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Jesus is a Threat

Some people are more honest than others in their rejection of Christianity. In his book Ends and Means, Aldous Huxley gives some insight into his atheism with shocking openness. He says, “I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty […]

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The Most Offensive Thing Jesus Ever Said

Some people have a false picture of Jesus where he is this super nice guy who cradles lambs in his arms and tells people to be kind to each other. While certainly Jesus was compassionate and full of love, the gospels also portray him in a way that is far more complex than that. After […]

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Jesus the Intolerant

We’re all about tolerance these days. We are demanded by the public at large to be tolerant of those who disagree with us, or fear the collective wrath of society. Of course, most of us know that tolerance never seems to operate as a two way street. When people demand tolerance, what they are really […]

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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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The 12 Works of Jesus

When people talk about the core of Christianity, the phrase that is sometimes used to describe it is “the person and work of Jesus”. The person of Jesus refers to who he is (son of God, Messiah, Redeemer), while the work of Jesus refers to what he has done. Though more could be added, here are […]

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The Sentence That Should Have Ended

As I was reading my Bible the other day, a thought struck me from my time in the gospel of Mark. Recorded in Mark 3:1-6 is a brief but powerful story about Jesus healing a man with a withered hand. The account begins: Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. […]

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“I came from God”

It boggles my mind how many people see Jesus as merely a historical, religious figure who taught people not to judge and to love thy neighbour. To be sure, Jesus is a historical, religious figure, and he did teach about judging others and loving others. But if that is all you think of when you think […]

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Which Cup Will You Drink From: Wrath or Salvation?

After Jesus and his disciples finished their passover meal (the Last Supper), they went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. Matthew 26 verses 39 and 42 records Jesus’ prayer: And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; […]

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Ministry and Leadership the Jesus Way

In my own effort to follow in the footsteps of Jesus as ministry leader, I spent some time studying Luke (and Acts) to find some of the key principles that made Jesus the most effective leader in the history of the world. Though I am sure that others can be added to this list, here […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Heaven

What happens after we die? It’s one of the most gripping questions that human beings have wrestled with since the beginning of time. Thankfully, we are not left in the dark on such an important issue. The Bible gives us the answers. However, much of what people think about the afterlife – in particular, about […]

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