Love, sex and marriage

It is a surprise to many people to discover that there are only a handful of passages in the Bible that directly mention homosexuality.

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Death Is Dead, Christ Has Conquered

Steven Spielberg is my favorite movie director. E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Jaws form the perfect trifecta. Childhood dreams and fears were built around them. But for all his brilliance, the man just can’t do endings. Too often his movies are over-resolved, with things tied up a bit too neatly and set against a sunset that begs belief—the three sappiest endings being Minority Report, Saving Private Ryan, and A.I.

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Science Alone Does Not Work

The assumption that science and religion are in conflict is a view that never diminishes. Many assume that modern science has rendered religious explanations irrelevant, and some go further to say that science alone can answer all of the questions of life.   Not...

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If God, Why Suffering?

In one of the first significant conversations I had on this topic, my Aunt Regina expressed to me how difficult it is to see her son Charles – my cousin – struggle with a serious mental illness. Being more concerned at the time with the question than the questioner, I...

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What about amputees?

Why Won't God Heal Amputees? is a popular website and one-time viral YouTube video. The basic premise of the content is that God doesn't answer prayer since God has never healed an amputee, and by extension doesn't heal every person of every infirmity. God, therefore,...

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Does religion poison everything?

A common claim made by many atheists is that religion causes evil, suffering, division and war. For example, at the Munk Debate in Toronto last November, Christopher Hitchens argued this very point against Tony Blair. Religion, Hitchens claimed, causes sectarianism,...

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What’s wrong with sex before marriage?

How on earth can you answer this question? It is the 21st century after all; surely God doesn't hate you enough to make you say something so ridiculous and old-fashioned that you will lose all your friends! In the gospels, Jesus was asked many difficult questions and...

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Why trust the Bible?

The Bible’s Power and Influence In some countries today, the Bible is forbidden. Bringing a Bible into Saudi Arabia, for example, or North Korea, or China, or Libya, or Burma — along with many other countries — can result in expulsion for the westerner or arrest and...

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Why isn’t God more obvious?

Why is it that God does not seem to approach in a much more obvious way? One answer has been that God's existence is not a matter of reality and facts. Isn't it more of a faith position, anyway? More of a leap in the dark than an evaluation of evidence? I would agree...

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