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Lighten Up: Happy Black Friday

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Are Christians Required to Give 10% of Their Income to the Church?

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In the West, we tend to think of church as a weekend gathering in a special religious building. As a result, many mistakenly assume that Paul wrote his letters to a single body of people in a specific town who gathered together as a rather large group once a week. In reality, the regional churches…

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Consumer Wars: Sermon Clip

To go along with our other post today, here’s a clip from Greg’s sermon last week. If you don’t have any financial margin in your life, this might have something to do with it. You can find the entire sermon here.

Is America God’s Favored Nation?

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The Beauty and Necessity of Margins

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Alan Hirsch on Making Disciples

This is an excellent clip featuring Alan Hirsch on making disciples (thanks Jeff!). He makes a really interesting point that we are all being formed into disciples of one thing or another. What’s forming you?