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Here are 3 intelligent former atheists who became Christians because of the Moral Argument. Every Christian that is serious about sharing their faith should begin to master this argument today. – Is Jesus Alive?

June 24, 2019

“There’s a dizzying array of arguments for the existence of God. For a newbie looking to get into apologetics, it can be intimidating trying to figure out where to start. You have the cosmological argument, but it helps if you know something about cosmology, physics and even math. There’s the argument from the origin of life, but now you’re talking about chemistry, DNA, information theory and it can feel overwhelming. There’s the ontological argument, but that requires understanding modal logic and let’s be real here, has anyone in the history of the universe come to faith because of the ontological argument? Sorry, St. Anselm.

If you’re looking either for ammo to argue against naturalistic atheism or to give some reasons for someone to think God exists, I wholeheartedly recommend learning the moral argument. Why?

For one thing, it’s accessible. You don’t need a Ph.D. in philosophy, physics or chemistry to understand the argument. Secondly, it’s more effective because it touches people at a personal level that scientific arguments do not…”

Source: Here are 3 intelligent former atheists who became Christians because of the Moral Argument. Every Christian that is serious about sharing their faith should begin to master this argument today. – Is Jesus Alive?

Former detective shows that Christianity is rational – TheBlaze

June 21, 2019

“…Wallace said he worked as a detective in Los Angeles County and spent most of his career working on cold case homicides. He explained that he had never stepped foot in an evangelical church aside from attending the occasional funeral.

“I was not a Christian, not raised in a Christian setting and my wife was more interested — I thought at the time —just to raise our kids. … I was not interested and didn’t know anyone who was,” Wallace said…”

Source: Former detective shows that Christianity is rational – TheBlaze

How Marcos Eberlin Discovered Intelligent Design | Evolution News

June 21, 2019

“…Intrigued by Eberlin’s response to a prominent magazine’s cover story about Darwin, “The Man Who Killed God,” his students challenged him to give his next lecture on design versus evolution. He cheerfully agreed and decided to make a study of the arguments for ID. Very quickly he found himself debating a leading evolutionist before a university audience. “I killed the guy,” laughs Marcos, who is a delightful man as you’ll see here…”

Source: How Marcos Eberlin Discovered Intelligent Design | Evolution News

Hospital denies care to baby born “72 hours too early” – Everyday Mamas

June 20, 2019

“…Kailor was born at 9:45 a.m. on January 28, 2019, three days before the 23 week mark.

He came into the world still in his amniotic sac, and it took seven minutes for the doctor on call to get him out. He weighed 1 lb 2 oz and was 12 inches long, and Jessica said “his heart was still beating by the grace of God.”

Kailor needed immediate medical care to be stabilized. But the local hospital refused to give him any medical assistance since he was born 3 days—just 72 hours—before 23 weeks.

The doctors considered him “unviable” and allowed “comfort care” only…”

Source: Hospital denies care to baby born “72 hours too early” – Everyday Mamas

Why One-Third Of Biologists Now Question Darwinism

June 19, 2019

“…While Christians have long challenged Charles Darwin’s theory of undirected evolution, few appreciate the true extent of the challenge beyond the church. Current estimates are that approximately one-third of professional academic biologists who do not believe in intelligent design find Darwin’s theory is inadequate to describe all of the complexity in biology…” [emphasis mine].

If you add in the ones who aren’t BIASED against intelligent design, then what percentage do we have?

Source: Why One-Third Of Biologists Now Question Darwinism

Yale computer scientist gives up on Darwin | Uncommon Descent

June 19, 2019

“There’s no reason to doubt that Darwin successfully explained the small adjustments by which an organism adapts to local circumstances: changes to fur density or wing style or beak shape. Yet there are many reasons to doubt whether he can answer the hard questions and explain the big picture—not the fine-tuning of existing species but the emergence of new ones. The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain…”

Source: Yale computer scientist gives up on Darwin | Uncommon Descent

Pastor Arrested for Preaching Against Homosexuality — Charisma News

June 18, 2019

“…It is not uncommon for someone to think “open-air preaching” and “LGBTQ neighborhood” and immediately jump to thoughts of preachers condemning homosexuals to hell. However, Pastor Lynn’s preaching was some of the most loving and gracious preaching I have ever seen and heard, which is why it is outrageous that he was arrested…”

Even if I were NOT a Christian, I would find this creeping tyranny very troubling:

Source: Pastor Arrested for Preaching Against Homosexuality — Charisma News

Brian “Head” Welch Jams Korn Classic “Blind” with Mike Huckabee | Music News | Consequence of Sound

June 17, 2019

“…Cut away to Welch and bassist Huckabee crushing “Blind” together, rounded out by a backing band (watch below). Huckabee has been playing bass since the age of 12, and plays in a classic rock cover band called The Capitol Offense, so he’s no slouch on the low-end, despite looking a bit awkward in his suit and tie next to the dreadlocked Head…”

Source: Brian “Head” Welch Jams Korn Classic “Blind” with Mike Huckabee | Music News | Consequence of Sound

Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet | Faith

June 16, 2019

“…Many atheists like to pretend that their position is the intellectual position. It’s not. It’s a wholly unsubstantiated claim that has to steal ethics from the Christian worldview in order to keep from promoting a society ruled by utter chaos. Sarah Salviander’s tweet almost perfectly sums up the intellectual dishonesty inherent in atheism.”

