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Will We Recognize Each Other in Heaven?

Art has done a lot to ruin the biblical image of heaven. Most images of heaven depict fat baby-people floating around in the clouds while playing harps. While this concept of heaven is common, it is anything but true. The Bible says nothing about heaven functioning as a place anything remotely like that…and thank the […]

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What is God Like?

It’s one of the most important questions in the universe: What is God like? Getting the answer to this question right matters if we care about truth, life, humanity, and happiness. The following is some of what God is like, with support from the Bible, and a few practical implications of each point. I’m sure a […]

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How Are Christians “More Than Conquerors”?

It’s a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit by Christians, usually in the midst of a rah-rah speech meant to build up believers and help them gain some God-given confidence. It might sound something like, Don’t let the negatives in life get you down! You can choose to be bitter or you can choose to […]

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What Will Heaven Be Like? (Considered From a Different Angle)

The question What will heaven be like? can be answered a number of ways. We could discuss what the physical place might be like from the Bible’s selective portraits, such as golden streets and a city where God and redeemed people reside together. We could talk about what doesn’t exist in heaven, such as death or mourning or pain. We […]

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You’ve Sinned Again—Now What?

What are you to do when you have sinned…again? When you have committed the very sin you resolved to never repeat? When you can’t help but feel defeated, despite the fact you know you’re supposed to be “more than a conqueror”? When you start to wonder if you can ever live a life of holiness? […]

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Why’s My NIV So Different From My KJV?

The New International Version (NIV) replaced the King James Version (KJV) as the world’s most popular English Bible several decades ago, marking the first time in about 400 years that something other than the KJV dominated the English reading population. As with any significant change, there have been bumps along the way. For instance, many […]

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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God? (Making Sense of the Fiasco at Wheaton)

In case you missed it, there is a bit of a situation going on at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. It’s an increasingly long and currently developing story, and you can check out some of the sources below for further reading; otherwise you can skip and read the summary I have below. Christianity Today Washington Post Patheos […]

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Do Infants Who Die Go to Heaven?

There are few things in life that hurt more than the loss of a young child. As someone who has experienced this personally, I’ve had to wrestle with the tough questions that come with that kind of experience. One of the questions that come up, especially for Bible-believing Christians, is what happens to babies who die? […]

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Wind, Dice, Fish, Plants, and Worms: What Do These Have in Common?

Perhaps you think that the collection of wind, dice, fish, plants, and worms seems like about as random a collection of things (is wind a thing?) as possible. I would tend to agree. Yet there is something that groups all of these very different things together. When one reads the book of Jonah it can be […]

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“Everything Happens for a Reason” – True or False?

People are divided about whether or not “everything happens for a reason”, including Christians. Some see every moment of life as part of God’s divine plan, others see much of life as random happenings. Further still, some understand life to not only be part of a plan from God but also with a specific purpose […]

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