How to Criticize Criticism

As human beings, we are naturally critical of everything. We criticize our living conditions, our morals, our standards, our government, and even our friends. The "mindset of common criticism" has become commonplace within our lives, something we act upon naturally but fail to analyze properly. Standalone criticism is not inherently wrong, yet there are many …

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Monday Q&A 4: Foundations of Christianity pt.2

Hey, and welcome back to another Monday Q&A! Today's topic is "The Foundations of Christianity", the second and last discussion here. Last week, we talked mostly about the depravity and utter sinfulness of man, but this week, our focus turns to Jesus and His effect upon man and sin. So, without any further ado, let's …

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What is the Optimal Age to Date?

In today's world, dating is treated as a recreational hobby. Many do it for fun or for sport, not really realizing the consequences early dating can bring. Many children begin dating as early as ten when their bodies begin to develop and emotions run high. While some view this as appropriate or even healthy, acting …

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What Does a God-Focused Marriage Look Like?

Today is my parents' 19th anniversary. Since their wedding day on June 29th, 2001, they have constantly fought for each other, focusing their full and complete hearts on God and their marriage. Through this time, they have inspired many couples to live out a God-focused marriage, keeping the literal Center of the universe at the …

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The Bookish Bucket List Tag

Welcome back to another tag, the Bookish Bucket List tag (as you could see from the title)! While I normally don't participate in awards/tags for the sake of time, I couldn't resist this newer, interesting, book-focused tag, so here we go! As usual, the rules: Link to the tag’s creator (Madison’s Inkwell).Link to the person …

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3 Ways Christ Helps Us Combat Depression (Guest Post)

Panic sets in. Heart racing, your eyes dart around frantically. You gasp desperately for breath, and your entirety trembles. There is no escape. The darkness has imprisoned you, and from within there is no way out.  Depression is the seemingly inescapable, wall-less prison that confines and cripples teens today. The cycle of fears feeding fears …

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Monday Q&A 3: Foundations of Christianity pt.1

We're back again with another Monday Q&A, continuing to delve into the deep and difficult realm of apologetics. This week, my topic is the foundations of Christianity, an interesting and unique focus when compared to last week's topic. Last Monday, we talked about the character of God, finishing the 14 questions within that section of …

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Throwback: Lecrae and Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is one of the leading causes of crime in the United States. Second only to a lack of true fatherhood, the problem of sexual abuse is more than nationwide- it's universal. Lecrae is just one voice in a sea of many, yet his testimony rings true with many of us. Now a famous …

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The Kennedy Award of Excellence

The Kennedy Award of Excellence is a registered award of excellence for blogs through its writing, presentation and objectives. It fosters human values; promoting intellectual, emotional and moral growth of peers. Thank you so much to my brother from Jesusluvsall for the nomination! I haven't done an award in a while (in fact, I tend …

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Monday Q&A 2: The Character of God pt.2

We're back again, continuing our series on the character of God. To cap it off, I am answering the last 7 questions from Stoa Apologetics' worksheet questions on the character and being of God. In last week's post, I answered the first seven, mainly talking about the importance of God's power and how it plays …

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Lex Luthor’s Guide to the Goodness and Power of God

Inspiration can come from the strangest of places. I have, in my three years as a blogger, been inspired by a bagel, a cup of coffee, and other, non food-related objects. In this case, our inspiration comes from the badly-received movie "Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice". The movie was quite predictable and, to nobody's …

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The Glory of God in a Bagel

Have you ever had a bagel? You know, a nice fat one with extra bread, maybe with a little fried banana or a roasted ant on top? Yeah, me neither. I prefer a normal bagel, thank you very much. A little peanut butter or apple butter, and I'm set for the afternoon. Throw in some …

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Monday Q&A 1: The Character of God pt.1

Apologetics is a key aspect of the Christian faith. A Christian without the ability to defend his faith is a knight without his armor, susceptible to attacks from the enemy. Because of the important place Apologetics holds within the Christian faith, it must be understood that to neglect the subject is to, in some ways, …

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Throwback: Africa’s Misconceptions

After publishing over four posts on this subject, we have finally created an almost full collection of African misconceptions. Africa, it seems, is misunderstood. To date, we have published two posts on African Misconceptions, one on Uganda's Technology, and another on crazy facts about Africa. These posts averaged 1,250 words apiece, showing that there truly is a lot of …

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10 Tips to Understand and Better Learn About the Opposite Sex

Let's face it: we teenagers aren't all that great at relating with the opposite gender. The common stereotype of the bumbling teenage male and the cutesy teenage female are nearly correct. The distancing between genders has become a legitimate issue, one only fixed through a common understanding and trust between those on both sides. My …

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