Christian Denominations: A Comprehensive Guide (2021)

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Christian denominations are a defining feature of Christianity, the worlds largest religious body by a huge margin.

This page will teach you everything you need to know about the major branches of Christianity including:

  1. What is a Christian Denomination? (and what is not)
  2. What are their core beliefs?
  3. Where did they all come from? (including a flow chart)
  4. How many Christian Denominations are there really, and how big are they today? (more charts!)

And more.

This is the largest all-in-one introduction to Christian Denominations on the web.

Oh yeah, and it is completely free to read and share. Enjoy.

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Bible Reading Plan Perfect For Busy People in 2021

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Have you committed to a one-year Bible reading plan, only to miss a couple days here and there? It’s not long before you fall so far behind that you give up.

I know I have.

In this post I share with you:

  1. A Bible reading plan you can easily fit into any busy schedule or lifestyle
  2. super simple bar chart that cuts all the effort out of planning
  3. Pro tips and tricks for transforming this plan into a life-long habit (that I have honed over many years of success and failure)

This Bible reading plan is perfect for anyone who has really struggled to make Bible reading a daily habit.

This plan really works and, best of all, you can start using it right now.

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The Limitations of Digital Minimalism

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Digital Minimalism

Digital minimalism is an attempt to tackle something that I think almost everyone today can sympathise with; how much time social media and big tech suck out of our lives.

Love it or hate it, no one can deny the fundamental presence of big tech in our modern lives.

If you’re one of the people who has shifted over time from off-handed comments about how much time we spend on social media, to becoming legitimately concerned that it is negatively affecting other aspects of your life, then you’re not alone.

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Why Atheism Fails

What is atheism?

If you ask an atheist this question most often they will carefully explain to you that atheism is ‘a lack of belief in God’.

They’re very sensitive about this.

A lack of belief is not the same thing as non-belief. To claim God ‘does not exist’ is an absolute statement, and one which is virtually impossible to prove deductively.

So the atheist will simply say they ‘lack belief’ and will say this is mostly because of a ‘lack of sufficient evidence’ (agnosticism).

Some atheists are happy to flat-out deny the existence of God and explicitly deny He exists, but most do not.

In practise however, virtually all atheists live life as if God does not exist and harbour a characteristic antagonism towards religious belief.

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Apologetics

Apologetics

Apologetics is the subject of, or the practise of understanding the reasons for why Christianity is true, and what the evidence is (whether philosophical, theological, historical, scientific, etc.) that Christianity is true.

Apologetics

The word “apologetics” derives from the Greek word apologia, which was originally used of a speech of defense or an answer given in reply.

via Bible.org

Pretty simple really. Another way of thinking about it is as a ‘reasoned defense’ of Christianity.

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An Introduction to Creationism

What Is Creationism?

Creationism or, Biblical Creationism, states that God created the world from nothing in six days as stated in Genesis chapter 1.

According to Christians the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, the one and only God who exists outside of time (because He created time).

Of course it’s no secret that within Christianity there are many different interpretations of the Bible and what it says.

But in general if you’re a Christian then, hopefully, you believe the Bible is true.

That means the whole Bible, including the very first part. This should not really be a particularly controversial thing right?

What’s wrong with Christians believing in their own Bible?

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What kind of Christian are you? A lesson from the parable of the sower

Did you grow up in church?

Do you ever doubt your faith, or wonder if you could be getting it all wrong?

The prodigal son is truly the exception to the rule today.

The heartbreaking reality is that the church is in decline. More importantly, it’s the youngest generations that are turning their backs the fastest. Something like 59% of youth, raised in the church, will leave and never come back.

Why is this?

What the hell is going on?

I mean we have bright fancy lights and loud music. We have trendy pastors who wear ripped jeans and printed tee’s right? What more do these kids want?

Maybe the church is simply becoming less ‘relevant’. Maybe they are learning the ‘truth’ at school and university. Maybe it’s social media and the ‘fake news’.

Or is it something simpler?

As usual, I think the Bible can give us some clues as to why this might be happening.

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Why You’re Probably Doing Worship Wrong


The Oxford English Dictionary

Worship

noun/verb

  • The feeling or expression of (or to show) reverence and adoration for (or to) a deity.

When asked most Christians will give a well rehearsed answer to the question ‘What is worship?’ along the lines of ‘oh it means giving praise and honour to God’. Some might go a little further and say ‘oh yes, you can worship anytime, anywhere’.

No Christian I know would disagree that worship is something that you can do any time, any where. Prayer, communion, music – all these things count as worship.

In practice however, actual worship is something entirely different.

This is a problem.

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5 Powerful Reasons To Believe In The Christian God

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Introduction

“I don’t believe in God, or religion, or any of that stuff because there’s no evidence for God!”

How many times have you heard that one?

Well, that’s about all the introduction that today’s post needs. Here are five powerful pieces of evidence to believe in the Christian God.

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‘Thinking Atheist’ Top Ten Creationist Arguments Debunked… Debunked

In 2009 YouTube channel ‘The thinking atheist’  published a video titled:

Top Ten Creationist Arguments

In the video with the generic ‘mr clever scientist’ voiceover, they go through ten arguments commonly used by creationists and offer a short response to each about why they are wrong and basically why Christians are silly people desperately clutching to a belief in the magical sky daddy.

A while back I published an article 10 signs you’re an unquestioning Christian (Debunked). I thought it was time I did some more house cleaning.

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Apologetics and the Gender Gap: Why Men Hate Going to Church and Why it Matters

Introduction

When I was a new Christian, I noticed something off, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. There was something going on and I knew it had something to with men. First of all, I noticed there is a gender gap in the Church.

But there was other things too.

The way the Bible was presented in any church I’ve been to since I was a child just didn’t… eh. As an adult I’ve noticed that often only one side of the Bible is presented… the nice side.

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