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The Practical Benefits of Being a Christian — Part 2

Peace, joy, the knowledge that we are of infinite value to God, knowing God's love for us -- these are some of the practical benefits of being a Christian. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0073.mp3

The Practical Benefits of Being a Christian — Part 1

Life can load us up with all sorts of burdens. Some of us are tired and worn out -- "dead" tired. Sometimes we walk through life numb -- as though we were dead. Greg talks about God giving life to the dead and the benefits of Christianity. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0072.mp3

The Trouble with Halloween – Greg Albrecht

Q: In your opinion, is it wrong to dress up in costumes, have a party or give out candy to trick-or-treaters?   A:Some Christians see nothing wrong with Halloween as a time for families to take children, who love to dress up in costumes, into their immediate neighborhood, and, with careful supervision, receive goodies and treats as they go from house to house. Some of these parents avoid witch and ghost costumes for their children in favor of cowboys, action heroes, angels, clowns or Disney characters—because they don't want to glorify or encourage the grotesque or occult. Other Christians participate in Halloween by handing out not only ...

Are You “Christian”? Brad Jersak

Are You “Christian”? Having firmly identified as an “Ex-vangelical,” a friend of mine was asked whether she would still call herself a Christian. Her answer was necessarily complex since the question involves defining “Christian,” who gets to define it’s and whether we should preserve the word or put it to rest. Frankly, identifying as “Christian” has always been a bit risky, whether because it incited persecution or was co-opted for domination. So, are you a Christian? How do you feel about that word? What if we were to come at the question from a different angle? The following is a thought experiment that may prove productive...