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In Resolving Darwin's Doubt, New Cambrian Animal Fossils Are No Help at All

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

How Joy Williams Reinvented Herself

Early fame, The Civil Wars and losing almost everything shaped her new album.

A Disney Darwin Is Coming

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

As a Solution to the Origin of Life, RNA World Model Comes Under Attack

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

1 Corinthians 15: Proving Christianity Wrong

I have heard many atheists ask what they would have to do to prove once and for all that Christianity was false. They argue that since Christians are people of blind faith anyway, then it really do...

Intelligent Design Is "Based on Religion"? Tell That to Thomas Jefferson

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

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Welcome to the 2015 annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics (NCCA). Every year, Southern Evangelical Seminary hosts one of the largest apologetics events in the country. Join us on October 16-17, as we discuss this years theme, "Ideas Have Consequences."  Every consequence, whether good or bad, ultimately begins with an idea. This year's conference will equip Christians to engage in today's most prevalent ideas, encouraging attendees to speak words of grace, so they may "know answer each person" (Colossians 4:6). Help us spread the word by sharing your thoughts on our facebook page --

Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: Worst Objection to Theism- Who Created God?

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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The world defines freedom as a life without any restraint — “I can do anything I want to do and say anything I want to say, without anybody telling me what to do.” You may burn everybody else, but you get to do it your own way. You can have your freedom, but only by being totally selfish.

God's Omniscience and Man's Free-will (William Lane Craig) - Dr. William Lane Craig gives his explanation on man's free-will in relation to God's omniscience. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook:

Michael Brown - Why Two? The Question Gay Activists Can't 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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Condoleezza Rice Releases BREATHTAKING Version of 'Amazing Grace'...

Just ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has released an incredible rendition of Amazing Grace. Playing the piano alongside Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, Rice gives an emotional performance that will bring tears to your eyes.

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"A summer read that will deeply inspire you, entertain you, & sharpen your mind!" …

Barney Fife The Preamble To The Constitution

If you want to see a funny video and the Preamble of the Constitution this is the right spot. My teacher played this video and i almost died laughing.Please comment and say what you think of it.

How To Pray Even When You Don't Feel Like it

I was recently going through a period of having been mad at God, and I wasn't sure how to reconcile some things in my mind - I just knew I needed to talk to Him again, even if I didn't know really feel up to it. Amazingly, I had to do nothing more than open myself up to just being there, being present, and it was like a wave of the Spirit responded to my silent cries. Now, I realize this is no magical formula, but for me, at that moment, it was as if He'd been just waiting on me to come back home. Once I did, the walls came down. Life isn't perfect now, but it was a wonderful first step.

News from Lake Wobegon: Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile to Take Over as Host of ‘Prairie Home Companion’

The folk star is no stranger to Prairie Home ; as Paste notes, in addition to being a frequent guest, he’s filled in as host twice. In an interview about his coming retirement with The Berksire Eagle , the 72-year-old Keillor gave the most NPR quote possible when discussing the transition: “ I'm eager to stay home and read books. But of course, I'll do whatever needs to be done to assure an easy transition—sing, dance, do 'Guy Noir,' talk about my home town, whatever is required."

Happy 4th of July! | RZIM

As one who has come from abroad and made this now my home, I want you to know, many times when I come back from a long journey—and I travel over 200 days a year—I come back home, put my suitcase down, and my wife will tell you I get on my knees and kiss the kitchen floor and thank God that I’m home again. This is a nation that has been blessed of God, empowered for great and significant tasks, and there are thousands and millions who come to its shores to find that kind of succor and hope and the opportunity to succeed and succeed again even when one has failed in several attempts.

Loving and Celebrating a Defective Nation

The burden we feel over Obergefell vs. Hodges must not be mainly the loss of Christian freedoms in America. No matter what may happen as a result of this ruling, Christians will not lose any of our most fundamental freedoms. For Christ has set us radically free (Galatians 5:1) and has given us the right to be called children of God (John 1:12), and in him we have become heirs to all things (Romans 8:17, 1 Corinthians 3:21). We have the promise of provision for every need (Philippians 4:19), the promise of abounding grace for every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8), and the promise of Christ’s presence with us to the end (Matthew 28:20).

