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Mar
10

How to Stay Christian in Seminary: A Book Review

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By: Tyler Velin How to Stay Christian in Seminary David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell If you want seminarians to read your book, chum the water with names like Warfield, Frame, Carson, Flavel, Calvin, and Vanhoozer. How to Stay Christian in Seminary by David Mathis and Jonathan Parnell draw you in with the footnotes seminarians love,…
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Mar
04

The Six People You Should Ask to Leave Your Church

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By Andy Flowers Maybe I’m a little biased, but I think my church is awesome! It’s a place that is friendly, loving, gracious, and gospel-centered. I love being the pastor here. I love the people who faithfully attend here. I love that we can see God moving in our midst. This is a healthy, well…
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Feb
21

“Loving Your Neighbor” Redefined

Picket fence neighborhood

By Kristin My husband and I started praying regularly for our neighborhood last spring.  At the time, we were on the cusp of marriage and eagerly anticipating a new life together – cultivating a garden, working on our 1920’s Craftsman-style bungalow, enjoying home-cooked meals together after work, and getting to know our neighbors.   We prayed…
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Feb
06

Introduction to Youth Ministry: 1 Timothy 4:12 vs. Toys R’ Us

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By Timothy Rucker “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”   -1 Timothy 4:12 “I don’t want to ever grow up, I’m a Toys R’ Us kid…” -Toys R’ Us Youth ministry is one of the most misunderstood…
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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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