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Truth, Love, and Macklemore From JP | September 29, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
The other day I shared the gospel with a friend, and he responded in a way I didn’t expect. He said, “I believe in Jesus; I just don’t believe that gay people are going to hell.” This was
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Seriously Dating? Topics of Discussion. From JP | September 22, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
(Thanks to Lissette Steele for suggesting this topic on Twitter.) So, you’re dating intentionally with the goal to eventually get married. Before you can make that decision, there’s a lot you need
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Q & A With Jefferson Bethke Special Editions | September 15, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
At Launch I was able to sit down with Jefferson Bethke, and he was kind enough to let me interview him. Below are some of his thoughts on fame, fatherhood, community, and Kenny G. How did you become a
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Launch 2014 in Photos Special Editions | September 12, 2014 . By The Porch
It was a totally awesome Labor Day weekend this year with the 80s-themed Launch Retreat! Games, late night parties, lake time, fireworks, prayer, Johnny & Chachi, worship by Shane & Shane, a c
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Merge – Dallas Premarital Class Special Editions | September 8, 2014 . By The Porch
By Scott Kedersha Engaged? Thinking about getting engaged? We spend years studying and taking classes to prepare for our careers, but very little time preparing for marriage. That’s why, before you
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By Rick Smith In the little over a decade I’ve been involved in ministry, there are a few things I’ve learned are always true: 1) God is in the business of changing lives. 2) No one is as “perfe
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The Porch is coming to Fort Worth! You may have heard months ago about some distant-future launch of The Porch at Watermark’s Fort Worth campus, and wondered about the what/when/why of that plan. Or
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When Everyone’s Getting Married (Except for You) From JP | August 18, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
A number of people I know and serve with at The Porch have gotten married recently, and several others are engaged. I think that’s great, and I love celebrating with them. Of course, I’m married m
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10 Parenting Lessons I Learned from Young Adults From JP | August 11, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I spend most of my time around single young adults, most of whom don’t have kids. However, for two of the past three weeks I’ve been at family camps, talking with parents from around the country.
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Overcoming Shame From JP | August 4, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you w
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