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Two Words to Know, Two Dangers to Avoid

People sometimes talk about how Christians can speak “Christianese”- using terms that only make sense to other Christians and would make no sense to people outside of the church or who have not gone up in the church culture. (for more on that, see this list of words). I realize that...

The Rest of the (News) Story

Our fast-paced world often jumps from news story to news story, reporting on something for a time but then moving on; front page news quickly recedes into the back pages. At times, there are new developments in sensational news stories that do not get the same publicity as the original story...

Reasons to Believe the Resurrection

One of the things that distinguishes the Christian faith from other faiths is that it is a “historical religion” – it is not just a statement of beliefs but about historical things that happened. The resurrection of Jesus is the most important of these events that happened...

You Died and Rose Again!

One of my favorite writers, Michael Horton, points out that the Christian faith is a “good news story” in that it is a “news” story of something that happened – Jesus rose from the dead – and it is good news! While most news stories don’t involve us (I...

The Ascension and the “Descension” of Jesus

After Jesus ascended into heaven, two men dressed in white robes spoke to his disciples saying, “This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). Therefore, not only does the ascension gives us comfort that...

Ascension Day – Jesus is Not on Vacation!

Christians make a big deal about the birth of Christ (Christmas), his death (Good Friday), and his resurrection (Easter/Resurrection Sunday) – and rightly so, as these are key events in Christ’s life and his work on our behalf. However, Christians often overlook another important...

Every Sunday is Easter Sunday

While Christianity emerged out of Judaism, one of the key differences between the Christian church and the Jewish faith is that Christian worship centers around Sunday (most services on Sunday morning, but also services on Saturday nights and Sunday evenings) while Jewish synagogue worship is...

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