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Stop Just Living in this world and NOT of it.

Coffee for one please. Bumper stickers, clothing lines, twitter feeds all tell us to live in the world not of it….but it seems as a result, we spend a significant amount of our time gathering with people who share our perspective on life. Living in a rich community of people who love Jesus and actively Read more about Stop Just Living in this world and NOT of it.[…]

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Knowing REST is harder than you think.

Rest is a complicated idea.  Not that it is difficult to understand but that there are many layers and some forms of “rest” are deceptive and lead you to believe that you will be more rested than what can be delivered. For example: Watching TV…false rest. It may seem as if you are rested.  You Read more about Knowing REST is harder than you think.[…]

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Living Water…more important than you think.

Living. Water. Apart these words are so powerful together they could be confusing. awkward. mismatched.  Living doesn’t usually associate with an element like water and an element like water would usually get matched with its flow, size, depth, or insert any other descriptive attribute. Not. Living. Apart the words hold meaning…life, alive, living, breathing, moving, Read more about Living Water…more important than you think.[…]

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The Artisan Soul…A Journey in the Tension between Gods Sovereignty and our Imagination.

Recently I was able to sit in on a gathering of youth leaders doing ministry in north LA County and Erwin McManus was the invited guest to share about his new book, the Artisan Soul.  He shared his story and some challenges he has experienced in church leadership but more than all that he shared Read more about The Artisan Soul…A Journey in the Tension between Gods Sovereignty and our Imagination.[…]

World Vision: building a better world for children…by removing biblical marriage.

Just a few links at the top of the world vision buzz. Desiring God.org-A tragic development for the cause of Christ, because it trivialises perdition — and therefore, the cross. Christianity Today. A compelling piece that simply narrates the perspectives of high profile christian leaders. Christian Post. In no way does it contribute to “building a Read more about World Vision: building a better world for children…by removing biblical marriage.[…]

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What’s So Important About a Big Idea Anyway?

We in the church suck at valuing scripture, reading scripture, interpreting scripture, and applying scripture.  I could say it again because it bears repeating…but I don’t know how you could have missed it.  But why are we so bad at it? The response you may have had after reading that could have been one of Read more about What’s So Important About a Big Idea Anyway?[…]

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Missions: Am I a Sinner If I Don’t Go? Potentially.

A few nights ago, I had a conversation with a friend and his wife about the mission field.  They were passionate!  They had extremes in terms of energy.  They were off the chart. They were missing something that they didn’t even know they were missing.   Not everyone is meant to leave the United States Read more about Missions: Am I a Sinner If I Don’t Go? Potentially.[…]