This Is Only a Test

I cannot even begin to tell you how many times it’s happened to me. I attend a spiritual retreat, or a weekend of immersion in Scriptures, and come away on a spiritual mountaintop. God is so good; God is so real; my spirit is rejoicing. And then, within a few days something happens that completely…

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What the Heavenly Father Says about Fatherhood

God is our perfect heavenly Father. His wisdom regarding fatherhood offer tremendous help for today’s fathers. Scripture offers four clear ways fathers impact the lives of their children. Wisdom: A Godly Father Instructs Scripture offers much information regarding the role a father provides in giving wisdom to his children. Proverbs 1:8 notes, “Listen, my son,…

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Are All Sins Equal before God?

It is commonly said: “All sin is equal to God; no particular sin is worse than another.” But is this actually true? Does God view murder the same way as gluttony? No. All sins are not equal before God. Before outlining why this is, it is helpful to clarify what many well-meaning believers are trying…

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5 Ways to Naturally Share Your Faith

Talking about our faith can be tough. How can we get started in sharing how someone can come to faith in God? The following five options offers some ways you can more naturally share what you believe. Try one and let us know what happens! Way #1: Ask, “What’s your spiritual background?” By asking about…

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Responding to Those Who Leave the Faith

A former writer for Desiring God ministries has renounced his faith. Paul Maxwell, a former philosophy professor at Moody Bible Institute, made the announcement on his Instagram feed that he was no longer a Christian, The Christian Post reports.

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Walking on Water

Last week I wrote a rather lighthearted piece about anxiety in the face of natural disasters (Why Worry?). While I fully believe all God’s promises that I quoted in that piece, I was reminded over the weekend that we face things far more painful, far more devastating than tornadoes. You see, a dear friend has…

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A Proper Concept of God

One thing working at a Christian apologetics[1] ministry for nearly 40 years has taught me is that your idea of who God is, what He is like, is very important. If you think of Him only as the vengeful God of the Old Testament who went around smiting His enemies, you are hardly going to…

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