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Flagellar Diversity Challenges Darwinian Evolution, Not Intelligent Design

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

Shock Video Catches Another Top Planned Parenthood Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

A second shocking video in as many weeks has been released showing a top Planned Parenthood official discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted

How to Make a Pro-Life Argument in 2 Minutes or Less

The president of Life Training Institute and the author of "The Case for Life" shows you how.

13 Controversial Quotes From Planned Parenthood's Founder

Margaret Sanger started the American Birth Control League in 1921; it became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.

Hear Stephen Meyer and Eric Metaxas on Podcast Now!

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

Donald Trump Tells Christians 'I'm Presbyterian' and 'Proud of It;' Pledges to Be Greatest Representative of Faith if Elected President

Republican presidential candidate and unabashed billionaire Donald Trump is touting his Christian roots as a proud Presbyterian and has pledged to be the greatest representative of Christians in office, if he becomes president.

CCWG Mormonism Conference

Mormonism:  A different gospel?  is a one-day apologetics conference focusing on the issues of modern Mormonism.   What is wrong with Mormon theology, and why has the church consistently placed...

Here’s the Trailer for Pixar’s New Movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Pixar has released a look at its new movie The Good Dinosaur that looks at the questions, “What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?” Along with some killer visuals, from the trailer, the movie—like most Pixar films—looks like it is really about friendship, this time, between a young cavekid and a friendly dinosaur. The Good Dinosaur hits theaters in November.

Why Does God Allow Pain And Suffering? A Difficult Question, The Answer Is Right Here!

It is one of the most difficult questions you can ask and probably one of the hardest to answer. When bad things happen to good people we are all stuck asking the question, why? These people come together to answer the question that so many have trouble with and it will blow you away.

3 Reasons Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Defund Planned Parenthood

The effort to defund America’s biggest abortion provider is noble and necessary—and likely to fail.

Tamar Braxton Says She's Grateful for Harsh Criticism From Bishop T.D. Jakes

Tamar Braxton, the Christian singer who was scolded by Bishop T.D. Jakes along with her four sisters on WE tv's "Braxton Family Values," is singing the preacher's praises after enduring a few tough therapy sessions with him.

Watch 6 Presidential Candidates Answer Christian Leaders' Question About Poverty (Video)

A coalition of Christian leaders devoted to helping end poverty has released a series of videos featuring six 2016 presidential candidates, in which each candidate explained the approach that he or she would take to solve poverty and hunger issues in the United States and across the globe if they were elected president.

Meet the 39 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood

Following videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans are working to strip the group of funding

Meet the 41 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood

Following videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans are working to strip the group of funding

Heartbreaking Video Shows How Technology Addiction Is Changing Childhood

Is a generation of kids missing out on a childhood of exploration and outdoor fun because of technology? The granola bar company Nature Valley has released this ad that asks three generations of people in several different families the same question: When you were a kid, what did you do for fun? While parents and grandparents talked about things like fishing, forests and baseball, many of today’s children discussed the hours they spent on mobile devices and playing video games. Sure, it’s a granola bar ad (and not exactly a scientific survey), but it’s still pretty a sobering commentary on how technology is changing the ways we spend our time.

Watch a Man Explode Out of a Giant Water Balloon in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys are at it again. The YouTube duo is known for their videos of science experiments and funny situations filmed in high-definition slow motion. And for their latest, one of the pair climbed inside a human-sized water balloon, which was then filled until it exploded. The sight of a full-grown man inside a water balloon, as well as the slow-motion range of faces he makes when it explodes, is well worth watching.

Here’s 'The Dayman V Nightman' Mashup Trailer You’ve Been Waiting For

Someone mashed-up the trailer for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice with a song from Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s insanely weird musical theater production “The Nightman Cometh.” The results are exactly what you would expect.

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Hope in the Face of Intractable Racism

A simple dictionary definition of racism is “discrimination… against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” Racism, like all sins, is the result of something good gone bad—in this case, affection for loved ones. Such affection makes possible familial, ethnic, and racial pride, as well as love and sacrifice for family and community. But just as healthy sexual attraction often turns into lust, and healthy self-esteem into pride, so healthy loyalty to one’s own too often turns into racism.

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IS IT OK TO QUESTION THE BIBLE?

