The Power of Joy

Joy. We have probably all heard the word, but few probably know what it actually means. We sing about it in Christmas carols, and even use it as a name for our children. Yet for all of our mentions of it, it seems that we have forgotten how to properly use the word. Joy is […]

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The Cross of Discipleship

The word “Christian” seems to have less and less value these days. The reality is that anyone can call themselves a Christian, but true Christianity is not a title. It is a lifestyle. I am not a Christian on Sunday, and just a customer service rep the rest of the week. Unlike my job title, […]

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Two Kingdoms

“Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” This simple phrase is part of one of the most famous prayers in the entire Bible. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer”, but in reality it is a model prayer that the Lord taught his disciples. The reality is that most […]

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Social Justice

Uh-oh. You can probably already tell from the title that I am going to stir the pot a little bit. That’s ok. Topics like social justice should be based on the premise that we can have a rational conversation. After all, I keep hearing that we need to have a conversation about it, so let’s […]

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A Word For My Generation

There are few discourses in the scripture that are as powerful as Paul’s discourse on Mars’ Hill in Acts 17. Contrary to popular belief, Mars’ Hill was not simply a pagan shrine. In reality, it was a kind of court room. It’s very likely that Paul’s discourse was a defense at his trial, which makes […]

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Christian Character: Love

“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho…” Thus begins what is probably the most famous parable in the entire ministry of Jesus. The Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches us so many things, but above everything else it teaches us what love really looks like. It teaches us that how you treat your […]

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Christian Character: Self-Sacrifice

Genesis 44 contains a story that every Christian should read and apply. I know. We typically don’t look at Old Testament stories as examples of Christian character, and for good reason. They contain no stories about Christ Himself. Yet, if we truly believe that Jesus was both God and man then it makes sense to […]

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