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Jan
31

5 Most Influential Books by Dr. Robert Krupp

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The TransformedBlog asked the faculty of Western Seminary to give a brief list of the most influential books (other than the Bible) that they have read. Dr. Robert Krupp, Associate Professor of Church History and Library Director at Western, lists his 5 most influential books.   The Promise-Plan of God Walter C. Kaiser Jr. Dr. Kaiser was…
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Jan
30

Does Following Jesus Mean Giving Up My Ambition?

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“One’s life must matter, beyond all the cooking and cleaning and the children! One’s life must mean more than that. I cannot die washing a teacup.” So said a young Miss Thatcher in response to her boyfriend’s wedding proposal. These were her terms of agreement. Fortunately for him, she also said “yes”. Margaret Thatcher was…
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Jan
29

The Mission of God and the Madness of His People: A God Too Compassionate

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  Why does the book of Jonah end the way it does?  How are we like Jonah?  What is Jonah’s contribution to Old Testament Theology? We asked Art Azurdia…   Listen to sermon (Jonah 4:1-11): What is the effect of placing verses 5-11 after 1-4, thought it appears 1-4 occur chronologically prior to 5-11? I…
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Jan
28

5 Things to Remember When It Comes to Church Size

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I have had the privilege to serve as a coach to pastors for over 15 years, and I’ve noticed that it does not take long in the coaching relationship for the topic of church size to come up. I’ve also noticed that some pastors approach church growth with health and wholeness while others struggle with…
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Jan
27

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

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After nearly two years of battling lymphoma, my friend asked to return home from the hospital and died two days later. I had prayed countless times for God to grant remission of the cancer. My family had prayed. Gary’s wife and family prayed. Our church family prayed. We all believed that God would be most…
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