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A Disney Darwin Is Coming

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Living on the Autism Spectrum

Dr. Hugh Ross is an Astronomer & Best-Selling author today he talks about living on the austism spectrum. Books: “Navigating Genesis”, “A Matter of Days” To Get Your Copy and for more Information on Dr. Hugh Ross: http://www.reasons.org

A Theology of Singleness

A talk from Tim Keller and a sermon from John Piper.

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Innovative Apologetics: Bill Nye in His Book "Undeniable" Says The Truth of Divine Creation Harms Kids

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Humans evolved to be taller and faster-thinking, study suggests

People have evolved to be smarter and taller than their predecessors, a study of populations around the world suggests.

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Is The Christian View of Hell Coherent?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 1998, Dr William Lane Craig debated Professor Keith M. Parsons at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX. The topic of the debate was "Why I Am/Am Not a Christian." After the debate there was a lengthy exchange between the debaters lead by the moderator. The debate concluded with a question and answer period allowing both Dr Craig and Professor Parsons the opportunity 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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One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

For Kruse, however, the 1950s wave of religious nationalism had its roots in the activity of corporate titans during the Great Depression. Beginning his narrative in the late 1930s, Kruse documents how the National Association of Manufacturers, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and a slew of corporate leaders actively recruited clergy (and vice versa) in order to wage a public relations battle against the New Deal. Congregationalist James Fifield Jr., Methodist Abraham Vereide, and Southern Baptist Billy Graham (among other ministers) worked with conservative business and political leaders to combat the collectivism of the New Deal and promote their vision of Christian libertarianism. Claiming the New Deal state challenged the foundation of faith-based freedom on which the American nation had been built, they urged Americans to return to “freedom under God.”

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The Theologian’s Stone: Atonement In Harry Potter, Book I

What it means for Harry to be himself is for him to be bound up in and protected by the love of his mother. Bonds are forged by this sacrificial love, which weave themselves into our very skin. Love, in this sense, is no mere emotion, no mere motivation for certain kinds of action; rather, self-sacrificial love is a powerful and effective reality, fundamentally changing the object of its action. Those saturated and protected by this force participate in a power greater than evil and its schemes. The full elaboration of this vision waits further unpacking in the later volumes of the series, but already in the first book we are confronted with a tale of atonement, in which a profound logic of participatory love pushes us to new heights of appreciating what the work of Christ for us might mean and entail.

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WORLD | Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high | Abby Reese | July 3, 2015

Their large market share led to record profits reported in the latest quarter. The average domestic airfare rose an inflation-adjusted 13 percent from 2009 to 2014, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. And that doesn’t include the billions of dollars airlines collected from new fees. During the past 12 months, the airlines took in $3.6 billion in bag fees and $3 billion in reservation-change fees. In the past two years, U.S. airlines earned a combined $19.7 billion.

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

And this is a solid argument in favor of separation of Church and State. http://godsglorybible.com  pic.twitter.com/rX4GQFD8zF

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The Most Ignored Commandment

All in all a good article, except for this statement, “So if you’re ready to start attempting to keep a Sabbath”. In the bible “Sabbath” is most often preceded by “the” or “my”. The few times it is preceded by “a” there is a clear distinction as to what is being referenced. It is never left open ended for the reader to decide to what day the “a” is referring. More specifically the Ten Commandments say “the Sabbath” not “a Sabbath”. The fourth commandment makes clear what Sabbath it is talking about, “For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.” The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week or what we now know as Saturday.

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The only decision that matters

I am excited. While I would not choose this direction for our country or our culture, and though I lament the very real harm that this Supreme Court decision will do in millions of lives, I also believe that a sovereign God rules supreme in human affairs and He is at work making of the nations a heritage for His Son. The Triune God has not called an emergency session and will not be announcing a strategy of response to the latest development. He is working all things—even and especially this—to His glory for our good.

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She Is Me

In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

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“Audacity” Movie – Love Can’t Stay Silent

Many people are very familiar with the gift of sex, but are not so well informed about the Giver. This 32-page ebooklet will help you understand God’s wonderful design for sexuality—and for you. Featured in the movie, the ebooklet tastefully offers answers to several tough questions, such as:

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Across racial and denominational lines, clergy band together to move people past the ‘stasis’ of…

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Farewell, Cultural Christianity

Total disengagement is itself a privilege of a cultural Christendom that is fast passing away. A church can avoid taking controversial stances on what it means to be human or what it means to be married only so long as the outside culture at least pretends to share the same basic ideals. A church can ignore the culture only until, as the divorce culture did in the past, that culture reshapes the church in a way that obscures the gospel itself. And a church can ignore the state only as long as the state respects the territorial boundaries of Mr. Jefferson’s “wall of separation.” A state that sees some aspects of Christian witness as bigoted and dangerous will not long stay on the other side of that wall.

