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On an Interventionist God

Jan 24, 2017

It is as regular as clockwork: whenever tragedy strikes the atheists and God-haters come out in force, attacking believers, taking cheap shots, and making smart-alec remarks, as if they are somehow on the high moral and intellectual ground.

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Theology and God’s Sovereignty

Jan 18, 2017

A topic that has been the stuff of thousands of years of discussion is not going to get very far in a short article from me. So let me narrow things down right away: here I want to just look

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Can God Do Anything?

Jan 15, 2017

When discussing any topic about God we are of course greatly limited in our understanding. He is infinite and we are not. He is perfect and we are not. The good news is that God has revealed himself to us

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Saying No To Bumper Sticker Theology

Dec 13, 2016

Theology is the study of God. All Christians who claim to love God should therefore love studying about God – they should love theology in other words. And because there is no greater subject in the universe – indeed, God

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How is Your Hardship List?

Dec 10, 2016

Your what? OK, let me explain. If one reads through the 13 epistles of Paul in the New Testament, one will often find Paul presenting a list of the many hardships he has had to endure for the sake of

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With Christ in the School of Suffering

Oct 4, 2016

Most folks are not thrilled about suffering, and rightly so. But Christians view suffering in a much different light than most. While we are not told to seek out suffering, it has a redemptive and faith-building role to play. Scripture

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Resources on the Hyper Grace Error

Sep 10, 2016

Biblical truths must always be reaffirmed and re-stated for the simple reason that anti-biblical falsehoods and errors always keep emerging. Since Scriptural truths are constantly being perverted and distorted, there is an ongoing need to refute the errors while affirming

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God, Suffering, Lament, and Mourning

Aug 29, 2016

Oftentimes a diverse and unrelated bunch of events will nicely come together, and inspire a hopefully coherent and unified article. This is one of them. Thinking about brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in various ways is one

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God, Satan and Self

Aug 14, 2016

This is a theological and biblical exercise, dealing with topics that have been debated for centuries. Indeed, entire libraries have been written on such topics, so this is going to be the briefest of brief introductions to it all. But

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The Need for Perspective

Aug 13, 2016

Anyone who has flown on a plane knows about perspective. From many thousands of feet up in the air we can see things far differently than when we are earth-bound. We start to see a much bigger picture, and can

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God’s Suffering Servants

Jul 9, 2016

Jesus said quite explicitly on various occasions that the servant is not above the master (Matthew 10:24-25; Luke 6:40; John 13:16; John 15:20). The disciple of Christ cannot expect to be exempt from what his Lord has gone through. And

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They Want to Do What I Do

Jun 22, 2016

Hard as it may be to believe, every once in a while I will get someone telling me they want to “do” what I do, and follow in my footsteps in terms of the ministry I am involved in. And

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In Defence of C. S. Lewis

Jun 12, 2016

This sounds very odd indeed: defend one of the greatest Christian thinkers, authors, scholars and apologists of the past century? Why in the world would I seek to defend someone who has blessed millions, helped millions, and strengthened the faith

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Angry Atheists in Action

Jun 7, 2016

Thousands of zealous God-deniers turned up in Washington DC on Saturday for the second ‘Reason Rally’ (the first one was held four years ago). The funny thing about this get-together is how so many folks get all worked up about

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Study To Show Yourself Approved

May 28, 2016

All Christians should be aware of what Paul said in 2 Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman who needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (KJV). While newer translations render that

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Our Heavenly GPS

May 27, 2016

We all should know what a GPS is by now – at least in the Western world. This handy device has been a real help to millions of people as they seek to go from point A to point B.

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