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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    Immigration has become a heated word in recent American politics. Some want to “build a wall,” while others desire to “open doors” for those who seek to enter the United States. During this political battle, some have turned to using Bible verses to justify both sides of the debate, even using the same verses to […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show Staff; ©2018

    Many Christians and non-Christians, alike, struggle with why God would allow so much seemingly senseless evil in the world. When a child is buried in the waters of a tsunami, how can there possibly be any good purpose for that? Can’t an all-powerful God do better? I used to ask these questions myself, but over […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2018

    America’s recent #MeToo movement has forced our culture to directly address how women are treated. As followers of Jesus, our goal is to honor him in every area of life, including how men treat women. What is the Bible’s response to this important topic? While numerous biblical principles could be mentioned, the following four examples […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 10-13-2017 Our focus in recent weeks has been the destructive impact of hurricanes in the southeast quadrant of the United States. Hurricanes form when sufficiently warm oceans join with steering prevailing winds and other meteorological factors to produce just-right conditions for cyclone formation. Billions of Earth residents never experience hurricanes, including populations in South […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2017

    With recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and other natural disasters devastating many around our world,  numerous people are asking, “Why does God allow suffering through natural disasters?” The Bible does not record a direct explanation regarding the purpose of such events, but does address some of the reasons natural disasters occur.   Part of Life in […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 9-6-2017 In three weeks we have transitioned from the summit of natural wonder, a total solar eclipse visible over a 70-mile swath of the US from coast to coast, to the depths of tragedy in coastal Texas. Hurricane Harvey is projected to be the most costly national disaster on record. Experts estimate the Houston […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 7-3-2017 The presidential Climate Action Plan was offered by President Obama in 2008 and biennially renewed until 2013. The plan progressively developed until 2015 and resulted in a consensus agreement on 12/12/15—the Paris Climate Accord—and a more formal agreement signed on 11/4/16. President Trump withdrew our country from the accord on the first day […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 6-21-2017 Climate Change Issues…. Why does the climate topic frequently assume front and center importance in today’s culture? In recent days we have experienced a reprise of this famous “topic du jour.” Mark Twain’s old literary saw, “Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it,” was meant to be humorous […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2017

    Published 6-16-2017 Since President Trump withdrew our country from the Paris Climate Accord we have endured a storm of despair and criticism from climate alarmists. Many are famous people in government or the entertainment industry who commandeer the microphones and turn up the speaker volume. They loudly claim affirmation from scientists. Our populace is deluged […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 6-13-2017 The Paris Climate Accord is woefully misnamed. President Trump has withdrawn the United States from the “accord.” In truth, there is very little accord. The lack of accord is only exceeded by the lack of wisdom manifested by the negotiators of the Paris agreement. I challenge readers to examine its fine print and […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 6-11-2017 Climate change has become one of the most riveting political issues of our day. The climate issue has become not only a United States concern, but increasingly is becoming a global matter with intricate economic implications. At first glance, globalism seems to be a concept worth promoting. We desire collective benefit for the […]

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  • By: Jim Virkler; ©2017

    Published 2-27-2017 Weather change or climate change? It may be more appropriate to use weather change more frequently. Climate change is seriously misunderstood, particularly in the last several decades. Climate change is one of the important topics du jour at present. One can barely read or listen to media commentary without encountering the term global […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2016

    Janet Parshall describes how Christians can decide how to cast their ballot. Parshall: Look, the Bible says God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. And so we need to judicially, carefully and prayerfully consider exactly what is being promulgated. And these convention weeks are […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    by Dr. Dillon Burroughs Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. recently urged students at his college—the largest Christian university in America—to carry concealed weapons on campus to defend against potential jihadist terror attacks. His view has created a firestorm of media, leaving many Christians wondering what God’s Word says related to this issue. Should Christians […]

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  • By: John Ankerberg Show; ©2015

