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Atonement Theory Week: Recapitulation (Part 2)

Ryan McLaughlin with Part 2 of the Recapitulation theory of the atonement...

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Atonement Theory Week: Recapitulation (Part 1)

Ryan McLaughlin writes about the second theory we are highlighting in our Atonement Theory Week: recapitulation. ...

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Atonement Theory Week: Christus Victor

Jacob Phillips beings our "Atonement Theory Week" by look at the Patristic theory, i.e. "Christus Victor"...

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Just Confess It

Confession breeds freedom....

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What If?

Janelle Garrett asks what would have happened if some of the most influential people in history had never lived? What if abortion had always been legal?...

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Enough

Jesus' sacrifice was enough to defeat our sin. When will the wicked have prospered for long enough? When will we see the Rider on the White Horse?...

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Racism and Perspective

Janelle Garrett writes about how we attack the cultural problem of racism -- by listening and examining our own hearts....

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Myths: Complementarians Always Get It Right

The latest in our "Compassionate Complementarianism" series: Sheree Phillips addresses the myth that complementarians always get theology right. ...

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TGC15 and an Embarrassment of Riches

Joey Phillips describes just one little gem he learned from listening to Dr. Tim Keller's opening address at TGC15. Thank God for godly, smart pastors, locally and globally. ...

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Trip Lee, Thabiti Anyabwile, and the Unity We Seek

Jake Phillips discusses the ERLC summit on racial reconciliation and the lectures delivered by Trip Lee and Thabiti Anyabwile. What type of unity is our goal? ...

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Easter and the Story of Jesus: Sunday Service

Kyle Davis explains the story we will try to tell through worship this Easter Sunday, and how we plan to accomplish that purpose. ...

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The Problem of Evil

Joey Phillips discusses the problem of evil and how Christians should respond to this objection. It is the most difficult philosophical and apologetic problem we will face. And while the answer might not be satisfactory, it exists. ...

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Hunger, Thirst and Be Angry

Joey Phillips writes about our pursuit of corporate and personal righteousness, and how such pursuit is impossible without anger. ...

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Modesty, Rape Culture, Pots and Kettles

Jake Phillips asks whether the modesty movement contributes to the rape culture. Does talking about modesty necessarily objectify women?...

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Spouses Make Terrible Gods

Janelle Garrett writes about idolatry and why our spouses make for terrible gods. Is your spouse (or children or friend) functioning as an idol? ...

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Useless Bonfires and the Enemy Within

Sheree Phillips tells the story of Paul and his useless bonfire. How do we mortify our temptations to worldliness? How do we find our contentment in Christ alone? What does it mean to abide in Christ?...

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Fire Burning

Janelle writes a poem about the hidden hatred in all of us, and what the solution is. ...

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A Little Old Lady and the Fruit of Godly Sorrow

Recently I’ve been reminded several times of various situations, or particular patients I’ve taken care of, when I was a nurse. Maybe it’s because as a stay at home mom part of me misses my former job. Or perhaps it’s because these things had such an impact on me. I’ve written here about a particular patient who was diagnosed with cancer. I’ve also written here...

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Wanting a Better Past

Often the moments I hear heart-wrenching comments like this are while sitting on the couch in my living room sharing a glass of sweet tea with women from my church. Like me, they’re dealing with the often-weighty consequences of sins by or against them: pain that runs deep like a knife being slowly twisted through the heart. It’s not always there. But when it’s trigg...

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The Coming Light

Constant friend, my soul's own darkness, constant still, my soul's repose In the alley of soul's shadow, lurks a monster of my own Chained by sinful thoughts immoral, chained by sinful deeds done bold Soul and spirit war between me, making war, my corpse gone cold...

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The Folly and Danger of Pursuing Wealth

What does it mean to pursue wealth? We know that the love of money is the root of evil, but is pursuing wealth necessarily a bad thing? Eric Garrett explores what can often be a touchy subject....

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Sexual Ethics and Controlling the Discourse

“Oh, great,” said everyone. “Another church railing against promiscuity, homosexuality, and how society is going to hell in a handbasket. Just what I want to read today (this is not what I want to read today).” I know there is something archaic and cliché to read a blog post about sexual ethics from an evangelical church. Having admitted that, I hope you’ll bear...

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Compassion for Criminals: A Christian Calling

When I decided to go to law school, I received many comments like “Are you going to be one of the ones who keeps the criminals off the street?” and “Nice. So you’re going to get the bad guys and make sure they pay.” At the time, I had no difficulty with these statements. Though I had no intention of pursuing a career in criminal law, I figured that if I did, it w...

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