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US version of Ashers Bakery case heads to Supreme Court - Premier

A cake artist from Colorado has opened a case at the US Supreme Court over the right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony.

Video Shows a Police Officer Arresting a Salt Lake City Nurse for Obeying the Law

An internal investigation is ongoing, but the officer remains on active duty.

9 New Things Coming to Netflix This Month You Need to See

Binge time.

UK cinemas to screen new Christian film - Premier

Two multiplex cinema chains in the UK have agreed to show the new film adaptation of Lee Strobel's book The Case for Christ this month.

2 Corinthians 4:7-18 — Southern Equip

The gospel is displayed in unique and exclusive ways in our suffering and hardship.

These Life-Hack Videos Contain a Powerful Hidden Anti-Suicide Message

Sept. 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and the Movember Foundation, a men's health organization, has released a new series of videos to raise awareness about depression in men. The videos appear to be lifehack-style clips that play soundlessly in your Facebook news feed as you’re scrolling through. But if you un-mute the sound, you see that what the men are really saying is much more powerful than the captions would have you believe. To learn more about the Movember Foundation and their efforts to help men dealing with mental issues, you can find more resources on their website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG1Gwhg0v2s

Why Christians Need to Understand the Nature of Circumstantial Evidence (Video)

How are these two forms of evidence used in criminal trials, and what can we learn from their use to help us make the case for Christianity?

Sen. Mike Lee: Christian Baker Case About First Amendment, ‘Compelled Speech’

"The government cannot force you to speak where you would choose to remain silent," says Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

Steve McQueen: American Icon | In Select Theaters Thursday, September 28

Movie star Steve McQueen had it all! Cars, women, money, fame - He was the King of Cool, a man's man. But something was missing. Late in life, he finally discovered what it was: a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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WORLD on Twitter

California legislature considers mandatory gender identity indoctrination https://world.wng.org/content/nashville_statement_signers_stand_up_for_marriage … #Relations @KileyCrossland pic.twitter.com/Ad27cE6Olc

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Ligonier Ministries on Twitter

Only two hours remain to secure the $50 early-bird discount for our National Conference. Ends at midnight. http://www.ligonier.org/events/2018-national-conference/register/ … #ligcon pic.twitter.com/2O4zUGb0cA

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How Do You Motivate People to Care about Apologetics? Part 2

Churches need to be reminded of why they are here. Evangelism and apologetics, which is the handmaiden to evangelism, are not optional activities. They are at the very core of our mission, which is to reach our world with the gospel. That’s why Jesus spelled it out so clearly: to go into all the world (including next door or down the hallway) to reach everyone we can for him (Matthew 20:18-20). This Great Commission wasn’t one choice among many options. It’s what we’re here to do.

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Snopes Rates Babylon Bee World's Most Accurate News Source

After reviewing over 1,200 of the Bee’s articles, opinion pieces, and exclusive news stories published over the site’s eighteen months of existence, the Snopes team all agreed that the Bee was “far more accurate” than competing news sources.

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When Jesus Doesn’t Calm the Storm

In my theology class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I teach my students about the doctrine of Providence. It describes God’s work of preservation, conservation, and perfection of the world that he so loves. The Father, in the Son, by the Spirit protects creation against a reversion to the chaos of Genesis 1:1, enables creation to flourish, and ensures creation’s good, pleasing, and perfect purpose.

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This 12-Year-Old Boy 'Transitioned' To A Girl, Then Changed His Mind

A preview for an upcoming episode of “60 Minutes Australia” features a teenage boy who tried to “transition” to a girl then changed his mind. In the minute-long snippet, the mother of a boy identified as Patrick admits she fed him hormones that were prescribed in an effort to help him become a girl, which she says her son wanted for a time.

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Tributes paid to Cardinal Cormac - Premier

Tributes have been paid to the former Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor who died on Friday afternoon, aged 85 .

