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Does Human Exceptionalism Require Intelligent Design?

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

The Drop Box Film: In Theaters March 3-5, 2015

The inspiring film about a Korean pastor who takes in and raises unwanted babies dropped in a box at his house in South Korea.

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The 7 Most Moving Podcast Episodes Ever Created

Finding the best of the new wave of longform audio storytelling.

A Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied: Here Is Debating Darwin's Doubt

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

How the Sockeye Salmon Smells Its Way Home

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

Should We Have Faith in Science?

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

‘Frozen’ Star Kristen Bell Calls Young Girl Battling Cancer with Encouragement

Actress Kristen Bell—known by many young fans as the voice of Frozen’s princess Anna—recently decided to leave a message of encouragement for a girl battling cancer. Bell left a voicemail, as princess Anna, for 6-year-old Avery, who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The look on Avery’s face hearing her Disney hero’s voice says it all.

Be Inspired By the New Trailer for Will Ferrell’s 'Ferrell Takes the Field'

All in one day, Will Ferrell played every position as a Major League Baseball player. He did it for 10 teams in 10 games. And he did it for America. The HBO special from Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, will raise money for cancer research. Here’s the new trailer:

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Are Christian High School Students Really Ready for College?

I just wanted to let you know how much you were right! (Not that there was ever a question:)) I went to college orientation last week and they taught us about tolerance   and not pushing your beliefs on others. ‘Your beliefs are your beliefs and let’s keep them that way’ was a major thing. We had to play a ‘get to know you’ game and we were    asked about religion. I freely told people I was a Christian and afterward definitely got the cold shoulder. This was at the end of the day so I had already made some friends, but  after I told them that it was almost as if the [person] that they had met earlier had ceased  to exist. When our group leader talked to us about accepting everyone as they are and    not trying to change them it was almost like he was talking directly to me. A couple of the students made it their personal mission to either offend me or change my beliefs; I’m not sure which they had in mind. One made a comment and started out with, ‘Let’s say God  ACTUALLY exists. . . .’  I was most upset by the fact that they were allowed to attack me like this. Not that I would have, but had I made a mean comment about their atheism or unitarianism I feel certain I would have gotten in trouble.

The Key to the Christian's Joy

The word joy appears over and over again in the Scriptures. For instance, the Psalms are filled with references to joy. The psalmists write, “Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Ps. 30:5b) and “Shout for joy to God, all the earth” (Ps. 66:1). Likewise, in the New Testament, we read that joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5:22), which means that it is a Christian virtue. Given this biblical emphasis, we need to understand what joy is and pursue it.

Ronald Sider's Excellent Statement on Homosexuality, and the Question of 'Gay Christian' Identity

What is interesting is that Prof. Sider made this very point earlier in this statement, writing: "It is profoundly unbiblical to argue that one's sexual orientation is the defining aspect of one's identity. ... For Christians, our relationship to God and the new community of Christ's church provide our fundamental identity, not our sexual orientation. That is not to claim that our identity as men and women with particular sexual orientations is irrelevant or unimportant for who we are. But that sexual orientation dare never be as important to us as our commitment to Christ and His call to live according to kingdom ethics."

Why is there Evil? Frank Turek speaks from his book Stealing From God

Why is there Evil? Frank Turek speaks from his book Stealing From God

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. 

First evidence of farming in Mideast 23,000 years ago: Evidence of earliest small-scale agricultural cultivation

Until now, researchers believed farming was "invented" some 12,000 years ago in the Cradle of Civilization -- Iraq, the Levant, parts of Turkey and Iran -- an area that was home to some of the earliest known human civilizations. A new discovery by an international collaboration of researchers from Tel Aviv University, Harvard University, Bar-Ilan University, and the University of Haifa offers the first evidence that trial plant cultivation began far earlier -- some 23,000 years ago.

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

July 24, 2015 - How do fireflies glow? The age-old question has long puzzled scientists. Now Bruce Branchini of Connecticut College and colleagues at Yale University have re-created a firefly's glow in their lab. The work lights the way to more discoveries, and it could lead to exciting applications in medicine. Click here to read more:

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Fake. Not a word you’d want applied to your faith in Christ! So what does it mean to live an authentic Christian life—how can you make sure you’re Living Real ? Let John MacArthur show you.

