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Aug
22

Depression: Helpful Things to Say and Do

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Susan came from an emotionally and physically abusive family. As a teen she thought she found the perfect guy, who promptly left her when she became pregnant. With virtually no support system, Susan vowed to raise her son on her own and do the very best job she could. She worked hard. Nothing seemed to…
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Aug
20

How Do We Understand God’s Wrath Against Sin?

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Our older daughter, Leah, used to love creating huge Lego villages on our family room floor. She’d build houses, barns, stores, and roads, and populate the villages with little Lego people. She’d work hard to make sure that everything was just the way she wanted. Each little Lego person had to be standing in just…
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Aug
18

This Week on Trans·formed (8/18)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week Three Reasons We Should NOT Share the Gospel. Our conversation continued for a few minutes, with the young man respectfully and persistently pushing the issue.  As we were talking, the thought crossed my mind, “Why does he care so much whether I accept or reject his message and his…
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Aug
17

On The Need For Both Theology and Ministry

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Having too much time on a plane (nearly 20 hours from Chennai), I went back to a small book I purchased, one that I included in my Kindle almost as an afterthought.  But it was timely, for it helped confirm a decision I recently made. It also gets to the very heart of pastoral identity.…
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Aug
16

What Is the Gospel

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What is the relationship between the Gospel and the gospels? And why does our Gospel often bear little resemblance to what we see in the gospels? Those are the questions that Jonathan Pennington raises in this video promoting his new book  Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. I don’t normally post promotional…
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