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Leah Remini Says Church of Scientology Pressured Her to Convert 'King of Queens' Co-Star

Ex-Scientologist Leah Remini has accused the Church of Scientology of pressuring her to convert Kevin James, the actor she starred opposite in the long-running TV sitcom "King of Queens."

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http://pastorrick.com/devotional/english/do-less-so-you-can-do-more

God doesn’t want to make you a clone of everybody else in the way that you worship and serve and love him. He wants you to serve him with your personality. Not only that, but he will strengthen your personality, not dampen it. He’s going to make you more you than you’ve ever been before.

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Man arrested by Westminster Cathedral armed with 'large knife' - Premier

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DC Really Wants Leonardo DiCaprio to Star in Their New ‘Joker’ Movie, Apparently

The word is DC is looking to create two kinds of superhero movies. One batch will be the big cinematic universe they’re crafting, similar to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. The others will be more offbeat, prestige fare completely unconnected to the big universe, in which they’ll try to get big name directors and Oscar-caliber talent. So you have Leto as Joker in the fun, DC superhero universe movie, and you get DiCaprio as Joker for the darker, more grownup movie.

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I Would Rather Die: Letter to a Would-Be Adulterer

I spent my single years battling for purity and often failing. At times the battle was all-consuming. Days were filled with a paralyzing guilt that kept me from effective ministry and enjoying Jesus. I tried many things to discipline myself. At one point, I even decided that if I gave into lust, I would spend the next day fasting. This forced me to spend days in prayer, asking for more strength and self-control. I’ve found that when you refrain from eating, it makes refraining from sin easier. While it didn’t work perfectly, it was helpful. (And I did lose a few pounds.)

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Rosaria Butterfield: “Why I Signed the Nashville Statement”

Great battles in theology faced by the church over the centuries have been caused by the introduction of unbiblical categories about the nature of people and the nature of God, and the imprecise language that emerges from this.  Are we justified by faith or are we justified by faith alone?  Does the Bible contain the word of God or is the Bible the word of God?  Should we refuse to bake cakes for gay weddings because marriage is a creation-mandated institution and not a social privilege that can be re-packaged as the world whims?  Or should we bake two cakes because sexual orientation as a category of personhood erases sexual sin without the blood of Christ?

16 The TC Apologetics Daily

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Christian TV broadcaster launches educational channel for child refugees - Premier

Christian satellite television company, SAT-7, which broadcasts across the Middle East and North Africa has launched a new channel for child refugees.

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Evangelicals to Trump: Don’t Deport Future Church Leaders

President Trump must wield the unparalleled influence of the bully pulpit, leveraging every tweet, speech and public statement to demand that Congress move quickly to pass comprehensive immigration reform. I’m not talking about blanket amnesty as some would suggest, but a balanced bill that is capable of gaining bipartisan support; one that enforces our borders, incentivizes legal immigration, sends illegal immigrants to the back of the line, and protects Dreamers who have, up until now, been caught up in our destructive political crossfire.

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Congress Will Be Back This Month. Here's Why Your Voice Matters

I began to see a culture shift. It was true, what I would later be told by people like Os Guinness, Bono, Steve Garber: Culture happens upstream from government. And a culture of voices said, “I dare you to raise your voice and be counted. I challenge you to take that burning in your heart over the injustice or inhumanity you feel and direct it in the form of advocacy with such fervor that it cannot be ignored.”

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Pope Francis: I saw psychoanalyst regularly years ago - Premier

Pope Francis has said he used to have weekly sessions with a psychoanalyst to "clarify some things".

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7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition

In most churches, the pastors, elders, or trustees make important decisions on behalf of the congregation. People may feel like they deserve a say in decisions because of tithing or contributions they’ve made to the church. To address this dilemma, consider ways to engage the congregation without completely giving away decision-making authority, while still empowering people to voice their point of view. One pastor I spoke with encourages people in his age-diverse congregation to “discuss what they’re most afraid of and find common ground for healing, vulnerable cooperation, and adventurous risk-taking.”

