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Several Aesthetic Arguments in Support of God – Christian Apologist

October 22, 2017

““…The moon rode in the blue eternity; it was a very triumph of glorious night; the river ran babble-murmuring in deep soft syllables; the fountain kept rushing forever falling like snow, but with a continuous music clash, into the bed of its exhaustion beneath; the wind woke, took a run among the trees, went to sleep, and woke again; the daisies slept on their feet at hers, but she did not know they slept; the roses might well seem awake, for their scent filled the air, but in truth they slept also, and the odor was that of their dreams; the oranges hung like gold lamps in the trees, and their silvery flowers were the souls of their yet unembodied children; the scent of the acacia blooms filled the air like the very odor of the moon herself…”

— George MacDonald

 

Source: Several Aesthetic Arguments in Support of God – Christian Apologist

How to Talk with Your Kids About God (Interview with Natasha Crain) | Cold Case Christianity

October 21, 2017

“…As my readership grew, people started sharing more and more of my blog posts. Those shares started bringing a consistent wave of nonbelievers to my site. They began leaving comments on my posts challenging all kinds of truth claims about Christianity, and they were challenges I had never even considered. They told me there wasn’t any evidence Jesus ever existed, that the Bible was filled with errors, that evolution had replaced a need for God, that there was no evidence for God’s existence, and much more. I had been blogging about much simpler things—like good worship songs for young kids. These comments blew me away. I realized I was raising kids in a VERY different world than the one in which I grew up and that I was totally unprepared as a parent. Honestly, I was a bit shocked as well at the realization that in 30-some years of being a Christian, the church had never confronted me with these issues…”

Source: How to Talk with Your Kids About God (Interview with Natasha Crain) | Cold Case Christianity

European Parliament Classifies Laws against Abortion as “violence against women and girls” | NRL News Today

October 21, 2017

I think somebody’s Irony Detector is broken:

“…The European Parliament (EP) took shocking and disturbing action last week when it adopted a parliamentary report which charges “the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services, including safe and legal abortion, is a form of violence against women and girls…”

Source: European Parliament Classifies Laws against Abortion as “violence against women and girls” | NRL News Today

One Important Reason the Church Will Continue to Compromise | Cold Case Christianity

October 21, 2017

“…When people leave Christianity because they no longer believe it is true, then return only because there are useful aspects of the Church community, don’t be surprised to find the resulting group struggling to come to agreement on the historic teachings of the Church. Many will return, but not necessarily because they believe the Bible teaches the truth. Instead, these returnees have been profoundly impacted by their young adult experiences away from Christianity (mostly in their college years). Yes many of them will return to our family, but they come back with a new view of the world. It’s not an entirely Christian view. It’s been compromised.This is why I think it’s so important for us to make young Christians the focus of our efforts as Christian Case Makers (“apologists”). It’s not just about reversing the trend related to the departure of young Christians. It’s about securing a future Church that has been inoculated from compromise…”

Source: One Important Reason the Church Will Continue to Compromise | Cold Case Christianity

Thought Snack: God’s Involvement in Inductive Reasoning – A Clear Lens

October 20, 2017

“…Why, most of the time, do we find that regularities that we have observed continue to be observed? Philosophers have puzzled over these conundrums, but they have not reached a consensus. If we listen to what the Bible says, we have the beginning of an answer. God has created a world that has regularities in it. He has created a world using his wisdom, and he has made a world suitable for human habitation…”

Source: Thought Snack: God’s Involvement in Inductive Reasoning – A Clear Lens