certain jobs we consider sacred and other jobs we consider secular. But the whole world belongs to God. There’s not a sacred-secular divide in professions or occupations. All ground is holy ground for the Christian, and so all callings, therefore, are sacred. 

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Does Rights Talk Degrade the Civic Conversation? | Open Biola

The American constitutional order is in large part defined by the protection of individual rights. But how does this focus affect our ability to discuss and appreciate common goods -- real human values located not in the individual, but in friendships, families, churches, and the broader political community?

35 How Much Does 3 John 2 Promise? - Christian Research Institute

We should note in this regard that “prosperity” teachers attach an undue weight to the syntax that happens to appear in the English translation of 3John2. They believe that the phrase “even as” means “as a result of,” or “as an inevitable accompaniment to.” The gist of the passage, however, is that John already knows that Gaius is flourishing spiritually (as several English translations and numerous commentaries make clear). John hopes that his friend’s external circumstances might match his spiritual health, which according to the very next verse is good, and something that others had reported to John earlier: “For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth” (3John3). The phrase “just as” or “even as,” then, has the force of a coordinate link, not a cause and effect link.

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Church of England votes to allow female bishops

The change had been debated for years  and has been a source of deep division within the church. A two-thirds vote in each of the church's three houses was required to pass the measure. A similar vote in 2012 failed, dimming supporters' hopes it would become reality in the forseeable future. 

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Massachusetts City Terminates Contract With Christian College Over Its Stance on Homosexuality

A city in Massachusetts has opted to end a contract with a Christian college over the academic institution's opposition to homosexuality.

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The Repentant Heart is a Renouncing Heart

The repentant heart renounces the evil one and all his deeds of death; it follows the chariot of a resurrected King who makes all things new.

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The Many Female Followers of Jesus - The Junia Project

I read Matthew 27:55-56 recently and saw something I had not noticed before.  There were many female followers at Jesus’ crucifixion – many.  I had previously imagined that only a few women had accompanied Jesus and made the trip all the way from Galilee to Jerusalem – usually a journey of several days.

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Neil Shenvi lectures on the relationship between science and religion

As it says on the main page, my name is Neil Shenvi; I am currently a research scientist with Prof. Weitao Yang at Duke University in the Department of Chemistry. I was born in Santa Cruz, California, but grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. I attended Princeton University as an undergraduate where I worked on high-dimensional function approximation with Professor Herschel Rabitz. I became a Christian in Berkeley, CA where I did my PhD in Theoretical Chemistry at UC – Berkeley with Professor Birgitta Whaley. The subject of my PhD dissertation was quantum computation, including topics in quantum random walks, cavity quantum electrodynamics, spin physics, and the N-representability problem. From 2005-2010, I worked as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. John Tully at Yale where I did research into nonadiabatic dynamics, electron transfer, and surface science.

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The Reader’s Bible Experience Using ESVBible.org

With the release of the ESV Reader’s Bible , some have asked whether or not it will be available for e-readers (Kindle, iBooks, Nook, etc.). An e-reader version of the Reader’s Bible is in the works, but in the meantime we suggest utilizing the settings within ESVBible.org on your web browser for a similar reading experience. Here is a brief tutorial:

42 ‘Christ the Redeemer’ Gets a World Cup Cameo

During yesterday’s World Cup final in Brazil, FIFA cameras captured some pretty amazing shots of Rio de Janeiro’s massive Christ the Redeemer statue. The broadcast's cutaways, which showed the sun setting behind the sculpture that overlooks the stadium, instantly became social media sensations. The tweet below from ESPN was retweeted more than 35,000 times ...

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Renewing Your Mind | Ask R.C. Live, Part 2 | July 14, 2014

In his Institutes , John Calvin concluded these questions are asked only because we do not realize that we pray more for our own benefit than for God’s (3.20.3). Consider prayers of adoration, confession, and thanksgiving. Obviously, the Lord does not need for us to adore Him. He got along just fine without our worship before we were born. But if we were created to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever, we cannot fulfill our purpose if we do not praise Him. Similarly, our Father knows our sins, but “confession is good for the soul.” There is no greater relief than to confess your sins and thereby gain a new sense of God’s forgiveness. Finally, the Lord does not feel slighted if we fail to thank Him. Yet thanksgiving empowers our walk with God and deepens our sanctification by reminding us that every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17).

