GREATEST HITS: You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Work for God

by Renee Dugan

It can be so hard to grapple with the fact that in our fallen, flawed state, we are still the representatives of the only man who ever walked out this messy, complicated life perfectly. For all of my shortcomings, I’m meant to be his disciple, a witness for him. Um—HOW?! There have been many times […]

GREATEST HITS: Are You Really Ready to Serve God?

by Renee Dugan

When my husband first proposed, we weren’t in bad shape financially. We were both blessed to still live with our parents while working full time, so we’d managed to sock away a decent savings. Still, being barely in our 20’s and facing the prospect of living on our own for the first time, being solely […]

GREATEST HITS: How to Stop Caring What Other People Think

by Renee Dugan

It can be so difficult to be vulnerable before God. Many different things get in the way of emotional and spiritual intimacy, including broken pasts, confusing presents, and uncertain futures. It also seems that one of the barriers that prevents us from coming to God in absolute surrender to His perfect will is the fear […]

GREATEST HITS: Was Jesus A Radical?

by Renee Dugan

In our current way of thinking, the term “radical” has adopted an unsavory note. It’s usually used to describe someone who’s gone off the religious deep end, or who’s pushing some kind of harmful or even anarchistic agenda. But in truth, something or someone is truly “radical” when it or they relates to or affects […]

GREATEST HITS: Why Fulfilling Your Purpose Matters

by Renee Dugan

I once read a quote that seemed like such an obvious thing in retrospect, yet I’d never considered it before: “If you had never existed, nothing would be the same. Everywhere you’ve been, every person you’ve ever interacted with, would have a different life experience…just because you weren’t there.” Sometimes it can be hard not […]

GREATEST HITS: Why Unity Matters

by Renee Dugan

Division is not hard to find. In fact, unity is rarer. Ever since the Tower of Babel and the times of the Patriarchs, humankind has found increasing ways to divide itself. The Pharisees set themselves apart from Jesus by their known heritage (casting scorn on Jesus’ own conception). The Jews separated themselves from the “dogs” […]

GREATEST HITS: 5 Ways to Tackle Fear

by Renee Dugan

It’s a part of the human condition that ultimately, we all fear something. From quiet, uneasy rumblings to devastating, life-altering phobias, we’ve all faced something at one point or another that has terrified us. One of the greatest problems with fear is that it greatly hinders our effectiveness on God’s behalf in this world. This […]

GREATEST HITS: What Does God Say We’re Made Of?

by Renee Dugan

Most people are familiar with the imagery of a giant treasure chest full of gold. While the historical accuracy of that design may be a bit skewed—research suggests the boxes were much smaller than what’s usually depicted in swashbuckling epics—the fact remains that treasure chests are widely known to be pretty secure places to keep […]

WHAT’S IN A WORD SERIES – Now on TruthOrTradition.com!

by Renee Dugan

Hey, brothers and sisters! In fall 2020, we started a brand-new blog series called “What’s In A Word?” This series takes a look at different words that show up in the Bible and throughout Christendom and explores their meaning from a practical and Scriptural view. We wanted to let you know that beginning in JANUARY […]

GREATEST HITS: Why Choice is Important!

by Renee Dugan

As we step into the New Year, the minds of many turn toward what goals and changes they will make in 2020; what will they choose to do, to modify, to become? The power to choose is considered by most to be an inherent human right, albeit addressed from differing positions depending on religious, political, […]