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This list contains the majority of articles on this site.  They are written in the question-and-answer format of “Christian, tell me why….” answered by my reasoning of “Because”.

Great Commission

Christian, tell me why do you say that you have a “Great Commission” to spread Christianity? Isn’t it arrogant to try to force everyone else to believe like you do?

God Became Man

Christian, tell me why do you think it’s important that God became man? That’s an old fairy tale: The gods in mythology became human all the time.

Palm Sunday

Christian, tell me why do you celebrate Palm Sunday the week before Easter? What does it mean?

Good Person? Wrong Answer!

Christian, tell me why do you think that we have to be Christian in order to be good people? Lots of non-Christians are good (and some Christians aren’t!)

Hope

Christian, tell me why are you so confident about your hope in Christ? The things we hope for don’t always come to pass, after all!

Fear of God

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “fear of God”? Why do you worship if you’re afraid of him?

Jesus’ Amazing Courage

Christian, tell me why do you say that Jesus was brave? That’s not a description I hear very often.

The Soul Goes On

Christian, tell me why do you believe that anything about us persists after we die?

Ten Commandments

Christian, tell me why are the Ten Commandments so important?

A New Day

Christian, tell me why do you say that God makes things new?

Useful vs. Usable

Christian, tell me why do you say that someone has been “used by God”? What does it take to be considered useful to Him?

Ascension and Return

Christian, tell me why do you say that Jesus “ascended”? What do you mean by that?

Son of Man

Christian, tell me why did Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man”? Was he claiming to be simply a man?

Give Thanks in Everything

Christian, why do you say to “give thanks in everything?” There are plenty of things that I don’t feel thankful about!

God is Great, God is Good

Christian, tell me why do you teach your children to pray “God is great, God is good”? Looking at the chaos in the world, it doesn’t seem like the work of a great, good God.

Why Anti-Semitism?

Christian, tell me why do people hate the Jews so much? What is your explanation of the causes of anti-Semitism?

Mustard-Seed Faith

Christian, tell me why do you think that your faith in God is sufficient? How do you know that you are believing hard enough?

Conflict vs. Love

Christian, tell me why do some Christians insist on doing church the same old way, while others are always wanting things to be done differently?

Light of the World

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus “the Light of the World”? What does that mean?

Bread of Life

Christian, tell me why is Jesus referred to as the “Bread of Life”?

Living Water

Christian, tell me why did Jesus say He was the source of “Living Water”? What is meant by that?

Reverse Contamination

Christian, tell me why does the Bible talk about “clean” vs. “unclean”? And what does Jesus have to do with it?

Pharisees

Christian, tell me why do you use the term “Pharisee” as derogatory? What does it mean?

Great Commission

Christian, tell me why do you say that you have a “Great Commission” to spread Christianity? Isn’t it arrogant to try to force everyone else to believe like you do?

God Became Man

Christian, tell me why do you think it’s important that God became man? That’s an old fairy tale: The gods in mythology became human all the time.

Palm Sunday

Christian, tell me why do you celebrate Palm Sunday the week before Easter? What does it mean?

Good Person? Wrong Answer!

Christian, tell me why do you think that we have to be Christian in order to be good people? Lots of non-Christians are good (and some Christians aren’t!)

Hope

Christian, tell me why are you so confident about your hope in Christ? The things we hope for don’t always come to pass, after all!

Fear of God

Christian, tell me why do you talk about the “fear of God”? Why do you worship if you’re afraid of him?

Jesus’ Amazing Courage

Christian, tell me why do you say that Jesus was brave? That’s not a description I hear very often.

The Soul Goes On

Christian, tell me why do you believe that anything about us persists after we die?

Ten Commandments

Christian, tell me why are the Ten Commandments so important?

A New Day

Christian, tell me why do you say that God makes things new?

Three Rules for a Good Life

Christian, tell me why do you try to follow God’s rules? Don’t they take all the fun out of life?

Useful vs. Usable

Christian, tell me why do you say that someone has been “used by God”? What does it take to be considered useful to Him?

Ascension and Return

Christian, tell me why do you say that Jesus “ascended”? What do you mean by that?

Son of Man

Christian, tell me why did Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man”? Was he claiming to be simply a man?

Give Thanks in Everything

Christian, why do you say to “give thanks in everything?” There are plenty of things that I don’t feel thankful about!

God is Great, God is Good

Christian, tell me why do you teach your children to pray “God is great, God is good”? Looking at the chaos in the world, it doesn’t seem like the work of a great, good God.

Why Anti-Semitism?

Christian, tell me why do people hate the Jews so much? What is your explanation of the causes of anti-Semitism?

Mustard-Seed Faith

Christian, tell me why do you think that your faith in God is sufficient? How do you know that you are believing hard enough?

Conflict vs. Love

Christian, tell me why do some Christians insist on doing church the same old way, while others are always wanting things to be done differently?

Light of the World

Christian, tell me why do you call Jesus “the Light of the World”? What does that mean?

Bread of Life

Christian, tell me why is Jesus referred to as the “Bread of Life”?

Living Water

Christian, tell me why did Jesus say He was the source of “Living Water”? What is meant by that?

Reverse Contamination

Christian, tell me why does the Bible talk about “clean” vs. “unclean”? And what does Jesus have to do with it?

Pharisees

Christian, tell me why do you use the term “Pharisee” as derogatory? What does it mean?