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Charges Dropped Against Guitar Shredding Hero Arrested for Playing National Anthem on July 4

We’ve got some good news to report to anyone who loves freedom and shredding guitar solos: A court in Florida has dropped all charges against Lane Pittman, the man arrested for performing a sweet rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" for a large crowd in Neptune Beach on July 4. Following his blistering piece of rock mastery, police swooped in and arrested the real-life guitar hero for disturbing the peace. In an interview on the RELEVANT Podcast shortly after his arrest, Pittman explained how the police actually gave him permission to shred before his performance, and he never intended to defy the law. Like any great American, Pittman decided he could not stand for this blatant act of tyranny, and fought the charges. Well today, Pittman posted an update that our founding fathers would be proud to read: ALL. GLORY. TO GOD. The State Attorney’s office has decided to drop all charges!!!! SO pumped!! Thank you for all the prayers, kind words, and thoughts!! It means the world!! I want to thank my attorney Caleb Rowland for all the work he did for me. Can’t even explain the way I’m feeling. God is so good!! #FREEDOM #letitringbaby #DTWD #notaconvict #TURNUP #justiceprevailed #hallelujah #igersjax #DUUUVAAALLL #faceoffreedom #redwhitenblue #13stars50bars #merica

What If People Stopped Believing in Darwin?

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

Here’s the Trailer for ‘The Masked Saint’ About a Wrestling, Crime-Fighting Pastor

We finally have our first look at the upcoming faith-based film The Masked Saint, about a struggling former pro-wrestler who becomes a pastor, as well as a crime fighting masked vigilantly who patrols the streets at night beating up criminals. Please read that description again, and let the words sink in. Amazingly, the movie is based on a true story. The film is also the last movie to feature real wrestling legend and actor Roddy Piper before he passed away following a heart attack last month.

Christian Apologetics Ministry Crossexamined.org

At CrossExamined.org we focus on Christian Apologetics. We seek to present evidence that the Bible is true. Our organization was founded in 2006 as a Christian Apologetic Ministry

Governor Scott Walker Joins Republican Presidential Race, Has Long Pro-Life Record on Abortion

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made his Republican campaign for president official today with an announcement video declaring "I'm the only fighter who actuall

Marble Collegiate Church Says Donald Trump Is Not An Active Member

The historic Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York where leading 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters Thursday that he is a member, said Friday that the billionaire real estate mogul is not an active member.

Adorable Little Children Teach Us the Power of Prayer

These little children are such a blessing. Listening to them explain the power of prayer, and who they thank in prayer, will light up your soul.

How Salmon Adjust from Fresh Water to Salt Water, and Back Again

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

WORLD | War Room | Bob Brown | Sept. 5, 2015

In the film War Room, many viewers will recognize their own family’s struggles. While modern culture promotes a slew of strategies to retreat from marital

Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Michael Brown's New Book (Plus Some Fun Interaction Toward the End on Other Important Matters) - Alpha and Omega Ministries

I was joined my Michael Brown today to discuss his new book, Outlasting the Gay Revolution.  I had read the book a few months ago, and it is now available.  We discussed the principles he lays out for a “multi-generational approach” to the subject.  We covered that during the first 45 minutes, and then we discussed …

Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Captive’: The Story of the ‘Purpose Driven Life’ Hostage Stand-off

Kate Mara (House of Cards, Fantastic Four) and David Oyelowo (Selma) talk about faith, redemption and the power of forgiveness in this featurette about their upcoming film Captive. The movie is based on the book An Unlikely Angel, which recounts the true story of Brian Nichols, an escaped inmate who kidnapped a mother and recovering drug addict Ashley Smith, holding her hostage. While captive, the two read Rick Warren’s best-selling faith devotional The Purpose Driven Life before Nichols' eventual surrender.

