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Talking about Orphan Care with Tony Merida

Orphan care is more than just adoption. At the heart of orphan care is grace - grace that flows from Christ's redemptive work on the cross, that reconciles us to God, that we extend through the care of orphans and others.

Professor Barkley's Theology Lesson

“You can’t beat Father Time. Father Time is undefeated.”

Remember the Infertile on Mother’s Day

The Proverbs 31 woman needs our attention, but the 1 Samuel 1 woman does too.

Up And Out, Not In

We are renewed inwardly to the degree that we focus not on inward renewal but upward worship and outward service. The more you see that the gospel isn’t about you, the more spiritual you will become.

Book Discussion: Radical Together, Tempted and Tried, Transformational Church

Quick thoughts on David Platt's newest book, Russ Moore on temptation, Leonard Sweet on leadership, and what makes a transformational church.

Gospel Tweets

I’m constantly trying to come up with different, concise, memorable ways to share God’s good news and Twitter challenges me to do this. It’s also a great way for me to “journal” what God’s teaching me about the gospel. (Read more)

The Normalization of Pride

When so many leaders are proud, it becomes very difficult for the Spirit-convicted psyche to discern, “Am I prideful, or am I a leader?”

Arrogant Inclusivism

The truly narrow-minded, prejudiced Christian looks at a Buddhist or a Hindu and stays quiet about Jesus. Their silence says this: Jesus isn’t for you.

How To Answer The Accuser

"If I were to trust in my own good deeds, or despair because I have done no good deeds, Christ would profit me neither way." ~ Martin Luther

What We're Offering

What is it that people entering a church want?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • May 02, 2011 |
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Arousing Ourselves to Death

Every generation of Christians has faced the pornography question. But the situation is unique now. Pornography is not now simply available. With the advent of Internet technology, with its near universal reach and its promise of secrecy, pornography has been weaponized.

Royal Illusion

Amid all the preparations for the wedding, one vexing question was how far in advance of their wedding should William and Kate cease living together?

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 28, 2011 |
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Urban Legends in the Pulpit: Please Don't Repeat Them

Here are a number of urban legends that get repeated in sermons. No matter how helpful an illustration may be, it is dishonoring to God if it is untrue.

Learn to Discern

If disciples are learners, then we must not only address the call to discipleship and the content, but its source.

  • Dr. James Emery White |
  • April 26, 2011 |
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Would that the Church Be Known for This!

A quote from The Apology of Aristides to Emperor Hadrian in 125 A.D. reveals a Christianity robustly distinct from the world.

“Cup of Loneliness” by George Jones

Why does Jesus use the language of “cup” when speaking of the cross? And what does it have to do with the crosses Jesus promises all believers will have to carry?

The Best Is Yet To Come

The resurrection of Jesus is the greatest proof of God’s intention to revitalize this broken cosmos. His rising from the dead was just the beginning of the saving, renewing, resurrecting work of God that will have its climax in the restoration of the entire cosmos.

  • Tullian Tchividjian |
  • April 25, 2011 |
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The Resurrection and the Life

Through Jesus Christ you can be released from the fear of death.

A Dead Man Named Jesus

It’s Saturday, but Sunday’s coming. Let that thought give strength to your heart today.

What Has Earth Day to Do with Good Friday?

This Good Friday, and this Earth Day, we need to love what God loves: his entire creation. We need to conserve and care for the good earth that God has created. And we need to remember that, ultimately, the curse is rolled back by a bloody cross.

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