Valerie Williams — Intern Student Pastor Yesterday my husband and I went to see the new Hollywood Blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. It was a pretty average super hero movie (and CLEARLY DC is trying to catch the wave created by Marvel’s Avengers series) and I found it to be pretty entertaining. There was one […]

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Steve Brines – Ahwatukee Student Pastor S – E – X. Most everybody has an interest in SEX. Few people are comfortable talking about SEX. When it comes to the course and direction of our lives, there is quite possibly nothing more pivotal than our experience with SEX.

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Aaron Anderson – CLI Intern I like to think of Jesus as a big juicy steak. Before you let that freak you out, let me explain. There is this restaurant I like to go to every once in a while called Texas Roadhouse. I love a good steak and they definitely serve a good steak. […]

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Connor Leadley – CLI Intern The popular social media app, Instagram, has on average 400 million active monthly users and about 75 million of them are actively scrolling through pictures every single day—but what for? Why do we sit around scrolling and scrolling and scrolling through pictures we’ve seen again and again? The main explanation […]

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Roosevelt Woods – Student Pastor Recently my family and I have begun building a new home. It became clear about a year ago that our current home wasn’t big enough for our family. We had my family of 5 and our two dogs, but we were getting ready to include my Mother-in-law and my Grandfather-in-law […]

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Kevin Larter, Student Pastor – Gilbert campus Have you ever been humbled? Have you ever been put in your place, embarrassed, humiliated? I went to high school at Paradise Valley High School in north Phoenix. During my sophomore year, our varsity football team was good. Really good. We had a solid class of seniors and […]

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Jon Moton – High School Pastor, Gilbert Campus Let’s take a quick quiz: Have you ever made a mistake? Done something you regretted? Did nothing when you should have done something?

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Bri Johns – Director of Central Leadership Institute Over a decade and a half ago, as I processed the loss of a relationship I thought would lead to marriage, I sat across from a psychologist who described me in a way I have never forgotten…

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