Whenever people use the word Christian in a conversation, I don’t assume they are using the term correctly (i.e., something that the founder of Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth, would recognize). Again, I’m not being critical here; we just live in a postChristian culture today. There’s simply too much misinformation out there. Moreover, people tend to repeat commonly used slogans or embrace a vision of Christianity that sounds curiously like twenty-first-century American values. In light of that [...]

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Here is the simple, but profound point to grasp—merely believing something doesn’t make it true. Put differently, people are entitled to their own beliefs, but not their own truth. Belief is not what ultimately matters—truth is. Our believing something is true doesn’t make it true. The Bible isn’t true simply because I have faith. Truth is [...]

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Christianity is irrelevant, out of touch and obsolete. Unfortunately many people today think that. Even more tragic is that many Christians live this way. God is relevant and even welcome at weddings and funerals perhaps, but [...]

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Tests. Ugh. Sometimes I wish I had finished with them when I graduated from school. No more homework. No more tests. Sounds great right? Unless there is more to it than that when it comes to the spiritual life. Recently I re-read some words from The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard that helped me rethink this approach again: “First we must accept the circumstances we constantly find ourselves in [...]

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