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What Happened in the Garden… Doesn’t Stay in the Garden


In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A. W. Tozer famously declared, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” This book delves into a subset of that idea; for … Continue reading

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Living as People Who Are Free


Repentance is not what we do to right ourselves with God. That’s been done for us by Jesus. Repentance is what we do when we are right with God. It is change in the direction of obedience toward what God … Continue reading

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Starting in the Harvest


Our making of disciples flows out of our life with God, to be certain. Yet in some ways, the order needs to be inverted as well: Only as we make disciples are we perfected in the faith. As we reach … Continue reading

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Living into Leadership


Spiritual eldership is something lived and recognized, not something attained. That said, growing into eldership requires guidance. Bob Thune’s book helps potential elders—and potential leaders at any level, for that matter—to get some of that guidance and training, and in … Continue reading

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Repent and Believe… Simple, Right?


There’s a number of things I really like about this book; there’s other things about it that are rather distracting/annoying (and which may or may not be the author’s fault). As such, it’s kind of the epitome of “three-and-a-half stars.” Whether … Continue reading

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God and His People, at Work, in Prayer


I remember during my early years as a Christian, there used to be all sorts of programs and methodologies for praying for people around the world—all well-intentioned, but also seemingly a bit distanced from the peoples we were all seeking … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Our Reverence


“In spite of the amazing advances that we have seen in the church, one great overwhelming loss troubles me greatly. The gains are wonderful, but they do not offset the one devastating loss, and that is the loss of a … Continue reading

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