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Ecclesiastes Thinks You Are Very Vain

Everything is vanity, if left to us. ...

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When Mother's Day Just Isn't Happy

Sheree Phillips takes a look at when holidays that are happy for so many bring pain and heartache to others....

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A Gun and the Summer of ’74

A young guy about age 20 walked into the lobby and asked for a job application. I explained we weren’t hiring, so he said he wanted a pack of Marlboros. I walked over behind the counter, handed him the cigarettes and told him that would be 50 cents. (Yes, you read that right.) He produced a $1 bill and when I opened the drawer to get change he told me he wanted all t...

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Prayer: A Personal Reflection

The latest in our off-again, on-again Friends of Redeemer series comes from Sarah Grace Pavelchak, who writes a personal reflection on what prayer means to her. ...

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What Does It Mean to Be 'Poor in Spirit'? A Sermon Review

Bob Putnam reviews the sermon deliver by Benny Phillips entitled "Poor in Spirit." It is the first sermon from our "Sermon on the Mount: Kingdom Living in a Fallen World" series. What does it mean to be 'poor in spirit'? ...

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(A Little) Of What I've Learned From 30 Years of Homeschooling

Sheree Phillips explains a few of the lessons she learned from homeschooling for 30 years. God equips everyone he calls to homeschooling (or anything else), no matter how qualified they may feel. Is God calling you to consider homeschooling? Hopefully this post will encourage you as you begin (or continue) your journey. ...

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Modest is Hottest Or Something Like That

Modest dress is a worthy discussion (after all, the Bible does talk about it!) but modesty includes far more than what can be seen on the outside. In fact, the definition of modest is not “Women who dress culturally appropriate.” Rather, the definition is “the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc.” I didn’t see “Modest is hottest” a...

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The Death of Postmodernism and What It Means for College Preparation: Part 1

Jake Phillips addresses issues related to the death of postmodernism and the rise of pseudo-modernism, which he calls "narcissism as epistemology." How does this impact how we should prepare (either ourselves or our kids) for cultural engagement in college?...

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Internalizing Criticism and False Humility

What does it mean to internalize illegitimate criticism? For starters, it is evidence not of humility but of false humility, and it neither serves nor is loving towards others. Jake Phillips explains further, using 2 Corinthians 11 as an example. ...

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{my journey to redeemer} Kara's Testimony

The following testimony was shared by Kara Sherman in September of 2011. ...

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A Praying People

Along with evangelism prayer can often seem like the most excruciating discipline of a Christian's life. But perhaps unlike evangelism it is not so much a result of forgetful negligence, but rather our seemingly half-hearted, faith-deficient offerings before God that lead us to feel God's proverbial pebble in our shoe...

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Looking For That Needle Of Superiority

Do you remember the point I repeated my last post? Our faith-filled obedience to God pleases Him and sanctifies our work. The good news is that while the type of work we do differs, God's pleasure is the same whatever our work is!...

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The Gift of Biblical Fellowship

"The gospel, applied to our hearts every day, frees us to be brutally honest with ourselves and with God. The assurance of His total forgiveness of our sins through the blood of Christ means we don't have to play defensive games anymore. We don't have to rationalize and excuse our sins. We can say we told a lie instead of saying we exaggerated a bit. We can admit an unforg...

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