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Jesus didn’t vote

This week was election week in the U.S.  Americans had the chance to cast their ballot and effect change all over the country.  Voting is such an amazing freedom and a blessing.  However, I feel like voting has become...

Consequences

Humans hate consequences.  Since our creation, we have always loved to make rash decisions without giving a thought to the consequences.  Just look at Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:6:  “So when the woman saw that the tree was...

Motivation for Spiritual Disciplines

Prayer, Bible reading, meditation, service, evangelism, etc.  These are a few examples of what has been called the “spiritual disciplines.”  As Christians, we all agree these things should be consistently present in our lives.  The problem is that we...

He is Lord of Heaven, Earth and Social Media

I think everyone knows both the blessing and the curse of social media.  How amazing is it that we can stay connected with friends and family all over the world just by navigating to their page.  I have seen...

Why Our Theology of Sin Matters

Sin is just something we don’t like to talk about.  It may be because it drums up old feelings of guilt and shame.  Or it may be because it feels legalistic.  Whatever the case, we typically try to avoid...

The Offensiveness of Obedience

I was walking back to my office after class and saw some Gideons handing out Bibles to students.  I overheard one student laugh and tell his friend that he got a Bible.  Others refused to even look at the...

The Busyness Trap and why I fall for it

We are truly a people who love to be busy.  While many figured advancements in technology would give us more free time, we are busier today than at any other point in history.  But why?  Shouldn’t we have less...

The Better Thing

“Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” A few months ago, I was discussing dating with a friend of mine. I was telling him I only date Christians, of which there...

Who is in Your Sphere?

We are continuing our series in looking at practical ways we can be missional wherever the Lord has called us. Last time we talked about the importance of fighting our fear. We can always tell ourselves 10,000 good reasons...