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1 We Are the Body of the Wounded Healer - Stand to Reason Blog

I once heard a pastor tell the whole congregation that he had lived next to the loonie bin and I looked at the floor when everyone laughed and they didn’t know how I loved my mama. I looked to the floor when they laughed, when I wanted them to stand up and reach through the pain of the flames and say:

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Merit and Moses (Part 3) | HeadHeartHand Blog

Thank you for reviewing and summarizing the book. The summaries you offer help put the issue clearly: “The fourth problem is that it radically separates the Old Testament believer’s experience from the New Testament believer. The sincere imperfect NT believer is rewarded on a principle of grace not works. Yet the same imperfect act by an OT believer is rewarded on a principle of merit.”

3 Truthbomb Apologetics: Responses that Stimulate Conversation

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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How does depression manifest itself in teens? | HeadHeartHand Blog

Yesterday, Dr. Emilie DeYoung of Winning at Home discussed how depression manifests itself in children . In today’s video she gleans from her experience of counseling hundreds of teenagers over many years and helps us discern the signs of depression in that age group.

5 Reckless, Raging Love

“I just don’t think it’s an easy thing to impress God Almighty,” said Rich in one of his most beloved onstage talks. “But here’s the thing I think we often forget: that we don’t have to impress Him, because He’s already knocked out about you. . . . I remember reading a thing that Picasso said . . . : ‘Good taste is the enemy of great art.’ . . . Good taste has everything to do with being cultured and being refined and if art has to do with anything, it has to do with being human. One of the reasons I love the Bible is that the humans in the Bible are not very refined. They’re pretty goofy if you want to know the whole truth about it. I remember when I was a kid . . . and people would always go around saying, ‘Cheer up man, because God loves you!’ And I’d always say, ‘Big deal, God loves everybody. That don’t make me special! That just proves that God ain’t got no taste.’ And I don’t think He does. Thank God! Because God takes the junk of our lives and He makes the greatest art in the world out of it. And if He was cultured—if He was as civilized as most Christian people wish He was, He would be useless to Christianity.

6 Was Paul a Theocrat? - Christian Research Institute

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consideration of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind….with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves….Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself….Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil.2:1–11). 9

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An Atheist answers "20 Short Arguments Against God's Existence"

This single-panel comic strip succinctly and adequately describes the bulk of my interaction with the other citizens of the Internet over the last couple of decades. If you think that this is an exaggeration, I’ll refer you to my wife, who will attest that we have had some version of this conversation many, many times. I simply have a strange attraction to correcting bad arguments and inane claims, whenever I see them. Now, since I am an avowed and outspoken atheist, one might think that this generally culminates in my conversing with the religious. However, I tend to spend just as much time correcting many of the lies, misconceptions, and really bad arguments that embedded themselves into the modern humanist/materialist/atheist subculture as I spend in debunking poor religious apologetics. The simple fact that someone’s end point-of-view agrees with mine does not make their claims right…

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Talking About “Man-Boys”

These categories give us a new perspective. “Man-boys” aren’t first and foremost struggling with being men, but with being human. Singleness, solitude, laziness, video games, and Mom’s house are modern-day fig leaves — self-made coverings for men who are stripped of competence and deeply ashamed of their inability to engage with the realities of life because of their experience with the Oppressor (Isaiah 14:4), who seeks to spread confusion and chaos among God’s people (John 8:44; 2 John 7; Revelation 12:10).

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Do You Love Your Enemies Enough to Hate Them?

Expounding Jesus’s love command, John Piper writes that we cannot claim to truly love someone while being indifferent toward what destroys them. If we love our enemies, then we must hate the evil of our enemies that makes them so. That evil — the evil for which they are culpable and liable for eternal punishment — is therefore at odds with love’s interest in their eternal good. “We do not hate God’s judgment. That is just and wise. But we do hate the evil that leads a person to oppose God and incur his judgment” ( What Jesus Demands from the World , 224).

