Black or White?

Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…

Transformation Takes Time…

“You can’t mass produce transformation. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit by God’s grace. But so many times, we simply try to put as many people into a room as possible and think that information alone is going to be transformational. It just doesn’t work that way, especially in a generation that is being shaped […]

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“Let me insert a word here to correct some possible misunderstandings. The disciplined use of time should not be understood as promoting a relentless, unresting, burnout-prone lifestyle. Though Jesus often ministered long hours and frequently under conditions that produced great demands on Him, nevertheless He was a man who rested, relaxed (after all, He walked […]

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“If you’re encouraging and comforting students, but not urging them to live a life worthy of God—then they might feel very supported, but might not be held accountable to a level of godliness that will take them forward” “On the other hand, if you’re urging students to live a life worthy of God, but you’re […]

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“It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace… …whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person.” ~ John Bunyan  

Is It That Simple?

Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?

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“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet they found themselves in the same fellowship purely because of the cross. But in the American church, we want to […]

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“We have far too many Christians who are strong on convictions, but you wouldn’t want them to represent you in any public way…because they do it in a way that is not very civil in its engagement, or loving and caring. Then you have Christians who are so civil, so loving, so caring, that you […]

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“Worship can’t be calculated or produced. Instead, it is evoked. It’s the response of a heart evoked by the beauty, glory, and allure of the object of your mental focus—holy God. And yet, we also consider worship a discipline, a discipline that must be cultivated…just as all relationships must be in order for them to […]

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“There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. […]