Steven Pinker Pushes Unethical Human Research
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Stephen Hawking: "Philosophy Is Dead"
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
5th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Official Selling “Fully Intact” Aborted Babies
The pro-life advocates behind the four shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 5th vid
WORLD | ‘Intact fetal cadavers’ make the most money | Courtney Crandell | Aug. 4, 2015
ABORTION | In latest undercover video, Planned Parenthood executive at Houston facility explains why whole aborted babies bring higher prices from tissue buyers
In Fifth Undercover Video, Planned Parenthood Honcho Touts Ability to Get Intact Babies for Higher Reward
In a fifth undercover video highlighting Planned Parenthood's controversial sell of aborted baby parts, Melissa Farrell, director of research at the organization's Gulf Coast branch, touted the clinic's ability to deliver intact babies for a higher reward despite the sell or purchase of human fetal tissue being a federal felony.
Confusing Fantasy with Science
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution.
Here’s the Trailer for ‘The 33’ about the Rescue of Chilean Miners
Antonio Banderas stars in the upcoming film The 33 that tells the true story of a group of Chilean miners who became trapped after a mine collapse in 2010, capturing the attention of world. As the trailer shows, the movie also focuses heavily on the faith of the men, who were trapped deep underground for more than 60 days.
Here’s the ‘Holy Spirit Funk’ Parody Music Video You Never Asked For
The Christian parody of Bruno Mars' and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” you probably weren’t waiting for has arrived. The video appears to be a promo for International Church of Las Vegas’ upcoming “Holy Spirit Conference,” hence the references to “Tongues of fire take you higher man … So good, Amen. Make Benny wanna retire man.” Presented without further comment:
Tour De Southern | Admissions
Welcome to Tour de Southern! You may have heard of the Tour de France, but this race is the main event. Our faculty and staff here at SBTS would love to show you around our campus. Watch the videos below to see your favorite faculty authors showcase our beautiful and historic campus here in Louisville, Kentucky.
Truthbomb Apologetics: Video: The Resurrection of Jesus by William Lane Craig
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!
How to Protect Endangered Religious Groups You Admire
They also give food, clothing, shelter, counsel, and comfort to millions of Americans in need. They offer some of the most important and desperately needed health, educational, and social services in the country. And they provide billions of dollars and thousands of full-time workers for international relief aid that serves vulnerable migrants, refugees, and persecuted minorities. The work of religious organizations has long been and continues to be central both to religious believers’ lives and to the welfare of others. Our communities—and, indeed, communities around the globe—would be much worse off without these organizations and their faith-informed good works.
Can Naturalism Account for Human Dignity and Value? | Cold Case Christianity
Why do we, as humans, feel obligated toward other humans when we don’t recognize moral obligations toward other forms of life on the planet? We seldom hesitate to exterminate the rodents and insects in our homes and we feel no moral obligation toward the weeds growing in our garden. What, from a naturalistic perspective, gives us the right to consider humans differently? Can we stay “inside the room” of the universe to explain why humans ought to be honored with dignity and value when we don’t afford these considerations to other species or forms of life?
Communicating Truth in Our Late-Modern Moment
Taylor introduces A Secular Age by saying his goal is to define and trace what took us “from a society in which it was virtually impossible not to believe in God to one in which faith, even for the staunchest believer, is one human possibility among others” (3). This is a question all preachers today must consider as we seek to proclaim Christ in our late-modern age. It’s as every bit as relevant for pastors in the rural Midwest as it is for those in New York. And, arguably, no one has thought about this question (in terms of homiletics) more than Tim Keller.
Whose body parts are they?
To maintain that this “tissue” is merely part of the mother that is being donated or sold for research (or whatever purposes) is absurd on its face. One would have to actually believe–not just argue for the sake of maintaining their position–that during pregnancy, a mother grows new parts of her body such as a brain, legs, and the like, which are all characterized by different DNA (unless cloned) and around 50% of the time has a different gender. That is, not to put too fine a point on it, one would have to actually claim that women grow penises.
Is Apologetics a Waste of Time?
One of the most enjoyable courses I taught over my time at Bethany was an introduction to Christian apologetics. This involved a basic overview of some persistent objections to the Christian faith and discussion around what could be offered in response. It was always a privilege to get into these conversations – partially because many students were considering the issues for the first time and partially because there is something invigorating about opening up big questions with big implications.
