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Pop superstar Justin Bieber is currently bringing his Purpose tour to Europe, and had a special surprise for fans in Paris. In the middle of the set, Biebs led an acoustic singalong of the classic worship song “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.” A few fans were able to catch the performance on their phones. (You can see the videos below.) Biebers is famously a fan of worship music. Last year he named “No Longer Slaves” from Jonathan and Melissa Helser of Bethel Music as one of his favorite songs. At a concert in L.A. late last year, he even brought author and pastor Judah Smith on stage to preach a sermon.

Why Every Christian "Sheep" Needs to Become a "Sheepdog" (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace describes the importance of making the case for Christianity and why every Christian needs to become a good Christian Case Maker

Michael Behe's Challenge -- Past, Present, and Future

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STUDENTS: How Can You Stand Strong for Your Faith in College?

What is the key biblical principle for students to thrive in their faith? Sean briefly answers these questions with biblical insight.

Can You Relate to Puddy?

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Concerns Over Hillary's Health Increasing as Parkinson's Rumors Surface | The Stream

Several doctors are suggesting Clinton has Parkinson's Disease — possibly even in advanced stages.

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A new computer technique led to the to the discovery of one of the oldest copies of Leviticus.

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Remember, the Bible Never Mentions A Building Called ‘Church'

This helps me because my son has a medical condition that prevents us from attending church. We have been all in at our church, volunteering in various areas where and when we can...all the time. But, right now we can't. And we're disconnected and out of sight out of mind...through no one's fault. It's just human nature. And we've all struggled with feeling like nothing anymore in the kingdom. But, every morning I pray for that church because I still love it and the people. Every week, very early in the AM when no one is around, I walk around it and pray. So, we're part of it that way, even though we can't meet when the church meets. Hopefully one day, his condition will approve and we can assemble like the Bible tells us. But, for people like us, this article helps, reminding me I am saved, part of the Kingdom, in my day to day living. Thank you.

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7 Proven Ways to De-stress Your Life

“This often causes stress and people begin to avoid the very object which is life-giving: their relationship with God in Christ. When this happens something that might be helpful is to set time with God having no agenda—no devotional book, no Bible, no verses to memorize, no music, etc. Only you and God with the assignment of listening. Without fail when I give this assignment people begin to share their need to re-organize their life—prioritizing it to become less stressful and more available to pursue the better way of living for God, others and self.”

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The Dictatorship of Relativism | The Stream

With relativism so deeply ensconced in our schools and culture, it’s no wonder that Christianity is increasingly viewed with a jaundiced eye. After all, Christians assert that there is a capital “T” Truth, and that we are made in His image — and that therefore every human life is precious. We dare to believe in inviolable moral laws as well — you know, like marriage is sacred and adultery is wrong. We’re kind of crazy like that.

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Why Apologetics Has a Bad Name - Christian Research Institute

And yet Keller points out something that I have been thinking about for some time, namely that there is a lot of resistance right now among younger evangelical leaders toward apologetics. Why do so many people continue to resist and criticize it? I haven’t seen any solid biblical reasons for rejecting apologetics. After all, Jesus was an apologist (John 5:31–47), Paul clearly used apologetics (Acts 17), Peter encouraged people to be able to defend their views (1 Pet. 3:15), and early church fathers such as Justin Martyr and Ignatius regularly used apologetics. Concern must lie elsewhere. My experience tells me that the problem is not with apologetics per se, but with either apologists—the people who practice apologetics—or with a misunderstanding about the task of apologetics.

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7 Don't You Dare Laugh

So as the Independent reports, the “habit of the central authorities of blaming the wrong country when a problem’s cause obviously lies elsewhere has led citizens to mock the party.” Meaning that if something goes wrong, a North Korean might say, “It must be America’s fault.”

