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For Skeptics

You Are Allowed To Hate God

You are allowed to hate God. If you don’t believe me I encourage you to read the “Psalms of Lament.” Biblical scholars use that term for those psalms prayed by those living in immense pain. Our English […]

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Living It Out

The Best (and worst) Idea For Introverts

This week I read an article about the story of Adele Gaboury, a woman not unlike many of our neighbors. “It can never be said that Adele Gaboury’s neighbors were less than responsible. When her […]

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Sermons

Easter Changes Everything

In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Easter Changes Everything.” You can also subscribe to my Brian Jones Sermons podcast here.

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Living It Out

Five Minutes That Will Save Your Marriage

There are always two kinds of divorces – ones that people see coming a mile away, and those that completely blindside people. Divorces that people see coming a mile away are usually preceded by: Getting married […]

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Living It Out

How To Raise Kids That Hate Christianity

Every Christian parent should be required to listen to Green Day’s song Jesus of Suburbia. Even though most evangelical parents will never hear it played on their radio stations, Jesus of Suburbia is one of […]

Smarter than God
Holy Crap

Why Yes, I Am Smarter Than God

Who would have ever dreamed that in the 21st century the most counter-cultural thing to do in the Christian community would be to take God’s word at face value? I was having a conversation the […]

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Honest Answers

Do Those Who Commit Suicide Go To Hell?

A young woman in our community tragically took her life last week. It’s hard to even type those words. It’s even harder to type those words knowing that the people who knew her well feel […]

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Sermons

Why Did Jesus Have To Die?

In case you missed it, here’s my message from Sunday titled, “Why Did Jesus Have To Die?” You can also subscribe to my Brian Jones Sermons podcast here.

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Honest Answers

Do You Believe Prayer Changes God’s Mind?

This week someone in my church asked, “I don’t get prayer. What’s the point?” I immediately shot back, “Prayer changes God’s mind.” Puzzled, she asked for clarification. “Listen,” I said. “Prayer does lots of things.” […]