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Christian Viral Vlogger Apologizes After Name Surfaces in Ashley Madison Hack

Sam and Nia Rader have had a strange few weeks. The couple, who maintain a YouTube vlog dedicated to their family life and faith, arose to overnight fame with a video called “Husband Shocks Wife with Pregnancy Announcement!” In it, Sam uses urine from the toilet to apply to a pregnancy test, and then surprises his wife with the good news. A few days later, they released another video, announcing that Nia lost the new baby in a miscarriage. The couple responded to critics who questioned the authenticity of videos with another video, and talked in detail about how their Christian faith was helping to sustain them. Well, this weekend, the couple released another video, in which they responded to the news that Sam’s personal information was included in the Ashley Madison leaked data, showing that he had a paid account on the site dedicated to helping people cheat on their spouses. He said (in part), I brought this to my church at the time, when I first started at the church that I’m at now; this has been brought to my discipleship partner. This was brought to my wife’s attention. She has forgiven me for this mistake that I made and opening the account. I’ve sought forgiveness to God, and He’s forgiven me. So, I’ve been completely cleansed of this sin, and also, I need to be clear that I’ve never met with a single person face to face through that website, and that I never had an affair with anybody, ever, while I’ve been married with Nia. Nia then says," I have forgiven Sam and I stand behind him, and this is in our past. And it’s unfortunate that its being dug up right now, but you know, our marriage is worth fighting for." Following the new videos, it was reported that Sam was removed from a vlogging conference this weekend after a hostile confrontation with another attendee.

What If People Stopped Believing in Darwin?

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A Leaky Faucet: Why Darwinian Evolution Leads to Loss of Information

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Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: Why Apologetics? by Craig Hazen

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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Discovering God the Way Sherlock Holmes Would | Come Reason's Apologetics Notes

I recently received a comment on my post on how the origin of life creates a significant problem for the naturalist. I was charged with making a "God of the gaps" argument. While a reading of the actual article displays no such breech in logic, it did begin an exchange with my critic that proves all too familiar: any logical argument that ends by inferring a supernatural actor as the best explanation of the facts at hand is easily dismissed as "God of the gaps" while any assumption that "science will one day figure it out" is supposedly rational. This is an old canard that I've dealt with before ( here and here ), but I tried to take a different tact in this engagement. I wanted to place the burden on my objector, so I asked "Can you tell me the distinction between a valid inference for God and what you would classify as a God of the Gaps argument?" His reply is telling: I'm not sure there is one. Abduction seems to be little more than a guess until a better explanation comes along. Science may well provide an answer to the origin of life in the future. (Which is something we may conclude through induction, a much stronger epistemology than abduction.

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Researchers Who Provided Key Evidence For Gluten Sensitivity Have Now Thoroughly Shown That It Doesn't Exist

On top of that, these other potential dietary triggers — specifically the FODMAPS – could be causing what people have wrongly interpreted as gluten sensitivity. FODMAPS are frequently found in the same foods as gluten. That still doesn't explain why people in the study negatively reacted to diets that were free of all dietary triggers.

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Don’t Take It from Me: Reasons You Should Not Marry an Unbeliever

Full disclosure: One of our sons began spending time a few years back with a secular woman from a Jewish background. He heard us talk about the sorrows (and disobedience) of being married to a non-Christian for years, so he knew it wasn't an option (something we reminded him of quite forcefully). Nevertheless, their friendship grew and developed into something more. To his credit, our son told her: “I can't marry you unless you are a Christian, and you can't become a Christian just to marry me. I'll sit with you in church, but if you are serious about exploring Christianity you will have to do it on your own—find your own small group, read books, talk to people other than me.” Fortunately, she is a woman of great integrity and grit, and she set herself to looking into the truth claims of the Bible. As she grew closer to saving faith, to our surprise our son began growing in his faith in order to keep up with her! She said to me one day, “You know, your son should never have been seeing me!” She did come to faith, and he held the water when she was baptized.

