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Episode #3: The Limitations of Religion

Does a person get to heaven by living a good, religious life? Pastor Colin Smith, author of Heaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross, discusses the value of religion and what the thief on the cross learned about what it takes to enter heaven. […]
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Easter Wallpaper (Ephesians 2:8-9)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9) This is the promise of the gospel, found in the person and work of Jesus […]
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Episode #2: From God-Skeptic to Believer

“I had thought of myself as a God-skeptic, but in that moment I saw something deeper and darker in my soul…” These words from the thief on the cross in Heaven, How I Got Here describe a familiar struggle in the human mind: Is God real? Is Jesus worthy of my trust? And […]
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Heaven, How I Got Here Book Review

The following Heaven, How I Got Here book review first appeared on The Gospel Coalition, March 9, 2015.  I’ve learned something interesting about unbelievers after several years of engaging them with the gospel: while many feel uncomfortable discussing sin, the exclusivity of Christ, or eternal punishment, most don’t mind discussing the afterlife. […]
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“Heaven” Twitter Party Highlights

Our team is praising God for technology. Why? Because through the Internet and tools such as Twitter, we have had the privilege of connecting personally with people all around the globe (like you!) about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Truly, no conversation could be more significant. Friday’s #Heavenbook Twitter Party was an […]
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Episode #1: Breakfast with the Devil, Supper with the Savior

What if you woke up one morning knowing it was your last day on earth? This was the reality of the thief on the cross who hung directly next to Jesus, experiencing all the events of the crucifixion and all the joys of eternity in the same day. Heaven, How I […]