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Case for Creator Speaks Directly to Kids

Case for a Creator for Kids A guest post from our friend Joey Espinosa. Follow him at Justice.Kindness.Humility as well as A Different Way for Kids. I was 18 years old (a Freshman at college) when I seriously began to consider the claims of Christianity. Though I spent my middle and high school years in the south, and went to church sometimes, I always thought the what the Bible said about Jesus was a bunch of stories — some feel-good and some whacko. An “Introduction to Religion Class” did not give me any answers. Some guys encouraged me to...

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@PastorMark gets REAL about #marriage @EspinosaJoey (+video)

Is “Real Marriage” Really Helpful? Real Marriage by Mark and Grace Driscoll hit the shelves in 2012, and brought with it much controversy. While applauded for their openness and honesty, the Driscolls were also criticized for their lack of gospel focus and poor Biblical exegesis. I avoided this book for a while, even though I had a copy on my shelves. But last year, I realized that it had been years since I read a book on marriage, and I decided to give it a shot. My conclusion: I’m glad I read it, but only for about two or three...

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Guest Post by @RandyFrazee. Insights from Believe @NIVBible @OakHillsChurch @MaxLucado

What you believe drives everything. The way you behave, the habits you form, the character that defines you at your core, all are driven by what you believe.  Admittedly, we are in an age where post-moderns believe in everything and skeptics believe in nothing. So, how strongly do we “believers” believe our beliefs? Can we articulate what we believe, and why it matters? Believe teaches the big ideas of systematic theology without the four years in seminary! These ideas have been around a long time, and a surprising number of people really want to learn them, but the notion...

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Prayers from Fiji by Ellen Murkison @PrayersFromFiji

Believe in miracles! For a family of four, going to a Christmas light display should have been a wonderful holiday memory.  Instead, for the Murkison family, a fateful car accident on the way home left seven-year-old Brian in a coma from which doctors thought he would never awaken. Both Brian and his older brother Ben were airlifted from the accident scene, and Brian immediately taken into emergency surgery to remove a bleed on his brain; the diagnosis was a severe traumatic brain injury, likely to be fatal. When faced with the likelihood that Brian would not survive, the family...

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Why Apologetics?

In every era of church history, Christians have faced intellectual attacks that seek to undermine their faith. In contemporary Western culture, Christians have become accustomed to hearing that Christianity is unscientific, that its ethical standards are backward, and that its exclusive message of salvation is intolerant. Taking up the Apostle Peter’s command to be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you” 1 Peter 3:15, (ESV), Christians have responded to and countered the criticisms of unbelieving culture, an endeavor that has earned its own title – apologetics,...

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