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Why Fewer Toys Will Benefit Your Kids

I agree with Joshua, that children need fewer toys. Taking children outside gives the best opportunity to take them happily away from toy overload. I’m a teacher of 4 and 5 year olds and I can offer an anecdote of this minimalist approach. We took delivery of a small armchair for the classroom and I put the box outside for the children to use. They began by playing pretending it was a car and then played Jack-in-the-box games at recess time. At one stage, several children became too boisterous and banged too hard and knocked the box over while a girl was inside, which frightened her made her cry. This was a good chance to get them all together and talk about looking after eachother and thinking about our actions. When they saw how upset this dear little girl was, I asked them if they felt bad about frightening her and they all agreed that they did, and seemed to be genuine. I told them this is called ‘regret’ and that if they think before they do something they may be able to avoid doing something they will later regret. This was good opportunity to work on self-control and social responsibility with a group of kids that needs lots of practice.

11 EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI

How do biblical ethics apply to hermaphrodites? The term “hermaphrodite” is derived from conjoining the name of the Greek god Hermes with the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Today, hermaphroditism is appropriately referred to as “intersex” or as a “disorder of sex development” (DSD). Regardless of the term used, confusion reigns on how to respond to this […]

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Dana Milbank: Obama vacations as the world burns

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Kirsten Powers: Obama's inattention to Iraqi Christians

Kirsten Powers: Obama's inattention to Iraqi Christians White House not addressing their persecution equally. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/VjIk3R

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There’s Hope for Change: Matt Chandler on the Gospel That Conquers Secret Sins

Some churches struggle with helping people because those situations are difficult; they take time and are messy. I don’t know where it came from—maybe even the pit of hell—but at some point there began this idea that the church was to be this really pretty group of people. True, we should always be moving toward maturity, but if the church continues to see converts to Christianity, then that means there are always babies around, and anyone with children knows that a house full of children is not always neat and orderly. There’s almost always a mess somewhere that needs to be addressed, training that needs to take place, conversations that need to be initiated. When you’re dealing with men and women who are struggling, there’s an inherent messiness. I think some churches find it easier to pretend the mess isn’t there, but that’s not helpful for anyone. It’s not helpful for the people in that church who think they’re clean, and it’s not helpful for those who need to hear the good news of Christ—forgiveness and grace.

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Grace to You

Basic human logic and common sense tells us that physically sick people need treatment from a doctor. Here Jesus simply answers the Pharisees’ cynical question with the plain statement that the spiritually sick also need treatment. It’s as if He said to the Jews, “If you’re really so spiritually healthy, you don’t need a spiritual physician. But if by their own confession, the sinners I’m eating with are the spiritually needy who must have the gospel presented, then that’s why I’m ministering to them. I’m the Great Physician who can bring spiritual healing—salvation—to those who recognize their desperate need.”

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Grace to You

In a specific sense, Jesus is referring in Matthew 6:20 to money, luxury, and wealth. He is saying that to lay up treasure in Heaven is to be generous and ready to share the riches God has given to us, instead of hoarding and stockpiling them. By being generous, you expose yourself to the full potential of all that eternal life can mean. First Timothy 6:18-19 says you are “to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for [yourself] the treasure of a good foundation for the future.” The more you send into Heaven, the greater the glory when you arrive. The greater the investment, the greater the reward. Make it your aim to invest for eternity, where you will never lose your reward.

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'Passion of the Christ' Star Jim Caviezel Calls Abortion 'Great Sin' in America

"Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel has spoken out against abortion in a recent speech, calling it a "great sin" in America. He also reached out with a message of forgiveness to those who have gone through with the practice.

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When Christians Suffer from Depression

Thanks for writing/sharing this Kevin! I’ve struggled with depression from time to time and I’ve found having a group of friends who are strong Christians to be one of the best helps for it. We get together weekly and pray together and it doesn’t seem like that should make such a difference but it has been huge for me. The other thing I find helpful is to memorize scripture that I need frequently. I started with Philippians 4:4-9 because I found myself looking it up so frequently. I pray through it when I feel like I can’t cope. But I’ve memorized a number of helpful passages now and the other helpful thing is that when I start to tell myself lies about myself or God or life, those verses often pop up on their own and remind me of the truth.

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The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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The Behemoth

The Behemoth is a small magazine about a big God and his big world. From the editors of Christianity Today , this ad-free, digital biweekly aims to help people behold the glory of God all around them, in the worlds of science, history, theology, medicine, sociology, Bible, and personal narrative.

