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

A Billion Genes and Not One Beneficial Mutation

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

Paul Rudd Hasn’t Aged Since Appearing in This Super Nintendo Commercial in the Early ‘90s

Something happened during the filming of this Super Nintendo commercial that has caused Paul Rudd to stop aging. Trust us, you can’t tell the difference between ‘90s Paul Rudd and today’s Paul Rudd.

Theresa May: I believe in life after death - premier

Prime Minister Theresa May has once again spoken about her Christian faith in a new magazine interview.

Bishop makes YouTube call for prayer for environment - premier

The Bishop of Salisbury has released a YouTube video to call on Christians to pray for the environment.

New film to show Jesus crucifixion in virtual reality - premier

The story of Jesus is to be told using the newest virtual reality technology around.

In 2017, Watch a Spectacular Display of Intelligent Design

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

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Pastor Mark Driscoll explains reality of sin, the centrality of Jesus Christ

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1 J. Warner Wallace | Facebook

J. Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University and as a faculty member at Summit Ministries. J. Warner was a conscientious and vocal...

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Gene Wilder Died Today

[Wilder] usually portrayed a neurotic who veered between total hysteria and dewy-eyed tenderness. ‘My quiet exterior used to be a mask for hysteria,’ he told Time magazine in 1970. ‘After seven years of analysis, it just became a habit.’

3 .@Ichthus77 #Apologetics Daily

.@Ichthus77 #Apologetics Daily, by Maryann Spikes: Daily Christian apologetics and news fresh to your desktop, courtesy Ichthus77.com.

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I started using Commun.it to be more efficient on the way I manage out Twitter communities. My favorite features? The prioritized feed to focus on the relevant members of the community - Orange

5 Finding Your Calling in an Age of Entitlement

The Protestant Reformers understood calling to be not primarily about passion, but as a commitment to glorify God in whatever station we find ourselves. It may be your calling right now to be a student, or a mom or a dad, or a minimum wage employee simply just having to make a living. Whether directly connected with our passions or not, God calls us first and foremost to do the next thing well, to His glory, with all of our might.

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An Artist Left a Gown in the Dead Sea and It Came Out Even More Beautiful

If you've ever wondered what would happen if you left a dress in the Dead Sea, wonder no more.

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Romanticism – R.C. Sproul Jr.

Well, again, I doubt any of you are self conscious embracers of romanticism. I doubt any of you have posters of Rousseau on your walls, and look up to him. But we do have that perspective where we tend to think is that what matters is how we feel, and that the right way to live is to give vent to our feelings and adjust to our feelings. But the Biblical notion is quite distinct from that. We are supposed to, we are called to rule over our emotions. That doesn’t mean that we don’t feel and feel strongly, of course we should. When Isaiah comes into the presence of God and is struck virtually dead with fear to be in that presence, that was an emotional response. But it was a fitting emotional response. One way you see Romanticism exhibited in the church is in the context of suffering. People will tell you “God wants you to be real and authentic with Him. If you’re angry at God and want to shake your fist at Him, He’s a big God, He can take it, that’s what He wants from you.” That sounds like advice coming from Nadab and Abihu, quite frankly. I think it’s quite dangerous. I think that if I’m angry with God, what I’m supposed to do is repent and beg Him for His forgiveness.

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Is Apologetics Really Needed? Answering Objections to Apologetics

Apologetics, the study and practice of defending the Christian faith, has always been a part of the historical church. In fact, it dates back to the New Testament when the Apostle Paul entered the Greek city of Athens and debated the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers (see Acts 17). The Apostle Peter even commanded his readers to always be “ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you” (1 Pet. 3:15; NASB). Defending the faith continued on after the apostolic era with Christian theologians and philosophers developing arguments for God’s existence, defending miracles, and providing good reasons to believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he was raised from the dead. Even today, especially in the last several decades, Apologetics continues to thrive as apologists like William Lane Craig and the popular Lee Strobel develop and write about the arguments and reasons for faith in God and Christ.

