Category Archives: idealism

Martin Luther King, Jr. On Liberalism (& Other Forgotten MLK Quotes)

“I began to question the liberal doctrine of man. The more I observed the tragedies of history and man’s shameful inclination to choose the low road, the more I came to see the depths and strength of sin. . . … Continue reading

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12/12/12 — 12 Out Of The Box Thoughts About Church

Here are 12 out-of-the-box thoughts about church on 12/12/12. 1)  Church is not God in a noose, but God on the loose! 2)  Church is not spectators sitting, but believers battling the forces of darkness! 3)  Church is not a … Continue reading

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Characteristics Of Compromised Christianity

Christianity is a challenging faith — a heavenly vision, a high calling — beckoning men and women to live life at a higher level than that of merely satisfying their cravings, compulsions, and self-interest. However, rising above our baser nature … Continue reading

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Unconditional Will Wow You!

Unconditional, a new movie staring Lynn Collins and Michael Ealy, is based on events in the life of Joe Bradford, affectionately known as Papa Joe by the people whose lives he has changed in the projects of Nashville, Tennessee.  It is a … Continue reading

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Olympics — Thoughts For Spiritual Athletes

Life’s not about achievement.  It’s not about how many medals you (or your country) win.  Life’s about aligning yourself to God and to His will. That’s what matters most in the long haul. “If Christians were putting into their spiritual … Continue reading

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New Video ‘Bout Tebow . . .

Check out the new YouTube video about trying to get the courage to do some tebowing like Tim Tebow does.  It looks so easy when Tim does it, but unless you’ve tried to tebow for yourself, you don’t really know … Continue reading

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Meek Means “Mighty By Another Power”

Who is meek?  Not the milk toast nor the mouse nor the wimp.  They won’t inherit the earth. Meek does not mean “weak, fearful, or timid.”  It means “being mighty by yielding your life and will to another power.”  Because … Continue reading

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