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Category Archives: Apologetics

An Atheist, A Christian, and a Buddhist Walk Into a Bar

The following is a quote from Andy Braner.   I rarely direct quote but this concept is so needed in America and right now!   We don’t see each other and we do not hear one another.

“No, it’s not a joke. There’s no punchline. Last night in Durango Colorado, it really happened. I’ll explain.

A few weeks ago, my friend DJ threw out a crazy idea. “I wonder if we could get more interaction in town if we invited people of different belief systems to a forum?” he asked. Read more of this post

O Holy Night

The Messiah

The people who walk in darkness
will see a great light.
For those who live in a land of deep darkness,
    a light will shine.

… …

For a child is born to us,
    a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.

    And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
    will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
    for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    will make this happen!

Isaiah 9

My words: read and wonder!

Advent — the Coming!

Isaiah 11 The Message (MSG)

11 1-5 A green Shoot (Jesus) will sprout from Jesse’s stump,
    from his roots a budding Branch. (a new branch)
The life-giving Spirit of God will hover over him,
    the Spirit that brings wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit that gives direction and builds strength,
    the Spirit that instills knowledge and awe of God.
The awe of God will be all his joy and delight.
… …
The whole earth will be brimming with knowing God-Alive,
a living knowledge of God ocean-deep, ocean-wide.

10 On that day, Jesse’s Root will be raised high,
posted as a rallying banner for the peoples.
The nations will all come to him. His headquarters will be glorious.

Science Makes God Unnecessary

Not so fast. Ph.D. mathematician and professor Dr. William Dembski loves science and seeing what scientific discovery points to: the necessity of a Master designer. Watch him explain how. Dembski is the author of Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science.

Genesis to Justice

1,000 pages of Bible drawn on a napkin? Author James Choung draws 4 circles to communicate the fall of man, then Jesus and the cross, up through today’s issues like social justice.

Go for justice!

What is faith?

These students have a point–these students made a point!

 

 

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The C. S. Lewis Story

I can’t expose the Lord of the Rings and Tolkien, as I did in 2013, without
looks at the life and works of C. S. Lewis. Why? Because J. R. R.
Tolkien had such an influence on Lewis. These short videos portray
the story of the transition that Lewis made and much with input
from Tolkien and other spiritual friends.

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Ancients

Here is the history of this work on creation.
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Atheism then and Atheism now

Yes, atheism is nothing new. The Apostle Peter spoke to them in one of his letters.

4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men
but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house,
to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

This is our calling–to be, become a part of the spiritual house that God is building. We are so honored to be a part of what He is building. We are the priesthood, offering sacrifices within and without, in our hearts and in the communities around us. Read more of this post

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