3 Things That Can Make Christianity Strong Again

Jonathan Malm - December 5, 2016
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If we were all honest, I think we’d realize Christianity has become somewhat of a whimpy religion – at least in America. I think it’s because we’ve lost a little of the fire. I’m responsible. You’re responsible. We’re all part of the problem. I think if we could have more of these three things – emotions, criticalness, and forcefulness – Christianity would become strong again. …

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3 Reasons God Chose You

Jonathan Malm - November 30, 2016
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Have you ever thought of the implications of John 15:16, where Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you.” We were chosen by God. That can feel like a scary thing, because we frankly don’t feel all that worthy all the time. (At least I sure don’t.) So why did God choose us? I’ve been reading about God’s chosen people in the Old …

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3 Ways to Be Grateful When You Just Aren’t Feeling It

Jonathan Malm - November 23, 2016
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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. While we might be looking forward to stuffing our bellies with all sorts of edible delights, many of us aren’t so excited about the “thanks” part of the day. Many of us just aren’t feeling so grateful right now – whether from the exhaustion of a dramatic election, all the stuff that’s going on in the world, or our own personal struggles. At the …

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5 Sinister Things Comparison Does

Jonathan Malm - November 21, 2016
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It’s said comparison is the thief of joy. I experience that from time to time. Whether I hear of someone else’s success, see someone’s post on social media, or read about some twenty-year-old tech billionaire who already accomplished more than I will in my whole life… I’ve felt the joy-suck of comparison. Here’s five things I’ve seen comparison do in my life. Comparison Lies Those …

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12 Times You Should Argue to Prove You’re Right

Jonathan Malm - November 17, 2016
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I don’t normally get my theology from the Power Team, but they had one of the best slogans. God made you to win. And I see many people approaching arguments with that type of theological approach – win. So here are 12 times Jesus modeled arguing with people to prove you’re right. – – – – – – – – – – – – Turns out I …

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5 Ways to Start Thinking Bigger Thoughts

Jonathan Malm - November 16, 2016
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If we hope to accomplish big things, our thinking has to change. We have to start thinking big thoughts – not small thoughts. But how do we do that? I know I always drift back into small thinking. Here are some of the ways I’m constantly challenged to change the way I think. 1. Don’t Argue About What Others Argue About If you’re arguing on the …

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This Millennial Ideal Could Save the Country

Jonathan Malm - November 14, 2016
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People love to hate on Millennials. I actually admire them. I’ve seen the Millennial generation completely disrupt the world – I’d say in a positive way. Just look at the impact Millennials have had on traditional industries. The music industry is on its head. No longer are labels the only way for musicians to get their music out there. Being an independent artist is feasible. …

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3 Reasons God Looks Like He’s Always Changing

Jonathan Malm - November 10, 2016
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Whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God above, who created all heaven’s lights. Unlike them, He never changes or casts shifting shadows. (James 1:17) Allegedly, God doesn’t change. He stays the same throughout eternity. But why does our human experience seem to contradict that? Why does it seem like God is always changing? It seems His plan for us changes when we …

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