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WHY BE NORMAL? Wealth

October 21, 2012Randy Christian

Everyone wants enough money to live on, but how much is “enough”? Everyone wants their kids to be better off than they are, right? People in the world and people who claim to belong to the Lord all seem to clamor after the quickest and surest way to get wealthy. Churches teach us it is a worthy goal—one God wants to help us with—and how to reach it. With wealth comes power and success, or at least the perception of success. Is it the success we want?

WHY BE NORMAL? Marriage

October 14, 2012Randy Christian

The difference between the world and the church on the subject of marriage is so great today that the first thing a preacher has to do is define what marriage is. The temptation to go with the world’s definition—and its attitudes and practices—is huge. But the world’s success rate isn’t very inspiring. Are we any different?