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Counterculture

When you talk to baby boomers about their high school and college days, they may get a dreamy look in their eyes as they…

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A perspective on problems

Life is full of problems. It seems for every one issue that gets resolved there are two more frustrating dilemmas that pop up. The…

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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Government

What guidance does God give us on how to deal with government and the moral dilemma over issues such as abortion? Pastor Mike talks about the relationship between church and government, how issues such as abortion fit into the mix, and what we can learn from the New Testament Christians.

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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Church

God loves life. Throughout the Bible, God has much to say about the lives of people who are outside of the womb. Poor lives. Struggling lives. Trapped lives. Scared lives. What would it look like if God’s people felt the same way and deeply cared about each life? How might the abortion discussion change if every Christians was pro (every) life?

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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 2)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 2 of 2.

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Abortion: What Does God Say? Abortion and the Womb (Part 1)

Abortion is one of culture’s most complex debates, spilling onto street corners, courtrooms, and social media. But what does the Bible say about this issue, if anything? How should followers of Jesus feel personally about abortion, given the multitude of reasons that unplanned pregnancies are ended? Part 1 of 2.

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Paying the price for being incomplete

We are underperforming in many important arenas because the teams on the field are incomplete. Too many things are still under the thumbs of…

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Confronting manipulators

This week on Time of Grace, Pastor Mike cleared up a common misconception. When Jesus said, “Where two or three gather in my name,…

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The devil divides

Usually crisis brings people together. I remember speaking with a distant relative who fought in WWII. He said that during the war, the whole…

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Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…

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Hope for America

We’re nearly halfway through the year 2020, and what a year it’s been! We’re still dealing with huge implications of a global pandemic that’s…

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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…