Cultivating Patient Tenacity

by Ben Sternke on December 24, 2015

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As Advent draws to a close today and we look toward the twelve days of Christmas, I want to reflect briefly on some of what I’ve learned over the past few weeks.

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How Copywriting Made Me a Better Evangelist

by Ben Sternke on December 17, 2015

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Because of some of the jobs I’ve had over the past couple years, I’ve learned quite a bit about copywriting.

“Copy” refers to the words used on web pages, in ads, on promotional materials, etc. Copywriting is the art of writing copy that sells a product or service and convinces prospective customers to take action.

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How To (Start To) Pray Without Ceasing

November 23, 2015
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Paul instructed believers to “pray without ceasing.” How in the world do you do that if you’ve got work to do?

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Why It’s Impossible To Experience Salvation By Yourself

November 9, 2015
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We often think of salvation as an insurance contract I sign up for as an individual. But it’s actually impossible to experience salvation by yourself.

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Why Salvation is Not An Insurance Contract

November 2, 2015
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The concept of salvation is often talked about as an insurance contract, payable upon death. But it’s a lot more scandalous than that!

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Why Do We Want What We Already Have?

October 26, 2015
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The Israelites demanded a king “like the other nations.” It’s oftentimes the same with us, desiring from others what is freely available in God.

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God Isn’t Trying To Get You To “Behave”

October 19, 2015
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What if righteousness is less about moral performance and more about mutual participation?

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What Is Worship For?

October 12, 2015
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Why do Christians “go to church?” To prove something to God or someone else? Is it a lifestyle choice? When it comes down to it, what is worship for?

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What IS the Church, Anyway?

October 5, 2015
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Most evangelical churches have no ecclesiology. What I mean by this is that they don’t have an answer to this question: What IS the church?

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Fracking Information: A Reflection on Subterranean, Ch 3

October 2, 2015
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I’m participating in a blog tour of Dan White, Jr.’s new book Subterranean. This is a a reflection on chapter 3, titled “Extracted Perception.”

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