Do We Have to Prove Christianity Beyond a Reasonable Doubt?

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Many Christians believe that for faith to be authentic, it must be free from any doubt. While this may be an ideal, it’s far from realistic. Many characters in God’s Word—including Abraham and John the Baptist—experienced episodes of doubt. Though hopefully such experiences are the exception rather than the norm, the truth is, most Christians occasionally struggle with doubt—even apologists.

So what is the proper relationship between faith and doubt in the lives of believers? To even come close to answering that question, we must confront an even more fundamental issue. Do we have to prove Christianity beyond a reasonable doubt?

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11 Inspiring Quotes from Tim Keller

Keller-blog-header-lastchanceWith his compelling, challenging, and poignant preaching and writing, Tim Keller has been likened to none other than C.S. Lewis—though the New York pastor is quick to deflect comparisons to his hero.

Keller’s words have inspired millions of believers around the world, and he’s written more than 20 books addressing topics including apologetics, marriage, work, prayer, and a dozen more. We’ve collected 11 of his most provocative, inspiring quotations, each from one of his most influential, best-loved titles.
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Which Bible Translation Is Best? All the Good Ones.

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I am on a mission to end Bible Translation Tribalism. If you don’t know what I mean by “Translation Tribalism,” see if any of these tribal stereotypes (some borrowed from another blogger) ring true for you:

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Top Bible Study Resources, as Picked by the Logos Pros

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The Logos Pro team exists to provide free training to users of Logos Bible Software. Our 10-Day Bible Study Challenge has helped thousands of people learn Logos and study their Bibles.

Of course, it’s going to take more than 10 days for you to learn the Bible. Bible study is, in fact, a lifelong calling for all Christians. I polled the Logos Pros at Faithlife, and these are their recommendations for books that will help you dig deeper in your study.

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An Advanced Bible Study Skill Anyone Can Master

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For many years I taught a weekly Bible class to impoverished adults. These people were highly skilled in areas of life I did not understand, but most of them had deep difficulty reading with any proficiency. I had to find a way to help them read the Bible, and the simple solution I stumbled across was one they quickly grasped—and one that I’ve found has helped me read better myself.

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How to Access Helpful Logos Tips, Right in the Desktop App

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A friend recently emailed me asking for assistance with the markings in the Interactive resource, Psalms Explorer. This made me realize some Logos users may not be familiar with some helpful explanations built right into the software. So today’s blog will be simple and brief, but hopefully point you to some valuable documentation that perhaps you were not aware of.

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How Do I Glorify God through My Work?

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We spend the vast majority of our waking hours on the job, yet glorifying God in our work is rarely a topic of conversation in the church. Faithful Christians who desire to honor God with their vocational lives often do so by working ethically, starting lunchtime Bible studies, facilitating a prayer time, or sharing their faith regularly. While each of these activities are honoring to God, he also cares about the tasks of our jobs as well.

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Encounter New Books Every Month with Logos Now

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How do you discover great new books? With tens of thousands of titles available on Logos.com alone, searching for resources can be overwhelming. While there are certainly a variety of ways to plot a course through the maze of published works, a Logos Now membership helps you navigate this paradox of choice with ease, providing several books a month for you to discover.

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Developing a Solid Premarital Counseling Ministry for Your Church

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On April 27, Faithlife is partnering with Dr.’s Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of the much-praised premarital resource Saving Your Marriage before It Starts, for a free webinar on premarital counseling especially for pastors and ministry leaders. Faithlife spoke with the Parrotts about marriage and divorce in the church and what ministry leaders can do to strengthen Christian marriages.

You need only open a newspaper, scroll through Twitter, or log into Facebook to see them: shocking statistics on the state of marriage. Although oft-repeated claims of a 50% divorce rate in the church are misleading, the outlook isn’t exactly rosy. According to sociologist Bradley Wright, 38% of Christians who regularly attend church have been divorced. That number may seem shocking, but New York Times bestselling authors and marriage experts Les and Leslie Parrott offer what they see as an even more surprising statistic.

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How Obedience to God’s Law Enables Us to Love Others

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To some, the concepts of love and law contradict one another. While love conjures images of warmth and family, law conjures images of coldness and isolation. In our contemporary culture, loving others and believing in objective moral standards are often seen as mutually exclusive commitments. But love and law are not opposed to one another. In fact, according to the Bible, love and law fit together by faith.

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