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Does the Trinity Make Sense? (Audio) | Stand to Reason

Does the Trinity Make Sense? (Audio)

Rapid Responses to Difficult Questions - Part 2 (Cold Case Christianity Broadcast #77) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner responds to the claim, "I don't believe the Gospels were written by eyewitnesses."

7 Things We Learned at Lollapalooza 2017

Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Arcade Fire, Maggie Rogers and more made this year's Lolla a stand-out.

Video: Is the New Testament Reliable?

CV Global, a non-profit organization whose mission is to reach a billion people with the gospel, produced a video with CSNTM’s Executive Director, Dr. Daniel B. Wallace. In the six-minute video, he…

Living Waters Publications - Evangelism Resources - Living Waters Publications

LivingWaters.com is an evangelism resource and training site that helps Christians share their faith (evangelism) effectively, biblically--the way Jesus did.

Love People Who Look Different: Lesson for Our Children — and Us

When we were God’s enemies, Jesus came for us. How much more should we move toward people who aren’t like us — even those who hate us?

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Coming Soon: Around the World in 80 Days with Larry Alex Taunton

23 COUNTRIES. 6 CONTINENTS. 80 DAYS. SEARCHING FOR THE WORLD’S GREATEST COUNTRY.

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Democracy put to test in Kenya: Voters head to the polls in relative peace https://world.wng.org/content/democracy_s_big_moment_in_kenya … #WorldTour @onize_ohiks #KenyaDecides pic.twitter.com/IoFEnPBlCE

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How Do I Prepare My Heart to Preach? - Westminster Theological Seminary

Along with this, it’s 20 hours of the harrowing of my soul as the text plows deep, bleeding furrows in my heart (Heb. 4:12). Such exposure results in ongoing repentance as I ask the Spirit to make me sympathetic to the truth of the text and, sinner though I am, to make it true in my heart. Sometimes this happens, and sometimes not. But the plowing of my heart has been salutary and elevating and sanctifying. My regular experience on the Lord’s Day was an overflowing heart. In fact, I had to cure myself of saying, “This is the most wonderful text in the Bible.”

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2 Chronicles 30:1–12: Do My Actions Affect God’s Plans?

Authors often give us reasons for why someone did a certain action or why we should do a certain action. They typically give the action statement first (e.g. I went to the store/you should go to the store), then a conjunction or connecting word (in this case, usually so that, in order that, or simply that), and finally the reason for the action or the purpose statement.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — The Briefing

Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — The Briefing

Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 — The Briefing

Dr. Mohler helps Christians in their understanding of the underlying issues of this significant cultural shift and how to face the challenge of believing faithfully, living faithfully, and engaging the culture faithfully in light of this massive change.

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New genetic technology creates GMO human embryos. Why this is a weapon of mass destruction. #GMObaby http://bit.ly/2wpfxPm  pic.twitter.com/v62oQit3ZF

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FAKE NEWS: 4 Things The Google Manifesto DOESN’T Say That The Media Claim It Says

2. Diversity Is Bad. Damore opens the memo by stating, “I value diversity and inclusion.” Actually, Damore offers an entire section of his memo devoted to “non-discriminatory ways to reduce the gender gap.” He suggests that Google “make software engineering more people-oriented with pair programming and more collaboration,” “allow those exhibiting cooperative behavior to thrive,” “make tech and leadership less stressful,” and “allowing and truly endorsing (as part of our culture) part time work,” as well as changing stereotypical biases about male performance. Damore states that he believes that “arbitrary social engineering of tech just to make it appealing to equal portions of both men and women” would be foolish, but if there is a goal of helping the company succeed, such measures could be worthwhile.

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Atheism and the Burden of Proof

Atheism and the Burden of Proof By Paul Copan In conversations with atheists, they may challenge us: “You’re claiming that God exists. Therefore, the burden of proof rests on you, not me. So … where’s your evidence?” Atheist Michael Scriven insists “we need not have a proof that God does not exist in order to justify atheism. Atheism is obligatory in the absence of any evidence for God’s existence.” 1 Or perhaps someone has told you that belief in God is just like belief in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy. Where do we begin to respond to such assertions? First, define your terms — especially atheism. Understand the terms you are using. You can clear up a lot of confusion here and keep the conversation with a professing atheist on track. Ask your friend, “How do you define atheism ?” According to the Encyclopedia of Philosophy , the historic definition of “atheist” is one who “maintains that there is no God, that is, that the sentence God exists expresses a false proposition.” 2 The late atheist-turned-deist philosopher Antony Flew, defined atheism as“rejection of belief in God” — not merely the absence of belief in God.