The Briefing 08-04-15
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What Does The Bible Say About Kind Words?
Doing something kind for someone in their life can bring memories to cherish for a lifetime. It can be one thoughtful thing that is said that can change a person's day for the better. The Bible shows us how kind words are commended, and what they do to others.
SER 7 - J.Warner Wallace - The Evidence For Jesus Christ is Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt
Hasn’t science already proven that the idea of a creator God is wishful thinking? After over 2,000 years what evidence can possibly be marshaled to make the case that the gospel writer’s accounts are trustworthy? Doesn’t atheism provide the best explanation for what we understand about life today?
Grace to You Radio
Fake. Not a word you’d want applied to your faith in Christ! So what does it mean to live an authentic Christian life—how can you make sure you’re Living Real ? Let John MacArthur show you.
The Moral Argument
For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/moral View the Kalam Cosmological Argument animation video: http://youtu.be/6CulBuMCLg0 View the Fine Tuning Argument animation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpIiI... Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today, such as: -the existence of God -the meaning of life -the objectivity of truth -the foundation of moral values -the creation of the universe -intelligent design -the reliability of the Gospels -the uniqueness of Jesus -the historicity of Jesus' resurrection -the challenge of religious pluralism 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 full-length clips: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith on Twitter: http://twitter.
Planned Parenthood Runs Zero Licensed Mammogram Clinics
Planned Parenthood, the nation’s top abortion provider, swears up and down that notwithstanding the numerous admissions made on tape by its top officials, the organization doesn’t buy or sell organs and body parts harvested from aborted babies. Then, in order to defend its reputation, Planned Parenthood points to other medical procedures performed by the group that don’t result in body counts. One of its top rhetorical gimmicks is to reference all the mammograms that women can receive by visiting Planned Parenthood :
TCU student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots | Fox News
All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans.
Secretary Clinton, Answer The Question
Hi, this is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. I saw a video today from Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that is truly disturbing. In trying to address the current controversy on whether there should be federal funding for Planned Parenthood Clinics, Secretary Clinton says that Republicans are against funding for women’s healthcare. Well nothing could be further from the truth and let me use my state, New Jersey, as an example. We generously fund federally qualified health clinics throughout New Jersey, which provides excellent care for women and men in our state who need it. Everything from cancer screenings and mammograms for women to prostate cancer screenings for men to diabetes treatment and to everything in between that can lead folks to greater healthcare available to them and can lead to greater health results for each and every person who walks through the door. Now you see, the real issue here that Secretary Clinton won’t address—is the conduct of Planned Parenthood. Do you think that Planned Parenthood should be able to use federal funding to kill children in the womb in a specific way, so that they can maximize the value of body parts that they then sell on the open market for profit? I’ll tell you that I think most common sense Americans believe that that conduct is reprehensible, should not occur at all, and certainly should not be funded with tax payer dollars.
The Gospel in India
Vivek : Marg , which means “The Way” in most Indian languages, seeks to permeate cities with communities of faith. We have three churches in Pune that live as believing communities among the people God has brought us to. The ministry depends greatly on the people of the church. My role is to equip them for ministry and to work alongside them. We engage our neighborhoods relationally and open up our lives so that the neighborhood sees what it means to be disciples of Jesus in the everyday stuff of life. The church’s familial orientation throughout the week is integral to our witness. We disciple one another in life-on-life situations and through ordered learning as we seek to faithfully teach the Bible and its implications for every sphere of life. Equally important is our emphasis on teaching our communities to consciously live by the life of Christ indwelling us and our fellow family members.
Satan and Sodomy
The supernatural monster who orchestrates the kidnapping, enslaving, and thousand-fold drugging, selling, raping, and killing of girls around the globe is the same one who has masterminded the murderous cultural delusion — from the highest court to the lowest porn-flick — that the practice of sodomy is delightful, not deadly.
