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Tell It

A simple post that issues a challenge to share your faith in Jesus Christ with your social media audience today.

Nuff said: A week later with the same-sex ruling

This “Nuff said” entry is a collection of well-written, compassionate posts about the same-sex marriage ruling from a Christian perspective.

Jesus, humble? How?

The humility Jesus demonstrated is stunning and instructive.

Preview: Jesus is a Beautiful Outlaw

A quick look at John Eldredge’s book “Beautiful Outlaw..” Eldredge helps us rediscover Jesus as a very real person. Yes, He is fully God, and yes, He is fully man, but as a mysterious both, God the Creator did not cast off His infinite personality to become a flannel board, neutered get-well card of a deity.

Review: Explicit Gospel

I experienced sadness while reading this book. When I completed it, I distinctly remember shaking my head, thinking how I wish I’d had this resource in hand when I began serving in ministry as a 19 year-old. Chandler’s message is… Continue Reading →

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

You’ve got to see this video by the Skit Guys. We showed it in church last Sunday night:

The Myth of Proximity

In Christian circles, you often hear the expression of  “doing life together.” In the past few years, German pastor and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book Life Together has become an oft-quoted resource as well. Doing life together is the idea of… Continue Reading →

Review: A Call to the Unconverted

I’ve mentioned before the importance of reading “old dead guys.” Too many Christians today are snacking on trendy preachers when they should be feasting on the proven preachers of history. Some who are popular and entertaining today are demonstrably heretics… Continue Reading →

An intro to Jesus Manifesto

I’m pretty pumped about starting Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. After all, when you’re posting about the introduction… If the church does not reorient and become Christological at its core, any steps taken will be backwards… the… Continue Reading →

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