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This Is Our Time

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“What if we are living according to the myths of our culture without even questioning them?” In order to answer this question and expose the myths of our culture by shining the light of the Gospel on them, Trevin Wax has written an excellent new book — This Is Our Time: Everyday

No Little Women

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In 2 Timothy 3:6, Paul warns Timothy about false teachers that will come and “creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” Literally translated, Paul says that these

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life

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One of the great temptations in life is to swing the pendulum too far to one side or the other. This can happen in all manners of life, and even in ministry — from theological issues like hyper-Calvinism to practical debates between approaches to preaching, use of application, etc.

Good and Angry

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Anger. Bitterness. Complaining. Irritation. These are issues that every single person has dealt with and likely continues to deal with. Sometimes we legitimately get angry about things that are wrong. But far too often we get angry at the silly, petty, and trivial things in life. And in both

Big Beliefs!

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Parents are called to one of the grandest and most intimidating tasks imaginable — training and discipling their children. Scripture makes it clear that the primary disciples and ministers in the lives of children are to be their parents. But many parents are petrified by this task. How do

What Is Reformed Theology?

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I’ve found that I have one universal thing in common with many of my Reformed brothers and sisters — we can almost all point to a specific time and book that “enlightened” us to the Bible’s teaching on the meticulous sovereignty of God in all things, specifically our salvation (otherwise

You Are What You Love

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Every so often a book comes along that takes me by surprise, a book that I was expecting to just be decent but ends up being excellent; a book that I anticipated to be one thing but ends up shattering my expectations completely; a book that I planned to work

90 Days in John 14-17, Romans, and James

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“This book is not an end in itself. It is a means of accessing the treasures of a far greater book. Its words are valuable only to the extent that they help you to enjoy the infinite value of words that are perfectly true, gloriously beautiful, and utterly wonderful

Zeal Without Burnout

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Pastoral burnout is a real problem. The statistics are alarming. In the U.S., it is estimated that 1,500 people leave the pastoral ministry each month due to burnout, conflict or moral failure (16). 1/3 of pastors say they feel burned out within the first 5 years of starting ministry (16). Only

Bible Studies on Mark

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“It is critically important for us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. One of the best ways to do so is to spend some time in the Gospels.” So begins William Boekestein’s new book, Bible Studies on Mark. He is right indeed. As he says elsewhere in the introduction,