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The Ownership of Faith and the Silencing of the Church

Oct 6, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | Imagine you’re sitting at the end of a dock with a close friend. You know he can’t swim. He turns to you and says, “I think I’ll jump in.”


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A Most Amazing Prayer Meeting

Sep 22, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | There are no caveats to this call and command to pray. You don’t get a ‘pass’ once you enter politics or reach some level of power or authority. In fact, the more power and authority we are given, the more critical our prayer life becomes.


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Our Sanitized Jesus

Sep 15, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | If we are to be stewards of the word of God, can we continue to be ashamed of some of Jesus's teachings in the midst of this adulterous and sinful generation?


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Where Does the Line Pass for You?

Sep 8, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | By seeing others as ‘the problem’ we exonerate ourselves from the requirement to change if the problem is to be solved. In our self-assurance we believe there is nothing required of us. We have it right. We are the solution. We have it figured out.


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Envisioning a New Way to be the Church: A Proposal

Sep 1, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | I'd like to propose a new way of considering what it means to make disciples, share the gospel, and serve our neighbors as a local church.


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Stewards of the Despised

Aug 18, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10


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Serenity Now

Jul 28, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | Let me start this blog with a confession. I am writing this as much to myself as to you. I am struggling to find God’s promised “peace that passes all understanding.” I am fighting a spirit of discouragement over the affairs of our world. I am trying to find my place, my voice, and my role in the cultural collapse we are witnessing.


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Will You Leave, Too?

Jun 23, 2020 | By Dr. Scott Rodin | There is a familiar ring to the tension in the story in John 6. In what seemed like a flash, there was division, confusion, polarization and betrayal. Everything began falling apart. What happened? Jesus proclaimed the values of the kingdom of God in harsh, stark, unambiguous terms.