Did Christianity invent the idea that Jesus is God? Or does the idea that Jesus is God go all the way back to the beginning of Christianity? To answer this question we need to focus our attention on the question of how early Jesus was being worshiped as God. Paul’s letter to the Philippians (which critical scholars accept as authentic) affirms that […]

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Is the existence of evil a good reason not believe in God? One of the most formidable challenges to the Christian faith is the problem of evil and suffering. In reality, there are actually several “problems” or versions of this objection. What I want to do is briefly share a response to the logical problem of evil that I have found to be very helpful and satisfying. Here is the essence of the […]

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Islam does not offer hope because one could never be sure that one has a secure future and relationship with God. Buddhism does not offer hope because desire is snuffed out along with your personal identity. You–quite literally–cease to be. Desire is then severed from hope itself and also your hope. Only […]

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Whether from a well meaning friend or an aggressive critic, the problem of skepticism can be hard to break free from. The unspoken assumption of skepticism is that if it’s possible you could be wrong about something, then you can’t know it. Usually this comes in the form a “How do you know that you’re not wrong?” […]

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Raise your hand if you want to be seen as judgmental. Any takers? Me neither. But how many times have you been shut down by this little slogan–“Who Are You To Judge?” After all, didn’t Jesus say “Do not judge so that you will not be judged?” Hmmmm….that does sound like something from the Bible…Yes, Jesus did say that. But […]

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In a culture that is caught in the riptide of relativism, how do you help people come to the their moral senses? Ask them a question. In love, let them wrestle–and if need be squirm–as they process real world scenarios. Why? Because relativism flourishes in the abstract but evaporates in […]

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Is the God of the Old Testament violent and bloodthirsty? Did God really command genocide? Why did Israel attack the Canaanites? These are just a few of the tough questions […]

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