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Dangers in Spiritual Formation: Museum vs. Mission

My dysfunctional relationship with museums and photo albums is strikingly similar. Though I am not disparaging either, I find that I treat both in similar fashions. My family has long since resigned themselves to a certain method of showing me

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Faithful then, Faithful now

“In fact, one criterion to apply to worship in any congregation, regardless of the liturgical style it embraces, is that of historical remembrance and proclamation: Does worship proclaim the whole sweep of divine activity past, present, and future? Does worship

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Worship: Thermostat or Thermometer?

I have the good fortune of being the proud son of an HVAC engineer. Though I am not in a field of engineering, nor do I have the skills necessary to be an engineer, I did learn (at a young

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Thriving Fruitfully in the Ordinary

Via Tim Keller (Counterfeit Gods): “Another form of idolatry within religious communities turns spiritual gifts and ministry success into a counterfeit god. Spiritual gifts (talent, ability, performance, growth) are often mistaken for what the Bible calls spiritual “fruit” (love, joy,

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I don’t want to talk about eschatology in the church. But we should.

Webber writes: “All my life I had heard words such as, “Let God in your life;” “Give God a chance,’ “Accept him as your Savior and you will discover the rich meaning of life:” I gradually began to understand that

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