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The Danger of ‘Active Christianity’

Take a moment and allow a heart check-up. James Houston: This century is possibly the first one in which action has been emphasized and valued more than contemplation. Today we do things. We think contemplation wastes time, produces nothing, and … Continue reading

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Several Bible Reading Plans for 2018

Alright, let’s talk about reading the whole Bible in 2018. But first, before we start with the various plans, allow a few preliminary words. First, here are a few reasons reading all the Bible in 2017 should excite you. Second, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Deny Yourself?

Jesus said if anyone wants to follow him they must “deny himself” (Matthew 16:24). But what does it mean to deny yourself? William Barclay answered well: “To deny oneself means in every moment of life to say no to self, … Continue reading

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Seven Directions for Singing in Church

Christians are a singing people. Our Savior, whom we strive to imitate, sings (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26). Our Scriptures command us to sing (Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16). Our perfect salvation compels us to sing (Psalm 96:1-2). Our gatherings are saturated … Continue reading

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An Unconventional Graduation Blessing

Joshua McNall gave a beautifully unconventional graduation blessing to the class of 2017: Class of 2017, hear these words: May you fail  [long pause] … to seek significance in the plastic trinkets of this world / things like money, power, and fame. … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself Online

Jonathan McKee: I’ve frequently heard social media experts, advise, “Always be careful what you allow someone to film.” Personally, I don’t think this is very good advice, simply because I’ve read countless stories of people who didn’t even realize they … Continue reading

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Dads of Daughters: Put Your Shotgun Away

As a man who has been entrusted to care for two beautiful daughters, this hit home in all the right ways. Jen Wilkin: Instead of intimidating all your daughter’s potential suitors, raise a daughter who intimidates them just fine on … Continue reading

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