The Super Bowl Silence Heard ‘Round the World

When does thirty seconds of silence capture the world’s attention? When it costs around five million dollars. The half-minute of dead time during the Super Bowl was intended to be used for local channels. Something went wrong. But maybe our knee jerk reaction shows us that something is wrong. Here’s what I mean.

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6 Reality Checks That Hit You In Your Twenties

The twenties can be an amazing time in your life. You get to taste the liberty of living on your own for the first time. You’re no longer a minor at age twenty-one. You can rent a car at twenty-five. You get to take your first steps in your career path. What’s there not to like?

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Why Atheists and Christians Both Get the Problem of Evil Wrong

There are two really bad ways to deal with the problem of evil. One is to deny that it is real, like many atheists do. The other is to act as though it’s not something faithful Christians will face, as many televangelists do.

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Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

 

 

 

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (On Parenting in the Wild)

In the third chapter of Genesis we read that an effect of the fall is that Eve’s pain in childbirth would be multiplied. I’m not sure what it would have been like for Eve to have a child before she and Adam rebelled against God. Would it have been pain-free? We cannot know, as she didn’t have children until they were out of the garden.

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The History of Human Relations

Four chapters into the greatest book ever written we find the first human brothers, Cain and Abel, separated by anger, envy, and finally murder. The third person to breathe air on our planet killed the fourth. This is the history of the human race in the fallen world.

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Is God a Good Father?

If God is really our father, as he says in the Bible, if he really loves us like a father, or as Jesus tells us, more than earthly fathers, then surely his love is amazing, his acceptance total, and his care reliable. I love my children. I would do anything for them. But can God really love me like that—more than that?

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Why We All Struggle With Rejection

Deep down we all live with the constant and nagging sting of rejection. It’s for a good reason. We were rejected in the worst, most fundamental, unimaginable, unthinkable, soul shattering, way possible. We have been rejected by our Creator.

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The Apologetic of Food & Gladness

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,” Tolkien wrote in the Hobbit, “it would be a merrier world.” You might not think of these simple pleasures of food and cheer as an evidence of God. But in Acts 14, the Apostle Paul uses them as an argument for God’s existence.

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