Some struggle because they doubt; I sometimes struggle because I believe. I am not completely sure what role faith and prayer play in the painful and perplexing drama of human suffering.
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In Unspeakable: Facing up to Evil in an Age of Genocide and Terror,” author Os Guinness noted that, “It is a widely held and largely unquestioned belief in educated circles today that religion is the main cause of repression and violence in … Continue reading
All those who take history seriously acknowledge the birth, life and death of Jesus Christ. It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts … Continue reading
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________________ Although Christianity is classified among the religions of the world, I am quite sure Jesus would not want any association with religion. _______________ Religion is based in human efforts to appease a deity. Christianity is about God seeking people … Continue reading
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As a hush came over the crowd, Jesus began his Sermon on the Mount. They awaited his words with great expectation and intrigue. Yet who would have expected his first words to be a pronouncement of blessing on the poor … Continue reading
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An important distinction concerning God’s will must be applied to the way we understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment). Along with God’s sovereign and revealed will, one must honor God’s dispositional will. … Continue reading
I look forward to D. A. Carson’s new book, The Intolerance of Tolerance. I’ve written often on this subject and Carson has helped to shape some of my thinking. I see it at the heart of a kind of strategy to transform … Continue reading
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Old myths die slowly. Such is the case with the notion that religion is the primary cause of violence and oppression. Atheistic like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are well-known for promoting this myth. After 9/11, a British reporter echoed the … Continue reading
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