Category Archives: Belief

A Generation That Had to Die Off

I once heard a preacher’s thoughts regarding a troubled church. He said something to the effect, “There is a generation that is going to have to die off there before God can get in there and change things.” The preacher … Continue reading

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Were Adam and Eve Real People?

Steve Chalke is a prominent Baptist minister in England. He is a graduate of Spurgeon’s College in London and has served in various ministerial roles, including pastor, broadcaster, and community activist. He has authored more than forty books, founded the … Continue reading

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An Interesting Question

I once ministered to an elderly man, a member of my church, who was dying from various health issues. During one of our visits he asked me a question that no one had ever asked me. His question was, “If … Continue reading

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Going Back Home

New York’s Bowery Mission was founded in 1879 and still serves today as a rescue mission and men’s shelter. Sam Hadley was once the superintendent there and told a certain story about the place. The story goes as follows. One … Continue reading

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A Christmas Acrostic

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!! Here’s an acrostic to help you focus on the real “Christmas Story” today: C is for either Child, the child that was conceived in the womb of the virgin Mary and born to her, or Christ, a Messianic title … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Question

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #5, last one) You — the regular readers of this blog — have had the last four posts to grasp some of the more compelling arguments presented in the book Why I Left, Why I Stayed. As … Continue reading

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Death & the Atheist

“A Thought-Provoking Book” series (post #4) In the opening sentence to the preface for the book Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the father and son team of Tony and Bart Campolo jointly say: We are not unusual. Many Christian parents … Continue reading

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