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ISV Translation and more

Posted: July 31, 2013

You can now download a nearly complete version of the ISV translation of the Bible (v2.0 preview) for the e-sword program at this link. Information about this translation may be… Read More

See Ancient Rome in 3-D!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a virtual tour of ancient Rome, thanks to Google Earth!

2009 AIM Schedule

Posted: July 31, 2013

February 5-9 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY Goal: To comprehend the “big picture” of the OT and its world. OLD TESTAMENT INTERPRETATION Goal: Redefine how the Bible is read (context) and learn… Read More

When Science Points to God (Dinesh D’Souza)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://townhall.com/columnists/DineshDSouza/2008/11/24/when_science_points_to_god

Response to “Our Mutual Joy” (Newsweek cover story on gay marriage by Lisa Miller)

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following was written in response to the Newsweek cover story, “The Religious Case for Gay Marriage.”  While many will take on the substance of the argument, I wanted to comment… Read More

The Truth about Christmas

Posted: July 31, 2013

I remember the night. It was chilly, especially for Florida, and Dad had a fire burning in the hearth. Even as a seven year old, I realized that this spelled… Read More

The “Holiday Paradox”

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please read Luke 2:42-52. Jesus had the holiday spirit. This was a busy time. Yet his family literally forgot the Lord —  they were not on the same spiritual wavelength…. Read More

Chronological Study Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Hot off the press: http://www.chronologicalstudybible.com/

CREATION DEBATE REPORT, by Jeff Chacon

Posted: July 31, 2013

CREATION DEBATE A SMASHING SUCCESS!by Jeff Chacon (Tampa), 10/29/08           The large ballroom at the University of Florida was buzzing with excitement and packed to overflowing Monday night as over… Read More

Archaeologists report finding oldest Hebrew text

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the article.

London buses to promote atheism, courtesy of Richard Dawkins

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7681914.stm

Could Paul have written Hebrews after all?

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.daveblackonline.com/origen_on_the_authorship_of_hebr.htm

SYNAGOGUE DEBATE IN N.Y.C.

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the report on the debate of 11/11/ 08. UPDATE: The debate took place at Safra Synagogue in Manhattan, 11/11/08. The U.S. government denied Shabir Ally a visa,… Read More

Fist Fight in Jerusalem!

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDUkqiEz8dA&feature=email

Zagreb Report (2008)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Croatia, one of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, lies in south central Europe. In 1991, Croatia proclaimed independence by holding its first democratic elections. The land extends from the… Read More

U.S. Founding Fathers on Religion

Posted: July 31, 2013

Often the "Founding Fathers" of the United States are quoted in an effort (1) to make them appear to have been biblical Christians, and especially (2) to make the U.S…. Read More

About Movements

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.unity-in-diversity.org/MissionMessenger/article.htm?mm34_09/mm34_09e.htm&34&9&1972

Interesting website on the Anabaptists

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.anabaptistfaith.com/

REGISTRATION FOR ROME 2009

Posted: July 31, 2013

Please copy and paste the following into the body of an email, and send to rome2009@ymail.com. Registration will be official only once deposit or full payment is received. Please COPY… Read More

2008 Science Image: the Bible (National Geograpghic)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/09/photogalleries/2008-best-science-photos/photo6.html

On the translation of eis in Acts 2:38 (purpose of baptism)

Posted: July 31, 2013

I thought you’d appreciate this correspondence between Jeff Smelser (a Northern Virginia Centerville preacher) and Edward Hobbs, N.T. Greek professor. It’s great primary source material on the subject. I received… Read More

Persecution in India

Posted: July 31, 2013

Indian News Network                    ………….good news gives health to the bones  INN #12, 19th September 2008 Here are some facts about our country. Population: 1.028 Billion Religion: Hinduism 82% Islam 12% Christianity… Read More

The Foster Report (AACC) — marriage & family data

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following has been adapted from "For the Record: The Foster Report" in Christian Counseling Connection (American Association of Christian Counselors — www.AACC.net), vol. 15, issue 4 (2008). Cohabitation and… Read More

Narcissism and leadership

Posted: July 31, 2013

Interesting piece. Jesus taught that the best leaders are those people who rate low in ego and high in serving others. Click here for the article.

