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Theme of the Week: God's Fingerprints
Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Who Said It … Rice Broocks

Rice Broocks is the co-founder of the Every Nation family of churches, which currently includes more than 1,000 churches in more than 60 countries. He also serves as the senior minister of Bethel World Outreach Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where he provides oversight for this multi-ethnic, multi-site church. He is the author of several books, including Every Nation in Our Generation and God's Not Dead. Rice lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Jody, and their five children.

What he Said … On Second Thought …

There Is a God: How the World's Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind was the title of a book published in 2004. The writer was Anthony Flew, the most outspoken atheist of his generation. Flew was a prolific writer, publishing over 30 books. His conversion from atheism to theism at age 80 was a source of tremendous controversy. Regardless of the debate over the extent of his "conversion" from atheism, the fact is that he did convert.

In a symposium in New York in May 2004, Flew was asked if his recent work on the origins of life pointed to intelligence behind creation. He declared that it did and [went] on to reveal that his conversion was a result of the commitment he had made to follow the evidence wherever it leads: "This statement represented a major change of course for me, but it was nevertheless consistent with the principle I have embraced since the beginning of my philosophical life—of following the argument no matter where it leads."

Key Study Passage: Psalm 33:6-9

Adapted from God's Not Dead (Thomas Nelson, 2013) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.

Prayer for the Week
Creator of the universe, thank you for leaving evidence of your handiwork everywhere; please help me to pay attention to your creativity all around me.

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