Freebie # 15-Cody Curtis: Making Decisions Artistically & Carefully
Aug13
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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6
Aug08

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6

Meals as Church Planting Movements In response to Peter’s Pentecost sermon, over 3,000 people were added to the church and immediately, we see the church begin to organize. Pay attention. Do they organize into buildings? Do they form doctrinal statements? Did they immediately raise money or start a campaign? Read the account in Acts: And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 5
Aug01

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 5

Meals as the Visual Kingdom In Luke’s account of the Last Supper, he refers to two distinct cups that are used, a detail that is unique to him. We know that the tradition of the Jews was to take 4 cups at the Passover: one for blessing, one for explanation of meal’s meaning, one for the meal proper, and one for the conclusion. But why two cups here? Jesus stands before His disciples and paints a new kingdom inaugurated by a raised...

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Freebie #13-Ray Comfort: Goodness & Glory
Jul30
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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3
Jul18

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3

Blessing and Cursing In Luke 14:15–24 Jesus describes a banquet scene. In the parable, a man goes out and invites many guests to his feast, but they all decline the invitation, citing a variety of excuses, but the main reason being that they are too busy. When word of their declined RSVP reaches the man’s ears through his servant, he becomes angry. In response, he commissions his servant to go out and invite the poor, the crippled,...

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Freebie #11-Dr. Constance Cherry: The Worship Architect
Jul16
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Freebie 5- Dr. Gerry Breshears- Finding Purpose Within Our Creativity
Jun04

Freebie 5- Dr. Gerry Breshears- Finding Purpose Within Our Creativity

In this video Dr. Gerry Breshears teaches us how interpreting Scripture, helps us to find purpose within our creativity. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts,...

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Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1
May23

Honoring Christ in Our Home-Day 1

The Meal and Home In the first three centuries, largely up until the time that Constantine politicalized Christianity as the state religion, the whole of the Christian worship service (the gathering) was referred to as “the Lord’s Supper.” It wasn’t a wafer and a sip from a plastic throwaway cup that was in Paul’s mind in 1 Corinthians 10:17-34, when he spoke of the Supper. The context of Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians clearly is...

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“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song
May21

“Freebie 3- Josh Blake-God’s Family and Kingdom in Song

      In this video, Josh Blake teaches us creatively, about God’s family and kingdom. We are giving away hundreds of videos about creative ways to bring Jesus into all of culture. Go to www.makejesusculture.com for FREE weekly releases. From our website you can also access smaller bundles of video content pertaining to all realms of creativity and innovation in business, education, media/arts, governance,...

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Embodying Grace
Jul27

Embodying Grace

  I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; Wondrously show your steadfast love, O Savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand. As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. Psalm 17:6a, 7 & 15 (ESV) When it comes to personal evangelism, feelings of obligation, guilt, and duty have never been effective motivators for me. On the...

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Artistic Expression in World Evangelization
May11

Artistic Expression in World Evangelization

When an entire village of Bolivian Indian ranch workers came to the Lord awhile ago, some missionary friends of mine were faced with very big questions. What do we do with this entire village of people that now know the Lord as Savior?  In what ways do they worship?  How do we teach them to study the Bible when most of them don’t read? And when they have no Bible-base music in their own heart-expressions, what do we suggest they...

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Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create
Apr12

Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create

Given the objective Truth of the Gospel never changes, the PROCESS of evangelism is much more about helping people encounter Christ than it is explaining Christ—and ARTISTS are some of the most powerful God-designed servants God uses to create the environments wherein people experience the God-desired fruit of evangelism—people reconciled to God through the work of Christ. In fact when we emphasize explaining over encountering God’s...

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An Interview with Charlie Hall
Feb13

An Interview with Charlie Hall

When Charlie Hall began in his late teens leading music and writing songs, he realized very quickly that he knew very little about guiding God’s people as a Shepherd. He didn’t know what worship leading even meant. Today, Charlie Hall still believes God is birthing something new in him even though he’s been leading music in Baptist, charismatic and de-churched settings for 25+ years. For much of his ministry Charlie admits struggling...

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Theology of Technology: iPhone and Apple Watch
Nov22

Theology of Technology: iPhone and Apple Watch

  It is no secret that the iPhone is a wild success, and with the launch of the iPhone 6 series, I’m sure Apple will not be slowing down in their influence any time soon.  In this post, I will not be making an attempt to slander Apple—ha, I’m writing this post on my MacBook Air, Tweeting it with my iPhone, and it’s stored in my iCloud, so it’s no secret that I love Apple products—but I want to think theologically for a second....

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Theology of Technology: A Faceless World
Nov17

Theology of Technology: A Faceless World

  The Eastern Church Fathers specifically painted the Triune God as being in a relationship within Himself in a kind of “face-to-face dance.”  The word used for such a reality was perichoresis.  John’s use of the Word being with God in John 1 also testifies to this.  It means that, in the beginning, the Word (Jesus) was toward the Father—conjuring up a beautiful picture of a face-to-face God. However, the kingdom of the world is...

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Worship in the Home Pt. 2
Nov14

Worship in the Home Pt. 2

The Opportunity of the Home In Part 1 of our series on worship in the home, we introduced a little word known as paideia. We didn’t really go into much detail about the word (This was intentional), but today we will look at this term a bit more deeply, and we will continue to press it out over the weeks to come.  What the heck does this word mean anyway? We know in the Greco-Roman model of education, paideia was a cultural...

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