The Church and The World: Some Thoughts by Steve Staten

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following download contains Steve Staten’s response to the recent C-AIM weekend on Early Church History, "The Church and the World," at which David Bercot was the guest speaker. The… Read More

Reality and the Disciple’s Worldview, by Jason Goble

Posted: July 31, 2013

  Reality is the hardest thing to correctly perceive. To know reality is to know truth. (The terms can be used interchangeably). Or, reality is the state of things as… Read More

Alexander Campbell on Preparing to Preach

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a deeper look.

Second Temple Wall Unearthed (Jerusalem Post)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Wall dating to Second Temple unearthedSep. 3, 2008Etgar Lefkovits , THE JERUSALEM POST The remains of the southern wall of Jerusalem that was built by the Hasmonean kings during the… Read More

Excellent slideshow on Creation/Evolution, by Denis O. Lamoureux

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here you can watch Beyond the Evolution vs. Creation’ Debate, by Denis O. Lamoureux For an excellent lesson on the interface between creation and evolution, watch Professor Lamoureux’ interesting lecture. Click… Read More

Shocking Youth Message, by a Southern Baptist preacher

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following sermon is by a Southern Baptist (Calvinist, evangelical) preacher. His call is prophetic, and much needed.  Radical preaching! Click here for the lesson.

Iran’s parliament votes in favour of punishing apostasy with death

Posted: July 31, 2013

Update: Iran’s parliament votes in favour of punishing apostasy with death   Mahmood Matin-AzadPhoto from Compass Direct On September 9, Iran’s parliament voted in favour of a draft law that… Read More

Interesting website (PreachingTheWord.com — Kent Hughes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for a website full of biblical messages.     

19 Questions to Ask Before You Give to Any Organization – Randy Alcorn (contribution)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the article. Or just read it below. Introduction: Read 2 Cor. 8:1-9; 14-15 God has given more to us than we need, so that we may help others… Read More

Dead Sea Scrolls online

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Israeli Antiquities Authority plans to put the Dead Sea Scrolls online. Dead Sea Scrolls to go digital on Internet By Joseph Nasr Wed Aug 27, 9:37 AM ET JERUSALEM… Read More

Ally-Boteach debate (intro) at YouTube

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to watch the introduction to the debate. Click here to order.

ROME 2009!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Visit Rome (2009 Biblical Study Tour)  2009 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR IN ITALY Highlights include the Coliseum, Catacombs, Sistine Chapel, Mt. Vesuvius and Pompeii, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and more…… Read More

Romans 9, by Michael Cameron, 2008

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the .pdf file.

Fear of Muslim backlash leads to cancellation of controversial novel

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following article is from the online version of the Wall Street Journal. Random House has cancelled a historical Muhammad novel deal, out of fear of repercussions. http://tinyurl.com/muhammadwsj

Free DVDs from Does God Exist (John Clayton)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Visit http://www.doesgodexist.tv for 24 free DVDs — to preview, view, or copy. (They may not be sold.) John Clayton is the one, more than anyone else, who trained John Oakes… Read More

Son of Hamas Leader Converts to Christianity!

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,402483,00.html JONATHAN HUNT: Why, after 25 years, did you change? MOSAB HASSAN YOUSEF: I believe that all those walls that Islam built for the last 1,400 years are not existing… Read More

Serious Call, by William Law

Posted: July 31, 2013

If you have never read William Law’s excellent 18th century work, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, you will find a .pdf version of the book by… Read More

How drugs affect driving behaviors

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to learn how use of alcohol, marijuana, tranquilizers etc affect driving on the road.

Man Sues Church after being Slain in the Spirit

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read about this unusual story from Kentucky.

Christ’s Miracles!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Can you name a Miracle where Jesus… Chemically changed the molecular structure of a liquid. Altered the molecular bonds of hydrogen between H2O molecules toincrease surface tension Created something out… Read More

Jim McGuiggan’s summary of Revelation

Posted: July 31, 2013

Adapted from Jim McGuiggan’s excellent Revelation. You can get the book from www.StarBible.com. … What have we seen in this book? The central thrust is comfort and assurance of ultimate… Read More

Islam/Judaism/Christianity DEBATE READY!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to order my recent debate with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Imam Shabir Ally.

