mid-week apologetics booster (7-26-2018)

Good morning friends,

Here are your weekly links:

  1. How To Raise A Child In A Christian Home: 10 Important Tips: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/how-to-raise-a-child-in-a-christian-home-10-important-tips/
  2. Introducing The College Student’s Back to School Guide to Intelligent Design | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2009/09/introducing_the_college_studen/
  3. Three Spiritual Journeys of Millennials – Barna Group: https://www.barna.com/research/three-spiritual-journeys-of-millennials/
  4. Is bias a bad thing? – creation.com: https://creation.com/bias-bad-thing
  5. The Hardest Question to Answer | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/hardest-question-answer#.W1Es-NJKiUm
  6. All Episcopal Churches Must Now Bless Same-Sex Marriage: https://churchleaders.com/news/329117-all-episcopal-churches-must-now-bless-same-sex-marriage.html
  7. No Blind Faith Here Here’s the thing: https://heresthething.blog/2018/02/16/no-blind-faith-here/
  8. The Unexpected Apologist-Think Divinely: https://thinkdivinely.com/the-unexpected-apologist/
  9. A Christian Defense against Atheism Christian Apologist: https://christian-apologist.com/2017/04/13/a-christian-defense-against-atheism/
  10. The testimony of a Secular Atheist finding Christ | Six Day Science: https://sixdayscience.com/2015/05/11/my-testimony/
  11. Why Unforgiving People Are So Unforgiving | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2018/why-unforgiving-people-are-so-unforgiving/
  12. The Manx comet and naturalistic assumptions – creation.com: https://creation.com/manx-comet
  13. SETI reacts to the new study that says not to wait up for extraterrestrials | Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/seti-reacts-to-the-new-study-that-says-not-to-wait-up-for-extraterrestrials/
  14. Why We’re Probably Alone in the Universe, Despite the Latest Planet Discovery: https://www.christianpost.com/voice/why-were-probably-alone-in-the-universe-despite-the-latest-planet-discovery.html
  15. It’s Time to Take the Bible Seriously – Capturing Christianity: http://capturingchristianity.com/time-take-the-bible-seriously/
  16. How Christianity Led to the Rise of Modern Science – Christian Research Institute: http://www.equip.org/article/christianity-led-rise-modern-science/
  17. Why A Classical Historian Changed His Mind About Christianity | Think Theology: https://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/why_a_classical_historian_changed_his_mind_about_christianity
  18. My Wife Has Tattoos: Marriage and New Birth: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/my-wife-has-tattoos-marriage-and-new-birth/
  19. CEASE & DESIST: Town Orders Family to Stop Hosting Bible Studies on Farm | Todd Starnes: https://www.toddstarnes.com/faith/cease-desist-town-orders-family-to-stop-hosting-bible-studies-on-farm/
  20. Interview: How Should Christians Think about Social Justice? – Josh.org: https://www.josh.org/christian-social-justice/
  21. 4 bad arguments for defending creationism (and what we should use instead) – Focus Press: https://www.focuspress.org/2017/09/19/4-bad-arguments-defending-creationism-use-instead/
  22. Micro-Refutations – Scripture calls Christians to refute (i.e., prove false) false views (e.g., 2 Corinthians 10:4-5) | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/world-religions/micro-refutations/
  23. The Telephone Game Myth: Has the New Testament Been Changed Over Time? | god from the machine: https://godfromthemachine.blog/2017/02/09/the-telephone-game-myth-has-the-new-testament-been-changed-over-time/
  24. Flying Foxes – Bats are amazing animals that display the unlimited creativity of our God. – Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/mammals/flying-foxes/
  25. Sam Allberry’s Advice for Conversations about Sexual Identity | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/sam-allberrys-advice-conversations-about-sexual-identity#.W1TpxTOp40M
  26. 11 False Assumptions about Christianity: https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/11-false-assumptions-about-christianity
  27. Hugh Ross’s five best arguments from nature for the existence of God | Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/hugh-rosss-five-best-arguments-from-nature-for-the-existence-of-god/
  28. Adam and Eve: Real People or Representative Hominins? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2018/07/22/adam-and-eve-real-people-or-representative-hominins/
  29. Never Read a Bible Verse | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/never-read-a-bible-verse-2#.W1crzDOp40N
  30. The Neo-Darwinian Synthesis: A Fable Told by Ernst Mayr | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/07/the-neo-darwinian-synthesis-a-fable-told-by-ernst-mayr/
  31. Good Reasons to Believe Peter Is the Source of Mark’s Gospel | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/good-reasons-to-believe-peter-is-the-source-of-marks-gospel/
  32. Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/listening-to-young-atheists-lessons-for-a-stronger-christianity/276584/
  33. What Do Non-Christians Really Think of Us? – ThomRainer.com: https://thomrainer.com/2013/06/what-do-non-christians-really-think-of-us/
  34. What Are the Top Ten Problems with Darwinian Evolution? THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/what-are-the-top-ten-problems-with-darwinian-evolution/
  35. Does the Gospel of Mark Claim that Jesus is God?: http://www.reasonsforgod.org/2013/06/does-the-gospel-of-mark-claim-that-jesus-is-god/
  36. Doug Axe on making odds on getting to a protein by chance in Amino Acid sequence space | Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/irreducible-complexity/video-doug-axe-on-making-odds-on-getting-to-a-protein-by-chance-in-amino-acid-sequence-space/
  37. How do we decide which books belong in the Bible since the Bible does not say which books belong in the Bible?: https://www.gotquestions.org/canonicity-scriptural.html
  38. What Memories Are Made Of | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/human-body/brain/what-memories-are-made-of/
  39. C14, DNA, collagen in dinosaurs indicates geological timescales are false | Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/news/cocktail-c14-dna-collagen-in-dinosaurs-indicates-geological-timescales-are-false/
  40. Homeland Security for the Church – The Need to Defend the Faith: http://christianapologeticsalliance.com/2013/07/08/homeland-security-for-the-church-the-need-to-defend-the-faith/
  41. Am I Going to Hell? | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/articles/am-i-going-to-hell
  42. Six Eternal Truths to Remember Each Day – Eternal Perspective Ministries: https://www.epm.org/blog/2013/Jul/14/eternal-truths
  43. How Should I Respond to Religious Pluralism? | Penny of a Thought: https://pennyofathought.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/how-should-i-respond-to-religious-pluralism/
  44. Three short Pro-life responses to Three popular Pro-choice slogans: http://apologeticsuk.blogspot.com/2013/07/six-short-pro-life-responses-to-six.html?utm_content=bufferce045&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer
  45. Ten Basic Facts About the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize – Canon Fodder: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-complete-series-ten-basic-facts-about-the-nt-canon-that-every-christian-should-memorize/
  46. PCUSA Rejects Hymn In Christ Alone | Caffeinated Thoughts: http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/2013/07/pcusa-rejects-hymn-in-christ-alone/
  47. If God knew that Satan would rebel, why did He create him?: https://www.gotquestions.org/if-God-knew.html
  48. Jesus: the Antidote | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/articles/jesus-the-antidote

