What’s at Stake?

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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us…man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God. Worship is pure or base as the worshiper entertains high or low thoughts of God. For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always … Read More

Worship Shapes Us – But How?

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In a brilliantly insightful discussion on the relationship between worship, discipleship and mission  James K.A. Smith states the following: “The point is this: a lot of Christians (including pastors and Christian leaders) have implicitly and unwittingly bought into a view of action and behavior that overestimates thinking. This is even true in sectors of evangelicalism that are suspicious of education … Read More

Memory is like Velcro, bro.

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“In our gross misunderstanding of the function of memory, we thought that memory was operated primarily by rote. In other words, you rammed it in until your head was stuffed with facts. What was not realized is that memory is primarily an imaginative process. In fact, learning, memory, and creativity are the same fundamental process directed with a different focus. … Read More

Of Angels and Puritans

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A strange and memorable thing. After outpourings of prayer, with the utmost fervor and fasting, there appeared an Angel, whose face shone like the noonday sun. His features were those of a man, and beardless; his head encircled by a splendid tiara; on his shoulders were wings; his garments were white and shining; his robe reached to his ankles; and … Read More

Introverted Evangelism

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Seth McBee writes as someone who wants to tell people about Jesus, but doesn’t find typical methods of evangelism easy: “For most of us this is what we think of when we think of an evangelist: the semi-crazy person that we admire for their zeal. We are impressed with their courage, but we know that if that is what we are called … Read More

Awkward Moments Over Church Coffee

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I’m convinced that the generally diabolical standard of tea and coffee in churches is one of the enemy’s key strategies.  However it’s not the only problem that confronts us during our post-Sunday-meeting fellowship,   conversation can sometimes be hard too. Colin Marshal writes: “Do you come to church expecting God to use you to minister to others, to encourage them in … Read More

Evangelism & Fear

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Thabiti Anyabwile shares an encouraging story of personal evangelism in the light of his own fears and desires.  The analysis of his inner struggle and the ending of the story are encouraging.  (click for link)