Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

Romans 7:22–8:2 // No Condemnation

In your Bible reading, an author will often compare two things. It’s important to stop and study everything you learn about how those two things are similar and different. In this lab, Pastor John looks at our slavery to sin and freedom in Christ. For study questions visit http://www.desiringgod.org/labs/no-co...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Look at the Book Preview

ohn Piper // Look at the Book // 2 Timothy 3:14-17 // This is not the launch of Look at the Book. It's a preview. It's a ten-minute demonstration of the kind of thing I will be doing at our National Conference this September, and then with several texts each week when we launch Look at the Book this fall... Read more at http://desiringGod.org/blog/posts/a-f...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Could God Be Evil?

William Lane Craig was invited by the undergraduate Christian Union at Imperial College, London to give a lunch-time lecture on "The Evidence for God". Dr. Craig presented seven arguments and then invited questions from the student audience. The lecture was web streamed at the time. This is a high definition film recording of the event which includes the previously unseen Q&A session. Imperial College, London, United Kingdom -- October 18, 2011

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stories of Christian Persecution | Iraq's Refugees

This video gives us a glimpse of the shattered lives of persecuted Iraqi Christians who have been displaced by the violence and terrorism in their homeland. Many Christians have had to move to other countries in order to feel safe and secure. May God continue to protect and preserve these persecuted and displaced Iraqi Christian refugees.

In 2014, Iraq was ranked as the fourth hardest place to be a Christian due to christian persecution by the World Watch List.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Look at the Birds - Scripture Jam

"Look at the Birds" is a typography video on a scripture reading based on a passage in Matthew 6. Composed and orated by Mike Mason.

Audio Credits: "Here" from the album, Branches, by Keith Kenniff

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

My Eternity - Poetic Typography

My Eternity” is a typographical video that is inspired by John 17:03.

Audio Credit: “Levity” by This is the Giant

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Can a Mother Forget - Sermon Jam

Sermon excerpts are from Tim Keller's sermon "Can a Mother Forget?" 
Sermon Credits: Dr. Timothy Keller. Sermon from Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Audio Credits: "Waking Season" by Caspian from the album Waking Season

Monday, October 06, 2014

Are We Commanded To Be Joyful?

Bobby looks at whether or not God commands us to be joyful.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Does God Exist: The Paradox of the Stone

Its an old argument against God's existence; "Can God create a stone big enough that he can't lift it?" RZIM itinerants shoot down the question.

2 Peter 1:3-4 // Precious and Great Promises

In this new Look at the Book video, John Piper models a method for studying verses like 2 Peter 1:3–4. He explains that with any passage in the Bible, we should be breaking down the paragraph into lines and studying how those lines relate to one another, paying special attention to the easily overlooked connecting words between lines. Read more at http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Fine Tuning of the Universe

Be sure to view the Kalam Cosmological Argument animation video: http://youtu.be/6CulBuMCLg0

Reasonable Faith features the work of philosopher and theologian Dr. William Lane Craig and aims to provide in the public arena an intelligent, articulate, and uncompromising yet gracious Christian perspective on the most important issues concerning the truth of the Christian faith today, such as:

-the existence of God
-the meaning of life
-the objectivity of truth
-the foundation of moral values
-the creation of the universe
-intelligent design
-the reliability of the Gospels
-the uniqueness of Jesus
-the historicity of Jesus' resurrection
-the challenge of religious pluralism

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TRANSCRIPT

From galaxies and stars, down to atoms and subatomic particles, the very structure of our universe is determined by these numbers:

* Speed of Light: c=299,792,458 m s-1

* Gravitational Constant: G=6.673 x 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2

* Planck's Constant: 1.05457148 x 10-34 m2 kg s-2

* Planck Mass-Energy: 1.2209 x 1022 MeV

* Mass of Electron, Proton, Neutron: 0.511; 938.3; 939.6 MeV

* Mass of Up, Down, Strange Quark: 2.4; 4.8; 104 MeV (Approx.)

* Ratio of Electron to Proton Mass: (1836.15)-1

* Gravitational Coupling Constant: 5.9 x 10-39

* Cosmological Constant: (2.3 x 10-3 eV)

* Hubble Constant: 71 km/s/Mpc (today)

* Higgs Vacuum Expectation Value: 246.2 GeV

These are the fundamental constants and quantities of the universe. Scientists have come to the shocking realization that each of these numbers have been carefully dialed to an astonishingly precise value - a value that falls within an exceedingly narrow, life-permitting range. If any one of these numbers were altered by even a hair's breadth, no physical, interactive life of any kind could exist anywhere. There'd be no stars, no life, no planets, no chemistry.

