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
10 Apr

New site is up and running!

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Thanks to the creative and technical talents of Nick Macco and Charlie Gann, Journey is rolling out a new website.  Maybe you found this blog through the site or perhaps you stumbled upon this post through Journey’s Facebook or Twitter pages.  Regardless, we hope you have a chance to look around and get connected.  Over
10 Apr

The Doctrine of Humanity

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In the Genesis 1 & 2 creation accounts, God systematically created the heavens and the earth, light and darkness, plants and animals, and finally Adam and Eve.  In each case, God spoke them into existence.  He said, “Let it be.” and it was.  The creation of humanity took a different direction, though.  God didn’t just
09 Apr

The Doctrine of Creation

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The doctrine of creation sets the tone for everything else we believe about God and about our own origins. What we believe about the origin of the world and ourselves will literally determine what we believe about the purpose of life. At its core, the central debate of creation is whether or not there is
09 Apr

The Doctrine of the Trinity

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Trying to explain God is like trying to explain the feeling you get when the sun finally comes out after a month of rain.  It just can’t be done! The fact is, God is a huge mystery.  If we could completely understand Him, He wouldn’t be God.  What we do have are the glimpses of
08 Apr

The Doctrine of Revelation

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  We started a series at Journey called “Doctrine” where we began to explore the fundamental beliefs of our faith.  The next few posts will include notes from the series to hopefully help in your own journey of faith.  The notes aren’t meant to be complete, but to give you an opportunity to think about
31 Mar

One Bible’s Unbelievable Journey

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The following is a post from Diann Jarvis.  She and her family have attended Journey from the very beginning.  I asked her if I could post it here and she kindly obliged.  We have no idea to what lengths God will go to bring people to him.  Wow. “Today is a day I will never
31 Mar

“Tipping For Christians” By Anna

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I came across this note on Facebook and asked Anna if I could repost it here.  She readily agreed.  EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO READ THIS.  We have a horrible reputation in restaurants.  The worst. “You may not believe me when I say this, but, my friends, how much you tip when you go out to
31 Mar

We’ve Been Drinking Muddy Water

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Kids almost always want to stand in front of the TV.  My kids do it and I did, too.  As I was growing up, dad would simply say, “Mark, you’ve been drinking muddy water, again” to signal that no one could see the TV through me.  It’s a lesson I learned in the living room,