The Case for Criticizing False Teachers – Plus Q&A
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1w ago
Every writer of the New Testament warned against false teachers. Even so, it seems that most people today are under the impression that it is a bigger sin to warn people of false teaching than to actually be a false teacher! How did this happen? In this midweek episode of the ‘I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be an Atheist’ podcast, Frank makes the case for criticizing false teachers and uses excerpts from his recent blog post to explain that the people who are causing the divisions are NOT those defending the truth–but those who are bringing false teachings into the Church. He also tak ..read more
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Can Moral Guilt Feelings Ever Be Objective?
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by Guest
1w ago
The feeling of moral guilt is a universal experience – that inward gnaw or inner ouch that we have done something wrong. It is that feeling a line has been crossed, a law has been broken, which leaves one wondering if we are genuinely guilty.  But are these feelings just that—feelings? A mere subjective experience? A cognitive disrupt? A snafu? Are Guilt Feelings only Guilt Feelings? Well, that depends. A person can feel guilty and not be guilty, i.e., pseudo guilt, while a person can also be guilty and not feel guilty. This may be the result of an anesthetized conscience, one’s moral ig ..read more
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How to Speak the Truth on Same Sex Marriage (Even If the World Hates You For It)
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1w ago
“If the world is against the truth, then I am against the world.” The words of Athanasius remain relevant even in modern times, as society continues to pressure the church to abandon Christian orthodoxy. In a video that has now gone viral, Father Calvin Robinson shared this quote from Athanasius during his 12-minute long debate speech at the Oxford Union. When bishops within his own church made the decision to “bless same-sex unions”, Robinson chose to defend the sanctity of marriage in response. Listen as Frank highlights numerous “truth bombs” that were dropped in the debate and e ..read more
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Cinco señales de la madurez espiritual
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by Guest
1w ago
Por Melissa Dougherty Todos queremos ser sabios en nuestro andar espiritual. Deseamos progresar y tomar buenas decisiones que resulten benéficas a largo plazo. Anhelamos vivir sabiamente en todas las áreas de nuestra vida y ser ejemplo para los demás. Pero lo que he visto es que el sendero para llegar ahí no siempre es el más sencillo. En mi experiencia, he sido testigo de lo que podríamos considerar cristianos maduros que en verdad viven de acuerdo a estas características. Pero también he visto a otros que carecen de ellas. Hoy quiero compartir contigo cinco señales de lo que considero es pr ..read more
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Five Reasons Why 30% of Students Aren’t Dropping Out of Church
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by Jason Jimenez
1w ago
As American culture grows increasingly more secular, churches are no longer carrying the kind of authority and influence they once had. Church is no longer a top priority for the bulk of young Americans, and a growing number of Christians don’t see the need to put down roots in a church. However, it may surprise you that there’s still a dedicated population of young people who say church is a top priority, and that faith is the single-most important thing in their lives. This is promising—and is something we should get excited about. So, instead of another report about the horrible and depre ..read more
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Are You a Wise Apologist (or Just a Wise Guy)?
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1w ago
There comes a time in every Christian’s life when their faith will be challenged. Apologetics has become a resource for many Christians who have the desire to learn how to defend the faith with confidence. Oftentimes that confidence can morph into contention when people lose sight of the reason why they studied apologetics in the first place. When used properly, apologetics can be a tool used for evangelism. But when the need to win an argument trumps the desire to spread the Gospel, apologetics can quickly become an outlet for friendly fire. In this midweek podcast episode, guest hosts and C ..read more
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Is What You Do More Important Than What You Believe? | with Alisa Childers and Natasha Crain
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1w ago
According to the New Testament, producing good fruit is being obedient to the commands of Christ. Jesus Himself even said, “If you love me, you’ll keep my commandments.” It seems that in order to behave the right way we first have to believe the right things–the revealed Word of God. The problem is, as Western society continues to grow hostile towards the biblical Christian worldview, many are embracing progressive “Christianity” as a more appealing alternative. But does this movement have the capacity to help its followers without causing harm? On this week’s podcast episode, guest hosts&nbs ..read more
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A Wolf in the Sheep Pen
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by Guest
1w ago
The church service at our suburban Cincinnati non-denominational church had barely ended when I started receiving text messages from friends. All of them shared some version of the same question my wife and I were asking each other about the sermon we had just heard from a visiting preacher: “What in the world was that?!” The simple answer was that we had unknowingly let a wolf in the sheep pen. The sermon was delivered by a man who on the surface was someone we could trust. He was a professor from a reputable Christian university, with master’s degrees in both Divinity and New Testamen ..read more
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Have Christians Confused Politics With the Gospel? with Dr. Michael L. Brown
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1w ago
How do Christians strike a balance when it comes to engaging with politics? If we don’t get involved, we’re not fulfilling our duty to seek truth and be salt and light. But on the other hand, there are times when we take things too far, and political candidates (instead of Jesus) become the rallying point of our faith. On today’s midweek podcast episode, Dr. Michael L. Brown returns to discuss what it looks like when we keep our priorities straight and shares some highlights from his book, The Political Seduction of the Church: How Millions Of American Christians Have Confused ..read more
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Are You Defending THE Faith or YOUR Faith? (Part 1)
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by Frank Turek, Dr. Frank Turek
1M ago
What happens when “Christians” deny a core doctrine of Christianity? It seems that many people in our culture today are creating their own versions of the Christian faith based on their personal preferences and don’t care whether something is true or not. For them, it boils down to one simple question: “Is this going to work for me?” In 1945, C.S. Lewis did a presentation for a group of Anglican ministers which later turned into an essay called ‘Christian Apologetics’. In it, Lewis makes clear that the Christian faith has certain boundaries, and if you decide to step outside of those boundari ..read more
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