Radio & Podcast - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

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If You Don’t Fight Lust

When I confronted a man about the adultery he was living in, I tried to understand his situation, and I pled with him to return to his wife. Then I said, “You know, Jesus says that if you don’t fight this sin with the kind of seriousness that is willing to gouge out your own eye, you will go to hell and suffer there forever.”

The Six Biggest Questions About Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

Which leaves an open question: What about private employers who claim to have a religious objection to having gay employees? Douglas Laycock, a law professor at the University of Virginia, was skeptical that these kinds of claims could make it very far in court—or that they’d even come up that often. “When you say, I can’t have any gay person working in my [business], and it’s against my religion, judges are going to be skeptical that that’s a religious belief,” he said. “Non-discrimination laws serve a compelling interest.”

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Shariamerica: Islam, Obama, and the Establishment Clause The U.S. government condemns burning the Qur'an. Yet the U.S. government burns Bibles. This is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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

DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE NOW! (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.

Doctrine of God Part 6: God's Relationship to Time

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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.

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.

Kids Don't Need Two Parents. They Need a Mom and Dad.

Fathers tend to be the ones who engage in what sociologists call “rough and tumble play”—teaching their boys that it’s all right to put people in headlocks but not to bite, pull hair or gouge eyes. Fathers help their boys channel their distinctively masculine tendencies into productive activities. When this doesn’t happen, social costs run high. Wilcox writes, “[C]riminals come from broken homes at a disproportionate rate: 70 percent of juveniles in state reform schools, 72 percent of adolescent murderers, and 60 percent of rapists grew up in fatherless homes.” Fathers matter for their boys.

The Complete Series: Ten Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize

For the last month or so, I have been working through a new series on the NT canon designed to help Christians understand ten basic facts about its origins.  This series is designed for a lay-level audience and hopefully could prove helpful in a conversation one might have with a skeptical friend.

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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Are There Really Different Races?

Note that the context of Genesis 11 makes it clear that the reason for God’s scattering the people over the earth was that they had united in rebellion against Him. Some Christians point to this event in an attempt to provide a basis for their arguments against so-called interracial marriage. They believe that this passage implies that God is declaring that people from different people groups can’t marry so that the nations are kept apart. However, there is no such indication in this passage that what is called “interracial marriage” is condemned. Besides, there has been so much mixing of people groups over the years, that it would be impossible for every human being today to trace their lineage back to know for certain which group(s) they are descended from.

How Can You Believe In A God Who's Jealous?

Isn't jealousy a petty, human emotion? Does it make sense that Christians would worship a God who is characterized by fits of temper tantrums? At Fresno State University, a student asks and Frank Turek responds. For the entire 1 hour DVD or Mp3 Q & A from Fresno State go to:

Can hipster Christianity save churches from decline?

Many don’t want the church to be like a sceney bar or a stylish boutique. They want the church to be the church: an institution that embraces awkward people, confronts sin, transforms lives, subverts the sovereignty of self, serves others and provides meaning more substantial than the ephemera of fickle fads.

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Engaging with Muslims | Author Interview with John Klaassen

Many Christians in the west are fearful of engaging in conversation with Muslims; believing that they will be hostile to Christian beliefs and conversations about the Bible. Enjoy this interview with John Klaassen the author of Engaging with Muslims as he shares his experiences in this field of ministry, and his inspirations to develop this project.

The Myth of the Media’s Anti-Christian Agenda

Subtle, that's what the devil is. We threw our TV out for about 12 years back in the 80's and when we decided to allow it back into our home, we were shocked. Every show had some little jab or innuendo that poked fun at God or Christians. We would sit and wait for it and analyze the delivery. The way it interpreted the plot and made the whole show come together as a treatise against our culture. It was always there. We have become dull and senseless. God deserves better. As for the news outlets, I watch and listen to them all to see what they have to say. Most of it is delivered to get the viewer to agree with the editors point of view. The very best commentary I remember was delivered by David Brinkley whose last assignment was to cover the second election of William Jefferson Clinton. He said "Great, four more years of this BS". That was his parting shot to an industry that muzzled him throughout his career.

Where Does the Bible Say Extra-Marital Sex is Wrong?

