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J. WARNER WALLACE - God's Crime Scene - Destiny Life: Exploring Inner & Outer Worlds Through Books

Apologists use different tools to defend their positions. Christian apologists, in particular, are well-known for using science, philosophy and or bible verses. However, I have never come across an apologist with a detective (private eye) skillset, who employs techniques used in solving murder cases to justify the existence of God, until I picked up God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace . J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective in real life. He brings his work experience to the table and uses actual cases to determine whether a divine being created the universe or not. He says, “This book is my attempt to help you look at the nature of the universe – my effort to share a personal investigation of God’s existence. I hope to pass along a detective’s perspective related to evidence and case construction. I want to make you a better investigator and give you a few tools for your call-out bag.” J. Warner Wallace starts by examining a particular case where someone did break into a home from outside and killed a man. One of the reasons the detectives on the case came to this conclusion was because the suspect left his shoe foam behind. Thus the author concludes that if an important evidence points to the existence of an external suspect, it is imperative that the investigation must follow that trail. He says, “… like the shoe foam, the earth’s creation cannot be explained from ‘inside the room’. The evidence points to a cause outside of space, time and matter.” This means, for a relevant explanation as to why the universe came to be, we must take look outside of it. The author offers the Milky Way as an example. He states that the position and size of it is favourable to life. Also, the composition, position, age, and mass of the sun is perfect for life on earth. Not only that, the earth’s atmospheric condition and terrestrial nature are just right for our existence in this world. These, he says, are evidence that disproof the theory that the world sprang out of nothingness. The author also expresses concern that the people who believe that the earth came out of nothing are redefining the word “nothing” to suit their agenda. J. Warner Wallace quotes the theoretical physicist, Lawrence Krauss who says, “’Physics has changed what we mean by ‘nothing’…Empty space is a boiling, bubbling brew of virtual particles popping in and out of existence…If you wait long enough, that kind of ‘nothing will always produce results.’” The author counters this view by asking, “…can we rally avoid a beginning from nothing by simply redefining nothing? When theoretical physicists behave in this way, they remind me of my sons when they were teenagers. They would come home from school and look in the refrigerator for something to eat. My wife always stocked the refrigerator with healthy food, leading at least one of my sons to proclaim, ‘There’s nothing to eat in the refrigerator.’” J. Warner Wallace says those who believe there are imperfections in human biological systems, hence, ruling out any notion of a designer or God, simply do not account for human’s limited understanding of this world. He argues that, “There are times when our limited understanding of biological systems leads us to perceive some degree of imperfection even when this is not the case. This appears to be the situation involving what used to be considered ‘junk DNA’. The more we learn about apparent ‘non-functioning’ genes and seemingly useless genomic regions, the more we recognize them as important contributors to an elaborate informational system. In the past several years, scientist have discovered a large number of non-protein-coding DNA regions under strong ‘selective constraints.’” God’s Crime Scene is a rigorous attempt at looking at a mountain of evidence to bring together a full picture of a supreme maker behind the creation of the universe. Whether you are convinced by the author’s arguments or not, God’s Crime Scene is a serious and bold work of painstaking detail. The language used is simple enough. However, the introduction of science terms can be overwhelming for laymen. Having said that, I believe the overall book is simple enough to understand as a whole. God’s Crime Scene is a good resource for those who don’t mind putting on a detective’s hat and going on an unbeaten path of discovery. God's Crime Scene is written by J. Warner Wallace and published by David C. Cook (August 1, 2015). Many thanks to David C. Cook for review copy. All images are © to their respective owners.   %%

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Innovative Apologetics: Evidence for the Exodus part 1

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Book Review: Relational Apologetics | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

Michael C. Sherrard's new book Relational Apologetics: Defending the Christian Faith with Holiness, Respect, and Truth is an important work that will help any believer seeking to share his or her faith with kindness as well as conviction. It provides wonderful instruction stressing how to communicate and build relationships with those we want to see come to faith, making it an excellent launching pad to teach Christians how to winsomely witness to their family, friends, and co-workers. Apologetics is a Christian discipline that has come into its own over the last 30 years or so with an abundance of books already published outlining the major arguments for topics like God's existence and the historicity of the Resurrection. But in Relational Apologetics , Sherrard takes a different approach. Relational Apologetics is more focused on the method of communicating apologetics as opposed to being a compilation of arguments. (Disclaimer: I was sent the book to review but with total freedom as to the review's positive or negative tone.) Sherrard opens the book by explaining the important role apologetics plays today.

