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Can the Bible Be Trusted?

Can the Bible be trusted by modern or progressive thinkers?

When viewing contradictions in the Bible — whether it be contradictions within the text itself or contradictions with science and history — people are left wondering if they can even trust the Bible. Before discussing if the Bible can be trusted, it’s worth reflecting on what it means to trust the Bible in the first…
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Hard Questions About God

Three hard questions about God even the most devout Christians have — part 1

Having faith in God is easy for some (it’s described as a spiritual gift in the Bible), but for many, it’s very difficult. People have a lot of hard questions about God, even the most devout of Christians. Take a look at some hard questions about God in the first part of this new series:…
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Understanding Christian Phrases

Speaking Christianese: Breaking down common Christian phrases — part 1

If you’re a Christian, you might not have noticed that we have a lot of weird Christian phrases. If you’re not a Christian, some of these Christian phrases have probably stood out to you. We’re here to help people decipher the mysterious language of Christianese by breaking down common Christian phrases in part 1of this…
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What Does the Bible Say About Priorities?

What does the Bible have to say about priorities in life?

Life is easy. Everything is sorted out in an easy-to-follow manner. Arranging our priorities is always crystal clear. Oh, wait. That’s not life, that’s how it was in a dream last night. In reality, as most of us are aware, life is challenging and sorting out our priorities is not always clear. We have many…
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who is your neighbor

Who is your neighbor & who are you in the story

In a retelling of the Good Samaritan by Godly Play listeners are asked, “Who is your neighbor?” The piece representing each character is picked up slowly and one by one the children are asked, “Is this your neighbor? Is the priest your neighbor? Is the one who was robbed and left for dead your neighbor?…
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keeping the peace, What does the bible say about peace

What does the Bible say about peace?

In Colossians 3:15 (NKJV), it says to “let the peace of God rule” in our hearts. But what does this mean? How does one go about keeping the peace of God in one’s heart, let alone let it rule?  The best way to understand what the Bible has to say about peace is to turn…
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What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means to follow Jesus. For some, it comes with a list of dos and don’ts. For others, it means casting your vote behind the politician who supports the one issue that means the most to you. Still others think it means going to church on…
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Have You Ever Felt Like God Has Let You Down?

Have you ever felt like God has let you down?

Life gets messy. If there is one constant in all of our lives, it is that hardship will come, trauma will find us, pain is on its way. Do I sound pessimistic enough for you? The flip side is that life equally hands us the beautiful moments. And yet still I’d much rather avoid the…
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When Loving Others Conflicts With Biblical Law

When loving others conflicts with biblical law

Everyone is talking about love lately. There’s even a presidential candidate harnessing the power of love on the debate stage and in her campaign. Perhaps the sudden focus is due to the extremities of hate that have surfaced in our American culture. One does not have to look far to see how hateful rhetoric turns…
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Is It Really Possible to Have a Personal Relationship With God?

Is it really possible to have a personal relationship with God?

There is a lot of talk at church about having a personal relationship with God, but what does that mean? How can we even begin to think that the Creator of the universe has the time to sit and be with me? Is it arrogant, misguided, or contradictory to what the Bible says? Because let’s…
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