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Grace to You Radio

“I will come again.” It was a promise given to Jesus’ disciples—and all believers. So what will Jesus’s second coming be like, and how should you get ready? Find out in John MacArthur’s study titled When Jesus Comes .

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The Poverty of the Prosperity Gospel

When I first read it, I found it troubling. It didn’t seem fair. Job was a righteous man. But over the years, this story has helped forge my understanding of God and my theology of suffering. It has taught me that God himself — not anything he gives me — is my greatest treasure.

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Gospel Aerobics - Giving Him Praise

Gospel dance aerobics that is full of fun and energy with moves that anyone can do! http://www.gospelfitnessworkouts.com

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How Jesus Became God in the Flesh - Apologetics Book: Christian Analysis Defeats the Skepticism of Bart Ehrman: How Jesus Became God in the Flesh

"There is no conflict between religion and science; Only the conflict between two sciences, that of the 4th century BCE and the science of 2014." Joseph Campbell. Your thesis irresponsibly confuses evolution and human progress with God-- with a fallacious Post Hoc ergo Propter hoc rationale. Since there is vast scientific proof of the former and none of the latter, we can readily dismiss it as just more sciolistic confirmation bias. A third grade understanding of the tens of thousand of years of human progress from the paleolithic, Iron age, Bronze age to the high Neolithic more than proves the evolution of human reason from the Hunter gatherers to Planting societies, to the stargazing Zigurat builders and the early foundations of the "good society". Sadly, what you are arguing requires an astonishing campaign of ignorance, or denial of history, science, and logic -- again negating the very point of your thesis. Belief in god presupposes nescience, not reason. Ironically, by arguing for the opposite you undermine your entire premise: Reason is not born of god, but of MAN and we have the entire anthropological record of man to prove it.

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Introducing the wireless cow

With a technological leap as ambitious, sprawling and hyped as the Internet of Things, it can be difficult to get a bead on just what it is — and to imagine how it’s going to affect you, if you’re not the type of person to rush out and buy a smart thermostat and a networked toothbrush.

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Chris Rosebrough on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Letter From Hank - Christian Research Institute

Along with helping to equip you to always be prepared to give an answer for the hope you have (1 Peter 3:15–16), your generous gift today will help to sustain CRI’s work of equipping thousands of fellow believers. Not only here on the home front but also around the world, where truth is under siege by secularism, scientism, and even silly-to-sick theology.

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John Piper: Celebrating Homosexual Sin Isn't New but Institutionalization of It Is

"Alongside its clearest explanation of the sin of homosexual intercourse (Romans 1:24–27) stands the indictment of the approval and institutionalization of it," he added, explaining that though people know intuitively that homosexual acts – along with gossip, slander, insolence, haughtiness, boasting, faithlessness, heartlessness, ruthlessness – are sin, "they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them." (Romans 1:29–32).

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7 Practical Things the Church Can Do for Veterans

As more psychologists and military leaders recognize that war hurts the soul as much as the mind, Warren Kinghorn and others say spiritual communities are a crucial resource. Beyond inviting veterans to receive healing in Christ, here are seven practical things churches can do. The following is based on our conversations with Kinghorn.

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Why Did God Create Satan?

Hank responds to a question concerning why God created the Devil knowing that he would be evil. http://www.equip.org , 1-888-7000-CRI

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NRB Forum Discussion on Homosexuality and the Church

Watch this important discussion on homosexuality and the church hosted by Janet Parshall with Dr. Brown, ex-gay Anne Paulk, and pro-gay Christian leaders Justin Lee and Brandan Robertson.

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Pastor Exposed as Faithful to Wife of 17 Years

Whenever a Christian leader fails to exemplify Christ in his marriage (Eph. 5:25-28), we must grieve. Yet, perhaps this disease of pastoral unfaithfulness has not reached the “epidemic” status many assume. The church has many examples of happy marriages, of pastors and their wives who walk in daily obedience together, of lifelong faithfulness for better or worse. For every pastor who abandons his first love, there are countless others who fight to remain faithful. If we would pay attention, we’d find that these happy marriages are both more common and more compelling than Twitter trends and news headlines might suggest.

