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8 Things That Won’t Get You To Heaven

Just about everybody wants to go to heaven when they die. Granted, the definition of what “heaven” is varies from person to person, but here I’m talking about the Biblical heaven: a place of eternal, immensely fulfilling life in the presence of Jesus and all those who have had their sins forgiven by God. This […]

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Leadership is About Doing Something

What does it mean to be a leader? This is a broad question that could be answered in many ways. Leadership is about responsibility. Leadership is about influencing others. Leadership is about envisioning the future. Leadership is about serving. You could say any of these and be correct. That is one of the beautiful things […]

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Is It Wrong to Complain to God?

Sometimes things don’t happen the way we expect them to. Life rarely goes smoothly and many days are filled up with struggles, annoyances, and disappointments. What’s a person to do? For most of us, our automatic response is to complain. It’s normal, and part of being human. But we would be wise to ask, is […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hell

My previous post dealt with three common misconceptions about heaven. This time, I’ll be looking at three common misconceptions about the less-loved half of the equation – hell. Misconception #1 – Only really evil people go to hell In the minds of many, hell is reserved only for the most sinister of people. The average […]

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An Open Letter to Christian Teenagers

Dear Christian teenager, So you’ve made the decision to follow Christ? Awesome! Even though I may not know you personally, I am legitimately excited for you. Following Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make, even more important than what school you will go to or who you will marry. Those things are […]

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How My 3-Year-Old Showed Me What Faith Is

I had a really cool experience the other day. My wife and I were at the park across the street with our two little ones, swinging and sliding and just having a good time. I guess I’m still a kid at heart too, because I was trying out my new x-zylo, this weird plastic, ring-looking […]

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A Few Thoughts for Christian Teens on Going Back to School

Summer is just about over and the new school year is right around the corner. A new school year is a good opportunity to set a few goals and make some life changes. It’s a great time to have some fresh starts in school and other areas of life, too. So here are a few […]

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How Can You Explain Contradictions in the Bible?

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” Ever heard that one before? It’s a common slam against the Bible. To be sure, there are quite a few statements in the Bible that appear to be in direct contradiction with each another. Yet, Christians usually claim that the Bible is perfect and the Word of God. How […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 7)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) No guilt in life, no fear in death / This is the power of Christ in me / From life’s first cry, to final breath / Jesus commands my destiny / No power of hell, no scheme of man / Can ever pluck me from his hand / Till […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 6)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) There in the ground, his body lay / Light of the world by darkness slain / Then bursting forth, in glorious day / Up from the grave he rose again / And as he stands in victory / Sins curse has lost its grip on me / For I […]

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