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The New ‘Star Wars’ Movie Is Going to Have Some Heavy Religious Themes

The director of the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise, Rogue One, has explained to Entertainment Weekly that the new film will more deeply explore the concept of “the Force.” And, according to director Gareth Edwards it will have some interesting religious, and even social themes. (Warning, there are some minor spoilers about the plot in these quotes.) Rogue One actually takes place before the original 1977 Star Wars film, and tells the story of the rebels missions to steal the Death Star. As Edwards explains, faith and the Force play a major role in the story. And, in Rogue One, The Force actually resides (sort of) on a physical planet, a sort of holy land for followers. The Force is basically in Star Wars like a religion, and they’re losing their faith in the period that we start the movie. We were trying to find a physical location we could go to that would speak to the themes of losing your faith and the choice between letting the Empire win, or evil win, and good prevailing. It got embodied in this place we called Jedha … It’s a place where people who believe in the Force would go on a pilgrimage. It was essentially taken over by the Empire. It’s an occupied territory… for reasons we probably can’t reveal. There’s something very important in Jedha that serves both the Jedi and the Empire. It felt very much like something we could relate to in the real world. Within Jedha, even though there’s the oppressive foot of the Empire hanging over them, there’s a resistance that won’t give up and our characters have to go and meet people there to try and secure a person from this group. An occupied holy land; a religious force uniting oppressed believers; the struggle to keep your faith in difficult times … Rogue One sounds like it could be one of the heavier additions to the franchise. Though the new trailer doesn’t release until tomorrow night, a teaser has dropped to hold you over.

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The Briefing with Albert Mohler

A new season of The Briefing begins August 1. In this daily audio podcast, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. offers an analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.

Here’s the Trailer for the Human Trafficking Drama ‘Priceless’

The first trailer for the drama Priceless, which delves into the world of human trafficking, has just been released. If the lead actor looks familiar, that’s because it stars For King and Country singer, Joel Smallbone. His brother and bandmate David Smallbone directed the film. Based on true events, the movie hits theaters on Oct. 14.

Early Whale Echolocation Was Fully Formed

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The Origin of Man and the

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In Astronomy, the Inference to Design Is Flourishing

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

for KING & COUNTRY Premieres Trailer for Dramatic Thriller 'Priceless' (Video)

For KING & COUNTRY is gearing up to release their first feature film, "Priceless," which delves into the dark world of human trafficking.

Verruckt Water Slide Where Caleb Schwab Died Remains Closed as Inspection Report Shows Little Gov't Oversight

The 17-story Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn Kansas City park where Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old son of Christian Republican Kansas state Rep. Scott Schwab died Sunday, will remain shuttered for the rest of the season.

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Twenty Years Ago Today, Did This Change the Evolution Debate Forever?

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

Atheists Can't Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

The question of the so-called Canaanite “genocide” is a difficult one to answer. It's difficult to answer for a few reasons. First, there is no sound bite response. In fact, I have a 50-minute talk devoted to addressing this one subject, and still much more could be said. Second, any...

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Methodological Naturalism and Its Creation Story | Uncommon Descent

In the next video from the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism (AM-Nat) conference, Arminius Mignea points out that when we force science to adhere to naturalism, it requires scientists to simply ascribe supernatural powers to ordinary matter.

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California Lawmaker Drops Controversial Proposal to Regulate Religious Colleges

Earlier versions of Senate Bill 1146 would have prevented colleges that received state funds from enforcing codes of student conduct reflecting a college’s religious beliefs about sexual identity, including teaching that marriage is between a man and woman and limiting bathrooms to biological gender. Traditionally, California’s religious schools have received a religious exemption from non-discrimination laws. This bill would have limited it to students who were preparing for a religious career, such as ministry.

2 The Sexual Revolution and Cultural Marxism

“Statements like these,” Hanley adds, “sound less like medicine than a strand of Marxism—cultural Marxism.”  Marxism has “morphed away from the sphere of economics and into the sexual revolution,” he explains. This means that “every form of sex has necessarily come to be regarded … as equal; therefore . . . Nothing must jeopardize the truly radical assertion that there are no differences in the arena of sexuality . . . Objective hazards must be repackaged to conform to the value assigned to sexual behavior—which is something we don’t do for other public health matters.”

