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Motivational Monday: 4 Ways Jesus Supports Women

The past couple of weeks we have discussed Wonder Woman, one of this year’s top grossing movies.  That discussion so far has taken us to some interesting topics: polyamory, sexual identity, and polity to name a few.  See “There’s More to Wonder” Part 1 and Part 2. Preface:  The release of WW is very timely — it’s hitting a very raw nerve.  I …

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TUESDAY TRANSFORMATION: 4 Ways A Hipster Makes Peace

  Hello, hipsters and welcome to the first ever: “Transformation Tuesday!” Today, in pursuit of transformation, we will explore how peace is possible, both personally and globally. I am so excited!  This is why HOPE4Hipsters exists because far too many have experienced the pain and punishment of not “fitting the mold.” Let’s take a look at how peace is both …

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HOPE4Politics (Conclusion)

See and Subscribe to the VLOG! “Then all the elders of Israel…came to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, ‘Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways.  Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.’  But the thing displeased Samuel…And Samuel prayed to the Lord.  And the Lord said to Samuel, …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 4B)

See and Subscribe to the VLOG. “And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly.” ~ Mark 8:31-32a     Last time, we “sprung forward” into Romans 13 …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 4A)

See VLOG! …He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 3)

See the VLOG. “When we talk politics, we moralize.  When we talk morality, we politicize.” ~ Ravi Zacharias Preface: This is one of the most difficult blog series I could ever imagine writing.  When I was younger, I recall a relative telling me to never discuss religion or politics. They are too divisive and too dangerous. And yet, here we …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 2)

See the VLOG!  HOPE4Politics 1 Timothy     “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but …

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HOPE4Politics (pt 1)

Yes, it’s “rough around the edges,” but check this out on the new VLOG!!!  HOPE4Hipsters VLOG “If you marry a political party, it will pimp you.” ~ Carl Ellis Preface: So, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America…. How are you doing with that? Problem: “There is not just the right and left …

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Politics: Vanquishing A Vehicle For Vitriol

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your …