Month: April 2017

If You’re Thinking About Suicide, Please Try These 5 Things First.

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail 5. At least become willing to delay your plan. If you’ve gone far enough in your process that you’ve actually developed a general or specific plan or intent to follow through on suicide, try to become willing temporarily delay acting on it– even if it’s just an internal commitment to not do it over …

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Principles Christians Should Remember In A World At The Brink Of War

527 SharesShare527TweetPinShare+1RedditEmailLast night many of us went to bed hearing the news that the United States has more formally entered the ongoing conflict in Syria by unleashing nearly 60 missiles onto a Syrian airbase. While the use of chemical weapons against their own citizens was surely a crime against humanity that warrants action by all nations, …

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God Can’t Be In The Presence of Sin? (And Other Crap About God We Mindlessly Repeat)

1K SharesShare1KTweetPin3Share+1RedditEmail Growing up evangelical, you’ve probably heard this answer to the question, “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?” “Well, Johnny or Susie, it’s because God can’t be in the presence of sin.” They will often go on to explain how sin is so intolerable to God, that he can’t be anywhere …

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Some Problems I Have With Penal Substitution Theology of Atonement

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail If penal substitution is true, God is not unlike other ancient, blood-thirsty god. In church we often sing worship songs with themes and phrases that say, “there is none like you!” I believe those songs are beautiful, because it’s true– there is no God like our God. But if penal substitution is true, God …

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