Planned Parenthood's 3% Abortion Myth
Planned Parenthood claims that 3% of all their health services are abortion services but that's not even close to the truth. Watch this video to learn what percentage of their health services are abortions. Students for Life of America (SFLA) is one of the nation’s most active pro-life organizations and the largest youth pro-life organization. We are the only national pro-life organization dedicated to training and equipping college, high school, medical, and law school students. Our approach is uniquely effective, and the methods we have developed are a combination of time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technology. www.studentsforlife.org
Crossway on Twitter
Readers mode, verse-by-verse, multiple font, options, reading plans, and much much more. http://esv.org/mobile pic.twitter.com/tGS9451s86
Over 100 Million Christians Are Being Persecuted for Their Faith in Jesus Christ, Says Christian Charity Report
A charity helping persecuted Christians throughout the world reports that over 100 million followers of Christ, along with other religious minorities, are being targeted for their faith.
Bobby Jindal Terminates Louisiana’s Medicaid Contract With Planned Parenthood
“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country. Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life,” Jindal said in a statement. “It has become clear that this is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state.”
Senate GOP thwarted in effort to defund Planned Parenthood
“While Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana do not partake in fetal tissue donation and were found to be following the law, today’s vote is about Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. I cannot in good faith support federal funding for this organization until the questions of whether other clinics are complying with federal and state laws are answered," Donnelly said in a statement to The Hill.
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Romans 9:24–29, Part 1: The Circumcision of the Heart
How could God be faithful to his promises if so many in Israel have fallen away, rejected the Messiah, and not been saved? In this lab, John Piper uncovers the next progression in Paul’s argument for God’s trustworthiness: the Gentiles are included as children in God’s invincible plan and promises.
5 Myths About Marriage
Many times, it’s the myths about marriage that mess a marriage up before you even get married. If you can deconstruct these myths, it will help you make a wiser choice about whom to marry—and how to do marriage better once you say “I Do.”
Stop Calling It 'Short-Term' Missions
I have had a long-term problem with short-term mission trips...how in the world can a 15 year old going to a mission location for a week or two possibly be doing anything but learning? I have never given contributions to "support raising" efforts for these trips (sorry, friends) because - Craig gets it just right - these trips are about exposure to a different culture, to learn about whether a young person may have a calling to the mission field. For some, it is simply "How I spent my summer vacation". Parents are responsible for their children's educations and vacations - I don't "raise support" for my children's piano lessons. I don't ask other people to foot the bill for my child to go to London or Mexico or Haiti for a couple of weeks. A lot of money and effort are expended by churches on behalf of these "short term" efforts, money and effort that would be better spent on behalf of missionaries committed to the field they are working in - long term.
“This is the book I will be handing out to those searching for true spirituality, to those who want to hear a special word from God, and to those who want an improved knowledge of God. Kevin DeYoung convincingly teaches that God has adequately spoken to his people. Taking God At His Word is an accessible defense of the doctrine of Scripture, from Scripture, aiming to renew our trust and delight in God’s Word.”
Aimee Byrd , author, Housewife Theologian and Theological Fitness
Senate Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood — Here Are the Republicans Who Voted No (and One Who Missed Vote)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year’s presidential and congressional elections.
The Lamprecht Ledger
The Lamprecht Ledger, by Mark Lamprecht: A daily collection of stories from around the web.
What Surrendering to God Looks Like
I was so surprised. I remember just sitting there and absorbing this peace like, “Hey, you know what, I’m OK.” Now, I definitely apologized and I tried to make right, but I also left it and didn’t let it define me—and I didn’t let it define my actions going forward. I was like, “God, this is what life change looks like. This is what you’ve been talking about when I read verses about freedom.” This is the intangible thing that changes and shifts in your soul when you truly love God more than anything else on earth. That’s what I hope happens for people is that they would experience that shift.
Away With Utilitarian Arguments Against Abortion
But I don’t think Christians should use this argument against abortion, and here’s why: It assigns value based on (presumed) accomplishments. It is a utilitarian argument — assigning intrinsic value based on one’s “utility” (usefulness) — and it is utilitarian arguments that are best suited for pro-choice arguments, not for pro-life. In any event, those contemplating abortion are already employing utilitarianism in their thinking. e.g. “This child will have a poor life, so it is best to prevent him from experiencing it.” “This child will interfere with my plans for the future, so it is best to terminate my pregnancy until I am really ready.”