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The Duggars and the Evil Outside

While I agree with much of what the author states here, I find it troubling that the central point is based on the idea of protection or sheltering being to keep children “ignorant” of sin and that an attitude of protection and sheltering must be motivated from an improper understanding of theology and original sin. This type of argument becomes an excuse for some parents to accuse others of being too protective or improper in their parenting choices. It also can be used to defend a more “hands off” parenting style that would essentially expose children to anything without much regard for baseness, evil and depravity and the ability of children to process and respond to such things. I agree with so much here; I was raised in a very protective home at times very similar to the Duggars (though not quite to the same degree) and I saw firsthand that such sheltering did nothing to prevent certain “taboo” sins in either myself or any of my siblings. But now that I am a parent I am faced with decisions about how much to expose my own 4 daughters to and I find that this issue isn’t nearly as simple as this author is suggesting for one important reason: much of the protection, guidance and “sheltering” we provide for our children isn’t merely to prevent them from “knowing sin” or acting out sinfully…clearly they are born into a sinful nature and all that entails.

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The Christian Post on Twitter

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‘My Pastor Is on the Ashley Madison List.’

Based on my conversations with leaders from several denominations in the U.S. and Canada, I estimate that at least 400 church leaders (pastors, elders, staff, deacons, etc.) will be resigning Sunday. This is a significant moment of embarrassment for the church—and it should be. To be honest, the number of pastors and church leaders on Ashley Madison is much lower than the number of those looking to have an affair. Yet, there is still much that we must consider in the midst of the embarrassment.

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Life Is Eternal. Don't Have an Affair.

This week, we’ve found that it’s not as simple as AshleyMadison.com would like its (former) users to think. “Life is short. Have an affair.” So they say.

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Who are you married to?

We were married to Mr. Law.  He was a good man, in his way, but he did not understand our weakness.  He came home every evening and asked, “So, how was your day?  Did you do what I told you to?  Did you make the kids behave?  Did you waste any time?  Did you complete everything I put on your To Do list?”  So many demands and expectations.  And hard as we tried, we couldn’t be perfect.  We could never satisfy him.  We forgot things that were important to him.  We let the children misbehave.  We failed in other ways.  It was a miserable marriage, because Mr. Law always pointed out our failings.  And the worst of it was, he was always right!  But his remedy was always the same: Do better tomorrow.  We didn’t, because we couldn’t.

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Mayim Bialik: Faith Will Never Be Trendy in Hollywood

Bialik, who recently launched a website called Groknation.com about faith, parenting and culture, also said that just because she dresses conservatively, she shouldn’t be labeled a prude. “Being a modest dresser, that for me is a certain amount of my religious faith—privacy and chastity. Just because I have a body doesn’t mean it means to be on display … It's important, especially for children and men and my sons to hear I'm not ashamed of my body, I just don’t feel the need to display it with two tiny pieces of fabric when I want to go swimming."

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8 Lies We Believe About Porn

Your urges are natural, and porn is an easy if not lesser outlet to release those urges. Learn to forgive yourself and cut yourself some slack. You're not in the minority if you watch porn. And you're not a monster either. Does it effect how you see people? Absolutely, but it can be overcome, and unlike this article's statements, some(not all) can control those thoughts. I personally choose to refrain from watching porn. Friends in committed relationships watch porn together and find that it enhances their sex life in the right mindset. Learn about those people and others, understand their sexuality and their lives. Remove the weight we put on sex. It's neither as amazing or shameful as some make it out to be. Porn and christian culture alike inflate it beyond recognition. It's a smashing good time, and can be a pretty underwhelming time, but if you practice safely, it's not gonna change your entire life. It's a garnish on existence. Explore it, be honest with yourself and others about it, and enjoy it.

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Can Someone be ‘Too Christian’?

Ooo the feels on this question. I have to admit that I feel the same way. I have a lot of friends who are arguably really conservative when compared to myself but I don't know if I ever saw it as 'too Christian'. I think the only people I can think that may fit this category are a pair of siblings I grew up with at my old church. Don't get me wrong, they're great people and strong servants of Christ, and the only moment I thought they were 'too Christian' was when we were graduating highschool. My friends and I were all gunning for the best school we could get into. It was what we worked hard for our whole lives. The other two on the other hand, rolled by with B's and C's because they had already decided to head to a small Christian college that didn't have grade criterias. In fact, you could show up on day 1 with a check and they'll let you in. Anyways, one day we were chatting about college and when we mentioned where we were all going, the two of them looked at us like we were nuts. The first words out of their mouths were, "Why aren't you guys going to a Christian school?" The tone wasn't so much as judgemental as it was in wonderment that we never even considered a 'Christian' university.