Trippy New PSA Uses Internet Memes to Warn of the Dangers of Smoking

The Truth Campaign has posted its latest anti-smoking PSA online—a few days before its TV debut on the MTV VMAs—and it’s pretty trippy. The spot takes place at a house party where characters from random Internet memes randomly materialize to warn teens of the dangers of smoking cigarettes and even hookahs. If there’s anything that will serve as a deterrent from a life-long nicotine addiction, it’s a unicorn vomiting rainbows all over you.

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A Dad in China Takes a Year and Builds a Lifesize Transformer

After Wang Liansheng of China took his son to see one of the Transformers movies, he bought his son a action figure of one of the car-heroes. As kids do, his son asked for a bigger robot. Liansheng took this request to heart . And after a year of welding and probable Shia LaBeouf-style motivation , he gave his son a life-sized replica of the Bumblebee Transformer made from scrap car parts. The less lively—but more real—Bumblebee stands five meters tall and weighs about three tons.

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ThinkChristian on Twitter

You may meet God in nature, but you still need church http://thinkchristian.reframemedia.com/the-somewhat-sacred-outdoors … pic.twitter.com/aYu9rNgEeh

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The Briefing 08-28-15

1) Duke freshman rejects explicit graphic novel assignment over temptation, not offense

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Seeking Worship that Resembles the Complexion of Heaven

We must be proactive in welcoming newcomers. For us this includes initiatives like placing diverse “welcome team” members at every entry point and major junction who not only greet with a warm smile but invite the opportunity to meet any need (they wear a lanyard around their necks that reads “Ask Me!”). It means continuing to reserve a portion of the precious time we have in our 75-minute worship services for “passing the peace.” And it means enlarging our “Welcome Center” significantly so that it becomes a prominent architectural feature to communicate the welcoming nature of the gospel, rather than an add-on space to an old historic building.

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Even Unbelievers Are True Believers

At the numerous criminal trials where I have played a role, I’ve encountered many professional unbelievers. They’re known as defense attorneys. While the detectives and prosecutors believe the defendant is a murderer, the defense team works diligently as though he is not. From the perspective of the jury, it may appear the defense is filled with unbelievers (people who reject the guilt of the defendant), but I’ve discovered this isn’t always the case. As it turns out, even unbelievers believe in something, and in this case it isn’t always the innocence of their client. In my experience as a homicide detective, I’ve discovered three kinds of defense attorneys and all of them are “true believers”:

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Molinism vs Calvinism: William Lane Craig and Paul Helm

For more resources from Reasonable Faith visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org For more resources from Unbelievable visit: http://www.premier.org.uk/unbelievable In November 2013, Dr William Lane Craig was invited to the radio show Unbelievable, hosted by Justin Brierley, on Premier Christian Radio in the United Kingdom. The topic of discussion on this day was "Calvinism vs Molinism." William Lane Craig is a Christian philosopher and leading proponent of Molinism, a view of divine sovereignty that seeks to reconcile God's fore-ordination with human free will. Paul Helm is a leading Calvin Scholar. He defends the view that God predestines the future, limiting human freedom. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel which contains short clips: http://www.youtube.com/drcraigvideos Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Like the Reasonable Faith Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/reasonablefa... For Paul Helm: http://paulhelmsdeep.

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How Often Should We Voice Our Views on Homosexuality Online?

So my answer to this group of women who have this rightful concern is, No. Don’t just spread opinions, but yes, do give careful, well reasoned, biblically saturated, well informed, compassionate, Christ-exalting, humble convictions about the issues of our day. There is not enough of that. There is plenty of opinion, but there is not enough of that. Then let the chips fall where they will. If you get criticized, you get criticized. If we stop speaking because we are afraid of criticism of stirring up people’s slandering us, we will never communicate in any public forum. Don’t be intimidated by negative feedback.

