mid-week apologetics booster (7-30-2015)

Good morning brothers and sisters in Christ!

Hope you’re having a great week!  Here are some items for you to peruse:

  1. You Shoulda Put a Ring on It”: Witnessing to Cohabiting Couples: http://www.equip.org/article/you-shoulda-put-a-ring-on-it-witnessing-to-cohabiting-couples/
  2. What We Mean When We Say, “God Created Everything From Nothing”: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/what-we-mean-when-we-say-god-created-everything-from-nothing/
  3. Do Your Kids Know Why They Need God? http://christianmomthoughts.com/do-your-kids-know-why-they-need-god/
  4. How to Know if Your Child Is Saved. | Wretched with Todd Friel (this guy’s a little bizarre, but this was good) – 22 min video.  This is serious content (his presentation aside), and most of his content is coming from ‘Grace to You’ (John MacArthur’s website): https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=82ysNSLHCpM
  5. You Winsome, You Lose Some: Why Niceness Won’t Win: http://www.summit.org/blogs/summit-announcements/you-winsome-you-lose-some-why-niceness-wont-win/
  6. How to Spot Impostor Christianity: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/07/how-to-spot-impostor-christianity.html
  7. Is God a bad Parent? (6 minute video – Frank Turek answering a question from a student – most of this deals with the Moral argument for God’s existence – this actual question “Is God a bad Parent?” is not dealt with until almost 5 minutes into the video) https://youtu.be/Hg6N3t57-cM
  8. Convince Me There’s A God – Thermodynamics | Faith & Self Defense: http://faithandselfdefense.com/2013/03/05/convince-me-theres-a-god-thermodynamics/
  9. For the Origin of Life, on Earth or Elsewhere, “Ingredients and Conditions” Aren’t Enough – Evolution News & Views: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/07/for_the_origin_097991.html
  10. 5 Ways That Pastors Can Introduce Apologetics Into Their Ministry | Hope’s Reason: http://www.stephenjbedard.com/5-ways-that-pastors-can-introduce-apologetics-into-their-ministry/
  11. Meet the 38 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood: http://dailysignal.com/2015/07/21/meet-the-41-companies-that-donate-directly-to-planned-parenthood/
  12. ‘God is not a magician’: Pope says Christians should believe in evolution and Big Bang – I post this not in support of what Pope Francis is saying, but rather to make you aware of what his views are on evolution in particular.  I think we would need to ask him what he means by evolution: http://www.rawstory.com/2014/10/god-is-not-a-magician-pope-says-christians-should-believe-in-evolution-and-big-bang/
  13. On Apologetics – Purpose, Why You Should Take An Interest | The Corinthian: http://thecorinthian.net/2015/07/10/on-apologetics-purpose-why-you-should-take-an-interest/
  14. The Bible and Same-Sex Marriage: 6 Common But Mistaken Claims – The Gospel Coalition: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/bible-same-sex-marriage-6-wrong-trajectories
  15. Is Kepler-452b an Earth-like planet? Does it support life? | WINTERY KNIGHT: http://winteryknight.com/2015/07/26/is-kepler-452b-an-earth-like-planet-does-it-support-life/
  16. Why Do Christians Care More about Same-Sex Marriage than Divorce? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTV7azWn7xw
  17. The Hidden Truth Behind Evolution That Some Scientists Don’t Want You to Know: http://notashamedofthegospel.com/controversial/hidden-truth-behind-evolution/
  18. Are We Saved By Faith Alone, Or Do We Need Works, Too: https://carm.org/are-we-saved-faith-alone-or-do-we-need-works-too
  19. An ex-NBA player who blew nearly $100 million is turning his life around while working at Starbucks: http://www.businessinsider.com/nba-vin-baker-starbucks-manager-2015-7
  20. Computing the “Best Case” Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism – Evolution News & Views (Very technical – look at conclusion): http://www.evolutionnews.org/2015/07/computing_the_b098101.html
  21. 6 Predictions about Evangelicalism over the Next 5 Years: http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2015/07/29/6-predictions-about-evangelicalism-over-the-next-5-years/
  22. Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: Six Errors Jesus Mythicists Repeatedly Make: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/07/six-errors-jesus-mythicists-repeatedly.html
  23. The Importance of Studying Apologetics Regularly (2 min 40 sec video): http://www.str.org/videos/the-importance-of-studying-apologetics-regularly#.VblAx73n_qA
  24. 10 Arguments for the Existence of God: http://www.plainsimplefaith.com/2013/05/10-arguments-for-the-existence-of-god/
  25. Faithful Thinkers: 11 Quotes From Ravi Zacharias On Humanity’s Predicament: http://lukenixblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/11-quotes-from-ravi-zacharias-on.html

Have a blessed week!

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