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Colson Center on Twitter

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4 If God's Creation Was Very Good, How Could Evil Arise: By Paul Copan

Genesis 1 ends with God pronouncing His creation “very good.”1 Where did evil come from then? James 1 says God is neither the instigator nor the source of sin; He does not tempt, nor can He be tempted (verse 13). Rather, every good thing comes from God (verse 17). So evil did not originate with God but apparently with moral creatures (whether angelic or human) whom God created good. But isn’t this odd? Creatures in a perfect environment still going wrong? How did that first sin emerge?

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How do atheists try to accommodate the Big Bang in their worldview?

One of the key pieces of evidence in the universe is simply it’s origin. If our universe began to exist, what could have caused it’s beginning? How did everything (all space, time and matter) come into existence from nothing ? One way atheist physicists have navigated this dilemma has simply been to redefine the terms they have been using. What do we mean when we say “everything” or “nothing”? At first these two terms might seem rather self-explanatory, but it’s important for us to take the time to define the words. As I’ve already stated, by “everything” we mean all space, time and matter. That’s right, space is “something”; empty space is part of “everything” not part of “nothing”. For some of us, that’s an interesting concept that might be hard to grasp, but it’s an important distinction that must be understood. When we say “nothing”, we mean the complete absence of everything; the thorough non-existence of anything at all (including all space time and matter). These two terms, when defined in this way, are consistent with the principles of the Standard Cosmological Model, but demonstrate the dilemma.

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"Debating Darwin's Doubt" - A Response to the Doubters?

I hope that the book spurs discussion rather than shutting it down. Too often, debates over intelligent design turn into name-calling fests on both sides. I sincerely doubt that’s at all what this book will do. Instead, I’m hoping that the book’s publication will lead to more fruitful discussions about the possibility (or not) of biological intelligent design.

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The Christian Post on Twitter

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4 Signs You Might be Legalistic

1. Reading the Bible daily, saying your prayers, and attending Church of course should not be done because God loves us. However I think doing them simply to just remind ourselves that he does is also not entirely correct. We should discipline ourselves to do these things because we realize we NEED TO. We must pray the same way we must eat. It is enjoyable and can be used for community benefits or for therapeutic reasons however at the end of the day, we eat because we die without doing so. We should pray and attend church because we realize our life in Christ will die without doing so. "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” John 6:53

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Wives, Adorn the Person Within

That’s the whole point of the passage, isn’t it? Christian wives are to adorn the person within. Above how we look, dress, or wear our hair, it’s the heart that matters. That’s what our focus should be. That’s what should shine as beautiful. A grousing, sighing, eye rolling heart is nowhere near beautiful. It is not the meek and tranquil quality that the Lord finds precious. At its core, in those moments, my heart did not reflect humility. And I was grieved.

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God Is Stronger Than Your Stubbornness

It’s remarkable to ask Christians that question and see how eager they are to give God the glory, not self. Which is a very good instinct. As John Piper says, “There is something about true grace in the believer’s heart that makes us want to give all glory to God.” Many of us have discovered that sometimes our experience of the power of God’s grace far outpaces our theological explanation of it.

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The Destructive Lie of ‘God’s Favor’

This is baked into the cake of Christianity. John, you can preach against “the destructive lie of God’s favor” all you want, but the whole structure of your belief system incentivizes people to assume that good things happen to good people, and that bad things happen to bad people. There will always be shallow thinkers who fail to add nuance to this view. The blame, shame and guilt that Christianity is famous for is a natural consequence of the whole “divine authority as moral arbiter” idea. So is “the destructive lie of God’s favor.”

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What Companies Said About Their Planned Parenthood Donations

To set the record straight, the March of Dimes does not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood. Additionally, the March of Dimes does not promote or fund abortion services, nor may foundation funds be used for directive counseling regarding abortion. Violation of this policy would be grounds for immediate cancellation of a grant or cooperative agreement. Since 2007, five local March of Dimes chapters have given local grants to Planned Parenthood exclusively for prenatal education. In these communities, these are the only such services available to improve the health of low-income women and reduce the risks of birth defects, low birthweight, and prematurity in their babies.

