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Sep
21

Where Are the Jeremiahs When We Need Them?

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This past week, Alistair Begg, a noted preacher from Parkside Church,spoke to nearly 300 pastors at Western. I had the privilege of having lunch with him on Tuesday. Given that I was speaking with one of the great contemporary preachers, I couldn’t help but ask if he had ever preached Jeremiah. His answer was immediate…
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Sep
19

If you have faith, I know God will give you children.

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You do??  Really? There are many women in the Bible who suffered from infertility and are often referred to in ministering to women suffering with infertility. Such as The Infertility Hall of Fame: Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah, and Elizabeth. Isn’t that our biblical basis for promising children to people who have enough faith? Elizabeth Price…
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Sep
17

Alistair Begg at the Spurgeon Fellowship

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Alistair Begg is widely regarded as one of the finest preachers in America today. And last week he was at Western Seminary speaking at the latest Spurgeon Fellowship. If you weren’t able to attend, we don’t want you to miss out. So here he is preaching on Judges 7. The sermon starts at the 5:08 mark. Enjoy!

Sep
17

Shopping and False Intimacy

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Earlier this week I read a report from the IBM Center for Applied Insights related to marketing and came across an interesting line of thinking.  The report authors were making the case that proper use of technology now allows marketers to develop “personalized marketing strategies.”  They provided Land’s End as an example.  The catalog retailer…
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Sep
15

This Week on Trans·formed (9/15)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week The Gospel as Center (Book Review). Gospel-centered. It’s everywhere. Not quite as ubiquitous as air, but it feels like it sometimes. We even use it at Western Seminary to describe the core of our mission: Gospel-Centered Transformation. But what does it mean? And what difference does it really make for life and…
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