Why Lent? The Importance of Fasting

Fasting the most overlooked spiritual discipline in the American Church. That’s probably because it sucks. Harsh? Perhaps. But the practice of fasting is not a particular pleasant discipline. Please understand, fasting is an excellent spiritual discipline when practiced, but the actual practice of fasting is difficult and unpleasant. Of course, that is kind of the point; […]

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Devastating Arguments Against Christianity (Courtesy of the Internet)

Originally posted on Well Spent Journey:
I’m writing this post primarily for my own convenience. During my online journeys to r/atheism, “freethought” blogs, and beyond, I encounter the following arguments so frequently that it seems sensible to fact-check them all at once. _____ The Claim: “Religion has been the primary cause of war and oppression…

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Discerning God’s Will

During adolescence we naturally question what we want to do with our lives. It evolves from fantasizing what we’ll do when we grow up to a realistic, oft-asked, anxiety-riddled question as we age. But as we become more aware of our faith, the question add another dimension. We wonder “What’s God’s will for my life?” […]

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Not My Words, But Yours Lord

“Not my words, but yours Lord.” Can we stop saying this? Sorry, let me explain. I studied Youth Ministry in college. It was a delightful major that spent muchf time emphasizing how to teach and to minister while maintaining a strong biblical foundation. In many courses, I had to periodically teach to and be evaluated by […]

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