The Young Church Needs You to Talk About Sin and Mercy

Teens and adults are being swallowed up and spit out by a secular humanist, morally relativist culture. People have forgotten a fundamental truth about sin: namely, that God did not give Adam and Eve the right to decide what was good and evil (subjective); in His mercy, He gave them the right to choose between good and evil (objective).

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Arise and Shine (John 8:1-11)

I don’t think the Pharisees understood the lesson they were about to be schooled in on this day in the temple. Jesus may not have had a chalkboard, but he had the dirt from which we were formed and His finger as chalk. And, He had a lesson to teach. […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 13:24-32)

Every year around this time the readings look ahead to the “end times.” We hear about tribulation, war, natural disaster, and suffering. We hear that these things will signal Jesus’ coming. Every year, we may find ourselves dismissing these readings as something that is far off or even mythical. But […]

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How to Slap Shame in the Face

Editor’s Note: The author of this blog has asked to remain anonymous. “Guilt is feeling bad about what you’ve done. Shame is feeling bad about who you are.” I was listening to a podcast when I heard this sentiment. I was floored. As someone who has struggled with shame for […]

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