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  • Bearing One Another’s Burdens by John MacArthur

    The troubles of this world are manifold and relentless. It’s not easy to stay so focused on heaven that we remain unperturbed by the afflictions of earthly life. We’re commanded, of course, to set our minds on things above, not …Read More

  • Bear One Another’s Burdens by James Harvey

    Galatians is famous for Paul’s explanation and clarification of the gospel for those who had been confused by false teachers. This gospel is the preeminent display of God’s love (see Rom. 5:8; 1 John 4:10), so it is not surprising …Read More

  • Entering Adulthood by Derek Halvorson

    The college years are a critical season in young people’s lives. For most, it’s the first time they are really out from underneath mom and dad’s roof, and thus the first time they confront the issues and pressures that come …Read More

  • Seeking Forgiveness by Erik Raymond

    One humorous privilege dog owners enjoy is watching their pet respond to unfamiliar sounds. It’s almost impossible not to laugh when you see a dog cock its head to the side and stare with confused curiosity. These foreign sounds have …Read More

  • Praying Together by Megan Hill

    Recently, my husband and I visited the library archives at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. On our arrival, a cheerful librarian asked us if we were there to see the Jane Austen first edition or the Shakespeare folios. Neither, actually. …Read More

  • Ministry for the Long Haul by Michael Osborne

    The cry of the prophet Elijah in 1 Kings 19:4 is familiar to many people in ministry: I’ve had enough, Lord. Why was Elijah so distraught? Hadn’t he just witnessed astonishing displays of God’s power at Mount Carmel (1 Kings …Read More

  • Joy in Community by Eric Bancroft

    Do you remember graduating from high school? For many of you, the video cameras were rolling, family was in attendance, and friends were there to congratulate you. With the level of pomp and circumstance that you enjoyed, the uninitiated might …Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Abortion’s Guilt by Melissa Kruger

    Tears filled her eyes as she told me her story: an older boyfriend, pressure to have sex, pregnant at fourteen, and an abortion to cover the shame. Even though she’d been raised in a Christian family, the weight of guilt …Read More

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