Articles Tagged 'Authentic'

Knowing Jesus

Knowing Jesus

Don't you want to know more than just facts about Jesus?

Phil Ware reminds us that there is simply no substitute for truly knowing Jesus!

The Question

The Question

When's the last time you thought about life's most important question?

Phil Ware begins a four post series on Jesus' question to the disciples about who they thought he was and Jesus comes and asks us this question personally, so what will our answer be?

Jesus Promises His Presence

Jesus Promises His Presence

Can we really expect to meet Jesus!

Phil Ware continues his series on The Andrew Effect and reminds us that Jesus promised to be present with us as we live out the four moves of the Andrew Effect.

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Faith's Impact on Normal Life

Doesn't our faith have to impact the way we live our daily lives?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our faith must make a difference in our normal lives or it matters little.

Discovering 'My Truth'

Discovering 'My Truth'

Does it really matter if we simply adjust our definition of truth to fit our own way of living?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that while we can adjust many things to fit our lifestyle and personal reality, truth is still truth despite our protestations and personal journey.

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If You Can’t Trust a Panda

If you can't trust a panda, who can you trust?

Faking Christianity may score points with your friends and neighbors. Living the Christian life can fill your life with purpose and meaning, giving you a powerful hope for the future.

Experience Immanuel

Experience Immanuel

Why do we settle for so much less of Jesus than He promised us?

Phil Ware finishes up his 5 part series on experiencing Immanuel and summarizes the content of the four previous articles.

Beyond the sacred Page

Beyond the sacred Page

How can Jesus be real to me and not just someone I read about on the pages of the Bible?

Phil Ware continues his series on The Yearning, our need and desire and longing for Jesus to be real to us and close to us and experienceable in our daily lives.

The Nones

The Nones

Are you a none?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that the group of those who claim none for religion is growing quickly in the U.S. and that they do so because they are are tired of the hypocrisy.

The Ring of Authenticity

The Ring of Authenticity

Can you tell if the imperfections have been cleansed?

Rubel Shelly visits a kiln that fires ceramics and helps us think through the importance of purifying our imperfections.

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

The Path from Brokenness to Peace

Can I really be the same person in each place?

Ron Rose talks about the temptation to compartmentalize life and live by different standards in different roles and walks in life instead of living with integrity for God.

Living in God's Story

Living in God's Story

Ready for a dangerous read?

Rubel Shelly invites us into the dangerous story of Jesus and the Bible and to invite God into our lives to catch us up in his Kingdom work, the real life of faith and integrity.

SH!FT: PRAY_passionately

SH!FT: PRAY_passionately

Can we really be honest with God and reverent, too?

Phil Ware continues his shift series with a message on prayer and about being real before God.

More Than Mere Words

More Than Mere Words

How do we make our faith more than mere talk?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that religion has to do something and not just talk about a lot of things -- it must walk the talk, practice what you preach, and put your life where your mouth is.

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

C2K - Go Smaller to Go Deeper

Why worry about this smaller thing?

Phil Ware talks about our need to go deeper into the will of Jesus by getting with a group with whom we can grow and follow Jesus.

A Broader View of the Sacred

A Broader View of the Sacred

Where are we called to live holy lives, in private or in public?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that all space is sacred space and that all of life is bound up with the holy because God is with us and in us.

Dropped Passes

Dropped Passes

What about Christians who sin?

The reality of Christian life is not that we do not sin. It is seen in how we react to our sin.

But Can She Sing?

But Can She Sing?

What's more important, style or substance?

Rubel Shelly talks about the shallowness of the Chinese to place appearance above all things and then pass it off as something else.

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

The Art of Saying, 'I am Sorry'

Simple words, so why don't we say them more genuinely?

Steve Higginbotham reminds us that saying "I'm sorry" means truly apologizing.

The Real Thing

The Real Thing

Do you have anything that is really genuine?

So many things are fake and not genuine, but God wants to give us the real thing.

Free to Be Authentic

Free to Be Authentic

Are you truly free?

When we don't have to impress folks, we are free to live authentically.

Religion at Traffic Lights

Religion at Traffic Lights

How is your worship in traffic?

Our Christianity has to accompany us everywhere, even traffic, or it doesn't go with us anywhere.

The Truth Behind Fancy Words

The Truth Behind Fancy Words

What lies behind the words we use to describe ourselves?

The truth is often not found in the fancy words we use about ourselves; what matters is the heart.