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from The Good Book Blog
by Nell Sunukjian
August 8, 2012
Reading the Bible. It sounds so simple. Just read the Bible every day, or at least read it regularly for nourishment and insight and communication with God.
But how do we do it? In a time when the...
from Talbot Chapels: Spring 2014
by Sean Christensen
April 15, 2014
Sean Christensen looks at Paul's exhortation in Ephesians 4 and encourages his audience to walk worthy of their calling as Paul instructed. He explains that gentleness, humility, and unity are crit...
by Dave Keehn
February 15, 2012
"Biblical Rationale for Youth Ministry in the Old Testament" (Pt. 2 of a 3 part series)
The model established by God through God's people to instill God's Truth within the Next Generation can be d...
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 Joseph H Hellerman
August 26, 2011
Scenario #1: A single mom is in a small group with a first-year seminary student. The young man just completed an introductory course in biblical hermeneutics. During the group's sharing and prayer...
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 ...
June 5, 2012
It is not uncommon for pastors to be distressed over a discussion that suggests worship attendance is the key reflector of church health (see my post of April 17, 2012). They may respond with somet...
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...
September 13, 2012
I wince when I look at the photo. Don and I are standing in the sun with our firstborn son, flanked by Don's elderly grandparents. Grandpa has just lifted up our son toward heaven to give thanks. A...
by Joanne J. Jung
March 21, 2012
"Pray without ceasing" (1 Thess 5:17) has been the yearlong theme for a group that meets monthly. Last month I shared a few thoughts on "praying without pitfalls."
Distractions: When I constantly ...