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Many Generations, One Church

Posted by Pat Butler on

(Special guest writer: Pat Butler) Starting on Sunday, August 25th, we will be introducing a new multi-generational class to the Sunday School hour (9-10am). I want to take a few paragraphs to outline the concept, objective, and topics for this class – in hopes that we might be able to...

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Tags: sunday, apologetics, worldview, school, class, multigenerational

No harm, but if ...

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I've been working through 1 Peter very slowly in my Quiet Time lately. I am seeing some amazing things there that are deepening my understanding in new ways, and that's always exciting. 1 Peter has a lot to say about suffering, putting it in right perspective. But there's not enough space...

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Tags: evangelism, apologetics, hope, suffering, defense

But if He did ...

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm sure most of you (or all of you) have encountered someone who objected to the existence of God based on the constraints of science. They want proof of God's existence, and then proof that He has any interaction with humankind. Without proof, they claim, they cannot subscribe to the idea that...

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Tags: apologetics, evangelism, existence, god, love

Moral Outrage and Compassion

Posted by Colby Kinser on

One of the objections people have to God existing as described in the Bible is the suffering of the innocent through man's violence or natural disaster. If God is good, why does He allow these things to happen? Is He not strong enough? Is He not good enough? Let's skip for a second the argument...

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Tags: apologetics, compassion, doctrine, innocent, moral, outrage, suffering, theodicy

Avoid the Snare

Posted by Colby Kinser on

"Oh, you're a Christian? So, what do you think about the gay issue?" Have you heard this question? The moment someone finds out you're a Christian or a church-goer or a Bible reader, some form this question is often not far behind. It's the current litmus test. But what are they asking? Do...

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Tags: apologetics, witness