7 Myths About Forgiveness

By Shane Pruitt This topic is covered in depth in my new book: 9 Common Lies Christians BelieveOne of the scariest verses in all of Scripture has to be Matthew 6:14 – 15, where…

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The Danger of Bypassing Your Emotions

Have you ever stuffed your emotions because you thought they couldn’t be trusted? I did, for most of my young adult life. In fact, I stuffed my emotions because I thought it…

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The Compassionate Truth About Judgment

One of the greatest stumbling blocks to Christianity, especially among those who are drawn to the idea of a loving, compassionate God, is the Bible’s teaching on judgment. As the Apostles’ Creed says, at the…

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The Question of Pain

No one has ever asked me directly. But over the last eight years since my son died, I have often contemplated whether I—if given the opportunity—would erase the pain. If I had…

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My wife, Kasi, and I have five children. Our oldest two are both girls, 11 and six, and they both love to play with Play-Doh. They have all the colors and all the tools…

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Saying “No Thanks” to Political Correctness

Often, it seems that Christians must choose between: a) political incorrectness—which can turn into a stance against secular culture (truth-without-grace), and b) political correctness—which can turn into a capitulation to secular culture (grace-without-truth). I don’t like either of these…

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Three Practical Pursuits: The Bible is Not Just for our Information, But for our Transformation

The Bible makes the same claim of itself. Paul wrote to Timothy, “All Scripture is breathed out by God…[so] that the man of God may be complete” (1 Timothy 3:16,17 emphasis mine).…

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Predetermined Praise

One of the things I believe each of us must do daily is to choose our attitude. If you don’t choose it, your day will choose it for you. I’ve lived on…

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Where There’s a Why There’s a Way

Do you, like most people, struggle with being self-disciplined? If so, you might ask yourself why. Not, “Why am I so lazy, inconsistent, incapable?” but rather “Why does  being disciplined matter at all?”…

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Walking With Doubters

Acollege student can’t reconcile her faith with what a professor said in class — and concludes the fault must lie in her faith. A teen, concerned with social justice, wonders how a…

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