The Pastor’s Pen

The Official Blog of Ted Haggard

Is Hell a Literal Place?

Some have strong opinions about God, thinking that their views are facts. I do not believe that it will serve us well to think we are superior to God or in a position to judge him. God is God, and we are human. We like it when the Lord accepts us like we are, which he does. He also likes it when we accept him as he is, which is difficult for many.

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Is Healing for Everyone?

Christians have done more to fight disease than any other single group in the world. We resist sickness, disease, emotional suffering as well as spiritual darkness everywhere we have influence. We build hospitals and provide health care all over the world with an emphasis on resisting every kind of ailment. We encourage research and promote innovative techniques that prevent disease, heal, and improve nutrition.

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Why Do People Say Our Ancestors Are From Outer Space?

Some secularists believe that because we humans are so different than other living beings here on the earth, there had to be some outside influence on human development in addition to evolution. Biblical believers, however, explain those distinctions with the creation account of Adam and Eve and the 1,500 pages of ancient accounts of God dealing with the human race.

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Pastors and Friendships

I believe we will find our greatest friendships among those with whom we share life experiences; and often these people are within our own churches. They can become our most faithful friends.

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We Are Easter People

Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, and his resurrection allows us to come alive in him. So on Easter Sunday morning we are celebrating his resurrection and his life in us. Resurrection lets us all begin life anew.

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Why is Good Friday “Good”?

The Garden of Eden was perfect. Why the snake? King David was God’s Chosen. Why the adultery? Jesus healed and helped. Why kill him? This blog explains why we call the day we killed Christ “good.”

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False Expectations

They were right about the fact that Jesus was the Messiah, but their mistaken expectations of him led to such deep disappointment that they wanted him dead by the following Friday evening.  Those who had loved him switched to hating him because he disappointed them. This is the same reason many divorce, leave churches, switch jobs, and blame others. . .

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Why We Have Fewer Billy Grahams and more Shooters

The beauty of a democratic society was on display the last two weeks as we contemplated ideas promoted by Billy Graham in contrast to the actions of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old Florida school shooter. At the core of the differences between men like Billy Graham and...

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Slender Man: The Holy Spirit Can Help You With Him

So we have a choice, we can try to avoid God’s counsel completely, avoid church, God, the Holy Spirit, and good Christian people, and live according to our best guesses, or we can ask the Holy Spirit to become involved in every area of our lives and enable us to grow in God’s goodness.

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Black History Month Prayer Guide

The mission of the Black Prayer Network is to restore hope to blacks worldwide by mobilizing the entire Body of Christ to pray for God’s blessing and against the strongholds that are destroying black families and communities.

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