Tag: culture

Identity Message Series

Few things are as powerful and confusing as your identity and image.  God has beautiful and transformative things to say about who you are and who you can become. When you know who you really are, when you know your people and your place, when you know the truest things about you–you flourish. Join us […]

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Trend Watching: Why We Go to College

What people are thinking about the purpose of going to college Barna Trends identified 10 Reasons for Going to College. Here are the top three reasons Christians believe college is important: To prepare for a specific job or career – 70% To increase financial opportunities – 56% To stay competitive in today’s job market – […]

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So What’s Behind This?

In 23 years time (1988–2011), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention measured a 400% increase in antidepressant use. In the last four decades of the 20th century, in America . . . Our divorce rate doubled Teen suicide tripled Violent crime quadrupled The prison population quintupled Out-of-wedlock births sextupledCohabitation septupled One of my […]

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This is How Crazy it is Getting

The War on What’s Real! What in the world is this article about, I wondered. I subscribe to Fast Company. I have been an avid reader of this magazine from the very first issue. Now I subscribe to various newsletters from Fast Company and read the articles of most interest to me, like this one – the […]

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Help in Discerning the Times

On Sunday, the message began with a biblical teaching on discerning the times (1 Chronicles 12:32; Jeremiah 6:16; Isaiah 43:18-19). To discern the times means we actually know what is going on, what people are thinking, how they are acting, what motivates them, etc. But most of us go on our own personal experience and just […]

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Worth Pondering

We find ourselves worrying and taking stock as a nation, in ways we’ve not before. Who are we? What do we want? Which way forward? And what of our values? Is it only by our possessions that we wish to be known? Does what we have matter more to us than what we do? No, […]

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