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friendship

Some friends of ours moved last week. Traded one set of blue mountains for a set of rocky ones. It’s something they’ve wanted to do for a while (he has family in Colorado, not twenty miles from their new home, and she grew up in nearby Boulder). Their move had less to do with the economy than a simple desire for a change of scenery. I nodded when they told me that, but I didn’t really understand. Who would want to leave rural Virginia?

I’ve known them for about fifteen years now. They’ve been to my home, I’ve been to theirs. We’ve shared meals and Christmas presents and birthday parties for our children. It’s a sad thing that in a world defined by hustle and bustle and there’s-always-something-going-on, few people slow down enough to make good friends. That’s what I’d call them—good friends.

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Christian Life

We’re all messed up. Yes, I know, that’s not a very positive statement to make. Some might suspect I’m a pessimist with a glass-half-empty perspective on life. I would argue that I’m a realist with a biblical worldview.

We all have sinned. We all will continue to struggle with sin on this side of eternity. We all have parts of our heart, mind, soul, and body that are not yet perfect.

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Feature Article

If God asked you for permission before He allowed your life to get painful and messy, I imagine — like me — you would quickly reply, “I don’t want to!”

“I don’t want to . . . endure, suffer, grieve, lose, forfeit, repent, surrender, forgive, etc.”

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The High Calling

Christian Living >
Negative Splitting | High Calling [Video]
1:19
This New Year, let us start at a deliberate pace. Conserve energy as we set new habits, then pick up…

Dallas Seminary

Culture >
Engaging with LGBT Persons | Dallas Theological Seminary
33:23
In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Mark Yarhouse and Dr. Gary Barnes discuss sexual identity, fo…

Tenth Avenue North

Music >
No Man Is An Island | Tenth Avenue North [Music Video]
4:59
Tenth Avenue North — No Man Is An Island — Music Video Featuring the debut single from Tenth Av…

Work

Work >
Allie Gray, Chocolatier | The High Calling
2:13
Allie Grey is a chocolate lover who wants to make a difference, not only for the people eating her c…

Christian Living

Spiritual Growth >
When God Doesn't Make Sense? | Gabe Lyons
2:08
If God is loving and powerful, why does he allow his children to struggle? Gabe Lyons discusses his …

Young Adults

Young Adults >
How Emerging Adulthood Affects the Church | Dallas Theological Seminary
41:36
In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Mark Matlock discuss emerging adulthood, focu…

Work

Women >
by Diane Paddison with 4 Word Women · 0 Likes

In an interview with Diane Paddison, Dr. Michelle Watson discusses the importance of relationships between women and their fathers.
Christian Living >

Kris Camealy discusses whether your work needs an official title to matter.
Christian Living >
by Diane Paddison with 4 Word Women · 1 Likes

Diane Paddison discusses the best way for a woman to dress in her work environment.
Work >
by Ron Edmondson with RonEdmondson.com · 0 Likes

Change can be good, but how do you know? Ron Edmondson discusses how you know when its time to change.
Dads >
by Roger Olson with Roger E. Olson · 0 Likes

Did you lose your man card? Roger Olson combats mainstream media's standards for men.
Spiritual Growth >

Chris Patton discusses the new trend of the word "disciple" in church culture today.

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