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Central Oklahoma Reasonable Faith Meetup

Let's get together and discuss the evidence for the existence of God. Are there logical reasons to believe God exists? Who is God? Which God is the real one? Why does it matter? If you have questions like these, or you would like to be able to answer questions like these, please join us! We will have a brief presentation on our chosen topic and then discuss its merits and significance. We are associated with Dr. William Lane Craig's Reasonable Faith organization. More information is available at reasonablefaith.org

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Premier Christian on Twitter

Today's Premier Drive quote of the day comes from D.L.Moody http://bit.ly/2oc7pBf  pic.twitter.com/BYC1C5fXOL

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A Sailor’s Best Friend

It’s easy to see why dogs are a hunter’s best friend. But sailors? Go topside to examine a swabbie’s shoe, and you’ll find your answer.

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3 Temptations of Success . . . and 3 Values for Standing Strong

Success can ruin a ministry. I’ve seen it happen too many times. It sounds strange. We plan for success, we dream about success, and – most importantly – we pray for success. Yet when it comes, we often self-destruct.

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Yes, Intelligent Design Is Testable Science – A Resource Roundup | Evolution News

That said, the reader asks valid questions. Intelligent design as a theory of design detection has made many scientific advances over the past few decades. In fact, while not always going explicitly by the name “intelligent design,” ID has made so many advances — often reported in peer-reviewed scientific papers — that it’s impossible to give a thorough answer to the reader’s questions in this brief format. But because we’ve discussed ID’s scientific status and predictive power many times over in the past, that’s not necessary.

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The Gospels Get It Right When It Counts—and When It Doesn't

The Gospels Get It Right When It Counts—and When It Doesn’t Tim Barnett I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that the Gospels are unreliable. Sadly, they are usually just parroting what they have heard from their popular atheist heroes. In The God Delusion , Richard Dawkins says, “The gospels are not reliable accounts of what happened in the history of the real world. All were written long after the death of Jesus, and also after the epistles of Paul, which mentioned almost none of the alleged facts of Jesus’s life.” The late Christopher Hitchens agreed with Dawkins. He wrote that the New Testament is “a work of crude carpentry, hammered together long after its purported events, and full of improvised attempts to make things come out right.” In a recent talk , Dr. Timothy McGrew demolished these assertions. Specifically, McGrew outlined two ways external evidence can be used to corroborate the Bible. First, we could look at non-Christian sources to see if they corroborate major events in the gospels (e.g. Jesus’ death by Roman crucifixion). These kinds of sources do exist, but they will only take you so far.

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God has All the Proof: Atheism Devoid of Proof

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Nietzsche is Dead, Bill Nye is Old and Ready But God is Alive

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In The Space of Six Days?

What we affirm in our confession is that God created in the ‘space of six days’, that’s what my confession says, the Westminster Confession. The ‘space of six days’ is a phrase that is actually just lifted from John Calvin, that’s the way Calvin thought about it. I affirm that He created in the space of six days. What we’re not sure about, because the text doesn’t give it to us, is what that space is.

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Ray Comfort on Twitter

It makes a life and death difference in a head-on collision. Watch http://AudacityTheMovie.com  It matters. pic.twitter.com/mF5nr0PKCt

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Stand to Reason on Twitter

AUGUST #Ambassador Focus: Be Tactical. The first thing to do is "Get in the Game!" https://www.str.org/articles/getting-in-the-game# … . @BrettKunkle pic.twitter.com/Dl4tK4B8pY

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WORLD on Twitter

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Catholics Reject Freedom at Their Own Peril

If I am being perfectly honest, I had thought that I was quite the fan of your writing, both here on the Stream and some of the things I had read at Crisis Magazine, but the more I study this article the more suspicious I become of your reputation as an orthodox Catholic writer. You’ve called for argument based on reason, but rather than giving one you’ve just mocked traditional Catholic understanding. You’ve put “heretics” in quotes almost every time you’ve said it and then translated that as Christians who are not orthodox Catholics, as if protestants were not material heretics. You’ve put forward the conclusions of a very finely written article and acted as if their absurdities were self-evident, even though those conclusions were well argued for with annotations from magisterial authority and your criticisms were weighted only by us readers having a knee jerk reaction to side with principles which sound American. Worst of all, you’ve simply thrown out the execution of heretics as if it is some durogatory insult, even though the church clearly allowed for that under the papal states.

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Charles C. W. Cooke on Twitter

“I think A.” “You can’t say B here.” “I said A.” “B is unacceptable.” “But.” “You’re fired for saying B.” “But.” “How dare you say B.”

