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Finding Unity in a Polarized World

Our world is polarized socially, especially along political lines. When people in the world are nasty to each other, we Christians are not all that surprised; what’s disturbing, however, is that our culture’s polarization is surfacing in the church and producing strife and division among followers of Jesus. In this piece, I’m going to state the problem, and then offer a way forward. In stating the problem, I want to point to two issues that are especially polarizing in the church right now: (1) politics, and (2) COVID-19. Two Issues First, political priorities are dividing … READ MORE...

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The Center Cross at the Center

Two thousand years ago, a bloody execution site in Jerusalem became the heart of everything we believe and hold dear. It’s utterly preposterous to the natural mind, but that’s where God died. When … READ MORE...

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What is God Saying Through Coronavirus

Have you wondered what God’s saying to us through coronavirus? In this teaching, Bob Sorge presents the book of Habakkuk as an interpretative lens to help us discover answers. If the message of … READ MORE...

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Get Control Then Lose Control

Through their leadership style, some worship leaders maintain such a high platform profile that they actually distract people from worship. It’s hard to see the Lord when the leader is so large. I believe worship leaders can provide clear leadership while also … READ MORE...

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Look Three Directions in Worship

Some churches are highly interactive between worshipers in their worship services while other churches prefer to go vertical and focus only on Jesus. Some might argue that one model is to be preferred over the other, but I argue for both. In fact, I see … READ MORE...

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Entropy

The dictionary defines entropy as a gradual decline into disorder. The word points to the tendency of everything in the universe to ultimately die and become inert. In other words, everything in our world constantly tends to deteriorate and … READ MORE...

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Reap the Whirlwind

Let me share with you the Scripture that is at the front of my heart as I’m stepping into 2018. It’s Hosea 8:7, “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” God was confronting idolatry through Hosea. By following false gods, the people were sowing to … READ MORE...

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5 Ways to Awaken Your Spiritual Vitality

For a vine to produce succulent grapes year after year requires constant dressing. The vine must be pruned, fertilized, protected, watered, and harvested. If the vinedresser gets negligent or lazy, the health of the vine suffers. In the same way, for our … READ MORE...

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3 REASONS TO BE LOYAL

Loyalty is a glorious, godly quality which is rightly to be celebrated. That’s why I’m glad it has taken a more prominent place in the minds of Americans today. Misconceptions about its true nature abound, however. Loyalty that is coerced or required is not … READ MORE...