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A Faith That Makes a Difference

Sep 9, 2020

Real Christianity has always been about transforming our world – not just individual souls:

Christianity is a very practical faith. It of course offers eternal dividends for those who embrace it, but it also has very real implications for life

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Disease, Disaster, Evil and Worldviews

Aug 10, 2020

One’s worldview determines how we approach things like the corona crisis:

Two nights ago on television there was a replay of the 1996 film Independence Day. You know the story: a bunch of nasty aliens come to earth levelling

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Is God Just a Comforter?

Aug 8, 2020

Is Christianity simply a warm quilt for a cold night?

So what do you get when you have 2 or 3 non-theists having a discussion about theism? The answer is: nothing much of any real value. What you end up

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Yes, Seek Justice and Vindication

Aug 4, 2020

Christians should pray the imprecatory psalms:

While divine justice will fully and finally be meted out in the next life, Christians can and should seek to see justice carried out in the here and now. Indeed, that is what I

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C. S. Lewis on Miracles

Jul 28, 2020

Some gems from the classic Lewis volume, Miracles:

The first time I bought a copy of the 1947 classic work Miracles by C. S. Lewis was way back in 1975. Some 45 years later I bought my newest copy of

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Can God Sin? Round Two

Jul 24, 2020

Could God ever choose to sin?

As has often been said, Christian beliefs are simple enough for a child to understand and believe. But they are also deep enough and complex enough to have exercised the greatest minds in human

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On God Talk

Jul 21, 2020

How are we to understand religious language and talk about God?

We humans talk about God all the time. But to do so accurately and faithfully can be a very daunting task indeed. One could rightly say that it takes

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Suffering and Worldviews

Jul 3, 2020

Christians should have a far different response to suffering than atheists:

Can one accept the reality of God and of suffering, and not have a fundamental contradiction? For thousands of years philosophers and theologians have argued that we can indeed

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Elisabeth Elliot on Suffering

Jun 30, 2020

We all can learn so much from the life and writings of Elisabeth Elliot:

Many of you know about the remarkable American Christian missionary and author Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015). What she went through has more than qualified her to

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Anger, Prayer, and the Justice of God

Jun 21, 2020

Christians can rightly get angry about evil and injustice:

As a Christian, do you ever get angry? I do. And there is a place for it. Recall that Ephesians 4:26 (quoting Psalm 4:4), says that we can be angry, but

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C. S. Lewis on the Moral Law

Jun 18, 2020

What C. S. Lewis wrote on the moral law 70 years ago is always worth revisiting:

A large part of the apologetic method of C. S. Lewis involved the moral argument for God’s existence. He famously made this case in

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Praying Against Enemies

May 28, 2020

How should we understand biblical prayers against one’s enemies?

Some might think I got my title wrong, and that I meant to say ‘Pray For Your Enemies’. Yes, there certainly is a place for that, as Jesus stated (Matthew 5:44,

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25 MORE Key Quotes from Ravi Zacharias

May 24, 2020

Here are another 25 gems from the great Christian apologist:

The legacy of Ravi Zacharias will last well beyond all the years he spent on earth (74). For half a century he ministered gospel truths all around the world, speaking

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25 Key Quotes from Ravi Zacharias

May 20, 2020

Here are 25 gems from the great Christian apologist:

Having just passed away at age 74 after nearly a half century of ministry, Ravi Zacharias has left us such a rich legacy, and a wealth of important Christian thinking and

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