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Should Christians Take Medication for Anxiety and Depression?


This question is at the center of a big debate going on in Evangelicalism; much ink has been spilled over whether or not Christians could/should use medication to help battle anxiety and depression. On one end of the spectrum......

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Let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector?


What does Jesus mean when he tells the church to treat an unrepentant brother as if they were “a Gentile and a tax collector” in Matthew 18? Does this mean that we should treat them like Christ treated Gentiles and tax collectors? If so, how did Jesus treat them? Or does it mean we should shun or excommunicate them? If so, how and why?...

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The Sufficiency of Scripture


Imagine this scenario in your local church: A 70-year-old Christian man (who has never been married) and an 18-year-old Christian woman (who has never been married) want to marry each other. You immediately assume that......

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Does The Bible Literally Describe God?


What is the difference between an equivocal, analogical, or univocal description of God? And why does this matter?...

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Christian Responsibility and Mosaic Law


What are Christians to do with the Old Testament law? Some think we should be living more intentionally according to the tenets of the Torah (the Hebrew word for law, commandment, or statute); most are simply ignorant as to why their food, clothes, and lives should not more closely approximate the forms of the Old Testament. So, what are we to do? ...

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Aristotle, Virtue Ethics, and Sanctification


In his famous work, Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle, explains how to grow in virtue. Now, why would Christians care about what some pagan philosopher has to say about virtue? Well, his view of growing in virtue (or what Christians might call “holiness”) is surprisingly similar to what the Bible says regarding holiness. ...

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Does Physical Abuse Constitute Grounds for Divorce?


Over the past several months, domestic abuse has been on the front burner of evangelical thought. All condemn abuse as sinful and wicked. All desire to help. But beyond a shared sense of sympathy and compassion, it seems that pastors and churches cannot agree on how exactly to answer this particular question: Does the physically abused spouse have biblical grounds for divo...

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Is Emotional or Spiritual Abandonment Grounds For Divorce?

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In 1 Corinthians 7:15, Paul writes that abandonment provides biblical grounds for divorce. But what exactly constitutes abandonment in Paul's context? Is it solely physical desertion, or could it also refer to things like emotional, spiritual, or mental abandonment?...

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Is Viewing Pornography Grounds for Divorce?

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Jesus says that looking at a woman with lustful intent is adultery. Elsewhere, Jesus permits individuals to divorce their spouse if their spouse has committed (you guessed it) adultery. So then, does this mean that you can divorce your spouse if they look at (or have an addiction to) pornography? ...

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The Idol of Idolatry


Many in mainstream Evangelicalism have not only misunderstood what idolatry is, but actually have an idol of idolatry. For many church leaders and church members, almost anything and everything is made out to be an idol. Let me explain:...

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