Monthly Archives: August 2009

Creating a Church Culture

Who do we hope to become? The local church community takes on a character and culture of its own, but are we intentional about shaping the people we want to become? Here are some practical questions to reflect upon as … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Atonement

Yesterday, I was in conversation with a friend of mine concerning the Atonement. Now, you might be thinking, what kind of friends sit around talking about the atonement? To which I would say, mine. Each week I have a wonderful … Continue reading

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Socrates on Prayer

“Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.” – Socrates True enough, true enough – but does not Christ dwell in us and teach us to ask for the Kingdom to … Continue reading

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Martin Luther on Public Education

“I am very much afraid that schools will prove to be the great gates of hell unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures, engraving them in the hearts of youth. I advise no one to place his child … Continue reading

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A New Movie that we all need to see

The Blind Side is an upcoming movie that looks well worth seeing. View the trailer now:

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Federalist Paper #31 – Taxation

There are a series of papers written by Hamilton on the general power of taxation conferred upon the legislative branch of the government. In the 31st paper, Hamilton repeats the argument of those opposed to this general power. Here is … Continue reading

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Reflections on my struggle to pray

As I was reading an article challenging me to take seriously the warfare which occurs in a life of prayer, the author closed with 3 questions. One of them I hope to address here. The question is, “What strategies does … Continue reading

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Graham Dienert on Prayer

"Many people pray as if God were a big aspirin pill; they come only when they hurt."

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A Worship parable

Pastor bc cumings of Mountain View CRC wrote a D.Min. thesis a number of years ago on Worship. The thesis was titled Waterways of Worship. I would like to share one of his parables on worship with you. It comes … Continue reading

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Sold out for Jesus?

See this great post by a young family sold out to Christ and willing to abandon their life for the sake of those in need. This is one amazing story of Adoption and how God works to change people into … Continue reading

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