FIGHTING FOR DUMMIES: A GUIDE FOR COUPLES

Let’s get this started off right: every couple fights. It doesn’t matter if you’re dating or married, or if you’ve been together six months or sixteen years. Arguments happen, and fights ensue. Guaranteed.   If you’re saying to yourself that you don’t fight as a couple, I’ll bet that one of you is suppressing feelings, […]

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LIVING IN LIGHT OF THE GOSPEL

Something happens to church culture on Easter Sunday. It’s one of the most pivotal days each year. You know – Easter baskets, egg hunts, the Kids Director getting back at your disobedient kid by sending him home hopped up on chocolate.    Maybe you look back and remember stiff Easter dresses that coordinate with all […]

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3 THINGS I HAVE LEARNED ABOUT GOD AS A FATHER

In just a few months my oldest son, Sullivan, will be two years old. He has brought so much joy, laughter, and many sleepless nights to my house in this short time. Although I haven’t been a dad for very long, it’s easy to see how this role so clearly mirrors my relationship with God, […]

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WHY DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE?

A common question that comes up when we talk about what it means to believe and follow Jesus is, “Why did Jesus have to die?”   The short answer to this question is found in 1 Corinthians 15:3, where the Apostle Paul says, “Jesus died for our sins according to the Bible [emphasis added].” Jesus’ […]

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CONFESSION: DOES IT REALLY MATTER?

I love snowboarding and recently went to ride at Wintergreen. When I ride, I like to do what I call “snowboard dancing” (trademark pending) where I crank the music up in my headphones and ride in a dance groove down the slopes. I was in the middle of nice rhythm when I caught edge and […]

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STRUGGLING TO BE A CHRISTIAN IN LYNCH VEGAS

Let’s take a poll. Do you think it’s harder to follow Jesus in Las Vegas or Lynchburg? The answer may seem obvious. Of course it would be difficult to be a Christian in a city where they proclaim, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But unfortunately the answer is not that clear nor that […]

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