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Are You Good Enough for the Good Place?

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the TV Show The Good Place] Winner of the 2018 TCA Outstanding Achievement in Comedy award, NBC’s The Good Place stars Kristen Bell (of Frozen fame) as Eleanor Shellstrop, a heartless person who couldn’t care less about anyone besides herself. Eleanor earns a living as top-salesperson for a fraudulent pharmaceutical company where she daily takes advantage of elderly people by selling them fake medicine, and even… Read More →Are You Good Enough for the Good Place?

Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

What must atheists steal from God to make their case? “Evil only exists if good exists, and good only exists if God exists, so if you’re an atheist and you’re going to say that evil disproves God, you actually have to steal from God in order to make that argument.” — Dr. Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Dr. Frank Turek shows how one must steal a standard of morality from God to object to His existence… Read More →Video: What must atheists steal from God to make their case?

Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

How is a “forensic faith” different? “You can at least know that the step you are taking is not unreasonable or blind. Instead it is reasonable, based on the evidence.” — J. Warner Wallace, Author and Detective, Cold Case Christianity, God’s Crime Scene, and Forensic Faith Detective J. Warner Wallace discusses three ways that we can hold a belief, the last of which is the forensic faith that is most consistent with Christianity. This video is part… Read More →Video: How is a “forensic faith” different?

Free Will or Fate?

Following the shocking anthology series, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker and team have produced an interactive film called Bandersnatch. Bouncing off of a concept that has been used in the video game world for some time, the movie allows you to make choices about how the story will turn out as you go along. Every five to ten minutes you are presented with a choice of two ways the story can go. There are multiple pathways… Read More →Free Will or Fate?

Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Are Miracles Possible?

Are miracles possible? “If there was a beginning to the universe, and Genesis 1:1 is true, then every other verse in the Bible is at least possible.” — Frank Turek, Founder and President, CrossExamined Many people object to Christianity because of its miracle claims. In this video, Dr. Frank Turek discusses the possibility of the miracles in the Bible, based on current scientific and philosophical evidence. This video is part of a series titled “Answers… Read More →Video: Are Miracles Possible?

Video: Why should we pray?

Why Should We Pray?

Why should we pray? “[We pray] because he wants us to interact with him in a meaningful way because he loves us.” — Michael Sherrard, Author, Relational Apologetics In this video, Michael Sherrard discusses how prayer is meant to be an avenue for relationship with our true Father, the Creator of all things. This video is part of a series titled “Answers to Your Questions”. These videos answer the questions that you’re asking, address the difficulties… Read More →Video: Why should we pray?

Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Couldn't God Forgive Everyone?

In this short post, Dr. William Lane Craig of Reasonable Faith answers a tough question about God: why doesn’t he just forgive everyone? If we are all sinners, and he went to the trouble to come to earth to pay the price for our sins, why wouldn’t he just forgive all the sinners (everyone) and let them all into Heaven? Dr. Craig responds by saying that Christ’s forgiveness must be accepted for it to take… Read More →Couldn’t God Forgive Everyone?

Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

Today’s video by Sean McDowell makes some great points about religious truth. Sean notes that not all roads lead to God because not all roads agree on who God is, or if there is even a god at all. Sean also points out that only one road, Christianity, does in fact lead to God, because it is the only road that solves the universal problem of sin. Jesus came to pay the price for our… Read More →Are All Religious Roads Created Equal?

We’re All to Blame

[Spoiler Alert: This article discusses major plot points from the films Wonder Woman and Man of Steel]. Following on the heels of Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy, DC’s extended universe films haven’t exactly had fans or critics raving. The films have been troubled by production difficulties and overly dramatic character changes. (You may remember the fan outrage that occurred when Superman kills Zod at the end of Man of Steel). Breaking from Marvel’s… Read More →We’re All to Blame

Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

On today’s episode of BreakPoint, Colson Center President John Stonestreet discussed a conversation he had with a friend, Joni Eareckson Tada, about her suffering. Joni has been battling cancer for a long time, and she has been wheelchair bound for over 50 years. Joni knows more about suffering than many of us could ever imagine, and she makes it clear that she can see a greater purpose for her suffering in God’s Kingdom. Stonestreet further notes… Read More →Suffering, from a Christian Perspective

Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Why are you a Christian?

“Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer “Now is the time for all of us to take our discretionary income, to take our discretionary time, and put it where it really matters: understanding the evidence for Christianity and getting ready to make the case to others.” — J. Warner Wallace, Detective & Author, Cold Case Christianity and Forensic Faith In this video, detective J. Warner Wallace explains how Christians can differentiate themselves from followers of… Read More →Video: “Why are you a Christian?” A Differentiating Answer

Good Enough for Heaven?

Good Enough for Heaven?

In this month’s RZIM Ask Away Podcast, Vince and Jo Vitale discuss a lot of thought-provoking questions about heaven. How does someone get into heaven? What is heaven? What is the minimum requirement to get into heaven? If Hitler were to repent of his actions on his death bed, would he get into heaven? On one point, Vince and Jo seem to agree that it is not our good or bad actions that are the… Read More →Good Enough for Heaven?