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Light of the World

December 12, 2019

Light of the World Philosopher J. P. Moreland described how Disneyland in California has an entire work crew assigned to do nothing but light bulbs. They keep a record of the park’s thousands of light bulbs, and replace them when they reach 80 percent life expectancy. Are they successful? Never once has he seen a burned-out light there! Light...

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  • Devotions December 12, 2019

Churches Where Goodness Grows

June 11, 2021

Equipped with Chris Brooks

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It’s tragic but we are beginning to take for granted that abuse happens in churches & Christian organizations.  How do we keep these devastating events from repeating themselves?  Scot McKnight introduces us to a little Hebrew word that can show us the way to create places of safety and healing where goodness flourishes. ... June 11, 2021

The Wealth of This World

February 1, 2020

The Wealth of This World The opening montage of The Great Gatsby movie from 1974 includes the following images: newspaper clippings from the society column, the façade of a stately mansion, silk monogrammed bedding, and a gold-plated vanity set, lying next to an opulent pocket watch and ring. Each camera shot was carefully chosen to communicate...

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  • Devotions February 1, 2020

A Tale of Two Worlds

February 5, 2020

A Tale of Two Worlds Have you ever found yourself in a new place, forced to navigate within a different culture? Today, we meet Esther as she is about to leave the Hebrew world where she was raised and enter the decadent Persian world into which she has been thrust. In most stories, the author introduces the protagonist at the beginning.

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Planting and Building Vibrant Churches

November 14, 2020

Ed Stetzer Live

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A foundation in the Word of God is the key to vibrant and reproductive churches. Calvary Chapel Pastor Brian Brodersen talks with Ed Stetzer about how planting and partnering with churches can build on the Word and the Spirit. ...

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  • Evangelism November 14, 2020

Grace and Peace to the Galatian Churches

February 1, 2017

Grace and Peace to the Galatian Churches Charles Spurgeon, the famous nineteenth-century British preacher, said, “The more you read the Bible, and the more you meditate on it, the more you will be astonished with it.” This month we’ll be reading and meditating on the apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This letter was written to churches...

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  • Freedom February 1, 2017

Shepherds of the Church

May 1, 2020

Other Shepherds of the Church Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus are often referred to as the “pastoral epistles” because they include guidelines for church practice and qualifications for leaders. Paul does not use the term pastor. In 1 Timothy 3:1–13, he speaks of overseers and deacons. In Titus 1:5–6 overseers are called elders. The...

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  • Practical Theology May 1, 2020

The Wild World of God

October 5, 2017

The Wild World of God When something terrible occurs—a terrorist attack, a horrific accident, a grave diagnosis—our first instinct is often to ask, “Why?” Our response is natural. God has given human beings the gift of reason, and we are eager to use that gift to make sense of the world around us. But it is a mistake to presume that human...

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The Church: The Ordinances of the Church

February 22, 2013

The Church: The Ordinances of the Church Every church practices local customs that might distinguish it from another congregation. For one church it might be the tradition of closing the service by gathering in a circle to hold hands and sing the doxology. For another it could be the habit of sharing a meal following the service. One church...

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The Church: The Rites of the Church

October 1, 2005

Theology_Matters The Church: The Rites of the Church “The sacraments have been sources of division in the church more than of unity,” theologian Donald Bloesch has observed. “This does not abrogate their significance, since they could not be a serious cause for division unless they were essential to the well being of the church.” The church...

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  • Practical Theology October 1, 2005


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