CHURCH HISTORY WEEKEND READING

Posted: July 31, 2013

For all attending the Early Church History seminar with David Bercot, a little advance reading will help you to get the most out of the weekend. Most of us will have read… Read More

Flood Geology video, by Gordon Glover

Posted: July 31, 2013

If you haven’t seen Gordon Glover’s videos yet, I thought lesson #8 was particularly interesting (and funny).  Check it out at the link below. — John Lang  http://www.blog.beyondthefirmament.com/

A “Kinder, Gentler” Campbellite Baptismal Theology, by John Mark Hicks

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click on the link for the dialogue.

Dead Sea Tablet Discovered, Igniting Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article by Ethan Bronner, which appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

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Posted: July 31, 2013

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The Florida Outpouring (Todd Bentley), by Mark Cahill

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read Mark Cahill’s take on the "Florida Outpouring," click on http://www.markcahill.org/news.html.

Fun Cartoons from Anthony Sisco (humor)

Posted: July 31, 2013

www.hickoryflats.net

Review of Three-way Debate, by John Oakes

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click for John Oakes’ review of the 7 June 2008 debate with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Imam Shabir Ally. Shabir and Shmuley and I are already planning a rematch in… Read More

New series by Gordon Clover

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out Gordon Glover’s new video series that is available on his blog page, http://www.blog.beyondthefirmament.com/. Here are the lesson titles: Lesson 1:   Seeing Through a Glass DarklyLesson 2:   Science, Naturalism and MaterialismLesson… Read More

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia is fantastic tool. Please explore all the resournces at this website.

Photos of Earth from Space, by Sunita Williams

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the mind-expanding Microsoft PowerPoint file by clicking here. (In order to see this file you must have Microsoft Power Point or the Microsoft Power Point Viewer.)

A Review of Ben Stein’s EXPELLED, by John Oakes, PhD

Posted: July 31, 2013

My friend John Oakes has reviewed Ben Stein’s Expelled and I think the review is fair. Of course I enjoyed the film immensely — just watched it with my son this… Read More

The Design of Life (website)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check it out: http://www.thedesignoflife.net/.

Old Testament figure named on 2600-year-old tablet

Posted: July 31, 2013

By Dalya Alberge in London July 12, 2007 01:00am Tablet dating from 595 BC deciphered Names figure in court of Nebuchadnezzar Figure was ‘witness to turning point’ in history THE… Read More

52 BIBLE READING TIPS (31-52)

Posted: July 31, 2013

For tips 1-30, please click here. Bible Reading Tip 31: Hebrews  This anonymous letter was written to Christians from a Jewish background. They were apparently tempted to return to Judaism, or… Read More

Docetism

Posted: July 31, 2013

It is vital to understand Docetic teaching if we want to understand the letters of 1 and 2 John. Docetism is a corollary doctrine to Gnostic teaching. Because, in their… Read More

Mechanisms of God, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article by Christian apologist John Clayton. 

The Extent of the Genesis Flood

Posted: July 31, 2013

Read the fascinating article by Carol A. Hill.

Genesis and the Beginnings of Humanity, by William Golightly

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Bill Golightly’s fascinating article by clicking here.

N.T. Greek Resources

Posted: July 31, 2013

Many of us seem interested in becoming familiar with N.T. Greek.  Here are some useful websites: 1. www.GreekBibleStudy.org 2. http://www.biblicalgreek.org/ 3. http://www.teknia.com/index.php?page=home  

Responses to the morning daily bible studies

Posted: July 31, 2013

"I’m a stay-at-home mother and these studies have helped me tremendously to continue to do what I love to do — which is to think for myself! I pray for… Read More

HOPE worldwide Bulletin Mar-Apr 08

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the Hope Worldwide Bulletin.

Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Does science make belief in God obsolete?  Here is the link for a most interesting series of talks: http://www.templeton.org/belief/index.html   

Como se Formo la Biblia – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Virgen de Guadalupe – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Articles in Spanish – esp* (articulos en espanol)

Posted: July 31, 2013

All articles in Spanish can be found at once by searching with keyword esp* — which has been entered into the title of each article. — DJ

Evolution of the Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: July 31, 2013

This link takes you to a series of seven videos explaining the evolution of Billy Graham’s formula for salvation. — from Nick Karastamatis   Note: Please keep in mind that the theology… Read More

Darwin Online

Posted: July 31, 2013

Of interest for those who like Mr. Charles Darwin. His complete works are now online. — Phil Spadaro

