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Blog, From the Desk of the Chairman

Ideology Does Not Set Anyone Free

A recent Barna study revealed that only 17% of Christians believe it’s their job to show mercy. Most thought the work should fall to churches, nonprofits, and government programs. Has the church over-indexed on truth at the expense of biblical mercy? I believe it has, and here’s why that’s a problem. The unique thing about...
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“And who is my neighbor?”

That was the question a religious leader asked, prompting Jesus to share a short parable we fondly refer to as The Good Samaritan. We’ve all heard this story. We’ve all been touched by it. But most of us forget the two verses that come after. Some of us, despite a lifetime in church, have never even...
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Time to go fishing…

Where should we go? I have been reflecting on a press release that Reimagine put out last week with The Barna Group which indicated that by 5:1 Christians thought that the poor, distressed and victims were more deserving of mercy than sinners and law breakers. While we have a gospel of grace that is a...
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Can You Believe This?

Do you know what all these heart-wrenching things have in common? DHS: Nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents at US-Mexico border Dow falls as US-China trade war catches fire Stand-up comic raped, murdered walking back from gig Families slept on hospital floors until one doctor started a shelter Officers killed in the line of...
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16 Creative Ways to Think About Stewardship and Generosity (No Offering Plate Required)

Are you a church leader looking for creative ways to teach about the true meaning of stewardship? Every time the word “stewardship” is mentioned, do you see people gently slide down in their seats or avoid making eye contact? At The Reimagine Group, we believe that stewardship is about our whole lives, not simply our...
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Freedom to Live and Give

The Fear of Not Enough According to Paul, Jesus said “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). In fact, the Bible has a lot to say about giving. I don’t know about you but giving doesn’t come naturally to me. I don’t think any of us are born with a natural...
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Will God Provide for You and Your Family

Mars, Venus, and “Investing” I was recently reminded of the book, “Warren Buffett Invests Like A Girl.” Seeing the title again made me laugh, especially as I considered how the author, Louann Lofton, cornered Buffett at one of his annual shareholders meeting where he supposedly “confessed.” The book highlights how women have a steadfastness and...
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