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35 persecuted Christians released from prison - Premier

A Christian charity has welcomed the release of 35 Christians who were imprisoned for their faith in Eritrea.

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The Concept Of Jesus In Islam

Muslim meets Jesus in dream and gets marked with an incredible sign for the rest of his life

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A Superb New Website: Introducing Aquinas.Design | Evolution News

Phillip Johnson, a pioneer in the development of intelligent design science, wrote that Darwinism is as much a philosophical claim as it is a scientific theory. There are genuine and profoundly important scientific questions addressed in the Darwinism/ID debate, but underlying this debate is the Darwinian philosophical assertion — generally implicit but quite real — that nature is an uncreated machine. Atheist materialism is the metaphysical root of Darwinism, just as monotheism and (truncated) Aristotelian hylomorphism is the explicit philosophical root of the Scientific Enlightenment and the implicit root of much of modern science (e.g.,  quantum mechanics ).


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Christianity is Hard and Easy

The ordinary idea which we all have before we become Christians is this. We take as starting point our ordinary self with its various desires and interests. We then admit that something else call it “morality” or “decent behavior,” or “the good of society” has claims on this self:  claims which interfere with its own desires. What we mean by “being good” is giving in to those claims…But we are hoping all the time that when all the demands have been met, the poor natural self will still have some chance, and some time, to get on with its own life and do what it likes. In fact, we are very like an honest man paying his taxes. He pays them all right, but he does hope that there will be enough left over for him to live on.

A Chemist Discovers Philosophy

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Apologetics: How the Obscenity of the Crucifixion Supports the Truth of the Gospel

With few exceptions, even the most skeptical scholars admit that Jesus was crucified—and with good reason. Not only the authors of the New Testament but also later Christian writers, the Roman historian Tacitus, and quite likely the Jewish historian Josephus mention the crucifixion of Jesus. And it’s highly unlikely that first-century Christians would have fabricated such a shameful fate for the founder of their faith. In the first century A.D., crucifixion represented the darkest possible path to death, after all.

No Christians among 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in UK - Premier

In a statement, the charity said: "As Barnabas Fund recently reported, of the 7,060 Syrian refugees the UNHCR recommended to the UK in 2017 only 25 were Christians (0.35 per cent). However, the Home Office only accepted eleven of these - meaning that Christians made up only 0.23 per cent of Syrian refugees resettled in the UK last year."

13 His Stubborn Joy Brought Slavery Down: William Wilberforce (1759–1833)

The battle consumed almost forty-six years of his life (from 1787 to 1833). The defeats and setbacks along the way would have caused the ordinary politician to embrace a more popular cause. Though he never lost a parliamentary election from age twenty-one to seventy-four, the cause of abolishing the slave trade was defeated eleven times before its passage in 1807. And the battle for abolishing slavery itself did not gain the decisive victory until three days before he died in 1833. What were the roots of this man’s endurance in the cause of public righteousness?

Genesis and ANE Accounts of Creation

They claim there are plenty of similarities between the ANE accounts and that found in Genesis, so there is nothing unique about the Bible and it certainly is not God’s inerrant word. How might we respond to such charges? While the discussion can be rather complex, let me try to offer a brief, introductory discussion on all this.

It's Okay to Be an Exclusivist

A few years ago I attended the graduation of my stepdaughter at Seattle University, a highly respected Catholic institution. During her studies she had developed a love for philosophy and friendship with her philosophy professors, one of whom was a professed Buddhist. At a post-graduation function, I had an opportunity to chat with him and asked how he felt about a recent speech by Pope Benedict, one in which the pope sought to reach out to Muslim leaders. 1 I was impressed by the speech and wondered what his reaction might be.

Neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield on Free Will | Evolution News

But, as noted, there is strong scientific evidence to support free will as well. Some of the earliest evidence came from neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield, who was the pioneer in epilepsy surgery in the mid 20th century. Penfield operated on over a thousand epilepsy patients while they were awake (under local anesthesia), and he stimulated their brains with electrodes in order to identify epileptic regions for surgical resection. He carefully recorded their responses to stimulation. In his book Mystery of the Mind ,* Penfield noted:

Are men allowed to have preferences about which women are best for marriage?

