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Know Why You Believe

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Why do you believe what you believe? This is a question that all Christians must grapple with at some point in their life. Whether you are a teenager posing questions as you “come of age,” a college student being challenged with a secular worldview for the first time, or an adult

Am I Dating The Wrong Guy?

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If you’re a woman, dating is tough. There’s no other way to say it — Dating is hard work. The awkwardness of being asked out. The forced conversation on the first date. The agony of waiting to be called back because the guy is trying to figure out how

Irenaeus — Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Irenaeus is a name that, unfortunately, few Christians know. And for those who have at least heard the name in passing, even fewer know anything substantial about who he was or why he’s important for Christian history. A New Book Thankfully, Simonetta Carr has written a new book to

What Is Sanctification?

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Sanctification is a word that we often throw around in Church and in Christian conversations. But what does it really mean? What is sanctification? In chapter 2 of Holiness on the topic of sanctification, J.C. Ryle defines it as follows: “Sanctification is that inward spiritual work which the Lord Jesus

The Sinfulness of Sin

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Recently I began reading J.C. Ryle’s Holiness and wrote a brief introduction to who Ryle is. You can read that by clicking here. In the first chapter of Holiness, Ryle begins the book by dealing with the topic of sin — specifically, the sinfulness of sin. He begins here because, he says, “He

It’s About Time!

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Though it’s a bit embarrassing to admit, I have never read anything by J.C. Ryle, including his classic book, Holiness. Though I have heard innumerable good things and praises about all of Ryle’s works, I’ve just never taken the time to read anything by him. Until now! And boy do I

How To Lead When You’re Not In Charge

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No matter where you are in your career, every one of us has been in the position of trying to figure out how to lead when you’re not in charge. Whether it was as the entry-level worker or the mid-level manager, there were times when you wanted to lead

How To Understand and Apply the Bible

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One of the most important tasks for any believer is to know how to understand and apply the Bible to his or her life. False interpretations and false teachings abound in our world today — as it has for all of history. How are we, as God’s people, going to

Getting The Gospel Right

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What is the difference between Catholics and Evangelicals? Certainly there are many answers that can be given to that question, but perhaps none is more important than this — Catholics and Evangelicals have a fundamental different understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Particularly, the difference between Catholics and

Face Time GIVEAWAY

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One thing that I love to be able to do is give great books away. And maybe you love to get free books. If so, today may be your lucky day! Thanks to New Growth Press, I have one copy of Kristen Hatton’s Face Time: Your Identity in a Selfie World to