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Saturday Selections – December 15, 2018

Merry Christmas from the moon

On Dec. 24, 1968, three American astronauts, orbiting the moon for the first time ever, had an opportunity to give a Christmas address to one billion listening people. They chose to read Genesis 1.

Using PragerU to engage the minds of your kids

Tim Barnett on how, even though you won’t agree with all PragerU’s videos, you may find them absolutely fantastic 5-minute conversation-starters for you and your kids about things that matter.

Your gut is wrong

Our gut instinct is to downplay parts of the Bible that don’t sound so pleasant to us, or, we suspect, to new listeners. “Jesus is the one and only way to God (John 14:6). The hearer’s gut reaction is: ‘That can’t be right! It just feels wrong.’ The question that soon follows is: ‘Does that mean that all the other religions in the world are wrong?’ When we reply ‘yes,’ the offense of our response can be felt.”

“Sadly we also see it in our churches amongst Christians. When we teach on some of those (supposedly) trickier passages, such as God’s good design for human sexuality and the role of men and women, the initial gut reaction is often anything but positive. It’s not that congregations want to openly rebel against God’s word, it’s just that ‘it doesn’t feel right.’”

Climate scientists aren’t economists (and a few other obvious things we tend to forget)

The Cornwall Alliance’s E. Calvin Beisner (and National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg) on how, even if we were to grant that climate change is a problem, why would we think climate scientists know the best way forward?

The New York Times reveals serious problems with Transgender Ideology

The folks at Breakpoint highlight a Times article on the harmful natures of transgender surgeries.

Was Jesus just a good teacher?

Greg Koukl, channeling C.S. Lewis, with a short video perfect for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere, to help us talk about Jesus this season.

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"Be Fruitful and Multiply" tour comes to Albertan April 19-22

Families are having fewer babies, and the world’s population is expected to peak and then decline later this century. The world isn’t prepared for the impact that this is going to have. However, what may be the greatest challenge of this century can also be a huge opportunity for the Church to shine…. if we embrace the blessing of children, and are prepared to raise them faithfully.

In this presentation, Reformed Perspective’s Mark Penninga will unpack data, history, and God’s Word to make the case for embracing the gift of children with open arms.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Ages 16-116, single or married, children or no children, these presentations are suitable for all mature Christians.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Edmonton: April 19 at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Canadian Reformed Church

Barhead: April 20 at 7:30 pm at Emmanuel United Reformed Church

Ponoka: April 22 at 7:30 pm at Parkland Reformed Church

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