Jesus Category

Resurrection: Reasonable or Ridiculous?

One of the core things I believe as a Christian is that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. This claim is central to the faith and absolutely necessary to the Christian gospel. Without the resurrection of Jesus, our Savior is still dead and so is any hope of forgiveness of sin or life beyond the […]

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Why Did Jesus Weep at Lazarus’ Tomb?

One of the more well-known miracles is the account of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead (John 11). It is a profound miracle, a dramatic display of Jesus’ power and also rich with theological implications about resurrection, eternal life, and the importance of the call of Christ to life. Nestled into this account is […]

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Why It’s Stupid to Pit Paul Against Jesus

The debates among scholars are endless. One of the more prominent debates over the last few decades has been over whether the apostle Paul understood the Christian faith the same way Jesus did. It is suggested by some that the content of Paul’s epistles show that he formed a different picture of what Jesus came […]

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When Your Family Doesn’t Support Your Faith

You’re a brand new Christian. You’ve made the decision to follow Christ, to call on him as your Saviour and Lord, and start a new life built on your faith in Jesus. This journey will bring all sorts of experiences: some of them wonderful, some of them confusing, some of them exciting, and some of […]

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How To Be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy, but eventually we all discover that happiness is as elusive as the wind. Experiencing happiness is not so unusual per se, but being able to hang on to it is. That’s why Americans speak of “the pursuit of happiness”. It is something every human chases after, but not many actually […]

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Jesus the Intolerant

We’re all about tolerance these days. We are demanded by the public at large to be tolerant of those who disagree with us, or fear the collective wrath of society. Of course, most of us know that tolerance never seems to operate as a two way street. When people demand tolerance, what they are really […]

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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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The 12 Works of Jesus

When people talk about the core of Christianity, the phrase that is sometimes used to describe it is “the person and work of Jesus”. The person of Jesus refers to who he is (son of God, Messiah, Redeemer), while the work of Jesus refers to what he has done. Though more could be added, here are […]

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When Slamming Pharisees Makes You a Pharisee

We love to hammer on the Pharisees. A group of people who were often revered (or simply feared) by others in their day have become punching bags for those of us on team Jesus. Our Saviour held nothing back when confronting the Pharisees on their hypocrisy and self-righteousness, and we not only cheer him on but […]

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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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