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Thriving in America’s Difficult Religious Climate

Religious pluralism… is the belief that differences between religions are not a matter of truth and falsehood, but of different perceptions of the one truth. How does Christianity thrive in such a context?


The Sovereignty of God Over 2020

“God has a plan.” Has anyone ever said that to you? Perhaps something didn’t work out the way you wanted, and someone told you...


How Fathers Help Roll Back the Curse

Joseph’s fatherhood is significant for us precisely because of the way the gospel anchors it to the fatherhood of God himself.

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Six Characteristics of Gospel-Shaped Love

Jesus said the most defining characteristic of his church should be its love. Your love for each other, he told his disciples, is how the world will recognize that you belong to me...


How to Be Thankful for Your Messed-Up Church

Without a habit of verbalizing gratitude, believers can easily develop a critical attitude toward the church. What can we be thankful for? A lot!

Spiritual Growth

When You Pray, It’s Okay to Plagiarize

One of the most difficult things for Christians to do is to be called on to pray publicly. It is like an exam. We often panic and think, "what if I sound dumb?" or "what if I say the wrong thing?" Well, Jesus has a solution for that.

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Help! I Can’t Stop Drinking & Smoking

Episode 584 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if God speaks to us in dreams, introversion, the Trinity, and addiction.

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Soul, Spirit, Flesh: What’s the Difference?

Episode 585 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if God's love is conditional, if God uses governments for his ends, Pentecost, the body and soul, and repentance.

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My Church Is Dividing Over Covid-19

Episode 583 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about Roman Catholicism, what it means to be a child of God, if the church is neglecting evangelism, and what to do when disagreements around COVID divide the church.

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Are Certain Passages of the Bible Inappropriate for Children?

Episode 582 | Pastor Adriel Sanchez and Dr. Bill Maier answer questions about if one can lose their salvation, what it means to follow God, what Jesus means when he says not everyone will enter the kingdom, and if certain parts of the bible are inappropriate for children.