Is it wrong to doubt the Bible? Is the Bible historically reliable? Does archaeological evidence support the Bible? Explore more at www.iquestionthebible.tv

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Is the Kingdom of God Strictly in the Future?

Many professing evangelicals today believe the kingdom of God is strictly in the future, although there is no biblical foundation for that. This view robs the church of important teachings concerning the kingdom that are clearly set forth in the New Testament. In fact, the New Testament opens with John the Baptist’s announcement of the kingdom: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt. 3:2). The Old Testament prophets spoke of the kingdom to come at some point in the future, but at the time of John the Baptist, it was about to burst onto the scene. It was “at hand.” If we examine John’s message carefully, we see that his announcement of the kingdom contained urgent warnings: “Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees” (Matt. 3:10) and “His winnowing fork is in his hand” (Luke 3:17). Time was running out, and people were not ready.

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Go Set a Watchman

I’m glad HarperCollins has published Lee’s first attempt at a novel, even though I don’t consider it good fiction. Setting her two novels side by side vividly illustrates the proverb that “a wise man listens to advice” (Prov. 12:15). What a hopeful thought that, because she listened to constructive criticism, a woman who began as a mediocre novelist wrote a book of enduring literary value that will continue to exert moral influence for generations to come. 

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Is Christianity Dying?

This is precisely what several of us have been saying for years. Bible Belt near-Christianity is teetering. I say let it fall. For much of the twentieth century, especially in the South and parts of the Midwest, one had to at least claim to be a Christian to be “normal.” During the Cold War, that meant distinguishing oneself from atheistic Communism. At other times, it has meant seeing churchgoing as a way to be seen as a good parent, a good neighbor and a regular person. It took courage to be an atheist, because explicit unbelief meant social marginalization. Rising rates of secularization, along with individualism, means that those days are over—and good riddance to them. 

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Jewish Man Saved From the Holocaust Is Now on a Mission to Rescue Over 2,000 Christians Fleeing ISIS

A Jewish Barron in Britain, who was rescued by Christians from his homeland of Austria during the Holocaust in 1938, says he has a favor to repay. He has established an effort to rescue over 2,000 Christians at risk of being killed by the Islamic State terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria.

7 Pro-life Group Releases Another Sting Video of Planned Parenthood Exec

Last week’s video prompted the U.S. Congress to open investigations into Planned Parenthood, which is the country’s largest provider of abortions. In addition, Texas republican governor Greg Abbott and Missouri’s democrat attorney general Chris Koster both announced that their respective states will also investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices within their states. Planned Parenthood seems to chalk up the videos to a smear campaign, maintaining that the original video is misleading. Yesterday, the organization sent a letter to Congress saying that subsequent videos would be similarly misleading.

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Don Carson on the Need for Word-Filled Women’s Ministry

“Word-Filled Women’s Ministry is written for the bustling daughters of Christ, who need God’s Word to train and sustain them in their various labors. It acknowledges the vast diversity of women’s ministries in different churches while calling them to a unified commitment to God’s Word. Women grow best as they learn from Scripture, first as it is preached to the gathered church and then as it is explored and explained in the company of other godly women. This book is an incentive to the latter, casting a vision for what can and ought to happen when the Bible takes its rightful place at the center of women’s ministry.”  — Megan Hill , pastor’s wife; author,  Praying Together ; blogger, Sunday Women

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WORLD | Michael Brown on outlasting the gay revolution | Warren Cole Smith | July 22, 2015

Gay activists often talk about the teenage suicide rate among the gay population. We are the most tolerant, the most accepting culture ever when it comes to these issues. Why would the suicide rate be going up? Why wouldn’t it be going down? I quote in Outlasting the Gay Revolution a gay activist in England who looked at the recent health surveys and saw all of the disproportionate numbers for the gay and lesbian population. He said, “Homophobia is not the cause of this.” We recognize that sense of rejection does cause people to get depressed and commit suicide, and we have to do everything we can to overcome that in the midst of our differences. … I tell people the message of Jesus brings life, not death. The message of Jesus brings hope, not depression and fear. The message of Jesus delivers people from suicide. When I’ve put out the question on social media, on our Facebook page, “How many of you were delivered from suicide by coming to faith in Jesus,” I get flooded with testimonies. It’s that homosexuality itself is not what God intended for us. The relationships tend to break up more quickly.

