Monthly Archives: September 2019

Lay Down in Peace  


We can get so worked up whenever someone criticizes God or Christians. We want to run to God’s defense—or honestly, much of the time, our own—and say just the right thing that will shut that other person up (in love, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Interference


Learning to live like our Teacher. . . . Tim Hall. Beautiful Interference: Learning to Love God with All Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. 112p., $13.99, Deep River Books. The teachings of Jesus have the profound ability to be … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Safety


As we walk according to the Spirit, we do not fully know where we he is taking us. But we do know that the Spirit is in front of us, leading us, and ready to guide and protect us as … Continue reading

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Talk the Walk


Sharing your faith is hard—especially when you consider the flawed vessel sharing it. Steve Brown’s book can help you get past that. . . . Steve Brown. Talk the Walk: How to Be Right without Being Insufferable. 160p., $15.99, New … Continue reading

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Lay Down in Silence


As we examined last week, we’re often slaves to our own agendas without even realizing it. We can become so paralyzed by self-analysis and self-inflicted hurry that we forget how to simply be obedient in the things God’s already called … Continue reading

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Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches


For all you Baptists in the audience. . . . John S. Hammett. Biblical Foundations for Baptist Churches: A Contemporary Ecclesiology. 400p., $25.99, Kregel Academic. An updated examination of ecclesiology from a Baptist perspective. In this useful book, professor and … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Agenda  


We’ve had to lay down a lot so far. Some of it has no doubt been difficult; maybe it’s even felt unnecessarily negative to some. But we have a much longer journey ahead, and we need to travel light—especially since … Continue reading

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