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Posted by Ruth Rivera in Life

Us vs. Them

If your focus of a relationship is to be happy, you will fail. If your focus of a relationship is to be holy, you will be happy.

Posted by Steve Moor in Culture

The Easterlings, ISIS, Elders, and the Son of Gondor

We easily forget that Jesus hung out with and helped heal Pharisees, even though He very much disagreed with many of their beliefs and actions. We like to remember the stories where he put them in their places – in the temple, when they were judging Mary’s gift of perfume, when they were trying to stone the woman caught in adultery. We forget that Jesus loved them.

Posted by Ruth Rivera in Life

A Person of Quality

If you want a person of quality and substance in your life, then you have to be willing to also be a person of quality and substance in your own life.

Posted by Ross Knight in Culture

Franchise vs. Kingdom

When we allow ourselves to think we only represent ourselves, I think we make a great mistake. We represent our God in the way we work, socialize, and especially in our treatment of other people.

Posted by Ruth Rivera in Life

A Spanish Soap Opera

The opposite of sexual sin is not abstinence; it is holiness. You can still be abstinent and be lustful. The point here is not just eliminating the physical problem and that’s it, no, there has to be heart and mind change, a paradigm shift.

Posted by Steve Moor in Culture

Good Day?

If we come to the conclusion that the things we don’t agree with are of the Devil, does that mean that all of what we agree with is of God? If so, how have we not deified our own opinions?

Posted by Kessia Reyne in Theology

The Secret Things

We shouldn’t mix up God’s revelation with our human speculation. When we do, we get into trouble, tripping over obstacles we’ve invented…

Posted by Nelson Fernandez in Culture

Culture Clash: Playtime with the Devil

I’m sure you’re heard the expression, “in but not of the world.” Does verse mean that, as some movements throughout history have done, we have to move away from all civilization into remote areas as a way to separate ourselves from those things we consider sinful?

Posted by Cherie Lynn Olsen in Life

When Gay Doesn’t Mean Happy

When we think someone is sinning, we often feel compelled to comment. We can change them. We can help them. They just don’t fully realize the extent of their actions. They haven’t tried hard enough to change their stripes. They haven’t asked the right questions to get help. They haven’t read the right books to understand their own waywardness.

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