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Douglas Groothuis - Read Along Interview

Today's interview is with Dr. Doug Groothuis, professor of philosophy at Denver Seminary, and author of the newly-released apologetics textbook: Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Biblical Faith. He talks about the scope and purpose of this book, the overall structure, the uniqueness of this book as an apologetics textbook with a cumulative case, the spiritual discipline of study and the life of the mind, the benefits of study and intentional reading, and strategies for ... See More working through large books/material. This interview is the introduction to the Read Along with Apologetics315 project, which begins Friday, September 9th. Enjoy.

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Discipleship Isn't What You Think It Is

I'm fascinated by the parts of the Bible that leave us to wonder what happened when the story is over. For example, how did the formerly demon-possessed man live after he moved out of the cemetery, gave up his chains, and returned to family and community? How did Lazarus live once he'd removed the wrappings? What was Zaccheus's life like after he started giving the money back to those he'd robbed? And how did that prodigal son and his snarky older brother work out their future in their father's house?

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Mid-August 2018 Presuppositional Apologetics’ Links

Thanks for the links, Jim. As I was looking at ‘Atheism: Three Problems that Result in a Strikeout ‘ and ‘Powerful Proof for God 2 Minutes’, it occurred to me that the most Powerful proof we have of God’s Existence is the believer’s experience of God’s Presence. True, not all believers experience God’s Power (Manifestations of The Holy Spirit), but what’s common among us all seems to be The Holy Spirit’s Revealing of God’s Presence within us. A skeptic can’t experience this while resisting The Call of The Spirit, because one must accept The Presence of God willingly. I’m sure there are skeptics which try to explain this away, but they can’t really know what they’re talking about unless they experience it. (Hope I’m putting this right; seems so hard to present it in words).

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Un-Placed: 5 Ways to Love Someone Grieving a Failed Adoption

In the past two years, we’ve walked with two dear couple friends through the grief of a failed adoption placement. Both couples were selected by a birth mother through a private adoption agency. They built a relationship with her, had baby showers, prepared a nursery, waited months, and excitedly packed their car for the hospital while the birth mother labored—only to unload the car and re-enter a childless home when she made the decision to parent rather than place the baby. Our community struggled to care for them in the aftermath of this unique sadness because of its complexity. Although failed placements are actually quite common, the experience was foreign to us, and we were at a loss for how to love and care for them well. Through honest conversations and grieving together, the following five principles emerged as a helpful framework to care for families enduring the grief of a failed placement. 1. Validate Their Loss Although no death has occurred, the sting of loss is keenly felt following the news of a failed adoption placement. These expectant parents are grieving more than disappointment or the loss of a dream or time; they are longing to hold a particular child they loved and prepared for specifically .

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13 Important Questions for the Christian Science Worldview | Cold Case Christianity

So, Could This Be True? Every worldview has to be both internally and externally consistent. The challenge for Christian Science appears to exist at both levels. There are a number of philosophical questions (and Biblical Questions for that matter) exposing the internal contradictions of the worldview. In addition, it would be difficult (if not impossible) to measure whether or not Christian Science is externally consistent if we can’t trust our observations in the material world in the first place. For these reasons, the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) worldview does not pass the test of internal and external examination.

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The FAQs: What Christians Should Know About Social Justice

What is social justice? Should Christians advocate for social justice? Is it even a term that Christians should use? Over the past few years the rise of the term “social justice” among Christians has coincided with a growing level of misunderstanding, misuse, and misapplication of the term. Here are a few things Christians should know about social justice. Where did the term “social justice” originate? Jesuit priest  Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio  coined the term in the 1840s and based the concept on the teachings of Thomas Aquinas. Taparelli used the term to refer to the ordinary and traditional conception of justice applied to the constitutional arrangements of society. At the time, Taparelli’s concept was considered a significant contribution to conservative political philosophy. Taparelli has a good claim, the religious historian Thomas Patrick Burke says , to being the “father of Catholic social teaching.” As Burke notes, one of Taparelli’s students wrote the first draft of Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical  Rerum Novarum ( On the Condition of the Working Classes ), the first papal statement on “the social question.

