574. Why Don't Christians Witness?
Bobby lays out some key reasons why Christians aren't witnessing.
What Is Islam?
http://www.answeringmuslims.com Taking all sects into account, Islam is the world's second largest religion (after Christianity) with more than 1.6 billion a...
Shabbir Ally refutes trinity is 30 seconds!
Dr. Shabbir Ally destroys the logic of the trinity under a minute Like a boss. The debate is titled "Did jesus claim deity" between Dr. Ally and Dr. James White
Yes, Laws DO Change Hearts
Yes, Laws DO Change Hearts. The Law can help to change a culture and can be a great teacher.. Frank Turek examines human nature and the role of government in...
Let's 'Derecognize' Colleges That Discriminate Against Christians...
. . . some deregistered groups are still meeting on campus, at this point, more or less because the chaplain is letting it happen out of kindness. But in terms of policy, we have no right to meet on campus so that could be revoked anytime (because of that most ousted groups are meeting off campus.). Ministry is made more difficult there mainly because it’s harder to meet students (we can’t go to new student fairs or advertise on campus, we aren’t listed on the religious life site online and can’t use Vanderbilt’s name) and because we can’t sponsor events on campus (For instance my group worked with the Veritas forum to try to bring respected Christian academics like John Lennox or NT Wright on campus, which we can’t do under the new policy). For some groups not being able to reserve rooms is a real problem because they have 100+ students involved so they can’t really just find a spare room. But the main thing lost wasn’t particular university privileges, but an ability to be a devotional community that is part of campus life on a pluralistic campus–we don’t just want stuff from the university, we love the university and can no longer participate fully in university life or the university community.
God's Sufficient Word, Part 2
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There have been times that a single verse has comforted me. Other times where scripture has cut through the obfuscating fog that always frustratingly justifies sin, causing me to go " Oh! as the the deception that made something look good that wasn't, vaporized. This is a good article and its so true that often the fake stuff only leaves us more thirsty in our particular desert than before.
However, currently in my life I find myself lost in a deeper than usual fog bank, having taken several large wrong turns. Wrong turns that no doubt resulted from both unseen and addressed sin, but also from scriptural ignorance. Its not that I haven't read lots of the bible; I know quite a lot of scripture. But somehow, I lack scriptural understanding, or a truly biblical worldview, or perhaps a biblical worldview in my life is still largely dwarfed by all the flotsam and jetsam of unbiblical beliefs.
Is It Possible to Decide Not to Sin? - Stand to Reason Blog
Does that seem unfair? That's the point! God is so far above us! He's so infinitely holy, so good, so righteous, that we can live a seemingly outward "perfect" life, and it still amounts to nothing. He gets to define what is "fair" and what is "unfair", not us! And it's actually unfair that He saves anyone: we all deserve eternity in hell.
EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI
Should abortions be permitted in the case of rape or incest? When the subject of abortion comes up, rape and incest are often used as an emotional appeal designed to deflect serious consideration of the pro-life position: “How can anyone deny a hurting woman safe medical care and freedom from the terror of rape or […]
Grace to You
It only makes sense, then, that love will characterize the life of any Christian who is walking by the Spirit. Love will also be an integral part of any Spirit-assisted ministry to others. Paul tells us in today’s verse that when we help other believers hold up their particular burdens, we are obeying “the law of Christ” or the law of love, which James calls “the royal law” (James 2:8).
Audacity: Ray Comfort's First Scripted Short Film
Ray Comfort : For the most part, homosexuality has been embraced as morally acceptable in contemporary culture. Sexual sin was once frowned upon, but in time, it’s become accepted as the norm by our sinful world. As Christians, we’ve come to terms with fornication and adultery but we bristle at the thought of homosexuality gaining a similar foothold, so we put up a battle. We have concern that fornicators will not enter Heaven, but that concern has waned for homosexuals. Instead, we are more disturbed that they are destroying the fabric of our Judeo-Christian society. “Audacity” puts the focus where it should be. Author Joe Dallas rightly said, “Our response should show interest and concern, two qualities the church has rarely shown when dealing with homosexuality. We must admit we have mishandled the issue in many ways: we have veered between ignoring the problem to becoming obsessed with it, we have made hasty and false generalizations at times about homosexuals themselves, and we have shown a tremendous zeal for defeating the political goals of gays while showing less concern for their eternal well-being.
