By Some Means...
Home By Some Means... by Nick Batzig • September 06, 2018 In recent years, a number of Reformed theologians have introduced the phrase ordinary means of grace…
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Why Indianapolis Megachurch Members Are Joining God in the ‘Swamp’
On the eastern side of Indianapolis, there’s a neighborhood that police used to call the “swamp.” Less than four miles from the city’s revitalized downtown…
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Prescribing Hospitality for Growth in the Christian Life | Biblical Counseling Coalition
As biblical counselors, we’re always looking to suggest practical ways of living out what we believe. How often do we hear from friends and counselees (herein…
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Brian Dye: Building a Legacy of Disciples from Chicago
Brian Dye isn’t gregarious. He’s not tall. He doesn’t look like a Brooks Brothers model, wear skinny jeans, or have a charismatic presence. He’s not an…
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More than once in his sermons, my dad will say something like, "Immanuel Church refuses to succeed on any other gro…
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TULIP and Reformed Theology: Irresistible Grace
In historic Reformation thought, the notion is this: regeneration precedes faith. We also believe that regeneration is monergistic. Now that’s a three-dollar…
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5 Cautions for Your Spiritual Disciplines - Tim Challies
W e are all familiar with the spiritual disciplines and most of us are aware their importance to a healthy Christian life. Most of us practice the disciplines…
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Pastor, Preach Hypocritical Sermons | For The Church
Print I've been writing small group curriculum for my church for the last 18 months. The curriculum aligns with and supplements our current sermon series.…
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Karl Marx: Still Important? - Reformation21 Blog
How do we evaluate the importance of Karl Marx (1818‒83) in the world? In May of this year, China commemorated his two-hundredth birthday (May 5) by donating a…
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The Reward of a Long History With Your Church | Kimberly Wagner
Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Blog | 3 comments This is the post I’ve wanted to write for months. There is so much I want to tell you, but it could not fit in…
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Monster Hunter: World Tips: How to Be the Best Hunter You Can Be
With Monster Hunter: World marking a new era for the franchise, hunters old and new are flocking to the mysterious shores of the new world to find the perfect…
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Civility, Privilege, and the Public Square
A few years ago I was working in the marketing department of a regional mortgage lender. My office was staffed predominantly with progressive Catholics, and my…
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Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington | Arlene’s Flowers v. Ingersoll - Alliance Defending Freedom
About Us Main Site Book an Interview LEGAL DOCS Petitioners' reply brief : Arlene’s Flowers v. State of Washington and Arlene’s Flowers v. Ingersoll Amicus…
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God Has Not Abandoned You
Hardship is almost as common as breathing. The question is not if but when we will find ourselves in one of the painful pits of life. At the same time, trials…
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The Courage to Be Reformed
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One Swear Word Shouldn't Turn You Away From Lecrae
776 Shares Share 749 Reddit Email There’s something about human nature that’s drawn to conspiracy theories. Some are harmless (“The NBA playoffs are rigged!”…
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‘First Reformed’: 2018’s Most Thought-Provoking Film So Far
Paul Schrader is a name Christian artists and art-appreciators should know. The Grand Rapids native grew up in the Christian Reformed church and received a BA…
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The soothing dullness of social media
Illustrated | brckylmn/iStock When I signed up for Curious Cat, a social media platform that lets you ask and answer anonymous questions, one of the first…
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When Your Son Needs Fatherly Approval
Andy awoke from his nap with a croupy cough. If you’re a parent, you know the strained, barking cough. It’s usually not very serious. The virus causes the…
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Review: The Bible Project – Brilliant but Flawed - The Gospel Coalition | Australia
Understanding and teaching the Bible can be hard work so it feels like a win to find a resource that can help us do it well. Over the last few years, many…
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LeBron James, the Warriors and How the Modern NBA Happened
From left to right, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. Photo: Associated Press (5) Once upon a time, the NBA wasn’t cool.…
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A Concern with Chan’s Home Church Planting Model: A Gentle Call for Correction
Print Recently, a variety of people have approached me to ask my opinion on the rising interest in multiplying home church models. While Francis Chan is not…
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Second Life: Rethinking Myself Through Exercise, Mindfulness, and Gratitude
"There's something in your latest scan that we need to double check." Here's what I've learned about cancer as a survivor: even once you're past it, and despite…
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What Does It Mean to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit?
When people think about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, they often associate it with the Charismatic movement or Pentecostalism. When I first began to attend…
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Jordan Peterson Plays in the Left’s Cultural Sandbox | National Review
Jordan Peterson (Jordan Peterson via YouTube) There’s room for a Christian counter-offensive in secular culture. R arely in my life have I read a more hostile…
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The Road to Dawn - Tim Challies
Buy from Amazon I t’s always fascinating to me which characters history doesn’t remember and which ones history cannot forget. Sometimes key players fall out of…
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may 2018
Review: SIG Sauer P320 X-Carry Pistol
The new SIG Sauer P320 X-Carry, shown above, is one of three models introduced in SIG's P320 X-variant lineup. The other two guns are the X-Five and the X-VTAC.…
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may 2018
The Mixed Motives Behind Church Growth
Lately, though, I have become increasingly aware of the mixed motives behind church growth. This might sound like a sinister remark, although I certainly don’t…
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Pastoral Anxiety
Ligonier Ministries The teaching fellowship of R.C. Sproul Sign In or Create Account About Blog Your Cart Loading... You have nothing in your cart. Subtotal:…
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My Concern Over the Gospel-Centered Movement
Recently I was able to sit on a panel for a discussion among some local church planters. One of the questions was, “What are you most concerned about with the…
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may 2018
A Response to Andy Stanley: Jesus and the Old Testament, What God has joined together, let not man separate | Prince on Preaching
It has been sad to observe Andy Stanley incrementally abandoning the evangelical Christian faith in favor of old-school theological liberalism. Stanley is a…
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may 2018
Opinion | Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web
Eric Weinstein Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual…
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Introducing the Pain-Pleasure Worldview - The Gospel Coalition | Australia
At St Andrew’s Hall, we train future missionaries to understand and engage cultural worldviews with the gospel. Perhaps the broadest categorisation used by…
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5 Things We’ve Learned as We Transition from an Ethnic to a Multicultural Church - The Gospel Coalition | Canada
It has been observed that 11 AM on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. We probably wouldn’t go that far here in Canada, but we do face the…
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may 2018
Just Forget About Marriage for a Minute! - Tim Challies
W e are a people obsessed with love. We crave love and long to both extend and receive it. It is the subject of our favorite films, the theme of our treasured…
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may 2018
Guidelines for Conversations About Race in the Church | The Reformed Collective
Since the MLK50 conference, T4G, and the flurry of tweets, blog posts, and rants exploded onto the internet, I’ve noticed a distinct fervor in the conversation…
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may 2018
If I Were 22 Again
“What would you do if you were 22 again?” I was recently asked that question as part of a conference on world missions. I turned 22 in the middle of my senior…
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Jesus and Joysticks: Why the Church Should Stop Making Fun of Video Gamers | Facts & Trends
By Aaron Earls Church leaders could be insulting more than half of the homes in their congregation and community without even realizing it. That’s exactly what…
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An Apology to Beth Moore and My Sisters
Today Beth Moore penned a poignant letter to her brothers in Christ in which she points out the sinful root at the bottom of a lot of male attitudes toward…
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may 2018
Lig Duncan’s Message to Young Pastors at T4G
One of the most encouraging and challenging messages I heard while in Louisville during Together for the Gospel was the 10 minute talk by Ligon Duncan where he…
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may 2018
The African Church
At the risk of being too subtle, I am absolutely fed up to the back teeth with hearing people tell me that the African church is riddled with the…
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april 2018
How Not to Succeed in the Wrong Things in Missions
by Dave My fear for you is not that you will fail, but that you will succeed in doing the wrong things. Dr. Howard Hendricks (to his students) As we approach…
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april 2018
9 Things You Should Know About the Creation of Modern Israel
On Wednesday and Thursday, the modern state of Israeli celebrated the 70th anniversary of its Declaration of Independence. Here are nine things you should know…
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