Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8
Oct16

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 8

Creatively Restoring Human Flourishing Music, art, innovation, and creativity have the ability to capture people’s attention. The ingenious works of our hands have the ability to speak loudly when our words might offend and fall useless; and to explore things in ways that are thought-provoking, convicting, and stirring to our affections. Bono of U2 understands this relationship between creativity, content, and cause. Take for example...

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Freebie # 74-Hugh Whelchel: The Why Behind All of Our Work
Oct14
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 7
Oct09

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 7

Fasting and Feasting Pt. 2 Fasting is not a way to manipulate God or get what we want, but as we see in Scripture, fasting is FEASTING upon God. Fasting is a great act of service, not only to ourselves, but to those caught up in injustice. We must remember that our sin and out-of-control appetites cause every injustice.  Today we are calling you to a fast. We are asking you to forgo something you “love” in order to love God and...

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Freebie # 73-Kyle Welch: Screenplays and Sermons
Oct07
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 6
Oct02

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 6

Fasting & Feasting Pt. 1 The original mandate given to Adam by God, was to multiply, cultivate the world, and produce. Unfortunately, our world today is driven by consumption. We consume food, drink, programs, services, and most of all, people. The church, though it should be a glowing example of production and human flourishing, often turns into the same program-riddled machine that eats and wears people out as...

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Freebie # 72-Lora Warren: Health Starts With Worship
Sep30
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 5
Sep25

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 5

A City on a Hill Light is a very common metaphor in the Bible. Light and dark are often used to contrast knowledge and ignorance. The world is “in the dark” about God, but Christians “turn on the lights.”  John 8:12 records Jesus saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Jesus being “the light,” made himself visible. His full glory had been hidden...

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Freebie # 71-Lora Warren: Is Obesity Killing the Church
Sep23
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 4
Sep18

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 4

Back into a Family and a Household Paul refers to the church as the household of God. He literally sees Christ’s people as closer than family—we are a home. Consider the manner in which Paul speaks to, and about those in the church: “… we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our...

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Freebie #69-Kevin Twit: Can Music Help us Process Doubt & Struggle
Sep09
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Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 2
Sep04

Honoring Christ In Human Rights-Day 2

Everyone has the Same Story In John 13, in the wake of Jesus washing the disciples feet, predicting his coming betrayal, and foretelling of Peter’s coming unfaithfulness and three denials, the disciples were feeling pretty insecure, to say the least. In John 14:1, Jesus comforts his disciples and encourages them to “not let their hearts be troubled.” What is most interesting about Jesus’ encouragement in this passage of John’s Gospel...

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Freebie #67-Dr. Byron Spradlin: Imaginal Intelligence
Aug26
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Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 3
Aug21

Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 3

Over at MakeJesusCulture.com Aaron Keyes spoke about sorrow and how you work through that in a team in order to walk through hard issues together as you create: how living life among and with one another actually girds up a household of creatives that they may live out a fuller, Christlike resilience in the teeth of suffering. In the background, while he spoke hung the great wave of Kanagawa. The wave creates a great piece of chaos...

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Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 2
Aug14

Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 2

Over at MakeJesusCulture.com we had Latiphah Alattis talk about songwriting, but in the midst of it she grew very honest about her father’s funeral. Her father died young, all things considered, and she was a younger woman when it happened. As a Christian songwriter, the despair really sang pretty deep into her melancholy spirit and festered there. Meanwhile, the parishioners and fellow citizens all passed her by ignorant of the...

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Freebie #65-Lancelot Schaubert: Use Words When Necessary
Aug12
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Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 1
Aug07

Honoring Christ In Toil And Suffering- Day 1

At MakeJesusCulture.com we had several speakers talk on toil and suffering in their work. One of them was Harrison Hollingsworth, the New York City ballet conductor and bassoonist who leads worshippers at Redeemer Presbyterian Downtown. His main talk revolved around how meaningless our toil is without relationships – particularly relationship with the father of heavenly lights. And this of course applies to all made things, whether...

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