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  • July 3, 2020

    The Bible's full of errors!” Heard that one before? Biblical teachings can be tough, so a lot of people believe the Bible isn't true. While some biblical claims are genuinely difficult to understand, other alleged errors are nothing more than excuses for disbelief. Many of these kinds of objections fall into the pattern I call [...]

  • June 30, 2020

    Have you ever heard that “everything in the Bible points to Jesus”? That seems kind of weird, doesn't it? How can it be all about Someone who isn't even named until the last quarter of the book? True, the Old Testament is sprinkled with prophecies about the Messiah: it's easy enough to link those to [...]

  • May 19, 2020

    With a pounding heart, Riley leapt off the platform for the umpteenth time. Dodging fireballs, she jumped from foothold to foothold, as heat rose from the lava below. She was almost there! Ahead was that final jump: that final expanse of lava! She could see the cool, grassy paradise at the end of the course. [...]

  • April 27, 2020

    "How can I be sure that I'm saved?” It's a very common question for Christians of all ages. We pray for God to save us, and we try to do what's right, but somehow we're still afraid. What if I died tonight? How do I know I'd go to heaven? What if I went to [...]

  • February 7, 2020

    You're halfway through the story, and the heroes are stuck. Nothing is working, and the enemies are closing in. You don't see any way of escape. But, somehow, things turn out okay. Maybe a sudden turn of events changes everything. Maybe they knew something you didn't. Or maybe they had a secret weapon, more powerful [...]

  • December 21, 2019

    What a fairy tale! Angels, a virgin birth, a manger, shepherds, magi it's a great story to make us all fuzzy and warm at Christmas. But can we seriously believe the story of Jesus' birth is true? God knew the Christmas story was going to be wildly unique. In fact, He made it that way [...]