Psalm 2: Hope in the Midst of Injustice

Terrorists murder and maim. Con artists bilk the elderly. The rich exploit the poor. Abusers scar children. The promiscuous mock the chaste. Liars lock the innocent behind bars. Those who’ve sworn to uphold justice overturn it. What is our hope in the midst of injustice? Psalm 2 tells us. It’s a psalm originally composed for […]

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Every Cover-up to be Revealed—It’s a Promise

On Saturday, April 4, 2015, white police officer Michael Slager shot and killed an unarmed black man, Walter Scott. Officer Slager claimed Scott had grabbed his Taser and he had shot in self-defense. The story may have ended there except for one thing. Feidin Santana, a barber walking to work, saw the officer “controlling” Scott […]

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Fight Fear with Truth

When you’re facing fear or confronting doubt, one of the best tools at your disposal is what I call a truth journal. A truth journal is a piece of paper or a section in a spiral notebook or journal in which you write truth statements that you need rooted in your heart. The truth journal supports you […]

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“I Don’t Feel Forgiven”

I’m a Christian. I confess my sins like the Bible says, but I don’t feel forgiven. What should I do? This is such a common question. Some think their past failures are too great for God to want to forgive them. Others have fallen so many times to the same sin, they’re sure God has […]

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Giving Reasons for Faith: Four Basic Resources

Four resources for those just getting started in Christian apologetics–giving reasons for faith First Peter 3:15 tells us to always be “prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” But when you first start answering seekers and skeptics, preparing can seem overwhelming because […]

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Top Posts for 2013

These are the six top posts and pages in 2013–see if you missed any of them: Download The Story: This was by far the most popular page in 2013, with over 4,000 downloads of “The Story: Personal Journal & Discussion Guide” in 2013! Telescoped Genealogies: Was Rahab the Mother of Boaz? It’s not as straightforward as one […]

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Weaknesses & Learning to Walk

Seeing the heavenly Father’s patience with our weaknesses isn’t always easy. Years ago a young man barely out of high school asked me how he could know God still loved him despite his repeated failings. People had told him God is a loving and patient Father who forgives sin, and had given him many verses, […]

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Chase Away Temptation, Doubt, and Fear

Discouragement. It stops progress—especially progress overcoming temptation, doubt, and fear. Will I ever get over my anger towards that person? Can God really love a person who has failed as miserably as I have? Will I survive the loss of my loved one? What will happen to my loved ones if I die? Will I […]

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