9 Triablogue: William Lane Craig On Extraordinary Claims, Dwindling Probabilities

Here's the audio from one of William Lane Craig's Defenders classes several years ago (series 1, section 13, part 17), in which he discusses the idea that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and the notion of dwindling probabilities. Both issues are often brought up by skeptics. I've even seen an Eastern Orthodox appeal to the concept of dwindling probabilities to suggest that we can't rely on a historical argument for the canon of scripture. Craig's discussion of dwindling probabilities includes some comments about an exchange he had on the subject with Alvin Plantinga. Craig also brings up some helpful illustrations on both topics, extraordinary claims and dwindling probabilities. A lot of good points are made. I recommend listening to the whole thing. It's only a little more than half an hour long.

10 From Slave to Queen to Nun: Advancing the Kingdom of God Through Vocation

Bathild’s service brought her to the attention of Clovis II, king of Neustria and Burgundy, who married her in spite of her status as a slave. Bathild became queen and eventually, when Clovis died, ruled as regent until her eldest son came of age. By the grace of God, Bathild was elevated from a place of subservience and impotence to a place of authority and power. Instead of using her new status primarily to benefit herself, she used her new authority to benefit others. Because of her early life as a slave, Bathild had great empathy for the poor and downtrodden. Her rule was characterized by giving to and caring for the poor, including decreasing the heavy tax burden under which they labored; helping to enact laws that improved the condition of the lives of slaves and forbade the selling of Christians into slavery; ordering many captives to be freed, sometimes paying the ransom herself; establishing and supporting religious communities, which often cared for these newly freed captives; and prohibiting the purchase of sacred offices.

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The Briefing 08-28-15

1) Duke freshman rejects explicit graphic novel assignment over temptation, not offense

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My 5yr olds reaction to becoming a big brother.

Me breaking the news to my 5yr old that he is to become a big brother.

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5 Really Bad Reasons To Leave Your Church

No need for what? if my pastor prays and preaches the bible for 2 hours in a catholic church also catholics are practiced to pray in church for one hour not two hours no he wants to do for couple of hours in force WE HAVE 7000000 THINGS TO DO RATHER THAN PRAYING OK IM WITH PRAYING BUT NOT ALWAYS THERE IS SOMETHING CALLED JUSTICE ALSO HE NEVER SPEAKS SOMETHING NEW CHURCH IS BORING FOR ME AS LOCAL ONES HE ONLY SPEAK ''OPEN YOUR HEARTS TO JESUS CHRIST'' AND ''WE SHOULD BE ALL WITH JESUS CHRIST HE GAVED US EVERYTHING'' IM TIRED AND BORED OF THIS THING INSTEAD OF SPEAKING KING JAMES OR REVELATIONS OF THE BIBLE ALSO CHRISTIANS WOMEN COME WITH TIGHT DRESSES THATS NOT WRONG?!? AND GOING TO SUNDAY TO CHURCH INSTEAD OF SATURDAY THE DAY OF SABBATH ALSO WHY CHURCHES THEY PUT PICTURES IN THEIR CHURCHES AND TEACH PEOPLE TO PRAY FROM SAINTS,KISSING SAINTS PICTURES AND PUT THEIR IMAGES INSIDE THEIR HOMES ASK ALL THESE QUESTIONS INSIDE YOUR HEARTS CHRISTIANS AND WAKE UP USE YOUR HEARTS NOT YOUR TONGUES GOD OKAY USE YOUR TONGUES BUT AFTER THESE AND CLEAN EVERYTHING INSIDE YOU OUTSIDE BEAUTY IS NOT IM

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AUDACITY - Full Movie (2015) HD - Ray Comfort

