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3 Ways to Pray for Las Vegas: It’s a Powerful (Not Political) Act for Christians
Prayer is not an empty gesture; it's how Christians first respond to tragedy.
He started his prayer and fasting by confessing his own sin. He then gave himself to the task and expected that God would empower him to be a blessing. So can we.
The Stories We Hope You Didn't Miss
The female pastors bringing hope to Middle East churches, talking about race with your kids, and how immigrants are reshaping American missions.
Bob SmietanaAugust 18, 2017 6:00 AM. The Cynic's Guide to Sin Confessing God | CT Magazine. The Cynic's Guide to Sin We're not surprised when people fail us. But should we be?
As a New Age Enthusiast, I Fancied Myself a Free Spirit and a Good Person
Then a strange dream, an old friend, and a disturbing psalm woke me up to reality.
girl of the department.” I was “spiritual but not religious,” which meant I could be good without God. Not long after confessing this uneasiness to my friend, I had an experience like scales
The Loving Father Who Judges?Subscriber Access Only
Peter sees no conflict with God’s compassion and his justice.
The Loving Father Who Judges? Peter sees no conflict with God's compassion and his justice. If you're Peter, you begin with the gracious fatherhood of God.
One-on-One with Daniel Im on Discipleship from a Systems Perspective
Five micro-shifts that lead to macro-change
more willing to deny themselves, and are more interested in seeking a deeper relationship with God. Individuals who did the input goal of confessing their sins on a regular basis were
Racial Difference Without Division
The power of an ethnicity-honoring witness.
and men on owning their ethnic stories, crossing cultures, lamenting and confessing places of tools, language, and a new framework for pursuing and embodying God's restoration and
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
of my gracious and forgiving wife, a lot of counseling, and a commitment to walk this out, God carried us I spent the weekend confessing to my wife and sharing the truth with our kids.
How God Keeps it TogetherSubscriber Access Only
When our life unravels, He holds the threads.
How God Keeps it Together. When our life unravels, He holds the threads. But what of the infinite God who pictures himself in multiple roles and names in Scripture?
Rest Through Dependence
confessing your dependence, you will experience the rest that will come when he supplies all your need. Reflect: Read John 15:5–6. What good things have replaced intimacy with God
When God’s Mercy Sounds Like Bad NewsSubscriber Access Only
The patience of the Lord can be a heavy burden.
When God's Mercy Sounds Like Bad News. The patience of the Lord can be a heavy burden. Derek Lightstock. Moses was well-acquainted with the patience of God.
Leadership Development According to Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer's wisdom on leadership endures.
in church planting so that they can be a part of the Kingdom of God invading into every Although, as the first head of the seminary in the Confessing Church, he was focusing on training
The Robust Faith of George III
The “mad” ruler of England during the American Revolution led a life of impressive personal piety.
is to acknowledge it publicly.” Admission of wrongdoing—and thence repentance—was central: “No one should be above confessing when they have been mistaken.” God would hear
When ‘You’re Pregnant’ Feels Like Bad News
How can the church help those who are grieving motherhood?
The way forward, then, is through repentance and grief. We lay our hearts bare before God, confessing both our sin and our sadness (even the sadness we shouldn't have).
What the Church Says to Terrible PeopleSubscriber Access Only
‘Welcome to the club.’
This burden is rooted not necessarily in God or the divine but in our shared sense of dignity. 1:2). We're not just saved to be “holy and blameless before God” (Eph.
In the Valley of Postpartum Depression
Why is it so hard for Christian women to seek help?
By admitting our need for Jesus, believing that Jesus is the Son of God who died for our sins, and by confessing faith in him, we are made new. There
Surviving the Wasteland of FaithSubscriber Access Only
Years after my dramatic, unlikely conversion, it seemed God had gone silent.
on “the circumference of life,” says Demarest, “and God wants us to move from exterior things, external things, down to the depths of the heart.”. A few hours after confessing my anguish
The Cynic’s Guide to SinSubscriber Access Only
We’re not surprised when people fail us. But should we be?
This is the hopeful realism of God's love: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). 5:5). God doesn't leave us to love out of our own resources.
Gender and the Trinity: From Proxy War to Civil War
An explainer: the latest complementarian debate isn't over women’s subordination—but Christ's.
On June 3, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (ACE) published the first half of a Seminary) and Wayne Grudem (Phoenix Seminary) for presenting a “novel view of God; a different
Exploring Evangelicalism: The Southern Baptist Convention
Dr. Frank Page, President and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention explains their distinctives and some misconceptions.
regeneration, stands before God as a competent soul, and is able to discern God's will for his of faith, we practice believer's baptism (the immersion in water of a confessing believer in
Whatever Became of Repentance?Subscriber Access Only
How we can change the angry cultural debates online and in church.
And this should include not just others' repentance but our own. Not just confessing sins against God but also sins against neighbor. We have recently
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
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