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Roe v. Wade as an economic boost? This gives new meaning to “nickel-and-diming” people to death. Chelsea Clinton’s worldview is shared by countless folks who find the cost of life too high, and think the unborn should pay the price. bit.ly/2LaaWXm pic.twitter.com/RKSod32eTm

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In Belgium a request from a 9-year-old to end his life is taken seriously. While his parents can intervene and veto the request, absent such a veto, the same black box that has ended the life of more than four thousand adults will consider his request. bit.ly/2wf0QPI pic.twitter.com/fellyL4HfW

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14 God Sends You Back to School

One of the implications of being a student is that you are planning something. Your plan may not be clear, but you did not come to study so that you could waste the rest of your life. You have come because you believe that these studies will make you more fruitful. And as your plan for a life of fruitfulness takes shape, which would you rather say, “If I’m lucky, I will live and do this or that. By chance, I may live and do this or that. As fate may have it, I will live and do this or that”? Or would you rather say, “If the Lord wills, I will live and do this or that” (James 4:15)?

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17 Q&A: Answering Questions Of An Agnostic Brother

Craig argues that our moral experience is on par with our physical experience. Our five senses tell us that the physical world is real, that you are really sitting there reading this blog post. In a similar way, your moral senses tell you what is good and what is evil. Now, we can’t get outside of our moral senses to test whether they’re giving us reliable information, but neither can we get outside of our physical senses to test whether they’re giving us reliable information. Should we, therefore, conclude that we can’t know what the physical world is like? Of course not. But then, why should we deny the existence of objective morality because we can’t get outside of our moral perceptions to test their reliability? I’ve noticed that most skeptics, in trying to knock down the epistemological justification of the second premise of the moral argument, they tend to make arguments that would undermine our 5 senses if the same logic was applied to them. For example, some will point out that different people have disagreements on whether a certain action is morally right or wrong (e.

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Christians Have the Best Explanation for the Fine-Tuning of the Universe

Alister E. McGrath in his book, “Mere Apologetics: How to Help Seekers & Skeptics Find Faith”   wrote, “Reality is emblazoned with signs pointing to the greater reality of God. We need to connect the dots and see the overall picture.”   It wasn’t that long ago when cosmologists discovered that our universe required very specific settings in order to support life. Just like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” our universe is “just right” in order that we may exist. This is often called the “Fine-Tuning Argument” and it’s an important concept to understand because it’s one of the strongest pieces of evidence in the cumulative case of Christianity.

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Taking the Bible Literally is One Way of Abusing the Bible

"Do you take the Bible literally?" I've been asked that question countless times, usually by atheists or skeptics, but sometimes by others who want to understand my point of view. But like most questions about important things, this one is a little over-simplified and unclear. Much of the confusion comes in from the use of the words "take" and "literal."

25 Are Nature and Scripture Compatible?

Those who read this blog often know that I interact with many internal discussions to Christianity because I believe it is important that we are defending a correct worldview, not just generally, but specifically. If people are looking for a reason to reject a general worldview, they will look at the details of certain views within that worldview to find contradictions with reality. When those contradictions are discovered, they become a stumbling block to the skeptic. And the Christian who promotes such contradictions (despite their noble intentions) become a liability to completion of the Great Commission. A willingness to reinterpret raw data of nature and scripture allows skeptics to understand that we are committed to discovering the truth and that if a challenge is valid, it will be addressed in a way that contradiction is removed from our worldview. When contradiction with reality does not exist in our presented worldview, there is no logical reason to deny its truth. Rather the truth must be suppressed.

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Provo Police announce arrest in cold case murder of 60-year-old woman

(KUTV) – Detectives have made an arrest in the 2014 cold case murder of a 60-year-old woman in her Provo home.

