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41. How Can God Be a Trinity?

It’s one of the coolest things I’ve ever learned about the Bible: From literally page 1 of Genesis, when the Old Testament uses the word we translate into English as “God”, it uses a plural Hebrew word (“Elohim”) as if... Continue Reading →

40. Does God Ever Speak Through “Other” Religions?

“So Matt,” a reader of my blog may say, “more than once in this blog you’ve talked about the idea that ‘Jesus Christ is the Only Way to God/Heaven/etc.’ and why you believe that to be both logically and evidentially... Continue Reading →

39. What Makes Jesus “Different?”

Remember that game they used to play on Sesame Street, where they would show the audience four items and sing a little song that went like this: One of these things is not like the others One of these things... Continue Reading →

38. Is Apologetics Necessary?

I’m not an easy person to surprise.  (Just ask my wife.) More than once during our first years of marriage, for example, a considerable amount of frustration was caused for her via my ability to successfully figure out what gifts... Continue Reading →

37. How Do I Find a “Good” Church?

Take even a brief look around the area where I work as a pastor, and you’ll notice something relatively unique: the population here is made up mostly of military families and college students who only live here for an average... Continue Reading →

36. Are We Living in a Simulation?

It may sound like a joke, but it’s not. At least, it’s not a joke to astrophysicists like Neil deGrasse Tyson.  As Business Insider puts it, “One of the main arguments that physicists use to talk about what's known as... Continue Reading →

35. Why Doesn’t God Destroy Evil?

(with thanks to Trent B for submitting today’s topics) It’s a question that gets asked fairly often in various forms, but basically all boils down to this: why doesn’t God just destroy evil and the devil right now and put... Continue Reading →

34. Does God Ever Use Astrology?

(with thanks to Jenna H. for the topic.) It’s a question I’m asked every so often, especially by people who are relatively new in the Christian faith: does God ever use astrology/horoscopes/etc. to guide us? Thankfully, the answer is an... Continue Reading →

33. Does Media Affect Us?

It’s an important question to consider during any time of the year—and most definitely as we are now well into the summer movie season: Does the media we consume have an affect on our minds and hearts—for better or for... Continue Reading →

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