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Sep 16, 2017

No, the World Won't End Next Week and There's No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist

If we start speaking up about bad "Christian" reporting, maybe people will do it less.
No, the World Won't End Next Week and There's No Such Thing as a Christian Numerologist
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Again, we must deal with fake news. I’ve written on this numerous times before here and here and, undoubtedly, this won’t be the last time.

In this case, it’s making Christians look silly.

Again.

But there it is on the front page of Fox News, “Christian ...

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Sep 15, 2017
Kaine, Clinton, Republican, Democrat, Abortion, Healthcare

Kaine Is Simply Not Able to Speak Up Rightly for the "Least of These"

The "least of these" includes the unborn.
Kaine Is Simply Not Able to Speak Up Rightly for the "Least of These"
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In a recent Christianity Today article, Virginia senator and former Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine eloquently appealed to Christians to take seriously the biblical imperative to care for “the least of these” out of Jesus’ words in Matthew 25.

I agree.

According ...

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Sep 14, 2017
pastor, ministry, leadership, accountability

David Platt to Be a Teaching Pastor—Is it a Bridge Too Far for the IMB President?

International Mission Board president to become McLean Bible teaching pastor.
David Platt to Be a Teaching Pastor—Is it a Bridge Too Far for the IMB President?

Harry Ironside, the pastor of Moody Church, was also the president of the African Inland Mission. People at Moody Church tell me that he rode the train in and out of Chicago, spending most of his time focused on the Africa Inland Mission, speaking all week.

The Ironside years ...

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Sep 14, 2017
president, politician, evangelism

John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today

The role of the “great Politician” can only be found in the person of Jesus Christ.
John Adams’ Words 240 Years Later: A Faith Filter for the Church Today
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“It is the Part of a great Politician to make the Character of his People; to extinguish among them, the Follies and Vices that he sees, and to create in them the Virtues and Abilities which he sees wanting. I wish I was sure that America has one such Politician, but I ...

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Sep 13, 2017
camp, self-esteem, confidence, discipleship

Why Girls Need Camp

Christian camp can be a powerful, confidence-building experience for girls.
Why Girls Need Camp

Over Labor Day weekend, I was in Miami with my youngest daughter. She keeps in touch with a number of friends she met at a camp she attended, so we met some for lunch.

My daughter and I talked a bit in the car about why she loves camp, and it inspired me to write a bit on the ...

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Sep 12, 2017
evangelical, charismatic, spiritual gift

The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts

God uses weak people.
The Fallacy of Spiritual Gifts
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Brett and Noelle are busy penciling in 200 dots in the spiritual gifts inventory they’ve been given by their local church. Nervously concentrating, Brett and Noelle work their way to question 200, hand in their sheets, and anxiously wait until next Sunday to discover their ...

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Sep 11, 2017
theology, podcast

Disasters and the Christian Faith (Theology for Life)

Dr. Jamie Aten directs the Humanitarian Disaster Institute (HDI) at Wheaton College.
Disasters and the Christian Faith (Theology for Life)

Episode 32: Disasters and the Christian Faith

In this episode of Theology for Life, Lynn and Ed talk with Dr. Jamie Aten about how we face personal disaster and crisis. Aten talks about his own journey with a cancer diagnosis. What do we learn about God during these times, and ...

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