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Atheism: An Irrational Worldview

Clearly, atheism is not a rational worldview. It is self-refuting because the atheist must first assume the opposite of what he is trying to prove in order to be able to prove anything. As Dr. Cornelius VanTil put it, “[A]theism presupposes theism.” Laws of logic require the existence of God—and not just any god, but the Christian God. Only the God of the truth and the transcendent can be the foundation for knowledge ( Proverbs 1:7 ; Colossians 2:3 ). Since the God of Scripture is immaterial, sovereign, and beyond time, it makes sense to have laws of logic that are immaterial, universal, and unchanging. Since God has revealed Himself to man, we are able to know and use logic. Since God made the universe and since God made our minds, it makes sense that our minds would have an ability to study and understand the universe. But if the brain is simply the result of mindless evolutionary processes that conveyed some sort of survival value in the past, why should we trust its conclusions? If the universe and our minds are simply the results of time and chance, as the atheist contends,

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Perspective | Holy atheism, Batman! Why superheroes might not believe in God.

But in superhero comics, Nietzsche’s metaphor is a literal, mundane plot point. Superheroes are always killing one god or the other. Batman in one comic kicked the wrath of God in the face and booted him out of Gotham. In “Wonder Woman,” the heroine defeats Ares, the god of war. And in “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” Star-Lord, who doesn’t even have any superpowers to speak of, beats his dad, Ego, the Living Planet, who, like the name says, is a planet-size deity. Wonder Woman defeats Ares — who, again, is a god. The divine is transcendent, powerful, beyond human control. But in superhero stories, human-size folks — the people we identify with — push gods around willy-nilly.

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What Criminal Trials Teach Us About Objective Moral Truth | Cold Case Christianity

I’ve been involved in numerous criminal trials over the years, most involving cold-case murderers. In many of these cases, the outcome was influenced (in large part) by activity outside the presence of the jury. There are legal rules both sides must follow when conducting the prosecution and defense. Sometimes these rules allow one side to take advantage of the other in subtle, yet powerful ways. If a rule allows one attorney to benefit strategically (while staying within the applicable legal restrictions) most lawyers will capitalize on this opportunity to gain an advantage (so long as they are within their legal right to do so). Here, as in every part of our society, there is an important distinction between legality and morality ; between what is legally permissible and what is morally virtuous . This distinction highlights God’s role in the existence of objective moral truth, as it exposes the inability of culture to provide an objective, transcendent moral law.

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Say No: You Have Five Seconds to Kill It // Six Steps to Defeating Sexual Sin

Given the chance, lust will quickly consume your thoughts. In this lab, John Piper explains why we only have about five seconds to get the upper hand. For the study guide, visit https://www.desiringgod.org/labs/say-... #LookAtTheBook

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7 Ways to Tell if a NT Text Contains Early Content

One of the most powerful ways a person can know that the testimony of Jesus is not the product of late legendary fictions is the evidence of pre-New Testament (pre-NT) material found in the New Testament text. Perhaps the most popular and important of the pre-NT material is the resurrection creedal formulation of 1 Corinthians 15:3-7. Other important pre-NT material includes Colossians 1:15-20 and the hymn of Philippians 2:5-11. Gary Habermas also includes the following texts from Acts as pre-NT material: Acts 1:21-22; 2:22-36; 3:13-16; 4:8-10; 5:29-32; 10:39-43; 13:28-31. [1] Habermas’s writings indicate that there are many, many more of these early texts.

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Q & A with Dr. Craig: How to Cure Slow Thinking

I have a question regarding those apologetics-discussions that come up when I am trying to share my Christian faith. Although I was raised in a fervently Christian home where I received a good education in the faith, and although I am currently studying philosophy at an excellent Christian academic institution (which has also been building up my faith, as my professors are doing a good job of relating sound philosophy to Christian faith), I find that I struggle with apologetics-discussions. I often find myself to be unable to formulate a ready reply on the spot - which distresses me, considering that 1 Peter 3:15 exhorts us to "always be ready to give an account for the hope that is in you." The problem seems to be that I am a slow thinker. I can usually come up with a good answer AFTER the fact, having given it some prayer and reflection, but I am often stumped for an answer on the spot.