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White House Will Not Instantly Recognize 'Non-Binary Genders' in All Departments

A White House representative has responded to an online petition that received over 103,000 signatories calling for the Obama Administration to recognize "non-binary genders."

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What's the Point of the Millennium?

Good work on the thousand year life spans. But why take the 1000 years literally when it appears in a book full of symbols? I know that sounds like a cop out, but every symbol in the Revelation has its source in the Old Testament. The “Here is wisdom…” and “666″ in Revelation 13 are allusions to Solomon, and the point at which his corruption began. The Land Beast was a Jewish king. So what is the Old Testament source for the millennium? It does begin with the antediluvian lifespans, but the “Tabernacle” where God dwells also lasts for 1000 years. It was 1000 years from the offering of Isaac on Moriah to David’s purchase of that site for the Temple (1000 years of tent worship), then another 1000 years from the construction of Solomon’s Temple to the destruction of Herod’s Temple (1000 years of house worship). What does this mean in Revelation? A new administration in a new kind of house. But what is the purpose of this administration? That can only be deduced from the structure of the book, which among other things is sacrificial ( http://bitly.

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Special Offer: Home Education & Discipleship Starter Pack — Highlands Ministries

We’ve collected all our best resources for homeschooling families into one place. Introducing the Home Education & Discipleship Starter Pack ( now available in our store ). This collection includes books and audio resources to help you think about why you homeschool, what you are aiming to accomplish, what your family goals should be, and how to answer many of the tough questions that homeschool parents have as they travel the homeschool journey.

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Evangelical Organization to Support Hundreds of Immigrant Children

"If we are to move forward, we must work together in hope. Hope requires sacrifice and courage. This hour in American history will tell how strongly the evangelical church in America holds to these virtues," he wrote. "Will evangelicals step forward and asked for increased resources for security, education and sustainable development in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua? Will we refuse to allow people to blame children for the broken immigration systems? The church cannot be silent as angry groups of people stoking the flames of fear yell at buses filled with helpless immigrant children and women."

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Wives, 'Respect' Your Husbands

From time to time we hear of the responsibilities outlined in Ephesians 5 verses 22 – 33 concerning husbands and wives respectively. Often the language gets reduced to a catch phrase like, “women want to be loved and men need respect.” It is as if this phrase defines all women and all men for all time. It is as if this phrase sums up all that is required by all women and all men. It is assumed that for men, love is not an issue, all that they require to be completed as men is respect. Equally, for women it is suggested that love, of the emotional, ‘touchy feely’ variety is all that women crave. While this may be true for some men and women it does not hold that it is true for all, as many writers would have us believe. Indeed most writers who claim such are of the opinion that men and women are designed this way and that all we need to  do is accept this and act out the roles to which we have been assigned by virtue of our gender. To reduce this profound passage to such popular psychology is to do it a terrible injustice.

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Best Books: Spiritual Leadership, by J. Oswald Sanders

Chapter three is all about service as demonstrated in the humble life of service that Jesus lived. He notes six aspects of servant leadership: dependence, approval (from God), modesty, empathy, optimism, and anointing. In this chapter he also addresses the role of suffering in leadership. Chapter four compares and contrasts worldly and godly leadership. Additionally, here, he explains how leaders are both born and made. Chapter five is really a diagnosis chapter to examine our own motives as a leader. Chapter six explores the leadership life of Paul, along with the leadership qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3. Chapter seven looks at leadership from 1 Peter 5:1-7. Chapters eight and nine look at the qualities of godly leaders. Chapter ten explores the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering a leader, and, relatedly, chapter eleven examines the necessary connection between prayer and spiritual leadership. Chapter twelve focuses on time management for effectiveness, and chapter thirteen teaches us that leaders are readers. Chapter fourteen offers up practical suggestions for improving as a leader and for encouraging others to aspire to leadership.

