How Should Christians Respond to the New Atheists?

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The number of Americans who identify as atheists has doubled since 2007. Though that’s some dramatic growth, atheists still make up just a small percentage of Americans; somewhere between 3% and 9% of American adults don’t believe in the existence of God.

In spite of those small numbers, so-called New Atheists such as Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens have penned book-length takedowns of religion that have thrusted atheism back into the spotlight.
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11 Inspiring Quotes from Tim Keller

Keller-blog-header-lastchanceWith his compelling, challenging, and poignant preaching and writing, Tim Keller has been likened to none other than C.S. Lewis—though the New York pastor is quick to deflect comparisons to his hero.

Keller’s words have inspired millions of believers around the world, and he’s written more than 20 books addressing topics including apologetics, marriage, work, prayer, and a dozen more. We’ve collected 11 of his most provocative, inspiring quotations, each from one of his most influential, best-loved titles.
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Share a Meaningful Bible Verse for Mother’s Day

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As you probably (hopefully) know, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. If your master plan to honor your wife, mom, grandma, or women who aren’t moms (but basically are) is already well under way, well done. And if you just realized Mother’s Day is on Sunday, well, here’s something to get you started, before you frantically Google “last-minute Mother’s Day gift ideas.”

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Celebrate the National Day of Prayer Today

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How many of us learned a litany of easy-to-remember prayers growing up? Recite with me: “Now I lay me down to sleep . . . Jesus, tender shepherd, hear me, bless thy little lamb tonight . . . Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest …” And that’s to say nothing of the zany soundtrack of prayers-set-to-popular-tunes that many of us learned at summer camp or in Sunday school.

Giving our children tools to pray is important, don’t get me wrong—but our prayer lives must go deeper, even as children but especially as adults. Prayer isn’t just requests and rhymes. If we’re going to change the world, we must refocus our prayer on the One to whom we speak in prayer. We must become prayer warriors.

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How to Create Links to Specific Logos Resources

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I have redesigned quite a number of church websites, and there is one thing I never carry over from the previous design: written directions to the church.

I never give directions or ask for them. I can’t remember the last time I said to someone, “First, you head east on . . .” Instead I text someone a link. And I admit I get impatient when someone tries to give me directions instead of just providing me an address I can type into my smartphone.

Similarly, I try to avoid giving people complicated software directions: “Click the menu item, then click the dialog box, then click ‘Okay,’ then head east. . . .” Everywhere I can in my digital life I instead send direct links.

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Dig into Eschatology with These Discounted Resources

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When it comes to the study of the End Times, there are no shortage of perspectives—and plenty of controversy to go around. Consulting authors from differing views—and the most trusted from your own—is essential.

We’ve pulled together over 100 resources from a diverse group of authors to help you dig into a broad range of issues in eschatology. You’ll find excellent commentaries on Daniel and Revelation as well as resources on key issues in eschatology, all at a great discount.

Here are seven featured resources on major issues in eschatology.

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Which Bible Translation Is Best? All the Good Ones.

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I am on a mission to end Bible Translation Tribalism. If you don’t know what I mean by “Translation Tribalism,” see if any of these tribal stereotypes (some borrowed from another blogger) ring true for you:

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How Archaeology Uncovers the World of Jesus

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Many Christians treat biblical archaeology merely as a way to prove the accuracy of the biblical record, but this field of study has far more to offer than that. Archaeologists investigate the remains of human culture from antiquity, determining what information about the past can be recovered based on those objects. Archaeologists ask, “How do these remnants shed light on or relate to narratives and other literature that has survived from the past?” This has profound implications for the study of Scripture. Once we grasp the insights of biblical archaeology, the life of Jesus and the world he inhabited suddenly come into sharp focus.

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Get Special Deals on IVP Products in May’s Monthly Sale

May’s monthly sale is here! And this month we’re featuring special deals on more than 30 titles from one of today’s leading biblical publishers: IVP.

Want the best deals this month? Don’t miss these five collections, available at great prices. And if you already own some of the volumes included in the collections, you’ll get an additional discount.

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How to Compare Original Language Words in Logos

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I recently answered this question from a pastor and fellow Logos user:

How can I do a comparison of the two primary Greek words translated “know” in the New Testament?

This is an excellent question. Here’s how I responded to him.

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