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Frank Turek Answers Atheist's 3 Objections to Christianity

At UT Dallas, Christian Apologist Frank Turek from CrossExamined.Org has an enlightening exchange with an atheist named Carter. Frank discusses the following objections: The moral argument is offensive because it says atheists can't be moral! Why can't the universe be the uncaused first cause? If we don't believe in God, He will send us to Hell!

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“The Atheist Delusion” – Why Millions Deny the Obvious

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11 Redefining the First Freedom

We all know about the battles over the Pledge of Allegiance and the phrase “under God,” the battles over manger scenes on public property. These are important, but they're skirmishes, mere skirmishes. The real battle is about whether God is Lord, or whether government is Lord. And make no mistake, if government can redefine or restrict our freedom of religion, our first freedom will be gone.

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An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick | The Stream

Keep in mind, too, that the flag embodies the ideal of America. Remember, the words of the pledge of allegiance: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Did you catch that? The flag is a symbol of the ideal republic we as Americans strive to be as a people, one that provides liberty and justice for all. When you honor the flag, you’re not honoring every wrong deed of every American since it’s founding. You’re honoring and pledging allegiance to this high ideal.

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How Churches Change the Equation for Life After Prison

Central to that community was the church. In addition to Noell’s Job Start program, two women from a local congregation volunteered to mentor her. Walker began attending church with one of them, a congregation she stayed in for two years after her release before finding another community. The church—in this case, two majority-black congregations—has played a critical role in Walker’s transition from prison. But in this, too, Walker’s story is all too unusual among the 600,000 people released from American correctional facilities every year.

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From Liberal Church to Greater Love

If you are fond of saying that Jesus was a good teacher, a kind figure, make sure you know the whole story. Simply admiring his kindness falls woefully short of beholding his glory. Pray to God earnestly that he would open the eyes of your heart to see the radiant glory of Jesus Christ that pulses in the pages of Scripture (Ephesians 1:15–23).

16 Worldwide Outrage Causes France to Overturn Burkini Ban

The Conseil d'Etat overturned the ban specifically in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet—but the decision will also apply as a precedent in 26 of the country's towns and cities—after weeks of scandal and international outrage at the law.

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Is God the Center of Your Marriage?

Knowing God means knowing the service of the Son. Although he was one with God, same in substance, equal in power and glory, yet he willingly took on human form subjecting himself to weakness and to God’s law (Philippians 2:5–8). Christ perfectly obeyed that law even though he was personally tried and tempted by Satan on multiple occasions (Luke 4:1–13). And though he deserved to be treated like a king, he was mocked, beaten, betrayed, abandoned, tortured, murdered, and endured the wrath of hell. He completed all of this so that he might then clothe his people in his own righteousness, and so that they may become not just serfs in the kingdom of God, but members of the royal family, co-heirs with Christ himself (Romans 8:17). Rather than using his authority to force others to serve him, he freely sacrificed himself (John 10:18). Without question, he bids us do the same (Matthew 20:25–28).

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WORLD on Twitter

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28 More Companies Sign White House Pledge to Close Gender Wage Gap

Facebook is a longtime supporter of equal pay. We regularly review our compensation practices to ensure pay equity, and have done so for many years. We complete thorough statistical analyses to compare the compensation of men and women performing similar work. As such, we are proud to share that at Facebook, men and women earn the same. We encourage efforts to establish methods to close the wage gaps around the world.

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God’s Solution to the ‘Nones’ Who Have Left the Faith | The Stream

With regard to divine encounter, it is very possible, if not highly probable, that many of those who left the faith never were truly in the faith, meaning, they may have attended religious services and participated in religious rites, but they didn’t know the Lord for themselves. And religion without God can be boring, empty, dry, and even dangerous. As the German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke once commented, “Christianity, boring? So is television … if we don’t plug in.”

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The Pope Met with Mark Zuckerberg to Learn How to Bring ‘a Message of Hope’ to those in Need

We also discussed the importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access. We gave him a model of Aquila, our solar-powered aircraft that will beam internet connectivity to places that don't have it. And we shared our work with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to help people around the world.

