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Here’s a New Trailer for the Upcoming ‘X-Files’ Miniseries

Fox has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming miniseries that revisits the world of the X-Files. More than a decade after it went off the air, the network is airing a special six-episode event that will debut in January. Maybe this time, the truth will actually be out there.

Ken Ham Accuses Bill Nye of Telling Women to 'Murder' Their Babies

Answers in Genesis CEO and President Ken Ham has responded to a recent pro-abortion video made by The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye "The Science Guy," and claimed that Nye is calling on women to "murder" their babies. Nye had argued that pro-life supporters are wrong to trust their interpretation of the Bible, and said that they do not understand science.

How the Origin of Life Points to the Existence of God (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

This video, excerpted from J. Warner Wallace’s presentation of the evidence for God (from his book, God’s Crime Scene ), summarizes the case for Gods existence from the origin of life. Has science answered the question of life’s origin? How do philosophically natural scientists tackle the “chicken and egg” problems related to the origin of life? What is the best explanation for the information found in the genetic code? For a robust review of the collective case for God’s existence from eight pieces of evidence “inside the room” of the natural universe, please refer to God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe . (For more information, visit )

Is It Noah's Ark | Southern Evangelical Seminary

Land has taught as a visiting or adjunct professor for several seminaries and has authored or edited more than 15 books. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Oxford University in England and his bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) from Princeton University. Land also earned a Master of Theology (Honors Program) degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Broadman Seminarian Award as the Outstanding Graduating Student. Dr. Land was the 2013 Watchman Award recipient from the Family Research Council for his leadership on moral and cultural issues. He also received the Phillip E. Johnson Award for Liberty and Truth from Biola University in 2010. Land served previously (1988-2013) as president of The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the Southern Baptist Convention’s official entity assigned to address social, moral and ethical concerns, with particular attention to their impact on American families. In 2014, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow of the ERLC’s Research Institute, and in 2015, he was named in the top 15 of Newsmax’s “Top 100 Christian Leaders in America.”

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Tire Track Apologetics

Consider the impressions a vehicle’s tires make in the mud. Although a tire track is a rather simple pattern pressed into the wet ground, no reasonable person would see one and entertain the possibility of it occurring naturally…

The ‘Pooch Selfie’ Finally Allows You to Easily Take Pictures with Your Dog

Dogs aren’t exactly known for their attention spans, so taking that perfect selfie with your K-9 has long been a seemingly impossible task. Thankfully, the Pooch Selfie is here to help. The new Kickstarter product attaches a squeaky ball to the top of your phone and “uses this focus to hold their gaze as you snap away that perfect portrait picture.” Now that technology has solved modern humanity’s most incessant problem what is there left for us to do?

Nancy Pearcey - One Strategy to Rule Them All: How to Answer Skeptics from Romans 1

In high school, Dylan was a natural leader, voted Most Valuable Player on his football team. Everyone expected him to succeed. But when he went to college, Dylan’s Christian convictions were assailed by doubts in virtually every class.

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You may never face a life-or-death test of your faith. But your integrity as a Christian is tested every day, in what you think, say, do, and refuse to do. What does it take to live An Uncompromising Life ? John MacArthur shows you in this practical study from Daniel.

Pope: Govt workers should be able to refuse gay marriage licenses

Pope Francis on Monday appeared to side with a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, saying government employees should have the “human right” to object to acts that violate their beliefs. ADVERTISEMENT “Conscientious objection must enter into every judicial structure, because it is a right,” he told reporters while flying to Rome following a 10-day tour of the U.S. that ended Monday morning, according to Reuters . “I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection, but yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right,” Francis said, in Italian. “And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right,” the pontiff added, according to the news service. “Otherwise we would end up in a situation where we select what is a right, saying: ‘This right has merit, this one does not.’ ” Francis’s remarks come after renewed national debate over same-sex marriage earlier this summer. The Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges last June that all 50 states must recognize same-sex marriages nationwide.

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Planned Parenthood officials: We want to do more late term abortions

So while Planned Parenthood says they are the solution to “unwanted pregnancies” because of their contraceptive services, their top medical staff admits internally that they are gearing up to perform even more of the late-term abortion procedures that a majority of Americans dislike.

