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Oct
25

Longing for Intimacy with God

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It is an incontrovertible fact that some Christians seem to experience a much closer intimacy with God than others. They appear to enjoy a reverent familiarity with Him that is foreign to us. Is it a matter of favoritism or caprice on the part of God? Or do such people qualify in some way for…
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Oct
24

Why I Restore Jeeps

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Over the last 15 or so years I have enjoyed restoring two military jeeps—a 1944 GPW that has been in our family since 1967 and a 1942 MB which I bought in 2003. My students and colleagues sometimes ask, “Why do you restore jeeps?” They are often surprised that a professor would love working on…
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Oct
23

Worship on Earth as it is in Heaven: Our Passionate Expression

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CHRIST-CENTERED PREACHING Art Azurdia Sermon Blog What is the pastor’s role in determining the content of corporate worship? Why does the church fail to stress the corporate nature of worship that we find in the Scriptures? Why is it difficult to find corporate worship that excels in both content and passion? We asked Art Azurdia…
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Oct
22

Teaching Hebrew as a Living Language

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Jan Verbruggen, Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature at Western Seminary, has begun the process of teaching biblical Hebrew as a “living language.” We approached him with some questions to explain this new approach.   What is a “living language approach” to language learning? In the living language approach we try to teach the…
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Oct
21

Matthew 24: This Generation Will Not Pass Away . . .

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Matthew 24 is one of those perplexing biblical passages since Jesus seems to waffle between very specific timed warnings and “Even I don’t know the date.” In preparing to preach the sermon, I read RT France’s Matthew section in the New Bible Commentary and it gave me a different and better perspective on 24:29-35. Now, mind you,…
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