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What If My Worst Fears Come True?

There are a lot of frightening things in the world. How are we to respond to them? Trust God and “do not fear anything that is frightening” (1 Peter 3:6). Because God in Christ is a refuge for us (Psalm 62:8). He will not allow anything to destroy our eternal life or steal our ultimate joy, even if we suffer every kind of evil in this life. He will rescue us from every evil deed and bring us safely into his heavenly kingdom (2 Timothy 4:18).

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Fellow Christians: We Have So Much More Than Same-Sex Marriage and Transgenderism to Discuss With a Secular World

Hi Amanda, I agree that this is why so many Christians focus on these issues–the complete distortion of what Christians actually believe by the secular world is disheartening and extremely frustrating (just read the whole post I took that quote from on the Friendly Atheist blog). I would just add, though, that just because there’s a good reason why we want to react by focusing on our response to the cultural issues of the day doesn’t mean that those issues SHOULD become our primary focus. This post was intended to just get people thinking about how they represent what Christianity is about. Talk about these issues and take a stand on these issues, but remember to prioritize and balance what the heart of Christianity actually is.

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The Priority of Preaching

Then Paul makes the point in verse 25 that the central purpose of ministry is the preaching of the Word. In the end, everything comes down to this. “Of this church, I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the Word of God” (emphasis added). The words “the preaching of” are not in the original language, but are inserted in some translations, and I believe that is a legitimate insertion. It is clear that what Paul means is that the ministry of the Word of God is achieved by the proclamation, the teaching, and the preaching of the Word of God.

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Are We Missing the Point of Spiritual Disciplines?

At least that’s how Bennett approached his practice of spiritual disciplines until he read Isaiah 58. In this passage, God tells the Israelites that they are being selfish: While they are fasting to demonstrate their love of God, they are neglecting to love those around them. In the face of a passage so clearly emphasizing the horizontal dimensions of practices like prayer and fasting, Bennett found himself questioning his vertical approach to spiritual disciplines. Likewise, he invites us to consider our own approach—are we, like the Israelites, unwittingly being selfish as we pray, fast, and read Scripture? Have we ignored the horizontal dimensions of these practices?

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Listen: Lee Spetner on What Natural Selection Can Do -- And What It Can't | Evolution News

Spetner, a PhD from MIT, takes on natural selection, discussing what it can and cannot do. He also explores aspects of population genetics and the constraints the Earth’s history imposes on evolving new species.

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Renewing Your Mind | The Wrath of God | Sep 1, 2017

Is God angry? Today, Steven Lawson looks at the nature and necessity of God's wrath.

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Has Marriage Become My Idol?

When does marriage move from a precious gift from God to a false god of personal security? It’s a question today, sent in to us from Valerie, a sharp podcast listener who lives in France. “Hello, desiringGod.org team! Thank you for your ministry and for letting so many people benefit from all the free resources at the site. Pastor John, my APJ question for you is this: I deeply love my husband, and I am deeply grateful to God for lending him to me as my husband during this earthly life. But I don’t want to make him an idol in my life. What are some certain signs that I have made him an idol in my life and in my security? And how can I love my husband more and more without finding my satisfaction in this relationship rather than in my relationship with God?”

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Greg Koukl on Twitter

Greg answers ?'s on arguments against atheism, spiritually leading a non-Christian child, & more. https://www.str.org/podcasts/greg-answers-variety-questions# … . #TGIF #reTHINK17 pic.twitter.com/04bOr9Mx0i

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Around the World in 80 Days, Day 6: New Zealand | Larry Alex Taunton

On Sunday, August 27 th , my son, Zachary, and I began our Around the World in 80 Days journey. *   Starting in Birmingham, Alabama, we headed west to Los Angeles, our launching-point to Asia and Australia/Oceania.  Overnighting near the airport, we then had a 15-hour flight to Sydney, Australia.  Our stop there was just long enough to grab a coffee before boarding a connecting flight (4 hours) to Auckland, New Zealand.  Crossing the International Date Line meant that we arrived on Wednesday, August 30 th , putting us 17 hours ahead of US Central time.

