You will never influence the culture if you try to be just like it.…

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Jonah and Midcourse Corrections

But in the Bible…This guy…Man, This guy he nearly missed it…But God was so interested in the people of this city. God was unwilling for this city to perish. As a matter of fact, God was so interested that he …

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Why Art is not Enough

To use art isn’t enough…one must become consumed by the subject.

Writing, blogging, painting, singing, songwriting, speaking, acting are so much part of the living out of ones faith. One can express their life through seemly endless applications from social …

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Two Lost Sons, Elder Brother Syndrome

I am often amazed how unhelpful section titles in our Bibles can be. The parable of the Lost Son or the Prodigal Son may be the worst offender of them all. The Parable of the Lost or Prodigal Son is …

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Love Wins Book Review

So I have just finished Rob Bell’s new book. Let me start out by saying I am a huge Rob Bell fan. I love his pastor’s heart. He’s one of the many people that framed my decision to attend Fuller …

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Deep Faith in a Shallow World

We have inherited a faith formed by a Jewish man and a band of his friends, which became a global movement with three centers (Rome, Constantinople, and North Africa) in its first 500 years.

The North African center was decimated …

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Why Your Church Should be Involved in Halloween

Question has been posed: Should Christians be involved in Halloween?

While a few folks practice evil on Halloween, many are practicing what I would consider harmless fun – but they are still lost. Most of Halloween today is just a …

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Measuring Your Worth: Philippians 3:7-9

Let me ask you a question: How do you measure your worth?

Some people relate that question to this one: How do you measure success? I often have. How are you going to mark what your success level is? The …

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The Mission of the Church: Being Missional

Lesslie Newbigin writes, “the mission of the church is the radioactive fallout of an explosion of joy” (The Gospel in a Pluralist Society, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989, 127). Lesslie’s image illustrates that mission is the spontaneous outcome of …

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