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Best Jesus Snapshot in the Bible

01/31/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, We sang "Jesus Loves Me" at the close of our worship time this Sunday. It reminded me of Karl Barth's comment when asked what was the deepest, most profound truth he'd discovered in all his years of...[more]

 

Marrying a Muslim?

01/26/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, I am from Malaysia and we live in a country with mixed races. Islam is the main religion and whoever embrace Islam cannot be converted to other religion but if you are from other religion you are allowed to convert...[more]

 

Profanity: Why is It So Bad?

01/12/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, What does the Bible say about swearing? Sincerely, David    Dear David,   Swearing is most likely as old as the human race. The Bible is filled with examples of people who swore! Today, cursing...[more]

 

Can I Disown My Own Family?

01/06/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, I would like to thank you for all of your insightful posts to the readers' questions. They have served as enlightenment during those sleepless nights of confusion. I do have a question of my own, can I disown my...[more]

 

What to Do When Big Givers Leave the Church?

01/06/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, I am the pastor of a 100 member adult church and I was informed today that my largest giving family will no longer be with us. This family represented 15% of the total giving and their departure comes after the...[more]

 

How Do I Stop Grieving My Child's Death?

01/01/15

Author:Roger Barrier

Hello Roger, You have mentioned you lost a child. I am a 42 year old wife of four years. My now husband lost his daughter in a car accident two years before we met. She was seventeen and I never knew her. He never wants to...[more]

 

I Want to Be Cremated. My Kids Refuse to Honor my Request

12/24/14

Author:Roger Barrier

Dear Roger, My husband & I would like to be cremated after our deaths. Our families do not approve. Is there scripture that will back us in our decision? B Dear B, As best as I can tell, there is no Bible passage...[more]