Category: Theology

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What's Your Reason for Believing That?

One of the things that really bugs me about social media is the number of people who believe and pass on obviously false information. I'm not talking about opinions I disagree with. I'm referring to...

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Making Jesus Relevant

I hear and read a lot about the need to "make Jesus relevant." While I understand what people generally mean when they say that, I really hate that phrase. First, Jesus is who he is,...

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Reminders of What Matters

In my comfy living room, I have a big screen TV. (Because I'm an American, and that's what we do.) Above it, I have photos from some of my travels. I put them up because they mean more to me than some...

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The Real Baby Jesus

I just heard a new Christmas song on the radio. It was lovely. But it also contained some pretty weak theology. It was about how Jesus came to save us with joy and restore the child in us. It reminded...

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The Hidden Beauty of the Local Church

The church is the metaphorical body of Christ. It consists of all followers of Jesus; and crosses denominational, racial, and national lines. The local church is a geographic segment of that global...

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Us vs. Them

Racism is immoral. It's the antithesis of the teaching of Scripture. It's socially unacceptable. And it's just incorrect. There is simply no basis in fact for believing one race is inferior to...