What if my family isn't interested in Jesus?

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What if my family isn't interested in Jesus?

How do you show Christ to your non-believing family? How do you honor your mother and father when they discourage your faith? These are tough but familiar situations many Christians find themselves in every day. You desire for your family to know the Lord but they strongly oppose even your relationship to Jesus. We share our thoughts to this question sent to us anonymously.

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Do We Have to Have an Opinion on Everything?

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Do We Have to Have an Opinion on Everything?

Bring up any hot-button topic and everyone is bound to have a passionate opinion. There is no denying it - nearly all of us are self-appointed "experts" on every complicated issue from immigration, to end-times prophecy, to predestination. Of course, thinking about those kinds of things is great! But rather than taking the posture of an eager student, most of us tend to speak with the confidence and passion befitting a well learned scholar, certain of our own rightness and astonished that anyone would disagree. In this episode, we discuss some of the ways this behavior shows up in our lives and how we can avoid becoming "commentariats."

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What does it mean to be "Pro-Life" in 2017?

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What does it mean to be "Pro-Life" in 2017?

These days, "Pro-Life" can mean a lot of things. It can include not only abortion, but issues such as the refugee debate, houselessness, healthcare, environmental care, and others. So if "Pro-Life" includes many different issues, how are we to distinguish perspective on any one of them? Can we be anti-abortion while landing on other "Pro-Life" issues on the same side as someone more liberal? 

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Rethinking the "Dream Job"

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Rethinking the "Dream Job"

We've all heard the advice, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life," but how wise is that counsel? Millions of Americans are unemployed by choice and studies have shown that the majority of those who are in the workforce are unhappy about their jobs. As our team has been listening to some thoughts about the decline of blue collar work in America by Dirty Jobs host, Mike Rowe, we decided to discuss the danger of "doing what you love."

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Is Yoga Spiritually Dangerous?

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Is Yoga Spiritually Dangerous?

Yoga is practiced every week by millions of Americans, many of whom are Christian. But as it is rooted in Hindu origins, is the practice of yoga worshipping false gods? As harmless as stretching and mindfulness are, could yoga be spiritually harmful to a Christian? 

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What's with the Red X's?

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What's with the Red X's?

Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore

Throughout today, you'll probably see a lot of people with a red "X" drawn on their hands. Why is that and what does it mean? Not only is it for a good cause, but it actually works. 

 

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How to Think about a Controversial President

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How to Think about a Controversial President

The first few weeks of the Trump presidency has been filled with controversy and disagreement among the American people, not unlike the presidencies of other US presidents. Whether you like the president or not, what are some truths that Christians should keep in mind as they think about politics? In this episode, we consider the words of pastor John Piper on this very subject.

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Thinking About Future You

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Thinking About Future You

Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore

There's a future "you" out there, so what would future you have to say about the decisions you're making today? It's a hypothetical question that adds tremendous value to the hundreds of small choices we make each day. When we have spiritual goals, do we have a plan to achieve them? Our team evaluates the value of considering the future in how we live during the present. 

 
 

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Christians and Refugees

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Christians and Refugees

As the debate around refugee settlement in the United States continues, we sat down with Taylor and Jessica Jolley to get a Christian perspective from inside of this world. How should Christians respond to refugees? 

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What We're Reading: January 2017

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What We're Reading: January 2017

Ben Shoun, Brett Moore, & Jamison Price

Over the Christmas and New Year's break, our staff read some great books they'd like to recommend. If you're looking for something new to read for the new year, here are few options we think are really great.

 
 

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