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Six Traits to Look for in a Spouse

And one more thing: Don’t go at this alone. Don’t presume that you, on your own, have a sufficient amount of discernment to evaluate a potential spouse. If you’re in a dating relationship, introduce this person to as many friends of yours as possible, especially your church family. Ask for what they honestly think, and see what yellow flags they raise. That is what humility looks like in a dating relationship — inviting the counsel of others and not believing the lie that you know better than everyone else.

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What Is An "Objective" Moral Value or Duty?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In 2011 Dr William Lane Craig spoke at the Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL) in Hungary. While they he spoke on the topic, "Five Arguments for Theism" and took questions from the audience to accompany his lecture. In this clip, Dr Craig answers the question, "What is an objective moral value or duty?" 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...

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Denzel Washington Is Adapting August Wilson Plays for HBO

The work of playwright August Wilson is coming to HBO. Denzel Washington has announced that he is producing and directing the Pulitzer Prize winning collection of 10 plays Wilson wrote about the modern African-American experience, set in Pittsburgh. Each portion of “The Pittsburgh Cycle” takes place during a different decade in the same city through a variety of connected stories. Washington will also star in one of the installments— Fences , set in the 1950s—with Viola Davis.

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Bill to Give Legal Protection to Babies Born-Alive During Abortion Passes House

"Any infant born alive after an abortion or within a hospital, clinic, or other facility has the same claim to the protection of the law that would arise for any newborn, or for any person who comes to a hospital, clinic, or other facility for screening and treatment or otherwise becomes a patient within its care."

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The Christian Post on Twitter

The Christian Post is the most comprehensive source of news for Christians around the world, with coverage of events that are relevant to the body of Christ.

7 How To Handle a Steamroller in Apologetic Discussions

Just yesterday, while our promoting our upcoming event called I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist at a large college campus, I had an an angry, aggressive atheist come up to our table. I would classify this atheist as what is called a ‘steamroller.’  It just so happens on Wintery Knight’s blog, he has a post on this topic . In the post, he says:

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The Briefing 09-18-15

1) Appeals court ruling sets up Obamacare religious freedom clash in Supreme Court

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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

So whenever I see a non-Christian — even if they are asking the question in a silly way, if they are asking a silly question and giving a thoughtful answer — I always want to pay attention to that and respect that. And having said that, I think that the idea of the zombie apocalypse, even though it is just so silly — ludicrous, of course — I can’t help but think of what Paul says in Ephesians 2:1 about our being dead in trespasses and sins. I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t a real insight in those movies. There was a movie before the 1953 George Romero classic, but no one really remembers it. But it has been about 50 years or so. And the genre is still going strong.

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I Came to Faith Through Apologetics

When someone says they “came to faith through apologetics” or they “became a Christian through the evidence,” I usually take the time to ask them what they really mean when using these expressions. They commonly describe a journey that illustrates the sovereignty and power of God to call and transform the lives of His children. In each of these cases, God merely used the evidence as the means by which He called those who needed an evidential approach. God can clearly use whatever means He desires, as He reaches out to each of us in the manner He knows will be most effective. We see examples of God using the preaching of evangelists, the words of Scripture or the appearance of a vision. God is God, and He’ll do whatever He pleases. For some of us, He is pleased to use the evidence…

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5 Ways to Minister to Women in Crisis

We often have a quick-fix mentality in our desire to see a sister come out of crisis. We think that if we combine the right verses with the right prayers and the right things to do, then all her problems will go away. But we’re not going to solve our friend’s marital problems in one conversation. We need to be available to our sisters for the long haul, even as we know all suffering, sin, and death are momentary. Whether it’s a day, a few weeks, or 50 years, in light of the eternal weight of glory that awaits us it is still momentary.

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Renewing Your Mind | Calvinism and the Christian Life | September 18, 2015

While many Christians throughout the world may be familiar with some of Calvin’s doctrines, most are unfamiliar with the man who was so devoted to prayer and the ministry of God’s Word (Acts 6:4). Given all that the Lord accomplished in him and through him, his legacy to us is one of biblical, doctrinal, and ecclesiastical integrity. As such, we would do well to heed the words of Calvin’s friend Theodore Beza, who wrote, “Since it has pleased God that Calvin should continue to speak to us through his writings, which are so scholarly and full of godliness, it is up to future generations to go on listening to him until the end of the world, so that they might see our God as he truly is and live and reign with him for all eternity.” 

