A Humanist Talks: Biblical Literacy Classes, Project Blitz, And Christian Nationalism



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This video is an introduction to Christian nationalism, Biblical Literacy Classes, and Project Blitz by a humanist. It is in the opinion of the creator a careful and hopefully nuanced introduction to these contentious topics that is cognizant of Christians who are against such measures in legislative chambers and recognizes that there is a diversity of opinions within Christianity specifically and theism in general about the legality and morality of measures like Biblical Literacy classes. I did my best to talk about this as objectively as I could and I hope that’s reflected and considered in how this video is responded too.

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Some resources about existing comparative religion classes in public schools:
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2: (tips for teachers, especially ones who didn’t plan to teach comparative religion courses)

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Luciano Gonzalez is a Puerto Rican writer and content creator. He is a secular humanist and an agnostic atheist whose focus as an activist is more on secular humanism than atheism. He wants to create communities who care about cooperation, friendship, justice, and peacebuilding. He makes YouTube videos and writes about history, Latin-America, politics, news, and peace and conflict studies.

Luciano lives and works in Washington D.C. and is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Peace & Conflict Studies and hopes to help people run for office and live safe and peaceful lives.

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4 Biblical Metaphors About the Church



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Are you a Christian who believes church involvement is unnecessary? If so, I want to share with you 4 biblical metaphors that reveal why church involvement absolutely imperative for every Christian:

1. TEMPLE. Ephesians 2 says Christians are like stones, who are joined together to make a holy temple in which God himself dwells.

2. BODY. 1 Corinthians 12 says Christians are each individual parts of a body, of which Jesus is the head. Like a body part, you must be connected to the body, in order to live. Those who cut themselves off from the body of Christ are dying spiritually.

3. BRIDE. Ephesians 5 speaks of the church as the bride Jesus died to save. One day Jesus is coming back to get His bride. If you’re not a part of the church, you won’t be prepared when He comes.

4. FAMILY. 1 John 3:1 says, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” The church is God’s family and if you’re a Christian, you’re my brother or my sister. When it comes to our physical family, we recognize the importance of unity and togetherness. We need to recognize that unity and togetherness are just as important with our spiritual family as well.

I hope these biblical pictures of the church help you to see why every Christian needs to be involved in a local congregation of the church. Visit ComeHomeAbilene.org for more videos and to find a list of great congregations in Abilene that would love to see you this week. The Lord misses you and so do we. Come Home, Abilene. Please come home.

Is Tithing Biblical?



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In November 2011, Randy Alcorn had an interview at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, with Greg Laurie. They discussed the topics of Heaven and suffering and evil. In this clip, Randy talks about if tithing is a biblical practice. For more information on the topic of Heaven, please visit

What Is Biblical Love?



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Jesus Christ’s preaching was rarely, if ever, preceded by verbal pleas of “I love you”, nor was it followed with such statements that this world holds to be the foremost proof of love. He exposed sin, condemned hypocrisy, opposed the leaders of His day, cleansed the Temple, gave warnings, preached on hell more than heaven, and was in danger of death on many fronts because of His sin-exposing preaching – this is Biblical Judgment. Everything Christ did, verily, is LOVE, but it was not what this World or carnal Christianity deems as love. My reader, when reading a text which is on this video, please stop and pause when you see a verse quoted or cited. Consider the scripture carefully – its force, its wording, its offensiveness, and how unashamedly it was delivered by God-Incarnate. Please, keep in mind that Christ was criminalized and hated BECAUSE He loved men, but they HATED His love! Will you?

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Rev. William Barber: Jeff Sessions Using Religion to Justify Family Separations Is “Biblical Heresy”



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– More than 300 Catholic bishops have blasted the Trump administration’s immigration policies, calling for an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents and condemning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s policy of ending the right of domestic violence survivors to seek asylum in the United States. On Thursday, Sessions quoted the Bible to justify his department’s immigration policies. Sessions was speaking to an invitation-only crowd in Fort Wayne, Indiana. “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” stated Sessions. Critics seized on his reference to Romans 13, noting it was a favorite passage of defenders of the Confederacy used to justify slavery. We speak to the Rev. William Barber.

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Greek and Russian Orthodox Church Exhibit | The Museum of Biblical Art | Dallas, TX



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Established in 1967, named the Museum of Biblical Art in 1999, the MBA, is an art museum in Dallas, Texas that is unlike any museum in the world. It has a simple mission: To display art with a Biblical theme. Nothing of its size exists in the United States, making it a treasure trove for art enthusiasts. Diverse types of art are exhibited including bronze sculpture installations, drawings, fine prints, and oil paintings. Specialized galleries have been created for Biblical Archaeology, Jewish Art, Religious Architecture, Israeli Art, African American Art and Hispanic Art.

The Museum is a cultural crossroads, utilizing art for tolerance and understanding reflected in the various archaeological exhibits and decorative art from Israel and the Holy Land. The MBA’s vision encompasses the classical arts with a call to beauty which emphasizes the Biblical figurative art illustrating the narratives of the Bible and a call to the study of classical Greco-Roman art, archaeology and architecture.

Featured Artists Include: John Singer Sargent, Marc Chagall, Jacques Lipchitz, Ben Shahn, Paolo Verenese, Francesco Guardi, Agam, Kathe Köllwitz, Albert Pinkham Ryder, Emil Nolde, James Tissot, Oskar Kokoschka, Bernard Buffet, Andy Warhol, Everett Shinn, John Marin, and many more.

