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Pope Francis made this big change to Lord’s Prayer

Lead us not into mistranslation. Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. It’s the prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray and one of the few things that unites 2.2 billion Christians across the globe. But the Holy See’s May 22 approval adjusting The Lord’s Prayer, widely known among …

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Digging up Biblical History: Gath, Gaza, and Goliath

In the modern age, scholars have repeatedly discounted the Scriptures, especially the Old Testament, as just a collection of folk myths and fabrications. Many doubted the historical existence of biblical figures such as Abraham, Moses, Samson, even King David. But a funny thing happened—modern archaeology began digging up concrete evidence that the Old Testament stories …

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Do You Know How to Speak the Truth in Love?

I once knew a woman from the south who told me a person could get away with saying anything so long as they added “Bless their heart” to the end of it. She was right too. As if by some magical power, those three words could hide any rude comment in the trappings of polite …

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Scientific Facts in the Bible

1. Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of invisible atoms. Here, Scripture tells us that the “things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” 2. Medical science has only recently discovered that blood-clotting in a newborn reaches its peak on the eighth day, then …

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Is the Bible Reliable?

“I’m glad your faith works for you, but can you really know whether or not the Bible is reliable? Wasn’t it written thousands of years ago? How do you know it hasn’t been translated and re-translated so much that it no longer says what it used to say?” These questions or variations of them are …

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The Gospel of Trump – it isn’t working

Like many Americans, I’ve watched this politically charged season on the edge of my seat. I’m not one to speak out much on politics. I make my voice heard in the polls, but outside of that I tend to stay pretty quiet. However, in the world of social media, no matter how much you try …

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My Date With a Prostitute

While in Malaysia in November, I had a weekend to rest and explore the city. I headed out without a plan, other than the goal to take pictures around the city and river. After winding through huge markets and different areas of the city, I had finally made it to the river. Spotting a nearby …

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Why the church doesn’t need anymore coffee bars

More and more on my social media feeds I have been seeing a lot of churches boast of the cool, trendy new initiatives that they have begun. I have seen pictures of coffee bars that resemble Starbucks. I have seen lighting that resembles one seen on Broadway. I have read catchy sermon titles and have …

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