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The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily
The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
Grace to You
Similarly, Paul wasn't speaking of imputed righteousness—the righteousness of Christ granted to every believer at the moment of salvation. It's also called "positional righteousness" because it results from your position or standing in Christ. Second Corinthians 5:21 says that God made Christ, "who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." Every believer is clothed in the garment of Christ's righteousness. You don't put that on. It's already yours in Christ.
The Janet Mefferd Show
For years, Mars Hill founder Mark Driscoll’s style charmed many. He was dynamic and funny, with a potent mix of reverence for Jesus and irreverence for everything else. But behind the scenes, former church members said, Driscoll could be abusive and controlling. When the Christian radio host accused him of plagiarism, the quick-witted preacher sounded flabbergasted — and annoyed. “Man, I thought we’d have a better interview than this,” Mars Hill Church Pastor Mark Driscoll said. Driscoll’s heated November 2013 exchange with radio host Janet Mefferd would prove a crucial turning point in his explosive rise and recent fall, igniting a chain of events that would begin unraveling the Seattle megachurch he founded.
Major Missions Agency Picks 'Radical' New President
“David Platt has traveled extensively to teach the Bible throughout the United States and around the world. His travels overseas have taken him to places like East Asia, India, and Africa to name a few. In his travels he has had the opportunity to meet with persecuted believers, workers engaged in reaching those who have little to no access to the gospel, and church leaders and workers where the church is growing. One of the opportunities he has enjoyed the most is meeting with and encouraging overseas missionaries who are currently on the field,” Stewart said.
Lifting Up the Sons of Prisoners
Every Christmas, Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program delivers the Gospel message and gifts to children on behalf of their incarcerated parents. But Angel Tree’s reach extends much farther than Christmastime. Prisoners’ children are experiencing God’s love all year long through Angel Tree summer camps, mentoring relationships, and an exciting annual event called the Angel Tree Football Clinic at Stanford.
Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]
Cops: My Kinsmen According to the Law
This way of thinking, when coupled with the depravity they witness and endure daily, can produce a self-righteous, “us versus them” posture. I know this because I lived it. There was never a more profound moment in my career than the day I realized I was no different before God than the man I had just placed into handcuffs.
What If the Worst Happens?
We all face a staggering array of “what ifs.” Some are minor issues while others have life-altering repercussions. What if my child dies? What if I get cancer? What if my spouse leaves me?
This Teenager Sends a Powerful Message to Her Generation That Will Give You Chills (VIDEO)
Molly makes a very great case and her positive points about the way we should live are pointed towards God. She will have you saying Amen over and over again from start to finish. God taught us to love and in this video she makes a very great point about this.
Bradlee Dean’s My War Coming to Primetime on The Dove Television Network - Sons of Liberty Media
The Dove Board of Directors President Perry Atkinson told Sons of Liberty Media that he has had Bradlee on both their radio and television show several times and that he was very interested in both Bradlee’s commitment and passion to get the Christian history into public schools and into the minds of the younger generation.
Pastor Sentenced to Two Weeks in Jail for Leading Noisy Church
A South Carolina pastor was sentenced to two weeks in jail for consistently leading church services that disturbed the surrounding community by making too much noise.
But there's another question I want to ask. It seems to me the rise of a new atheism (represented by Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and others), in which very often the natural sciences are used for the purposes of atheist apologetics, have been met on the Christian side by an increasing appeal to science and fundamental scientific methods in doing apologetics against the new atheism. I see in recent apologetic writings a shift towards a deductive way of doing apologetics. I concede that an awful lot of people prefer deductive apologetics—in other words, you begin from first principles, link together propositions A and B, and then your conclusion C follows by logical certitude. I happen to think that induction is much better. Induction means that observations A and B do not prove C, but if C were true, then it would make sense of A and B (especially where either or both of A and B are surprising). Lewis said the following in an unpublished manuscript of 1930: "I am an empirical theist. I arrived at God by induction." Lewis is saying that the Christian faith gives us a map; a conceptual, imaginative map.