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Stop Trying to ‘Fix’ Your Friends

This is the beauty of the Body: God appoints weakness and strength at different times, and He calls us to bear one another’s burdens. In Mark 2:1-12, friends of a paralyzed man carried him through a roof and into a meeting where Jesus was, believing He could heal him. We are invited to live the same way in our strong seasons, holding our loved ones before the Lord and believing He will heal.

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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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Why Fashion Matters

In focusing the modesty discussion primarily on sexualized bodies, many Christians have lost the thread of the biblical discourse on clothing. The Bible addresses socioeconomic issues in the church as well as sexual ones when talking about apparel. For example, James 2 warns against showing favoritism to wealthy churchgoers who displayed their status through clothing. Paul’s charge in 1 Timothy 2 can be read as a similar caution for people choosing to flaunt their wealth. Today’s modesty rhetoric tends to add skewed gender politics into the mix without looking at the way motive and context inform modesty. In general, Christian conversations about clothing tend to let modesty overshadow all other dimensions. Thus, I was unsurprised to learn that CFW’s original platform in 2013 was built almost entirely on advocating modest clothing.

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Cross Examined

The Cross Examined App features inspiring content from author and apologist Dr. Frank Turek, president of CrossExamined.Org . Featuring a "Quick Answers" section that helps you respond to popular objections to Christianity, the Cross Examined blog, speaker schedule, and radio recordings- this app can help you grow and defend the faith. Share your discoveries via Twitter, Facebook or email. WiFi internet is required for iPod touch. For more information about Cross Examined, please visit: www.crossexamined.org The Cross Examined app was developed with the Subsplash App Platform.

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Love: Our Shelter in the Cultural Storm

For the most part, we religiously conservative Christians have been sounding the alarm that our culture’s sky is falling and we will be marginalized/persecuted. Let us remember the sufferings of those whose desires we opposed. Homosexuality was once a criminal offense. People can still be legally harassed and even fired from their jobs for their sexual orientation. People have been beaten up and killed over their sexual orientation. And people have been made to feel like moral lepers in society for their sexual orientation. If we start playing the victim card now, we will have little if any chance of presenting a credible witness for Christ before others who have really been victims because of the intolerance of others.

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3 Challenges You Should Expect by 30

I agree with you Shelley. With all the time, technology, education and advancement kids have these days--they should be way past these kinds of lessons by age 30. I'm 31 and can guarantee that the majority of my peers can't handle half of this stuff. Why are we advancing so much but going back emotionally? I'd say 18, 21 at the very latest are when adults should have a handle on these types of situations. I'm forwarding this message to all my college freshmen friends so they can be years ahead of their peers.

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The Shrug That Scares Me To Death

When people say that the “back alley analogy is weak” I think they must forget that a significant reason for that is the increase in women’s ability to receive a safe, legal abortion. There is quite a lot of short-shortsightedness in the argument to make abortions illegal. One of those is that they will still occur, enabling a new form of black market business that already exists but will become the only way. Do you really think making abortion illegal will stop the selling of aborted babies and their organs? It won’t. It will simply take it away from public scrutiny completely and enable the black market to thrive. Very few women choose to have an abortion lightly. I myself have been in a situation where I could have been validated by many for choosing abortion: medical birth control failed and my husband lost his job at the same time. I chose to not have an abortion. I chose life for my child. That doesn’t make me better than the woman who, in the same circumstances, chose to have an abortion. She made a decision based on her medical and financial status, a decision that women have been making since they have been able to conceive.