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500 Years After Reformation, Many Protestants Closer to Catholics than Martin Luther

“Analysis of the data shows that for Protestants, knowing that only Protestantism traditionally teaches that salvation comes through faith alone is closely linked with believing that salvation comes through faith alone,” Pew reported. “Among Protestants who know that only Protestantism traditionally teaches that salvation comes through faith alone, about three-quarters (77%) embrace the concept of sola fide. But among the much larger share of Protestants who are not aware that sola fide is solely a Protestant teaching, far fewer (35%) believe that faith is all that is needed to get into heaven.”

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BreakPoint on Twitter

Here's what you need to know about one California charter school's #GenderReveal . #kindergarten http://bit.ly/2ws87LO  pic.twitter.com/DNUvu61rAm

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Friday, September 1, 2017 — The Briefing

One of the cultural shifts that was very evident during what is now known as Diana Week, is that the British monarchy had to be redefined. The British monarch, then and now, Elizabeth II, then 71, now 91, was originally criticized, nearly roundly criticized, for failing to identify with the emotional response of the British people to the death of Diana. That miscalculation on the part of the British Royal family became a matter that did indeed make history, and Queen Elizabeth had to change her understanding of the role of the monarch and the symbolism of the monarchy. One of the issues had been that flags had been lowered on their flagstaff to indicate a national morning, but in terms of the British monarchy, the flag flies over an institution like Buckingham Palace only when the queen, the monarch, is in residence. She was not at Buckingham Palace, but was at the time at her private castle in Scotland, along with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and her two grandsons: the Princes William and Harry. And the British people seeing that there was no flag to be flown at half-mast over Buckingham Palace, felt that somehow that meant that the British Royal family was uncaring and refusing to indicate by that symbolism the sense of morning that had set in amongst the British people.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 — The Briefing

One of the cultural shifts that was very evident during what is now known as Diana Week, is that the British monarchy had to be redefined. The British monarch, then and now, Elizabeth II, then 71, now 91, was originally criticized, nearly roundly criticized, for failing to identify with the emotional response of the British people to the death of Diana. That miscalculation on the part of the British Royal family became a matter that did indeed make history, and Queen Elizabeth had to change her understanding of the role of the monarch and the symbolism of the monarchy. One of the issues had been that flags had been lowered on their flagstaff to indicate a national morning, but in terms of the British monarchy, the flag flies over an institution like Buckingham Palace only when the queen, the monarch, is in residence. She was not at Buckingham Palace, but was at the time at her private castle in Scotland, along with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and her two grandsons: the Princes William and Harry. And the British people seeing that there was no flag to be flown at half-mast over Buckingham Palace, felt that somehow that meant that the British Royal family was uncaring and refusing to indicate by that symbolism the sense of morning that had set in amongst the British people.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 — The Briefing

One of the cultural shifts that was very evident during what is now known as Diana Week, is that the British monarchy had to be redefined. The British monarch, then and now, Elizabeth II, then 71, now 91, was originally criticized, nearly roundly criticized, for failing to identify with the emotional response of the British people to the death of Diana. That miscalculation on the part of the British Royal family became a matter that did indeed make history, and Queen Elizabeth had to change her understanding of the role of the monarch and the symbolism of the monarchy. One of the issues had been that flags had been lowered on their flagstaff to indicate a national morning, but in terms of the British monarchy, the flag flies over an institution like Buckingham Palace only when the queen, the monarch, is in residence. She was not at Buckingham Palace, but was at the time at her private castle in Scotland, along with Prince Philip, Prince Charles, and her two grandsons: the Princes William and Harry. And the British people seeing that there was no flag to be flown at half-mast over Buckingham Palace, felt that somehow that meant that the British Royal family was uncaring and refusing to indicate by that symbolism the sense of morning that had set in amongst the British people.

