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Training Pastors in God’s Word

One of the highlights of my time in Kenya were the two days I spent with the students and faculty of the Berean School of Ministry in the city of Tala. The school began a year ago when three pastors … Continue reading

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Keep Portland Weird

Portland, Oregon, is the largest major city near to where I live. The un-official motto of the City of Portland is “Keep Portland Weird”; from city sanctioned “naked bike rides” through parks, to a twice-elected mayor who is a homosexual … Continue reading

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The Gospel

Paul begins his “Gospel” of Romans with man’s sinfulness. Read Romans 1 and 2. Without a divine revelation of man’s utter and total sinfulness, there is no need for the righteousness that comes only from God. Without a consideration of … 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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The Church: Sperm Bank, Maternity Ward, or School

The local church has become many things to many people.  Unfortunately, we live in a day and age when the motto of many church leaders is the end justifies the means rather than gloria ad Dei. There seems to be … Continue reading

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Shepherding the Church of God

I sat in a coffee shop with a pastor whom many would say is “successful” in his work.  Big church.  Big congregation.  Big car.  Big salary.  He even looks the part. After a bit of small talk he asked, “What … 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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