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First Things on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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Tough Questions Christians Face: 2008 West Coast Conference

When this conference was announced, I was surprised as it was going to be held less than 5 miles from my home. I couldn't pass up an opportunity like this and I am glad I didn't. It dealt with many difficult questions that all of us ask at one time or another. The speakers made the conference a truly edifying experience based on their years of scriptural study and exegetical prowess. This set belongs in everyone's library, especially those who have questions.

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Captive Movie - Rick Warren Featurette

Based on an inspiring true story, CAPTIVE stars Kate Mara and David Oyelowo. Now Playing in theaters, get tickets: http://www.captivethemovie.com/

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The case creates a split among U.S. appeals courts and increases the chances the Supreme…

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Grace to You Radio

A one-minute radio feature where John MacArthur applies biblical truth to daily living.

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“Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi a New York Times Best Seller | RZIM

“Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus” by Nabeel Qureshi a New York Times Best Seller

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Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Read More

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Afraid of Faith

Perhaps even more ironically, I spent many years as a biblical counselor helping people wrestle through their doubts and lack of faith. By the grace of God, people would come into my office paralyzed and leave with newfound courage. And yet, I still find myself fearful and doubting.

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Vatican Disputes White House Guest List for Papal Visit

On the eve of Pope Francis’s arrival in the U.S., the Vatican has taken offense at the Obama administration’s decision to invite to the pope’s welcome ceremony transgender activists, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and an activist nun who leads a group criticized by the Vatican for its silence on abortion and euthanasia.

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What God Values More than Your Motives

Even more importantly, when you do attempt to share the gospel, what gospel gets shared? Which aspects of the message are you most tempted to edit, to mute, perhaps even to deny? Maybe it’s the severity of sin, or the reality of judgment, or the necessity of repentance. It’s exceedingly tempting in our culture today to emphasize God’s mercy but not his justice, his love but not his wrath, his kingdom but not his cross. Yet such lopsided messages, however loving they may feel, are powerless to save. As the Puritan Thomas Watson once said, “Till sin be bitter, grace will not be sweet.”

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Poll: Fiorina takes lead in New Hampshire post-debate

The poll was conducted after Fiorina’s strong performance in the second televised GOP presidential debate Wednesday night.

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What I Learned About God From Psych Ward Patients

Given that you were working with a vulnerable population, knowing the people and not just their issues as you say, I am very disappointed by the way you describe these people. By calling them "a drunk" "klepto" "psychotic sex feind"? This is not delicate language, and you are dealing with real people who have very real and delicate problems. You talk about how this experience was humbling for you, but your language is dehumanizing to the people involved, and it sounds like you are using them to tell a cool story rather than caring about who they are as people.

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Crossway on Twitter

The gospel isn't just for unbelievers, it's for Christians too! http://cway.to/1K8ER0u  pic.twitter.com/Q0cfLItuBE

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6 Reasons You Seriously Need to Slow Down

When your life moves at freeway speed, you have no time or energy to consider the world outside of your lane. You become desensitized or unaware of brokenness in the world. Your heart becomes calloused to the things that break God’s heart—the Syrian refugee crisis, the abortion of millions around the world, the heinous treatment of God’s people by ISIS.

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Bass/Ehrman Debate - Did the Historical Jesus Claim to be Divine? by The Bible &amp; Beer Consortium

Dr. Bart Ehrman & Dr. Justin Bass will meet up together at the Preston Ridge Conference Center in Frisco, TX to debate the topic, "Did the Historical Jesus Claim to be Divine?"

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Report: A Christian Is Martyred Every 5 Minutes

According to a report from the group Christian Freedom International , every five minutes, a Christian is martyred for their faith somewhere in the world. The group is preparing for the International Day of Prayer on Nov. 8, and has released several infographs (like the one above) that show just how large the problem of Christian persecution has become: More Christians have been killed for their faith in the 20th and 21st centuries than the previous 19 combined. According to their report , right now, more than 200 million Christians face persecution. The group Open Doors has released this global map , showing what countries are the worst offenders of religious persecution.