‘The Trauma Is Indescribable’: On the Ground in the Shadow of ISIS
But amid this persecution there is the light of gospel hope. In the latest edition of our Going Deeper with TGC podcast, Mark Mellinger speaks with Brother Victor , a Christian leader in the Middle East who has been in the center of the storm, working to help believers who have been forced to flee their homes and have lost all or most of their earthly possessions. “The trauma is indescribable,” Brother Victor says. Yet through their tears and pain, Middle Eastern believers are taking comfort that this hardship confirms the authenticity of their faith. They are seeing the Lord bring about scores of conversions. And they are prayerfully hoping they will be able to return to the houses and church buildings they’ve been forced to vacate.
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The Constitution is certainly the most
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reflect a rapidly changing world, its basic
tenets have remained virtually unchanged
since its inception, and unchallenged as
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How to Effectively Reach and Retain Millennials
The second feature of churches who are effectively reaching Millennials is authenticity, a characteristic that many of those Millennials felt was not as present in churches of the Baby Boomer era. Young adults often desired a different kind of leadership, one that is more open and transparent. They often preferred preaching from weakness and sharing struggles of life and faith, approaches that pastors were taught not to do in generations past.
The Poverty Problem is a Marriage Problem | Acton PowerBlog
If you’re out of work and can’t earn an income, it’s easy to slide down the economic ladder from working-poor to just plain poor. So it’s no surprise that the poverty rate in America has, since at least 1970, moved in sync with the unemployment rate. During each recession we would see a spike in the poverty rate and then a decline as the economy recovers and employment levels began to rise.
Bob tends bar - he is, in fact, Cousin Marv's actual cousin, though everyone calls him that - and seems to have a pretty quiet life otherwise. He lives in the house he grew up in, both his parents having died. The bar is sometimes the designated "drop bar" for all the under-the-table transactions that go on around the city; he takes care of that when necessary. He gives the old lady at the end of the bar free drinks and takes the ribbings the regulars give him. He (literally) saves a puppy he finds beaten and abandoned in a trash can, cleans its wounds, names it for a saint, and adopts it.
Help! I Don't Have a Job and I Feel Useless.
Here’s what you said, “As much as I try to lift the burden by doing house work I still feel I am not contributing.” Let’s break down that logic: Because you’re “only” doing house work, you’re not contributing as much. Therefore, “contributing” in your mind equals time spent at work and/or money. So, because we assume that the number of hours worked doesn’t really matter (example: if you made $300k/year working five hours/week, you’d both be happy), then contribution in your mind must equate to money. Right? Wrong.
A Failure of Worship
I find addiction, and the bondage of addiction, to be very difficult to understand. It seems like overcoming addiction should be so simple, and especially for the Christian: Instead of doing that thing, how about next time you just don’t do that thing? Instead of opening that bottle, keep it closed. Instead of buying those pills, buy some groceries. Instead of typing in that web site, type in a different web site. Instead of walking through the doors of the casino, choose not to even go near the casino. If only it was so simple.
Jesus, Interrupted by Bart Ehrman - Christian Research Institute
As evidenced in the book, he recalls doing a four-week series in a Presbyterian church in North Carolina in which he reveled the hidden contradictions of the Bible. When he got done, he says a dear elderly old lady came up to me, and asked me in frustration, “Why have I never heard this before?” Ehrman recalls in the book gazing across the fellowship hall at the Presbyterian pastor and wondering why had that pastor never told that elderly lady? Was this pastor beset by some type of patronizing attitude that, Ehrman says, is so disturbingly common? Was he afraid to make waves? Was he afraid that historical information might destroy the faith of his congregation? Was he afraid that church leaders might not take kindly to the dissemination of that kind of information? Did church leaders actually put pressure on him to stick to the devotional meaning of the Bible and not tell his parishioners about all of its mistakes? Was he perhaps concerned about job security? 
