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Christmas Myths!

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Christmas time is upon us! It is a time to celebrate Christ! Though Christmas has a lot of other fun perks (such as caroling, buying gifts, decorating the tree, and fighting people in the parking lot of Walmart for the best deals)......

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Bible Reading Plans

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With each new year come new resolutions. While the end of the year is not the only time for introspection, it certainly affords a natural opportunity to examine ourselves and see how we are doing in our pursuit of Christ......

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Are Christmas and Easter Pagan Holidays?

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I wonder what percentage of the Internet is actually good and helpful and true. This thought occurs to me each time I encounter the common criticism that Christmas and Easter have pagan origins. Such claims are plastered online and used in a philosophical sleight of hand to conclude that Christianity is rooted in paganism......

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Jesus Christ and Pagan Parallels

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Internet sites abound with alleged similarities between the events of the New Testament narrative, in particular the person and work of Jesus Christ, and ancient mythological accounts of gods......

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An Engagement Ring and the Gift of Christ

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Nearly five years have past since I proposed to Kaci and gave her a ring. Occasionally I will still catch her staring at it and smiling. I love those brief moments......

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A Theology of Community

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We live in a culture that tends to emphasize the individual. We have individual rights, individual opinions, and individual freedoms. We can buy our groceries without ever interacting with another human being......

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Making The Best Use Of The Time

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Last night at the dinner table my nearly-fifteen-year-old son was trying to explain how he wanted to rearrange the furniture in his room......

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A Taste For Sushi And Scripture

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I had sushi for the first time at the age of 34 at a little café overlooking Mount Fuji. I never would have ordered it myself, but my friend’s Japanese father-in-law ordered it and I didn’t want to be offensive......

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The Good News of Resurrection and Repentance

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What gospel did the apostles preach? The answer may surprise you....

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Giving Birth To Hope

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One year ago this month, my wife showed me two lines on a stick that forever changed my life. At 37 years old I was going to be a father......

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