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Watching Church Online

Watching Church Online

Watching church online is like being married to someone serving in the military overseas. Yes, being able to see your loved one on a screen is better than nothing, but it's a mighty poor substitute for being with them in person.⁠  What do you think? Head over to...

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The Power of Simplicity

The Power of Simplicity

It’s faddish in our culture for people to talk about minimalism, simplicity, sustainability, and mindfulness.  When I talk about simplicity, I’m referring to something supernatural.  Simplicity is the direct result of the Holy Spirit leading us to be self-controlled...

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Fight For Your Marriage

Fight For Your Marriage

In the past two weeks, I've lost count of the number of people who have asked me to pray for their marriage. Listen to me: Fight for your marriage, no matter how difficult it is right now. Yes, people get divorced for good reasons. But needing to work hard is not one...

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Jesus’ Call To Share Meals With Sinners

Jesus’ Call To Share Meals With Sinners

These Art of Living articles are meant to be thoughtful examinations about how we can, practically speaking, live more like Jesus, instead of just believing like Jesus. My premise is that Jesus didn’t only come to teach us the best way to think, but the best way to...

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The Power Of Shared Meals

The Power Of Shared Meals

For the last few articles, we’ve talked about the power of walking. Today I want us to turn our attention to the power of sharing a meal. But to understand how truly powerful Jesus’ approach was, we have to understand why it was considered so scandalous by the...

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If You Love Jesus, You Need To Start Walking

If You Love Jesus, You Need To Start Walking

Here’s a list of things I’d rather do than go for a walk:  Get a job as the guy who picks up dead animal carcasses off the sides of freeways.  Eat celery (it’s gross and you know it).  Watch documentaries on Netflix (I know some of you LOVE doing this, but that’s...

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4 Fascinating Reasons Jesus Walked So Much

4 Fascinating Reasons Jesus Walked So Much

The striking thing we find when we read the gospels is how much Jesus walked.  As I asked in my previous article, “Why did he do this?”  Jesus had options other than walking everywhere.  He could have stayed in his home in Capernaum and let the world come to him. ...

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Jesus Walked, A Lot

Jesus Walked, A Lot

Within 15 minutes, I was doubled over, leaning on a rail, heaving, and covered with sweat. My equipment? A new, Osprey 40 lb. backpack with a mesh back for moisture-wicking, tight shoulder support, and a comfortable hip belt for lower back support to carry my...

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Why Living Like Jesus Precedes Believing Like Jesus

Why Living Like Jesus Precedes Believing Like Jesus

If you took a Sharpie marker and opened up a Bible to the four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the four mini-biographies of Jesus -–  and you scribbled out everything miraculous that Jesus did and everything that Jesus said, what would be left? At first...

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