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Seven Questions that Define Your World, Part 1

The content we watch and consume has a power to shape ourselves and our imaginations. To resist being molded by the world, one should know the truth and be able to identify worldly wisdom and deceptive philosophies in the day-to-day. So how does one go about this? In this article we look into the topic of worldviews, and how to recognise ideas that are seeping in and slowly fermenting and molding us into a direction we don’t want to go.

Know Doubt

Doubt seems to be a common occurrence, even among those closest to Jesus, so why don’t we hear more about it? What do we do when we experience it? Jesus shows us the correct response.

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A Spiritual View of Wealth and Poverty

There is a widespread assumption that material goods are always good and the lack of them is always bad. Surveying the distribution of wealth in our world, for instance, we observe what appears to be a notorious injustice. There are good people who are poor and bad people who are rich. And what is more: The bad people are often rich because they are bad—having gained wealth through greed, dishonesty and exploitation. For theists this seems to pose a riddle. If an all-powerful and all-good God superintends the universe, why does he permit this obvious injustice?

Five Practical Reasons for Apologetics

Apologetics is critically important for every Christian, and will help you point people to Christ. Here are five more reasons you should look into it.

Destroying and Annoying: Why would God create mosquitos, viruses, and bacteria?

‘If God exists, it is certainly within His power to prevent such things. Why wouldn’t He?’ Surely the Prince of Darkness was not co-Creator of our world, but the Prince of Peace. Yet the death and suffering we observe due to a myriad of seemingly evil micro-critters bids us seek an answer to the question. This article will explore the trifecta of organisms most well-known for their destruction and annoyance of the human race; namely, mosquitos, viruses, and bacteria.