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What Learning the Rules Tells Us About God

Whether they recognize it or not, most people have an intuitive need to learn the rules. Whether it’s a game, or a new pursuit or interest, or the nuances of a tax form, we seem to naturally realize that some [Read More]

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Dealing With Basic Doubts About Faith

I received a letter not long ago from a believer with serious doubts. Science, he felt, had made believing in a variety of Biblical accounts seem foolish. The virgin birth, the trinity, the parting of the Red Sea, Noah’s Arc… [Read More]

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Christianity Is Based In Fact Not Mere”Beliefs”

Is there a difference between a “fact” and a “belief?” A skepticI recently dialogued with argued that there is.  Christianity, he contended, was based on mere “beliefs,” such as Christianity’s core “belief” in the Resurrection. The distinction, he said, was [Read More]

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What More Can The Bible Say About Slavery?

My last two posts considered the atheist’s question, “Why didn’t God explicitly outlaw ‘slavery’ in the Bible?” It’s a common enough challenge for those who have spent the time to learn about history. They know, for instance, that in Biblical [Read More]

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Pluralism Isn’t the Way to God

As Americans, our birthright is freedom.  It’s part of our culture, our political heritage.  But the notion of “freedom” in organizing a society can lead to unexpected results when it is applied to the question of ultimate Truth.  Many Christians [Read More]

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