The Legacy of Muhammad Ali and How Being ‘The Greatest’ Still Isn’t Quite Good Enough

Image credit: huffingtonpost.com Few things in this world give insight into the theology of individuals who profess to be Christian than the death of a beloved celebrity. Prior to their earthly demise, most Christians are staunch particularists when it comes to a celebrity's eternal destiny; rigidly dogmatic that salvation (heaven) is obtained through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Acts …

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The One Sin You Don’t Think You’re Guilty Of, But Probably Are

"What each one honors before all else, what before all things he admires and loves, this for him is God." - Origen We Christians have a proneness to want to "index" our sin. To index our sin is to regard certain sins we commit against God, if we call them sins at all, as being worse than others. It's tantamount to …

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The Most Dangerous Prayer a Christian Can Pray

Prayer is essential to the Christian life. It is essential to the Christian life because prayer was essential to the life of Jesus (Matthew 6:1-15, 14:23; Luke 5:16, 22:39-41; Hebrews 5:7.) Theologian Andrew Murray, who arguably has written more than anyone on the subject of prayer in the daily life of the Christian, once declared, …

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The Fallacy of Gun Control as a Means of Behavior Change

In 1975, the band Earth, Wind, & Fire released an album entitled That's the Way of the World. Thirty years later, in 2005, Rolling Stone magazine listed the title song, Way of the World, as one of the 500 greatest songs of all time at number 337. Hauntingly pensive, Way of the World speaks to a …

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Races Don’t Reconcile, Hearts Do

The matters of social justice and racial reconciliation continue to be topics of discussion among evangelical Christians regardless of ethnicity. Few discourses today have so intensely ignited people's emotions and passions as those that dare to broach these hot-button issues. And why are they such sensitive topics? In my opinion, it's because we think much too highly …

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