mid-week apologetics booster (12-24-2015)

Good morning all,

Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a blessed time celebrating the incarnation of our Lord and Savior!

  1. The star of Bethlehem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGUlWa2r-bk
  2. Must Christians Believe in the Virgin Birth? by Albert Mohler | Ligonier Ministries Blog: http://www.ligonier.org/blog/must-christians-believe-virgin-birth/
  3. The Stakes in the War on Christmas: http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261153/stakes-war-christmas-bruce-thornton
  4. Coexist or Contradict―Do All Religions Lead to God? (Frank Turek – Cross Examined podcast) – The current trend in our society is to say that all roads lead to heaven, this is called religious pluralism. Frank unpacks the truth about this idea that there’re many ways to God and contrast it with the teaching of Christianity: http://subspla.sh/09cca18
  5. Intelligent Design Theory Thrives 10 Years After Dover Decision | Center for Science and Culture: http://www.discovery.org/id/o/dta1212/
  6. Christianity and Social Justice: http://truthinthetrenches.org/2015/12/19/christianity-and-social-justice/
  7. The Moral Argument – Dr. William Lane Craig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxiAikEk2vU
  8. Leibniz’ Contingency Argument – Dr. William Lane Craig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPCzEP0oD7I
  9. IS IT OK TO QUESTION THE BIBLE? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvDS3k9NXgo
  10. Gay Marriage Is Forcing Us to Get Straight on the Old Testament: http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2015/12/09/gay-marriage-is-forcing-us-to-get-straight-on-the-old-testament/
  11. How Is Science Like Checkers? http://www.toughquestionsanswered.org/2015/10/28/how-is-science-like-checkers/
  12. What About Those Who’ve Never Heard? http://www.saintsandsceptics.org/what-about-those-whove-never-heard/
  13. Christian Worldview and Apologetics: Is Religion Really Bad for Society? – Baptist Courier: https://baptistcourier.com/2014/03/christian-worldview-apologetics-religion-really-bad-society/
  14. The Death of God Is Greatly Exaggerated – The happy warrior for a muscular Christianity (Eric Metaxas) on why faith and science are not opposed, and why the public square benefits from expressions of belief: http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-death-of-god-is-greatly-exaggerated-an-interview-with-eric-metaxas-1450481540
  15. “The View” On “Being Good” vs. The Gospel: http://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/trevinwax/2015/12/15/the-view-debates-being-good-and-the-gospel/
  16. Creation Facts – Effects of the Flood: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153828207329451&substory_index=0&id=43552419450
  17. Christians Cannot be Intellectual Slackers: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2014/01/christians-cannot-be-intellectual.html
  18. How to Reach Your Friends Who Don’t Believe | RELEVANT Magazine: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/god-our-generation/how-reach-your-friends-who-dont-believe
  19. Man wakes up after 12 years in ‘vegetative state’: reveals, ‘I was aware of everything’: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/man-wakes-up-after-12-years-in-vegetative-state-reveals-i-was-aware-of-ever
  20. Can Evolution Explain Reality (~5 min video of Q&A with Frank Turek)? https://www.facebook.com/CrossExamined.org/videos/967544933306990/
  21. Is It Biblical to Arm Ourselves for Self-Defense? http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/53697-is-it-biblical-to-arm-ourselves-for-self-defense
  22. Homosexuality: Compassion and Clarity (Sean McDowell video lecture with Q&A): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7a2RJgAGcM
  23. Jesus Claus and Santa Christ – Ryan Bomberger: http://m.townhall.com/columnists/ryanbomberger/2015/12/22/jesus-claus-and-santa-christ-n2096119
  24. Are Miracles Even Possible? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hQAi0u5Rs0
  25. Christianity and Atheism – Choose Your Strangeness: http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/christianity-and-atheism
  26. Homicide Detective Examines Evidence for Divinely Created Universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQnEouo5wE
  27. What Does “Thou Shalt Not Judge” Really Mean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvgWqSdxgMs
  28. Crusades:
    1. Correcting four myths about the history of the Crusades | WINTERY KNIGHT: http://winteryknight.com/2015/08/23/correcting-four-myths-about-the-history-of-the-crusades-3/
    2. Come Reason’s Apologetics Notes: What Were the Crusades? Busting Some Myths: http://apologetics-notes.comereason.org/2015/02/what-were-crusades-busting-some-myths.html
    3. The Truth about the Crusades: http://www.clayjones.net/2014/04/the-truth-about-the-crusades/

So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain. ”  Exodus 3:10-12

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