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11 Keith Green Songs That Changed Worship Music

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Computing the "Best Case" Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism

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Third Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Graphically Discusses ‘Tissue Procurement’ Process

Following the release of two secretly-recorded videos showing employees of Planned Parenthood discussing the sales of tissues and organs from abortion babies, a third video from the group The Center Medical Progress has been posted to YouTube. The latest video (below) features an extended interview with a former “procurement technician” who graphically discusses how she unknowingly took a job procuring tissues and organs from aborted babies to be sold. The video then also graphically shows parts of a baby aborted at 11 weeks being displayed for an undercover “buyer,” with prices for different body parts being discussed. Warning, the footage is extremely graphic. Planned Parenthood has released several statements condemning the videos, claiming, “There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood.”

John West on Atheist Philosopher Thomas Nagel's "Simple but Profound Objection to Darwinism"

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Truthbomb Apologetics: Sunday Praise: "Liberty" by Shane & Shane

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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Cognitive Dissonance with Life and Death: Thoughts on Planned Parenthood

These wake-up call videos have done more than just energize the weary pro-life advocates—those in the trenches who continue to believe (naively, some cynics would say) that a day is coming when society will once again protect the human rights of preborn children. The Planned Parenthood scandal has also brought to life many “regular” pro-life people who are not usually engaged with this issue on a daily basis. They have been living their lives, minding their own business, not wanting to be zealous crusaders. But they find it impossible not to talk about this horror. They are speaking out—on Facebook, on Twitter, and in conversations with family or friends. They are not dissuaded when Planned Parenthood claims, “The comments were taken out of context!” (This is an especially strange defense considering that both videos can be easily viewed in full, with no editing). Instead, citizens are asking, “In what context would these comments ever be acceptable?”

REPORT: Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack - The Gateway Pundit

What kind of freaking idiots are in charge of our Armed Forces — pardon me, our “unArmed Forces”? What would they prefer that Abdulazeez had been able to kill all the Marines and Sailors at the Naval Support Reserve Center? Let me draw an interesting contrast: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is more concerned about lifting the ban on transgendered Sailors. Mabus has a problem in that for the first time since 2007 the US Navy will not have a Carrier Battle Group operating in the Persian Gulf. But this knucklehead has no problem with the Navy seeking to destroy the career of a Sailor, a commander of an installation, returning fire against an Islamic jihadist attack. I do not care if it was his personal weapon, he deserves a medal for facing the enemy.


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Don’t Waste Death

We can’t ignore death’s implications for our own life. Death is a cruel teacher, but a teacher nonetheless. Satan would rather we not contemplate death. If our minds think about eternal things, it’s less likely we will waste the temporal. If we pause to contemplate what the death of another means for us, we’re faced with questions like: “How long will I live?” “What happens after we die?” “Is there a heaven, and if so, am I going?” “Does God really exist? If so, is he pleased with me?”

The Roots of Christianity’s Pro-Life Stand

He continues: “The pro-life movement was connected intrinsically to the Church’s witness to human dignity going back all the way to the Church's emergence in Jerusalem in the first century. Christians who object to the violence of abortion are in continuity with a long tradition of Christian teaching against the oppression of the vulnerable and against the disposability of human life. The Church, made up of fallen sinners, has done so imperfectly, and some bearing the name of Christ have sometimes stood on the wrong side of human dignity, but the great movements against bloodshed and slavery and exploitation have often come with the prophetic, moral grounding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

One Simple Way to Encourage Your Pastor

It is a difficult situation paid Pastors find themselves these days. In this 21st Century many believers from all traditions have decided to move on from the institution of church to find a more organic ecclesia where their first love Jesus Christ is truly the head of the Church without the rules and regulations imposed by man in the institution. As congregations decline in numbers the career path of Pastors becomes more difficult to maintain. Like many traditional careers in the post modern age (which have disappeared) the position of Pastor is struggling to, Where I live in Australia and In Australia generally many denominations are truly struggling to pay their Ministers/Pastors as congregations shrink.. Those fellowships that have I encounted where they can longer afford a Pastor they have found new hope and new direction following Christ out into their community. I hold no malice towards this career path but the winds of change have arrived and a reformation is happening…to what end lets wait and see. Either way Christ is the answer and unless a Pastor has or can persuade his or her flock to follow them through their total Christ centered life….

Whom Do Tim Keller and Don Carson Look Up To?

