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5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

5 Important Conversations Election 2012 Forced Us to Have

The 2012 Election is over. President Barack Obama won 303 electoral votes (of the required 270) and while we may not have a new President of the United States, Election 2012 has certainly introduced some new conversations to the Christian community. Think back to 2008 and the conversations we were having then. There was great excitement […]

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A Christian Gentleman\’s Take on Same-Sex Marriage

A Christian Gentleman\’s Take on Same-Sex Marriage

What makes a gentleman? Today, we call any man who conducts himself with distinction and grace a “gentleman.” But in the preface to his classic book, Mere Christianity, author C.S. Lewis gives a historical background on the word: “The word gentleman originally meant something recognizable; one who had a coat of arms and some landed […]

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The Ultimate “Change-Agent”

First things are important: first impressions, first dates, first fruits. Have you ever considered Jesus\’ first sermon? After stepping from eternity into time and walking among us for 30 years, surely the first words of Jesus\’ earthly ministry would be telling. In fact, they are transformational—“Repent” says Jesus. Our world tells us that “Repent” means, […]

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