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Of Fairy Tales and Stranger Things

In his preeminent book on preaching, Telling the Truth, Frederick Buechner wrote,

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Called Back to God

Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 18:16-39

Elijah . . . prayed: “Lord . . . let it be known today that you are God. . . .
1 Kings 18:36

When Ahab and Jezebel ruled in Israel, wickedness ran wild. Selfishness, oppression, and idolatry flourished (1 Kings 16:29-33).

Again and again in the Old Testament, the Lord had sent prophets to confront injustice and call people to worship God—and only God—with their whole lives.

The prophets had the particular job of proclaiming God’s Word. They reminded the people of God’s instruction. They proclaimed that the Lord alone is God, and that as his people, we should reflect God’s character. We have been saved with a purpose: to restore justice and righteousness in the culture around us so that God will be glorified in the flourishing of all things. In short, the prophets proclaimed what the kingdom of God was supposed to look like.

Empowered by God’s Spirit, Elijah opposed Ahab for abusing his God-given reign for personal gain. Elijah confronted Jezebel for corrupting the people and killing God’s prophets (1 Kings 18:4). Elijah finally called on the people to turn back to God, and God displayed his power so that the people proclaimed, “The Lord—he is God!”

You too are a prophet. You too are called to show God’s love and justice to the people around you. Are you ready?

Father, in your strength, may we be fearless to show who is Lord in our lives. And if we have strayed, call us back to serve you faithfully. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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An Exceptional Experiment

Chamy chooses to study Liz to discover how to live the Christian life. Can Liz show Chamy how to live out the Bible in all he does?

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Transitions + Thanks

Life is full of transitions. That’s what I told my friends at ReFrame Media as I began to let them know I’m leaving my role at Church Juice to pursue other opportunities while staying in the Chicago area. Nearly nine years ago, I came into this role in major, personal transition. I was newly married, living in a city I didn’t know while attempting to make a career pivot. While...

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Letting Go of Adult Kids

Struggling to let your young adult children leave the nest? Consider this wisdom from God's Word to bless your children towards stepping into God's kingdom mission.

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Seeking Answers in Scripture

How do I choose a Bible translation? Was that experience a manifestation of the Holy Spirit? Christians at all stages in their faith journey have questions. Some questions are practical in nature, while others are more deep and theological. Together, let's turn to scripture for answers to these questions and as we increase our knowledge, we'll also strengthen our faith and deepen our relationship with God. 

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No Such Thing as Secular

03.23.2016 No Such Thing as Secular

Doug Vande Griend of Salem, OR became a follower of Think Christian because of the ministry’s tagline, “no such thing as secular.”

“I’ve believed that all my adult life,” says the 61-year-old lawyer. “In fact, back in 1979, I submitted my third year thesis for law school based on the idea...

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Focusing on Young Moms

03.15.2016 Focusing on Young Moms

In business, know your customer is one of those elementary imperatives that make the difference between success and failure. To succeed, you’ve got to know what people need and offer a solution to one of their problems. The same is true in Christian media ministry. Know your media user. “What...

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