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  • Which kids don’t leave the Church when they leave home?

    This is a common conundrum parents in the church face: why do some kids grow up to love the church and others to leave it? This is the best article I’ve found on the matter, written by a youth pastor, Jon Nielson. (The full article [...]

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  • Short-Term Missions, Long-Term Impact

    This is a précis excerpt from Holding the Rope: Short-Term Missions, Long-Term Impact I felt called to Botswana. Actually I felt called to date this girl, and she was going to Botswana, so for me the call was just as clear. I was a freshman in [...]

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  • Announcing the arrival of a new book!

    Holding the Rope, published by William Carey Library Books was released today! Click on the image to check out the Amazon page. You might also be interested in this generous review by Jesse Johnson.

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  • Wet Yet? Do I need to be re-baptized?

    Hello, my name is Clint, and I am a Baptist. [Insert “Hi Clint”]. To our beloved pedobaptist readers, before we plunge into the discussion please understand that I am not making a case for believer’s baptism by immersion—I am assuming it. This article is not [...]

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  • Bound to Work: 3 reasons you should not try bind Satan

    Spiritual warfare is real. It might not make the news; but it ought to. Paul acknowledges this in Ephesians 6: 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the [...]

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  • I do, do you…? Weddings I will and won’t perform

    Since becoming a pastor I have ad the privilege of conduction countless weddings. The first few were easy decisions: I checked my schedule and if I was available, I agreed to perform the ceremony. That’s because the first weddings I was asked to do were [...]

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  • Bitter Pills: 4 Unpleasantries that Make for Healthy Churches

    In many cities of the Western world, selecting a church can be like shopping for clothes in the defect factory store. You know you need to wear clothes, but every item you try has some spot, snag, or run that catches you eye. You simply have to [...]

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  • Naps, Snacks, and Sanctification

    If you are not Superman, whose vascular system is exponentially energized by photosynthesis of a yellow sun, or a Duracell Bunny, who can pummel a drum for ten hours from four AA batteries, you need to put some thought into how to charge your body. [...]

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