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Lighten Up: The Devil Messin’ With Ya

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Lighten Up: Don’t Believe It

Image by Michael Leunig Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Lighten Up: If Every Life is Sacred

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Maybe Mark Driscoll is on to something. I guess Jesus really does want to make someone bleed. ;)

Lighten Up: Learning from Kids

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Storming the Gates of Hell

Jesus said: “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.” (Mt 16:18) To understand Jesus’ teaching here, there are a few things you should know. First, “Hades” was the standard term for the underworld, which means that Jesus was probably referring to the whole of the Satanic kingdom.…

Atonement: What is the Christus Victor View?

Most western Christians today understand the atonement as a sort of legal-transaction that took place between the Father and the Son that got humanity “off the hook.” The legal-transaction scenario goes something like this: God’s holiness demands that all sin be punished, which in turn requires that sinners go to eternal hell. The trouble is,…