I can honestly say that I’ve grown to love visiting my church members when they’re staying in the hospital.  I’m surprised to hear myself say that, since there was a time when I positively despised hospital visitation.  I’m a rather shy guy by nature who has a tendency to be awkward around people I don’t…

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Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache: 1. Living for the New Heaven and New Earth: By Jeffrey Jue– Jue says: “When evangelical Christians think about the arrival of the new heaven and new earth, many immediately turn to decoding…

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Pardon me for a moment if I seem boastful, but I am proud of the ladies in our church who have launched a wonderful new initiative to reach the church’s children for Christ. I have long appreciated the potential of good Christian reading – there are few other means of discipleship, when carefully focused, that…

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In the new issue of Credo Magazine, “By the Book: How well do you know the Bible?”, Paul Wegner’s article answers a complex question many Christians have wondered about: “How did we get the Old Testament?” Paul D. Wegner (Ph.D., Kings College, University of London) is Professor of Old Testament Studies at Golden Gate Baptist…

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I hate writing a series entitled “How Do You ‘Read So Much’?”, since I really don’t think I read all that much.  I’m quick to recognize myself as a person of average intelligence with probably a slightly below average reading speed who needs around eight hours of sleep a night.  Yet based on several conversations,…

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Three of Credo Magazine’s main contributors include Thomas Schreiner, Fred Zaspel, and Matthew Barrett. Each of them are professors, but they are also pastors. So each Monday morning we will be highlighting their “Sunday’s Sermon” on the blog to provide you with encouragement throughout the week and an opportunity to study God’s Word.  

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Each week we will be highlighting important resources. Check back each Friday to see what we have dug up for you. From this week’s cache: 1. Man Does Not Live by Man Skills Alone: By Paul Tripp– Tripp says: “The quest for true manhood ultimately drives us to the cross of Jesus Christ. We run to…

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This psalm was written during a time of reflection on nearly 15 years of service as an EMT and combat medic. I am covered in blood. It is mine And my neighbor’s And my enemy’s. I have been so near to death That I can’t relate to the living. I have held so many hands…

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Longtime and influential theologian Robert Saucy died last week. Here is the press release from Biola University/Talbot Seminary: The Biola University community is grieving the passing of Robert L. Saucy, a respected theologian and author who impacted thousands of students during a 54-year teaching career at Biola’s Talbot School of Theology. The beloved 84-year-old distinguished…

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It’s sad, but many pastors hardly read at all.  In the long-term, this spells disaster for a local church and for a pastor’s own soul.  In this, part two of a three part miniseries, I give you, my brother-pastors, three additional recommendations for reading more and better in pastoral ministry.  (For part one of this…

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