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Ask Father Paul - 02/23/11

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 ministry and via e-mail for this column. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 ministry and via email for this column. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 12/29/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 ministry and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: We have just celebrated Christmas, and I have a steak dinner riding on this question. Was Jesus really born on December 25th? My friend says he was. I say he was not. — A.T.

Dear A.T.: So how do you like your steak cooked A.T.? Read More»

Ask Father Paul 12/01/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

Dear Father Paul: I am confused about all of the controversy in the church over gay clergy. Did not Jesus teach love, acceptance and inclusiveness? Read More»

Ask Father Paul 11/03/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 in my ministry and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: I’m kind of confused. What does it mean to repent? Is it just confessing my sins and asking for forgiveness? I’ve done that lots of times and I don’t feel any better. — Ricardo. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: I read your column over the internet, having moved from Fayetteville three years ago. I go to a large church here in Texas, and the pastor is always talking about “atonement.” What does atonement really mean in a religious sense? — B.K. Read More»

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: I know you preachers think that everyone should go to church. But I don’t go and don’t really intend to start. To me church is boring. Does the Bible say anything about church attendance? — D. L. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 08/11/10

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Pastors get the most interesting questions from people in their congregations and people they meet. Here are a few that I have gotten over the years and via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: A very close friend of mine is a very dedicated vegetarian. She often urges me to adopt this eating style, but I love a good hamburger or steak. Does the Bible speak to this question? — No Name Please

Dear Friend: Whether or not we should or should not eat meat is not a moral or religious issue for Christians. The Bible does not specifically endorse or forbid one or the other. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 07/14/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 over the years and via email for this column.

Dear father Paul: Can a Christian lose his/her salvation? — E.J. Read More»

Ask Father Paul 06/16/10

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Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible

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 over the years and recently via email for this column.

Dear Father Paul: Why do some churches practice infant baptism while others do not? — Eric Read More»