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Holy Week changed everything forever

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow)  This is a special morning. Across Colorado and around the world, Christians today commemorate one of the crowning events in the life of that man whom they worship as God incarnate, Jesus of Nazareth.

The rock of Christ’s church in the midst of paganism

(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) “…You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” (Matt 16:18) This is one of the most well-known

Jesus was a rabble-rouser, so why are today’s preachers silent?

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether it’s Christian bakers, florists, photographers and even pastors being fined thousands of dollars or shut down because their Biblical beliefs don’t embrace gay weddings; Christian military chaplains reprimanded, demoted

Christmas Message to Unbelievers: Just Take the Bet!

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Once upon a time in a galaxy right here and now the Creator God who made it all decided that although his man children had become nasty pieces of work

Easter is proof of heaven

While Easter TV movies and films always seem to focus on the blood-drenched agony of Christ’s lashing, torture and horrific crucifixion, the real story of Easter is the rest of the story — the part we don’t see. It’s reunion with God. The whole purpose of God coming down to earth

Christ and his cross have lessons for leaders

(Centennial Fellow) The week that stretches from Palm Sunday through Easter is the most significant week of the Christian’s year. Historically and spiritually, this week marks Jesus’ triumphant

Why Christianity is exclusive and that’s good

Christians must embrace and defend the exclusive claims made by Jesus of Nazareth despite growing opposition in America from secularists, pluralists, universalists, and other religious worldviews, such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. There is growing cultural pressure in America from pluralists and universalists to assert that all go to heaven, all behaviors are acceptable, no one can judge, and social justice (equal outcomes for all) should be a societal goal. Excepting the reference to heaven, secularists are typically congruent with these goals. As the claims of Christ differ substantially from the pluralists, universalists, and secularists of our time, it is prudent to examine the dichotomy of preference and truth claims, the laws of logic, and what Jesus actually said in an effort to speak truth to the world, represent Him accurately, and honor Him faithfully in word and deed.

My first Mom’s Day without my mom

Many emails the last couple of weeks reminded me to send Norma the flowers and candy I usually send her on Mother’s Day. But I didn’t order them. I haven’t spent that 45 minutes or so picking out the exactly-right Mother’s Day card. And I’ve made no Mother’s Day phone call to tell her how much I love her and talk about my next visit. There will be no next visit in this life because my Mom, Norma, went to be with her Jesus on December 19.

Easter’s Message to the Secularist

Now that a CEO can be forced from his job because he once contributed to a pro-heterosexual-marriage campaign, and a baker cannot legally refuse to bake a cake celebrating a “wedding” that he believes violates God’s law, don’t look for secularists to pause from their labors on Good Friday. Rather, expect them to continue to pummel a religion they think rejects diversity by upholding bride-groom marriage, but by insisting there’s only one way to God. That would be Christianity.