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5 Reasons Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger Shouldn't Be on the $20 Bill | The Stream

I think this debate should be had. Why? The choice of this person is an obvious farce. She was a eugenicist of the like that Adolph Hitler, Neizche and many of the time popularized. But I dont think most realize the roots of planned parenthood and the maragaret sanger aaward that so many politicians gleefully accept. A public debate would educate many. Perhaps enlightening their minds to what abortion is really about. Eugenics? Probably not anymore. Now its a business. And pp is very good at suppressing information with accomplices in the media and politics. The decrease in abortions popularity (politically) is based on information availability. When people see what is really going on and how the baby is not a blob of tissue, peoples attitude changes. Knowledge is power. Time people learn what is really behind this industry.

WORLD | Credit card companies abandon over sex trafficking complaints | Gaye Clark | July 3, 2015

American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on, a website accused of facilitating sex trafficking of children. The move came after Chicago Sheriff Thomas J. Dart sent letters to the three companies asking them to “immediately cease and desist” from allowing the use of their cards for the site's adult listings. 

Finally, Someone Put Nicolas Cage’s Face on Every ‘Game of Thrones’ Character

Redditor CarlosDanger100 has decided to use his Photoshop ability for the ultimate worthy cause: Putting Nicolas Cage’s face on every character in the show Game of Thrones . Even if you are not a fan of the controversial HBO show, it’s still fun to look through the images and imagine Cage in the role he was born to play: Every role on TV and film that has ever existed ...

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God and Country, Crucified: Why It's Time to Exchange our Civil Religions for a Cross

The bi-weekly Chapel service on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Chapel is livestreamed every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am during the semester. Join us at . Today's message from 2 Chronicles 7:1-22 was delivered by Russell Moore, the President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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.”

The Philosophy of Gender

Ideas have consequences, but few understand how the consequences are rooted in, and flow from, those ideas. Inextricably related issues such as same-sex marriage and gender identity illustrate this point and require philosophical analysis. Spurring this article is the Supreme Court’s egregious decision that a ban on same-sex marriage is illegal. Worldview assumptions behind this jurisprudence must be exposed to the light of reason.


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The Names of 10 Fireworks Effects

To me, their names always were, "The Ones That Do That Shooty Thing," "The Ones That Scream" and "The Ones That Kind of Sparkle Out." Very technical. If you're like me, here's a mini-lesson—try to spot them at whatever fireworks display you attend this Fourth of July.

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"If we hear his voice, we must do something now!"

Ligonier Ministries

The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Donate Now

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.

A Muslim and the Christian Gospel

No, I could not touch Him. I could not see Him. But, He was there. It is difficult to explain. That was 30 years ago, and I still can feel the warmth of His presence from so long ago. I could never be a Muslim. I could never leave Jesus and follow a system of rules in hopes of being forgiven--not when Jesus has already forgiven me of my sins.

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Majority of Americans have received government aid

The study found that 55% of Americans have been on at least one of the six largest government safety net programs: unemployment benefits, Social Security, Medicare, food stamps, Medicaid and welfare.

You Can't Preach the Gospel without Freedom - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Now, given that, and assuming my premise for that is the fact that the unborn child has no soul (nor any other human being), why logically could we not stop there? Should a woman have the right to kill a child up to say, the age of 5? 7? What about until the age con consent, 16/18. If we justify killing an unborn child due to it having no “soul”, then how logically can we stop there? Let’s just pick the random age of 8. Would you, Toby, support a woman’s right that if she no longer wanted to care for or support a child to have them taken to a clinic where they were immersed in a toxic bath that burned off their skin until they died (similar to a chemical abortion)? Or one where there spinal cord was cut and they were dismembered (as happens in other types of abortion). Would you approve of / support that?

Ask Kevin: Should I Attend My Homosexual Friend's Wedding?

Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung answers a common question: Is it OK to attend my friends' wedding if they are gay or lesbian?

