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Why Science Needs the Christian Worldview


Christians can be confident in a discussion on the nature and use of science, precisely because only the Christian worldview can provide the necessary preconditions for the intelligibility of scientific inquiry.
Science requires a significant number of philosophical assumptions just to conduct empirical investigation.

What are those borrowed elements?
What are some of the most important presuppositions without which scientific investigation should prove impossible?
A brief list of such presuppositions includes:
1. The uniformity of nature
2. Induction
3. Ontological/epistemological realism
4. Mathematical realism
5. Methodological, epistemic, and ethical values
6. The reliability of the human mind and sensory faculties
7. Ontological/conceptual categories
8. The usefulness/adequacy of human language to describe nature
9. The existence of singularities, ultimate boundary conditions, and brute givens

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De ce Owl City?


Unul dintre muzicienii contemporani, cu un stil inconfundabil, este Adam Young (blog, wiki), proiectul său muzical  numindu-se Owl City (site, wiki).

Iată o mostră muzicală:
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Adam nu are aere de vedetă şi se poartă ca un om normal. Poate asta se datorează şi faptului că e creştin.
Merită remarcat faptul că face o muzică cu conţinut, o muzică plină de metafore.
De aceea întrebarea este legitimă: de ce şi-a numit proiectul muzical Owl City?
Răspunde chiar Adam la această întrebare.
În colegiu „a dat” peste nuvela lui Ambrose Bierce, intitulată An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (O întâmplare la podul de pe Pârâul Bufniţei), povestire ce l-a marcat profund.
(În limba franceză nuvela se intitulează La rivière du hibou .
Mai târziu a găsit ecranizarea acestei nuvele, La rivière du hibou (Râul Bufniţei) (1962) (IMDb). ecranizare datorată lui Robert Enrico.
Ecranizarea este scurtă, având cu puţin peste 20 minute, dar merită văzută. O recomand cu căldură.

Citeşte articolul lui Adam Young, Why I Call Myself Owl City.

Citeşte An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (O întâmplare la podul de pe Pârâul Bufniţei).

Dr. Emil Silvestru la 100 Huntley Street


Wonders of Creation: The Cave Book

This stunning book by CMI’s Dr Emil Silvestru, a world authority on cave geology, displays also his passion for exploring the fascinating caverns of the underworld, showing how it only makes sense in a biblical framework.

Declaraţii radicale: petrec între o oră şi o oră şi jumătate în rugăciune înainte de a-mi permite să deschid computerul


I spend an hour to an hour and a half a day in prayer before I allow myself to open my computer.
I think in this day and age it’s become imperative to pray and fast and really ask God to be there with you.
You may be in a room by yourself, but really you are with the Holy Spirit.

Toni BirdsongAuthor and communications expert
(@stickyJesus: how to live your faith online)

Petrec între o oră şi o oră şi jumătate în rugăciune înainte de a-mi permite să deschid computerul.
Cred că în aceste zile a devenit imperativ să te rogi şi să posteşti şi să-I ceri lui Dumnezeu să fie acolo cu tine.
Poţi fi singur în cameră, dar în realitate eşti cu Duhul Sfânt.

Toni BirdsongAutor şi expert în comunicare
(@unIsusAdeziv: cum să îţi trăieşti viaţa de credinţă când eşti online)
Notă: E greu să traduci sticky în acest context, aşa că cer iertare! Aştept sugestii!

Toni Birdsong about herself:
I am @tonibirdsong and I am a Digital Scribe for Jesus Christ.
I love the spoken word, the written word, and the everlasting Word.

Toni Birdsong despre ea însăşi:
Eu sunt @tonibirdsong şi sunt un scrib digital pentru Isus.
Iubesc cuvântul vorbit, cuvântul scris şi Cuvântul veşnic.

Idolatry


“anything more important to you than God,
anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God,
anything you seek to give you what only God can give.”
Tim Keller – Counterfeit Gods

Success, true love, and the life you’ve always wanted. Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness, but with a sneaking suspicion they might not deliver. The recent economic meltdown has cast a harsh new light on these pursuits. In a matter of months, fortunes, marriages, careers, and a secure retirement have disappeared for millions of people. No wonder so many of us feel lost, alone, disenchanted, and resentful. Citește în continuare

2011 Carol Awards winners


The Carol Awards are ACFW‘s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year.

2011 Carol Awards winners: Citește în continuare

25 Books Every Christian Should Read


In 25 Books Every Christian Should Read, Richard Foster, Dallas Willard, Phyllis Tickle, Chris Webb, and a diverse editorial board of authors and speakers have identified the most helpful and historic books for Christian discipleship and created a resource that helps us make the most of them.
With sizable excerpts from each book (similar to Renovaré’s much used Devotional Classics), 25 Books is designed to help individual readers and small groups get a taste of and work through the most important books for formation in Christlikeness.

List of 25 Books  Citește în continuare

The YouTube Bible Project


The YouTube Bible is the King James Bible Trust‘s ambitious project to create a complete reading of the King James Bible on YouTube.
Our readers will comprise of actors, sportsmen and women, musicians, politicians and most importantly … YOU!
We hope that as many people as possible from around the world will want to contribute a chapter (or several) to our collection.
Here’s how you do it . . . Citește în continuare

Michael W. Smith – A Simple Blessing: The Extraordinary Power of an Ordinary Prayer


From Grammy Award-winning artist, Michael W. Smith, comes a powerful true story of God’s faithfulness!
Recently, Michael began closing his concerts with a simple, Scripture-filled prayer of benediction.
Go behind the scenes and witness the tremendous response he’s received. You’ll see how God’s blessing can sometimes be measured more by character than by wealth!  Citește în continuare