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Has Science Discovered God?
Click to watch this FASCINATING, MIND-BLOGGING video with breathtaking images and you learn science in the process!
God in the Cosmos
... saved by Grace.
"I am not what I ought to be;
I am not what I wished to be;
I am not what I hoped to be;
Yet, I can truly say, I am not what once I was.
By the grace of God, I am what I am."
- John Newton (author of Amazing Grace)
St. Augustine traces the parallel courses of the earthly and heavenly cities from the time of Abraham to the end of the world; and alludes to the oracles regarding Christ, both those uttered by the Sibyls...
THE CITY OF GOD, a masterpiece that was written in Latin over many years and published in 426 A.D. by Augustine of Hippo
Rightly Ordered Love
But living a just and holy life requires one to be capable of an objective and impartial evaluation of things: to love things, that is to say, in the right order, so that you do not love what is not to be loved, or fail to love what is to be loved, or have a greater love for what should be loved less, or an equal love for things that should be loved less or more, or a lesser or greater love for things that should be loved equally.
- St. Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, I.27-28
Dante conceived of the seven deadly sins in terms of disordered love. The proud, envious and wrathful were guilty of misdirected love; the slothful were guilty of deficient love; and the avaricious, gluttonous, and lustful were guilty of excessive love... If virtue is love rightly ordered in our hearts, it stands to reason that vice is the opposite [or, disordered loves].
- Brian G. Hedges
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Veritas Forum at Harvard
John Stott, TIME's 100 most influential, 2005
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NT Wright: ...it is not a problem for God to bring bodies back together again, because, apart from anything else, as you know, the atoms and molecules which make up my body and your body are at constant process of flux; they change basically at every 7 years. I think it’s a little over 7 years since I was last here at Yale, and that means that I am physically not in any respect the same person that came last time. One way of putting this: we have continuity of form, but discontinuity of matter. Paul says in I Corinthians that God will give us a new body. ...
Somebody asked the theologian Tertullian supposing a cannibal eats a Christian and then the cannibal converts, then in the resurrection, who’s going to get which bits? Tertullian basically says, don’t ask silly questions.
But interestingly, the theologian Origen around the same time (early 3rd century) gave the argument that I just gave, that our bodies are in a state of flux and God will give us new bodies with such continuity as is appropriate.
Answering Questions Non-Christians Ask
Deeply engaging talk filled with deep insights, peppered with great humor given by a really learned man!
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Christianity Today | 2 November 2015
From Andre Rieu's "Live From Radio City Music Hall" in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
The MOST beautiful rendition of the The LORD's Prayer
The Nativity Story
Hollywood (New Line Cinema) did a great job in making the BIRTH of Jesus come to life on screen. Click to watch the 1 hr. 40 min. film.
The Passion of the Christ
A brilliant Hollywood depiction and most true to Scriptures of the last 12 hrs of the life of Jesus. Click to watch the 2-hr. film.
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Reflections on the Psalms
Such people put up a version of Christianity suitable for a child of six and make that the object of their attack.
- CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man
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Challenging the Darkness:
Towards a Christian Renaissance
Os Guinness at Redeemer Presbyterian Church (NYC)
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Dr. William Lane Craig
The Veritas Forum at Columbia University
For the past two thousand years, Christians have claimed that Jesus is the Son of God. But over the years, critics have raised many challenges to these claims. Are the Biblical accounts of Jesus historically accurate? Has too much been corrupted over time or lost in translation? What do we make of the contradictions between gospels? Can we ignore the supernatural events in the gospels, especially Jesus’ resurrection? Who did Jesus himself claim to be? Can we answer these questions with any certainty?
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How Nick Vujicic Triumphed Against All Odds - Oprah's Lifeclass - Oprah Winfrey Network -- The same Nick Vujicic who came here to Cambodia in 2013 to speak.
