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13 Reasons Why: Reflection #5 – Not escape, but revenge

After watching 13 Reasons Why, there is much to be said about this wildly popular and controversial show. I will attempt to share some reflections in a series of posts over the next couple of weeks. I will link to other articles as they are published. Be warned, spoilers and tragedy ahead.  Reflection #1 – Why […]

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You Owe God $10 Billion

Jesus is a master storyteller. Much of his teaching about God and the kingdom of heaven comes in the form of parables—little stories that pack a big punch. In Matthew chapter 18, we encounter one such parable on the subject of forgiveness. [21] Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my […]

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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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What’s So Good About Good Friday?

Good Friday is celebrated on the day that Jesus was crucified. Most people are familiar with the story enough to know that Jesus’ death by crucifixion was a brutal, bloody mess. Jesus was betrayed by his friend Judas, abandoned and denied by the rest of his disciples, put unfairly on trial in the middle of […]

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Lyrical Theology: In Christ Alone (Part 3)

In Christ Alone – Newsboys (see full lyrics here) What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter, my All in All, here in the love of Christ I stand. DC Talk popularized the phrase “love is a verb”, and the statement is true. Love is not a feeling that […]

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Why are some sins more acceptable than others?

As a Christian I believe that sin is real. God has revealed to human beings what His will is through the Bible and disobeying the will of God is sin. Everyone sins, probably multiple times everyday. Jesus is the only human (technically “God-man”) who has never, ever sinned. One obvious conclusion then is that both […]

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