There is a culture war between gays and Christians. Justin Lee has a foot in both camps. Lee has been a devoted Cristian since childhood, but realized as an adolescent that he was attracted to men rather than women. He struggled with this revelation for years before coming to terms with his sexuality, realizing that […]
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Because Andy Mineo is just that good. Lyrics Come you sinners poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, Grace requires nothing more, I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms, In the arms of my dear Savior, There are ten thousands […]
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This passage has been ministering to me the past few days and I just want to share it with you. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious […]
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This is one of my favorite videos. It is what brought me profess faith in Christ. In February of 2008 we watched a Francis Chan podcast about the love of God. If I remember correctly, it was part of a series of podcasts that would eventually lead to the writing of Crazy Love. The video […]
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This is an excellent explanation of the gospel. God, in His goodness and love for us, created us unique and gave us life. But we cheated on God, we didn’t trust Him, and we sinned. Consequently, we turn elsewhere to fill the void that we’ve created. But God doesn’t want to see us waste away, […]
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This is powerful. Watch this. Educational inequality is a reality of low-income schools in America. Inexperienced teachers cycle through as under-funded schools struggle to equip student despite difficult home situations. On top of that, students English as a second language are not allowed to be instructed in their first language and are expected to perform […]
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Jesus is a King who is worthy to be praised and deserves all glory from creation. But that Jesus is the same Jesus of John 13 and Matthew 25; the same Jesus who made himself a servant, and who says that “whatever you do to the least of these you’ve done to me.” Throughout the gospels Jesus identifies with the marginalized. If all the work done for the sake of the marginalized is counted as done for Christ himself, then what implications does that have for our judgment, condemnation, or neglect of those we view as beneath us?
Yesterday while walking,
Beneath an overpass,
I saw the figure of Jesus,
Standing barefoot on broken glass.
His beard was graying,
The smell of urine filled the air,
Asking if I had some change,
Anything that I could spare.
His shaking fists balled up,
Influenza and pneumonia,
Begging God to take his cup.
So different from his pictures,
Breathing air through yellowed tubes,
Jesus Christ, dying of AIDS,
Can look right through you.
And all have hated,
Crucified and walked away,
The Savior of the prostitutes,
Drunkards, rapists, and the gays.
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With hands raised,
From the ghettos they praise his name.
Broke and crippled in the dark of night,
Raise your voices to Jesus Christ,