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Theological Dangers on Both Left and Right

Beware of charging that someone is outside the bounds of orthodoxy when the only issue is that they disagree with you. Keep Reading...

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Reading the Bible to Meet With God

In my bookHelp My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of FaithI wrote about how important it is to read the Bible to meet God, to read it relationally and as sustenance for the soul. Often we simply read it for information, to follow a rule, or as an academic pursuit. Reading to meet God sounds like a great idea and the ideal for a Christian, but how do we actually do it?...

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What is Advent?

Advent is the first season in the Church Year. It begins on the Sunday four weeks prior to Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. It is the season in which we followers of Jesus begin again our annual journey with Jesus from his birth to his coming again. During Advent we enter into the Story of Israel, identifying with the children of Israel held captive in their own land, ...

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What does Advent have to do with Life Together on Mission?

When we think of doing Life Together on Mission it probably most often conjures up thoughts about some sort of activity together (i.e. having a meal with your life group, praying together, playing together, building relationships with spiritually lost people and so on). This type of activity is good and we want to encourage each other to continue in it. We are called to ma...

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How do I Feed My Soul in the Hard Books of the Old Testament?

"How can I make the most of my Bible reading in the Old Testament books that seem to have no obvious connection to Christ and don't seem to have any application to my life?" Listen here....

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Are We Missional?

We want to be "missional." Are we? Here are some helpful diagnostic questions from Trevin Wax...

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Missional Mindset

What is a missional mindset?...

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10 Steps in Evangelism

Tim Keller suggests 10 things to consider in everyday evangelism: Let people around you know you are a Christian (in a natural, unforced way) Ask friends about their faith and just listen! Listen to your friends problems maybe offer to pray for them Share your problems with others testify to how your faith helps you Give them a book to read Share your story Ans...

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God Gives Himself

Encouraging excerpt from David Platt's book, Radical, on God's good gift of Himself. "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13) Why does Luke 11 refer to the Father giving the Holy Spirit? To be honest with you, I used to think, What if I wasn't a...

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Complementarianism for Dummies

The leadership of CRC is "Complementarian," and we try to live and teach and counsel and preach accordingly. What does is it mean to be "complementarian" anyway? Mary Kassian is one of the people responsible for coining the term. She wrote a helpful primer article on the idea: Complementarianism for Dummies. Read the entire article here. Read some excerpts below: Compl...

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