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Christian Hoax or Historical Truth?

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One of today’s most notorious agnostics is Bart Ehrman, whose books have undermined the faith of many young Christians. His theory is that Jesus was just a preacher from rural Galilee who never even claimed to be God — that it was His followers who slowly, over time, exalted Him to be equal to the Creator. Ehrman explains that the ancient Romans gradually elevated their emperors to gods and...

The Briars of Bitterness and How to Push Through Them

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There was once a boy named Joshua. Throughout his childhood he dealt with the consequences of divorce. His dad had left him when he was three, leaving his mom to raise both him and his brother while being a full-time teacher. When he was eight, Joshua’s dad came back into the picture, and the two met for the first time. He now began to live in two separate houses, traveling back and forth...

Human Trafficking: The Warning Signs and How You Can Prevent It

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God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, calling the people of Israel to lead a life pursuing justice for the vulnerable and oppressed: “Is this not the fast that I choose: To release the bonds of wickedness, to undo the ropes of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke?” – Isaiah 58:6 This call to pursue justice is for everyone who claims the name of Christ today, not...

How Being a Pen Pal Changed My Life

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“I would love to meet you and it would be a day I would not forget.” These precious words came from halfway across the world. From a village made of mud and sticks. From a young girl who has impacted my life forever. I refolded the piece of paper and gazed at the picture of the dark-skinned young girl smiling up at me. She comes from an underprivileged family in Uganda and is part of a program...

6 Gift Ideas Every Rebelutionary Teen Will Love

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Unless you’re one of those early Christmas shoppers who have all their presents wrapped by Thanksgiving, Christmas gifts are probably on your mind right now. We all have special items we want to purchase for our family and friends and maybe a wish list of our own. If you’re stuck on what to give to the teens in your life, need some ideas on gifts that are both meaningful and fun, or want to give...

Gen Z, We Need to Become Better Listeners. Here’s How.

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Have you ever been in the middle of telling someone something important when you suddenly felt like the other person wasn’t listening? Perhaps it was their eyes that darted away or the absent-minded “m-hmm” that gave you that impression. We’ve all experienced this. In those moments, an uncomfortable feeling always settles deep-down inside of me. A feeling that implies that the other person isn’t...

Pursue Heavenly Joy Through Advent This Christmas

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Christmas has always been the highest on my list of favorite holidays. It’s a magical time of year. The glowing lights, gift wrapping, shopping, classic movies, hot chocolate, cozy winter pajamas, family traditions, and special baking leave a sense of ready cheer and lightheartedness that is hard to “muster up” at other times of the year. These aspects of Christmas are nice; however, I began...

Is God Your First Option or Your Last?

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There are so many sources of worry and anxiety in our lives –auditions, interviews, school, sports games, moving, and more. Chances are, when things make your life harder, making you worried or sad, you go to your friends or family to talk about it with them. I completely understand your reasoning for this. I mean, my friends are often in the same situation as me, so they’re the ones who can...

The Purpose of the Holidays: Rest and Remembrance

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The holidays are approaching. There will be wonderful scents filling the kitchen as American families bake Thanksgiving meals. Casseroles cooking, turkey sizzling, and the sweet smell of pumpkin pie wafting through the air… can you smell it? After that, joyful music will be playing wherever you go, festive lights will brighten houses, and shopping centers will be decorated with wreaths. People...

Why Christians Should Care About Nature Conservation

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To say my dad likes the outdoors might be an understatement. He has bookshelves full of books on birds, trees, and mushrooms. His major in college is wildlife conservation. Not a day goes by when he is not counting the birds somewhere around Shelby County. One could say he loves nature. But my dad is not a tree hugger –not by a long shot. He avidly watches baseball, takes our mom on regular date...

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