4Tucson Articles

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Transformed People Transform Cities (and the world)

On October 31, 2017, the world will recognize the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  It would be quite the understatement to say that the transformation that took place in the life of a Catholic monk, Martin Luther, transformed a city or even the Church.  Truly, Luther’s personal, internal transformation changed the world, rewriting the political […]

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God is Not My CoPilot

Have you seen the bumper sticker, “If Jesus is your copilot, switch seats”? It points out an often forgotten truth, that Jesus didn’t come to earth to carry out our wills; we came to carry out His.  He’s the head of the Church, not us. But let me invite you to consider a different question.  […]

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Seek God’s Plan

how aligning our perspective with God’s vision leads to abundance We're approaching the halfway point of 2018, and most of us are up to our ears in busyness. The year started with such opportunity to celebrate and rest… if only we had been prepared to enter into it. How is it that we tend toward […]

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Would you help me

4Tucson is a membership-driven organization. Our members are called partners. We felt that partnership was more representative of the relationship 4Tucson has with Christians across the city—a relationship of collaborative service to bring biblical solutions to our city’s problems and giving God the glory. This is where I need your help. We are building the […]

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Historically, Christians Have Led the Way

Whether it is the confusion surrounding the founding of America, the efforts to remove memorials or the lessons learned from our national struggles, the racial turmoil in the streets and on university campuses, the argument around whether capitalism or socialism is the most equitable economic model, Americans have historically argued and eventually corrected the excesses […]

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Living a Life Without Regret

By Mark Harris In the book, Chase the Lion, Mark Batterson posed an interesting question. “At the end of your life, what will be your greatest regret?” He asked, “Will it be God-ordained opportunities you left on the table? Will it be God-given passions you didn’t pursue? Will it be God-sized dreams you didn’t go […]

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An Artist's Journey of Generosity

Rebecca Thompson, a nationally recognized Tucson-based artist, is a participant in the 4Tucson Philanthropy Domain. She attended the Journey of Generosity and started a grant program for Christian artists through the Media and Arts Domain. She shared some of her story with us. Rebecca, what are your thoughts on generosity? "I went through the Journey […]

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Shine - How the Body of Christ can Spiritually Transform a City

Tucson is a city of diverse culture, with small degrees of separation between each individual. New residents commonly meet a local who knows somebody who knows them. It's a town as much as it is a metropolis; a city loved for its character, history and natural beauty and known for its hospitable, easy-going personality. When […]

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What does it mean to be Jesus-Centered?

by Mark Harris One of the foundational principles at 4Tucson is that we are unapologetically a Christian organization. We are Jesus centered. A common question I receive from people who may not be familiar with 4Tucson is, “What does it mean to be Jesus centered?” The answer to that question actually starts with a different […]

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Peace with God

“The promise of glory is the promise, almost incredible and only possible by the work of Christ, that some of us, that any of us who really chooses, shall actually survive that examination [of standing before God], shall find approval, shall please God. To please God . . . to be a real ingredient in […]

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