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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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Freedom Is An Acquired Taste: Maybe I’m Not Free

“Freedom is an acquired taste.” ~ Steven Furtick Have heard of people coming to Christ and being “set free” of crazy things?  I have.  Drugs, alcohol, depression…you name it, I have heard it. I want to accept these stories at face value, however, there’s just one problem for me – I have not experienced this sort of release!  And for years …

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Suck Rocks: This Is Living Now (More Thoughts on FREEDOM)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ~ Galatians 5:1 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live. FREEDOM EXAMINED  (courtesy of http://www.tourfactory.com/950924) The following was inspired by true events.  Names have been changed to protect the identity of those portrayed. “Hey, Bill!  What did …

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Got Freedom?

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:2 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Last week, I wrote about the tension between slavery and freedom, and used recently deceased frontman, Scott Weiland, …

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Nightmares Are Dreams Too: A Stone Temple Pilot Crashes

Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Do you ever ask people how their day is?  What about those who you work with?  If you’re like me, you have heard the response, “I’m living the dream.” I pity these poor folks because this statement is always drenched in cynicism.  I …

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Jesus Does Not Hate You: More of My Story (Philippians 3:7-11)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian, and some will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up and throwing out with the trash—along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ. Yes, all the things …

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Chronicles of a Religious Busybody (More Philippians 3)

All dogs go to heaven…let’s hope not. Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this …