Helpful Resources on the Reliability of the Bible, by Phillip Eichman

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://doesgodexist.org/MarApr08/Helpful_Resources__Bible.html 

EASTER

Posted: July 31, 2013

Did you know that there are two dates for Easter? One follows the Jewish Passover and is lunar, the other determined by solar calculation. This disagreement dates back to at… Read More

Bogus Claims in Archaeology (Ron Wyatt)

Posted: July 31, 2013

In the opening words of the article at Wikipedia, "Ronald Eldon Wyatt (1933-1999) was an amateur archaeologist (he had no training in the discipline and held no professional position) and… Read More

Keeping Pets in Their Place, by Charles Colson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Why we can’t afford to treat animals like they’re humans, by Charles Colson with Anne Morse | posted at Christianity Today website 4/29/2008 08:27AM. Click here.

The Catastrophe in Burma

Posted: July 31, 2013

I have been in contact with a church of 90 disciples in the former capital city of Rangoon (Yangon).  Rangoon city is doing okay, but the towns to the southwest… Read More

Cap Exposicion Biblica — esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Si tu hermano te hace algo malo – esp*

Posted: July 31, 2013

Descargue el archivo. Pdf haciendo clic aquí.

Interesting downloads, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

This link offers a host of interesting downloads: http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/faraday/Multimedia.php John Lang

Francis Collins presentation at UC Berkeley, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

I found the host website to be an interesting source of apologetic thought.  Check it out: http://www.veritas.org/ — John ang

Genesis and Common Descent, by John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

Last year I shared with each of you two papers I wrote for John Oakes’ on-line apologetics course that preceded the 2007 Apologetics Conference (paper 1, paper 2.) These papers… Read More

Relics of Eden (Review), courtesy of John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

This blog author (Cliff Martin) is a friend of Gordon Glover, author of Beyond the Firmament. I think his brief review of Relics of Eden hits the proverbial nail square on… Read More

The Church of Oprah

Posted: July 31, 2013

FYI (for your information), this link takes you to the religious beliefs of Oprah Winfrey. Listen to the interview and see what you think…  

Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Evidence For Christianity Newsletter (the ministry of Dr. John Oakes) by clicking here.

The Translation of Proverbs 22:6

Posted: July 31, 2013

Our interpretation of this passage of scripture hinges in part on the translation we are using. This article is a one-page study of Proverbs 22:6, as discussed in The Quiver. Download by clicking… Read More

Beyond the Firmament, from John Lang

Posted: July 31, 2013

UPDATE: I read the book and have been in contact with the author. Excellent! -DJ   I just finished viewing the videos from the link below and I am going… Read More

Footage from La Paz, Bolivia

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is from a Christian brother in Tampa, Florida. To view the video (length 3:30 mins), click here. I just returned from La Paz (12 March 2008).

NIV errors

Posted: July 31, 2013

I am often asked about the merits of various Bible translations. Like many of my readers, I was brought up on the NIV.  When I became a Christian (1977), the… Read More

New Release: Family Life

Posted: July 31, 2013

    According to 1 Timothy 3, how we build our own family is how we tend to build the church family.  This course covers everything the Bible teaches about… Read More

Instilling Humility in our Children

Posted: July 31, 2013

Pat Williams, author of Souls of Steel, shares his thoughts at Crosswalk.com. Click here to read the article.

DEBATE! Islam-Judaism-Christianity, 7 June 2008, Chicago

Posted: July 31, 2013

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach (www.shmuley.com) is the host of the National TV show, ‘Shalom in the Home’ airing on TLC (The Learning Channel), and the international best-selling author of 18 books. In Oxford,… Read More

Genesis: Literal History or Metaphor, from Honest Synopsis

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://honestsynopsis.blogspot.com/2008/02/genesis-literal-history-or-metaphor.html 

The Size of the Cosmos, by John Clayton

Posted: July 31, 2013

From the Jan/Feb issue of Does God Exist? Vol 35, no. 1. Used by permission of John Clayton.   It is difficult to pick up a newspaper or a scientific… Read More

Earth-like planets?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Media Distortions of Earthlike Planets  If you read the newspapers and their description of new planets being found around other stars you might come to the conclusion that scientists are… Read More

Poverty!