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2017-18 Calendar

Biola University operates on three 14-16 week academic terms with classes meeting for either the full term or in 7-week sessions (session A & B dates listed below) within the term. On-campus undergraduate programs follow the semester schedule which operates during Fall and Spring terms with an optional Summer term. Trimester programs operate during Fall, Spring, and a mandatory Summer term.

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Were Jesus' Disciples Illiterate Peasants?

The New Testament was originally written in Greek. But some skeptics say this shows many New Testament books must have been forged–that the people who wrote them probably weren’t Jesus’ disciples. Why? Because most 1st century Jews living where Jesus lived couldn’t read or write at all. Since Jesus’ disciples spoke Aramaic, how could these guys write any New Testament books, in Greek, if they couldn’t even read or write in their own language?

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WORLD on Twitter

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Case-Making 101: How were the books of the Bible decided?

Last week we looked at evidence for transmission of ancient documents and historical information, in particular the transmission of the Bible as the Word of God. Coming at this investigation as a skeptic I found that there is enough evidence to believe that transmission of God’s Word from ancient times is reasonably possible. The next question I had was “how do we know that the sixty-six books in the Bible today are the right books?” This seemed to be an impossible questions to answer, but with some careful investigation I found that the answer was easier than I thought!

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Facial Expressions—The Universal Language

When we think of muscles, we generally think of the big ones in our arms and legs—under our voluntary control—which are attached at both ends to our skeleton and allow body movement. But the skin on our face has over 40 voluntary muscles that, among other things, allow us to move our skin around to create an amazing variety of facial expressions. These facial muscles originate in the skull bones but attach to the skin of the scalp, ears, neck and face. All facial muscles are controlled by the facial nerves that emerge from the skull behind our ears and split into five branches on each side of our head.

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10 Incredible Christian T-Shirts You Can Buy on Amazon

We dug around and found some of the sites most insane Christian T-shirts—apparel that boldly ignores copyright infringement and good taste to deliver the Good News in a way that only a statement Tee can.

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Top 5 Books On Science and Faith

One of the major challenges to the Christian worldview is the idea that science and Christianity are necessarily in conflict with one another. This general challenge is manifested in many different ways. A few months ago, I posted my Top 5 Books that address the Genesis controversy . This list will address the more general challenge. As before, I will give the list then provide a short explanation for my choices. This list will consist of two primarily philosophical books and two primarily scientific books that are bridged by one that logically connects the philosophy to the science. So, on to the list of my (currently) Top 5 Books I recommend regarding science and faith: Where the Conflict Really Lies- Alvin Plantinga Agents Under Fire- Angus Menuge Origin Science- Norman Geisler and Kerby Anderson Improbable Planet- Hugh Ross Creating Life In The Lab- Fazale Rana Why Did I Pick These Books?  Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism In order for discovery and explanation (science) to even take place, a proper philosophy of knowledge (epistemology) must be established.

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On Knowing When to Resign

There is another element in such decisions that is partly subjective, partly temperamental, partly a reflection of one’s sense of call—and of the ways these various factors interact with one another. John Calvin died on May 27, 1564, at the age of 54. All his life he held himself to the most rigorous, punishing schedule. That stunning self-discipline, a reflection of his passion for the glory of God and for the promotion of the gospel, was used by God to make the man astonishingly productive. On the other hand, all the biographies I have read of him speculate that if in his latter years he had slowed down a little, he might have lived a good deal longer—and had he lived another decade or two, still with stable health, he may well have produced a great deal more. But who are we to tell John Calvin what he should have done? Human motives are usually mixed. On the one hand, there is something hauntingly exemplary about a person who wants to burn out for Christ, to waste no time, to serve others, “… fill the unforgiving minute / With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run” (Kipling); on the other hand, there may be a wee touch of workaholism in such a stance, in which our very self-identity is tied to the number of hours we put in or the number of things we produce.

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Renewing Your Mind | The Preached Word and Reformation | Aug 8, 2017

The Reformers rediscovered the power of preaching. Today, Steven Lawson explains why preaching is central to Christianity, and considers why expository preaching is essential for the future.

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Clean Churches Die, Messy Churches Thrive

During my second full week of pastoring, one of the ladies of our church made a disturbing comment. Looking back, I believe her comment probably describes the attitude of many other churches and their members.

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Virtually Alone: How Our Thumbs Disrupt Intimacy

In his new book, 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You , Tony Reinke summarizes how distractions tragically “give us easy escape from the silence and solitude whereby we become acquainted with our finitude, our inescapable mortality, and the distance of God from all our desires, hopes, and pleasures.” It’s easier for me to grab my phone and pour my heart out to someone I’m interested in than it is to get alone and splay my aching internals before a holy God. Instant intimacy costs us more, and rewards us less, than we think.

