Category: Theology

What is Theology?
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What is Theology?

What you think about when you think about God shapes you more than you know. That's why theology — the study of God and our relationship to Him — is so important.

December 7, 2014December 7, 2014by
Jesus is Here
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Jesus is Here

The beauty of serving a God so close is that He cares about everything in your life. You don't have to reach Him. You don't have to find Him. You don't have to strive to achieve some level of perfection to get His attention.

Jesus is here. He is in you.
And He cares about everything in your life.

September 8, 2014September 8, 2014by
The Names of God
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The Names of God

I was reading through the Old Testament this past week and I found a Scripture that caught my eye. I was gearing up for Christmas, so I had sought out some old favorite Scriptures in the Old Testament that, I believe, point forward to the coming of Christ. Isaiah has a lot to say about...

December 2, 2013December 2, 2013by
With You
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With You

This past weekend as my girlfriend and I were leaving church for the 45 minute drive to Monmouth, a warning came over the radio. There were tornado watches in our county as well as all of the counties surrounding ours. She asked if we should turn back. Looking out the window, however, I noticed a...

November 18, 2013November 18, 2013by
Do Miracles Still Happen?
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Do Miracles Still Happen?

People have often asked me, “Why is it that God does not perform miracles like He did in the Old Testament and with the disciples?” They look at the world around them and see suffering and disbelief and wonder where the acts of God that left people awestruck are absent in a world that needs...

October 21, 2013October 21, 2013by
Résumé
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Résumé

This past weekend, the students from Ignite Monmouth went out into the local community and served at the Jamieson Center. They were actively heeding the call of Christ to serve the needs of the hurting and needy in their local area, the surrounding community, and in all the world. They were the hands and feet...

October 7, 2013October 7, 2013by
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Trusted by God

Serving God is hard. Whether you pastor a small country church, lead a mega-church, travel for missions, play worship, or simply tell a friend about God, serving God is never easy. It might bring joy, but it always costs. Often, the cost can dampen even the brightest fire for God. When someone complains about the...

September 23, 2013September 23, 2013by
Why Me?
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Why Me?

Back in January, I was at a retreat for my Seminary education, and I was in the valley. I had realized that my relationship with God, despite being six years in the making, had become superficial and stale. I had gone through the motion of being a Christian, including prayer, preaching, and learning about God,...

September 9, 2013September 9, 2013by
God Cheated
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God Cheated

God and Satan have been playing a game against each other for a very long time. The game has been close, and every time one has tried to get ahead, the other has managed to frustrate the plan. Suddenly, Satan thinks he finally has what it takes to win. The last pieces of his game...

September 2, 2013September 2, 2013by
Jesus Pooped
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Jesus Pooped

Fully divine. Fully human. That’s how we describe Jesus. It’s been the popular way of understanding our Savior for over 1,900 years, and for good reason: it fits. Jesus was both God AND man. For most of that time, we humans have been struggling to understand what this statement about Jesus really means. Battles over...

August 26, 2013August 26, 2013by