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The Briefing 08-10-16 - AlbertMohler.com

From a biblical worldview perspective, there are some huge issues here. First we see the centrality of sports in American culture and that centrality explains why, if you’re pushing and driving this kind of moral revolution, you have to drive it both towards the arena of sports and through that very same arena. We also see the specific targeting here of institutions that will not join the revolution. In this case, the opportunity was simply Brigham Young University because it was understood to be a candidate for membership in the Big 12 conference. It could just as well be any other institution that would stand against the cultural tide. Here’s where we need go back to the article at Fox News because it gets really interesting. According to the article,

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State senator drops proposal that angered religious universities in California

Faced with intense opposition from religious colleges in California, a state Senator said Wednesday he has decided to amend a bill by dropping a provision that would have allowed gay and transgender students to more easily sue private universities for discrimination if they are disciplined for violating church teachings.

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Is the Evidence for Intelligent Design “Undeniable”? One Scientist Makes the Case.

In Undeniable , Dr. Axe aims not so much to advance the scientific argument for intelligent design, but to motivate non-specialists to trust their design intuition, and to consider weighing in on the debate. By “design intuition,” he simply means the universal human faculty of recognizing design both in human products and in nature. He says, “I intend to show that the universal design intuition is reliable when properly used and, moreover, that it provides a solid refutation of Darwin’s explanation for life.” [i] According to Axe, we know that intelligence is necessary for making omelets and bricks, and yet we’re told that more complex things, like dragonflies and horses, came about without anyone making them. He finds this utterly implausible and in defiance of common sense.

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Secret Wisdom in the Wake of Suffering

Job was starved for wisdom in the wake of perhaps the greatest personal tragedy ever recorded. He lost one thousand oxen and five hundred donkeys to thieves (Job 1:3, 14–15), and his servants watching over the animals were slaughtered (Job 1:15). Only moments later, fire fell from the sky and burned his seven thousand sheep, along with the servants tending them (Job 1:16). Then, all three thousand of his camels were seized in another raid, and the servants responsible for them murdered (Job 1:17). Lastly, and most tragically, Job’s own sons and daughters all were killed — seven young men, and three precious girls. A strong wind struck their house, causing the roof to collapse on them (Job 1:2, 18–19).

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'Crooked Hillary' vs. 'Scam Artist Trump': What's an Evangelical Voter to Do?

As Secretary of State she shared top-secret information on her private, unsecured server, all to keep her records from public view (an act which she also denies). People have gone to jail for doing less. She should have been prosecuted for these offenses. That she wasn't prosecuted illustrates what Trump, and many others, have been saying — the system is rigged to protect the wealthy and well connected. Her callous approach to our nation's security — putting her own interests above those of the nation — is also disqualifying.

9 R.I.P. ObamaCare, N.C. Magistrates Stand Firm, The Boys of Aleppo, and Remembering Randy Shilts

R.I.P., ObamaCare? The Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare, is perhaps the most significant legacy of the current president. However, that legacy may be unraveling. According to an article in Investors Business Daily , Aetna, one of the nation’s largest insurance providers, said it was abandoning plans to expand into five new states, and is “reviewing whether to stay in the 15 states” where it currently sells ObamaCare plans. Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini said the company will lose $320 million on ObamaCare plans this year, which was a year it expected to break even after already incurring huge losses to ramp up its ObamaCare program. UnitedHealth Group, Humana, and Blue Cross Blue Shield have already announced plans to scale back or abandon ObamaCare plans. Not only that, according to IBD, this announcement follows “the failure of most of the 23 government-created insurance co-ops . . . and news that insurance companies are putting in for double-digit rate hikes that in some cases top 60 percent, and news that the Congressional Budget Office has sharply downgraded its long-term enrollment forecast for the exchanges.

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49. Frank Turek - What is Apologetics?

Special Guest Dr. Frank Turek helps explain what Apologetics is and why we have it. For more info, DVDs and more, visit crossexamined.org

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No Such Thing as a Male Body? - R.C. Sproul Jr.

You know, rhetoric is a funny thing. We have real arguments, real logical, constructed syllogisms that try to get us to a particular conclusion, and then we have strategies. How are we going to use language to get what it is we’re hoping for? Well one of the ways we see on display that propensity for trickery and manipulation, the kind of thing that Paul, in his epistles, when he would sort of bemoan his own rhetorical failures, in that he was not strong with speech, when we see those who are strong with speech take the stage and make their case, you kind of get a hint at what’s going on in people’s hearts and minds.

