Tiger Woods explains his arrest in Florida

Tiger Woods was arrested yesterday in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. His mugshot…
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What Israel taught me about Memorial Day

Today, thousands of men and women carrying the names of fallen soldiers will conclude a thirty-one-day relay across a total…
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How to honor the dead this Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of our country’s most important holidays. It may not be as beloved as Christmas and Thanksgiving,…
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Why did picture of Trump and the pope go viral?

It is the picture seen ’round the world. Last Wednesday, President Trump, along with members of his family and political…
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Americans finally agree on something

In spite of our conflicting views on what’s best for the country, increasingly divisive politics, and any number of issues…
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Serving Through Children

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident It is truly a wonderful experience to be used by the Lord in the ministry…
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Did the Manchester attacker represent Islam?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised her country’s terrorist threat level to critical, meaning that another attack may be…
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Terrorist attack in England: 3 facts

Last night, pop singer Ariana Grande finished a concert in Manchester, England, some 200 miles northwest of London. As the…
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Heart of a Teenage Volunteer

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident “Teenagers don’t like to wake up early” “Teenagers will only show up if things are…
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Notre Dame students walk out on VP Pence

The Greatest Show on Earth is over. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus gave its final performance last…
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Home

By Nicole Nieman, Children's Ministry Assistant “Mom, do I HAVE to go to church in the morning?” Before finding Arapaho Road,…
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A Child Will Lead Them

By Dr. David Rogers I never expected a 9-year-old girl’s painting and words of inspiration to have such a profound…
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Pokemon and Fathers

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident Lionheart Children’s Academy hosted a great Family Fun Night at the end of April for…
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Our Friends at International Leadership of Texas

By Dan Liles, Associate Pastor of Worship & Discipleship I want to share a quick story about something amazing that happened…
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Now That Your Teen Has Watched ’13 Reasons Why’

About half an hour ago, I clicked Netflix off and sobbed like a baby. Have you heard of 13 Reasons…
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What’s Happening at Arapaho Road

By Jim Conner, Assistent to Executive Pastor To find out what is happening at ARBC, all you need to do…
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The search for family in Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2

In Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, the highly entertaining sequel to 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Peter Quill and…
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Us Decreasing, God Increasing

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident This season for the AR Students is all about John 3:30. Here, we are told…
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God and education: two thoughts

In A Farewell to Arms, Earnest Hemmingway wrote, “All thinking men are atheists.” While that statement is fictional in more…
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JFK’s diary and the ‘disciplined pursuit of less’

A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy while he was a journalist after World War II has sold…
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Why marijuana might be just what the doctor ordered

If I told you that doctors in Israel had begun giving marijuana to kids, what would be your first response?…
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Is Easter Just Another Sunday

By Kelly Brewer, Interim Minister to Students Growing up in a divorced and remarried home, traditions seemed not to be…
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Good Friday Is a Good Friday to Plant

By Dr. David Rogers My Great-Grandmother Steele grew up and raised her family on a farm in West Texas.  As…
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Earning Salvation Through Pain

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident As an Easter tradition in the Philippines, a group of devout Catholic men would march…
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Aunt Martha’s and Sunrise Services

By Dan Liles, Worship Pastor There was a five year stretch when I was a child where I can remember…
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The Easter Scramble

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident Easter in my family looked pretty typical--at least in my view. My parents would hide…
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Scholarships for playing video games? Yes please…

Do you ever feel like you were born about twenty years too soon? That was my first reaction to the…
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Real Repentance

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. 11 See what this…
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Why the Senate is about to go nuclear

While the controversy surrounding Neil Gorsuch and his seemingly inevitable appointment to the Supreme Court is unlikely to end any…
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What Do Bunnies and Eggs Have to do with Easter

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident It is very interesting to observe Easter in a western context after having lived all…
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Light in the Darkness

By Bitu Das, Intern Easter, for me, marks a milestone in my life. April 16th, 1995 was the very day…
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Easter has to do with Jesus?

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident Growing up in a non-religious household, we still celebrated Easter. Only, Easter becomes more of…
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Friendships Change the World

I was intrigued when I ran across a new book hitting stores this week. It’s called Perfect Strangers, and it…
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Prayer for Awana Journey Group

Please pray for our Arapaho Road Awana Journey Group as they compete in the Awana Summit National Competitions (Bible Quizzing,…
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Fire in My Bones!

