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God’s Time is Timeless and Always in the Present Time

(This article was originally published in Helium 11/8/2013) Human beings created the concept of time and neatly divided it into manageable segments including the concepts of the past (any moment that is neither present nor future); the present (right now, this moment and also by extension, today); and future (time that has not yet happened)....

What is Christian Love?
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What is Christian Love?

Christian love is a choice we make every moment of our lives to live up to the example of Jesus and his teachings. Christian love is not a feeling; it is a decision about how to behave toward others. It is difficult to love a God we cannot see. If we are convinced that we...

Cafeteria Christians or Heretics?
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Cafeteria Christians or Heretics?

When I read Dale Ahlquist’s book on Chesterton (G. K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense, Ignatius 2003), especially the chapter devoted to Heretics, I saw many similarities between Chesterton’s description of heretics and my understanding of the concept “Cafeteria Christians.” Cafeteria Christians are people who pick and choose the parts of the Bible they...

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On Reading the Bible*

We are celebrating Martin Luther, a Catholic priest, who advocated the idea that everyone should read the Bible. It’s a good idea, especially for those who read it as a devotional exercise. The major problem that I see is people who simply read the Bible without knowing the context of the stories. This can lead...

An Overview of Christology: The Study of Christ
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An Overview of Christology: The Study of Christ

Christology, as the word implies, is the study of Christ. Christology explores the questions: “Who was or is Jesus?” and, “What did or does Jesus do?” Unlike the other monotheistic religions, Christianity believes in a Trinitarian God composed of the Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. Most Christians are radically Christo-centric or Christ centered. The...

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