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Why Should a Baby Live?

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My title is adapted from a 2012 article by two philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva. Source
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What Best Explains The Desire for Moral Transformation?

Alex McElroy, Apologetics, Christian Apologetics, Moral Argument, Moral Transformation, Skeptics, theology, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Alex McElroy The reality of a moral law as well as the implications of immoral decisions is all too apparent. History is rife with the fallout from moral disagreement and disengagement. Embedded within the realm of moral epistemology is the problem of evil. Not only does the problem of evil loom large, but also cannot be reduced to a unilateral issue. Feinberg writes, “There is a final respect in which there is no such thing as the problem of evil. In recent years, philosophers have distinguished between a logical form of the problem of evil and an evidential form. Problems about moral evil, natural evil, the quantity of evil, evil’s intensity, apparently gratuitous evil, animal pain, and the problem of hell can all be posed in either a logical…
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Reconstructing Kimberella — The Disputed Anatomy in Detail

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Fossils often leave much room for very different interpretations of relatively poor evidence. Source
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Last Call: Addressing the Problem of Suicide

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Podcast: Play in new window Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS On August 1, 2007, Pastor John Mark Caton of Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen Texas, got a phone call from his brother.  It was his last call.  His brother took his life the next day.  Dr. Caton joins Frank to discuss this very difficult topic.  They address these among other questions: What can we do to prevent suicide? How should parents talk to their kids about it? (Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among young people.) Why is isolation such a problem? How does social media contribute to the problem? What does the Bible say about suicide? Can a person who commits suicide go to Heaven? How…
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Ouch, Huge Sky Survey Shows No “Alien Technosignatures”

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I say “ouch” on behalf of materialists, atheists, and Darwinists. Ten million stars and not a hint of alien civilization. Source
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Do Your Spiritual Conversations Become Frustrating Arguments?

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By Mikel Del Rosario We need to bring truth and love together in our apologetics I once had lunch with actor and filmmaker named Alex Kendrick. He’s best-known for his movies like Fireproof, War Room, and Overcomer. Few people realize what undergirds his ethos of engagement. Afterwards, we recorded an episode of the Table Podcast called “Faith, Work, and Filmmaking,” where he explained how 1 Peter 3:15 became his life verse. He told me this story: During college, I was talking to someone of the Baha’i faith. They believe there’s a number of ways to get to heaven…I found myself growing in frustration that he couldn’t see what I saw in the gospel. We began arguing and…we both left frustrated. But the Lord convicted me…when I saw 1 Peter 3:15. “But in your…
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Famed Biologist Jørn Dyerberg Explains His Turn to Intelligent Design

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If, like me, you’ve got a bottle of fish oil capsules in your refrigerator as a health supplement, you can thank Dr. Dyerberg. Source
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Is it Unbiblical to Argue for God?

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By Doug Potter In my earliest days of attempting to do apologetics, I was confronted in the church with the objection that relying on philosophy, particularly arguments for the existence of God, was not only unwise, it was unbiblical. Upon inquiring why, they attempted to persuade by pointing me to the Apostle Paul, who seems to discourage the use of philosophy. In I Corinthians, Paul wrote: And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified…and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith…
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