Category Archives: Faith

Don’t You Care?

“I’ve got real problems, Jesus,” I mutter—perfunctory prayer— Little more than a complaint, really. “Don’t You get it? Don’t You Care?” He sighs, not impatient, more like, Don’t you get it? He shows me an angry mob Storming Gethsemane to … Continue reading

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What’s Today in Holy Week Speak?

Over the years, we have given names to some of the days in Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, culminating in Easter–which is technically what comes next, a new week all its own. And a new way of … Continue reading

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Last Supper, First Supper

Faithful disciples, twelve minus one, Ate with their Savior before He was gone. Then bread was broken, His Spirit set free: “Do this whenever you eat it, remembering me. Hear these words now, for soon we will part.” Then Jesus … Continue reading

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Holy Week Starts with a Celebration

This first day of Holy Week is called Palm Sunday because the people of Jerusalem were so excited about Jesus’s arrival that they waved palm branches to celebrate the arrival of their King. “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they … Continue reading

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What Can Separate You From God’s Love?

Here’s the short answer: Nothing. <End of blog> Just kidding (much to my wife’s chagrin!). I can’t let this additional good news from Paul go without some commentary. So here’s how the Apostle Paul explained it to the Christ-followers in … Continue reading

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No Condemnation

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Paul the Apostle, in Romans … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – What’s Next?

Well, this has been quite a journey through Christian apologetics, which is not anything like saying, “Gee, I’m sorry I’m a Christian.” Instead, it’s better summarized as being able to explain our faith to someone who is trying to understand … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – What Does God Have To Do with My Longings?

Another way you might say this to me is: OK, so maybe you have provided some logical, philosophical, and even scientific arguments for the existence of God, but so what? Why should I care? Here’s the short answer: because God … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in a God that Allows Pain and Suffering?

I’m getting close to the end of the topics I have wanted to cover in this series on Christian apologetics (being able to explain our faith in a logical manner to someone seeking to understand it with an open mind … Continue reading

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Beyond Belief – How Can You Believe in Christianity When Religion Poisons Everything?

In 2007, atheist author Christopher Hitchens published a book called, “god is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything”. This reflects a sentiment that is common in our secular society, effectively asserting that the world would be a better place if … Continue reading

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