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Masterclass in Evangelistic Apologetics from a Dead Presbyterian

John Gresham Machen (18811937) was, by any measure, one of the towering figures in American evangelicalism in the first half of the 20th century. He was born into a privileged and devoted Presbyterian family in Baltimore, Maryland. His father was a distinguished and scholarly lawyer, an avid reader, a linguist, and a man of theological... Read more

Death on Netflix: Im Thinking of Ending Things and Dick Johnson Is Dead

As a hospital chaplain working specifically in palliative care and end of life, death is something I encounter and contemplate often. In 2020, weve all probably thought about death more than normal. With more than 1 million deaths globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are considering the fragility of life in a... Read more

Seeing and Believing 266 | Dick Johnon is Dead and The Social Dillemma

It’s documentary week here on Seeing & Believing, featuring two new films from Netflix. Wade and Kevin dig into Dick Johnson Is Dead, an intensely personal new film from Cameraperson director Kirsten Johnson. By turns irreverent, playful, and deeply emotional, Johnson’s film explores the prospect of death and what it means to say goodbye. The... Read more

Should Christians Baptize on Behalf of the Dead?

In the middle of a long and detailed discussion of the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, Paul drops a confusing bombshell: Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf? (1 Cor. 15:29) Huh? In a... Read more

Portland Shooting Subject Shot Dead during Police Arrest

Portland Shooting Subject Shot Dead during Police Arrest The suspect of a fatal shooting of an activist was shot and killed as Federal agents attempted to execute an arrest warrant.According to BBC, Michael Reinoehl was shot and killed after attempting to flee from police in Lacey, Washington. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Reinoehl was... Read more

Black Christian Commentator, Bible Teacher Claims BLM Founders Practice Witchcraft, Summon the Dead

Black Christian Commentator, Bible Teacher Claims BLM Founders Practice Witchcraft, Summon the Dead Black conservative Christian and host of The Hamilton Corner podcast recently said the Black Lives Matter movement is associated with witchcraft and Marxist views.According to The Christian Post, in an Aug. 19 podcast episode called The BLM Connection to Witchcraft, Abraham Hamilton... Read more

Two Are Dead and Another Was Injured During Overnight Shootings in Kenosha | RELEVANT Magazine

Update: Police have arrested 17-year-old Antioch, Illinois resident Kyle Rittenhouse in connection with at least one of the shootings. He is being charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Two people were killed and a third was seriously wounded in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where protests continue to surge after a video of police shooting an unarmed Black man... Read more

Trump Sends Relief, Prayers to Iowa following Derecho Storm That Left 4 Dead

Trump Sends Relief, Prayers to Iowa following Derecho Storm That Left 4 Dead President Trump is extending federal assistance to the people of Iowa after a brutal windstorm that hit the state last week inflicted severe damage to buildings, crops and farmland. At least four people were killed in the storm as well, the Seattle... Read more

Pastor’s wife found dead, believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Pastor Adam Cater and wife Marilane Carter are seen in this file photo.Facebook/CarterA pastor's wife from Kansas is believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after her body was found this week following a frantic weeks-long search for her since she went missing at the start of August. Marilane Carter, 36, went missing on... Read more

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured

Massive Explosion in Lebanon Leaves at Least 100 Dead, 4,000 Injured On Tuesday afternoon, a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon took the lives of at least 100 people, left around 4,000 injured and hundreds of others missing.Lebanon has since declared a two-week state of emergency in an effort to recover from the explosion.According... Read more

Prayers for Beirut after huge blast leaves at least 100 dead

The aftermath of the explosion(Photo: Sky News)Christians are being asked to pray for victims and their loved ones after a gigantic blast tore through Beirut's port area on Tuesday night, killing at least a hundred people and injuring thousands. The Middle East Council of Churches said it was "devastated Beirut is facing a tragedy".  "Let's... Read more

Whats Wrong with Consulting the Dead? – TGC Africa

When I was growing up, I regularly witnessed the dead being consulted. It is a reality of my background. This practice has been going on for centuries, sadly even in African Christian circles. This is what prompted me to write this article. Many questions around this tradition need answering: Do the dead influence the living?... Read more

Why Moralistic Therapeutic Deism Is a Dead End

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism In the early 2000s, a movement came onto the scene that some Christian social philosophers identified as moralistic therapeutic deism. Basically, they surveyed about three thousand teenagers asking what they believed about God. What they found is that teenagers were basically believing that there is a God and all he wants for... Read more

