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Why You Need to Be in Church this Sunday

Sadly, Sunday worship has fallen on hard times in the United States. Back in 2014, when the Barna Group asked Americans what it was that...

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Why You Need to Stop Being Too Busy for Jesus

I’ve always been intrigued by the scene in Luke’s Gospel where Mary sat at the feet of Jesus, while Martha busied herself serving him. Martha...

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Why Your Child’s Misbehavior Shouldn’t Be Your Next Social Media Post

Age-Old Topic Parents have been telling their friends and families about their kids’ misadventures since . . . well, probably as long as there have...

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Why Your Happiness Does Not Have a Price Tag

Our idols don’t look like the gods of the Parthenon or stand on the corners of the street. Yet, they stare at us as we...

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Why Your Morality Will Never Be Enough for God

What does rule-keeping have to do with Christianity? What does this have to do with the gospel?

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Why You Should Avoid Stoicism and Fake-Happiness When Suffering Hits

Death is not a benign friend, but a dreaded foe. How can we trust a God who lets death and tragedy constantly strike us?

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Why You Should Seek God When You Feel Lonely

Don't Run from Loneliness, Run to God If we will stop our mad dash toward escape—it feels panicky to stop, but if we're willing, and...

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Why You Should Stop Trying to Numb Your Pain

As a pastor, part of what I do is deal with wounds, the deep spiritual wounds we all have.

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Why You Should Want to Pray for Your City

Why Christians have an obligation to pray for their cities.

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Why You Still Need the Church Even If You Have Been Hurt by It

One would hope that words like coercive, corrupt, and manipulative would never be used to describe church leadership, but sadly that’s not the case. If...