Monthly Archives: March 2016

Maybe “Free Will” Isn’t All That

Among Christians there is a lot of theological debate over how God’s sovereignty (his control over the universe) and human free will (our ability to make choices) fit together. Can we make meaningful choices if God is ultimately in control over them? Is it immoral or unloving of God to cause us to do something […]

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What Would It Take to Worship Your Brother As God?

I grew up with three brothers – one older and two younger. If you have siblings, you can imagine what it was like for four boys (and two girls) to share a house together. There were times when things got pretty crazy! We didn’t always get along, but in the end we still love each other […]

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5 Misconceptions About the Devil

Many people, including Bible-believing Christians, have a lot of wacky views about the devil that are just flat-out not true. What does the Bible really say about Satan? And what does it not say? Here are 5 common misconceptions about the devil. #1 – He is not real. In the 1995 movie The Usual Suspects, Roger […]

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Don’t Just Ask “What Did You Learn at Church Today?”

Probably every Christian parent has done it. After church or after youth group, we load the family up into the car and about 10 seconds into the ride home mom or dad turns to their kids in the back and asks, “So, what did you learn in church today?” I know that you mean well. […]

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The Two Wills of God

As I have sought to better understand the Bible, one of the most significant theological discoveries I have made is in regards to how I understand the will of God. The Bible refers to God’s will, either explicitly or implicitly, perhaps hundreds of times. It has been noted over the years by theologians that the […]

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