Failure isn’t an option

So often, we're consumed by what it looks like to love God. Are we sacrificing enough of our fleshly desires to please Him? Do we persist in showing Him our gratitude by earnestly seeking to know, and follow, Him with each day? Will we ever figure out how to rightly love others, with consistency? After …

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The church in question

Why do Christians believe that church attendance, as today's culture defines it, is such a necessary component in the faith of Christ's followers? I'm going to make a statement that will not rest well with many: I'm not convinced that being a member, adherent or card carrying, of a local church is an absolute prerequisite …

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Lying prophets

Today we Christians have the challenge of dealing, not with prophets who are lying, but priests, pastors, and any other leader in the church doing so intentionally. Don't be naive enough to believe every word that is spoken out of the mouths of those who deceive; in this realm of reality, we must be diligent …

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With whom we wrestle

It's nondiscriminating as to age, gender, employment or marital status, or religious affiliation; its only prerequisite is mind, body, and soul be present. What I'm referring to is wrestling. We wrestle with our spouses, our children, our friends, our in-laws, our parents, our coworkers, and those are only examples of other human beings in a …

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Keeping the Church relevant 

There have been articles making the claim that church attendance is down (disclaimer: I'm currently not part of a church, only part of the Church) and, by the looks of the direction of our current culture, that shouldn't surprise us.  However, what does surprise me is the tactics churches are utilizing to keep itself relevant. …

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Social justice is not God’s justice

The trend of social justice, which proclaims that each individual deserves equal access to economic prosperity and the rights of all humans in regards to the acceptance of diversity, was once only a political agenda, but has become a staple in churches in their missional statements. Almost to the point that it's replacing the Gospel …

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Already, but not yet

This is how I've heard some Christians describe the tension between what is already fulfilled by Christ here on earth, but the not yet to be fulfilled when we enter heaven. I'm going to dirty it up a bit and use this phrase to describe how some of our Christian churches are already affirming the ordination …

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