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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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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/18/2014

Four ways to minister to older saints – in the process, they actually end up ministering to us. Common problems in modern preaching – It’s easy to have our pendulums swing to one extreme or the other. Stephen highlights a helpful … 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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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/11/2014

Interview with Pastor Kevin DeYoung about taking God at His Word (Hoping to post a full review of this book in the next few weeks) Interview with Dr. Alex Chediak on preparing your teens for college Top Ten Christian Books (Plus … Continue reading

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