Articles by: Pete

Identity, Principles, & Jesus

There’s a battle raging right now, and it’s hard to know whether it’s more tragic or more beautiful. On one side, we have subjective identity groups. On the other side, we have the camp of the ostensibly principled and objective. Think LGBTQ+ as an example of the identity type. Think evangelicals as the principled. They’re not on a shared continuum. That’s why the shrieking gets louder as they get nearer to one another, and their […]

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Social Media vs Vertical Media

This is a vertical media site rather than a social media site. The audience is Jesus. Not in the sense that He has a preferred internet browser and device, but in the sense that the purpose is to offer Him thanks for the ways He pursues and engages us. This focus is in contrast to social media, where the audience is other people, and where the goal has more to do with making and winning […]

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Jesus Testimony witness jury

What We Mean by Testimony

Testimony definition: a witness account, typically given in a court of law or a public recounting of a religious conversion or experience. Also, evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something. This article is going to sound like a critique to some people and some traditions. It really isn’t. Any story of a person experiencing Jesus is a great thing and we want to see more of them. What we want to […]

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You Can Be a Hallelujah

You’ve heard the word Hallelujah before. Maybe even heard people blurt it in church between “that’s right” and “Amen” (depending on your denominational background). But do you know what the word means? How the parts of the word come together to become a really cool invitation to you? The quick definition is Hallelujah means “praise God.” Good advice, right? But not all that remarkable and certainly not all that specific. Where it gets cool is […]

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About Jesus Doesn’t

The most polarizing idea we’ve encountered with the Jesus Does platform is the Jesus didn’t or hasn’t section. Non-believers often support the entire Jesus Does concept as soon as they hear there’s a space for stories of disappointment. On the other side, many people have strong convictions that (1) Jesus does respond to every prayer and that it’s not our place to label the outcomes, and (2) a platform dedicated to honoring and thanking Jesus […]

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