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Five parts to our story

If we hope to live well in a painfully complicated and broken world… Continue reading

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Searching for a plausible worldview

What way of seeing things corresponds most with reality and does not contradict what I clearly know to be true? Continue reading

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Do we really need “Do not….” commands?

Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?

Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading

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Five pillars for life

Our understanding of each part of the story in combination with the others must become a lens for the way we look at life. Continue reading

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Two versions of reality

Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading

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Unlocking the enigma of our existence

There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading

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The history of evil

The ambition of an angel led to the suspicion of Eden (that the best life is outside of the will of God not within it). This led to the delusion of self-rule (which only resulted in bondage to sin and death). The cycle continues — ambition, suspicion, delusion, death.

Creation took its first turn toward disaster when the ambition of angles incited a revolt against the Creator. It was a delusional and arrogant bid for autonomy.

How irrational for a created being to think of autonomy as a possibility! The only real option for created beings is dependence. It’s a delusional and dangerous fantasy for creatures to make a bid for self-rule and self-determination. Continue reading

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Most plausible worldview

Sometimes I am asked why I believe in Christianity and choose to follow the Bible. Although I am well-aware of arguments against Christianity and the Bible and of the popular misrepresentations of both, on objective and logical grounds, I cannot … Continue reading

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We need a larger vision

It’s perhaps more important than ever before to provide people with a simple yet comprehensive picture of God’s plan for humanity.  Continue reading

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Give us a world without windows

This is not a time for the church to get stuck in battles of the past or to trivialize over things that are not of primary importance. It’s a call for the church to be truthful rather than trendy; faithful rather than fashionable. It’s a call to a fresh, bold, humble incarnate proclamation of the truth of the gospel! Continue reading

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