What is real hope?  [Hope Again, pt 1 / 3]

What is real hope? [Hope Again, pt 1 / 3]

Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
What is real hope? [Hope Again, pt 1 / 3]
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Hope. It’s turned into an elusive feeling we cynically relegate it to an ethereal, magical feeling for kids at Christmas. But hope is real. And real hope is powerful. Real hope is tangible. Real hope is available to each of us personally. It’s a hope that was realized over 2000 yrs ago by a teenage peasant named Mary and it’s a hope each of us can personally experience this xmas and the rest of the year.

Why do you believe what you believe? — Together #forSalem (Ep 90)

Why do you believe what you believe? — Together #forSalem (Ep 90)

Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Why do you believe what you believe? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 90)
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You believe what you believe because you know it’s right, right? But how do you know? We often just assume our beliefs are correct without actually evaluating why we believe them. Maybe it’s time to start asking some bigger questions of our beliefs.

Can we actually be united?– Together #forSalem (Ep 89)

Can we actually be united?– Together #forSalem (Ep 89)

Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
Can we actually be united?-- Together #forSalem (Ep 89)
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We say we are tired of all of the division around us… but we keep dividing ourselves from each other. Division just seems to be part of our human nature. But Christmas promises peace on earth. Are unity and peace actually possible or is it simply some sentimental longing? The answer is simpler and more powerful than we imagine.

What’s a life worth? — Together #forSalem (Ep 88)

What’s a life worth? — Together #forSalem (Ep 88)

Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
What's a life worth? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 88)
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Christmas reminds us that life can be more. There are more than the usual routines we find ourselves mindlessly repeating. In fact, Christmas actually points the way to experiencing the life we long for… the life Jesus offers to everyone.

What’s a soul worth? — Together #forSalem (Ep 87)

What’s a soul worth? — Together #forSalem (Ep 87)

Together #forSalem
Together #forSalem
What's a soul worth? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 87)
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In our culture, Christmas promises a lot of things… things like peace, hope, joy, and happy memories. But it often seems like those promises go unfulfilled. Maybe those things aren’t found in what Christmas promises, but in what Christmas proves about our true worth.