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Jesus Still Loves Judas.

Jesus Still Loves Judas.

In John 8:1-11, the Pharisees threw an adulterous woman to the ground at Jesus’ feet, hoping to condemn Him for not carrying out the Law of Moses. Would this rabbi act on Moses’ commandment that those caught in adultery are to be stoned? Jesus, however, defied their...

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Does it Matter Where the Church Meets?

Does it Matter Where the Church Meets?

When we introspect on how we should behave as believers, prudent Christians should take note of how the early church did things – not because their ways were perfect or infallible, but because they can teach us a lot about what Jesus directed the apostles to do. Of...

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The Beginning of Wisdom

The Beginning of Wisdom

“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” –    Werner Heisenberg Christians often quote Proverbs 9:10, which says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Do...

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Do Christians still ponder the meaning of life?

Do Christians still ponder the meaning of life?

Although we sometimes pretend that our faith absolves us from having to ask the difficult questions in life, Christians are not exempt from feelings of meaninglessness or frustration. From the social butterfly with a home full of family to the single bachelor...

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The Gospel in the Digital Age

The Gospel in the Digital Age

Here at ISOW, we are on the cutting-edge of not only educational technology, but also trends in ministry. While many churches around the world found themselves suddenly unable to meet in person in 2020, others were ahead of the curve with their livestream capabilities...

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What Does Community Mean for Christians?

What Does Community Mean for Christians?

For western Christians, especially Americans, the personal nature of the faith is quite real. We receive Jesus as our personal Savior and our churches emphasize private devotional time where the group breaks up into individuals, each reading their own Bible and...

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Passover and Easter – What’s the Connection?

Passover and Easter – What’s the Connection?

Passover and Easter share a lot in common. They are often associated with one another, especially in Messianic-Jewish or Hebraic Christian communities. They both focus on victory and deliverance, they both involve eggs and big meals, and the death and resurrection of...

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Tradition and the Bible

Tradition and the Bible

Are tradition and Scripture at odds with one another? What does it even mean to ask that? In the modern church, the word “tradition” has taken on a connotation of man-made values and customs, and many believers make the assumption that human tradition is by nature...

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Can God change His mind?

Can God change His mind?

Christians are taught even as kids in Sunday school that God is omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (in all places), and omniscient (all knowing). These statements, held as fact by most biblical scholarship and tradition, raise some interesting paradoxes about how...

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