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Life’s Challenges

Peace Despite Persecution

No matter what we face in this broken world, remember Jesus’ words and promises.

Life’s Challenges

Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…

Living My Faith

What’s Your Reason for Hope?

What do you do when the pressure’s on to conform to culture? Pastor Jon helps us get out of sticky situations while being intentional with sharing our faith.

Living My Faith

Confidence in Your Faith

In today’s culture, it’s becoming harder to show our faith. But Pastor Jon shows us how we can do this with conviction.

Social Issues

God’s grace is universal

One of the sad characteristics of life on this planet in the 21st century is that we have all gotten more tribal. Under stress,…

Living My Faith

Whose Truth Is Right?

How can you live your faith boldly in today’s culture where truth seems relative?

Social Issues

Whose ethics?

It’s interesting to see how often business conferences will have serious workshops and keynote addresses on the topic of business ethics. Left unsaid is…

Social Issues

God of the others

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born….

Social Issues

Social media, smartphones, and our spiritual health

2007 changed everything. In 2007 Facebook left college campuses and broke out into the rest of the world. In 2007 Twitter became its own…

Life’s Challenges

Addiction, recovery, and the church

A few months ago, my coworker Pastor Bill met with our city’s mayor. Pastor Bill asked him what the most critical issues in the…

Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Taboo

I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)

Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….