I’m on Twitter now…

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As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve slowly stopped posting on this site and have started publishing through a variety of other platforms. I apologize for the lack of upkeep, but the best way to follow any new content is going to be through my twitter feed: @mikta.

Also, I’ve been working hard on completing a manuscript with the hope of publishing my first book. So I’ll keep you posted as things unfold. Thanks again!

-Steve

Be a Christian, Not a Consumer

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It’s ok to buy stuff. To exist in a Westernized world means navigating a daunting array of products, services, and goods that are constantly being marketed to your every want, need, and desire. You’re not going to go to hell for buying a pair of jeans.

But a consumer-driven society can cause Christians to idolize perfectionism. When this happens, they expect flawless worship, sermons, pastors, staff, childcare, youth programs, mission trips, conferences, camps, vacation Bible schools, classes, and even relationships.

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5 Reminders That Justice Work Matters

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“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” —Matthew 25:40

Working for justice can seem frustrating, hopeless, and insignificant. Despite our work, volunteerism, financial donations, and advocacy, it’s easy to succumb to burnout. Most will never personally meet the people they’re trying to help or witness any obvious changes. They will face the constant cynicism of a seemingly uncaring and apathetic society. But here are five reasons why doing social justice work really matters:

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The Death of Childhood Christianity

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Does Christianity become more harsh and somber the older you get?

It’s convenient to scapegoat youth groups—and the younger generation—for being superficial, focusing on entertainment, and trying to be “fun” instead of facilitating true discipleship, but what if the church has the exact opposite problem: what if its lost its joy?

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What Makes Christianity Unique?

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Are all religions the same?

The ideologies, practices, and traditions associated with our beliefs aren’t that unique, and many characteristics we find within Christianity are found in other belief systems. For example, the following attributes we assume are “Christian” are actually practiced by numerous religions:

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