Posted: July 31, 2013

Appalling Numbers Of the six and one-half billion people living on the earth, 1.2 billion live on an average of 23 cents a day and 2 billion have no electricity. … Read More

The Coming Religious Peace, by Alan Wolfe

Posted: July 31, 2013

In the March 2008 Atlantic Monthly, there is an intriguing article by a professor from Boston College. http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200803/secularism

Willow Creek Apology

Posted: July 31, 2013

When a church realizes it has erred, an apology is in order. Read about a realization and change of direction in this large and famous congregation: http://blog.christianitytoday.com/outofur/archives/2007/10/willow_creek_re.html http://revealnow.com/story.asp?storyid=48    

Why Christians Read Their Bibles Poorly, by Gordon Fee

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://thebooksofthebible.info/resources/gordon_fee.php

Israel Church Update

Posted: July 31, 2013

So what is happening these days in Jerusalem? The churches in the Holy Land had a rough year in 2007, but as the word of God says in 1 Peter… Read More

The Healthy Body of Christ, by Scott Green

Posted: July 31, 2013

Food for thought!  Click here to read.

Christians Don’t Go to Heaven! — N.T. Wright

Posted: July 31, 2013

TESTING THE FAITHBishop: Christians don’t go to heavenAnglican challenges widespread belief, says believers asleep until God returns Posted: February 10, 20082:49 pm Eastern © 2008 WorldNetDaily   A bishop described as "one… Read More

Violence in Kenya: Disciples refuse to Kill

Posted: July 31, 2013

    22 January 2008 FACING DESTRUCTION, ESCAPING DEATHDisciples Among Victims Of Post-Election Violence In Kenya Compiled by John Maleya Following the announcement of official results of the presidential election… Read More

Interesting blog: One in Jesus

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://oneinjesus.info/

Blue Letter Bible

Posted: July 31, 2013

Check out the Blue Letter Bible. This is a great resource.

HOPEww: From Tashkent to Timbuktu

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download the .pdf

Seal from time of Solomon’s Temple Discovered

Posted: July 31, 2013

A stone seal bearing the name of one of the families who acted as servants in the First Temple and then returned to Jerusalem after being exiled to Babylonia has… Read More

Banned From Church!

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following article, from the Wall Street Journal,  has implications for church discipline. To read it, click here.

If God is everywhere, why do so few people find Him? by David Kupelian

Posted: July 31, 2013

To read the article, click here.

Unworthy Servants, by Ashley Hockenberry

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://eastregion.com/unworthy_servants.html 

Through the Bible in a Year

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/ThroughtheBible.pdf This is a plan I have recommended ever since 1995.  Many have followed it and accomplished the victory of reading through the entire Bible in a year. If this… Read More

Evolution presentations

Posted: July 31, 2013

I found these presentations to be very helpful in resolving the conflict many still perceive with regard to Creation and Evolution. — John Lang 1. http://www.ualberta.ca/~dlamoure/beyond.html. 2. http://www.randomdesigner.com/dvd.htm   

Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.aggelia.com/htdocs/kohlberg.shtml Some interesting thoughts, worth reading.

Coming to Peace with Science audio message by Darrel Falk

Posted: July 31, 2013

To hear the audio message: http://www.douglasjacoby.com/wp-content/uploads/1970/01/CFHG2007Falk.mp3  — Submitted by John Lang

VISIT ISRAEL, EGYPT, JORDAN

Posted: July 31, 2013

CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!     2008 BIBLICAL STUDY TOUR Every year the Biblical Study Tour brings us to another exciting location. (For example, last year we visited Pergamum, Ephesus, Laodicea, and Patmos.)… Read More

Brothers in prison (India)

Posted: July 31, 2013

A few brothers in Bangalore, India were falsely imprisoned for preaching the gospel. They are now out on bail. For details, please see message below from Shajus Philip, preacher in… Read More

Watchman Nee on Soul & Spirit, by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013

WATCHMAN NEE’S TEACHING ON SOUL AND SPIRIT:  A FORM OF NEO-GNOSTICISM A Review By Gordon Ferguson My Introduction To Watchman Nee and Witness Lee In my first ministry job, I… Read More

Matters of Conscience — A Deeper Look, by Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013

Common Misconceptions  The study of conscience biblically is a very interesting study, due partly to how misunderstood the subject actually is by many.  For example, it is common to hear… Read More

