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Someone points at a verse in a Bible as another person holds out their hand in disagreement

Don’t Be a “That’s Just Your Interpretation” Christian 

Theres a kind of mental relativism impacting Christians today, especially those among Generation Z (i.e. those born between 1997 and...
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  • Scott Stein
A person wearing mittens holds out a small wrapped Christmas gift

Jesus’ Christmas Wish for You 

Do you want this Christmas to be a truly amazing and life-changing celebration? Then consider the implications of Jesus’ prayer.
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  • Scott Stein
A child clings to a rock on a cliff

Is Your Child Losing Faith?

Dad. Mom I dont think I want to be a Christian anymore.No words could be more painful or create greater...
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  • Scott Stein
Why Do Bad People Prosper and Good People Suffer? Insights from St. Augustine in The City of God

Why Do Bad People Prosper and Good People Suffer? Insights from St. Augustine in The City of God

This week I learned of the tragic loss of a Christian family within my own church community. The automatic response...
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  • Scott Stein
What’s the Meaning Behind Jesus’ Birth at Christmas?

What’s the Meaning Behind Jesus’ Birth at Christmas?

Whats the real meaning behind why Jesus was born? More specifically, whats so significant about the incarnation?CNNs Larry King was...
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A young girl gazes at a nativity snow globe that she holds in her hands

What Does “Keep Christ in Christmas” Even Mean? 

Christians are often concerned at Christmastime with keeping Christ in Christmas. But maybe we should spend a bit more time...
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  • Scott Stein
An old painting of the nativity scene, with Mary and angels gazing down at baby Jesus

Is The Christmas Story Historical?

Is the Christmas story historically reliable?Its often presented with an almost mythic quality, as the above painting reflects. Its no...
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  • Scott Stein
Two young boys in halloween costumes hold candy and trick or treat buckets

Should Christian Kids Trick or Treat?

Should Christian parents allow their children to go trick-or-treating? How should a Christian family decide about Halloween?
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  • Scott Stein
A woman in a wool sweater holds a small jack o’lantern in her hands

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians be celebrating or taking any part in Halloween? How do we think biblically about this holiday?It's hard to...
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  • Scott Stein
Dealing With Objections to the Bible: Interpreting the Bible

Dealing With Objections to the Bible: Interpreting the Bible

How do we know which parts of the Bible to follow? And how do we answer critics on this issue?Christians...
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  • Scott Stein
Where Do You Find Your Identity?

Where Do You Find Your Identity?

Each of us has an undeniable need to feel secure about who we are in the world. No wonder identity...
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  • Scott Stein
What is Faith and Why Does It Matter?

What is Faith and Why Does It Matter?

What is faith? What definition of faith would you give?There are many words in English that have been so overused...
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  • Scott Stein
Is Faith the Opposite of Knowledge?

Is Faith the Opposite of Knowledge?

In a lecture at Biola University in November of 2011, Dallas Willard opened with the following statement:The most significant event...
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  • Scott Stein
Why the "Universe from Nothing" is a Non-Starter

Why the "Universe from Nothing" is a Non-Starter

Editorial Note: Were pleased to welcomeKIRK DURSTONas our guest contributor for this post. Kirk has worked with Power to Change...
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  • Kirk Durston
How to Live Like Jesus

How to Live Like Jesus

Do you want to live like Jesus?Do you want to live a transformed life in relationship with God as your...
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  • Scott Stein
Is Science an Enemy of the Christian Faith?

Is Science an Enemy of the Christian Faith?

Editorial Note: Were pleased to welcome PETER KUPISZ as our guest contributor for this post. Peter has 20+ years of...
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  • Peter Kupisz
Christian Views of Sexuality Not Welcome! Now What Do You Do?

Christian Views of Sexuality Not Welcome! Now What Do You Do?

A Christian parent was describing to me a discussion they had with their teen about the Bibles teaching on human...
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  • Scott Stein
How Should We Respond When Angry About Racism?

How Should We Respond When Angry About Racism?

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was mercilessly killed by a Minneapolis police officer. Like a...
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  • Scott Stein
The Mistaken Identity of Sexual Orientation

The Mistaken Identity of Sexual Orientation

The best way to find yourself is by looking within yourself.Would you agree?Yourenot aloneif you do. According to a recentBarnasurvey1,...
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  • Scott Stein
How Should Christians Respond to Identity Confusion?

How Should Christians Respond to Identity Confusion?

Who are you?Seems like an easy enough question.But the answer is far from simple.Most cultural arguments about identity (for example,...
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Is the Coronavirus God’s Judgment?

Is the Coronavirus God’s Judgment?

I saw a post on Facebook quoting 2 Chronicles 7:13-14:If I shut up the heavens so that there is no...
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Even in ­Isolation, Jesus' Resurrection Gives Us Hope!

Even in ­Isolation, Jesus' Resurrection Gives Us Hope!

Theres a good chance youll be celebrating Jesus resurrection in isolation this year. You might be uncertain whether celebrating Easter...
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  • Scott Stein
Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims Believe in the Same God?

Do Christians, Jews, and Muslims believe in the same God? Since all three religions trace back to the Old Testament...
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  • Scott Stein
Is God Male or Female?

Is God Male or Female?

One reader wrote:"I had a conversation with a work colleague this week who said she believes in God but believes...
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  • Scott Stein
Only Two Religions

Only Two Religions

God is more than any one religion; the very idea that any one tradition can encapsulate that totality should be...
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  • Scott Stein
2019's Top 5

2019's Top 5

As we begin a new year, we thought we'd start with a quick review of last year's top posts by...
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  • Scott Stein
Why Isn't Life Fair?

Why Isn't Life Fair?

Sometimes life seems really unfair. Some are born with beauty; others are not. Some have strong, athletic bodies; others weak...
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  • Scott Stein
How God Can Transform the Transgendered

How God Can Transform the Transgendered

In 2017 I traveled to San Diego to attend a conference hosted by Restored Hope Network There I had the...
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  • Scott Stein
Can Someone Be Born In the Wrong Body?

Can Someone Be Born In the Wrong Body?

When speaking on the issues of gender, gender identity, and Christianity, Ive had people ask me on two separate occasions:What...
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  • Scott Stein
Inclusivity, Jesus' Style

Inclusivity, Jesus' Style

Can Christians be inclusive? Everywhere you look everyone else is bending over backwards to show how inclusive they are. From...
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  • Scott Stein