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2015 Youth Summer Camps & Conferences

2015 Youth Summer Camps & Conferences

We have pulled together a list of the top nine summer camps used by youth groups throughout the PCA. This free tool provides locations, age groups, website info, and a bit of general information about each camp. Click the image on the right to view and download the pdf. If you know of a youth … Continued

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Basics of the Faith

Basics of the Faith

BASICS OF THE FAITH SERIES–STUDY AIDES The Basics of the Faith series (published by P&R - each 30-40 pages) are on relevant topics for Christians to study on doctrine, the Christian life, and church related topics. CDM, with the aide of the authors, has written Leader's Guides to help anyone wanting to lead a study … Continued

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RYM/YXL Mid Atlantic

RYM/YXL Mid Atlantic

As you probably know already, CEP has undergone a bit of a transformation over the last few years.  Most notably was the hiring of Dr. Stephen Estock as the new coordinator and most noticeably was our name change to CDM (Committee on Discipleship Ministries).  Along with those major changes, came a new website, a rebranding, … Continued

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Standing for Jesus

May 26, 2014 “But [Peter] said emphatically, ‘If I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And they all said the same.” (Mk 14:31 ESV). In the words of Peter, I see myself. I would have joined with the rest of them in making a bold commitment. In my struggle with temptation and … Continued

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Soiled Underwear

May 19, 2014 Sometimes God uses images to communicate truth that are as shocking as they are earthy. About 600 years before Christ, God’s people had fallen into self-centered worship. There was religious activity, yet evil was everywhere. The prophet Jeremiah complained, “Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are … Continued

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Relational Paralysis

May 12, 2014 “... but Mary remained seated in the house.” (John 11:20 ESV) I recently heard a pastor read the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead, and this statement grabbed me. It may have been the way he read the text, or more likely, because of what I had experienced in my … Continued

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Parking Space Righteousness

May 5, 2014 Recently, I have been arriving to work early in the morning. I enter a parking lot that is almost completely empty, and I have my pick of the empty spaces. Yet, the decision is difficult – what does the choice say about me? I could pick the spot closest to the door, … Continued

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Helpful Critique or Sinful Slander?

April 28, 2014 Recently, I read a review of a book critiquing the theology and methodology of a very popular pastor in the PCA. The review appeared in the magazine of a sister denomination. As I read, I wondered, “With all of the unbiblical ideas and behavior that exist in the world, why is it … Continued

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Emotional Waterfalls

April 21, 2014 Whether the root cause is busyness or faithless anxiety, sometimes the mind races with the thoughts of the day. Emotions swirl between excitement and dread, happiness and depression. There is a longing for the presence of God. The psalmist pictures such mental and emotional churning with the image of a waterfall. He … Continued