Is God's Love Reckless?

The worship song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury has been very popular in Christian culture and at our own church. Some have asked, however, is God's love "reckless," as the song's chorus describes? In this episode, we discuss whether God's love is reckless and whether we should sing "Reckless Love" in church.

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Mission Update from Kenya

A little over a year ago, Taylor & Jessica Jolley moved to Nairobi, Kenya, to disciple college students as missionaries. This week, the Jolleys are visiting family and friends in the States. We sat down with them to get an update on the last year and how we can better pray for them.

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Should Christians be Politically Correct?

The term "politically correct," meaning language that avoids offending anyone, is often used derogatorily. In our highly divisive political culture, should Christians worry about getting along well with people of different beliefs? Should Christians be "politically correct"? That's our question today in one of our longest episodes ever.

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Will God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

It's a phrase you have probably heard and maybe even used, "God won't give you more than you can handle," but is this idea Biblical? The idea certainly has origins in Scripture, most notably in 1 Corinthians 10:13, but is it true? In this episode, we consider the validity of this phrase and consider what it means to offer comfort to those who are suffering.

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The Christian's Fight Against Racism

As we remember the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, we reflect on his final speech given in a Memphis church hours earlier. "Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together. Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness." For a predominately white church in 2018, let us consider the insight in King's line here - are we our brother's keeper? In other words, do white Christians have a responsibility to intentionally fight racism against people of color? And if so, how much ought we risk? In this episode, we consider the implications of King's "dangerous unselfishness."

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Being Against is Easy; Being For is Hard

Do you ever notice how difficult it is to publicly like the thing that everyone else seems to hate? Hating is very in. We live in a rage culture were it seems like everyone is "anti" something. Sometimes that makes sense - anti-bullying, anti-drug, anti-racism - but what does it mean to be FOR something? If we're anti-racism, are we FOR diversity and cultural respect, and do our actions reflect that? Being for something is much more difficult and involved than being against something. As Arrowhead Church prepares a new campaign for missional living, we consider why it's easier to be against than far.

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Lessons from Joshua

At Arrowhead Church, we just wrapped up our 10 week teaching series on the book of Joshua. There are things in the book of Joshua that are so practical and relevant to our everyday life that you don't see anywhere else in the Bible. Today on the 10 Minute Think Thru, we reflect on some of those lessons as we close this teaching series.

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What does Luke 19:40 Mean?

If you've been around church for very long, you may have heard a worship leader say, "If we don't worship God, then the rocks will cry out." It's a common sentiment taken from Luke 19:40 and in church culture, it's a verse that is quoted often. So what does it mean? Is that true- if we don't worship, will creation worship instead, perhaps even in literal avalanches? That's what our topic is today on the 10 Minute Think Thru.

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What does Romans 6:23 Mean?

Many of us are familiar with Romans 6:23, which states "For the wages of sin is death." But often, when this verse is preached, we are told that it is referring to hell rather than a physical death. Why is that? Is this verse about hell? In this episode, we go into detail about Romans 6:23. 

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"Thoughts and Prayers"

As our nation grapples with the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the common sentiment "Thoughts and Prayers" has come under scrutiny. As with other global tragedies in the recent years, social media was flooded with people wishing "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and families of the shooting. To some, this well meaning message is a worthless throwaway phrase that neither comforts nor motivates any counter action. We decided to consider the merit of this argument. Does sending "thoughts and prayers" have any value?

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Is Leisure Biblical?

Work is hard. Whether you are a full time parent or out in the job market, the curse of hard work is ever looming. So when you finally have some free time, how do you spend it? Do you feel like you're just working for the weekend? In this episode, we consider the concept of leisure time and how we can rest in a God-centered and healthy way.

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