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  • Exponential Mentoring

    The Good Book Blog
    Exponential Mentoring In an ideal world, all Christians would maintain three types of spiritual relationships as they walked through life.
  • God’s Words or Man’s Words? Understanding the Doctrine of Inspiration

    Chris Russell
    God’s Words or Man’s Words? Understanding the Doctrine of Inspiration If the Bible is made up of words that have come from God, why are the writings of the 40 different authors of the various books of the Bible distinct in their style, approach, vocabulary, and perspective?
  • When God Says “No” ... Pray

    When God Says “No” ... Pray David heard the Lord's "no" and quietly accepted it without resentment. That's awfully hard to do.
  • The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Incredible, Unfathomable, Steadfast Love of God My love for the Lord and others is so fickle. Some days I’m hot, some days I’m cold, some days I’m thankful, some days I grumble. But incredibly, God’s love is steadfast.
  • When God Changes Our Plans

    The Good Book Blog
    When God Changes Our Plans To say the least, I don’t deal with a “change in plans” well, especially when I am on vacation. Changes for me equal stress, hassles, and more work.
  • Following Jesus' Training Model

    Founders Ministries Blog
    Following Jesus' Training Model In this post we will look at three areas of priority in Jesus’ training model that serves as a model for pastoral mentors: relationships, proclamation, and focus.
  • The Best Time to Plant a Tree

    Dr. Ray Pritchard
    The Best Time to Plant a Tree Maybe this is the year you want to plow some new ground spiritually.
  • Don’t Be An Internet Arsonist

    Stephen Altrogge
    Don’t Be An Internet Arsonist God takes our digital words just as seriously as our vocalized words. Do we take our digital words seriously?
  • Nobody Will Remember Me, and That’s a Good Thing

    Stephen Altrogge
    Nobody Will Remember Me, and That’s a Good Thing Only a few people will remember me. I want to make sure I leave behind the right memories, and I want to live my life in light of those people who will remember me.
  • Jesus Makes Sense of My Complicated Relationship with the Psalms

    Stephen Altrogge
    Jesus Makes Sense of My Complicated Relationship with the Psalms The Psalms are so personal, so intimate, so passionate, so full of emotion and intensity. But there are certain things which make my relationship with the Psalms… complicated.
  • Powerful Promises for the Discouraged

    Mark Altrogge
    Powerful Promises for the Discouraged I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.
  • It Won't Wear Out

    Association of Biblical Counselors
    It Won't Wear Out We are all quite accustomed to living in a world where things simply do not last. But, if you are one of God's children, there is something in your life that will not wear out.
  • The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire

    Stephen Altrogge
    The Unexpected Perks of Being Thrown Into the Fire Humanly speaking, this is crazy talk. Count it all joy whenever I meet a trial? James sounds like some sort of sadistic masochist who loves pain. But James sees things from God’s perspective.
  • Weaving Evangelism into Small Groups

    Randy Newman
    Weaving Evangelism into Small Groups One area where compartmentalizing (the opposite of integration) has hurt the church is the isolation of evangelism. Outreach has often been seen as a separate or unusual “program” in the church rather than a core component of its existence.
  • Devastation in the Philippines

    Inside BST
    Devastation in the Philippines On Friday, November 8, Typhoon Haiyan struck a devastating blow on the Philippines. So far, the estimated death toll from the catastrophic storm is 10,000.
  • The Structured Removal of Faith

    Ron Edmondson
    The Structured Removal of Faith It’s a problem I see in churches. It’s a problem I could see us having in the church I now pastor… if we aren’t careful. If we aren’t careful we can depend more on the structure than on an utter dependence on God.
  • Guarding Our Eyes in a Visual Culture

    Mark Altrogge
    Guarding Our Eyes in a Visual Culture When God tells us, “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you,” he is telling us to guard our hearts by watching what we expose ourselves to.
  • The Road to Damascus… Then and Now

    Theologically Driven
    The Road to Damascus… Then and Now In recent weeks the city of Damascus has frequently appeared in our headlines. It's a city of importance for Christians in the past and present.
  • No Part-Time Workers

    Jarrid Wilson
    No Part-Time Workers The reality is, we are all called to full-time ministry no matter where we work. Jesus isn’t hiring part-time followers.
  • Wanting to Be Noticed

    Theologically Driven
    Wanting to Be Noticed Stunning as it has been, the triumph of immodesty and hyper-sexuality is not itself the root problem. Instead, these problems are symptomatic of a more serious one: the problem of celebrity. And it is a virus that infects us more deeply than any of us imagine. So what are we to do?