13 Dec

An Honest Prayer about Advent Conspiracy

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This Christmas is the third year that we have challenged our friends at Journey to give less at Christmas and give the better gift of presence with family and friends instead.  This year we raised the challenge for each family to give at least $40 less in gifts and donate towards a well in India
12 Nov

The Gods Conspiracy Week 4 Intro

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There has been a conspiracy from the beginning of time in which the full cost of it’s deception are being seen in our world, our nations, our churches, and in our families are only now being seen.  It has been so successful that we are seeing the decline of nations, churches, and individuals.  Businesses are
07 Oct

An open letter to our Journey family and friends

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Dear Journey family and friends, From time to time, there are some things on my heart and mind that I like to share with everyone connected to Journey. That includes all of our guests, attenders, volunteers, leaders, staff members and others that know us from a distance. Increasingly, that community includes pastors and Christians around
11 May

Scripture Wallpapers

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The Psalmist encouraged everyone to meditate on scripture day and night, during every moment.  Keeping our minds focused and attentive to the bigger truths of life can be difficult.  So I’ve made some wallpapers for your technology that may help you face truth in every circumstance.  If you’re like me, than you have a computer
29 Apr

Picking up the pieces after the storms…

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The picture above was taken in Ringgold after tornadoes ripped through homes and businesses this week.  Thousands of homes and businesses are still without power and debris will be collected for weeks as people start to rebuild their homes and lives.  For the most part, everyone from Journey seems to be doing pretty well.  Thankfully,
20 Apr

Worship: There Isn’t A Recipe

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Whenever I want to surprise my wife with a gift, I usually clean the house, make her dinner, or buy her something not too expensive but just enough to evoke a “You totally didn’t have to do that!” response. One thing I learned very quickly is that if I repetitively do the same things over
19 Apr

Maybe…

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Lk 22:31-32 Have you ever really thought about the process of sifting wheat? You might have a general idea, but let me try and give you a clearer picture. You see, wheat is actually a grass. The part of the wheat we eat is called the kernel which is inside the head. In manual sifting,
15 Apr

The Doctrine of the Fall of Humanity

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Do you ever get together with friends and start remembering all the crazy things you did “way back when”? Is there a point in your life that you would love to go back to and experience it again? In the Bible, that point for most Christians is in the Garden of Eden.  It was the
11 Apr

Why We Use Social Media as a Church

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When my oldest daughter was first learning to speak, she once asked me, “daj baws?”  I would usually smile and just respond with confused laughter assuming it was a new exploration in her ability to form sounds, but she was persistent. “Daj baws?”  The same question arose all week long and my response only grew
10 Apr

A Picture of What the Church Should Be

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Last week Chattanooga mourned the death of a fallen hero, Sgt. Tim Chapin, after he confronted a heavily armed and armored robbery suspect who would take his life moments later.  Hixson was flooded with members of local fire and police departments as the family celebrated his life at a funeral service and laid his body