Source: Ex-Atheist Dr. Sarah Salviander Destroys Atheism with One Tweet | Faith

Rugby Player Found Guilty of ‘High Level’ Breach of Conduct for Posting Bible Verse | CBN News

June 16, 2019

“…Former Australia coach Alan Jones launched into an impassioned defense of Folau following news of the verdict, noting that the decision “prompts you to wonder what kind of society we’re living in.”

“The Australian people won’t accept this,” he added, according to MSN. “This is not the Australia our veterans fought for and we’re going to have to take our country back by argument and by the democratic and peaceful process — not by hate and revenge or vilification and intimidation.”

Jones noted that “if we’re not free to articulate our religious beliefs and quote from the Bible, and if we’re not free to speak for fear that someone affects a hurt or is part of the offense industry, if that’s where we’ve reached in this country, we’ve reached a dark place and we are all at risk…”

Source: Rugby Player Found Guilty of ‘High Level’ Breach of Conduct for Posting Bible Verse | CBN News

Equality Act Is About Civil Tyranny, Not Civil Rights

June 14, 2019

“…We now have a majority of members of Congress who are prepared to pass into law that the sex individuals are born with—their chromosomal and physical reality—will take a back seat to how those individuals choose to define their own sexual identity. Henceforth, we’ll be done with the idea that there is some objective reality independent of what of any particular individual decides it is.

I once complained that our society was denying morality—right and wrong. Now we’re beyond this. We’re denying reality in its entirety…”

Source: Equality Act Is About Civil Tyranny, Not Civil Rights

Evidence Shows Sexual Orientation Can Change

June 14, 2019

“…The concept of “sexual orientation” is multi-faceted, involving a combination of attractions, behaviors, and personal identity. Changes in any of these elements (sometimes called “sexual fluidity”), and a lack of “stability” or “exclusivity” in or among them, represents evidence that sexual orientation can change. This paper reports results from four large data sets reflecting longitudinal analysis of the same individuals over time in population-based samples (three from the United States and one from New Zealand). All demonstrate that significant change in each of the elements of sexual orientation is possible. The percentage changing from homosexuality to heterosexuality ranged from 13% to 53%, while the percentage changing from heterosexuality to homosexuality ranged only from 1% to 12%. This suggests that heterosexuality is largely stable but homosexuality is not. In one survey of “same-sex attracted respondents,” up to 38% of men and 53% of women “changed to heterosexuality” in only a six-year period…”

Source: Evidence Shows Sexual Orientation Can Change

Was Hitler religious? The Nazi leader hated Christianity as well as Judaism. – The Washington Post

June 11, 2019

“…During middle school,” Redlich wrote in “Hitler: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet,” the young pupil “made the life of his teacher of religion, Father Salo Schwarz, miserable” by adhering “to his father’s view that religion was for the stupid and old women…”

Source: Was Hitler religious? The Nazi leader hated Christianity as well as Judaism. – The Washington Post

Yes, Christians Can Support Trump Without Risk to Their Witness – American Greatness

June 5, 2019

“…He claims that Graham abandoned “Christian principles,” but what principles does he claim were abandoned? He doesn’t say, so one can only infer. I suspect the Frenches don’t think Donald Trump is very nice. He’s loud, he’s aggressive, and he attacks his political enemies. They oppose his policies too—both are on the record as war hawks who believe in an aggressive American military posture abroad, both believe in mass immigration of the Paul Ryan variety, and both seem content to follow like a shadow behind liberalism’s relentless march—never objecting very much to the direction, just the pace.

