Why does God let us face trials?

James 1:2-3 gives the standard Christian answer to this question: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance… Of course, knowing the Sunday school answer and being okay with it are two different things entirely, but this week, I […]

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Quick Study on the Rapture

This week at my Life Group, we looked at the clearest teaching in the Bible regarding the rapture, and I’ve become even more convicted about one particular position. This post is intended to guide you through the same study we considered this week and to give an inside track on what I’m currently thinking about […]

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Helping People Resolve Conflict

When two people are in conflict with each other, bringing about resolution can be difficult. However, when two Christians are in conflict, the process of reconciliation should not be as hard as it is. In conflict situations, I like to ask a few questions: Describe all the sin in this conflict. Who has committed sin […]

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The Universe Needs a Creator

I believe in God because the universe needs a creator. The first reason I have for my own belief in God is that the universe needs a creator. WARNING: I have a degree in philosophy and some of the concepts I use for my belief in God require the use of some technical terms. Here’s […]

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Explaining the Whole Bible

As I have spoken with people about the Bible, I find more and more that people aren’t really familiar with the “plot” or the overall story of the Bible. Therefore, I’m going to try to go through the entire story of the Bible in a very brief overview fashion. The challenge is that I don’t […]

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My honor depends on God

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.—Psalm 62:7 I was reading Psalm 62 this morning for my quiet time, and this verse popped out to me. Reading it sparked a little “wow” moment somewhere inside me. Everything about this verse is almost cliche to me. Sure, my […]

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Make the Right Things Easy

I read this article recently where the author is talking about how to make users of your product or service happy. The basic premise of the article is that you should make the right things easy and the wrong things hard. A great illustration of this is a three pronged electrical plug. There is only […]

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