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This Horse Has the Most Meta Patch Ever

Meet Da Vinci, a horse living on a farm in the U.K., who just happens to have a giant patch that appears to be a silhouette of his profile. He’s basically the horse version of Steve-O . The world is a wondrous place.

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Don’t Stress About Finding Your Calling

The reality that many of us face in this economy is that it might not be possible to earn a living doing the same thing one's entire life. Some of us might have to change careers and re-invent ourselves several times during our working lives. Does that mean that somehow we got it wrong or failed in our calling? I don't think so. More likely, it means that maybe none of those things are actually one's calling, but rather are simply God's provision for us to earn our material needs while we are about the business of doing what actually is our calling.

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Mt. Soledad Cross Controversy Ends after 25 Years

For years, San Diego owned the memorial. But in 2002, it sold the land to a veteran’s group in an attempt to resolve the controversy over the cross. A federal appeals court later ruled the sale unconstitutional, asserting that the city had given the group an unfair advantage in order to keep it out of the hands of those who might have wanted to buy the land to tear the cross down.

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George Clooney Launches Online Initiative to Expose Those Who Profit from Conflicts in Africa

The site even allows users to share information anonymously that could lead to greater transparency into these networks. In a statement, Clooney said , “Real leverage for peace and human rights will come when the people who benefit from war will pay a price for the damage they cause.” Prendergast further explained, "The objective of The Sentry is to follow the money and deny those war profiteers the proceeds from their crimes.” On the site, the group says their goal is to “alter the incentives for funding or profiting from violence and mass atrocities” that have become commonplace in countries like South Sudan, Somalia, CAR and Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Move Beyond Tweetable Bible Reading

When I first started reading the Bible, I started by randomly opening it up, placing my finger on whatever passage I had opened to, and starting to read from there. That lasted about three days before I gave up. I was jumping from place to place and had no rhythm or reason as to what I was reading. But then a buddy and I decided to read through the entire New Testament and keep one another accountable. In about four months, we had both read it through it and were ready to set a new goal.

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99.5 KKLA The Intersection of Faith & Reason

A Startling Image of Jesus Verse:  Revelation 5 A helpless lamb—the mightiest of all creatures Revelation 5:4: I wept and wept ... read more

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http://rickwarren.org/devotional/english/how-to-love-the-unlovable2

Most people want to be closer to God and experience more fulfilling relationships. Jesus gave us the keys to accomplish this when he taught us that of all God's commands only two are most important: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbors as yoursef. This sounds so easy, but we struggle in this area. That's why Pastor Rick developed the 40 Days of Love Study Kit. This unigue tool will equip you to fulfill the two greatest commandments. And, as you learn to live a love powered life you will grow closer to God and others. You'll become more like Jesus!

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Federal Court Rules Pharmacy Must Stock Morning-After Pill Despite Religious Beliefs

SEATTLE, Wash. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a pharmacy in Washington state must stock the morning after-pill despite the owner’s beliefs that the item is an abortifacient and thus contrary to his religious beliefs.

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CrossExamined (crossexamined)

CrossExamined equips Christians and challenges unbelievers with evidence that Christianity is true.

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The battle goes beyond Planned Parenthood. We must end abortion in America | Fox News

How can we claim to be superior to nations who commit genocide when we commit infanticide? Destroying innocent life and harvesting human organs is beyond barbaric -- it is unimaginably immoral, grotesque, and evil. 

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5 Ways to Break Up Well

When I was in college, I was in a relationship that ended after a year of dating. After we broke up, I was filled with so many emotions and questions. I felt sad and broken in a way I'd never felt before. After a couple months, I felt myself getting back to a normal place. I wasn't getting emotionally tossed around when I'd see something that reminded me of my ex. But when I started dating again, I was blindsided by things that I didn't know were still there, things I needed to work through. I needed more time.

