Monday, March 02, 2015

Becoming Worldly Saints, Michael Wittmer – Session 2 – Where are We?

Session 2 – Where are We? To receive the FREE study guide and learn more visit http://zondervanacademic.com/becoming...

Can you serve Jesus and still enjoy your life?

You long to be radically committed to Jesus, but you're not sure what that means for your everyday life. Do you want to...
• Enjoy your life but also make a difference for Jesus?
• Live a biblically balanced life, full of vibrancy and joy?
• Make wise day-to-day decisions that testify to the goodness of God?
You can seize the abundant life God has planned for you. Michael Wittmer's book and small group study will show you how.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Becoming Worldly Saints, Michael Wittmer – Session 1 – The Tension of Life

Session 1 – The Tension of Life. To receive the FREE study guide and learn more visit http://zondervanacademic.com/becoming...

Can you serve Jesus and still enjoy your life?

You long to be radically committed to Jesus, but you're not sure what that means for your everyday life. Do you want to...
• Enjoy your life but also make a difference for Jesus?
• Live a biblically balanced life, full of vibrancy and joy?
• Make wise day-to-day decisions that testify to the goodness of God?
You can seize the abundant life God has planned for you. Michael Wittmer's book and small group study will show you how.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? - Michael Wittmer

Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life? To learn more and to receive a FREE study guide visithttp://zondervanacademic.com/becoming...

Can you serve Jesus and still enjoy your life?

You long to be radically committed to Jesus, but you're not sure what that means for your everyday life. Do you want to...
• Enjoy your life but also make a difference for Jesus?
• Live a biblically balanced life, full of vibrancy and joy?
• Make wise day-to-day decisions that testify to the goodness of God?
You can seize the abundant life God has planned for you. Michael Wittmer's book and small group study will show you how.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Jennifer Rothschild: Beauty of the Heart

The documentary, The Perfection Deception, details the pressures women face in a society that judges outward appearance. In contrast, learn God’s definition of true beauty. In this DVD Bonus Feature, Jennifer addresses the issue of the beauty of the heart. It's what inside you that matters the most.

View the complete program at: http://dod.org/programs/the-perfectio...

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Where Does Real Beauty Come From?

View the complete program, The Perfection Deception, at: http://dod.org/programs/the-perfectio...

Every day, thousands of voices tell women and girls how they should look. Images and commercials scream for attention, promising that if you just wear this designer label or lose that weight, you’ll be acceptable. 

The Perfection Deception gets to the heart of true beauty as defined by God. Join several women—Jennifer Strickland, a former model; Sabrina Black, a counselor; authors Regina Franklin and Jennifer Rothschild, along with several young women—as they discuss the pressure women face to be perfect . . . and the one true place they can find their heart’s desire.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Searching for Identity



View the complete program, The Perfection Deception, at: http://www.dod.org/

Every day, thousands of voices tell women and girls how they should look. Images and commercials scream for attention, promising that if you just wear this designer label or lose that weight, you’ll be acceptable. 

The Perfection Deception gets to the heart of true beauty as defined by God. Join several women—Jennifer Strickland, a former model; Sabrina Black, a counselor; authors Regina Franklin and Jennifer Rothschild, along with several young women—as they discuss the pressure women face to be perfect . . . and the one true place they can find their heart’s desire.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Who Is Jesus?

Bobby describes who Jesus Christ is.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Destroyed for Lack of Knowledge - Paul Washer

The person who is unbalanced and lacks Biblical knowledge can become a “Christian fanatic” and harm both the church and the unbelieving world. To the church they lay rules on the Christian that Jesus Christ never made and they burden God’s people like the Pharisees did. To the unbeliever the fanatic makes him stumble at Christianity before he ever gets to stumble at the Gospel. Yet the only thing the unbeliever should stumble at is the Gospel we proclaim. So we must know our Bible’s so that it won’t be said of us “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;” – Hosea 4:6.

MP3: http://illbehonest.com/destroyed-for-...

Paul Washer | http://heartcrymissionary.com

Excerpt from the full sermon: http://player.subsplash.com/c94fc25

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Joni Eareckson Tada: Beauty in Christ

he documentary, The Perfection Deception, details the pressures women face in a society that judges outward appearance. In contrast, learn God’s definition of true beauty. In this DVD Bonus Feature, Joni addresses the issue of finding your beauty in Christ.

View the complete program at: http://dod.org/programs/the-perfectio...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What Is The Standard For Beauty?



View the complete program, The Perfection Deception, at: http://dod.org/programs/the-perfectio...

Every day, thousands of voices tell women and girls how they should look. Images and commercials scream for attention, promising that if you just wear this designer label or lose that weight, you’ll be acceptable. 

The Perfection Deception gets to the heart of true beauty as defined by God. Join several women—Jennifer Strickland, a former model; Sabrina Black, a counselor; authors Regina Franklin and Jennifer Rothschild, along with several young women—as they discuss the pressure women face to be perfect . . . and the one true place they can find their heart’s desire.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

What Does Every Parent Need To Know About Their Teenager?

