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Why I Stop Praying

Wade —  March 7, 2014

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Sometimes I feel like prayer is an enemy of productivity. That’s not an easy statement to make out here in the open, but it’s nice to release doubt from the basement every once in a while. Continue Reading…

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Amanda Bynes in Easy A – Sony Pictures

Christians make great punchlines. Check out Easy A, Scandal, or The Big Bang Theory. If that’s not enough to convince you: Tim Tebow.

Followers of Jesus are not always portrayed with the whitest of lights. We’re judgmental, hypocritical, and anti-science. Did I mention we’re jerks too?

As much as Christians are inclined to believe we’re the first generation to become pop culture’s punching bag, we’re not. Criticism, taking the form of humor, is as old as the faith itself. Continue Reading…

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Fasting never came easy for me. I couldn’t quite grab the concept. At twelve, I remember staring at my friend’s bubbly, swirling cup of Coca-Cola, wondering why I decided to give up soda for an entire month. At fourteen, I almost passed out during a fast. At fifteen, I was done. Pass the cookies before someone gets hurt. Continue Reading…

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If I were to make a list of what I thought were the top ten barriers keeping the unchurched from considering Christianity, politics would be a frontrunner. I know what you’re thinking. “Yeah! Politics is the problem! At dawn we ride on the capitol!” Maybe I should clarify.

I would contend that certain political views and the expression of those views by Christians, have discouraged outsiders from investigating the faith. At one time or another, many Christians—including myself—have turned political ideology into the Great Wall of China. We stand at the top making individuals scale the bricks before they can ever hope to be converted. Continue Reading…

You Might Be Reading Proverbs Wrong

Wade —  October 2, 2013

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Have you found the key to becoming wealthy? I heard it from a preacher not too long ago. He quoted Proverbs 11:24:

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want (ESV).

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And a few swipes of your MasterCard. Click here to read more…

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God so loved the world that he made up his mind to damn a large majority of the human race. – Robert G. Ingersoll

If God is as loving as Christians make him out to be, why does he send people to Hell? Isn’t eternal punishment inconsistent with his moral character? Continue Reading…

Part I: Is Hell Really Necessary?

Wade —  September 11, 2013

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Near the end of his life, Johnny Cash released a track titled, “When the Man Comes Around.” It was one of the last songs he wrote before his death. The opening lyrics go like this: Continue Reading…

Talking About Hell

Wade —  September 10, 2013

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There are some pastors who enjoy talking about Hell. They preach about it with an almost frightening ferocity. They scream it. They growl it. They foam at the mouth when they say it. That last part might just be my imagination.

I personally don’t like talking about Hell very much. Continue Reading…

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Star Trek Into Darkness—a film Star Wars fans have been looking forward to for a long time. J.J. Abrams’ sequel to the critical and financial hit Star Trek, has been generating more anticipation from pseudo-Jedi Warriors than Trekkies these days. This doesn’t come as a surprise… Click to read full article