Throughout the Old Testament, it’s assumed that God designed sex for marriage. Deuteronomy condemns a soon to be wife who has had sex before marriage (Deuteronomy 22:13-19), and the love poetry contained in the Song of Songs delights in the joys of sex but reserves it for a husband and wife. Extra-marital sex is never looked upon with divine approval in the Old Testament, no matter how bright the love-flame burns.

All That the Prophets Have Spoken: A Rejoinder to Feser Pt. 1 - The Calvinist International

Firstly, there are some groups who don’t admit the authority of scripture at all, for example liberal Protestants, Unitarian Universalists, and some ancient gnostics. Secondly, there are others who agree with the material authority of scripture (e.g., Muslims, Mormons), but deny it formally, because they say it has been corrupted in the transmission; functionally, then, they don’t claim to be holding to the proper interpretation of the texts we do have. Thirdly, some hold to the infallibility of the scriptures but do not interpret them according to grammatico-historical principles (i.e., they use allegorical methods of interpretation; some ancient gnostics). Fourthly, some hold to the infallibility of the scriptures and interpret them according to the grammatico-historical method (e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses, Arians). Fifthly, there are many disagreements from a Protestant point of view that do not threaten the salvation of those involved: so many Calvinists would say of their disputes with Lutherans (arguably reducible to one point), Arminians, Pentecostals, Dispensationalists, etc. Mainstream Calvinists would tend to say that while these groups are wrong on some issues, their faith is still recognizably in Jesus alone for their salvation.

The Atheist Who Didn't Exist

Yet when one pokes at popular atheism, many of the arguments used to prop it up quickly unravel. The Atheist Who Didn't Exist is designed to expose some of the loose threads on the cardigan of atheism, tug a little, and see what happens. Blending humour with serious thought, Andy Bannister helps the reader question everything, assume nothing and, above all, recognise lazy scepticism and bad arguments. Be an atheist by all means: but do be a thought-through one.

Michael Brown - The Nazis, Medical Research, and Planned Parenthood

The medical website Whonamedit? (“A dictionary of medical eponyms”) puts things in more stark terms. In 1939, “a euthanasia centre had been established at the Brandenburg-Görden centre, where there was a sudden surge in institutional deaths. It is now assumed that a majority of the some 700 brains [Hallervorden] investigated during the Nazi period were victims of euthanasia, and that he was present at the killing of more than 60 children and adolescents in the Anstalt Brandenburg on October 28, 1940.”

Articles: #BlackLivesMatter but not at Planned Parenthood

Martin Luther King once said , “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” What matters? #BlackLivesMatter. #WhiteLivesMatter. #AllLivesMatter. Martin O’Malley was right. Every life is precious. Yet racial and identity politics are worse than ever, despite the country electing a Black president, not once but twice. The inconvenient truth behind the Planned Parenthood videos matter.

The Complete Series: 10 Misconceptions About the NT Canon

Thanks, Bryant. I have a lot of appreciation and respect for Michael Holmes. He is correct that there were various proto-canons prior to 175. And I agree with the “market” metaphor–I think the orthodox books won because they proved to be more compelling (I would call this self-authenticating if we were to stick theological terms to it). However, I would have to disagree that there was no clear majority or core position within early Christianity. Sure, Gnostics had their own ‘scriptures’ but the acceptance of the core canonical books was much more widespread. As for Irenaeus being the architect of the NT canon, that is an idea that has been suggested by many. I am working on a chapter right now that pushes back against the idea that Irenaeus is the solution to this problem. Likewise, Chuck Hill’s fine book, Who Chose the Gospels?, also challenges the idea that Irenaeus is behind the development of the canon.

The Feminist Fight Against Abortion

Despite our shifts away from pro-life and pro-choice labels , many Americans essentially conceptualize the issue the same way, with abortion rights seen as favoring the woman and restrictions on abortion as favoring the baby. But we’re hearing more from Christian women who challenge this false dichotomy, as well as the notion that to be liberal, progressive, or feminist, you must also be pro-choice.

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How to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk

I really like the simplicity and truth in your advice! I especially like the last paragraph. I don't know if my circumstances will ever be perfect. If they are, I may still find something to complain about. When I think of that I'm reminded that I need to seek peace and contentment now, not when I get the dream job.

