Emotion might lead you to salvation but not understanding.

Too many in every generation are satisfied with feeling saved, but inadequate to explain why they are believing in God and his word or able to mature because their faith in not grounded.  See this guest post.

Apologetics: An Alternative for the Next Generation

The Poached Egg – a site for all thinkers

http://www.thepoachedegg.net/the-poached-egg/2018/06/five-best-scientific-evidences-for-the-god-of-the-bible.html

If we lived forever, maybe nothing would seem important. — Discover

It’s true. We do live forever, and that is why what we choose to believe

“Did you know that nearly 9,000 people fell to the ground together in 2007 to make snow angels in North Dakota? Did you know that I’ve started a collection of door knockers to hang by our staircase? Did you know that some tarantulas are cobalt blue? WE ALL HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN.”

This month I am post

via If we lived forever, maybe nothing would seem important. — Discover

This month  I am posting guest blogs. There is nothing spiritual in this post. She has 25 million followers but this is all about the natural man. If we live in the emotions or the natural mind, we cannot make the cross over to reality. The message is not wrong – it just does not meet a minimum standard for anything beyond the natural. God is not there, nor will He be found there.

What the author forgets – temptation is not sin

How we react and act in temptation is what matters.

http://reformationcharlotte.org/2018/06/05/the-same-sex-attraction-hypocrisy-test/

When the “flesh” rules, You know it can’t be God – SBC controversy

This article condemns the possible election of a woman to head the large  Southern Baptist Convention. We know that when sex is what motivates decisions we are on carnal grounds. According to the Bible, when natural man forms the basis for God’s people it is not God’s will. Here is the passage:

PHILLIPS For now that you have faith in Christ you are all sons of God. All of you who were baptised “into” Christ have put on the family likeness of Christ. Gone is the distinction between Jew and Greek, slave and free man, male and female—you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, you are true descendants of Abraham, you are true heirs of his promise. (Gal 3:28)

Being IN Christ means that He alone makes decisions about who is leading and what his people are doing.  It is not based on gender differences in education, race or language. This is how the New Testament Church was run and where we need to return.

http://pulpitandpen.org/2018/06/05/sbc-leaders-float-idea-of-beth-moore-as-next-denomination-president/

What You Think Determines What You Are

This blog is not Roman Catholic because God is not Roman Catholic but this writer’s presentation of ideas is important. Change who and what you are by thinking God’s thoughts and acting upon them.

via A Christian Apologetics Manifesto (19 Ways to Ignite Apologetic Passion)

What Jesus Said about White Privilege (guest editorial)

According to our Declaration of Independence, our rights are not from the government but from God. This is a reminder that Civics is no longer taught in American schools.  But the man’s other conclusions are correct, that God gives blessings, not privilege.

http://pulpitandpen.org/2018/06/02/what-jesus-said-about-white-privilege/

There is also another factor – many white people live from paycheck to paycheck just like many minorities. So white privilege is a political position, not theological.

“And God Said It Was So”: Donald Trump Is the Spittin’ Image of Bad Theology by Carol P. Christ

Serious minded readers occasionally need to read stuff like this to remind us what real thinking and understanding is NOT. This is what happens when Self is on the throne. “The natural man receives not the things of the spirit of God.” Women too.

Carol P. Christ by Michael Bakas high resoultionI try very hard this election season to avoid reading about, watching, or listening to Donald Trump: the man is a liar, a cheat, a bully, a narcissist, a racist, a sexist, the list goes on. Yet even progressive commentators are talking almost exclusively about him. And now I am joining them–despite my best intentions.

Reflecting on why facts seem to matter so little to Trump, Patricia J. Williams characterizes his campaign as an exercise in one-way communication:

Freedom of expression is reduced to an arbitrary insistence upon one-way communication, a barked order. Making America “great again,” by this measure, is a command, not a hope. . . This assumption—the belief that communication flows in one direction only, that it is the role of some to speak and others only to listen—is a paradox that stifles rather than encourages debate.

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Patterns of Evidence (while I vacation)

By Krista Bontrager A Review of Patterns of Evidence In his film Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus, documentary filmmaker Timothy Mahoney recreates his search for the historical truth behind the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. I previewed this film at a theatrical release in February 2015. The documentary is now widely available for rent and purchase, […]

via A Review of Patterns of Evidence — Women in Apologetics

While I am on vacation…here, study guide for critical thinking

March 16, 2018 The new curriculum by Elizabeth Urbanowicz on comparative worldview helps kids develop critical thinking skills. │ LISA QUINTANA What is a great way to teach children why the Good News is, well, so “good”? 460 more words

via Helping Kids Develop Critical Thinking Skills — Women in Apologetics