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Through an algorithm, darkly?

I’m not thrilled about that aspect of the study. But I think it’s fascinating that the researchers seem to have fallen for Facebook’s own deception, in that they assumed the content people posted to Facebook is a reliable representation of their emotional life. I’m not saying that folks don’t feel or mean what they post. Most of the time they probably do. But the parts of our lives we represent on Facebook, just like the parts that show up in a Google search, are necessarily partial. We select what we think is post-worthy and it’s more likely that this study shows we take cues from our communities about what kinds of things to select.

51 Can We Still Believe the Bible?
52 They Washed the Feet of the Homeless, But One Surprise Left a Volunteer in Tears
53 Texas Teen Says 'Angels' Saved Her After Surviving Shooting That Killed Her Family
54 Planet of the Apes Doesn't Fit Snugly in the "War on Humans" Category
55 Re:Joys, Studies in Philippians
56 Who Is the Antichrist? - Christian Research Institute
57 Q&A with Jen Wilkin
58 Necessity and the Argument from Contingency | Reasonable Faith
59 Rick Perry Refuses to Back Obama's Request for $3.7B for Border Crisis
60 See This Dog's Adorable Secret to Putting the Baby to Sleep
61 My Radio Interview - Can God and Evil Co-Exist? - Apologetics Guy
62 The Privileged Planet with Jay Richards – Part 2 - Christian Research Institute
63 'You Created This Mess, Now You Fix It,' Judge Jeanine Pirro Tells President Obama on Border Crisis
64 Wesley J. Smith - Planet of the Apes' Not "War on Humans"
65 "How to Train Your Dragon" + "2" - A Christian reflection
66 Saying Yes to Family Is Saying Yes to the World
67 This 3-Year-Old Girl Woke Up at Her Own Funeral - See the Miraculous Moment!
68 WORLD | Is the LeBron James story about basketball or redemption? | Andrew Branch | July 14, 2014
69 Ligonier.org
70 Oklahoma Christian University Expels Student for Marrying Same-Sex Partner
71 WORLD | The American people’s gridlock | D.C. Innes | July 14, 2014
72 Self-Service Christianity
73 WORLD | Crimean church leaders: Pro-Russian officials are trying to ‘liquidate’ us | Julia A. Seymour | July 14, 2014
74 Nike's Star-Studded Tribute to Derek Jeter Is Actually Spine-Tingling
75 Oscar Pistorius Returns to Twitter With Biblical Messages of Pain, Healing
76 This Short Video Can Help You Find Your Identity in Christ
77 WORLD | Pitifully taught | Joel Belz | July 26, 2014
78 Ligonier.org
79 The Pope May Have Said Two Percent of Church Clergy Are Pedophiles in Controversial Interview
80 Hip Hop Artist: Young Adults Attracted to Authentic Christian Leaders; Church Lagging Behind in Art World
81 Hookers for Jesus Ministry Helps Prostitutes Trapped in Modern Day Slavery 'No Matter What You've Done... There's Redemption' (VIDEO)
82 Do you know who our last living WW1 veteran was?
83 This 1863 Marble Statue Proves Ron Swanson Is a Time Traveling Hero
84 A Look at "We Don’t Have to Prove God Exists"
85 Health savings accounts promote personal responsibility and lower health care costs
86 Worship Everyday
87 WORLD | Don’t know much about chronological reasoning | Janie B. Cheaney | July 14, 2014
88 http://blogos.org/theologyapologetics/prosperity-theology.php?utm_content=buffer0b0cb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
89 WORLD | Midday Roundup: The Costa Concordia floats again | Leigh Jones | July 14, 2014
90 Truthbomb Apologetics: Book Highlight: Grand Central Question
91 Insider Movements: Why Should I Care?