Information Report – 3/6/2020

Alright, troopers, here’s another round of information and resources I’ve gathered this week.

Is Inherited Belief Inherently False? from Here’s the Thing – A common argument among some atheists, popularized by Richard Dawkins, is that most people are only members of a certain religion because their parents were members of said religion. The article discusses some of the flaws of that argumentation, such as the fact that not everyone raised in a religious household accepts their parental faith (eg., Dawkins himself was raised Anglican yet turned out atheist), as well as the fact that, just because a faith is inherited, does not automatically mean the religion the faith pertains to is wrong.

Misspeaking About Miscarriage from Answers in Genesis – A good article on what people who suffer miscarriages go through, especially in regards to what people (even well-meaning people) say to them that might be hurtful or misguided. It also offers some advice on how to respond to someone who suffers a miscarriage. As someone who has endured two miscarriages with my wife, I can relate to much of this.

Evidence for Jesus’ Miracles Outside the Bible from Jesus is Not Fake News – A small collection of examples from non-Christian sources regarding the historicity of the miracles of Christ. These include the Babylonian Talmud, Josephus, Celsus, and many others.

Hebrews: Jesus as Superior Revelation from Reformed Theological Seminary – A couple of lectures by Dr. Michael J. Kruger regarding the Epistle to the Hebrews. It provides some insightful information not only on the topic of what the Epistle to the Hebrews is about, but also the debate on who wrote it, who it was written to, etc.

Wesley and Whitefield from Ligonier Ministries – A video by Dr. W. Robert Godfrey discusses the spiritual state of England at the time of John Wesley and George Whitefield. It’s an interesting video, especially in regards to how life in 18th century England seemed to mirror today’s spiritual atmosphere in many ways. It certainly explains why, as Godfrey goes on to discuss, there was a growth in revivalism.

Rightly Dividing the Popular Culture: TGC Fumbles Frozen II from Things Above Us – An article that examines one of the many examples lately of The Gospel Coalition trying to find faith and Jesus in every tiny little bit of pop culture and mass media. As the author points out, they completely miss the point of what they were referencing, and end up contradicting themselves. I don’t agree with everything in the article (I find it hard to agree that Frozen is attacking white males because of Hans when it also has positive white males like Kristoff), but in terms of demonstrating how TGC is getting downright ridiculous with all this, it does a good job.

Four Ways to Help Your Kids Navigate the World of Screens from Stand to Reason – An article discussing ways to properly navigate your kids in regards to the use of touch screens. Certainly convicting is the part that reminds us to set good examples to their children – I think we’re all guilty of coming up short there.

4 People Influencing Your Kids You’ve Never Heard of from Facts & Trends – A brief article talking about how some of the biggest celebrities among teenagers these days happen to be YouTubers. I actually knew most of these people, and I have been shocked at just how many teenagers out there watch these. The article also discusses the less than friendly language some of these YouTubers have, as well as what causes they openly support.

The Normalization of Pedophilia by Liberals is Happening Right Now with One California University Already Teaching That to their Students from Now the End Begins – Ignoring the overly long title, this article collects a group of resources together examining the growing trend of attempting to normalize “non-offending” pedophiles, as well as a growing trend – one that was seen before with homosexuals and then the transgender crowd – of transforming pedophilia from a mental sickness into a normal orientation. Given how polyamory and polygamy are being pushed to be accepted right now, can anyone still call this a “slippery slope”?

And in the humor corner…

A video from Twitter where an IFB fellow tells us all why NASA is a bunch of liars. And you thought Flat Earth Theory was crazy…

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