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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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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Who’s in and Who’s Out? Christianity and Bounded Sets vs. Centered Sets

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By Tim Harmon What criteria should we use to evaluate who is a Christian, and who is not? Does it matter if someone affirms a particular set of doctrinal points? Must he or she follow a specific moral code? Since the advent of the modern missions movement, such questions have been particularly pressing. In contexts…
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3 Things Christians Should Understand About the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

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By Robert Goff The Ecumenical Councils of Nicea in 325 A.D. and Constantinople in 381 A.D. sought to establish a consensus and conformity of belief in the Christian church through the assembling of its leadership from across Christendom. Both of these councils produced uniformed Christian doctrine, expressed in the Creed of Nicaea, as well as…
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5 from 13 for 14: Books to Read This Year

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The Transformedblog asked our regular contributors to recommend their favorite books read in 2013 for your consideration in 2014. Selections from Dr. Randy Roberts, president of Western Seminary and professor of Spiritual Life Development. In choosing a small handful of favorite books read in 2013, I tried to emphasize those titles that might not be…
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