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To Know God is to Love Him

To Know God is to Love Him

[This is Part 3 of a larger piece entitled, “An Inquiry into The Incompatibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a Religious, Performance-Based...

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The Gospel Changes Your Mind

The Gospel Changes Your Mind

[This is Part 2 of a larger piece entitled, “An Inquiry into The Incompatibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a Religious, Performance-Based...

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Can You Earn the Gospel of Jesus?

Can You Earn the Gospel of Jesus?

[This is Part 1 of a larger piece entitled, “An Inquiry into The Incompatibility of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a Religious, Performance-Based...

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Purification and the Two Deaths

Purification and the Two Deaths

“And [do] not fear death, it is the only way to be cleansed.” (“Original Sin,” The Wild God of the World, Robinson Jeffers)

“In the...

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Have You Lost Touch with God?

Have You Lost Touch with God?

You and I hear it all the time. “I don’t feel close to God right now.”

It’s clichéd, sure, but, more importantly, I desire...

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Finite and Infinite Games: A Response

Finite and Infinite Games: A Response

“Rules are not valid because the Senate passed them, or because heroes once played by them, or because God pronounced them through Moses or...

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It is Not Just for Our Joy

It is Not Just for Our Joy

When I look at the Gospel, I often see the aspects that reflect my own gain. Right relationship with God. Eternal life. Character. But...

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The King Has Come

The King Has Come

This is part one of a two-part series on Titus 2:11-14.

Many in the church discuss the grace of God that leads to the door...

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Acceptance and Belonging: An Examination

Acceptance and Belonging: An Examination

I often hear questions that ask why an individual acts in accordance with the culture of a certain group or queries into an individual’s...

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Camus, Genuineness, and the Unpragmatic Pragmatism of Evangelism

Camus, Genuineness, and the Unpragmatic Pragmatism of Evangelism

 

Evangelism often centers around pragmatic approaches – what works and what does not work. Pragmatism bears programmed material, automatically-generated responses, and destroys the authentic,...

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