mid-week apologetics booster (7-2-2015)

Good morning everyone,

Hope you’re having a great summer!  Here is some summer reading for you – pick 1 or 2 to read or to watch:

  1. Now More Than Ever, It’s Time for the Church to Be a Thermostat (rather than a thermometer): http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/now-more-than-ever-its-time-for-the-church-to-be-a-thermostat/
  2. HATRED OF CHRIST AND CHRISTIANS: http://mannsword.blogspot.com/2015/06/hatred-of-christ-and-christians.html
  3. Dinosaur proteins and radiocarbon wreak ‘Jurassic World’ havoc – Latest creationist research demolishes dinosaur dogma: http://creation.com/radiocarbon-jurassic-world-havoc
  4. 4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution: http://christianmomthoughts.com/4-key-points-christian-kids-need-to-understand-about-evolution/
  5. What Does The Bible Say About Transgenderism / Gender Dysphoria / Gender Identity Disorder: http://www.plainsimplefaith.com/2015/06/transgenderism/
  6. Answering “I don’t believe in the Trinity because the Word Trinity is not in the Bible”: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/answering-i-dont-believe-in-the-trinity-because-the-word-trinity-is-not-in-the-bible/
  7. Nine Steps to Presenting the Case for Christianity – Cross Examined (J. Warner Wallace): http://crossexamined.org/nine-steps-presenting-case-christianity/
  8. Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air – Greg Koukl, Francis Beckwith with Del Tackett as host (1 hour 18 minute video): https://youtu.be/6s98Z4tlunA
  9. Calvinism Debate-Jacques More vs. Steve Jeffery (1 hour 28 minute video – moderated debate): https://youtu.be/E63KsK2T6zs
  10. Christianity is rejected because of dislike rather than rational reasons: https://reallifeapologetics.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/is-the-rejection-of-christianity-an-emotional-or-a-rational-decision/
  11. Giving an Answer: http://www.icr.org/article/2835/
  12. Truthbomb Apologetics: Tim Keller, Apologetics, and Preaching (this is pretty much just a quote): http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2015/06/tim-keller-apologetics-and-preaching.html
  13. From Astrologist to Apologist: A Testimony: http://faithactually.blogspot.com/2014/01/from-astrologist-to-apologist-testimony_6.html
  14. Come Let Us Reason Together: Why We Need to Practice Apologetics | Don Johnson Evangelistic Ministries: http://donjohnsonministries.org/come-let-us-reason-together-a-very-short-defense-of-apologetics/
  15. Microbiologist, Richard Deem, recounts his journey from deism to Christian theism: https://jamesbishopblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/microbiologist-richard-deem-recounts-his-journey-from-deism-to-christian-theism/
  16. Apologetics is not my Thing – Brothers, sisters, and fellow apologists: how many times have we ever heard, “This is really interesting stuff, I’m glad someone is doing it.” Or maybe, “I just don’t have the brain for remembering all those facts; I haven’t been blessed with that.” Or even, “I don’t really feel called to be intellectual about the Bible, but I’m glad someone is called to talk to college students and skeptics about science and history.”: http://www.christianapologeticsalliance.com/2015/06/27/apologetics-is-not-my-thing/
  17. Does God’s omniscience conflict with human free will? http://winteryknight.com/2015/06/23/does-gods-omniscience-conflict-with-human-free-will-4/
  18. City threatens to arrest ministers who refuse to perform same-sex weddings: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/20/city-threatens-to-arrest-ministers-who-refuse-to-perform-same-sex-weddings.html
  19. Here’s the Intel; Stephen Hawking fears robots could wipe us out: http://creation.mobi/a/10143
  20. Three Things Better About Today (regarding SSM decision): http://www.patheos.com/blogs/eidos/2015/06/three-things-better-about-today/
  21. Ancient Blood Cells Still Red: http://www.icr.org/article/8809
  22. Stephen Hawking: the closed mind of a dogmatic atheist (this is pretty much the story of his marriage with and subsequent divorce of his wife Jane): http://creation.mobi/jane-hawking-music-to-move-the-stars
  23. First Cell’s Survival Odds Not in Evolution’s Favor: http://www.icr.org/article/6374

Have a blessed week and a good Independence Day celebrating the freedom we have in the country God has blessed us with!

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