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Just Like Toddlers

Monday, October 12, 2015 Just Like Toddlers Our first child was an incredibly active toddler. He spent the early days of his infant development constantly grabbing, clinging and climbing on people and objects as if life were the ultimate jungle gym. Between 8 and 9 months, he...
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Three Ways to Remember God’s Grace

Three Ways to Remember God’s Grace April 23, 2015 by Steven Lee   Remembering who God is and who we are is the antidote to grumbling. If we see our world, our lives, and our circumstances through the lens of Jesus’s cross, everything will come into focus. And that clarity of...
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Greater Works Than Jesus?

by J.D. Greear A mentor recently told me that every 30 years or so evangelicals have a conversation about the Holy Spirit. The last really significant one, he said, was in the 1970s, and out of that came the revival known as the Jesus movement. It’s time, he said, for us to have...
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Should Your Church Stop Having a Stand and Greet Time?

By Thom Rainer: You never know what will strike a nerve in the blogosphere. A blog post I wrote Saturday went viral, and the comments, discussion, and debate are still taking place at that post. It was really a simple article. I did a Twitter poll (not scientific, I assure you)...
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Open the Door to Halloween

October 28, 2014  by Jonathan Parnell How you spend Halloween may reveal a good deal of what you think of sanctification. There is a chain of inseparable realities in our local churches that shape the way we look at the costumes shuffling down our streets and knocking on our...
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Mental Illness Remains Taboo Topic for Many Pastors

September 22, 2014 By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One in four Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But they’re...
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Wonder Why You’re Here

October 2, 2014  by Jon Bloom You are. You are tempted to fill in a blank at the end of that sentence. You are ___. Most of what you might place in that blank are not worthy to be compared to the revealed glory that you are. How is it that you are? That is wonderful question. A...
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Do You Hate to Wait?

September 17, 2014  by Paul Maxwell Anxiety is the slave song of the human heart under the tyranny of insignificance. Impatience is an acute strand of anxiety — played in a certain key — that can mesmerize and trap a soul in an infinite loop of hypnotized idolatry. With each...
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The Osteen Predicament

The Osteen Predicament — Mere Happiness Cannot Bear the Weight of the Gospel Wednesday • September 3, 2014 The evangelical world, joined by no shortage of secular observers, has been abuzz about the latest soundbite of note from the Pastors Osteen — this time offered by Victoria...
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