Monthly Archives December 2013

Real Community by Adam Norsworthy


There are often things that happen in life that make me rethink some of my assumptions and reconsider my stances. Such was the case of a recent conversation I had on Facebook.

While browsing through CNN I came across a heartbreaking article about a young man who had died on his college campus due to a Fraternity hazing.  It was senseless, uncalled for, and I’m sure the most devastating news his parents would ever hear, especially around Christmas.

My righteous anger burst from me and I let it out on the very social medium that makes most sense when you are irritated (sarcasm should be implied)..Facebook.

My post read something like this: College student dies from “Fraternity hazing ritual…college students is this worth it?” Real community comes from the church, campus ministries etc...

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What is this Good News?


By Kevin Austin

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
 and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:8-14

What is this good news about which the angels proclaim?

The Sheph...

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