ONLINE CHURCH! The very words bring strong emotion to the hearts of many Christians and ministry leaders.

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Eventually, Christian leaders will have to do what they’ve done for 2,000 years. We will have to lead the flocks to which Christ Himself has made us overseers. We cannot permanently abdicate responsibility to temporal powers.

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It really doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat. You could be a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and find that you’ll agree with a Philadelphia Eagles fan, at least on this one point. Even the redneck and the socialite will find common ground here. I think we can all agree. During this COVID-19 […]

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301 years ago, Robinson Crusoe, widely considered the First English Novel, was released in England to enormous praise.  Audiences loved the simple story of a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad.  Poor Crusoe encounters prisoners, mutineers, and even cannibals during his adventurous stay.  Yet the first foes he would face would not come […]

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Today’s Blog is a guest post from my wife, Heather. Enjoy! “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as […]

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The Big Next Step

March 11, 2014

It’s been pretty exciting these past few years watching God guide this new church. From a handful of inexperienced Christians who simply had enough faith to step out and plant Southern Hills to over 650 passionate followers of Christ who now meet weekly for worship and Bible study, God continues to lead us step by […]

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Understanding a Pharisee

November 18, 2013

In the 8 weeks we have been studying The Villains of the Bible, I have come to the conclusion that the Pharisees were possibly the greatest villains in all of the Bible. They had the opportunity of leading the nation of Israel in receiving their long awaited Messiah, but they refused. Instead they have been […]

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Fighting Abortion or Saving Lives

September 13, 2013

I have never held a picket sign. I have never threatened an abortion clinic. I don’t believe in scare tactics and emotional manipulation. I don’t really “fight” abortion. For years I have seen the reprehensible nature of abortion. I have studied it enough to know of its destructive nature. I have counseled enough to hear […]

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5 Reasons I Tithe

September 4, 2013

Writing this post made me feel a little bit uncomfortable. In our culture money is a private matter and not something that is readily discussed even amoung friends. On top of that, Jesus ridiculed the Pharisees for making a public show of their charitable giving (Matthew 6:1-4). With these two thoughts in the back of […]

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Who Wrote the Pentateuch?

August 30, 2013

The first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch, The Law, The Torah) were written anonymously. Unlike many of the books of the Bible, these five do not claim to have an author. However, it is widely believed that Moses was indeed the author of these most important books. Here are a few reasons why I […]

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Are You Ready for the End of the World?

July 26, 2013

A personal friend of mine who happens to be a college professor has written the following post. This person has asked that article be published anonymously. The Rapture Eschatology – the very sound of the word can send some people into paranoia fits! Visions of the earth ending in 2012, the apocalypse, the Hollywood dramatizations, […]

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A Healthy “Body”

July 9, 2013

This is a guest post by Pastor Josh Irmler Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. There are many metaphors in the Scriptures used to describe the […]

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A Healthy “Body”

July 9, 2013

This is a guest post by Pastor Josh Irmler Romans 12:4-5 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. There are many metaphors in the Scriptures used to describe the […]

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Interfering In-laws

June 18, 2013

It has got to be one of the most difficult things to transition from parenting a child to parenting an adult. I have often heard it said that you never stop being a parent, but somewhere along the way there is a transformation that occurs and role of the parent will change drastically. The Bible […]

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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Cold

May 24, 2013

When I was a child I watched many Disney movies. Sword in the Stone, Fox and the Hound, and Peter Pan were among my favorites. I remember in Disney’s Robin Hood Maid Mariam told her friend how much she missed seeing Robin Hood while he was hiding in Sherwood Forest. Her friend replied, “Ah yes, […]

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