Voice of the Martyrs

Posted: July 31, 2013

 From The Voice of the Martyrs     Weekly News on Persecution IssuesFrom Around the World. Click Here to Subscribe to Our Weekly Email Alerts.          … Read More

Spiritual Authority, by McClung

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is a paper by Floyd McClung: Download .pdf

Plight of Christians in Iraq

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3564314n

News from DoesGodExist.org

Posted: July 31, 2013

Used with permission from John Clayton, from the November/December 2007 Does God Exist? bulletin Baby Killer Chimpanzees. We constantly are given the picture that chimpanzees are peaceful, nearly human relatives… Read More

Thoughts from Dr. Lennox

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here is an interesting debate between Richard Dawkins & John Lennox.  Dr. Lennox also has a new book. And here’s a brief video with Lennox & McGrath, as well as a… Read More

Does God Exist? debate with Michael Shermer

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to view the  to view the entire debate with Michael Shermer (23 June 2007) at YouTube. Due to YouTube’s 2007 nrequirement that no uploads be over 10 minutes, the debate… Read More

Wall of Nehemiah Discovered?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Israeli Says Elusive Biblical Wall Found       Nov 30 12:11 AM US/EasternBy REGAN E. DOHERTYAssociated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) – A wall mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Nehemiah and long… Read More

The Role of Women, by N.T. Wright

Posted: July 31, 2013

The following is a fascinating paper by New Testament scholar N.T. Wright. Download .pdf  

Dinesh D

Posted: July 31, 2013

  Dinesh D’Souza & Christopher Hitchens Debate: “Is Christianity the Problem?”  To watch the debate, click here:http://www.tkc.edu/

Report Aug-Oct 2007

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here

Aug 2007 Report on Papua New Guinea Medical Clinic

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the report on the Nine Mile clinic in Papua New Guinea.

Divorce reconsidered

Posted: July 31, 2013

The October 2007 issue of Christianity Today contains a very thought-provoking article on marriage and divorce.  Although you will want to read it for yourself, clicking here, the upshot is that there are three legitimate… Read More

Restoration Forum (Tom Jones)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Restoration Forum XXV:

Spirituality and Money — audio lesson from Gordon Ferguson

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.phoenixvalleychurch.org/sermons/index.htm

Poetry and Prose

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click on http://kkpullen.blogspot.com/ if you like Christian poetry (and prose). Some good stuff here!

BURMESE BROTHER SEEKS AIM SCHOLARSHIP

Posted: July 31, 2013

My name is Aung Ko Ko Win. I am a Burmese brother, who converted to Christianity in 1996 in Yangon, Myanmar. I was met by one of the brothers and… Read More

Website of Malcolm Cox

Posted: July 31, 2013

A nice biblical resource — check out the website of Malcolm Cox (London, England): http://homepage.mac.com/mccx/PhotoAlbum1.html.

Resources for the Study of Islam

Posted: July 31, 2013

GeneralBergen, Peter L, Holy War, Inc. Free Press, 2001.Braswell, George W., Jr., Islam. (Broadman & Holman, 1996.Cragg, Kenneth, The Call of the Minaret. Orbis, 1985.Geisler, Norman and Abdul Saleeb, Answering… Read More

Help for Southern California! [HOPEww]

Posted: July 31, 2013

Note: This weekend I am in San Diego. In fact, I will be speaking Sunday to a group very affected by the recent fires.  Many, if not most, have been… Read More

A (more accurate) Medical Account of the Crucifixion

Posted: July 31, 2013

A Medical Account of the Crucifixion Simplified & Amended1 Hanging, electrocution, knee-capping, gas chamber: these punishments are feared. They all happen today, and we shudder as we think of the… Read More

Matters of Faith Find a New Prominence on Campus, by Alan Finder

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to read the article.

Baptism for the Dead, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013

Download Baptism for the Dead2, by Glenn Giles (Denver).

Group Sex OK, Says Canadian Supreme Court

Posted: July 31, 2013

Source: Christian Counseling Connection, 2007, 1For a number of years now, Canada has lived under very contradictory sexual rules. Homosexual relations are lawful

New Strobel book (from John Lang)

Posted: July 31, 2013

“I’m about half way through this book in audio format.  It draws from a number of current sources to address some of the most recent attacks on the credibility of… Read More

Greek Bible Study

Posted: July 31, 2013

Peter Coad is developing a website calledhttp://www.GreekBibleStudy.org. Check it out.

