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“Christian Worship” Pastor Explains Why She & Her Husband No Longer Believe

Just one note: notice Mrs Gungor makes no mention of Jesus or salvation as part of her religious experience. From a Reformed perspective, we would say that she and her husband were never saved to begin with, but were merely … Continue reading

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God Hates Abuse

Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise (Ephesians 6:2). Usually this devotional blog is on the lighter side; today is different. I grew up in a home of abuse. There were good times, as there … Continue reading

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie Article by Carl Trueman  May 2013         For this month’s column, I thought I would offer a few reflections on Andy Stanley’s recent book, Deep and Wide: Creating Churches Unchurched People Love to Attend. Here’s … Continue reading

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Harlotry in the Local Church

It seems that the evangelical church is struggling with an identity crisis.  There is an incredible desire to find “relevance” in a secular society.  The small prophetic book of Hosea has a serious warning to every pastor and parishioner. Hosea … Continue reading

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Silence is Evil

Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless.  Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act. Rev Dietrich Bonhoffer, murdered by direct order of Adolph Hitler, April 9, 1945, … Continue reading

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The Pastorate by Marriage?

What is the role of a pastor’s spouse? It’s a question not addressed in Scripture.  But here’s a more interesting question:  If a man is a pastor, does his wife become a pastor of the church simply by relationship? I’ve … Continue reading

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Fear of Lawsuits

Imagine yourself as a pastor.  One morning you receive an anonomus email from someone claiming to be a member of your congregation desperately seeking direction.  The problem: the member is being abused by the spouse and wants to know what … Continue reading

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