You know, from reading the comments from men, it sounds to me like there are lot of Christian men who are virgins with good degrees. And this is apparently a big shock to Christian feminists but the reason we get married is NOT for feelings. We don’t marry for happy. If we marry, it’s because we have a pretty definite idea of something that we’re trying to achieve and we pick the woman for that reason – to help achieve it. I get the impression from the Christian feminist bloggers that they are completely uninterested in a man’s plan for his marriage. Instead, they’re thinking “if I want to get married, you have to marry me, and nothing I’ve done in the past should matter because I have decided you will marry me”. A man with a plan does not marry to rescue a woman who made poor decisions. He marries the right woman for his plan. The men I’m friends with seem to think take seriously the idea that the marriage was supposed to serve God. I also hear them talking about wanting a good mother for their children. Some of them didn’t have that, and they wanted to see a good mother raise their children.

Do Alleged Contradictions Skew Bible Truth?

Yet one way that Satan leads people away from God is by championing the notion that the Bible can’t be trusted — and, thus, neither can God. This sounds logical, IF the first assumption is correct. But it’s not. Skeptics are free to make whatever claims they like, just as we are free to disregard them. Not because we’re sticking our heads in the sand, but because of God’s track record of being faithful.

Christian colleges experience higher satisfaction rates than other universities - Premier

A new National Student Survey found that 96 per cent of students at Christian colleges are content with their learning. However, the overall percentage of students who are satisfied with their course and institution has fallen for the second year in a row, with half of them with students unsatisfied.

How Can Students Stand Strong for Their Faith in College?

Students : Are you prepared for the spiritual, relational, and moral challenges that will come after high school? What is your plan to stay strong for your faith in college? It’s heartbreaking to see Christian high school students disengage their faith and the church in college. While the numbers have often been manipulated and overstated, there is certainly a genuine concern about students leaving the faith after high school . If you think it couldn’t happen to you, and that you’re somehow immune, then you probably haven’t seriously considered the challenges that lie ahead.

Confessions of a Christian Freethinker

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Vincent Van Gogh’s Journey of Faith

Scott Rae :We're here today with my good friend, Dr Bill Havlicek, who's a professor at the Laguna College of Art and Design and one of the leading experts around the world in the art and the life of Vincent Van Gogh, particularly, the connection between Van Gogh's art work and his vibrant Christian faith. So Bill, I think it's fair to say that Van Gogh has been at least a major part if not the major part of your life's work. Your book 'Van Gogh's Untold Journey' is just a terrific book which I'd recommend for all of our listeners, in fact we'll post a link, listeners can order that as a part of our podcast. But how did you come to your interest in Van Gogh?

23 How Do I Cling to God — When Life Feels Easy?

I think in essence, that’s what we’re all prone to do. We do this when we enter into seasons where things seem to be abounding, where there seems to be an abundance. We’re not crying a lot. We’re not depressed. There’s a lot a joy. Everybody’s good. Your spouse isn’t getting on your nerves. Your kids are being real obedient. Your paycheck is coming in consistently.

24 Why You Shouldn’t Ask God if the Book of Mormon Is True | Stand to Reason

Whenever a Mormon suggests we should pray to find out whether the Book of Mormon is true, we should begin by pointing out that this idea comes from the Book of Mormon itself. This in itself is problematic and amounts to a logical fallacy known as “begging the question” or circular reasoning. Begging the question occurs when you assume in your argument the conclusion you are trying to prove. In this example, we have to assume Moroni 10:4 is true when it exhorts us to pray with sincerity about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. In other words, we have to assume the Book of Mormon is true in order to find out if it’s true. This is nothing more than circular reasoning.

