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America After 9/11: Is Religion Evil? - Apologetics Guy

Attitude Adjustment How did 9/11 change America’s attitude toward religion? An interesting post on CNN’s Belief Blog says: “Before 9/11, many atheists kept a low profile. Something changed, though, after 9/11. They got loud… Criticism of all religion, not just fanatical cults, was no longer taboo after 9/11.” Indeed. Around the 10-year anniversary of 9/11, American Atheists …

Why Sincerity of Belief Is Not Enough (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace is interviewed by Troy Murphy of Green Bay Community Church about the importance of accuracy and knowledge in the life of every believer.

Metaxas on the Street - Episode 1 - The Eric Metaxas Show

Eric hits the streets to find out who’s heard of the Eric Metaxas Show! Share this video on Facebook and Twitter for a chance to win two mugs! Winner will be announced on the air on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. To listen to the Eric Metaxas Show visit: www.metaxastalk.com

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Premier Drive Presents Space Week! - Premier Christian Radio

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Birds, Insects, and What They Share

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

What is the State of Christianity in America and What Can We Do About It? (Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast #30) | Cold Case Christianity

In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Podcast, J. Warner Wallace analyses the findings of the Pew Research Center’s recent poll, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape.” Jim describes three unsurprising and three surprising findings, then provides five action points resulting from the survey.

Reasons To Believe : Does the Evolutionary Paradigm Stymie Scientific Advance?

“I would be interested in how you think the creation model approach . . . will lead to scientific advance. Your book Origins of Life  clearly showed that science does not have all the answers to how life may have begun, and of course I agree with that conclusion. What this means to me is that we have some beautiful open questions to work on to try to find the answers. But in your book, at the end of each chapter, you typically ended with the creationist answer to open questions: God did it. This is what I meant by stopping the questioning process. If the answer is that God did it, where do we go from there?”

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Has Science's Freedom Become Its Downfall?

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

The Low Bar of Evolutionary Biology -- More on That Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Experiment

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The Measure of a Man

There was a time when these sorts of skills were crucial to fulfilling the creation mandate. Expressing the image of God for most men in history meant being able to hunt or farm food or keep a fire on the hearth. And I’m thankful every day for those, like my dad, who still do this kind of work. But the age of brute strength is in many ways past, and that would be the end of the argument if we were at the same time seeing a corresponding increase in other, less tangible, kinds of strength: like moral courage, fortitude, leadership, and a willingness to sacrifice.

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5 On the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001: Life, Death, and the Search for God | RZIM

As some would continue to perpetrate the myth of progress, we live on this fifteenth anniversary of 9/11 under the cloud of a world dramatically changed since that terrible day. Anyone who travels sees and feels what a murderous ideology has done to our world. May we never forget what happened and ever be in pursuit of wisdom and courage to deal with those whose philosophy thrives on hate. Our prayers are with the families that lost a loved one and with gratitude for those who came to the rescue. Civilization is always threatened by ideologues who embrace the moment and lose sight of the essential value of every human life. Answers will only be found in embracing the God of love and living by his precepts. Loving God and our fellow human beings are the two laws on which all other laws stand.  May God guide our leaders. The Scriptures call us to understand the times and know what to do (see 1 Chronicles 12:32). May we be faithful.

6 ‘Devout’ Catholic Tim Kaine Butchers the Bible to Embrace Gay Radicalism | The Stream

Mrs. Clinton’s running mate would do well to submit his thinking to the Scriptures rather than twisting the Scriptures to fit his thinking. It is the senator who must change, not the Word of God.

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The Origin and Insufficiency of the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement - Christian Research Institute

30 The Origin and Insufficiency of the Black Hebrew Israelite Movement by Jimmy Butts Today’s Religious Movements: The Black Hebrew Israelite movement has infiltrated black communities on the basis of two principal claims: (1) All African Americans biologically descend from the ancient Hebrews, and (2) The means of salvation for African Americans is obedience to the Law of Moses. Although Black Hebraism addresses important issues in black communities, their worldview has no foundation in history or Scripture.

