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Five Reasons God Wants Christian Women to Do Apologetics

I thank God for creating rational, intelligent, thinking humans, each of whom is either male or female. His plan. He commands each of us to love Him with all our hearts and minds and souls and strength and to love others as ourselves, and to speak the truth in love. His plan. The highest love is to give everlasting life, and God has done that through Jesus. His plan. He commands us to proclaim the gospel to humans who do not know Him or His great gift of eternal life, so they might experience Him eternally and bring glory to Him. His plan. Gender does not negate His commands. The command of 1 Peter 3:15-16 defines apologetics. The woman at the well met Christ and ran to tell everyone, presumably both genders, what she had experienced. Priscilla and Aquilla taught Apollos. This blog acknowledges that women as well as men have the privilege and calling to spread the gospel with the people God puts in their path; it is not a call to overthrow the pulpit. This website is a valuable resource in helping us learn how to be better prepared for our work.

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Why Would a Good God Allow So Much “Christian” Evil?

Whenever I start writing about morality or the existence of evil , I almost always get an email (or two) from people who point to the historic actions of alleged “Christians”. For many skeptics, Christianity is the source of much evil in the past (i.e. the Crusades and the Inquisition). For this reason, some skeptics point to “Christian” evil as evidence against the existence of a good Christian God. While history may include examples of “Christian” groups committing evil upon those with whom they disagreed, a fair examination will also reveal Christians were not alone in this sort of behavior. Groups holding virtually every worldview, from theists to atheists, have been mutually guilty of evil behavior. Atheists point to the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition when making a case against Christians, theists point to the atheistic regimes of Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse Tung when making a case against atheists. Death statistics are often debated in an effort to argue which groups were more violent, but all this seems to miss the point. The common denominator in these violent human groups was not worldview; it was the presence of humans.

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Interview With A Former Skeptic: 3 Important Lessons

When I wrote the book A New Kind of Apologist , I included interviews with apologists, atheists, and some others who have important insights for how to do evangelism and apologetics today. My friend Gavin was kind enough to answer some of my questions. As a former skeptic, his experience and insights are unique and very important for Christians today. Enjoy his brief interview from the book!

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How Do We Help the Next Generation Navigate Culture?

Perhaps the most important question students should be asked and taught to ask is, “What do you mean by that?” This important question can bring much-needed clarity amidst all the information out there. For instance, we often find ourselves using the same words as others in our culture, but not meaning the same thing. When it comes to words like love, truth, freedom, God, gender, and purpose, the Christian’s dictionary will be very different than the culture’s dictionary. When we equip students with good questions, we help them find clarity in the language and ideas of the culture. Next, we then teach them how to employ those questions when they are watching a movie on Netflix, listening to their college professor, or having a conversation with their Muslim friend.

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Getting Hurt By the Church Doesn’t Mean You Should Abandon God

I realized that my strongest experiences of worship don’t usually happen when life is going well. It’s when life is going poorly and I’m in the middle of a storm and I still stand and sing glory that I most intensely experience God’s nearness and greatness.

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The Case Against Lying

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Yet Another Reason to Believe Our Finite Universe Points to the Existence of God

According to these theories, the expansion of the universe would eventually slow under the gravitational attraction of its own mass, resulting in matter flying past itself in close proximity as the universe contracted to a region of incredible concentration. The universe would then appear to “bounce back” from this gravitational cycle, beginning yet another period of expansion. This would therefore explain the expansion we observe in our universe without having to acknowledge this expansion as evidence of a universe with a single origination event (known as a cosmic singularity). Instead of a universe that is expanding from its single point of origin, oscillating models describe a universe that is cycling between expansion and contraction (we simply happen to exist in an expansion period for the universe).

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Ambush Satan with Song (New 3-Minute Video)

Why is it that Christians sing in worship? Christianity has produced centuries of music — high music, low music, middle music, happy music, sad music. Songs of worship and songs of gladness and songs of lament. Everywhere Christianity goes, God’s people sing. Why? We sing because our God is a God of grace. We sing, not only in response to his lavish grace — we sing because it is a means of God’s grace. We sing because singing is a God-given weapon against our greatest enemy.