8 Blind Faith? | Reasonable Faith

Ultimately, the question comes down to this; is knowledge ever a bad thing? Wouldn't it be better for people of faith to learn what the opposing arguments are, and make their own informed decision about whether those arguments are fallacious (perhaps using your refutations to inform their decision, but still with a firsthand exposure to the opposing arguments themselves), then to just take your word for it and make an a priori dismissal of their validity without ever seeing them? What would you say about an atheist who dismissed Christian arguments the same way? Do you believe that God wants people to follow him through blind faith? If not, what makes "quit reading and watching the infidel material you've been absorbing" distinct from blind faith?

Injury Interrupted My Idolatry

Suffering is the hook that God uses to bring us back to himself, collapsed and tired from slaving for sin, which Jonathan Edwards calls our “cruel task-master, which oppresses and chastises.” It’s the earthquake that exposes idols and dethrones sin in our hearts. When I was playing for the Knicks, I knew God existed and disapproved of the life I was living (overindulging in alcohol and sexual promiscuity), but I preached a gospel of cheap grace to make myself feel better. With the injuries, God exposed that I was relying on something other than grace painted to look like grace — a cheap grace that was as useful for my suffering as a cardboard cutout of Jesus.

‘Braveheart’ Writer on Finding God in Darkness

I think family, always. In my sense, to live a braveheart life [means being] a father, a teacher, a warrior, a sacred man and an outlaw. That way of living makes wonderful sense to me. I find the joy of being a father and of appreciating my own father, even though he’s passed away now. I find a joy in my work, and I find a peace in the sense that the struggles in my life aren’t because I’ve done something wrong, but might be because I’m doing something right. It gives me a lot of joy.

There’s No Difference Between ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Secular’

But maybe it just means that you’ll show up for your job as an accountant, and you’ll do your job really well, and the world will be a better place because of it. And every day when you show up for work, you’ll embody the way of Jesus so that your boss, your co-workers and your clients will all get a glimpse of what Jesus’ way is all about—and, hopefully, an invitation to join in.


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Stephen Colbert on Being a “Fool for Christ”

And yet, I am left wondering: if one of the parishioners of the average Evangelical congregation had a similar level of faith, would they be as articulate in explaining it? As winsome? Would they demonstrate the level of reliance on their faith that Mr. Colbert seems to? These are questions without answers. But I find it highly unlikely that most Evangelicals are tossing around Anselm and Aquinas (correctly) in their every day conversations as a result of personal reflection on their respective philosophies. The task remains for those of us who preach and teach the Gospel to partner with the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Scriptures and to encourage a robust inner life.

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When it comes to end-of-life questions, clergy need to be ready with practical answers.

Mike Adams - Hearts and Bones

Another reason Hawkins’ argument does not work is that abortion victim pictures sometimes are dispositive. I am one of those former pro-choicers persuaded solely by the images. After I saw an abortion procedure via ultrasound no further argument was necessary. The case was closed. The film showed me that pro-abortion choice advocates had been lying to me about that “blob of tissue.”

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Should Christians Start Revolutions or Just Live Quietly?

Here’s a great question from podcast listener Nolan: “Pastor John, my name is Nolan from West Palm Beach, Florida. In 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Paul writes, ‘Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.’ Instantly, I thought of faithful Christians who led revolutions (Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Jr., etc) and noted that they did not live quiet lives minding their own business. So my question is, does this passage prevent us from leading social movements, many of which are bold and up front, like the Civil Rights movement?”

The Definitive Ranking of Dope Televangelist Suits

OK, so the pope isn’t really a televangelist, but, he does regularly appear on TV and is involved in evangelism, so technically, he qualifies. Plus, his outfit consists of a cape, a scepter and a legendarily boss hat, so there’s no way he can be left off. Plus, the key to any great suit is that it is timeless. Considering these threads date back hundreds of years, it’s safe to say that the look has stood the test of time. ( Image )

Live Stream: John Lennox at Rice University | RZIM

John Lennox, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Oxford, is one of the leading thinkers in the area of faith and science and has participated in a number of televised debates with some of the world’s leading thinkers, including Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.

Russell Wilson, Ciara, and Who Else Is Not Having Sex

Wilson, 26 years old and a practicing Christian, ended his marriage to his high school sweetheart two years ago. Ciara—known for songs such as “Goodies,” “1-2 Step,” and, most recently, “Dance Like We’re Making Love”—has dated a string of rappers and has a young son. Because both of them are attractive, famous adults who have been in sexual relationships in the past, many would assume they’d inevitably sleep together. It’s the 21st century, and that's what hot people do. But at Wilson’s request, they chose not to.

