Tag: fear

Should Christians Ever Fear or Be Afraid?

I once got into a discussion with a fellow Christian about some topic. One of us brought up a verse that supposedly proved the point and the conversation was over. Sound familiar? Sure it does. You’ve been there too. Answering the Wrong Way So let me pretend. I’m going to ask a question and answer…

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Shock and Awe: Observing Fear

In a Philosophy Friday I addressed the question “Did Jesus Fear” where I pointed out that it depends on what we mean by fear. Fear, I noted, isn’t wrong in itself and might actually be necessary for basic living. But I wanted to make a textual observation that I really didn’t have room for in…

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Philosophy Fridays: Did Jesus Fear?

[singlepic id=26 w=600 h= float=] Every now and then, on a Friday, I’ll step into the deep waters of Philosophy, ramble away on some idea and maybe even interact with something I might be reading. Most of the time, a real philosopher could probably read my drivel and speak into it offering a corrective—but for…

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