Who Was John Elof Boodin and Why Does He Matter? | Evolution News

Boodin was a philosopher of uncommon abilities. A former student of famed pragmatist William James and idealist Josiah Royce (both at Harvard), he was a scholar whose “resoluteness and beauty” shines through all of his work. Boodin’s great skill was as a synthesizer who combined various portions of pragmatism, realism, idealism, and Christian panentheism with a close reading of the science of his day. What emerges is an intellectual framework that is in many ways consilient with Bertalanffy’s — giving special importance to organization, embracing science but not scientism, recognizing the significance of matter without succumbing to materialism, all presented in a holistic context unafraid of the teleological implications, whether immediate or transcendent. In reading Boodin one always gets a tutorial (usually in equal measures) on history, philosophy, and science, all presented in richly textured, often poetic, prose.

Episode 082: Pros and Cons of Labels - Christian Research Institute

“A recent trend, which gained traction with a piece released by Planned Parenthood a handful of years ago (“Moving Beyond Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice Labels, You’re ‘Not in Her Shoes’”), is attempting to do just that. There is a growing desire that the terms pro-choice and pro-life be abolished because they do not adequately express feelings about abortion. Most people “just don’t want to be labeled,” proponents claim. They may very well be on to something, but they’re taking things too far…Simply put, labels come with pros and cons. Some labels are associated automatically with stereotypical meanings, which can be exacerbated further by any number of factors that influence individuals — culture, education, loyalties, circumstances, media. When labels are thrown out haphazardly, they oftentimes unfairly corral others into groups according to the audience’s perception… It may be that the call for abolishing the label pro-choice comes from the fact that many identify themselves as personally pro-life, while others label them pro-choice. These individuals play the moral relativism card by reducing moral truth to mere personal preference.

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History is a story written by the finger of God, and that story is centered around the history of the cross of Christ Jesus, who is coming again at the culmination of His mission, when the Great Commission has been fulfilled.

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What to pray for this week: Pray God would remind us that the decision to abort is not simply between a woman and her doctor. Pray we would emulate our heavenly Father in showing great love for the unborn,. Download 21 Days of Prayer for Life!

29 Matrimony No More: Why the End of Marriage in Eternity Is Good News

Let’s end where we began. If the age to come is not only an improvement over the worst of this world, but over the best , then the end of marriage is spectacularly good news. Do you see this? Marriage in this age, at its best, offers some of life’s most intense pleasures, and sweetest intimacies. If you have ever tasted these, or have ever dreamed of tasting them, then you can feel the astonishing force of the promise that marriage will be no more because it was too weak to carry God’s best eternal pleasures.

What Ancestry DNA Kits Reveal About God, Our Past, and the Way Forward | Cold Case Christianity

Christianity teaches that all humans were created by God and descended from a single pair: Adam and Eve . This means we are all genetically linked as siblings, cousins and distant relatives. According to Christianity, if our DNA technology was capable of even greater precision and historical “distance,” it would ultimately identify the Garden of Eden as our place of origin. This Biblical truth about our past , can help us navigate the future in a way that Darwinian explanations cannot.

Did Moses Author the Pentateuch?

Though modern skeptics challenge that Moses wrote the books (some even doubt he existed), there is plenty of evidence throughout the Bible, as well as external texts, to give us confidence that he did. Old Testament and New Testament references clearly and consistently testify to Mosaic authorship, authority, and influence.

If I Could Change One Thing in My Church It Would Be ...

My question was about one thing, so I had to disregard those who gave two things, or three things, or fourteen things (seriously). Keep in mind, each tallied respondent could only say one thing. So, when you read that three percent wanted a greater emphasis on prayer, it doesn't mean 97 percent did not want a greater emphasis on prayer. It just means three percent put it at the top of their list.

