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The Near Side and Far Side of Faith


Author:Mark Batterson

I think there is faith on the near side of doubt and it’s a very shallow, superficial faith. Then there is faith on the far side of doubt, and if you get to the far side of doubt, you will have a tenuous faith that will hold you...[more]


God Never Gives Up On Us


Author:Max Lucado

Not everyone in Jesus’ world gave him a warm welcome. Not everyone received him with grace. And many didn’t just ignore him, they rejected him. Isaiah prophesied his reception like this: “He was despised and rejected by men”...[more]


When Things Get Worse After They Get Bad


Author:Chet Weld

Acts 16:19: “And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers. “ When this woman that was possessed with the spirit of divination and...[more]


Tension is Good


Author:Andy Stanley

We are carry an internal tension that’s associated with our appetites. We struggle desperately because we all want MORE. When we talk about our appetites, we immediately think about food or hunger, but there are a lot of...[more]


Seedy Relatives?


Author:Julie Barrier is all the rage. In a society of people searching for significance, we long to know who we are and why we are here. So let me shake my family tree for you. I found some flavorful fruit, a few lemons and one really...[more]


Anxiety Gone! Healing Worry and Faulty Thinking


Author:Chet Weld

Unless you’re reading this with a flashlight from six feet under, you probably experience worry or anxiety.  Everyone does!  But once we understand how we’re making ourselves worried, we can teach ourselves to be...[more]


Vampirism? Here's the Real "True Blood"


Author:Leonard Sweet

The most famous journalist saying of all time is arguably “if it bleeds, it leads.” Rolling Stone magazine decided to take that adage literally. The 18 August 2010 cover of Rolling Stone magazine featured a bloody mess and it...[more]