Quest Church has purchased the building formerly known as Mars Hill Church. Full transparency: Here?s why and
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Update: Quest is currently renovating our new space and will be hosting our first service in our new location on Sunday, September 13. I have some big news to share - news that will likely solicit mixed emotions for many people. If you're an internet junkie, it's possible that you may have already heard as?
St. Olympias
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We don’t know the exact year that Olympias was born, but it was between the years 360–365. Her parents were quite wealthy and noble. Her father, Secundus (or Selencus) was a “count” of the empire. Her parents died, however, while she was still young, leaving her a huge inheritance. Around the year 385, she married a man ?
Fifty Shades of No
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The movie version of runaway best-seller Fifty Shades of Grey will soon hit the big screen. The movie, like the book, treads where only fallen angels dare to go: themes of sexual bondage, domination, and sado-masochism (BDSM). The Fifty Shades book series sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 52 languages.?
An open letter to the author of the hate letter sent to our local mosque
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The Lansing State Journal reported today on the photo-copied note you sent to mosques throughout the U.S., including a mosque right here in...
Why Your Past Shouldn?t Control Your Future
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A few weeks ago Donald Miller talked about the most important question you can ask yourself: What if? It is an encouraging and forward-thinking question. It got me thinking what if I asked that question more often and asked this one less: What could have been? It’s the question that turns your head back to look at your past. To re-think it, to wonder what would have been different had you… What could have been better had you… Where you would be living now if you had just… Who you would be wit
Alfie Evans? Parents Fight for His Life
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Please keep these young parents in your prayers as they fight for the life and dignity of their son.
Christmas Through Her Eyes - (in)courage
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As the darkness of night fell, the stars seemed to shine with an unparalleled brilliance. An infant’s first cries pierced through the darkness as they rolled over the hills. A precious new mother holding her highly anticipated child, the tears of relief from the pains of birth that overwhelmed her body streamed down her flushed face. An infant with the heartbeat of the Creator, a promised Savior, cradled in the straw of a manger. Sometimes we forget that Jesus was Mary’s Savior as well. Her body
July 2016: A Plea for Prayer
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A Plea for Prayer! Jerry McCullah, President of Impact Prayer International Webster?s Dictionary lists one definition for ?Mind? ...
Addressing the ?Why? of Catholicism
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New Books Focus on Bringing the Faith to Those Searching for Truth
Wait? Who is calling who an ?evangelical? or ?conservative??
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Bravo and a big amen to Religion News Service editor Kevin Eckstrom for a crisp bit of religion-label dissection work about a New York Times report that?s been creating buzz among GetReligionistas past and present (and future) the past 24 hours or so. Eckstrom, who last time I checked does not carry an official right-wing ?
Who Is Worthy Of Your Vote? - Sustainable Traditions
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With all the reports of allegations and out-of-court settlements regarding politicians and their varied crimes, it?s a wonder anyone can still find it within themselves to support these kinds of people with their vote. Motivations for voting for a candidate vary, but I suggest we may have only one reason to support someone with our ?
Thor: Ragnarok and understanding Kiwi Humor
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Tonight I am going to see Thor: Ragnarok with my daughter who has already seen it twice. The selling point for me was the humor ? Kiwi humor, or ?humour? as we would say, of director Taika Waititi. I lived in New Zealand until I was 17 and I not only fully understand and appreciate?
A Facebook Comment Could Render Wheaton College?s Statement of Faith Meaningless
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Christian commentary from a biblical perspective.
How To Get Out From Under The Information Crush
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Our lives and ministries are constantly inundated with tons of information, emails, and communication - all finding it's way into multiple...
This Isn?t the Free Will You?re Looking For
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by Steve Neumann In Star Wars: A New Hope , Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are traveling into the most ?wretched hive of scum and vi...
Ethics: Black Baby Jesus in the Nativity Scene
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Christian commentary from a biblical perspective.
Everything You Need To Know About The Bible [Infographic]
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Studying Jonah? Revelation? Colossians? New Spring Church has a great collection of infographics as part of their Bible Need To Know serie...
