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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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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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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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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My testimony: How atheism saved me and why I care so much about the truth

I was raised in a Christian home. I had the benefit of being raised by a Dad who was passionate about Christ, and about church attendance and creation. My Dad was always showing me interesting stuff from John Mackay the creation guy.

I stopped attending church shortly after high school, spent the first half of my twenties partying, drinking, hooking up, etc.

There are few moments in my life that I know for certain dramatically and instantly changed my life in some really unexpected way.

The first was an ordinary afternoon, catching the train home from the local skatepark.

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Creation and Conspiracy Theories: 8 ‘anti-science’ ideas and what Creationists think

The cover of the National Geographic magazine 2015 issue shown above describes some common anti-science conspiracy theories, but it also lumps creationism in too.

Creationism often gets lumped in with many anti-science conspiracy theories. But is that really fair?

Here I compare 8 conspiracy theories with creationism and see how closely they really stack up.

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God, Suffering and the Problem of Evil: An Introduction

There is suffering everywhere. Why does God allow so much suffering? This is known as the ‘problem of evil’ or the ‘problem of suffering’, both revolve around the same basic idea. How can God be real, and be so good, when the world if full of suffering and evil?

It’s an age old question.

This post is my humble attempt to answer that question…

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Prayer: a Reflection

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Prayer is to Christianity what salt is to peanuts.

It’s a big important idea in Christianity.

If you were in a primary school classroom and asked the students to randomly say ten things that came to mind when they thought of the Bible and Christians, it’s a pretty sure bet that prayer would be on the list somewhere.

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