Why Bother With Church?

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Why Bother with Church? Have you every asked this question? Honestly? Why bother with the church? Why is it important? Can’t I just do this whole Christian thing on my own? Perhaps you haven’t, and if so, amen! Or perhaps you’re among the rest of the majority who has

Portraits of Faith

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Reviewed by Jim Anderson When given the opportunity to review the book, Portraits Of Faith: What Five Biblical Characters Teach Us about Our Life with God by Joel Beeke, of course I said “Yes!” I believed that, true to Dr. Beeke’s character and my past experiences with him, this book

Counseling One Another

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Perhaps you’re aware, or perhaps you’re not, but there is a battle going on within our churches, our seminaries, indeed, within all of Christianity right now — a battle concerning the sufficiency of Scripture, particularly related to the acceptance or rejection of man-centered wisdom known as Psychology. John MacArthur

2016 Reading Challenge Update — MARCH

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It’s been a great few months of reading in 2016. As you may remember, I shared back in December that I would be accepting Tim Challies’ 2016 reading challenge for this year. Well, we’re now finished with the first 3 months, and here’s how it’s going … I decided to “go

Transforming Homosexuality

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Being such a hot-topic issue in our culture today, homosexuality is an issue that has received ample attention lately in the print media. There are dozens of books written on all sides of the debate — some much better than others — and we owe much thankfulness to God

Tough Topics 2

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Everyone has questions about the Bible — yes, even Christians. And some of those questions are not easy to answer. Sure, there are some questions that are easier to give a cut and dry answer — “Does the Bible say that Jesus is divine?” Yes! “What does the Bible

2016 Reading Challenge Update

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It’s been a great first couple months of reading in 2016. As you may remember, I shared back in December that I would be accepting Tim Challies’ 2016 reading challenge for this year. Well, we’re now finished with the first 2 months, and here’s how it’s going … I

Held In Honor

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G.K. Chesterton, the famous 19th-century English writer, tells a humorous story about an English yachtsman who discovered an island after drifting off his course, only to realize that this newfound island was simply the other side of England. Chesterton uses this story to poke fun at himself, admitting that

Parables

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The parables of Jesus are some of the most loved passages of the New Testament, as well as, unfortunately, some of the most misunderstood. Many have allegorized the parables to such a degree that no objective meaning remains. However, even with the misunderstandings throughout the history of the church,

Proof Pirates

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I have to admit something — I often get quite frustrated with many children’s ministry curriculum and studies. At best, I find many of them to be shallow and only slightly connected to the full story of the Gospel and how the Gospel is for both unbelievers (justification) and believers