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Rethinking Discipleship

What comes to mind when you think of discipleship? Is discipleship a life of moral reform or inner spirituality? Is discipleship serving soup lines and social activism in the name of Jesus? Is discipleship a doctrinal course or a forty-day Bible program that a person completes and then suddenly pops out as a disciple? Discipleship […]

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What Color Is Your Holiday?

Bing Crosby sang he was dreaming of a “White Christmas”. Merchants see the holidays in hues of green. A large number of people see this season in red for the over-extended debt they accumulate. Then there are those whose holiday color is blue as in “feeling blue.” For many, this is a time of year […]

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Is Tithing for Today?

Commentary Does the Bible teach that tithing (giving 10% of our income/increase) is the essential and enduring requirement for Christian giving? Christians through the years have supported this based on various scriptures, reasoning that since the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham and Jacob gave tithes at certain times, then the practice must be God’s abiding […]

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Do Religion and Politics Mix?

You have probably heard the old saying, “Two things we never talk about around here are religion and politics.” Why do people say that or think that way? It is because both of those issues are very personal. People can feel passionate about either one and still feel that they are a private matter. However, […]

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Unashamed Tour

For many Christians, it is a challenge to find Christian music that is as good as the mainstream music they enjoy. And, for most hip-hop fans, “Christian” and “rap” seem to be mutually exclusive terms. Is it possible to produce Christian hip-hop that is as good or better than the mainstream? Is it possible to […]

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Modern Day Idols

What is the one thing in your life that you can’t imagine living without? Pause for a moment and really think about it. What, if lost or removed from your life, would cause you great pain, despair and depression, removing your passion, drive and sense of self-worth? Perhaps it’s your job, or the money you […]

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Born to Be More

Commentary Lady Gaga became a worldwide sensation as a recording artist following the release of her debut album, The Fame, in 2008. She has sold over 23 million albums and 64 million singles worldwide. She has won 5 Grammy awards and 13 MTV Video Music awards. She has topped the charts of most major markets. […]

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Blessed Self-Forgetfulness

The way many of us think about sanctification is, well…not very sanctified. In fact, it’s terribly narcissistic. We spend too much time thinking about how we’re doing, if we’re growing and whether we’re doing it right or not. We spend too much time pondering our spiritual failures and brooding over our spiritual successes. Somewhere along […]

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The Gospel of Grace

On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his “Ninety-five Theses” to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Risking ostracism and excommunication, and later narrowly avoiding execution as a heretic, Luther took a stand against the rampant abuses taking place at the hands of the church of his day; villainous actions based upon […]

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Bible Mythbusters

When it comes to true, authentic, biblical Christianity, sadly there are many who do not have an accurate concept of what that is. Misinformation they’ve picked up along the way, past wounds suffered at the hands of those who called themselves Christians, or simply a wrong view of God cause many people to have dangerous […]

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