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May
01

Happy Birthday to the Church that Jesus Builds

Steps leading to Upper Room.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE CHURCH THAT JESUS BUILDS[1] By Tim Smith I have been involved in churches since I was born 54 years ago, but I have NEVER heard of or seen a birthday celebration for the church. There are great reasons to celebrate the church’s birthday. I was in Israel in 2012 on Pentecost…
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Apr
13

Book review for Donald Sunukjian’s Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church

Old Book. Selective focus

Review by Demetrius Rogers, Th.M. The Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church series offers Invitation to the Life of Jacob: Winning through Losing, Invitation to Philippians: Building a Great Church through Humility, and Invitation to James: Preserving through Trials to Win the Crown (all  by Donald R. Sunukjian, Weaver Book Company, 2014). The three main…
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Dec
31

Let Everything That Has Breath Praise the Lord

Foggy breath in the cold

I am in the intensive care unit of the hospital, waiting for a patient to have a breathing tube placed down her airway. I have spent the past 5-10 minutes holding my patient’s hand and praying for her at her request, hearing her prayers and her praising God. She asked that I stay in the…
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Dec
10

Remembering Dr. Earl Radmacher

Dr. Earl Radmacher

By Dr. Jim Sweeney When word came Tuesday morning that Earl Radmacher had passed from this life into the presence of Christ the day before, I felt that quick stab of pain/joy that is experienced uniquely in God’s family in such an instant. Two deep, conflicting emotions that rarely keep company. A dear, dear friend…
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Nov
07

Lessons Learned Studying Theology in Europe

Map

By Paul Silas Peterson My dear old teacher Dr. Todd L. Miles, who is not very old at all, asked me to write something about my experience of studying theology in Europe. As a side note, I remember how Prof. Miles would always take time after class to discuss theological questions with me and other…
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