7 Rebuttals of Mark Batterson’s The Circle Maker

I. Truth can always be tainted by throwing in a little falsehood. And, anyone can be deceived by half-truths or a mixed truth or by the Bible not being taken in context. This is what false conversions and deceptions are all about. II. Jewish Legend must not serve as a Christian prayer model, even if …

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Counseling that Contradicts*

Have you ever found yourself caught in the crossfire of contradictory Christian counsel? What do you do when the counsel of a Christian friend or minister is in conflict with a decision that seems best? Does everyone always agree about the "will of God?" As recorded in Acts 21, we find the Apostle Paul en route …

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From Dr. Brian Mattson: “Sympathy for the Devil” — A Theological Analysis of Noah, the Movie

[The following directly copied from drbrianmattson.com] SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL In Darren Aronofsky’s new star-gilt silver screen epic, Noah, Adam and Eve are luminescent and fleshless, right up until the moment they eat the forbidden fruit. Such a notion isn’t found in the Bible, of course. This, among the multitude of Aronofsky’s other imaginative details like …

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Why Doesn’t God Show Himself?

With his face and a fist to the air, I watched a young man (whom I’ll call Devon) challenge God. “If You are real, show up right now!” He yelled. And then, ... “See, nothing!” It was 2005, and I was in Green River, Wyoming with a youth outreach group. Devon was a high schooler; …

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