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Q & A with Dr. Craig: Is "Fine-Tuning" Question-Begging?

Moreover, the concept of fine tuning in the sense in which Christian apologists use it has the notion of an Aristotelian "final cause" built into it from the get-go. It's not simply about ascertaining value-neutral data or probabilities. This is easy to see if you consider that everything at all that occurs in the natural world is, on some background calculus, impossibly improbable. Every event is the product of a probabilistically fantastic train of previous events--an idea that informs, say, the "butterfly effect" in the Ray Bradbury story. To move from saying that "given the range of probabilities, a universe like ours is very unlikely" to "our universe is fine-tuned to be the way it is" involves a hidden or explicit value judgment about why our universe is something that some one (or thing) would or should desire in the first place. "Fine tuning" on the face of it is about probabilities relative to *specific desiderata*, whether or not these are made explicit. A radio is only fine tuned to the station I like to hear if it is, in fact, the one I want to hear. Otherwise, the radio just happens to have landed on whatever station it landed on, period.

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What Will You Do When the End Comes?

Jeremiah had just told them what in the previous verse: “Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the Lord, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?” (Jeremiah 5:29). If you will not have God as your treasure, you will have him as your enemy.

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Is the Evidence for Intelligent Design Undeniable? One Scientist Makes the Case

In Undeniable , Dr. Axe aims not so much to advance the scientific argument for intelligent design, but to motivate non-specialists to trust their design intuition, and to consider weighing in on the debate. By “design intuition,” he simply means the universal human faculty of recognizing design both in human products and in nature. He says, “I intend to show that the universal design intuition is reliable when properly used and, moreover, that it provides a solid refutation of Darwin’s explanation for life.”[i] According to Axe, we know that intelligence is necessary for making omelets and bricks, and yet we’re told that more complex things, like dragonflies and horses, came about without anyone making them. He finds this utterly implausible and in defiance of common sense.

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Nothing Less Than Justice

While we aim to magnify our just God and his just judgment, we also aim to show that this God is more than just. In speaking and responding to social injustice, we point to our God who has displayed his perfect justice and his goodness on our behalf, giving guilty sinners the opposite verdict than what we deserved for our crimes, while at the same time remaining perfectly righteous. While we were alienated from God, under the burdensome oppression of sin, deserving God's wrath and eternal separation from him, God acted justly and mercifully , placing the punishment for our sin on his perfectly righteous Son. Because of Jesus’s death at the hands of wicked people — who murdered him unjustly — God justly crushed him in our place, graciously giving us full acceptance, eternal joy, and true life.

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Brand new church for Portsmouth - premier

A brand new Church of England congregation is being set up in a refurbished department store in the centre of Portsmouth.

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The True Wealth of the Suffering Church

And Jesus’s hard words were a great mercy. The Laodiceans didn’t seem to be aware of the danger they were in or, if they had some idea, didn’t grasp just how serious it was. Jesus came to wake them out of their prosperity-induced stupor with a dose of reality. They needed to see what they had become; they needed to see their true poverty. And then he invited them, through repentance, to open the door to him and receive his incredible grace.

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Eric Metaxas on Twitter

"No matter WHAT I say, do NOT open the door. Do you understand me! DO YOU understand me?!" #favoritegenewilderquotes pic.twitter.com/bIgAFo3W0I

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"Meet the Dean," Nashville, Charlotte, Birmingham - The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Boyce College is headed to Nashville, Birmingham, and Charlotte in order to introduce Boyce alumni and prospective students to our new dean, Dr. Matthew J. Hall. These events will be great opportunities to get to know Dr. Hall, hear his vision for Boyce College, and learn about what the Lord is doing on our campus. Alumni will also be able to reconnect with old classmates and former faculty. There is no cost to attend and dinner is provided. Please RSVP at the form below.

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Bishop condemns 'shameful' destruction of Jewish graves - premier

"As we build here in Northern Ireland a society fit and able to accommodate the contemporary reality of the mobility of peoples, willing to cherish the multi-cultural and multi-faith mosaic that is every contemporary society generally and in its most local communities and neighbourhoods, there can be no compromise on these imperatives to build minds and hearts that are open to, respectful of and treasure diversity."

