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Q&A

Questions and Answers that people being discipled ask

Old Earth or Young Earth

Here’s why I am a “Young Earther” Over the last 100 years, there’s been a debate among Christians about the nature of Genesis 1.  Some suggest that it provides space for evolutionary science.  Others suggest there is no space for an old earth in Genesis. Those who hold to the old earth view from Genesis...
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When my preferences go against another’s convictions

In Romans 14 and 1 Corinthians 8-10 we find that the early church is polarized by preferences – the issue of purchasing and eating meat used in idol worship.  This meat was generally cheaper in the markets because it was donated to “feed the pagan idols” and later sold to fund the pagan temples.  In...
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Is it ok resist authority?

This a good question – and as usual – there are always two sides when we talk about resisting authority. As a church leader and as a dad, I realize I need to be careful in what I say. I can imagine a church member or my kids will read this one day and try...
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Why does God allow evil, pain, and suffering?

Q. Why does God allow evil in the world? Why does God allow people to hurt each other? A. Because He is love. We love the idea that God is love – we hate the idea that God is love.  Here’s why. If I locked up my kids in a padded room – you would think...
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What is “the sabbath”

One Sabbath day as Jesus was walking through some grainfields, his disciples began breaking off heads of grain to eat. But the Pharisees said to Jesus, “Look, why are they breaking the law by harvesting grain on the Sabbath?” Jesus said to them, “Haven’t you ever read in the Scriptures what David did when he and...
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What does the Bible say about, same-sex attraction, same-sex sexuality, and same-sex marriage?

A balanced practical response to the arising popularity of homosexual advocacy in the Western World.
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