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Jun
20

Creating a Reading Culture in Your Church

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Many people today are talking about the growing biblical and theological illiteracy in the church. And it’s a difficult challenge to address, especially if the people in your church really don’t like to read. Or, if they do read, it’s nothing weightier than John Grisham or Jodi Picoult. Of course, reading isn’t the only way…
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Jun
13

The Need to “Go Deep” in Youth Ministry

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“If it’s not deep, it’s not relevant.” That’s the main message of this short video. Students are tired of being challenged at school and then “talked down to” at church, as though they can’t really handle more difficult issues. They want more. You can also get a transcript of this video over on Trevin Wax’s…
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Jun
06

Things Which Ought to Be Better Known about the Resurrection (video)

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The resurrection of Jesus Christ is one of the central tenets of Christian faith. Yet Dr. Peter Williams is concerned that there are some important details the average Christian doesn’t understand very well. So, in this video lecture, he walks us through some of those issues. It’s a little on the long side (William’s lecture…
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May
30

John Piper and Jason Meyer on Passing the Baton in Ministry

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After almost 32 years, John Piper is transitioning away from his position as lead pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Transitions in pastoral leadership are never easy. And they’re even harder when you’re dealing with someone whose ministry has lasted as long and had as much influence as John Piper’s. The story of the church is…
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Apr
25

Tim Keller on How He Prepares a Sermon (video)

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Here’s a short video of Tim Keller explaining the process that he goes through in putting a sermon together. It’s an interesting inside look at one pastor’s approach to sermon preparation.