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Week of Prayer

Every day there will be a prayer cycle based on the five prayers recorded in Luke 1-2. Each prayer is recited at a certain time in the day, which offers a way of reflecting spiritually on the story of Christ, while being propelled into action in the public sphere The cycle goes like this: Upon […]

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No Credit Christianity

BY JON TSCHANZ This is not a checklist. This is your whole being. The Christian life is never thought of in static terms and you may never get credit for that life. St. Francis of Assisi was the son of a wealthy textile merchant who was supposed to take care of the family business when […]

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Time: The Only True Treasure

BY JON TSCHANZ “With each sun rise, so does your bank account.” I saw this line plastered across a bus a couple of weeks ago. It’s a little different than what I have heard uttered through so many of those who have gone before us. “With each sun rise, so does Christ.” That phrase. That […]

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Coal Lips

BY JON TSCHANZ Last fall, as a couple of close friends and I were leaving a concert in Downtown Orlando (We went to see this guy named Kurt Vile, or as my friend David would say, “Sad rock forever!”), we ran into two other friends of mine leaving an Orlando Solar Bears hockey game. And […]

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Community Based Righteousness

BY JON TSCHANZ The super-producer Rick Rubin has worked with musicians that range from Johnny Cash to Shakira, from Adele to Jay Z, from the Beastie Boys to Slipknot, from Lady Gaga to The Dixie Chicks, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Ed Sheeran and others (most recently Kanye West and Eminem). One time I […]

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Salt + Light

BY JON TSCHANZ Increasingly I meet people who have struggled with organized religion and tons of people who grew up in churches, but find them less and less compelling. The ugly truth is that I often feel this way about churches and church-life as well. Who wants the hypocrisy, the self-righteousness or the judgment? I heard recently […]

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#Blessed

By Jon Tschanz If you search #blessed on your social media platform of choice, you will see a consistent stream, a constant update, from those of us who are feeling very blessed. “My new haircut is amazing! I Love it #blessed” “Got to meet Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad! #blessed” “Just another day in the […]

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