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Fun with Bible Words 3: Christ

Jesus Christ. I used to think that was His name. Jesus, first name, Christ, middle name. Not sure about the last name…I guess if you’re Jesus and all your mail gets to you in a timely manner, you don’t need one. But as it turns out, Christ is actually a descriptive Greek word that is only left untranslated when used with Jesus for some unknown reason. Find out what it is…

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Fun With Bible Words 2: satan

All these years, I thought Satan was his name—you know, our Adversary? Or maybe Lucifer. Come to find out, the Adversary is never once named in the whole Bible! Have we built entire doctrines around words that aren’t exactly what we thought? Read more…

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Oh, Oh…Somebody Miscounted Hell.

I’m sort of embarrassed to admit that, up until the last two years, I never stopped to think about certain important discrepancies in my theology. For instance, why do all the different Bible versions have a significantly different number of occurrences of the word hell? Check out the astonishing differences…

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Wasted Love

Have you ever met people “of the world” who exemplify sacrificial and sincere love? Of course you have, so have I. I know lots of people who claim no affiliation to Christianity who have very loving marriages, loving families, and who serve their communities and friends with a love that would readily lay down their lives for others. What do you think is God’s take on these people? Is their love for others a waste in God’s economy?

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Is God On Our Side?

When Greg Mortenson went to Pakistan to climb K2, he never expected that his crushing failure to summit one mountain (he had to quit 600 meters before the top to rescue a co-climber) would result in the successful conquering of an even greater mountain. Find out about the man who has changed Pakistan, as well as what he can teach us about “who’s side God is on” in the religious battles waging in the world.

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Responding to the Light

Guest blog: Whenever I need to wake up my daughter in the morning, all I have to do is crack open her blinds—maybe turn the lever oh, say, about one quarter of an inch, allowing the tiniest ray of sunshine to peek into her bedroom, and voila…she’s awake. And not just barely awake, but somehow wide awake. And I’ll be darned if she doesn’t look like she’s about to declare, “Carpe diem!” before proceeding to do ten push ups. Really, I’m not kidding. Her reaction is almost always immediate. Then there’s my son….

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