The True Meaning of Freedom

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th this week, filled with friends, family, and fireworks.However, there is another word that begins with ‘f’ that gets thrown around this time of year – the word FREEDOM. You hear it as the reason that America’s founding fathers revolted against England over...

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Understanding Japan

Many of us no doubt have been moved by the images that have come out of Japan over the past week. It is a devastating situation almost beyond comprehension. Disasters of this magnitude often prompt questions much like the one put to me by my daughter over the dinner table...

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Gift Ideas for Relational Giving

Being a part of the Advent Conspiracy means doing Christmas differently this year. One of the ways we can demonstrate that difference is in how we give to one another. Like Jesus, we can give gifts that draw us in a deeper relationship with the recipient. Here are some more...

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Join the Advent Conspiracy this week!

I’m really stoked about this upcoming series. We will be joining other Christ followers all over the country who are seeking to do Christmas in a whole new way. I mean, let’s face it, the story of Christ’s birth is supposed to be the story of promise, hope, and a...

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What Difference does Prayer Make?

I came across a great article this week on the subject of persistent prayer. Thought I would share it with all of you. -Pastor Mark Prayer and the Persistent Widowby Nadia Bolz-Weber 11-17-2010Well, it’s parable day again boys and girls. Parables are like Jesus’ subversive little stories of an alternate...

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