The Power of Living FOR
Jan12

The Power of Living FOR

By: Mike Glenn I grew up in a church where every Sunday I was told what not to do and then, on the next Sunday, we’d get together and praise God we hadn’t done anything. For me, Christianity was all about NOT doing anything wrong. And there was a long list of things God was against. He was against dancing, drinking, gossiping, smoking, card playing, and a lot of other things you found out were wrong after you had done them....

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Does the American Dream Conflict With Jesus’ Teaching?
Jan05

Does the American Dream Conflict With Jesus’ Teaching?

By Felicia Alvarez It smelled. Bad—really bad. In fact, I thought I was going to be sick. But the kids of this neighborhood in Mexico didn’t seem to notice the stench surrounding them. They held our hands as we climbed up the dirt hill to their small “Bible clubhouse,” made out of old garage doors. As I looked around at what these kids considered their play area and home I saw trash. I smelled trash. It was a dirty, stinky, rotting...

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My Obsession with Weight
Dec15

My Obsession with Weight

By: Nameless “Did you seriously just throw away the bun because you didn’t want to eat those extra calories?” What was I supposed to say? She was my one of my closest friends. I could not just lie to her. But that is exactly what I did, and owning up to it was what caused me to realize what was going on with me. I was struggling with what closely resembled anorexia, and I was scared to death. How in the world did I get here? Me? An...

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Mandisa: Everyday Overcomer
Dec09

Mandisa: Everyday Overcomer

Interview by Matt Conner Mandisa has had quite a year. From her recent Grammy win to chart-topping singles like “Overcomer,” the Christian artist has come a long way since her tenure as a finalist on American Idol in 2006. Even with the acclaim and spotlight, though, Mandisa says she’s doing everything she can to stay grounded. She is focused on memorizing and quoting Scripture, fighting temptation, and building intentional...

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How to Serve With Boldness
Dec01

How to Serve With Boldness

By Sarah Francis Martin I remember how the book felt in my hands: 600 pages heavy yet it didn’t deter my curiosity and desire to dig in. The title captivated me: How Now Shall We Live. Page by page, the beloved and belated author, Chuck Colson, convinced me and filled in the questions of how to allow faith and God’s Word into every square inch of my life. Something clicked as I read. God used this time to ignite a passionate spark...

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The Mingling of Souls: An Interview With Matt Chandler
Nov17

The Mingling of Souls: An Interview With Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler has gained acclaim for his speaking, preaching, and writing. As the lead pastor of The Village Church in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the President of the Acts 29 Network, Matt is known for his ability to speak the truth of the gospel in an authentic way. Matt’s latest book, The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Sex & Redemption, examines relationships through the eyes of Solomon. We sat down with Matt...

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