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Recently, a university student emailed me with a question about sin. What had happened is this: A man came on the university campus where she attended, and began shouting at students that their sins are not equal in God’s sight, and that some of their sins would keep them from heaven. She was angry at

Few Christians today would debate the assessment that America is stuck in a moral and spiritual swamp. While politicians and ‘progressives’ market short-sighted solutions to all the world’s problems (which amount to little more than ‘a Band-Aid on a bullet wound’), the cancer of an atheistic, humanistic, materialistic worldview spreads. The ‘internal bleeding’ of our

For Christians who enjoy satire like I do, our ‘sanctified humor’ used to come from The Wittenberg Door, a rag that faithfully exposed unscrupulous ‘Christian’ leaders and movements from 1971 to 2008. The Babylon Bee has taken that place today, and routinely exposes theological fads and church cads. Not surprisingly, one of their regular targets

Have you ever wondered why prayer is so hard? Consider what we’re talking about here: You are invited by the eternal God, Creator of the universe, to an intimate one-on-one meeting. At this meeting you not only will be able to talk to Him about your life, you will also be allowed to share with

Phil Congdon, NBBC, July 5, 2019Recently I returned from a two-week trip to Denmark and Norway – with a few hours in Sweden as well. It was a wonderful trip, with some of the most breathtaking natural beauty I’ve ever seen. The creative hand of God is evident everywhere, and His abundant blessings to boot.

Phil Congdon, NBBC, June 1, 2019Last month in this space I wrote that the most significant decisions we make in life are spiritual decisions. These decisions affect everything we do, and dictate how we respond to things which happen that are beyond our control. Spiritual decisions not only determine where and how we will spend

Phil Congdon, May 3, 2019 The unexamined life is not worth living. About 399 B.C., the classical Greek philosopher Socrates was tried for impiety and corrupting youth. He was sentenced to death, and given the option, chose death rather than exile. It was at this point that he supposedly said, “The unexamined life is not