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3 Reasons the Gospel Is the Most Offensive (And Beautiful) Message Ever

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Have you ever tried to tell someone the gospel . . . and they got offended? The gospel is the greatest love story ever told. It’s the story of how Jesus came down as a human baby, died on the cross, taking the sin of the world upon himself, and rose again three days later, defeating sin and death once and for all. It’s difficult to imagine how anyone could be offended at such wonderful news, but...

The Second-Greatest Virtue We Need in a Pandemic

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Recently, hundreds of people gathered in my state and others to protest stay-at-home regulations put in place by the state government. Among the protesters were small-business owners struggling to maintain their businesses, parents out of work and ineligible for unemployment benefits, people awaiting care that has been deprioritized, and others who were simply unconvinced of the danger of COVID...

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Easter in Narnia

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It’s been a rough couple of weeks, what with cancelled plans and postponed weddings and last-minute homeschooling (for some–for others it was old hat). Cancelled Easter plans aren’t any less disappointing. My church has a tradition of camping together over Easter Sunday, which obviously isn’t happening anymore. Other people had Passion plays to perform or breakfasts to...

Christmas Doesn’t End on December 26th

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Christmas can seem to come and go so fast. It seems that we barely bought our Christmas tree, named it (if you’re like me), and decorated it before its pine needles start to go a little dry and its nearly time to say goodbye. But I’m wondering this year—what if we viewed Christmas not just as a season but as the beginning of a rescue story? Because Christmas truly was only the beginning of the...

Jesus Was Savage: How Jesus Probably Would Have Offended You

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People often refer to the Apostle Paul as the problematic writer in the New Testament. I’ve heard people say things like “I really like Jesus and his teachings, but what Paul wrote about women or slavery (or what-have-you) doesn’t sit with me. It seems outdated and offensive.” In reality, I’ve made similar comments myself as I wrestle with the writings of Paul. But I’ve been reading...

The Gospel for the Doubter (a Sermon)

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Some of the most awkward seasons during a Christians life are seasons of doubt. How do you respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ if you’re doubting Jesus himself? How do you cast your burden of doubt onto the shoulders of the One you are doubting? Spoken Word artist Joseph Solomon recently preached a sermon about this very thing. The whole sermon is only about twenty-five minutes long...

Come and Adore Christ This Christmas

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Every Christmas season we’re barraged with holiday clichés and messages of love and peace. Christian ministries remind us to “keep Christ in Christmas,” and every church sermon somehow intertwines the message of “goodwill to all men.” All of this is good. In fact, Christ should be the focal point of our celebration. But sometimes, the debate of “keep Christ in...

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rebelling against low expectations

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