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Defenders Class Live | Reasonable Faith

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Detroit Pastor Envisions an ‘Urban Turn’ in Christian Apologetics

Certainly, the major task of Urban Apologetics is contextualization. The goal is to help those who desire to reach the men and women who live in inner cities to understand the unique questions and challenges faced by the Christian message. However, what makes it a new approach to the field is the method of delivery, the emphasis on creative and soulful expressions of truth, as well as the recognition of the need for specialized training on how to combat the dangerous impact that liberationist philosophies/theologies have had on the urban mind. Finally, there is an intentionally high-level of focus placed upon incarnational evangelism, which is the act of embodying the ethics of our faith.

Babies And Toddlers Should Not Watch TV, Media Screens Say US Doctors

Add your rating Ratings for this article (click to rate) Current ratings for: Babies And Toddlers Should Not Watch TV, Media Screens Say US Doctors Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled. Public / Patient: 3.3  3 ratings Health Professionals: 4.3  4 ratings The best way you can help your baby or toddler learn and develop a healthy brain is to unplug the TV and other media screens, and play with them, says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) whose new policy reiterates, in the light of newer data, their previous recommendation that parents and carers keep children under 2 years of age as "screen-free" as possible. The AAP released their report and policy statement, "Media Use by Children Younger Than Two Years", on Tuesday at the AAP National Conference & Exhibition in Boston.

My daughter’s Muslim-Christian Bible study

Toward the end of the school year, Tribes met at the home of my daughter’s co-leader. When I arrived to pick her up, five teenagers - two Arabic Muslims, an Indian Baptist, an Asian Lutheran and my white, non-denominational daughter - were still standing inside the front door, apparently reluctant to part ways. An open box of Dunkin’ Donuts sat on the dining room table, which looked like it had been set for a 16th birthday party, not a microcosm of Revelation 7:9 .

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

As Jefferson wrote in the Declaration, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." If we had received our rights only from the government, then the government could justifiably take them away.

Adoption road map: navigating the often winding road of adoption – Part 1

New Testament scholar D.A. Carson often refers to the “peculiar providence of God.” We experienced this firsthand as we were preparing the court documents, staying out of the public eye and praying like crazy. But when everything was fastidiously prepared, we contacted the birth mother to inform her of our plans. But before we could speak, she had reconsidered, a reversal of her reversal, and now decided that the Dumas family could provide her baby with the better home. This cocaine-born little baby would, after all, become Elijah Seth Dumas. Amidst our relief and elation, there would be yet another 72-hour cooling off period.

From Rage to Faith - Christian Research Institute

According to Hitchens, Christopher and the aggressive atheists try to convince people of the evil of religion in general, and of Christianity in particular. How? First, by insisting that “conflicts found in the name of religion are necessarily conflicts about religion” (127). But that doesn’t follow, Hitchens rebuts, because “man is inclined to make war on man when he thinks it will gain him power or wealth or land” (127), regardless if he has religious reasons or motivations. Second, New Atheists insist that it “is possible to determine what is right and what is wrong without God” (chap. 10). But to be “effectively absolute,” Hitchens observes, “a moral code needs to be beyond human power to alter” (141). Otherwise, “if I pull down the pillars of the moral universe, I too will be crushed when the roof falls” (152). Third, it is argued that atheist states are “better” (read: more tolerant) than Christian states. But Hitchens contends that “atheism is a license for ruthlessness, and it appeals to the ruthless” (160). Indeed, the secularism of the New Atheism is a “totalitarian intolerance” (chaps.

12 Question of the Week: Wagering much?

I like Pascal’s Wager. I have not used it in many years, but when I did my challenge to the person was to ask God for faith. It was an easy argument, because of Romans 12:3… “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.” Granted, this was a statement made to Messianic Jews whose faith was being “reported all over the world” (Rom. 1:8), but if all who are saved have had their measure of faith given to them by God, then everyone who ever will be saved will at some point be given a measure of faith by God as well. So my form of the challenge to the unsaved is to pray for that measure of faith.

To Love and Obey

You can’t tell me that you love your wife while you continually ignore her. That’s not how it works. The apostle John has some strong words who think this way: “Whoever says ‘I know him’ but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him” (1 John 2:4). 

Truthbomb Apologetics: Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering

Atheist writer Susan Jacoby wrote that “when I see homeless people shivering in the wake of a deadly storm, when the news media bring me almost obscenely close to the raw grief of bereft parents, I do not have to ask, as all people of faith must, why an all-powerful, all-good God allows such things to happen.”  But if you don’t believe in God, there is no reason to struggle with the question of why life is unjust.  It just is unjust – deal with it.  So atheism frees you from the theodicy problem (see Chapter One).  But theodicy is not the result of a strong faith, but a weak faith.  The larger we get in our own eyes, the less dependent we become on God’s grace and revelation, the more sure we become of understanding the universe and how history should progress, the less tolerable suffering becomes.  Theism and deism without assurance of salvation or resurrection become more disillusioning than atheism.  “When suffering, believing in God thinly or in the abstract is worse than not believing in God at all.”

Truthbomb Apologetics: Do You Agree with Dr. William Lane Craig?

I do agree with Dr. Craig's conclusion, but I would disagree with him if he believes this constitutes an argument for God's existence (though it explains why His existence would be preferable to His non-existence). I suppose if the hypothetical atheist were unable to let go of a belief in purpose in life, then this argument may show them that rationally either they must give up this belief or else accept a faith in God (or at least some kind of "higher power") to justify said belief. However, it is fairly clear from reading the New Atheists which option they choose, and speaking as a Christian I would not base my own faith in God on the conclusion Dr. Craig draws (however accurate it may be).

Is God Too Holy for You?

God’s holiness carries a sense of loftiness and purity and awe-inspiring wonder and perfection. It is awe inspiring, but it also can be intimidating and even terrifying. Sure, we worship the holy God for his holiness, but the more we see of him, the more we’re reminded of how unholy we truly are. It’s not a comfortable thought. The way we think — even subconsciously — about God’s holiness will likely impact our worship on Sunday morning.

WORLD | God’s good wisdom | Marvin Olasky | July 12, 2014

I like Wright and am glad that God called him to speak to his British countrymen about the truth of the resurrection. I appreciate his ingenuity in paralleling Adam’s exile from the Garden with Israel and Judah’s exile from their garden land in 722 and 586 B.C. But here’s the problem: The Bible speaks in prose, not poetry, about God making Adam from the dust, and Eve from Adam. I don’t disbelieve the testimonies of theistic evolutionists who claim belief in God (although most should be called deistic evolutionists). I do wonder how strong their faith in the Bible is, since most propound a view of the creation of Adam and Eve very different from what the Bible teaches.