From Living Waters, creators of the award-winning TV program “The Way of the Master” and the hit movies “180” and “Evolution vs. God,” comes the powerful film “Audacity.” Executive produced by TV co-host and best-selling author Ray Comfort (Hell’s Best Kept Secret, Scientific Facts in the Bible), this film delivers an unexpected, eye-opening look at the controversial topic of homosexuality. Peter (Travis Owens) is an aspiring comedian encouraged by his friend Ben (Ben Price, Australia’s Got Talent finalist) to perform at the local comedy club. But stage fright isn’t Peter’s only fear. When confronted with one of today’s most divisive issues, he feels compelled to speak, but can he? Challenged by his coworker Diana (Molly Ritter) to defend his convictions about homosexuality and gay marriage, will he have the courage to stand for what he believes—even at the risk of losing a friendship? And how will he respond when faced with a harrowing life-or-death experience? “Audacity” uses a unique approach to address a very sensitive subject in contemporary society. Regardless of your views on homosexuality, you’ll gain fresh insights and a new perspective.

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International advocates back Sen. Marco Rubio’s reauthorization bill and insist the United States needs a…

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I’m a Duke freshman. Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home.’

After researching the book’s content and reading a portion of it, I chose to opt out of the assignment. My choice had nothing to do with the ideas presented. I’m not opposed to reading memoirs written by LGBTQ individuals or stories containing suicide. I’m not even opposed to reading Freud, Marx or Darwin. I know that I’ll have to grapple with ideas I don’t agree with, even ideas that I find immoral.

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Grace to You Radio

A one-minute radio feature where John MacArthur applies biblical truth to daily living.

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Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Read More

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Brand New by Ben Rector

What can I say? Ben Rector's music is the kind of music you want to be mainstream because of its quality lyrics, music, and message. If the rest of the album is anything like "Brand New," you are in for a treat if you buy it. I've also been lucky enough to hear "Men That Drive Places" at a Tour de Compadres show in Louisville, KY, and let me just say that the story behind the song makes it infinitely better. Ben's music serves a purpose in his life of story telling, and in ours it brings us joy.

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1 billion used Facebook in a day: Zuckerberg

1 billion used Facebook in a day: Zuckerberg One in seven people on planet Earth have a Facebook account, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his followers on the social networking site Thursday. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1EnswTM

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Eric Metaxas on Twitter

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The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

The Bible is full of exciting stories that fill children with awe and wonder. But kids need to know how all those classic stories connect to Scripture’s overarching message about God’s glorious plan to redeem his rebellious people.

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Christian Apologetics - What Is Christian Apologetics?

Christian apologetics represents the serious and sustained engagement with ‘ultimate questions’ raised by a culture, people group, or individual aiming to show how the Christian faith is able to provide meaningful answers to such questions. Where is God in the suffering of the world? Is faith in God reasonable? Apologetics clears the ground for evangelism, just as John the Baptist prepared the way for the coming of Jesus of Nazareth. …Evangelism…issues a personal invitation: ‘You are invited to the feast! Please come!’ Apologetics lays the ground for this invitation; evangelism extends it. Both are an essential part of the mission of the church

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Frank Turek on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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‘My Husband Is on the Ashley Madison List. What Now?’

Knowing your spouse has had an affair is like being told they have died. All that you have thought to be true about your marriage and your spouse is now dead. It is okay to be angry! It is okay to feel depressed! It is okay to feel confused! It is okay to feel hopeless. The grieving process is a gift from God. Feeling these emotions doesn’t change who God is and the love he has for you. Grieving is the start of the restoration process, maybe not for your marriage but for you as a person and child of God.

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Antony Bushfield on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Pastors.com

People are leaving the church J.D. Greear pastors. Big givers. Key volunteers. Some of his best leaders and friends....

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Southern Baptists Will Cut 600 to 800 Missionaries and Staff

Currently, the IMB has about 450 staff and about 4,700 missionaries overseas, down from 5,600 in 2009. Platt said earlier this year the total number of missionaries would likely drop to about 4,200—a 25 percent decline from 2009.

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13 Things Every '90s Youth-Group-Goer Definitely Owned

The '90s were an incredible time to grow up, especially if you happened to be a regular church youth group attender. Not only were you among the generation that got to experience such cultural touchstones like JNCOs, POGS and the mind-bending illusions of Magic Eye, but your world also consisted of WWJD bracelets, Carman music videos and low-budget films about the apocalypse.

