Do You Need To Be Free?
July 8th, 2019

Do You Need To Be Free?

Mike Anderson

Everybody wants to be free, right? America was founded on the principle that every human being has a right to life, liberty (freedom), and the pursuit of happiness. The theme shows up all throughout American songs, literature, and movies. The cry of William Wallace at the end of the ...

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When You Don’t Have Words to Pray
June 10th, 2019

When You Don’t Have Words to Pray

Alex Miller

A striking pattern in the Gospels is the way Jesus’s disciples often seem jarred by his creative teaching style. They struggle to interpret him so much that when, late in his ministry, Jesus drops his metaphorical language and begins to tell them directly that he is going to die, ...

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Cry in the Right Direction
May 20th, 2019

Cry in the Right Direction

Matt Cohen

“Matt, I think you’re depressed.” The statement shocked me because my wife is not given to exaggeration. Thankfully, because I was shocked I was also speechless, so she was able to continue. For about an hour or so, my wife helped me to see things that, as a pastor, ...

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Can the Bible help you be a good mom?
May 6th, 2019

Can the Bible help you be a good mom?

Liz Wann

As I scroll through Facebook, I see blog posts for potty training your toddler over the weekend, how to get your kids to listen, and how to get your kids to eat right. I read one post that tells moms to cloth diaper their babies and feed them homemade ...

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Do I have to know things to follow Jesus?
March 25th, 2019

Do I have to know things to follow Jesus?

Mike Anderson

“Why are we wasting our time studying? What really matters is doing what Jesus said.” I’ve been a Christian for 12 years now, and in that time, I’ve heard countless sentiments like this—and for good reason, too. Jesus himself said, “If you love me, you ...

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How to Cultivate a Habit of Delight
March 4th, 2019

How to Cultivate a Habit of Delight

Alex Miller

A few weeks ago, I made the mistake of trying to get quickly in and out of a bookstore. Perhaps it’s the recent proliferation of online book shopping options, and my tendency to use them instead of the walk-in variety over the past few years, that made me foolish ...

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Why You Should Number Your Days This New Year
December 31st, 2018

Why You Should Number Your Days This New Year

Liz Wann

A new year always comes at the heels of Christmas. In the words of John Lennon and Yoko Ono: “And so this is Christmas and what have we done Another year over, a new one just begun.” The end of a year brings reflection and remembrance, and ...

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What Happens When You Choose Silence Together
November 12th, 2018

What Happens When You Choose Silence Together

Catherine Ricketts

“Go out and stand before me on top of the mountain, ” the LORD said to [Elijah]. Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious wind that split the hills and shattered the rocks—but the LORD was not in the wind. The wind stopped blowing, ...

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