An Honest Confession of Where I Struggle in My Faith

Faith

You may think that because I am a pastor and that I have numerous theological degrees that I should never struggle with my faith. That’s not true. Every Christian struggles at some point or other. […]

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Two Stories of Everything – Review

Two Stories of Everything

There is no lack of books comparing Christianity and Islam. While those books are useful, they tend to compare them as competing religions. It is true that both Christianity and Islam are religions, but they […]

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Why I’m Not a Pacifist: Part One

Pacifist

I have no problem with Christians who embrace pacifism. However, I have encountered people people have argued that Christians must be pacifists. To some it is absolutely clear that the Bible teaches non-violence in all […]

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Don’t Be That Christian!

Christian

I encounter a lot of objections to Christianity.  While I have read many posts by atheists, the most difficult to my faith are posts by people who label themselves Christians. There are Christians who are […]

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The Spreading of the Major Religions

Religions

This animated video is a fascinating presentation of how the five major religions spread across the globe over time. Definitely worth watching.

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Christians and Meditation

Meditation

Is it permissible for Christians to meditate? The Bible does speak about meditation, but that meditation is on God’s Word and is not the same as what many people mean when they speak of meditation. […]

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My Autism and My Faith

Autism

I have heard from some people with autism that faith can be difficult. I have also heard from parents concerned about how to explain Christian faith to their child with autism. I have blogged previously […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Faith and Autism

Faith and Autism

One of the most common questions I get is about how people with autism understand faith. At first I tried to guess from my children with autism, which is hard because they are both nonverbal. […]

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What is the Foundation of Christianity?

Apologetics and Theology

I recently had an interesting conversation about the foundation of Christianity. It began with a response to a pastor’s statement that the foundation of Christianity is not the Bible but is Jesus. Some people were […]

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Devotions: 2 Peter

A devotion based on 2 Peter 1:16. Peter came from humble beginnings as a fisherman from Galilee. He was called from his nets by Jesus and eventually became a part of Jesus’ inner circle. Despite […]

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5 Ways That Christianity is Unique

The uniqueness of Christianity One of the most common claims is that all religions are the same. This is incredibly false. Each religion has its own claim to being unique. Here are five ways in […]

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Is Christianity a Religion?

Apologetics and Theology

It is very popular for Christians to deny that Christianity is a religion. They will say that religion is humanity seeking God and Christianity is God seeking humanity. They will say that religion is the […]

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7 Reasons Why I Believe Christianity is True

  I am a Christian. But I was not always a Christian. I grew up in the church but I did not have a personal faith. In my mid-teens I left the church and became […]

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5 Reasons I Didn’t Want to Become a Christian

In my spiritual journey I went from being a nominal Christian to an atheist to a theist to a Christian. For this post, I want to focus on the time that I was a theist. […]

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Jesus, Religion and Fighting Over Words

Religion

Is Christianity a religion? I hear a lot of push back on this idea. I hear about the end of religion. I hear that Christianity is a relationship and not a religion. I hear that […]

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God, Allah and Barack Obama

I have been in ongoing discussions with people about the identity of the God of Christians and the God of Muslims.  I argue that Christians and Muslims believe in the same God.  I must make […]

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Advice to Christians

I would like to encourage Christians, especially those interested in dealing with people of other beliefs, to read what others say about Christianity.  Read religious studies descriptions of Christianity.  Read what atheists, Jews, Muslims, etc. […]

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When Athens Met Jerusalem

It is important for Christians to understand our Jewish heritage.  It is equally important for us to understand our Greek heritage. There is a reason why the New Testament was written in Greek.  Even Judaism […]

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