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Ligonier Ministries

Ligonier Ministries’ 2006 National Conference, Bought with a Price , discusses God’s plan for the church and the congregant’s role in it. Dr. Sproul is joined by other Christian scholars, pastors, and leaders, including J. Ligon Duncan III , Sinclair Ferguson, … Learn More

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Lay Aside the Weight of Thanklessness

In parents like these, we see an image of God’s heart for us. God does not command and exhort us to thank him because he loves to hear the “magic words” or watch us perform a mere divine courtesy. He’s after our spiritual health and prosperity. He does not want us to be spiritually sick and poor. He tells us that thanklessness is a sign of unbelief (Romans 1:21). But thankfulness is a sign of faith, evidence that we really see his grace and feel its effects. That’s what he wants for us.

10 Forgiving a Late Hit

More upsetting than the result, however, was a vicious after-the-play hit that LSU lineman Josh Boute put on Wisconsin’s D’Cota Dixon, who’d just made the game-winning interception.

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News from The Associated Press

Using the "virtual unwrapping" technology, he and his team painstakingly captured the three-dimensional shape of the scroll's layers, using a digital triangulated surface mesh to make a virtual rendering of the parts they suspected contained text. They then searched for pixels that could signify ink made with a dense material like iron or lead. The researchers then used computer modeling to virtually flatten the scroll, to be able to read a few columns of text inside.

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Divorce Is Heartbreaking. It Shouldn't Be a Spectacle

If you know someone whose relationship is struggling (or who has recently divorced), maybe you need to reach out to them. Just as we can become spectators to a celebrity divorce, we can also sit idly by as our loved ones suffer. Neither should be the case. You may not be able to fix anything, but you can be present. You might even be able to help them to more clearly see God and His best during a time when their vision might be a bit blurry.

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Your Testimony Isn’t About You

We were born to worship. If not God, then we worship someone or something else, like a cause. Or in a lot of cases, we worship ourselves pursuing a cause. It gives us a sense of purpose till we tire and move on to the next thing. We testify to the world about how this or that lifestyle has changed us and engulfed our entire selves. This is everywhere today.

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What are the Toughest Ethical Issue Facing Christians Today? Interview with Dr. Scott Rae.

RAE: This idea of work and vocation is crucially important. The Bible teaches that since our work was ordained before the entrance of sin, it has intrinsic value, which means that it is good in and of itself. Of course it has instrumental value, in that it is useful for accomplishing other things, such as supporting a family, being able to give to the poor, having a platform for the gospel, etc. But work itself is an arena of service to God. Your work is part of your ministry. This means that the work you do is actually part of your service to God. I often ask people in the workplace to tell me about their ministry there--they almost always mention things that they are doing when they are not doing their jobs! The work itself is part of someone's service to Christ and and most prominent place where they can love their neighbor and be spiritually formed.

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Trump vs. Muhammad: Part 1 (A Reply to Craig Considine)

http://www.answeringmuslims.com Rice University sociology lecturer Dr. Craig Considine has tweeted: “Prophet Muhammad protected ethnic and religious minorities with all his might. A far, far cry from Trump's approach.” Is Dr. Considine correct that Muhammad treated religious minorities better than Donald Trump? In this video, David Wood examines the evidence.

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We Are Peacemakers — Not Troublemakers | The Stream

In these days of social upheaval and violence in our cities, followers of Jesus need to rise to the occasion, tackling the controversies and confronting the challenges, but doing so in a way that produces light not heat, conviction not rage, and hope not despair.

18 The Electoral College, Voting Down-Ballot, Honoring the Flag, and Remembering Rich Mullins

The Electoral College and the Depravity of Man. If you think we’re going to elect a president on November 8, you’re wrong. In fact, the Electoral College will meet to elect the president about three months from today and a couple of weeks after the general election. Over the years, especially in the late 20 th century, we’ve debated whether to keep the Electoral College. Personally, I’m in favor of it. It is a safeguard our nation’s founders put in place to protect us from mob rule on the one hand, and the concentration of power in the hands of the elite on the other. It is not an exaggeration to say that the separation of power we see codified in our Constitution is a response to a theological understanding: that man, though made in God’s image (with rights endowed by our Creator) is nonetheless broken and therefore wicked because of the Fall. That’s why we have three branches of government, and why we have an Electoral College. For a thoughtful defense of the Electoral College, listen to my interview with Trent England of the organization Save Our States. You’ll be better equipped to talk about the Electoral College next time someone asks why we have one.

