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Marx’s Critique of Religion In our latest series at Madison Church, we delve deeply into the critical perspectives on faith presented by some of history’s most influential atheists: Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Although these viewpoints may initially appear unsettling, they provide us with a valuable opportunity for introspection regarding our own beliefs....
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Suspicions Challenged Our series, “Suspicious Faith,” is an eye-opening journey into faith. This voyage involves critical examination and self-discovery, pushing us beyond entrenched religious beliefs and into the intricate realm of spirituality. Our messages challenge the widely-held notion that spiritual fulfillment can be experienced without probing the core tenets of our faith. We delve into...
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This year, we’ve significantly improved our space at Madison Church (Near East) in our ongoing efforts to make our gathering meaningful and engaging for all who participate. From new chairs to the drapes behind our stage area and even better lighting, these changes were made to create an environment that makes people feel more likely...
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As we redefine the church and embrace disruptive faith, we challenge ourselves to go beyond our traditional understanding of the church as a physical structure. We are exploring the idea of the church as a dynamic, mobile community, not limiting itself to Sundays but embracing a purpose-driven mission that extends further. The journey commences by...
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In this talk, we explore the value of relationships and community in spirituality, debunking the myth of the solitary pursuit often associated with the spiritual journey. Throughout this message, we discuss how individuals make one of the most critical life decisions by choosing the company they keep, as it significantly influences their growth, decisions, and...
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Ready to harness the power of forgiveness and liberate yourself from the chains of pain? If that resonates with you, you’ve come to the perfect place. In this talk, we delve deeply into the intricate landscape of forgiveness, uncovering its profound influence on relationship repair, its role in fostering emotional healing, and its significance in...
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Exploring Londonderry, Northern Ireland—a city marked by profound conflict—this week’s message prompts introspection about our divisions and the effort required for healing. The city’s physical separation between Catholics and Protestants, symbolized by a bisecting river, invites us to reflect on our divides. The challenges of 2020, amplified by the pandemic, strained relationships, necessitating reconciliation and...
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In today’s world, maintaining healthy relationships can pose a significant challenge. Whether you’re dealing with a friend, partner, or family member, it often demands continuous effort, adjustment, and understanding. Dive into our latest message, “Mending Relationships: Embracing Self-Awareness and Admitting Wrongs,” where we thoroughly explore this subject, delving into the pivotal roles of self-awareness and...
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In our latest podcast episode, we ventured into the arena of relationships, exploring how we can build meaningful connections, foster a sense of community, and discover our true identity. This journey began at the intentionally small Madison Church, a place that champions the power of social interactions. Whether you’re a believer or non-believer, the invitation...
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Understanding the unseen realm can profoundly impact our perspective of the physical world. As we conclude our series on the Unseen, we dive into the mysterious intersection of the physical and supernatural, with God as the crucial component. This exploration allows us to shatter misconceptions about the Kingdom of God, appreciating its vast implications and...
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