But mostly it seems to be about taste: Trump is brash and politically heterodox politically, while the Frenches are defenders of the status quo. Fine—but why try and theologize it? Why try and wrap a legitimate (if wrongheaded) personal political preference in Christianity? Perhaps they think it makes them appear stronger—more moral, less self-interested? In fact, it does just the opposite. It belies an underlying weakness. Worse, it misuses the Gospel…”

Source: Yes, Christians Can Support Trump Without Risk to Their Witness – American Greatness

Hostile Ancient Non-Biblical Testimony Related to Jesus Confirms the Gospel Accounts – Cyber Penance

June 5, 2019

“J. Warner Wallace of Cold Case Christianity (one of my top ten recommended apologetic resources)  has this awesome blog Is There Any Evidence for Jesus Outside the Bible? which he shows that you can get the core elements of the gospels from hostile sources outside the Bible, both pagan and Jewish. In each case, he points out that while each of these sources are hostile to Christianity, they agree with and serve to strengthen some of the core facts about and claims of Christianity. I’m going to give a brief overview of his blog, kind of like a Cliffs Notes version of his blog, but I recommend going to the link to his blog above and reading it in full for yourself…”

Source: Hostile Ancient Non-Biblical Testimony Related to Jesus Confirms the Gospel Accounts – Cyber Penance

Progressive Parents Devastated After Son Comes Out As Straight | The Babylon Bee

June 4, 2019

“OAKVALE, CA—Progressive parents Willow and Arthur Riverstone are reeling after their son Sebastien came out to them as straight.

“This is a bombshell we’ll be feeling for the rest of our lives,” Arthur told reporters. “I mean, we love our son and we want to support him, but we never thought he’d be one of the straights…”

Source: Progressive Parents Devastated After Son Comes Out As Straight | The Babylon Bee

5 Surprising, Diverse Public Figures Speak Out Against the Equality Act

June 2, 2019

“…She is regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Now nine-time Wimbledon champion and lesbian rights activist Martina Navratilova has made enemies by speaking out against the bill.

Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

“The legislation would make it unlawful to differentiate among girls and women in sports on the basis of sex,” Navratilova wrote in The Washington Post with two other female sports stars.

“For example, a sports team couldn’t treat a transgender woman differently from a woman who is not transgender on the grounds that the former is male-bodied.

“The reality is that putting male- and female-bodied athletes together is co-ed or open sport,” they concluded. “And in open sport, females lose.”

International Tennis Hall of Famer Navratilova has been sparring online about this issue for months. Her concern is not merely about athletic feats, rather also for future female athletes who stand to lose scholarships.

“[Some say] there is ‘ample evidence that girls can compete and win against boys,’” she continued. “They are wrong. The evidence is unequivocal… in every sport except sailing, shooting and riding.

“Starting in puberty, there will always be significant numbers of boys and men who would beat the best girls and women in head-to-head competition. Claims to the contrary are simply a denial of science…”

Source: 5 Surprising, Diverse Public Figures Speak Out Against the Equality Act

WATCH: Abortion Activist Screams at Pro-Life Woman “F*** You And The Rest Of You F***ing Ignorant B****es!” | LifeNews.com

June 1, 2019

“…Alison Centofante, a pro-life advocate, went down to one of the pro-abortion rallies to share her pro-life perspective with attendees. The video below shows the hatred and bullying she was subjected to by supposedly peaceful abortion advocates…”

Source: WATCH: Abortion Activist Screams at Pro-Life Woman “F*** You And The Rest Of You F***ing Ignorant B****es!” | LifeNews.com

Feminists, Conservatives Join Forces to Oppose ‘Equality Act’ | RealClearPolitics

May 29, 2019

“In an era of increasing political divisiveness, what threat could possibly unite radical feminists and Christian women conservatives? Clearly this is a historic and momentous occasion when women on the left and right have put aside differences to come together on behalf of all women. The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF) and Concerned Women for America (CWA) recently joined hands to oppose the misnamed and insidious Equality Act…”

Source: Feminists, Conservatives Join Forces to Oppose ‘Equality Act’ | RealClearPolitics

Good Question for the Next Darwinist You Meet | Evolution News

May 27, 2019

“…He [Eric Metaxas] was on the Tucker Carlson show talking about the reigning cultural attitude toward families and children, and he had this to say:

Nobody really says this because it’s too ugly, but if you actually believe we evolved out of the primordial soup and through happenstance got here, by accident, then our lives literally have no meaning. And we don’t want to talk about that because it’s too horrific. Nobody can really live with it. But what we does is, we buy into that idea and we say, “Well then, what can I do? Since there’s no God, I guess I can have guilt-free pleasure. And so I’m going to spend the few decades that I have trying to take care of Number 1, trying to have as much fun as I can. By the way, having kids requires self-sacrifice. I don’t have time for that. I won’t be able to have as much fun…”

Source: Good Question for the Next Darwinist You Meet | Evolution News

Twitter Suspends Heritage Foundation Media Director Greg Scott Over an Attack on the Transgender Invasion of Women’s Sports. Twitter Branded His Commonsense Message ‘Hateful Conduct’

May 24, 2019

“On Wednesday, Twitter suspended the account of Greg Scott, director of media at The Heritage Foundation. Scott tweeted out an article about a male who identifies as a woman and who was booted from competing in women’s weightlifting. The NBC News headline said this man was “stuck on the sidelines.”

