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This month's free audio book download from Christianaudio.com is The Best of Jonathan Edwards Sermons.  Here's the description of the three sermons included:

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Amy K. Hall | June 11, 2007

Three Ex-Terrorists to Speak at UC Irvine

This Wednesday (May 30th) at 7:30pm, three former terrorists--Walid Shoebat (author of Why I Left Jihad and

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Amy K. Hall | May 29, 2007

What's the Point of Being a Christian?

I'm reading a chapter titled "The Sweet Problem of Inclusiveness" in An Emergent Manifesto of Hope where the author, Samir Selmanovic, expresses his disapproval of the exclusive claims Christians make about Jesus:

Blog Post | Theology | Amy K. Hall | May 26, 2007

More Than Just a "Reduction"

The article titled "Too Much to Carry" posted on washingtonpost.com is a difficult read.  The author, Liza Mundy, spent time with a doctor who performs "selective reductions" for women who are pregnant with multiple fetuses.  To improve the chances of a successful birth of one or two of the children, the wea

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | May 23, 2007

Ascension Day

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.  To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God (Acts 1:1-3).

Blog Post | Theology | Amy K. Hall | May 17, 2007

Abortion, Public Opinion, and Roe v. Wade

A recent survey conducted by Ayers, McHenry, & Associates, Inc. reveals that even a small amount of purposeful thinking about the meaning and implications of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is enough to change many people's minds about whether or not that decision ought to be overturned.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | May 16, 2007

Discrimination or Celebration?

While looking through news articles on yesterday's National Day of Prayer, I came across a group that has declared its own National Day of Reason to create a more "inclusive" alternative for our country.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | May 4, 2007

Christ and the Mystery Religions

The question of whether or not Paul made up Christianity by incorporating the mystery religions (i.e., the nature religions with the cyclical dying and rising gods) into Christian beliefs has become a popular subject in our comments section.  After a quick search on the internet, I found an accessible article summing up the mainstream opinions of both Christian and secular scholars on this question.  Here are a few excerpts from "

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 13, 2007

County Prepares to Fight Terrorist Threat

In light of the growing threat from terrorist groups, the people of Burlington County, New Jersey staged a practice terrorist attack "complete with Kevlar-clad officers, armed suspects and students portraying the wounded and dead":“You perform as you practice,” Superintendent Chris Manno said prior to the exercise. “We need to practice under conditions as real as possible in order to evaluate our procedures and plans so that they're as effective as possible.”

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 5, 2007

Tolerance and Fear Trump Truth in UK Schools

At first I thought the story from the UK, "Teachers drop the Holocaust to avoid offending Muslims," was solely about tolerance:Schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils, a Government backed study has revealed. It found some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 3, 2007