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God: The Winner of Souls

And it’s particularly here, as we consider the work of the Spirit as evangelist, that we begin to see the link between God, the winner of souls, and the church, sent out by God on mission to win souls. It belongs especially to the Spirit’s office to empower and enable the evangelistic ministry of the servants of God. Nowhere is this more clearly seen than in the life and ministry of our Lord Himself. It was by the Holy Spirit that He was conceived in the womb of the virgin (Matt. 1:18, 20; Luke 1:35). The Spirit descended like a dove and rested upon Jesus at His baptism (Matt. 3:16). He was full of the Spirit (Luke 4:1) and driven into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted (Mark 1:12). The Spirit of the Lord was upon Him, anointing Him to proclaim good news to the poor (Luke 4:18). He knew joy in the Holy Spirit as He prayed (10:21). The Lord put His Spirit upon Him to proclaim justice to the Gentiles (Matt. 12:18). It was by the Spirit of God that He cast out demons (v. 28). It was through the eternal Spirit that Jesus offered Himself without blemish to God at the cross (Heb. 9:14).

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BreakPoint on Twitter

New research raises serious doubts about providing—or denying—medical care for #MinimallyConsciousState ” patients. http://bit.ly/2xBG8t0  pic.twitter.com/OAtxE6uUmd

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Team Sky 🚲 on Twitter

He's done it! @chrisfroome comes home to all but secure his first Vuelta a Espana victory and a historic modern-day Tour/Vuelta double! pic.twitter.com/92L8ZVeLY1

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Gov. Mike Huckabee on Twitter

Will be on @FoxNews at 1pm et to talk Irma and my recipe for Salad of the South. Watch and be blessed! pic.twitter.com/JIanOQCpSm

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The Paradigm of God - Ancient and True

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How the Dead Sea Scroll Discovery Changed Christianity

The Dead Sea Scrolls predate the Jesus and writers of the New Testament. Having said that, they’re of immeasurable relevance for understanding Christian origins. It seems ridiculous to even need to remind ourselves of this, but Jesus, his disciples, Paul, and most of the cast of characters that cluttered around them in the first century CE were Jews. Taken together, the Old and New Testaments constitute Christian Scripture, yet we do ourselves a disservice when we miss that the cultural and cognitive world of the New Testament is thoroughly Jewish. While the gospel is eventually taken far abroad in the growth of the church, its home turf is in Judaea. Historically and theologically the message of scripture needs to make sense in this world. Otherwise, we’re simply putting the message of the New Testament in an abstract world entirely apart from its initial setting. That’s a bad reading strategy and tends towards missing the point.

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Emperor of the Ice

Penguins, along with other air and sea animals, were created on Day 5 of Creation Week. It is very likely that there was an original penguin “kind” from which all modern and extinct penguin species originated—and perhaps other flightless birds as well. Scientists have found fossil remains of penguins that were as tall as humans. But these penguins, supposed by evolutionists to have lived millions of years ago, are still recognizable as penguins.

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Is the Evidence for Intelligent Design Undeniable? One Scientist Makes the Case

In Undeniable , Dr. Axe aims not so much to advance the scientific argument for intelligent design, but to motivate non-specialists to trust their design intuition, and to consider weighing in on the debate. By “design intuition,” he simply means the universal human faculty of recognizing design both in human products and in nature. He says, “I intend to show that the universal design intuition is reliable when properly used and, moreover, that it provides a solid refutation of Darwin’s explanation for life.”[i] According to Axe, we know that intelligence is necessary for making omelets and bricks, and yet we’re told that more complex things, like dragonflies and horses, came about without anyone making them. He finds this utterly implausible and in defiance of common sense.