“He is not ‘stuck on the sidelines.’ He is free to compete against other men,” Scott tweeted. “The whole ‘I was astonished’ act is tired and dishonest. If any competitive sport highlights the differences [between] men & women that EVERYONE KNOWS ARE REAL, it is powerlifting.”

Twitter locked Scott out of his account for violating the rules against “hateful conduct…”

Source: Twitter Suspends Heritage Foundation Media Director Greg Scott Over an Attack on the Transgender Invasion of Women’s Sports. Twitter Branded His Commonsense Message ‘Hateful Conduct’

Twitter Blocked Ray Blanchard, a Ph.D. Psychologist Who Helped Write the DSM V Rules on Gender Dysphoria, for ‘Hateful Conduct’ in Expressing His Clinical Views on Transgender Identity

May 23, 2019

“In the early hours of Sunday morning, an expert Ph.D. psychologist who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity was blocked on Twitter for expressing his opinion informed by clinical experience. His well-reasoned position was flagged for “hateful conduct…”

Source: Twitter Blocked Ray Blanchard, a Ph.D. Psychologist Who Helped Write the DSM V Rules on Gender Dysphoria, for ‘Hateful Conduct’ in Expressing His Clinical Views on Transgender Identity

Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New Anti-Hate Proposal – Big League Politics

May 22, 2019

“Legislation proposed in the Canadian province of Ontario would criminalize public displays by Christians deemed hateful to Muslims, the LGBT community and other victim groups designated by the left.

The bill, “Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen’s Park Act, 2019,” bans any demonstration, rally or other activity that is deemed hateful by the Speaker from being permissible on legislative grounds – effectively insulating the government from Christian speech…”

Source: Canada Moves to Ban Christians From Demonstrating in Public Under New Anti-Hate Proposal – Big League Politics

Warning: Christians Will Be ‘Forced to Violate Their Beliefs’ if Equality Act Passes | CBN News

May 21, 2019

“Males identifying as females and using women’s locker rooms. Faith-based adoption and foster agencies required to place children with same-sex couples. Florists and bakers forced to fill orders for same-sex weddings. Critics say these are just a few of the potential results if The Equality Act becomes law…”

Source: Warning: Christians Will Be ‘Forced to Violate Their Beliefs’ if Equality Act Passes | CBN News

Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians | Quanta Magazine

May 20, 2019

“…The seventh planet, h, orbits about once every three weeks. Sped up some 200 million times and expressed in sound waves, that frequency is a C note. From there, the known ratios between planets determine every other planet’s signature note. Together the notes form a major ninth chord. “It’s really remarkable that it worked out like that,” Russo said. “Even with a different pattern of resonances, you wouldn’t get a chord that sounds as good.”

On top of that, the team added drumbeats for whenever an inner planet overtakes an outer neighbor — moments that correspond to close gravitational interactions among the planets. Compared to human percussion, Russo said, “It’s a super-creative drummer. It’s doing something that nobody else would think of…”

This is Pythagoras’ “Music of the Spheres”.

Source: Exoplanet Puzzle Cracked by Jazz Musicians | Quanta Magazine

Abortion Advocates Fail Biology | Stand to Reason

May 20, 2019

“I love science.

In fact, I’m a science teacher by training and have had the privilege of teaching science to hundreds of students.

One of the reasons I’m against abortion is because of science. Specifically, the science of embryology has firmly established that human life begins at conception. This is a scientific fact. Therefore, abortion—at any stage of development—kills a human being…”

Source: Abortion Advocates Fail Biology | Stand to Reason

Read Carefully, Nature News Conspires to Refute Darwinism | Evolution News

May 20, 2019

“The mainstream media avoid any hint of questioning Darwinian evolution, of course. On the contrary, they cast skeptics as bad citizens. The science news itself, though, tells a different story, if you read it carefully. Here are nuggets of news to chew on. The subjects vary tremendously, but from different directions they converge on intelligent design…”

Source: Read Carefully, Nature News Conspires to Refute Darwinism | Evolution News

Dr. Richard Carrier Has (Again) Sued Several Atheists on Charges of Defamation | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

May 19, 2019

“…In Arizona, he’s going after the woman who made the initial accusation of harassment on Facebook.

In Missouri, he’s going after Skepticon, Inc. (which hosts a conference each year that’s free for attendees) and the group’s president Lauren Lane for publicly saying they were banning him from attending the conference due to his “repeated boundary-pushing behavior.”

