The Gospel of the Man in Black

The Gospel of the Man in Black

Johnny Cash would be 85 years old today if he were still around. His legacy obviously lives on through his songs. But unlike most great musicians who pass on and leave a legacy of little more than great musical artistry, Cash did more. His legacy was loving those that nobody else would dare love. His legacy was connecting with those nobody else dared to connect with.

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Making God Jealous or: "God Never Likes My Instagram Posts!"

Making God Jealous or: "God Never Likes My Instagram Posts!"

The drama of high school opposite sex relationships is real. It may not seem like it now, but place yourself back in that time in your life (even if that means walking back 20 years in time like myself). You dated someone, and you broke up with them or they broke up with you and before you realized it, you were in the "I've moved on and found someone better than you" game.

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5 Reasons Men Should Serve in Children's Ministry

5 Reasons Men Should Serve in Children's Ministry

Pick any typical evangelical church in America on any given Sunday. Walk down the halls where the youngest of children are fluttering about: some crying, some playing, and some deep in thought about that morning's Bible lesson. Peek into the individual classrooms. See the babies being rocked, toddlers stumbling around, and the preschool kids singing worship songs. Then amidst all the sweet busyness of the children's ministry, ask yourself one painfully obvious question: where are all the men?

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What if I (Cause You to) Stumble?

What if I (Cause You to) Stumble?

Twenty years ago, DC Talk released an album that would turn the contemporary Christian music world on its head. Jesus Freak, a record as outstanding as its simple title would suggest, boasted numerous hits. Of all the songs 90’s youth group kids were spiritually compelled by, none connected so well as the song What If I Stumble?

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How To Fight With Your Wife (And Win!)

How To Fight With Your Wife (And Win!)

I hate decorative pillows.  That seems like a rather harmless innate object to hold such strong feelings about, but I do.  They serve zero purpose.  You can’t sleep on them.  You have to move them every time you get in the bed.  For some reason, they’re sometimes not even called decorative pillows, but rather “shams”.

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Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said: Matthew 4:4

Things I Wish Jesus Had Never Said: Matthew 4:4

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It’s probably my preference of lunch food on most occasions. Without it, I don’t know if I would have survived college cafeteria food. But as far as my enjoyment of creamy peanut butter mixed with the appropriate amount of grape (NOT strawberry) jelly can take me, I can’t imagine eating it every day. For every single meal. For….forty years.

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How the Gospel Offends Everybody

How the Gospel Offends Everybody

What words do you think of when you picture the gospel?  Is it beautiful?  Life-changing?  Is it just a religious term?  Is it something said by pollsters looking for trends in the evangelical vote?  Is it a word simply used to describe music that only talks about Jesus?  Is it just a paperweight for our minds to keep the deeper questions of God from floating around?

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