Christian Denominations: A Comprehensive Guide

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Christian denominations are a defining feature of Christianity, the dominant religion of the world with the most number of adherents by far.

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

  1. What is, and is not, a Christian denomination
  2. A very brief history of Christianity
  3. The birthplace of most major Christian denominations
  4. A solid introduction to the major denominations and their unique features

And more.

Best of all? It is completely free to read and share.

Enjoy.

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Bible Reading Plan Perfect For Busy Professionals

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In this post I share with you a Bible reading plan that is flexible and easy.

Most one-year Bible reading plans require you to read 3-4 Chapters everyday without missing a single day. This is a recipe for disaster.

This one is perfect for anyone who has (almost) no time to spare or has really struggled to make Bible reading a daily habit.

This Bible reading 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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A Dialogue with Natasha Crain on Evolution

Have you heard of Natasha Crain?

She’s the author of an excellent blog dedicated to empowering Christian parents to raise their kids with a good, solid foundation in Christian apologetics.

Mrs Crain has a great blog and has written some great articles about everything from how to teach your kids to think critically, to the potential warning signs and consequences of raising your kids on a watered down faith.

A lot of people assume teaching their kids apologetics would involve some kind of formal event: Dad comes home from work with his suit and briefcase, loosens the tie (only slightly), then sternly gathers the children and announces, “Kids, it’s time to talk about…apologetics… but it doesn’t have to be like this!” – Natasha Crain

It’s a brilliant blog, which makes mine look like a cheap soap-box. It has a lot of really great, readable information and some of the big hitters in apologetics such as Dr J Warner Wallace for example have openly endorsed and featured her work.

Scanning through Mrs Crain’s posts I stumbled upon this one:

4 Key Points Christian Kids Need to Understand About Evolution

I’m very interested to know where other Christian’s, especially big hot-shot apologists, stand on evolution. How you see Genesis, and the relationship between the Bible and science says a lot about how you view scripture, in my experience. So naturally I was intrigued to get some insight into one of my new favourite bloggers’ perspective on this vital issue.

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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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