19 Apologetics Training - Advice to Christian Apologists | Reasonable Faith

Have you ever wondered what type of training would be the most beneficial for those who aspire to become Christian apologists? Dr. Craig, when asked to present for the Stobb Lectures, recently addressed students interested in apologetics as ministry, offering them three key pieces of advice to help in that pursuit. Here, in the first of two parts, he explains why budding apologists should select an area of specialization in their studies and then demonstrates why a background in analytic philosophy provides a crucial foundation, even as a part of historical and scientific apologetics training.

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Leadership Requires the Pursuit of Joy

There are some seasons where you read Scripture and you just feel on fire for Jesus and every word you read you see how sweet it is. You just want Jesus and nothing else. There are also drier seasons where you are going to the word and your desire for it isn’t the same. You don’t really want it that much. There is going to be that kind of up and down for any Christian. This reality is part of what it means to follow Jesus. We are still fallen. But my kind of regular pursuit is the pursuit of joy in Jesus. It is that passion and joy that overflows. Then we’re able to lead other people so they can tell that my heart is actually captured by this stuff when I open God’s Word and say, “Hey, this is what God said and it means something to me.”

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2015’s Biggest Health Concern: Porn

Porn has numerous harmful effects on the human body, including destroying men’s ability to have real sex with a real partner. Thirty years ago, erectile dysfunction in men under the age of 35 was practically unheard of because it was generally caused by blocked blood vessels in a man’s aging body.[1] That’s no longer the case. Now, with the availability of porn, erectile dysfunction is a common problem for young men as young as 16 years old.[2] With more and more porn use, the brain begins to form new pathways to recognize what is pleasurable. What often ends up happening is that the brain becomes wired to be turned on by porn[3] and the man can no longer achieve an erection with a real partner.[4] After some time, even being turned on by porn may become difficult as some of the brain’s dopamine receptors begin to shut down as more porn and harder forms of porn are needed to get aroused.[5]

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Crossway on Twitter

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How to Develop Opinions Worth Having

We know that not every opinion is a good one, but we generally only say so when we’re confronted with someone else’s faulty thinking. Finding people who are willing to say, “Here’s what I think, but I could be wrong” is extremely rare. 

The way we view our own assumptions will help us create the best opinions in the long run. Here are five tips for helping Christians form informed, thoughtful opinions.

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump

If you'll allow me to introduce myself, I'm a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and we have two wonderful daughters (and sons-in law) and four amazing grandkids. And for the record, I'm not registered Republican or Democrat, but I'm a strong conservative.

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Ligonier Ministries

The mission, passion and purpose of Ligonier Ministries is to proclaim the holiness of God in all its fullness to as many people as possible. Your gift enables our worldwide outreach. Donate Now

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What is God calling me to? Your past could be key to your future

In fact, my first three years in school were marked by vocational uncertainty. I could tell you what I didn’t believe God’s call on my life entailed, but I couldn’t tell you what it did mean. I was certain I wasn’t called to be a pastor. I thought maybe it was to some sort of educational ministry but at that time my understanding of such a thing was limited to the educational minister that I had observed in our most recent church home. That sense of calling, however, wasn’t out of conviction. It was out of default. I just didn’t know what else was out there. As I learned more, I began to question more. What is it that God’s called me to do?

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Crossway on Twitter

We all have different gifts, and we all have blind spots. What are yours? Take the quiz! http://cway.to/1Jg27VV  pic.twitter.com/wHETw0NHgV

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Southern Seminary on Twitter

Registration is now open for The Great Commission Race, Oct. 17th. #GCRace http://bit.ly/1NZWpcF  pic.twitter.com/L7qfIyILSd

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What is Science? Is Intelligent Design Science? Dr. Stephen Meyer

Some in the scientific community would disqualify intelligent design because it doesn't fit a particular definition of science. In this excerpt from a keynote address delivered in London in 2012, Dr. Meyer answers two fundamental questions in the debate, showing that intelligent design has just as much right to be considered as Charles Darwin's own theory of evolution by natural selection. Stephen Meyer is the author of The New York Times best selling book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the case for Intelligent Design (HarperOne, 2013). For more information on the book and to order your copy visit http://www.darwinsdoubt.com

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Life Is Short. Love Your Spouse.