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Ligonier Ministries on Twitter

You live in this world to tell sinners, “You can be reconciled to God.” — @JohnMacArthur #ligcon pic.twitter.com/DupLhjKzTu

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Crossway on Twitter

2,000+ years of theology in 1,000 words! http://cway.to/1fJnNAA  pic.twitter.com/NG3tquMmO3

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House passes Planned Parenthood defunding and anti-abortion bills, but will they help avert a shutdown?

On the House side, GOP leaders have sought to tamp down demands to link Planned Parenthood funding to the spending deadline. They have made both political and practical arguments: In a Thursday morning meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters, party leaders presented polling numbers showing Republicans would be blamed for a shutdown in key battleground districts. And they told members that due to the vagaries of federal appropriations and funding cycles, the kind of short-term funding bill that is likely to pass ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline would do little to affect Planned Parenthood.

33 And Now, a Picture of a Seal Riding a Whale

As this image, and other ones showing wildlife using other wildlife as personal water taxis prove, planet earth is truly a fascinating place to call home.

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Biola University on Twitter

Biola's oldest dorm, Emerson Hall, is being completely renovated! See more info: http://bit.ly/1OzkBmm  #BiolaLife pic.twitter.com/KCnDc0w2py

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Crossway on Twitter

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Innovative Apologetics: The Cosmological Argument: Selected Insights and Applications

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The Christian Writers Daily

The Christian Writers Daily, by T.E. Avery: Daily Articles By Christian Writers.

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Beautiful Orthodoxy

When you take a look at the world today, you see a turn toward ugly orthodoxy and attractive heresy—truth spoken in shrill and unloving ways, falsehood spoken in winsome and compelling fashion.

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Trapped Inside My Own Body for 12 Years

I grew up in South Africa, a normal, healthy child, until I came home from school one day in 1988, complaining of a sore throat. I was 12 years old. From that day on, my parents fought for a diagnosis from doctors who couldn’t explain what was happening to me. First I stopped eating. Then I stopped speaking. I lost all sense of time. The bonsai trees I had once tended grew dense as I lost mobility in my limbs. My body weakened as I stopped using it.

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Dallas 2015 | Healthy Leaders

It is clear from both 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 that there is nothing extraordinary about leaders among God’s people. The requirements for elders (a.k.a bishops or pastors) is that they live exemplary lives. They lead by showing others what it means to be a disciple in the everyday. The one distinguishing mark of a pastor is his ability to teach, i.e. explain how the gospel shapes and defines our lives as the people of God. Therefore, Healthy Leaders are first and foremost examples to the flock of what it means to be a sheep!

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The Only True Freedom

If you don’t have the desire to do a thing, you are not fully free to do it. Oh, you may muster the willpower to do what you don’t want to do, but nobody calls that full freedom. It’s not the way we want to live. There is a constraint and pressure on us that we don’t want.

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Chandler, Horton, Keller on How to Disagree

The terms of theological have changed rapidly and dramatically with the spread of the internet. So how ought Christians to disagree with one another and with other theological opponents? In this video: Matt Chandler, Michael Horton, Tim Keller Permalink: http://thegospelcoalition.org/resourc...

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Should Denominations Apologize for Racial Acts They Didn’t Commit?

“I’ve heard folks say that because that was not their sin, they didn’t want to deal with it,” he said. “But we believe in covenant theology. There are examples in the Old Testament that we confess the sins of our fathers.”

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When Forgiveness Isn’t Enough

@steve, i love that you addressed the questions that i had in your comment. i think we are all too often more interested in protecting ourselves than in practicing what we say we believe. i also think there are those out there who are more interested in themselves and in damaging people around them than reconciling. it takes a lot of discernment and wisdom to decide which is going on in each specific situation. when the person who is offending consistently chooses pride and continues to lash out hurts, it might be time to... be open yourself to reconciliation... if and when they are repentant.

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March for Life Exempt From Birth Control Mandate

“March for Life has been excised from the fold because it is not ‘religious.’ This is nothing short of regulatory favoritism,” Judge Leon wrote. “What HHS claims to be protecting is religious beliefs, when it actually is protecting a moral philosophy about the sanctity of human life.” Leon said the federal regulations for coverage of contraception violated the equal protection clause of the Constitution, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

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3 Things That Happen When We Face Our Fears

As we resist ignoring our anxieties and begin to hand them over to God, our instincts change. We choose to fight back with hope-infused joy. The hope that the Creator of it all has it all—even our fears—in His mighty hands leads us straight to the foot of the cross, where anxious thoughts lose their power and where inexplicable joy and peace is found.

