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49. Do Miracles Exist?

A 4-year old is wasting away from a medical issue that doctors can’t solve, yet is suddenly discovered to be completely healed after a nine-day prayer vigil on his behalf.* A woman experiences serious complications after a C-section and is... Continue Reading →

48. What Happens After Death?

It’s a question that everyone asks sooner or later, and a question many have attempted to answer via their own opinions or theories: “What, exactly, happens to a person after they die?” If we want a logical, credible answer to... Continue Reading →

47. When Will the World End?

Hurricanes.  Earthquakes.  Volcanic eruptions.  The worst mass shooting in modern American history.  Is the end of the world near? Some people certainly think so.  Some even set specific dates. We saw it again recently in the news: “CHRISTIAN CONSPIRACY THEORIST... Continue Reading →

46. Should Christians Obey Earthly Authorities?

(With thanks to Stephen L.) While it may not be the most favored New Testament passage for Christians in our country today, I do think it’s one of the most important for us to consider. Because the words of the... Continue Reading →

45. How Do We Know That Jesus is the “Right” Messiah?

“Back in the first century,” some people (rightly) argue, “so-called Jewish ‘Messiah’s were almost a dime a dozen.” “So,” they sometimes ask, “how can you be sure that Jesus of Nazareth is the ‘right’ Messiah?” That’s definitely an important question—with... Continue Reading →

44. Why Doesn’t God Let “Everyone” Into Heaven?

It’s interesting to me when people pose today’s Big Question in one form or another, because I think we all intuitively know the answer. We Get It—We Just Don’t Like It I see evidence of that every time the judge... Continue Reading →

43. What Happens to People Who Never Hear the Gospel?

“So Matt,” believer and skeptic alike sometimes ask, “if God is a God of perfect justice, and Jesus Christ is the ‘Only Way’ into Heaven like you’ve talked about before,* then what happens to a person who dies without ever... Continue Reading →

Special: When Should We Help Others?

In response to the destruction caused by this past week’s hurricane in Texas, a friend of mine posted a meme on Facebook with this message beneath it: “Stop sending thoughts and prayers and do something if you actually care.” And,... Continue Reading →

42. Can We Trust the New Testament Canon?

It’s a popular objection to Christianity these days, and it takes a number of forms.  But the basic premise boils down to this: Isn’t Christianity ultimately just the result of the manipulation of people in authority over time? An invention... Continue Reading →

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