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Is It Ridiculous For Christians To Emphasize The Bible?

Is It Ridiculous? The Ridiculous Emphasis Christians Place on the Bible. This was the title of an article recently posted on the Church Leaders website, written by Brian Jones, a pastor. 1 My first thought on seeing the title went something like this: It can’t be … surely this is […]

Why The Truth Matters

Truth Matters For I rejoiced greatly, when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. -3 John 3-4 Why should we care so much about […]

Broken Wolves

If someone has suffered a great deal, or is “broken,” “authentic,” or “raw”–BUT is also in error regarding their beliefs, teachings, and the solution to their suffering–he or she often receives “immunity” or a pass when it comes to being challenged or confronted on their false beliefs or teachings. It […]

The Shack: A Watershed Moment

The Shack has been referred to both as one of the greatest Christian books of all time, and as the “greatest deception foisted on the church in the last 200 years.” At first, that profound disagreement may not make sense. But, in an increasingly polarized society and Church, this sharp division […]

False Teachers And Sin

Clear And Present Danger But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings. –Jeremiah 23:21-22 Of all the dangers facing believers and non-believers alike, false teachers are near the […]

Top 10 Marks of Enablers

ARE YOU AN ENABLER? First of all, let me just say this: we’ve probably all enabled someone at some point in our lives. If you care about others, if you like to help out when you see a need, if you tend to be “nice,”– basically, if you are human–then it’s likely you have […]

A Shattered Marriage

Personal + Story Before we came to Hope for Life, our marriage, along with our personal and spiritual lives, was set on auto-pilot. We were just going through the motions of attending church, going to work, and living as though everything was fine. Our lives revolved around work and hanging […]

Panic Attacks

One of the more painful and scary things to experience in life is a panic attack. Yet, as much as they’re dreaded, the answer as to why panic attacks happen often remains elusive for many sufferers. However, when we stop to think biblically, there are many things that come to […]

Reconciliation

8 Types of Reconciliation We often think in “binary” terms when it comes to reconciliation—that a relationship is either reconciled – or not. While it isn’t wrong to think that way at times, it is also important to understand that any reconciliation attempt can have many potential destinations. Just as […]

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