Learn From the Past: Christianity Pt. 3

The Crusades, which spanned over two hundred years, demonstrated the power wielded through a political-religious alliance. Increasing corruption resulted in enormous wealth being amassed within the Roman Catholic church and within religious societies like the Knights Templar and Jesuits. In addition to conquered lands and their spoils, the church granted indulgences through service or monetary... Continue Reading →

Learn from the Past: Break the Cycle

You never know what you have until it's gone. At the dawn of creation, mankind was given everything we could desire. Protection, peace, abundant food, companionship, love, a purpose, a life without hardship, and eternal life. They had openness, trust, and intimate relationship, both with each other and their creator. In essence they lived in... Continue Reading →

Get Out of My Head

I was reminded today of how much our thoughts influence our actions and attitudes. We like to think we single handedly dictate our thoughts, beliefs, and opinions. But the outside voices we hear have a tremendous impact on our thoughts and our hearts. Have you ever had a thought that continued to replay in your... Continue Reading →

Church in Sardis- Authenticity

Up to this point, each letter began by highlighting the positive contributions of each church. This is not so for the letter to Sardis. Instead, this letter begins with a harsh truth and a call for action. Like the Pharisees, they had become more concerned with appearances than worship. Jesus had called them to love,... Continue Reading →

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