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Pope to visit those affected by Italy earthquake - premier

Pope Francis says he will visit the area of Italy struck by a deadly earthquake to bring people there the "comfort of faith".

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Congregation stops would-be suicide bomber - premier

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http://lukenixblog.blogspot.com/2016/08/how-should-christians-vote-in-political.html

Introduction As a defender of the Christian worldview, I do not defend just a "mere Christianity" but an entire worldview that encompasses morality and ethics. Unfortunately, politics is necessarily dependent upon those two. How a person governs, legislates, judges, and even votes all comes down to their view of morality and ethics. In any political season, it is necessary for the Christian to understand the proper (true) ethical view to guide their decision in how they vote. They need to not only be grounded for their own decisions, but they need to be prepared for the times in which they can have intelligent discussions on the topic, rather than contributing to the simplistic emoting that we see on the internet today. In this post, I want to take a look at how (if) a Christian should vote when the given option is not clear (who or if we should vote). I will conclude with books that I highly recommend for everyone interested in ethics and politics to read. Please take the time to read this post carefully and the links provided at the end. I believe that they will help prepare you for making the right decision when you go to the voting booth and will help you intelligently discuss and defend your decision.

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How Focusing on My Family Turned It Into an Idol

A couple of years ago, I was driving to my parents’ house down a neighborhood street. My kids Charlee and Hattie were in the backseat, whining I’m sure. As we approached my parents’, I noticed an elderly woman, probably in her 80s, walking down the street the same direction we were headed. In each arm, she toted a grocery bag, presumably from the convenience store a couple of blocks back. She was noticeably exhausted, walking with a limp, pausing every few feet to catch her breath.

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Church of England facing new split threat over homosexuality - premier

Rev Dr Peter Sanlon, Vicar of St Mark's Church in Tunbridge Wells, is hosting the talks later this week. Speaking to the Telegraph he said: "If senior leaders of the Church of England water down the teaching of the Church of England on key issues like homosexuality, then this synod could easily evolve in to a new Anglican jurisdiction in England.

38 http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2016/08/almost-everything-media-tell-you-about.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Almost Everything the Media Tell You About Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Is Wrong

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Christian Worldview Thinking by Summit on iTunes

This week on Christian Worldview Thinking, Aaron Atwood talks with Ryan T. Anderson for an update on the same-sex marriage debate, the day after oral arguments for and against same sex marriage were presented to the Supreme Court.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Astronaut Jeff Williams to speak live from International Space Station in Aug. 30 SBTS chapel service - News - SBTS

LOUISVILLE, KY (SBTS) — NASA astronaut Jeff Williams is scheduled to participate in a live interview with R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. during the seminary’s chapel service in Alumni Memorial Chapel. The event is open to the seminary community and will be livestreamed at sbts.edu/live .

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Vincent van Gogh and the Gospel (David Wood)

http://www.acts17.net On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear with a razor and delivered the ear to a girl named Rachel at a local brothel. Many have assumed that van Gogh's ear was some sort of twisted present for a prostitute he loved. However, recent research has shown that Rachel wasn't a prostitute. She was a farmer's daughter who had been mauled by a rabid dog. This new information about Rachel affects our understanding of van Gogh's tragic episode. In this video, I discuss van Gogh and the Gospel. For more on the Gospel, watch these videos by David Wood: "Why I Am a Christian": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DakEc... "What Is the Gospel?": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0maL4...

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The Good (and Bad) News About Christian Higher Education

A cademic freedom might seem like an ivory-tower concern. But Taylor University historian William C. Ringenberg links it to two central Christian emphases: truth and community. His latest book, The Christian College and the Meaning of Academic Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan), begins by rooting academic freedom in such virtues as honesty, humility, and love. Ringenberg then narrates the history of Western European and American higher education, with a focus on changing notions of academic freedom, before exploring case studies of academic-freedom challenges at Christian colleges. Elesha Coffman, assistant professor of history at Baylor University, spoke with Ringenberg about the mission of Christian higher education and its future prospects.