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Can We Escape the Law of Non-Contradiction?

A while back, I met with a local pastor to talk about apologetics—the defense of the Christian faith. During our friendly discussion, we got on to the subject of the nature of truth, at which time I made a case for the correspondence theory of truth.

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Education Sec. Says Homeschoolers Would Be Better Off in Public Schools: 'Not Getting ... Rapid Instructional Experience'

U.S. Secretary of Education John King is receiving criticism for his recent statements claiming that children who are homeschooled have fewer options than those enrolled in schools.

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Family of Keith Scott Releases Video of Shooting

The Charlotte Police department also has footage of the encounter, but has refused to release it, citing an investigation into the shooting. They have said that Scott was shot because he posed an “imminent, deadly threat” to the officers on the scene, and have said he had a gun.

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Has Rome Really Changed Its Tune?

But the Reformation was five hundred years ago! Like most everything else a half-millennium removed from its start, things have changed. Or have they? What issues sparked the Reformation? What were the key protests against the Catholic Church at that time? Do those same conditions exist now, such that the Reformation remains unfinished?

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This Campaign Will Donate Meals to People in Need If You Delete Food Pictures on Instagram

The Delete to Feed campaign wants to "turn your food posts into real meals" for the millions of Americans who go hungry every year. As they explain, "Instagram is full of food posts, but millions of Americans go hungry each year ... Let’s delete hunger one photo at a time."

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Honor, Guard, and Cherish

The Christian husband, Peter says, shows this honor because his mind has been flooded with the knowledge of the gospel. God and sin and holiness and the gospel and eternal life and the purpose of the universe — all of these are set before his eyes in the new birth. According to this knowledge, the husband sees his wife not as a woman to manipulate or dominate, but as a treasure to protect, a vessel of the image and glory of God.

28 Interview: Sean McDowell – The Beauty of Intolerance | Stand to Reason

Greg talks with Sean McDowell about his new book on the beauty of intolerance.

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The Briefing 09-23-16 - AlbertMohler.com

As a travel writer, Noel offers other observations about the Ark Encounter, but what I found most interesting is the very fact that he felt he needed to visit it in the first place. He is clearly not writing from an evangelical Christian perspective of worldview. He makes that clear. And if you continue through the article, even though he says he doesn’t believe, but he doesn’t actually not believe, well, it’s like he’s more on the not believe side than the believe side, especially when it comes to the specifics of the biblical account. Furthermore, Noel, seeing the exhibits and following it all through, understands there’s more at stake here than just the facticity of the biblical account of Noah. It’s about the entire narrative of Scripture, the entire gospel story.

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Why the Appearance of Design in Biology Is a Problem for Atheistic Naturalism

As unlikely and unexpected as it may be, life exists in our universe , and just as researchers stipulate to the appearance of fine-tuning in the cosmos , scientists also stipulate to the appearance of design in biological organisms . Richard Dawkins would be the first to agree: “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Many other scientists affirm this observation and extend it to include the larger ecosystems in which many symbiotic organisms are dependent on one another for their survival. Smith College professor of biological sciences, Robert Dorit says, “The apparent fit between organisms seems to suggest some higher intelligence at work, some supervisory gardener bringing harmony and color to the garden.” For scientists looking for an explanation within the “garden” to avoid the inference of an external “supervisory gardener,” this appearance of design is difficult to explain.

34 A Matter of the Heart, not Color and Q&A - Christian Research Institute

Hank shares his thoughts on the recent shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and subsequent riots in Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite being shot by a black officer, Scott’s brother said that all white people are devils. This animus sounds very much like the teaching of the Nation of Islam. According to Lewis Farrakhan, blue-eyed, white men are devils. In stark contrast, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, gives her poignant insight by pointing out that this is a matter of the heart, not a matter of color.