In Minnesota, he’s going after blogger PZ Myers, the CEO of the Freethought Blogs network, for suspending Carrier’s blog due to his alleged “persistent, obnoxious sexual behavior in defiance of specific requests that he cease.” (Minnesota is only one of those three states that doesn’t have anti-SLAPP protections, making it easier to sue people who may not have the money to fight back.)…”

Source: Dr. Richard Carrier Has (Again) Sued Several Atheists on Charges of Defamation | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos

Pro-life rally features live 4-D ultrasound in Times Square as message to Cuomo: ‘Here we are’ | Fox News

May 19, 2019

“A conservative Christian group is bringing giant images of preborn babies to Times Square as a reaction to the controversial late-term abortion bill passed earlier this year and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The city celebrated passage of the law, which allows abortion up to the point of birth in some cases, by lighting up the World Trade Center and other landmarks pink.

Focus on the Family launched a 12-week campaign called “See Life Clearly” leading up to Saturday’s “Alive From New York…”

Source: Pro-life rally features live 4-D ultrasound in Times Square as message to Cuomo: ‘Here we are’ | Fox News

What Exactly Is the ‘Problem’ with Evangelicals and Politics? | The Stream

May 19, 2019

“Surveys and pundits keep saying that people dislike evangelicals’ involvement in politics. Frequently it’s framed as a problem with our witness for Christ. Onlookers claim that more people would actually come to faith in Him if evangelicals would quit doing so much politicking.

But I’ve got a question: Could someone explain to me just what the problem is here? Sure, we’ve all got our inconsistencies; we all make mistakes. But I keep hearing there’s something systemically wrong, right at the heart of what evangelicals hold dear. And that’s the thing I wonder about.

I’m not saying there isn’t any issue. I know it’s there, at least in perception; no doubt about that. But I can’t put my finger on precisely what that problem is. None of the potential explanations make sense to me, when I look at them closely. Let me illustrate with four of them…”

Source: What Exactly Is the ‘Problem’ with Evangelicals and Politics? | The Stream

The Woke Church is More Informed by Leftist Cliches than Gospel Truth | Prof. Mike Adams: The Stream

May 18, 2019

“…Mason provides no examples of contemporary laws preventing black Americans from getting a fair trial. Nonetheless, he insists that black and white Christians should have “hit the streets together” when the BLM movement started.

This is problematic. Recall that BLM has defended guilty criminals and defamed innocent officers by promoting distorted accounts of police shootings. The “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative that propelled BLM was a clear example of bearing false witness against one’s neighbor…”

Source: The Woke Church is More Informed by Leftist Cliches than Gospel Truth | The Stream

AFA.net – Target Forges Ahead in the Culture War Against Christians

May 18, 2019

“…Now Target has gone on public record stating they fully and wholeheartedly support the passage of the Equality Act now before Congress, meaning it supports government-sanctioned discrimination against churches and Christian business owners.

The so-called “Equality Act” is nothing more than a repackaged version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). This legislation has been driven for years by rabid homosexual activist groups like Human Rights Campaign and is specifically designed to place sexual liberty above religious liberty and the First Amendment…”

Source: AFA.net – Target Forges Ahead in the Culture War Against Christians

Joaquin Phoenix and ‘The Gospel of Mary’: Gnostic fiction at a theater near you | The Christian Post

May 17, 2019

Joaquin Phoenix demonstrates his historical ignorance:

“…Why was Mary’s book not included in the Bible? The stench of blatant sexism,” he says, is “inescapable.”

Phoenix went even further in another interview: “Somebody made that decision to exclude [Mary Magdalene’s] observations and feelings about the life of Christ and her experience. There seems to have been an overt intention to exclude women from that process.”

The truth is, no one excluded Mary Magdalene’s experiences. Scholars universally agree that she didn’t write this so-called gospel. Along with other texts like “the Apocryphon of John,” and “the Sophia of Jesus Christ,” “the Gospel of Mary” was never recognized by the Church as part of the New Testament. The reason is that it is an obvious forgery…”

Source: Joaquin Phoenix and ‘The Gospel of Mary’: Gnostic fiction at a theater near you | The Christian Post

A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

May 17, 2019

“…A junior, Selina missed qualifying for the 55-meter in the New England regionals by two spots. Two spots, she said, that were taken by biological boys. Had the boys who identify as girls not been allowed to compete, Selina would have placed sixth, qualifying to run the 55 in front of college coaches at the New England regionals…”

Source: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport

Dr Michael G Strauss: Was the Big Bang Really the Beginning?

May 17, 2019

Dr. Michael Strauss is a CERN Hadron Collider scientist; he knows what he’s talking about:

“…As Arno Penzias, the Nobel prize winning physicist who actually discovered the Cosmic Background Radiation, stated, ““The best data we have are exactly what I would have predicted, had I had nothing to go on but the five books of Moses, the Psalms, the Bible as a whole.”1 The data points to a real beginning. You can call it the big bang, or call it creation. It doesn’t really matter. Science has discovered exactly what theologians have been proclaiming as truth for millennia: a beginning of our universe…”

Source: Dr Michael G Strauss: Was the Big Bang Really the Beginning?

