Category Archives: Reasons

Investigating reasons to believe in Christianity.

The Divine Commission

Frank E. Wilson, in his book The Divine Commission:  A Sketch of Church History, places considerable emphasis on the church fulfilling the divine commission Christ left his followers. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and … Continue reading

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St. Benedict

In our last post, we quoted a prayer by St. Benedict.  St. Benedict is a Catholic saint who lived from 480 to 543.  He is probably most famous for his St. Benedict’s Rule whose “purpose was not to institute an … Continue reading

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A Book of Prayers

Recently I was at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, St. John’s Catholic Church just outside Batesville, IN for a wedding.  This church is in the countryside among the rolling farm lands of Indiana.  For some reason I felt really comfortable … Continue reading

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Eyewitness

Christians often assert that we only need to investigate the accounts of the eyewitnesses of Jesus’ life to have certainty of the validity of what the Bible teaches.  But is this true? Because of DNA testing, there have been scores … Continue reading

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An Instant in Time

It is somewhat surprising that a movie about World War II raises questions about the Christian doctrine of salvation.  But the movie Fury does so at least in my mind. In this film a Christian character, Boyd, displays his faith … Continue reading

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The Renovation of Our Soul

On this blog page you will notice a link to Amazon and to a book I have written.  This book documents with scores of scripture passages and 179 footnotes the logic behind the main theme we have discussed in this … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes

I’m reading a book about beekeeping.  In the beginning of the book the author states that the most important thing we need to learn in life is how to learn and we learn by making mistakes.  Yes, we can learn … Continue reading

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Is Religion Bad for Marriage?

A recent book has as its premise that liberal states have a lower divorce rate than conservative, conservatives tend to be more religious so therefore religious beliefs are bad for marriage.  Well, I’m not quite sure of their logic since … Continue reading

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Free Speech

Pope Francis has been a breath of fresh air in the Roman Catholic Church.  His emphasis on helping the poor instead of enjoying the perks of his office is very Christ-like.  However, I do disagree with him when he states … Continue reading

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What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

The above title is a well-known advertising tag line for the city of Las Vegas.  A Lutheran church in Tulsa, OK had a slightly different take on the idea expressed in this tag line and placed it on a billboard: … Continue reading

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