for King & Country Looks to Uplift, Heal With Sophomore Project 'Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong' Inspired by Highs and Lows in Personal Lives
Joel : Luke and I are two of seven kids. We were born in Australia and moved to Nashville, Tennessee when we were young. Our father was a concert promoter, and all of the big acts from the 80's and 90's came through our home. On one of those tours our dad lost a quarter of a million dollars because people weren't showing up. He and my mother then took a leap of faith and moved to Tennessee. We lived in a house with no furniture, slept on beds made of clothing, and found ourselves sitting in a circle praying for any and everything, because we had nothing. But it was in that time that God did some miraculous things. We were pre-teens/early pre-teens at the time and our dad looked around and needed cheap labor, and saw that he had five young boys. So he put us to work out there, and I stage-managed and did background vocals. Luke did as well. Ironically, we had a sort of sibling rivalry. We're opposites and didn't get along together incredibly well. It wasn't until my early 20's when I was working on music by myself when I asked him "what do you think about doing a couple of songs together, and just seeing what happens?" And literally we just haven't stopped since.
David Cameron Insists ISIS Militants 'Are Monsters, Not Muslims' Following Beheading of British Aid Worker
"Understanding and criticizing the doctrine of Islam — and finding some way to inspire Muslims to reform it — is one of the most important challenges the civilized world now faces. But the task isn't as simple as discrediting the false doctrines of Muslim 'extremists,' because most of their views are not false by the light of scripture. A hatred of infidels is arguably the central message of the Quran."
'Angels' Feed Homeless Elderly Couple and Continue to Assist Them Financially
Dee and Gordon Head were found sleeping in their car in the parking lot of a Walmart in Hudson, Florida. Brandi Dussing and a few friends were the ones to spot the couple, and Dussing brought food for them and their three dogs. It turned out that the couple had been residing in their vehicle for several weeks after moving from Texas with the hope of a job prospect for Gordon, 75.
These Nurses Know That Healing Isn't Always Done With Medicine - They Smile Instead; This Will Warm Your Heart!
Sometimes treating someone who is sick with medicine isn't always going to make them feel better. In this case, this little girl needed something else to keep her cheerful between her treatments. So her nurses came up with a great idea that will have you smiling all day!
Church of Scotland Focuses on Reconciliation as Nation Prepares to Vote on Independence From UK
"And all of those who will vote YES and all of those who will vote NO need to remember that we belong together in the same Scotland. We cannot be separated, even though on Thursday we may be on opposite sides, we belong together. We should not let ourselves be defined by which side we are on, on Sept. 18. When we wake up on the 19th of September, we need to be ready to work on the same side — to work for the future of Scotland and work with our near neighbors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland — whatever outcome."
If ISIS’s God Were Real, Would I Be Obliged to Follow Him? | Reasonable Faith
This has got me very worried about DCT, because it seems an inadequate principle for grounding morality. It seems to commit the fallacy of trying to get an "ought" from an "is". i.e. it moves from "a particular God exists", to "therefore we ought to treat that God's character as the paradigm". This principle seems woefully inadequate, because it can be applied regardless of the actual content of God's character (or , to phrase it another way, it can be applied to any God that a person is convinced exists). In this specific case, it can be applied to both the Christian God and the IS God, and the only determining factor would be which one of those Gods actually exists (as Sam Harris put it in your debate with him, it boils down to "sorry, Buster, you've got the wrong God")!
Christian, Do You Make It Your Daily Work?