33 When Worship Lyrics Miss the Mark

It’s Sunday night, after a day of worship with the people of God. And musical worship is such an important part of our embodied life together. But I don’t think we’ve ever looked at the lyrics of a contemporary worship song in a question. We do today. “Hello, Pastor John! My name is Samuel, a young minister through music. My church’s worship team struggles with a new worship song — ‘What A Beautiful Name’ — a widely acclaimed song because of its musical orchestration and its reflection on God’s glory and the kingship of Christ. However, my worship team finds the lyrics of the second verse questionable: ‘You didn’t want heaven without us, so, Jesus, you brought heaven down.’ Our question is, Does saying, ‘You didn’t want heaven without us’ imply a man-centered gospel? The statement isn’t necessarily false, but the implications could be skewed. That’s our fear. Additionally, the word ‘so’ is used afterwards, implying that the following statement of ‘bringing heaven down’ was founded upon the first statement of not wanting heaven without us. Much like the word ‘therefore,’ ‘so’ implies heaven was brought down in response to God not wanting heaven without us.

The First Question to Ask of an Ancient Holy Book: Is It Ancient? | Cold Case Christianity

The test of antiquity was incredibly important to me as a skeptic examining the claims of scripture for the first time. As I became interested in Christianity, my Mormon family encouraged me to examine Mormonism as well. I read the entire Book of Mormon before I completed the Old and New Testament. I wanted to determine the “antiquity” of the Gospels and the Book of Mormon before I could examine the question of “divinity”. I needed to know if the New Testament gospels were written early enough to have been written by eyewitnesses who were actually present to observe what was recorded in these accounts. Similarly, I needed to know if the Book of Mormon was an accurate account of the history of the American continent from 600BC to 400AD (as it claims). My first investigation was centered on the foundational question: Are these ancient holy books truly ancient?


These 2 shows in the series (broadcasting part 1 today) address the most often asked question about God: If a good, all-powerful God actually exists, then why does he allow bad things to happen to good people? Join Frank Turek as he shows you practical ways to engage people who ask this question. Among the topics addressed include: • Real world instances of people using the three questions introduced in the last episode • The most important question you should ask someone who is not a Christian • What do we mean by “good people”? • Does God promise to protect Christians from harm? • Biblical examples and explanations as to why God allows evil • How evil and suffering build character • Why God does not explain all evil and suffering • How God did not exempt Himself from suffering • Correcting our expectations about evil and suffering (there’s no “prosperity gospel” here!) [🎥 Livestream Replay]

Proof that God Exists in 8 Minutes

See many of Robinson's apologetics books at - Numerous fresh Apologetics books on Islam, Atheism, Hinduism, Ethics, Trump, etc. There is so much proof and evidence for God, so much so, that it makes author Mike Robinson's job more than a little difficult. Thus, herein Robinson provides some fresh, yet quick proofs for the existence of God. He demonstrates that God's existence is certain.

Michelle Williams: Depression sucks but my faith in God is my way out - Premier

Thank you ALL sooooooooooooooo much for every message of love and support sent! My family, friends and fiancé have been AWESOME! Sitting here reflecting on the past two weeks. I had no plans of what I was going through being public BUT now that it is I have a made an even BIGGER commitment to the mental health awareness area. So many people are suffering, hurting, hopeless, lost and don’t see a way out but there is. Depression sucks, but my faith in God and my commitment to doing the work to stay well is my way out! You have to do the work even when you’re tired and feel the heaviness. Take one step at a time! Don’t overwhelm yourself. If you can just get up out the bed and brush your teeth and shower.....DO IT. For people dealing with depression , that is a HUGE step! Now don’t be depressed AND stinky.....pick a struggle! (y’all know I had to add some humor) Anyhoo.....I love you all very much! Talk soon! ❤️ (yes I need a fill and my roots need to be flat ironed....bye.....I haven’t lost my humor) ❤️ Oh......Miss Tina cooked a HUGE meal for me the other night too, I just wanted t

38 The Beauty of Womanhood

Yet, the vision our culture offers is a sad consolation that exchanges the glory of feminine strength for a treadmill race to nowhere. It squanders the kind of influence that is found primarily in the soil of the home. The home — that center of all learning, the heart of nation-building, the dispenser of love and stability, the venue for gospel hospitality for single and married alike, in short, the footings of humanity. This home-based influence — because of Christ — can last for a thousand generations, yet our culture urges us to cast it aside for the pursuit of rewards a little less off in the distance and certainly ones that don’t require diapering.

