“Why I’m signing on the dotted line…”
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“Why I’m signing on the dotted line…”

One of the things I’m learning as we implement a formalized church membership (what we call partnership) is how much people absolutely abhor signing their name to things and formalizing a current reality. “It feels too corporate.” “I don’t know why it’s important.” “It’s not in the Bible.” “I’m already showing up.” I have heard...

Gospel Generosity: Why I don’t tithe.
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Gospel Generosity: Why I don’t tithe.

You read that correctly. I don’t tithe. I’m a pastor who doesn’t bother with tithing to the local church. I do however give a crazy amount to the local church whenever our finances allow it. Currently, we give more than a tithe because our finances allow us to. I know it sounds like I’m splitting...

The Situation
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The Situation

Acts 2 puts us in the middle of a pretty dramatic event. To catch us up to speed, Jesus has just lived, died, resurrected, and ascended into Heaven in order to accomplish salvation for self-centered people like you and me. Now, we can be free. Furthermore, Jesus has officially ushered in a new reality where...