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Refuse to Settle for Singleness

If we thought and felt about singleness the way God thinks and feels about singleness, none of us would ever “settle” for singleness. We might long to be married, and pray for God to bring us a husband or a wife, and pursue a godly person God puts in our path, but we also will prize every precious second of singleness God gives us, because it’s filled with its own unique joys and purpose and blessings.

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How Nature Works Mathematically

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How to Lose the Things You Love

The same is true in Jesus’s second woe: “Woe to you who are full now, for you shall be hungry.” It’s wonderful to prepare and eat a delicious meal. When God is firmly first in our lives, a world of guilt-free, God-glorifying culinary pleasure opens before us. We enjoy food more because we know who made it and gave it. Putting first things first, we get second things thrown in.

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The Absurdity of Moral Relativism: A Student's Perpsective

My all-time favorite was a short poem written by a high school senior. She captures the moral absurdity that would follow if morality were truly relative to the individual:

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Big Kids Should Cry More: Why Weeping Is Not Weakness

To cry, we reflexively believe, is to admit insufficiency and insecurity. We live in a culture that idolizes power and equates sadness with weakness. Suppress your tears, we learn, so that no one suspects you hurt. Conceal your heartache, and you can deny its very existence. If you blot your eyes and breathe deep, you can pretend the pain isn’t there, that it’s not corroding your heart and emptying you of all hope.

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Premium: CRI1707WA - Christian Research Institute

The notion that mere matter and blind chance can account for the wonders of creation and conscious life is transparently absurd to those who haven’t succumbed to the materialists’ Darwinian dogma. The collapse of Darwin’s flimsy house of cards is long overdue, and I’m more than eager to see it crumble. Please send me the resources I’ve selected below , and use my gift to equip fellow believers to fight the good fight:

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What’s Wrong with “The God of the Gaps” Argument

Over the years, I have had my share of discussions with atheists and skeptics about the existence of God. Any attempt to point to God as an explanation for observable phenomena such as anticipatory, irreducible or specified complexity can invoke the atheist or naturalist to cry “ foul play.” Many of these people tend to have faith that science will be able to fill in any gaps in our knowledge. Let’s try to clear up this misunderstanding.

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Does the Bible Teach that the Earth is Flat?

The promoters of the conflict thesis also retold the story of Christopher Columbus. Most people today persist in the belief that at the time of Columbus, nearly everyone thought that the earth was flat. According to the story, Columbus was one of the few people who thought the earth was spherical, and he understood that on a spherical earth one could sail westward from Europe to reach India and China. Supposedly, Columbus had to argue against strong objections coming from those who thought that the earth was flat to get support for his expedition. Finally, according to the story, Columbus managed to complete a voyage to the New World, and when he returned to Europe, people realized that Columbus was right—the world was round and not flat. Really? How did sailing from Europe to the Caribbean and back to Europe prove that the world was spherical? It didn’t. The truth is that no one told Columbus he could not reach the Far East by sailing west. Everyone knew that it was possible, because everyone knew that the earth was spherical. The problem was that the earth was very large. Most people understood that the distance westward from Europe to the Far East was far greater than going eastward (a look at any globe proves this).

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Was Jesus Just a Teacher?

Many are fond of respecting Jesus as a moral teacher just like Gandhi or Socrates. But in this lab, John Piper reminds us how Jesus cannot be thought of as only a teacher.

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The Point: Chilly Toward Children

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30 Pope's support gives us hope, says Charlie Gard's mother - Premier

The mother of terminally-ill ten month old boy Charlie Gard says support offered by Pope Francis has given the family hope.

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Is Truth Knowable?