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Stealing from God with Frank Turek – Day 1 Encore - Christian Research Institute

On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast, Hank welcomes Dr. Frank Turek into the studio for an in-depth look at his book, Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case . Since stealing is a crime, Frank uses the acronym CRIMES to communicate the scope of intellectual crimes atheists are committing by stealing from God to make their case against Him. Hank and Dr. Turek cover the first three letters of the acronym CRIMES as delineated in his book. The letter “C” represents Causality. The “R” stands for Reason, and the “I” stands for Information and Intentionality. The arguments of atheists are not only self-refuting, but end up stealing from a theistic worldview to try to prove their point.

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Christian Thinkers 101: A Crash Course on C. S. Lewis

I enjoyed your 101 on C.S. Lewis because I’m a big fan of his. I would highly recommend some of his other books such as, Surprised by Joy, Miracles, The Abolition of Man, and even his own journal that he kept for several years (although a bit tedious). And others. The former shows his enormous intelligence (as they all do) and his progression to Christianity. I felt like I got to know him personally (and wish I had). I respect him due to the tremendous “bowing down” before this Other Person that he fought so heartily to resist, and said that his greatest offense was when someone interrupted him, which of course the Lord loves to do in our lives. He humbly surrendered completely. His Miracles book is one of the best I’ve read on Naturalism (evolution) vs.Creationism. A great man.

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Crossway on Twitter

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What Would God Say to Your Anxiety?

When it comes to hope in the midst of struggle, God calls us to be a remembering people. If you spend even fifteen seconds gazing into your own past, it will begin to sparkle with ten-thousand mercies reflecting off the waves of those memories (Lamentations 3:22). The sea of past grace dwells here, and welcomes us to come and drink, and remember as often as we need to. You could easily spend a week reliving and remembering God’s many special provisions that came later than you wanted, but at just the right time.

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Three Ideas That Should Guide How You Speak into Culture

But all that can be true without reaching the conclusion that it is our Christian duty to opine out loud. In fact, I’d suggest quite the opposite: Whether the subject is mass-shootings, Brexit, the coup in Turkey or any other item in the seemingly endless onslaught of high-profile and too-often bloody stories by which recent months have been marked, you don’t—as a Christian, or just as a reasonably knowledgeable person with internet access—need to have an opinion on everything; and you don’t need to broadcast in public every opinion you do hold.

18 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

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

19 Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God: Jesus Ed.: But Were Afraid to Ask - Kindle edition by Eric Metaxas. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

I met Eric Metaxas a few weeks ago when he was speaking at a gathering at the Harvard Club in Midtown Manhattan. Imagine what it must have been like for a Yale graduate to stoop to having to speak at the Harvard Club! How can I best describe Eric Metaxas to the readers of the White Rhino Report? Two things come to mind that I can share that may encapsulate the man and the myth that is Eric Metaxas. Picture George Stephanopoulos with a sense of humor, and you are on your way toward being able to envision Eric. Picture a speaker at the epicenter of a flurry of good-natured heckling remarks from the audience - remarks dealing humorously with epistemology (not usually a knee-slapping topic!)- and you will begin to understand Eric. Eric is a communicator who wields humor deftly - like a surgeon with a scalpel - to cut to the heart of serious matters. He has written for The New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly and the children's video series, Veggie Tales. He has authored more than thirty children's books, and hosts the acclaimed speakers' series, "Socrates in the City." In his new book, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know about God (But Were Afraid to Ask)," he does an excellent job of making complex spiritual issues both comprehensible and accessible.

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WORLD News Group on Twitter

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Kindle Deals in Christianity and Apologetics: Greg's Top Ten Picks of the Week!

Can you explain your faith? In our pluralistic, post-Christian world, the need to be able to clearly and confidently explain why you believe what you believe has never been greater. The Big Book of Christian Apologetics is a comprehensive resource designed to equip you with information to help you defend and explain your faith to anyone, anywhere. Examining nearly every key issue, person, and concept related to Christian apologetics, this helpful book clarifies difficult biblical passages; clearly explains various philosophical systems and concepts; examines contemporary issues and challenges; and offers classic apologetic arguments. It gives you the background you need to intelligently and persuasively talk about your Christian faith with skeptics and seekers in private or in the public square.