I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Psalms 119:60

Blessings to you all

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mid-week apologetics booster (7-19-2018)

Good morning friends,

Here are your weekly links:

  1. J. P. Moreland on why minds could not simply evolve somehow | Uncommon Descent: https://uncommondescent.com/evolution/j-p-moreland-on-why-minds-could-not-simply-evolve-somehow/
  2. Bible Contradiction? When (at what time of day) was Jesus crucified? | The Domain for Truth: https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2018/07/13/bible-contradiction-when-at-what-time-of-day-was-jesus-crucified/
  3. The Limits of Apologetics: the Difference Between Faith That and Faith In Rob Lundberg Apologetics.Com: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2018/06/05/the-limits-of-apologetics-the-difference-between-faith-that-and-faith-in/
  4. A Case for Creation 101: An Introduction Truth, Faith and Reason: https://truthfaithandreason.com/a-case-for-creation-101-an-introduction/
  5. How Christian Case Making Impacts the Convinced, the Opposed, and the Undecided | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2014/how-christian-case-making-impacts-the-convinced-the-opposed-and-the-undecided/
  6. Americans & Religion: Nones Still Seek Meaning, but as Loners | National Review: https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/traditional-religion-has-social-value-individual-quests-leave-people-isolated/
  7. The Contingency Argument For God’s Existence | CrossExamined.org: https://crossexamined.org/contingency-argument-gods-existence/
  8. N.T Wright on the five senses of how the term history works THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/n-t-wright-on-the-five-senses-of-the-term-history-works/
  9. Here’s Why Parents Should Stop Trying to Raise Church Kids Faithwire: http://www.faithwire.com/2018/07/12/heres-why-parents-should-stop-trying-to-raise-church-kids/
  10. The Old Testament Is Embarrassing – Sean McDowell: http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/the-old-testament-is-embarrassing
  11. Mapping the Incarnation: How the Christian Narrative Makes Sense of our World Opinion ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2018/07/16/4871192.htm
  12. Don’t Forget about Character | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/dont-forget-about-character
  13. Why Doesn’t God Make Himself More Obvious? | The Stream: https://stream.org/god-himself-obvious/
  14. Everybody Has Religious Beliefs, Some People Just Deny It: http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/18/everybody-religious-beliefs-people-just-deny/
  15. The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll – Washington Times: https://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/14/the-bible-remains-a-powerful-transformative-tool-i/

