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Incarnation Is Not A Flower (But God With Us)

Incarnation is not a flower, but like a flower it is beautiful and glorious — the life of God animating physical matter.  Describing Jesus Christ, John the Beloved said:  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”  God didn’t … Continue reading

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Guts & Glory In Spiritual Growth — Path, Rocks, Thorns, Fertile Ground

Spiritual growth is not for sissies.  It takes great guts to grow in God.  Not everybody has the courage, strength, and endurance to do it.  Jesus told a parable about a path, rocks, thorns, and fertile ground that illustrates the … Continue reading

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Finding Nashville’s Most Unique Church With Your GPS

 –Get out your GPS (God’s Positioning System)– Enter that you are looking for a church where: * People are more important than programs; * Encouragement is more important than entertainment * Love is more important than liturgy: * Faith is … Continue reading

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Modern Myth #9 — All Religions Are Equal

Modern Myth #9 is the belief that all religions are equal or true. MTV and The Associated Press recently asked young people between the ages of 13 and 24 to choose between two statements about their views of religious faiths other … Continue reading

Posted in alternative lifestyle, anti-intellectual, Atheists, Christianity, God, gods, Hindu, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, life, lifestyles, Mahatma Gandhi, modern myths, monotheism, Mormonism, MTV, myths, polytheism, popular culture, religion, spiritual, television, The Associated Press, Uncategorized, values | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

If The Chosen Are Frozen, How Can God’s Fire Rage Through Our World?

We live in a world that is fastly fleeing from traditional social and moral constraints.  People nowadays uninhibitedly express their feelings and views without regard for what is decent, right, or wholesome, even when they are sober.  There is no longer a need to … Continue reading

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If God Died Would It Make Any Difference In Your Church Service Next Sunday?

I once heard someone ask:  “If God died would it make any difference in your church service next Sunday morning?”  That’s a good question.  I had to answer “no.”  The church I attended would have carried on as usual whether God … Continue reading

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What The Church Can Learn From Smartphones

Smartphones are everywhere!  People love them.! What if the church could learn from smartphones how to create that kind of market saturation and love for Jesus?  Here are some things the church can learn from smartphones. * People appreciate and … Continue reading

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