Journey through Islam, by Erwun Caner

Posted: July 31, 2013

Here is a clear and understandable video message on the relationship between Muslims and Christians.

Brother murdered in Guatemala – prayers requested

Posted: July 31, 2013

In February I visited Guatemala with one of my daughters. The spirit of the church there was amazing. But the family has just suffered a shocking blow, as one of… Read More

A New Temple? (Jerusalem Post)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Traditionally the Temple Mount Faithful attempt to set up a foundation stone for the Third Temple on Tisha Be’av, and the police routinely prevent them from doing so. The occasion… Read More

The Antichrist

Posted: July 31, 2013

THE ANTICHRIST

Lawyers, Liars and Rhinos, by James Greig

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here for the doc.

Covenant Eyes – Software for Purity

Posted: July 31, 2013

Covenant Eyes — this is a website to “Develop, Demonstrate, and Defend your integrity.” The name tells it all. Check it out.

Intelligent Design: Are We Fighting Against God?, by John Oates

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationships

Posted: July 31, 2013

Lutherans to allow pastors in gay relationshipsSat Aug 11, 2:00 PM ET CHICAGO (Reuters) – Homosexual Lutheran clergy who are in sexual relationships will be able to serve as pastors,… Read More

Terminology Reinforces Theology

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Prayers for Sierra Leone

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Jesus Seminar and Higher Criticism, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013

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I was a fanatic…I know their thinking, says former radical Islamist

Posted: July 31, 2013

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Restoration Movement Website

Posted: July 31, 2013

You may be interested in this website, which seeks to promote common ground among Restoration Movement churches.http://www.restorationunity.com/   

Tablet linked to obscure O.T. figure found

Posted: July 31, 2013

Original article can be found here, http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?Id=26084.

HOPEww Afghanistan

Posted: July 31, 2013

The Secret: critiques in Scientific American & Christianity Today

Posted: July 31, 2013

Michael Shermer shares his views on Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret. Click here to read his article in Scientific American.Interestingly, the latest issue of Christianity Today also features an article on this popular book/DVD…. Read More

DNA study challenges basic ideas in genetics

Posted: July 31, 2013

DNA study challenges basic ideas in genetics — Genome ‘junk’ appears essential”The instruction manual for life is written in a language we are only just beginning to understand,” Francis Collins, director… Read More

Shermer-Jacoby Debate

Posted: July 31, 2013

THANKSI very much appreciate the prayers thousands of you have been sending up for tonight’s debate with Michael Shermer (the skeptic).

Cosmos and Creator, by William Lane Craig

Posted: July 31, 2013

 http://www.arn.org/docs/odesign/od172/cosmos172.htm#31

Superb evidences website

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/

Herod the Great’s Tomb Found!

Posted: July 31, 2013

FOX NEWS:

Sermon Stealing

Posted: July 31, 2013

FROM THE PULPIT: Pastor inspiration: Divine or online?

Taliban Tells Pakistani Christians: Convert or Die!

Posted: July 31, 2013

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 

Messianic Prophecy

Posted: July 31, 2013

Any study of prophecy eventually leads us to Christ. Prophecies about the Messiah are called “Messianic” prophecies. The term “messiah” comes from the Hebrew Massiah, which means “anointed one.” The… Read More

Book recommendation: Is There a God?

Posted: July 31, 2013

Is There a God? Questions about Science and the Bible, by John Oakes, Ph.D. Pub: IPI (http://www.ipibooks.com.)

The Secret (continued), by Chad Garber

Posted: July 31, 2013

Douglas Jacoby has shared his critique of the idea promoted in the popular book The Secret. This is my response, based on an interview with Bob Proctor (one of the main… Read More

Jesus, a Killer?, by John Stewart

Posted: July 31, 2013

Although the following piece is very strong and will probably offend some of my readers, it raises some crucial questions. Our brother in South Dakota (the author) is on to… Read More

The Danger of Inferences, by Glenn Giles

Posted: July 31, 2013

  

Prosperity Preaching: Deceitful and Deadly

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.crosswalk.com/pastors/11531324/

Interview with Muslim Terrorist Recruiter

Posted: July 31, 2013

60 Minutes interview with a former terrorist recruiter who has given it up. Here is what he said (a 10-minute excerpt from the show): Bob Simon: “The position of moderate Muslims… Read More

Christians in Science

Posted: July 31, 2013

Interesting link: http://www.cis.org.uk.