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Catch The Light for Intelligent Design - Audio Play - 14th & Final Clip

Listen to this LAST clip of the CTL audio play teaching evidence for Intelligent Design. Get the ENTIRE audio play at www.impactapologetics.com/catchthelight or download it from Audible.com.

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A night of peaceful protests in Charlotte: Questions remain about police shooting; many still want to see the video https://world.wng.org/2016/09/police_shooting_prompts_violent_protests_in_charlotte … pic.twitter.com/rOdZYR9Y8H

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Christian Leaders React to This Week's Police Shootings

And as for the Charlotte incident, both sides of the case agree that they have evidence that he was armed with a gun and refused to put it down. They cannot release the footage until a judge orders it to be released because it is evidence. The suspects family does not want the video released because it exposes the real narrative.

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Manslaughter Charges Were Just Filed Against the Officer Who Killed Terence Crutcher

Manslaughter is defined as a person unintentionally killing someone else "in the heat of passion" in a "cruel or unusual manner" or with a dangerous weapon. It also includes a person using "unnecessary lethal force in an attempt to resist a crime or after the attempt to commit a crime has failed." Shelby's lawyer said that she felt in danger at the time of the shooting. A video shows Crutcher with his hands in the air in the moments leading up to the shooting.

39 This 6-Year-Old’s Letter to the President About Syrian Refugees Is Incredible

Alex is just six years old. He lives in Scarsdale, New York. Last month, like people around the world, he was moved by the heartbreaking images of Omran Daqneesh, a five-year-old boy in Aleppo, Syria, sitting in an ambulance, in shock as he tried to wipe the blood from his hands.

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Can We Trust the New Testament as a Historical Document?

"The historical trustworthiness of Luke has been attested by a number of inscriptions.  The ‘politarchs’ of Thessalonica (Acts 17:6, 8) were magistrates and are named in five inscriptions from the city in the 1st century AD.  Similarly Publius is correctly designated proµtos (‘first man’) or Governor of Malta (Acts 28:7).  Near Lystra inscriptions record the dedication to Zeus of a statue of Hermes by some Lycaonians, and near by was a stone altar for ‘the Hearer of Prayer’ (Zeus) and Hermes.  This explains the local identification of Barnabas and Paul with Zeus (Jupiter) and Hermes (Mercury) respectively (Acts 14:11).  Derbe, Paul’s next stopping-place, was identified by Ballance in 1956 with Kaerti Hüyük near Karaman (ASLuke 2:2) and to Lysanias as tetrarch of Abilene (Luke 3:1) have likewise received inscriptional support." (The New Bible Dictionary.) 7, 1957, pp. 147ff.).  Luke’s earlier references to Quirinius as governor of Syria before the death of Herod I (Luke 2:2) and to Lysanias as tetrarch of Abilene (Luke 3:1) have likewise received inscriptional support.

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Australian Salvation Army Major killed in Malawi - premier

The Salvation Army said that Malawi was one of many source countries where people were found to be trafficked into forced labour or sexual expolitation and earlier in the month Major Geoff Friend traveled there to speak at a number of events.

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7 Books on the White-Black Racial Divide You Should Read

There are a host of books that I, as a historian, could recommend Christians to read at this time. We are as divided by race as any time in American history. When you add political and socioeconomic divisions to that mix, we are in a perfect storm for a potential breakdown in our society. How does the church respond? We first need to recognize that our country, as great as it is, is not our savior. Jesus Christ is. Our hope must stand on nothing less. Second, I think Christians should work locally in our neighborhoods through our churches to embody what true love and compassion look like. As Dr. King said in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” we need to display, like Jesus did on the cross, a transformative love that will help people rise above the environment of violence and hatred. We need but simply look to Christ’s example. Don’t overcomplicate things. Look around your neighborhood and city and do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.  

