Author name: James Laurence

James is an avid explorer and nature enthusiast with a deep passion for prehistoric wildlife, wildlife in general, and the great outdoors.

The Vital Role of Pastors in Community: Why They Are Needed

At the heart of every vibrant Christian community, there resides an individual who dedicates their life to the spiritual nourishment, moral guidance, and collective unity of the congregation. This individual, known as the pastor, weaves the fabric of the church and its community through their myriad roles. Their work extends well beyond the Sunday sermons …

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The Brothers of Jesus: What We Know About Them

The life of Jesus Christ, a figure of undying faith and pivotal importance in the Christian religion, has been the subject of scrutiny and reverence for millennia. One intriguing aspect that continues to captivate scholars and the faithful alike is the existence and identity of his immediate family members. The New Testament offers glimpses into …

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Tracing the Origin of the Name ‘God’

The concept of ‘God’ is deeply ingrained in human consciousness, transcending linguistic and cultural boundaries. It is fascinating to consider that the term we use so effortlessly today, is the result of intricate historical, religious, and linguistic shifts. The name ‘God’ has its roots firmly placed in humanity’s ancient past, with significant influence from the …

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The Violence Depicted in the Bible: A Comprehensive Inquiry

The Bible, like many other religious texts, contains a myriad of narratives that reflect the essence and complexity of human existence. Among these are accounts of wars, disputes, and violent actions, elements that have often led to the Bible being perceived as an inherently violent book. However, understanding the Bible’s violent narratives needs comprehensive exploration …

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Church Attendance: Does God Punish Absence?

God’s nature is often perceived as one of judgement, but it is equally important to understand His other attributes of boundless mercy, grace and love. For many believers, the fear of divine punishment often accompanies the decision not to attend church. But is this fear justified? In the light of biblical teachings, this paper peels …

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Unraveling the Reason: Why Did God Create Hell?

In the rich tapestry of Christian theology, steeped in metaphor and allegory, the concept of Hell holds a crucial place. This goes beyond mere fear-inducing lore, for it’s intricately linked to elements of divine justice, human morality, and the indispensability of free will. While it bears characteristics of trauma and torment, its existence also evokes …

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Persisting through College: Ways to Keep Faith

Faith in the college journey, both intellectual and emotional, is a crucial factor in student success. Embracing the realization that higher education is a path teeming with diverse possibilities and life-altering experiences can significantly instill confidence and tenacity in students. The first topic to be addressed is understanding the value of education, where the emphasis …

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Is Anger a Sin? Unraveling Christian Perspective

Anger is an intriguing emotion, often feared and misunderstood. Yet, it is a feeling that we all experience in varying degrees and circumstances. From a biblical perspective, understanding the nuances of anger and its role in our lives holds the potential to deepen our spiritual journey. The Bible, being a profound source of wisdom and …

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