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The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

The decisive issue between Islam and Christianity is, quite simply, the gospel—the Bible’s account of what God has done, is doing, and will yet do through his Son to redeem his creation. It is this “good news” story of the Creator’s eternal, Son-centered plan of redemption that reveals to us who our Creator truly is. This gospel story is the watershed issue that exposes the dramatic difference between Islam and Christianity. It is not until this difference is grasped that the question of what Christianity and Islam may or may not hold in common can even be addressed.

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Crucial Questions: 25 Free eBooks from R.C. Sproul

To further help Christians know what they believe, why they believe it, how to live it, and how to share it, in May 2013 we made the ebook editions of R.C. Sproul’s Crucial Questions series free forever. We continue to publish new ebooks in this series and this year have added Are People Basically Good? , How Can I Be Blessed? , and How Should I Think about Money?

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‘The Silver Chair’ Movie Is Going to Be a Creative Reboot for the Narnia Franchise

The new installment of the big-screen adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise might look a lot different from the early Disney-influenced films. For a little background, the new adaptations of C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy novels—which heavily draw from the Christian faith—first kicked off in 2005, with Disney distributing Walden Media’s The Lion, The Witch, And the Wardrobe and Prince Caspian . In 2010, Fox co-produced The Voyage of Dawn Treader, the latest movie in the Chronicles so far.

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The Time for Peace Is Now

True reconciliation with God cannot hang in mid-air as an abstraction. It moves right into our hostilities and resentments toward one another. And let’s all admit it: we need help! One of the reasons people say they don’t believe the gospel is that we Christians come across as living denials of the very reconciliation we claim to celebrate. If our relationships with one another are chilly and distant, how can we commend the gospel to our watching world with persuasive power?

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Doxological Calvinism

Let me invite you to take a simple word-association test. The usual procedure for such a test is that the administrator says a word and the subject responds with the first word that comes to mind. Thus, the word horse might immediately prompt the word cart from some people, but race (as in horse race) from others.

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The Circumstantial Statements of Jesus’ Divinity | Cold Case Christianity

Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” “You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:36-37)

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The Justice Department's Long-Awaited Report Says Baltimore Police Regularly Violate Civil Rights

We found these principles in stark relief in Baltimore, where law enforcement officers confront a long history of social and economic challenges that impact much of the City, including the perception that there are “two Baltimores:” one wealthy and largely white, the second impoverished and predominantly black. Community members living in the City’s wealthier and largely white neighborhoods told us that officers tend to be respectful and responsive to their needs, while many individuals living in the City’s largely African-American communities informed us that officers tend to be disrespectful and do not respond promptly to their calls for service.

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How the Term 'Spiritual Disciplines' Misses the Point

Often, we pray like we fast, trying to manipulate God into action. If this formula—where religious abstinence yields spiritual progress—worked without fail, we would all be fasting a lot more often. Our perspective will dictate our interpretation of the events. We often misinterpret any positive result found in our practices as a byproduct of the “discipline” performed instead of the intimacy achieved through acute focus. God always longs for that level of intimacy and connectedness.

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Clergy Working Fewer Hours, Getting Paid More

Still, not everyone is better off. There are vast differences in the situations of individual clergy, from those serving small rural or urban churches who often work for low wages without benefits to the high-end salaries of some prominent megachurch pastors. Catholic priests are by far on the low end of the scale, earning about half as much as other clergy. (Priests earned an average of $26,605, or $12.11 an hour, in 2013.)

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God in the Mirror: God, Man, Jesus, and Sin in the New Age

The New Age is in many areas – too many to cover in one presentation – so my workshop will focus on the range of New Age beliefs about God, Jesus, man, and sin/salvation. The purpose of this will be to introduce an array of beliefs behind the New Age use of some familiar Christian terms, pointing out where we see this in the culture and red flags to be aware of. Hopefully, this will alert you to some New Age sources and increase your discernment about the New Age.