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Dr. Rob Norris's sermon on the famous and most misunderstood phrase "born again" from the well-known chapter 3 of the gospel of John where it has the verse "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). This sermon is followed by one of my top 5 all-time favorite sermons "Jesus Meets a Lost Soul" (Dr. Norris, John 4). Also these two on the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem 70 A.D. by Rome (and "Be Prepared") contextualizing the current political and religious conflicts of the Middle East today. (Also, watch the BBC documentary film on the destruction of the temple "Rise and Fall of an Empire: Rebellion")
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Without God, we cannot;
without us, God will not.
- St. Augustine
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Devotional | World Vision Magazine | Marilee Pierce Dunker
My spiritual sister, mentor and friend.
And of course the author of, among other books, the brilliant MAN OF VISION, about her father Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision and Samaritan's Purse.
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Re-discovering my old church of college days (1991-5), Fourth Presbyterian Church near Washington, DC (in Bethesda, MD). A major blessing to have these sermons online and to drink in again the deep wisdom of Dr. Rob Norris (click "By Teacher").
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My most favorite Book
in the KHMER language
can be purchased at the
Family Bookstore in Phnom Penh
Holy Bible in Khmer:
Theary Seng Version
Some of Theary Seng's favorite inspirational authors: St. Augustine (The Confessions, The City of God); St. Paul (especially his letters to 1st century Christians in Rome and Philippi); St. Luke (the 3rd Gospel, Acts); C. S. Lewis (especially his Christian apologetics - Mere Christianity, The Weight of Glory, The Four Loves, etc.); Lewis B. Smedes (especially Love Within Limits which beautifully, practically explains line by line St. Paul's chapter on Love in his first letter to the Corinthians, which deeply contributed to Theary's healing process, especially during the turbulent years in high school); Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov); Martin Luther King, Jr.; Mahatma Gandhi...
I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic -- on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
Read the free complete book online
Listen to the full audiobook
Table of Contents
BOOK I. RIGHT AND WRONG AS A CLUE TO THE MEANING OF THE UNIVERSE
1. The Law of Human Nature
2. Some Objections
3. The Reality of the Law
4. What Lies Behind the Law
5. We Have Cause to Be Uneasy
BOOK II. WHAT CHRISTIANS BELIEVE
1. The Rival Conceptions of God
2. The Invasion
3. The Shocking Alternative
4. The Perfect Penitent
5. The Practical Conclusions
BOOK III. CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR
1. The Three Parts of Morality
2. The "Cardinal Virtues"
3. Social Morality
4. Morality and Psychoanalysis
5. Sexual Morality
6. Christian Marriage
8. The Great Sin
BOOK IV. BEYOND PERSONALITY: OR FIRST STEPS IN THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY
1. Making and Begetting
2. The Three-Personal God
3. Time and Beyond Time
4. Good Infection
5. The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
6. Two Notes
7. Let's Pretend
8. Is Christianity Hard or Easy?
9. Counting the Cost
10. Nice People or New Men
11. The New Men
by C. S. Lewis
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Not every false teaching deserves the label. How to tell which ones do.
In essentials, unity;
In non-essentials, liberty;
In all things, charity [love].
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Most recently... Croatian-American Yale professor's Exclusion & Embrace... BRILLIANT !! BRILLIANT !! BRILLIANT !!!
(also, excerpt "Tsunamis and God")
...and President of World Vision Richard Stearns' The Hole in Our Gospel - a deeply moving, beautifully written testimony/challenge to put faith into action. (Richard and Renee Stearns in Cambodia, Feb. 2012). "Goodby, Christian America; Hello, True Christianity" (Huffington Post, Nov. 2012 by Richard Stearns)
and even more recently, after meeting Philip Yancey at the Prison Fellowship International's quadrennial convocation, his brilliant The Jesus I Never Knew and What's So Amazing about Grace
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My interview with
(17 Sept. 2010)
"Justice and Reconciliation Public Forums", hailed as Cambodia's informal Truth and Reconciliation Commission conducted by Ms. Theary C. Seng across the 24 provinces of Cambodia during a period of 3 years, which ended abruptly by a politically-motivated injunction order in July 2009.
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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
|HRRC Summer Institute 2016; ECCC at 10; Memory; How a lie becomes truth; LIDAR|
MEMORY, Language, History
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