Who is Responsible for the Nakba?

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“There is much truth to the Palestinian claim of loss and displacement. Many innocent Palestinian Arabs did die in this war. And hundreds of thousands more did become refugees. But this nakba narrative glosses over one critical issue: causation.…

Why Don’t Palestinians Have a Sovereign State?

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You may think that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a conflict between two warring sides that have equal apathy for peace. However, a survey of history shows otherwise. Palestinians do not have a sovereign state because Palestinian leadership…

Is Morality Objective or Subjective?

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You may have seen a bumper sticker that says "coexist," written with various symbols. For instance, the Muslim crescent moon represents a “C,” the peace symbol stands in for an “o,” the Star of David represents an “x,” and a cross…

I Am Perfectly Content—Why Should I Consider Jesus?

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Contentment. Satisfaction. Fulfillment. However you want to express it, it’s something that we place a high value on in our society. Self-help books, pop philosophies, life coaches, fad diets—there’s an entire industry built up around…
Depression

How Can God Help Me With Depression?

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Someone recently said to me, “I was so exhausted. I'm completely exhausted. I felt jittery, emotional, and apprehensive. My senses started to register that I was feeling just like the weather outside—gloomy and depressing. Numb. I continued…

Why is There So Much Evil in the World?

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The great Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote that “a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel.” Whatever one's religious convictions, it would be difficult to deny that people are capable of unspeakable cruelty. There…

What Does the Bible Say about Wisdom?

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At a funeral I attended a while ago, the minister was commenting on the deceased and said that his life was “a life well lived.” That idea stuck with me. God has given us life, and that life provides us with an opportunity to live it well,…

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

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For multiple years in a row, Finland has won the title “World’s Happiest Country.” Journalists across the globe flock to this California-sized country and ask the one-million-dollar question: What makes Finland so happy? The answers given…

Does Religion Lead to Arrogance?

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Many of us know an arrogant person, whether it is the cousin who boasts about her education at family gatherings, the boss who constantly lists her professional accomplishments, the politician who presents himself as the nation's savior, or…

Do Jesus’ Followers Care About the Environment?

Aerial images of Ethiopia reveal small forest enclaves surrounded by large swathes of arid desert. At the center of most of the oases are churches. These congregations have preserved the forest for centuries, motivated by the belief that "every…