Life! New and Improved!

It is one thing to say that being a Christian means being a nice person and trying to live with a certain set of values and ideals, but what if we look at the center of the Christian faith, the resurrection, and to consider how the resurrection impacts those morals, values, and the very ways that we live. We are not just called to be good people, but to be people who see the world differently, to see the world with a potential for redemption because of the resurrection.

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Old and Tired?

About a year ago, Andy Stanley preached a sermon that suggested that Christians do not need to spend time with the Old Testament. He states that we should, “unhitch” ourselves from the Old Testament. So, instead of speaking about one particular scripture passage, Jonathan and Michael decide that it might be best to talk about the entire Bible. A Scripture episode for the books!

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Don't Cover Up!

We like to know that we are in control but when it comes to faith that is not something where we can be in control. There is something exciting and scary about letting go and falling completely into the presence of God in your life. It can be so freeing to let go and to invite God into your life in such a way that you do not have to be perfect or controlling.

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East Coast, West Coast Riliage!

 It is the meeting of the coasts! Jonathan continues to record from Rhode Island (East Coast) and Roy Donkin is recording from Goleta, California (West Coast). The challenge for Roy is that he has gotten so relaxed due to his time in Santa Barbara area that it is not easy for him to get angry. Lucky for us, Roy is still able to dig deep and find something to get angry about. Jonathan, as we all know, is always angry.

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20-Sided Joy

Games create a place for engagement and interaction that may not normally happen. They help to create a community for those who may have a difficult time connecting, and this is a good thing. While it would be great for the church to be a similar kind of conduit, that is not always the case. Perhaps churches can make space for games, and thus make space for community, as particular and focused as it may be.

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Dying to Talk!

When we encounter death and we haven’t been talking or engaging in that reality the pain can be at a level that is traumatic and debilitating. The hope is that by talking and being comfortable with the reality when we do engage with the reality of loss it will not be so damaging to the wholeness of our lives. And then we are in a place where we can name the presence of God in that loss that can be positive and helpful.

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