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  • Labor Daze: 4 truths not covered in job orientation

    In honor of Labor Day here are four truths your PR department probably didn’t cover in your orientation package… 1. Work is a gift God created the man with a purpose: to enjoy fellowship with God and offer worship to God through work.  Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us [...]

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  • Losing your voice: 4 ways pastors lose pulpits

    There are many ways to leave a church honorably. You could die in the pulpit. You might gracefully retire so a younger man can fill your shoes. Perhaps you feel called to another ministry, and your current elders support you in that endeavor. But there are [...]

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  • Communion on the Moon: a total eclipse of the point

    This is information is about forty-five years the wrong side of news; but it’s news to me. On July 20, 1969, moments after the lunar module, The Eagle, alighted upon the Sea of Tranquility, a solitary Presbyterian church elder celebrated the Lord’s Supper in reverent silence—on [...]

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  • John MacArthur still Holding the Rope

    John MacArthur is a champion of missions. Under his leadership, Grace Community Church and The Master’s Seminary has populated the mission field with literally hundreds of missionary families. Much of what I know about Short-Term Missions I learned on the job at Grace Community’s Outreach [...]

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  • Ebola, Zombies, and Medical Missions

    If you haven’t read Al Mohler’s brilliant response to Ann Coulter, you need to. Or, if you prefer a version with zombies in it, read on. Last week an American doctor, Kent Brantly, and a nurse who contracted the Ebola virus on a medical outreach trip [...]

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  • To Cut a Long Story Short: Preaching Obadiah

    This is a long story, but I’ll keep it short. In 1878 Floyd Hatfield had a pig. Somehow this pig got a tiny bit of its ear bitten off or otherwise severed, or so Hatfield claimed. You see, on the other side of Tug Fork [...]

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