Creating A Common Memory (Doctrine of Discovery)

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* Guest post by Mark Charles “Everybody get your cell phones out!” “Make sure you get this on video!” Early last March, due to an unusually heavy snowstorm in Albuquerque, NM, my flight was cancelled, my travel diverted, and I found myself unexpectedly stuck in downtown Los Angeles for 24 hours while I waited to [Read More...]

10 Situations Where Christian Bakers Should Refuse To Bake Wedding Cakes

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This past week has been a major victory folks. With Indiana passing a law that gives us the right to refuse to sell our cakes to gay people, there are now close to 20 states where we can look our gay citizens in the eyes and say, “no cake for you!” While I was celebrating [Read More...]

Dear Rick & Becky: I Hope You Get To Read This One Day

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Dear Rick and Becky, We don’t know each other, and the chances of us meeting or finding each other are pretty rare, but I just had to write this letter to you in hopes that enough people would share it that one day you’d read it. You’re a World Vision sponsor and you have been [Read More...]

Georgia Execution Proves We Love Vengeance Over Restoration

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In a matter of hours, yet another divine image bearer will die by the tip of Caesar’s sword. Kelly Gissendar is more than a human being, more than a bearer of God’s divine image– she is also our sister in Christ. While all Jesus people should grieve each and every time Caesar takes his sword [Read More...]

The Gospel Isn’t About Escaping This World, It’s About Transforming It

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 As a teenager, I was taught that the Gospel was “Good News.” While they were right in calling it Good News, learning about Jesus as an adult taught me that they were right– but for all the wrong reasons. Yes- it’s Good News. Unfathomably Good News. But, it’s different news than what we grew up with. Like [Read More...]

5 Reasons Why You Need To Get Out And Travel #WVBloggers

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This week I’m traveling through Armenia on a vision trip with World Vision, a top-notch relief organization serving people in need across the globe. As we’ve been traveling around the country and meeting Armenian families who have benefited from, or are in deep need of support from a relief organization such as World Vision, I’ve [Read More...]

Why Cops Are Killing Unarmed People: Understanding The Big Picture

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Between John Crawford, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and a host of other people of color (including children such as Tamir) gunned down at the hands of America’s police forces, we’ve been having a national discussion on race. It’s been a good discussion, a worthy discussion, and a discussion that must continue. However, the [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be In The KKK To Still Be A Racist

The events in Ferguson, Missouri that led to the death of Michael Brown have now become about so much more than just what happened (or didn’t happen) in Ferguson– they’ve sparked a national discussion on racism and race relations in America. For whatever evil has occurred, there are now many good things flowing from this [Read More...]

Crime & Punishment In America: Maybe We’re Doing It Wrong?

10.2 million people sit in prison cells today around the world– and almost half of them are right here, in the United States. While in the US we like to boast about being “#1″ we forget that we’re actually #1 at a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t be proud of– and having the [Read More...]

10 Things Christians Should Consider On Black Friday

Every year Americans kick off the Christmas season by heading out to the stores to score some deals on what has come to be known as “Black Friday,” and this year will be no different. Before that day hits us at the end of the week, however, there are a few things I hope that [Read More...]


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