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Death By Love

Have you ever felt that you are too far away from God? Have you ever felt like you have done so much wrong that there isn’t a way you can make up for it? Have you ever felt worthless because of something that has been done to you? Have you ever felt like there aren’t any good examples for you to follow? Have you ever felt like God is mad at you for something you have done, or for something you failed to do? Have you ever felt completely hopeless?

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The nameless faces

As anyone on the planet knows, the super bowl just ended. And anyone who knows me knows that I’m normally very apathetic to all things sports (unless I have a good reason to make fun of someone for their team losing to Texas A&M), and the super bowl is normally no exception. I never care who plays, who wins, who loses, where it’s being played, or why standing room only tickets cost $2,000. This year was different. I was avidly against the entire super bowl concept, and it’s being held in Dallas. Continue reading

Unearthed

Growing up in school, we all learned of the tragic period of American history when our country was fueled by the sweat and blood of those deemed to be less valuable that others, simply due to the color of their skin. Slavery, we call it. When one person owns someone else and forces them to do that which is against their will just so they can stay alive. These slaves were kept uneducated so they wouldn’t stand a chance if they tried to run away, if they survived the escape. These slaves were counted as subhuman, not even worth the full vote compared to their slave owners. But that’s all ancient history right? Wrong. There are still slaves today. Slaves in America, and across the world. They may not be picking cotton, but they are slaves none the less. Continue reading

Charity:Water

Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day, which means lots of food, family, insanity, the normal holiday stuff. So I woke up, ran through the daily routine of taking a shower, brushing my teeth, grabbing a bottled water from the fridge and heading out the door, though thankfully much later than I would on workdays. It’s been an hour and I already have more to be thankful for than most people. Continue reading

Social Justice: Being Good Stewards

Over the past few years in my previous church’s young adult ministry the sermons and other messages have been focused on social justice. The idea that the church should actually be the church as presented in Acts 2:42-47 by reaching out to those who are less fortunate: the homeless, third world countries who don’t even have clean water, victims of sexual abuse and/or sex trafficking, etc. Continue reading