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In modern times, we’ve complicated singleness and the pursuit of marriage. I’ve been reading in Genesis (through Join the Journey) and it seems so easy: a man sends his friend to find him a wi
Choose a Plan From JP | December 29, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
5 New Year’s Solutions Let’s be honest: most New Year’s resolutions last 2 weeks, or maybe 2 months, and then you’re back to “normal.” Willpower isn’t always as strong as we’d like. So
Porch on Break Special Editions | December 20, 2014 . By The Porch
It’s Christmas! (Approximately.) Which means, just like this time every year, The Porch is on break. We’ll start back up on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Our volunteers and staff like to take this ti
We’re going through a series at The Porch which talks about dating (among other things). We’ve actually encouraged godly men at The Porch who are ready for marriage to find the godliest woman
Alone for the Holidays From JP | December 1, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Not everybody loves Christmas. Far from being “the most wonderful time of the year,” for some people the entire holiday season is literally the worst time of the year. It’s not so much an attitu
5 Leadership Lessons from King David From JP | November 24, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Israel’s King David was, without a doubt, a great leader. Men were willing to follow him even before he was king, and even when he was on the run and had to hide in the desert. God referred to him a
The Gospel From JP | November 17, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Last weekend about 100 young adults went on what you might call a “mission trip” to share the gospel. Except there was no “trip” involved. They didn’t go to Africa, or some unreached corner
If We Don’t Go, Who Will? Special Editions | November 10, 2014 . By The Porch
International Missions Start in Dallas Followers of Christ are all called to be “on mission” every moment of everyday in your own “Jerusalam, Judea, and Samaria” (Acts 1:8). A missiona
Why You Should Vote From JP | November 3, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Go vote. That’s really the point of this post, and if you’ve already voted or have already made plans to vote, I guess this will be a quick read. However, I know that most people reading this blog
Halloween Costumes: Less is Less From JP | October 27, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
The best part of Halloween as a kid was the candy. All year my parents would put restrictions around eating candy, and warning me against cavities and tooth decay. Then Halloween would come! It was li
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