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The Christian and Social Media in 2021

Posted on January 30, 2021 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (100)

Social media has changed rapidly in 2021 and for Christians we must answer the question, "What are we to do?" I believe we can all agree that 2021 has brought a whole new way of thinking within our day-to-day lives. In the midst of global pandemic and a Presidential election, the power of social media in and around our lives has been called into question. In the aftermath of the Capitol Riots and social media's crackdown up...

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Social Media and the Christian Ethic

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Social media is everywhere. In the last fifteen years, social media has grown from a concept to a necessity of life and work. This world has allowed many people to find a voice for their ideas, struggles, and opinions. This invention has produced the rediscovery of old friends, the forming of common relationships, and a constant bombardment of information of all kinds. However, one of the byproducts of social media has been the erosion of the Christian ethic by many believers in their onl...

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Spiritual Disciplines for Daily Life Part 05

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (4)

Today we conclude our week of personal spiritual discipline. As we bring this week to a close, I pray that you have created a commitment to discipling yourself for greater spiritual growth and development. As we close the week, I invite you to consider this final discipline as perhaps the most difficult of all personal discipline.

The fourth discipline that we must focus upon is Resting. The discipline of resting is not an excuse for laziness. Rather this is a discipline that is mod...

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Culturally Comfortable or Culturally Challenging

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (1)

Churches ultimately create their own sense of culture.  While there is nothing immediately wrong with the culture that emerges within a local church, there are times where our culture can become sacred to us and even an idol of worship.  As a church we are called to be culturally challenging to the world around us, but many times we settle into a culture that is comfortable for us to exist within.  This mindset is littered with obstacles that can and often do limit our ability ...

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Keep Christ in Christian

Posted on December 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Once again we have entered this joyous season of hope, joy, peace, and love.  As has been the habit over the past several years, we also enter the season of perpetual offendedness.  Many are already up in arms at the phrase "Happy Holidays" in place of "Merry Christmas."  The motto that has become popular over the last few years has been the phrase, "Keep Christ in Christmas."  

While I appreciate the thoughts and the sentiments behind this campaign, I would like to ...

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