The Single Most Practical Advice for Christians? Never Read a Bible Verse

If there was one bit of wisdom, one rule of thumb, one single skill I could impart, one useful tip I could leave that would serve you well the rest of your life, what would it be? What is the single most important practical skill I’ve ever learned as a Christian?

Christians Visit Mosque in Chattanooga ‘As a Show of Love’ to Muslim Community

A small group of Christians showed support to a local mosque in Chattanooga, Tennessee, as an act of love to the Islamic community. The mosque was holding prayers during the funeral procession for David Wyatt, one of four Marines killed by a Muslim man in the recent shooting in Chattanooga. The group— Baptists and Presbyterians —went to the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga to show that they don’t associate all Muslims with the recent shooting. “We just want to show them that we love them,” one visitor said.

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Obama Rips Comments by Huckabee, Other GOP Contenders as ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘Sad’

“What’s ‘ridiculous and sad’ is that President Obama does not take Iran’s repeated threats seriously. For decades, Iranian leaders have pledged to ‘destroy,’ ‘annihilate,’ and ‘wipe Israel off the map’ with a ‘big Holocaust,’” Huckabee said. “‘Never again’ will be the policy of my administration and I will stand with our ally Israel to prevent the terrorists in Tehran from achieving their own stated goal of another Holocaust.”

Ligonier Ministries

When we witness the anguish, the anger, the questions, the devastation that comes to families that experience the death of a child, we find ourselves desperate to figure out what we can do, what we can say, that will truly help. In the retreats my husband and I host for couples who have faced the death of a child, participants often talk about the ways people have “been there” for them in the midst of the worst pain they can imagine, as well as the ways people have added to their pain. If you could be a fly on the wall at one of our retreats, here is some of what you would hear them say about how best to minister to them.

Why Was Jesus Silent about His Identity?

These two points provide solid reason for why Jesus told his disciples not to proclaim his identity yet. This may seem odd to modern people today who seemingly use whatever tools at their disposal (i.e., social media) to proclaim their identity to the world. And yet Jesus had a strategic plan, and a timing in which he wanted it to be executed. Given that more people call themselves followers of Jesus today than anyone who has ever lived, it’s hard to argue that his plan was ineffective.

Planned Parenthood ‘sponsors’ deny funding organization amid hidden camera controversy

Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox are all among the companies listed in a roster of corporate sponsors claimed by Planned Parenthood, but representatives for the companies said they either never donated to the organization or had not in years. Planned Parenthood, which is now reeling from the release of two undercover videos in which top officials alluded to selling fetus parts, had published the company names on the website of its Washington, DC, chapter. The

President of Planned Parenthood did her cause no favors

It was a PR exercise, plain & simple – she didn’t want to be there – you could see that. She HAD to do it. She used all the expected words (anyone who doesn’t agree with her is a ‘militant’), but she didn’t convince George Stephanopoulos or answer any of the questions, as Denny noted. Her polished, uptown image didn’t help either. She looked like someone who profited from all of those manipulated baby parts and drives a Jaguar. (a Lambo would be in bad taste for that image.) A little less polish if she was really trying to do damage control. It was lip service – she has gone for so long without having to explain herself or her organization that she has forgotten how. She thinks she has it in the bag & there’s no way she’s going to lose the funding – PP just has to sit tight & it’ll all blow over. We will see. This is more than political – it’s spiritual. We would do best to remember to fight this in that dimension first and foremost. Pray first. Then do whatever God puts in front of you – like sharing on your FB what you read.

The Atheist Who Didn't Exist

Yet when one pokes at popular atheism, many of the arguments used to prop it up quickly unravel. The Atheist Who Didn't Exist is designed to expose some of the loose threads on the cardigan of atheism, tug a little, and see what happens. Blending humour with serious thought, Andy Bannister helps the reader question everything, assume nothing and, above all, recognise lazy scepticism and bad arguments. Be an atheist by all means: but do be a thought-through one.

Democratic Senator Fundraising Off of Planned Parenthood Organ Harvesting Videos

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, sent out a fundraising email on Monday condemning congressional efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs to biotech companies.

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You can become an expert at relationships. Wouldn’t you like to become known as a person of extraordinary love? When people speak of you they might say: “He doesn’t care who you are or what you look like” or “She doesn’t care where you’ve been or what you’ve done or where you’re from.”

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