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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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Moving the Complementarian-Egalitarian Debate Forward

I care about a lot of things, three of them being: (1) people, (2) the Church, and (3) good theology. As such, I think it is important for believers to keep the dialogue going about how to understand gender biblically. This is all the more important as our world gets increasingly confused about how to […]

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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 Screw Up Your Theology

  Do you treat the Bible like a tunnel, or do you treat it like a cave? When a person stands at the mouth of a tunnel, it is entirely possible for them to receive messages from the other side. If a person stands at the other end, they can speak loudly and the words will […]

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Making a Case for 45-Minute Sermons

In the church that I serve as youth pastor, we regularly schedule a 45-minute time slot for the Sunday sermon. By some standards, this is normal. By many standards, this is very long. But there are only a handful of people in our congregation who object to that length of time. In fact, yesterday I preached […]

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Does John 15 Say Christians Can Lose Their Salvation?

I had a great conversation a little while ago with a friend about Jesus’ words in John chapter 15. We were discussing if that particular passage teaches that Christians can lose their salvation. It is easy to see why that question would come to mind. Jesus says, in part… [1] I am the true vine, […]

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8 Things That Won’t Get You To Heaven

Just about everybody wants to go to heaven when they die. Granted, the definition of what “heaven” is varies from person to person, but here I’m talking about the Biblical heaven: a place of eternal, immensely fulfilling life in the presence of Jesus and all those who have had their sins forgiven by God. This […]

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Leadership is About Doing Something

What does it mean to be a leader? This is a broad question that could be answered in many ways. Leadership is about responsibility. Leadership is about influencing others. Leadership is about envisioning the future. Leadership is about serving. You could say any of these and be correct. That is one of the beautiful things […]

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Is It Wrong to Complain to God?

Sometimes things don’t happen the way we expect them to. Life rarely goes smoothly and many days are filled up with struggles, annoyances, and disappointments. What’s a person to do? For most of us, our automatic response is to complain. It’s normal, and part of being human. But we would be wise to ask, is […]

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3 Common Misconceptions About Hell

My previous post dealt with three common misconceptions about heaven. This time, I’ll be looking at three common misconceptions about the less-loved half of the equation – hell. Misconception #1 – Only really evil people go to hell In the minds of many, hell is reserved only for the most sinister of people. The average […]

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