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The Biology of the Second Reich: Social Darwinism and the Origins of World War 1

This 14-minute documentary tells the little-known story of the influence of Social Darwinism on German militarism leading up to World War 1, including an exp...

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Eerie video shows just how similar Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are

FILE--Phoenix Suns' Charles Barkley chats with Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan during the closing moments of Game 5 in the NBA Finals at the Chicago Stadium in this June 18, 1993, file photo. If Michael Jordan returns to the NBA, he'll almost certainly have Charles Barkley with him. Working as a broadcaster on the NBA playoffs for Turner Sports, Barkley sounded excited Tuesday, April 24, 2001 by the prospect of a joint comeback with Jordan. Barkley said he would return to the court if he could getback in shape _ and had some company.(AP Photo/John Swart, File) ORG XMIT: NY172

2 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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Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child - NBC News

As in the past, families in the urban Northeast will spend more than families in the urban South and rural parts of the U.S., or roughly $282,480. When adjusting for projected inflation, the report found that a child born last year could cost a middle-income family an average of about $304,480. The USDA's annual report, based on the government's Consumer Expenditure Survey, found families were consistent in how they spent their money across all categories from 2012 to 2013. The costs associated with pregnancy or expenses accumulated after a child becomes an adult, such as college tuition, were not included.

4 The TC Apologetics Daily

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My Friend is Depressed. What Should I Do?

So what I would do is be as empathetic and loving to your friend as possible, and then engage in a conversation about who else could be told about this. Maybe your friend will have an adverse reaction and try to stop you. If that’s the case, you have to just go to a parent, counselor, pastor or really anyone you trust and let them know everything you know. Your friend’s desire for your actions can’t outweigh your desire for their well-being.

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Teach Believers What Happened to Them in Conversion

So it is the task of parents and Sunday school teachers and small group leaders and pastors to teach people what happened to them. Never assume that people understand how God saved them. All of us have only partial knowledge of this. And most of the New Testament is designed to increase our knowledge of how God saved us (in history and in our souls), and what is true of him and us now in this new relationship.

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How to have a rich seminary journey

Piper, popular author, speaker and founder of Desiring God ministries, preached from John 8:28-32, a sermon he called “Don’t Waste Your Theological Education.” In his message to a standing-room-only audience in Alumni Memorial Chapel, Piper applied the theme of his ministry, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him,” to the pursuit of theological education.

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The Spirit Is Willing But the Schedule Is Tight

So if the Spirit is willing to set up divine appointments, how should we prepare to respond—even when our schedule is full? There are no magic answers, but here are a few things to prayerfully consider.

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Thou Desirest Truth in the Inmost Parts

In this episode, in what is mostly easily explained as a drug-erased haze, Kevin dreams that Dean has trapped a dog in the post office box across the street and, in the dream, has handed him the gun. What Kevin doesn’t realize is he’s actually unconsciously combining some experiences he has no idea his children are having. Just after the episode begins, Jill and her friends are out in the woods near a refrigerator in which a bullied teenager was locked on October 14—and then disappeared. It’s a kind of a dare, an attempt to pay ironic honor to the departed boy while also proving who can stay in there the longest, flirting with death by suffocation. But never that seriously, like anything these teenagers do: it’s juvenile danger, a way to feel alive without actually fearing death. Suicide by suggestion.

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How ‘Blackfish’ Helped Cause SeaWorld to Lose a Third of Its Value

t's values-free to say that expertly crafted film making brings real change. If the film maker uses textbook propaganda techniques as Ms. Cowperthwaite did, loading only the facts, emotions and tainted perspectives that serve her cause, she is assured success. Here in San Diego, home of a Sea World franchise, my two high school aged children were shown the film. One has joined the boycott. The other, after viewing "the rest of the story," ended her short-lived boycott and supports Sea World, especially viewing that its efforts to promote and preserve sea life far outweigh anthropomorphic speculation about an orca's happiness. (One student who appeared in the school's anti-Sea-World YouTube video now works at Sea World. And yes, they know.) To me, Blackfish only illustrates the gullibility of our species and the dangers of popular media.

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Ask RC: How much detail do we need to go into when evangelizing?

A person brought to an understanding of their need for redemption, and God’s provision in Christ is now well prepared for more. We catechize converts quickly, but not before they are converts. Such a one, I would argue, needs to come to understand the glorious truths contained in the Apostles’ Creed . And from there, the convert, like the rest of us, is called to learn the whole counsel of God. We are called, after all, not to make mere converts but disciples , teaching them to obey whatsoever He has commanded (Matthew 28:20).

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Groom Poorly Fakes Death to Get Out of Wedding

Y ou'd have to be crazy to not get a little nervous in the days leading up to your wedding. It's a big commitment, and it's important to take those pre-marriage jitters seriously. Most likely, they just mean you're human, and you've got some perfectly normal anxieties. But if you have real doubts about the wedding, you may have to make some drastic decisions. Such was the case of Connecticut's Tucker Blandford, who was engaged a Brit named Alex Lanchester. Tucker had some doubts about the wedding and decided to call it off in dramatic fashion: by calling Lanchester, lowering his voice to mimic his father's, and telling her:

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Who were the Jesus Seminar? Should anyone have taken them seriously?

Was having a conversation Sunday evening with the woman I am mentoring and she brought up the Jesus Seminar – a small group of naturalistic, pluralistic academics. Apparently, someone’s child went to college, heard about them, and lost their faith because of their writings. I wanted to find a good article for her on this, and since Dr. William Lane Craig has debated most of the leading scholars in the Jesus seminar, (e.g. – John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, Roy Hoover, Gerd Ludemann, Robert Price, John Shelby Spong, etc.), I chose an article by Dr. Craig. I also link to two debates that Dr. Craig did with Jesus Seminar people below.

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Truthbomb Apologetics: Peter Kreeft on How to Communicate

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!

15 Atheism and Objective Morality

These atheist thinkers are exactly right—on atheism, there literally is no right and wrong; thus, any moral judgment is nothing more than a matter of opinion (whether one person’s or most of the world’s population). Yet, one of our deepest intuitions as human beings is that some things really are good and some evil. As humans, we truly apprehend an immaterial realm of moral truths. This is because we are made in God’s image, and have been created with the proper faculties to discern good and evil. Thus, objective morality fits well with a theistic worldview, but finds no place in an atheistic worldview. Christian theism explains our moral experience, but atheism can’t.

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Part 3 – The importance of the body | Can Jesus heal mental illness?

We could never imagine a more exalted status for our bodies than that they would be considered members of Jesus Christ himself and the dwelling place of God the Holy Spirit. The Bible’s emphasis on the importance of our bodies means that we must love, honor, and care for them. We can do this in any number of ways. In the context of 1 Corinthians 6 we do this by pursuing sexual purity. First Timothy 4:8 makes clear that we can accomplish this with physical exercise, which is of some value.

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Truthbomb Apologetics: The Future of Science

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!