Consider gravity, for example. The force of gravity is determined by the gravitational constant. If this constant varied by just one in 1060 parts, none of us would exist. To understand how exceedingly narrow this life-permitting range is, imagine a dial divided into 1060 increments. To get a handle on how many tiny points on the dial this is, compare it to the number of cells in your body (1014) or the number of seconds that have ticked by since time began (1020). If the gravitational constant had been out of tune by just one of these infinitesimally small increments, the universe would either have expanded and thinned out so rapidly that no stars could form and life couldn't exist, or it would have collapsed back on itself with the same result: no stars, no planets, no life.

Or consider the expansion rate of the universe. This is driven by the cosmological constant. A change in its value by a mere 1 part in 10120 parts would cause the universe to expand too rapidly or too slowly. In either case, the universe would, again, be life-prohibiting.

Or, another example of fine-tuning: If the mass and energy of the early universe were not evenly distributed to an incomprehensible precision of 1 part in 1010123, the universe would be hostile to life of any kind.

The fact is our universe permits physical, interactive life only because these, and many other numbers, have been independently and exquisitely balanced on a razor's edge.

"WHEREVER PHYSICISTS LOOK, THEY SEE EXAMPLES OF FINE-TUNING." - Sir Martin Rees

"THE REMARKABLE FACT IS THAT THE VALUES OF THESE NUMBERS SEEM TO HAVE BEEN VERY FINELY ADJUSTED TO MAKE POSSIBLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIFE." - Stephen Hawking

"IF ANYONE CLAIMS NOT TO BE SURPRISED BY THE SPECIAL FEATURES THE UNIVERSE HAS, HE IS HIDING HIS HEAD IN THE SAND. THESE SPECIAL FEATURES ARE SURPRISING AND UNLIKELY." - David Deutch

What is the best explanation for this astounding phenomenon? There are three live options. The fine-tuning of the universe is due to either physical necessity, chance, or design. Which of these options is the most plausible?

Read more of the transcript here: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/transc...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Luke 12:32 // Fear Not, Little Flock

There are often riches and depths of meaning in the simplest verses. Luke 12:32 is one verse with two short propositions, but there are riches buried in its simplicity. Pastor John gives a few tips for meditating on verses like these and seeing all that’s really there. In this case, it reveals several reasons not to fear... For study questions visit http://desiringGod.org/labs/fear-not-...

Monday, September 29, 2014

What Are Some Good Tactics to Use When Engaging Cult Members?

 
Greg Koukl of Stand to Reason shares some effective tips to employ when people from alternative religions knock on your door. For more information, visit str.org.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Why Does God Allow Suffering And Evil?

Brett Kunkle offers some perspective on why God permits suffering and evil in the world.

Friday, September 19, 2014

James Smith - The Seed, the Source, the Essence of Unhappiness (Christian devotional)

James Smith - The Seed, the Source, the Essence of Unhappiness (Christian devotional)

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

James Smith playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list...

The links to my recently released new album, "A Message of Hope." The album is available on iTunes and Amazon:

https://itunes.apple.com/album/a-mess...

http://www.amazon.com/A-Message-Hope-...

Link to my "Christian Devotional Readings" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christ...

A Treasury of Ageless,
Sovereign Grace,
Devotional Writings http://www.gracegems.org/

James Smith was a predecessor of Charles Spurgeon at New Park Street Chapel in London from 1841 until 1850. Early on, Smith's readings were even more popular than Spurgeon's!

The habit of laying up a text of Scripture in the morning, to be meditated upon while engaged in the business of this world through the day—is both profitable and delightful. It is as a refreshing draught to a weary traveler!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Professing What We Believe

The late Dr. Dallas Willard (USC Philosophy Professor, Speaker, Author, 1935-2013), speaks about the difference of just professing what we believe and actually living it out. This clip is part of the Day of Discovery program titled "What Jesus Said About Following Him," and it can be viewed in its entirety here: http://bit.ly/WJSAfollowinghim

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Why Does God Harden Hearts?


