Month: December 2016

No, Jesus Wasn’t Born To Die (The Part of the Christmas Story We Screw Up)

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail For those of us who grew up in conservative or even moderate versions of Christianity, the Christmas story often begins with a pretty twisted premise: Jesus was born to die. It’s as if the entire purpose of his life was to die. We find this idea in Christmas songs, Christmas sermons, and all sorts …

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Liberty University To Spend $1 Million On The Homeless. I Mean, On A Gun Range.

16K SharesShare16KTweetPin2Share+1RedditEmail Liberty University, the nation’s largest Christian university, has recently announced that it has at least a million dollars to blow. As┬ápeople who profess to follow Jesus and teach young men and women to do the same, one would expect having an extra million dollars to spend could be put to some good causes …

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Oh, Good Grief: Yes, Jesus Was A Real Historical Figure

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail It’s almost Christmas– one of the holiest days of the year for Christians, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who was called the Christ. But did Jesus even exist? Was he a real historical person? It seems around Christmas or Easter there’s always some agnostic or atheist friends who make the claim that …

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Oh, Lighten Up, Christmas Is NOT a Pagan Holiday.

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Here’s an interesting factoid: There’s a considerable group of Christians who hate Christmas with the same furor that they hate Halloween. Like, for real. Maybe if you grew up outside the bounds of Christian fundamentalism you’re unaware of this group, but I assure you, they’re out there. Each year around this time my Facebook …

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The Most Comforting Words In The English Language (When God Feels So Far Away)

376 SharesShare375TweetPin1Share+1RedditEmail The other day I was driving in the car with my 14 year old, when she asked me, “Dad, why does God feel so far away sometimes? It feels like he’s really far away from me.” I didn’t really have an answer for her. The best answer I could come up with is, …

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Fake News Isn’t The Problem: The Problem Is So Many People Believe It.

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail┬áThe issue of “fake news” is one that’s currently being discussed around the internet, and it’s being framed as a big problem in the digital age. Some have suggested that fake news is an ugly target that needs to be eradicated and blocked from the internet. Both Google and Facebook have taken steps to make …

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