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…

What Does the Bible Say About Racism?

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A quick glance at the news or social media will show that humanity is devastated by the sin of racism. The Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in 2018, the El Paso Walmart shooting in 2019, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery are all examples of racists…

Did Jesus Exist?

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Jesus of Nazareth is arguably the most influential person in history. Billions of people around the world know about the God of the Bible (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob) because of Jesus’ life, death, claimed resurrection, and teachings.…

Does Morality Point to God?

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One morning, I sat looking out my window and noticed something that I had never seen before. A spider had caught a large fly in its web and was slowly making its way to its prey. The fly violently tried to escape, shaking the web, but to no…

Is There Such a Thing as Absolute Truth?

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A famous fable tells of a group of blind men who encounter an elephant. One finds the tail and concludes that he found a whip. Another grasps a leg and says it's a tree. Yet another feels the side and thinks it's a wall. The blind men begin…

How Can God Help Me with Suicidal Thoughts?

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“Elevators are like everyone else; we all have our ups and downs.” While this analogy can put a smile on our face, there is some truth to it. Everyone has happy times and sad times. Sometimes, the sad times can get pretty bad. Sometimes…

How Can God Help Me with Anxiety?

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To help in coping with anxiety, we first need to define what we mean by anxiety. Without going into technical or psychological terms, anxiety is an emotional state that is usually manifested in a state of nervousness and uneasiness. This is…

How Is Jesus the Bridge Between Religious Traditions?

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When my Jewish grandmother married a Roman Catholic, she signed a piece of paper at their Catholic wedding promising to raise their children in the Catholic faith. One of the effects of that promise was that the whole family celebrated Christmas.…

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,…