Is the God of the New Testament the Same as the God of Israel?

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Some have argued that the God of the New Testament is different from the God of the Hebrew Bible. If you were brought up in a Jewish home, this may have been a common notion. For some, the God of Israel is known through the Hebrew Scriptures,…

What Does It Mean to Have a Relationship with God?

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“It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” This popular saying suggests that one's social connections play a greater role in determining career prospects than education or experience. Indeed, networking and "making a good first impression"…

How Can I Live a Meaningful Life?

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The Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl asserted that humanity's primary motivation is to find meaning in life. While other psychological theories present people as driven chiefly by a desire to gain power or pursue pleasure,…

What Will My Family Think if I Believe in Jesus?

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If you are Jewish and beginning to consider Jesus, you might be concerned with how your family might react. You are not alone. This is a question that every Jewish believer in Jesus has to face. Revealing your faith in Jesus to your family and…

Why Should I Believe in God?

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Do you believe in God? This is not a question that can be answered by declaring yourself a Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Hindu. This not a religious question—it is personal. Assuming you are searching for a deeper spiritual reality in your…
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What is the Good News?

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If you have ever watched sporting events, from time to time you may have noticed someone in a multi-colored wig or something like that holding up a placard that read, “JOHN 3:16.” Is this, you may have wondered, a coded message from outer…

Do I Have to Become a Republican to Believe in Jesus?

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In approaching this question, a word of caution is in order. Although the sharp rise of American evangelical political activism since the 1980s has been largely harnessed by the Republican party, the idea that “Reagan-follower” and “Jesus-follower”…

Does Religion Produce Intolerance?

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Does religion produce intolerance? Looking at the lengthy list of religious wars and other persecutions throughout history, it would be easy to conclude that this is the case. But there is a common logical flaw embedded in this thinking: correlation…

Are Science and Faith Compatible?

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This is an important question, especially in light of the successes of modern science in the last four hundred years. Science is an unquestionable good to human flourishing. How does it fit with faith? When we think of the term science, we…
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What Does it Mean to Be a Jewish Follower of Jesus?

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Ever since Jesus' ministry began in Israel, there have been Jewish people who believed in him. Jesus’ first followers were Jewish, and within thirty years of his resurrection from the dead, thousands of Jewish people in Jerusalem alone believed…