Daily Archives: January 1, 2015

Start Growing Closer to God Today!

Start 2015 off right by taking the 30-day Challenge to grow in your relationship with Jesus! The challenge starts today!

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Cold Case Christianity: best posts, podcasts and videos of 2014

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This assault rifle is OK, but apologetics is better This assault rifle is OK, but apologetics is better

J. Warner Wallace has posted the top 10 blog posts, podcasts and videos for 2014.

Blog posts:

10. 10 Important Questions for the Jehovah’s Witness Worldview
There are a number of philosophical and theological questions exposing the internal contradictions of the Jehovah’s Witness worldview.

9. How the Book of Abraham Exposes the False Nature of Mormonism
By taking an evidential approach to Christian and Mormon scripture, I confirmed the veracity of Christianity and guarded myself from the falsity of Mormonism

8. Ten Principles When Considering Alleged Bible Contradictions
If we objectively examine the Scriptures with these principles in mind, we’ll grow in our understanding of the Bible and better resolve the difficulties

7. Is Jesus Simply a Retelling of the Horus Mythology?
Is Jesus simply a retelling of the Horus myth? How similar is Horus to Jesus upon close examination?…

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New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Church – Church & Culture Blog

*Editor’s Note: This past blog is a favorite of the ChurchandCulture.org team, and has become a New Year’s tradition. Enjoy!

It’s that time of year again.

We’re going to lose weight, exercise more, get out of debt, stick to a budget, stop smoking, save for the future, and spend more time with family.

We make resolutions because we want to bring change to bear on our circumstances. We want to improve ourselves and our quality of life. And the top resolutions, for most people, tend to revolve around the same three poles: money, health and family.

But what would a set of New Year’s resolutions look like for you and your church, your role as a leader, or simply as someone who wants to live a life of strategic Kingdom investment?

And specifically, what if they came from the Bible?

Though many more could be added, here are fifteen to consider:

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End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 1, 2015 – New Year’s Day

End Times Prophecy Report

Bible prophecy in Today's news headlines Bible prophecy in Today’s news headlines

End Times Prophecy Report
HEADLINES
January 1, 2015
NEW YEAR’S DAY

CommentaryAnd OPINION

2015: we made it!

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ISRAEL: Record-breaking year for immigration to Israel – Very telling–just not in the way many in the churches are telling it.

INDONESIA: Bad Weather Hobbles Indonesia Jet Recovery; 7 Bodies Found

RUSSIA: Russian company ready to build lunar base

GERMANY: Merkel attacks “hatred” of anti-Islamisation marches – Merkel, her government’s policies, the marches and the the Islamic immigrant problem are all the results from the same team.

PALESTINIANS: Palestinians Move To Join International Criminal Court, Defying Israeli And U.S. Warnings

World War 3 Watch: December 29, 2014

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Obama secretly reaching out to Vladamir Putin using Henry Kissinger – It looks like Henry Kissinger has been secretly reaching out to Dunking Donuts.

Krauthammer Hits Scalise ‘Double Standard’: Obama ‘Didn’t Just Wander Into’ Rev. Wright’s Church Once [VIDEO]

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Are you walking in the light?

Possessing the Treasure

by Mike Ratliff

1 See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:1-3 NASB)

On this last day of 2014 looking back on the themes of the posts the Spirit has led me to write and post this year, especially in these last few weeks, I have never been more convinced that God’s people are being called to draw nearer to Him, to…

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