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42 You’ll Never Wish You Did Less

Robert Savage said, “The command has been to ʻgo,ʼ but we have stayed — in body, gifts, prayer, and influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth. But 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland.” May we not be added to them, but may we boldly risk for the sake of the nations. We can rest assured that no one will ever enter heaven saying, “I wish I had done less for the nations.”

Stopping disgraced bishop’s return to ministry would have been ‘ghastly’, retired judge claims - Premier

A retired judge has told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse that it would have been "ghastly" for a bishop who resigned after being cautioned for gross indecency never to return to ministry.

The Difference Between Real Faith and Fanaticism Disguised as Faith

A warning is warranted for those who gravitate to these isolationist religious sects, and for those who embrace extreme so-called faith practices. Withholding necessary and needed medical intervention from children or anyone is indeed "unrighteous behavior" based on "faulty doctrine." It is not real faith, but self-righteousness and fanaticism disguised as faith. Jesus said to those religious people who thought they were in the faith "Depart from me... I was sick did not look after me" (Matt. 25:41-43). Real faith leads to choices that provide care to the sick and needy; fanaticism leads to choices that bring harm to others in the name of religious faith.

Probe over Quaker charity donations to terror-linked group - Premier

The Charity Commission has demanded answers from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust after it was reported the Quaker group gave £275,000 to a group linked to a banned terrorist organisation in Northern Ireland.

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Facebook Banned a Famous Picture of Jesus … for Nudity?

A Belgian tourist board has posted an open letter to Facebook after they say the site took down several images of famous paintings, saying they violated the site’s policy that prohibits nudity.

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49 Proven Weapons in the Fight for Holiness

For example, when I begin to crave some illicit sexual pleasure, the sword-swing that has often severed the root of this promised pleasure is “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). I recall the pleasures I have tasted of seeing God more clearly from an undefiled conscience, and I recall the brevity and superficiality and oppressive aftertaste of sin’s pleasures, and with that, God has killed the conquering power of sin.

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61 The Lost Art of Gratitude: Discipling Women Towards Thankfulness
62 What’s the Mission of God? See the Church
63 A Fresh Outworking of Cornelius Van Til's Presuppositional Apologetics
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65 How Do I Motivate Students Who Don't Seem to Care?
66 Leftists Use Mob Violence, Corporate Muscle to Silence Us
67 Faith and Reason: Better Together in a Christian Worldview
68 Is Biblical faith 'blind faith'?
69 New York Times Changes Name To 'The Double Standard'
70 Answering Skepticism: The Logical Conclusion of an Illogical Position
71 A Sign of the Times? Pastor Greg Laurie Forced to Remove Billboards Featuring the Bible
72 The Best Books for Your Spiritual Growth Based on Your Enneagram Type
73 Why the West Is (Likely) Doomed
74 Why 'The Bachelorette' Is Such A Bad Idea
75 This Church Is Looking For a Pastor Who Will Preach ‘Word for Word’ Sermons From Famous Pastors
76 NFL's first male dancers will hit the sidelines this season
77 When God’s Rules Don’t Make Sense
78 Does a Paleo-Diet Hold the Evolutionary Key for Good Nutrition?
79 Cold Case Sunday: Hyram Kitchen murder unsolved after 28 years
80 Embracing the Good in ‘Goodbye’
81 Investigating Easter: Were the Disciples Fooled By An Imposter? | Cold Case Christianity
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85 Where Is God During Natural Disasters? | Cold Case Christianity
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87 Humanae Vitae and Intelligent Design | Evolution News
88 Scotland Schools to Instruct 5-Year-Olds: Your Gender Is 'What You Decide' It to Be
89 Why I Left the Cult of 'Calling' (And You Should, Too)
90 No Maverick Cells in Me: My Deepest Hope During Cancer
91 Humans: Purposely Designed
92 To the Rescue: 'Supergirl' Will Have Her Own DC Movie
93 An Interview with Sheryl Young
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