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    Theological Purity vs. Sociological Inclusivity

    I often get asked tough questions about Muslims, or LGBT friends.  Or, I encounter a person from one political perspective asking a complex question about someone with an “other” perspective. Basically, the questions are usually along the line of, “how can we love the sinner and still hate the sin?” Of course …

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    How Do We Know Jesus? (Week 1)

    I speak about politics, religion, and Denver Broncos football. But, I speak of Jesus. You see, I speak of what I know. Do we really know Jesus? And, what exactly does that mean, anyway? Over the next 3 weeks, I will make three suggestions that I believe …

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    Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?

    You might think such a question should be simple. Yes. No. But answers about God and his nature have never been able to fit on the bumper of a car. The Bible is full of of descriptive passages as to God’s character, often using anthropomorphisms …

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    The Bible: Is It Really That Complex?

    Here is an essay introduction I wrote to the book of II Thessalonians for the recently released Jesus Centered Bible. **** First, a confession… I have no idea what “the man of lawlessness” referenced in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 is all about.  This mysterious phrase is …

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    What Have We Handcuffed to Jesus?

    I like all my books.  Really I do.  Periodically, someone will ask me what book that I’ve written is my favorite.  And, it is kind of like asking which of my kids is my favorite.  After all, each was birthed through a fairly intense labor process …

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    How Do We Really “Spread the Good News”?

    Here is an essay introduction I wrote to the book of I Thessalonians for the recently released Jesus Centered Bible.   **** Jesus in I Thessalonians More than I’ve seen in my lifetime, people in the church are divided over how we should most effectively spread …

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    Jesus and Jeremiah: The Weeping Prophets

    Charles Spurgeon, speaking to a young pastor, once said: “Don’t you know, young man, that from every town, and every village, and every little hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London? And so from every text in Scripture there …

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    How I Read the Bible

    First, I open it and then I….ok, sorry. Just being silly. But honestly, I think we sometimes take some really important things for granted, things that seem simple, and we don’t really consider why we do what we do.  We may assume that enjoying and …

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  • Why do Muslims Persecute Christians?

    Do Muslims persecute Christians? And if so….why? Are there reasons? Or none? Watch as Mustafa Akyol gives a helpful short response to this difficult question.

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  • Removing “Son of God” from the Bible

    There’s an interesting debate going on within Christian missions circles these days.  Wycliffe Bible Translators have taken out the term “Son of God” in the New Testament when referring to Jesus in their Arabic Bible translations.  They’ve done this because (they say) it does not …

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