7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago

7-Year-Old Girl, 14-Year-Old Boy among at Least 15 Dead following Fatal Shootings in Chicago A 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were among a long list of gun violence victims in Chicago over the weekend.The Chicago-Sun Times reports, as of Monday morning, 79 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, including nine... Read more

DNA Analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls Leads to Discovery

DNA Analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls Leads to Discovery Israeli researchers have made a breakthrough discovery about the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls, following an intense seven-year study.CBN News reports that the study involved DNA samples taken from the ancient manuscripts. The results showed that some of them were written far off in... Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls and DNA: what the latest research tells us

The fragment of Jeremiah from the Dead Sea Scrolls(Photo: Tadmit, Courtesy of Tel Aviv University.)It was announced on Tuesday that some 35 of the Dead Sea Scrolls have had their DNA tested. Most of the Dead Sea Scrolls are written on parchment - animal skin - and scholars have now tried to determine which animals... Read more

Why (and How) to Preach Christs Descent to the Dead

Death is a Thief and a Robber. Death is a Glutton and a Plague. Death is the Last Enemy and the one that every human being faces. In our own power, that confrontation is entirely futile, and yet were each forced to enter into the fray. Pastors preach funeral sermon after funeral sermon, loved ones... Read more

Why Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Why did Jesus rise from the dead? According to 1 Peter 1:3, his resurrection brings us at least two life-changing benefits:a living hope and a new life. Let’s consider these twin truthstwin promisesfrom the New Testament’s broader witness. Raised to Provide a Living Hope Death is a terrible thing. Most people face their own death... Read more

RELEVANT’s 5 Rejected Pitches for the ‘God’s Not Lifeless’ Quarantine-Centric Sequel | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] TheGod’s Not Lifelesscinematic universe has coated every part from atheists attempting to close down Christians to …effectively, OK, that’s about all of the universe has coated, but it surely’s discovered three film’s price of fabric there. This movie franchise stands ever able to repurpose its central idea of Christians discovering methods to... Read more

Apparently All of the Useless Sea Scrolls on the Museum of the Bible Are Phonies | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] On Friday, impartial researchers introduced that the Museum of the Bible’s prized Useless Sea Scroll fragments are all huge, fats phonies. The 16 fragments presupposed to be among the many oldest surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible are apparently forgeries, and out of doors collectors, the museums founder and among the worlds... Read more

Can We Elevate the Useless Like Jesus Did?

[ad_1] In Johns Gospel, Jesus performs a collection of indicators to point out that he's Israels long-awaited Messiah. In John 11, he performs the climactic signal, elevating to life his buddy Lazarus, who had been useless and buried 4 days. Within the context of this miraculous signal, Jesus proclaims: I amthe resurrection and the life.... Read more

What Does It Imply that Samuel Was Introduced Up from the Lifeless? (1 Samuel 28)

[ad_1] This text is a part of the Robust Passages collection. Take heed to the Passage Learn the Passage 11Then the lady stated, Whom shall I convey up for you? He stated, Deliver up Samuel for me. 12 When the lady noticed Samuel, she cried out with a loud voice. And the lady stated to... Read more

How Ought to Christians Assume In regards to the Day of the Useless?

[ad_1] The indifference of the Mexican to loss of life is nourished by his indifference to life. Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize winner In 2017 Pixar premiered Coco, a film centered across the Mexican custom of Da de los Muertosthe Day of the Useless (learn TGC’s evaluate). With the movies humorous punchlines, likable primary character, and... Read more

Seeing and Believing 216 | IT Chapter 2 and The Useless Zone

[ad_1] http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/216_IT_Chapter_2_and_The_Dead_Zone.mp3   With Kevin out this week, Wade is joined by Grindhouse Theology’s Blake Collier to debate “IT Chapter Two.” “IT Chapter Two” picks up 27 years after 2017’s “IT,” bringing the now grown up solid (which options Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Invoice Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, and James Ransone) again to Derry,... Read more

God Is Not Lifeless! – Crimson Letter Christians

[ad_1] I sat close to the again pew at Goldsboro District Meeting, after the ushers requested me to maneuver up just a few pews. Didnt you recognize that pastors, particularly Lutheran ones, abhor sitting near the entrance in worship as a lot as anybody else? I introduced with me my notepad and laptop computer bag,... Read more

Spiritually Useless: Is “Spiritual Death” within the Bible?

[ad_1] Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Obtain | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Todays Bible research will cowl the subject of being spiritually lifeless. What do individuals imply once they say an individual is spiritually lifeless? Is the thought of being spiritually lifeless really discovered within the Bible? Is there a unique... Read more