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How Should Christians Comment Online?

The immediate, shoot-from-the-hip nature of comments on websites and social media is what can often make them minimally helpful or even destructive. Comments can easily be careless. That’s why we must heed Jesus’s warning: “on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak” (Matthew 12:36). This caution makes commenting serious business to God.

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The Eric Metaxas Show - The Show About Everything

Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale joins the show talk about his children’s book, Veep and Arrested Development.

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How Wide the Divide: Sexuality at the Forefront, Culture at the Crossroads | RZIM

This, then, brings me as a follower of Jesus Christ to the three most important bridges between all of us, regardless of our views on this issue. The gay community rightly cries out for identity and intimacy. These are, after all, the longings of the mind and heart of every human being, regardless of our position on this issue. This is where the gospel enters as the only way to bring us together.‎ Indeed, the first bridge of the gospel is that my identity is found in Jesus Christ because of whom I must tame my passions. My identity dictates my behavior. Before I committed my life to Jesus Christ, my identity within my culture was dictated by the status of my family: who my father was, how I did in school, what my grades were, how much money I had access to. All these were and are systemically woven into my culture. I had no choice. This is how I was viewed. Take a look at the matrimonial section in India’s newspaper today. Color, caste, education, wealth, beauty all are repeatedly mentioned as parents seek what they consider the best partners for their children. It’s so clearly discriminatory.

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I Disagree with My Pastor. Should I Say Something?

I've been involved with my church for about a year, and I really love it and all the people there. However, lately I've noticed that there are some aspects of theology being taught that I don't fully agree with. It's not anything I think is big enough to leave the church over, but it just kind of rubs me the wrong way every time the pastor brings it up. Should I confront my pastor about it, or should I just ignore it?

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Crossway on Twitter

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AUDACITY - Official Release Trailer (2015) HD - Ray Comfort

DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE NOW! http://www.AudacityMovie.com (It will be released free on YouTube on 8/19.) From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “Audacity.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible), this film delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality. Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia’s Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience? “Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society.

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Raising future men and women

There are no generic people. There are men, and there are women. Consequently there are no generic Christian people. There are Christian men and there are Christian women. In Genesis 1-2, Ephesians 5, 1 Peter 3, and Colossians 3, we find clarity about the primary roles of men and women. There are differing ways in which men and women will live out the Christian life. For instance, when giving specific instruction and admonition to men, the Bible usually does so within three key categories: leading, providing and protecting. In other words, biblical masculinity involves a heart that is inclined to obey God within this particular context of leadership, provision and protection. This may take place predominantly as husbands and fathers, but it still should be cultivated, encouraged and instilled in boys as they mature into manhood.

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RELEVANT Media Group

Founded in June 2000, RELEVANT now reaches 10 million Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings every month through innovative digital and print media. We give voice to an influential and passionate audience like no one else. 

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Singleness Does Not Have to Equal Loneliness

Thank you for this article! I don't know about anyone else, but I'm hearing engagement/wedding news left and right and it only seems to be increasing day by day. I've always been confident about singlehood, but receiving so many wedding invitations has been pretty overwhelming for me. I'm so happy for my friends who found their true love, but in a weird sense, it can be a bit disheartening to people that are single. Thoughts like, "Well, I wonder when I'm going to find that special somebody too" or "Will I ever get married too?" It's sweet when my couple-friends invite me to outings and events, but I don't think they realize that even being a third wheel is ....overwhelming. For me, it amplified the feelings of loneliness. It's such a weird statement, but I'm learning to accept that being single is A-OK. There's nothing wrong with us and we don't have to change a thing. One thing that I'm reminding myself is to embrace this season, because there are aspects about this season that we can't have when we're in a relationship.

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Video: Brit Hume blasts brutality of abortion behind "antiseptic veil" | Live Action News

Whatever comes of the revelations about Planned Parenthood and its participation in the traffic in fetal body parts, those revelations will have achieved one thing: they have parted the veil of antiseptic tidiness behind which the abortion industry has for so long operated. The sight of a senior Planned Parenthood official, and a doctor to boot, discussing the market for fetal body parts in between bites of salad and sips of wine was stomach-turning.

