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FF: How Harry Potter should have ended

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For your Halloween treat; this might be spoilerific if you haven’t seen the last movie.

The #1 killer of African Americans

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(HT: Wretched)

We find Dawkins' lack of debate disturbing...

It's easy to say, "I won't debate him because it's not worth my time."  Sometimes that may be a true statement (cf. Pro 24:4-5), but as mennoknight points out, sometimes these are the words of a cheeky lad who never quite grew up.

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Understanding creation and K-12 homeschooling

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.(Psalm 19:1 ESV)

I had one of those moments that reminded me of the importance of a parent knowing what their child is learning.  Our fifth-grader is preparing to move into a unit on the atmosphere in her science curriculum, and, of course, Psalm 19:1 came to mind.  I explained that we are "thinking God's thoughts after Him" when we learn how the design of the world helps us to survive.

As I was flipping through her notes in preparation, I noticed a page that starts, "So where did our atmosphere come from?"  I sighed.  "Evidence seems to suggest..." is not a known or testable statement; it is a statement of faith just as much as believing God created it, with the exception that creationist evidence is censored in major scientific journals.

It continued to say that "when the Earth first formed, it had little or no atmosphere at all."  That is a line drawn in the s…

FF: Faster than the speed of Tweets

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Who's phobic?

Pro-homosexual activists threw concrete through windows Saturday in Arlington Heights, IL, because they said there was a homophobic meeting taking place there.  They not only damaged property, but they've also taken the terrorist route and threatened more attacks if the event, where Erwin Lutzer was the keynote speaker, is not shut down.

Hmm... so who are the phobic ones?ATFAHrepeatedly stated that they and their speakers oppose violence against homosexuals, but that is not a feeling reciprocated by those who love an undisturbed lifestyle choice.

Pray that those who are involved with this crime come to the truth of the gospel, repenting of their current downward spiral of sin, and for the continued safety of all in attendance at the  event.

The downward spiral in Romans 1:22-32:

Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images ... Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies am…

FF: Don’t watch this; it’s too mainstream

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Of course, I was doing this before it was cool: HT: Ken Silva

FF: Babies

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Petition to SEC Clinton to to call for Pastor Youcef’s release

That rope around the ankle of the high priest (Yom Kippur)

Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  In ancient Israel on this day, the people gathered in anticipation as the High Priest brought the sacrifice into the Holy of Holies.  Would God accept the sacrifice?

Dr. Will Varner has a post exploding a popular myth repeated by many of us in regards to this day: there's no ancient support for the idea that the High Priest wore a rope or chain just in case the other priests had to pull his dead body out.

Of course, the human priests did eventually die like the rest of us, and they, by God's design, were never done with their offerings.

Heb 4:7–12:
This makes Jesus the guarantor of a better covenant. The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God lthrough him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.


For it was indeed…

A must-read article on Noah’s Flood

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Andy Nasselli posted a free PDF of the following article with the publisher’s permission: William D. Barrick. “Noah’s Flood and Its Geological Implications.” Pages 251–81 inComing to Grips with Genesis: Biblical Authority and the Age of the Earth. Edited by Terry Mortenson and Thane H. Ury. Green Forest, AR: Master, 2008.Outline of Dr. Barrick’s article:The A Priori Status of the Biblical Record of the FloodThe Biblical Chronology of the Flood Narrative [Literary Issues]Translation with Chronological NotationsIntroduction to the Flood Narrative Proper (7:6–10)I. First Section of the Flood Narrative (7:11-18)II. Second Section of the Flood Narrative (7:19–8:4)III. Third Section of the Flood Narrative (8:5–12)Conclusion to the Flood Narrative Proper (8:13–14)Two-Fold Purpose of the FloodPrevailing PhaseSubsiding Phase: A Key Interpretative Issue Involving Mechanism [three observations]Summary of ChronologyGeological Inferences [Global Tectonics]Continental Erosion and DepositionPaleonto…