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Has Christianity Changed?

In Candid Christianity: The Blog, Christian RealTalk by Antwuan Malone

Does being a Christian today mean something different than it did a twenty years ago? Fifty years ago? It definitely feels different. Of course, I wasn’t around fifty years ago so I can’t speak with absolute certainty, but it seems as though society valued Christianity then. Not that things were perfect fifty years ago. Let’s not forget how the dark …

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Book Review: The Happiness Advantage

In Book Reviews by Antwuan Malone

Author: Shawn Achor Review by: Antwuan Malone Quick Take: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work almost feels like a self-help, “the power is within you,” kind of book. And maybe it is. But reading it was very helpful. Shawn proposes that happiness is not the product of success, but that success is …

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Is It Possible to Be Eternally Separated From God? | TQ.43

In Top 50 Questions For Christians, Tough Questions by Antwuan Malone

Hell is a sticky subject. For centuries the church has sold God as a loving being full of grace and mercy. And yet, equally consistent has been its message that Hell, a place of torment, is the eternal place for unbelievers. That eternal damnation awaits those who don’t make the right choice about God. Understandably, the two ideals create an …

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5 Insights from Noah (the movie)

In Candid Christianity: The Blog by Antwuan Malone

There are quite a few naysayers (here, here, and here) out there concerning Darren Aronofsky’s latest work, Noah. Most of which are Christians who are outraged that the director did not take a straight-from-the-Bible approach to making the film, and others because of its storyline and themes. Some are not even calling it a “biblical” movie at all. I profoundly disagree. …

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What To Do With God’s Party Invitation | Matthew 22:1-14

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

When you read the title of this blog, you probably thought the passage was going to be about the wedding where Jesus turned water into wine. And you were mistaken. Today’s passage is a parable about a king whose throwing a party for his son. Follow this link to take a peak at it. [Read Matthew 22:1-14] Intensity. Well, there …

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You Are Empowered | Matthew 17:14-21

In Scripture by Antwuan Malone

I love that the gospels show Jesus’s frustration with his disciples. Not because I’m looking to justify my own frustrations (even though it helps to know that they aren’t necessarily “sin”), but because it is yet another instance of Jesus’s humanity. In Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus is met by a crowd when a man kneels before him and asks to have …