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Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?

By Dr. Dharius Daniels “Who do you think you are?” That phrase usually has a negative connotation in today’s culture. It’s a challenge. It’s confrontational. When someone is getting up in our space or operating outside their area of expertise, we may ask that question as a way to say, “Check yourself.” “Step back.” “Take […]

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The Critical Importance of Facing Your Trauma

By Dr. Dan B. Allender Joan, a Bainbridge Island firefighter, was in my house with a group of our neighbors, telling us how to prepare for the earthquake that will inevitably hit our island. Apparently our neighborhood sits squarely on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. Earlier, when Becky informed me that we were hosting the gathering, […]

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Five Tips to Help Your Marriage Survive Catastrophic Loss

By Gary Thomas Loss brings heartache. Catastrophic loss brings catastrophic heartache. Unfortunately, some marriages are buried alive by the avalanche of grief, and they never recover. Joe and Janell found a way to push forward in the face of the worst kind of loss. If you talk with Joe on Zoom, his head is framed […]

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Don’t Let Your Past Direct Your Future

By Darryl Strawberry Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. —Proverbs 3:5–6 In the sport of baseball, a player’s mental approach to the game can largely determine success or failure. When competing against […]

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The Path to Your Dream Job

By Jeff Henderson Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. —Colossians 3:23-24 I’ve lost track of the number of conversations […]

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Grace and Truth: Reversing the Effects of the Fall

By Dr. Henry Cloud Grace and truth together reverse the effects of the fall, which were separation from God and others. Grace and truth together invite us out of isolation and into relationship. Grace, when it is combined with truth, invites the true self, the “me” as I really am, warts and all, into relationship. […]

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Real Manhood: How to Create Calm in the Midst of Chaos

By Dondré Whitfield A male’s first power is his physicality (i.e., warrior mode), but a Man’s true power is his vocabulary. His vocabulary is like a ring of keys for a locksmith. Each word holds the potential to unlock something in him or in someone else. His words are like a “protein” that builds someone […]

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Eternity Now: A History-Shaping Story in a Ground-Breaking Format

What if the Bible were as easy to read as your favorite novel? Take away the leather and ribbons. Take away the sometimes-confusing annotations. Leave out all the study notes. And finally, assemble the books together in a relatable grouping by content or by author. Just the simplicity of Scripture making it easy to carry […]

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Forgiveness: Pulling Out the Snake’s Fang

By Deborah Liu You don’t choose what happens to you, but you have the power to choose how you are affected by it. —Nona Jones On June 17, 2015, Polly Sheppard attended Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. That night, Dylann Roof, a self-professed white supremacist, arrived and spent an hour in […]

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What’s the Difference Between the Old Testament and the New Testament?

By Christopher Reese The first thing people usually notice when they open the Christian Bible is that it’s divided into two major sections—the Old Testament and the New Testament. Why is it divided this way, and what are the differences between these two Bible Testaments? The Meaning of “Testament” in the Bible As we begin […]

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