Theology Category

The Two Wills of God

As I have sought to better understand the Bible, one of the most significant theological discoveries I have made is in regards to how I understand the will of God. The Bible refers to God’s will, either explicitly or implicitly, perhaps hundreds of times. It has been noted over the years by theologians that the […]

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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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Saved By God, From God, To God, For God

One of the things that has caused me to grow in my faith the most is having a clearer picture of salvation. The saving of sinners is the pinnacle display of God’s grace and power and love, and is the central subject of worship among believers. Therefore, to grasp the workings of God in saving […]

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For God So Loved Canada That He Gave Us _________, That Whosever Votes For Him…

   Today is Election Day in Canada. For the record, I think people should go out and vote. Voting is a privilege that not everyone has, and we should not take it for granted. I think people should also get to know about the candidates and parties and cast an informed ballot. Weigh the info […]

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4 Kinds of Retaliation in the Bible

Image: Peter defends Jesus from being arrested. As a Christian, when you are wronged, how should you respond? We know that God is a God of justice, but he is also a God of mercy. When we read Scripture, we see instances of God’s people seeking hard after justice and retaliating for wrongdoing, and at other […]

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Love Is a Verb…Well, Not Really

I’m not sure who coined the phrase “love is a verb” but I first heard it from D.C. Talk. Since then it has become a notion that I’ve seen grow more and more popular. A simple google search produces a lot of interesting commentary on love as a verb. It seems fair to say that […]

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The Pleasures of True Christianity

I recently read a biography on William Wilberforce, who almost single-handedly abolished the slave trade in Great Britain and, decades later, slavery altogether in the early 1800’s. He began the fight at the age of 21 and the final law to abolish slavery was passed three days before his death over 40 years later. He […]

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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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The Most Important Word in the Bible

Okay, so let me just admit up front that saying a particular word is the most important word in the Bible is probably an overstatement. If that’s what you are thinking, you win. I concede that point. At the same time, I think that if you give ear to what I am suggesting, you will see the […]

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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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