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Thoughts on Ash Wednesday and Lent

This week features Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. For some Christians, this is an integral point in the year, while other Christians do not celebrate or even acknowledge Ash Wednesday or the Lenten season. Historically, the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition that I place...

Can I Know God Personally? (Explore God Week 7)

This week concludes the “Explore God” sermon series that Faith and more than 800 other churches in the Chicagoland area participated in. For more resources on the topics of the last few posts, visit ExploreGod.Com. Francis Schaeffer was one of the most influential Christian thinkers...

Is the Bible Reliable? (Explore God Week 6)

Last week when we considered the question, “Is Jesus Really God?,” we noted that the writer C.S. Lewis said that when you read the gospels, you come to a conclusion that Jesus is either a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord since his words and actions lay claim to him being God. As I...

Is Jesus Really God? (Explore God Week 5)

The claim that Christianity provides the way back to God and is the way to overcome the evil and suffering in this world is really contingent on the idea that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the God who has come in the flesh to bring us back to God. Therefore, a key question to ask is if Jesus...

Is Christianity Too Narrow? (Explore God Week 4)

The topics discussed in the Explore God series so far have shown us that the question of whether life has a purpose depends on the answer to the question of whether or not there is a God, and if there is a God, then we must wrestle with the reason pain and suffering exists. Last week’s...

Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering? (Explore God Week 3)

  As Faith Church joins 800+ other churches in the Chicagoland area in “Explore God,” our blog will examine the seven questions we are exploring in the sermons and groups that are part of the series. A question we must all wrestle with is whether there is a purpose in life -...

Is There a God? (Explore God Week 2)

As Faith Church joins 800+ other churches in the Chicagoland area in “Explore God,” our blog will examine the seven questions we are exploring in the sermons and groups that are part of the series. The answer to the first big question in the Explore God series, “Does Life...

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