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Putting Christmas back in Christ

By: Hannah Ploegstra ------19 December 2016------- For many Christians, Christmas can be a rather conflicted season. Ever notice how we gripe our way through the season, over-spending on toys and junk, over-eating, and letting ourselves get "way too busy"… while with the very same breath bemoaning the loss of the "reason for the season" and the way the world has t...

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Putting Christmas back in Christ

By: Hannah Ploegstra ------19 December 2016------- For many Christians, Christmas can be a rather conflicted season. Ever notice how we gripe our way through the season, over-spending on toys and junk, over-eating, and letting ourselves get "way too busy"… while with the very same breath bemoaning the loss of the "reason for the season" and the way the world has t...

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Keep Church in Christmas

  By Jay Lickey12-16-16 It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas when you start seeing statements made here and there about keeping Christ in Christmas. It’s a pointed reminder in our increasingly secular age. But what about keeping church in Christmas? I have never seen that statement on a Facebook post or a t-shirt. Yet, every 6+ years Christmas falls on...

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Grace makes Guarantees

  No one likes living in a fog. Stock markets hate uncertainty. Voters hate uncertainty. Sick people hate uncertainty. The new and wonderful abilities of the scientific community make us hate it even more. Most expectant parents don’t even want to live with a few months of not knowing the gender of their baby. Perhaps some people like the uncertainty of being s...

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Can an Unbeliever Be Patient?

  People used to think the single cell was pretty basic, like an old car you could work on if you had some know-how. Turns out we simply weren’t looking close enough. Instead of comparing it to an Oldsmobile, the cell is more like a galaxy of function and information. The same is true with some of the most famous and beloved Bible verses. We love them because o...

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