Life’s Tough Questions

Life’s Tough Questions

Abuse, Christian Reconciliation, and Boundaries
May 15, 2012 Blogs, Family and Relationship Health, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

Where and how does one draw the line between Christian reconciliation and not having contact with an individual who is verbally abusive?

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Women Leaders in the Church
January 30, 2011 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I belong to a church in Brisbane Australia and we are currently going through a bit of upheaval over the issue of appointing women in the church as elders

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Explaining Christ to Muslims
January 21, 2011 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I live in an Arab country and I’m often asked questions regarding Christ. There are a few things that I am unable to answer. They claim that Christ was only a prophet

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Christmas & The Christian
November 19, 2010 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

Since the season is fast approaching I was wondering if you could give some insights on the topic of Christians and Christmas. I have heard arguments on both sides, and both seem convincing. Those who are against it point to the pagan roots of Christmas, and those who are for it point to the benefits of Christmas in reaching souls for Christ. So how does one find balance?  

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Competitive Sports – Spiritually Healthy or Not?
November 12, 2010 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I would like Dr J to discuss competitive sports and whether this is healthy for psychological/spiritual growth. The more I learn about the two conflicting powers (selfless love vs. survival of the fittest) seems competitive sports would not be spiritually healthy. Seems like winning would tempt one to be proud while losing would be damaging to self esteem.

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Lazarus, Miracles and Faith What is the Connection?
November 5, 2010 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

In John 11, we read the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. Mary, Martha and the disciples didn’t believe that God could raise him up. Even when Jesus asked them to open the grave, they said

“but lord he stinketh, he has been dead four days”. Jesus raised him from the dead in spite of their unbelief. But in the bible it says that we must have faith for God to work miracles. What made Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead?

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The Wedding Ring: To Wear or Not To Wear
October 4, 2010 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

Is it wrong to wear a wedding ring? My husband and I used to wear our wedding rings, but later took them off because of [statements from church founders] that church members had pointed out to us.

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God’s Will Be Done – How Do We Relate?
September 28, 2010 Bible Answers That Make Sense, Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I would like to know your thoughts in James 4:13-15. To me it seems superstitious when Christians qualify every day, ordinary appointments with a “God willing” or “God spares life.”

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Hypnosis – Helpful, Harmful or Hoax?
August 12, 2010 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I would greatly appreciate your views on the following:  I have been investigating the medical aspects of hypnotherapy, to be more specific hypnosis as an adjunct to chemical anesthesia.

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How to Care for Self Without Being Selfish
July 26, 2010 Blogs, Family and Relationship Health, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

I do have a matter that presses on my heart that I would like some clarification on.  It is that of self-care.

I know you encourage self-care and I do understand the importance of what I think self-care is, however, in this day and age of people crying out for “me” time, are there any biblical principles that clarify what self-care is?

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Is Cancer Your Own Fault?
July 11, 2010 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

Some friends of ours swear that they heard you say that if you get cancer it is your own fault (It is a sensitive topic because their mom recently passed away from cancer). I do not believe that you would have said that.

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Amusements and Jewelry
September 11, 2009 Blogs, Life's Tough Questions Tim Jennings, M.D.

What kind of amusement, recreation, and jewlry is appropriate for Christians in light of Ezekiel 16: 10-14  (Many Christian Churches do not support the wearing of Jewelry, is this a conflict?)

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