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http://worthypublishing.com/books/God-Speaks/

Dr. Craig Evans is a professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He received his M. Div. from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Claremont Graduate University in southern California. A well-known evangelical scholar throughout the world, he is an elected member of the prestigious Society of New Testament Studies and founder of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. An award winning author of many books Dr. Evans has appeared in numerous television documentaries and news programs, including CBS Sunday Morning, the History Channel and Dateline NBC. He frequently lectures at leading international universities, seminaries and museums. He has also served as a consultant for the National Geographic Society and for The Bible miniseries, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

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Innovative Apologetics: Sorry Atheists, Reality Requires God

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TIME.com on Twitter

What Walmart’s decision on semi-automatic rifles means for the gun control debate http://ti.me/1EnrUNN 

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Expert: 400 Church Leaders Will Resign This Sunday Because Names Surfaced in Ashley Madison Hack

I feel really bad for these church leaders. Yes, they do have a moral obligation to live a more morally perfect life from mere lay persons, but as a society, we tend to forget that they are also humans. Humans are never perfect and we tend to put our leaders on a pedestal which is nearly impossible to remain atop! For so many leaders to be involved with this website shows more serious underlying problems. The usual anonymity of the Internet makes it easier to stray outside the moral confines of our communities, but the choice to do so shows other issues not discussed. I hope the churches involved will come together as a support system for these 400 leaders, and not as a place of "stone-throwers" and condemners! I'm sure these people feel bad enough, families are being torn apart, and their guilt is probably enormous. Churches should be a place of refuge in the storms of life! Nobody is perfect!

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Crossway on Twitter

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Moving On From the Culture Wars

"Moving On From the Culture Wars" opens a good discussion and dialouge... it would be helpful to angle in the viewpoints of the authors quoted with the actual generational and regional demographics of the existing church in America, since those will be the 'actual delivery system' of Christianity to America... Francis Schaeffer said a long time ago that, as we see culture become increasingly secular, that the New Testament Scriptures help us in our Call, since they were written in a time where the known world was under the boot-heel of a brutal, secular military Roman regieme while the Church grew and grew...

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Ashley Madison and the Death of Monogamy

“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” One of the most striking aspects of the Seventh Commandment is its utter simplicity. Without equivocation or evasion, God’s law is clear and self-explanatory. The very fact that God included adultery in the “thou shall nots” of the Ten Commandments indicates its particular evil and danger. Moses did not have to provide further elaboration.

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The Biblical Meaning of Clothing

Clothing takes on special significance in the story of Joseph; in the way the prophets Samuel, Isaiah, and Jeremiah delivered their message; and at the Transfiguration, where Jesus appeared in clothing that “became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them” (Mark 9:3). Luke 12:27–28 tells us God dresses the flowers of the field, more splendorous than Solomon in his fine dress. If that is how God clothes the fields, how much more does he care about clothing us?

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Jurassic Dads

A friendly discussion about dinosaurs quickly gets out of hand. Subscribe to see more videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/DudeDayF... See our "Stuff Nobody Says About Facebook" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyCi1... See our "Dad's Respond to Disney's Frozen" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioRaM... See "Dads Survive a Princess Party" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAJEZ... Find us at DadDudes.com Facebook.com/daddudespage Twitter: @daddudes Starring Ryan O'Quinn (ryanoquinn.com), Todd Wilkerson (toddwilkersononline.com) & Matt Reithmayr (filmsurgeon.com) Directed by Matt Reithmayr Music by Chad Reisser Camera by Wes Greeson

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Freedom of Religion or Belief Is the Most Basic Right of All, It Affects Us All, And It Is Under Increasing Threat Worldwide