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Listen Live to Premier Christian Radio

The UK's most famous mentalist and illusionist was once a Christian. Derren Brown... More

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/focus-on-pleasing-god-not-people

The first resolution you need to make is this : “I resolve that no more will I let other people press me into their mold. I’m going to be what God wants me to be. I’m going to do what God wants me to do, and I’m going to fulfill the plan that God has for my life, not somebody else’s plan for my life.”

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Man Oh Man! My Response to Princeton U Banning the 'M' Word | The Stream

It looks like Princeton has more work to do, and I offer this challenge to the school’s HR department: Prove yourself to the world and answer the question: Are you an individual or are you a mouse? (Hey, since I can’t say, “Are you a man or are you a mouse,” and since we’ve now eliminated “human” as well, what are we left with? Perhaps, we could ask, “Are you a person or a mouse?”, but that also loses that m-m alliteration in the process, plus some ladies are afraid of mice. This is getting tough!)

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Suspect confesses to murder of nuns - premier

A man being questioned over the murder of two nuns in Mississippi has confessed to their killings according to the local sheriff.

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Churches could have answers on missing boy investigation - premier

Church leaders and their congregations could have information on the whereabouts of a vulnerable teenager missing for more than a year.

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Vicar bans own dog from church - premier

A Welsh vicar won't be accompanied by his dog to Church this Sunday after he banned her for bad behaviour.

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Jurgen Klopp explains the problem of being a Christian in the world of football - premier

Liverpool football manager Jurgen Klopp says the problem with being a Christian and managing a Premier League team is that you like to see others have success.

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52 Bank Holiday Schedule - Premier Christian Radio
53 Why the Term 'Missionary' Can Fail Missionaries
54 Atheist gets her PhD in astronomy and astrophysics and finds evidence for God
55 Anglican charity makes name U-turn - premier
56 Retired headmaster facing jail after indecency at Christian youth group - premier
57 CrossExamined Radio w/ Dr. Frank Turek
58 The Resurrection: Christianity's Most Dangerous Idea
59 RELEVANT on Twitter
60 2 Mississippi Nuns Found Dead in Their Home, Community Reacts
61 Couldn’t God Have Used Evolution?
62 Cold Case Christianity
63 15 Augustine Quotes That Helped Shape Modern Christian Thought
64 When Your Child Struggles With Their Sexual Identity (Part 1 of 2)
65 Dissent Will Not Be Tolerated: What the Case of a Wyoming Judge Means for All of Us
66 Free Ebook: How to Get Apologetics in Your Church 2 - Apologetics 315
67 Harmony between Christianity and Science | Dr. Bob Nisbet
68 Old Testament: History or Hoax
69 http://triablogue.blogspot.com/2016/08/methodological-atheism-is-viciously.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
70 Stand to Reason | #STRask - August 29, 2016
71 What Is Experiential Preaching?
72 http://bit.ly/2bwXFqC
73 Renewing Your Mind | Only Two Religions | August 29, 2016
74 Be Satisfied with Little
75 A Preview: The Critical Need for Integrating Apologetics into Youth Ministry
76 The Spring - 10 years of charity: water
77 BreakPoint on Twitter
78 New Research on Gospel Contradictions. Interview with Mike Licona.
79 Brexit is actually boosting the UK economy
80 7 Truths That Changed the World: Kenneth Samples
81 Concealed carry permit holder uses legal firearm to defend police officer
82 Why Christians Hold Truth in High Regard | Cold Case Christianity
83 Let’s Revise the Popular Phrase “In, But Not Of”
84 Sean McDowell on Twitter
85 http://sbts.co/2c1QV4X
86 Serving God Does Not Mean Doing Everything
87 SBC This Week on Twitter
88 You Are Here
89 Parents: Don’t Train Your Kids On Your Own | Cold Case Christianity
90 3 Ways ‘The Blind Men and the Elephant’ Story Backfires
91 Can We Overdo Christian Hedonism?