Bobby clarifies what it means when God hardens a person's heart.

Friday, September 12, 2014

How to have deep relationships

We are relational beings because we were created in the image of a relational being. The LORD has always existed in a Trinitarian community, which helps to explain our desire to want to belong to community.

Watch this video to learn how to "go deep" with others. You can read Rick's three part series on true community here: http://rickthomas.net/the-most-perfec...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Is Christianity Offensive?

Brett Kunkle explains whether or not Christianity is offensive.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Moral Values Are Objective Regardless of How We Come to Know Them

On March 22, 2001 Dr William Lane Craig debated Dr Massimo Pigliucci on the topic, "Does the Christian God Exist?" at University of Georgia in the U.G.A. Chapel. The conclusion of the debate provided a lengthy Q&A session. Questions were asked of each debater allowing the other time to respond.

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Friday, September 05, 2014

Disconnected: Consequences vs Acceptance

DISCONNECTED: Connecting with Teens in the Digital Age
View the complete program at: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

They’ve never known a time without the Internet and access to a variety of mobile devices and social media outlets. So why do today’s virtually connected teens feel so disconnected in their real-life relationships? In this clip, Chap Clark and Paul Downer share their insights regarding teens and consequences of bad behavior.
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In Disconnected, three foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist help you understand the challenges of making the adult-teen connection from both sides of the table. Drawing from their research and sharing wisdom from the Word, they offer insights to help you cultivate a high-impact, life-giving relationship with the teens you parent, teach, or mentor. Watch the complete video online: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Disconnected: Teen friendships

DISCONNECTED: Connecting with Teens in the Digital Age
View the complete program at: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

They’ve never known a time without the Internet and access to a variety of mobile devices and social media outlets. So why do today’s virtually connected teens feel so disconnected in their real-life relationships? In this clip, Dr. Elias Aboujaoude and Dr. Chap Clark share their insights regarding the types of friendships teens have today.
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In Disconnected, three foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist help you understand the challenges of making the adult-teen connection from both sides of the table. Drawing from their research and sharing wisdom from the Word, they offer insights to help you cultivate a high-impact, life-giving relationship with the teens you parent, teach, or mentor. Watch the complete video online: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Disconnected: Do you know your teen?

DISCONNECTED: Connecting with Teens in the Digital Age
View the complete program at: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

They’ve never known a time without the Internet and access to a variety of mobile devices and social media outlets. So why do today’s virtually connected teens feel so disconnected in their real-life relationships? In this clip, Keith Chancey and Chap Clark share their insights on getting to know your teen.
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In Disconnected, three foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist help you understand the challenges of making the adult-teen connection from both sides of the table. Drawing from their research and sharing wisdom from the Word, they offer insights to help you cultivate a high-impact, life-giving relationship with the teens you parent, teach, or mentor. Watch the complete video online: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Disconnected: Expectations teens have

DISCONNECTED: Connecting with Teens in the Digital Age
View the complete program at: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

They’ve never known a time without the Internet and access to a variety of mobile devices and social media outlets. So why do today’s virtually connected teens feel so disconnected in their real-life relationships? In this clip, Chap Clark and Paul Downer share their insights regarding teens and expectations.
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In Disconnected, three foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist help you understand the challenges of making the adult-teen connection from both sides of the table. Drawing from their research and sharing wisdom from the Word, they offer insights to help you cultivate a high-impact, life-giving relationship with the teens you parent, teach, or mentor. Watch the complete video online: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

©2014 RBC Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Disconnected: What's life like for a teen today?

DISCONNECTED: Connecting with Teens in the Digital Age
View the complete program at: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

They’ve never known a time without the Internet and access to a variety of mobile devices and social media outlets. So why do today’s virtually connected teens feel so disconnected in their real-life relationships? In this clip, Paul Downer shares insights from his time working with teens as a mentor.
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In Disconnected, three foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist help you understand the challenges of making the adult-teen connection from both sides of the table. Drawing from their research and sharing wisdom from the Word, they offer insights to help you cultivate a high-impact, life-giving relationship with the teens you parent, teach, or mentor. Watch the complete video online: https://dod.org/dod2408.html

©2014 RBC Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Is Evil An Argument For God's Existence?

Brett Kunkle shows us how evil can be used as an argument for the existence of God.