• The Gospel Coalition | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    If our theological convictions were a house, some books build the foundation, stabilizing the ideas we hold about God. Others paint the structure with brilliant and beautiful colors, giving what we...
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  • HeadHeartHand Blog | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    “God wants our hearts. He will take them as he finds them. And then, with the healing balm of the Psalms, he will shape them. Accept his invitation to come. On the front door, he has promised, Enter...
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  • ChurchLeaders | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    Stringed instruments have been around a long time so it’s no wonder the acoustic guitar is a common instrument in the church. And for that reason, we should be doing a great job mixing it each week.
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  • Desiring God | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    Christmas is a model for missions. Missions is a mirror of Christmas. As I, so you. For example, danger. Christ came to his own and his own received him not. So you also. They plotted against him.
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  • Jesus Creed | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    Every so often I receive an email written out of anger, hurt, or any one of the various emotions that cause people to lash out at others. Sometimes these emails are specifically written to inflict...
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  • ChurchLeaders | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    Need some hope? It’s easy to get discouraged about the future of the church. World - Church While the world seems to be falling apart, so does the church. Attendance in many places is shrinking, not...
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  • The Bible and Culture | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    Here is a new title by my friends and colleagues Ken Collins and Jerry Walls. Look for a review of this on this blog sometime in January and February. Here is the Amazon description and link.
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  • Jesus Creed | 12/18/2017 | Staff
    I’d long heard the salvation narrative presented in the Bible framed something like this: “…and then there was 400 years of silence from God between the conclusion of the Old Testament prophet...
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  • SheLoves Magazine | 12/18/2017 | sheloves
    Virtually invisible on social media, rather unaccomplished in most any sense, and barely known in my own hometown, I’m a small person in this world. At 39, after not working for ten years, I feel my...
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  • Anxious Bench | 12/17/2017 | Staff
    The Florentine landmark Le Murate, on Via Ghibellina near where the Ponte alla Grazie crosses the Arno, boasts office and gallery space, a snazzy exhibition venue, a coffee shop, and apartments, a...
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  • Desiring God | 8/19/2005 | John Piper
    The reason I care so deeply about your joy in God is first, as I’ve said, because God is glorified by what you enjoy. And secondly, it is that joy alone that will liberate you and free you to become...
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  • Rick Thomas | 12/17/2017 | Rick Thomas
    We have two possible responses to our problems. We can be problem-centered or God-centered. The first reaction leads to anxious complaining while the second is the path to peace, even in the midst...
    626 views newusr01
  • Kristen Welch | 12/17/2017 | Kristen
    Today we celebrate twenty-three years of marriage. I was just twenty-two the day we said I do and I’m not great at math but that feels like a hundred years ago. This marriage of ours has been...
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  • Eidos | 12/17/2017 | Staff
    When I was a child, I would roll the dice and then count the dots. One day I did not. I could see three and know “3.” It was not even the shape on the die, but “3.
    458 views doona07
  • | 12/17/2017 | View all posts by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf →
    Quite a few people have asked for suggestions about things to get for their priests for Christmas. This topic comes up once in a while, as in ordination season and for the brethren’s birthdays and...
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  • Uncommon God, Common Good | 12/17/2017 | Staff
    Today is the third Sunday of Advent. The candle on the Advent wreath marking the occasion signifies joy. But why? Perhaps it has something to do with this candle being called the “Shepherd’s Candle.
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