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Did Catholic Priests Who Molested Children Commit the Worst Sin?

It is common for people to believe that all sins are equal. But where does the Bible say this? According to James, all sins are equal in the sense of making the sinner a lawbreaker before God (2:10). But this does not mean all sins are equal in their moral wrongness.

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Are You Guilty of This Common Apologetic Error?

Christian apologists often respond to the Problem of Evil by pointing out that atheism has its own problem of evil. There’s a good case to be made here. The problem is, frequently I hear Christian apologists making a bad one instead. So this is a bit of internal correction I want to offer my friends on a common apologetic error

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Top Ten Christian Apologists

This list’s standards are based mostly of my opinions and the impact these ministries have had overall on the defense of the Christian Faith. These great apologists have helped me as a young apologists and many other Christians as well. This is my personal list of the top ten modern day Christian apologists. Also, these apologists are the ones that I have come across, so if you have any other great apologists, then let me know. Finally, here are my top ten picks for the defenders of the Christian Faith.

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A Case for Creation 101: God's Nature - The Trinity

A misunderstanding that many people have about Christianity, especially those in other religions such as Islam, is the concept of the Trinity. Christians are often accused of “poly-theism” (worshipping multiple gods). However, this is not what Christianity teaches about the Trinity. As we study through Genesis you will notice times where God uses the plural term “We” or “Us,” and there are many times throughout the Old Testament where people meet God in human form, often referred to as a Christophany or Theophany. In addition, the New Testament gives us many examples where Jesus Himself claims to be God; and it is through the Holy Spirit that believers are given revelation and power to do God’s work. The concept of the Trinity is not a problem for Christianity, it is a solution to what we find about God and His nature in the Scriptures.

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Two killers are finally going to prison after 35 years. Behind the scenes of a cold case plea deal

"It's been a long time coming for this, for our family, to finally have some closure to what happened to Tim 35 years ago," she said. "We are a family of faith. We're Christian people, and we forgive you. ... We also hope that whoever you pray to forgives you, and we hope that you will just ask for forgiveness and spend the rest of your living life behind bars."

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#376 – God’s Word Revives the Soul (Psalm 19:7)

This is such a great verse. It’s the hinge verse in Psalm 19. What I mean by that is that for the first six verses we see a picture of God’s glory in creation about how the heavens declare his glory. The sky proclaims his handiwork and how the world is speaking, shouting really all the time from the rising of the sun to its going down. Everywhere in the world we see creation shouting the glory of God and the goodness of God and the wonder of God. But then you get verse 7, and as you’re always thinking there’s no way you could get any higher than this when it comes to God’s revelation of himself, it goes even higher and basically the psalmist takes God’s revelation in the world and says what’s even greater is God’s revelation of himself in his word, and you see the law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul.

41 [PODCAST] Are Christians too judgmental? & Did Jesus promise us anything we ask in faith?

Are Christians too judgmental? & Did Jesus promise us anything we ask in faith?

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NARAL Launches Abortion-Themed Ice Cream Flavor; Franklin Graham Calls It 'Disgusting'

A chapter of one of America's leading abortion advocacy groups has helped to create a new abortion-themed ice cream flavor as a sign of opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Baby Kissed by Pope Francis Recovers From Brain Tumor, Will Start School in Fall

The parents of a girl who recovered from a brain tumor after she was kissed on the head by Pope Francis continued to celebrate her recovery Friday with a $50,000 donation toward pediatric brain tumor research.

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Did God Command Genocide In the Bible?

For more resources visit: http://reasonablefaith.org On October 25, 2011 at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, Richard Dawkins was invited by the Oxford student Christian Union to defend his book The God Delusion in public debate with William Lane Craig. The invitation remained open until the last minute. However, Dawkins refused the challenge and his chair remained empty. Craig then gave a lecture to a capacity audience on the weaknesses of the central arguments of the book and responded to a panel of academics. The event, which was chaired by atheist Prof. Peter Millican, was part of The Reasonable Faith Tour 2011 sponsored by UCCF, Damaris & Premier Christian Radio. In this short clip, Dr Craig responds to a question about whether God commanded genocide in the Bible. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith on Facebook: http://www.facebook.

