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by Lisa Igram
October 16, 2013
Lisa Igram speaks to Biola students about the often difficult task of relating to and growing in a church setting. She shares some of her own church experiences, including what God has taught her a...
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by Edward W. Klink III
September 28, 2012
John 7:53-8:11, often described as "The Passage of the Woman Caught in Adultery" (passage de adultera), is famous for several reasons. The pleasant reason is that it is one of the most dramatic dis...
by Skye Jethani
October 16, 2013
Pastor Skye Jethani redefines what it means to be a radical Christian. Looking at the parable of the prodigal son, he explains that there is a damaging trend to prescribe Christian activism as the ...
by Joseph H Hellerman
July 5, 2012
My previous post garnered some lively response, to say the least. Murray Vasser offered the most thoughtful and pointed critique. Since my response would not fit in a comment slot, I've posted it s...
by Gary L McIntosh
May 1, 2012
When a prospective pastor is evaluated, church members wouldn't think about extending a call without first hearing the candidate preach. When church members discuss the strengths and weaknesses of ...
by John Hutchison
March 25, 2011
In a recently posted blog (Marriage: The Power of Communication), I quoted Ephesians 4:29 to affirm the healing power of spirit-controlled communication between a husband and wife : "Let no unwhole...
by Mick Boersma
July 25, 2012
It started as I was picking up toys from a visit by our precious grandchildren. Strewn about the living room, into the kitchen and out the back door was a dizzying array of colorful plastic pieces ...
April 24, 2012
What sounds like a simple task at first often turns out to be much more difficult in practice. Such is the situation when attempting to define a multiethnic church. For example, a brief survey of t...
by Alan W Gomes
January 31, 2012
Tonight we are about to celebrate the Lord's Supper, in which we focus our thoughts on the marvelous work of redemption that Christ accomplished for us. In the next 10 minutes or so, I'd like us to...
March 11, 2011
Just think about the meaning of the words in our wedding vows—"for better or for worse . . . in plenty and in want . . . in joy and in sorrow . . .in sickness and in health . . . as long as we both...