What To Do With Fallen Heroes

What are we to do with all our fallen heroes? Would it be better to not have heroes of the faith? Should we just assume and expect the worst?

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Living Water Plenary Sessions

Last week at Cedarville University the Center for Biblical Apologetics hosted its second annual conference. This year’s them was “Living Water: Living & Sharing the Gospel in a Sexually Broken World. Our key note speakers were Sam Allberry and Rosaria Butterfield. The video from the plenary sessions are posted below.

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Five Reasons You Might Be Experiencing Post-Easter Blues

Ho much of life is anticipation. We spend far more time looking forward to things than we do enjoying them. Some would argue, correctly I think, that we derive more joy from the anticipation than from the experience itself.

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Beauty More Effective in Reaching Teens Than Youth Ministry, Study Shows

People are more likely to explore the truthfulness of Christianity once they see that it is beautiful. I heard a Christian leader make the previous statement not long ago at an evangelism conference. I completely agree. A recent study of youth religious involvement in England seems to affirm this point.

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Christians Should Use Salty Language

Nothing will wake you up quicker than a convinced and committed follower of Jesus shouting expletives in your face. If you can get a preacher to drop a four letter bomb in the middle of his sermon that would really do the trick, wouldn’t it? But that’s not at all what I’m talking about.

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The Mind of God & the Death of Stephen Hawking

The highly influential scientist Stephen Hawking passed away this morning. He was a brilliant theoretical phycist and a best-selling author. I remember reading one of his books, or at least portions of it, when I was a teenager.

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Heaven on Earth: the Path to Hell

Oooh, baby,” Belinda Carlisle sang in the 1980s, “. . . heaven is a place on earth.” Just reading those lyrics immediately brings to mind images of big hair, crazy colored pants, ALF, and for some reason, skating rinks. As inane as the words of the song are, however catchy the tune, the message is a dangerous one. Bad things happen when we try to establish an earthly utopia.

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Mere Humanity: We Must Care for Soul and Body

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body,” George MacDonald once said. The literary master, at this point, was simply theologically wrong. We are both our body and our soul. 

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Known and Loved

The Tony-award winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” is about an agsty teenager who feels misunderstood and alone in the world. Like everyone, he has a desire to be both fully loved and fully known. And like most of us, he ends up compromising one in order to achieve the other.

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