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How God Saved Me

by Jono Smith

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It took me a while. There’s a lot to get through. But the last chapter changed everything. It stopped me in my tracks. It hit me like a terrible lightening bolt of divine beauty. It made me fear God. And love Him.

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Things Christians Do That Fail to Connect with Outsiders

by Mikey Lynch

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Clarity is a great act of loving service to the other person. I am struck by how a powerful and effective evangelist who communicates with clarity can still win-through, despite a lack of local knowledge or cultural contextualization. Clarity has its own power that cuts across all sorts of divides.

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Indefensible? Saul and the Amalekite Genocide

by Steve McAlpine

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The Old Testament are eschatological judgement “intrusions”: judgement events that break into history at certain times as precursors to the final judgement of sin. This intrusion theology is fulfilled by the ultimate eschatological judgement intrusion—​the cross of Christ. There on the cross Jesus takes on the force of God’s judgement upon himself, despite his obedience to God and our disobedience.

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Love: A Surprisingly Underutilised Apologetic

by Robert Martin

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All humans feel, experience, give and receive love – yet it is surprisingly hard for the atheist to explain. If we begin to talk about love as a concept, it creates a natural bridge for us to then speak about love as a reality in the person and works of Jesus Christ.

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Something About a Race, Mercy and Grace

by Simon Elliot

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God doesn’t pretend that I haven’t sinned prolifically. He does something altogether better. With the perfect light of His truth exposing the reality of my ‘helpless estate’, He pours out grace through the shedding of His blood. How macabre and glorious.

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Jesus, a Broken Car Window and a Girl from Oman

by Steve McAlpine

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We talked about doing community life around meals and how that made things feel different, and how Jesus did life like that. She seemed wistful, sad, as if life had shrunk from the jet-set life of the Middle East and Europe to this small factory unit in a working class suburb of a city on the edge of a lonely continent.

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