6. It Is Our Duty to Grow in Holiness and Grace Every Day
If all of this is true, then it is our Christian duty to grow in holiness every day by putting sin to death. “It is our duty to be ‘perfecting holiness in the fear of God’ (2 Cor. 7:1); to be ‘growing in grace’ every day (1 Pet. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:18); to be ‘renewing our inward man day by day’ (2 Cor 4:16). Now, this cannot be done without the daily mortifying of sin. Sin sets its strength against every act of holiness and against every degree we grow to. Let not that man think he makes any progress in holiness who walks not over the bellies of his lusts. He who does not kill sin in his way takes no steps toward his journey’s end. He who finds not opposition from it, and who sets not himself in every particular to its mortification, is at peace with it, not dying to it.”
Wesley J. Smith - Rampant Sexism in "Free Thought" Paradise?
Yet it is now cannibalizing itself. For the past several years, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and online forums have become hostile places for women who identify as feminists or express concern about widely circulated tales of sexism in the movement. Some women say they are now harassed or mocked at conventions…[in ways that] are so vicious that two activists I spoke with have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. One of these women has been bedridden for two years.
Christ in All of Scripture – Proverbs 31
The book of Proverbs concludes with a family scene both impressive and heartwarming. At the center of this ideal family is a strong woman of wide-ranging capabilities, fully involved in the challenges of life. The glowingly positive message here is that “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” (Prov. 31:30). The word “praise” occurs three times in verses 28–31, setting an overall tone of encouragement in this home. The children rise up in respect and speak well of their mother (Prov. 31:28). The husband, never a faultfinder, gently praises her for her outstanding qualities (Prov. 31:8). This remarkable woman gives herself diligently to her family and her community (Prov. 31:10–27), and her family communicates how they admire her (Prov. 31:28–31). This wise family sees through the false glories that inevitably disappoint: “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain” (Prov. 31:30). Their mother, who “has devoted herself to every good work” (1 Tim. 5:10), embodies the godly wisdom of her entire family.
Graham: ISIS Is an Army of Islam Opening the Gates of Hell on the World
"It is our fight. it is not just their fight," he continued. "This is a radical Islamic army,pushing the theory of a master religion, not a master race like the Nazis. This is not about bringing a few people to justice who behead the innocent in a brutal fashion. It's about protecting millions of people throughout the world from a radical Islamic army, they're intending to come here. I will not let this president suggest to the American people we can outsource or security" he added, "this is a war we're fights not a counter terrorism operation, this is not Somalia, this is not Yemen, this is a turning point. Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed back here at home."
TGC Spotlight 09.12.14
Some defenders of the administration, such as legal scholar Peter Spiro , argue that the campaign against ISIS does not need congressional authorization because it is not a “real war,” primarily because the president assures us it will be limited to air strikes and probably won’t involve a risk of significant US casualties. The president himself said tonight that the campaign against ISIS “will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.” Such arguments are difficult to credit. Air attacks are among the most important instruments of modern warfare, and Air Force and Navy pilots surely qualify as combat troops; and it’s hard to see a meaningful distinction between “fighting on foreign soil” and bombing foreign soil. Repeated air strikes intended to – as the President put it – “degrade, and ultimately destroy” a potent enemy force that controls a great deal of territory, qualify as war by any reasonable definition. Claims that large-scale air attacks don’t count as warfare w ere specious when the administration trotted them out in defense of its intervention in Libya in 2011 ; and they have not improved with age.
Obama Administration Denies Threatening Family of Journalist Killed by ISIS
In response to the criticisms from the families of the two slain American journalists that the Obama administration "threatened" repeatedly to prosecute them if they paid the ransoms to save their loved ones from the sword of the Islamic State, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that the administration did not threaten the families but rather warned them of law.
Pope Says Today's Crimes, Massacres, Destruction Could Be Seen as 'Piecemeal World War III'
During a visit to Italy's largest war memorial, Pope Francis said this weekend that the world's conflicts today, with the kind of crimes, massacres and destruction they involve, could be called a "piecemeal" Third World War.
