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Why Doubt The Objectivity of Moral Values?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 2011 Dr William Lane Craig spoke at the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) in Hungary. While they ...

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Grace to You Radio

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Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.

3 The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Danger: Ministry Idolatry

Also vital in fighting ministry idolatry is authentic accountability. We all need spiritual companions close to us who will be our truth-tellers, friends who feel authorized to tell us the hard truths, not just about the big things, but also our little patterns and proclivities. And when they approach us with some observation and challenge, we do well to try to silence our inner defense lawyer and validate their accountability by listening well, owning our sin, and repenting.

5 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Why Singles Belong in Church Leadership

To be undistracted by husbands and wives does not have to mean one is distracted by other earthly entities. Paul's encouragement to the singles was to be undistracted in their devotion to the Lord. Still, a godly unmarried person will, and should, have more time to invest in study, discipleship, ministry, and service than a married person will. This is a precious gift and shouldn't be overlooked within the church. Churches need to equip their singles—not with singles ministries where they meet and mingle—but with opportunities to grow in their devotion to the Lord, specifically in vocational ministry.

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God's Not Dead: Without God Ascending Evolution Seems Impossible

1. Because God is not only real, but necessary, the scientist who strives to analyze and evaluate evolution must utilize universal operating features of reason. This is the case since he is employing selected universal, immutable, and infinite features using his finite mind while he is not on a proper ontic ground to account for such and he lacks a proper epistemic position to discern truth. God is boundless in His knowledge, but humans are limited creatures who can never provide the infinitely-broad operational features necessarily utilized in all scientific research. One needs God as one’s ground for reason to account for all the implicit features of rational analysis. What worldview can furnish the a priori necessities and rational tools for the analysis and communication of evolution? Christian theism delivers the epistemic ground for the a priori immutable universals utilized in science; in principle materialistic atheism cannot furnish the aforementioned ground.

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What are 5 things to remember when talking with atheists? — Highlands Ministries

Their deepest need is to deal with their guilt . The best thing about dealing with atheists is we not only have what they need, but we have what they know they need. That is, because they dread their guilty standing before God they are ripe for hearing about Jesus’ solution to our guilt problem. Denying His existence is just whistling in the dark. Repenting of our sin, on the other hand, is singing in the heavenlies. As you remember point one, keep coming back to the atonement of Christ , and the offer of forgiveness for all who trust in His finished work.

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Innovative Apologetics: How We See Affects What We Know

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William Lane Craig and atheist Daniel Dennett discuss cosmology and fine-tuning

This audio records a part of the Greer-Heard debate in 2007 , between prominent atheist Daniel Dennett and lame theistic evolutionist Alister McGrath. Craig was one of the respondents, and this was the best part of the event. It is a little bit advanced, but I have found that if you listen to things like this over and over with your friends and family, and then try to explain it to non-Christians, you’ll get it.

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Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church Don Fry   |  Phoenix, Arizona

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The Gospel and adjusted math: Taking gospel love seriously

Paul takes five highly esteemed gifts, creates hypothetical scenarios and then applies an identical principle to each. He looks at the top five things prized in Corinthian culture. He brings them to the forefront and he creates these hypothetical situations, areas that are matchless in value. He uses the word “if,” and it’s interesting why he uses that word. He is creating the hypothetical and trying to get you to pause and think about this topic of love. So he’s saying, “Just suppose for a minute,” and he repeats it with each of the five (see graphic below).

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Cultural Exegesis

I often tell my students to exegete the Bible, themselves, and their culture. Otherwise, we become worldly and ineffective for ministry. See 1 John 2:15-17; Romans 12:1-2. However, I have never spelled out specifically what exegeting culture involves. I will try.

14 Ken Ham Declares Aliens Eternally Doomed

The argument depends upon a number of hidden and explicit premises. First, one must ask in what way Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. Does that mean that intelligent aliens instantly became cursed and condemned by the Fall? It seems Ham’s argument depends upon that premise, but there is surely no bibical data to back that up. Rather, Ham is assuming that the Fall means that any other life in the universe would necessarily be sinful and in a state of rebellion against God. Although the Bible speaks of humans being in rebellion against God, and it speaks of “all creation groan”ing awaiting for God’s coming to reconcile all things, it is surely a massive inference to leap from that to the notion that any aliens anywhere are eternally doomed.

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Physicist George Ellis interviewed by science writer John Horgan in Scientific American

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake, whom I interviewed in my last post, wasn’t the only fascinating scientist I hung out with recently at Howthelightgetsin, a festival hosted by the Institute of Arts & Ideas. I also befriended George F. R. Ellis, the physicist-mathematician-cosmologist, an authority on the Big Bang and other cosmic mysteries. Ellis and I hit it off initially because we share some—how shall I put it?—concerns about the direction of physics, but I soon discovered that his interests range far beyond physics. He has published papers and books not only on physics and cosmology (including the 1973 classic The Large-Scale Structure of Space-Time , co-authored with Stephen Hawking) but also on philosophy, complexity theory, neuroscience, education and even low-income housing. (See his website, and his terrific 2011 critique of multiverse theories in Scientific American .) A native of South Africa, Ellis is professor emeritus at the University of Cape Town, where he taught for decades, and has also held positions at Cambridge, the University of Texas, the Fermi Institute and other institutions around the globe.

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Truthbomb Apologetics: Book Highlight: Grand Central Question

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

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What Is a Disciple?

And as a servant, Jesus says of his disciples, to his disciples, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you” (John 13:14–15). In one sense, the posture of servant should characterize Jesus’s disciples on all fronts. But in another sense, being a servant like Jesus has a particular focus on disciples serving disciples. It’s a family thing. “Let us do good to everyone,” Paul said, “and especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:10).