Posts from December 2015

This Was the Year the Adults Gave Up

By Kenneth Berding Dec. 30, 2015 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Culture, Ethics, Marriage and Family, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation

Columnist Joel Stein in the December 21 issue of TIME (p. 174) labeled 2015 as “The Year the Adults Gave Up" ...

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Was Joseph Smith a Martyr?

By Sean McDowell Dec. 28, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Historical Theology

In my recent book The Fate of the Apostles, I make the historical case that the apostles were all willing to suffer and die for their belief that they had seen the risen Jesus. This does not prove the truth of their claims, but that they were sincere. But what about Joseph Smith? Didn’t he die as a martyr for his faith? Does that mean he was equally sincere, and hence Mormonism may be true as well?

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Should Parents Let their Children Believe in Santa Claus?

By William Lane Craig Dec. 25, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Marriage and Family, Philosophy

Dear Dr Craig,

As the Christmas season is upon us, I'd be interested to hear your wisdom regarding Christian families celebrating the Santa Claus tradition. To be more precise, do you think it's consistent with Christian values to pretend that Santa is real?

As a parent of two young children this is particularly relevant to me at the moment. On one hand we recognise that as a Christian family, we always want Jesus to be at the centre of the Christmas celebration. We also highly value telling our children the truth in all things. But I also can see a place for fantasy and make believe and see the fun and joy that this can bring to a family ...

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“Baby” Jesus

By Dave Talley Dec. 23, 2015 9:00 a.m. New Testament, Theology

I love advent season. Every year at our church we have a sermon series focused on advent during the five weeks leading up to Christmas day. It is always a joyous celebration. This year our focus is on John 1:1-18 ...

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The Theology of the Cross in Personal Life

By John McKinley Dec. 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. Christian Education, Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, Spiritual Formation, Theology

This devotional is a reminder that God works through us as his instruments in ways we don’t choose. While there are many valuable things of research and teaching that God works through us in various ways, a primary mode of God’s work is easy to forget.

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Does the B-theory of Time Exclude Human Freedom?

By William Lane Craig Dec. 18, 2015 9:00 a.m. Apologetics, Philosophy

Dear Dr. Craig,

Thank you for your relentless study and work to communicate truth to the world. You have impacted my faith more than any other Christ follower in the world today. With that said, however, I am having a hard time with one of your recent statements. In your recent Q&A blog you made a comment that I reluctantly disagree with ...

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The Shepherds of Christmas

By Mick Boersma Dec. 17, 2015 9:00 a.m. Evangelism, Ministry and Leadership, Missions, New Testament, Spiritual Formation

It was Christmas 1984. The snow was flying and the roads slippery, but Rolane and I had paid $120 for four seats to take our daughters to the ‘Nutcracker’ in Seattle and nothing was going to stop us from enjoying the show. We crammed into our old VW and made the opening curtain. What great seats they were! Front row, first balcony – the kind of view reserved for royalty! ...

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