Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me….” (John 14:6)

If you ask Christians what they are most thankful for out of everything in their lives, you’ll likely find that Christ’s “amazing grace” tops the list. For those willing to accept the offer, Jesus’ sacrificial death paid the way to heaven even though humans do not deserve it and cannot repay it. Salvation by grace is an idea unique to Christianity. In 7 Truths That Changed the World, RTB philosopher/theologian Kenneth Samples writes, “Christianity at its heart is a religion not of self-help but of divine rescue.” (more…)

Flashback to a year ago. I was creeping down the 10 freeway, indifferent to the usual landscape of my commute. So when I spotted a bumper sticker with a peculiar mixture of religious symbols spelling “coexist,” my overactive imagination quickly envisioned people of different backgrounds and religions singing songs in perfect harmony and buying the world a Coke. It was a nice diversion. (more…)