The second intervention came a couple of decades later, when I was convicted about the shallowness of my prayer life. In response, I began to dig into the Psalms, and the two resources I relied on were Derek Kidner’s Tyndale commentary and Alec Motyer’s brief but luminous treatment of the Psalms in the New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition . Dr. Motyer’s compact description of the psalmists—that they were people who knew far less about God than we do, yet loved him a great deal more—is a crucial guide for interpreting the anguished cries, shouts of praise, and declarations of love we meet in God’s own Prayer Book. It is clear at some points that we are reading authors who were writing about God’s salvation before the “fullness of time” had come and the Cross laid bare God’s plan for saving the world. And yet the psalmists—with their less granular understanding of the outworkings of it all—did indeed grasp the gospel of salvation by grace, substitutionary atonement, and faith. Across the 150 psalms we see virtually every human condition and emotion set before God and transfigured by prayer.

Aziz Ansari’s New Sitcom ‘Master of None’ Hits Netflix on Nov. 6

Aziz Ansari is headed back to television. Along with some updates about its new original programming, Netflix announced today that Aziz Ansari’s upcoming sitcom Master of None will drop on Nov. 6. The 10-episode series is somewhat based on Ansari’s real life: The show follows a 30-year-old actor in New York City named Dev, who struggles with chronic indecision. Tom Haverford fans have reason to be hopeful: One of the show’s executive producers is the co-creator of Parks Rec , Michael Schur.

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

Philip and Carol Zaleski drew me into a 700-page book in less than six pages. This husband and wife team—Philip is an author of several books and Carol is professor of world religions at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts—examine two of the most famous Inklings and two of their most eager partners in  The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams . Their description of Oxford, with its “cloisters of learning” rising up from “traffic-clogged streets,” establishes one so firmly in the world of the Inklings that any attempt to dislodge oneself would require mental gymnastics.

And Now, the World's Largest Balloon Animal

A guy named Jeremy Telford created a 65-foot-long, 35-foot-high balloon animal because, after all, this is a free country. It took him four days to build the world’s most iconic balloon creation: the wiener dog. The massive latex dachshund includes 8,867 balloons and weighs about 180 pounds. And, really, it’s awesome.

Architect Envisions Urban Sleeping Pods for the Homeless

An architect in the UK has come up with a new design that he believes could help London’s growing homeless population. James Furzer won the Farko International Design Competition for his “Homes for the Homeless” floating urban pods. He’s designed affordable, temporary structures that are affixed to the sides of the buildings above street-level, that can be accessed by ladder. And though they are insulated and include a mattress, the pods are mainly built from plywood around a steel frame. Because of the wide-spread use of anti-homeless design implements like spikes that prevent sleeping in public spaces, Furzer believes that his designs can provide a safe, affordable solution to problems facing urban homeless communities. He explained to The Daily Mail , “The idea would be potentially for a pod like this to be donated to a homeless charity, who could monitor it for a select amount of evening hours."

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T4G Pre-Conference: “Church in Hard Places”

Whoever you are, we hope this workshop encourages you to sacrifice your comfort as you go to minister to the poor on your doorstep or further afield.

How Should Christians Engage Others Online? | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

I went to a wedding recently, where the DJ had all the married couples come to the dance floor. He then would ask couples to leave based on how long they had been married. Ultimately, he got down to the very last couple, a man and a woman who had been married 60 years! After a round of applause, the DJ walked up to the man with his microphone and asked him "what is your secret to staying married for 60 years." The man then clearly revealed his secret: He didn't say a word and signaled that his wife should answer. A smart man knows how to avoid an argument. But you will never be able to avoid arguments in this life. I'm not talking about the shouting matches that end up in people hurting each other's feelings. Those can and should be avoided. I mean arguments like those where both sides provide reasons in a discussion to support their specific positions. You will be faced with those who will challenge you. Arguments are a part of life. I had posted a short video explaining the imago Dei – that all human beings are made in the image of God and share certain attributes that God holds.

Response to an Article on Welfare Recipients in Seattle

First, I ran the numbers given in the article regarding minimum wage and cost of living in Seattle. It’s fairly straightforward, as the author shared a quote (without disputing it) of the prices involved. According to the article, the cost of a one-bedroom apartment is 1200$ a month. The cost of child care was about 900$ a month. That adds up to 2100$. Now we do the math on the wages. $15 an hour, 40 hours a week, about 4.5 weeks per month = 2700$. Now this is basically granting the most possible money because some months do only get 4 pay checks, but we’ll go with it.

Babies Halt the Great Commission

It took nearly 2,000 years for the gospel to spread from the early church to nearly half the world’s population. In 1900, 45.7 percent of people everywhere were aware of the gospel, according to the Center for the Study of Global Christianity (CSGC) at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. More than 100 years later, that number has grown to more than 70 percent.

Really Recommended Posts 7/31/15- Planned Parenthood, the next Earth, the Quran, and more!

I’m pleased to present to you, dear readers, another round of “Really Recommended Posts.” This round includes posts on science, the Quran, Planned Parenthood, and a four-legged snake.

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