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Your Child Is Your Neighbor

On the surface, this statement appears true. When we think of “parenting passages” we typically think of those that explicitly mention parents, children, authority, and instruction: Deuteronomy 6, the fifth commandment in Exodus 20, spare the rod and spoil the child, train up a child in the way he should go, children obey your parents in the Lord, and a smattering of other verses. We may even throw in the example of the Prodigal Son or the parenting woes of the patriarchs for good measure. But other than these, few passages mention the parent-child relationship specifically, leading many to conclude that, for the most part, God must leave us to figure out this parenting thing on our own. An understandable conclusion.

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Adult coloring books emerging as popular spiritual practice

Using crayons, colored pens or pencils to focus the mind while praying or to contemplate Scripture can be as beneficial as walking a prayer labyrinth or creating an icon, say ministers of spiritual formation

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A Big God Will Eclipse Every Pain

Often the moments of life we feel most helpful are when sitting with friends or family who are suffering. What’s the first thing you say to someone in your life who’s experiencing significant grief or has received tragic news? How do you talk to a loved one feeling wounded or fragile or threatened? Where do you start?

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Pre-conference 2015

Our culture is flooded with transgender confusion. The Christian Gospel speaks into this confusion with revolutionary clarity. God sovereignly assigns a gender to people created in his image. The powerful grace of Jesus Christ redeems and restores to sanity our thinking corrupted by sin. The church must speak with biblical conviction into this chaos with the clarity and love of Christ.

51 20 Truths from The High Definition Leader by Derwin Gray
52 A Rabbi Looks at the Kalam Argument
53 Hailey Baldwin Credits Jesus, Justin Bieber and Hillsong for Staying Grounded in Hollywood
54 A Night of Worship – Premier Radio
55 6 Reasons You Seriously Need to Slow Down
56 Atheist Church Mocks Christianity by Worshipping Bacon; Attracts Members With Free Weddings
57 Help in Overcoming Church Hurt
58 Brené Brown: Why We Need to Own Our Failures
59 Evangelical Trump Supporters Are Betraying Their Values, Russell Moore Says
60 Science and Religion | Apologetics Journal
61 A few great and free apologetics aps
62 https://www.crossway.org/books/owen-on-the-christian-life-tpb/
63 20 Truths from The High Definition Leader by Derwin Gray
64 https://www.crossway.org/books/the-great-christ-comet-case/
65 780. Does Biological Appearance Point To A Designer?
66 How to apply logic to arguments, part 2
67 Students to Decide If Evolution Is Theory or Fact in Alabama's New Science Standards
68 Frequently Abused Verses: What Are the "Greater Works" for Believers?
69 How Christians Should Engage this Election
70 Atheism and the meaning of Life: Cooke vs Craig
71 Where Pope Francis Is Right — and Wrong — On Abortion and Mercy
72 True Artist Carves Taylor Swift's Face Into a Corn Maze
73 oneminuteapologist
74 Five Suggestions for Christians in the Midst of the Sexual Revolution
75 Serving Those Who Are Food Insecure
76 Christians Are Being Denied US Visas While 'Cradle of Christianity Is Wiped Off the Map,' Evangelicals Warn
77 Captive
78 Facebook to Roll Out a “Dislike” Button
79 Man Creates a Pumpkin Boat ... Because Why Not?
80 Adrienne Bailon Won't Be Getting Married to Fiance of Six Years and Here's Why
81 The Atlanta Hawks Thought This Ashley Madison-Themed Video Ad Was a Good Idea
82 Rick Warren Praises 'Captive' Film: God Shows Up to Hopeless People, Situations (VIDEO)
83 The Christian Post on Twitter
84 https://www.crossway.org/books/designed-for-joy-tpb/
85 Introducing the World’s First Actual Invisibility Cloak, Because Science (and Wizards)
86 Obedience and Trust in Times of Transition
87 Wit’s End: On the Move
88 Leah Barkoukis - Nobel Panel: On Second Thought, Giving Obama the Peace Prize May Have Been a ‘Mistake’
89 Conserving Gospel top priority, ERLC's Moore says
90 Churches Need to Get With the Times and Invest in Urban Youth Workers, Says Larry Acosta
91 Faithful Thinkers: Book Review: Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted In Mid-Air