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Persecution and Comfort

Which is a bigger threat to your Christian faith: persecution or comfort?

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Google doesn’t acknowledge Easter. Or at least the Google doodle doesn’t.

For the past 18 years, the “doodle” logo atop Google’s home page – which is cleverly altered to recognize a person or holiday — has been empty of any visual reference to the empty tomb of Christ. The irony is delightful.

Avengers: Infinity War

The new Avengers movie will be released soon, at the end of April. It will be part two of “Avengers: Infinity War” released last year. The villain of the movies is Thanos (the word for ‘Death’ in Greek). In last year’s movie …

What about fasting during Lent?

It’s hard to avoid the subject of fasting when Lent comes around every year. Should we give up Facebook or chocolate or eating meat on Fridays?

In China, new religious laws have made it a lot harder for Christians to gather. There is now a list of nine Chinese government rules that are being strictly enforced for all registered, legal churches.

Many Christians use the word ‘blessed.’ But as Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”

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When churches disagree, they can’t both be right.

Coexist

Christianity is who the bumper sticker is directed against, but poses no threat to the others.

When two people get married, they have expectations of how the relationship should work. Often, the unspoken assumption is, “My spouse will meet me halfway.” Sometimes it’s called “The 50/50 Plan.”

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