2 Ways to Guard the Gospel

Most scholars agree that Paul wrote 2 Timothy just before his death. As he sat in a Roman prison awaiting the inevitable, he penned this final charge to his child in the faith, Timothy. In fact, these are Paul’s last recorded words. There’s a sadness to this letter. A raw

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Why Did God Keep You Alive Today?

Why did God keep you alive today? If you’re reading this, then I’ll just assume you’re alive. And if you’re alive, the Bible says it’s because God is keeping you alive (Heb 1:3). But why? As I’ve pondered this question, I’ve realized that it’s actually quite difficult to answer. Think

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Book Review: What is New Covenant Theology?

Blake White’s What is New Covenant Theology? is a helpful little book. It was written with the lay person in mind and is aimed at introducing the central concepts of New Covenant Theology (NCT). Each of the seven chapters address what White considers to be the distinctive features of this theological system. The

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God’s Formula for Spiritual Growth

On Sunday our church was privileged to hear from Gunner Gundersen as he preached from Ephesians 4:1-16 on God’s formula for Spiritual Growth. Here’s the Formula: Gospel Unity (4:1-6)  + Gifted Diversity (4:7-11, 16) + Active Ministry (4:12, 15-16) = Full Maturity (4:13-16) You can listen to full sermon here. What else do you

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Two Approaches to Suffering

I’m am currently reading and greatly enjoying Tullian Tchividjian’s latest book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free. In the introduction, Tullian points out two typical, and unhelpful, ways people tend to respond to suffering 1. Moralizing. This happens when we look for what we or others may have done

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