Truthbomb Apologetics: Brian Auten of Apologetics315 on Apologetics and the Church

"I want to see churches start their own apologetics ministries because it is our scriptural mandate to 'always be prepared to give an answer.' Yet there often is very little preparation going on! When challenges to faith come, people struggle to find substantive answers. This may cause some believers to resort to a sort of 'believe it anyway' mentality; for others it causes them to abandon the faith altogether. Research by the Barna Group has shown that a majority of young people walk away from the faith around the time they go to college or university. They simply have not been equipped to deal with the secular challenges that come against their faith."

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“With this timely and challenging publication, Collin Hansen has provided churches with a scripturally based and balanced look at congregational life and ministry. Based on his discerning reflections and an open acknowledgment of his own imbalance and previous blind spots, Hansen offers us an invitation to join him on this important journey toward mature, healthy, and gospel-advancing congregational life. Carefully and thoughtfully written, the descriptors in the subtitle, ‘Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned,’ point us toward the need for collaborative service involving head, heart, hands, and feet. I am most pleased to recommend this important book.” David S. Dockery , President, Trinity International University

Mining for God | Is Science the Only Path to Knowledge?

For more resources visit: In 2015 Dr William Lane Craig was interviewed in the documentary: Mining for God. This provocative documentary takes us deep within the American mind and brings to the surface the big ideas that have influenced the way we think about ourselves and about God. Mining For God features interviews with some of America's most prominent Christian thinkers, including Lee Strobel, William Lane Craig, Paul Copan, Gary Habermas, Mike Licona, John Stonestreet, J Warner Wallace, David Geisler, Alan Shlemon, Mary Jo Sharp, Donald Williams, Mark Mittelberg, Nabel Qureshi, Craig Hazen, Michael Sherrard and others. ORDER A COPY TODAY: We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: Be sure to visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains full-length clips: Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page:

34 Homosexuality

In today's world there are many questions about homosexuality as it relates to Christianity. So, it is important that we Christians have rational and reasoned discussions about what the Bible does and does not say about homosexuality. To that end, CARM has produced a section on homosexuality that we believe answers many of the core questions about homosexuality in a way that is true to the biblical text.

Jon Kendall // Better For Me Now // Premier Unsigned

Jon Kendall recently dropped into our studio to perform his track 'Better For Me Now' for Premier Unsigned with Loretta Andrews. For the best of unsigned UK Christian music, tune into Unsigned with Loretta Andrews on Premier Gospel on Saturdays at 6pm and Premier Christian Radio, Saturdays at 9pm. and | For more video and audio content: | Like us on Facebook | Tweet us @TogetherPremier


I have lived in the Southeastern United States for my entire life. I was born in Tennessee, then we moved to Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, and finally ended up in Georgia. All of these states have in common one of my favorite things in the world: sweet iced tea. But they also have one of my least favorite things: huge mosquitoes. I am pretty sure that each one of those states has a postcard that you can by that features a picture of a mosquito and says, "Our State Bird." When I was younger, I often used to wonder: "Why do mosquitoes exist? Someone give me just one good reason. What would it really hurt if God just zapped all of the mosquitoes out of existence?" Of course, you learn in middle school science class that every creature. even the small and disgusting ones, plays an important role in the ecosystem. It isn't as simple as just zapping away all mosquitoes and then going about business as usual. They play a role in the bigger picture that goes beyond just irritating me.  This same basic principle is why the first law of time travel seems reasonable to us.

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The Crucifixion remains the central event of history. The apostle Paul went so far as to say that he preached nothing but Christ and Him crucified. What did he mean? What did Christ do that upset the world so much they had to kill him?

The Philosophy of Gender

Ideas have consequences, but few understand how the consequences are rooted in, and flow from, those ideas. Inextricably related issues such as same-sex marriage and gender identity illustrate this point and require philosophical analysis. Spurring this article is the Supreme Court’s egregious decision that a ban on same-sex marriage is illegal. Worldview assumptions behind this jurisprudence must be exposed to the light of reason.