By Kelly Brewer, Interim Minister to Students When I hear someone speak about a “life verse” it is usually one…
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Why “Beauty and the Beast” is worth seeing

Disney’s latest live-action reboot of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast started out as one of the year’s most highly…
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The 9 Series: Gentleness

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident Being gentle can be challenging at times, especially when it comes to the people you…
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The 9 Series: Peace

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident How can one experience true, lasting peace? Everyone desires peace, especially peace that comes from…
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“The Shack” – a story of healing, heresy, or a bit of both?

The Shack, based on William Paul Young’s popular book by the same name, has been labeled anywhere from a story…
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I’m Fine, Thank You!

By Bitu Das, Intern In 2011, I had the unique privilege of going to Singapore for a leadership conference. One…
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The 9 Series: Self-Control

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident The fruit of the Spirit in self-control is commonly seen as trying to stop a…
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Can podcasts take the place of church?

It’s no great revelation that scores of young people leave the church as they move into their college-age years and…
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The Oscars mistake you missed

Despite a solid performance from host Jimmy Kimmel and an all-around entertaining evening, this year’s Oscars will most likely be…
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Servant to All (1 Cor. 9:19)

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident My life verse is 1 Corinthians 9:19, “for though I am free from all, I…
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Why you won’t recognize your older self

Everyone knows that, as we age, our bodies change to the point that we would be all but unrecognizable to…
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The 9 Series: Faithfulness

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident As a seminary student, I’ve had to read a lot of the Gospels lately. Even…
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Sons and Daughters of God

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident John 1:12, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to…
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The 9 Series: Goodness

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident What does it really mean to live a “plus” life instead of a “subtraction” life?…
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New law lets husbands sue to prevent their child’s abortion

A new abortion law in Arkansas was recently passed to ban dilation and dismemberment abortions—the most common form of second-trimester…
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Syrian government secretly executed 13,000 prisoners

Unfortunately, it’s now rare to be shocked by something associated with the war that has ravaged Syria for the better…
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The 9 Series: Kindness

By Bitu Das, AR Intern In a sequel to the movie Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Steve Carell plays a role…
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What do you want me to do for you?

By Dr. David Rogers My life verse tends to depend on whatever season of life I happen to be experiencing…
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My free speech is more important than yours

My free speech is more important than yours. That seems to be the message sweeping the nation as protests become…
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Idols and Jesus

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident I've always been puzzled by idol worship in the Bible. I never could understand why…
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The 9 Series: Patience

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident As a seminary student, I have to read a LOT of Bible. I mean, like,…
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The impact of divorce on future generations

It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the children of divorced parents are more likely to get divorced themselves,…
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When Life Gives You Lemons

By Tama Bankhead, Operations Assistant A few years ago I was at the pregnancy crisis center that I had been…
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Why acting happy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

When was the last time you went to a store and the checkout clerk or salesperson didn’t have a big…
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The 9 Series: Joy

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident As we continue our series of the 9 Fruits of the Spirit we come across…
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The 9 Series: Love

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident Pastor David’s sermon on love struck me in a very unusual way: it made me…
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History repeats itself in U2’s upcoming “The Joshua Tree” tour

It’s not easy being one of the world’s most popular bands for more than forty years, but U2 has accomplished…
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Why Sherlock is so Compelling

*Spoiler Alert (If you haven’t watched the first 2 episodes of the new series, proceed with caution!) There’s a poignant…
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Stranger to the Earth

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident About two years ago I was lucky enough to study abroad, something I'd dreamed about…
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In 2017, Choose to Build Up Others

James K. A. Smith wrote a piece for Zocalo where he discussed why the Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor has become…
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God > My Problems

By Zion Gasilan, Ministry Resident Psalm 56:3, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." It's easy to…
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A Devotional to End the Year

By Emily Kusunoki, Ministry Resident “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you…
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2016 Word of the Year: Post-Truth

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident As the year draws to a close, the Oxford English Dictionary continues its long standing tradition…
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Breathe Your Peace On Us

By Dr. David Rogers Fourteen years ago Alison and I celebrated our first Christmas together as a married couple.  A…
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Rejoice Today

By Dr. David Rogers “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in…
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A Movie Review

Rogue One is the first of three standalone spinoffs from the main Star Wars movies that are set to explore…
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Learning to Understand

By Dave Peters, Ministry Resident My first two years in DFW I was car-less and it was tough! If you…
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The Edge of Seventeen: A Movie Review