Seven Things I Learned Writing With Gary Smalley
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guest post by Mike Loomis: I couldn?t believe my ears. ?Would you be interested in helping Gary Smalley on his next book?? ?Um, ye...
An Eternal Totality - Sustainable Traditions
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Out of the mouth of babes. During the 2017 eclipse, an eight-year-old boy visiting our homestead grew more and more excited about what he was seeing and freely repeated words he learned about the eclipse from the adults around him. One thing about the eclipse this young boy said brought the effective death, burial, and ?
Sunday Considerations: After Church
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Christian commentary from a biblical perspective.
How To Make Meetings Stink Less
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Recently Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn talked to NPR's Marketplace about ineffective meetings. The estimates she cited inc...
Getting Involved in the Live LIGHT Community
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Community is one of the three paths to moving from busyness to blessing, from frustration to fulfilment and from miracles done to you to miracles done to you. Learn how you can get involved in the …
Christmas Is the New Easter? | The Unstuck Church Podcast - TonyMorganLive.com
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Our culture still embraces Christmas. Churches decorate, plan and hold extra services. But are we really connecting with the people who only come to church during the most wonderful time of the year? In this episode of The Unstuck Church Podcast, Amy and I review "the wins" every church can experience during the Christmas season.
English usage guides | OUPblog
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My own collection of usage guides. I’ve collected quite a few of them since the start of the Bridging the Unbridgeable project in 2011. The aim of the project is to study usage guides and usage problems in British and American English, as well as attitudes to disputed usages like the split infinitive, the placement of only, the flat adverb, and many more.
Fabulous Gift for Book of Mormon Fans: Watch Lehi in Arabia for Free
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Perhaps the single best book related to Book of Mormon evidence is Warren Aston's Lehi and Sariah in Arabia , available on Kindle. Relate...
Jane Austen?s Characters Show Christian Values in Relationships
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The standards of honesty, courage, chastity and charity come to life in timeless heroines and heroes.
How to Get Logos 7: All Your Options, Clearly Explained - LogosTalk
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Logos 7 base packages are 20% off?just in time for Christmas. We want to make it simple for you to get what you need for Bible study, and we are offering our best price in years. Need a bigger library? Just want the features? Working with a limited budget? Whatever your situation, there?s a Logos ?
Franz Brentano: 100 years after | OUPblog
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Franz Brentano died on the 17 of March 1917. His main work Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint (1874) combines an Aristotelian view of the mind with empiricist methodology inspired by the likes of William Hamilton and John Stuart Mill. Brentano’s philosophical program was to show that every concept can ultimately be derived from perceptions: he was a concept empiricist.
Beyond the Fields We Know
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A passionate eye on the living world.. The journeys of an artist through the landscape with camera, brush and notebook; words - images - places - seasonal meditations, uncommon ramblings in the Great Round, wild and earthy thoughts gathered along the Way
Fuck Stress
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The image is a screenshot of suggestions from Google on how to complete "School makes me..."
Update on the Hui Theme Park | Islam in China on WordPress.com
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A number of news outlets have been giving updates on the new Hui Cultural Theme Park that was recently opened in China. From the looks of it, it has not become as popular as the government had expected. Here is a relevant excerpt from a news story at NBC. "Coming here could help Arab people?
Online Radio: Living with Spirit
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There is a community where your soul and spirit will find friends…and freedom! Kindred spirits who come together in their seeking find comfort in community.
VOC diary for the week beginning 6th March 2017
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New Age blog on astrology, hypnotherapy, family constellation, wonders of the Universe
Christ and Pop Culture Has Moved!
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Please join us at our new home: christandpopculture.com!
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We step onto the stage, just me and my classmate. We’d been through three levels of improv class together, and this was Day 1 of Level 4. This theater offered 5 levels, so we felt pretty advanced already, which is why it didn’t faze us when our teacher said these words: “Start a scene.” The ?
New Blog
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I started a new blog and have been posting at markowilson.com .
The Blessings of Obedience
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The following are some of the Blessings of Obedience mentioned in the Bible: God will keep His covenant with you. (Deuteronomy 7:12) ...