7 Encouraging Quotes Filled With Reassurance From Famous Christians

We always seek encouragement to keep us going and never give up. The Bible is full of verses that give us guidance and reassurance when we are in need. Some famous Christians have had many quotes that are memorable and show us the importance of Jesus in our lives.

How Christian Institutions Can Stay Christian Amid Secular Pressure

I n 2014, Hobby Lobby won a landmark Supreme Court decision that exempted the home-goods chain from providing certain forms of contraception to employees. The Court ruled that closely held for-profit companies whose owners have religious objections are protected under the First Amendment. But the 5–4 ruling left many in confused outrage: How can a for-profit company invoke a Christian identity? Shouldn’t a business operating in the secular sphere have to play by secular rules?

Bernie Sanders’s Soviet Honeymoon

During Bernie’s mayoral tenure, Burlington formed an alliance with the Soviet city of Yaroslavl, 160 miles northeast of Moscow. When in 1988 he married his wife, Jane, the mayor decided it would be a perfect place for his honeymoon. In a tape of his interview with Yaroslavl’s mayor, Alexander Riabkov, Sanders acknowledges that housing and health care appear to be “significantly better” in the U.S. than in the socialist paradise. “However,” he added, “the cost of both services is much, much, higher in the United States.”

Make War with Unbelief

Let us make war, not with other people, but with our own unbelief. It is the root of anxiety, which, in turn, is the root of so many other sins. So let us turn on our windshield wipers and use the washer fluid, and keep our eyes fixed on the precious and very great promises of God.

10 Stats That Show the Dire State of Christian Persecution

What comes to mind when you hear the word persecution? If you are like us, your mind will instantly conjure up images of the 21 Coptic Christians kneeling on the beach with the name of Jesus Christ on their lips as they courageously faced death at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

10 Stats That Show the Dire State of Christian Persecution

What comes to mind when you hear the word persecution? If you are like us, your mind will instantly conjure up images of the 21 Coptic Christians kneeling on the beach with the name of Jesus Christ on their lips as they courageously faced death at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).


3. Happiness is found throughout the Bible. If happiness is rooted in God’s character, we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s found throughout his Word. What is surprising, though, is just how much it’s in the Bible. Although he overcounts some words in his survey, Alcorn proves that many of the words our English versions translate “joy,” “delight,” “gladness,” and so on are synonyms for Greek and Hebrew words that all mean happiness. So central is happiness to the gospel that if our gospel doesn’t produce happiness, it’s not the true gospel.

When ‘Discernment’ Leads to Disaster

That 2000 CBF policy, still in effect, dates back to when an older generation was leading the CBF and it reflects the fact that many of the churches that were ready to join the CBF in the 1990 were not (yet) ready to endorse homosexuality. The CBF has no argument against homosexuality on biblical terms, so it is only a matter of time before it changes its policy. Even in 2000, the group announced the policy but claimed to take no “position” on homosexuality itself: “CBF values and respects the autonomy of each individual and local church to evaluate and make their own decision regarding social issues like homosexuality.”

7 Bible Verses That Are Helpful When Trying to Overcome Bitterness

As Christians, we know that we can at times we can have a bitter spirit. It can happen to any one of us if we are not careful. The root of the bitterness can grow a substantial amount before we overcome it with goodness.

Gut Check: The Jim Gaffigan Show - A Puffy James Dean - Breitbart

*The show refuses to marginalize religion – it features a recurring character who happens to be a Catholic priest, and Jeannie mentions prayer consistently throughout the show. One particular episode focus on an incident in which Jim is photographed holding Jeannie’s large bible – and because it’s so rare to see an entertainer holding one – the photo turns him into a religious celebrity – a mainstream oddity. He starts getting 7-figure offers to do commercials from pro-family businesses, while also alienating non-religious types. He finds himself (spoiler coming) barreling through a 20 minute nightmare fantasy where he plays out how his career will be destroyed by this damning photo. It turns out, however, it is but a fantasy: a daydream sequence of what could happen, if he were caught with a bible. It’s a great way to end a show about religion: caught holding a bible, but then – like that – he rewound the show , and got himself out of this mess. He cops out. And admits it.

