mid-week apologetics booster (6-25-2015)

Good morning fellow servants of Christ!

Here are a bunch of items for you – this week a lot of videos since I was sick for a day and watching a lot of YouTube on my wonderful Chromecast device!

  1. Genesis 1 and Science: Discord or Harmony? – Hugh Ross, PhD (46 min video lecture with slides): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6osDHt3-QBU
  2. The Proof For God Without the Bible. JP Moreland, PhD (35 min video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2POKRJD2Qk
  3. TrueU: The Toughest Test in College Promo (3 min video promo): https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=83&v=2AK2YTC02RU
  4. Is Apologetics for Those Who Are Weak in Faith? https://chab123.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/is-apologetics-for-those-who-are-weak-in-faith-2/
  5. Answers for Atheists and Agnostics – this is a whole page of links to various topics, questions, objections – very good: http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/answers.html
  6. A Classic Polystrate Fossil: http://www.icr.org/article/classic-polystrate-fossil/
  7. Christian Megathemes: Believers who don’t know about Easter: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2010/12/christian-megathemes-believers-who-dont.html
  8. “To Everyone an Answer”: Eight Tips for Sharing Your Faith: http://stayintheconversation.org/rzimcanada/articles/to-everyone-an-answer-eight-tips-for-sharing-your-faith/
  9. Fossil Discoveries Disrupt Evolutionary Timescales: http://www.icr.org/article/5501/274/
  10. Watch: Charleston Victims Forgive the Shooter (This is one of the most powerful Christian witnesses I’ve ever seen. May God bless and comfort these dear people): http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/420059/watch-charleston-victims-forgive-shooter-david-french
  11. The remarkable language of DNA – According to evolutionists, natural processes somehow caused ordinary chemicals to come together so as to produce DNA and all the machinery needed to read it and manufacture complex proteins. Nobody has even shown such a thing to be possible, but scientists who say they don’t believe this often face considerable hostility: http://creation.mobi/a/10195
  12. Tim Keller How We Become Believers (34 min video sermon using the story of Naaman from 2 Kings 5:1-14): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ui_-crKIqU
  13. Tim Keller How We Live as Believers (42 min video sermon continuing in the story of Naaman from 2 Kings 5): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ7TuZVCp4k
  14. Book quote: Yet the reason for our faith and the proofs of Christianity are never to be thought of as the final catalyst for someone’s conversion. This tool’s primary purpose is to move aside one argument after another, a removing of the speed bumps as it were, that unbelievers will put up as reasons for not believing in Jesus Christ. Apologetics is the plow that digs into the soil of the unbeliever’s heart and prepares it for the seed of the Gospel to be planted, having removed the stones and roots which impede successful germination. More often than not good arguments fail to produce what we long to see; a sinner come to repentance. However, apologetics is often what God uses prior to converting the person to prepare their heart for the evangelist who proclaims the Substitutionary death of Christ and His Resurrection which secured our Justification before a Holy God. Though very few conversions will occur because of a well formed apologetic defense of the faith, many who are later converted will look back testifying that their wall of argument was systematically removed, one stone at a time, leaving them naked and bear before the Gospel call to repentance and belief in Jesus Christ. – Defending the Faith – Nancy Almodova
  15. Same-Sex Marriage: Is Same-Sex Marriage a Good Policy Decision? This is a good quick video summary of the issues involved (5 min 20 seconds): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vvq87M03qk
  16. At major Harvard-affiliated Boston hospital: Physician expelled from staff for telling the truth about homosexual behavior and criticizing hospital’s involvement in “Gay Pride” events.  Hospital says physician’s statements on homosexual behavior constitute “discrimination,” ”harassment,” and “unprofessional conduct.”: http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen2/15b/DrChurch-BIDMC/index.html
  17. Kennedy Classics: The Spiritual Pulse of America – Dr. D. James Kennedy (28 min video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7ZxnjoHOXk
  18. 14 minute video interview of Bible Answer Man Hank Hanegraaff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUDMJ5D9Q28
  19. Scientific Evidences for a Young Earth (52 min video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_9c0-hbmIA
  20. A Viral Video on the Problem of Evil – Actor Stephen Fry says God is a ‘maniac”! Dr. Craig discusses two aspects of the Problem of Evil shown in Fry’s statements. http://www.reasonablefaith.org/a-viral-video-on-the-problem-of-evil
  21. New Genetic-Clock Research Challenges Millions of Years: http://www.icr.org/article/8017/
  22. Conflating Questions: http://crossexamined.org/conflating-questions/
  23. A “Sixth Mass Extinction”? Here’s Why No One Trusts Science Reporting Anymore: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/06/a_sixth_mass_ex097071.html
  24. Cells: Sophisticated and God-Designed: http://www.icr.org/article/5515/361
  25. Why the Case for Christianity Is More Important Than Ever: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/why-the-case-for-christianity-is-more-important-than-ever/
  26. Hey Jude (Hey Jude, don’t make it bad Take a sad song and make it better – Lennon – McCartney) by Dallas Holm: http://www.dallasholm.com/hey-jude/

Bless you all!

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