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Theologically Driven

  • A Pattern for Preaching that Meets People’s Needs

    It is easy to identify what some people want in the preaching they hear (sometimes they will tell you!), but what, exactly, do they need? Pastors, we should strive as preachers to provide preaching that truly meets peoples needs.
    Theologically Driven
    December 17,2014
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  • The Secret to a Successful Pastoral Ministry

    Though his instructions may not provide an eight-session video series, it is expert advice from God the Spirit through Paul.
    Theologically Driven
    December 10,2014
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  • Priorities During the Holiday Season

    Somewhere along the way, we as a nation seem to have crossed the line from enjoying God’s good gifts and displaying generosity toward others to blatant consumerism and greediness.
    Theologically Driven
    December 3,2014
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  • If God Knows Everything, Why Should We Pray?

    If God knows what we need before we ask Him (Matthew 6:8), isn’t prayer just a waste of time? Not at all... if you look deeper.
    Theologically Driven
    November 26,2014
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  • Walk by Faith: A Misused Verse?

    It is theologically accurate to say and to insist that the Christian must always seek to live by faith. The problem is that this is not what the text says, nor what it means.
    Theologically Driven
    November 19,2014
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  • 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?
    Theologically Driven
    November 12,2014
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  • How Can We Know God Preserved Scripture?

    The purpose of inspiration was to produce Scripture, a written record, a deposit of divine truth for the readers, not the writer. Without preservation the purpose of inspiration would be invalidated.
    Theologically Driven
    November 5,2014
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  • Laugh and the World Laughs with You; Weep… then Hope

    But I wonder if our culture’s pursuit of fun is actually an obsession for diversion. Do we seek out lightheartedness to hide the heavyheartedness of our world?
    Theologically Driven
    October 29,2014
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  • Why the Quest for the Historical Jesus Matters

    Since history matters, since it’s necessary (part one), then the quest for the historical Jesus matters. Here let me suggest two specific reasons why.
    Theologically Driven
    October 22,2014
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  • Warrant for the Analogical Interpretation of Select Scriptures, Part 2

    Analogical interpretation is the purview of the common man and is instructive about how we should use the Scriptures today. The common man can read the stories of both testaments and find in them examples of circumstances similar to his own and profit from these examples
    Theologically Driven
    October 15,2014
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  • Warrant for the Analogical Interpretation of Select Scriptures, Part 1

    We must come up with some explanation for the curious habit, common among the NT Scripture writers, of appealing to OT texts for warrant, sometimes even using fulfillment language, when no hint of a forward-looking prophecy can be detected in the OT text cited
    Theologically Driven
    October 8,2014
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  • Church History Resources for Children

    Although sometimes viewed as something less than real “ministry,” teaching children is a significant ministry opportunity in and of itself. It’s also a great training ground for learning about ministering to people of all ages and backgrounds.
    Theologically Driven
    October 1,2014
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  • Musing about Music

    In Scripture, music provides a platform for mutual and reflective praise, joy, thanksgiving, lament, hope, victory, and the recollection of the works of God.
    Theologically Driven
    September 24,2014
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  • 4 Reasons to Preach Predictive Prophecy

    While visiting a church a few weeks back I heard something I’ve not heard in many years: a sermon on predictive prophecy. Here's why we should offer more of them.
    Theologically Driven
    September 17,2014
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  • Why Christians Need History

    Christianity is an explanation of historical data, which is, in fact, one of the things that sets it apart from nearly every other religion.
    Theologically Driven
    September 10,2014
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  • Can Christianity be Good If It’s Not True?

    During the Q&A session afterward, a young lady—after stating that she was a Christian—asked whether or not it really mattered. Is anything changed if Jesus did not rise from the dead? Even if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead, isn’t Christianity still good?
    Theologically Driven
    September 3,2014
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  • How Should Christians Respond to Other Religions?

    Recent decades have provided Christians with an increasing evaluation of and interaction with various world religions. The growth of immigration from non-Christian nations combined with a greater global awareness through travel and communication have confronted Christians with the reality of diversity in faith and practice.
    Theologically Driven
    August 27,2014
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  • The Obedience of the Gospel

    My tension with the contemporary use of “gospel-driven” by those in the “contemporary grace movement” is that it restricts the gospel, in varying degrees, to Christ’s accomplishment of justification for us while giving scant attention to Christ’s accomplishment of regeneration in us.
    Theologically Driven
    August 20,2014
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  • Looking for a Leader with Charisma? Look Again.

    So many churches focus on finding and promoting charismatic leaders while ignoring or assuming these significant lists of character-based and Spirit-based qualities. They do this to their peril, and even the world recognizes this.
    Theologically Driven
    August 13,2014
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  • Hidden in Plain View: Mystery and Fulfillment in Colossians 1:25–26

    What God did in Christ was anticipated in the Old Testament, even though it was hidden until Christ’s advent.
    Theologically Driven
    August 6,2014
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