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Choose Joy

One of the things that I really appreciate about God is his joy, and that he gives it in all circumstances. I think the joy of a Christian can be a very attractive thing to the world. People are caught off guard when they see a person full of joy in the midst of a very hard […]

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Discipleship Through Old Testament Theology

How Does Old Testament Theology Help You Make Disciples? Monotheism through Genesis 1:1 – the Origin Story Paul called the Old Testament “the Scriptures”, and this is what he says concerning them, “All scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the […]

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Why Do I Dance?

Our dance company recently returned from a tour across the southern United States. While in the South we quickly realized that self-expression isn’t as prevalent in southern churches and Christian communities as some of the other places that we’ve traveled.  However, we knew that dance was on God’s heart, so we obediently stepped out. We reminded ourselves that it’s not about […]

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Ministry is Overrated

“Ministry is overrated” That’s rather a provocative statement. I apologize if I’ve just made you spit out your coffee in surprise at those words. I’ll give you a moment to wipe your screen down. Let me explain. This time last year I was a youth pastor in London, working with young people from a variety of […]

Posted: June 8, 2015 By: Rach Maguire
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5 Lessons from Leading 20-Somethings

I recently turned 30, which I didn’t think would ever happen. I started my adult life bungee jumping and tour guiding. I never made life plans beyond 30 because I honestly didn’t think I’d get here. I also never thought that 30 was that old, until last week when I made a reference to Yogi […]

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How Can I Use My Talents For God?

“It is the task of youth not to reshape the church, but rather to listen to the Word Of God.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer For many people in our generation there is a burning desire for adventure and success. We want to be creative and successful. We desire to leave a legacy and to have fun while doing […]

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Everything for the Love of God

The Practice of the Presence of God by brother Lawrence is one of the most well-known books in Christianity.  Written by, and about, a monk who lived more than 300 years ago – it outlines his own journey of Spiritual formation and growth. I want to quote it here: “So, likewise, in his business in […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of a Life Worth Living

“There will be failures and mistakes and criticisms. If we want to be able to move through the difficult disappointments, the hurt feelings, and the heartbreaks that are inevitable in a fully lived life, we can’t equate defeat with being unworthy of love, belonging and joy. If we do, we’ll never show up and try […]

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What’s The Deal With The Trinity?

BELIEVING IN THE TRINITY AFFECTS ETERNITY Have you ever asked yourself “What in the world do I need theology for?” Do we really need more theoretical knowledge to fill our heads with? Theology is not just the theoretical opinions of a bunch of grey-haired, dusty scholars arguing over whose interpretation of a given Bible passage is the “right” […]

Posted: April 27, 2015 By: Sarah K
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What’s the Point of Outdoor Ministry?

Ministry today looks much different than it did 2000 years ago, but the message is the same. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave to save us from eternal separation. My pastor once said, “The Gospel is kind of like a can of soda. If you look at the style and design of a soda […]