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Dec
03

Kids Plant Churches: 6 Principles from a Children’s Storybook

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Children’s author and illustrator Peter Brown wrote a fine book a few years ago entitled The Curious Garden, containing wonderful metaphors of church planting and disciple-making.[1] I first read this story to my kids when we happened upon it at our local library. It made such a good impression on us that we eventually purchased…
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Dec
01

The Golden Rule and Hookup Culture

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I have been preaching through the book of Proverbs, covering numerous themes from words to relationships to sex. Sex is a significant theme in the wisdom literature (as it seems to be in most writings). Recently, I unpacked (maybe “undressed” is more relevant term here) Proverbs 7. I am always surprised at the number of…
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Nov
21

6 Lessons Learned from the Growth of Mars Hill Church

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The past two days I have written on the lessons to be learned from the demise of Mars Hill Church. You can find those posts here and here. Today, I would like to consider some lessons to be learned from its explosive growth. What lessons are to be drawn from this astounding saga? What are…
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Nov
05

Book Review: Delighting in the Trinity

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Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves Downers Grove: IVP, 2012. 135 pp.     Does the mere mention of the doctrine of the Trinity cause you to grasp your forehead in pain? Is the doctrine of the Trinity something you whole-heartedly embrace, but see little relevance to your…
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Nov
03

4 Ways to Speak the Gospel to One Another

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In Part 1 of this series, I talked about four reasons why we should speak the gospel to one another. In Part 2, I would like to share four practical ways to speak the gospel to one another, as well as provide encouragement to speak the gospel with spontaneity and courage. The first two ways…
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