Brain, Don’t Talk Like That!

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Who you are determines what you do. But so many times we view it backwards—what we do and what others say about or do to us determines who we are. At birth we have about 2500 synapses per neuron in the cerebral cortex—which plays a key role in memory, attention, … [Read more...]

A Lamenter’s Hope

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My feelings have gotten me into trouble numerous times. Feelings of envy influenced bad purchasing habits. Sadness and depression nudged me to forms of medication that left me emptier than before. Hopelessness and fear made me want to throw in the towel so often. Constant … [Read more...]

Boasting in the Cross

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Last week we posted a link to a video of Jon Tyson and the cross in culture. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to check it out. At one point, Tyson said this: Because of the cross we hear God say, “I loved you when you were my enemy.” It’s so hard to grasp the … [Read more...]

The Cross In Culture

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"The cross is one of our most robust, timeless, cultural symbols. No matter how dark our culture may grow, it just won’t go away. Artists mock the cross, Christians boast in it, others ignore it. But after 2000 years, it continues to define our faith. Is it a sign of … [Read more...]

The Father’s Sacrifice

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“We all need to make some sacrifices.” I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase a lot recently as gas prices are on the rise, the economy is slow at picking back up, and many still face financial strife. During a stint of being unemployed, I had to make some tough decisions … [Read more...]

Help! My Parents Are Clueless!

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I remember thinking something like this at the age of 15 after coming out to my parents. I grew up in a Christian home where we went to church every Sunday. Mom sang in the choir and dad juggled hats as Sunday school teacher and deacon. The church I grew up in looked more … [Read more...]

God Chose Me – Real Stories for March 2012

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God Chose Me by Katie Brown My name is Katie and 31 years ago I was born to a woman whose doctor said she would never have children and to a man who left homosexuality in pursuit of something greater for his life. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t know about my … [Read more...]

Not a Gay Christian, Not a Straight Christian – Real Voices for December 2011

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This article appears in both our offline and online newsletters.  To receive articles like this along with the full newsletter online via email or offline through the postal service please sign up here. Not a Gay Christian, Not a Straight Christian by Mike Goeke My … [Read more...]

Adopted Into the Family – Letter from Alan Chambers for December 2011

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We have been talking a lot about adoption this month at the Chambers house.  As most of you know, Leslie and I adopted our kids at birth. Because Isaac and Molly are just 4 1/2 months apart we have always had to answer questions of passers-by who would inquire, "Oh, are … [Read more...]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Christmas is on its way. We see it all around us: the malls are decorated; homes are lit up; and the music is everywhere. There’s something different about this season, isn’t there? For me, Christmas is like a warm, nostalgic … [Read more...]