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Jesus’s ‘real’ birthdate?

Dear Father Paul: I am 11  years old. My friend Annie says that Jesus was not born on Dec. 25 and that we don’t really know the exact date of his birth. That’s news to me.  Is she right? — Jackie.
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11/27/2013
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Who was Job? Was he a Jew?

Dear Father Paul: I am fascinated by the story of Job in the Bible ... his struggles, his ultimate vindication and the restoration of all that he lost, etc. But who was Job anyway? Was he a Jew? — Lenda
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Sept. 4, 2013

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Is there a right and a wrong way to worship?
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Bad things happening to good people?

Dear Father Paul:  My good friend recently died from cancer after suffering for over a year. She was a really good person and didn’t deserve to die in such a way. She was a Christian. How could God have allowed that to happen? — Nancy.
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Help! Our daughter wants to major in art history
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Why did Jesus wash His disciples’ feet?

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Dear Father Paul:  Why did Jesus wash his disciples feet in John 13 then say in verse 14 “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.” (NIV) Was he setting up some new kind of religious ritual? — Mike
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To heaven and back?

Dear Father Paul:  From time-to-time I read stories about people who “died” and visited heaven, then came back to life and recounted their experiences.  What do you think about these accounts?   True … or phony? —   Brad
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Pastors get some of the most interesting questions from people they meet and people in their congregations.  Here are a few that I have gotten during my years of ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul:  Same-sex marriage is very much in the news right now and the Supreme Court is currently deliberating on whether it is to become legal or not in the United States.  A decision is expected no later than the end of June.  Does the Bible address this issue?  What do you say? —  Sean
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