Platt Commissioned by Brook Hills in Final Sunday as Senior Pastor
Sniffles could be heard and reddened eyes could be seen throughout the auditorium as Platt preached from 1 Corinthians 15 on three reasons to hold fast to the gospel with radical faith . Even though the message may have been familiar to anyone who knows Platt’s preaching and bestselling books, the occasion lent special urgency and import to his summary of the message that transformed Brook Hills and shook up evangelical churches around the world. Praying that his work has not been in vain, Platt urged Brook Hills to resist “comfortable, casual, cultural Christianity, because that’s not Christianity.” He reminded the church of 1 billion people—many of them Christians—living in desperate poverty and billions more who do not believe or even know the gospel of Jesus.
Christian Leaders: Is It Okay to Criticize Christian Leaders? - Christian Research Institute
When immorality occurs in the church (Titus 1:15-16), the Bible says to deal with it truthfully and constructively. The procedure for public leaders caught in false teaching or immorality is for them to be rebuked publicly “so that the others may take warning” (1 Tim. 5:20). A congregation member who sins privately against another Christian is not to be exposed publicly unless he (or she) persists in sin, in which case he is to be rebuked before the church and we are to “treat him as you would a pagan or tax collector” (Matt. 18:15-17). Paul followed this procedure concerning the Christian who persisted in sexual immorality (1 Cor. 5:3-12), and affirmed that judgment belongs to the church.
Heartbreak Ignites God's Kingdom After a Stillbirth, Joyful Times Awarded in the End (VIDEO)
Through all the pain and sadness from this tragic event, you won't believe the joy that is waiting for them at the end of this journey.
4 Temptations of the Christian College Student
College is awesome. It’s definitely not for everyone, but if you have the opportunity to go, you definitely should. The Christian college student, though, has a number of unique temptations. I have seen these temptations, while present before and after college, devastate some of my college friends. Before we go any farther, we’ve got to clarify something. The phrase: “Christian college student” has at least three possible meanings:
America's Christian Heritage Under Threat, Say Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Tony Perkins at 'Star Spangled Sunday'
On the 200th anniversary of America's National Anthem, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and other Christian conservative leaders spoke at an event in North Carolina, reflecting on God's hand of providence and expressing hope that He would continue to help protect religious freedom.
What is God Like? (pt 1)
Christianity isn’t only concerned with knowing God, but also with knowing about God. Unfortunately, when it comes to this topic, many of us have a theology that isn’t much more sophisticated than what we learned from songs we sang as kids. Studying the Doctrine of God helps us understand questions like:
C. S. Lewis and Mere Christianity
McCusker takes readers behind the pages of Mere Christianity and into the World War II context of Lewis’s British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio addresses. It was in a BBC studio, at that notable time in history, that Lewis recorded the broadcasts that would later become the iconic book. This succession of talks appeared on the airwaves of a country embroiled in war. Lewis would receive letters from listeners, writing answers into his script to better apply Christian truth to an audience grappling with usual war-time questions regarding good, evil, and the workings of the universe. McCusker notes that for Lewis, the compilation that became Mere Christianity “captured the overriding intention behind the original broadcast talks: to explore those things commonly believed by ‘nearly all Christians at all times’” (188). Indeed, times of crisis only add ferocity to the questions people have always asked, and war requires the same answers Christians should provide (and believe) regardless of the situation. Lewis no doubt desired to speak into his immediate context, but he knew that the foundational longings were universal.
War on Humans: To Love and Care, or Kill?
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research.
An Apologist's Insights on "God's Not Dead"
For example, would it be “denying” Christ to acknowledge that one might not have the resources available as a freshman student in a general studies philosophy class (and not a major) to take on a philosophy professor on the topic of God’s existence? I don’t think so. One could instead acknowledge that both the clearly adversarial tone taken in the environment and one’s own lack of knowledge or expertise in the area make it likely that one may actually harm the body of Christ by, well, looking like a freshman non-philosophy student outmatched by an atheistic philosophy professor. Wheaton, of course, has the benefits of film, so he is able to put together a beautiful powerpoint each week and manages to pound the books so hard that he can articulate the cosmological, design, and other arguments within a few days. But is this a realistic perspective? Moreover, is it a “simple” application of the passage to our lives?