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Cross Examined

The Cross Examined App features inspiring content from author and apologist Dr. Frank Turek, president of CrossExamined.Org. Featuring a "Quick Answers" section that helps you respond to popular objections to Christianity, the Cross Examined blog, speaker schedule, and radio recordings- this app can help you grow and defend the faith. Share your discoveries via Twitter, Facebook or email. WiFi internet is required for iPod touch. For more information about Cross Examined, please visit: http://www.crossexamined.org The Cross Examined app was developed with the Subsplash App Platform.

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Preach to Yourself

Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself? Take those thoughts that come to you the moment you wake up in the morning. You have not originated them, but they start talking to you, they bring back the problems of yesterday, etc. Somebody is talking . . . yourself is talking to you!

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You Need Africa More Than Africa Needs You

I appreciate the point that when you spend time in a culture that is less materialistic and less western than the typical American does that you gain greater appreciation for certain things in life. However, this can be found in any developing country, not just African ones. Also, the author opened with "I'm not an expert" and said they'd only been to about "20%" of Africa. If that's the case, then why proceed to make sweeping generalizations about "Africa" throughout the rest of the article? Africa is not one giant place full of simple, happy, but tough people. If you've only experienced one part, then only write about one part! Write about Ugandans and Sudanese, not "Africans". Africa also isn't full of conflict. The author says that she's met many people who have survived conflict, but that's because she lives in South Sudan. There are plenty of other parts of the continent where people haven't experienced war in decades. So no, just going to Africa does not guarantee you'll meet people who overcame war and everything else. I also have a huge problem with the feel-good tone of this article that Africans all get along and that if Americans would just be more "African" (is that even a thing??) we'd be better.

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Unauthorized immigrant population stable for half a decade

An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014, according to a new preliminary Pew Research Center estimate based on government data. This population has remained essentially stable for five years after nearly two decades of changes.

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Forward from Conversion: How We Can Focus on Spiritual Growth and Transformation

Relational Stabilization - Now that they’ve become a believer they’re probably leaving behind some things and certain people behind who aren’t on board with their new life. These are usually people with whom they used to get into trouble, and some who helped them into the crisis God used to reach them. Losing friends and family can sometimes be part of following Jesus—not because that is our desire, but sometimes because the old friends aren't too keen about that new life. But, either way, it isn’t easy. So they need people who can help with relational stabilization.

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https://www.crossway.org/books/things-not-seen-tpb/

“The Bible is full of stories not just so we have something to read to our children at night, but to help us understand what it is like to walk with God in a broken world. Jon Boom revives the age-old tradition of using biblically informed fictional additions to creatively retell the Bible’s most familiar stories. He also intersperses pastoral insights as a skilled soul physician. This book will stir and encourage your faith.” Adrian Warnock , author,  Hope Reborn  and Raised with Christ

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Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood

Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood Caught in stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1ROh0qo

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Aug 4-6 | Louisville, KY | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Is the Jesus Story Stupid? Is the Resurrection Totally Mythical?

Skeptics like Bill Maher brush off the stories of Jesus and his resurrection as if they were completely unbelievable and silly. Frank Turek responds.

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Privatizing Marriage Is a Terrible Idea

Just as property rights (at least in principle) establish the scope and limits of state power over an individual, marriage does something similar for couples. It basically establishes their right to jointly own property and inherit it from each other, keep and raise their children, and make medical decisions for the other when one is incapacitated. The government can't grab their children or their property without a compelling interest—and it must prevent others from doing so as well. For example, in-laws can't simply take away children because they think their daughter-in-law is an unfit mother or overrule her end-of-life decisions for their son. Couples can voluntarily—and jointly—cede some of their authority to others in special circumstances. But marriage creates a default presumption of their rights—as well as their responsibilities: For example, just as no one can take away their children, they can't abandon their kids either.

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453. What's The One Question We Should Ask Unbelievers?

453. What's The One Question We Should Ask Unbelievers?

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4 Signs You Might be Legalistic

As Christians, we often find ourselves viewing Church activity as exclusively spiritual instead of seeing all things as spiritual. The Apostle Paul has this amazing quote in Colossians when he says, "All things are from Him and to Him and in Him." I see this verse as an echo of David's psalm when he says, "Where can I go from your presence and where can I escape from Your Spirit?" David says again, "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it belongs to Him." That means that there are no moments that are not spiritual moments. That's why Paul says, "Whether you eat or drink do it unto the Lord."

