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10 Principles For Christian Dating That Will Transform Lives

It is time for Christians to start talking about dating. The trajectory of lives and eternities are in the balance. “Careful, there, cowboy. You startin’ kinda strong!” Yes, I am. This issue shapes our young people, friends, and family more than we could ever imagine. We have been passive too long. …

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9 “Church Approved” Sins That Plague Your Life

I was in an engineering class the first time I watched the tragic explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Even though I wasn’t alive when it happened, I caught a glimpse of the horror thousands must have felt as the events unfolded. And, the first question everyone wanted to know …

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7 Truths About Marriage You Will Not Hear In Church

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom? Maybe some of you did have the answers, but you better keep that to yourself. I took some really hard tests during my time in college. And if you spent time in college you remember …

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10 Reasons Churches Are Not Reaching Millennials

Many people are pessimistic about Millennials, but I believe the next generation is poised to transform the culture (and the world) for the good. For many churches and leaders, however, Millennials are (to borrow from Winston Churchill) “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” I would agree with Churchill’s statement …

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Before You Post On Social Media, Ask These 6 Questions

I am old enough to remember life before social media. In fact, I still remember a conversation with my college roommate where he tried to explain Facebook to me. It seemed ridiculous. Yet I write this today, less than a decade after that conversation in my dorm room, and it …

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7 Really Dumb Reasons To Leave A Church

Church hopping. It’s like Jesus hopscotch. With a Buick or Cadillac instead of Nikes or Reeboks. And everyone seems to be playing. Christians jump around from church to church. Hop from one trend to another. And there are certainly valid reasons to leave a church. But there are many more terrible …

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12 Signs You Are A Modern-Day Pharisee

The Pharisees are mentioned in pulpits and classrooms all over the world. They are the source of jokes. The topic of sermons. Man, I wish I had a penny for every time a Christian teacher referenced the Pharisees. I wouldn’t be here. Maybe in the Caribbean somewhere. But not here. #truth. Here …

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The 10 Commandments Of An Un-Committed Christian

A Christian is committed to God. It is not a half-hearted journey. At least it is not intended to be. But many “Christians” have done it. They have turned following Jesus from a selfless sacrifice to a selfish pursuit. Christianity is nothing more than a status. A box to check. I can’t imagine …

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8 Lies In Church Culture That Cripple Us

I love the church. I have given my life to the church. I believe in the church because I believe the King reigns over everything. There is a lot to be praised and celebrated when it comes to the church. There is another side though. We have bought some lies. …

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I Am Waking Up At 5 a.m…And It Has Changed My Life

I hate mornings…I mean, if the morning was a person and could breathe, I would meet it in a dark alley and punch it in the teeth…twice. I always preferred to stay up late at night because that was when I did my “best work” (whatever that means). I always …