Category Archives: Problems in Christianity

For the Love of God, Respond.

Have you ever sent someone an invitation, request, or question and gotten no response but instead simply been left hanging? In the age of easy social media, instant e-mail, and phone messaging, one might think responding would be more likely … Continue reading

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When the Church Thinks They’re All That

I can’t count the number of times I’ve walked away from encounters with church goers or even more specifically church leaders and thought to myself, “If they were the only representative of God I had, I would ditch God and … Continue reading

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Take the Time to Ask

In our interactions and our relationships, there are assumptions we use as a filter through which we judge and respond to others actions and reactions. We often called these assumptions “what’s normal.” Problem is, normal has a fluid meaning defined … Continue reading

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Love Others Well

When we think of love, we don’t always think about what motivates love. In fact most of the time our assumption about love is that it is the motivator, but this is not always true.  Love can be motivated by … Continue reading

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Will You Stand Against Evil?

When dealing with authority, which has veered from a justice course and no longer rightly serving the purpose for which its position of authority was established, I have observed there are three types of people and responses.  The three types … Continue reading

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Seclusion vs. Relationships

Seclusion isn’t healthy for us, and yet it’s any easy thing to default to when relationship pain has happened. In our physical lives God gives us pain to warn us that damage has been caused, is about to be caused, … Continue reading

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The Ailing Church

We speak of church as a place of healing and strength, and on the surface we attempt to maintain this façade, but when one investigates beyond the masquerade of happy Sunday-morning faces, depression and hopelessness are rampant symptoms of a … Continue reading

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How Do We Know if Doctrines are Right or Wrong?

How do we know if doctrines are right or wrong? #1 We need to know what Scripture says. If we haven’t taken the time to read God’s Word for ourselves then it’s easy to be convinced by someone that their … Continue reading

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What Is Doctrine? Is Doctrine Important?

What is doctrine? Doctrine can sounds like this big scary thing. Particularly since we hear that doctrine caused this or that division in a church or there were arguments over doctrine, etc. I think because of this some people feel … Continue reading

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Knowing Good and Speaking God’s Opinion

As Christians within the church (and really as humanity as a whole), we’ve been taught too often to sit down, shut up, and keep our opinions to ourselves. But what about when the opinions we are expressing (or should be … Continue reading

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