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Where, Who, and Why is the Church?

In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind, Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt said that religion was a product of evolution in the mind of man with the hope and intent of greater social and community connection. That means religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity were only developed as an outflow of man’s evolving mind hoping to come closer…

Balance Beam

Imagine you are standing on the balance beam. If you watch gymnastics, you have probably seen the incredible acrobatics that gymnasts can do while staying on this narrow piece of equipment. From somersaults to handstands, they look perfectly in control as they elegantly travel the beam. Maybe you can’t imagine yourself doing those same acrobatics,…

Seasons of Thankfulness

Life goes on, sometimes full of adventures and exciting moments, and other times full of despair and pain. As we go through these different times in life, we easily realize that situations can change pretty quickly. We really never know what’s going to happen next, yet we are called to be thankful at all times. …

Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God

The fireworks have been swept up from the driveway. The Fourth of July is behind us, and Americans have returned to their daily lives walking divided, polarized, and disunified, stuck to their screens only to be more disillusioned by the enemies of their public and private lives. Think of the new hotshot hire vying for…

Feelings Taken Captive

This is a post where I, Levi, will be a bit vulnerable. I have terrible self esteem issues. I constantly ask myself if people will like me if I do this or if I do that. I have been dealing with this for years, yet it stays. Lingers. Fall semester 2020 in particular, I dealt…

Pragmatism and the Christian

“In simple terms, it places the methodology above God.” M. Aaron Pragmatism and the Christian (1 Corinthians 3:4-9)   Pragmatism is the practical or realistic approach to solving problems (retrieved from Google Dictionary) or the idea that the results themselves confirm the validity of the methods used and is often found in Christian circles.  For example,…

Delighting in God’s Image: A Summer Special Episode

“Pride month” has officially come to a close.  Businesses retreat to their non-rainbow logos; trending pride hashtags naturally lose their momentum. But the issues that abruptly confronted many Christians last month remain.  As confusion over sexuality continues to permeate the culture, Christians face the challenge of responding biblically, clearly, and lovingly. But why? How? When? Often, these…

Where is God’s Image?

I’m not sure about you, but there have been times in my life when I acted as if I was more righteous than I was. As we see in Luke 20, God sees right though our false righteousness and into the depths of our own hearts. In Luke 20, scribes and pharisees sent spies who…

Loving God with the Mind (Part 2) 4 Reasons Why You Should and What Could Happen if You Do

We live in an anti-intellectual age.  To grasp this, all we have to do is observe the surrounding culture. Seemingly everywhere we look, our feelings are valued over reality and our emotional experiences over reason. Anti-intellectual Christianity  This spirit of anti-intellectualism has not only invaded the culture but the church as well. In worship, sermons,…

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