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Pursuing Uncommon Unity

From A Conversation About Race

June 7, 2020

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Watch a live panel discussion hosted by Pastor Dan Lian and members of our no ordinary family as they talk about what it’s like to be par...

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How to Give Peace Away

From NewSpring at Home

April 5, 2020

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Communion shows how Jesus made peace for us — by being broken and poured out. Following that example is how we bring peace to our world t...

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How to Keep Peace

From NewSpring at Home

March 29, 2020

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Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you." Peace is our possession. We don’t fight to get peace, but we do fight to ke...

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Peace, Be Still

From NewSpring at Home

March 22, 2020

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Feel like you’re in uncharted waters? You’re not alone. In this message, Dan Lian gives us three facts to remember when life rocks our bo...

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Politics

From Elephant in the Room

Oct 13, 2019

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Do you think our society is divided politically? So was Israel — torn between coexistence with the occupying Romans and the hope of a pol...

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The Third Option

From Elephant in the Room

Oct 6, 2019

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Our society is more than divided than ever between "us" and "them." Whether it’s race, politics, social class or some other identity, thi...

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Idolatry

From Elephant in the Room

Sep 29, 2019

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Is God No. 1 in your life? That’s the elephant in the room for all us. In this message, Dan Lian discusses idols of the heart, such as co...

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Sexuality

From Elephant in the Room

Sep 22, 2019

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What does love require? That’s the question we need to ask ourselves when we relate to people with same-sex attraction, identify as trans...

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Pornography

From Elephant in the Room

Sep 15, 2019

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Is porn harmless? In this message, Brad Cooper talks about how porn is the perversion of God’s gift of sex and how Satan is using it to d...

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Loving Conversations

From Elephant in the Room

Sep 8, 2019

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Yelling or ignoring. How church has traditionally engaged culture is the elephant in the room. Dan Lian invites us to take Jesus’ posture...

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"Elephant in the Room" Toolkit

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Our series, Elephant in the Room, is about taking Jesus’ posture when it comes to the hot-button issues that divide our communities and o...

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How to help kids understand why modesty matters

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I recently attended a concert where a young woman was sitting on the stage in a very short skirt. When I mentioned to my teenage daughter...

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