    As of now, 23 U.S. states have refused accepting Syrian refugees. The terror attacks in Paris have created a new scenario where American leaders are now increasingly concerned regarding the influx of immigrants from nations where ISIS operates. Is this shift of immigrants part of the last days mentioned in the Bible? In Joel Rosenberg’s […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Chris Harper Mercer launched a deadly rampage Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing 10 and wounding seven more. According to initial reports, Mercer specifically targeted Christians during his shooting spree. According to reports to national outlets, “They would stand up and he said, ‘Good, because you’re a Christian, you’re going to see […]

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  • By: Cody Horne; ©2015

    With all the political, ethical, and religious noise in the media recently, one issue stands above the rest regarding its importance. As most of the nation knows, videos have been released by a group called The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) allegedly showing Planned Parenthood illegally profited from sales of human tissue. The videos suggest […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis knew the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June regarding same-sex marriage would have consequences for her job—but now her job is on the line. In the first major religious liberty controversy related to the Supreme Court’s ruling, Davis’ legal battle to exempt herself from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    A recent Barna Group survey observed the following traits among Millennials: The only piece of information a sizeable majority of Millennials is comfortable sharing with a church is their first name (82%). Only half are willing to give their last names (53%). Just one-third are comfortable sharing their email address (33%). That means two out […]

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  • By: Dr. Dillon Burroughs; ©2015

    First, Scripture is clear all people are created in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Second, all people are of equal status in God’s sight. Galatian 3:28 teaches, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2014 The most recent segment of the 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) assessment report has been released. The IPCC is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations. The most recent report is attracting attention for its renewed strong warnings of dire climate change “risks” supposedly agreed to […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2014 On the evening of March 10, 2014, over half of the Democratic senators in Washington staged an all-night “filibuster” in senate chambers to highlight awareness of climate change. That the world’s climate changes is beyond any question. Climate change should not be used as a pejorative term. Thirty senators from the […]

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    By: Jim Virkler; ©2014 The counsel of Psalm 90:12 is appropriate for daily and mundane as well as eternal and spiritual guidance. “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom,” proclaims King David. The Apostle James advises, “If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2013 When we credit God with creating all things or with designing our intricate climate system, we express a sense of worship or devotion. Our general understanding of the power of the Creator or our tacit appreciation of our many global systems, however, are insufficiently weak unless we work to understand the […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2012 Evolution continues as a lively “red meat” discussion topic both within and outside the church. The long running controversy over the extent of evolution of earth’s life forms, however, may be taking a back seat to the newest, modern scientific controversy. The National Center for Science Education and other secular education […]

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    By: Jim Virkler; ©2012 For the past several years we have experienced an interesting “global cooling.” In this sense “cooling” is diminished alarm over the reality of anthropogenic global warming. Explanations abound for the reduced level of alarm. There is a more realistic appraisal from all sides concerning the science supporting or not supporting anthropogenic […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2012 If matters of a secular nature such as service to our fellow man, scientific discoveries, or politics were not sufficiently important to command our attention at coffee table discussions, theology always adds an extra dimension. This may be especially true if we deal with controversial matters such as climate change and […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2012 Mark Twain’s old saw “Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it” is not an accurate description of today’s world. An army of climate scientists, government legislators, and journalists has, indeed, set out in recent years to do something about it. It is one of the most […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©

    By: Jim Virkler; ©2012 Today’s national discussions of anthropogenic climate change are saturated with severe misinterpretation and rampant speculation. Armed with information from the exceedingly complex discipline of climatology, many analysts cite the following climatological realities. (1) There is little doubt that carbon dioxide emissions have been increasing as a result of human consumption of […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2014

    August 10, 2014 Ken’s mother was preparing a salad for the family as Ken walked in. He was going to ask his Mom a question which he already knew the answer to, but he decided to ask it anyway and that was to go see a rated R movie that contained sexual scenes. Now the […]

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  • By: The John Ankerberg Show; ©2013

    By: ATRI Staff; ©2013 The conciliatory words spoken by Pope Francis that Catholics and atheists can be “precious allies…to defend the dignity of man, in the building of a peaceful coexistence between peoples and in the careful protection of creation” have been taken by many to mean he is teaching everyone—even atheists—will go to heaven. […]

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