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Renewing Your Mind | How to Deal with Guilt | August 10, 2016

Nevertheless, we must remember that we don’t clean our own hands. We don’t free our own consciences. This was the arrogance and condemnation of Pilate. He tried to wash his hands of the guilt of Christ. The Bible says, “So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, ‘I am innocent of this man’s blood’” (Matt. 27:24). While the dirt may have been removed from his hands, his conscience could not be cleansed with water. Ironically, the blood that he tried to wash away was the only blood that could have made him clean. Contrast that with Paul, who said that he served and worshiped God with a “clear conscience” (2 Tim. 1:3). The difference is that Pilate proposed to wash himself from the blood of Christ, while Paul knew himself to be washed in the blood of Christ.

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Donald Trump and the Evangelical Political Schism

D uring the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, several high-profile evangelical leaders quietly expressed their support for Donald Trump, adding to the more fervent and public endorsement of other evangelicals such as Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of Liberty University. Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, activist Gary Bauer, and Penny Nance of Concerned Women for America each gave versions of the same argument in interviews : Despite his personal impieties and previous reticence to embrace conservative social causes, Trump stood as the only viable alternative to Hillary Clinton. Trump was no evangelical, they admitted, but he at least listened to them and offered the possibility of conservative Supreme Court appointments and a revision of IRS codes that prohibited churches from political advocacy. It was, as political endorsements go, modest. Trump’s selection of Mike Pence, a vocal conservative evangelical, as his running mate did not appear to raise these leaders’ attitude toward Trump to genuine excitement. It amounted to mere toleration for the GOP nominee coupled with disdain for Clinton.

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Money, Sex, and Power

In this four-minute video, John Piper explains how the worlds of money, sex, and come into their proper orbit when our lives center on the blazing sun of God’s glory. When God is our gravitational center, these three dangerous opportunities are transformed into three God-glorifying gifts.

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Whatever Happened to the Fear of God?

My heartfelt concern is that there is too much shallowness today with regard to God’s holiness. Our relationship to God has become too casual. In the modern mind, God has become almost human, so affable and ordinary that we don’t understand His holy indignation against sin. If we burst into His presence with lives unattended by repentance, confession, and cleansing by the Spirit and the Word of God, we are vulnerable to His holy indignation. It is only by His grace that we breathe each breath, is it not? He has every reason to take our lives, because the wages of our sin is death. We have lost our sense of that fear, and too many people approach God with a casual familiarity that borders on blasphemy.

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The Briefing 08-10-16 - AlbertMohler.com

This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face…

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The Briefing 08-10-16 - AlbertMohler.com

As cultural Christianity takes its final breaths, Baptists may be ousted from any place of prominent cultural influence, but our theological convictions uniquely situate us to respond to the challenges posed by late modernity.

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Olympics overshadowing struggling indigenous communities, says Christian charity - Premier Christian Radio

An international Catholic charity is warning that Brazil's indigenous communities are being forgotten and left behind because of the Olympic games.

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Hope for the Unhappily Single

The good news for the not-yet-married is that no one in Christ is single, and no one is married in heaven. We need to anchor our feelings of loneliness and longing in the gospel. If we are in Christ, there’s really nothing single about us. We all know there are intimacies that are — and should be — unique to marriage, but those that matter most really can be experienced in the bride of Christ, his church. A husband or wife may help and provide for you in ways others can’t, but a true, Spirit-filled, persistent, and present brother or sister in faith can care for you in remarkable ways. In Jesus, none are single, no not one.

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10 Basics Every Creationist Must Know

Every Christian who stands unashamedly on the authority of God’s Word should be ready to show how the Bible unlocks our understanding of the world. Yet certain questions seem to stump Christians more than other questions. Thankfully, when you accept the plain teaching of Scripture and build your thinking upon it, the basic answers are surprisingly simple. On the following pages are the nuts and bolts of the answers to ten of the most-asked questions that confuse Christians. More in-depth answers are readily available in resources written by creationist experts, but this is a great place to start. In this special series, highly qualified speakers and researchers with Answers in Genesis–USA have composed concise answers to each question, on a level anyone can understand.

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Who Sinned First—Adam or Satan?

But look back further. Everyone’s life (including Eve’s) came through Adam and ultimately came from God ( Genesis 2:17 ). God owns us and gives us our very being ( Hebrews 1:3 ), and it is He whom we should follow instead of our own sinful inclinations. Since the sin of Adam, all men have had the need for a Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God who would step into history to become a man and take the punishment for humanity’s sin. Such a loving act shows that God truly loves mankind and wants to see us return to Him. God—as the Author of life, the Sustainer of life, and Redeemer of life—is truly the One to whom we owe all things.

