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How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age: An Interview with Joshua Chatraw – Bible Gateway Blog

Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

How To Talk About God in a Skeptical Age – Tim Challies

The gospel of Jesus Christ is fixed, unchanging, and unchangeable. Just as God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, so, too, is the good news of what Jesus Christ has done. But the methods and strategies Christians use to explain and defend that gospel can vary as much as humanity does. While there have... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online p0rn age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

‘We’re in a New Age’: Disney Channel, Nickelodeon Air Ads Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month

'We're in a New Age': Disney Channel, Nickelodeon Air Ads Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month Disney Channel and Nickelodeon once limited their celebration of LGBT Pride Month to social media platforms, but are now broadcasting commercials placing the issue in front of Americas children.A June commercial sponsored and aired by the Disney Channel featured... Read more

Joy at Any Age – Beloved Women – June 17, 2020

Joy at Any Age  Beloved Women June 17, 2020READ: They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green. (Psalms 92:14 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT:  Gardeners like myself, love perennials because you do the work to establish them once, and then they bloom repeatedly. Perennials are lasting or existing for a long... Read more

Anne Bradstreet Is a Good Tonic for a Virus-Haunted Age

For many Reformed evangelicals, the Puritans are like old friends. Pastor-writers like John Bunyan, Matthew Henry, and John Owen stare down from our bookshelves. Jeremiah Burroughs and John Flavel are quoted in sermons and on social media. Yet we hear far less about one important Puritan writer: Anne Bradstreet. We need Bradstreet because her works... Read more

Surviving in the Selfie Age // Eleanor Kwizera – TGC Africa

I have been privileged to work with young adults for the past 6 years. Its been a joy walking the path with young believers and non-believers at this watershed moment in their lives. As teens leave home and move to a university campus much about life and identity shifts or is unsettled. Increasingly, we live... Read more

5 Ways Exodus Confronts Our Secular Age

Exodus is epic. An underdog leader of a slave nation stands up to the world’s most powerful man. Hail, frogs, flies, and rivers of blood plague the most prosperous nation on the planet. God miraculously divides a major body of water so his people can escape their captors. Thats just the first half. No wonder... Read more

(Fake) Sex in a Technological Age

Authors note: The topic and examples in this section are sexually explicit. I leave certain details vague and ask that you not search for these things online. The worlds first sex robot debuted in fall 2018 to much fanfare. Many joined waiting lists to purchase this AI-equipped doll from Abyss Creations. The doll, named Harmony... Read more

The Crown Episode That Finds Faith in a Secular Age

Season three of The Crown removed any doubt that the Netflix showwhich explores the life and reign of Britains Queen Elizabeth IIis one of televisions best. Certain episodes from this season (like Aberfan or Tywysog Cymru) are as good as any Oscar-nominated movie this year. The best season-three episode, however, is arguably Moondust, a Prince... Read more

Taking Church Online in a Coronavirus Age

Like most other pastors and church leaders in recent weeks, I’m in the throes of confusion. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced upon us an ecclesiological conundrum. What does it even mean to be a church in times like this? How much does it matter that we continue to gather, physically, in the midst... Read more

Lessons from the Earliest Christians for Our Secular Age

In Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian Third Way Changed the World, Gerald Sittserprofessor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washingtonshows how the early church emerged in the Roman world with a distinctive identity in Christ. The phrase new race or third race comes from a second-century letter written to a Roman official named... Read more

Beware the Ideal Woman in the Age of Self

In days when bestselling books aimed at women peddle a message of self-confidence in fluent Christianese, quotes like What we need right now is more women who are full of themselves receive thousands of views and hundreds of positive comments on Instagram. The influencers who tout these messages are selling todays ideal womanthe confident, successful,... Read more

How to Do Theological Triage in Our Divided Age

Speak the truth in love. Truth in love. Truth and love. One of these often dominates in theological conversations, some choosing to emphasize the need for truth and others the need for love. According to Paul, truth-telling and genuine love for those with whom we are speaking are crucial for growing up in every way... Read more

Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 3): The Age of Accountability | Pastor Mark Driscoll

20 May Will Babies Be in Heaven? (Part 3): The Age of Accountability Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll The loss of a child is devastating, whether that childs life ends in the womb of its mother through miscarriage or abortion, or sometime after birth. With so many lives ending young, the... Read more

Persuasion 195 | Looking Ahead in a Viral Age - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 195 | Trying Forward in a Viral Age – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Have been a people who likes to handle each situation and have backup plans for each contingency. So what occurs when the entire world screeches to a close to halt and all the info weve used for choice making is now not legitimate? Nicely, for many of us, this has produced a not so... Read more