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Defining Your Needs

Now, I need to include a quick disclaimer. I'm not talking about the daily physical needs that are essential for human existence, like eating, drinking, sleeping, and adjusting your wardrobe to the climate so you don't overheat or freeze to death. Those are "existence-based" needs, and God has made you a steward over your body (Romans 12:1 and 1 Corinthians 6:15), so it's biblical that you take responsibility for them.

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How Jesus Became God in the Flesh - Apologetics Book: Contra Bart Ehrman: Jesus Christ Claimed to be God

He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross (Colossian 1:15-20).

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What the Next Generation of Medical Missionaries Might Look Like

Although it doesn’t exactly fit the typical caricature of the Christian medical missionary, it could be that many of the next generation of Christians called to medical missions will ply their trade not in the thatched huts of remote villages, but within the walls of research universities, doing the original research and building the healthcare systems that improve health outcomes. Such is state of global healthcare in today’s complex world.

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

I know you’re really excited about what all your friends from 10 years ago are doing with their lives, but wouldn’t your time be better spent calling up your best friend from college and talking to her about her adorable 1-year-old rather than “liking” the picture she posted on Facebook? Try to cut it to less than one hour a day on all social media. Make it less than 20min/day if you’re feeling especially ambitious!

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Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

There is a perception among many evangelicals that Bible study is dangerous. I have heard it articulated by ministers and laypeople alike over the years. Once a woman in my Bible study told me her pastor had discouraged in-depth Bible study, saying it promoted the pursuit of “useless Bible knowledge.” I like to think that’s an oxymoron. If all Scripture is God-breathed and profitable, surely there is no such thing as “useless” Bible knowledge. So, why so many warnings that studying the Bible could actually be perilous to our spiritual health?

26 Over-Sunday schooled, under-churched?

Very nice post and quite thought provoking. Personal perspective: I serve as the volunteer children's pastor at our small Baptist church. Our church has decided to prioritize children in the regular services - I provide a short 5 min 'children's sermon', a sticker, and a clipboard with quiet activities. A hybridized solution that keeps the kids in worship service and works for us. More pointed to the article: Yes, I think it makes a lot of sense. But, I think it makes sense largely in an overlapping perspective with an ever pervasive parental withdrawal on Biblical training for children and youth. My perspective is largely anecdotal (as is the article we comment on) so any conclusions are limited. However, the common attitude we see is 'my kids learn the Bible from their Sunday School teacher', 'my teen learns worldview, ethics, salvation, Bible knowledge from the youth director' and so on. My perspective is that the parent turns over Biblical training to the 'church expert' and that this unfortunate attitude comes first. Then, the decisions to set up separate services for children flows from that attitude.

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Report from Evangile 21 in Geneva

Months later we continue to hear good reports on the second seminar of Evangile 21 (the French-speaking branch of TGC) that took place between May 25 and 28 this year at the Geneva Bible Institute in Switzerland. This conference brought together 650 pastors, other church leaders, and seminary students from France, Switzerland, and Belgium as well as some representatives from Tunisia and French West Africa.

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The evolution of PMS: It may exist to break up infertile relationships

Professor of Molecular Evolution, Michael Gillings, believes that in our evolutionary past there was a hidden selective advantage to PMS, because it increased the chance that infertile pair bonds would dissolve, thus improving the reproductive outcomes of women in such partnerships.

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Dangerous Bible Study and Puffy Christianity

There is a perception among many evangelicals that Bible study is dangerous. I have heard it articulated by ministers and laypeople alike over the years. Once a woman in my Bible study told me her pastor had discouraged in-depth Bible study, saying it promoted the pursuit of “useless Bible knowledge.” I like to think that’s an oxymoron. If all Scripture is God-breathed and profitable, surely there is no such thing as “useless” Bible knowledge. So, why so many warnings that studying the Bible could actually be perilous to our spiritual health?

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http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/823151

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Come learn from Greg Koukl as he demonstrates how to get in the driver's seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. You'll learn how to maneuver comfortably and graciously through the minefields, stop challengers in their tracks, turn the tables andmost importantlyget people thinking about Jesus. Soon, your conversations will look more like diplomacy than D-Day. Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Greg will discuss how to: - Initiate conversations effortlessly - Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively - Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking - Skillfully manage the details of dialogue - Maintain an engaging, disarming style even under attack Tactics provides the game plan for communicating the compelling truth about Christianity with confidence and grace.

