But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
February 12, 2016.
Today is the 5th Annual Question Evolution Day.
Question Evolution Day has several purposes. One is very basic, to support people who want to say, “I don’t believe in evolution, here are my reasons…” A second is to show people that there is indeed scientific evidence refuting evolution and supporting
1 Ye holy angels bright, Who wait at God’s right hand, Or through the realms of light Fly at your Lord’s command, Assist our song, or else the theme Too high doth seem for mortal tongue.
2 Ye blessèd souls at rest, Who ran this earthly race And now, from sin released, Behold your Savior’s face, God’s praises sound, as
By Roger Oakland Understand the Times, International Recently, I was informed about a conference held this week in Budapest, Hungary where Willow Creek senior pastor Bill Hybels taught leaders. According to comments posted on Phil Metzger’s Facebook page, the event was held at Calvary Chapel
In Cold Case Christianity, I discussed the careful transmission of Biblical texts by tracing the New Testament “Chain of Custody” from the apostles to the Council of Laodicea. While it’s much more difficult to trace the lineage of Old Testament authors, it’s easy to examine the testimony of New Testament authorities and
Estimating conservatively, I’ve listened to hundreds of podcasts and sermons in my life. Many have edified me, convicted me or taught me. But the sermon/lecture in the latter half of this episode of Fighting for the Faith is one of the best and most important I’ve ever listened to. I hope many of you decide to listen to it.
A frequently made claim in the scientific literature is that protein domains can be readily recombined to form novel folds. In his book Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen Meyer addresses this subject in detail (see Chapter 11). Over the course of this article, I want to briefly expand on what was said there.
Defining Our Terms
Before going on, it may be...
I live in the city of Philadelphia, and one day I was eating at the Reading Terminal Market, a great American food emporium. Walking up and down the aisles debating over what I would enjoy most, I realized that I shared something in common with everyone else: we were all searching for something to satisfy the cravings of our stomach.
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Max Hastings. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. New York, NY: Knopf, September 24th, 2013. 672 pp.
This is a massive work on the work up to World War One and the first year of the war, authored by a famous military historian named Max Hastings. Earlier I have read the book Guns of August before I started listening to...
The title of this post should cause you to pause. Lending to God—isn’t that saying there might be a time that God needs something and so we are to let him borrow it? But God is self-sufficient and self-sustaining, indeed the One who gives sustenance to others (Acts 17:24-25). So how can we lend to God?
Solomon wrote in Proverbs 19:17:
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Don’t Play Travel Ball: Stay in the Rec League – “I have friends I respect whose kids have played (and some who do play) travel ball, and I mean no offense to them by this post. Nor am I categorically condemning their decisions and choices. I am offering these
Jimmy arrived at my house promptly at 8 a.m. to take me to the airport. He has often done this for me. Jimmy and his wife, Natalie, head overseas later this year as missionaries. He has been in a small group that I lead; he and Natalie also lead a small group at our local church.
But Jimmy was doing more than giving me a ride to the airport. This
Greetings! This is part of the read-the-New-Testament-in-a-year series running from June 2015 – May 2016.* Please read and enjoy the word of God and feel free to leave comments and/or ask questions. Pray that the Holy Spirit will reveal his truths to you. Don’t just focus on what you don’t understand.
I’ve reprinted a section of it below, adding my own headings.
The Reformation debate over sola Scriptura did not occur in a vacuum. It was the continuation of a
If you want to implement a police state in the West in which freedom of speech, along with freedom of religion and freedom of conscience are savaged, if not eliminated altogether, there is one good way to bring it about. Simply allow a diabolical political ideology free rein for a while and wait for the reaction.
As more and more evil is committed
By Cameron Buettel
All over the world, on any given day of the week, Jesus Christ’s body is repeatedly sacrificed. According to the Roman Catholic Church, that’s what happens every time they celebrate the Mass—their version of Communion, or the Lord’s Table.
In The Faith of Millions—a book certified by the Roman
“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.” (Ephesians 3:10)
Pastors sometimes say stupid things. Sometimes those stupid things are catchy and wind up being repeated by many other pastors. One of the more preposterous pithy statements I have heard many preachers say is, “Sheep are dumb.” They say this as shepherds and are referring to the sheep of the church—the congregation. The idea is
A surprising number of parents tell me that they are afraid to “force” their children to worship with them, because then the kids might come to resent religion.
By this reasoning, children should not be “forced” to take baths for fear that they
"And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent...
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Viewing Black Lives Matter—Part 2 | D. A. Horton, The ExchangeCheck out begins today with four thought provoking articles on race-related issues. We start with the second part of D A Horton’s analysis of Black Lives Matter and whether Christians can support it.
“I’m going to drink a lot of Budweiser tonight, Tracy, I promise you that,” he added. “I’m going to take care of those things first and definitely going to say a little prayer and thank the man upstairs for this great opportunity.” (emphasis added)
This is what all star football quarterback, Peyton Manning,
Genesis 45; Mark 15; Job 11; Romans 15
I SHALL COMMENT BRIEFLY on the two readings set for the day.
Zophar’s speech (Job 11) carries forward the unfolding drama of the book of Job. Like Bildad, Zophar begins by condemning Job’s addresses (Job 11:2-3). To him, it sounds as if Job is claiming personal perfection: “You say to God,
That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry
Carrier does ask good questions. Why do so
by Mike Ratliff
17 And HE came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; 18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation
Here is audio of a very interesting exchange between William Lane Craig and leading atheist Daniel Dennett.
This audio records a part of the Greer-Heard debate in 2007, between prominent atheist Daniel Dennett and lame theistic evolutionist Alister McGrath. Craig was one of the
Earlier this month I wrote a post titled “I noted typos in David Marshall’s book, he fires back I have bad grammar” in which I responded to the first paragraph of David Marshall’s response to my book review of his book titled “True Son of Heaven.” I noted in that post that my own responses to some of...
The title of this post is extremely appropriate because it is absolutely true. You cannot out-forgive God. It is impossible, yet we are called to forgive as God has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13).
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I recall an online conversation I had with a skeptic about spiritual things. To gain some clarification, I asked if he was an atheist or agnostic. His response? “I’m free!” Now, although this in no way answers the question, it does illustrate what people think about religion. It’s some form of mental slavery
When we talk about hope, we often do so in uncertain terms, but in his letter to the Ephesians Paul explains that the hope of those who follow Christ is certain. His primary concern for his readers is to know Christ and then to take hold of all that is ours in Him, including the assurance of our hope. In this message, Alistair Begg teaches
“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” coach yelled after I scraped my knee on the graveled school basketball court. I limped from the court, blood squirted down my shin, a small pebble remained lodged in my kneecap, and internally I questioned just how tough I was… I sure didn’t plan to...
The Wretched Segment of the Day: Ted Cruz's dad and the NAR
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Those romantic Puritans
Authors: Wretched Radio
On today’s program, JD answers sincere questions about Hutterites, the Church with No Name, the New Testament Sabbath, sinning against conscience and then discusses a CP article about mega church membership involvement. Then, JD plays a clip from Kenneth Copeland pronouncing Cruz anointed for President in the Crazy Prophet Update.
Started out with the announcement of our 9/11-18 cruise to Alaska from Vancouver. The cruise will have the theme, “Apologetics in the Sight of God.” See the banner above for details! Mike O’Fallon joined us to give us the details. Then I moved to the video I had linked to previous by MuslimByChoice wherein
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