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Stop Going To Church For Your Kids

Children. Fewer topics can stir up more emotion than that of children. How do you raise them? How do you educate them? How do you discipline them? And nothing, I mean nothing, gets people more fired up than if someone tells what they should or shouldn't do with their...

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The Gracious Gift of Choosing Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23) Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of...

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Welcome To Wonderland

I love the story of Alice in Wonderland. Animals that speak. Food and drink that make you grow and shrink. Playing cards, odd courtroom drama, and a pig-baby.  What's not to love?! The thing I love most about the story is the larger moral it teaches: eventually you...

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New Sylvania U Course Is Going Live!

After a significant time of development, the Sylvania U "Monster Course" - Bible Survey is ready for launch. How It Works This course is designed to be done in conjunction with the "Chapter-A-Day" Bible Reading Plan. If you follow the plan and the course lectures, you...

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The Day Jesus Cursed The Fig Tree

“On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry. Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. He said to it,...

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What's Next at Sylvania U?

The "Why Do We Recite the Apostles' Creed" course is up, running, and off to a strong start. You can still register for that course here. What is next at Sylvania U? It will take a little time, and it might be rolled out in phases, but the next big addition to...

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Because He Is An Idiot…

"But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Jesus (from Matthew 12:36-37) So, Who Is The Idiot? Actually,...

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Re-evaluating Success and Failure

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going." Ecclesiastes 9:10 The Guilty Burden of the Success Syndrome Most people, but 21st century Americans in particular, are...

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