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Oregon Slaps Christian Bakers With a Fine and Gag Order For Refusing to Help Celebrate Gay Wedding

Yesterday — just in time for the Fourth of July holiday — Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian issued his long-awaited ruling against Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the since-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Finding them guilty of sexual orientation discrimination for refusing to bake a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding, Avakian not only ordered the Kleins to pay $135,000 in “emotional damages” to the complaining lesbian couple, he also slapped a gag order on them, ordering them to “cease and desist” from “publishing, circulating, issuing or displaying, or causing to be published … any communication to the effect that any of the accommodations … will be refused, withheld from or denied to, or that any discrimination be made against, any person on account of their sexual orientation.” In other words, if the Kleins continue to proclaim their unwillingness to celebrate gay marriage in their business activities, they’re in likely violation of Avakian’s order.

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God and America: It's Complicated

“‘God Bless America’ is more than a song or a prayer for many Americans,” said Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research. “It is a belief that God has blessed America beyond what is typical for nations throughout history. I am sure that would spawn many theological conversations, but it’s important to note most Americans think God has a special relationship with their country.”

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Crossway on Twitter

An inside look at how one illustrator brought the big story of the Bible to life: http://cway.to/1fFaL6X  pic.twitter.com/Bz6AziP8id

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God & Abstract Objects | Dr. Craig | Dr. van Inwagen | Dr. Bridges

In April of 2015, Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) had the honor of hosting a dialogue on the existence of God and abstract objects. This dialogue included SES's Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. J. T. Bridges and two world renowned philosophers, Dr. William Lane Craig from Talbot School of Theology and Dr. Peter van Inwagen of Notre Dame. The positions represented were Platonic Realism, Anti-Platonism/Nominalism, and Thomistic Moderate Realism. We hope you enjoy this discussion and you will continue to spread the word about SES so that we can continue to engage the philosophical, theological, and cultural ideas of our society

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After Gay Marriage, Is Polygamy Next?

After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last Friday that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to get married, Chief Justice John Roberts and many others have argued that the reasoning used by the court to justify the right to same-sex marriage gives "no reason" why plural unions should be banned.

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Oregon Christian Bakers Ordered to Pay $135K After Refusing to Work Gay Wedding; Told to Stop Speaking About 'Obeying God, Not Man'

The Oregon Christian bakery owners who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding on the grounds that it would violate their religious convictions have been ordered to pay $135,000 in emotional damages, and have also been prohibited from speaking about standing up for their Christian beliefs.

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Now More Than Ever, It’s Time for the Church to Be a Thermostat

Sometimes it feels like we, as Christians living in the twenty-first century, are the first to find ourselves surrounded by a culture that seems to reject much of what we believe. Of course, nothing could be farther from the truth. The earliest Christians, struggling to survive in the first century, were surrounded by a far more hostile culture. In spite of the obstacles and challenges, this group continued to grow, unlike the present Church in America, which appears to be shrinking each and every year. What’s the difference between these two groups? One important distinction is simply the response each group expressed (and is currently expressing) toward the culture in which they live(d). The first century Church was a thermostat, while the twenty first century Church (in America, at least) is often little more than a thermometer.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court orders Ten Commandments removed - CNNPolitics.com

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the state must remove a 6-foot tall granite monument of the Ten Commandments from its capitol because it violates the state's constitutional ban against the use of public funds or property to benefit a religion.

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Burning Black Churches Rekindle Old Fears

Fire departments responded to more than 1,700 fires on religious property each year between 2007 to 2011, according to a 2013 report by the National Fire Protection Agency. Just over one in seven fires (16%) was the result of arson, meaning there are five arsons in an average week.

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A Fourth of July Meditation on Religious Freedom

Raised to love my country and our flag, and because it's reserved for time with my family, the Fourth of July is a day that I look forward to from the very first signs of summer. For me, at least, I sense that this year will somewhat bittersweet. When we celebrate America's independence, we necessarily celebrate freedom —unprecedented and unmatched by any other nation. For the first time in my life, I fear that my own freedom might actually be at stake.