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. Proverbs 27:6

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-12-2018)

Good morning friends,

Here are your weekly links:

  1. How the 12 Disciples Died Validates Christianity – Truth is Free: http://truthisfree.org/how-the-12-disciples-died-validates-christianity/
  2. Liberty Is an Anti-Darwinian Concept | CEH: https://crev.info/2018/07/liberty-anti-darwinian-concept/
  3. If the Gospel is True, Why Don’t We See More Transformation in the Lives of Christians? THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/07/06/if-the-gospel-is-true-why-dont-we-see-more-transformation-in-the-lives-of-christians/
  4. Is the Historical Christian Faith Compatible with Socialism? Rob Lundberg Apologetics.Com: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2018/07/07/is-the-historical-christian-faith-compatible-with-socialism/
  5. What does the Bible say about capitalism?: https://www.gotquestions.org/capitalism-Bible.html
  6. Why are Christians allowed to eat shellfish but not allowed to have sex before marriage? | WINTERY KNIGHT: https://winteryknight.com/2018/07/06/why-are-christians-allowed-to-eat-shellfish-but-not-allowed-to-have-sex-before-marriage-4/
  7. The Cumulative Case for the Bible and Saved Lives Truth, Faith and Reason: https://truthfaithandreason.com/a-case-for-the-bible-101-the-cumulative-case-and-saved-lives/
  8. Christians Have the Best Explanation for the Fine-Tuning of the Universe – A Clear Lens: https://clearlens.org/fine-tuning-universe-resonates-christianity/
  9. New Whale Fossil Harpoons Evolution: http://www.icr.org/article/new-whale-fossil-harpoons-evolution/
  10. Does It Take More Faith To Be An Atheist? – Sean McDowell: http://seanmcdowell.org/blog/does-it-take-more-faith-to-be-an-atheist
  11. Fantastic Voyage: How Could Noah Build the Ark? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/noahs-ark/fantastic-voyage-how-could-noah-build-ark/
  12. How Accurate Is the Bible? | Ken Boa: https://kenboa.org/apologetics/how-accurate-is-the-bible/
  13. Does Evolution Have a . . . Chance? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/evidence-against-evolution/probability/does-evolution-have-a-chance/
  14. The Simplest Argument for Gods Existence LAYMEN APOLOGETICS AND THEOLOGY INSTITUTE: https://samzlogic.wordpress.com/2018/07/08/the-simplest-argument-for-gods-existence/
  15. Government drops doctor who says gender given at birth: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/08/government-drops-doctor-says-gender-given-birth/
  16. The Relationship Between Apologetics and the University THINKAPOLOGETICS.COM: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/the-relationship-between-apologetics-and-the-university/
  17. What Is the Unpardonable Sin?: https://www.ligonier.org/blog/what-unpardonable-sin/
  18. Encryption System Found in Genes | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/07/encryption-system-found-in-genes/
  19. Richard Dawkins: The Cannibal? | Reasonable Faith: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/media/reasonable-faith-podcast/richard-dawkins-the-cannibal/
  20. Should Followers of Christ Observe the Torah? | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/should-followers-christ-observe-torah
  21. Nature & Scripture: The Inspirational Design of DNA: http://natureandscripture.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-inspirational-design-of-dna.html

Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. Acts 15:36-41

Blessings to you all

mid-week apologetics booster (7-5-2018)

Good morning friends,

Here are your weekly links:

  1. Isn’t the God of the Old Testament Harsh, Brutal, Downright Evil? | Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/who-is-god/isnt-the-god-of-the-old-testament-harsh-brutal-and-downright-evil/
  2. Why Skeptics Struggle with God Allowing Pain and Suffering – A Clear Lens: https://clearlens.org/skeptics-struggle-god-allowing-pain-suffering/
  3. Thoughts on why the Holy Bible is worth reading Thinking Matters: http://thinkingmatters.org.nz/2018/06/thoughts-on-why-the-holy-bible-is-worth-reading/
  4. A Crash Course in Jehovah’s Witnesses – Mama Bear Apologetics: http://mamabearapologetics.com/what-jehovahs-witnesses-believe/
  5. The Kind of Faith That Will Survive a Post-Christian Culture: https://corechristianity.com/resource-library/articles/the-kind-of-faith-that-will-survive-a-post-christian-culture
  6. The Absolute Worst Bible Stories: What I Noticed When I Read Judges | Radically Christian: http://radicallychristian.com/the-absolute-worst-bible-stories-what-i-noticed-when-i-read-judges
  7. Four Quick Answers to the BIG 4 Objections Rob Lundberg Apologetics.Com: https://roblundbergapologetics.com/2018/06/29/four-quick-answers-to-the-big-4-objections/
  8. How Should We Share Our Faith On-line (or Should We Do It At All)? | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2015/how-should-we-share-our-faith-on-line-or-should-we-do-it-at-all/
  9. Ways for Christians to Respond to Boghossion-style Street Epistemology Christian Apologist: https://christian-apologist.com/2018/06/26/ways-for-christians-to-respond-to-boghassion-style-street-epistemology/
  10. A Logical Faith | Focus on the Family: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens/a-logical-faith
  11. Are We Alone in the Cosmos? Here’s a Real Paradox for You | Evolution News: https://evolutionnews.org/2018/06/are-we-alone-in-the-cosmos-heres-a-real-paradox-for-you/
  12. Deception In Evolutionary Science Truth, Faith and Reason: https://truthfaithandreason.com/a-case-for-the-bible-101-deception-in-evolutionary-science/
  13. Are Christians Ignorant, Uneducated, Simpletons? Sort Of Canon Fodder: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/are-christians-ignorant-uneducated-simpletons-sort-of/
  14. Is the Astronomy in the Book of Job Scientifically Consistent? | Cold Case Christianity: http://coldcasechristianity.com/2013/is-the-astronomy-in-the-book-of-job-scientifically-consistent/
  15. Were Probably Alone in the Universe | Penses: https://pspruett.wordpress.com/2018/07/01/were-probably-alone-in-the-universe/
  16. Was Jesus a Religious Pluralist? | Stand to Reason: https://www.str.org/blog/was-jesus-religious-pluralist#.WzwKTWhlA0M
  17. An Investigation: Is Jesus Liar, Lunatic, or Lord? – Josh.org: https://www.josh.org/jesus-liar-lunatic-lord/
  18. The 10 Commandments of Progressive Christianity #5: Are Questions More Important than Answers? Canon Fodder: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-10-commandments-of-progressive-christianity-5-are-questions-more-important-than-answers/
  19. What is the meaning of I AM WHO I AM in Exodus 3:14?: https://www.gotquestions.org/I-AM-WHO-I-AM-Exodus-3-14.html
  20. How to Get Men to Church: https://crossexamined.org/how-to-get-men-to-church/
  21. Common Objection #35- Why Didn’t God Create a World in Which Everyone Freely Chooses Him?: http://truthbomb.blogspot.com/2018/07/common-objection-35-why-didnt-god.html
  22. The ad hominem fallacy is a sin: http://edwardfeser.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-ad-hominem-fallacy-is-sin.html

Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything. “When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.’ So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. ‘ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate. “Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’ ” ‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ ” Luke 15:11-32

Blessings to you all