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How a Beatle's Album Answers Objections to the Bible

In an interview about his recent book (2020), apologist Timothy Paul Jones was asked:

In your final chapter, you talk about how one barrier to the faith ...

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The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest Work

In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man was Bennett ...


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Having Enough 'Faith' to Skydive Without a Parachute

Much of the world looks upon the adrenaline junkies who jump out of "perfectly good airplanes" as crazy, but jumping from 25,000 feet without a parachute ...


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David Bowie: Not Quite an Atheist

David Bowie, the rock singer who died in 2016, once wrote a song called "Seven" in which he proclaimed his non-belief in God: "The gods forgot they've ...


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Actor's Distorted View of Christianity

Oscar Isaac, the dashing X-Fighter pilot Poe Dameron of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, was raised in an evangelical household. "My dad was a man of extremes," ...


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Faith of Woman Murdered By ISIS

Kayla Mueller, 26 years old, was captured by ISIS, and on February 10, 2015 U.S. officials confirmed that Muslim extremists had murdered her while in ...


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Film About Stephen Hawking Is 'God-Haunted'

The great British physicist Stephen Hawking has emerged in recent years as a poster boy for atheism, especially in light of his heroic struggles against ...


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Ignoring the Counter-coaching in a Paintball Contest

A few summers ago I watched our 18-year-old son participate in a real X-ball paintball tournament. With sophisticated paintball guns that shoot 13 paintballs ...


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Focusing on the Orange Spot

You perhaps have heard of the old sales managers' device of holding up a large piece of paper with a small orange spot down in one corner. He says to ...


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To Plan Is to Go

At the spiritual level, planning means taking the initiative. It's not about sitting around until you are absolutely certain God is calling you to ...


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