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What Christianity Has to Learn from Other Systems of Belief

What Christianity has to learn from other systems of belief

The first question to ask is, do you know anyone who practices a religion other than Christianity? If not, why not? If so, have you learned anything about your own system of belief from listening to theirs?  It may be surprising to discover how much we have in common with other systems of belief. Did…
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How Can We Be Humble in a Society That Loves Pride?

How can we be humble in a society that loves pride?

We live in a proud country. Patriotism is trumpeted from pulpits, and evangelicalism seems to go hand in hand with one party. But is this true? In a world that is measured by clicks, follows, and likes, are we following God’s heart or chasing after acceptance? Have we fallen into the trap of blindly following…
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What Does It Mean to Surrender to God in Today’s World?

What does it mean to surrender to God in today’s world?

If you’ve grown up in the church at all, chances are high you’ve heard it said, “Do not conform to this world; instead, strive to be counterculture. But what does that mean?” Especially if the culture you are inundated in is the Westernized church.  Let’s break this down, because what Scripture says is not what…
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What Is Divinity?

What is divinity and why is it important to the Christian faith?

The divine presence. The divinity of Christ. Master of divinity (this is an actual seminary degree for those of you who are not familiar with Christian education). If you’re a Christian or are familiar with Christian circles, then you know we love the word “divinity.” However, do you know what it really means? Is being…
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What Is Spirituality?

We hear a lot about being spiritual . . . but what is it?

In Christian circles, people talk a lot about being spiritual or growing in spirituality. To those who are not of the Christian faith, this language can be confusing. Heck, it’s confusing to many who do consider themselves Christians. What is spirituality? What does it mean to be spiritual? After all, we all have spirits and…
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How Everyone Is Spiritual in Some Way

Everyone is spiritual . . . you just might not realize it

If you’ve ever filled out a survey that has a question about religion, you’ve probably seen a box that reads something like “spiritual but not religious” or “agnostic.” Did you know that as of 2012 nearly a third of adults under the age of 30 checked this box? That number probably hasn’t changed much since…
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real Jesus

The real, gritty Jesus who makes us uncomfortable

One of the major comforts Christians seem to be unable to let go of is control. This isn’t particularly a slam against Christians because control seems to be something all people struggle with, regardless of faith. We’re driven to control every aspect of our life because it makes us feel safe and secure. As soon…
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questions about faith

Why having questions about Christianity is the best thing for your faith

Everything we have in life is because of questions. Every invention, every social revolution — they all came about because of questions. Questions are how we investigate the world around us, how we learn and how we determine our next steps in life. As parents, we encourage questions from our children (to an extent) to…
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New Waiting Room Podcast Launches

Get ready, because we’re about to launch our favorite podcast series yet — The Waiting Room. This series hits home on so many levels. Whether you are a Jesus follower or an atheist (or anywhere in between), You’ll find this next series is relatable to you. What’s The Waiting Room about? The whole premise of…
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What Did Jesus Say About Basically Everything in Life

What Did Jesus Say About Basically Everything in Life

  Let’s hop in a time machine and take a trip back to the late 1990s or early 2000s. You know when Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC reigned supreme on the radio air waves. Back in a time when scrunchies were cool and you had all the Lisa Frank stickers anyone could ever…
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