Twitter dumps Southern Poverty Law Center, stops making hate pay

May 17, 2019

“Twitter has quietly dumped the Southern Poverty Law Center from its “Trust and Safety Council,” according to a recent report. After a March scandal exposed the Law Center’s leadership for apparently participating in the racist and sexist conduct it proclaims to be policing, it’s tempting to ask why Twitter didn’t loudly promote the separation. But a more pertinent question is: Why have media and corporate America ever relied upon the Law Center’s advice at all?..”

Source: Twitter dumps Southern Poverty Law Center, stops making hate pay

The BLIND FAITH of believing ARON RA on CHRISTIAN FAITH – YouTube

May 16, 2019

This video is in response to popular youtube atheist Aron Ra’s video, “Theism is irrational”. In the video, Ra is responding to Philosophy professor, Peter Kreeft. In this video, I am only responding primarily to Ra’s claim about what faith is when it comes to Christianity and the Bible. Ra believes that the Bible teaches blind faith, but I argue that he has an incorrect understanding of faith as it is taught in Christianity and the New Testament.

This video is in response to popular youtube atheist Aron Ra’s video, “Theism is irrational”. In the video, Ra is responding to Philosophy professor, Peter Kreeft. In this video, I am only responding primarily to Ra’s claim about what faith is when it comes to Christianity and the Bible. Ra believes that the Bible teaches blind faith, but I argue that he has an incorrect understanding of faith as it is taught in Christianity and the New Testament.

‘I’ve lost two kids to the trans cult, I want them back’: An anguished mom shares her journey | The Christian Post

May 16, 2019

“…The bottom line is that I’ve lost two kids to the trans ‘cult.’ I want them back. This ideology ruins and corrupts everything it touches. We can’t compromise or give an inch to it. And I’m willing to do whatever I can, and talk to and work with whoever will listen to me and help me,” Meagher said. “And I don’t hate my children, as complete strangers and transgender activists will say. Because I don’t affirm them in this and that, I’m supposedly contributing to their potential suicides. No, I love them with all my heart. I just can’t affirm this lie.”

“This absolutely is a national emergency. Somehow, we’ve got to stop this,” she reiterated…”

Source: ‘I’ve lost two kids to the trans cult, I want them back’: An anguished mom shares her journey | The Christian Post

Celebrities Call for Ban on Boiling Lobsters Because They Feel Pain, But Aborting Babies is Fine | LifeNews.com

May 15, 2019

“In a twist of tragic irony, several British celebrities are supporting a new effort to protect lobsters from a painful death while unborn baby humans suffer excruciating abortion deaths in England and America daily. The humane treatment of animals is important, but many celebrities ignore how pain-capable human babies also are being brutally killed in abortions…”

Source: Celebrities Call for Ban on Boiling Lobsters Because They Feel Pain, But Aborting Babies is Fine | LifeNews.com

Rationality Rules & Transgender Drama – YouTube

May 13, 2019

This video discusses the drama surrounding popular YouTube atheist, Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules, and how the Atheist Experience featuring Matt Dillahunty, denounced Stephen for his “Ignorant and transphobic” views. In this video, I share my thoughts about the drama and why I think the Atheist Experience are largely hypocritical in their criticism of Rationality Rules.

This video discusses the drama surrounding popular YouTube atheist, Stephen Woodford of Rationality Rules, and how the Atheist Experience featuring Matt Dillahunty, denounced Stephen for his “Ignorant and transphobic” views. In this video, I share my thoughts about the drama and why I think the Atheist Experience are largely hypocritical in their criticism of Rationality Rules.

William Lane Craig | The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 50 – YouTube

May 13, 2019

William Lane Craig, philosopher, theologian, and best selling author of numerous books including “On Guard: Defending Your Faith With Reason And Precision,” joins Ben to discuss the hard sciences vs. philosophy, the cosmological and ontological arguments, Jesus, slavery, gay marriage, and much more.

With Three Nobel Endorsements, Chemist Marcos Eberlin Advances Case for Intelligent Design | Evolution News

May 12, 2019

“…The case for intelligent design begins with biology and paleontology, pushes onward to cosmology, physics — and now chemistry. Marcos Eberlin is the superstar Brazilian chemist and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences who founded and for a quarter century headed the Thomson Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. His new book, Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, is out now from Discovery Institute Press.

