Self-Esteem or God-Esteem?

The hunt for self-esteem is everywhere. Advice on how to achieve it can be found in parenting articles, business coaching, and the self-help section of every bookstore. According to the Harvard Business Review, “Self-esteem is… considered the bedrock of individual success. You can’t possibly get ahead in life, the logic goes unless you believe that […]

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Problem of Pain

The issue of suffering is one of the biggest reasons people stay away from God. Many today are convinced that the problem of pain and suffering tells us there is no God. We all know things aren’t the way they should be but we have no answer for how that can be changed. Christianity does […]

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Chastity or Sexual Freedom?

The age-old tradition of conventional marriage, one man and one woman for a lifetime is being questioned today, not just by secular society but also within Christianity. People are saying that the old customs and teaching of religion regarding sex and marriage no longer meet the needs of a modern world. How are we, in […]

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Life: For the Unborn or for the Poor?

One of our society’s most heated and polarizing conversations centers on the value of human life. People on the right are known for placing a high value on human life before birth, people on the left are known for placing a high value on human life outside the womb. Both groups would say they believe […]

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Do We Really Need the Church?

You hear it all the time. “I’m done with church. I don’t really need to go to church… my relationship with God is personal. I’ve had it with organized religion. The church is a man-made invention, not God’s idea.” At its best and at its worst Jesus loves the church. It’s His plan for the […]

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Jesus and Politics

There are few topics that evoke as much emotion as politics do today. The intensity of those emotions is particularly evident in our country and the world right now. As Christians, we all face the intensity of those emotions and the challenge of how to integrate our faith into the political process in a way […]

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