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Experiment: Selective Hearing

Your ears are delicate instruments, fine-tuned to hear a wide range of noises. What keeps them from being ripped apart by violent waves of loud vibrations?

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Faith Is an All-In Proposition

But when we take a closer look at how Jesus walked on the earth, we see that this is true. Jesus was not open-minded toward the moneychangers who were corrupting the temple. He was not open-minded toward the rich young ruler who wanted to keep all his possessions, yet say He was a follower of Christ. He wasn’t open-minded toward the strict law of the religious people of his day. He was not, and is not, open-minded toward people who would rather yield to themselves over yielding to Him.

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Live outside the U.S. or Canada? You can still get a full year of @Tabletalk only $25 USD. https://subscribe.pcspublink.com/sub/subscribeformtbltintl.aspx?t=JFLGSM&p=TBLT … pic.twitter.com/3gbRhNi6yP

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Why Would Scholars Leave Mormonism? Interview with Author Corey Miller

There are many who write as post-Mormons against Mormonism but who are not Christian. There are many who write as Christian scholars who lack background insight as a former Mormon insider. There are many who write both from a Mormon background and are now Christian, but not writing with the highest of academic credentials, an arena where dialogue is now taking place. I knew that originality in publishing would create space and there was an important place in the dialogue that should be filled by those who were former Mormon, current Evangelical, and possess the highest academic credentials.

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Four Competing Worldviews You Can't Escape

I was struck by this realization as I ministered to a small group of new Christians and seekers in Kenya during a time of famine. Crops were dying in the fields. Women were walking miles to carry water on their backs to their homes. Everyone realized that if rain did not come soon, current crops would wilt in the fields.

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Eastern Box Turtles—Frozen Alive!

Linger a few minutes too long in subzero weather, and you’ll “freeze to death.” But our loving Creator gave certain intrepid animals, which are forced to winter in the cold, their own antifreeze. They can literally be “frozen alive” and emerge unharmed.

51 Australian Boy Wanted to Be a Girl, But Changed His Mind After Hormone Treatment | The Stream
52 A Call to Love — and to Death
53 Renewing Your Mind | Church Power & Dissent | Sep 9, 2017
54 Premier Christian on Twitter
55 What Color Is North?
56 Albert Mohler on Twitter
57 BP This Week: Ill Winds - On Hurricanes and Senatorial Bigotry - Break Point
58 The Christian Post
59 Sean McDowell on Twitter
60 He Buried 200 Church Members
61 It's Not Sexist for a Guy to Ask for a Girl's Hand in Marriage | LifeZette
62 Preach Christ from the Gospels — Southern Equip
63 This Dogma Won't Hunt: Feinstein, Durbin, Sanders, and the New Religious Test for Office
64 James White on Twitter
65 Scientist believes being religious is key to thriving - Premier
66 Josh McDowell on Twitter
67 God, Guns, and Oil
68 Pastor Mark Driscoll on Twitter
69 Around the World in 80 Days, Day 13: List of “Ten Best Countries to Live in” (Supposedly) | Larry Alex Taunton
70 James Conarroe on Twitter
71 Westminster Seminary on Twitter
72 Trump Backs Churches Suing FEMA over Harvey Aid
73 John Piper’s Prayer in the Path of Hurricanes
74 Why States Fail: Lessons from Augustine - The Veritas Forum
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76 Texas Churches Flooded by Harvey Sue FEMA for Discrimination
77 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
78 Fears Spanish church may be overrun by Game Of Thrones fans - Premier
79 Eric Metaxas on Twitter
80 Berkeley Offering Counseling to People 'Threatened' By Ben Shapiro
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85 Christian organ transplant recipient 'amazed' after girl breaks donation record - Premier
86 Fixed Point on Twitter
87 Evangelical Leaders Ask Trump to Leave DACA Alone
88 The Seeing Eye
89 When Should We Pray for God to Take Us Home?
90 Are You Rewarding or Bribing Your Child?