Not every violation of freedom of religion or belief results in death; not every abuse is violent. But from Nigeria, Sudan and Eritrea to Burma, Vietnam and Laos, from Indonesia and Malaysia to Cuba, Mexico and Colombia, from India and Sri Lanka to Iran and Egypt, from China and North Korea to many parts of Central Asia, and of course in Iraq and Syria, this basic freedom is restricted or denied. It ranges from the imprisonment of individuals to discrimination in employment and education, from restrictions on the setting up of humanist societies or the construction of places of worship to their closure and destruction, from denial of aid and public services on grounds of religion to censorship of sermons, speeches and publications. It includes restrictive and abusive laws, such as those criminalising 'blasphemy' or banning conversion, which are wide open to interpretation and manipulation. The perpetrators may be the State or extremists within society, or both. The drivers: religious extremism, found in all religions, anti-religious authoritarianism, found primarily in the remnants of the Communist world, and nationalism, often scapegoating humanists and other non-religious people as well as those of the 'wrong' religion.

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Hillary Clinton: Pro-Life Republicans Are Like Terrorists

"Now extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take them from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States," declared Clinton.

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WORLD | Kentucky clerk appeals marriage license case to high court | Aug. 28, 2015

UPDATE (Aug. 27, 10:20 a.m.): Rowan County clerk Kim Davis again declined to issue marriage licenses this morning, less than 24 hours after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered her to do so. The appeals court upheld a lower court judge's determination that Davis could not ignore the U.S. Supreme Court's legalization of same-sex marriage in performing her duties.

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Isn't It Possible That The Jesus Story Was A Conspiracy?

"Anything is possible, but not everything is reasonable." A student alludes to the DaVinci Code, saying that it was put forth in the book/movie that Jesus' followers knew how people would interpret the evidence so they developed an elaborate conspiracy to trick the world with the story of Jesus. Frank Turek responds to what we know could have happened and how likely a true conspiracy could have taken place.

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30 tips for new seminary students

Take the languages early and often. Not only is this vital for any pastor or teacher’s tool belt, but it also allows you to slow down and look more closely at the biblical text in Greek/Hebrew as well as English. It is hard work but well worth it. Once you take the languages, consistently read in them. You will begin to gain more proficiency the more you read. Personally, I find it best to set a time goal rather than a verse goal. In the beginning set a goal of 5-10 minutes a day and gradually build on that. In my experience, when you set your goal via verses or chapters you can get stuck on a verse and spend more time than planned trying to make your way through it.

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FAQ: Personal Branding.

Q: What is personal branding? A: Personal branding is the cultivation of one’s identity to employers, friends, and the world at large. Ideally, your personal brand will say, “I’m funny, smart, attractive, industrious, snarky, pleasantly idiosyncratic, refreshingly down-to-earth, and never farther than two feet from an electronic device on which I can share my every waking thought.”

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Cain’s Wife—Who Was She?

Genesis is the record of the God who was there as history happened. It is the Word of One who knows everything and who is a reliable Witness from the past. Thus, when we use Genesis as a basis for understanding history, we can make sense of evidence which would otherwise be a real mystery. You see, if evolution is true, science has an even bigger problem than Cain’s wife to explain—namely, how could man ever evolve by mutations (mistakes) in the first place, since that process would have made everyone’s children deformed? The mere fact that people can produce offspring that are not largely deformed is a testimony to creation, not evolution.

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Will Science Ever Be Able to Explain Love?

[H]abits of mind take work to instill. Everyone at the workshop was given a kit in a box with a handle. Inside were decks of cards proposing questions to help us learn about our partners (“how are you feeling now about being a mother?”) or offering ways to connect erotically (“when you return home tonight, greet each other with a kiss that lasts at least six seconds”). A manual provided us with a vocabulary to demystify and contain some of the scary things that go on in love: fights are "regrettable incidents," the things that make us feel good together are our “rituals of connection,” the dark inner chasms that regrettable incidents seem to reveal are our "enduring vulnerabilities."

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When Did the Decline of Marriage Begin in America?

