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Praise God! LHT Shares Story of Church that Turned Back from Contemplative Practices

This headline just made my morning! From Lighthouse Trails Research: “Church Heading Toward Contemplative Turns Around After Seeing the Evidence.” Someone from Texas wrote in to LHT to encourage them with the news of how their materials were able to … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Need an Explicit Gospel, but Chandler’s Isn’t Perfect

At long last – a review of The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson. A big thank you to Crossway Books for the review copy. Part of the reason this took me so very long was that I … Continue reading

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Grab Bag: God’s Will, True Discernment and More

I’ve spotted some interesting stuff around the web in the past couple days that I want to pass along.

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Why I Contend

Last week Sola Sisters wrote a brief piece explaining “Why We Contend.” They shared that they have lost friends because of their willingness to expose false teaching, but their concern for the truth as well as their friends and their … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas – Day 5

Today let’s get away from European and English Christmas songs and go with the African-American spiritual: Go Tell It on the Mountain. I love that this song not only shares the Christmas story, but encourages us to tell everyone the … Continue reading

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When God Talks Back – Part 1: Introduction

I have quite a few irons in the fire these days (including homework for a journalism class I’ll be taking in late October) so rather than writing a typical review of T. M. Luhrmann’s book, When God Talks Back, I’ll … Continue reading

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Christians and Karma

Obviously Karma, an eastern religious concept, isn’t a philosophy Christians should adopt. Yet, how often do Christians act as if they do? Pastor Tullian Tchividjian thinks Christians often adopt a moralism that isn’t Christian at all, and is a whole … Continue reading

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Pastor Jim Murphy Tells Congregation: ‘We’re going to root this stuff out of our ministry’

I just finished listening to this message, The Subtlety of Satan, by Pastor Jim Murphy of First Baptist Church of Johnson City, N.Y. (Hat tip to Stand Up for the Truth) If you can carve out an hour to listen … Continue reading

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Warren’s Daniel Plan: Created with Muslim and New Age Doctors

As I’ve already written about the misuse of scripture used to justify Rick Warren’s Daniel Plan, it seems fitting to address other concerns surrounding the diet plan next. I don’t think the church should be in the diet business at … Continue reading

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Headlines: The Alpha Course, atheist pastors, Rick Warren, and Tim Keller

Here are few articles I read this weekend I’d like to recommend. The first is about The Alpha Course, a very popular curriculum used in many different churches today to introduce Christianity. But is that good or bad? This article … Continue reading

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