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Is Faith A Feeling?

Tim explains that although faith and feelings might be related, they're actually two different things.   Transcript: 00:08 Is faith a feeling? 00:10 Well faith properly understood is not a feeling. 00:13 Faith on my view is active trust based on evidence. 00:17 Now faith can effect how we're feeling.

Video | | Tim Barnett | February 19, 2018

Does God Care about Our Pain and Suffering?

Tim offers biblical insights highlighting the reality of God's immeasurable care for us.    Transcript: 00:06 Does God care about our pain and suffering? I think He does. In fact, in the 00:12 Christian story, the story of reality, God the Son takes on a human nature in the 00:17 Incarnation. "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us" the Apostle John says.

Video | | Tim Barnett | September 25, 2017

Is Christianity the Only Way?

Tim highlights the eternal significance and exclusivity of Christianity.    Transcript: 00:06 Is Christianity the only way? 00:09 Well, Jesus and His disciples certainly thought so. Jesus said, 00:12 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes 00:15 to the Father, except through Me." Jesus explicitly 00:18 says that he is the way, not a way.

Video | | Tim Barnett | September 11, 2017

Do All Religions Offer a Piece of the Truth?

Tim offers insightful perspective on the question of other religions offering pieces of the truth.    Transcript: 00:06 Do all religions offer a piece of the truth? Well, I think it's certainly 00:11 possible for different religions to offer a piece of the truth. For example, 00:15 different religions may offer some version of the Golden Rule - "Do unto

Video | | Tim Barnett | August 21, 2017

Bible Differences Aren't Contradictions

Tim debunks the assertion that the Bible is filled with contradictions.   Transcript: 0:00 How many of you have seen this graphic before? Has anyone seen this? 0:04 There's one of you. If you google "Bible contradictions" you will stumble upon 0:10 this graphic. What you are looking at is every single chapter of the Bible. The

Video | | Tim Barnett | August 7, 2017

Two Rules of Engagement When Discussing Spiritual and Moral Convictions

Tim offers tips on talking to people who disagree with you.   Transcript: 0:04 Are there any rules for engaging people who disagree with us? Well, there are 0:10 certainly a number of things that we need to keep in mind. Let me give you two 0:14 basic rules of engagement that we must remember when discussing spiritual and

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 31, 2017

Can Jesus Really Be God If the Father Is Greater Than the Son?

Tim addresses a common objection to the deity of Christ.     Transcript: 0:04 If the Father is greater than the Son, doesn't this prove that Jesus is not God? 0:10 This is a very common objection that you will hear from Jehovah's Witnesses when 0:15 they come knocking at your door. They will cite a verse like John 14:28 where

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 24, 2017

How Can Jesus Be God if He Doesn't Know the Time of His Return?

Tim responds to the challenge that Jesus can't be God if He's not omniscient.     Transcript: 0:05 How can Jesus be God if He doesn't know the time of His return? Those who deny 0:10 the deity of Christ love to cite Mark 13:32 as proof that Jesus cannot be God. 0:16 Speaking of the second coming, Jesus says, "But concerning that day or that hour, no

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 10, 2017

Are the Prayers of Two or Three People More Powerful Than the Prayers of One According to Matthew 18?

Matthew 18 talks about the Lord being “where two or three gather in my name.” Tim explains how we should understand this verse in light of the context.   Transcript: 0:06 Does Matthew 18 verses 19 and 20 imply that the prayers of two or three people are 0:11 more powerful than the prayers of only one? If you've grown up in the church, you

Video | | Tim Barnett | July 3, 2017

Is God Really Forgiving If He Required Payment for Sins Through Jesus?

If forgiveness is letting a wrongdoing go instead of requiring payback, how can God genuinely forgive us if He first required payment through Jesus?   Transcript: 0:04 I thought forgiveness was letting a 0:07 wrongdoing go instead of requiring 0:08 payback. So how is it that God can

Video | | Tim Barnett | May 29, 2017