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Jennifer Garner Talks Faith and Hollywood Alongside T.D. Jakes

The Christian faith and the Hollywood industry certainly appear to be an odd couple in this world. So much so, that to be a Christian in the industry, you often face a harsh and lonely road in trying to maintain and present your Christ-centered convictions. In a recent press conference for …

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The Hidden Faith of the Founding Fathers pt. 3/12

We’ve all been raised to believe that America was built upon Christian faith and values, but was it really? Catch part 1: http://growtheheckup.com/the-hidden-faith-of-the-founding-fathers-part-112 and part 2: http://growtheheckup.com/the-hidden-faith-of-the-founding-fathers-part-212

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Kevin Durant Has New Exclusive Faith Inspired Shoes

Oklahoma City’s star forward Kevin Durant has a new exclusive edition of his KD 8 sneaker dubbed the “Bible Servant”.  The low top basketball shoe features a mural of angels on the outside, and an inscription inside reading “M11:29”.  That’s Matthew 11:29: “All of you, take up My yoke and learn from …

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Why Suicidal Thoughts Should Lead to Christ

Suicide & Salvation Lord willing, tonight I will walk into the midst of a group of teenagers who just lost a peer to the hopeless grip of suicide.  The weight of the situation as their youth leader is not beyond me.  At a moment like this, it becomes crystal clear …

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How to Fight Discouragement by Being Honest

Discouragement and disappointment are a common emotion of every Christian. Disappointment destroys our confidence and enthusiasm. Discouragement puts us in a mood of dispiritedness. It can sop up any positive vibe we have and lull us into depression. But we must not allow those weakening emotions to subdue us. One …

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Andy Mineo’s Tweet Provoked by Rapper Who Just Denounced Faith

I thought I recognized the name the other day when I first read the following tweets between Andy Mineo and someone else centered around the current debate over the use of profanity: @AndyMineo Is Jesus Doing A Great F***ing Job ? — Don’Mel (@RealMelMajor) February 15, 2016 @RealMelMajor I seem …

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Stephen Colbert Questions Joel Osteen on the Meaning of “I Am”

Joel Osteen is certainly a polarizing figure and pastor within Christian culture.  He recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where they shared some interesting dialogue on the meaning of “I Am” with Osteen there to promote his new book entitled The Power of I Am.   Overall the convo didn’t get …

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Jesus, All Time Grace by an Affectionate God

Grace is the overflowing favor of God, and you can always count on it being available to draw upon as needed. Hebrews 5:1-10, Jesus is referred to as a “better” priest and as a better priest, He secures a better covenant and makes a better sacrifice. We’ve been made the …

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Does the Race of the Messiah Matter?

I believe Jesus was black. The way you felt when you read that can tell you a lot about the way you see race, faith, history and the world. If you’re a born again Christian adult, then you’ve more than likely seen European depictions of our Middle-Eastern, Hebrew Israelite Savior. …

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