Preaching the Whole Counsel of God -- Julius J. Kim
Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons Buy direct from Zondervan at http://bit.ly/1HP5KzY In Preaching the Whole Counsel of God, Julius Kim aids preachers and speakers with the necessary principles and practices to interpret and deliver effective expository, Christ-centered sermons and messages that honor God and transform hearers. Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons Buy direct from Zondervan at http://bit.ly/1HP5KzY
The Church Is a Leadership Factory
We should expect God’s Spirit to be leading our people the same way he led Philip, Apollos, Barnabas, and Silas—all “laypeople”—in the book of Acts. Luke says that when Paul was waiting in Athens, God’s Spirit provoked him to do something about the idolatry he saw. Shouldn’t we expect the Spirit to put those same provocations in the hearts of our people in their contexts? Just as God didn’t put his Spirit into only a few ordained leaders, he does not put the Spirit’s ideas into only a few heads.
Ligonier Ministries on Twitter
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K. B. Hoyle - Author
K. B. Hoyle is an Amazon bestselling author, a public speaker, a creative writing instructor, and a classical history teacher who uses her knowledge of the ancient and medieval worlds to pen speculative and fantasy tales for people of all ages. She has been married since the age of twenty to the love of her life, with whom she has four wonderful little boys. Although a resident of Alabama, USA, she is published by The Writer's Coffee Shop (TWCS) Publishing House out of Sydney, Australia. K. B. Hoyle is the author of the 6-book Young Adult Fantasy series The Gateway Chronicles, and Breeder , the first in her New Adult Dystopian trilogy.
I’ve asked the professional counselors in our church, “What’s the biggest problem you encounter?” They say over and over, “People wait too long before they ask for help. Then it’s almost impossible to turn around.” There will be warning signs all over the place in a marriage, and then all of a sudden the husband or wife walks out. The one that’s left behind asks, “What can I do now?” Not a whole lot. You should have been working on it sooner. Most people are in denial and wait until it’s too late, and they go through unnecessary pain.
W. SCOTT LAMB: Join our live interview, panel discussion with Mike Huckabee
Join us here for a live interview and panel discussion with former Gov. Mike Huckabee, a candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination for the president of the United States.
It’s Not Just Black & White
But it is not just the Christian world where people find “black” and “white”
twins incredible—it is also shocking to the secular world. They are surprised
because they ignore the Bible’s account that we all came from one race (begun
by the first man and woman, Adam and Eve) and dispersed as a result of the Tower
of Babel, which led to the formation of people groups (Asians, Caucasians, and so on).
They assume, instead, that human groups are deeply divided by significant variations
over tens or hundreds of thousands of years and that different people groups
originated from different “ancestral apes.”
The Intolerance of Tolerance | Open Biola
Dr. Greg Koukl explains how the contemporary idea of tolerance is not tolerance at all. He explains the logical issues presented by contemporary tolerance and how these issues can be discusses intelligently.
Who Is The Real Jesus: The Jesus Of The Bible Or The Jesus Of The Qur’an? | Reasonable Faith
I propose to answer that question as a historian. I shall look at the New Testament and the Qur’an as the historian looks at any other sources for ancient history. I shall not treat them as inspired or holy books. Accordingly, I shall not require them to be inerrant or infallible in order to be valuable historical sources. By taking this historical approach, we prevent the discussion from degenerating into arguments over Bible difficulties or Qur’anic inconsistencies. The question is not whether the sources are inerrant but whether they allow us to discover who the historical Jesus really was.
Renewing Your Mind | A Puny God | August 4, 2015
If the church has a low view of God, its light will be dim, and the darkness will not be pushed back. Today, our concept of God is often sentimental rather than biblically based. Many people embrace what has been called "moralistic therapeutic deism," a view of God that says He exists to make us feel good about ourselves, and that He involves Himself in our lives only to affirm us and solve our problems. As long as we do not properly grasp the transcendent majesty and holiness of God, our light will not pierce the darkness. In this message, Dr. Steven J. Lawson proclaims the centrality of a high, biblical view of the Lord, calling upon God to restore the truth about His transcendent majesty and holiness in His church.