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Code Orange Bible Challenge

“ For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. ”

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10 The 20th Century: Worse than You Remember

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... It is easy to cherry-pick either positives or negatives about any epoch, or other situation. It's also easy to think of one group's situation and ignore that of other groups. You can point to the described characteristics of 1916, or you could talk about how rare family dissolution or abortion were; college (and high school) education had more substance; mass killings were all but unknown; the U.S. was entering an age of global prominence, soon to be pre-eminence; mass production and electrification were rapidly making life easier for all in ways unimaginable to prior generations. Both the positive and the negative are true, and neither rose-colored nostalgia nor mean-spirited anathemizing of our ancestors is fair. (It might be noted that the same applies to discussions of the impact of religion in public life. The New Atheists think "religion poisons everything"; some Christians seem to think that Christianity's history, or at least that of their own preferred segment thereof, is pristine. The reality that "the line between good and evil runs through every human heart" (Solzhenitsyn) is ever-present.

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William Lane Craig Q&A: Was There Animal Death Before Adam's Sin?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org During his 2013 Australia Speaking Tour, Dr William Lane Craig spoke at Saint Barnabas Anglican Church Broadway. Afterward, there was a lengthy Q&A time for people to text in their questions for Dr Craig to answer. In this clip, Dr Craig answers a question concerning animal death before the fall of man. We welcome your comments in the Reasonable Faith forums: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/forums/ Be sure to also visit Reasonable Faith's other channel: http://www.youtube.com/reasonablefait... Follow Reasonable Faith On Twitter: http://twitter.com/rfupdates Add Reasonable Faith On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/reasonablefai...

16 Terminology Tuesday: Propositionalism - Apologetics 315

Proposition, propositionalism : A proposition is a meaningful, logical statement (or assertion) that can be confirmed in some manner, such as by sensory observation, and so can be subjected to scientific inquiry. Propositionalism presents and defends theological truths by setting them forth as a series of propositions that can be reasonable demonstrated to be true. Propositionalism serves as an important reminder that the Christian faith has a rational and, hence, a scientifically demonstrable dimension. Critics accuse propositionalists of reducing the faith to a cognitive level and thereby missing the sense of wonder, awe and mystery about God and salvation; the importance of the affective, emotive and intuitive dimensions of human life; and the importance of the practical outworking of Christian commitment in a life of service to God and others. 1 1. Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), pp. 96-97.

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It's Time to Remove the Mental Health Stigma

Look at other things: There’s not a stigma with breaking your arm; there’s not a stigma with getting the flu, or even with something like dealing with cancer. But when it comes to mental health or thoughts of suicide, there very much is a stigma. We don’t approach it the same way; we don’t talk about it the same way.

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19 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

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God Has Planned Your Glory

Picture the most emaciated, dying saint you have ever seen in a nursing home. These days of dying are not glorious. Many groan to put off their “earthly tent” and be “swallowed up by life” (2 Corinthians 5:4). But against this inglorious end stands the mighty word of God: This withered and wrinkled and worn out body “is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power” (1 Corinthians 15:43). Every saint, no matter how wasted away or mutilated, will rise in glory. God decreed this — “our glory.”

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22 How Can I Know Which Bible Promises Apply to Me?

The most basic place to start is to look at what is said to New Covenant believers versus those who were under the specific terms of the Mosaic Covenant with its promised blessings and curses . If a promise was made as a term of the Mosaic Covenant (for example, that they would have good crops if they obeyed the Covenant’s commands), then that is not part of our Covenant . However , we can learn much about who God is from how He dealt with people in the Mosaic Covenant, and His character does not change. From His dealings with people in the Old Testament, we learn that He is just, that He is gracious, that He loves undeservedly, that He’s trustworthy and faithful to those He’s covenanted with, that He has their ultimate good in mind, that He’s working everything together for His plan to glorify Himself and redeem the world. God doesn’t change, so what we learn about Him in the Old Testament is still true of Him today. The only question is about how He promises to act today on those characteristics of love, grace, etc.

