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Were Adam and Eve Real People?

Polls show that almost half of all Americans think that Adam and Eve were real people that lived less than ten thousand years ago. In other words, they take the Biblical account in Genesis quite literally. As an American, this … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Surround Himself With Prostitutes?

Mary Magdalene, The Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:7-26), the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair (Luke 7:37-38), the woman Jesus saved from stoning (John 8:1-11) — we are all familiar … Continue reading

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Why We Go to Church

We don’t go to church because we are good Christians. We go to church because we are *poor* Christians and want to be better. At least that’s my excuse. What’s yours?

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Was Mary Magdalene a Reformed Prostitute?

I heard it again the other day: “Mary Magdalene was a reformed prostitute.” This came from a preacher, no less. He should have known better. Absolutely nowhere in the Bible does it state that Mary Magdalene had any kind of … Continue reading

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Bad Theology

People are leaving the church in droves. What’s the problem? The obvious answer is, of course, “Christians”. The public perception of the ‘typical’ Christian definitely needs a PR makeover. The other answer may not be so obvious: “Nonessential Doctrine”. I’m … Continue reading

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Perfect Church

A pastor once told me, “What would you do if you found the perfect church? If you joined it, it would no longer be perfect.”

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