Ask God Why? When Is It OK?

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Why? For many Christians, it's the question we should never ask. We tend to think we should just shut up and do what God tells us. He is, after all, a consuming fire. We know the whole story of when the earth opened to swallow those who dared to ask too many questions. So we keep our mouths shut, thinking it's never OK to raise our hands and ask God the ultimate question -- why?There's some truth to that thought. God is God, and we are not. His authority is non-negotiable. At a deep and fa … [Read more...]

State of the Union: Why Not a State of Your Faith Address?

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Tonight President Obama will share his take on the State of our Union here in the United States.We pretty much know how it will happen. Everyone will squeeze in to a room far too small to hold them. The President will make his grand entrance so that those who camped out by the aisle that morning can be seen shaking his hand as if they were old friends. Everyone who matters will already have the complete text of his speech long before he gives it. Teleprompters will scroll text, attendees … [Read more...]

Prayer: How to Get the Greatest Return on Your Investment

If you had invested in gold a decade ago -- and some of you did -- you'd be pretty happy with the return on that investment. It may even have given you the greatest return of any investment you've ever made. So far. And that's too bad.Every day we turn down an investment with a guaranteed rate of return beyond our wildest imaginations -- with a value far greater than gold. We turn down the opportunity to put God to work through the power of prayer. When we say that prayer puts God to work, it … [Read more...]

Why We Raised Our Kids to Believe in God

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This is a guest post courtesy of Dr. William Lane Craig, Christian philosopher, theologian, and founder of Reasonable Faith. Dr. Craig is Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of  Theology in La Mirada, California. You can follow Reasonable Faith and Dr. Craig on Facebook and Twitter and access articles, podcasts, and other resources for defending the Christian faith at www.reasonablefaith.org. He and his wife Jan have two grown children.This post is a response to a CNN.com post  … [Read more...]


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