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June 11, 2013

Sometimes we can mistake our familiarity with a term or phrase with our understanding of it. If you're not terribly sure what is meant by the Kingdom of God, then keep reading.

Did you know that the phrase, “Kingdom of God” occurs 122 times in the New Testament?

Did you know that 99 of these occurrences are found in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke)?

Did you know that 90 of those 99 occurrences come from the mouth of Jesus?

Yeah, me neither. That was...

June 4, 2013

I often have people email me, saying, “I want to believe, but I still have doubts. What can I do?"

The first thing I think we need to understand is that doubt is a common emotional experience that need not challenge our commitment.

C. S. Lewis once wrote that Faith is “the art of holding onto things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”

When you think about it, fears and doubts are an experience...

May 28, 2013

Someone recently wrote to me asking, “Christians believe that death entered the world through sin. Check out Romans 5:13-14 if you don’t believe me. Yet evolution proves that death existed before the fall. How do you explain that?”

This is a great question, one which I suspect many Christians haven’t given much thought.

In this post I’d like to argue, from the book of Genesis, that death did indeed exist before the Fall—the death of animals and plants—and that when the Bible...

May 21, 2013

I am convinced that the arguments for Christian theism are far more compelling than those for atheism. Here's a list of 20.

Nevertheless, sometimes, after reflection and study, people feel that they can’t decide between atheism and belief in God. Where they are at that moment, the evidence seems too evenly weighted or too difficult to evaluate.

What then?

If these are the two belief systems that you...

May 14, 2013

“There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Prov. 14:12).

Pornography, masturbation, adultery, fornication, etc. may seem right, but they bring unhappiness in this life and, if one dies unrepentant, eternal damnation in the next.

Itching Ears

In his second letter to Timothy, St. Paul wrote, “For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears...