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Rev. Akins

Joined 8 years ago from Tucson, AZ

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  • Thank you Westboro Baptist Church
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    Thank you Westboro Baptist Church

    4 years ago

    Whatever you may think about this church, they have done some famous, or infamous, protests. However, there have been several occasions people have done great good and loving acts to protect others.

  • Little Girls need a Daddy
    14

    Little Girls need a Daddy

    4 years ago

    There is a huge difference between being a father and being a daddy. Raising a little girl as a daddy helps make a smart, powerful woman who can understand what love is supposed to be.

  • The myth of
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    The myth of "Speaking the Truth in Love"

    4 years ago

    People abuse the bible and certain passages frequently. One of the abused passages is "speaking the truth in love" which is just one way of saying "I am right and you are wrong". Let us stop this.

  • The difference between Idols and Icons
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    The difference between Idols and Icons

    5 years ago

    The 10 Commandments tell us not to make any graven image, no idols. But what is an idol and how is it different from an icon? There is a simple difference. Does it bring you closer to God or distract you from God? If it brings you closer, it is an icon. If it distracts you it is an idol.

  • It is okay to be mad at God
    11

    It is okay to be mad at God

    2 years ago

    Many people feel they cannot be mad at God because He is all powerful. They also feel that to be mad at God means that God would be mad at them. It is right to have every emotion when you are in a loving and healthy relationship, and what better person to be in a relationship with than the God who...

  • Starting a Langauge Lab using Rosetta Stone
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    Starting a Langauge Lab using Rosetta Stone

    5 years ago

    Our church saw the need to help African Immigrants learn English. By gathering grant money from different agencies we were able to create a Rosetta Stone Lab to help people learn English.

  • Five ways to say I love you: Discovering your love language
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    Five ways to say I love you: Discovering your love language

    2 years ago

    There are five languages of love. Each one is different and we all can show our love differently. Knowing how to love your partner is vitally important to them actually feeling loved. Dr Gary Chapman explains the languages and then the rest of the article goes into what to do with the information.

  • Thou Shall Not Steal in today's world
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    Thou Shall Not Steal in today's world

    5 years ago

    The Ten Commandments were written to teach people how to relate to God and each other. They seem simple, but they are more meaningful than many give them credit for. Here is the 8th Commandment expanded into today's world.

  • Book review of Christianity for the Rest of Us
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    Book review of Christianity for the Rest of Us

    7 years ago

    Christianity for the Rest of Us was written by Diana Butler Bass and this is a book that celebrates the smaller churches struggling with being a small church in today’s mega church communities. Bass recognizes the need for small churches to do the...

  • Why do we put our hands together when praying?
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    Why do we put our hands together when praying?

    2 years ago

    What do you do with your hands when you pray? Why do some people put them together while others leave them by their sides? This HUB explains the different reasons why people do what they do with their hands while they pray.

  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life Together
    3

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Life Together

    2 years ago

    Dietrich Bonheoffer was a Christian Martyr who died in a concentration camp in WWII. His writings are spirit filled and awe inspiring. A Life Together explains how Christians need to be in community together, helping each other and supporting each other whenever they can.

  • United in Christ does not mean act the same way
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    United in Christ does not mean act the same way

    5 years ago

    Too often people feel they have to be exactly the same in order to be united in Christ. There is a huge difference in being united towards one goal and uniform, completely and unthinkingly the same.

  • Theology found in the movie Surrogates
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    Theology found in the movie Surrogates

    7 years ago

    There are many movies that have theology either hidden or in full view. Surrogates has some fascinating hidden thoughts about God and how we relate to God.

  • Good God vs bad god
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    Good God vs bad god

    2 years ago

    Good God bad god is an answer to my young son about who is in control of our lives. It helps anyone understand the love and power of God in our lives. This HUB also explains thoughts on angels and how Jesus saves us.

  • Creating a personal mission statement: Life Coaching beginnings
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    Creating a personal mission statement: Life Coaching beginnings

    4 years ago

    Any missions statement that is well crafted will help the success of the person or organization. The more reflective the mission statement the easier it will be to prioritize and make decisions. Mission statements are the foundation to businesses and personal growth.

  • What is a Life Coach, and how can they help someone?
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    What is a Life Coach, and how can they help someone?

    4 years ago

    Life Coaching is a ever expanding field. Everyone can use the insights and support of a mentor or Life Coach. This HUB helps people see the value of a life coach and how a qualified Life Coach should work towards getting the results the client wants.

  • Did Jesus tickle his disciples' feet? Theology for children
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    Did Jesus tickle his disciples' feet? Theology for children

    2 years ago

    Much of my theology comes from answering questions from my son. I value his desire to learn and hope that explaining his questions to everyone people can also help their own children learn and grow in God.

  • Parenting with Crohn's Disease
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    Parenting with Crohn's Disease

    5 years ago

    After finally getting our kids to bed, my wife and I were frantically trying to get ready for our weekend vacation. OK, to be accurate my wife was frantically trying to get us ready; I was trying to stay out of her way. Then it happened, we heard...

  • Remember your baptism: Theology for Kids
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    Remember your baptism: Theology for Kids

    7 years ago

    The importance of a baptism is very personal, and for some it is especially important to their salvation. Jesus himself was baptized to show the Christian brothers and sisters the need to be cleansed of sin and show all your life dedicated to Christ.

  • Psalm 150 or God's Rock Concert
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    Psalm 150 or God's Rock Concert

    7 years ago

    1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! 2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! 3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!...

  • Treating others like Jesus Christ
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    Treating others like Jesus Christ

    5 years ago

    We are called to show love, honor and respect as Children of God. The Celtic way of Evangelism is just one way we can show how to treat others. Too often people come to church and feel insulted or ridiculed by those who already attend church. We need to start with relationships outside of church....

  • Praying shouldn't be hard.
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    Praying shouldn't be hard.

    7 years ago

    Some people do not want to pray in large groups while others find the task simple. Everyone struggles with some element of prayer. This HUB gives instruction and hope to those who find themselves not sure what to pray about or even how to pray.

  • Identifying if someone is depressed
    0

    Identifying if someone is depressed

    5 years ago

    Too often people struggle with identifying if they are depressed. Depression is real, and people need to get help if they feel depressed. Friends and family need to reach out and help the depressed person find the right help and support.

  • Review of A New Kind of Christian
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    Review of A New Kind of Christian

    4 years ago

    Brian McLaren's first book in a triology helping people look into a new way to be Christian. This book and the rest of the series really help people who are unsatisfied with their current church and spirituality growth.

  • The most effective way to clean your bedroom (seriously)
    0

    The most effective way to clean your bedroom (seriously)

    2 years ago

    This is a step by step guide to cleaning any room in your house. It is based on a bedroom but the system could work anywhere. When you feel there is no way to clean the room, see if this HUB will help create a system and an order to your room and life.

  • DIY Compost bin
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    DIY Compost bin

    4 years ago

    Using both green and grey materials to make your own DIY Compost bin.

  • John Calvin's theology in his TULIP for the novice theologian
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    John Calvin's theology in his TULIP for the novice theologian

    2 years ago

    John Calvin is one of the foremost minds in the Reformed Tradition. His TULIP helps many people understand how God is involved in their lives and how they are loved by a truly sovereign God.

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