Is Truth Knowable? Frank Turek examines Absolute Truth vs. Relative Truth. Do we share universal, objective truths in the moral arena, OR is morality limited to subjective truths relative to our individual and cultural experience? For more on Morality, including the question, Is Truth Knowable, please visit http://www.CrossExamined.org and http://www.ImpactApologetics.com

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The Tweeting President: Madman or Master Manipulator? | The Stream

Jesus is there for me even when I don’t make efforts. Maybe my strong experience has to do with going on to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit, which is empowerment to live the Christian life. God has told us to be strong in the power of His might. He did not tell us to be need minded. We should be supply minded. But, have it your way and see it as you see it if you insist instead of how he sees it, and how it really is. It’s okay. Very few believers actually believe. Greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world. Do you declare that with strength and boldness, or do you struggle and beg, whine and try to do your best, just one day at a time and all that religious rot. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I never have to look him up. As Dr. Cho said as his secret to the largest church in the world: I pray and I obey. Of course, we can do nothing without hm, but I am not without him. You must speak for yourself as to your standing.

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How to Handle Criticism Like an Adult

There are three ways to do this. When criticism comes your way, the first thing you should do is take it to God in prayer. Ask Him to reveal truth in those critical moments, to bring comfort when you need protection from the enemy and to convict you when people need protection from you. Second, test it with Scripture. God is not going to speak through someone in a way that is contrary to His Word. Third, seek wise counsel. People who you love and trust will be able to protect you from harmful words but will also be able to tell you when you’re in the wrong and need to change.

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Is Feminine Modesty About Sex and Lust?

Until God has become your treasure, until your own sin has become the thing you hate most, until the word of God is your supreme authority that you feel to be more precious than gold, sweeter than honey, until the gospel of Christ’s death in your place is the most precious news in the world to you, until you have learned to deny yourself short-term pleasures for the sake of long-term joy and holiness, until you have grown to love the Holy Spirit and long for his fruit more than man’s praise, until you count everything as loss compared to the supreme value of knowing Christ — your attitude towards your clothing and your appearance will be controlled by forces that don’t honor Christ. (Ask Pastor John, episode 886 )

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/get-to-know-others-so-you-won-t-envy-them

There’s no better way to get to know people up close and personal than in a small group. I heard about one woman with multiple sclerosis and lupus who told her small group, “If we all put our problems in a big pile at the center of this room and looked at them, at the end of the evening we’d probably all take our problems back and go home.” When you get to know people closely, you don’t envy them. But you can learn how to pray for them.

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Breaking News - Sister of the Earliest Complete Old Testament Found - Biblical Studies

The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge has been created under the oversight of editors Dr. Dirk Jongkind (St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Williams (Tyndale House, Cambridge). While a few trusted Greek texts are in print, significant advances have been made in Greek translation studies of the New Testament since a standard text was adopted by academics in 1975. Together with their team, they have taken a rigorously philological approach to reevaluating the standard text – reexamining spelling and paragraph decisions as well as allowing more recent discoveries related to  scribal habits to inform editorial decisions. Ideal for students, scholars and pastors alike, and published to coincide with the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge is a groundbreaking contribution to biblical scholarship.

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Exchange Your Dreams for God’s Plans

The disappointments or disruptions may not make sense to us in the middle of the transition — by definition, they probably will not. When we’re called to lay aside our plan and live something different — waiting in a longer season of singleness, getting passed over for a promotion at work, rehabbing from an injury or illness — it’s hard to understand why God would force us to walk this journey instead of giving us what we want.

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The Point: Miley Wants To Be Nothing

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How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep?

This episode will launch on the evening of the Fourth of July, so many Americans will be sleep-deprived tonight, which is timely, because we have an email from a listener named Ashley who writes in to ask how much sleep is a sign of personal laziness? And how little sleep is a sign of faithless arrogance. “Hello Pastor John! My question for you is about sleep. I have heard opposing opinions ranging from some saying that sleep is a very necessary humbling reminder of our mortality to the others explaining that we must sacrifice everything, including sleep, to be able to utilize our time on earth to glorify the Lord. What are your thoughts on this? Is it more glorifying to God to utilize his gift of rest through sleep or to capitalize on the time we have to go sleep-deprived in order to more fully serve him?”

