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Christian Freedom and the American Dream: You are free to be content with less!


Recently on a NPR special, they were taking calls concerning the realization that the “American Dream” isn’t as readily available for my generation (those born in the 1980s to now) as in past generations. It’s too expensive, good paying jobs are harder to come by, and college is becoming essentially unaffordable for the average American. The question posed was this...

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American Christianity vs The Sold Out Life

Is Radical Christianity something that is expected of every Christian? Does God really expect that everyone who bears the name of Christ is going to go "all in for Jesus" or is there room for mediocre zeal? ...

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Why were the faceless internet cowards rejoicing over Driscoll's resignation

"Love does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" (1 Corinthians 15:5-7)  I have been thinking through this text a lot since the resignation of Pastor Mark Dr...

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A Brother Has Fallen: The Resignation of Mark Driscoll

This week, the former leader of Acts 29 handed in his resignation. He was always a polarizing figure and depending on how you felt about him, there are people that are rejoicing over this fall and there are people that are really taken back and effected deeply. I wanted to share some of my feelings ...

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It's Good Friday...Slow down, take it in

As a relatively young man, I never had the privilege of growing up when Good Friday was a big deal in this country. As I left the house this morning to work, it looked like any other day. There were no less cars on the road, business went as usual. But just because it's lost its societal luster does not mean that we should not stop and give pause to the solemn magnitude...

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The Gospel According to ShopRite

In this entry, Pastor Dan looks at the question, "What is the Good Life?" Make no mistake about it, marketers are trying to shape your concept of "the good life", and they are doing so with a precise intentionality. But is it really producing the good life that they are promising? ...

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