Collins: Why This Scientist Believes in God (CNN)

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/03/collins.commentary/index.html  

Adoption & Homosexuality

Posted: July 31, 2013

ADOPTION AND HOMOSEXUALITYUsed by permission from John Clayton, Does God Exist? November/December 2006. In the July 2006 issue of Michiana Christian News is an article by Ed Vitagliano about gay… Read More

Lilly Foundation Study

Posted: July 31, 2013

As you monitor developments immediately outside the "brother" circle, here’s a suggestion in case you haven’t yet encountered it–the "Gospel in Our Culture Network," (http://www.gocn.org) an interdenominational group of scholars… Read More

Mapping NT Social Networks

Posted: July 31, 2013

Take a look at this fascinating ESV study on social networks in the NT:http://www.esv.org/blog/2007/01/mapping.nt.social.networks.

House churches vs. Conventional Churches

Posted: July 31, 2013

House Churches Are More Satisfying to Attenders Than Are Conventional Churches January 8, 2007 (Ventura, CA) – With the growth of house churches across the country, a new study by… Read More

Looking for Answers

Posted: July 31, 2013

Looking for Answers

Biblical Study Tour in Ephesus

Posted: July 31, 2013

Website: Bethinking.org

Posted: July 31, 2013

http://www.bethinking.org/

Report from Israel

Posted: July 31, 2013

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We’ve had an exciting few months in the Holy Land Churches of Christ, and wanted to share some of our good news with you. The last… Read More

Obituary: Common Sense

Posted: July 31, 2013

 

The Biblical Basis for the Gifts

Posted: July 31, 2013

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52 BIBLE READING TIPS (1-30)

Posted: July 31, 2013

Bible Reading Tip 1: Get a version of the Bible you can understand and enjoy. These days there are numerous readable (and reasonably accurate) translations available to the reader of… Read More

The Workman Approved

Posted: July 31, 2013

PREACHING AND PREACHERS (EXPANDED)DR. DOUGLAS JACOBYJUNE 2004 I. INTRODUCTIONLike many of us in the conservative wing of the Restoration Movement" "[1] I was exposed to biblical preaching for several years… Read More

The Evolving Tithe, by Mark Shaw

Posted: July 31, 2013

Click here to download the .pdf file.

The Lord’s Supper

Posted: July 31, 2013

Putting “Supper” Back in the Lord’s Supper This essay aims to address one of the basics of the faith: our communion. People have often asked such questions as why we… Read More

Southern Baptists Debate Sinner’s Prayer

Posted: June 22, 2012

Read about the recent controversy. CLICK for article.

Summer Apologetics Course

Posted: June 8, 2012

APOLOGETICS COURSE In a non-Christian world, where faith is challenged and disinformation is rampant, apologetics is essential. If we are to reach the majority of the world’s population, who do… Read More

Edward Fudge on Hell

Posted: May 30, 2012

CLICK for a recent lecture by the world’s leading scholar on hell and the conditional view of immortality. Fascinating. This is the view I have been teaching for over 20… Read More

Interesting facts (The Foster Report )

Posted: April 25, 2012

The following has been adapted from For the Record: The Foster Report, by Gary D. Foster. It appeared in the most recent bulletin (Vol 18, No 2) of the American… Read More

Implications of the Human Genome Project, by John Lang

Posted: May 30, 2007

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Is There A God?

Posted: May 30, 2007

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Journeys of Paul

Posted: January 26, 2007

The Journeys of Paul is a website designed to take you through Paul’s three missionary journeys.

Clergy forbidden to marry!

Posted: January 13, 2007

Whereas in 692 AD the Council of Trullo forbade bishops to marry, it was not until the First Lateran Council, 1123 AD, that Rome forbade all clergy from marrying.

The Guinea Worm Revisited, by John Clayton

Posted: January 10, 2007

THE GUINEA WORM — Used with permission. Nov/Dec 2006, www.DoesGodExist.org Are you carrying around some vestigial conviction that God is good, or that Nature loves you? We guarantee that our… Read More