Yearly Archives: 2009

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TrueU: Does God Exist?

A 10 part video series by Drs. Dale Tackett and Stephen Meyer produced by Focus on the Family.

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Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and His Celebration

The title drew me to this book written by Ben Witherington, Professor of New Testament, Asbury seminary, and faculty in the doctoral program at st. Andrews university in scotland. Being less than 100 pages, I thought this would be an easy read. I found that while it was easy to read, it required some thinking, checking scripture references, and playing around with some of the end questions. Consequently, I underlined a lot.

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The Christian Life Profile Assessment Tool: Discovering the Quality of Your Relationship with God and Others in 30 Key Areas

If you read the report issued by Willow Creek Church a couple of years ago you know how a lot of people feel about their lack of spiritual growth. In fact, let me ask you a question: over this last year how much have you grown spiritually? This is not a minor question. I have been looking for a long time for a tool to use to help me, and the church overall, to be able to start measuring spiritual growth.

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Men’s Ministry FAQ’s

Eleven Frequently Asked Questions about Men’s Ministry in the PCA. Why have it? Why is it so difficult? What’s working across the denomination? How to build a leadership team? and other helpful questions.

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No Man Fails On Purpose

“No Man Fails On Purpose” Excerpts from No Man Left Behind MANY IF NOT MOST, of our cultural problems-divorce, abortion, juvenile crime, fatherless ness-can be traced back to the failure of a man. Ironically, it’s a man who got up in the morning hoping to succeed. The signs are all around us. We live in … Continued

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Overcoming the Performance Orientation In Men

“Overcoming the Performance Orientation In Men”Excerpts from No Man Left Behind (Chapter 4) How are men successful in the world? So, we take a man from this world’s system and plop him down in church. He wants to be a “successful Christian.” He looks around and decides he needs to dress a certain way, use … Continued

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Intergenerational Relationships… Crossing the Great Divide

The Great Divide. I looked it up in Webster’s Dictionary and here’s what I learned: “The Great Divide is the name given to the principal, and largely mountainous, hydrological divide of the Americas that separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems which drain into the Atlantic Ocean.” Unfortunately, I am geologically challenged and I have no idea what that means…except that it’s a bunch of mountains with water running among them that separate that water from other water. Clear?

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Keeping the Church Front and Center, continued

From there Stott states with conviction that the church is no afterthought with God. “It is at the very center of the eternal purpose of God.” He reminds us that the church in the West is not presently growing. He also, like Packer, refers to the stuntedness of the church. Using Acts 2:42-47, he then … Continued

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2008 Women in the Church Love Gift benefits Children’s Ministries

The 2008 WIC Love Gift is helpingCEP provideresources and trainingfor equipping our churches to make disciples of the next generation. Making disciples of the next generation is the very heart of Christian Education and Publications. We believe our heart is in the right place. Read more and see the video and consider your opportunity to give to this ongoing ministry.

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What is Liberation Theology, continued

Black Liberation Theology – What It Is . Black Liberation Theology arose in the turbulent 1960s. During that period, violent anarchy destroyed property and fire-bombed buildings in cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, and Newark. James Cone was the principle originator and developer of this theology which sought to explain, even to justify, this angry, destructive … Continued