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Mormons Claiming to Be the Only True Church With New Name Guidelines, Al Mohler Says

Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, has explained that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' name change announcement holds a theological significance evangelicals should be aware of.

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Iran Sentences 12 Christians to Year in Prison for House Church Worship, Evangelism

An Iranian court has sentenced 12 Christians to one year in prison for holding worship meetings and evangelizing — crimes that Iran considers to be "propaganda activities."

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Flightless Birds

When we think of birds, we think of flight. But it appears the Creator had other plans, too. Along with birds of the air, He made birds that dash across the grassy plains and swim gracefully under the open sea!

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Food For The Poor - Donor Gifts - The Eric Metaxas Show

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Max Lucado Reminds Sex Abuser Pastors, Priests That God Calls Them His Enemies

Christian author and preacher Max Lucado has warned both evangelical pastors and Catholic priests caught up in sex abuse that God has harsh words for them in the Bible.

51 Holy Atheist Batman! | Think Christian
52 How to Turn a Conversation Toward Spiritual Things
53 Religious skeptic gets his questions answered
54 3 Christian Urban Legends That Need to Die
55 Infographic: Bible Reading Habits - Bible Gateway Blog
56 Seven Reasons Why We Should Not Accept Millions of Years
57 Vatican: Francis will meet clerical sex abuse victims when he visits Ireland - Premier
58 Christian counsellor: Look to Jesus on how to deal with anger - Premier
59 Can We Really Do All Things Through Christ?
60 4 in 10 Evangelical Churchgoers Say Their Church Teaches Prosperity Gospel
61 “Are the commandments binding today?”
62 US students topple Confederate soldier statue in North Carolina
63 Italian Evangelical Alliance calls for Christians to support Genoa survivors - Premier
64 The Odds of a Cell Forming Randomly by Chance Alone
65 How to falsify a religion using scientific or historical evidence
66 Facebook joins Twitter, Google and YouTube in deliberately purging conservative voices
67 Rose McGowan Wanted Us To Believe All Sexual Abuse Allegations...Until Her Friend Was Implicated
68 College Doesn’t Change Your Heart, It Reveals It
69 John The Doubtist: Jesus' Surprising Response To A Doubting Prophet
70 The Unexpected Apologist
71 I can’t believe in a God that would condone genocide
72 Good Missions Strategies. Bad Gospel.
73 The Ontological Argument
74 The Incubator Bird: Nest Engineers
75 Nancy Pearcey Urges Inconsistent Materialists: Love Thy Body | Evolution News
76 Five Principles to Respond to Claims That Jesus is a Copy-Cat (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity
77 The Christian Post
78 Tide Pod Vestments and Child Abuse | The Stream
79 8 Things Kids Should Know About Hell
80 That's Just YOUR Interpretation! Really?
81 When It's Right for Christians to Break the Law
82 Evidence and Skepticism: The teaching of Jesus is clear
83 Why Are There So Many Skeptics on College Campuses?
84 Netflix Pulls Reviews So That Viewers Can't Leave Response ⋆ WayneDupree.com
85 Christian charity labels National Living Wage unacceptable - Premier
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88 In This Day and Age, Evangelism Is Spelled: A-P-O-L-O-G-E-T-I-C-S | Cold Case Christianity
89 The Dirty Little Secret About Dating the Gospels
90 Robert P. George
91 The Necessity of Apologetics: A Plan to Implement
92 The Work of Textual Criticism
93 Democrats Are Fielding Even More Anti-Semitic Candidates For Congress
94 Does Cancer Disprove Intelligent Design? | Evolution News
95 Does Ancient Art from Pompeii Prove the Bible Supports Gay “Marriage”?