Category Archives: What Christians Actually Believe

The Best Argument for Both Atheism and Theism

I find it interesting that arguments for both Christianity and Atheism often take some kind of a parallel structure, where each side basically uses the same kind of argument, sometimes almost the exact same argument – but they start from … Continue reading

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Luke is Speaking at Cru Wednesday Night at 7:00!

Before we get to the talk implied (nay, directly stated) in the title of this post, I wanted to offer a brief glance backward and forward in blogging time.  To wit: I have read your many awesome and thoughtful comments to … Continue reading

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The One Bible Character I Can Really Relate to

Just because I believe in the Bible doesn’t mean that I can totally relate to all the characters there.  In plain fact, even when I think them admirable, I often have a hard time relating to them at all.  In … Continue reading

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Luke is Giving a Talk at Cru Wednesday

Luke is going to give a talk called “Family” on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:00 PM.  It will be in Urey on the University of Montana campus.  In the talk, Luke will explore the deep human need for family and how the … Continue reading

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Why Was the Cross Necessary? Part II

In this series, we are considering the meaning of the Cross, the central event in Christian teaching, practice, and life.  It is the thing that primarily separates Christian teachings from other religious viewpoints; so that is why, perhaps, I tell … Continue reading

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Why Was the Cross Necessary?

One of the most common questions about the Cross goes something like this: “Even if I could believe that Jesus was God, and even if could believe that my sins were in need of pardon, I have no earthly idea … Continue reading

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What the Cross Means to Other People

In the last two posts, I’ve discussed six things that the Cross of Christ means to me.  The astute observer will no doubt have noticed that in so doing, I made nary a single mention of any other person in … Continue reading

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What the Cross Means to Me, Part II

Last week, we began discussing what the central event in Christianity – the death of Jesus on the Cross – means to me personally.  In summary, I said that it meant (1) I must matter to God, that (2) my … Continue reading

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What the Cross Means to Me

Roughly 2000 years ago, a controversial religious leader was brutally executed on a cross somewhere in the greater Jerusalem area.  So far as I know, there is more historical evidence for this event – the death of Jesus on the … Continue reading

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A Christian Approach to Love and Disagreement

We have a rule around our house: If someone passes gas 20 times in a 15 minute span, then the perpetrator is forced to stay in the room for the next ten minutes, by themselves, while everyone else exits and sings … Continue reading

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