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Jesus Said It Would Be This Way

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Jesus Said It Would Be This Way During the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent shockwaves through the conservative community by establishing what some are calling “the ministry of truth,” which is a reference from the famous dystopian novel...

A New Pandemic Battleground: Church or No Church?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has caused havoc in every area of life. School attendance, holiday celebrations, personal relationships, and all other manners of normal life, have been tarnished. I would suggest, though, that none of these areas has been hit harder than the Church. As the pandemic wanes...

Navigating the Christian’s 4th of July Dilemma

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During the turbulent Trump presidency, debate raged over what many viewed as the increasing presence of Christian Nationalism in America. A recent Time Magazine article, The Growing Anti-Democratic Threat of Christian Nationalism in the U.S., succinctly describes how many people outside of the...

Who Is Your “One?”

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It’s no secret that people in America are walking away from church in large numbers. According to a recent Pew Research Poll, 23% of adults in the U.S. say their religion is nothing in particular. This group has become known as the “Nones.” In a country where church attendance...

What Do We Do Now? 2021

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The recent breach of the U.S. Capitol was horrifying, to say the least. Five people lost their lives when a mob crashed through police barriers. House and Senate members ducked for cover (I think this is generally used in a pejorative sense, and I’m not sure you mean to express contempt or...

God Isn’t Going Anywhere

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This has been a terrible, crazy, and eventful year. To top it off, we’re all dealing with a contentious national election that will have ramifications for decades to come. What a perfect time to remember that elections come and go, but God isn’t going anywhere. Regardless of who...

Going to Church Still Means Going to Church

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It seems that everything has changed in 2020. We go to school differently, shop differently, interact with friends differently, and go to church differently. Instead of attending our normal Bible studies, youth events, or Sunday morning services, many have stayed home and consumed material via...

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