INSPIRED is a web-based media, network and magazine that produces thought / spirit-provoking and candid stories, about people, God and a progressive culture!
We are Christians seeking God, living intentionally and striving to impact the world around us. We try to publish ideas that break stereotypes, challenge the status-quo and spur a generation to know God and change the world. It’s pretty simple, really.
INSPIRED is directly affiliated with Mad Media Group. LLC and Ministry, whose purpose is to impact culture and give voice to what God is doing in and through our generation.
INSPIRED looks at how God is speaking today—how we can see Him through His church, through culture, His word, creativity and more. We believe that encountering God changes lives, so the magazine looks at ways we can live that out in tangible, intentional and sacrificial ways. And yes, we talk about culture and real-life issues that other faith-based magazines likely would shy away from because, well, that’s what life is all about… and we figure why not talk about it?!
ABOUT THE SITE
INSPIREDMAGAZINE.ORG is the bi-weekly-updated, interactive counterpart of Peace Unlimited, Inc. Together they have become platforms reaching a generation of world-changers hungry for God. Our goal is have the website receive 50,000+ visitors and more than 3 hundred page views each month, and eventually create and publish the print magazine to equally surpass in circulation.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
INSPIRED is a multimedia outreach looking to impact culture with the message that even though modern Christian culture may be seen as irrelevant by many, a personal relationship with God is a relevant — and vital — aspect of a fulfilled life. We want to engage people in a deeper conversation about faith. We want to challenge worldviews and cause people to see God outside the box they’ve put Him in.
We believe that God is alive and speaking both inside and outside the four walls of the church. That’s why we cover life issues and entertainment next to social justice and challenging faith topics— to look at the things influencing our lives and world, and how we can make a difference. We believe a lot can be learned by looking more deeply at things that challenge you. But we also believe in the importance of the Church and want to stop the mass exodus of our generation leaving it. We want to enact change from within.
We believe in directly encouraging Christians to rise above the complacency of living in a Christian bubble and never engaging the world they live in. We want to live the way Jesus did, hanging out with the very people religious leaders turned up their nose at. Through relationship, love and understanding, the world was changed. We don’t believe believers should be known primarily for legalism and bigotry. We believe in dialogue — about Truth, about faith, about freedom in Christ.
Whether 10 years into it, or in the beginning stages, if you’re at this website you’re probably on a spiritual journey. Christianity is not a destination. No one has it all figured out. And because of that you’ll find that the articles in INSPIRED probably ask more questions than give answers, which is something we feel is vital to our spiritual growth. We need never stop seeking and pursuing TRUTH and authenticity with passion.
We believe that eternal life and the only true freedom is found in Christ. We believe that a relationship with Him changes things forever. You are not the person you used to be after you find Him. You may not be perfect — we’re all sinners, after all — but you don’t live the way you used to. Jesus told us to be in the world, yet not of it. We’re supposed to stand out and make a difference. We’re supposed to live for something bigger than ourselves.
That’s not something we can magically attain overnight. Following Christ and figuring out what it means to be like Him is a lifelong quest. It’s the hardest, longest and most rewarding thing we will ever undertake. It is what will define us — not only in this life, but the life to come.
For more information about Christianity, we recommend checking out the Bible (it is the source, after all) and finding a good local church where you can meet other people like you. For all of you who want more theology about the Christian faith, here goes. We borrowed this from a church we like:
that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man and that it is verbally inspired, authoritative, and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the written Word of God. It leads us to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. Being given by God, the Scriptures are both fully and verbally inspired by God. Therefore, as originally given, the Bible is free of error in all it teaches. Each book is to be interpreted according to its context and purpose. All believers are exhorted to study the Scriptures and diligently apply them to their lives. The Scriptures are the authoritative and normative rule and guide of all Christian life, practice and doctrine.
God Is Triune
We believe that there is one God eternally existing in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is : infinite, eternal, almighty, and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the godhead there are three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal, co-eternal. The Father is not the Son and the Son is not the Holy Spirit, yet each is truly Deity. One God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
God the Father
God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth. He is faithful to every promise, works all things together for good to those who love Him, and in His unfathomable grace gave His Son Jesus Christ for mankind’s redemption. He made man for fellowship with Himself, and intended that all creation should live to the praise of His glory.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He was perfect in nature, teaching and obedience. He is fully God and fully man. He was always with God and is God. He is the only Savior for the sins of the world, having shed His blood and died a vicarious death on Calvary’s cross. By His death in our place, He revealed the divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having redeemed us from sin, the third day He rose bodily from the grave, victorious over death and the powers of darkness and for a period of 40 days appeared to more than 500 witnesses, performing many convincing proofs of His resurrection. He ascended into heaven where, at God’s right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all. He is the Head of His body, the Church.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of life, convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Through the proclamation of the Gospel, He persuades men to repent of their sins and confess Jesus as Lord. By the same Spirit a person is led to trust in divine mercy. The Holy Spirit unites believers to Jesus Christ in faith, brings about the new birth and dwells within the regenerate. The Holy Spirit has come to glorify the Son who in turn came to glorify the Father. He will lead the Church into a right understanding and rich application of the truth of God’s Word.
The Church is not a religious institution or denomination. Rather, the Church universally is made up of those who have become genuine followers of Jesus Christ and have personally appropriated the Gospel. The Church exists to worship and glorify God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. It also exists to serve Him by faithfully doing His will in the earth. This involves a commitment to see the Gospel preached and churches planted around the world for a testimony. The ultimate mission of the Church is the making of disciples through the preaching of the Gospel.
Conclusively… We believe that man was created in the image of God, but because of sin was alienated from God; That alienation can be removed only by accepting through faith alone God’s gift of salvation which was made possible by Christ’s death.
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