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Are We Living in the Last Days?: The Already and Not Yet

We live in an overlap of two ages: the present age of sin and death and the coming age of Christ’s complete reign. We are no longer merely in the age of fallen humanity because Christ has come and ushered in his kingdom into this age (Matthew 12:28, Luke 17:20–21). In other words, we no longer live in the winter of sin and death looking forward to summer, but because of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, he brought spring, which totters on the brink of everlasting summer for his people.

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Is Free Will Illusory If Persons Are Fundamentally Material?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org On Friday, February 21st, 2014, philosopher and theologian, Dr William Lane Craig, was invited by the Greer Heard Forum to debate Dr Sean Carroll, an atheist theoretical physicist. The topic of debate was, "God and Cosmology: The Existence of God in Light of Contemporary Cosmology." The rigorous debate was concluded by a lengthy question and answer period with the audience. 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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It's Time to Rethink How We Fight Poverty

Our experience of downward mobility allows us to relate to people in poverty in other parts of the world, and exposes the sometimes slightly condescending attitude Westerners unwittingly have toward the Global South. Similarly, some of our baby-boomer elders tell us that we are poor because we’re lazy, spending too much time on Facebook and not working enough. Those of us who live it know that’s not true, so some of their assumptions about helpless people living in poverty don’t hold up for us either.

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How Do You Develop a Public Speaking Ministry? | CrossExamined.org

2. Learn how to communicate effectively . Unless you are a rock star, movie star, famous politician, or sports star, you probably won’t get invited to speak unless you can actually communicate effectively. Or if you do get invited, and you don’t perform well, you won’t get invited back! Don’t skip this step. And like anything else, learning the craft of speaking takes time. I have taken years to develop my speaking abilities, and I still look for ways to improve. If you want some tips on speaking well, check out the post “ Nine Tips for Public Speaking .” Read books on speaking. Watch good speakers critically. Essentially, the way to become a good speaker is to practice and get feedback. There’s no shortcut.

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The "Coming Out" of Christian Professors on Secular Campuses

The “Coming Out” of Christian Professors on Secular Campuses by Julie Loos (Ratio Christi Boosters Director) For years, Christian professors who teach at secular universities have been pressured to keep a closet kind of faith. The waves of political correctness and subtle or overt bias against Christians creates an environment of uncertainty as to what a professor can or cannot and should or should not say and do in the classroom and laboratory. This uncertainty has lead to isolation and fear as professors are sometimes concerned about the advancement of their hard-won academic credentials and tenure or even about losing their jobs.  Despite the squelching of religious freedom and free speech on the college campus, Christian professors are coming out and speaking out about how their faith impacts their worldview and therefore their teaching. Because their Christian worldview gives them a diverse perspective on their academic discipline, compared to secular professors, they are bringing about a renaissance in Christian thinking on the campus. They are rightly restoring the original principle of the university to bring unity in diversity of thought and opinion.

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Are You 'Waiting on God' or Just Making Excuses?

Our connection with God is a two-way street, and like it or not: We have a role in this relationship. We have a choice. We have a will. And with that will we can either say yes, or no. We can stop, or we can go. We can stay the same, or we can grow. Live in the old, or awake to the new.

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55 The Purpose of Debating Islam and Jihad: A Reply to Dr. Craig Considine (David Wood)
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64 Descartes and the Anatomy of Doubt
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66 Does the Bible Teach That Jesus is the Only God?
67 Friday’s Featured Sermon: “The Capital City of Heaven, Part 1”
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70 Renewing Your Mind | Finding the Glory | Sep 23, 2016
71 Charlotte Police Refuse to Release Shooting Video, Say It’s Not ‘Definitive’
72 The Briefing 09-23-16 - AlbertMohler.com
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88 Religion, the Great Economic Engine
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91 “The Atheist Delusion” – Why Millions Deny the Obvious
92 Why Jesus, Not Salvation, Is God’s Greatest Gift to Us