Persuasion 194 | Finding Goodness in a Viral Age - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 194 | Discovering Goodness in a Viral Age – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Loss and grief are central to the COVID-19 pandemic. Weve misplaced family members, jobs, freedoms, and safety. Some have misplaced their marriage ceremony dates or holidays. Some have misplaced sleep or a way of goal. Discouragement is frequent as all of us scramble to seek out which means within the midst of a disaster.... Read more

Persuasion 193 | Releasing Control in a Viral Age - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 193 | Releasing Management in a Viral Age – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] COVID-19 has taken away a lot from us, together with our sense of management. Our plans have been cancelled, and our actions are restricted. We will not go the place we wish after we need with whomever we select. Lack of management might make us offended or fearful or pissed off (or all of... Read more

Persuasion 192 | Seeking Justice in a Viral Age - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 192 | In search of Justice in a Viral Age – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Anger is on the rise through the COVID-19 pandemicand for good motive. Virtually each side of our lives has been upended. We at the moment are working and studying from dwelling. All of our public gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, from weddings to funerals to sports activities to graduations. Now we have been... Read more

Persuasion 191 | Practicing Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 191 | Practising Lament in a Viral Age, with John Starke – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] The world is grappling with a pandemic that's altering life as we all know it. We're grieving the lack of family members. Those that have recovered are dealing with unsure long-term well being circumstances. The worldwide financial system is struggling together with unknown ramifications for hundreds of thousands of workers. Because the coronavirus runs... Read more

Persuasion 190 | Pursuing Wholeness in a Viral Age - Christ and Pop Culture

Persuasion 190 | Pursuing Wholeness in a Viral Age – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Until youve been offline or off planet, you might be conscious of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. It's the main historic occasion of our time, affecting all the pieces from work and college to church and group. We're all scrambling to determine the right way to dwell and function beneath a brand new normalone and... Read more

Rich Christians in an Age of Coronavirus | RELEVANT Magazine

Wealthy Christians in an Age of Coronavirus | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] My first thought once I heard that the U.S. authorities could be sending money funds to most People was about my lavatory. With the $3,900 stimulus my household of 5 will obtain from the federal authorities, we may make some long-overdue house renovations. My spouse Diana rapidly dismissed this concept. If wea... Read more

Connecting with other Christians in the age of social distancing - Mission Network News

Connecting with different Christians within the age of social distancing – Mission Community Information

[ad_1] USA (MNN) We werent made for social distancing, nevertheless it is perhaps a chance to look at our doubtlessly half-hearted interactions with others. With roughly 20% of the world inhabitants in lockdown, Beth Matheson from Wycliffe USA factors out social distancing has revealed how hole our in-person interactions usually are. All of us are... Read more

Meet the Man Who Brought John Owen to a Modern Age

Meet the Man Who Introduced John Owen to a Trendy Age

[ad_1] Its unlikely that these unfamiliar with Banner of Reality’s Puritan Paperback sequence have ever heard the title Robert J. Ok. Regulation. Those that’ve learn these books, nevertheless, owe a debt of gratitude to the pastor whose private labor of affection reworked a number of of John Owens writings, making them readable and accessible to... Read more

Asking Small Questions in an Age of Uncertainty

Asking Small Questions in an Age of Uncertainty

[ad_1] Over the previous few days, the governor of Washington state prohibited gatherings of greater than 250 individuals within the Seattle space, the governor of Kentucky known as on church buildings to droop weekly providers, and the governor of New York known as within the Nationwide Guard to supervise a one-mile containment area within the... Read more

Trusted for Truth: The Great Challenge of the Age - Tim Challies

Trusted for Reality: The Nice Problem of the Age – Tim Challies

[ad_1] This week the weblog is sponsored by Southern Seminary and was written by R. Albert Mohler Jr. Southern is gifting away over 150 books this March for #SBTSMadness. Everybody who enters will obtain a free obtain of the Sermon on the Mount Examine Journal by Jonathan Pennington. A era in the past, David Wells... Read more

What Answers are People Looking for from the Bible in an Age of Coronavirus? - Bible Gateway Blog

What Solutions are Individuals Searching for from the Bible in an Age of Coronavirus? – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Sr. Director of Digital Merchandise at Bible Gateway. If we survey the queries on Bible Gateway which are trending above regular this week, they fall into three major classes: the top of the world, illness, and concern. Additionally bats. [Learn these 5 Bible verses once you really feel anxious] As occurs in lots of... Read more

(Fake) Sex in a Technological Age

(Pretend) Intercourse in a Technological Age

[ad_1] Authors notice: The subject and examples on this part are sexually specific. I depart sure particulars obscure and ask that you just not seek for these items on-line. The worlds first intercourse robotic debuted in fall 2018 to a lot fanfare. Many joined ready lists to buy this AI-equipped doll from Abyss Creations. The... Read more