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The Church as a Creative Minority

One of the attractions of the early church in the Roman Empire was that it offered an alternative culture to its members.  As early as Acts 2, the Christian community was living by a different set of rules and principles than the rest of society.  This was the intentional practice of the …

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FAITH Part 2: Where Faith Originates–Spirit, Soul or Body?

True faith is God’s gift to you to perform what he’s told you to do. Faith certainly is not, “I want this, and so I believe God will give it to me." So where does faith come from? Our spirit, soul or body? And what does God give His faith for? Listen in now as Pastor Mark teaches on the ...

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Have American Christians Lost their Ability to Win in Life?

Are We More Concerned with Winning Political Victories than Winning People?  In separating church from state, I think our forefathers in the United States were trying to create a level playing field, a place where all religions could compete equality for hearts and minds of the people...

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Is the Church Supposed to Be Culturally Relevant?

Relevant!  This word should win the prize for the most common Christian Buzzword of the Twenty-first Century.  Cultural relevance has become a battle cry for some and a frustration for others.  Are we expected to keep up with a culture that redefines itself every couple years?   How much do we change...

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Renovating The Motel Room

Our lives are so temporary here, let’s allow that to set in. And not just in theory, I mean in real, day-to-day life practices. I loved how Pastor Mark added recently, “No one checks into a motel and renovates their room. Why? Because it’s temporary. And there are wiser ways to make your investments.”

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Why Your Life's Story Actually Matters

In a social media crazed age of overwhelming access to opinions we don’t ask for, political rants and the seemingly never-ending blame game, there are some days that I feel forced to believe that the only thing that really unites us as humans is the fact that we all have a story...

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Can God Trust You?

She referenced a video I had posted almost a year ago detailing my own struggle and journey through transition. She spoke of how it ministered to her and confirmed to her that what she was hearing from God was okay and would work out. The words she spoke that resonated through my soul, however...

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Issue #2 Weekly Happenings

Living eternally has always been one of those things that sparks my (Mike’s) imagination. It’s hard to imagine what that would look like, especially when we are limited to our human mortal lives and we have limited sight into what God has in store for us. I think it’s incredible that God has more in store...

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