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Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

The high school, Chief Sealth International, a public school, began offering the devices in 2010, made possible by a Medicaid program known as Take Charge and a non-profit, Neighborcare . Students can receive the device or other method free of cost and without their parent’s insurance. And while it’s lauded that the contraception is confidential, how can it be beneficial for a parent-child relationship when the parents don’t even know the devices or medication their daughter is using?

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7 Books to Challenge Your Faith

Clearly the best collection of essays from a Kentucky farmer-philosopher, this book demonstrates the breadth of Wendell Berry’s work, as well as his status as one of the most important commentators of our time on matters of community, land and ecology. In addition to the provocative essay, “Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer” and the superb title essay, we also have Berry’s keen reflection on “The Work of Local Culture.” Over the course of the book, Berry also introduces us to several important, but lesser-known writers, including Harry Caudill, Liberty Hyde Bailey and Wallace Stegner.

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How Can Scott Walker's Team Hire Someone Like Brad Dayspring? | John Hawkins' Right Wing News

Scott Walker’s campaign caught flack for hiring Liz Mair earlier this year. Liz, whom I know and respect despite the fact she’s well to the left of me on a number of issues, made the mistake of slamming Iowa’s position in the primary system. Most conservatives don’t like Iowa having so much sway in the GOP primaries, but most conservatives also aren’t working for a candidate who’s running in those primaries either. After Walker caught flack from Iowans over Mair’s remarks, she ended up resigning. That’s too bad because Liz is an excellent digital media strategist, but once her comments became a big enough issue to actually hurt Walker in the primary, it put him in a very difficult position.

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Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can't it be one or three or five? What makes the number "two" so special if it doesn't refer to the union of a male and a female?

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‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Reruns Pulled from TV Land Following Flag Controversy

The cable network TV Land has pulled reruns of the show Dukes of Hazzard from its schedule following an ongoing national debate over the Confederate flag. The symbol is featured prominently on the Dodge Charger known as the “General Lee” driven by the duo on the show. Use of the Confederate flag—on public grounds, in pop culture and as a piece of merchandise at stores—has come under scrutiny following the murder of nine people at a historic black church by a racist gunman in South Carolina—a state that still flies the Confederate flag on their State House grounds. Several stores, including Target, Amazon, Sears and Walmart, have stopped selling the flag in their stores. Alleged church shooter Dylann Roof was a white supremacist who posted pictures of himself posing with the flag online.

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Eight trends about church members on social media

On a few occasions, I have addressed the topic of church leaders on social media. I obviously have a fascination with this form of communication. Indeed, I see it as one of the great modern-day vehicles for good or harm.

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Isis 'executed' scores of children in a year of its 'caliphate'

The full scale of Isis's year of terror has been detailed in a new report that claims the jihadist group has executed more than 3,000 people in the past 12 months - a tally which includes 74 children.

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reTHINK Apologetics - 2015

reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference 2015 is taking place in Costa Mesa, CA on September 25th & 26th and in Dallas, TX on October 23rd & 24th. For more information and to register, visit www.rethinkapologetics.org.

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Christian Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and Fox News Host Husband Adam Housley Tell Fans They're #Blessed With Baby Girl, Ariah

Christian actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband, FOX News correspondent Adam Housley, are expressing their gratitude after being blessed with the delivery of a healthy baby girl on Wednesday.

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Embattled Megachurch Pastor Kong Hee Selling $10 Million 'Lavish and Opulent' Penthouse; Kong Calls Report 'Misleading and Exaggerated'

City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee has put up for sale a co-owned $10 million luxury penthouse in Sentosa Cove, Singapore, amid an ongoing trial concerning the possible misuse of over $19 million in church funds to finance his wife's music career. Kong has hit back against a report describing the penthouse, calling it "misleading and exaggerated."

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Ligonier Ministries

The brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, is the morning star. It appears about an hour before dawn. John Wycliffe (c. 1330-84) is often called the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” and for good reason, for his life shone brightly as a forerunner of the Reformation. Jan Hus (c. 1370-1415) worked by the light of this morning star, even as the greater light of the Reformation was about to dawn. Through Wycliffe, God brought light to people who were dwelling in darkness—one of whom was Hus. Hus boldly carried on the controversy that Wycliffe began, the controversy over the final authority of Scripture that would soon engulf the entire continent of Europe in the Reformation of the sixteenth century. In fact, Martin Luther (1483-1546), in his debate with Johann Eck, even declared, “I am a Hussite.”

