Provocative Bible Verses: Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?

In an era that promotes tolerance as the highest of virtues and the idea that truth is relative, it is considered outrageous to claim that Jesus is the one and only, exclusive way, for people to attain eternal life. I have heard it more often than I can count; "What about all the people in …

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The Beatles said “All you need is love” and then they broke up!

Those words come from a song by Larry Norman. It was his album, "Only Visiting This Planet"  that provided me, a Led Zeppelin listening new Christian, with some great rock n roll that focused on Jesus. That quote from the Beatles and the commentary on their eventual inability to work together tells us something of …

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Provocative Bible Verses: The Fellowship of Suffering

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death" Philippians 3:10 We met the first week of sixth grade. I was the new kid in the class and as it turned out we lived two streets apart. In one …

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Steelers Free Safety: a study in contrasts, or is he?

Troy Polamalu wears number 43 for the Pittsburgh Steelers but is clearly more commonly known by his extremely long, flowing hair trailing behind in the breeze, while he runs like few men can. On the field he appears to be everywhere at once. He makes plays that cause the most seasoned commentators, coaches, and players …

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