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Is Halloween Evil?

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Video posted below Is Halloween evil? No. We are. Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s easier (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan…

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Are All Sins the Same?

Are all sins the same? God seems to thinks so. (Romans 3:10, 23) But how can this be? Say two men are given responsibility for the oversized buckets designed to carry water to their village. One fills his bucket with straw … Continue reading

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Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain “He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~Charles Frazier               (Sinner) “They … Continue reading

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Lose the Luggage!

Baggage “Knowing that you’re the one who’s been rejected, God it makes you feel isolated. I felt as though I’d walked into the house trailing all this baggage.” ~Anthea Turner “We all have baggage. The question is: What baggage can … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

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“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he continues, “God sadistically tortured his own Son…

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The Confessions of Peter, Part 1

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I’d always identified more with the Apostle Paul than Peter. A proud intellectual, “a Jew of Jews,” Paul was dragged blinded and befuddled into the Kingdom by the risen Jesus, who wouldn’t take no for…

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Is Halloween Evil?

Video posted below Is Halloween evil? No. We are. Evil lives in people, not in things (Romans 3:23). People are, to use the classical term, sinful. But it’s easier (and less convicting) to focus on things. Many point to the pagan traditions behind Christmas and Easter, … Continue reading

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