Letters For Christian Armour

Dear Children: Christianity Is Not Less Intelligent Than Atheism

This is my fourth post in a series called “Letters For Christian Armour”. Dear Children, Something I want you to be prepared for in life is the frequent implication or assertion by atheists that Christianity is less intelligent than atheism. To understand why this notion is so common, consider the respective starting positions for a Christian and an atheist. (Note that this is not to debate who is right, but rather to explain why one position is not more intelligent than another.) Here Read More…

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Dear Children: Belief in Jesus May or May Not Change Your Life

This is my third post in a series called “Letters For Christian Armour”.   Dear Children,   Have you ever wondered why a belief in Jesus leads some to become a passionate Christian but not others?   Many people assume that believing in Jesus should immediately result in a changed life. Depending on the individual, it may. For many others, however, there is a gap between the moment of belief in Jesus as the Son of God and the experience of a truly transformed life. I was stuck Read More…

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Dear Children: Live Like You’re Dying . . . Tomorrow

Live Like You're Dying

This is the second post in a series called “Letters For Christian Armour”.   Dear Children,   I recently noticed something very disconcerting in the mirror:  two strands of gray hair. My heart fell into my stomach. At 35, I felt a tangible sense of my mortality like never before. I had crossed the divide from young to . . . well, not young.   When I was in my early 20’s, my dear grandpa George told me that he distinctly remembered the age when he no longer felt like a Read More…

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Dear Children: Doing Good Doesn’t Make You a Christian

Bald Eagle

This is the first post in a series I’m starting called “Letters For Christian Armour”. Read what this is about here.   Dear Children,   One of the most common misconceptions you’ll run into in life is that Christianity is mostly (if not entirely) about doing or being good. Non-believers often minimize the difference between Christians and those who do good things. It is really important that you understand why this is a fundamental misunderstanding of our faith.   You Read More…

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Introduction to My New Series: Letters For Christian Armour

Letters For Christian Armour

In my post “Should You Raise Your Kids in a Christian Bubble,” I talked about the difference between wearing a Christian “hat” in life and wearing Christian “armour”. In this analogy, a Christian “hat” is when Christianity is just a belief system attached to you but not at the core of your identity. The Bible calls us, however, to find our entire identity in Christ and to protect our faith as strongly as a soldier preparing for war with full armour (Ephesians 6:10-17):   “…Therefore Read More…

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