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Worship as a Creative Lifestyle by @DouglasCMann

To worship God in spirit and truth is to get our hands dirty and uncomfortable, to move into the brokenness of people’s lives. Artistry and faith are like that—a little messy most of the time and extremely messy now and again. But we’re called to a gospel artistry, called to live out the gospel in practical ways, to creatively incite people toward the good news. Gospel artistry starts with the willingness to show up, allowing your heart—yourself—to be available and vulnerable to those around you. As we do that, we become gospel artists, but more than that, we become...

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Review by @EspinosaJoey: The In-Between by @JeffGoins @MoodyPublishers

Book Review by Joey Espinosa of The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing by Jeff Goins (Author), Niequist Shauna (Foreword) Last year, I had a goal to spend 10 minutes each day (for the month of June) just being still and mindful. I failed within the first week. What about you? Do you have a hard time being still? Do you have a hard time waiting? Do you see the past 12 months (or more) as a handful of major moments, separated by periods of nothing? If you answered “yes” to those questions, buy a copy...

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Review: Prototype by Jonathan Martin @RenovatusPastor

Description: Jesus is God and we are not. Most of us get that. But what we don’t always understand is that God loves us just as much as He does His son. Many times in the Old Testament, God refers to human beings as His “beloved.” But when God called Jesus His beloved, Jesus did something truly remarkable: He believed Him. He lived every moment of His life fully convinced of His identity. And unlike every other person in history . . . He never forgot. In Prototype, Jonathan Martin creates a vivid understanding of what it means to...

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#CalltoResurgence by @PastorMark

Driscoll, Mark. A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future?.  Tyndale: Carol Stream, IL., 2013. It’s tempting to believe that the Christian faith is alive and well in our country today. Our politicians talk about God. Our mega-churches are filled. Christian schools dot our landscape. Brace yourself. It’s an illusion. Believe it or not, only 8 percent of Americans profess and practice true evangelical Christian faith. There are more left-handed people than evangelical Christians in America. In this book, Mark Driscoll delivers a wake-up call for every believer: We are living in a post-Christian culture—a...

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God, Freedom and Human Dignity by Ron Highfield @IVPress

“Does God’s all-encompassing will restrict our freedom? Does God’s ownership and mastery over us diminish our dignity? The fear that God is a threat to our freedom and dignity goes far back in Western thought. Such suspicion remains with us today in our so-called secular society. In such a context any talk of God tends to provoke responses that range from defiance to subservience to indifference. How did Western culture come to this place? What impact does this social and intellectual environment have on those who claim to believe in God or more specifically in the Christian God of...

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