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Carson Weitnauer (@ReasonsForGod)

Why do you read the Bible?

Let’s say your main goal in life was to be fit and healthy. And so you turn to the Bible for some wisdom. After perusing its contents, you buy some Ezekiel Bread (Ezekiel 4:9), you drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach …

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Why doesn’t God answer our prayers?

Have you ever prayed for something important and good, but the opposite happened? Do you remember how that felt? One member of the Reasons for God community shared what this experience feels like for her. With her permission, I want to share this part of …

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When do we need to answer questions?

If someone has a doubt, you might not want to give them an answer. And there are a lot of people with doubts about Christianity. Gallup reports that “U.S. Church Membership Falls Below Majority for First Time.” The New Republic reports: Denison University political scientist Paul A. Djupe, who has studied …

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How can we tell if you really believe in God?

For the ten years after I graduated from college I invested in discipleship and evangelism with university students. For the first seven of these years I was affiliated with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. This was a remarkable community of Christlike servants who, for the most part, …

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How do things get better?

I am a hopeful person. I believe the future will be better than the past. I know, I know, historically speaking, sometimes things get worse before they got better.  Even in recent memory — many would say that 2020 was worse than 2019. But I believe …

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Why do I need to find myself?

A common phrase in my childhood was, “When you grow up, you can be anything you want to be.” I sometimes responded with sarcastic comments like, “Oh, sure, then I guess I’ll be an invisible time traveler.” But what has been hardly noticed – yet …

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Were the Atlanta murders motivated by racism?

On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered. Their names are ·      박순정, 74 ·      김현정, 51 ·      김선자, 69 ·      유영애, 63 ·      谭小洁, 49 ·      冯道友, 44 ·      Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33 ·      Paul Andre Michels, 54 A further victim, Elcias Hernandez-Ortiz required intensive care, but as of this writing, thankfully it appears that …

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How Technology Replaces God

Have you ever interrupted a quiet time — with God, right? — to check something on your phone?  Have you ever dragged yourself to church, feeling a bit groggy, after binging a show on Netflix? Did you know those experiences were designed? For instance, in 2017, Fast Company reported on …

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Who Created God?

A surprising agreement with Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins, emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and an author of worldwide renown, has on many occasions challenged the idea that Christianity is a reasonable worldview.  As Dawkins puts it in The God Delusion, “I am attacking God, all …

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What can we learn from a lost toenail?

A lost toenail One night during college I looked down at my feet and realized that I had lost a toenail. Not just part of the toenail, but the entire toenail. My toenails are not that impressive – I haven’t done any foot modeling – but it …

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