Author Ava Pennington
Author Ava Pennington
Believing a Lie

Believing a Lie

Stories are told of children traumatized when they learn Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny are not real. But what about the lies we believe as adults? Some are obvious, some not so much. I recently read an article about a woman who watered a plant for two years before...

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Everyone Gets to be God …Except God

I’m confused. I understand atheists who say there is no God. I don’t agree with them. But if they choose to hold a position contrary to what the Bible says, they’re free to do so. I understand Muslims who say Allah is god and Mohammed is his prophet. Again, I don’t...

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Hard Truths Relevant to Today’s Headlines

I’ve heard it over and over again. “The Bible is an ancient, mythological book irrelevant to modern culture.” Is it? The Christian community would disagree. Those who do not follow Christ are not convinced. We could lock horns and argue about this until Jesus returns....

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Is the Problem Guns, Sin, or a Worldview?

I’ve listened to the arguments. The problem is access to guns. No, the problem begins in the heart—specifically, hearts corrupted by sin. The more I hear the debate, the more I think both arguments are missing the point. Guns have always been available. And sin has...

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Refrigerator Magnet Theology

How many magnets grace the front of your refrigerator? One? Five? Twelve? Refrigerator magnets can be silly, serious, or snarky. They can be cute, corny, or classy. Refrigerator magnets have also generated much theology that sounds good…but isn’t. Consider these...

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Christians, Please Stop Saying That

Last week another hurricane hit Florida. But it wasn’t just another hurricane. Irma is the most powerful storm to ever come out of the Atlantic. So large, it covered the whole state, coast to coast. The. Whole. State. We endured Category 1 winds on the east coast....

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Coupons, Chocolate Milk, and Gullible People

The last time I logged onto Facebook, several connections joyfully shared a wonderful discovery: a $75.00 Safeway coupon toward a minimum purchase of $80. Who wouldn’t be excited to find a coupon like that? Fraud. Hoax. False. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a...

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New Lies

“It’s just fiction,” they said. “It was never intended to be a theology textbook,” they said. “It will show people that God is love,” they said. In the seven years I’ve been blogging, I’ve never written a rebuttal post. I write what I believe I’ve been called to write...

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The Shack: Fiction Embraced as Fact?

As if there isn’t enough to argue about these days, along comes a movie such as The Shack, releasing tomorrow. With Christian supporters and detractors who are equally determined and vocal, what’s the big deal? It’s just a book/movie, right? Fans of The Shack are...

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Secrets and the Resurrection

These days there seems to be no end to scandals. Celebrity scandals and political scandals. Corporate scandals and sports scandals. From the original “gate”—Watergate in the 1970s—to the Patriots’ Deflate-gate in 2015. From Josh Duggar to Jared Fogle. From Volkswagen...

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Believing a Lie

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