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In This Together

In This Together

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 I have a friend who recently participated in a five-mile mud run. Now, this is not one of those “I have a friend who” stories that is meant to mask the fact that I’m secretly

Born to Win

Our first birth destined us to lose because we were born into sin. But because of Jesus’ “nevertheless” decision, because he went to the cross to pay the price for our sin, we have been born again. You have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word

Religion Makes Enemies / Jesus Makes Friends

We are trained to make enemies. From birth it’s always “us versus them.” Black vs. whites. Conservatives vs. liberals. Rich vs. poor. Republican vs. Democrat. Americans vs. whoever we’re at war with. Let’s be honest: sometimes Christians are the worst. Calvinists vs. Arminians. Complementarians vs. egalitarians. Charismatics vs. cessationists. Catholics vs. Protestants. As if the world

Finding Hope in Hardships

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. — Hebrews 6:19-20 My mom had a debilitating fear of flying. To visit family that lived out of state, traveling by plane hadn’t been an

jesus greater than religion

Jesus > Religion… God’s Scandalous Grace

Religion says, “God will love you IF…” / Jesus says, “God so loved…” When I had been following Jesus for almost a year, I was already seen as the token Christian guy on my college baseball team. I didn’t go to parties with the team and didn’t talk about girls the way they did. It was

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