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Ligonier Ministries

“ I intentionally don’t preach difficult truths or repeat the hard things Jesus said.” This is a despondent and prevalent attitude among preachers who minister to cultures that are openly hostile to the gospel. Such preaching is less than faithful to God’s Word, corresponding in ministry results that tend to be indiscernibly Christian. The desire to not offend hearers in a hostile culture is misdirected toward God’s inspired word and His glorious gospel.

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What We Get Wrong About Humility

I think a great place to start is yourself (not pointing my finger at you alone). I prefer practical things and how it changes communities over time, but a great place to start is realizing how shame, pride, and humility affect your life. Maybe the subtitle was used to probe these kinds of conversations on how the image we have of ourselves is very important to develop healthier relationships and communities. A better understanding of our whole self is a great tool to use in helping others who also have a poor self-image. I do understand, Brian. Thanks for adding to this conversation.

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1938 and 2015: Only the Names are Different | The Stream

In fact, there is considerably less defense for the Iran agreement — which awards Iran $150 billion in currently frozen assets and the right to keep its nuclear program — than there was for the Munich agreement. Prior to 1938, Hitler had not publicly proclaimed his aim to annihilate Europe’s Jews. Yet, Iran has been proclaiming its intention to annihilate the Jewish state for decades. There were no massive “Death to America” demonstrations in Germany as there regularly are in Iran. In 1938, Germany had not been responsible for terror around the world as Iran is now. Nor was Germany responsible for the death of more than a thousand Americans as Iran has been.

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An Introvert’s Guide to Making an Impact

This is great! I am an introvert and sometimes struggle with feeling guilty about needing my space. It's good to be reminded that it's really ok. That's how I'm wired. God can use me in the way He made me. I just need to find those balances and build my ministries around those. :)

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The Metaphysics of Caitlyn & Planned Parenthood

My point was quite the opposite: I don’t object at all! Rather, I propose for your consideration that the deep difficulty of discussing animate nature without employing teleological terms like “pro-gramming” (in which the grammata are pro some telos or other) and formal causal terms like “in-form-ation” indicates that animate nature is irreducibly teleological and essential. Indeed, when I was at vocational college in the long long ago, my electronics instructors usually fell into saying that the electrons “wanted” to move through a closed circuit. Now, such intentional language is incorrect when applied to inanimate nature. But the mathematical regularities by which the “push” of an efficient cause is met with the “pull” of a final cause toward the same result every time (as Humean skepticism would NOT lead us to expect) indicate that even for inanimate nature, formal and final causality ultimately “save the phenomena” of our “mysteriously comprehensible” (as the apocryphal Einstein quote has it) mathematically orderly cosmos in a way that the present centuries’ vogue for Humean retreat into positing mere “observed regularities” simply fails to do.

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It's Time To Train In MMA: Mixed Martial Apologetics

Most of you know by now that I am an evidentialist. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering my occupation as a detective. But I understand and respect the fact that many fine Christian Case Makers take a very different approach when defending the Christian Worldview. From “cultural” apologetics, to “pre-suppositional”, “classical”, “defensive” or “positive” apologetics, there are many approaches we can take as we seek to make a case for what we believe. I think the world of Mixed Martial Arts can teach us something about how to use these approaches.

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The Real Slippery Slope: Logic, Fallacy, and American Decline

Logic warns the wary of many fallacies. Everyone should master this canon of error—or you will be mastered by it. A logical fallacy is a typical way in which arguments go wrong through sloppy reasoning. Let me cite a few examples before turning to issue at hand— the slippery slope  from same-sex marriage to all manner of aberrations.

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7 Bible Verses Showing How Seeking God Brings More Value to Our Lives Than Anything Else

For the time being, all these things may be wonderful, but nothing lasts forever. God puts these things in our lives to test us and hopefully we will choose the right path, even if it takes time. He loves his sinners as much as he loves his non-sinners, as long as you're intention in the long run is to follow His way. Seeking after God brings more value to our lives than anything else on this earth.

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The Prophetic Minority | Q Ideas

Every year the number of churches closing their doors in America increases, the average age of church attendees goes up, and more Americans are ceasing to identify with any religion, especially Christianity. In a nation in which the church was once a dominant and unifying mainstay in America life, what does it look like to be the minority? Russell Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, calls the Church to faithfulness in a post-Christian society.

