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Nov
30

Recovering the Real Lost Gospel

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Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News by Darrell L. Bock (B&H, 2010). Recovering the Real Lost Gospel is an outstanding resource for growing in your understanding of the gospel. In just 136 pages, Darrell Bock surveys a wide range of biblical texts, offering the reader a broader perspective on the gospel than…
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Nov
29

18 Minutes or Less: Preaching in a Distracted World

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If you’re online much, you might have come across TED, which is “a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.”  In an effort to spread ideas, TED sponsors conferences where experts give “talks” that are no more than 18 minutes in length.  The talks are then posted online for everyone’s benefit. Why 18 minutes?  I don’t…
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Nov
28

The Problem with Our Gospel #3: “Getting in”

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The Gospel as a Ticket I remember going to Disneyland for the first time, standing in line at the entrance waiting for my turn to go in. Talk about an exciting time. A whole new world lay on the other side of that gate. A world that I had yet to explore.  All I needed…
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Nov
27

A Few Sneaky-Good Questions You Should Ask Before Moving to a New Church

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Before You Go: A Few Sneaky-Good Questions Every Minister Must Answer Before Moving to a New Church by Wade Hodges So you think it’s time to go. Maybe you’re frustrated and disillusioned. Or maybe it’s just that something “better” has appeared on the horizon. Either way, you’re starting to think that it’s time to head somewhere…
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Nov
26

Weekend Links

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Here are some interesting links for your weekend reading. Enjoy! Church History Is for Pastors: an interesting look at why we need to look at church history as a pastoral discipline. Ed Stetzer reminds us of The Urgent Need for Biblical Literacy. Here are the Top 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians. Michael Patton asks Can Heretics Be…
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