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What the Church Ought to be FOR Today

As I write this, it’s the morning after a dozen police officers were shot, five of them fatally, sacrificing themselves to defend the freedom of people to protest. It’s been a terrible few days for America. Ironically, before any of this began, I had begun preparing the first sermon in a new series of messages...
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At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

Is it just me, or has the Internet and social media seemingly been flooded lately by a whole lot of vocal people expressing just how many things they’re against? There’s a culture war going on, and it isn’t just the right versus the left. Society seems divided into all kinds of tribes and micro-communities, but issue...
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Two Good Reasons to Attend Church This Weekend

I recently told a friend, who happens to be agnostic, that he “shouldn’t” go to church. I know. That was dumb, right? I really didn’t mean that he should avoid attending church. Rather I meant that he, as a non-believer, wasn’t under any particular moral duty to attend church on the weekends. Instead of feeling...
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Let’s Keep Reaching Consumers. Aka, Lost Sheep.

“The American church is so consumeristic!” It’s a common line uttered by the religiously fed-up, and of course, there’s a lot of truth in it. Some churches in America do tend to cater to the consumeristic mentality of our culture. But I think, on the whole, most churches don’t, and that’s actually part of the problem. The...
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Dear Donald Trump, Russell Moore Is a Pretty Great Representative of This Evangelical

Oh it’s on now! I’ve said very little about this crazy election season. I don’t endorse candidates. And if I thought politics were really the best pathway to changing the world for the positive, I wouldn’t be a Pastor. But today, Donald Trump sucker-punched a guy I’ve had a ton of respect for. Here’s what...
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What the Ancient Prophet Daniel Has to Say to Our Times

Is it possible to have a thriving relationship with God even in the middle of a culture gone crazy? Absolutely! And my confidence is bolstered by the testimony of an ancient biblical prophet named Daniel. He lived most of his life in Babylon as a servant of tyrants and still managed to hear from God, speak...
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