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When You Feel Damaged, Invisible, Irrelevant and Ashamed

One day, a friend named Jane sent me the following email: Dear Scott, Can I be honest with you? Can I share with you about some of the demons that haunt me? It feels risky to say these sorts of things to my pastor, but here goes… I doubt my love for Jesus, sometimes I […]

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Advice From an Atheist: “Be More Christian, Not Less”

Several years ago, I wrote a book about how I’m tired of taking sides. But sometimes taking sides is unavoidable. When faced with Jesus’ claim that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” and that no one comes to God the Father except through Him, we have to choose. Do we believe Him […]

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5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About God

Teaching your kids can feel daunting.But teaching your kids about God can feel downright terrifying. Some feel overwhelmed with time issues. They just don’t see how they can fit something else into their day. Others may not feel as if they have adequate theological training. They feel uncomfortable instructing their kids beyond, “Jesus loves you.” […]

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Understanding the True Gospel

The Gospel is more than the “first step in a staircase” of truths. It is better likened to the hub of a wheel, the central reality around which all of life is arranged. It is not a basic truth from which we move on to deeper truths, but is the central truth from which all […]

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The Essence of Jesus…
According to Jesus

There may be no better and more complete summary of who Jesus is and what he is like than his seven “I AM” statements from John’s gospel. These seven statements are an autobiography of sorts, as well as a blueprint for how he insists on relating to us – and us to him. I encourage […]