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A New Documentary on Martin Luther

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With 2017 being the 500-year anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting of his 95 theses on the doors of Wittenberg, this is a rich year for us as Protestants. Books, conferences, documentaries, and resources abound for helping us refocus our minds on the importance of the Protestant Reformation and how

God’s Glory Alone

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We are quickly approaching the 500-year anniversary of the event that people often date the Reformation back to — Martin Luther’s nailing of his 95 thesis to the doors of Wittenberg. As we approach this anniversary, there are certain to be many books and articles written on the importance

Jimmy Fallon, Adele, & The Roots sing “Hello”

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This is great! For your “Hump-Day Humor” this week, I thought I’d share this great video with you of Jimmy Fallon, Adele, & The Roots singing “Hello” with classroom instruments. It’s funny in one sense, as is pretty much anything Fallon does. Jimmy Fallon, Adele, and the Roots do

Tyler Perry Speaking In Tongues, Blesses TD Jakes

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Someone shared this video with me from T.D. Jakes’ “church,” The Potter’s House, a couple of days ago to highlight the unbiblical nature of extreme Charismatic Theology. In the video, we see Tyler Perry speaking in tongues, supposedly receiving a word from God, sharing that with the congregation (mixed with

Dangerously Different — Is Man Basically Good?

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A couple of weeks ago, we looked at our first church heresy — Gnosticism— in our series called “Dangerously Different.” Today, I want us to turn our attention to the next major heresy in our study: Pelagianism. Pelagianism is a heresy named after a man named Pelagius, a British-born

Practical Shepherding

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Pastoral ministry is a calling that is incredibly multi-faceted — requiring training, education, and experience in a whole host of different areas. I believe that one of the most important aspects in that training is seminary education. In seminary, the pastor-in-training receives education relating to centrally important aspects of the ministry,

On Guard

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Some books you just don’t want to read, but you sincerely need to. Deepak Reju’s new book on child abuse was such a book for me. On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse at Church is a book that few will necessarily want to read or enjoy reading, but

Bitesize Biographies: Ulrich Zwingli

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Martin Luther — That’s a name that I’m sure you are familiar with, and I’m sure you know something of the central role he played in the Reformation. And John Calvin. Well I’m sure you know a bit about him as well. But what about Ulrich Zwingli? What do

Biblical Contradictions?

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Does the Bible contradict itself? In short, my answer is, “Absolutely Not!” I wholeheartedly believe that the Bible is inerrant, infallible, 100% true and totally authoritative. I also believe that there are some difficult things to try to explain in the Bible, and we as Christians have to do

The Pastor’s Kid

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Pastor’s kids are a unique breed, and a group that often gets a bad rap, having to deal with a whole slew of things that “ordinary” kids don’t. I did not grow up as a pastor’s kid, but I will soon have a pastor’s kid. As someone in ministry,