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Christianity: The Essentials Part 1 – The Non-essentials

I was reading an article about forgiveness today. I was inspired to do a blog about it, cause I think forgiveness is an essential that we don’t talk about much at all. But it should be! I’m an advocate of the fact that there are a few things that are completely essential in Christianity, and everything else that we put up for debate needs to be with the realisation that it’s not incredibly important to God’s Kingdom or our eternal destiny.

So I decided I should not just blog about forgiveness, but do a short series of blogs on the things I personally classify as the essentials (you can feel free to have your own list that’s different from my own). To start off this short series (after all, any list of essentials should aim to be shorter, rather than longer, without leaving out anything important. That is after all, the definition of essential), I thought I’d make a list of a few common topics that are NOT essentials. Then we have them out of the way as we head into talking about the essentials. So here it is… Continue reading

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How should Christians respond to Islam?

As it becomes more and more popular to share things on the internet, the more rubbish we become exposed to. And some of the rubbish that I’ve seen has been made by Christians in regard to Islam. I’m as saddened by images of child brides as the next person is, but videos like the one below make me roll my eyes in disgust at how some Christians will resort to lies, propaganda and fear to try and advance their cause, not faith in God :( Here’s the video: Continue reading

Four Great non-Western Artists I Listen to

Most of us tend to listen to music in, well, English. Or if you’re from a country with a main language other than English, you listen to music in two languages at best usually. So I thought I’d make a list of four artists I listen to who sing in an alternative first language other than English (as well as singing in English, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t sing at least one song in English). Four, not five because I don’t know of five :/ so if you have any additions to my list please comment! Actually, I tell a lie, I do know more than four, but the extras are in the same languages as the four I’m listing, so wouldn’t add to the diversity. Continue reading