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Christ Defines a “Christian View” of Scripture

by Doug Smith What does it mean to have a “Christian” viewpoint about something?  Various people and groups who would take the name “Christian” have a variety of views about matters such as baptism and church government, who can serve … Continue reading

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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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Deal Alert: Heaven by Randy Alcorn for 99 cents

Randy Alcorn’s book, Heaven (which looks at what the Bible does and doesn’t teach, not at unverifiable human interest accounts), is on sale for 99 cents for Kindle. The place I saw this deal said this could be for part … Continue reading

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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/29/2014

New post publishing schedule:  “Updates, Links, and Deals” posting on Thursdays; weekly articles publishing on Mondays (beginning June 9; this week’s article will publish on Sunday). One another’s I can’t find in the New Testament How do we respond to … 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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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/25/2014

A good overview of how to study the Bible from the Navigators How does a pastor address unnecessary speech fillers in his sermon?  Um, this should, you know, uh, be helpful. Jesus believed every event of the Old Testament – … 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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