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Egypt's Top Muslim Cleric Declares ISIS 'a Danger to Islam'

Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. Militant Islamist fighters held a parade in Syria's northern Raqqa province to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighbouring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said.

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5 Passages in the Bible That Signify What True Love Looks Like

When it comes to true love, who knows better than God. The Bible is a great source to teach us exactly what "real love" is -- not the love we see advertised and marketed on the streets and subway cars. God want us to extend genuine love and grace in all our relationships, and not just the romantic ones.

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WORLD | Plastic facade | Sophia Lee | Aug. 23, 2014

The trip gave me many reasons to pray. I saw much blessing that South Korea has enjoyed over the decades, as it almost miraculously surged from a third-world, war-devastated country to an advanced nation recognized for its economic achievements, technological progress, glamorous pop culture, and passionate church revival. This country literally rose out of ashes, and in those ashes was the blood of thousands of Christian martyrs. Many Christians I interviewed lament that Koreans today,  content with designer clothes and organic apples, have forgotten the meaning of suffering. But that’s not true. People are still suffering, only in a different way.

34 God Is Sovereign <em>and</em> We Are Responsible

I think to admit to mystery and tension in this area can be a convenient way to avoid facing the issues. Few things irritate me more than when I hear people discussing the issue of God’s sovereignty in salvation and someone pipes up and says Christians have been debating this for the history of the Church. Translation: “We can’t know the truth, so it doesn’t matter which side you stand on, and no one should contend for a particular view.” BUT, admitting that we can’t humanly comprehensively understand how God’s sovereignty and human responsibility “meet in the middle” or “overlap” or however one chooses to characterize it, is not inherently the same thing as saying the doctrine is useless, or that we cannot have a systematic theology that includes these important doctrines.

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Christian Group Demands Release of Secret Deal IRS Made With Atheists That Threatens to Censor Houses of Worship

The Faith & Freedom Coalition demanded Monday the release of a secret legal agreement between the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Justice and atheist organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation charging that it is likely to censor churches by "potentially infringing upon their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and association".

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Innovative Apologetics: How We See Affects What We Know

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When Black Victims Become Trending Hashtags

But while these conversations trend and develop among blacks, others are often oblivious to the news or what the trending hashtags mean. It’s a result of the “filter bubble,” our tendency to isolate ourselves online from views that oppose our own. On social media, we tend to follow people who are like us – people who look like us, think like us, and believe like us.

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Biologist John Mattick on Junk DNA, ENCODE, and Intelligent Design

There may also be another factor motivating the Graur et al. and related articles (van Bakel et al. 2010; Scanlan 2012), which is suggested by the sources and selection of quotations used at the beginning of the article, as well as in the use of the phrase "evolution-free gospel" in its title (Graur et al. 2013): the argument of a largely non-functional genome is invoked by some evolutionary theorists in the debate against the proposition of intelligent design of life on earth, particularly with respect to the origin of humanity. In essence, the argument posits that the presence of non-protein-coding or so-called 'junk DNA' that comprises >90% of the human genome is evidence for the accumulation of evolutionary debris by blind Darwinian evolution, and argues against intelligent design, as an intelligent designer would presumably not fill the human genetic instruction set with meaningless information (Dawkins 1986; Collins 2006). This argument is threatened in the face of growing functional indices of noncoding regions of the genome, with the latter reciprocally used in support of the notion of intelligent design and to challenge the conception that natural selection accounts for the existence of complex organisms (Behe 2003; Wells 2011).

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Ten Ways Millennials Are Shaping Local Congregations Today - ThomRainer.com

I have found the results of this survey very interesting. As I agree with some of the conclusions, I must disagree with others. My favorite part of being a part of this generation is our the fact that we do not accept things at face value. We strive to understand why programs are being conducted in a certain fashion. Or, we want to know if a worship service is truly meeting our spiritual needs. If something comes up short, and we see a better way of approaching the said program, event, class, etc., we make sure that the elders are aware. We do respect our elders in the church, however, we recognize the growing impact of technology and therefore we must sometimes remind an older leader of this. We see the people that we can reach through more sophisticated means and we care deeply for their souls. Why wouldn’t you be willing to change a ancient style of communication to meet the needs of the lost souls that so desperately need the church’s attention? One point I highly disagree with is the infrastructure of Sunday morning praise & worship. The sacredness of a Sunday morning devoted to God has always appealed to me.