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It’s Not You, It’s God: Nine Lessons for Breakups

The joy is not in knowing that Jesus had it hard, too. Not much comfort there. The joy is in knowing that the one who suffered in your place died and rose again to end suffering for his saints. God saved the world and defeated death through his suffering, and your suffering in the midst of your walk with Jesus — in this case, in a breakup — unites you to that victory, the greatest victory ever won. For those who hope in Jesus, all pain — unexpected cancer, unfair criticism, an unwanted break up — was given an expiration date and repurposed until then to unite us in love to our suffering Savior.

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Good to Glad

From the first time we hear and believe the gospel, the good news should give us more and more joy. The gospel doesn’t affect many of us like it should. We receive it as news for later, but not now. It’s news about what will happen one day, not news about something that is already taking place.

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Pastor banned from South Africa for anti-gay views - premier

An American pastor known for his anti-gay position has been banned from South Africa, the government has confirmed.

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The Ten Commandments of Using Social Media

I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of Christians and social media this past Friday evening in Bel Air, MD at Mt. Zion Methodist Church.  We had a wonderful meal, a great time of worship and a blessed time of fellowship.  Will Brooks, who organized the event, did an outstanding job and was a very gracious host. My talk was based on Craig Groeschel's book #struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World and in Appendix #1 at the conclusion of the book, Groeschel shares "10 Commandments of Using Social Media,"  I decided to share them here because I personally found them helpful and believe others will as well.  In the book, Groeschel explains each of the 10, but for my purposes here, I will just list them. 1. Put God first in all you say and post. 2. Love others as you want to be loved. 3. Use social media to facilitate, not replace, real relationships. 4. Use social media instead of being controlled by it as an idol. 5. Turn your virtual other cheek to posts that offend you. 6. Do not post our of emotion. 7.

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U.S. Civil Rights Commission chairman says religious liberty is just “intolerance”

The word marriage is very important. I would not call cohabitation “marriage”, nor would I call multi-partner relationships “marriage”, nor would I call serial promiscuity “marriage”. I would not even attend a marriage ceremony by professed Christians unless I knew that they had been chaste during their courtship. I would not attend the wedding of a person who had previously initiated a divorce, either. I don’t want to celebrate or acknowledge any relationship where recreational sex was given more weight than the needs of children for stability, and access to their mother and father. That is the real issue with religious liberty and conscience. I have a right not to endorse or participate in activities that put adult selfishness above the needs of children. And it’s my decision what I do or do not celebrate – it’s not the decision of a secular leftist bureaucrat.

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You're Probably Misunderstanding What It Means to Be a 'Lukewarm' Christian

One thing that may help understand the author is something you mentioned. The water actually could not be used many times for anything useful. The long travel time through the pipe system and the length of time spent at lukewarm temperatures meant that algae and bacteria were most likely present in that water. Also, his address to followers and his address to non-believers are not mutually exclusive. Jesus is doing what we often fail to do as a church and remind current members while warning future followers that being a Christian isn't all fun and games.

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“The Atheist Delusion” – Why Millions Deny the Obvious

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Loving Your Enemy, Even When It's ISIS

Sadiq knows what it feels like to stare death in the face, to know your next breath could be your last, to contemplate dying at the hands of ISIS. He knows what it’s like to be hiding in fear, praying for a miracle that the enemy will move on before they spot you.

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Mercy, the Gospel and the Urgency of Criminal Justice Reform

For reform, we must rethink the approach to the justice system. The undercurrent of the system must be impassioned with mercy, the very mercy God has for each of His children. Only mercy will allow us to provide our most vulnerable citizens with the grace to change. And only mercy will help us to see them as individuals beyond their actions. Only mercy will help us create an environment of openness and forgiveness. All things are needed if we truly want to help people change.