Bobby implores Christian parents to instill a Gospel-centered vision into their teenagers so they can navigate through these confusing times.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Why is the Bible against sexual freedom?

Nathan Betts (http://bit.ly/nathanbetts) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "Why is the Bible against sexual freedom?". Want to read more widely on this question? Check out "Sex And The iWorld: Rethinking Relationship beyond an Age of Individualism" by Dale Kuehne (http://bit.ly/1t5cCSQ).

This video is episode 5 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media.

More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": http://bit.ly/sabqvideo
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

How Is A Christian Sanctified By The Gospel?


Bobby explains how key the Gospel is in a believer's ongoing sanctification.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What does it really mean to be human?




Dr. Andy Bannister (http://bit.ly/andybannister) of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question "What does it really mean to be human?". Want to read more widely on this question? Check out C. S. Lewis' two books "The Abolition of Man" (http://bit.ly/1xWbI1F) and "The Weight of Glory" (http://bit.ly/1ws358o).

** You might also want to check out the 2015 RZIM Summer School taking place in Toronto from 28 June to 3 July 2015. The theme this year is "Reduced or Redeemed: What Does It Really Mean To Be Human?". Visit http://rzimsummerschool.ca for more information. Andy Bannister is one of the speakers.**

This video is episode 4 of the "Short Answers to Big Questions" series, in which we take 50 of the most common questions and objections about Christianity and attempt to give short, succinct answers to each of them. In such short videos, we realise we can only often scratch the surface—nevertheless, we hope to give you lots of food for thought. Do feel free to download each video, circulate it to friends, or share it on social media.

More about "Short Answers to Tough Questions": http://bit.ly/sabqvideo
More about RZIM Canada: http://www.rzim.ca/

Friday, February 06, 2015

Miracles and the Laws of Nature

View the complete video Science & God at: http://dod.org/programs/the-search-fo...

Some modern day theories seem to pit science against God, but why? Do you have to choose or can you intellectually believe in both? In Science & God, author and social critic Os Guinness engages Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox in a conversation that explores this tension, with calculations that subtract neither God nor science. Lennox looks at both historical and contemporary explanations of the universe, offering his unique perspective. Decide for yourself what to think about this important debate as you examine both scientific and theological perspectives.

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Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Real Conflict



View the complete video Science & God at: http://dod.org/programs/the-search-fo...

Some modern day theories seem to pit science against God, but why? Do you have to choose or can you intellectually believe in both? In Science & God, author and social critic Os Guinness engages Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox in a conversation that explores this tension, with calculations that subtract neither God nor science. Lennox looks at both historical and contemporary explanations of the universe, offering his unique perspective. Decide for yourself what to think about this important debate as you examine both scientific and theological perspectives.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Choosing Science or God



View the complete video Science & God at: http://dod.org/programs/the-search-fo...

Some modern day theories seem to pit science against God, but why? Do you have to choose or can you intellectually believe in both? In Science & God, author and social critic Os Guinness engages Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox in a conversation that explores this tension, with calculations that subtract neither God nor science. Lennox looks at both historical and contemporary explanations of the universe, offering his unique perspective. Decide for yourself what to think about this important debate as you examine both scientific and theological perspectives.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Is Faith a Religious Word? (What's the evidence for truth?)

View the complete video Science & God at: http://dod.org/programs/the-search-fo...

Some modern day theories seem to pit science against God, but why? Do you have to choose or can you intellectually believe in both? In Science & God, author and social critic Os Guinness engages Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox in a conversation that explores this tension, with calculations that subtract neither God nor science. Lennox looks at both historical and contemporary explanations of the universe, offering his unique perspective. Decide for yourself what to think about this important debate as you examine both scientific and theological perspectives.

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Follow Day of Discovery on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dayofdiscovery

Monday, February 02, 2015

Science & God - Introduction



View the complete video Science & God at: http://dod.org/programs/the-search-fo...

Some modern day theories seem to pit science against God, but why? Do you have to choose or can you intellectually believe in both? In Science & God, author and social critic Os Guinness engages Oxford University Professor of Mathematics John Lennox in a conversation that explores this tension, with calculations that subtract neither God nor science. Lennox looks at both historical and contemporary explanations of the universe, offering his unique perspective. Decide for yourself what to think about this important debate as you examine both scientific and theological perspectives.

©2015 RBC Ministries. All Rights Reserved.

Follow Day of Discovery on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dayofdiscovery

Friday, January 30, 2015

Kirk Cameron & Gang Member - 5 Years Later...

You can learn more about "The Way of the Master" TV program, co-hosted by Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron at http://www.LivingWaters.com

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Does a Multiverse Explain the Fine Tuning of the Universe?

