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A Senior Devil, Mere Faith, and Beginning My Life in Christ

[This first appeared two years ago as a guest post I wrote for Jennifer Neyhart’s blog.] Is it cliché to say that C.S. Lewis had a formative influence on my understanding of what it means to belong to Jesus? Not that … Continue reading

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Even If: a hard-learned lesson of faith in the midst of change

[Today’s guest post is from Kaylyn Whitley, who has some experience with letting go and finding faith.] Early in the morning of March 9th, I was standing in front of my bathroom mirror trying to get ready for class, but … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Unnatural Inability to Perform Miracles

Jesus described himself as a prophet without honor in his own home. What people often miss is he was also a prophet without power there as well. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his … Continue reading

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Seeking Approval in All the Wrong Places

When I was growing up, I wanted approval from the people on top. I wanted my parents’ approval, I wanted my teachers’ approval, and I wanted the cool kids’ approval. Usually the last one was more important to me than … Continue reading

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The Woman Jesus Praised for Contradicting Him

Jesus had an interesting encounter with a woman: Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My … Continue reading

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I’m Surprised That I Think There Is No God

The fact that Jesus lived never leaves me. I believe in his life and that he died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross. I believe in his resurrection from the dead too. I believe that Jesus is who he … Continue reading

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Righteousness without a Clean Conscience 

… not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ – the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. (Philippians 3:9.) ***

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Paula White Ministries: Send me your money so God will pay attention to you

I hadn’t heard of Paula White until a few months ago, but what I’ve heard saddens me.* She has a “ministry” which teaches people that God’s healing and favor in your life are dependent on whether you can develop an … Continue reading

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Obeying the Rules Will Never Make You a Better Christian

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12.) Since you died with Christ to the … Continue reading

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