High school movies rarely contain lessons for an adult audience. Kelly Fremon Craig’s impressive directorial debut, The Edge of Seventeen,…
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Encounter of the Angelic Kind

By Tama Bankhead, Community Director of Lionheart I have the great privilege of serving as Community Director of Lionheart Children’s…
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Start of Something New

By Kevin Kusunoki, Ministry Resident At the beginning of the year, there was nothing that got me more psyched up…
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A Love Story in the Stars: John and Annie Glenn

While he was in the spotlight, she was a bright light. Today, we mourn the loss of John Glenn, but…
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How Leaders Confront Challenges

The Washington Post released an investigative piece this week detailing wasteful spending at the Pentagon. While that may not come…
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What an NFL player and I have in common

Von Miller was named Most Valuable Player in last year’s Super Bowl, which his team won. So he has abundant…
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It’s THAT Time of Year

By Kelly Brewer This is the time of year that kicks into warp speed and is over before we realized…
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Holidays are for Service!

The body of Christ is made up of His believers, so it makes sense that our number one goal is…
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North Korean concentration camps may be expanding

When North Korea makes the news, it’s seldom a good thing. The country’s latest moves are in keeping with that…
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First Communion for Caleb

By: Dr. David Rogers “Caleb just experienced his first Lord’s Supper with us this morning.”   Craig, Caleb’s dad, was…
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Tiger Woods’s putter and Christmas grace

Tiger Woods is making his return to competitive golf tomorrow, playing in the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He…
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Why college will always cost too much

College is too expensive. In a day and time where it seems like there are few things on which we…
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You survived Black Friday

Here’s the least encouraging website I’ve seen lately: www.blackfridaydeathcount.com. It claims that Black Friday has been responsible for nine deaths…
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May God’s Kingdom Come, His Will Be Done…Today and Every Day!

Restoration : the act or process of returning something to its original condition Acts 15:16-18 (NLT) “Afterward I will return…
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How Can My Involvement in the Election Bless My Neighbors?

Involvement : to engage as a participant : to occupy absorbingly; especially to commit emotionally Hebrews 5:7-8 (MSG) “While he…
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May Our Newly Elected Leaders Know God and Be Sensitive to His Spirit

Sensitivity : awareness and understanding of the needs and emotions of others Hosea 6:2-3 (NLT) “In just a short time…
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Can God Use My Vote to Show His Concern for Others?

Concern : marked interest or regard usually arising through a personal tie or relationship Deuteronomy 30:3-4 (MSG) “Here’s what will…
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Who Does God Support in This Election?

Support : to show that you approve of someone or something : to give help or assistance to someone or…
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Be Aware of His Presence as You Participate in Decision 2016

Awareness : having or showing realization, perception, or knowledge Psalm 139: 1-6 (MSG) “God, investigate my life; get all the…
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May God Grant His Spirit of Understanding as We Vote

Understanding : a mental grasp : the power of comprehending, especially the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars :…
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God Is Listening…Ready to Rescue!

Availability : the quality or state of being available : presence and ability or willingness to talk to someone :…
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May God’s Gracious Acceptance and Salvation Spread

Acceptance : the act of accepting something or someone : a favorable response 2 Corinthians 6:2 (AMP) “For He says,…
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May Our Elected Leaders Have a Spirit of Long-Suffering from God

Long-suffering : suffering for a long time without complaining : patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship 1 Timothy 1:15-16 (AMP)…
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Your Vote Can Bring God’s Relief to the World

Relief : removal or lightening of something oppressive, painful, or distressing : things that are given to help people who…
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Thoughtful Neighbors are Thoughtful Voters

Thoughtfulness : done or made after careful thinking : showing concern for the needs or feelings of other people Luke…
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HOPE, a Steadfast Anchor for the Soul Amid a Hostile Political Climate

Steadfastness : firmly fixed in place; not subject to change : firm in belief, determination, or adherence Hebrews 6:19-20 (NKJV)…
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Where Does Your Allegiance Truly Lie This Election Season?

Allegiance : devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause Psalm 100:1-5 (MSG) “On your feet now — applaud…
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Remember the Lord’s Faithfulness As You Pray for Our Nation

Faithfulness : steadfast in affection or allegiance : firm in adherence to promises or in observation of duty : having…
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Soft-Hearted in a Hard-Hearted World

Soft-Hearted : having feelings of kindness and sympathy for other people : emotionally responsive Isaiah 54:7-8 (MSG) “Your Redeemer God…
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