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  • You saw it here first: Things that Go Bump in the Church

    Amazon.com has listed Things that Go Bump in the Church for preorder in paperback and Kindle versions. The book will be released on April 1, which isn’t helping me convince my mom that this is a real book deal I have been working on for over [...]

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  • The First Flash Mob

    One online encyclopedia (yes, I am a Wikiholic) describes a flash mob as: a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then quickly disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, [...]

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  • Block diagramming (Hey) Jude

    One of the fun parts of sermon preparation is the notorious block diagram. The idea is that representing a biblical passage in a way that shows the flow of its logic, best ensures that you base your sermon outline on what the text is actually [...]

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  • Parumpa-pum-pum: publicity for a worthy church building

    My friend, and fellow Calvinist krav maga martial artist, pastor Tyrell Haag (pronounced the same as the “aah” in Haagendas ice cream; yum. I digress…) …has planted a solid, Reformed, expository preaching, church in Johannesburg. They meet in a rented facility that they have now outgrown, [...]

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  • Investing the Warren Buffett (Biblical) Way

    Warren Buffett, nicknamed the Oracle of Omaha, is known as the world’s greatest investor. In 1950, at age 20, he had saved $9,400 (about $100k in today’s money). He set out to invest it, applying his long-term, value-based, focussed portfolio philosophy, which his author Robert [...]

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  • 5 signs you are a prideful seminoid – Guest Post

    Today we are hearing from a guest writer, Ben Hein. Ben is a seminoid studying at Reformed Theological Seminary. Check out his blog: goingtodamasc.us It is a universal problem that exists in all academic fields: the more one knows, the more one is likely to boast [...]

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  • Radix malorum est cupiditas

    Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales is a collection of entertaining stories narrated by Medieval pilgrims to pass the time on their journey. One storyteller who spins a yarn for his ambulant audience is the Pardoner. He is a priest whose job it s to dole out [...]

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  • Downtown Abyss – The Location of Hell, Pt 2

    We ended yesterday’s post with the question, Where exactly is Hell?   Going Down In a word, Hell is…down. The Bible consistently refers to the location of this realm in terms of a universal “descent motif.” That’s book club argot for “down.” They don’t call [...]

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"Who having been called to be a preacher would stoop to be a king?" - Puritan Thomas Carlyle