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/if-you-re-a-child-of-god-you-re-connected-to-a-family

The California Department of Mental Health did a study and discovered that if you isolate yourself from others and you don’t develop close friendships like in a small group, you are three times more likely to die an early death. You’re four times more likely to suffer emotional burnout. You’re five times more likely to be clinically depressed. And you’re 10 times more likely to be hospitalized for an emotional or mental disorder. So for your own mental health, get in a small group! Be a part of the family of God. Get connected.

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A Shooting After a Peace Rally in Alabama Kills 1 and Injures 5

The shooting began around 8 p.m., about an hour after the rally ended, while residents and participants were still outside. They began to disperse in all different directions when the shooting began, giving police a very large area to investigate and search for evidence.

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Nabeel Qureshi // Facing death threats after I left Islam for Christ

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Fazale Rana on Dinosaur Blood and the Age of the Earth

In the subject piece, Dr. Rana summarizes what he will be presenting at this year's  National Conference on Christian Apologetics .  Dr. Rana writes of why it is a stretch  to use the discovery of soft tissue in dinosaur fossils to make the case for the young earth view. The piece can be read in full  here . Stand firm in Christ, Chase

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What’s Wrong with Western Missionaries?

The man said, “When this missionary’s father died, he came to us and asked for our help. We didn’t have much, but we gathered an offering of love. We bought him a plane ticket so that he could go home to America and bury his father. This man and his family give everything they have to the poor. They struggle to pay rent and school fees, and put meat on the table. And when he has a great need, what does he do? He doesn’t go to the other Westerners for money. He comes to us. He comes to the scattered and the poor, he comes to local believers, and he asks for, and gets, our help.”

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Nihilism – R.C. Sproul Jr.

Down the cobbled streets I roamed until my lantern caught a strange shadow. It was a man, or rather what was left of one. “Pardon me good sir, would you mind telling me your name?” I asked with all innocence. “Why do you call me good?” the stranger asked. “Nothing and no one and nowhere is good. My name is Nyetski.” Perhaps already my search was at an end. “Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?” “It is all the same to me”, Nyetski replied. “Can you please tell me what drove you to write all those books, those essays, to teach all those courses, what exactly was your goal in bravely proclaiming your message of nothing?” Nyetski replied “It is of the utmost importance that the people of the world come to understand the truth of nihilism. They must understand that there is no truth, no goodness, no beauty, no reason for being. My one goal is to set people free so that they might do the brave and right and true thing that I have done, and embrace the nothing.”

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Christian graffiti scrawled on synagogue - premier

The spray painting of crosses onto a synagogue in southern Jerusalem has drawn condemnation from a spokesman for the Catholic Church of the Holy Land (CCHL).

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Being a Public Intellectual for Christ

Os Guinness, to my mind, is Evangelicalism’s greatest living social critic and public intellectual. While holding a doctorate in sociology from Oxford, he was not called to the college, university, or seminary full time. While a superb preacher and a man of orthodox conviction, he was not called to the pastorate. Rather, he refers to himself as a speaker and writer, who “interprets the world for the church and the church for the world.” To that noble end, he has worked for both secular and Christian institutions, and started The Trinity Forum, a discussion-based ministry that reaches into non-Church settings, including business, education, and politics.

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Refugee response "very slow", says Rowan Williams - premier

The Government has been "very slow" in its response to the refugee crisis and has "little to show" after pledging to reunite families separated by conflict, a former archbishop of Canterbury has said.

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45 The Briefing 09-12-16 - AlbertMohler.com

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Lord, Help Me Feel My Need for You

Now, if our survival depends on our abiding, and we are only likely to abide in Christ when we feel our need for him — feel hungry for the food only he can provide — then what we really need is a deep, keen awareness of our dependence on him for everything. We must plead with the Vine and the Vinedresser (John 15:1) to do whatever it takes to help us cling to the Vine and prove our connection by the fruit we bear (John 15:3–4).

