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Recent Activity

  • Jordan shared from Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by J.D. Greear
    The Enemy—one of whose names in Scripture is “the Deceiver”—loves to keep truly saved believers unsure of their salvation because he knows that if he does they’ll never experience the freedom, joy, and confidence that God wants them to have. But he also loves to keep those on their way to hell deluded into thinking they are on their way to heaven, their consciences immunized from Jesus’ pleas to repent.
  • Jordan shared from a Personal Document
    Churches designed for saved people are full of hypocrites. You pretty much have to be a hypocrite to participate. Transparency and honesty are dangerous in a church created for church people. Consequently, the casualty in a church for church people is grace. It’s hard to extend grace to people who don’t seem to need it. And it’s hard to admit you need it when you aren’t sure you will receive it.
  • Jordan shared from Messy Church: A Multigenerational Mission for God's Family by Ross Parsley
    As I learned long ago from one of my mentors, Bob Sorge, the last seven words of a dying church are “We’ve never done it this way before.” We struggle with embracing the innovation, energy, and enthusiasm of our young Davids.
  • Jordan shared from Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist
    Grace is when you finally stop keeping score and when you realize that God never was, that his game is a different one entirely.
  • Jordan shared from Soul Detox: Clean Living in a Contaminated World by Craig Groeschel
    “When God calls you, there’s not a person in the world that can stop you from doing what God wants you to do.”
  • Jordan shared from Why Holiness Matters: We've Lost Our Way--But We Can Find it Again by Tyler Braun
    It doesn’t take much to simply believe in Jesus. In fact, that doesn’t cost us anything. But following Jesus, that’s another matter. There’s no greater cost than following Jesus.
  • Jordan shared from Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist
    Let’s act, read, protest, protect, picket, learn, advocate for, fight against, but let’s be careful that in the midst of all that accomplishing and organizing, we don’t bulldoze over a world that’s teeming with beauty and hope and redemption all around us and in the meantime.
  • Jordan shared from Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication by Tim Schraeder, Kem Meyer, Shawn Wood, Will Mancini, Phil Cooke, Leonard Sweet, Jonathan Acuff, Jennifer Schuchmann
    “The answer to the church’s problems doesn’t lie in greater creativity or better music or more relevance or a better under- standing of culture or even the arts. The solution lies in asking better questions. Or at least that’s where we need to start.”
  • Jordan shared from Outspoken: Conversations on Church Communication by Tim Schraeder, Kem Meyer, Shawn Wood, Will Mancini, Phil Cooke, Leonard Sweet, Jonathan Acuff, Jennifer Schuchmann
    You might want to quit. You may feel that you are putting in late nights and long hours for no reason because, "who cares about a stupid sermon graphic anyway?" Nothing could be further from the truth. You are preaching the gospel.