How an Affair Really Begins

Inevitably, this growing relationship will lead to a kind of intimacy so strong and so exhilarating that you will have to find out if she feels the same way. You will express your feelings. You won’t come right out with the full expression of your feelings—you are too clever and too subtle for that. Instead, you will test the waters a little bit. “I really enjoy spending time with you.” And she will reply, “I enjoy spending time with you as well.” “I wish I could talk to my wife the way I talk to you.” And she will say, “I wish I could talk to my husband the way I talk to you.” And then you will advance to, “I wish my wife was more like you” and she will reply, “I wish my husband was more like you.” And at this point you’re caught. You’re in. Tommy Nelson says, “You’ve built a bridge to Fantasy Island,” and it’s now all but certain that you will walk across it. The emotional bond is already there and it is now only natural to give that emotional bond a physical expression. That leads to the final “e.”

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One Minute Apologist - Doubting Toward Faith

We all have doubts, and those doubts can lead to confusion and hopelessness. But, doubt can also deepen our dependence on God, develop empathy for others, and motivate us to find satisfying answers to life's biggest questions. Don't let doubts erode your faith and lead you into unbelief. Discover today how to use your doubts to keep you headed in the right direction- toward faith.

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Some “pro-choice” advocates claim to base their beliefs on the Bible. They maintain that Scripture does not prohibit abortion. They are wrong. The Bible does, in fact, emphatically prohibit the killing of innocent people (Ex. 20:13) and clearly considers the unborn to be human beings worthy of protection (21:22–25).

Ben Carson Wants to Work with Future Presidential Candidate Kanye West

Well, I did have an opportunity to talk with him. I was extremely impressed with his business acumen. He knows a lot about business. And, you know, I talked to him about the possibility of him and maybe himself and some of the other people in the pop culture doing some music that might be uplifting, that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility. I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society.

Moving On From the Culture Wars

"Moving On From the Culture Wars" opens a good discussion and dialouge... it would be helpful to angle in the viewpoints of the authors quoted with the actual generational and regional demographics of the existing church in America, since those will be the 'actual delivery system' of Christianity to America... Francis Schaeffer said a long time ago that, as we see culture become increasingly secular, that the New Testament Scriptures help us in our Call, since they were written in a time where the known world was under the boot-heel of a brutal, secular military Roman regieme while the Church grew and grew...

4 Ways Christians Can Be Better with Their Money

He wants us to be involved, practicing responsible stewardship with what He gives us. To that end, here are four basic questions you should be able to answer about your money—and resources to help you find the answers.

7 Ways Senior Pastors Can Keep Teenagers Listening To Their Sermons

A few months ago a 13-year-old girl approached me after I preached, and excitedly proclaimed, “Good sermon. I actually paid attention to your whole message! I didn’t get bored once!”

Putting the cookies on the lowest shelf

I recently met with about 80 contractors who will be working on a new building for the church I serve as pastor. I introduced myself and the 200-year history of our church, told them about our mission to glorify God by proclaiming Jesus Christ and serving others, and then I turned it over to our architect. From that point on, I might as well have been in Uzbekistan at a goatherders’ convention because I had no clue what they were saying.

Taliban Captures Major Afghan City in 'Stunning' Assault After US, NATO Withdraw Troops

The Taliban has reportedly captured the northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz, its first major victory against the U.S. and allied forces since 2001. Afghan forces, along with U.S. airstrikes, have immediately began a counter-operation aimed at taking back Kunduz.

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C.S. Lewis on morality apart from Christ in today's Discipleship as You Go:

Michele Bachmann: God Will Punish America for Planned Parenthood, Gay Marriage Just Like Sodom and Gomorrah

In continuing with her trend of End Times theorizing, former Republican Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann opined over the weekend that thanks to Planned Parenthood and the legalization of gay marriage, God may soon engulf the United States with fire and brimstone just like he did the biblical towns of Sodom and Gomorrah.

9 Things You Should Know About National Hispanic Heritage Month

9. Nearly six-in-ten Hispanic churchgoers (57 percent) say their church maintains close ties with countries in Latin America by sending money or missionaries to these countries or receiving clergy from countries in the region. About one-in-five Hispanics say that their place of worship does not maintain close ties to Latin American countries (21 percent) and the same share say they do not know if this is the case (21 percent).  

