Lauren R.E. Larkin
Tuesday May 31, 2016

pain & suffering

I read every dang word of that article desperate to find some good word, some good news, any inkling of hope; sadly, there was none…not even at the end.


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Unparalleled - Jared Wilson

Key Life
Monday May 30, 2016

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Christianity isn’t just one among many similar belief systems and philosophies. Its counter-intuitive, unmatched truth answers the deepest longings of every human heart. Join Jared Wilson on SBE for a discussion of his new book, ‘Unparalleled: How Christianity’s Uniqueness Makes It Compelling.’

Politics in the Church - Developing a Mean Streak

Key Life
Saturday May 28, 2016

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Christian subculture would have us believe that Jesus died to make us nice. Sure there’s the fruit of the Spirit, but being nice is something different. Being nice will cut the legs off of Christian boldness and keep truth from being spoken. Nice pastors will be eaten alive. Join Steve Brown as he chats with pastors Kevin Labby and Zach Van Dyke about the need for pastors to develop a mean streak.

Living in the Wait, by Allison Stanley

Guest Bloggers
Thursday May 26, 2016

pain & suffering

I am going through a divorce. I don’t say that flippantly. After 19 years of marriage and 4 children, I never imagined those words would be true of my life, but here I am living it. I come from a background steeped in reformed theology. My history tells me I should never be shocked by sin, and I should always believe the worst about myself. But honestly, I am shocked. As I write, I am in the middle of it. I am not at the sweet spot with gained perspective, looking back proclaiming God’s faithfulness. I am in the middle, looking ahead, desperately hoping He will be faithful as He promised.

Life Without the Kicker

Steve Brown
Wednesday May 25, 2016

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Some seriously misguided Christians once called a Jewish friend of mine a “Christ killer.” When I told him how very sorry I was for what they had said and how he had been hurt, he didn’t say anything for a minute. He was waiting for me to continue. Then my friend said something that really surprised me, “Steve, I want to thank you for what you said; but more than that, I want to thank you that there was no kicker.”

Chapter 1 - Shadows

Erik Guzman
Tuesday May 24, 2016


I humbly submit for your approval and titillation the first chapter of my new book, ‘The Seed: A True Myth.’ As the chapter title suggests, more than one shadow appears here. Don’t be fooled. All shadows are not created equal ; ) Feel free to download this chapter using the link in the post. You’ll also get my author’s note about fractals and a complete chapter listing. Then buy the book. Key Life needs the money.

Steve’s Devotional - Never Work for God

Steve Brown
Monday May 23, 2016

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My friend Bruce once said that we should never “work for God.” That sounds like heresy until you hear his explanation: “Stay his child. Working for God always has and always will stink. Being God’s son or daughter and enjoying the privileges of adoption is a blessing of unimagined proportions. Satan’s goal in your life is to have you get from son/heir to day laborer. Don’t make the trade.”