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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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Finding Peace in Seasons of Turmoil

Finding peace in seasons of turmoil

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Who was Jesus talking to when He said these words at the Sermon on the Mount (Luke 6 and Matthew 5)? He was speaking to a group of people who knew what it meant to be poor, to wonder where their next meal was coming from and to live…
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What Is Divinity?

What is divinity and why is it important to the Christian faith?

The divine presence. The divinity of Christ. Master of divinity (this is an actual seminary degree for those of you who are not familiar with Christian education). If you’re a Christian or are familiar with Christian circles, then you know we love the word “divinity.” However, do you know what it really means? Is being…
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Science & Faith

Faith and science: Is it possible for them to coexist?

One of the most common reasons someone who is not a Christian (or a follower of any faith, really) has not faith is because of science. They believe that science has taught us and shown us things that are empirically provable in ways that faith is not. And, in some ways, they’re right.  However, this…
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The Biblical Use of the Word of "Awesome"

What the word “awesome” means and why it’s significant

Quick, what are some images that come to mind when you think of the word “awesome”? A cool snowboarding trick? A way of saying congratulations to someone who just got a promotion? A comment under every Instagram photo ever? The word “awesome” is used in many different ways in society.  Essentially, we use it to…
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What Did Jesus Say On the Cross

What Did Jesus Say On the Cross

If you’re familiar with Jesus at all, hopefully you have heard about His sacrifice on the cross. Jesus, quite literally, died on the cross to set each and every person free from sin. That means because Jesus, who lived a pure and blameless (and sinless) life, sacrificed himself in our place so that we weren’t…
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