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Category Archives: Theology

Trinity Sunday: Considering One of Christianity’s Greatest Mysteries

Trinity Sunday is the day set aside to reflect on one of Christianity’s most interesting and difficult-to-understand doctrines: the Trinity. The doctrine of the Trinity posits that God is one God who is also three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Unlike other tenets of the Christian faith, the doctrine of the […]

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The Shock and Scandal of God’s Grace: An Interview with Philip Yancey

The biblical concept of grace is one thing the world cannot duplicate while also being the one thing it craves above all else. How are Christians doing at lavishing the grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? The Bible portrays true grace in shocking and […]

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How Does Fruit Show God’s Kindness?: An Interview with Andrew Wilson

In the Bible, God repeatedly describes himself and his saving work in relation to physical things such as a rock, horn, eagle, lion, shield, wave, ox, and more. In his ministry, Jesus used a lily, sparrow, sheep, coin, fish, harvest, banquet, lamp, stone, seed, and vineyard to teach about the kingdom of God. Job 12:7-8 […]

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Systematic Theology in Print, Audio, and Video

Systematic theology is the study that answers the question, “What does the Bible teach us about any given topic?,” according to Dr. Wayne Grudem (@waynegrudem), research professor of theology and biblical studies at Phoenix Seminary in Arizona. Dr. Grudem was a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible, […]

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Who Is in Charge of a World That Suffers?

By Franklin Graham Who is in charge of a world that suffers? The answer comes from God’s Word. You see, suffering is no surprise to the Lord. Jesus warned that we would face uncertainty, persecution, and trouble of every kind. He, himself, suffered for us and we will also face trials and sorrow as Scripture […]

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Why Jesus Had to Die: An Interview with Randy Clark

What does it mean when the Bible says Jesus died as a ransom? How do we benefit from his death? Why was it necessary for Jesus to die? Why did he have to die by tortuous crucifixion? How does understanding what happened on the cross provide a new way of living in a hurting world? […]

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How to Talk About God in a Skeptical Age: An Interview with Joshua Chatraw

Why is it that people don’t just believe Christianity is false; they assume it isn’t good? How can followers of Jesus effectively communicate the biblical story of his grace and redemption in today’s skeptical, divisive, and technologically saturated world? How should Christians be respectful of unbelievers, all the while remaining focused on Jesus? Bible Gateway […]

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Even Non-Believers Can Agree on Facts Concerning Jesus: An Interview with Justin W. Bass

Did you know that, even though they don’t believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, scholars who are not Christians do agree with believers on some matters concerning Jesus? Surprisingly, there’s a lot upon which everyone can agree. When surveying historical scholarship, Christians, agnostics, and skeptics have no other option but to affirm certain truths […]

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Video: God’s Redemption Seen In A Pine Cone

According to the Encyclopedia of the Bible on Bible Gateway, “redemption is deliverance from the power of an alien dominion and enjoyment of the resulting freedom….The heart of the biblical message of redemption is the deliverance of the people of God from the bondage of sin by the perfect substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus Christ and […]

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How to Be a Gardener and Ambassador for Christ: An Interview with Gregory Koukl

How do you have a conversation with someone who is intent on proving Christianity wrong and won’t accept the Bible as a source of authority? How can you artfully regain control of discussions, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways, comfortably and graciously maneuvering through the minefields of a challenging dialogue to get people thinking […]

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