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Christianity: The Essentials Part 2 – Jesus

Continuing my endeavour to define what I think are the essentials of Christianity (after getting the non-essentials out of the way in my previous post), I’m gonna briefly outline why Jesus is essential, and what is essential about Jesus. Continue reading

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

Harry Potter and Christianity

I tentatively wade into this debate…

I was fortunate to grow up reading Harry Potter before any Christians considered the fact that it might not actually be such a good idea for their kids to be allowed access to that kind of literature. As such, I have the opportunity to make an informed opinion on the matter at least from some first hand experience.

Let’s start with the basics: Christian parents want to protect their kids from anything that they think might compromise their faith in God. That’s good! That’s the kind of caring parents all children need. And it’s important to start with the fact that children are not ultimately losing out on an essential life experience if they never read Harry Potter, as long as they are being encouraged to read something.

So with that out of the way, let the debate begin :) Continue reading