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FF: Super Cafe: Bat Phone

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Bat Phone vs. iPhone 4S? You decide:


FF: Worf, the Unimpressive Klingon

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So, how often did the Klingon warrior intimidate the enemies of the TNG universe?   Did the Son of Mogh demonstrate intellectual prowess?

In answer to those two questions are these two YouTube compilations from the series, both showing Worf's ownage.  Enjoy!




SC: I Can't Find Dating in My Bible

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With all of the advice on dating, how can you guide young people through God's design for relationships?  Austin Duncan answers that question at the 2012 Shepherds' Conference:

I Can't Find Dating in My BibleAustin DuncanMar 9, 2012 Ministry: Shepherds' ConferenceMedia Type: Audio DownloadDownload as:mp3 audio How to guide singles through the fog of romantic relationship




The book recommendation he makes at the end is5 Paths to the Love of Your Life: Defining Your Dating Style, featuring authors Lauren F. Winner, Douglas Wilson, Rick Holland, Alex Chediak, Jeramy Clark, Jerusha Clark.

40 Arabic words keeping you from Christ, and 33 Greek words to help you get there

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James White and IV Connerly explain why 33 Greek words are a better answer for our Muslim friends than those 40 Arabic words keeping them from Christ.
(HT: TurretinFan)

From the video description:
The Qur'an denies, in a single ayah (verse), that Jesus the Messiah was crucified. By denying this historical reality, the Qur'an forces its followers to not only reject one of the most certain events of history itself, but by so doing it separates them from the life-giving message of the cross of Jesus Christ. In this video we compare the 40 Arabic words of Surah 4:157 with the 33 Greek words of Galatians 2:20. Here are the texts (as translated by the co-author of the lyrics, James White):Surah 4:157: And in reference to the Jews who said, "We killed the Messiah, Jesus the Son of Mariam, the apostle of God," they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but it was made to appear to them. And indeed those who differ in the matter are surely in doubt about it. They have …

SC: "Freedom Bound" and life-dominating sin

This is Bill Shannon's Shepherds' Conference message on counseling people with (so-called) addictions and enslaving sins (1hr 7min):


Freedom BoundBill ShannonMar 9, 2012 Ministry: Shepherds' ConferenceMedia Type: Audio DownloadDownload as:mp3 audio Counseling those with life-dominating sins

FF: Acts Body Wash

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"Begin" your journey

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After leading someone to Christ, you often wonder what materials are the best to get that person started on their spiritual journey.  One of the books we received at this year's Shepherds' Conference looks to be just such a resource... "BEGIN"

Here's the promo vid, and the stats are below:



Format: Softcover
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.
Pages: 240
Ages: 12 & up
Publisher: Master Books
Published: 2011
Version: ESV Start learning deep truths about Christ and the Bible today!
Begin is an eye-opening journey through Scriptures that are especially key for new believers and those interested in learning about Christianity. Discover the promises of Jesus and the expectations that come in your relationship with Him. You'll enjoy a quick and concise presentation of core concepts that help cement your faith's foundation. With insights from Genesis 1-11 (the foundation), Exodus 20:1-17 (the Ten Commandments), John (the Gospel), Romans (a letter from Paul to Christians), and…

Yeah, JUSTICE! (Oh, wait...)

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(HT: Deejay O'Flaherty)
Let us never forget our need for the Gospel!

Why will you “spring forward” tomorrow?

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Here are a couple of videos to show the kiddies that explain why: (HT: Free Tech 4 Teachers)

Shepherds' Conference, 2012

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Well, well, well... with my soul!  It's that time again:

If you could not be here for the wonderful fellowship, don't forget that you can catch it live at the Shepherds' Conference website.  For those who, unlike me, can afford a smartphone, I'm told there's an app for that.  You can also download the sessions and seminars for your later listening pleasure.

For those unable to attend this year, here are a few pictures I snapped of the western theme.  Very interesting stuff:









Whats the Big Deal about the KJV? - Sam Gipp

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There's a short but well-done video advocating King James Onlyism by Dr. Sam Gipp.  If you haven't seen it, here it is:


Dr. Gipp says some good stuff and is convincing in his own way.  I've seen other content by him, and there is no denying his teaching talents nor his passion for the Lord.

However, regardless of how nice this presentation is packaged, it fails closer inspection.  I don't just mean that his case is unproven; I understand that it is a short video and could only say so much.  Many of the comments he makes, especially passing comments, are factually incorrect and thus, cause the entire presentation to unravel.

I just finished listening to Dr. James White's review and believe it to be helpful in answering these key areas of concern.  He decided to review the video in five parts:








End Times at Thessalonica: The Closing Act

Previous parts: Introduction | Act 1
This final act might confusing the reader—seemingly a redux of the opening act—answering the question of whether there are two “appearances” of Christ in this drama.  By looking at one difficult passage, perhaps the distinction between the first and third acts—the rapture and the Second Coming of Christ—will make more sense.  It's a thought-provoking climax that not only ties together the previous acts, but provides the only possible transition into the final performance.


Paul writes of the Christ's “revealing” in 2 Thessalonians 1:7.  This revealing may include His Act 1 gathering of believers to Himself, which seems to fit well with Paul’s contrast of affliction to the ungodly and relief to the godly in verses 6–7.  As with 1 Thessalonians 1:16–17, Christ seems obscured in this first revelation.  That the affliction of the afflicters is mentioned here hints that this revelation has a broader focus than that first appearing.  A persecuted…