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Looking For Something More? A Resource for the New Year!

“We’re aware of Jesus, but we are obsessed with Christianity. We’re stuck on its requirements and we’re defined by its doctrines, caught in an endless struggle to find out where we fit, if we’ve “arrived” yet, and if we’re doing it right. We struggle with sin, and yet, because of the boundaries, we’re forced to ...

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Merry Christmas! May the Weary World Rejoice!

Christ has come near! I was reminded over and over again this Christmas season that when God sent Jesus as our Savior/ Immanuel, he was telling us that our salvation in this world was not in the hope of getting life fixed, but that he was the God who desires to comes to be with us ...

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The Danger of our Distraction

“The great danger facing all of us– let me say it again, for one feels it tremendously—is not that we shall make an absolute failure of life, nor that we shall fall into outright viciousness, nor that we shall be terribly unhappy, nor that we shall feel that life has no meaning at all– not ...

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The Obedient Life – Not What You Think

“Obedience is the key!” shouted he radio preacher. Ugh, well, Jesus is the key but that got me thinking a lot about obedience. Obedience, for sure, plays a big part. Perhaps, however, not as we think. I know that just the mention of that word illicits a mixed bag of emotions, because it comes cloaked ...

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Dancing with the Trinity

Gal. 5:25 – “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.” “Keeping in step” indicates someone else is leading. It also means putting aside our agenda, our expectations, our control and relinquish ourselves to someone else’s lead. That means we are the followers, not the ones calling the shots. ...

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Living into a Greater Story

“I cannot answer the question, what do I love? Without answering the question, what story do I believe?” James K. A. Smith, in Imagining the Kingdom We are in a sermon series right now at Faith called “Story.” I love this because it’s more than a sermon series. If we can get our arms around ...

Mean Christians

A man recently went into a bookstore and asked the manager what most popular books are these days. The most popular he said were books about how to get rich in the new information economy. No big surprise. The second most popular, the manager said, were books about spirituality, and in particular, books on Buddhism. ...