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For TV's Gaffigans, Church Is a 'Miracle' On-Screen and Off

The balance for me is to find all of the time that it takes to do it. I do have five kids who are going to take precedence over any show or any other thing I do. We are always going to do things through a window of our parenthood and our family, and not let whatever goal or career or whatever is happening in our lives overshadow the importance of our family to us. Doing the show is a way to do both. We glean our material from our life, our marriage, our family, and our career, and that’s where we can become very involved in all of those aspects and still tell a story to the world. Hopefully, we can make people relate and feel joy.

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In Praise of Gaye Clark (and Others Like Her)

Very few people are likely to have known much about Mrs. Clark’s Christian witness and discipleship. Many of us would have rushed to assumptions based upon this one post. We would have been tempted to place her in the box we have for “such people,” slapped the lid on, and slid her in the attic with all those “others” we don’t want to hear from. While I don’t know Gaye Clark personally, I do know her pastor and her church. And I know the kind of courageous leadership her pastor shows on these very issues on the regular in his church. He has African-American pastors and preachers in regularly—exposing his congregation to the gifts and perspectives these leaders bring. Leaders like K. Edward Copeland, who works on justice issues on the ground in partnership with local law enforcement, the community, his church and many others, and who speaks prophetically and unapologetically on the “platforms” the Lord gives. In other words, Mrs. Clark’s willingness to speak to these issues must surely come in part because she’s being discipled by white gospel leaders who willingly have the conversation as a matter of pro-active care for their members and for people affected by injustice.

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Am I Significant in the Universe, or Just an Accident?

Some who are unsympathetic to Christianity claim that if Earth is the only planet of its kind, life must have been an unlikely cosmic accident and can’t have been divinely planned. Others, equally unsympathetic, maintain that if there are other inhabited planets, Earth cannot be special or have been visited by God in the Incarnation (heads I win; tails you lose!).

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How the Robotic Revolution is Exposing the Inherent Flaws of Evolution

Facts are stubborn things. Those of us who are critical of the claim that nothing become something, and that something somehow organized itself into living organisms, and then gradually evolved over millions of years into what you and I see in the mirror each morning have always known that such a hypothesis is riddled with holes.

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A Controversial Article and What We Can Learn

The article has been removed from TGC’s website at the request of the author, who regrets hurting many readers. An article intended to celebrate God’s work in this family’s life also became an occasion for hurt and pain. Understandable frustration and constructive concern was not the only response. Sadly, white supremacists have threatened the author and her family.

51 The Impotence of Darwinism: A Christian Scientist Looks at the Evidence
52 The Second Life of the Man Who Wouldn’t Run on Sunday
53 Can Science Disprove God?
54 Does prophecy fulfillment support the reliability of the Bible?
55 A Controversial Article and What We Can Learn
56 Darren Rovell on Twitter
57 Obsessed with Sex? | Peter J. Leithart
58 #TruthAtTheGames: Help Us Distribute 1 Million Gospel-Teaching Resources
59 Why the New Definition of Tolerance Is Dangerous
60 Hillary Scott Reveals Carrie Underwood's Hit 'Jesus, Take the Wheel' Was Originally for Her
61 Growing Closer to God through Apologetics
62 A Christian Worldview and Apologetics Evening with Dr. Douglas Groothuis - Aug 20, 2016
63 Man Spotted Scaling Trump Tower in Manhattan Using Suction Cups
64 WORLD News Group on Twitter
65 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
66 Righteousness is the issue.
67 Christianity: It's Either Objectively True or Objectively False
68 Where Are They Now?
69 Is Technology Outpacing Our Ethics?
70 Habitability for Redemption
71 Rick Warren Urges Christians to Remember: 'Earth Is Just a Temporary Assignment'
72 VIDEO: Trinity vs. Modalism Debate: James White vs. Roger Perkins
73 WORLD News Group on Twitter
74 The Boundless Team on Twitter
75 CRI on Twitter
76 These Drones Are Dropping Bibles, Not Bombs!
77 How Can I Know God Personally?
78 C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter
79 Ratio Christi on Twitter
80 Feeling Stuck?
81 Opportunities to Shine
82 WORLD News Group on Twitter
83 Emails reveal Hillary’s shocking pay-for-play scheme
84 A Crucial Victory for California Christian Universities