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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...

Are You Passing or Failing?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has become an extreme test for Jesus followers. Never before in our lifetimes have we been asked to sacrifice so much for so long. As the coronavirus continues to lock down America, Christians are being forced to make major decisions about attitudes, behaviors, and whether...

Something Worth Fighting For

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When long-time abortion provider Ulrich Klopfer died at the age of 79, relatives made a gruesome discovery. Inside his Chicago-area garage were 71 boxes filled with 2,247 fetuses. Another 164 fetuses were discovered in one of the man’s vehicles. On Wednesday, the remains were buried in a...

Let’s Talk More About Mental Health

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Is it possible that Christmas is just a few days away? It seems like only yesterday that I was working through all of the emotions of the season; joy, hope, and a deep sentimentality that comes around once the decorating is finished. But this time of the year also brings with it a sense of...

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