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Are Christians Doing Enough to Take Care of the Poor?

“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” Mark 10:21. These are the words of Jesus given to the rich young ruler. These are but a…
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Who Is The Church For Anyway?

Church is like potato chips. You know. You can go to the grocery store and there’s an entire aisle (or two) dedicated to potato chips and their many varieties and flavors and alternate versions of flavors and low-fat options and low-sodium options and, well.. church is kind of like this. What we mean is that…
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Kaepernick controversy

The Kaepernick Controversy: Do Christians Have Their Priorities Straight?

“Take a knee… people riot. Take a bullet… people quiet.” These are the bold words posted by rapper Lecrae on Twitter two years ago regarding NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem in protest of racial inequality. Not much has changed today. Talking about this is not easy and with the exception of a few…
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christians and climate change

Are Christians Obligated to Care About Climate Change?

Yikes. Yeah, we just went there. Opening a can of worms is never fun, but ignoring the greater discussion of issues like climate change does nobody any good. Talking about climate change is not easy because Christians stand so divided on the issue. Some believe that it is our responsibility to invest in greener alternatives…
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Hypocrisy and Unbelief - Unfiltered Jesus Radio

The Connection Between Hypocrisy and Unbelief

Despite the image that many Christian leaders and so-called leaders project, believing isn’t easy. “I believe; help me in my unbelief!” These are the words recorded in the Book of Mark that were cried out by a father who asked Jesus to cast a demon out of his son. The man had asked for this…
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Who is my neighbor and is it okay to not love other people?

Who is my neighbor and is it okay to not love other people?

It’s the question we all want an answered. We all want that excuse to go “Aha! I knew I didn’t need to love so-and-so!” But, is it ever okay to exclude someone from your love and claim that God’s love is outside of their lives? Is your neighbor defined by something tangible or is your…
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The Significance of the Smithsonian and a Synagogue

Many people across the nation and the world recognize the authority of the Smithsonian in regards to the pursuit of historical truth. The Smithsonian museum in the nation’s capital city is a must-see for anyone who happens to be in the area. So, what does it mean when an institution like this reports on the…
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With all Your Mind - Loving God with Your Intellect

With all Your Mind – Loving God with Your Intellect

When asked which commandment is greatest of all, Jesus responds with a simple, yet unfathomably complex statement: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). Many of us hear this verse and take it to mean saying we love God a lot…
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The Serious Dangers of Confirmation Bias

The Serious Dangers of Confirmation Bias

The serious dangers of what, now? Confirmation bias? You may not be familiar with the term, but once explained, you may recognize its reality and how it may have affected your life. Confirmation bias is defined as “the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one’s existing beliefs or theories.” In other words, it’s…
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doubt and faith

Crisis of Faith – Does Doubt Mean I’m Done?

Ah, the joys of growing up as a Christian. How lovely it is to have the assurance that God loves me, and that I’m not forsaken like those outside his grace, and that I will never truly die and that eternity is…. oooh shit. I’m not sure if I believe this anymore. Does this sound…
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