Comparing Tibetan Buddhism with Christianity

Tibetan Buddhism gods

The popularity of the Dalai Lama has even Christian people reading his books to find spiritual help. And Christian leaders join forces with him for various high-profile events that seem to promote peace or compassion. It should be enough to know that the Dalai Lama’s path (that is, Tibetan Buddhism) has nothing whatever to do with the Lord Jesus Christ.…

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A Real Superhero

Angkor Wat structure with carved face

Reading about King Josiah’s actions in 2 Chronicles 34, I was just struck anew. Talk about a superhero! Teenagers who want adventure and excitement could look to Josiah. Verse 1 says that Josiah was only 8 years old when he became king. And verse 3 shows that when he was just 16, he “began to seek” God. Then at age…

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Clergy Confetti?

priest with brightly colored bacground

In my work as an editor, I continue to collect editorial bloopers. The following sentence appeared in an article that encouraged VBS leaders to make program adjustments for students who have special needs/sensitivities: “A big opening VBS ceremony with flashing lights, loud music, and a confetti canon might sound like a great idea, but how will that affect those kids…

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What Is the True Self?

man reflected in broken mirror

What is the true self? You could use that term to mean “the me that God wants me to be” (per Colossians 3:3; 1 John 5:20; see a related post, “The Only I AM.)” Though that may be the way some Christian writers are using it, others have drifted into the Hindu concept that “the true self is God,” which…

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