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Grace to You on Twitter

“The damned believe eternal life is earned. The saved know it’s a gift.” — John MacArthur pic.twitter.com/bPQmbmDHYI

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James White on Twitter

Ha! I do pray pretty much every Sunday in the pastoral prayer, “Without the Spirit, we can do nothing. Bless us with Your presence."

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WORLD Radio on Twitter

The things we think and do not say: In this age, common sense is a revolutionary act. http://worldrad.io/2vLiCMF  #googlememo @megbasham pic.twitter.com/5LkSZZP2Xs

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What Would It Take For Me To Give Up Belief In Jesus Christ?

The good part is this: As Popper explained, knowledge should be falsifiable in principle. If you hold a belief that can’t be falsified under any imaginable circumstances, your belief might be disconnected from reality. If it wasn’t true, how would you know it wasn’t true? If you can’t answer that question, then maybe you don’t really know that it is true.

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John Stonestreet on Twitter

Wait, what? Only one of these pairs "clicks." Did you really miss the irony here, or did some internal marketing person play a funny trick? https://twitter.com/KLM/status/893972028033822722 …

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Books - Cross Examined - Christian Apologetic Ministry | Frank Turek | Christian Apologetics | Christian Apologetics Speakers

Correct, Not Politically Correct: How Same Sex Marriage Hurts Everyone Why not legalize same-sex marriage? Who could it possibly hurt? Using sound reasoning and evidence—not religion—award-winning author Frank Turek shows that everyone will be hurt including children, the nation, and even homosexuals themselves. Turek provides concise answers to objections about equal rights, discrimination, and being born a certain way, and he exposes the real reason gay activists are trying to impose same-sex marriage on the country without a single vote from the people. Turek’s message is direct but respectful. It is correct, not politically correct. And it is a message that we must not ignore. For details, see ImpactApologetics.com .

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David Letterman Is Going to Have His Own Netflix Series

David Letterman, one of the best to ever do it, isn’t done yet. The 70-year-old still feels he has some screen-time energy left in him, and he’s taking it to Netflix, where he’ll host long-form interviews along with “reports from the field.” Netflix has already ordered six hourlong episodes of the series, so they must be feeling confident about it. Wouldn’t you, if Letterman wanted to host a show on your streaming service?

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Your Gifts Are Not for You

In this eight-minute roundtable video , Trillia Newbell (director of community outreach for the ERLC and author of  Enjoy ), Blair Linne (wife, mother, actress, and  spoken word artist ), and Rosaria Butterfield (author of  Openness Unhindered ) discuss what you should do if your church doesn’t appreciate your gifts.

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Why Are Lesbian Teens Having More Babies Than Heterosexual Peers?

First, we must ask what’s going in the emotional lives of these individuals that has them behaving in such a hyper-sexualized manner? What emptiness are they seeking to fill? Their own dignity and well-being demands honest investigation, free of ideological assumptions. Insisting it’s simply a lack of good sex education or social affirmation—which seems to be the left’s default answers for such things—is nothing short of malpractice. But one thing is for sure, it means that these categorical identities we call “gay” and “lesbian” don’t exist as we assume they do. They certainly do as political or social identities. But in functional actuality, where it really matters, these pregnancy rates greatly challenge that narrative.

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Occasions and Causes | Blog & Mablog

When things are right in your right, and you really are back in the joy of the Lord, then it is time to write both your mother and father. From your description, your bitterness was certainly overt and evident to them, so I would begin by acknowledging that fault to them, and seeking their forgiveness for it. The real clashes were with your mother, so you will likely need to be more specific with her. Confess any unkind or cruel accusations you made against her, and seek her forgiveness. “I said x, y, z, trying to hurt you, and I know that I succeeded. I was entirely in the wrong to speak that way. God has been dealing with this sin in my life, and so I am asking you to please forgive me.” The second half of the letter should be filled with all the things you love and appreciate about her. If the bitterness is truly confessed, the second half of the letter will become possible.

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57 God’s Victory in the Midst of Persecution
58 Don't Let Living in the Past Kill Your Future
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60 Call for prayer for NHS staff under pressure - Premier
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70 Minnesota Gov.: This Weekend's Mosque Attack Was an Act of Terrorism
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72 Thomas á Kempis
73 Why Accept the Pythagorean Theorem? - Christian Research Institute
74 Who Determines the Essentials of the Christian Faith?
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77 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 2 “The Crossover” and “The Collaborator”
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92 Christian campaigner gets provocative shop sign taken down - Premier
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