Category Archives: practical helps

In Defense of Struggling and Even Stagnant Churches

I don’t know anyone who would say that it is good for a church to be stagnant. I don’t know of anyone who sets out with the ambition to pastor a stagnating or stagnant church. But I know there are … Continue reading

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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

by Keith Walsworth, director of Bancroft Gospel Ministry and CAPS On one of my recent prolonged times driving the car, I was listening to a preacher ask the question, “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand up?” He went on to illustrate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Taking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung, Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is Knowable, Necessary, and Enough, and What That Means for You and Me (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014) 144 pp. Kindle version  Hardcover Taking God at His Word: Why the Bible Is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Knowable Word by Peter Krol

Peter Krol, Knowable Word (Cruciform Press, 2014) available for Kindle and in paperback, 120 pp. Reviewed by Doug Smith When I was a child, I had an unusual fixation with instruction manuals.  I actually enjoyed reading about how to use a toy, game, or electronic … Continue reading

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DEAL ALERT: Free AiG Video Download “Stop Trusting Man’s Word”

I highly recommend this video.  It’s available for free as a digital download that will play on computers and mobile devices.  Here’s the info, from Ken Ham at Answers in Genesis: You can download this video free until Sunday night. … Continue reading

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Top Ten Christian Books (Plus One) for Graduates & College Students

It’s that time of the year… graduations are rapidly approaching.  What do you give to congratulate the graduate?  Here are a few suggestions, if you’re considering a Christian book.  I have compiled this list as a combination of books that … Continue reading

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Keeping the Faith in a Christian College Now Available for Kindle!

Keeping the Faith in a Christian College is now available on Amazon Kindle.  As a bonus to celebrate graduation season, it is FREE for today.  Please share the news!  I am hoping many people may be helped by this book, especially students, … Continue reading

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Theological Triage and Pulpit Supply Ministry

The following article is an excerpt from my book, Pulpit Supply Handbook: Answering Twelve Frequently Asked Questions. I was recently reminded of an article Dr. Al Mohler posted almost 9 years ago, entitled “A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity” (click … Continue reading

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DEAL ALERT: Crossway Grab Bag Deal Through April 20

Crossway has good deals on several books now through April 20 (Kindle editions). Preaching the Cross is a good collection of written versions of the messages delivered at the 2006 (inaugural) Together for the Gospel conference.  Included are two very helpful … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why Genesis Matters

Jason Lisle, Why Genesis Matters: Christian Doctrine and the Creation Account (Dallas, TX: The Institute for Creation Research, 2012), 54pp.; also available for Amazon Kindle Reviewed by Doug Smith Astrophysicist Jason Lisle (Ph.D, University of Colorado; Director of Research at the Institute … Continue reading

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