As the Ashley Madison leak continues playing out in the media, we’re reminded so clearly about the lies of sin. The Ashley Madison Company, a cheating site that is (sadly) very successful, has the following motto: “Life is short. Have an affair.” The lies don’t come much more blatantly than this.

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7 Christian Quotes That Will Brighten Your Day

Sometimes we just need a good word. Whether it is someone close who inspires us or a hero we look up to, their kind words can lift our spirits up high.

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How to Defeat Modern Day Atheism With Three Easy Questions

So this is how you validate atheism in one easy step: Ask the god-believer to produce actual, credible, real world evidence of this god. He will never do it. He will always engage in word games employed to try to conjure up his god – while never even attempting to produce actual, relevant, empirical evidence of any god. He will talk about everything else under the sun, engage in rhetorical trickery, misdirection (red herring), misrepresentation (i.e., straw man criticism of atheism), all based on denying obvious facts about reality (like the problematic nature of “eyewitness testimony,” and the subjective nature of subjective beliefs about imaginary things making you feel good), while never getting around to producing any actual evidence of any god – oh, and then, a lot of times you even get the religious apologist who specifically employs some sort of “Divine Hiddenness” argument to try to pretend that his god arranged things deliberately that we would not have any actual evidence of its existence because religious faith (i.e., believing in the god based on faith, not evidence) is a virtue, believing without evidence is a virtue, and doubt (i.

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The World’s Most Astonished Atheist

When the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago this month, Joy Davidman—best known today as the wife of C. S. Lewis—was in a vulnerable way. Nearly six months pregnant with her second son, she lived in Ossining, New York, with her toddler and her husband, the troubled novelist William (Bill) Lindsay Gresham. Jewish-born and Bronx-raised, Joy had been an atheist since childhood and became a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in her early 20s. But motherhood and a move to the suburbs had isolated her from comrades, setting her adrift from the Party and abruptly ending what had been a successful career in New York City as an award winning poet, editor, and film critic for the Communist magazine New Masses .

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Underoath Is Reuniting

My personal belief is that I don’t think it’s right for Underoath to put a label on what it is. It’s something separately to each one of us, and I think it’s something separate to every single person who bought those records. For some people, it is a Christian thing and for some it isn’t. There are definitely Christian themes in our music, but we all have different belief systems now. That’s not to say any of us believe in sacrificing goats under a tree. I’m definitely a Christian, but I don’t think Underoath should be a “Christian band.” I think it needs to be something that’s ambiguous enough that anyone can latch onto it and find what they want to find. And I think that’s the beauty of what Underoath is.

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Two Women Soldiers Have Just Graduated from the Elite Army Ranger School

In a statement, Army Secretary John McHugh said, “Each Ranger School graduate has shown the physical and mental toughness to successfully lead organizations at any level. This course has proven that every soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential. We owe soldiers the opportunity to serve successfully in any position where they are qualified and capable, and we continue to look for ways to select, train, and retain the best Soldiers to meet our nation’s needs.”

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Innovative Apologetics: New Apologetics Book 'Defeating Relativism, Subjectivism, and Self-Refuting Statements'

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Crossway on Twitter

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How to Survive World Religions 101

Many students can relate. Churches often have a hard time preparing their youth for a secular university environment. They equip them on a moral level, which is good and important, yet fail to prepare them intellectually and doctrinally. So how can churches better brace young people for the day their faith will be challenged, attacked, and deemed intellectually indefensible by professors and peers?

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Standing on the shoulders of giants: The preacher and his books

One of my favorite quotes is from Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the law of gravity. In a letter to Robert Hooke on February 5, 1676, Newton wrote, “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Newton saw farther than anyone had before, precisely because he was willing to learn from those who had gone before him. Just imagine what life would be like if all anyone ever knew was the knowledge they accumulated on their own. There would be no electricity, no light bulb, no telephone, no computers, no cars, no airplanes, no space travel, and, gasp, no iPhone. But because men learned from those who had gone before, these inventions and many more were possible. Sadly, many preachers like to work in an anti-intellectual vacuum, gleaning nothing from the God-gifted men who have gone before them. God has especially equipped the body of Christ with teachers, evangelist, and pastors. I thank God for men like Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Augustine, Anselm, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Newton, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, and a host of others, who are, without a doubt, God’s gifts to the church.

