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Phrase: A Gospel Issue

Phrase: A Gospel Issue

I have heard people use the phrase “gospel issue” many times and, like most evangelical clichés, I do not find it helpful. Having listened to its use on various occasions, the phrase seems to have two main purposes: (1) to stifle debate and (2) to sneak social issues...
Did you enjoy mass last Sunday?

Did you enjoy mass last Sunday?

Did you enjoy calling the priest “Father” even though Jesus told us not to use this title for church leaders (Matthew 23:8-9)? Did you enjoy all the extra-biblcal ceremonies of the mass even though Jesus warned about the danger of man-made traditions (Mark 7:6-8)? Did...
How do I deal with an atheist?

How do I deal with an atheist?

Question: I recently met a new co-worker who said right out, “I don’t believe in God.” How do I handle that and respond to that? Answer: You have asked two distinct questions, so let me answer them separately: “How do I handle that?” is a good question with which to...
Defining our Terms

Defining our Terms

Indeed nothing makes a man more unpopular in the controversies of the present day than an insistence upon definition of terms. Anything, it seems, may be forgiven more readily than that. Men discourse very eloquently today upon such subjects as God, religion,...