Continually Sharpening

A theological blog by Janelle Zeeb

Defending God's Justice Regarding Death

One of the frequent objections that atheists or opponents of Christianity frequently raise is about all those times in the Old Testament when God kills people, or tells the Israelites to kill certain people.

These critics claim that a God of love would never act like this, that it is …

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Which Race Are You Running?

I've heard it said that sometimes pastors preach to themselves by writing a sermon that is more about what they need to hear, than what their congregation needs to hear.

This blog post might be similar to that, in that it may be more of a reminder for me than …

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Why Christians Need to Talk More About Heaven

Have you ever heard that saying "Don't be so heavenly-minded that you're of no earthly good"?

I hate this phrase, for two main reasons:

  1. It insults Christians who do have a strong focus on heaven.
  2. It implies that thinking about heaven and doing good works are mutually exclusive.

So in …

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Christians Are Superheros

It seems like there is a never-ending stream of super-hero movies being released lately. Clearly, there is some demand for this genre of story.

In many of these stories, an average person is suddenly given some sort of super-powers, and they then go on to use these powers to fight …

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