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Life Formation

THE TWEETS, TAGS, PINS, AND LIKES OF UNSOCIAL MEDIA

Think of this as a warning label for an addictive drug. Many people I know check and interact on social sites constantly throughout the day. And they have no idea how much actual time they spend on social media. Most of the major social network companies, as well as social content creators, are working hard every day to make their networks so addictive that you can't resist them. I know. I resist. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 19, 2019
Life Formation

RACHELLE DEKKER: GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE

Rachelle Dekker's debut novel, The Choosing, was released in May 2015, followed by two more books in her Seer Series. The Choosing won a Christy Award in the Young Adult category and was a finalist for Best Debut Novel. Rachelle wrote When Through Deep Waters in 2018. In 2019 she was on a roll to publish her fifth book in five years. The Girl Behind The Red Rope was published in September 2019 and immediately went to #3 on the Revell Bestsellers list. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 3, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

GOLIATH MUST FALL

David and Goliath are seen as the classic underdog story. The message take away from the account is that if we try hard enough we can overcome. Anything. Of any size. But that’s the wrong message. (more…)
Bob Jones
November 1, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

4 IRONIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURAGEOUS

Courageous people share one common quality - they don't describe themselves as courageous. They talk about being afraid and scared. Some explain that they were "just doing their duty." Soldiers awarded the highest honors of bravery tell of simply trying to "protect their buddies." Courage has an irony about it. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 29, 2019
Life FormationLife Stories

THE GIRL BEHIND THE RED ROPE

If you are familiar with M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village you will feel right at home reading The Girl Behind The Red Rope. Two Dekkers –Ted and Rachelle, father and daughter – teamed up to craft a modern parable of The Girl Behind the Red Rope. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 27, 2019
Life Formation

PASTORS DON’T INDULGE IN HYPOTHETICALS: PETERSON

Over the last three decades, no one has done more to shape my pastoral imagination than Eugene Peterson. As readers of Peterson’s The Message translation of Scripture know, he had a love affair with well-chosen words. A year before his death on October 22, 2018 he discovered how inflammatory a single word could be. (more…)
Bob Jones
October 17, 2019