Simple Arithmetic and the Genesis Genealogies

To prove it to yourself, get some graph paper. Lay the paper in the landscape position and at the bottom of the sheet label the X-axis as time where each square represents 100 years. Make a column on the left margin of the sheet and list the men in the genealogies starting with Adam at the top, Seth right below Adam, Enosh right below Seth, Kenan below Enosh, and so on. Just to the right of this column of names draw a vertical line (like a Y-axis). This represents Time Zero when Adam was created. Now here comes the fun part. With a colored marker draw Adam’s lifespan (moving right from Time Zero) as a horizontal bar. Since Adam lived 930 years, his bar should cover 9.3 grid squares (since each square is 100 years). In Genesis 5:3 it says “When Adam live 130 years, he fathered a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.” So now on the Seth “row” right below Adam, draw (with a different color marker if you like) Seth’s lifespan bar starting at when Adam was 130 years old. On the graph, Seth’s bar starts right at the 1.3 mark of Adam’s life and continues for 912 years.


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‘The Daily Show’ Wants Conservative Targets of Jon Stewart’s Jokes to Appear on Final Episode

When Jon Stewart signs off of The Daily Show for the last time after 17 years on Aug. 6, a few of his favorite punchline targets may be there to show him the door. According to Page 6, producers from the Comedy Central show have reached out to several notable conservatives to wish Stewart a not-so-friendly farewell. Though they only confirmed that Donald Trump had received the invite, names like Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Donald Rumsfeld and Jim Cramer—all of whom have been frequent targets of the satirical news show—were also mentioned as possibilities. There’s no word yet on who—if any—of the personalities will appear on the show, but if they do, it should make for some pretty entertaining television.

Is it ever okay for Christians to swear? // Jamie Cutteridge // Inspirational Breakfast

The deputy editor of Premier Youthwork Magazine Jamie Cutteridge shared his personal views on swearing, after writing an article in the July issue of Premier Christianity Magazine. Kick start your day and join John Pantry and Lisa Mainwaring (Mon and Fri) and Esther Higham (Fridays) every weekday morning for big name guests, great music and news from a Christian perspective. | For more video and audio content: | Like us on Facebook | Tweet us @TogetherPremier

Forty Years

‘That summer sojourn, / forty years gone’ / John Savoie

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@MarkMittelberg thanks for reposting & for remembering persecuted believers today. Blessings!

A Little Chaos

De Barra favors the “chaos” side of nature and is a bit of a progressive choice to built the Versailles garden. She’s earthy, organic, and much more comfortable getting her hands dirty than wearing a corset in the king’s court. She has an intuitive understanding of nature and is a bit of a 17th century environmentalist. When another landscape artist suggests building a wasteful aqueduct in the gardens (“Our task is to suppress nature to our will, according to our plans,” he says), De Barra comes up with a more sustainable solution to recycle the water that the fountains use. She does what she can, but ultimately the gloriously opulent project is not concerned with nature’s good as much as the harnessing of its beauty for rich people’s pleasure.

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

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.

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" @AiG Rodent-like Mammal Shakes the Evolutionary Tree" New scientific discovery by AIG No, wait. It isn't. Just more fingers-in-ears

Should Christians seek to help the poor by growing a secular government?

It is quite apparent that there is a strong statistical relationship between state social welfare spending and religious participation and religiosity. Countries with higher levels of per capita welfare have a proclivity for less religious participation and tend to have higher percentages of non-religious individuals. People living in countries with high social welfare spending per capita even have less of a tendency to take comfort in religion, perhaps knowing that the state is there to help them in times of crisis.34 As laid out in the theory above, there is likely a substitution effect for some individuals between state-provided services and religious services. Religion will still be there to serve the spiritual needs of people seeking answers to the philosophic mysteries of life, but those who value those spiritual goods less than the tangible welfare benefits churches provide will be less likely to participate in religious services once secular substitutes become available. Given that religious practice and values are often passed down from generation to generation, the weakening of practice in one generation will likely translate into weaker practice in subsequent generations.

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