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February 5, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

The Tendency To Add On Extras (#003)

00:25:31 minute listen
Striving manifests itself in the look of performance, in attendance, in being well put together, in having all the answers, in showing up to everything. That, in a way, can appear to be a form of striving—making it seem like you have to present yourself at this perfect type of Christian.

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January 29, 2018 -- Confronting Life

The Story of Us (#002)

0:37:02 minute listen
We want to curate for all of you resources and stories of people who are actually doing these out of the ordinary things.
January 27, 2018 -- Confronting Tribe

Stay Curious

3 minute read
Curiosity is not about challenging what you don’t agree with, it is not about breaking down systems, it is not destructive by nature.  It is about intentionality, about thinking for yourself, and at its best it can be about problem solving to find better ways.

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January 22, 2018 -- Confronting Intentionality

The Pursuit of Intentionality (#001)

00:10:39 minute listen
It can be summed up in the idea of I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing but I still feel like there is something more out there ... this isn't working ... is this really it?
December 28, 2017 -- Confronting Faith

There Should Be Nothing Mediocre About Your Life

4 minute read
Christians are not on earth to be mediocre, or ordinary, or comfortable. Yes, bloom in the most mediocre of places and in the most mediocre of circumstances, but remember, Jesus never blended in.
November 28, 2017 -- Confronting Church

Has Church Become Another Thing To Do?

4 minute read
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car. And God is not calling us to go to church; He is calling us to be His church, the hope of the world.
October 25, 2017 -- Confronting Faith

Why Minimalizing Our Faith Is Necessary

4 minute read
Minimalism has become an important topic in the blog world — and it's certainly a great topic for such an overindulged and materialistic society. But perhaps it’s time for it to become an important topic in our overcommitted and distracted church society.
September 24, 2017 -- Confronting Culture

Trading The Good Life For Great Adventure

6 minute read
There has to be more to life than merely existing to pay bills, raise good kids, maintain a well kept home, increase square footage, attend a nicely manicured church on Sunday, shop, take vacations, hang with friends on the weekend, volunteer when it’s convenient and retire in comfort.
September 2, 2017 -- Confronting Trends

Done With Busy

4 minute read
Let us no longer glorify abundance without purpose. May this be the undoing of mindless multitasking. Let us cease thinking that busy is a measurement of worth. May we graciously learn to surrender a full life for a fulfilling life.