Category Archives: Faith

A question about “evidence”

I have a question for my detractors. We theists are constantly chided by atheists and skeptics for our “blind faith,” whereas they claim they base their views on solid scientific evidence. It’s also popularly thought that progress in science will … Continue reading

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This is How I Fight My Battles

This is a very simple chorus but very powerful in meaning. The song, “Surrounded,” is performed by Michael W. Smith from his latest album by the same title, but it’s written by Ellysa Smith from Upper Room, a worship and … Continue reading

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Thoughts about ending well

The end of the year tends to be both a time of reflection and anticipation. We look back at where we’ve been and look forward to where we intend to go. This is the 61st year-end for me, and as … Continue reading

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Why Jesus? Part Four

Eternal life is not a legal transaction, it’s an invitation into a transformational relationship. The invite is for us to participate in Christ’s very own life. We must make the distinction here between the Christian “religion” (ritualistic observation) and actually … Continue reading

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So will I | Amanda Cook

Here’s the song , “So will I” (Hillsong United) sung by Amanda Cook at Bethel. What I love about this song is that it’s a heart response to the wonder all around us that declares the glory of God (see … Continue reading

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The sticky thing about what we believe

When it comes down to it, it seems to me that people will either believe or not believe, accept or refuse to accept, the existence of God, not because of the scientific evidence or lack thereof, but because that’s what … Continue reading

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Believing is a heart issue

If there’s anything my recent foray into Christian apologetics has confirmed it’s that no amount of “facts” will ever persuade or dissuade someone from believing or disbelieving in God. It’s a heart issue. Every good salesman knows that people make … Continue reading

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