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Annual Conference

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Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier Ministries’ 2007 National Conference, Contending for the Truth, will equip believers to answer the false claims of postmodernism, naturalism, and our culture’s other atheistic theories.  Dr. Sproul is joined by other Christian scholars, pastors, and leaders, including John MacArthur, … Learn More

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Taqiyya, Imam Madhi, and the Iran deal

Following news of the nuclear deal with the United States, Iranians celebrated in the streets over what they viewed as a national victory. The victory’s significance was especially heightened as it took place during the most holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The celebration was marked by the relief they felt from three decades of isolation due to U.S. sanctions which began in 1987, followed by those of the U.N. and European Union which started in 2006. This deal would strengthen Iran’s economy and surely support them as a Shiite power in their long-known combat with their surrounding Sunni counterparts.

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​Some Correspondence With an Atheist

Answer A (subjectivism—each of us a small godlet of values) fails badly. An ethical duty that you’ve made up is no duty at all. It’s a “just pretend” duty. Willing yourself into an ethical void can’t fill it. If the only duties you have are those you’ve made up, the other guy’s only duties are presumably the ones he’s made up, and he wants to make Acadia into a theme park. Moreover, answer A leaves you with no reason to ponder or reconsider your ethical views and no reason to try to make them consistent. Your judgments can’t be mistaken, because they’re not about anything.

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Compelled by Compassion: Viewing homosexuals through the eyes of Jesus

Message by Emeal ("E.Z.") Zwayne. E.Z. is an Executive Producer on the new movie “Audacity.” The film uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective. More info is available at: http://www.AudacityMovie.com

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The 8 Most Annoying Habits of Modern Dating

“Hey, there’s a wedding in a few weeks. It’s not my wedding. We aren’t getting married and I’m not engaged to anyone else. It’s a wedding I’m attending and I don’t know if you like attending weddings or would want to attend one with me, but if you want to come to this one with me as my date, I would like that. If not, it’s no problem. We may break up before then and hate each other. Did I say break up? I meant to say, ‘We may not still be casual like we are now.’ We may be more casual? Less casual? The amount of casualness that we are currently experiencing may be experienced to a different degree in the future and we could prepare for that. This was a really bad idea to leave on your voicemail, wasn’t it?”

31 Triablogue: Bart Ehrman Is Very Wrong About Gospel Authorship

Bart Ehrman was on the July 18 and July 25 editions of the Unbelievable? radio program with Tim McGrew. They were discussing the reliability of the gospels. During the first program, Ehrman cited Irenaeus as the earliest source to attribute the four gospels to the individuals traditionally thought to have written them. He also said that the gospels are anonymous, that they don't claim to have been written by eyewitnesses, and that the early sources who make authorship attributions for the gospels are Christians who therefore had a Christian bias that makes their attributions suspicious. There are a lot of problems with Ehrman's claims. I want to provide several examples. The authors of the gospels could have been identified early on in multiple ways, not just by means of authorship claims within the main text of each document. There could have been document titles, tags attached to the documents, writing on the sides of codices, and oral reports about authorship circulating along with the documents, for example. See here . The idea that none of those means of identifying the author were utilized for any of the four gospels for decades, or that every use of such a means was wrong for decades, is tremendously unlikely.

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Ligonier Ministries

The Genevan Reformer John Calvin said, “Preaching is the public exposition of Scripture by the man sent from God, in which God Himself is present in judgment and in grace.” Faithful pulpit ministry requires the declaration of both judgment and grace. The Word of God is a sharp, two-edged sword that softens and hardens, comforts and afflicts, saves and damns.

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Seven Tools for Creating Infographics Without Using Photoshop

Here's a look at the different tools and comparisons to help you easily find the most appropriate tool for your needs.

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Do the Resurrection Narratives Hinge Upon Biblical Inerrancy?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On March 22, 2001 Dr William Lane Craig debated Dr Massimo Pigliucci on the topic, "Does the Christian God Exist?" at University of Georgia in the U.G.A. Chapel. The conclusion of the debate provided a lengthy Q&A session. Questions were asked of each debater allowing the other time to respond. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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What historical evidence is there to support the post-mortem appearances of Jesus?