Now that we’ve explored the data, what year should we use as the marker for the beginning of the decline of marriage in the United States? I would argue for 1985, the last year that the marriage rate topped 10 percent. In only two years since then has the rate reversed course and increased more than the previous year (from 9.7 in 1989 to 9.8 in 1990 and 8.1 in 1998 to 8.4 in 1999). But both of those year-to-year increases were immediately followed by nearly decade long declines. The year 1985 may also mark the last year that America ever sees a marriage rate of more than 10 percent.

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Cosby: Doctors advised my mom to abort me

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Persecuted, Abused, Displaced: The Christian Women Who Somehow Still Stand Strong

Years ago, I interviewed women in Syria for a research project involving faith and security. In a Damascus café, I met with the leader of an underground women’s rights movement. Her demeanor was subtle and her actions calculated. Yet over time, she told me stories about being imprisoned (once while eight months pregnant), public shaming, physical harassment, and on and on. I had to ask directly: “How do you do it? How do you keep fighting?” She said, “I know who I am.”

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Ashley Madison and the Death of Monogamy

“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” One of the most striking aspects of the Seventh Commandment is its utter simplicity. Without equivocation or evasion, God’s law is clear and self-explanatory. The very fact that God included adultery in the “thou shall nots” of the Ten Commandments indicates its particular evil and danger. Moses did not have to provide further elaboration.

51 Hurricane Katrina Was a 'Test of Our Faith,' Says Former SBC President Fred Luter on 10-Year Anniversary
52 Austrian Horror Discovery: 71 Migrants, Including Four Children, Found Dead in Abandoned Truck
53 What to Do When You’re Overwhelmed by the World
54 Your 4 Priorities for Seminary
55 Noah Rothman on Twitter
56 "Only Jesus Can Make Me Whole" - Jackie Hill Perry
57 'War Room' Director: 'Prayer Is Not a Spare Tire, It's the Steering Wheel'
58 Atheist-Turned-Pastor David Ireland Says Doubting God's Existence Is Just a Defense Mechanism (Video)
59 The Religious Freedom Crisis No One is Talking About
60 Lazy Writing, Cheap Restoration
61 http://creation.com/human-genome-decay-and-origin-of-life?utm_content=buffer922d9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
62 Meaningless Life?: Running To Your Funeral: Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
63 33 Pastors and Christian Leaders Unafraid to Speak Up for Life
64 Is Religion the Cause of Violence?
65 Biebs Is Bringing Back the WWJD Bracelet
66 5 Interesting Facts About The Christian Faith of Martin O'Malley
67 Christian Man Killed by Muslim In-Laws After Wife Gives Her Life to Jesus
68 Five Ways to Deepen Your Preaching
69 Galatians 6:12–15, Part 1: Law-Keeping Cannot Save You
70 Standing on the shoulders of giants: The preacher and his books
71 Fazale Rana on Twitter
72 Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ
73 The Philosophy of the Pause
74 Crossway on Twitter
75 Clay Jones on Twitter
76 What Kind of Faith Helped People Survive Hurricane Katrina?
77 How Do You Move Beyond Generic Theism to Christian Theism?
78 Outspoken Christian Actress Candace Cameron Bure to Co-Host 'The View'
79 $60 Per Aborted Baby, Planned Parenthood Tells Congressional Investigators; That's Illegal, Critics Say
80 Eat Local
81 Neil Shenvi lectures on the relationship between science and religion
82 Where's the Dignity in Euthanasia? | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes
83 President Barry H. Corey: The Kind Kind of Christians - Biola University Chapel
84 Master Reporter Gay Talese Says 'Fair-Mindedness' is Key to Faith & Links 19th Century Italian Civil War to Today's Catholics [INTERVIEW 2]
85 Crossway on Twitter
86 Cultural Collision - Sean McDowell
87 WORLD | Classics for preschoolers | Russ Pulliam | Sept. 5, 2015