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1 The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Seven Warnings for Church Leaders Who Use Social Media

Worth while cautions. There is a value, however, even in words that are foolishly and even hatefully made. Some years ago a Baptist historian wrote an article which was critical of Baptists in the 1700s for the very things mentioned in your article. The basis for his complaints was an account written by an Episcopalian who saw the Baptist clashes over issues troubling them as repugnant to say the least. However, I hastened to point out that while Baptists were acting out of order as they usually seem to do that this was more an indication of the fact that they were free and involved in a creative ferment. While they were fussin’, they were participating in the First and Second Great Awakenings, launching the modern missionary movement, uniting Separate and Regular Baptists, persuading General Baptists who were neither very missionary nor evangelistic to become Regular Baptists (believers in particular redemption or limited atonement as some call it as opposed to the General Baptists and their general or universal atonement) who were both, utilizing both educated and uneducated men in the ministry, creating one of the early anti-slavery societies, helping to launching the greatest nation on earth at that time and since, establishing our education institutions, and more.

3 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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God Works Wonders

God doesn’t have to take you where he does. He doesn’t have to sit there and let you keep waving. He sees you. He hears you. He could say one word and you’d know it. But he doesn’t, and it must be because there’s something glorious that happens in those moments of our waiting.

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Advice to Young Scholars | Robert P. George | First Things

A dvice to young scholars and, especially, to aspiring public intellectuals: Although it is natural and, in itself, good to desire and even seek affirmation, do not fall in love with applause. It is a drug. When you get some of it, you crave more. It can easily deflect you from your mission and vocation. In the end, what matters is not winning approval or gaining celebrity. Your mission and vocation is to seek the truth and to speak the truth as God gives you to grasp it.

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The Incalculable Wonder of Being a Christian

Being a Christian means experiencing the supernatural every day. Living as new creatures in Christ is amazing beyond calculation (Galatians 6:15).

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iPhone 6 launch pushed back to October: Apple insider

Apple is rumored to be pushing back the newest iPhone 6 until October — the latest in tech land’s most popular (and annoying) guessing game.

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The Fifth Gospel | Bobby Conway

“Few Christians can rightly say with the apostle Paul, ‘Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.’ Bobby Conway is just such a Christian, and, as such, his passion for Christ is contagious. Read, no, prayerfully devour

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God's Not Dead: God, Atheism, and Science

While Hitchen's maxim pretty much destroys all of your assertions, too often it is used as a panacea against all religious argument. Indeed, while it is inherently true, "anything that is introduced without evidence can be dismissed without evidence" doesn't mean that there is no evidence to support the atheistic world view. Virtually all of science refutes your wildly subjective claim: "Only the living God allows us to account for the logic, induction, and ethics required to make scientific discoveries." So as time and patience allows let me counter your premise point for point starting with your polemical attack on Sagan. Sagan is correct by declaring the cosmos is all that exists, we have considerable scientific evidence of that. IT EXISTS! There is not one shred of evidence that concludes it was created by a supernatural creator.. We also have understanding of how the universe expands and contracts that reasonably suggest how the universe or universes came into existence through dying stars, black holes and colliding galaxies. To assert otherwise is fallacious Post Hoc ergo Propter Hoc thinking.

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Innovative Apologetics: Refuting Islam at its Core: Islamic Ground Falters and Collapses

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The Scarlet Pensieve: Operation Iraqi Relief

Another group involved in the warfare is a peculiar one called Jaysh Rijal at-Tariqa an-Naqshabandia (JRTN) led by Izzat Ibrahim ad-Douri, former vice president and deputy chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council. He was second-in-command and elected successor to Saddam Hussein. The primary goal of JRTN is to reinstate the Ba'ath party to power, supposedly due to the freedom the Naqshbandi Sufis enjoyed under the Ba'athist rule of Saddam Hussein. However, the group's ties with the Naqshbandi Sufi Order is a farce. The real Naqshbandiyyah are peaceful people, far removed from militancy and politics. They have no interest in international affairs and conflict. In fact, they openly denounce any form of violence and involvement in warfare strictly goes against the central tenets of their creed. This group's fallacious claims of being affiliated to the Naqshbandi Sufi Order is an ironic tragedy. Thus, what is fairly obvious now is that this is not a Shiite versus Sunni issue but rather a high stakes political affair. ISIS and JRTN are not representatives of the Islamic Sunni ideology and, therefore, cannot be called Sunni rebels as the media would like to color them.