40 Why Are Corrupted Flood Accounts Significant? - Christian Research Institute

First, similarities between the Genesis Flood account and corrupted Flood accounts are best explained by a “common inheritance.” Put another way, they all derive from the same source—an actual event. It stands to reason that, as descendants of Noah drifted from God and from one another, human embellishments and interpretations would be imported into the actual historical event.

41 What Did Jesus Teach About Homosexuality?

Second, Jesus did speak explicitly about sexual immorality in general and the nature of marriage. He denounced the former (e.g., Matt. 5:28; 15:19) and defined the latter according to Genesis 2:24: “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh” (Matt. 19:5 AT; par. Mark 10:7–8).

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The Deepest Desire of the Christian Heart

Passions like this are awakened by hearing the voice of God — God himself, not a mere man — declare pervasively in his speech that the hallowing of his name is his main goal in history. This is why all things exist.

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Renewing Your Mind | Blessed Are Those Who Mourn | August 13, 2014

Do you live that way? Most of us do not, and how we deal with grief and loss often reveals our core belief about God’s nature and our own heart. As sinful people, we taste the devastating losses of sin and have a propensity to respond in sinful ways. Here are four primary categories that provide a foundation for understanding how we creatively push away the pain of loss. We tend to minimize, spiritualize, rationalize or criticize when we encounter loss. Minimization is the process of not living in the truth. We commonly respond, “It’s not so bad.” This will often lead to a wooden faith, a faith that does not foster deep dependence on God. Spiritualization is the act of hiding behind quick religious clichés. We do not really face our doubts or fears. Rationalization is our attempt to explain away the loss by using our reasons and intellect. “God is in control,” we say. The problem is that we never let the loss touch our heart; we are not honest with God about our struggle. We also tend to criticize, looking for someone to blame or place “fault” upon.

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Ligonier.org

 Although the doctrine of salvation is an important topic of discussion among Christians, there is an alarming amount of disagreement regarding what the Bible actually teaches about salvation. One area of confusion concerns why salvation is necessary at all. Although evangelicals proclaim that we must be saved, very few people specify what it is that we must be saved from. Another area of confusion concerns the way that sinners receive salvation. Throughout church history, the biblical doctrine of salvation by faith alone has often been trivialized and marginalized by efforts to promote salvation through human effort. Confusion also exists about whether people receive salvation through an independent act of their own will or as a result of the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit. In this lecture, Dr. Lawson will address these issues and others, showing that salvation is a gift from God and that fallen human beings can inherit it only after experiencing the new birth.

45 The Bible and Depression - Christian Research Institute

Of course it can be hard to sustain a sense of humor during an experience that is really not so funny. It is urgently necessary to do so….Whatever time is eaten by a depression is gone forever. The minutes that are ticking by as you experience the illness are minutes that you will not know again. No matter how bad you feel you have to do everything you can to keep living, even if all you can do for the moment is breathe. Wait it out and occupy the time of waiting as fully as you can. That’s my big piece of advice to depressed people. 5

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Scripture Is About Our Shame

Once shame is identified, we begin to see it everywhere. Low self-esteem was one phrase we used at ReTrain. Shame often hides under it. And there are scores of other ways shame manifests: feeling contaminated and dirty, feeling exposed and inadequate, feeling like you never belong or fit in. Rejection, failure, worthless, a big fat zero, a disgrace, disgusting, always wanting to hide and cover up, in bondage, unlovable, loser. Thoughts of suicide often emerge out of shame.

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Spiritual Disciplines, Legalism, and Laziness

Spiritual disciplines are a lot like physical exercise. You know it’s important, but it’s not always easy to get excited about leg lifts and pushups. Watch someone who seems naturally drawn to various disciplines, and you can quickly get discouraged, as the subtle strain of legalism infects and paralyzes your efforts toward spiritual growth. It’s no wonder some throw up their hands and give up trying.

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Young Guns Preach 'My Calling is Greater Than My Booty Call' in Joseph Inspired Sermon

Young Guns, a segment that featured three pastors on stage at the same time preaching one sermon was one of the standout parts of this year's "Misfit the Conference," a youth and young adults event which took place in New York City last week.