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James White: Acts 20:17-32, A Biblical Church, Preach Whole Counsel of God & Beware Savage Wolves



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Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel CANSWERSTV at websites: & presents another broadcast featuring special guest Dr. James White, director of Alpha & Omega Ministries ( host of “The Dividing Line” & the author of over 25 books (including “The Potter’s Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and Reply Norman Geisler’s Chosen But Free,” “The Forgotten Trinity,” “Letters to a Mormon Elder,” “God’s Sovereign Grace,” “The King James Only Controversy,” “The Same Sex Controversy,” “The God Who Justifies,” “Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views,” “Pulpit Crimes,” “Scripture Alone,” “Mary: Another Redeemer?”, “What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an” & on the list goes). James has participated in over one hundred formal debates & he has an extensive theological educational background. He is an elder of Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.

Here James White is invited by Larry Wessels’ home church Dayspring Fellowship of Austin, Texas (website: www.DSF.org) to give the 25th anniversary sermon. Dr. White chose as his text Acts 20:17-32 which says,”From Miletus he sent a message to Ephesus, telling the elders of the church to come to him. When they arrived, he said to them, “You yourselves know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I set foot in the province of Asia, serving the Lord with all humility and with tears, and with the trials that happened to me because of the plots of the Jews. You know that I did not hold back from proclaiming to you anything that would be helpful, and from teaching you publicly and from house to house, testifying to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus. And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem without knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me. But I do not consider my life worth anything to myself, so that I may finish my task and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the good news of God’s grace. “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom will see me again. Therefore I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of you all. For I did not hold back from announcing to you the whole purpose of God. Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that he obtained with the blood of his own Son. I know that after I am gone fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Even from among your own group men will arise, teaching perversions of the truth to draw the disciples away after them. Therefore be alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears. And now I entrust you to God and to the message of his grace. This message is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”

The Apostle Paul warned the elders of the Ephesian church that savage wolves would enter the church, and that some would even come from within the church. These false teachers would speak perverse things and draw people away from the truth. Jesus warned His followers of “false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15).

The preferred approach of the “savage wolves” is the Genesis 3 attack. These wolves twist God’s Word in order to shift the focus away from Christ and onto man and his works. This has been Satan’s modus operandi from the beginning.

The nineteenth century featured an onslaught of Genesis 3 attacks on the church. Naturalistic and uniformitarian thinking in geology led to a rise in humanistic philosophies. Millions of years, evolution, a denial of miracles, and numerous cults became commonplace. The church’s response to these attacks is telling.

Liberal theologians and preachers responded by blending many of these humanistic ideas with Scripture. These preachers downplayed Christ’s sacrifice and emphasized man’s ability to transform culture. People were told that they can be saved by feeding the poor and making this world a better place rather than through Jesus Christ alone. This is known as the “social gospel,” which is making a comeback in our day. These ideas took over many Christian colleges and seminaries.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing will continue to sneak into the church to downplay and attack God’s Word. So, we all must be discerning by searching the Scriptures daily (Acts 17:11) and trusting that God’s Word is truth (John 17:17) and the authority for evaluating all teachings. (Mark 7:5–13).

Engaging Political Issues from a Biblical Perspective



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In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Bill Hendricks, and Dorothy Burton discuss how Christians should view their role in American political life from a biblical perspective.

00:14 Hendricks introduces the episode topic and guests
01:33 Bock discusses his book, ?How Would Jesus Vote? Do Your Political Views Really Align With The Bible??
03:38 Are public servants interested in a biblical perspective of political issues?
05:29 Why should Christians get involved in politics?
09:17 How seminary changed Burton?s perspective on politics
10:17 How to approach political issues from a biblical perspective
19:13 Bock?s advice for working towards balance in discussing political issues
30:30 Burton?s advice for working towards balance in discussing political issues
33:59 Who can lead political discussions with the common good in mind?
43:37 What role should the local church play?

Denver Catholic Biblical School



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For over 30 years, the Denver Catholic Biblical School has been teaching the Scriptures from the heart of the Church’s Tradition. Come join us on this journey through the Bible! There are locations throughout the Archdiocese of Denver and Diocese of Colorado Springs. www.sjvdenver.edu 303-715-3195

What is Biblical Forgiveness? – Tim Conway



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As a new man in Christ, we are to freely bestow our forgiveness to those who do not deserve it; just as God bestows His forgiveness to those who do not deserve it.

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Preached on 5/6/2018
Bible: Ephesians 4:32
Alternative sermon title: The New Man: Kind, Tender, Forgiving

Ken Johnson: Biblical Dreams and Visions



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Dreams and visions . . . Just those words alone will spark immediate controversy! But yet the Bible is full of spectacular accounts of God using this method of communication to send a clear message. Who can forget Joseph, Pharaoh’s personal dream interpreter? Or the dream that sent Mary and Joseph fleeing to Egypt? Pilate’s wife had a dream she’ll never forget while Abraham, Gideon, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Jeremiah and the Magi all experienced some very unusual encounters. Leave it to Gary Stearman and Ken Johnson to take a bizarre and controversial subject and add the Scriptural underpinnings to this method of Godly communication. Does God still work through dreams and visions today? Soon you shall know!