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How Jesus Became God in the Flesh - Apologetics Book: Contra Bart Ehrman: Jesus Christ Claimed to be God

He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross (Colossian 1:15-20).

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Why are evangelicals guilty of one in six abortions in America?

Second, Christians murder their own children because they are ashamed of their sin , and believe abortion will cover it. It is, of course, a good thing to be ashamed of our sins. It is also a good thing that they be covered. But God’s Word teaches us that the only way for our sins to be covered is by our confessing them. That is, the repentant confess their sin, seeking forgiveness wisely. The fool hides, or covers his sin, seeking to protect reputation foolishly. God Himself, who sees and knows all things, is the one we must seek to please. And on the earthly sphere He promises that our sins will find us out (Numbers 32:23). Some have argued that due to the temptation toward abortion the church needs to be more accommodating to fornication . While I suppose there may be a church or two somewhere that treats fornication as the unforgivable sin, the church by and large treats fornication as no sin at all. In the Christian subculture fornication scandalizes no one, while getting pregnant while fornicating does. We are called to call sin sin, and again, its answer is not silence, but the proclamation of the blood of Christ.

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7 Things We Learned at Lollapalooza

O f all America's music festivals, Lollapalooza casts the widest net, pulling in emissaries from every conceivable genre and, thus, drawing a massive melting pot for a crowd. That can make the experience a bit disorienting, but it's also a great survey of the year in music. This year had festival vets like Spoon and Nas alongside promising newcomers like Desert Noises, Betty Who and NONONO and festival favorites like Blood Orange, Lykke Li and Cage the Elephant. It was a great lineup, but what good is a lineup if you don't learn something? Here are our takeaways from this year's Lollapalooza.

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Expositors Summit Pre-Conference

The African-American church has a rich history of faithful preaching from God’s Word. This tradition has seen preachers bring the Word to life in ways that are life-changing for their listeners, in ways that connect God’s story with their story. “Tell Your Story” will focus on that process, the process of getting the text right and getting the text across. How can expositors preach biblically faithful sermons that meaningfully connect within the African-American context? Join pastors Thabiti Anyabwile, H.B. Charles, Jr., Victor Sholar, and Kevin Smith  as they provide instruction and encouragement on this topic.

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Red, White and Blue: The Colors of an Unaccompanied Child's Journey to America - OnFaith

A bus started this journey. Now, a bus was finishing it. As the bus pulled away from the station in Chicago, Armando hugged his godfather Ernesto. At that moment, he smelled the same diesel fumes that he had encountered on his ride in Mexico and during his capture at the border. His mind drifted to the flag he would soon see in the immigration courtroom. The red, white and blue courtroom flag embodying his hopes and fears marked the complicated colors of his unaccompanied journey to America.

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Dr. Kent Brantly's Last Sermon Before Contracting Ebola Reveals God's Call On His Life

Dr. Kent Brantly's condition is improving after being moved to the United States from Liberia, where he contracted the Ebola virus. Before leaving for Liberia, Brantly delivered a powerful sermon, saying that God had a call on his life.

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Is God a Creator or Just an Organizer?

The Mormon God did not bring into being the ultimate constituents of the cosmos—neither its fundamental matter nor the space/time matrix which defines it. Hence, unlike the Necessary Being of classical theology who alone could not not exist and on which all else is contingent for existence, the personal God of Mormonism confronts uncreated realities which exist of metaphysical necessity. Such realities include inherently self-directing selves (intelligences), primordial elements (mass/energy), the natural laws which structure reality, and moral principles grounded in the intrinsic value of selves and the requirements for growth and happiness.

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The Continuing Influence of the Reformation: Our lives, our thoughts, our theology- Reformation Review

The Reformation has had a lasting impact upon our lives. You may not realize it, but from the economy to politics, from theology to family life, the debates of the Reformation resonate through to today. Here, we will investigate in very broad strokes the influence the Reformation continues to have on our daily lives.

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Answering Muslims: Female Jihadist Fauzia Allal Mohamed Arrested in Spain for Attempting to Join ISIS

Female Jihadist Fauzia Allal Mohamed Arrested in Spain for Attempting to Join ISIS

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BATTLE IDEAS: Actor Loses His Career For Evangelizing To Actor Brad Pitt

Actor Steve Cha says he Lost his career after trying to evangelize actor Brad Pitt or at least strongly makes that claim in the link below.