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Saturday Selections – June 30, 2018

A refresher on the Columbo Tactic

This past Spring, RP brought Tim Barnett around Canada to teach a couple of very effective apologetic tactics. In this clip his boss, Greg Koukl, gives a short refresher on one of them, the “Columbo Tactic.” (4 minutes)

Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford on how to bypass Facebook and Google’s control of the Internet

Facebook and Google are filtering the news you read. But it’s not hard to bypass them…though few are bothering.

How to share the Gospel with someone

“My first question is generally, “Who do you think Jesus is?” This keeps the conversation on the person and work of Christ, which I find hard if we begin with a broader topic. It also gives people an opportunity to pull out of the conversation early, rather than after five minutes when they finally realize you want to chat about Jesus…”

The Atlantic reports that some transgender surgeries are regretted

Jonathon Van Maren on the controversy that occurred after a secular magazine reporting that some transgender folk have changed their minds about their gender….even after having surgery.

Dangerous people are teaching your kids

Jordan Peterson on the college/university experience on some secular universities in Canada. (5 minutes)

Is heading to college more hazardous than joining the Normandy invasion?

New St. Andrews (a Reformed college) President, Dr. Ben Merkle (speaking on the Glenn Beck Radio Program) on the hazards involved in sending our kids off to college.

“We’ve seen a number of surveys that have demonstrated that of kids who are attending church regularly in their senior year in high school, by the time they finish their freshman year in college three out of four of them will have walked away from their faith and they’re no longer involved as Christians….One of the statistics, a visual image that I think helps parents to think about it is, if you were to sign your children up to be in the boats on the Normandy Beach Invasion they would have a better chance of surviving that than surviving spiritually in colleges now. That experience is not something most parents are eager to sign their children up for, but we do it in a pretty unthinking way right now.”

For the longer version, see the 1-hour presentation below.


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