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Jan
27

Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?

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After nearly two years of battling lymphoma, my friend asked to return home from the hospital and died two days later. I had prayed countless times for God to grant remission of the cancer. My family had prayed. Gary’s wife and family prayed. Our church family prayed. We all believed that God would be most…
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Jan
22

The Mission of God and the Madness of His People: A Portrait of Real Repentance, Part 3

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Does the average Christian have an adequate grasp of God’s eagerness to forgive?  How should the grace of God affect our leadership?  How should preachers handle concepts such as God’s ‘immutability’? We asked Art Azurdia… Listen to sermon (Jonah 3:10): Do you think this is a foreign idea to many people; that God is eager…
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Jan
17

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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Jan
16

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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Jan
09

4 Favorite Books for 2014

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The Transformedblog asked our regular contributors to recommend their favorite books read in 2013 for your consideration in 2014. The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ by Bruce Ware. Wheaton: Crossway, 2013. The Man Christ Jesus focuses on the humanity of Christ, which is an often neglected topic. However, this is…
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