The Real Thing vs. All Messed Up

crates in dissaray

Some Japanese words are very convenient. They encompass a range of meaning for which English would require a number of different expressions. The Japanese word mechakucha (meh-CHAH-koo-chah) is one of those. It means “all messed up,” “confused,” “gone to pieces.” As in, “Everything went wrong Monday. The whole day was mechakucha!” That word describes how I feel sometimes when I…

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Big Noisy God

We’re being told that God can’t really be known, doesn’t act, and may not even be present except in a place that mystics call “the silence.” This handout documents various sources of that teaching, which is refuted by showing that God has done some of his best work with the volume turned up! Get it here.

Atheist Agenda

ancient Scripture fragmets

I recently came across apologist Greg Koukl and his Stand to Reason ministry. But I was fascinated by his article “Tactics for Atheists.” Koukl is digging into (and exposing) strategies for turning Christians into atheists—that he found in a book titled A Manual for Creating Atheists. One key is that the author of that book has defined faith as “belief…

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Can Christians Do “Good” Contemplative Prayer?

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The people who claim that contemplative prayer is not of Eastern/occult association and those who gladly affirm its occult roots reference and recommend the same list of experts. The top experts classify contemplative prayer as unmediated, exclusive, wordless, and dangerous. This handout connects the dots for Christians who have questions about this practice. Get it here.  

Fake Spirituality Leaves You Hungry

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Because of the success of the Jesus Calling books, we should expect to see other writers showcasing what God supposedly spoke to them. I just read one such book. I’d rather not name it, but here’s what I got from it: There was a—let’s call it a constipation—as far as progress. On so many pages God keeps having to back…

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