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The Commonweal Conference

The Commonweal Conference is an annual conference designed to encourage Christians to integrate the Gospel and the biblical worldview into all areas of life.  In particular, The Commonweal Conference engages issues of work, vocation, economics, and general human flourishing from a robust biblical and theological perspective.  While recognizing the radical effects of the sin on human life in this age, this conference also recognizes mankind’s high calling as the image of God to glorify God through obedience to the Creation Mandate (Gen 1:26-28). The Commonweal Conference celebrates the many ways Christ intends to use his people in the world as salt and light (Matt 5:13-16), doing good to all to all as we have opportunity (Gal 6:10).  The Commonweal Conference challenges Christians to embrace work, individual vocation, and economic exchange as key areas for disciples to glorify God by promoting human flourishing.  The Commonweal Conference also aims to equip pastors and teachers (present and future) on these issues so that they may in turn more effectively equip the church.

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8 Inspiring Robin Williams Quotes About Life

Robin Williams' name has been all over the media since he passed away. He was famous for inspiring so many with his comedy and warm heart.

51 Design Revealed for LGBT Memorial at Congressional Cemetery
52 The Fifth Gospel | Bobby Conway
53 Rick Warren in Rwanda Announces Plans to Host All 54 African Nations at Purpose Driven Church Congress
54 The Fifth Gospel with Bobby Conway – Part 2, and Q&A - Christian Research Institute
55 Reflections on the Gospel Project Panel on Calvinism and Mission
56 Mars Hill BoAA Statement
57 Events
58 Christians Can Learn Lessons From Nudity on Reality TV Shows, Says Christian Writer
59 Christian Bridal Shop Faces Wrath of Gay Advocates for Refusing Lesbian Wedding Because It 'Would Break God's Law'
60 WORLD | Midday Roundup: Another shooting as St. Louis protests continue | Leigh Jones | Aug. 13, 2014
61 God's Not Dead: God's Not Dead: Proof from Moral Values
62 11 Lessons from the Church in China
63 Don't Be A Lab Rat
64 What Everyone Should Know About The Problem of Evil - Apologetics Guy
65 Should Christians Take Antidepressants? - Christian Research Institute
66 Do pastors have a responsibility to know apologetics?
67 Mark Driscoll Scratched from the Act Like Men Conference
68 Laurence Moran's Sandwalk Evolves Chloroquine Resistance
69 How Does the ALS Ice-Water Challenge Collect Money Through Social Media? Find Out Here! (VIDEO)
70 'Sin City' Actress Talks Directors in Hollywood 'Blasting Her' for Her Faith and New Revelation-Based Film
71 Innovative Apologetics: The Case Against Islam: Part 1
72 Is Mary Co-Redemptress of the World? - Christian Research Institute
73 Who are the Yazidi people, and what are their beliefs?
74 God Does Not View Your Labors as ‘Filthy Rags’
75 Misinterpreting J. I. Packer on Inerrancy and Hermeneutics
76 The Guardians of the Galaxy 'Awesome Mix' Is the Galaxy's Top Album Right Now
77 Come Reason's Apologetics Notes: Scientism tries to turn man into a monkey
78 Secularism: The Cosmos Is All That Is
79 Testing Jesus
80 US must 'destroy' Islamic State, say religious conservatives - Religion News Service
81 Good luck with that
82 The ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Is Everything Good About Social Media
83 Cladistics Made Easy: Why an Arcane Field of Study Fails to Upset Steve Meyer's Argument for Intelligent Design
84 Thomas Sowell explains how liberal pacifism causes wars
85 Our Mission - Christian Research Institute
86 Twishort / DrOakley1689: Let's consider the words of Pete…
87 Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2 Awards
88 Divine Child Abuse?
89 Justifying Juno - Christian Research Institute
90 Blindness
91 CRI Canada - Christian Research Institute
92 Kid President Organizes a Touching Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher
93 The Essentials - Christian Research Institute
94 WORLD | Family pleads for detained American’s release from North Korea | Rachel Lynn Aldrich | Aug. 13, 2014
95 If you want to annoy the left, then raise your children to be like Texas senator Ted Cruz
96 Report: Discovery Channel Is Duping Real Scientists into Being on Fake Shark Week Documentaries
97 WORLD | Could Paul Ryan bridge the GOP divide to take the White House? | Aug. 13, 2014