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Faith Blog Posts

How Institutionalism Inhibits our Expectation of the Supernatural

By reducing our conceptions of the church to an institution or organization to be managed, there often follows a decreased expectation of the supernatural in the affairs and activities of the church and, by extension, the individual Christian.

The Soul of a Leader

You may not know this, but ministry is spiritually hazardous to your soul.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 18, 2013 |
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Can You Drink the Cup That I Drink?

When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 18, 2013 |
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New & Notable Book Reviews

I love writing book reviews and I love reading them. Since I cannot possibly read and review all of the interesting books out there, here are a few notable links I’ve collected recently:

Don't You Care If We Drown?

Christ is Lord over all the storms of life.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 17, 2013 |
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Did No One Condemn You?

Nothing motivates a new life like grace received into the heart.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 16, 2013 |
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Why Have You Treated Us Like This?

Jesus is not safe but he's good.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 15, 2013 |
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Inexhaustible Grace For An Exhausted World

It is high time for the church to honor its Founder by embracing sola gratia anew, to reignite the beacon of hope for the hopeless and point all of us bedraggled performancists back to the freedom and rest of the Cross.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • February 15, 2013 |
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Who Is This Man?

Day 2 of our Lenten devotional series.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 14, 2013 |
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Farewell to a "Church and Culture" Pope

We’ve all read the headlines about the historic resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first such resignation in over 600 years.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 14, 2013 |
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What Are You Looking For?

If we dare to say we are looking for Jesus, he will invite us to come and spend the day with him.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 13, 2013 |
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Preachers Should Be Like Naughty Kids

Unless the faith of preachers is in Christ alone–-and not in any other person, ecclesiastical institution, theological system, moral prescription, or master recipe for human loveliness–they will be of very little use in the pulpit.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • February 13, 2013 |
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The Rich Tapestry of God's Providence

There are billions of stories unfolding in this world. What a joy it will be to trace these threads, these stories, to see how they are interwoven, and to praise God for his mercy and his grace in and through each one.

What is Institutionalism and How does it Affect the Church?

Prior to Constantine, the church, although organized, was less institutional and more communal or organic. In other words, the outside world didn’t think of “the church” as that building on the corner. Instead they thought of a community of people who were distinct in both their conduct and character, the overarching characteristics being their love for others, compassion toward the needy, and joy-filled lives.

An Evangelical Looks at Pope Benedict XVI

With Pope Benedict XVI's shocking resignation this morning, evangelical Christians might be tempted to see this the way a college football fan might view the departure of his rival team's head coach. But the global stakes are much, much higher.

The Secret of True Contentment

At any given moment I have everything I truly need.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 11, 2013 |
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Songs That Save

Here’s the deal: We all have a song to sing that is ours alone. The key is to do it through who, and how, God made us.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • February 11, 2013 |
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Reaching Our Young People

Churches have built youth centers, hired youth ministers, developed youth programs, provided youth activities, sponsored youth camps, and offered worship services for youth by youth, all the while youth stream out of their doors in record numbers...

3 Parents on a Birth Certificate and the gods of our Culture

“A Miami-Dade judge approved a settlement in which [a young girl’s] biological mother, her mother's lesbian lover, and the man whose sperm made it all possible will all sign her birth certificate as parents.

"Who Is That Man?" Free Lenten Ebook

We hope you will join us on this Lenten journey.

  • Dr. Ray Pritchard |
  • February 07, 2013 |
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