Tough Issues

Church Tough Issues
Securing the Blessings of Liberty
November 5, 2016
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The presidential election is just a couple days away and our nation is more confused, fearful and polarized than at any time in history even more so than the civil war era. Our American culture is a reflection of our elected officials. In other words, we get what we deserve. There are several things that […]
Inspiration Tough Issues
Freedom from Identification Confusion
May 28, 2016
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Why is there so much identification confusion today? It is not that it is something new. These issues have been around throughout history. They are however, new in their prominence in American Culture. In reality we all have some level of identification confusion. We all wrestle with identity questions. Why was I born male or […]
Missional Tough Issues
The Cross & The Crescent
September 17, 2015
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What do you know about Islam? Are you concerned about its spread throughout Europe and into America? Are you confident of a right Christian response to Islam? This summer two faithful members of the Crossroads family who have been serving and sharing the love of Jesus to Muslims in Central Asia taught a class about […]
Church Tough Issues
Our Identity Crisis & A Way Forward
July 10, 2015
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On June 26, 2015 the Supreme Court of the United States made a 5-4 decision in favor of same-sex marriage. Here is a section from Justice Roberts dissent from the majority opinion:   CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, with whom JUSTICE SCALIA and JUSTICE THOMAS join, dissenting. Petitioners make strong arguments rooted in social policy and considerations […]
Theology Tough Issues
Being Salt & Light in a Warring World
March 6, 2015
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How are you thinking about everything that is going on currently in our world? Is your thinking formed by your political commitments and your news channel of choice or is your thinking formed by your theology? It is imperative as followers of Jesus that our thinking is first and foremost formed by the Word of […]
Theology Tough Issues
The Fog Over Tolerance
December 27, 2014
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Tolerance is one of many words that our culture has redefined. There is a fog over the definition and application of this word. The basic definition found in the dictionary is: acceptance of different views, tolerating of somebody or something and allowing for deviation. But that is not the definition that is primarily practiced in […]
Tough Issues
Straight Talk About Suicide
September 8, 2014
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It is Spring, a time of hope and new life. But this is not the case for many. Here in Aspen it is the off season and it can be a very tough emotional time. I would like to share some straight talk about suicide and practical ways to help those who are struggling. Aspen CO is a […]
Christian Life General Tough Issues
The Word on Pot – Why Get High?
July 20, 2014
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On January 1st of this year it became legal to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado.  It would seem that we voted first and are just now starting to have deeper dialogue about the future consequences of this action.  For some this new law is like independence day, others are wondering what the […]
Theology Tough Issues
A Biblical Vision for Manhood and Womanhood
October 31, 2011
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I don’t think it is a surprise to anyone that we are in the midst of a radical identity crisis in our nation when it comes to understanding what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman.  When a boy is not given a proper vision for manhood he […]