Category Archives: Life’s Questions

Why would a loving and compassionate God send people to hell?

This is the question a co-worker asked me a few weeks ago.  It is an important question, and honestly, a difficult one to try to answer.  My friend was having difficulty reconciling what she saw around the world with her Christian beliefs.  “There are … Continue reading

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A Halloween observation from an outsider

The question comes up every year this time – should Christians celebrate Halloween? Clearly, a person’s salvation is not determined by this holiday, so it then becomes a secondary matter for Christians.  It is more a matter of impact and image. I … Continue reading

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The Response

It has been heartbreaking to watch the news this last week, with riots and looting and angry words being thrown back and forth.  But what I noticed most on the faces of the people I saw on television was a look of … Continue reading

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The lunch conversation I will never forget

I’ll never forget that day at lunch.  I’ve thought about it many times since.  Why didn’t I have an answer?  What would I say today?  I was resolved to find the answer. My co-worker sat across from me in the … Continue reading

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How not to become bitter in your old age

I waited in the morning rush hour line at the local coffee shop.  My laptop was in one hand and my work bag in the other, while I searched around for my debit card.  An older gentleman stood beside me. “You can … Continue reading

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To know God

Muslims say you cannot know God.  He is unknowable and unreachable.  Unlike the Christian God, Allah is a distant supreme being that cannot be known.  At best, all one can do is hope to gain Allah’s mercy when they die.  But it is … Continue reading

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The answer is…

It’s frightening sometimes, definitely sad, and it can leave you feeling down or hopeless. The events of just the last few months are enough to keep us at nights wondering. A missing Malaysian plane with 239 souls on board, a sinking South … Continue reading

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