critical-thinking

On the importance of balanced critical thinking

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Q: I feel like I’m not encouraged to use my mind in our culture at Church. I get the sense that if I question things, I’m seen as being heretical or something, and that I am doing something wrong. If it’s so wrong to think critically, then why did God even give us a mind?
– Frustrated

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isis-life1

ISIS, Lincoln and a Lamb: Why history matters.

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Identity, heritage, and history are being annihilated brutally and rapidly, while the world shakes its head, then returns to dinner and Facebook browsing.

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Jesus Smiling

Q&A: If He’s going to take us at our best time, why is it still so hard?

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“For I have no pleasure in the death of any one, says the Lord GOD; so turn, and live”

Q: “Since God is going to always take us at our best time, why is it so hard to enter the kingdom?”

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Shame2

Is your Christianity making people atheist?

Let’s not put our heads in the sand. The Atheist movement is growing. For many, this is a source of fear or anxiety, for others, it’s contemptuous. Yet, others are seeking the truth and wondering if there is truth in this godlessness. The methods used for propagating atheism are now in many cases beginning to resemble how Christians preach. A friend of mine sent me an article from Time Magazine about a dude who left religion. The person is not really attacking Christianity or religion directly, rather he speaks of the benefits he believes he has received in leaving.
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where to start

Q&A: How do I start getting into the Bible?

Q: To be honest, I’ve never really read the Bible much and I want to get more into it. Do you have any tips or guidelines on how to go about this?

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Death

The angst of death

Deaths tend to bring out a lot in us. Questions of ‘how could that person have died?’ or ‘how is this fair’ or all sorts of angry proclamations…but why are we so shocked at death, when it’s the one guarantee of life?

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