The N Commandments: Unhinged05/12/15
The Bible is complex. Christianity can seem extreme. But when it comes to faith, this one thing changed everything.
If you think the death and resurrection of Jesus are unbelievable, this one thing might change your mind.
Now What?: Even When It Hurts
Pain, heartache, and heartbreak are inevitable in life. But what if there's more purpose to suffering than you ever imagined?
Now What?: River of Love
Love is the greatest motivator for anything in life. When you feel loved, you can love anyone, anytime. To learn more, watch this episode of Now What? entitled “River of Love.”
Now What?: It's Not In Me
Following Jesus moves us to ask,“What does love require of me?”But what do you do when love requires more than you have to give? Check out what Clay Scroggins has to say in “It’s Not In Me.”
Before you ever thought you’d be a regular church attender, someone prepared a seat in the church for you. What should you do in response? Find out in this message from Andy Stanley.
Brand:New: Redefining Terms
Don't like the church? Is that your fault or the church's? In this episode of Brand:New, Andy exposes how the church veered off course.
Brand:New: What Love Requires
The arrival of Jesus signaled an end to the Temple Model and the beginning of a brand new approach to faith—an approach based in love. But how do we really love others?For more, watch this episode ofBrand:Newentitled 'What Love Requires.'
Religion is powerful—so powerful it can shape our consciences. Unfortunately, our consciences have been shaped by a version of Christianity that reflects a blend of the rules-focused temple model and the Jesus movement, which is demonstrated by love....
Jesus stepped into a world where religion was characterized by the temple model: sacred places that housed sacred texts that were interpreted by sacred men who used those texts to control superstitious people. Jesus initiated something entirely new, a...
Brand:New: Letting Go
Jesus’ arrival signaled an end to one way of relating to God and the beginning of something entirely new. Jesus instructed us to love one another as well as those who won’t love us back. Over time and across cultures, different churches have tried to...
Re:solution: This Wall Won't Build Itself
Most people begin the New Year asking, “What should I do about me?” In this series, we introduced a different question: “What breaks your heart?” If you want to become a better person, do something the make the world a better place. Maybe this series...
This is the season of self-improvement. We challenge ourselves to get slimmer, stronger, and smarter. But if you want to become a better person, focus less on yourself and more on doing something to make the world a better place. The challenge is that...
Re:solution: Something to Show for It
This is the time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. Traditionally, it’s a season of self-absorption. We wonder how to get slimmer, stronger, and smarter. We wonder how to get...
Re:solution: The Better Question
This is that time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. Traditionally, the new year is a season of self-absorption. It’s all about what we can do to make ourselves better...
Reconciling with someone who has wronged us or wronged someone we love is not intuitive or comfortable. But sometimes it's necessary . . . for our sakes because resentment takes a toll, and for their sakes because they want to reconnect. Christmas is...
Doing For Those Who Don't
Doing good for those who can’t do for themselves is fun and gratifying . . . especially when they’re grateful. But doing good for someone who would never do anything good for you is challenging. Doing good for someone who hurt you, reminds you of...
Killin' It: Remote Controlled
There is a sin that is so common to the human experience, it is the gateway to all other sins. It promises to make us bigger, better, and more important, but only makes us smaller and meaner. It strips us of our capacity to connect with others. It...
The Pain and the Promise of Obedience
We want to feel closer to God. We want our faith to grow. But when God calls us, it usually involves some sacrifice. He asks us to let go of our plans for our lives so we can take hold of his plans. What would happen if you decided that when God asks...
Have you noticed how people seem to get lit up about Christmas earlier and earlier every year? For some, the Christmas season can’t come early enough. For others, any mention of Christmas before Thanksgiving is a major annoyance. But for still others,...
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