Difficult Questions // Do I Really Need Friends?

Friends can be a total PITA! That’s right. I said it. This might help explain recent survey results that indicate, while we have more connections, we have less friends. 15% of all men say they don’t have a single close friend (10% for women). Yet both the Bible and Science both tell us that life without friends “leads to ruin”. Why is friendship so hard? What can we do about it? Can I discard old friends and trade them in for new ones? We’ll unpack all that and more…

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Difficult Questions // The Science Question

This week we continue our summer series through some difficult questions, this week looking at the intersection of science and faith. Are they at odds? What do I do when science contradicts scripture (or vice versa)? Can I be a student of science and a lover of God?

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Difficult Questions // The Rules Question

Why do we attempt to follow some laws we find in the Bible, but not others? Is there an expiration date? What do we do with “rules” we find in the Bible like women needing to be silent at church or no eating of medium rare steak? Why don’t we kill a person who cheats on their spouse or speaks bad of their parents like the Bible commands?

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Difficult Questions // The Gay Question

We kicked off a new series, Difficult Questions. It seems that the most pressing question those considering making Refuge their church home today is, “So what is your stance on the whole gay thing?” (Yes, that’s how it’s usually phrased). We’ve never publicly answered that questions, but thought what better way to kick off this new series than to do just that.

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