In the full podcast, Dr. Craig discusses two debates he had with the late Dr, Victor Stenger which included the concept of 'nothing', the Ontological Argument, multiple universes, and evidence for God.

Read more: http://www.reasonablefaith.org/the-de...

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What Is Concessional Apologetics?

Bobby explains how at times we must concede certain points a skeptic may bring to a conversation.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How Do We Interpret The Seemingly Ridiculous In Scripture?

Bobby examines what we do with parts of scripture that can appear ridiculous to us.

Monday, January 26, 2015

James Smith - Your Present Trial (Christian devotional)

James Smith - Your Present Trial (Christian devotional)

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 5:3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 

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!

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

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Drop Box - The Heart of the Story

Hundreds of babies are abandoned on the streets of Seoul, South Korea every year, but one brave pastor has made it his mission to save them. This powerful true story comes to life when The Drop Box comes to movie theaters for three nights only - March 3, 4, and 5, 2015.For more information, visit: http://thedropboxfilm.com #thedropbox

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Moral Argument

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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: The Moral Argument

Can you be good without God? Let’s find out! [Atheist helps kitten out of tree.] Absolutely astounding! There you have it - undeniable proof that you can be good without believing in God!

But wait!

The question isn’t “Can you be good without believing in God.” The question is: “Can you be good without God?”

See, here’s the problem: If there is no God, what basis remains for objective good or bad, right or wrong? If God does not exist, objective moral values do not exist.

And here’s why.

Without some objective reference point, we have no way of saying that something is really up or down. God’s nature provides an objective reference point for moral values – it’s the standard against which all actions and decisions are measured. But if there’s no God, there’s no objective reference point. All we’re left with is one person’s viewpoint – which is no more valid than any one else’s viewpoint.

This kind of morality is subjective, not objective. It’s like a preference for strawberry ice cream – the preference is in the subject, not the object. So it doesn’t apply to other people. In the same way, subjective morality applies only to the subject; it’s not valid or binding for anyone else.

So, in a world without God, there can be “… no evil and no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” (Richard Dawkins, Atheist)[1]

God has expressed his moral nature to us as commands. These provide the basis for moral duties. For example, God’s essential attribute of love is expressed in his command to “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27). This command provides a foundation upon which we can affirm the objective goodness of generosity, self-sacrifice, and equality. And we can condemn as objectively evil greed, abuse, and discrimination.

This raises a problem: is something good just because God wills it, or does God will something because it is good? The answer is: neither one! Rather, God wills something because He is good.

God is the standard of moral values just as a live musical performance is the standard for a high-fidelity recording. The more a recording sounds like the original, the better it is. Likewise, the more closely a moral action conforms to God’s nature, the better it is.

But if atheism is true, there is no ultimate standard so there can be no moral obligations or duties. Who or what lays such duties upon us? No one.

Remember, for the atheist, humans are just accidents of nature – highly evolved animals. But animals have no moral obligations to one another. When a cat kills a mouse, it hasn’t done anything morally wrong. The cat’s just being a cat. If God doesn’t exist then we should view human behavior in the same way. No action should be considered morally right or wrong.

But the problem is – good and bad, right and wrong do exist! Just as our sense experience convinces us that the physical world is objectively real, our moral experience convinces us that moral values are objectively real. Every time you say, “Hey, that’s not fair! That’s wrong! That’s an injustice!” you affirm your belief in the existence of objective morals.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Why Does God Harden Hearts?

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

Friday, January 16, 2015

Why Are So Many Young People Leaving The Church?

J. Warner Wallace gives an explanation for why so many young people are leaving the church after entering college.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bishop J. C. Ryle - Counting the True Cost (Christian devotional)



Bishop J. C. Ryle - Counting the True Cost (Christian devotional)

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Luke 14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— 29 lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? 

J.C. Ryle - (1816-1900), first Anglican bishop of Liverpool
John Charles Ryle was born at Macclesfield and was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford. He was a fine athlete who rowed and played Cricket for Oxford, where he took a first class degree in Greats and was offered a college fellowship (teaching position) which he declined. The son of a wealthy banker, he was destined for a career in politics before answering a call to ordained ministry.

He was spiritually awakened in 1838 while hearing Ephesians 2 read in church. He was ordained by Bishop Sumner at Winchester in 1842. After holding a curacy at Exbury in Hampshire, he became rector of St Thomas's, Winchester (1843), rector of Helmingham, Suffolk (1844), vicar of Stradbroke (1861), honorary canon of Norwich (1872), and dean of Salisbury (1880). In 1880, at age 64, he became the first bishop of Liverpool, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. He retired in 1900 at age 83 and died later the same year.

Ryle was a strong supporter of the evangelical school and a critic of Ritualism. Among his longer works are Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856-69) and Principles for Churchmen (1884).

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Does God Command Human Sacrifice?

Bobby Conway answers whether or not God's command to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac is an endorsement of human sacrifice.