Should Christians Be Pole Dancing?

As hypersexualized dance programs like pole workouts become increasingly popular among women of all ages, especially young girls, one Christian woman is battling against the trend while others defend it merely as a form of physical fitness, not sexual exploitation.

Top 10 Debate Topics

Kevin Harris: Dr. Craig, I would like you to look over this list. I found this on a popular blog. [1] From time to time, someone will list what they see as the state of the debate among theists and atheists. That is, what people are most frequently talking about online and at public events concerning theism and atheism. So this is a top 10 list that we will look at briefly. Keep in mind, we've done podcasts on all of these topics. I think this list is pretty accurate. I keep up with this as well for this podcast and the Reasonable Faith ministry. In fact, about fifteen years ago, I compiled a list of the current topics online and they were things like Pascal's Wager, Ockham's Razor, God of the Gaps, and one that always seems to make the list – it never goes away – is this blogger's number one: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. He includes it with who has the burden of proof when it comes to claims about God.

New Season of ‘Serial’ May Examine Case of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

New details have emerged about an upcoming season of the popular true crime podcast Serial . According to reports in Maxim and Deadline , a new season of the investigative podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig will look at the case of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who was held as a hostage by the Taliban for five years. After the U.S. negotiated his released, Bergdahl was charged with desertion, and even putting the lives of fellow soldiers who attempted to find him at risk. He now faces both court-martial and life in prison. There are some major questions about why Bergdahl wandered off the military base in Afghanistan prior to his capture. One General told the New York Times that Bergdahl wasn’t trying to abandon the Army, but was attempting to walk nearly 20 miles to another base to expose leadership issues he was “perceiving were true.”

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Having recently written for and edited a study Bible ( The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible ), I can say from firsthand experience that, joined with prayer and the Spirit’s illumination, God blesses study Bibles as important means for our spiritual growth. The most important way to use any Bible, regardless of whether it has notes or other helps, is to read it in order to know, trust in, and love Jesus Christ better and to become conformed to His image (Rom. 8:29). The Pharisees turned Bible study into an art, yet it was a perverse art of avoiding the Savior. Christ rebuked them, saying, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39). May all our Bible study cause us to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

WORLD | Congress grills Planned Parenthood president | Lynde Langdon | Sept. 29, 2015

Meanwhile, Congress is still at an impasse over what to do about Planned Parenthood’s funding. Two House committees plan to advance legislation that would shift $350 million in Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood to community health centers. House GOP leaders have cautioned against forcing a government shutdown over the funding fight, but some Republicans say they will do it if President Barack Obama doesn’t agree to defund the organization. A government shutdown could begin Thursday if Congress doesn’t approve a spending bill by then.

Pastor Saeed Abedini Won't Be Set Free Until the US First Releases 19 Iranian Criminals, Says President Rouhani

Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of imprisoned American Pastor Saeed Abedini, has slammed the apparent offer by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to free her husband in exchange for releasing Iranian prisoners being held in the United States. Naghmeh argued that her husband is not "collateral" to be treated as such.

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54 T. S. Eliot’s Poetry Is Alive
55 Pope Francis Speaks Truth to Power
56 Merkel's decision to let in tons of "refugees" is backfiring in Germany
57 Attention: Cinnamon Bun Oreo Cookies Are Coming to Stores
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67 Albert Mohler on Twitter
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70 The Dangers of Church Lingo
71 The Danger of the Slow Drift
72 Julius J. Kim: My Greatest Influence
73 Netflix Is Coming to Virgin America Flights
74 Is It Possible That God Exists?
75 Is Christianity a Copycat Religion?
76 Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible’s Earliest Chapters
77 Albert Mohler on Twitter
78 WORLD | Corruption and intrigue in a virtual animal kingdom court | Raymond Erikson | Sept. 29, 2015
79 What TV Reveals About the Seismic Moral Shift
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83 EPA: Obama's energy plan raises electricity rates but has no effect on climate
84 The Fatal Mistake of Senior Pastors Who Don’t Like Preaching About Hell
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92 WORLD | Vaccines & Viruses: Nurses who refuse flu shots must wear masks | Daniel James Devine | Sept. 29, 2015