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in Encouragement

Moving from Troubled to Bold Faith

By Walter Wangerin Jr. Read Luke 1:26–38. The Canaanites tell this disturbing folktale: if a jealous angel should appear to a young woman on the night of her betrothal, beware! It’s a sign that the...

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December 04, 2019
in News

Remember the Future

Advent reminds us we’ve already seen it. When Mark the Evangelist wanted to sum up the way Jesus started His earthly ministry, he used these words: Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee,...

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December 04, 2019
in News

Evangelical Giving Holds Steady Despite Tax Reform

Though far fewer Americans are writing off charitable donations, most ministries reported stable giving last year. Denominations saw the biggest decline. It will take months to tally the millions Americans donate to charity on Giving...

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December 04, 2019
in News

Being a Pastor: A Perilous Profession, Part 2

One needs to know the warning signs of burnout and look to ways to activate support and self-care and to discern a clearer alignment with God’s sustainable calling. Yesterday, we talked a bit about the...

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December 04, 2019
in News

Refugee Ministries Fight New Resettlement Requirement

New Trump administration policy adds bureaucratic hurdles to “welcoming the stranger.” Faith groups are mobilizing in response to a new Trump administration policy that could prevent them from welcoming refugees and make it harder for...

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December 04, 2019
in News

Being a Pastor: A Perilous Profession, Part 1

Like each of us, pastors are people with needs, capacities, and limitations. These capacities are not limitless despite pressures and messages to the contrary. Relationships are central to the gospel. God pursuing and reconciling relationship...

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December 04, 2019
in Encouragement

Returning Our Minds to God

By Mike Donehey Pray continually…this is God’s will for you. —1 Thessalonians 5:17–18 (NIV) I was always terrible at praying. For years, no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t do it. I’d lock...

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December 03, 2019
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What Is The Sovereignty Of God?

The Bible teaches that God is sovereign over all things, but what does that mean? Is there still free will? Sovereign The word sovereign means, “Highest, supreme,” or “chief.” The idea is that… [[ This...

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December 02, 2019