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

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Some parents in Palm Beach County are wondering that this week. But there are advantages and disadvantages.

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Steven Pinker’s book is having impact and getting reactions.  It would be wise for some Christian thinkers to examine his conclusions in the light of Christian ideals.  For instance, he makes the case that life-spans are longer now.  But have we just prolonged the dying process...

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Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:03

How to Desecrate a Religion

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Last month one of our campus societies sponsored a Color Run for the student body and faculty. For those who don’t know, a Color Run is an untimed 5K event in which the goal is to finish the race plastered in a rainbow of brilliantly colored powders. The original Color Run organization, which...

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California is now forcing pregnancy-support centers, whose sole purpose is to offer alternatives to abortion, to “conspicuously” notify pregnant women of where they can receive abortions. Will the Supreme Court support this violation of free-speech rights?… (essay by Thomas Ascik)...

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Is the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ a hoax? Does one commit intellectual suicide by believing in the resurrection? Others may wonder, “What does it really matter? What difference does it make if Jesus did rise again?”

The resurrection does matter because life matters. If...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 09:19

How to Desecrate a Religion

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Last month one of our campus societies sponsored a Color Run for the student body and faculty. For those who don’t know, a Color Run is an untimed 5K event in which the goal is to finish the race p…

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Monday, 19 March 2018 17:03

Six Reasons to Attend Sunday School

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I think it is true of most churches that the Sunday morning worship service is the service with the highest attendance every week. Yet most churches offer other services to meet a variety of needs. Our church is no exception. Although we don’t take attendance during Sunday school, I would...

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In the animal kingdom, many types of creatures use stereo vision to determine the distances between them and visible objects. In humans, each of our eyes records a slightly different version of what is observed. These two different views are then accurately merged in our brains to produce a single...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 02:37

On the Death of Stephen Hawking–ICR

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imageWell-known physicist and atheist Stephen Hawking died at age 76 on March 14, 2018. He uniquely bridged the gap between ivory-tower academia and popular culture. ICR nuclear physicist Dr. Vernon Cupps says, “He captured the public’s imagination and endeared himself to millions...

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From its stance on extremist content, to its vast caches of user data, Facebook is a corporation whose power must, finally, be reined in, says freelance journalist Ellie Mae O’Hagan

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Monday, 19 March 2018 02:02

Did God Write the Story You Didn’t Want?

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Have you ever looked around at your life and assumed that nothing is ever going to get better? That the hard things will just get harder and the good things might disappear? That there’s no point in hoping anymore because it will only lead to disappointment?I have.

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Monday, 19 March 2018 01:57

Loving Omnipotence

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Yesterday, in worship, we focused on our Omnipotent God.  When we meditate on His omnipotence we usually think of the immensity of His power—creation itself, the vast power of the universe—as Paul calls it “His eternal power and Godhead.”  But His power is just as...

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“I think the Bible is true,” he says. “But I don’t know what that means. I don’t know how to reconcile it with the idea, for example, that the universe is 13...

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This sponsored post was prepared by Director Thomas Purifoy Jr. on behalf of Is Genesis History?. When Is Genesis History? opened in theaters last year, we had no idea it would be the top-grossing Christian documentary for 2017. We were even more surprised when our distributor said it was bringing...

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Friday, 16 March 2018 02:45

A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s atheism

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imageOne reason Hawking’s atheism was less well-known was he seemed to fudge the question of God’s existence for years. In his 1988 seminal best-seller, “A Brief History of Time,” he wrote, “The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 17:03

FROM LEGO…TO THE TABERNACLE…TO THE GOSPEL

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image “Is that lego?” asked Isabel.

“No. Would you like me to show you what it is?” replied Paola.

This is how an amazing gospel encounter began as two school moms began this interesting conversation. Paola took her plastic replica of the Old Testament tabernacle and skillfully...

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 17:43

Trump and the Evangelical Temptation – The Atlantic

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imageOne of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal adherence of religious conservatives to Donald Trump. The president won four-fifths of the votes of white evangelical Christians....

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 17:03

Three Powerful Surprises about Hell

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image The incredible teaching of Jesus in the story of the “Rich man and Lazarus” indisputably teaches the reality of hell. This story is not a parable as Jesus tells of a particular rich man and a poor man named Lazarus. In no parable is a personal name ever given. This story teaches the...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:40

‘Fundamentalist U’

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I’m interested in fundamental questions about education, politics and culture. I want to know more about competing visions about saving America by creating good schools.

For questions like that, the network of interdenominational...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:03

Guns and Sanctification

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The recent tragedy of the shooting in Florida reminds us once again of man’s depravity and his need for salvation through Jesus Christ to receive a changed heart.

The wake of this egregious crime certainly has spurred debate about guns, but common sense recognizes the truth of the adage,...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 05:19

The religion of Madeleine L’Engle

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image‘A Wrinkle in Time’ author Madeleine L’Engle, a deeply religious writer, faced attacks from fellow Christians – The Washington Post

L’Engle was not afraid to push buttons, said Luci Shaw, a poet, co-author, editor and a friend of L’Engle’s for more than...

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CINCINNATI (BP) — Religious freedom provides no legal basis to discipline transgender workers who violate workplace gender policies, a U.S. appeals court has ruled in a groundbreaking decision. more…

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Monday, 12 March 2018 17:04

Religion Needs a Savior

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Tribal Divisions Created by Religion Most Harmful in Global Conflict, Experts Say | Best Countries | US News

imageIn a recent Best Countries survey of more than 21,000 people from all regions of the world, the majority of respondents identified religion as the “primary source of most global...

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Believers living in America need to give serious attention to what Paul teaches in Romans 13:1-7. He teaches that followers of Christ must conscientiously refuse to participate in any form of disrespect or disobedience to civil law and government officials. The only exception allowed by God is...

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Monday, 12 March 2018 15:39

Omniscient God

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Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.  Psalm 147:5

We worship an omniscient God.  There has been a movement over the last couple of decades to redefine the omniscience of God.  The problem that some see with the Bible presentation of omniscience is that...

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