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Man charged over alleged plot to attack US military in UK

“It is alleged that Junead Khan and Shazib Khan had been planning on travelling to Syria to join the proscribed organisation Islamic State in Levant (Isis). It is further alleged that Junead Khan was planning a terrorist attack on US military personnel in the UK and he has been charged with an additional terrorism offence to reflect this.”

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With friends, we’ve set up this website to articulate a perspective that is not often heard – that of men and women who are honest and open about their same-sex attraction, but who have discovered that obedience to Jesus in this area of life is fulfilling, healthy and authentic. We want people who experience same-sex attraction, those who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transsexual (LGBT) or who are just questioning; their family and friends; their churches and pastors; and those investigating Christianity, to find here a plausible way of living out what Christians have consistently believed about marriage and sex. Find out more

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How Should Christians Respond to Attacks and Insults?

We might be tempted to think that Edwards was a spiritual giant who could handle personal attacks with ease, while we are “ordinary” believers. How, then, can we not be distressed when we are hurt by people we thought were our friends? Yet while it is true that it is part of our human nature to respond to personal attacks with sadness, anger, or bitterness, these feelings are part of our fallen humanity. They are not fruits of the Holy Spirit. This means that Edwards, as great a saint as he was, was not calling “ordinary” Christians to do anything extraordinary. We are all called to bear our injuries with joy, patience, love, and gentleness.

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Message of the Broken Windows

Let us learn then from the message of the broken windows.  May this be the image imprinted on our minds and hearts from now on. Let us understand it’s not possible for our city to bleed and for us not to feel its pain. Its wounds are our wounds. As we look at the broken windows, may we see the majesty of the gospel. The Son of God deigns to be “touched” by our sin and brokenness. The temple is torn down, Jesus said, speaking of his own death on the cross (John 2:19–21). This is the place where the holy identified himself with the unholy in order that that glorious salvific exchange could take place, whereby all that’s ours became his so that all that’s his could become ours (2 Cor. 5:21).

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51 The Epidemic of Bible Illiteracy in Our Churches
52 God's Not Dead: God Exists: Information, Codes, and Organization
53 Obama Requiring Christian Groups to Offer Abortion Referrals to Receive Funds for Trafficking Victims
54 Climate Change Responsible For ISIS? Republican Leader Blasts Democratic Candidate Martin O'Malley's Suggestion
55 'The Whole Purpose' of Planned Parenthood Is to 'Eliminate Black People,' Ben Carson Says
56 Rand Paul Sees Role for Federal Government in Restoring Ex-Felon Voting Rights
57 Kanye West and Justin Vernon Will Be on the Next James Blake Album
58 After Years of Hoping, We May Actually Get McDonald's Breakfast All Day Long
59 The NY Times offers full-throated defense of barbarism
60 Execution of Christian Mother Asia Bibi Temporarily Suspended; Bibi Faces Death Row Accused of Saying: 'My Christ Died for Me, What Did Muhammad Do for You?'
61 12 Top Quality Free Church Graphics And Resources
62 1,500-Year-Old Burned Parchment Deciphered as Book of Leviticus, Contains God's Instructions to Moses
63 Two Christian Colleges Allow Hiring of Gay Married Professors; Goshen Board Sought Guidance in Prayer Before Final Decision
64 Dog Tinder Is Now Really a Thing
65 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
66 New Morning Mercies
67 What’s Wrong with Designer Genes?
68 There’s Going to Be an Animated Emoji Movie
69 Keller and Carson on When They Experienced Revival
70 BreakPoint on Twitter
71 Mt. Soledad Cross Controversy Ends after 25 Years
72 Rick Warren on Twitter
73 Star Trek: TNG Season 5 "A Matter of Time" and "New Ground"
74 Government Has Failed, But Religious Schools Have Succeeded, at Closing Race-Based Education Gap, Study Finds
75 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
76 Wisconsin Bans Abortions After 20 Weeks
77 WORLD | Sweet Cakes raises almost triple state fine on faith-based funding site | Sarah Padbury | July 22, 2015
78 Eat Local
79 Simple, Practical Ways to Improve Your Preaching
80 William Lane Craig and atheist Daniel Dennett discuss cosmology and fine-tuning
81 Tyndale House Publishers :: Seeing in the Dark :: Nancy Ortberg
82 BreakPoint on Twitter