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BreakPoint: Time to Thicken up the Church

Think of the first-century church in Jerusalem as described in Acts 2 or the persecuted house church communities in China. The church was established by Christ to be the place of our primary relationships and loyalty, where individuals and families both invest of themselves and receive help, encouragement, rebuke and blessing. But in the age of “dating the church,” it’s too often a consumerist experience, in which leadership is forced to outdo itself each week to attract parishioners who are more shaped by consumerism than the Gospel itself.

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Well Pleased with Weakness

In 2 Corinthians 12:7–9, the apostle Paul chronicles his struggle with a thorn in the flesh that was given to him by the Lord. He asked God to take his thorn away, but to this point God had not done so. Paul’s response is surprising. He says that he boasts in his weakness because God’s grace is sufficient for his weakness and God’s power is made perfect in his weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).

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The United States of Ambivalence

“Ambivalence” is not such a bad posture for Christians to adopt toward America, however. We have always had reasons to celebrate and reasons to lament America’s history. Even in 1776, Christians shared in the founding of America, but they did not dominate in the new nation’s leadership. Many of our founding principles accorded with Christian ones, but horrid violence toward Native Americans and the sinful institution of chattel slavery contradicted the Founders’ talk of universal liberty and God-given rights.

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The Point: Christian Patriotism

Years ago on BreakPoint, Chuck Colson pointed out how Americans used to openly embrace the Christian traditions and values that shaped our Republic. In that culture, it was easy for a Christian to be a patriot. Perhaps too easy. Vibrant, biblical faith could degenerate into a civil religion, where the country’s well-being and the expansion of God’s Kingdom were synonymous.

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Philippians 1:3–5: Thank God for Gospel Friendships

A ground gives support or a reason for another statement. One way to think of it is that it is the ground upon which another statement is built. In this case, John Piper explains that verse 5 gives the reason (i.e. the ground) for Paul’s thankfulness to God for the Philippians.

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The Creator of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Is Making a Show About a Teenage Jesus

Though Kohan didn’t give too many other details about the plot, she said the new Netflix show has “got some people nervous,” adding, “There are all sorts of things where we cross lines—and there are crazies out there.”

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52 Counterpoints: Richard Dawkins and C.S. Lewis on Meaning
53 What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality? | Stand to Reason
54 Quick to Listen’s Summer Reading Edition
55 Kelly Kiggins-Lund on Twitter
56 Church leaders defend attendance at missionary bishop consecration - Premier
57 European leaders demand care for Charlie Gard, baby forced off life support
58 Want to Help Christians Stay in the Middle East? Start with Your Vacation.
59 How Do We Communicate with Winsome Persuasion in our Hostile Culture?
60 Priest shocks congregation with flash mob dance - Premier
61 Franklin Graham reacts to baby's genderless health card - Premier
62 Josh McDowell on Twitter
63 Church celebrates day the Beatles' John and Paul met - Premier
64 A Promised Birth by Steven Lawson | July 6, 2017
65 Christian peer: North Korea drinking in last chance saloon - Premier
66 Yes, Gay Activists Are After Your Children | The Stream
67 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
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69 Fixed Point on Twitter
70 An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview
71 Russell Moore on Whether America Is a Christian Nation
72 Why Are So Many Christians Unhappy?
73 Question of the Week June 26, 2017 Can Natural Selection Imitate a Designer
74 Colson Center on Twitter
75 Richmond Hols on Twitter
76 Why Is a Christian Worldview Important?
77 Coming Soon: The Revised Apologetics Study Bible for Students
78 Engaging Others With Love, Kindness and Service
79 Are 'Discernment Ministries' Biblical?
80 How to Woo People into God's Story
81 What Young Black Women Need from Their Black Brothers—and the Church
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83 Poll: Most Agree With Mike Pence's Refusal To Eat Alone With Women
84 Renewing Your Mind | Where Is Society Headed? | Jul 5, 2017
85 Survey of over 200 peer-reviewed studies finds no biological basis for “sexual orientation”
86 3 Ways Ministry Can Make You Conceited
87 Necessity and the Argument from Contingency | Reasonable Faith