Seven Deadly Sins

Buried Alive

BY JON TSCHANZ Lust. Our last deadly sin. The only time it was brought up to me was when I was a teenager and some pastor or youth minister would make sure to tell me not to do it. “Don’t lust after women!” It almost always came out of nowhere, every single time. But, they knew they had to […]

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A Glutton For A Story

BY JON TSCHANZ Jesus was a partier. It’s hard to find a passage, chapter or verse that talks about gluttony other than Jesus being accused of it. It’s also difficult to find a time in the book of Luke where Jesus isn’t going to or leaving a meal. For him, it was a central act […]

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Reckless Giving

BY JON TSCHANZ When I was in high school I got into the habit of spending all of my money on shoes. I had about…let’s just say a ton of pairs of Jordans, which isn’t a lot compared to sneakerheads like this. But, for me, I was getting greedy with my shoes. I always wanted more and I […]

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Slothful Souls

BY JON TSCHANZ Americans are driven. We like to do things, lots of things! We like to be busy, very busy! The same can be said for church life and church culture. We do lots of things. We look very busy. But, here’s the thing: We (the Church in America) have and continue to live out a […]

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Healing Anger

BY JON TSCHANZ Jesus could or could not be whipping people in the Bible. Still not quite sure what to do with that. One thing is for sure, though. Jesus was angry. Jesus got angry. Anger is also a deadly sin. No one wants to be that angry dude that everyone talks about. When we […]

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Sick With Envy

BY JON TSCHANZ “Green with envy.” I always thought “green” was about greed and money. You know…dollar bills or Biggie singing “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” in the background. But that’s not what “Green with envy”  means. This phrase goes wayyyy back. Mark Twain talked about it, Willie Shakespeare (Can I call him Willie?) wrote characters […]

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