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NYT Opinion on Twitter

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There Are No Unanswered Prayers

This is our hope when our prayers go “unanswered.” The reality is there are no unanswered prayers. A “no” now doesn’t mean a “no” forever. As John Piper helpfully reminds us, God is often masterminding a thousand details behind the tapestry of our lives, and we only get to see three of them. Sometimes we see them immediately. Sometimes we don’t for years. Sometimes we don’t see them until we’re with him in eternity. And yet the truth remains: he is still in the business of answering our prayers.

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TIME.com on Twitter

“ @TIME : People are writing fake Donald Trump bible quotes on Twitter #TrumpBible http://ti.me/1UjSHfP  ” #nhpolitics

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Hugh Jackman Is Odysseus, Obviously

This time, Hugh Jackman will play a part that combines his Wolverine side with his one-man broadway show side. The Jack-of-all-trades actor is in talks to play Odysseus , the main character of The Odyssey in a major film adaptation of Homer’s epic poem. One of the The Hunger Games directors, Francis Lawrence, will direct the film, which is set to begin production next year. The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus (In Roman, “Ulysses”) and his journey home from Troy, including an escape from Calypso's island. So, a role that includes masterpiece literature and inevitable high-production actions scenes—that has Jackman written all over it.

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Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over Medicaid funds

"Unfortunately, we find ourselves in court once again with state officials who are hell-bent on ending a woman's ability to make her own deeply personal and private healthcare decisions," said Planned Parenthood Southeast President Staci Fox. "Only this time, instead of going after safe and legal abortion as he has each of the past four years, now Governor Bentley is trying to dictate where a woman can go for contraception and other preventive care if she's enrolled in Medicaid."

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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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"Only Jesus Can Make Me Whole" - Jackie Hill Perry

What is the most important thing church leaders can do to help people in their congregations who struggle with same-sex attraction? Jackie Hill Perry​ shares what helped her out the most and the powerful lesson she learned: “I'm able to craw to Jesus and know that only he can make me whole.”

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Book Review: "God's Crime Scene" by J. Warner Wallace

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Did Moses Write Genesis?

One of the major attacks on the Bible in the past 300 years has been directed against Moses and his authorship of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament (Genesis–Deuteronomy). Such attacks on these foundational books of the rest of the Bible come both from non-Christians as well as professing Christians.

51 God’s Permitting Natural Evil | Reasonable Faith
52 Moving On From the Culture Wars
53 Lazy Writing, Cheap Restoration
54 The Theology of Trump
55 Rejecting Ashley Madison: Being faithful is better | Kingdom In The Midst
56 Neil Shenvi lectures on the relationship between science and religion
57 Christianity Today on Twitter
58 WORLD | Weekend Reads: Supporting the spread of the gospel | Russ Pulliam | Aug. 29, 2015
59 WORLD | The grace of wrath | Bill Newton | Aug. 29, 2015
60 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26033198
61 Church of England rejects assisted dying calls from former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer – Premier Premier
62 The Real Danger of Culture’s Post-Apocalyptic Obsession
63 When You Get One of Those Letters
64 https://www.mycompasschurch.com/
65 Reading through Star Wars: Expanded Universe
66 Fazale Rana on Twitter
67 Really Recommended Posts 8/28/15- The Socratic Method, Planned Parenthood, science, and more!
68 How God Grows You Through the 6 Phases of Faith
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70 Government Rules that College Athletes Won’t Be Allowed to Unionize
71 Biebs Is Bringing Back the WWJD Bracelet
72 Just Try to Contain Your Excitement: There’s a New Album on the Way From Adele
73 The TC Apologetics Daily
74 The Unreasonableness of Atheism
75 Studies by UCLA neuroscientist Jeffrey Schwartz falsifies materialist determinism
76 When Did the Decline of Marriage Begin in America?
77 Dr. Brown Speaks with a Bisexual Listener
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