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Aug 16
Sam Crabtree
Eight excerpts from an address originally delivered in London on June 17, 1932 … Every true revival is born in controversy, and leads to more controversy. Every really great Christian utterance, it may almost be said, is born in controversy....
Aug 15
Anonymous
This month a post was made on the Wycliffe blog which I found to be very insightful into one small aspect of the massive project called Bible translation. (Read it HERE) Most projects involve dozens of multi-lingual people, from multiple countries,...
Aug 15
Sam Crabtree
Though we don’t wish to bombastic ruffians, it seems to me that our culture is more alarmed about controversy than error, more chagrined about gridlock in the legislature than lack of godly conviction in the legislators, more inclined to consider...
Aug 14
Sam Crabtree
Jason Meyer, who was elected in May to become the Associate Pastor for Preaching & Vision at Bethlehem, started his role August 1. How is he feeling about it? He walked into a meeting last week and made this unsolicited remark: “I’m really,...
Aug 13
Sam Crabtree
At the most recent all-church strategy meeting, elder candidate Rod Takata told the following true story when asked about his personal involvement with evangelism. Some time ago I discovered that a coworker had taken note that I was a “Christian.”...
Aug 11
Anonymous
People in their second decade (teenagers) celebrate their friends like beautiful new furniture in the rooms of their lives; people in their seventh decade savor their friends like stable, well-placed, precious heirlooms. Usually there aren’t many....
Aug 10
Anonymous
It was only 15 months ago that we watched a catastrophic tsunami swallow the eastern coast of Japan and wept as it wiped entire cities of the map. The response from the international community and Christian ministries was immediate and generous, and...
Aug 10
Sam Crabtree
How would you respond to a pastor and leaders who believe it is not their responsibility to feed the people, but rather each believer is responsible for feeding themselves primarily, regardless of what they "get out" of the sermon on Sunday morning...
Aug 9
Sam Crabtree
Stephen B. Young published a piece in the Minneapolis StarTribune (July 28, 2012) in which he says, “We have now lost the comprehensive vision of our founders, and no one has yet appeared who can save us from our self-indulgent divisiveness.” ...
Aug 8
Sam Crabtree
When our elders don’t know what to do, they know what to do about not knowing what to do: They pray.

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