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Adrian or, more famously, Hadrian was the emperor of Rome from 117 to 138. This letter, apparently written to Roman senator Gaius Minicius Fundanus, expresses Hadrian's view on legal proceedings involving Christians. We know of the letter only because it was preserved by Justin Martyr.

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In Matthew 7:1 Jesus said, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Most people assume He was teaching that Christians should never judge anyone. Is that true?

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I regularly hear from parents whose children are far from God, or have recently passed away. When asked, I try to remind them that our children ultimately belong to God, and that we are their temporary caretakers. I pray this will provide some comfort for those who, in this life, have suffered loss.

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This epistle, or letter - also known as The Epistle of Mathetes to Diognetus - was written by an unknown author during the second or third century. The author calls himself "Mathetes," which is simply the Greek word for disciple.

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The Apology of Aristides was written in the early 2nd century by Marcianus Aristides of Athens. The text is his explanation for why Hadrian - Roman emperor from 117 - 138 AD - should believe that Christianity is true, and to follow Jesus as a result.

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There are many arguments for the existence of God. Some suggest that the mere existence of the universe requires a supreme being. Some claim that the order and complexity of the universe is evidence of a creator. Others begin with what it means to be human, and infer the existence of God. Still others rely on simple logic.

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I've been asked how much the widow's offering is worth today. There are at least two problems with the question. First, it entirely misses Jesus' point. The widow's offering was a sacrifice, while the offerings of others were apparently not.

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Sheep aren't the smartest kind of animal, and there's a reason that Christians are often describes as sheep. As a group, we're pretty easy to manipulate. Jesus taught us to watch out for wolves, but we usually don't.

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How many parables did Jesus teach? What are they about? Where can I find them? Jesus taught many times using parables, which are simple, earthly stories that explain a more complex, spiritual truth.

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2022 was kind of a weird year. I added more articles than usual, saw more traffic than usual, and answered more personal emails than usual. A reasonable question would be "what changed?" and, to be honest, I'm not happy about what changed.

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There are two very important reasons for my not being a Calvinist. The first should be obvious: when someone asks a Christian what they believe, Jesus should be the first name on their lips. Not Calvin, Luther, Wesley, Zwingli, or anybody else.

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