Unions Refuse Comment on Why They Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations
Now the unions are refusing to respond to questions about why they sent the organization money. The vice president at the National Right to Work Foundation, Patrick Semmons, said that union members can oppose abortion but cannot control what their dues to go toward. He explained, “Union bosses will continue to use workers’ dues money as a slush fund to support controversial causes and organizations as long as union officials are empowered to order a worker fired simply for refusing to pay money to the union.”
Candace Cameron Bure Talks 'Fuller House' and 'The View'
And yet within Christians, everyone has a different set of standards, and that’s why it was important for me to say, “Hey, these are what my convictions are, you may not agree with my conviction as a Christian, but at the end of the day, I will stand before God on my own, you’ll stand before God on your own, so if you have a different standard, great, you’re gonna talk to him about it, I’m gonna talk to him about it, I’ll have to deal with my own consequences.” That’s where I stand, but I feel like the biggest misconception about the word “modesty” in general is just that it’s restricted to hemlines and necklines and clothes, when modesty is so much more about our character, and the way we carry ourselves, and the way we speak and act. That was the thing that I wanted to get across the most, because the Bible doesn’t really talk about hemlines.
Planned Parenthood Videos - Is This a Wilberforce Moment for the Church? | The Stream
William Wilberforce was the British Member of Parliament who led the fight to abolish the slave trade. If you haven’t seen Amazing Grace , the 2006 movie about that struggle, now would be a good time. It is especially a good time to see the scene where Wilberforce has arranged for a pleasure cruise of British lords and ladies to pass by the moored slave ship Madagascar. Watch them recoil at the chains and manacles draped across the stern that had recently bound its human cargo. Imagine the stench as they hold their noses.
$70,000 Minimum Wage Brings Bible Parable to Life (Unfortunately)
It’s as if Jesus’s parable about the workers in the vineyard—where latecomers got the same pay as those who worked all day—has come to life, the NYT points out.
Are Christian High School Students Really Ready for College?
I just wanted to let you know how much you were right! (Not that there was ever a question:)) I went to college orientation last week and they taught us about tolerance and not pushing your beliefs on others. ‘Your beliefs are your beliefs and let’s keep them that way’ was a major thing. We had to play a ‘get to know you’ game and we were asked about religion. I freely told people I was a Christian and afterward definitely got the cold shoulder. This was at the end of the day so I had already made some friends, but after I told them that it was almost as if the [person] that they had met earlier had ceased to exist. When our group leader talked to us about accepting everyone as they are and not trying to change them it was almost like he was talking directly to me. A couple of the students made it their personal mission to either offend me or change my beliefs; I’m not sure which they had in mind. One made a comment and started out with, ‘Let’s say God ACTUALLY exists. . . .’ I was most upset by the fact that they were allowed to attack me like this. Not that I would have, but had I made a mean comment about their atheism or unitarianism I feel certain I would have gotten in trouble.
Mike Adams - A Heart for Planned Parenthood
Sometimes in life you have to stop and admit that you have been wrong about something. I used to be a Democrat so I’ve had to do that many times. It hasn’t always been easy. However, there have been exceptions. Looking back, I can honestly say that changing positions was never easier than when I finally renounced my support for Planned Parenthood.
CNN Host Gives 12-Word Suggestion to WH Press Sec After Exchange Over Planned Parenthood Videos
White House press secretary Josh Earnest was given a piece of advice by CNN host Jake Tapper following an exchange Monday about the series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos purporting to show officials discussing the sale of aborted fetus parts.
Losing Faith: Tips for Christian Parents Whose Teen Is Not Interested in Church (EXCLUSIVE)
Dad Says: The Bible gives us a very interesting promise on this subject in Proverbs 22:6: "Raise up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." (KJB). Note that the Bible doesn't promise anything about when he is a teenager or in his twenties. It's not surprising in our aggressively secular culture that some of our kids will struggle to make the faith their own. That's where we must show patience, hope and lots of love. We can be patient because we know that we serve a great God who loves our kids even more than we do (hard to believe – but true).
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Water Pollution Is a Christian Concern!
The Bible recognizes how profound our need for water is by using it to illustrate the most important thing we need to know about God: His steadfast love (Ps. 137:1, 37). And clean water is used by Christians to perform one of our most important sacraments: baptism, which symbolizes the cleansing of our sins. No one would want a child to be baptized in dirty water.