A Christian Mans Response to the Film: The Heart of Man

As I sat in my reclined theater seat with a tub of popcorn in one hand and some refreshments in the other, the long-awaited film, The Heart of Man would finally be featured. This was a one-time showing and was only playing in selected theaters, so I expected a large turnout. To my surprise, the…

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Reflections On My 40 Day Fast

In my deliberate attempt to draw closer to God, I’ve come to learn a few crucial elements during my recent 40 days of fasting. But why 40 days you may ask? Not only was I inquiring this very question because of my love for food but of the biblical significance found in a lengthy fast. A…

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The Elixir Experience

During this weeks course of events, I attended a conference where leaders from all over the country gathered in preparation for church planting. Looking around I sensed the anticipation of my peers to gain some new spiritual wisdom on how to start or grow a church. The room was filled with all types of leaders from young…

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The Sovereignty Of God

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. 1 Chronicles 29:11 As the days carry on and weeks…

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The Desire For Death

The realities of suicide have grown infectiously contagious among today’s younger generation. The desire to take one’s own life has been popularized by the media exhibiting a cultural trend that has ricocheted throughout this country. How does someone get to that point? When life grips your heart and you’ve exhausted every option except death. According to…

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Grace Under Fire

During the mid 90’s there was a television program called Grace Under Fire. Its main character, Brett Butler, was a recovering alcoholic and single mother who divorced her abusive husband of eight years. She’s yearning for a fresh new start in life and doesn’t want her children to make the same mistakes. The series goes on…

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The Silent Messenger

One of the many forms of communication that we use in reaching others is text messaging. The average American checks their phone 46 times per day and spends 23 hours per week texting. It takes the average person 90 minutes to respond to an email and only 90 seconds to answer a text. We’ve become…

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What To Look For In A Church

You take your first steps into the unknown walls of a new church, uncertain of what is to come. You see the outside structures resembling something from the early 16th century but inside you see a renovated building. Greeted by a warm stranger who hands you a piece of paper detailing the events of the…

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The Gods We Serve

What gods are we serving? The question strikes at the very core of my own institution of Christendom. I will serve the Lord alone is our heartfelt reply but our actions prove otherwise. All around us, concealed in the corridors of our very soul, lays desires that cause the almighty to take a backseat and are replaced by false illusions…

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Can You Forgive a Murderer?

In light of recent events, I’m brought again to my knees, questioning my own faith walk when it comes to the forgiveness of others. Surely we as believers have been given the spiritual stomach to accept certain wrongdoings but to what degree? How far will we go to forgive someone? Before we look into scripture,…

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