Foresight carries endorsements not just from one Nobel Prize-winning scientist. No, not just two either. But three. They are Sir John B. Gurdon (Physiology or Medicine, 2012), Gerhard Ertl (Chemistry, 2007), and Brian D. Josephson (Physics, 1973). Of course, accolades from famous people don’t guarantee that the conclusion of the book is right. But at some point the critics need to admit that the accumulating strength of the argument demands, at last, an adequate response…”

Source: With Three Nobel Endorsements, Chemist Marcos Eberlin Advances Case for Intelligent Design | Evolution News

“My resolute agnosticism crumbled under the weight of the evidence for Jesus” – Derek’s Story | Solas

May 10, 2019

“…The more I looked, the more I found compelling historical and rational evidence for Jesus being the Son of God. However, I still wasn’t a follower. The reason was simple: I assumed there would be equally strong atheistic evidence and counter-arguments which would no doubt keep me in my resolutely agnostic state.

So I started to look (really look) for this atheistic evidence on Jesus. I trawled bookshops for books on atheism. I scoured atheist websites. I read detailed, hostile reviews of “The Case for Christ”. I listened to and read articles and interviews with well known atheists. I read the New Testament for myself. I read biographies and critiques of Jesus by non-Christians. I did this when I was an agnostic. I still do this today as a follower of Jesus.

What was the result of all this research? What surprised and challenged me was the strength of the evidence for Jesus versus the evidence against. This provided the greatest push for me make the step from agnosticism to becoming follower of Jesus…”

Source: “My resolute agnosticism crumbled under the weight of the evidence for Jesus” – Derek’s Story | Solas

Swedish mathematician explains why he sees design in nature (and became a Christian) | Uncommon Descent

May 9, 2019

“Normally I would never buy a book written by a mathematician for the reason that I’m not a big mathhead myself and find it exhausting to try to grasp even the most basic concepts of mathematics. Recently though I made an exception and bought Becoming a Christian: Combining Prior Belief, Evidence, and Will by Swedish professor of mathematics Ola Hössjer and was glad I took the risk…”

Source: Swedish mathematician explains why he sees design in nature (and became a Christian) | Uncommon Descent

Christianity and Critical Theory – Part 1 – Neil Shenvi – Apologetics

May 9, 2019

“…After the publication of Das Kapital in 1867, Marxism became a major ideology, which was embraced and adapted by the Frankfurt School, during the 1930s.

In 1973, several members of the Frankfurt School founded Cyberdyne Systems. Incorporating Marxist social analysis with cutting edge research into artificial intelligence, Cyberdyne became the largest supplier of military computer systems. Their Skynet global defense system is scheduled to go online on August 4th, 2019…”

Source: Christianity and Critical Theory – Part 1 – Neil Shenvi – Apologetics

Is Apostolic Succession Biblical?

May 8, 2019

If you see anyone in modern times claiming to be an apostle, run in the other direction:

“…In Acts 1:21, the Apostle Peter says that the next apostle…the one to replace Judas, must be “one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us.” Clearly, this would rule out everyone living today because none of us where there during Jesus’ earthly ministry, “during all the time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us.” No human today could be qualified to be one of the apostles because they were not with “the Lord Jesus” when He “went in and out among…”

Source: Is Apostolic Succession Biblical?

Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

May 8, 2019

“…Requiring such statements in applications for appointments and promotions is an affront to academic freedom,” tweeted Jeffrey Flier, a distinguished professor of physiology and medicine at Harvard. The requirement “diminishes the true value of diversity, equity [and] inclusion by trivializing it.” Portland State philosophy professor Peter Boghossian, who considers himself a liberal, argues that the new regime uses “‘diversity’ to mean ‘homogeneity of opinion.’…”

Source: Secular universities now demand a ‘profession of faith’

Massive List of Bible Verses on the Trinity | Mike Robinson Apologetics on Patreon

May 8, 2019

“…These sorts of words are often employed by people to abbreviate the truths that scripture reveals in exhaustive detail. One can profess that God is the Trinity in place of saying, “Scripture reveals that God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as the one true God.” Doctrinal words can condense and represent a host of words in order to communicate with clarity…”

Source: Massive List of Bible Verses on the Trinity | Mike Robinson Apologetics on Patreon

Darwin Devolves, Again: Study Finds Bacteria Eject Their Flagella to Avoid Starvation | Evolution News

May 8, 2019

“Michael Behe illustrates the theme of his new book Darwin Devolves with a pithy illustration. If you’re low on gas in a remote place, and gas mileage is your most important priority, you could take off the doors and remove the hood to get better mileage.