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Episcopal Church Passes Resolution Calling for Removal of All Confederate Flags — A Symbol 'at Odds With Love of Jesus Christ'

The Episcopal Church, a theologically liberal denomination that has strong historic ties to the former Confederacy, voted at their General Convention in favor of a resolution calling for the removal of Confederate battle flags from public display.

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Women & Leadership in Sacramental Churches | The Junia Project

Thanks! This was very enlightening. I don’t come from a Sacramental Church background, so this is new information to me. I have been deeply studying the gender debate a little over a year now, and what is so clear is that the debate is really about what to do with women. It has been a painful and eye opening experience going from church to church trying to find a place belong. It’s hard walking into a churh when you feel like the leaders look at you as a problem to be solved or as a threat to godly order or as one who needs to be put/kept in her place. The whole idea of what is proper for women to do is very subjective. It is determined depending on who is in power or in charge. I now see that it changes from church structure to church structure. Thanks again! This opens a branch of study of which I was not even aware. May the Lord’s blessing be on you.

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'Wasn't It Five or Six Years Ago Obama' Was 'For Traditional Marriage,' 'Now the White House Gets Lit Up in Rainbow Colors?' Says Florida Rep. Drafting Pastor Protection Bill

"The LGBT community says it has no interest in solemnizing these types of marriages in churches," said Plakon. "Wasn't it five years or six years ago or so that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were for traditional marriage, and now, the other night, the White House gets lit up in rainbow colors? It's progressing quickly, and we need to put a backstop on this."

51 Innovative Apologetics: A Bone to Pick with Paleoanthropologists and a Darwinian Hoax
52 Shahar Shilo // Rediscovering the Bible // Inspirational Breakfast
53 Allosaurus: A Creationist’s Best Friend
54 Slavery in the Old Testament: A Misunderstood Ethic (Anthony Uvenio and Nick Mitchell)
55 Renewing Your Mind | An Instrument of Evil | July 3, 2015
56 Can a Loving God Send People to Hell? The Craig-Bradley Debate | Reasonable Faith
57 Jon Kendall // Better For Me Now // Premier Unsigned
58 My Top 5 Books That Can Save Your Life
59 Newsweek on Twitter
60 Couple fined $135,000 for declining to participate in gay marriage
61 12 Christian Girls Forced to Strip Naked During Arrest on Charges of 'Immoral Dress' After Leaving Baptist Church in Sudan
62 WORLD | When the culture equates dissent with bigotry | Nick Eicher | July 3, 2015
63 Important Quotes from the SCOTUS Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage
64 Q&A: Communion, Remarriage, and Study Bibles - Christian Research Institute
65 "Jurassic World"- A Christian Perspective: Gender, Dinosaurs, and Genetic Engineering
66 12. Why did Jesus have to die?
67 "Jesus really did appear to the disciples, and skeptics after his death." 40 Quotes by scholars.
68 ISIS Executes Over 3,000 Men, Women and Children in First Year of Islamic Caliphate, Part of 'Apocalypse Ideology'
69 Book Review: "Fool's Talk" by Os Guinness
70 Why do scholars consider Jesus to be a miracle worker? What is the evidence?
71 Christian Artist Jason Crabb Announces Release of New Album 'Whatever the Road' Following TBN Concert
72 Parenting by God's Promises: How to Raise Children in the Covenant of Grace
73 When Sinful Nature Does Not End in Defeat | Open Biola
74 Piper on 3 Things that Have Become More Central in His Preaching
75 Bizarro Ontological Arguments | Reasonable Faith
76 Bible, Gender, Sexuality
77 Sharing the Gospel with Atheists | Open Biola
78 Stephen Colbert Randomly Hosted a Michigan Public Access Show This Week
79 The TC Apologetics Daily
80 I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist! (Sermon)
81 Ken Lovett on Twitter
82 Crossway on Twitter
83 Despicable Me 2 Movie Clips for Teaching and Sermon Video Illustrations at WingClips.com
84 Lakewood Church Is Not 'True Religion,' Claim Six Men From Controversial Church Group Arrested for Heckling Pastor Joel Osteen at Sunday Service
85 The Christian Post on Twitter
86 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
87 A logical proof that Mormonism is false
88 An Obergefail Word Salad | Blog & Mablog
89 Ligonier Ministries
90 John Piper: Bloodlines Documentary Trailer
91 The Patriot Movie Clips for Teaching and Sermon Video Illustrations at WingClips.com