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May
31

What Do We Do with the Bible? (part 3) We Memorize It

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Many of us have convinced ourselves that we can no longer memorize; our memory banks are filled up. But we can remember locker combinations from High School, birthdays of second cousins, pithy bumper stickers, and every cruel word anyone has ever said against us. Our memory banks are just fine. But Satan does not want…
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May
30

John Piper and Jason Meyer on Passing the Baton in Ministry

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After almost 32 years, John Piper is transitioning away from his position as lead pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Transitions in pastoral leadership are never easy. And they’re even harder when you’re dealing with someone whose ministry has lasted as long and had as much influence as John Piper’s. The story of the church is…
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May
30

Does My Life Have Meaning?

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You—             Do you ever wonder why?             Seems like the grass is always greener             Under everybody else’s sky             But right here, right here for this time and place             You can live a mirror of His mercy, a forgiven image of grace…. Wayne Watson’s song seemed to mirror my own thoughts as…
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May
29

The Power of Assumptions

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[NOTE: this article comes to us from Angie Ward, PhD.] The young pastor and his new wife packed all their earthly belongings into a 14’ U-Haul , said their goodbyes to friends and neighbors, and began the 950-mile drive to their first church. They were excited to begin “real” ministry after graduating from seminary together,…
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May
27

This Week on Trans·formed (5/27)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Dung Beetles in Heaven (Marc Cortez): I’m sorry to say that the way most people describe Heaven sounds rather boring to me. Ask what they’re looking forward to about Heaven, and many people will say something about finding lost loved ones—sometimes even lost pets—the end of pain and sorrow, finally…
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