BeheThe lesson is that organisms can sometimes survive by breaking and blunting the actions of pre-existing machinery. This strategy is much more likely to work under stressful conditions, moreover, than waiting for a beneficial mutation to show up. Here is a perfect example…”

Source: Darwin Devolves, Again: Study Finds Bacteria Eject Their Flagella to Avoid Starvation | Evolution News

Philosophers Want Back into Science | Evolution News

May 6, 2019

“…Inspired by these examples and many others, we see philosophy and science as located on a continuum. Philosophy and science share the tools of logic, conceptual analysis, and rigorous argumentation. Yet philosophers can operate these tools with degrees of thoroughness, freedom, and theoretical abstraction that practicing researchers often cannot afford in their daily activities. Philosophers with the relevant scientific knowledge can then contribute significantly to the advancement of science at all levels of the scientific enterprise from theory to experiment as the above examples show…”

Source: Philosophers Want Back into Science | Evolution News

BreakPoint: Scientism Isn’t Scientific – Break Point

May 5, 2019

“C. S. Lewis’s “The Screwtape Letters” has a lot of amazing insights on the working of our enemy, but one of my favorites occurs when the demon undersecretary advises his nephew: “Above all, do not attempt to use science…as a defence against Christianity. [It] will positively encourage [your patient] to think about realities he can’t touch and see. There have been sad cases among the modern physicists.”

Of course, what Uncle Screwtape calls “sad cases” are wins for Christianity! One such case is Dartmouth theoretical physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who was recently profiled by Scientific American. Gleiser is known for studying the properties of the early universe, the behavior of fundamental particles, and the origin of life—in other words, he’s studying those realities we can’t touch or see that Screwtape mentioned…”

Source: BreakPoint: Scientism Isn’t Scientific – Break Point

Ted Cruz Launches Investigation Into Yale Law School’s Decision to Discriminate Against Christian Firms, Caving to an LGBT Group’s Complaints Against ADF

May 5, 2019

“In February, a group of Yale Law students invited a lawyer from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a Christian law firm, to speak at the campus. The student LGBT group caused a ruckus and demanded the school yank all funds from students and alumni who work with organizations that “discriminate” against LGBT people. Yale caved in late March, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded with a scathing letter threatening legal action…”

Source: Ted Cruz Launches Investigation Into Yale Law School’s Decision to Discriminate Against Christian Firms, Caving to an LGBT Group’s Complaints Against ADF

Breakthrough, a Film Based on a True Story of a Teenager’s Death then Resurrection, in Theaters April 17 | The Stream

May 5, 2019

“…There’s 300-plus pages of medical documents of why I should be dead, but I’m alive.” On Jan 19, 2015, 14-year-old John Smith and two of his buddies fell through the ice on Lake St. Louise near St. Louis, Missouri. Rescuers pulled him from the water 15 minutes later. John didn’t have a pulse for another 45 minutes. When his mother, Joyce Smith, arrived at the hospital, doctors gave her time to say goodbye. Instead, she prayed. An hour after he fell into the pond, his heart started beating again…”

Source: Breakthrough, a Film Based on a True Story of a Teenager’s Death then Resurrection, in Theaters April 17 | The Stream

The Case for An Afterlife and the Biblical Description of Life After Death (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity

May 5, 2019

“In this podcast, J. Warner reviews the philosophical, evidential case for life beyond the grave and then examines what the Bible has to say about Heaven and Hell. Are there any good reasons to believe in an afterlife (even without the evidence from Scripture)? What are the limits of natural revelation and logical reasoning, and what does the special revelation of the Bible tell us we should expect when we die?”

Source: The Case for An Afterlife and the Biblical Description of Life After Death (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity

5 Reasons Christians Should Study Apologetics – Founded In Truth

May 5, 2019

“…In the New Testament, followers of the Messiah are given a divine mandate to “sanctify Messiah as Lord in your hearts” (1 Peter 3:15a). In other words, according to the apostle Peter, we are to pledge our ultimate allegiance to the Messiah and honor Him as Lord.

But what does that mean? Well, Peter tells us in the second part of the verse to “always be ready to give an answer to anyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you” (1 Peter 3:15b)….

Source: 5 Reasons Christians Should Study Apologetics – Founded In Truth

Modern-Day MLK Jr. Has Dream That One Day Everybody Will Be Judged By The Color Of Their Skin | The Babylon Bee

May 5, 2019

“…I have a dream that one day we will live in a nation where we will not be judged by the content of our character, but whether we’re evil white men or innocent, oppressed minorities,” he said as a crowd of his classmates began to gather and cheer him on…”

Source: Modern-Day MLK Jr. Has Dream That One Day Everybody Will Be Judged By The Color Of Their Skin | The Babylon Bee

Book Review: So The Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace – Alisa Childers

May 5, 2019

“…I will be recommending this book to every parent, educator, and youth worker I know. It’s the perfect summer (or any time) read for anyone who loves teens.”

Source: Book Review: So The Next Generation Will Know: Preparing Young Christians for a Challenging World by Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace – Alisa Childers