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  • Mentoring Others by Jerry O'Neill

    My wife and I recently sat at our dining room table over “It’ll Kill Ya Pie,” discussing with a young urban pastor and his wife their marriage, their parenting, and their ministry. It was a delightful evening. Ann and I …Read More

  • Practice Makes Perfect by Brian Tallman

    Anyone who has ever achieved at a really high level knows that there is no substitute for practice. Sure, we’ve all heard stories of exceptionally gifted people who are able to master a subject or discipline on their first introduction …Read More

  • The Church and Discipleship by Jay Bauman

    When I was fourteen years old, I had my first summer job: historical tour guide. I led tours through a well-known historical site in a small, quaint town in the upper Midwest United States. On my first day on the …Read More

  • Christ’s Call to Make Disciples by R.C. Sproul

    One of the most exciting times of my life was when I was converted to Christ. I was filled with a zeal for evangelism. However, much to my consternation, when I told my friends about my conversion to Christ, they …Read More

  • Cultivating Virtue in Pursuit of Knowledge by Derek Halvorson

    Scripture calls us to give our whole selves as living sacrifices to God (Rom. 12:1–2). Unfortunately, we are often tempted to go about that work such that our lives resemble groups of silos. We envision our lives divided neatly into …Read More

  • The Soft Prosperity Gospel by Erik Raymond

    What do you think of when you read the words prosperity gospel? Odds are that your stomach turns a bit as you think about the preachers on television who speak to very large crowds and appeal to even more people …Read More

  • You Just Need to Obey by Steven Lawson

    Can you imagine a Christian couple actually praying about living together before marriage? Can you fathom a young woman who professes Christ even bothering to pray about whether she should marry an unbeliever? Can you grasp a Christian businessman having …Read More

  • A Renewed Mind, a Transformed Life by Chris Larson

    Most would have expected to see John 3:16 at the top, but there was Romans 12:2 leading an annual list of the most bookmarked, highlighted, and shared Bible verses. Since smartphones have become ubiquitous, it is now possible for software …Read More

  • Teachable Teachers by R.C. Sproul

    One of the most frustrating aspects of teaching is encountering students who are not really teachable. Every pastor has had to deal with people who are settled in their opinions and not open to correction. Church elders must at times …Read More

  • Gathering Together by Brian Croft

    Modern technology provides many benefits. Information can be exchanged at an unprecedented rate. The level of productivity can be astounding. Face-to-face conversations can be had with people halfway around the world. But there are also dark sides to this technology. …Read More

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