Year: 2017

My Word for the Year: Seek

It’s a new year. Full of promise. Full of hope. Last year was hard, probably the hardest year of my entire life. I am more than ready to turn the page and receive a fresh start. In the last weeks, I’ve been contemplating my focus for the new year, and I finally stumbled upon one …

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The Testing of Your Faith

The glory of God is more important than your or my comfort. That is a statement with which all Christians will readily agree in theory. A Puritan prayer begins: Lord of all being, There is one thing that deserves my greatest care, that calls forth my ardent desires, That is, that I may answer the …

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3 Ways to be Fearless This Year

So here I am thinking about the rest of this new year. The problem is I’ve never had a resolution I’ve kept, nor one I like. 2013, I wanted to start up my own company, only I never followed through. 2015, I began the no-carb diet, only to dive into a bag of Reeses a …

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What is Godliness? Paul’s First Letter to Timothy

It is clear that when the Apostle Paul focused on the practical life of the church, the godliness of the people was of intense concern. Of the fifteen occurrences of godliness in the New Testament, thirteen are in the brief span of the Pastoral Letters (1 and 2 Timothy and Titus), with a whopping nine in 1 …

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True Worship Is More Than Singing in Church

There’s a divide in the Church. Well, there are plenty of divides in the Church. But one of the most concerning, I think, centers around the idea of worship: It’s a divide between those who understand what it means to worship God “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) and those who don’t. This division …

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5 Biblical New Year’s Resolutions

It is almost 2018, a whole new year! This is the time when we make resolutions, pledging what we will or won’t do this new year, or what we will do better. It can be overwhelming, all the pressure, all we feel we need to do or live up to. It can be overwhelming even to attempt …

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10 False Versions of Jesus People Are Falling For

When I found out I wasn’t following the real Jesus, I was totally undone. The hard work of making Jesus fit my brain, answer when I called, and label me righteous was a full-time job that robbed me of peace. When I finally fell into the loving arms of the real Jesus, I began a …

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Why Do Bad Things Happen- Jared Humphers // JNN Original

Now chances are, you’ve had something bad happen to you recently. And it’s not just you. No matter how big or small those things are, bad things happen to everyone, good or bad. People ask the logical question “why?” all the time. Why do bad things happen? Surely if God created the universe, He could …

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Female Evangelical Leaders Call on Church to Speak out on Violence against Women

The statement, released Wednesday (Dec. 20), is accompanied by the hashtag #SilenceIsNotSpiritual and is part of a campaign that will run through Easter on April 1, 2018. As for the church: “There is no institution with greater capacity to create protected spaces for healing and restoration for survivors, as well as confession, repentance and rehabilitation for perpetrators,” …

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D.C. Doctor Allegedly Spiked Girlfriend’s Tea with Abortion Pill

A former Medstar Georgetown University Hospital doctor is facing charges after police say he spiked his pregnant girlfriend’s drink with an abortion pill, causing her to miscarry. In an interview she recently gave to WROC, Brooke Fiske said she and Sikander Imran were dating on and off for three years. In the Spring, Imran moved …

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Cruz: ‘Shameful’ for Democrats to Cut Homeschoolers Out of Tax Bill

The House is set to vote again on Wednesday on a modified tax bill that has been stripped of several provisions, including part of an amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would give a tax subsidy to families who homeschool their children. In a late maneuver, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) successfully argued that the …

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Why is Christmas on December 25?

Congratulations–you survived the longest night of the year. (Unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere; more on that in a moment.) The planet you inhabit tilts on its axis at a 23.44-degree angle. When the Northern Hemisphere tilts toward the sun, we get summer. When it tilts away, we get winter. When earth tilts as far …

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