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Did God Pour Out His Wrath on Jesus During His Violent Death on the Cross?: Angry God Part 3

Many believers align with a God whom they think is angry, violent, and vindictive. Perhaps they identify with the angry god of Old Testament stories, or maybe they create God in their own image. I addressed each of these issues … Continue reading

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We Often Create God in Our Own Image: Angry God Part 2

Last time we talked about how thinking God to be angry, violent, and vindictive, based on Old Testament stories like the flood and the genocide of the Canaanites, can cause us to be angry, violent, and vindictive too in imitation … Continue reading

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We Often Become What We THINK God is Like: Angry God Part 1

Many people at some point decide to begin reading the Bible. But the Bible is a very large book; where should they begin? A large percentage begin at the beginning, of course—Genesis! Genesis is an interesting book: there are creation … Continue reading

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Thank You to My Jesus Without Baggage Readers for Making 2017 the Best Year Ever

Jesus without Baggage readers, I want to thank you! You made 2017 by far the most successful year ever for Jesus without Baggage (in its fifth year). In 2017 the blog had considerably more followers, views, and comments than ever … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Avoid Wasting Time in Useless Religious Arguments

At the beginning of a new year many people draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions or at least consider how to make the year better in some way. My suggestion for this year is to waste less time … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to You on this Christmas Day!

Preparations are done. Presents are wrapped. Families are gathering. Though by the time you see this, the Christmas meal might be over with everyone returning to their homes near and far. I hope it is/has been a wonderful day for … Continue reading

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3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas

There is a tendency among some Christians to believe that people in the United States regularly attack and persecute Christians, and these claims intensify during Christmas season. Even an innocent design on a Starbucks coffee cup can lead to mass … Continue reading

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