That Jesus’ followers (and later Paul) had resurrection experiences is, in my judgment, a fact. What the reality was that gave rise to the experiences I do not know. “I do not regard deliberate fraud as a worthwhile explanation. Many of the people in these lists were to spend the rest of their lives proclaiming that they had seen the risen Lord, and several of them would die for their cause. Moreover, a calculated deception should have produced great unanimity. Instead, there seem to have been competitors: ‘I saw him first!’ ‘No! I did.’ Paul’s tradition that 500 people saw Jesus at the same time has led some people to suggest that Jesus’ followers suffered mass hysteria. But mass hysteria does not explain the other traditions.” “Finally we know that after his death his followers experienced what they described as the ‘resurrection’: the appearance of a living but transformed person who had actually died. They believed this, they lived it, and they died for it.”[1]

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Todd Starnes - If GOP Can't Defund Planned Parenthood, They Don't Deserve 2016 White House

So here's the bottom line: If the GOP can't muster the moral courage to defund Planned Parenthood, they don't deserve the White House in 2016.

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Crossway on Twitter

Here's a case for why maybe the next book you study should be Hebrews: http://cway.to/1IXJ9FT  pic.twitter.com/yfYBaNnBH0

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Blind Spots: Ray Ortlund and Collin Hansen talk about gospel doctrine and gospel culture

In this video, pastor Ray Ortlund talks with Collin Hansen talks about why Christians can have good gospel doctrine while failing to foster a gospel culture.

39 Turkish Officials: ISIS Responsible for Attack that Killed at Least 28

Turkish government officials believe that ISIS is responsible for a suicide bomb attack in the country that killed at least 28 people and injured more than 100 others. The unnamed officials told Reuters that “initial evidence” has linked the radical Islamic terrorist group to the bombing, which targeted youth workers at a rally. The workers had been conducting rebuilding projects in the city near the Syrian border. The area is currently home to Syrian refugees who fled their homes during battles between Kurdish fighters and ISIS terrorists. No organization has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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Spotify Is Now Making Weekly, Personalized Playlist for Users

Music streaming service Spotify has released a feature that it hopes can compete with Apple Music’s curation tools . The new “Discover Weekly” tool sends a two-hour playlist of “new discoveries and deep cuts” based on songs and artists that individual users are currently fans of. According to The Guardian , the large playlists will be created by their editorial department, meaning that labels and business relationships won’t influence the tracks that you hear in your fresh weekly playlist.

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Getting The Words Of Jesus Straight On Gay Marriage | RedState

Of course, if Jesus was fully human and fully divine, then we have a problem with the above characterization. Was Jesus’ human thinking dynamic and always on the move, or was it His divine thinking? Did Jesus have two minds? Two different memories that were compartmentalized so that they did not interact at all? Did the Divine part of Jesus not keep the human part of Jesus from making mistakes? And if the human part of Jesus made an error, and since Jesus is supposed to be fully human and fully divine, doesn’t it follow that God made an error too? And if God made an error, how can we trust Him? He could have made any number of errors for all we know. That means, we are just going to have to pick-and-choose what we want to believe, and then just call ourselves Christians, like everyone else. But, if I choose to hold to inerrancy of the Bible, and if I choose to believe all of it, don’t treat me like I’m a leper. Don’t tell me that it’s stupid, or unscholarly, or anti-intellectual to believe the way I do. If I want to believe that homosexuality is morally wrong, and if I want to believe that the Bible teaches that, don’t I have the right to believe this? Then don’t bomb my house, or threaten my family; all actions that have befallen those who have come out against homosexuality.

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Michael Cera Is Going to Voice Robin in the ‘LEGO Batman’ Movie

He’s not the sidekick Batman deserves, but the one he needs right now. Michael Cera will voice the Boy Wonder himself, Robin, (sadly one of the world’s lamest superheroes ) in the upcoming LEGO Batman movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter , Cera will join Will Arnett, who hilariously voiced The Dark Knight in 2014’s LEGO Movie . The duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed the original animated hit, will produce the spin-off, which hits theaters in February 2017.

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TGC Australia Celebrates National Launch

Gary Millar, the chairman of the Council, introduced TGCA, explaining that Australians are beginning to see the need for Reformed evangelicals to work together. This is just the beginning, he noted. “We’re working out how to serve the church best,” Millar remarked. “We can see multiple ways in which we potentially might serve the church, but we don’t want to duplicate things. We’re aware that the needs of each state and territory are very different.”

