PODCAST: The Call to Maturity – Hebrews 5

Second in a mini-series on the book of Hebrews (Part 1 here), this podcast addresses the question “Does God expect all of us to eventually mentor and teach others?” Yes, but we often linger in spiritual infanthood, and God through the passage below, will have...

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Examining Islam 1: Comparing abuses and scriptures

As part of my Religions of the World class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I am focusing on understanding Islam. One of the books I am reading is Ayoub’s A Muslim View of Christianity. I’m in the early chapters, and I am fuming a bit, which...

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Spiritual Disciplines 06 – Examen Prayer

This post is part of a series. This simple Ignatian Jesuit meditation method starts with a passage to prayerfully read, and then asks us to answer these five questions and record your answers: Prayer as you approach the scripture… “God, teach me today, open my...

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Attempting to give Islam a fair hearing

As an agnostic who became a Christian in his early 20’s, then 10 years later left the faith for 8 years to explore other faith systems, I have a real appreciation for the wisdom and truth found in other faith systems – at least, Buddhism,...

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Three Approaches to the Problem of Evil

One of the toughest and best challenges to the Christian faith is commonly called The Problem of Evil. Simply stated as as syllogism: If God created everything Then God created evil Therefore, God can not be all good because evil originated with Him Of course,...

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PODCAST: Work and Slavery

What does the Bible say about our relationship to work, and do those same scriptures also clearly approve or condemn slavery? My main thesis is that the household codes that discuss the obedience of servants to masters, in the Roman context, is primarily addressed to the majority...

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