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November 24, 2020

Temporary Foundations


“On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.”   We have all heard this hymn. We have most likely sung it passionately at church or other events. But I have never fully grasped the fragility of life and how little control I have as a human.   We know that […]

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November 18, 2020

The Value of Wisdom


When I was younger, my dad placed high importance on the value of wisdom in the Scriptures. He has spent a lifetime studying Psalms and Proverbs. Although he knows just about everything there is to know, he still believes that he is lacking in wisdom. His example has shown me that we, as Believers, must […]

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November 11, 2020

No Matter the Ways


One of my favorite things that my mother told me during the early stages of this pandemic was, “Man, imagine if this happened back in my day. I mean, our social lives would be impacted like crazy!”   I agree with my mom for many reasons about this, and it reminded me of how grateful […]

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November 04, 2020

“Am I Satisfied in You?”


What are you searching for? I mean really, really searching for? What is your gaze set upon? What is your goal in this life? What gets you up in the morning and gives you that deep sense of peace & motivation?   Maybe you’re like me. Sometimes, the answer is to gain praise, positions, academic knowledge, strength, […]

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October 30, 2020

Citizenship: Here and in Heaven


How do we as Christians find the balance between living for eternity, desiring heaven, and trusting God while also working to see change here in our country? Some people emphasize their political beliefs over their faith. Other people separate faith and politics entirely. What is the relationship between the two?   Today’s Episode is Citizenship: […]

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October 28, 2020

Though You Slay Me


Over the past months, a few specific lyrics have been on my mind. “Though you slay me,  yet I will praise you,  though take from me,  I will bless your name,  though you ruin me,  still I will worship.”  -Shane and Shane, Though you Slay Me.  I’ve known this song for years, although it never […]

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October 23, 2020

Your Vote. Your Voice.


Elections tend to be confusing, negative, and even annoying. Why should a young person even care what’s happening? How can you even make a difference if you can’t cast your vote on Election Day?⁠ ⁠ Today’s TeenPact Podcast episode is Your Vote. Your Voice. We will be addressing how young people can make a difference, […]

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October 22, 2020

Grasping the Goodness of God


Good and evil. Integrity and dishonesty. Right and wrong.   I’m sure many of you grew up knowing the difference between right and wrong. Even our culture praises people who don’t lie, cheat, or steal. Yet as we get older, we start recognizing that being “good” is more than just holding the door for a […]

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October 16, 2020

Truth and Bias: News Media in 2020


Today’s Episode is Truth and Bias: News Media in 2020. Many of us have a desire to be informed and rely on various news outlets to provide our updates on current events. But are we able to implicitly trust the information we receive and the opinions we hear? How do we sort through differing opinions […]

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October 14, 2020

Give it All You’ve Got


Someone once said, “If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.”   These past few months of COVID quarantine have been odd. Like so many others, I started looking for ways to fill my time. I took up a […]

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October 09, 2020

Talking Politics with Family and Friends


This episode is Talking Politics with Family and Friends. Most of us aren’t strangers to the discomfort of a social gathering when politics is brought up. Opposing perspectives can often lead to division between even the best of friends. Today we will address creating space for political disagreements, valuing relationships over being right, and give […]

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October 09, 2020

Welcome to the TeenPact Podcast


Welcome to the TeenPact Podcast, a podcast designed to help you think critically and biblically about current issues facing our challenge. In this special edition, four-part series on the 2020 Election, our hosts Jessica McInytre and Quinton Cools will interview individuals from different backgrounds and positions to get their perspectives on how we should approach […]

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October 07, 2020

Lessons Learned in Quarantine


“‘And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭14:16-17‬ ‭ESV‬‬   There are […]

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September 30, 2020

Where We Are


One of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture, John 19:30, states, “So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”   With a verse so profound and impactful as this, it makes me wonder and ask the question, “If we […]

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September 23, 2020

Solitude, Loneliness, and Fulfillment


When social distancing, masking, and travel bans were still foreign concepts, I lived a busy lifestyle. I was thrilled with how I saw God working in my life, both around me and inside my own heart. My life was motivated by a sincere hope. However, I would be lying if I said that fervor has […]

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September 16, 2020

The Beauty of Surrender


We as humans are naturally inclined not to surrender, avoiding it because we view surrender as cowardice. Our culture exalts the person who fights for their way and praises the person who follows their heart. But the Christian faith is counter-cultural and intertwined with surrender. Christ calls us to surrender everything that we are to […]

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