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The paralysis of analysis or the openness of brokenness?

Our culture analyzes everything. We mentally pick things to pieces. Yet, sometimes our logic locks out love. Love often doesn’t compute — it can be very irrational. Yet love is an essential ingredient for a lovely life! Without love, we’re human … Continue reading

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Why have multitudes given up on church? What’s missing in our contemporary American church that the early church had in Acts? Here are some possibilities . . . Humility, brokenness, awe, tears, passion, conviction of sin, excitement, self-denial, testimonies, openness, the priesthood of the believer, repentance, persecution, confession, participation, boldness, power, deliverance, miracles, opportunities to minister to one another, healing. Can you think of more things the early church had that we seem to be lacking?

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Didn’t You Know You’ve Got to Cry Sometime?

Diana Ross sings a song that asks this question:  “Didn’t you know you have to cry sometime?”  However, a popular myth in our day says: “Strong people don’t cry,” or “Real men don’t cry.”  Why, then, do they have tear ducts? The … Continue reading

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Where Is The Heart In American Christianity?

I wonder, where is heart-moving, life-changing Christianity in America? I hear the preaching, the teaching, the doctrines, the creeds; but where is the passion to follow and obey Jesus every day? I see the beautiful buildings, the preachers’ promotional pictures, … Continue reading

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