Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Kneel or Stand? Thoughts about Respect

The National Anthem at an NFL game has become a divisive moment. Some players kneel in protest of racial inequality and police brutality. Others stand as an act of patriotism and respect for flag, military, and country. There has been a strong outlash to these...

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What about sex?

Many people reject, or at least discount, Christianity because of its teachings on certain moral issues. Bertrand Russell, famous 20th century philosopher once said, “The worst feature of the Christian religion is its attitude toward sex.” Christianity’s teachings...

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What is Heaven like?

While living in Ottumwa, Iowa we witnessed the National Hot Air Balloon Competition. The balloons were bound to the earth by many cords. As the process of filling it with heated air began, it struggled to get free. The first line was cut, and immediately that side was...

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Why should we believe in Hell?

The concept of hell is one of the greatest stumbling blocks for many. For some, it’s the deal breaker. One theologian (Peter Kreeft) wrote: “Of all the doctrines in Christianity, Hell is probably the most difficult to defend, the most burdensome to believe and the...

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Is Jesus the only way to Heaven?

Is Jesus the only way to Heaven? The short answer is “Yes. Jesus is the only way to Heaven.” Why? Because He said so. Recorded in John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me.” A lot of people have a problem...

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My Reading List – 2017

"What are you reading now?" That's a great ice-breaker question. Most people are always reading something, even if it's the newspaper or article on the internet. You can tell a lot about someone by what captures their mind. What do you like? Fiction or Non-fiction?...

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Is there life after death?

Death is a reality we will all face. Some have more or less time than others, but we’re all terminal. It doesn’t matter your age or your relative health. The truth is that the only thing stopping you from witnessing everyone you love and care for die, is your own...

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Preach the Word

The chairman of a church received the following chain letter in the mail: "This chain letter is meant to bring you happiness. Simply sit down and make a list of five other churches that are tired of their ministers. Send a copy of this letter to all five churches on...

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Tips When You’re Going Through Trouble

Why do bad things happen? Why doesn't God stop all the evil in the world? How do you survive trouble? These are all good questions. In an earlier post I talked about 'Why is there evil and suffering?' But I want to continue that thought so we see the bigger picture. I...

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