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Pledge To Vote | MyFaithVotes

No longer can we, as believers, afford to be indifferent or assume that, through the actions of others, our nation will be restored. It’s a period in America’s history that’s now calling for more. It calls for the intentional commitment of all 90 million believers, who, united by the conviction of our faith, pledge to vote.

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The People We Really Want to See Moderate Presidential Debates

The presidential debates are like some gross vegetable your great-aunt made on Thanksgiving: You don’t really want to consume them, but you ended up doing it anyway out of a weird sense of obligation. And spectacles like last night’s three-hour test of human willpower only underscore a big problem: Traditional news outlets have made presidential debates—arguably our country's most important televised forum and exchange of ideas—into mind-numbingly boring talk-a-thons, where a bunch of rich, powerful people needle each other for hours about past career decisions while dodging any question of substance.

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The Mysticism of Prayer

No, quite the opposite. I’d say what characterizes God speaking is very often a sense of gratuity, a sense of vitality. It’s not dogmatic words. Probably the word that would cover most bases is it’s a descendance of presence. So it’s not that you come out of prayer with a big message, but I hope after years of practice you do speak with a greater clarity, compassion, freedom and grace. It’s cumulative in terms of how you hear God and it’s always a sense of gratuity.

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Unbelievable? Live! in California: Ryan Bell & Sean McDowell on ‘Why I am an atheist / Why I am a Christian’: Saturday 10 September 2016 2:30:00 pm - Premier Christian Radio

Justin presents a live audience edition of the show from Church Everyday in Northridge, California. He’s joined by atheist Ryan Bell, a former Christian pastor who took ‘A Year Without God’ after coming to doubt his faith, and Sean McDowell a Christian thinker who tells his own journey of doubt and coming to a conviction that Christianity is true.

51 African Activist: Stop Using Western Aid to Force Leftist Values on Our Cultures | The Stream
52 Can Christians Learn from Colin Kaepernick?
53 Are Christianity and Darwinism Compatible? One Biologist Says No.
54 Freedom of the Will in an All-Knowing and Sovereign God’s World - Christian Research Institute
55 FREE Social Media Management Dashboard | Twitter/Facebook Marketing Tool | Commun.it
56 How the WMAP satellite confirmed nucleosynthesis predictions and falsified atheism
57 Morality Damns
58 7 Tips for Better Bible Study
59 The Scary World of Truth
60 M_Guil on Twitter
61 BreakPoint on Twitter
62 Every Woman’s Call to Work
63 Americans Doing Good
64 Lee Strobel on Twitter
65 What Do Your Kids Listen to?
66 Catch The Light for Intelligent Design Audio Play - 5th Clip
67 1 Peter 4:5: God Will Deal with Your Enemies
68 The Briefing 09-13-16 - AlbertMohler.com
69 The Briefing 09-13-16 - AlbertMohler.com
70 The Briefing 09-13-16 - AlbertMohler.com
71 Mikel Del Rosario on Twitter
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73 C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter
74 How God Cares for Those Who Don’t
75 God and Abstract Objects | William Lane Craig, Peter van Inwagen, J.T. Bridges
76 Tearfund Campaigns on Twitter
77 This Senator Wants to Ban Aborting Babies Limb by Limb
78 Tampons in the Men’s Room and Other Campus Insanity | The Stream
79 Massachusetts Forces LGBT 'Accommodation' Rules on Churches
80 Natural Complementarians: Men, Women, and the Way Things Are - The Calvinist International
81 Grace to You Radio
82 How is the Intelligent Design Movement Doing? Interview with William Dembski.
83 Instagram photo by MaryJo Sharp • Sep 13, 2016 at 6:11am UTC
84 Why We Shouldn’t Be Surprised Some Pre-Christian Deities Are Similar to Jesus | Cold Case Christianity
85 5 Minutes in Church History - A Weekly Christian Podcast with Stephen Nichols by Ligonier Ministries on iTunes
86 Stay Repressed, My Friends
87 What Tolkien and Lewis teach us about surviving dark times
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89 Watch Hillary Clinton Faint On 9/11