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The Two-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim in China: Is She the “Neighbor”? Part 1

October 20, 2011
The Two-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Victim in China: Is She the “Neighbor”? Part 1

Jesus's last question, “Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” turns the lawyer’s question, “Who is my neighbor” upside down.

“Go ahead, make my day!”

October 18, 2011
“Go ahead, make my day!”

In the early 7th century, Pope Boniface IV set a day in May to honor Christian martyrs, which was first known as "All Hallows' Day." Later, the Catholic Church wanted to supplant the Samhain festival, so in the 9th century, the day was moved to the same day as the Samhain, November 1.

“After my 15th rededication … faith was almost completely extinguished”

October 11, 2011
“After my 15th rededication … faith was almost completely extinguished”

"I declared a church fast and we quit attending church altogether. We quit our small group, we quit working with the ministry to the homeless; we just stopped everything. Our faith was almost completely extinguished."

Will Moses and Elijah Come Back?

October 3, 2011
Will Moses and Elijah Come Back?

Who are these two witnesses with supernatural powers, who are resurrected and ascend into heaven after they are killed? Who are their enemies who want to kill them? Are they past, present, or future personalities?

Post from Guest Blogger Keffie Simon (plus Comments)

September 26, 2011
Post from Guest Blogger Keffie Simon (plus Comments)

They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, while they feast with you. They have eyes full of adultery, insatiable for sin. They entice unsteady souls. They have hearts trained in greed. Accursed children!

Still Snoozing Ten Years After a Wake-Up Call

September 12, 2011
Still Snoozing Ten Years After a Wake-Up Call

“What is most tragic is that when we were given a wake-up call ten years ago on 9/11, we pushed the snooze button and went back to sleep.” Ten years ago, R. C. Sproul reflected on what millions of Christians asked, “Where was God on 9/11?”: God was in the precise place on 9/11 that He […]

Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

September 8, 2011
Prayers at the 9/11 Memorial: Theistic or Therapeutic?

Is prayer an act of worship directed to a particular deity, or is its value psychotherapeutic, to "find solace and healing," "relief and repose," and to "cope with the loss of loved ones"?

Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

September 6, 2011
Is 9/11 a Wake-up Call for God’s People?

It is the height of American arrogance to claim that 9/11 was a wake-up call for the church, as if the United States is God's holy people, and God is only concerned about Americans.

Are You Sure You Like Mark Driscoll? (Updated 2)

August 16, 2011
Are You Sure You Like Mark Driscoll? (Updated 2)

I've often wondered about that accusation, but just today, the Pyromaniacs guys posted the video below, "I See Things," where he claims that the Holy Spirit shows him "things." What "things"?

So you don’t want to be left behind, but taken away?

June 22, 2011
So you don’t want to be left behind, but taken away?

Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24 (Luke 17) "thoroughly inverts some popular understandings of the end times," the popular "left behind" concept of the Rapture.

UPDATED: Once a Date Setter, Always a Date Setter

May 23, 2011
UPDATED: Once a Date Setter, Always a Date Setter

Why are dispensationalists so vulnerable to datesetting? I believe that their eschatological system breeds datesetting. They see God's plan for the world as subservient to his great plan for saving national Israel.

How Should Christians View Contraception?

May 19, 2011
How Should Christians View Contraception?

Ultimately, all Christian arguments concerning birth control or “family planning” must be based on Scriptural principles. But we find very little explicit teaching about contraception, unlike numerous texts concerning human sexuality and marriage. 1. The Bible is very clear about procreation from the “cultural mandate” in Genesis 1:28: “And God blessed them. And God said […]

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