Month: March 2015

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My Hard Work Was Not Enough

  What is this “Jesus” message ultimately about? The main misconception is that that following Jesus is about doing stuff and not doing other stuff. It becomes more of a list of do’s and don’ts. Christianity, compared to other ‘religions,’…

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I Want a Tiny House, But Where Do We Keep the Cat?

I have a new obsession: tiny houses. There’s nothing I don’t like about them, because they’re perfection. I love the tiny windows and the tiny mortgage payments. I love the itty-bitty sinks and the loft bedrooms and the fact that…

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Who’s the Real Enemy Here?

When it comes to visual storytelling, I love a good twist.   As video games have become more cinematic in their presentation, the writers behind the stories have gotten better at structuring the plot with misdirection so that at a…

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Being Committed: Love Letters to the Church from a Millennial

What place or people are you necessary, truly known, and committed to being a part of? For Briana Meade it is church. In this three-post series she writes “love letters to the church” touching on authenticity, community, and hope.  This…

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Blame it on the Cappuccinos

Has anyone else noticed financial tips often have no ability to help with actual financial problems? “If you stop buying a cappuccino every morning, you’ll save $1,000 this year!” I think I’ve read this example fifty times in fifty books….

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Story and Props: Pop Culture Liturgies

We all have stories, and the stories we share today are passed on through pop culture, such as TV, movies, ads, and social media. These stories shape us; they don’t just reflect our culture but project and create it. This series…

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being known

Being Known: Love Letters to the Church from a Millennial

To what place or people are you necessary, truly known, and committed to being a part of? For Briana Meade it is church. In this three-post series she writes “love letters to the church” touching on authenticity, community, and hope. …

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This is Why I’m Hot

  So the Bible says that “whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it for the glory of God.” What does that mean? You don’t live for your own glory, to make much of you; instead you…

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Coup in the Pew

Does church matter anymore? Maybe you don’t like the idea of the church, or someone else’s idea of the church. But author Danny Franks will bet you a decades-old mission trip T-shirt that you’d love the church as she was intended to be….

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