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A Joy Bigger Than the Issue of Our Day

In less than two minutes, Russell Moore talks about the importance of joy for our Christian witness in America today. Moore says, “A Christian can focus so much on an issue that it becomes an idol. And that idolatry leads to despair, and despair leads to meanness, and meanness counters the mission.” What we treasure will dramatically affect how we speak — language, tone, security — when Christianity is called into question. Joy in God brings the perspective we need.

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John Hawkins - Five Consequences of America's Moral Collapse

Americans have become so “non-judgmental” that many people can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. We congratulate ourselves for being “nicer,” more sensitive and less prejudiced than past generations of Americans, but we don’t stop to consider how much more there is to morality than that. An America that isn’t full of good people won’t remain a good nation, nor will it remain strong and free over the long haul. Our country’s lack of morality has real consequences that are capable of eventually sinking us as a nation.

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How Do We Know Everything the Gospel Writers Said is True?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org While Dr William Lane Craig was on his 2013 Australian speaking tour, he spoke at the Sydney University Evangelical Union on the resurrection of Jesus. After his talk, he answered a number of questions from the audience. In this clip, Dr Craig answers a question concerning the truth of the gospel writers. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

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10 Shocking Stats about America’s Gun Violence

As a gun rights advocate, I reconcile owning guns with Jesus' message of love in a few ways. First, love protects. We live in a fallen world where some would seek to harm the innocent. In those situations sometimes violence or the perception of an armed response is the appropriate response to protect. Second, Jesus never taught against self-defense, he actually advocated it. In Luke 22:36 Jesus commanded his disciples to buy swords in order to defend themselves. He saw that there lives would potentially be in danger as a result of his arrest and their affiliation with him. And for those that quote "turning the other cheek" as an argument against self-defense, the context Jesus was addressing was against vengeance. Jesus absolutely taught love but he did not teach pacifism.

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Crossway on Twitter

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Os Guinness: Welcome to the 'Grand Age of Apologetics'

Overall it is a magnificent time of clarification. The Christian consensus has collapsed, and much of the rise of the so-called religious Nones is really the falling away of people who were only loosely attached to a church tradition. So there is a grand moment of clarification, and among the many things we need to clarify is our ability to communicate. Much of our witnessing, on the one hand, assumes that people are open and needy. It also assumes a whole series of formulae or recipes. I would argue that Jesus never talked to two people in the same way, and neither should we. So as part of the grand clarification of our generation, this is a time to reexamine our communication and see if it is as biblical as it should be.

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Nine Steps to Presenting the Case for Christianity - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Becoming a “Case Making” Christian means applying the basic rules of investigation and presentation to every aspect of the Christian Life. Why do you believe a particular Christian Doctrine? Have you applied good investigative techniques to your view? Are you able to present your view to others? Why do you behave in a particular way? Have you investigated the foundational belief guiding your behavior? Are you able to defend this belief on the basis of Biblical evidence?

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52 God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: Without God One Falls into Irrationality and Relativism
53 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
54 Session 2: Hugh Ross
55 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
56 Overcoming abuse // Eryca Freemantle // The Profile
57 5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Jesus Myth Webinar | Hope's Reason
58 WORLD | Warp speed | Andrée Seu Peterson | Aug. 8, 2015
59 Owen Strachan on Twitter
60 Fighting Fear When Violence Strikes Close to Home
61 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
62 Answers in Genesis on Twitter
63 Tough Topics: Why Does Hell Exist?
64 What About Cosmology?
65 The Backfire of the Enemy’s Plotting is the Lord’s Plotting
66 What are the historical arguments for the empty tomb story?
67 Is Trinity Monotheism Orthodox? | Reasonable Faith
68 July Newsletters - Stand to Reason Blog
69 July Newsletters - Stand to Reason Blog
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71 7 Spiritual Challenges for Imperfect Leaders
72 Crossway on Twitter
73 NCC Q30: What is faith in Jesus Christ?
74 C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter
75 Renewing Your Mind | The Temptation of Jesus | July 25, 2015
76 FAQs about Abortion | Blog & Mablog
77 Faithful Thinkers: 13 Quotes From Hugh Ross on Biblical Inerrancy, Interpretation, and Authority
78 Answers in Genesis on Twitter
79 The Gospel Coalition on Twitter
80 Southern Baptists Address Religious Freedom Tensions - Juicy Ecumenism
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