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Faith & Culture

6 Lessons Christians Can Learn From Justin Bieber

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It was Justin Bieber’s 18th birthday when I was visiting a friend in Los Angeles. That friend happened to be someone that was working very closely with Bieber. I dropped my friend off to a hotel where Bieber was having his birthday party and I was told that the place was unannounced and not to tell anyone. I sat with another friend at the hotel’s bar and we chatted and prayed for Bieber for couple of hours until our friend came down and we drove him back. I wondered, “Is it possible for someone to be willing to give up so much money, fame, and power for the sake of following Jesus? Would I be willing if I am in Bieber’s shoes?” I kept thinking about the story of the rich young man that met Jesus (Matthew 19). The recent events with Bieber have proven that it is possible and that there are lessons every Christian can learn from him.

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Faith & Culture

The (Only) 3 Responses Christians Should Have For The Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

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Yesterday marked a historical day in the United States where the  U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide. Just minutes after the decision, social media was flooded with millions of posts. My Facebook feed has never been so eclectic; Many Christians are expressing their frustrations and concerns and many other Christians are celebrating the news. If an Atheist looks at my feed, they would probably say something like “Christians are bipolar” or “You guys don’t even know what you believe in”; and I don’t blame them. After some thoughts, I believe those are the 3 right responses Christians should have:

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