IMAGE 14:22 Final blog post: Becoming… Changed
Monday, 18 May 2015 - Holly Hassman

  Well folks, here it is. We’ve spent nine months traveling the country, playing at hundreds of venues, sharing struggles and lessons we’ve learned, and meeting hundreds of incredible hosts and audience members, and now we’re reaching a crucial point of the journey: the end.     One thing that people want to know from us at this point is how we’ve changed through our experience with CTI, and no one cares more about the...

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IMAGE The Fear of Being Like Christ
Saturday, 16 May 2015 - CTI 14:22

Hey everyone! We’re back home to Willmar, MN after an incredible nine months of touring. A really common question we got a lot on this last tour was what our main takeaways have been from this year. It’s a loaded question. However, I’m glad to have been able to dwell on it to the point where I feel that I can share one of my main takeaways with all of you. Over the past few months now, I’ve really been wrestling with this idea that...

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Oh, Anakin
Thursday, 14 May 2015 - Wesley Lin

Hello! Earlier this year, during a moment of extreme vulnerability on my part, I let slip to my teammates one of my most closely guarded secrets: I had never seen a single Star Wars film before. To my teammates, this was a catastrophe. An outrage. Clearly I needed to repent of my ways and mend them immediately, by means of watching each Star Wars film as soon as possible. (Boy, am I glad to have such diligent accountability partners!)...

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IMAGE What is Man?
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 - Matt Kelley

Hey everyone!   I’ve been looking back on this tour and reflecting on everything that we’ve been able to see over the past few months, and I’m blown away by God’s Creation.  From the sky full of stars in Boscobel, WI to the crashing waves of Santa Cruz, CA, our Creator has been evident through it all.  The verses that immediately come to mind are from Psalm 8.   “When I look at your heavens, the work of your...

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IMAGE Last Weekend of Spring Tour
Sunday, 10 May 2015 - Kirsten Kennedy

Hello all! Ah, how quickly this year has flown by! It seems like just yesterday that we were heading out on Training Tour last August. Now we've made our way back to Minnesota and will be heading to our base in Wilmar in just a matter of hours! I think we've ended this tour on a high note! Though we've had some early mornings and REALLY long days, it was totally worth it. Here are a few pics of us making our way around the Midwest this...

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The Essence of Humility
Friday, 08 May 2015 - Keilah Quimby

Over the last five weeks, a number of things have been incredibly humbling for me. One of the bigger ones was our time at Scott Mission in downtown Toronto a few weeks ago. We were booked for two concerts there that day, which was expected, but what we weren't expecting was how blessed we would be by our day there. We played a morning worship/devotion service, and later that day a longer healing service. However, it wasn't necessarily (only)...

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The question is this...
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - CTI 14:22

 I took Romans 1:21-24 and replaced ‘they' with ‘I’ "Although I knew God, I did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but I became futile in my thinking and my foolish heart was darkened. Claiming to be wise, I became a fool, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave me up in the lust of my heart to my impure and sinful ways."God...

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CTI 14:21 Thrilled for the summer!
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - CTI 14:21

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CTI 14:21 Thrilled About the Summer!
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - CTI 14:21

14:21 gets thrilled over the summer: https://youtu.be/12orX9puYHk   It's hard to contain the excitement building up in the team leaders from CTI 14:21 for this year. Andrew and Kasey share about their excitement in a ole-school art-form called beat-boxing. Enjoy. 

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IMAGE Vulnerability in Effective Discipleship
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - Joey Nutting

Something I’ve been struggling with recently is the concept of vulnerability in relationships. What exactly is vulnerability and why is it necessary?   My teammates would agree that being vulnerable means being open and honest with one another. When I heard this definition, I was immediately convicted because I have not been open and honest about my struggles recently. I’ve tried to hide my weaknesses and struggles in fear of people not...

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A Great Imbalance
Thursday, 30 April 2015 - CTI 14:21

Reading through Matthew 8 and 9 this week, I realized the great imbalance of my faith.In particular, I noticed that I have an easier time trusting God's sovereignty when it comes to other people lives. I'll see a friend, a family member, or even a total stranger in the midst of a trial and automatically think, as if by reflex, 'God's got this,' or 'I can't wait to see God work through this.' I'm not sure why, but for some reason I have the...

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IMAGE Faith and Doubt
Monday, 27 April 2015 - CTI 14:22

Recently, someone in my close community passed away. I didn't have a very personal relationship with her, but the mere encounter with death shook me up. She was a wonderful God- and people-loving person. She had a powerful testimony of God's faithfulness and I looked up to her.While having considered myself a Christian since I was 4 years old, I began to question my faith. I don't have any dramatic experiences from which God has delivered me for...

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IMAGE All That & A Bag Of Chips
Monday, 27 April 2015 - Kasey Manning

For the past ten days 14:21 has been in the greater Toronto area, and we have discovered something: Did you know that Canada has WAY more varieties of potato chips than we do in the States?! Ketchup flavored chips. Poutine flavored chips. Chips that taste like grilled steak. Shrimp chips. Salad dressing flavored chips.   This is not the first time that we’ve gone on a chip-sampling adventure. Back in Minnesota during training, we tried...

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IMAGE Rest and Refocus
Monday, 27 April 2015 - CTI 14:22

The issue of rest is something I’ve been struggling with since before Easter break. During my ten days at home, I thought a lot about rest and even took two days of Sabbath in which I purposefully put aside work in order to spend time with God.   In Matthew 11 Christ talks about finding rest. He doesn’t promise that we will always feel physically rested and that we will never encounter stress. Life is full of trials; Jesus even says in...

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IMAGE Giving Grace
Friday, 24 April 2015 - Matt Kelley

  Something I’ve been learning a lot about recently is the concept of giving grace.  I know for me it can be easy to get annoyed with a teammate or someone and let it ruin my day.  Holding a grudge usually tends to be completely unsatisfying; however it can be so difficult to just give grace and forgive.   I’ve been reading Mark recently as part of my personal devotions, and just yesterday I reached the point where Jesus...

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