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Michael Cusick – @michaeljcusickrestoringthesoul.com

MCusick color (1)Michael John Cusick is an ordained minister, spiritual director, and Licensed Professional Counselor who has experienced the restoring touch of God in a deeply broken life and marriage.  Having served in ministry for over twenty five years–including youth and college ministry, Michael’s passion is to connect life’s broken realities with the reality of the gospel.

In addition to leading retreats and equipping Christian organizations around the world, Michael currently serves as an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary.  He holds an MA in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and an MA from the College of Education at the University of Denver.  Michael lives with his wife Julianne, and two children, in Littleton, Colorado where he enjoys the Rocky Mountains, and a host of other outdoor activities with friends and family.

Anthony Casey – @acasey64

Heath Mullikin – heathmullikin.com

Matthew Tietje – matthewtietje.com

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THEY SAID IT

Across the world, people are being singled out and hounded out simply for the faith they hold…. [Middle Eastern Christians] are rooted in their societies, adopting and even shaping local customs. Yet … [a] mass exodus is taking place, on a Biblical scale. In some places, there is real danger that Christianity will become extinct.

Muslim Baroness, Sayeeda Warsi, a Brit born of Pakistani parents. Warsi understands better than most the costs to the Middle East if Christians flee.

SOURCE: USA Today

We mark out opposition to this extension and express our trepidation in the face of the risk of a growing trivialization of such a grave reality,

Leaders of Belgium’s Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities after the upper house of Parliament voted by a large majority to extend to minors a 2002 law legalizing the practice of euthanasia.

SOURCE: The New York Times

All I can share is that there is an evangelical celebrity machine that is more powerful than anyone realizes. You may not go up against the machine. That is all. Mark Driscoll clearly plagiarized and those who could have underscored the seriousness of it and demanded accountability did not. That is the reality of the evangelical industrial complex.

Ingrid Schlueter, a part-time, topic producer for The Janet Mefferd Show, who recently resigned over the Mark Driscoll plagiarism controversy.

SOURCE: Patheos

Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I’d be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion—especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt.

Kirsten Powers in an article where she describes her journey from atheism to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Powers is a political pundit and columnist who currently serves as a contributor to USA Today, a columnist to Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and a political analyst for the Fox News cable channel.

SOURCE: Christianity  Today

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January 21, 2014 Keith Drury Soul Shaper, Gather

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February 4, 2014 Russell Moore Adopted for Life

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