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Lamar Gibbs

Lamar Gibbs is a writer from Queens, New York by way of Brooklyn. He’s written for Christian Hip Hop website JamTheHype.com (formerly know as Dasouth.com). He's currently building on a vision God placed on his heart called Thoughts Of Redemption—a blog whose purpose is to give people an awareness and appreciation of sanctification of the mind—"Change your thinking because He changed your life".

Dr. MLK and the Revealing Power of Adversity

On January 15th, America observes the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as a result of the amazing work he did in the fight for civil rights, and the sacrifices that it cost him. However, while Martin was alive, he wasn’t the most liked in America. In fact, he …

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How to Deal with Uncertainty Going into 2019

Happy New Year from Grow The Heck Up! Since this is the time where we reflect on the prior year and get excited for the upcoming year. You’re going to see a lot of motivational pieces, along with other forms of advice from the popular sages of social media, but …

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Do We Really Understand the Power of Christ’s Birth?

As we come upon the annual celebration of Christmas, before you get ready to debate about the origins and validity of the Christmas celebration, I really want you to take some time and think about the first coming of Christ. Take the opportunity during this time to reflect on what …

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How Your Words Can Make Your Religion Worthless

According to the Scriptures, one of the biggest indicators that shows you where you really are in life is the control of your tongue or how you talk, yet it is the one thing that is the hardest to control.  Words are always important to God. He created the universe …

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The Role Scripture Plays in Helping Shape Who We Are

One of the hallmarks of a brand new relationship with God is the appetite that His children have for reading and studying the Bible. It’s that desire to know more about the new life we received that drives us to learn all we can through any means necessary. The longer …

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The Danger of Putting America on a Pedestal

Sometimes when we identify with a certain group or sports team, we may sometimes view what we’re apart of through a biased lens. Viewing these things through an honest lens is difficult because of how they contribute to our identity and how we do things. Take something as small as …

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Podcast: A Character Study of Peter the Apostle

When we read the Scriptures, we are introduced to many people and the relationships they had with God. Every person we read about in the Bible has their own histories and personalities that make them unique. Depending on the purpose of each book in the Bible, we get different levels …

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Have Christians Been Tricked into Using the Name ‘Jesus’?

There are many arguments used against the Christian faith, and until Jesus comes back, these arguments will continue. Speaking of Jesus, one argument happens to be about whether we should call our Lord by the name of Jesus. The letter ‘J’ was created after the 16th century and Christians around …

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Video: God Desires Integrity, Even When It’s Hard

Integrity is one of those things that’s greatly appreciated by many, yet followed by few. It’s almost like being abstinent or a virgin—it’s admirable by others if you’re doing it, but it would be crazy if they had to do it! For me personally, I’ve grown to really appreciate the …

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Does God Love Us All Equally?

There are a few verses in Scripture that have caused me to ponder and think over the years for different reasons depending on the verse, and there is one about the disciple John that really made me sit back and think. During Jesus’ last supper with His disciples, the Bible …

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