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Whiplash and our striving for perfection

Perfect is a loaded word, in both artistic and religious circles. Can a song be perfect? Can we? Even if most people would answer no (John Wesley aside), many of us still strive toward some idea of perfection. And when we fail to achieve that, the result can be a dizzying case of existential dissonance.

The thrilling new movie Whiplash explores this tension in the context of competitive jazz. As...

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FOOD AND THE CROSS

Jesus wants us to remember him, and he uses food as a means to connect with him. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of Christ’s victory over sin and death, and over Satan and his allies. Engaging in this meal is a powerful testimony to the world that Jesus is Lord of lords and King of kings.

How can eating a small piece of bread and drinking a little wine do that? Back in the Garden of Eden, an act of eating plunged the world into sin. One bite of disobedience led to death for Adam and Eve—and for us. It caused conflict between Adam and Eve....

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Committing to Church Communications

Church communications isn’t an easy job. Because it brings together many factions of a church, it lends itself to being an area of conflict. People in different departments want to silo up and keep independence. Communications issues often evolve into bigger, tougher conversations about the vision...

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In the Beginning …God (Part2)

For Chamy, Spike and the gang, the science fair day will be a day full of wonder! With a surprise guest, enlightening displays, and a big surprise pop for everyone, the day is not what they expected. But the biggest surprise comes at the end of the episode for Chamy!

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The Gospel Around the World

Do you remember ever having visiting missionaries show slideshows of far-off places where the Bible was being preached and taught? In more recent times some people have sensed just as urgent a need to have missionaries work right here at home as much of Western society has lost touch with the...

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Family Grieving: Navigating Loss Together

Grief is a universal experience. We all experience loss, but everyone expresses that grief in their own way.  When families grieve together it requires grace and compassion.

At first I was busy taking care of the things that had to be done, trying to shield my mom from as many decisions as I could. And as long as I was busy, I was ok. It wasn’t until about a month later that I realized that the...

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Under the Radar Hosts Dove Award Showcase

10.09.2014 Under the Radar Hosts Dove Award Showcase

Under the Radar highlights some of the best undiscovered and under-appreciated tunes from Christian artists.

This week, they teamed up with the Gospel Music Association (GMA) to bring some of these hidden gems center stage in downtown Nashville.

On Wednesday, Oct. 8, Under the Radar hosted the...

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Liz and His Pals from Kids Corner Make Great Traveling Companions for a Missionary Family

10.01.2014 Liz and His Pals from Kids Corner Make Great Traveling Companions for a Missionary Family

It isn’t often that a family of six can agree on something to listen to in the car. Something fun for the little ones, educational for pre-teens, and yet still entertaining for the parents… all with a Christian message. Is there such a thing?

Sheree Mann found the answer in a little lizard named...

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