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6 Reasons Jesus Was A Millennial

Jesus was different. He was really different. I think those in the church miss the counter-cultural nature of Jesus sometimes. It was rare that he actually did what those around expected him to do. He was a rebel (not the Ole Miss kind…everyone knows being an Ole Miss Rebel is …

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5 Shifts Churches Must Make To Stay Alive

The ability to shift and change directions comes natural to certain people. Barry Sanders. Lebron James. Wes Welker. Me (when I play against the pre-school kids). I love watching shifty guys play. Now imagine this. Barry Sanders has no defenders between him and the goal line. A clear path. Then he starts juking, …

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Evangelism Clouds The Great Commission…And How To Fix It

The Great Commission. A phrase we have adopted to describe the mission Jesus left for his followers. It sounds like an awesome mission (and it is), but I have struggled for years to understand the meaning of discipleship. Unfortunately, the church often serves to muddle the situation. Let’s be clear: we …

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Stop Riding The Cultural Current…God Expects More

IF YOU ARE NOT INTENTIONAL ABOUT MOVING TOWARDS GOD, YOU WILL GRAVITATE TOWARDS YOURSELF. So, what does it mean to be intentional with God? I remember when I used to go to the water park growing up. One of my favorite things to do was ride on the lazy river. You …

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10 Statements Christians Need To Stop Saying: Part 2

So, here we go with round 2 of statements Christians need to stop saying. Let’s not waste any time. Here are the top 5. 5.) Love the sinner/hate the sin I think I understand the premise of this statement, but I also think we are fooling ourselves if we say …

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10 Statements Christians Need To Stop Saying: Part 1

Every tribe or culture has statements or phrases that sound ridiculous to everyone not associated with that particular culture. Christians are no different. We seem to utter phrases that are totally ridiculous, incredibly unthoughtful, and plain selfish way too often. Sure, we mean well when we say what we say, …

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Life Help #2: What Has Changed My Approach To God’s Word

Ever struggle with consistency or intimacy in God’s word? Me too. The problem for me is I am a very structured person, and I never found a way to have structure in my personal time. But a year and a half ago, I was taking a class at Harding School of Theology called …

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The Most Un-Entertained, Entertained People Ever…And Why

PRESENT-DAY AMERICANS ARE THE MOST OBESE, LEAST ATTENTIVE, MOST DEPRESSED, MOST UNHAPPY, MOST BORED PEOPLE IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.  Check out these statistics: SOCIAL MEDIA: One in every 9 people in the world is on Facebook. [1] 700 billion minutes per month are spent on Facebook worldwide. [2] 190 million tweets per …

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God Doesn’t Believe In Fair…Neither Should You

Youth league awards banquets are unbelievably humorous. Every person has to get an award. The coach usually starts with the best awards. “‘MVP’ award goes to…Jimmy. ‘Best Offensive Player’ award goes to…Tom. ‘Best Defensive Player’ award goes to…Billy.” Eventually, the coach runs out of actual awards and starts making up …

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Politics, Government, and…the Gospel?

I see this often in Christian circles…people take to social media, blog posts, pulpits, and other platforms to blast government decisions and rulings. Whether it’s the current Hobby Lobby case or some other case of governmental discrimination against Christians, we love to use these as opportunities to explain why the …